- Sunday | December 18, 2022
- 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- 10341 Water Street Highway 42 Ephraim, WI 54211
Join us in-person or a recording of the service will be available on our YouTube Page. Click here to access our YouTube page.
We will celebrate our traditional candlelight winter solstice service with Rev. Jim Honig! For those watching at home, be sure to have your favorite candle by your side.
Service Leader: Henk Wolst Music: Beth Coleman
About the Service: The Gifts That Come Wrapped in Darkness
This is the time of the year when, in the northern hemisphere, the creep of darkness takes more and more of the light of day away from us. We are enculturated to fear the darkness; it’s the place where the bogeymen live and where things go bump in the night. The natural world tells us that darkness is not to be feared; it is an essential part of the cycle of life. The explosion of life in the spring would not be possible without the dormancy and darkness of win-ter. In this reflection, we’ll take a cue from the natural world and consider the gifts that await us in the darkness.
About the Speaker: Jim Honig is a Nebraska boy through and through and a Lutheran pastor with 33 years of experience in parish ministry. He has served parishes in Missouri, Florida, Illinois, and now serves as pastor with the people of Shepherd of the Bay Church in Ellison Bay. Jim is married to Sheryl, father to Chris (Liz) and Tim (Stacey), grandfather to Hanah and Elijah. He is also dog-dad to Safia and Suzie. Jim loves the outdoors, reading, writing, and working on the never-ending list of house projects. He writes regularly for denominational publications and preaching resources, curates a blog, and is the author of the novel, By Paths Untrodden.