On December 12 we once again held our annual Lessons & Carols service. Each year is different, and each year is special in its own way. One of the “special” things about this year’s service was that I was quite sick the two days leading up to the service. For special moments of a more positive variety, click on the links below. (For copyright reasons I can’t include the whole service.)

Prelude: Overture from Handel’s Messiah

PROCESSIONAL CAROL: Once in Royal David’s City


BIDDING CAROL: O Come All Ye Faithful

FIRST LESSON: Genesis 3:8-15

A Mark of Grace (Scheer)

SECOND LESSON: Genesis 22:15-18

The God of Abraham Praise (arr. Scheer)

THIRD LESSON: Isaiah 9:2,6-7

For Unto Us a Child Is Born (John Atteberry)

FOURTH LESSON: Isaiah 40:1-5

And the Glory of the Lord from Messiah

FIFTH LESSON: Luke 1:26-38

Holy Is Your Name

SIXTH LESSON: Matthew 1:18-23

Lo, How a Rose

Today a Savior Is Born (Lynn Shaw Bailey)


“There were shepherds” and “Glory to God” from Messiah (Kathryn Becksvoort, soprano)

Joy to the World


Good Christian Friends, Rejoice