Carols by Candlelight 2018
Below is the order of service from our Carols by Candlelight service. Eleven people read the contemporary and bible readings, and the prayers. Three musicians played, and one of our Local Preachers brought the sermon which can be heard here. Everyone joined in with singing the carols.
Organ Prelude: A medley of Christmas Carols.
We come expecting nothing. By John Butterfield.
Carol: O Come all ye Faithful.
Unto us a child is born: Isaiah 9 verses 2, 6 & 7.
Prayers of Adoration.
The Spirit broods. By Elizabeth Clark.
Carol: O come, O come, Immanuel.
Lighting of Advent Candle 1.
Birth foretold: Luke 1 verses 26-38.
Carol: There’s a light upon the mountain.
A reflection on friendship. By Ruth Burgess.
Carol: Love came down at Christmas.
Lighting of Advent Candle 2.
Birth of Jesus: Luke 2 verses 1-7.
Carol: O little town of Bethlehem.
Lighting of Advent Candle 3.
Shepherds and Angels: Luke 2 verses 8-18.
Carol: While Shepherds watched.
Lighting of Advent Candle 4.
The Wise men: Matthew 2 verses 1-12.
Those first visitors. By Tina Kemp.
Carol: In the bleak midwinter.
Intercessions for Advent, and The Lord’s Prayer.
Carol: Unto us a boy is born.
The light of the world: John 1 verses 1-14.
Carol: Hark, the herald angels sing.
Organ Postlude: Marche de Procession by Alexandre Guilmant.