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
GATHERING HYMN O Come All Ye Faithful (John F. Wade)
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)
SECOND LESSON Angels and Shepherds Luke 2: 8-20
SECOND CAROL Angels We Have Heard On High (Traditional French Carol)
THIRD LESSON The Magi Matthew 2: 1-12
THIRD CAROL Calypso Lullaby (Jester Hairston) or
Sing Noel, Noel! (Sally K Albrecht and Jay Althouse)
REFLECTION The True Meaning of Christmas offered by a Senior Retreat Leader
REFLECTION HYMN Christmas Canon (Paul O'Neill)
RECESSIONAL Joy to The World (G. F. Handel)