Today’s mid-week worship theme, “Readjusting to Dark”, focuses on Luke 2:15-20 when the angels left the shepherds and had gone into heaven, and the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.”
We will explore the shepherds, making their way towards Bethlehem after the angel’s invitation, and how disoriented they might have been by the light that broke through their sleepy night sky, the vision of angels before them, the announcement God was bringing good news and how they were invited to be a part of it. Did the darkness seem even deeper when the light withdrew? Did they rub their eyes with their fists when the angels disappeared? Did circles of light remain in their vision after the encounter with the angels, like what happens if you accidentally look at the sun and then look away?
First Lutheran member, Tracy Knezvic, will offer us a message and reflection on how she personally readjusted to dark while growing up on a farm.
The worship service will be available on our website to watch on-demand. If you would like to watch the worship service as part of a community with others and enjoy some fellowship and reflection time online together afterwards, join us at Noon on Zoom (Meeting ID:818-5596-2829.) Just click here to join the Zoom worship service. If evening suits your schedule better, join us for a live watch party at 6:30 pm on our Facebook page.
Download this week’s devotional that includes a scripture reading, coloring page and reflection questions on how light and darkness co-exist in your life.