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Lessons & Carols Theme for Community-wide Worship Service Dec. 3

BRISTOL, Tenn., Nov. 20, 2017 – King University is sponsoring a community-wide Lessons & Carols worship service on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church adjacent to the University in Bristol, Tennessee. Food or monetary donations will be accepted for the Bristol Emergency Food Pantry.

Lessons & Carols will feature scripture readings by King University faculty and staff. The readings are paired with Christian Christmas carols. Choirs leading the worship service through song include First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Tennessee; First Presbyterian Church in Greeneville, Tennessee; First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, Tennessee; and Central Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Virginia.

“We are delighted to share this King University Christmas tradition with the community this year,” said W. Patrick Flannagan, professor of Music and director of choral activities at King. “The service will certainly share the true meaning of Christmas – the gift of Jesus our Lord and Savior.”

Admission is free and open to all. Attendees are asked to bring food or a donation for the Bristol Emergency Food Pantry.

Contact W. Patrick Flannagan at or 423.652.4846 for additional details.


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