Shadow and Night Bundle

The Rev. Elsa Anders Cook
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This discounted bundle includes two worship services written by the Rev. Elsa Anders Cook for this pandemic season of light and love. 

When the Night Has Already Been So Long is rooted in the ancient psalms of lamentation. This worship opportunity seeks to express what is so difficult to name for the grieving and hopeful. There has been so much loss. There is still so much that is unknown even as a new church year has dawned. Huddled around candles in our own homes, we are waiting for a new day to dawn.

This is an order of worship for online worship gatherings that is full of scripture, song and prayer for the longest of longest nights. 

Shadow and Light is a complete liturgy for online worship on Christmas Eve. Inspired by the Tenebrae tradition that is so familiar to Holy Week celebrations, this flows like a service of Lessons and Carols with song and story weaving together the good news of this birth.

More and more candles are lit to welcome the Light of the World before Joy to the World is sung with full gusto and glory. Music suggestions are provided for those congregations where musicians are just as weary as pastors.

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