A Service of Lessons and Carols
Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, Savannah, Georgia
Saturday, December 13, 2014
The Savannah Sacred Harp Singers led a Service of Lessons and Carols at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church on December 13, 2014. Songs were chosen from The Sacred Harp, American Christmas Harp, the Cooper Book, Georgian Harmony and Christian Harmony. Readings came from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Gene Pinion welcomed singers and guests at 2:00pm.
Leaders and Readers: Tom Ivey, "Angel's Hymn"(ACH); Sharon Strong, 223; Buck Lea, "Boston" (ACH); John Gentry, 144; Frank DeBolt, "Lenox"(ACH); The Reverend Dr. Jeff Garrison, Psalm 96; John Gentry, 244(CB); Diane Tracy, Genesis 3:8-15, 17-19; Ellen Lea, 479; Lori Harris, Genesis 22:15-18; Agnes Roberts, 155; John Vergoz, Isaiah 9:2, 6-7; Tom Ivey, "Rejoice"(ACH);
Mary Cassady, Isaiah 11:1-4a, 6-9; Gene Pinion, 63; Grace Walter, Luke 1:26-35, 38; Sharon Strong, 81b; Gail Vergoz, Luke 2:1-7, Buck Lea, 152; Sue Jones, Luke 2:8-16; Frank DeBolt, 146, Marcia Dodd, Matthew 2:1-11; Donna Smith, 276; Jeff Garrison, John 1:1-14; Agnes Roberts, 186.
Jeff Garrison led the Prayers of the People, giving thanks for the world-wide Sacred Harp community and remembering our nation's elected officials, members of our Armed Forces, especially our own Thomas Smith, those sick and shut-in, including Lucile Gunnels, and those in grief, particularly friends and family of the late Raymond Hamrick. The Lord's Prayer was recited. Gene Pinion led "Antioch"(CH). Jeff Garrison delivered a Charge and Blessing.
Tom Ivey recalled the class with "Shiloh"(ACH); Leaders: John Gentry, "Advent"(GH); Sharon Strong, "The Stork Carol"(GH); Gene Pinion, 121t(CB), Tom Ivey, 306; Agnes Roberts, 229(CB); Joyce Heath, 300; Ellen Foster, 30t, Dana Savidge, 463(CB); Judy Gauthier, 159; Annita Parmalee, 154; John Gentry led 347 in memory of Raymond Hamrick as we took the parting hand. John dismissed the class with prayer.