Lessons and Carols for Christmas: 26 December 2021

Happy First Sunday of Christmas!

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“O Come All Ye Faithful.” Alexa Wehrheim, dancer.

First Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7

Hymn Response: “Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming.”

Second Reading: Micah 5:

Hymn Response: “O Little Town of Bethlehem.”

Third Reading: Luke 1:26-35 ,38

Hymn Response: “The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came.”

Fourth Reading: Luke 2:1-7

Hymn Response: “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly.”

Fifth Reading: Luke 2:8-16

Hymn Response: “Angels from the Realms of Glory.”

Sixth Reading: Luke 2:21-36

Hymn Response: “That Boy-Child of Mary.”

Seventh Reading: Matthew 2:1-11

Hymn Response: “What Child is This?”

Eighth Reading: Matthew 2:13-18

Hymn Response: “Your Little Ones Dear Lord.”

Ninth Reading: John 1:1-14

Hymn Response: “The Father’s Love Begotten.” Pam Edwards, organ.

Apostles’ Creed

Prayers of Intercession


“The Lord’s Prayer,” -Malotte.

Sending Hymn: “Go Tell It On the Mountain.”

Thank you to all the leaders, readers, singers, musicians, and performers!

Worship Leaders:

Music and Services:

Pam Edwards: Music Director/ Organ

Miriam Anderson: Song Leader

Mike McCalester: Assistant

Dialogue Leaders:

Wanda Esping; Sharon Anderson; Tim Anderson


Sylvia Martin and Brittany Anderson

Liturgical dancer: Alexa Wehrheim

Video credit: Tim Anderson

Photo image credits: Therese Guise

Clip Art: Choir singers, clipartmag.com

Music credits:

“Good Christian Friends Rejoice,” Wilbur Held. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream and print the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-704843.

“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: ADESTE FIDELES, attr. John Francis Wade. Public domain.

“Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming.” Text: German carol. 15th cent.; tr. Theodore Baker, 1851 – 1934, sts. 1 -2; Harriet R. Krauth, 1845 – 1925, st. 3; John C. Mattes, 1876 – 1948, st. 4. Music: Alte catholische geistliche Kirchengesang, Koln, 1599; arr. Michael Praetorius, 1571 – 1621. Public domain.

“O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Text: Phillips Brooks, 1835 – 1893. Music: Lewis H. Redner, 1831 – 1908. Public domain.

“The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came.” Text: Basque carol; para. Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834 – 1924. Music: Basque carol; arr. C. Edgar Pettman,1865 – 1943, and John Wickham. Public domain.

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

“Angels from the Realms of Glory.” Text: James Montgomery, 1771 – 1854, alt., sts. 1 -3; Salisbury Hymn Book, 1857, st. 4. Music: Henry T. Smart, 1813 – 1879. Public domain.

“That Boy-Child of Mary.” Words and Music – ©1969 Hope Publishing Company. Contributors: Tom Colvin. One License #07162. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream and print the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-704843.

“What Child is This?” Text: William C. Dix, 1837 – 1898. Music: GREENSLEEVES, English ballad, 16th cent. Public domain.

“Your Little Ones, Dear Lord.” Text: Hans A. Brorson, 1694 – 1764; tr. Harriet Krauth Spaeth, 1845 – 1925, alt.. Music: Johann A. P. Schultz, 1747 – 1800. Public domain.

“The Father’s Love Begotten.”Text: Marcus Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, 348 – 413; tr. composite. Music: Plainsong mode V, 13th cent. Public domain.

“The Lord’s Prayer,” -Malotte. All rights reserved.

“Go Tell It On the Mountain.” Text: African American spiritual, refrain; John W. Work Jr., 1872 – 1925, stanzas, alt.. Music: African American spiritual. Public domain.