Lessons & Carols

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Our ‘Service of Lessons & Carols’ is a long-cherished tradition at St Paul & St Andrew. This year, of course, we cannot gather in our beautiful sanctuary, filled with friends and poinsettias and candles and music. But we’ll do the next best thing.

The message of John 1 is that the Word of God wants to live with us, move in with us, become part of our lives. That Word is comes to us in many ways. Sometimes in the silence of prayer. Sometimes in an act of radical love or risky justice. The Word also comes to us through the songs of the faith and the reading of our sacred texts.

Join us on Sunday, as we welcome the coming of the Word, at a time when we so desperately need to hear it. The lessons will be read by church staff and members; Laila Al-Askari, a friend of our church who serves on the board of the Muslim Community Network, will share the story of the birth of Jesus as told in the Koran, a more recent SPSA tradition. All surrounded by some glorious Christmas carols, sung by our Zoom choir and resident musicians!

See you Sunday!


Note: Since we can’t all pack into the parsonage for Christmas cookies and carols Sunday after worship, we’ll gather instead in a Zoom room at 12 noon for some festive fun and connection (Bring Your Own Coffee). We’ll rotate three times through small breakout groups. You are invited to “don your gay apparel!” Suit up in your Christmas gear: be it an ugly (or not) Christmas sweater, a Santa or elf hat, or some seasonal plaid. And if you happen to have some Christmas cookies around, bring those to munch on with your coffee.

Follow along in today’s bulletin

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