St Peter's Episcopal Church Lessons and Carols 2015

St Peter's Episcopal Church

Perth Amboy, New Jersey
The Reverend Dr. Anne-Marie Jeffery, Rector

A Service of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 15, 2013 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:
Jennifer Allen, Sarah Durando, Elena Gisler, Andrea Japinga,
Emily Kwan, Ellen Nemeth, Margaret O’Neil, Dee Parker,
Friends of St. Peter's Choir:
Gabrielle Campos, Ashley Curling,
Elizabeth Moran

St. Peter's Choir:
Joyce Richardson-Melech, Alexandra Sheldon
Eileen Sheldon, Amanda Weiss
Friends of St. Peter's Choir:
Limarie Cabrera

St. Peter's Choir:
Noah Bram, Matt Deire, Winston Hughes,
Allan Hunte, Cedric Richardson, Austin Turner
Friends of St. Peter's Choir:
Brandon Conley, Jonathan Gonzalez

St. Peter's Choir:
Nicholas Anan, Butch Bryson, Patrick Murphy, Jeffrey Smith
Friends of St. Peter's Choir:
Phillip Bergmann, Andrew Gaines, Robin Lee,


Prelude: ???

Opening Hymn 57 Lo, He comes with clouds descending Congregation
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

Rejoice and be Merry — John Rutter

First Lesson Genesis III
God declareth in the Garden of Eden that the seed of woman
shall bruise the serpent's head.
Robin Lee

E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come — Paul Manz

Second Lesson Genesis XXII
God promiseth to Abraham that in his seed shall all the nations
of the earth be blessed.
Lisa Markus

The 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

The Holy Infant’s Lullaby — Norman Dello Joio
Patrick Murphy, conductor

Fourth Lesson Isaiah XI
The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown.
X x x x x x

Behold! I bring you glad tidings (Colonial) — arr. Joseph Stephenson
Elena Gisler, Joyce Melech-Richardson, Austin Turner, Pat Murphy
Jeff Smith, conductor

Fifth Lesson Luke I
The Angel Gabriel visiteth the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Pauline Hmieleski

Ave Maria — Tomas de la Victoria 

Sixth Lesson Matthew I
St. Matthew telleth of Christ's nativity.
Kingsley Joshua

The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy arr. Richard Decormier
Winston Hughes, conductor

Seventh Lesson Luke II
The Shepherds go unto the manger.
Cynthia DeLeon

I sing unto a Maiden Martin Sedek

Eighth Lesson Matthew II
The Wise Men are led by a star to Jesus.
Meyer Pincelli

Praise His Holy Name Keith Hampton
Jeff Smith, conductor

Ninth Lesson John I
St. John unfoldeth the mystery of the Incarnation.
R. Douglas Sheldon

Ring Out! Wild Bells — Charles R. Gounod

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: Aug-27-2015
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