Christmas Candlelight Service Held December 16

Mercersburg Academy’s annual Christmas Candlelight Service was held December 16 in the Irvine Memorial Chapel. View a recording of the service, and follow along with a digital copy of the program. View photos from the service
Rev. William R. Whitmore (Mercersburg’s school minister) delivered the sermon, “Pondering Over Perfection.” Members of the Mercersburg Chorale (under the direction of Bryan Morgan ’07), String Ensemble (directed by Michael Cameron), and Chapel Choir (directed by James Brinson), and several readers from the Academy community and the Borough of Mercersburg also participated.
A carillon prelude by Brinson, as well as seasonal vocal and instrumental music, was offerered prior to each service.

A free-will offering was collected to benefit the Mercersburg Rotary Club’s Santa’s Toy Box program, which purchases gifts for area underprivileged children. Again this year, the Academy offered the community an opportunity to donate a poinsettia that adorned the Chapel during the service.

The Chapel will host a Midnight Holiday Carillon Recital Monday, December 24, at 11:59 p.m.

On December 2, the Chapel hosted the fall concert of the Mercersburg Area Community Chorus. Richard Rotz, the Academy’s director of music, also directs the Community Chorus.

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Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center.
Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236
GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236
717-328-6173