The holidays can be hard

The holidays can be hard
The holiday season isn’t always the easiest time of the year for everyone, and so once again we offered a liturgy to acknowledge that reality and to provide a bit of support. Some of us struggle with ongoing challenges of emotional health and wellness, some are facing serious medical issues, some may have lost a loved one over the past year, some are dealing with the loss of a relationship, while others just find that for some reason all of that “good cheer” and pressure to have a picture-perfect Christmas leaves them feeling a bit blue.

We recorded this year’s liturgy, which was held on December 13, and managed to edit it into a quite listenable form. Sadly, we didn’t get useable audio of the opening song – “Ready My Heart” – or of Jane Martens’ very thoughtful introductory words, but otherwise this is very much representative of the evening. Thanks to Jane and Lionel Martens, for once again bringing us the gift of their music.

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