Glen Waverley Uniting Church Choir - Lessons and Carols 2006

GWUC 9am Service 17th December 2006

Lighting of the Advent Candle
Call to Worship
Choir Advent Song
Reading 1 The prophet in exile foresees the coming of the glory of the Lord Isaiah 40: 1-8
Hymn TIS 283: Long ago, prophets knew
Prayer Confession and Adoration
Reading 2 The Lord promises to send his people a righteous king Jeremiah 23: 5, 6
Choir Torches
Reading 3 Christ's birth and kingdom are foretold ?Isaiah 9:2, 3, 6, 7
Reflection Proclaiming hope
Choir The little Town where Christ was born
Reading 4 The Angel Gabriel Luke 1: 26-38
Hymn TIS 290: Of the Father's love begotten
Reading 5 The birth Luke 2:1-7
Choir Coventry Carol
Hymn TIS 292: Infant Holy Infant lowly
Reading 6 The shepherds go to the manger Luke 2: 8-20
Hymn TIS 299: While shepherds watched
Choir Whence is that goodly fragrance?
Prayers for the People
Reading 7 The Journey of the Magi TS Elliot
Hymn TIS 314: As with gladness men of old
Offering Choir singing "A star was His candle"
Prayer
Reading 8 John unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation John 1: 1-14
Choir Star Carol
Benediction
Recessional TIS304: O Come all ye faithful
Postlude Organ (worshippers are asked to observe silence until the end of the postlude)

Lessons and Carols - 17 Dec 2006

Readings

(I would have liked at least one more contemporary one)

  1. The prophet in exile foresees the coming of the glory of the Lord Isaiah 40 1-8
  2. The Lord promises to send his people a righteous king Jeremiah 23 5,6
  3. Christ's birth and Kingdom are foretold by Isaiah Isaiah 9 2,6,7(use paraphrase in Green Carols for Choirs Book)
  4. The Angel Gabriel Luke 1 26-35
  5. Luke tells of the birth of Jesus Luke 2 1-?
  6. Shepherds go to the manager Luke
  7. Journey of the magi T.S. Elliot
  8. John unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation John 1 1-14

Congregational Carols

  1. TIS283 Long ago prophets knew
  2. TIS290 Of the father's love begotten
  3. TIS292 Infant holy Infant lowly
  4. TIS299 While Shepherds watched
  5. TIS314 As with gladness men of old (Kings)
  6. recessional TIS304 O come, all ye faithful with descant on "Sing choirs of Angels"

Choir carols

  1. Advent Song (Sweep the floors)
  2. The little Town where Christ was born Green Book Wheeler and James)
  3. Torches Joubert Green CfC p150
  4. Coventry Carol Green CfC p 83
  5. A star was his candle Teresa Del Riego
  6. Whence is that goodly fragrance Kitson (sheet music)
  7. Star Carol Rutter
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