Parish of Maindee

St John the Evangelist Church

Parish Of Maindee St Johns Carol Service 2019

Carol Service 2019

Sunday 22nd December 6:00pm

Why not come and join us at 6 pm on the 22nd December for an evening of Christmas Carols with the St John’s Maindee Choir – all welcome.

PROGRAMME

Carol                           Once in Royal David’s City (verse 1 solo, verse 2 choir only)
The Bidding Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
First lesson                God tells sinful Adam that he has lost the life of Paradise and that his seed will bruise the serpent’s head
Choir                          Adam lay ybounden (Boris Ord)
Hymn                          O come, O come, Emmanuel
Second lesson          God promises to faithful Abraham that in his seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed
Choir                          The Coventry Carol (arr Martin Shaw)
Third lesson              The prophet foretells the coming of the Saviour
Carol                           O little town of Bethlehem (verse 3: choir only)
Fourth lesson            The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown
Choir                          Long long ago (Richard Shephard)
Fifth lesson                The Angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary
Carol                           Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Choir                          Candlelight Carol (John Rutter)
Choir                          The Christmas Star (Mansel Thomas)
Sixth lesson               St Luke tells of the birth of Jesus
Carol                           Away in a Manger (arr Philip Moore)
Choir                          Silent Night (Philip Stopford)
Carol                           See amid the winter’s snow
Seventh lesson         The shepherds go to the manger
Carol                           While shepherds watched their flocks by night
Choir                          In the bleak midwinter (Philip Stopford)
Eighth lesson            The wise men are led by a star to Jesus
Carol                           As with gladness men of old
Choir                          As I sat on a sunny bank (Malcolm Archer)
Ninth lesson              St John unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation
Carol                           O come all ye faithful (V1,2 and 6)
The collect for Christmas Eve
The Blessing
Organ voluntary

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