Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery // Lessons & Carols 2017


In 1918, Eric Milner-White, the Dean of Kings College in Cambridge, England designed a Christmas Eve service incorporating traditional Christmas carols and hymns, with a fixed liturgy of nine scripture lessons to be read aloud. His was an adaptation of an order he discovered by the Arch-bishop of Canterbury, 38 years prior.

Each year on the evening of the Third Sunday of Advent, our tradition is to use this same liturgy and make it our own. It has become an immensely festive and worshipful occasion, as well as a celebration of artistry, musicianship, poetry, decoration and food.

There are two opportunities to experience Lessons & Carols. Both services will be on December 10, the first at 4pm and the second at 7pm. Childcare will only be offered at the 4pm service (by reservation only), and our desire is to offer this earlier service for the convenience of families with children. To reserve a spot or spots for your children, please click HERE and register by December 6th, at which point registration closes for L&C. Registration will close once space is full.

A reception will follow both services downstairs in the cafe with lots of food, drink and fellowship. We hope to see you there to celebrate Christ whom heaven adores!

For a glimpse into Lessons and Carols, watch the videos below.

L&C 2017_SOCIALVIDEO_1 from Albert Spear on Vimeo.