A Service of Lessons & Carols at St. Peter's Episcopal Church December 22nd at 2 pm
St Peter’s Episcopal Church warmly invites you a Service of” Lessons and Carols” on Sunday, December 22, 2013. The program will begin at 2:00 p.m., with hot cocoa and cookies immediately following the program. St Peter’s, the red church with the open door, is conveniently located in downtown Rockland on White St. (next to the Rockland Public Library).
The “Lessons and Carols” Service has become a popular Holiday tradition, primarily through the annual BBC broadcast of the program from King’s College Chapel at Cambridge University every Christmas Eve. As World I ended in Europe, there was a great need for a hopeful message for those that had sustained unbelievable loss of life and property. The Bidding Prayer at the opening of the service reminds us to remember in our prayers the sick, the impoverished, the elderly and the children of the world.
The program includes 9 Scriptural Lessons beginning with Genesis and concluding with the Gospel of John. Between the readings, the choir and the congregation will sing anthems and hymns. Two of the anthems presented by the St. Peter’s Choir--“Adam Lay YBounden” by Boris Ord and “What Sweeter Music” by John Rutter were recently commissioned by Cambridge University for performance at the Lessons and Carols Service. Traditional Hymns such as “Once in Royal David’s City,” “O, Come All Ye Faithful,” and ”Hark the Herald Angel Sing” will round out the program.
For additional information contact St. Peter’s Church Office at 594-8191.