December 22nd, 2019


The Weekly Bulletin of
St. Joseph of Nazareth Anglican Church
725 Provencher Blvd. Brossard, QC J4W 1Y5
450-671-6481 /

December 22nd, 2019

Service of Lesson and Carols


Christmas Eve

Will be held at St. Joseph’s at 4 pm. Let us all gather to worship and celebrate the birth of our Lord.

The 4th Sunday in Advent

Good morning and welcome to church this Sunday. Our service today will be the Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols. So let us sing heartily, listen expectantly, and may God bless us all.

Next Sunday

December 29 10:30 am………Morning Prayer
Please note that there will be no Sunday School on that morning


Bible Readings

December 22
Service of Lessons & Carols

December 29
Isaiah 63:7-9
Psalm 148
Hebrews 2:10-18
Matthew 2:13-23


A Gift for You

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the world was not the way God intended it. Jesus came to people living in moral and spiritual darkness to bring life and light to all (John 1:4) Even though the world didn’t recognize Him ”to all who did receive him, to those who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become children of God” (v12).

We can just feel like giving up as we constantly experience the pains and trials of this life—when families break up, children go hungry and the world wages war. But God promises that through faith in Christ anyone can start over and experience a new God-centered life. David McCasland


Order of Service
Before the Service: Choruses
Opening Prayer: Rev. Christopher Belle
Opening Carol: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel……….123
Reading One: God announces in the Garden of Eden that the seed of woman shall bruise the serpent’s head (Genesis 3:8-15)……….Margaret
Carol: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus……….124
Reading Two: God promises to faithful Abraham that in his seed shall the nations of the earth be blessed (Genesis 22:15-18)……….K.E.
Carol: Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne……….127
Reading Three: Christ’s birth and kingdom are foretold by Isaiah (Isaiah 9:2-7)……….Herma
Carol: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear……….128
Reading Four: The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown (Isaiah 11:1-2, 6-9) ……….Linda
Carol: Angels We Have Heard On High……….132
Reading Five: The angel Gabriel salutes the blessed Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-35) ……….Don
Peace/Offering: Hallelujah (Christmas version) Reading Six: Luke tells of the birth of Jesus (Luke 2:1, 3-7)……….Pat
Carol: Away In A Manger……….158
Reading Seven: The shepherds go to the manger (Luke 2:8-20)……….Nancy
Carol: Go Tell It On the Mountain……….138
Reading Eight: The wise men are led by the star to Jesus (Matthew 2:1-11)……….Richard
Carol: We Three Kings……….166
Reading Nine: John unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation (John 1:1-14)……….Dulcy
Musical Item: Hallelujah Chorus Blessing: Rev. Christopher Belle Carol: O Come, All Ye Faithful……….145
Exit Carol: Joy to the World……….125


Can You Put a Pair of Socks in Our Mailbox?

St. Joseph’s Church
725 Provencher Blvd.
Brossard, QC J4W 1S5

We are collecting NEW adult socks to give to the homeless as the cold winter months approach.

People donate coats and other clothes but often forget about the feet.

Can you help?
Can you put a pair of socks in our mailbox?
Thank you for your kindness 😊

For more information please contact us: 450-671-6481 /


Birthdays and Anniversaries

To those celebrating this week, God’s blessings be with you


Rector – Reverend Christopher Belle – 450-672-4549 / /
Rector’s Warden – Diane Allen – 450-466-5112 /
People’s Warden – Patricia Wood – 450-465-4733 /

Our Vision
To be a beacon of light and truth in our community
inviting all people to receive God’s promise of salvation through
Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.