Lessons and Carols Service, 2012

On Sunday evening, December 16, Pamlico Presbyterian Church offered a Lessons and Carols Service to the community, and to God's glory. The sanctuary was decorated with poinsettias in memory or in honor of loved ones from the congregation members.
Our hand chime choir has been practicing faithfully this fall, in anticipation of this service. They played a lovely peal to open the service, and then played  a beautiful arrangement of "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel."
We had special music from several members of the congregation.
After the worshipful service, everyone enjoyed a fellowship meal together. The fellowship hall was very full -- of both food and people! Nearly every seat was occupied, and no one left hungry. We enjoyed having many visitors for the evening, both from the community and those visiting church families for the Christmas season.
Merry Christmas to everyone, from us at Pamlico Presbyterian Church. May God bless you with the joy found only in Him. Below is the order of worship for the service.

Pamlico Presbyterian Church
Lessons and Carols Service
December 16, 2012

Prelude -- Hand Chimes Peal
Call to Worship and Invocation

“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
Hand Chimes

The First Scripture:
Genesis 3:8-15

Congregational Carol:
“Joy to the World!”

Flute Solo
“My Dreydl”

The Second Scripture:
Isaiah 11:1-9

Congregational Carol:
“Angels, from the Realms of Glory”

The Third Scripture:
Luke 1:26-33

“Welcome to Our World”

The Fourth Scripture:
Luke 2: 1-16

Congregational Carol:
“Good Christian Men, Rejoice”

Fifth Scripture:
Matthew 2:1-11

“I Wonder As I Wander”

Sixth Scripture:
John 1:1-14

Congregational Carol:
“Silent Night”

“Silent Night”


Upcoming Events in the Life of our Church

On Thursday afternoon, Dec. 13, 2012, the visitation and funeral service for Mr. Richard Ayers will occur at Cotten Funeral Home in New Bern, NC. Visitation is from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, and the funeral is at 4:00 PM. Richard was a dearly loved member of our congregation. Our sympathies are with his wife, Joyce and their children. We rejoice in Richard's life of faith and that he is now healed completely in Jesus' presence.

"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints."
Psalm 116:15

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012:
On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, Pamlico Presbyterian Church will have a Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols. We will read Scripture passages pertaining to Christ's birth, sing carols and hear special Christmas music. The hand chimes will be playing. After the service we will enjoy a fellowship supper and reception in the fellowship hall. Please come join us!