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Sample of Christmas Carol and 9 Lessons Program for the Church

Sample of Christmas Carol and 9 Lessons Program for the Church

This year, 2021 is winding to an end and the Christmas season is here again. Last week was the Christmas Nine Lessons and Carol in our mission schools. Today, Sunday, we held  Christmas 9 lessons and Carol in our church. I wish to share the Sample of Christmas Carol and 9 Lessons Program for the Church for those who will plan to hold theirs any time.



Christmas Carol and 9 Lessons Program

  1. Processional Hymn: Christians, awake! Salute the Happy Morn.
  2. The bidding Prayers (All Standing)
  3. Christmas echo – choir only

O Come O Come Emmanuel  – Choir & Congregation

First lesson: The Fall of Man, Gen. 3: 1 – 22

Reader: Mr. Dan. XXXx

O Jesus Nwa Chineke  (Choir only)

  1. Carol – Ding – dong – merry on high – Choir Only.

Second lesson: The Birth of Emmanuel Isa. 7: 10 – 14

Reader: Sis. xxx  xxxx

  1. Angles from the realms of glory – Choir & Congregation

Third Lesson: the Stem of Jesus. Isa. 11:1 – 10.

 Reader: Bro. XXXX XXX

  1. Carol “all see Him allying – Choir Only.

Do you know – Choir Only

Fourth lesson the Annunciation. Luke 1:26 – 38

Reader: Sis. XXXX XXXX

  1. While shepherd wanted their flocks by nigh.
  2. Carol: Deck the hall

Fifth lesson: The Name of Jesus. Matt. 1:18 – 25

Reader: Bro. XXXX  XXXX

  1. Once in the Royal David’s City Glory be to God.

Sixth less: The birth of Jesus Luke 2: 1 – 7

Reader: Mrs. XXXX   XXXX

  1. O Come all ye faithfully – choir & congregation

Seventh lesson. The Shepherd visit Luke 2: 8 – 20

Reader: XXXX  XXXX

Hark, the herald – angels sing – Choir and Congregation

  1. Prayers
  2. Abail ns nke di kwaju – Choir and Congregation

     Eight lesson: The magi’s Visit matt, 2: 1 -11

     Reader: Mrs. N. XXXX

  1. Joy to the world, the Lord is come

Nineth lesson: The Mystery of the Incarnation. John 1: 1 – 14

Reader: The Preacher or the Priest will read the last lesson (All Standing)

  1. O Little Town of Bethlehem.
  2. Christmas Message
  3. Weekly Offering (a) Mission Fund (b) Thanksgiving (if any)

(c) Support for the choir.

  1. We wish you a Merry Christmas
  2. Benediction
  3. Out processional: Christ is coming let creation

You may Read: Sample of the Women Conference Address for churches.

 

Sample of Christmas Carol and 9 Lessons Program for the Church



PROCESSIONAL HYMN: CHRISTIANS, AWAKE! SALUTE THE HAPPY MORN.

 

  1. CHRISTIANS, awake! Salute the happy morn,

Whereon the Saviour of the world was born

Rise to adore the mystery of love

Which hosts of angels chanted from above:

With them the joyful tidings first begun.

Of God incarnate and the Virgin’s Son.

 

  1. Then to the watchful Shepherds it was told.

Who heard the angelic herald’s voice ‘Behold,

I bring good tidings of a Saviour’s birth

To you and all the nations upon earth:

This day hath God fulfilled his promised word,

This day is born a Saviour, Christ the Lord’.

 

  1. He spake; and straightway the celestial choir

In hymns of joy, unknown before, conspire;

The praises of redeeming love they sang.

And leaven’s whole orb with Alleluias rang;

God’s highest glory was their anthem still,

Peace upon earth, and unto men good will.

 

  1. To Bethlehem straight the enlightened shepherds run,

To see the wonder God had wrought for man,

And found, with Joseph and the blessed maid,

Her Son, the Saviour, in a manger laid;

Then to their flocks, still praising God, return,

And their glad hearts with holy rapture burn.

