On Sunday, December 10 at 3:45 pm the choirs and friends of Church of the Advent and Cape May Presbyterian Church along with the Advent Bells English Handbell Choir, will join to offer the traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols at Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin Streets in Cape May. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. The choirs are led by Carol Obligado of Cape May who is the organist and choir director for both congregations. The Festival of Lessons and Carols follows a very old format from England with readings that recount the prophesies and then tell the story of the birth of Jesus. Between each of the readings are anthems and carols for the choirs and the congregation. Carol Obligado said: “No matter how you celebrate Christmas, this is a wonderful way to be ready for the day, listening to the stories and hearing and singing the traditional music of the holiday.” For more information and handicapped access details call the church at 609-884-3065.