St Peter's Episcopal Church Lessons and Carols 2012


St Peter's Episcopal Church

Perth Amboy, New Jersey

The Reverend Dr. Anne-Marie Jeffery, Rector


A Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.


St. Peter's Choir

Jon Tyillian, Organist

R. Douglas Sheldon, Music Director & Choirmaster

Winston Hughes, Associate Choirmaster

Jeff Smith & Patrick Murphy, Assistant Conductors



St: Peter's Choir:

Cherrill Garoniak, Elena Gisler, Andrea Japinga,

Emily Kwan, Ellen Nemeth, Dee Parker,

Cherissia Williams, Cherisse Williams


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Gabrielle Campos, Ashley Curling,

Stefanie Johnson, Elizabeth Moran

Tara Riccelli,


St. Peter's Choir:

Joyce Richardson-Melech, Alexandra Sheldon

Eileen Sheldon, Amanda Weiss


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Elizabeth Baer, Limarie Cabrera,


St. Peter's Choir:

Austin Gumbs, Jonathan Gonzalez, Winston Hughes,

Allan Hunte, Cedric Richardson


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Brandon Conley, Lucas Tannous


St. Peter's Choir:

Butch Bryson, Patrick Murphy, Jeffrey Smith, Asa Vaughn


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Robin Lee, Andrew Gaines


Prelude: ???

OpeningHymn 57 Lo, He comes with clouds descendingCongregation

Opening Sentences

Blessed be God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and blessed be His kingdom

now and forever. Amen.

Bidding Prayer The Rev. Dr. Jeffery


Lessons and Carols

Hymn to the Virgin Benjamin Britten

Emily Kwan, Amanda Weiss, Cedric Richardson, Patrick Murphy, quartet

First Lesson Genesis III

God declareth in the Garden of Eden that the seed of woman

shall bruise the serpent's head.

Robin Lee

Lost in the Night F. M. Christiansen

Ashley Curling, soloist

Second Lesson Genesis XXII

God promiseth to Abraham that in his seed shall all the nations

of the earth be blessed.

Lisa Markus

Friendly Beasts arr. G. Darlington Richards

Jeff Smith, Elizabeth Moran, soloists

Third Lesson Isaiah IX

Christ's birth and kingdom are foretold by the prophet Isaiah.

Joel Leiter

A child is born Leo Nestor

Patrick Murphy, conductor

Fourth Lesson Isaiah XI

The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown.

X x x x x x

Baloo Lammy arr. Norman Luboff

Alexandra Sheldon, soloist

Fifth Lesson Luke I

The Angel Gabriel visiteth the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Pauline Hmieleski

O magnum Mysterium Jacob Handl

Cherisse Williams, Joyce Richardson, Jonathan Gonzalez, Asa Vaughn, quartet

Sixth Lesson Matthew I

St. Matthew telleth of Christ's nativity.

Kingsley Joshua

Two Kings Joseph Clokely

Seventh Lesson Luke II

The Shepherds go unto the manger.

Cynthia DeLeon

Hodie Christus natus est Tuillio Visioli

Jeff Smith, conductor

Eighth Lesson Matthew II

The Wise Men are led by a star to Jesus.

Meyer Pincelli

Go Tell it on the mountain arr. Skjolund

Asa Vaughn, soloist & Winston Hughes, conductor

Ninth Lesson John I

St. John unfoldeth the mystery of the Incarnation.

R. Douglas Sheldon

Welcome all wonders Richard Dirksen

Elena Gisler, soloist


Announcements The Rev. Dr. Jeffery

Offertory Hymn 83 O come, all ye faithful (verses 1, 3 & 6) Congregation

Doxology Congregation

Final Blessing The Rev. Dr. Jeffery

Recessional Hymn 87 Hark! the herald angels sing Congregation

Postlude: xxx xxx


The flowers on the altar are in memory of

Ernest Varga given by Doris, Scott, Brenda & Ryan Varga

Audrey Nowak given by her family

Walter D. Sabik, Charles Klym, & Henry Massopust,

given by Mrs. Nancy Sabik

Al Wolny, given by Betty Wolny


Memorial Service for

Ernest Varga given by Doris, Scott, Brenda & Ryan Varga

Audrey Nowak given by her family

Joaquin J. Capatao, given by Tony & Maria Gaspar, and Robert Askew, given by Margaret Askew


The Congregation is invited to attend a reception in the Parish House following the service.

Posted: Mar-25-2013
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