St Peter's Episcopal Church Lessons and Carols 2014

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

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

A Service of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.
St. Peter's Choir
Jon Tyillian, Organist
R. Douglas Sheldon, Music Director & Choirmaster
Winston Hughes, Jeff Smith & Patrick Murphy
Associate Choirmasters
St. Peter's Choir:
Jennifer Allen, Emily Rae Anan, Sarah Durando, Elena Gisler,
Andrea Japinga, Emily Kwan, Ellen Nemeth, Dee Parker
Friends of St. Peter's Choir:
Veronika Arkhangel, Andrea Boucher, Gabrielle Campos, Francesca Condeluci,
Brooke Edwards, Elizabeth Moran, Margaret O’Neill,
Tara Riccelli, Cherissia Williams

St. Peter's Choir:
Joyce Richardson-Melech, Alexandra Sheldon
Eileen Sheldon, Claire Almog Smith, Amanda Weiss
Friends of St. Peter's Choir:
Limarie Cabrera, Kristy Ann Fox

St. Peter's Choir:
Noah Bram, Winston Hughes,
Allan Hunte, Cedric Richardson, Austin Turner
Friends of St. Peter's Choir:
Jonathan Gonzalez, Andrew Woodbridge

St. Peter's Choir:
Nicholas Anan, Butch Bryson, Patrick Murphy, Jeffrey Smith
Friends of St. Peter's Choir:
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

Lo How a Rose/The Rose — Michael Praetorius/Amanda McBroom , Alexandra Sheldon, soloist arr. Craig Hella Johnson

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

A la Nanita Nana (Spanish) — arr. Roger Folsom

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

Riu, Riu, Chiu (Spanish) — Anonymous/edited by Noah Greenberg
Patrick Murphy, Ellie Gisler, Nicholas Anan, Emily Kwan,
Cedric Richardson, Jennifer Allen, Jeff Smith, soloists

Third Lesson Isaiah IX
Christ's birth and kingdom are foretold by the prophet Isaiah.
Joel Leiter

A Virgin Unspotted (Colonial) — William Billings

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

The Gift Carol (Spanish) — arr. Lloyd & Debby Pautsch

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

O Holy Night — Pietro Yan/arr. Don Pippin
Elizabeth Moran, Jennifer Allen, soloists

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

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen — arr. Roger Wagner

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

Star Carol — John Rutter
Jeff Smith, conductor

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

African Noel — arr. André J. Thomas
Patrick Murphy, conductor

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

Do You Hear What I Hear — Noel Regney/Gloris Shayne/arr. Harry Simone

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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