Manny Laureano, principal trumpet with the Minnesota Orchestra, performs at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension’s 28th Annual Service of “Nine Lessons & Carols” at 5 p.m. Dec. 9 at the church, 214 N. Third St. in Stillwater.
Along with Laureano, the traditional candle-lit Anglican service also features Kathrine Handford, university organist and lecturer in music at Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wis., and Jon Lewis, principal percussionist of the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra accompanied by the Ascension choirs.
Guests are encouraged to arrive early for the best seating. A free-will offering will be taken, and complimentary childcare is available.
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension was established in 1846 as Minnesota’s first Episcopal congregation. The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, which traces its faith to the early Christian Church of the Apostles and traditions in England, Scotland and Wales. Built in 1888, the historic church building features soaring Victorian Gothic arches, a Dobson Opus 30 organ, and authentic Tiffany stained glass windows.
Ascension is a diverse and inclusive parish community. All people are welcome to worship at Ascension and share in God’s work and fellowship in the world. For more information about the Episcopal Church of the Ascension and Nine Lessons & Carols, call 651-439-2609 or visit www.aechurch.org.