Lessons and Carols 2018

A Service of Lessons and Carols 

Dec. 16, 2018
8:15 am & 10:45 am

PRELUDE Huron Carol              arr. Andrew Wainwright
               Of the Father’s Love Begotten Traditional/ arr. Matt Riley
                         Michael Barta, violin soloist

WELCOME, RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP, ANNOUNCEMENTS 

INTROIT The Coming of the Lord Pepper Choplin

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)


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

CAROL No Eye Had Seen                Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith

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

CAROL    O Little Town of Bethlehem arr. Dan Forrest
                             Shadi Frick, Soprano Saxophone

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

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

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


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

CAROL Heavenly Star               Pepper Choplin

OFFERTORY Silent Night arr. Jeff Anderson
                        Robert Allison, flugelhorn

CAROL Behold Our God        Baird & Altrogge/arr. Mary McDonald
READING John 1: 1-14 (St. John unfolds the great Mystery of the Incarnation)

CAROL  Children, Go Tell It on the Mountain      arr. Joseph Martin


*BENEDICTION Choral Response

POSTLUDE  Star of Wonder Medley     Cliff Duren