This year’s Lessons and Carols program will be Sunday, December 17 at 10:15 a.m.  Once again, we will be joined by a String Quartet drawn from players associated with the Orlando and Brevard Orchestras.  Repertory will include Works of Ravenscroft, Titcomb, Mendelssohn and Purcell and hymns and choral pieces reflecting the readings and the season.  We will once again use the sequence of nine Lessons developed at Kings College, Cambridge.
This special event is made possible not only by your musicians, but also by gifts made in response to appeals from the Music Guild.  Guest musicians are not provided for in the regular operating budget of the parish.  The Music Guild’s 2017 Advent Appeal opened on Advent I.  It is still in progress.  Envelopes are to be found in the Narthex and at the Garden Entrance.  Please make your check payable to Emmanuel Church, mark it Music Guild, put it in an envelope and drop it in the alms basin with your regular offering.  You may also mail it to the office, or drop it off during the week.
Please plan to be present for the service, which is among the year’s highlights.