 

  1. O may we keep and ponder in our mind

God’s wondrous love in saving lost mankind;

Trace we the Bube, who hath retrieved our loss,

From his poor manger to his bitter cross;

Tread in his steps, assisted by his grace,

Till man’s first heavenly state again takes place.

 

  1. Then may we hope, the angelic hosts among,

To sing, redeemed, a glad triumphal song:

He that was born upon this joyful day

Around us all his glory shall display;

Saved by his love, incessant we shall sing

Eternal praise to heavens’ almighty king.

 

BIDDING PRAYER (ALL STANDING)

 

In the name of Christ and His church, I bid you welcome to All Soul’s Anglican Church today. We have come together as the family of God in our Father’s presence to prepare for the 2022  Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. In this service, we received the story and message of the birth of Christ and to offer to God our thanksgiving.



BUT FIRST LET US PRAY

Let us pray for the needs of the whole, for peace on earth and goodwill among the entire people; for unity and brotherhood within the church. Let all Christian people, that by this festival, they may be renewed to fulfill Christ work in the world, for the world which is already Christ that who bears responsibility for its future, in politics, in industry, in commerce, in education, and in mass media, maybe inspired by the message of Christmas to work together for the establishment of justice, freedom and peace everywhere.

 

Let us pray for the needy and for all social needs, the sick, the anxious, the unemployed, the lonely, the fearful, and the bereaved.

 

We commend all whom we loved asked for our prayer to the unfailing love of our Heavenly Father and say together as Christ Himself to teach us.

 

The Lord’s Payer

Our father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done earth as it is heaven. Give us today, our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever Amen.

 

May the humility of the shepherd, the faith of the wise men, the joy of the angels, and the peace of the child, Christ on God’s gift to us and all men this Christmas and always. Amen.

 

All the praise to you, Almighty Good and Heavenly king, who sent your Son into the world to take our nature upon Him and be born of pure Virgin Mary. Grant that we who have been born again and made your children by children by adoption and by your grace, may continually dwell in Him and reign on earth as He reigns in heaven with you and the Holy Spirit not now and forever. Amen.



Sample of Christmas Carol and 9 Lessons Program for the Church

CHRISTMAS ECHO – CHOIR ONLY

O Come, O Come Emmanuel -Choir and Congregation

 

  1. O Come, O come, Emmanuel,

And ransom captive Israel,

That mourns in lonely exile here,

Until the Son of God appear;

 

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

Shall come to thee, O Israel.

 

  1. O come, thou Rod of Jesus, free

Thine own from Satan’s tyranny’

From depths of hell thy people save;

And give them victory o’er the grave.

 

  1. O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer

Our spirits by thine advent here;

Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,

And death’s dark shadows put to flight.

 

  1. O come, thou key of David, come,

And open wide our heavenly home;

Make safe the way that leads ob high

And close the path to misery.

 

 

  1. O come, O come, thou Lord of Might,

Who to thy tribes, on Sinai’s height,

In ancient times didst give the law

In cloud and majesty and awe.

 

FIRST LESSON: THE FALL OF MAN GEN. 3:1 – 22

READER: MR. DAN. 

 

O Jisos Nwa Chineke (Choir Only)

 

Carol – Ding-dong-merry on high – Choir only

  1. Ding dong merrily on high

In heav’n the bells are ringing

Ding dong verily the sky

Is riv’ in with angel singing

 

Glo – o – o – o – o – o – o ria

Hosanna in Excelsis

 

  1. E’ en so here below, below

Let steeple bells be swungen

And I – o, I – o, I – o

By priest and the people be sungen

 

Glo – o – o – o – o – o – o ria

Hosanna in Excelsis

 

  1. Pray ye dutifully prime

Your matin chime, ye singers

May be beautifully rhym

Your evetime song, ye singers

 

Glo – o – o – o – o – o – o ria

Hosanna in Excelsis



SECOND LESSON: THE BIRTH OF EMMANUEL, ISA. 7:10 – 14

READER: SIS. 

