December 24, 2022: A Service of Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve: A Service of Lessons and Carols

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  • “Christmas Meditative Selections,” Megan Cylwick, harpist
  • “Christ, Be Our Light,” by Bernadette Farrell; Trinity Singers
  • Hymn 250: “Once in Royal David’s City,” by Cecil Frances Alexander
  • First Lesson: Genesis 3:8-15, 17-19; Andy Pitts
  • Carol 230: “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” by Phillips Brooks
  • Second Lesson: Genesis 22:15-18; Linda Gordon
  • Special Music: “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” 9th century Latin hymn; Megan Cylwick, harp
  • Third Lesson: Isaiah 9:2, 6-7; Lynnette Baughman
  • Carol 218: “It Came upon the Midnight Clear,” by Edmund H. Sears
  • Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-4a, 6-9; Steve Downer
  • Special Music: “A Shoot Shall Come Forth,” by Richard Horn; Trinity Singers
  • Fifth Lesson: Luke 1:26-35, 38; Neva Smith
  • Carol 240: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” by Charles Wesley and Felix Mendelssohn
  • Sixth Lesson: Luke 2:1-7; Nancy Baer
  • Carol 217: “Away in a Manger,” by James R. Murray
  • Seventh Lesson: Luke 2:8-16; Dick Bennett
  • Special Music: “O Holy Night,” by Adolphe Adam and John Dwight; Jerry Wright, vocals
  • Carol 238: “Angels We Have Heard on High,” traditional French carol
  • Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2:1-11; Joan Bennett
  • Carol 254: “We Three Kings,” by John H. Hopkins
  • Ninth Lesson: John 1:1-14; Jerome Wright
  • Carol 239: “Silent Night, Holy Night,” by Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber
  • Closing Hymn 246: “Joy to the World,” by Isaac Watts and George Frideric Handel
  • Reprise on “Joy to the World,” Pauline Olsen, organ