Submitted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Tomorrow, Saturday, December 12, at 5:00 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a special service of Advent Lessons and Carols.
The service will be followed by a candlelight reception in the Parish Hall. The reception will feature displays with special photos and objects from the parish archive going back to the founding days of the church.
The service will feature anthems by Handel, Mendelssohn, Bach and others, including selections from Messiah performed by St. Paul’s adult choir and soloist Emily Mitchell. Advent hymns for congregational singing include “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming.”
Readings from the Bible and from the works of John Henry Cardinal Newman, Oscar Romero, and Martin Luther King, Jr. will be read by members of St. Paul’s, including wardens Sharon Healey and Arthur Fergusson, and Lane School fifth grader Sally MacPhee.
St. Paul’s minister of music, Dr. Michael Monroe, will provide music direction. Guest musicians include parishioners Joe Wright (trumpet), Eliza Menninger (flute), and Amy McGlothlin (bagpipe), as well as Park Street Church organist Nathan Skinner and a string quartet.
Child care will be offered by members of St. Paul’s youth groups.
St. Paul’s is a fully accessible building, located at 100 Pine Hill Road in Bedford.