Sunday, December 2, 2018

Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols

St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church
December 2, 2018


The Season of Advent

Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas and the return of Jesus at the Second Coming. The term is a version of the Latin word meaning "coming".
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Lighting of the Advent Wreath
Readers: Brad Smith, Bo Smith, and Rose Smith

"Today we light the first candle as we begin the season of Advent.  All around us outside these walls are the sights and sounds of Christmas. Christmas is coming and we will celebrate, but, for now we wait and pray.
Come, Lord Jesus"


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Procession in
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, Stuttgart
(Congregation and Choir)

Bidding Prayer

Officiant- The Rev Allan Sandlin
Assisting - The Rev. Amy Dills-Moore
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First Lesson
OT - Genesis 1:1-5 - Gabby Nana, Reader
NT - John 1:1-5 - Vince Vitti, Reader

Carol - Now Come, Redeemer of Us All, Preatorious, arr. Thomas Gibbs
St. Martin's Chancel Choir, Ingrid Siegert, Director


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Second Lesson
OT - Isaiah 61:1-3 - Judi Oakley, Reader
NT - Luke 4:16-21 - Robert Hopkins, Reader

Carol - What Sweeter Music, Vaughan Williams, arr. Schweizer
St. Martin's Chancel Choir, Ingrid Siegert, Director

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Third Lesson
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OT - Isaiah 40:1-11 - Brad Smith, Reader
NT - Matthew 3:1-7, 11 - Betsy Harrington, Reader

Carol - There's a Voice in the Wilderness Crying, arr. Craig Phillips
St. Martin's Chancel Choir, Ingrid Siegert, Director
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Fourth Lesson
OT - Isaiah 9:1-26 - Gay Tim Holloran, Reader
NT - Matthew 4:12-17 - Beth Holland, Reader

Carol - The Linden Tree Carol
St. Martin's Chancel Choir, Ingrid Siegert, Director

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Fifth Lesson
OT - Isaiah 7:10-14 - Gay Jolly, Reader
NT - Matthew 1:20-23 - Rick Lozano, Reader

Carol - Out of the Wintry Gloom, Richard Shephard
St. Martin's Chancel Choir, Ingrid Siegert, Director


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Sixth Lesson
OT - Isaiah 42:5-9 - Gene Smith, Reader
NT - Luke 2:25-32 - Nancy Runion, Reader

Carol - Blow ye the trumpet, Thomas Clark
St. Martin's Chancel Choir, Ingrid Siegert, Director

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Seventh Lesson
OT - Isaiah 35:1-6,8a,10- The Rev. Amy Dills-Moore, Reader
NT - Revelation 22:12, 16-17, 20, The Rev. Allan Sandlin, Reader

Carol - Of the Father's Love Begotten - Choir and Congregation


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