A Christmas Festival of Lessons amp Carols 15 December 2019

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Based on Ancient Sources the first service of this kind in modern times was held in Victorian England Father. E W Benson later Archbishop of Canterbury and father of E F Benson who authored the Lucia novels began the. practice of a Festival Service of Lessons and Carols in preparation for the Christmas Feast first at Truro Cathedral. 1880 and later at Canterbury Cathedral Popularized by recordings from King s College Cambridge this service. has come to be associated with a traditional celebration of Christmas by millions of people throughout the world. Its spirit and content sum up the true spirit of the season while taking us in heart and mind to the Christmas. celebrations of former times, Many of our congregational carol arrangements today were composed and made famous by Sir David Willcocks. 1919 2015 Today we honor the 100th anniversary of his birth by singing his beautiful and now very familiar. carol arrangements Happy birthday Sir David, As we listen today to the great music of this holiday season as we sing the familiar hymns of Advent and carols of. Christmas let us remember the true Spirit of Christmas that God came among us and dwelt among us We called. His Name Jesus It is His birth in a stable that we celebrate this afternoon A blessed Christmas season to you all. This service is being recorded for podcasting throughout the Christmas season and is available here http. concertsatfirstchurch org podcast or by clicking the QR link at the right. Please silence all electronic devices, Childcare is available for preschool toddlers and infants on the first floor of the Education Wing. A Deacon near the pulpit door can direct you, Assistive Listening Devices are available at the doors from any Deacon. Available for purchase after the service in the Ralph Fanning Room will be homemade fudge sold by the. Youth Groups and the 2019 First Church Christmas Ornament featuring a detail from the East Chancel. Window which pictures Mary holding the infant Christ Child Above are three descending white doves. symbolizing the Holy Spirit The Ralph Fanning Room may be accessed through the forward doors of. The cover art is from an illuminated manuscript of the O Antiphons sacred Christian texts dating from the eighth century that are used in. the last seven days leading to Christmas The popular hymn O Come O Come Emmanuel is a lyric paraphrase of these texts. All other art used in this program is by Steven Erspamer and is used with permission. Bulletins are printed on recycled paper with a minimum 50 post consumer content. All music in the bulletin is reprinted under OneLicense net A 717661 All rights reserved. Prelude 3 30 p m,The First Church Ringers,He is Born Il est n arr Arnold Sherman.
I Wonder as I Wander Appalachian Carol arr Sherman. Wexford Carol English Carol arr Judy Phillips,The Exultate Choir. En natus est Emmanuel Michael Praetorius, En natus est Emmanuel Dominus This day is born Emanuel God with us. quem praedixit Gabriel Domi nus As foretold by Gabriel God with us. Dominus Salvator noster est God with us a Savior Christ the Lord. Hic jacet in praesepio Dominus Behold Him in the manger lie God with us. puer admirabilis Dominus The admirable Child most high God with us. Dominus Salvator noster est God with us a Saviour Christ the Lord. Laudetar Pater Filius Dominus Praise we the Father Son God with us. Et Sacratus Spiritus Dominus And Holy Spirit God with us. Dominus Salvator noster est A Savior Christ the Lord. Mid Winter Bob Chilcott, In the bleak midwinter frosty wind made moan Angels and archangels may have gathered there. Earth stood hard as iron water like a stone Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air. Snow had fallen snow on snow snow on snow But His mother only in her maiden bliss. In the bleak midwinter long ago Worshipped the beloved with a kiss. Our God Heaven cannot hold Him nor earth sustain What can I give Him poor as I am. Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign If I were a shepherd I would bring a lamb. In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed If I were a Wise Man I would do my part. The Lord God Almighty Jesus Christ Yet what I can I give Him give my heart. Christina Rossetti 1830 1894,Let Every Heart Cary Ratcliff. Let every heart prepare him room and heav n and nature sing. Joy to the world the Lord is come let earth receive her King. While fields and floods rocks hills and plains repeat the sounding joy. The Savior reigns joy to the world let us our songs employ. Sing Emmanuel Sing God is with us Hallelujah sing gloria. He comes to make his glories known far as the curse is found. No more let sins and sorrows grow nor thorns infest the ground. He rules the world with truth and grace and makes the nations prove. the glories of his righteousness and wonders of his love. Sing Emmanuel Sing God is with us Hallelujah sing gloria. Isaac Watts adapt,G Dene Barnard organist,La Nativit The Nativity Jean Langlais.
La Cr che The Cradle,Les Anges The Angels,Les Bergers The Shepherds. La Sainte Famille The Holy Family, Welcome The Reverend Dr Timothy C Ahrens Senior Minister. The Processional Carol Once in royal David s city, The first stanza is sung by Henry Wade a solo chorister Aarav Peter cover. The Choir sings the second and third stanzas, The People stand to sing stanzas four through six with the choirs. Text Cecil Frances Alexander 1818 1895,Music Irby Henry John Gauntlett 1805 1876.
