A Service of Lessons and Carols -- December 16, 2018

Led by Choral Director Michael Manes, the Grace Chancel Choir, along with narrators Chris and Alice Montgomery, offer nine lessons and carols narrating the Advent of the infant Christ.

Order of Service - A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Readers: Alice Montgomery and Chris Hauge

Pianist: Hal Scott

First Lesson

God punishes Adam, Eve and the Serpent Genesis 3:8-15

Music: Once in Royal David's City

Second Lesson

God's Covenant with Abraham.   Genesis 22:15-18

Music: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Third Lesson

Christ's birth and kingdom are foretold Isaiah 9:2, 6-7

Music:There is No Rose.      David H. Williams

Fourth Lesson

The Peace of Christ Foreshown. Isaiah 11:1-9

Music: O Magnum Mysterium.      Morten Lauridsen

Fifth Lesson

The Angel Gabriel appears to Mary. Luke 1:26-35

Music: Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

Sixth Lesson

The birth of Jesus.   Luke 2:1-7

Music: The Light Has Come.    Arr. Lee Dengler

Seventh Lesson

The Shepherds go to the manager.   Luke 2:8-20

Music: Angels’ Carol.      John Rutter

Eighth Lesson

The Magi seek the Christ Child.  Matthew 2:1-11

Music: Carol of the Kings.       Ruth Elaine Schram

Ninth Lesson

The Mystery of the Incarnation.   John 1:1-14

Music: The Marvelous Birth.     Bob Chilcott

Offertory Music

Laudamus te.  Antonio Vivaldi

Carol St. George, Jeanne Stephens, with Diana McKnight, oboe