Trinity Episcopal Church, 703 W. Third Ave., invites the community to “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10.


The service of scripture and song will be presented by the Chancel Choir, guest musicians and readers from Trinity church. The music will be directed by Faron Wilson, organist and choirmaster.


“This historic service tells the story of the fall of humanity and the promise of the Messiah as told in nine short Bible readings, interspersed with the singing of carols, hymns and anthems,” a spokesman said in a news release. “Originating in a cathedral in Cornwall, England, in the 1870s and based on a medieval vigil service, the Lessons and Carols service was first made popular in the early 20th century at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England, which continues the tradition to this day.”


The annual presentation is free to attend. Details: 870-534-3832.