Lessons and Carols 2021

A Service of Lessons and Carols 

Dec. 12, 2021
8:15 am & 10:45 am

PRELUDE Variations on "I Saw Three Ships"     arr. Robert Weiss

WELCOME, RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP, ANNOUNCEMENTS 

INTROIT      The Coming of the King Processional   Trad. French/arr. J. Rouse

CALL TO WORSHIP 

*HYMN      Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus     No. 196
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 The World Awaits Your Coming       Pepper Choplin

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

CAROL In the Bleak Midwinter     Gustav Holst/arr. Mark Hayes

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

INSTRUMENTAL       O Little Town of Bethlehem     arr. D. Huntsinger & D. Goeller

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

CAROL The Huron Carol     Jean de Brebeuf, c. 1643/arr. Dan Forrest

*HYMN Silent Night vss. 1, 3, 4      arr. Mark Hayes        No. 239

READING  Luke 2: 8-16 (The angels appear to the shepherds)

CAROL     Gloria!      Antonio Vivaldi

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

CAROL Star Carol     John Rutter

OFFERTORY Greensleeves     Traditional/arr. Matt Riley
READING John 1: 1-14 (St. John unfolds the great Mystery of the Incarnation)

CAROL   Sing Again the Christmas Story     David Lantz III/arr. Mary McDonald

*HYMN A Christmas Trilogy     arr. Joseph Martin
     Joy to the World; The First Noel; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

*BENEDICTION He Is the Light     Ruth Elaine Schram/arr. John Purifoy

POSTLUDE  Christ Is Born Today     arr. Dennis Allen