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December 20, 2009 - A Service of Lessons and Carols

December 23rd, 2009

Order of the Service:

Carol: "Once in Royal David’s City" (Irby)

A Bidding Prayer (the Assistant Rector)

Choral Offering: "Adam Lay Ybounden" (Ord)

First Lesson (read by a student): Genesis 3:8-15

Choral Offering: "In Dulci Jubilo" (arr. Pearsall)

Second Lesson (read by a member of Worship, Music & Arts): Genesis 22:15-18

Carol: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Mendelssohn)

Third Lesson (read by a Parish Office Volunteer): Isaiah 9:2-7

Carol: The First Noel (The First Nowell)

Fourth Lessons (read by the Deacon): Micah 5:2-5

Choral Offering: "Ave Maria" (Biebl)

Fifth Lesson (read by an Usher): Luke 1:26-38

Carol: "Away in a Manger" (Kirkpatrick/Willcocks)

Sixth Lesson (read by a Chorister): Luke 2:1-7

Choral Offering: "O Magnum Mysterium" (Victoria)

Seventh Lesson (read by the Senior Warden): Luke 2:8-16

Choral Offering: "Glory to the Christ Child" (Bullard)

Carol: "It Came upon a Midnight Clear" (Carol)

Eighth Lesson (Read by the Rector): Matthew 2:1-11

Carol: "O Come, All Ye Faithful", vs 1-3 (Adeste Fideles)

Ninth Lesson (read by the Bishop): John 1:1-14

Carol: "O Come, All Ye Faithful", vs 4-6 (Adeste Fideles)

Rector's Welcome

Offertory Anthem: "Shepherds’ Chorus" from Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)

Recessional Anthem: "Hallelujah" from Messiah (Handel)

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