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Lessons and Carols

December 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will be presented on Sunday, December 15th, at 5 p.m. It is patterned after the Christmas Eve service held in King’s College Chapel. The Festival was introduced in 1918 to bring a more imaginative approach to worship. It was first broadcast in 1928 and is now broadcast to millions of people around the world. The service has become of staple of Episcopal churches in the United States and has even spread to other denominations. Readings are followed by carols and anthems from the choirs and carols sung by the congregation. Both the Youth and Adult choirs will sing for this service. Music includes works by Mark Burrowes, J. S. Bach, Jean- Philippe Rameau, Walter Wells, Elizabeth Poston, John Rutter, Franz Biebl, Nicholas White and Mark Schweizer.

Following our own St. Andrew’s tradition, Parish Life will host a festive reception for all in Canterbury Hall This is usually our biggest, most beloved party of the year, so be sure you are a part of it! You can contribute by donating food or money for the reception, or by signing up to set up or clean up. Go to bit.ly/LandC2019 or contact Darlene Nordoff if you can help.


December 15, 2019
5:00 pm
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St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
208 West Foster Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church
208 West Foster Avenue
State College PA 16801
ph. (814) 237-7659