St Peter's Episcopal Church Lessons and Carols 2011


St Peter's Episcopal Church

Perth Amboy, New Jersey

The Reverend Dr. Anne-Marie Jeffery, Rector


A Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 18, 2011 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 & Laura Baldasano, Conductors



St: Peter's Choir:

Cherrill Garoniak, Andrea Japinga, Emily Kwan,

Ellen Nemeth, Dee Parker, Dorothy Grandjean Smith,

Cherissia Williams, Cherisse Williams


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Veronika Arkhangel, Naomi Blumenthal, Ashley Curling,

Elena Gisler, Jennifer Gliere,

Tara Riccelli, Stephanie Wortel


St. Peter's Choir:

Joyce Richardson-Melech, Alexandra Sheldon

Eileen Sheldon, Amanda Weiss


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Claire Almog, Laura Baldasano, Limarie Cabrera,

Jacqueline Stahlman


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:

Phillip Bergmann, Robert Berretta, Robin Lee


Prelude: Three Kings From Persian Lands Peter Cornelius

Al Prettyman, soloist

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

The Music of John Rutter

The Very best time of year

First Lesson Genesis III

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

shall bruise the serpent's head.

Robin Lee

Shepherds’ Carol

Patrick Murphy, conductor

Second Lesson Genesis XXII

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

of the earth be blessed.

Lisa Markus

Nativity Carol

Laura Baldasano, Conductor & Joyce Richardson-Melech,soloist

Third Lesson Isaiah IX

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

Joel Leiter

Donkey Carol

Jeff Smith, Conductor

Fourth Lesson Isaiah XI

The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown.

X x x x x x

Dormi, Jesu

Fifth Lesson Luke I

The Angel Gabriel visiteth the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Pauline Hmieleski

Christmas Lullaby

Sixth Lesson Matthew I

St. Matthew telleth of Christ's nativity.

Kingsley Joshua

What Sweeter Music can we bring

Winston Hughes, Conductor

Seventh Lesson Luke II

The Shepherds go unto the manger.

Cynthia DeLeon

Angels’ Carol

Eighth Lesson Matthew II

The Wise Men are led by a star to Jesus.

Meyer Pincelli

Joy to the World

Ninth Lesson John I

St. John unfoldeth the mystery of the Incarnation.

R. Douglas Sheldon

Rejoice and be merry


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.

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