Traditionally, at Pilgrim the Sunday after Christmas is an informal lay-led service in which the sermon is replaced by a Christmas Carol singalong. People in the congregation call out their carol requests, I play them, and everyone joins in. It gives us an opportunity to sing some of the favorite carols we never seem to get around to singing during the regular services.
This year things will be different! I will ask people to send in their requests ahead of time, and Barbara and I will lead in singing them over Zoom, just as we did last summer during the August Zoom services. It should be fun.
SO–please email me your requested carol at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do this by next Thursday, December 10, so I can make up the list and prepare for the singalong. We may not be able to fulfill every request, but we will do our best. To help jog your memory, you can find a list of favorite carols below.
Away in a manger
Angels we have heard on high
Angels from the realms of glory
Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
In the bleak midwinter
Good Christian friends, rejoice
It came upon the midnight clear
Joy to the world!
O little town of Bethlehem
Silent night, holy night
O come all you faithful
The first nowell
Hark! The herald angels sing
Go tell it on the mountain
On this day earth shall ring
We three kings of orient are
While shepherds watched their flocks
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
God rest you merry, gentlefolk