Worship Service of Lament, Healing, and Resilience

by Pastor Carol McEntyre on June 21, 2021

On Sunday, June 27 at 11:15 am in the Sanctuary, you are invited to join us as we come together for a worship service of lament, healing, and resilience. Everyone is encouraged to join us at 11:15 am in the Sanctuary, or worship with us online.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult season of life. It has been traumatic for some, painful for many, and stressful for all. The collective stress of isolation, economic uncertainty, and the fear of illness were constant companions for over a year and as a result, many people feel emotionally and physically worn down. For some, COVID-19 was not just stressful, but potentially traumatic. Those who experienced the sudden death or lengthy hospitalization of a loved one, along with those who worked in the medical field caring for people with COVID-19, may feel the lingering impact of trauma. Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event and can lead to intrusive thoughts and dreams about the event, as well as physical symptoms in our bodies. Even if we are not experiencing the symptoms of trauma, the pandemic has probably impacted all of us more deeply than we are aware. And yet, even in the midst of trauma, pain, and change, we are discovering that we are resilient people. Worship can be a powerful tool in the journey of healing. During the service, we will reflect on what was lost during the pandemic and what was gained, as we seek to heal and move forward together.

Tags: healing, lament, covid-19, and resilience

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