St Peter's Episcopal Church Lessons and Carols 2010


St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Perth Amboy, New Jersey

The Reverend Deborah Piggins, Interim Rector

The Reverend Kathleen DeJohn, Deacon


A Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.


St. Peter's Choir

R. Douglas Sheldon, Music Director & Conductor

Winston Hughes, Associate Choirmaster

Jeff Smith, Conductor

Jon Tyillian, Organist



St. Peter's Choir:

Cherrill Garoniak, Marsharika Carter, Andrea Japinga,

Emily Kwan, Ellen Nemeth, Dee Parker,

Alexandra Sheldon, Dorothy Grandjean Smith,

Cherissia Williams


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Veronika Arkhangel, Naomi Blumenthal, Brooke Edwards,

Jennifer Gliere, Debbie Keith, Melissa Kraus, Tara Riccelli


St. Peter's Choir:

Joyce Richardson-Melech,

Eileen Sheldon, Amanda Weiss


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Limarie Cabrera, Betty Satterwhite, Jaime Sloan


St. Peter's Choir:

Austin Gumbs, Jonathan Gonzalez, Winston Hughes,

Allan Hunte, Cedric Richardson


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Brandon Conley,Lucas Tannous, Alex Wang


St. Peter's Choir:

Butch Bryson, Patrick Murphy, Jeffrey Smith,

Asa Vaughn


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Robert Berretta, Robin Lee, Laurence Sutter


Prelude: Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme, Op. 65, No. 33 Sigfrid Karg-Elert

OpeningHymn 102 Once in Royal David’s City (vs. 1, 2, 3 & 6)Congregation

Opening Sentences: Blessed be God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;

and blessed be His kingdom now and forever. Amen.

Bidding Prayer The Rev. Deborah H. Piggins


Lessons and Carols

Hospodi Pomilui Alexis von Lvov-Wilhousky

First Lesson Genesis III

God tells sinful Adam that he has lost the life of Paradise

and that his seed will bruise the serpent's head.

A Chorister Jeffrey Smith

The Blessed Son of God R. Vaughn Williams

Winston Hughes, conductor

Second Lesson Genesis XXII

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

of the earth be blessed.

A Verger David Adams

The Lamb Ken Neufeld

Third Lesson Isaiah IX

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

A member of the church staff Joel Leiter

Carol of the Bells M. Leontovich-Wilhousky

A la Nanita Nana arr. Roger Folstrom

Fourth Lesson Isaiah XI

The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown.

A representative of the city government The Honorable Wilda Diaz, Mayor

What Sweeter Music can We bring? John Rutter

Jeff Smith, Conductor

Fifth Lesson Luke I

The Angel Gabriel visiteth the Blessed Virgin Mary.

A Sunday school teacher Karen Hunte

How unto Bethlehem arr. Parker/Shaw

Ave Maria Franz Biebl

Jennifer Gliere, Amanda Weiss, Jonathan Gonzalez, soloists

Sixth Lesson Matthew I

St. Matthew telleth of Christ's nativity.

A youth Darius Joshua

The Very Best Time of Year John Rutter

Jeff Smith,Conductor

Seventh Lesson Luke II

The Shepherds go unto the manger.

A deacon The Rev. Kathleen DeJohn, Dcn.

Nativity Carol John Rutter

Fum, Fum, Fum arr. Parker/Shaw

Eighth Lesson Matthew II

The Wise Men are led by a star to Jesus.

A member of the altar guild Pauline Hmieleski

A Merry Christmas Song arr. Maurice Goldman

Winston Hughes, Conductor

Ninth Lesson John I

St. John unfoldeth the mystery of the Incarnation.

The Director of Music R. Douglas Sheldon

Ring Out Wild Bells! Charles Gounod-Root


Announcements Pastor Deborah

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

Doxology Congregation

Final Blessing Pastor Deborah

Recessional Hymn 87 Hark! the herald angels sing Congregation

Postlude: Bring a torch, Jeanette Isabella Keith Chapman


The flowers on the altar are in memory of

Christopher Lucey, Jr., Christopher Lucey, Sr.,

Emma Lucey, Emma Blanchard


Memorial Service for

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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