Angels, From the Realms of Glory-Choir and Congregation

 

  1. Angels, from the realms of glory,

Wing your flight o’er all the earth;

Ye who sang creation’s story,

Now proclaim Messiah’s birth;

Come and worship

Worship Christ, the new-born king.

 

  1. Shepherds, in the field abiding,

Watching o’er your flocks by night,

God with man is now residing,

Yonder shines the infant Light.

 

  1. Sages, leave your contemplations;

Brighter visions beam afar;

Seek the great Desire of Nations;

Ye have seen his natal star

 

  1. Saints before the alter bending,

Watching long in hope and fear,

Suddenly the Lord, descending,

In his temple shall appear.

 

THIRD LESSON: THE STEM OF JESSE

ISA. 11:1 – 10

READER: BRO. FRANK UGWU

 

CAROL “SEE HIM ALLYING” – CHOIR ONLY

 

DO YOU KNOW – CHOIR ONLY

 

FOURTH LESSON: THE ANNUNCIATION. LUKE 1:26 – 38

READER: SIS. XXXX



WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS BY NIGHT – CHOIR & CONGREGATION

 

  1. While shepherds watched their flocks by night,

All seated on the ground,

The angel of the Lord came down,

And glory shone around.

 

  1. ‘Fear not’, said he (for mighty dread)

Had seized their troubled mind);

‘Glad tidings of great joy I bring

To you and all mankind.

 

  1. To you in David’s town this day

Is born of David’s line

A Saviour, who is Christ the Lord;

And this shall be the sign.

 

  1. The heavenly babe you there shall find

To human view displayed,

All meanly wrapped in swathing bands,

And in a manger laid.

 

  1. Thus spake the seraph; and forthwith

Appeared a shining throng

Of angels praising God, who thus

Addressed their joyful song.

 

  1. ‘All glory be to God on high’

And to the earth be peace;

Goodwill henceforth from heaven to men

Begin and never cease.

 

CAROL – DECK THE HALL

 

FIFTH LESSON: THE NAME OF JESUS. MATT. 1: 18 – 25

READER: BRO. XXXX XXX

ONCE IN THE ROYAL DAVID’S CITY GLORY BE TO GOD.

 

SIXTH LESSON: THE BIRTH OF JESUS LUKE 2: 1 – 7

READER: MRS. XXXX

 

O COME ALL YE FAITHFULLY – CHOIR & CONGREGATION.

 

  1. O come, all ye faithful,

Joyful and triumphant,

O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem

Come and behold him,

Born, the King of angels;

 

O come, let us adore him,

O come, let us adore him,

O come, let us adore him,

Christ the Lord

 

  1. God of God,

Light of Light,

Lo, he abhors not the Virgin’s womb,

Very God,

Begotten, not created

 

  1. Sing, choirs of angels,

Sing in exultation,

Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above;

‘Glory to God

In the highest’.

 

  1. Yea, Lord, we great thee,

Born this happy morning;

Jesu, to thee be glory given;

Word of the Father,

Now in flesh appearing.

Sample of Christmas Carol and 9 Lessons Program for the Church

 

SEVENTH LESSON: THE SHEPHERD VISIT LUKE 2: 8 – 20

READER: XXXX  XXXX



HARK, THE HERALD-ANGELS SING – CHOIR & CONGREGATION

 

  1. Hark, the herald angels sing

Glory to the new-born King,

Peace on earth, and mercy mild,

God and sinners reconciled.

Joyful, all ye nations, rise,

Join the triumph of the skies,

With the angelic host proclaim,

‘Christ is born in Bethlehem.’

Hark, the herald-angels sing

Glory to the newborn King.

 

  1. Christ, by highest heaven adored,

Christ, the everlasting Lord,

Late in time behold him come,

Offspring of a Virgin’s womb.

