Meaning of Christmas shines through Lessons and Carols
2009 Dec 10The Augustana Chamber Singers and Office of Campus Ministries will present the beautiful Christmas service Lessons and Carols on Thursday, December 17, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Ascension Chapel (820 38th St.). The Quad-City community is invited to share in this free gathering, which honors Christ's birth through songs and Scripture readings. Lessons and Carols is a tradition that began over 25 years ago. This year's service will include music by the Augustana Chamber Singers, the Augustana Handbell Choir and a small number of percussionists. The music will be interspersed with Bible readings by senior students in the campus ministries program. At the end of the service, the audience will be invited to sing "Silent Night" by candlelight, an annual part of Lessons and Carols and a long-standing tradition throughout the Christian world.