A SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS

Dec. 18, 2022 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:15 am & 10:45 am

PRELUDE Comfort, Comfort Now My People . . . . . . . . . . . . .L. Shackley/arr. Robert Weiss

Overture on “Adeste Fideles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Wade/arr. Steve Dunn

WELCOME AND GREETING

INTROIT The Coming of the King Processional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trad. French/arr. J. Rouse

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN O Come, All Ye Faithful (vss. 1, 3, 6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No. 234

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLES

READING Isaiah 9: 2, 6, 7 (Christ’s birth and kingdom are foretold by Isaiah)

CAROL The World Awaits Your Coming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pepper Choplin

READING Luke 1:26-35, 38 (The angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary)

CAROL In the Bleak Midwinter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gustav Holst/arr. Mark Hayes

READING Luke 2:1-7 (Luke tells of the birth of Jesus)

INSTRUMENTAL Sweet Little Jesus Boy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R. MacGimsay/arr. Cliff Duren

CAROL Gloria! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Antonio Vivaldi

CAROL Star Carol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Rutter

OFFERTORY Greensleeves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Traditional/arr. Matt Riley

READING John 1:1-14 (St. John unfolds the great Mystery of the Incarnation)

CAROL Sing Again the Christmas Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Lantz III/arr. Mary McDonald

HYMN A Christmas Trilogy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . arr. Joseph Martin

Joy to the World; The First Noel; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

BENEDICTION He Is the Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruth Elaine Schram/arr. John Purifoy

POSTLUDE Tidings of Great Joy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .arr. Russell Mauldin