Lessons and Carols - Full Service


Order of Service


Opening Hymn Processional: "Once in Royal David’s City"

VU 62 (solo verse: Kim Briggs) 


Choral Introit: ”This is the Truth Sent From Above”

(Vaughan Williams) 

Lighting of the Advent Candle ( blue: love)

Hymn: "Hope is a Star" (Moon Beams) VU 7

Opening Prayer and Mutual Greeting 

Children’s Video: ”What I love about Christmas”

The Word of God

First Lesson: The Covenant with Abraham

(Genesis 22:15-18)  

Anthem: “There Shall a Star” (Mendelssohn)

Second Lesson: “The People Have Seen a Great Light"

 (Isaiah 9:2-7).

Anthem: “There is No Rose” (Joubert) 

Third Lesson: A Shoot Shall Come from the Stump of Jesse

(Isaiah 11:1-6)

Anthem: “What Sweeter Music” (Rutter)   

Fourth Lesson: The Messiah will be Born in Bethlehem

(Micah 5:1-4)

Carol: "People Look East" (VU 9)

Fifth Lesson: The Annunciation

(Luke 1:26-38 )

Anthem: "Ave Maria” (Rubinoff)

Hymn: "Angels We Have Heard on High" (VU 38)

Sixth Lesson: Gabriel appears to Joseph in a dream.

(Matthew 1:18-25) 

Choir: “Gloria in Excelsis” (Daley) 

Minister’s Prayer

Hymn: "What Child is This?" (VU 74)

Seventh Lesson: Shepherds go to the manger 

(Luke 2:15-20)

Hymn or anthem? “What is this Lovely Fragrance?” (Willan)

Eighth Lesson: The wise men are led by a star to Jesus

(Matthew 2:4-12).  

Hymn or anthem? “We Three Kings” (arr. PL Wright)

Ninth Lesson: The mystery of the incarnation

(John 1:9-14)

Hymn: “Go Tell it on the Mountain” 


Sung Blessing