A Service of Lessons and Carols

Church Service was led by Pastor Sue Hutchins and Cindy Long assisted with the Lessons. The Sermon was titled “A Service of Lessons and Carols”.

First Lesson

  • Genesis 3:8-15, 17-19
  • God announces in the Garden of Eden Adam and Eve’s punishment for their rebellion and that the seed of woman shall bruise the serpent’s head.
  • page 196   Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

Second Lesson

  • Genesis 22:15-18
  • God promise to Abraham that by his descendants all the nations of the earth shall obtain blessing.
  • page 211   O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (stanzas 6 & 7)

Third Lesson

  • Isaiah 9:2, 6-7
  • The prophet announces the birth of a king to a people in darkness.
  • page 205   Canticle of Light and Darkness, Response 3

Fourth Lesson

  • Isaiah 11:1-4a
  • The king is coming and will usher in a reign of justice for the poor and peace for all of God’s creation.
  • page 230   O Little Town of Bethlehem (stanzas 2 & 4)

Fifth Lesson

  • Luke 1:26-35, 38
  • The angel Gabriel announces to the Virgin Mary that she will give birth to God’s promised Son whose kingdom shall never end.
  • page 199   Canticle of Mary

Sixth Lesson

  • Luke 2:1-7
  • Against the backdrop of emperors and taxes, Jesus is born.
  • page 245   The First Noel – Verse 1

Seventh Lesson

  • Luke 2:8-16
  • The Shepherds go to see the Savior of the world, lying in a manger.
  • page 221   In the Bleak Midwinter (stanzas 1 & 2)

Eighth Lesson

  • Matthew 2:1-11
  • The wise men follow a star to find the child, jesus, the King of the Jews.
  • page 254 We Three Kings (stanzas 1 & 5)

Ninth Lesson

  • John 1:1-14
  • John unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation.
  • page 234   O Come, All Ye Faithful (stanzas 3 & 6)