Lessons and Carols 2017

A Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 17, 2017    8:15 am & 10:45 am

PRELUDE   I Wonder As I Wonder    arr. Jeff Anderson
                     Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24  arr. Bob Phillips

WELCOME, RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP, ANNOUNCEMENTS 

INTROIT Christmas Fanfare Joseph Martin
CALL TO WORSHIP 


BIDDING PRAYER
THE LORD’S PRAYER Choral Response

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLES 

READING  Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7 (Christ’s birth and kingdom are foretold by Isaiah)

CAROL A Great Light! Lloyd Larson

READING Isaiah 40: 3-5 (God supports and strengthens all who place their trust in Him)

CAROL I Hear the Prophet Callin’ Style of Southern Harmony/P. Choplin

READING Micah 5: 2-4 (The prophet Micah foretells the glory of Bethlehem) 

HYMN O Little Town of Bethlehem (Cong. join on vss. 3-4) 

READING Luke 1: 26-35, 38 (The Angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary)

CAROL The Angel Gabriel Sabine Baring-Gould/Joel Raney

READING Luke 2, 1-7 (Luke tells of the birth of Jesus)

CAROL See Amid the Winter’s Snow John Goss/arr. Dan Forrest

*HYMN Silent Night (vss. 1-3) No. 239

READING Luke 2: 8-16 (The shepherds go to see the Savior)

CAROL Noel, Noel! Sing Glory! Marty Parks

READING Matthew 2: 1-12 (The visit of the Wise Men)

CAROL A Cradle Carol Dan Forrest

OFFERTORY Fantasia on We Three Kings Brian Balmages

READING Isaiah 11: 1-4a, 6-9 (Christ’s birth and kingdom are foretold by Isaiah)

CAROL The Dream Isaiah Saw Thomas Troeger/Glenn Rudolph

READING   John 1: 1-14 (St. John unfolds the great Mystery of the Incarnation)


*BENEDICTION Choral Response

POSTLUDE     From the Realms of Glory   arr. Patrick Roszell