St Peter's Episcopal Church Lessons & Carols 2004


St Peter's Episcopal Church

Perth Amboy, New Jersey

The Rev. J. Rodney Croes, Rector

The Rev. Kathleen DeJohn, Deacon


A Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 10:30 a.m.


St. Peter's Choir

R. Douglas Sheldon, Music Director & Conductor

Laura Baldasano, Conductor

Kyle Babin, Organist



St: Peter's Choir:

Cherrill Garoniak, Brooke Edwards, Andrea Japinga, Emily Kwan,

Ellen Nemeth, Adeline Parker, Dee Parker, Thelma Rey, Mary-Viola Rey,

Alexandra Sheldon-Anan, Janet Sojka, Melissa Stass, Elísa Vilbergsdóttir


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Veronika Arkhangel, Naomi Blumenthal,

Debbie Keith, Denise Pineau


St. Peter's Choir:

Stefanie Antononi, Michelle Cusson, Mitzi Ferlita,

Joyce Richardson-Melech, Eileen Sheldon


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Laura Baldasano, Limarie Cabrera, Vivian Chiu,

Kristin Rothfuss, Betty Satterwhite


St. Peter's Choir:

Austin Gumbs, Jonathan Gonazalez, Allan Hunte, Roy MacMath, Cedric Richardson


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Brian Bumby, Graham Parker


St. Peter's Choir:

Butch Bryson, Samuel Hazell, Robin Lee, David Rey


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Robert Berretta, Laurence Sutter,

Nathan Scalzone,


Organ Prelude: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme J. S. Bach

Opening Hymn 57, Lo , He comes, with Clouds descending Augustine Arne

Opening Sentences

Blessed be God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and blessed be His kingdom now and forever. Amen.

Bidding Prayer Fr. Croes


Lessons and Carols


E'en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come Paul Manz

First Lesson Genesis III

God declareth in the Garden of Eden that the seed of woman shall bruise the serpent's head.

Diane Biniewicz

Lost in the Night arr. F. Melius Christiansen

Elísa Vilbergsdóttir, soprano soloist

Second Lesson Genesis XXII

God promiseth to Abraham that in his seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.

Mary Jane Seeman

Hodie, Christus natus est Healy Willan

Third Lesson Isaiah IX

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

Paula O' Neil

A Hymn to the Virgin Benjamin Britten

Antiphonal Choir: Melissa Stass, soprano; Kristin Rothfuss, mezzo-soprano;

Jonathan Gonzalez, tenor; Nathan Scalzone, bass

Fourth Lesson Isaiah XI

The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown.

Richard Japinga

Christmas Lullaby John Rutter

Fifth Lesson Luke I

The Angel Gabriel visiteth the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Eileen Sheldon

Ave Maria Tomás Luis de Victoria

Robin Lee, chant

Sixth Lesson Matthew I

St. Matthew telleth of Christ's nativity.

Ronald Sprague

O magnum mysterium Tomás Luis de Victoria

Seventh Lesson Luke II

The Shepherds go unto the manger.

Ellen Torres

Nativity Carol John Rutter

Kristin Rothfuss, mezzo soprano soloist

Eighth Lesson Matthew II

The Wise Men are led by a star to Jesus.

Cherrill Garoniak

Do you hear what I hear? Regney-Shayne/arr. Simeon

Ninth Lesson John I

St. John unfoldeth the mystery of the Incarnation.

The Reverend Paul M. Tanis, II

Sing for Joy Allen Pote


Announcements Fr. Croes

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

Doxology Congregation

Final Blessing Fr. Croes

Recessional Hymn 87, Hark! the herald angels sing Congregation

Postlude: Toccata Eugène Gigout


The flowers on the altar are in memory of

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

Audrey Nowak given by her family


Memorial Service for

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

Audrey Nowak given by her family

Judith Arron, John L. Baldwin, Ray D. Sheldon given by

R. Douglas, Eileen, R. Douglas Jr., Kirsten, Alexandra and their families


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

Posted: Mar-25-2013
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