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LESSONS AND CAROLS PRAYER SERVICES

In anticipation of Christmas Day, everyone at Austin will attend one of three Lessons and Carols Prayer Services in the Chapel on Monday, December 19, 2011, Day 5B. Special Events Dress Code is not required.

The Austin Chorus, under the direction of Mr. Stephen Williams, will lead us in music and song. Various students, teachers and administrators will serve as lectors.

During the Middle School Service Grade 6, under the direction of Ms. Alexandra Garcia-Mata and Mr. Williams, will sing two Latin hymns, Adeste Fideles and Personent Hodie (Gustav Holst).

ORDER OF PRAYER

WELCOME

GATHERING HYMN   O Come All Ye Faithful (John F. Wade)

OPENING PRAYER

FIRST LESSON   The Birth of Jesus   Luke 2:1-7
FIRST CAROL   Silent Night (Franz Grüber) or 
                           A La Nanita Nana (Traditional Spanish Carol) or
                           Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming (Michael Praetorius)
RESPONSE

SECOND LESSON   Angels and Shepherds   Luke 2: 8-20
SECOND CAROL   Angels We Have Heard On High (Traditional French Carol)
RESPONSE

THIRD LESSON   The Magi   Matthew 2: 1-12
THIRD CAROL   Calypso Lullaby (Jester Hairston) or
                            Sing Noel, Noel! (Sally K Albrecht and Jay Althouse)
RESPONSE

REFLECTION The True Meaning of Christmas offered by a Senior Retreat Leader

REFLECTION HYMN   Christmas Canon (Paul O'Neill)

GENERAL INTERCESSIONS

BLESSING

RECESSIONAL   Joy to The World (G. F. Handel)

 

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