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

WELCOME, RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP, ANNOUNCEMENTS 

INTROIT The Coming of the Lord Pepper Choplin

CALL TO WORSHIP 

*HYMN      O Come, O Come Emmanuel
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

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)

CAROL Angels from the Realms of Glory            arr. Dan Forrest

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