Lessons and Carols 2021

A SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS 

Dec. 12, 2021 (in-person)
8:15 am & 10:45 am
(This service will be available on-line Dec. 19)

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

WELCOME, RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP, ANNOUNCEMENTS 

INTROIT      Of the Father's Love Begotten       arr. Aaron Weitekamp

CALL TO WORSHIP 

*HYMN       Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus     No. 196    arr. Joseph Martin
BIDDING PRAYER
THE LORD’S PRAYER 

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLES

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

CAROL Once in Royal David's City               arr. Dan Goeller

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

CAROL In the Bleak Midwinter     Gustav Holst/arr. Robert W. Smith

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

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

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

*HYMN  Stille Nacht                         F. Gruber/arr. Chip Davis
                 Eric Mandat, clarinet

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

CAROL     Angels We Have Heard on High         arr. Elliot del Borgo

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

CAROL We Three Kings         J. Hopkins/arr. Michael Lawrence & Ed Hogan
READING  John 1: 1-14 (St. John unfolds the great Mystery of the Incarnation)

*HYMN  Joy to the World       No. 246             arr. Tony Royse

*BENEDICTION  The Work of Christmas                  H. Thurman/Dan Forrest

POSTLUDE   Christ Is Born Today     arr. Dennis Allen