Veiled in flesh the God-head see;

Hail the incarnate Deity,

Please as Man with man to dwell,

Jesus, our Emmanuel.

Hark! The herald angels sing

Glory to the new-born King.

 

  1. Hail, the heaven-born Prince of Peace,

Hail, the Sun of Righteousness.

Light and life to all he brings,

Risen with healing in his wings.

Mild he lays his glory by,

Born that man no more may die,

Born to arise the sons of earth,

Born to give them second birth.

Hark! the herald-angels sing

Glory to the new-born King

Sample of Christmas Carol and 9 Lessons Program for the Church

 

PRAYERS

 

Abali nos nke di kwa ju! – Choir & Congregation

 

  1. Abali nos nke di kwa ju!

Mgbe uwa no n’ ura,

Meri na Josef no n’ ulo anu.

Neche nwa ohu nk’ ahuru n’ anya

No n’ ura udo igwe,

No n’ ura udo igwe.

 

  1. Abali nso nke di kwa ju!

Ndi nazu aturu-ha

Huru ihe-oma n’ igwe

Nu ka ndi-m’ ozi nabu, si

Onye-ngbaputa biara!

Onye-ngbaputa biara!

 

 

 

  1. Abali nso nke di kwa ju!

Nwa chineke oma,

Iru-gi negosi ihu-n’anya!

Nye anyi amara n’ oge di ugbua

Gi onye-nzoputa,

Gi onye-nzoputa,

 

 

EIGHT LESSON: THE MAGI’S VISIT

MATT. 2: 1 – 11

READER: MRS. N. 

 

JOY TO THE WORLD, THE LORD IS COME – CHOIR ONLY

 

NINE LESSON: THE MYSTERY OF THE INCARNATION. JOHN 1: 1 – 14

READER: REV. A. 



O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM -CHOIR & CONGREGATION

 

  1. O little town of Bethlehem,

How still we see thee lie!

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep

The silent stars go by;

Yet in thy dark streets shineth

The hopes and fears of all the years

Are met in thee to-night.

 

  1. O morning stars, together

Proclaim the holy birth,

And praises sing to God the King,

And peace to men on earth.

For Christ is born of Mary;

And, gathered all above,

While mortals sleep, the angles keep

Their watch of wondering love.

 

  1. How silently, how silently,

The wondrous gift is given!

So, God imparts to human hearts

The blessings of his heaven.

No ear may haer his coming;

But in this world of sin,

Where meek souls will receive him still

The dear Christ enters in.

 

  1. O holy Child of Bethlehem,

Descend to us we pray;

Cast out our sin, and enter in;

 

Be born in us to-day.

We hear the Christmas angels

The great glad tidings tell;

O come to us, abide with us,

Our Lord Emmanuel.

 

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE BY: REV. 

 

KUA MGBAHIGBA NKE CHRISTMAS.

Weekly Offering (a) Mission Fund

(b) Thanksgiving (if any)

 

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

BENEDICTION.

OUT PROCESSIONAL: CHRIST IS COMING LET CREATION

 

  1. CHRIST is coming, let creation
    From her groans and travail

cease:

Let the glorious proclamation

Hope restore and faith increase:

christ is coming!

Come, Thou Blessed Prince of Peace.

 

  1. Earth can now but tell the story

Of Thy bitter Cross and pain;

She shall yet behold Thy glory,

When  Thou comest  back  to reign:

christ is coming!

Let each heart repeat the strain.

  1. Long Thine   exiles   have   been

pining,

Far from rest, and home, and Thee;

But, in heavenly vestures shining,

They their loving Lord shall see:

christ is coming!

Haste the joyous jubilee.

  1. With that blessed hope before us,

Let no harp remain unstrung;

Let the mighty advent chorus

Onward roll from tongue to tongue:

“Christ is coming!

Come,   lord   Jesus,   quickly

come!”   Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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