7 pm Festival Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

7 p.m., in the church. Reception follows in the parish hall.

The Festival Service of Nine Lessons and Carols will take place on Sunday evening, December 17, at 7 p.m. in the church, and Bishop Frank Brookhart will again be the officiant at the service. The choir and organ will be in splendid voice, and the beautiful Advent and Christmas music will be the perfect introduction to the last days before Christmas.

The Festival Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, which began in England in the early 1900's, is now a part of Anglican and Episcopal worship throughout the world. The service is made up of lessons alternating with the singing of congregational and choral carols. Beginning with the story of Adam and Eve, the lessons trace the prophecies of the Nativity, and end with the beautiful passage from John: "In the Beginning was the Word...."

I invite all of you to join the choir on the 17th, and in the words of the beautiful opening prayer,

to hear again the message of the angels, and in heart and mind to go even unto Bethlehem and see this thing which is come to pass, and the Babe, lying in a manger...

Dr. Nancy Cooper, Organist and Choir Director

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