Advent Lessons & Carols Audio - 2016
For over 100 years, a service of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols has been part of the Advent season in the lead up to Christmas. The service tells the story of the fall of humanity, looks forward to the coming of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus through nine short Bible readings beginning in Genesis, interspersed with the singing of congregational Christmas carols and hymns as well as choral music. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation, the first service was held in the 1880's and so it is fitting that this service should be a part of St Peters and St Paul's preparations for Christmas since the church began as an Anglican church in the same decade as the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was first conceived.
We hope that these lessons and carols help you as you prepare to celebrate Christmas, and we warmly welcome you to join us for our other services through the Christmas season or at any time during the rest of the year.
Piano/vocals: Kate Reinhardt
Guitar/vocals: Rachel Harrison
Choir Director: Lindsey Sikora