HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 11, 2014 – In a chapel lit by candlelight, members of HPU and the community gathered together to sing and honor the Christmas story at the annual Lessons and Carols Service on Dec. 10.
The special service, based on the traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols at King’s College in Cambridge, England, featured members of the university community, including members of the HPU music department, the Chapel Choir and the Flute Ensemble. The Board of Stewards and the Alpha Delta Theta sorority served as ushers and greeters.
Students, faculty, staff and residents of High Point delivered readings from scripture between carols through the evening.
“Each year, we come to Christ as a child in a manger,” the Rev. Preston Davis, minister to the university, said to the crowd. “We interpret it in some ways that are tidy or comfortable and doesn’t change our lives very much. But we know that new children make their presence known and alter and change everything. My prayer for you this season is that you feel the sacred interruption of the child — that he does indeed change everything.”
After the candlelight service, nearly 350 attendees walked outside the chapel for the lighting of the Hayworth Chapel Christmas Tree.