Lessons & Carols 2018 - A St. John School Tradition

Dec 22 2018
Under the direction of St. John School Music and Band Director, Mrs. Patty Hurlburt, St. John School presented Lessons and Carols 2018 to a standing-room only crowd. Lessons and Carols has become a tradition since Mother Elaine Moorcroft became Principal in 2010. St. John School Lessons and Carols for many families is one of the highlight evenings at St. John School. We gather together with students, faculty, family and friends to remember the birth of our Saviour, Christ the Lord.

Lessons & Carols 2018


Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade read passages from the Bible (Lessons), followed by selectively chosen songs (Carols). As is tradition, the evening began with a dimly lit procession into the auditorium by students and teachers. 8th Grade every year has the honor of leading the procession with the crucifix and candles. Students were beautifully dressed in black and white with the boys wearing red or green ties, all to honor our Saviour.

This year all in attendance were also treated to the sounds of instrumentalists in the 7th and 8th Grade along with 7th and 8th grade singer soloists. In addition, Mrs Hurburt’s son accompanied several Christmas carols. 

The finale of St. John School Lessons and Carols every year is the enactment of the manager scene. This year was no exception with the 2nd and 3rd Grades who dressed as angels, shepherds, wise men and the holy family to honor and welcome the baby Jesus. As each student and faculty member including Principal Mother Elaine processed out, they bowed to honor and welcome Christ the Lord.

The tradition of Lessons and Carols is truly unique and special to St. John School. It gives pause in the season of Advent as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Christ the Lord. What a blessing for the students, families and our community!