Dec 23, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am
First Parish in Lexington

On the Sunday before Christmas, we will gather as a community to sing familiar and beloved carols, celebrate the season through word and music, and enjoy the “No-Rehearse Nativity Pageant”, which will be a part of our service. All are welcome to participate – children, youth, and adults. Parts are cast in real time as we craft the Nativity Story together. Join us for this fun and celebratory telling of the Christmas Story!

On this festive Sunday worship with Christmas Pageant, the sanctuary choir will sing Z. Randall Stroope’s beautiful acapella anthem “All My Heart This Night Rejoices.” They will also sing D. Grotenhuis’s arrangement of Daquin’s baroque organ Noel “Let Our Gladness Know no End” with Rip Jackson playing the 18th century organ part. The children’s choir will join them in singing Peter, Paul and Mary’s joyful “Children Go Where I Send Thee!” with soloists Chris Hess, Amy Johnson and Jamie Willis. Julia Jaffe, Elisabeth Jas, Toni Tasker and Elizabeth Walsh will sing Linda Spevacek’s thrilling acapella ladies quartet Merrily We Sing.” And Sarah Matthews Catherine Rose and Ruth Rose will play medieval and renaissance trios on bamboo pipes.


This is an all-ages service. Grades Pre-K through eight will stay in the sanctuary. The nursery will be open for infants and toddlers.