For many of us, Christmas time is bittersweet. While everyone else seems to be happy, we are remembering and grieving both persons and events that had been a part of our lives in the past, but that are now changed or gone.

How do we celebrate Christmas with heavy hearts? St. John's is offering a quiet, meditative, special worship service that makes time for remembering, sharing our hurting places with God, and preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ.

Join the group at St. John's Lutheran Church, 1 East Abbott St., Lansford, today at 7 p.m., for a time of special music, scripture, silent reflection, healing prayer, and Holy Communion.

Also, the Christmas schedule for St. John's Lutheran, 1 East Abbott Street, Lansford, is December 24, Christmas Eve, at 6:00 p.m.; Christmas Day at 10:30 a.m.