LESSONS & CAROLS with BAPTISM
118: O Come All Ye Faithful
153: Good Christians All, Rejoice
First Lesson: Genesis 1:26-28; 5:1-2 - God blesses humankind
132: Of Eternal Love Begotten (v. 1-4)
Second Lesson: Genesis 9:8-17 - God establishes the covenant with Noah.
131: Love Came Down at Christmas
Third Lesson: Isaiah 9:2; 6–7 Christ's birth is foretold.
140: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11:1–3, 4a, 6–9 - The peace Christ will bring is foretold.
Anthem: A Christmas Echo
Fifth Lesson: Luke 1:26–35; 38 - The Annunciation.
117: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
Sixth Lesson: Luke 2:1; 3–7 - Luke tells of the birth of Jesus.
137: What Child is This
Seventh Lesson: Luke 2:8–16 - The shepherds go to the manger.
Junior Choir: Were you There on That Christmas Night?
Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2:1–12 - The wise men are led by the star.
128: The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy
Ninth Lesson: John 1:1–14 - The mystery of incarnation.
143: Angels, From the Realms of Glory
Presentation and Examination of the Candidates
Prayers for the Candidates
The Celebration of Baptism
Thanksgiving over the Water
The Baptismal Covenant
The Baptism of Laila Jane Irene Ellis
The sign of the cross on the forehead using chrism.
The Giving of the Light
Hymn-at-the-Offertory 123: Once in Royal David's City
Combined Choirs: Arise!
The Lord’s Prayer
126: Away in a Manger
The Scattering (Mark 4:20)
Alleluia! Go forth into the world,
rejoicing in the birth of our Saviour.
Thanks be to God. Alleluia!