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‘Christ in the Rubble’ service from Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem draws a large online crowd

Several hundred people online joined a few dozen worshiping in person Saturday at Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, for “Christ in the Rubble,” a service of lament for the people of Gaza. Several partners of Christmas Lutheran Church, including the PC(USA)’s Israel/Palestine Mission Network, carried the 90-minute service, which can be seen here, here or here.

The hopes and fears of all the years

“’Comfort, O comfort my people,’ says your God” are the words the prophet Isaiah uses to open his oft-quoted 40th chapter.