Order of Service – Sunday December 19, 2021 @ 10:30AM
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Introit –Christmas Canticle (Plainsong)
The Lighting of the Advent Wreath
Hymn – #166 “Once in royal David’s city” (Irby)
Verse 1: Solo
Verse 2: Choir Only
Verse 3 & 4: Congregation
Lesson I – God tells sinful Adam that he has lost the life of Paradise and that his seed will bruise the serpent’s head.
Carole – “The truth from above” English trad. (arr. R. Vaughan Williams)
Lesson II – God promises to faithful Abraham that in his seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.
Carol – “People, look east” Besancon Carol (arr. M. Archer)
Lesson III – The prophet foretells the coming of the Saviour.
Hymn – #110 “Come, Thou long – expected Jesus” (Hyfrydol)
Lesson IV – The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown.
Carol – “Lo, how a rose” (M. Praetorius)
Lesson V – The angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Carol – “The angel Gabriel” Basque Carol (arr. T Ohnesorge)
Lesson VI – St. Luke tells of the birth of Jesus.
Carol – “Away in a manger” (arr. E. Isler)
Lesson VII – The shepherds go to the manger.
Hymn – #138 “While shepherds watched their flocks by night” (Winchester Old)
Lesson VIII – St. John unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation
Hymn – #159 “O come,” all ye faithful” (Adeste Fideles)
Prayer of the People
Hymn – #139 “Hark! the herald angels sing (Mendelssohn)
Postlude – “Mendelssohn” (arr. J. Innes )
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