A Service of Lessons and Carols
“Thy Light Is Come”
Sunday Evening, December 15, 7:00 PM
The Big Canoe Chapel Choir, under the leadership of Rev. V. Lamar Helms, with James Garner, and Sam Holmes, accompanists, will present a Service of Lessons and Carols. A reception in the Broyles Center will follow. The performance and reception are free and open to all.
This service is a progression of lessons and carols based on the traditional English Advent lessons and carols service. That traditional service allows us a time to sit, listen and reflect on the music and the message of Scripture as we allow the Christ Child’s advent to happen afresh in our hearts and minds. The Choir’s presentation, and the reception afterward, should make the evening a sensory event using sounds, sights, smells and tastes of the Advent and Christmas Seasons to bring about renewal and rebirth.
Our anthems, hymns, and scripture passages move from the need for restoration by a Savior Messiah, to prophesy, to annunciation, to the waiting Bethlehem, and finally to the celebration of the Christchild’s birth. Through our music we hope to announce the lesson that in the first Adam, there is death, and in Jesus, the second Adam, all are come alive. We announce again, “My Lord has come.”