Stanza six Descant and harmonization David Willcocks 1919 2015. The People remain standing, The Bidding Prayer The Reverend Emily Krause Corzine Associate Minister. Beloved in Christ as we await the great festival of Christmas let us prepare ourselves so that we may be shown its. true meaning Let us hear in readings from Holy Scripture how the prophets of Israel foretold that God would. visit and redeem his waiting people Let us rejoice in our carols and hymns that the good purpose of God is being. mightily fulfilled Let us celebrate the promise that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will bring all people and all. things into the glory of God s eternal kingdom, But first let us pray for the needs of his whole world for peace and goodwill over all the earth for the mission and. unity of the Church for which he died and especially in this country and within this community. And because this of all things would rejoice his heart let us at this time remember in his name the poor and the. helpless the hungry and the oppressed the sick and those who mourn the lonely and the unloved the aged and the. little children and all those who know not the Lord Jesus or who love him not or who by sin have grieved his heart. Let us also remember before God his pure and lowly Mother and all those who rejoice with us but upon another. shore and in a greater light that multitude which no one can number whose hope was in the Word made flesh and. with whom in this Lord Jesus we for evermore are one. These prayers and praises let us humbly offer to God in the words which Christ himself taught us. Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever and ever Amen. The People sit,The Bidding Carol Come thou long expected Jesus.
Come thou long expected Jesus Born thy people to deliver. born to set thy people free born a child and yet a King. from our fears and sins release us born to reign in us forever. let us find our rest in thee now thy gracious kingdom bring. Israel s strength and consolation By thine own eternal spirit. hope of all the earth thou art rule in all our hearts alone. dear desire of every nation by thine all sufficient merit. joy of every longing heart raise us to thy glorious throne. Text Charles Wesley 1707 1788,Music Daniel Gawthrop b 1949. The First Reading Genesis 3 1 15 Sebby Kulwicki,Exultate Choir chorister. God announces in the Garden of Eden that the seed of woman shall bruise the serpent s head. N ow the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the Lord God had made He said to the. woman Did God say You shall not eat from any tree in the garden The woman said to the serpent We may eat. of the fruit of the trees in the garden but God said You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of. the garden nor shall you touch it or you shall die But the serpent said to the woman You will not die for God. knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God knowing good and evil So when. the woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was a delight to the eyes and that the tree was to be desired. to make one wise she took of its fruit and ate and she also gave some to her husband who was with her and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened and they knew that they were naked and they sewed fig leaves together and made. loincloths for themselves They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening. breeze and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him Where are you He said I heard the sound of you in the. garden and I was afraid because I was naked and I hid myself He said Who told you that you were naked Have. you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat The man said The woman whom you gave to be with. me she gave me fruit from the tree and I ate Then the Lord God said to the woman What is this that you have. done The woman said The serpent tricked me and I ate The Lord God said to the serpent Because you have done. this cursed are you among all animals and among all wild creatures. Reader The Word of the Lord,People Thanks be to God. Carol The Lord at first did Adam make, The Lord at first did Adam make For in the day thou shalt it touch. Out of the dust and clay Or dost to it come nigh, And in his nostrils breathed life If so thou do but eat thereof.
E en as the Scriptures day Then thou shalt surely die. And then in Eden s Paradise But Adam he did take no heed. God placed him to dwell Unto that holy thing, That he within it should remain But did transgress God s holy law. To dress and keep it well And so was wrapt in sin,Chorus Chorus. Now let good Christians all begin, An holy life to live Now mark the goodness of the Lord. And to rejoice and merry be Which God for humans bore. For this the season is Whose mercy soon God did extend. To us for to restore, And thus within the garden he And then for to redeem our souls. Was set therein to stay From death and hellish thrall. And in commandment unto him We learned God s own dear son should be. These words the Lord did say The Savior of us all,The fruit which in the garden grows Chorus.
To thee shall be for meat,Except the tree in the midst thereof. Of which thou shalt not eat,Text Anonymous,Music arr David Willcocks. The Second Reading Genesis 22 15 18 Kylie Cooks,Youth Member 2020 Confirmation Class. God promises to faithful Abraham that in his seed shall the nations of the earth be blessed. T he angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven and said. By myself I have sworn says the Lord Because you have done this and have not. withheld your son your only son I will indeed bless you and I will make your offspring. as numerous as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore And your. offspring shall possess the gate of their enemies and by your offspring shall all the nations. of the earth gain blessing for themselves because you have obeyed my voice. Reader The Word of the Lord,People Thanks be to God. The People stand, Congregational Carol Good Christian friends rejoice.
Text Medieval Latin trans John Mason Neale 1818 1866 alt. Music In dulci jubilo 14th century German folk tune. The People sit,Carol I saw three ships come sailing in. I saw three ships come sailing in on Christmas Day on Oh they sailed into Bethlehem on Christmas Day on. Christmas Day in the morning Christmas Day in the morning. And what was in those ships all three on Christmas Day And all the bells on earth shall ring on Christmas Day. on Christmas Day in the morning on Christmas Day in the morning. Our Savior Christ and his lady on Christmas Day on The let us all rejoice again on Christmas Day on. Christmas Day in the morning Christmas Day in the morning. Pray wither sailed those ships all three on Christmas Day. on Christmas Day in the morning,Text Traditional English Carol. Music David Willcocks,The Third Reading Isaiah 9 2 6 7 Shayla D Favor. Columbus City Council member,Christ s birth and kingdom are foretold by Isaiah. T he people who walked in darkness have seen a great light those who lived in a land of deep darkness on them. light has shined For a child has been born for us a son given to us authority rests upon his shoulders and he is named. Wonderful Counselor Mighty God Everlasting Father Prince of Peace His authority shall grow continually and. there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his kingdom He will establish and uphold it with justice and. with righteousness from this time onward and forevermore The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this. A Christmas Festival of Lessons amp Carols 15 December 2019 4 00 o clock p m First Congregational Church United Church of Christ 444 East Broad Street Columbus Ohio 43215 Based on Ancient Sources the first service of this kind in modern times was held in Victorian England Father E W Benson later Archbishop of Canterbury and father of E F Benson who authored the Lucia novels began

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