Longest Night Worship & Peace Vigil

Join us on December 21st at 6:30PM as we create a sacred space for people to observe the “Longest Night.”  This is the day of the Winter Solstice where we see more hours of darkness than of light giving us an opportunity to come together for prayers and laments, without the expectation and pressure of overwhelming “holiday cheer.”   This reflective worship accepts us all where we truly are, including difficult feelings of grief, anger, and despair.  Whether you are dealing with a personal loss or struggling with the national and global issues of war and conflict, we invite you on the longest night to hope against hope–in the complexity and tribulation of life.

Our worship will offer opportunities to hear God’s words of comfort and peace while providing a safe space to mourn losses and express grief in the hurting places of our lives, for our country and our world.  Through prayer and lament, candles and music, those who join us can stay in touch with their hearts as we wait this Advent, trusting that God is with us even on the darkest night.

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Dec 21 2023


St. Stephen's Lutheran Church
5700 Pheasant Hill Rd., Monona, WI 53716
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