Date(s) - 12/21/2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Heritage United Methodist Church
Saturday, December 21, 6:00 p.m.
The holidays can be a difficult time for those who are dealing with loss of some kind. And
certainly worship about joy can seem, at first glance, especially difficult to
withstand. Joy might indeed be elusive. But the phrase from the Psalmist, “joy comes in
the morning” could also be “joy comes in the mourning.” Joy is not about denying suffering,
but rather it is the embracing of the depths of all of life’s emotions that is the very thing that
allows us to feel the heights as well. Joy is possible when we understand suffering, It is the
school of compassion and love. This service will allow for sacred grief and for a sparking of
the flames of hope and gratitude.