Preparing for Sunday: December 16th, 2018

Preparing for Sunday: December 16th, 2018

A Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

Man’s maker was made man,
that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His mother’s breast;
that the Bread might hunger, the Fountain thirst, the Light sleep,
the Way be tired on its journey;
that the Truth might be accused of false witness,
the Teacher be beaten with whips,
the Foundation be suspended on wood;
that Strength might grow weak;
that the Healer might be wounded;
that Life might die.
– Augustine, Sermons

Sermon Title: The Christmas Servant | Mark 10:45

First Reading: Genesis 1:1-4; 26-27

Second Reading: Genesis 3:1-7;14-19

Third Reading: Genesis 12:1-3

Fourth Reading: 2 Samuel 7:8-9;11-16

Fifth Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7

Sixth Reading: Matthew 1:18-25

Seventh Reading: Luke 2:8-20

Eighth Reading: John 1:1-18

Ninth Reading: Revelation 22:1-6

Hymns for Sunday: “Once in Royal David’s City”

“O Come, All Ye Faithful”

“O Little Town of Bethlehem”

“Silent Night”