Lessons & Carols Dec. 15, 2019

Westworth United Church

Lessons and Carols

December 15, 2019      2:30pm


Our service will proceed unannounced, as indicated in the bulletin.

Please stand for the congregational hymns if you are able.


Gathering Music:                                                                    Westworth Winds

                                “What Child Is This?”                                  arr.  Alfred Reed


Welcome and Announcements


Prelude:                                                                             Westworth Winds

                          “O Come, Emmanuel”                             arr. Daniel Walters


Prayer of Approach           

                        READER: Teresa Sztaba


Processional Hymn:   VU 62  “Once in Royal David’s City”       IRBY

                                SOLOIST:  William Lougheed


Cherub Anthem:   “On Christmas in the Morning” Mary E. Caldwell

                BELLS:  Morna-June Morrow, Patsy Andrews-Vert, Susan Stevenson


The Lessons

First Lesson:         Genesis 3:1-12, 22-23                                      (Adam’s Fall)

READER: Gord McLeod, Sacristan

Anthem:   “Adam Lay Y-Bounden”            15th Century text, music Boris Ord


Second Lesson:     Isaiah 11: 1-3, 5-6, 10                  (The Peaceful Kingdom)

READER: Shirley Watt, Community Care

Hymn:   VU 8  “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming”                 ES IST EIN’ ROS


Third Lesson:     Micah 5:2-5         (The glory of little Bethlehem is foretold)

                                 READER: Eunice Pratt, Chair of Westworth Council

Anthem:               “The Time of Snow”                                            Bob Chilcott

Hymn:   VU 64 “O Little Town of Bethlehem”                   FOREST GREEN


Fourth Lesson:     Luke 1:26-35                (The angel Gabriel visits Mary)

                                READER: Bruce Tefft, Member at Large

Anthem:                    “Magnificat”                                       Orlando Gibbons



        Offertory:            “Noël Nouvelet”                                     John Carter

Dedication Hymn:      VU 55 “In the Bleak Midwinter” v.4

       Offertory Prayer


Fifth Lesson:   Matthew 1: 18-25           (Jesus’ birth is foretold to Joseph)

READER: Kevin Sim, Youth

Solo:                      “Cover Him, Joseph”                             Gilbert Martin

SOLOIST:  John Erskine


Sixth Lesson:    Luke 2:8-20      (Shepherds  Visit the Manger, Angels Sing)

READER: Marian McKay, Outreach

Hymn:  VU 48 “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”          MENDELSSOHN

Anthem: “What is This Lovely Fragrance?”              arr. John Ferguson

                                FLUTE: Bettina Nyman


Seventh Lesson:     Matthew 2:1-12             (Wise Men Visit the Manger)

READER: Frank Wynes, Property

Hymn: VU # 54 “Unto Us a Boy is Born”, v.1,2,4   PUER NOBIS NASCITUR

Wind Ensemble: “March of the Three Kings”              arr.  Eric Osterling


Eighth Lesson: John 1:1-14                               (The Word became flesh)

READER:  Dorothy Reid, Special Event/Community Care

Hymn:   VU #59 “Joy To The World”                                                                                                                                                                                       ANTIOCH



Postlude (Westworth Winds):   “Adeste Fideles,”  arr. James D. Ployhar


Please Note:

You are kindly asked not to take photos or use

 recording devices during the service.

Thank you.


Accompanist & Organist                                                                Dorcas Windsor

Conductor, Cherub Choir                                                           Jewel Casselman

Conductor, Westworth Winds                                                    Ray McClelland

Director of Music                                                                          Debbie McLeod

Minister                                                                    Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd

Coordinator of Children, Youth

               and Family Ministries                                                   Maggie Barnett

Ushers                                                                Ruth Wiwchar and Larry McPhail

Thank you for joining us in worship and reflection this afternoon.  Thank you also for your ongoing support of the music program at Westworth United Church.

This afternoon’s offering will be equally divided to support both our Choral Scholarship Program and Westworth’s General Fund.


Merry Christmas!


All are welcome to our Christmas Eve Services


Christmas Eve Family Service

with Children’s Pageant  6:30 pm


Service with Holy Communion 9:00 pm


Worship Around the Breakfast Tables

Dec. 29, 2019

Breakfast 10:30 am    Worship 11:00 am



Upcoming Westworth Events in 2020


Saturday, Feb. 29                        6:00 p.m.             Samedi Swing Big Band

Dance Music

Sunday, Feb. 2                              7:30 p.m.             Taizé Epiphany Service

Wednesday, Feb. 26,                 7:30 p.m.             Taizé Ash Wednesday


Sunday, April 5                            7:30 pm               Taizé Holy Week Service

Sunday, April 12                          10:45 a.m.          Easter Sunday Service

Sundays, Apr 19-May 10    6:30 – 9:00 p.m.    Interfaith Dialogue,

different venues

Friday, Apr. 24                       7:00 – 9:00 p.m.     Rummage Sale

Saturday, Apr. 25                   9:00 a.m.-noon     Rummage Sale continues

Sunday, June 7                             7:30 pm               Taizé Pentecost Service