Mount Pleasant, IA – December 3, 2020 — Iowa Wesleyan University invites the community, both near and far, to celebrate the holiday season with the time-honored tradition of Lesson & Carols, a service highlighting the students of the Iowa Wesleyan Music Department.
This year, join Iowa Wesleyan virtually to celebrate the holiday season with traditional and contemporary choral and orchestral music paired with scriptures that recount the Christmas story. The musical service, entitled “O Come, Emmanuel”, will premiere on YouTube on Sunday, December 13th at 7:00 pm [https://www.youtube.com/c/
“The words O Come, Emmanuel are God’s people’s pleading cry for safety, security, reassurance, and rest. As followers of Christ’s example, the hope we hold brings us comfort and peace—knowing that we are safely in God’s care. Perhaps this performance will enable us all to reflect on the blessings that are still before us as we celebrate the Advent and Christmas seasons,” stated Blair Buffington, Director of Choral Activities at Iowa Wesleyan.
On December 13th, gather with family to celebrate the season through “O Come, Emmanuel: A Service of Lessons & Carols” from Iowa Wesleyan University. Use the hashtag #ChristmasWithIW on social media during the performances to share your celebrations and support the talented performers.
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