“Joy to the World” A Service of Lessons and Carols – 12-27-2020

FIRST LESSON:  Genesis 1.26-27

             Human beings are created in the Image of God as a part of what God calls “good.”

SECOND LESSON:  Genesis 12.1-3

             God promises to faithful Abraham that his seed shall the nations of the earth call blessed.

THIRD LESSON:  Isaiah 9.2, 6-7

             Christ’s birth and kingdom are foretold by the prophet Isaiah.

FOURTH LESSON:  Micah 5.2-4

             The prophet Micah foretells the glory of little Bethlehem.

FIFTH LESSON:  Luke 1.26-35, 38 

             The angel Gabriel salutes the blessed Virgin Mary.

SIXTH LESSON:   Matthew 1.18-23

             Saint Matthew tells of the birth of Jesus.

SEVENTH LESSON:  Luke 2.8-20

             The shepherds go to the manger in Bethlehem.

EIGHTH LESSON:  Matthew 2.1-12

             Magi from the East are led by the star to Jesus.

NINTH LESSON:  John 1.1-14