Grace Episcopal Church today announces a Service for Solace on Dec. 21, 2022, at 6 p.m. This event is an opportunity for those who are holding grief, anxiety, pain, or any other kind of suffering spiritually, emotionally, or physically during this season to gather to pray for themselves and others. The pandemic season has left many people feeling wounded, and in need of healing. Grace Episcopal Church encourages you to join this opportunity for healing prayers with candlelight, music, and an opportunity to name those people and things that weigh on our hearts and minds. Grace church believes that God gives us a community so that people may come together and hold space for one another so that Christ may heal our hearts, minds and souls.
“On the longest night of the year we gather to remember that tears fall in the night, but joy comes in the morning” says Mother Kim Reinholz, Interim Priest at Grace. “We all have been through so much these past few years. This is an opportunity to sit, rest, and reflect on that which we have lost, forgotten or which we grieve in silence.”
This event comes in response to the stress, anxiety and worry that often accompanies the Holiday Season.
- Join for a time of contemplation and rest
- Recognize that you are beloved by God
- Allow us to hold space for you and those you love this season
- Breathe and know that even if it isn’t right now, eventually all will be well.
“Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen,” reads the Book of Common Prayer, the basis for all worship in The Episcopal Church tradition.
To learn more about The Service for Solace, click here http://www.gracehaddonfield.org/worship-services
About Grace Church Haddonfield: Grace Church Haddonfield is a 180-year-old parish located at 19 Kings Hwy East in Haddonfield. It is a part of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. It encourages learning to love one another as Christ has loved us.