Lessons and Carols Worship Service: 27 December 2020

Grace and Peace to you, from our God and Father, and from his Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ.

I pray this worship service, our last of 2020, finds you refreshed in faith after again welcoming the Christ child into our midst.

This service of lessons and carols is provided as an opportunity to let the words of scripture provide the message. Enjoy!

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Chris Lee 

Order of Worship for Lessons and Carols, December 27, 2020.

Prelude: “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” – Held. Pam Edwards, Organist.

Opening Hymn: ELW 288- “Good Christian Friends Rejoice,” verse 1. Vocalists: Brittany & Miriam Anderson.

First Reading: Isaiah 12:2-6 & Hymn Response, ELW 283- “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” refrain only. Vocalist: Amaya Lee.

Second Reading: Matthew 1:18-21 & Hymn Response, ELW 293- “That Boy-Child of Mary,” verse 1. Vocalist: Miriam Anderson; hand chimes: Brittany & Miriam Anderson, Pam Edwards.

Third Reading: Isaiah 61:1-3,11 & Hymn Response ELW 283- “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” refrain only. Flutist: Jenny Garner.

Fourth Reading: John 1:19-23, 29-34 & Hymn Response ELW 294- “In the Bleak Midwinter” all verses. Vocalist: Siobhan Dunn.

Fifth Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8 & Hymn Response ELW 283- “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” refrain only. Vocalist: Abbigail Lee.

Sixth Reading: Luke 1:26-35. Reader: Cari Wehrheim.

Hymn Response: ELW 276- “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly,” both verses. Vocalists: Brittany & Miriam Anderson.

The Great Thanksgiving: Pastor Chris Lee

The Lord’s Prayer (min. 17:52)

Communion Anthem: “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming,” -Carter. Pam Edwards, Pianist. (min. 18:47)

Greeting from the Lee Family: (min. 22:02)

Postlude: “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” -Carter. Pam Edwards, Pianist.

END (min. 24:30)

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Image credits: Christmas tree, Pixabay and Pine cone, NickyPe on Pixabay

Music credits:

“O Little Town of Bethlehem,” – Held. Concordia Publishing House, One License #110945.  All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-704843.

“Good Christian Friends Rejoice.” Text: Medieval Latin carol; tr. John Mason Neale, 1818 – 1866. Music: German carol, 14th cent.; arr. Robert L. Pearsall, 1795 – 1856. Public domain..

“O Come, All Ye Faithful.” Text:attr. John Francis Wade, 1711 – 1786; tr. Frederick Oakeley, 1802 – 1880, sts. 1, 3-4; tr. unknown, st. 2. Music: attr. John Francis Wade. Public domain.

“That Boy-Child of Mary.” Text: Tom Colvin, 1925 – 2000. Music: Malwai traditional; adapt. Tom Colvin. Text and music copyright 1969 Hope Publishing Company.  All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-704843.

“In the Bleak Midwinter.” Text: Christina Georgina Rossetti, 1830 – 1894. Music: Gustav Holst, 1874 – 1934. Public domain.

“Infant Holy, Infant Lowly.” Text: Polish carol; tr. Edith M. G. Reed, 1885 – 1933, alt. Music: Polish carol. Public domain.

“Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming,” by Carter. Hope Publishing Company, One License #116413. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-704843.

“Go Tell It on the Mountain,” John Carter. Hope Publishing Company, One License  #49124. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-704843.