Westminster Holds Traditional Holiday Religious Service 


Church of St. Mary the Virgin, AldermanburyWestminster College will hold its annual Festival of Lessons and Carols, a Mid-Missouri holiday tradition at the campus, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury. 
The public is invited to attend this free service. People are encouraged to arrive early because of limited seating.
“The community is invited to join us as we gather to hear the sacred story of Christmas and remember the birth of Jesus through both scripture and song,” says Rev. Jamie Haskins, Westminster Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life & Instructor of Religious Studies. “Lessons and Carols, modeled after a festival held at Cambridge University in England, is a meaningful service—a way to find quiet and calm in the midst of what can be such a hectic, stressful, anxious time. All are welcome.”
The Festival of Lessons and Carols service includes nine scripture readings related to the Christmas story from Genesis, Isaiah, Matthew, Luke and John and carols performed by vocal ensembles. Participants in the service this year are the Westminster College Wren Quire, Churchill Singers and student readers.

A reception will follow the service in the National Churchill Museum.
For further information on the service, interested parties can contact Rev. Jamie Haskins at 573-592-5262 or email her at Jamie.Haskins@westminster-mo.edu.