Sunday, December 11, 2011

Lessons and Carols 2011

The choir hangs out in the sacristy before Lessons and Carols. Tough to keep us quiet.

The acolytes wait too.

The choir was augmented by two Presbyterians and one member who can't sing regularly. Our priest sings also.

We are a traditional Episcopal parish. Organ and flute today. No guitars or drums. Ever. We sing the liturgy and the psalm too at the 10:00 am service.

The nine lessons were read by various people. Between each lesson, with two exceptions, there was an anthem by the choir and a hymn. The congregation gets to sing 11 hymns, I think. The choir sings those and this year only seven anthems. 

It was nice to see parish people attending. Sometimes there are more visitors than members. Urging from the pulpit seems to help.
There was a lovely reception afterward and nearly all stayed and talked and stayed and talked...

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