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Orange Presbyterian Church has offered a Blue Christmas service for some time now. The concept is simple.
For many people, Christmas isn't "the most wonderful time of the year." It can be a harsh reminder of lost loved ones and lost opportunities. The commercialized joyousness that seems to be everywhere can add to the sorrow of those in pain or mourning.
The Blue Christmas service is one of quiet contemplation. It acknowledges those feelings and offers solace. Wednesday evening, December 20 turned out to be a very special service.
It marked the highest attendance for our Blue Christmas services. As always, most of the attendees came from outside the OPC church family.
And something special happened in the sanctuary that evening. I would say most of us felt the healing presence of God that night.
- Ralph Graves, OPC Communications Team
(Denny's homily is available below. Click on the player to listen.)