St Peter's Episcopal Church Lessons & Carols 2005


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 18, 2005 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, Heather Brown, Brooke Edwards, Andrea Japinga, Emily Kwan,

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

Janet Sojka, Melissa Stass, Elísa Vilbergsdóttir


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Veronika Arkhangel, Naomi Blumenthal,

Debbie Keith, Denise Pineau, Katia Rothfuss


St. Peter's Choir:

Yuhi Aizawa, Michelle Cusson,

Joyce Richardson-Melech, Alexandra Sheldon, Eileen Sheldon


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Laura Baldasano, Limarie Cabrera,

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. Alex Wang


St. Peter's Choir:

Butch Bryson, Samuel Hazell, Robin Lee, David Rey


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Robert Berretta, Laurence Sutter,


Organ Prelude:

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


Lo, How a rose e're blooming arr. Don Crandall

First Lesson Genesis III

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

Diane Biniewicz

Shepherd's Pipe Carol John Rutter

Laura Baldasano, conductor

Second Lesson Genesis XXII

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

Mary Jane Seeman

Jesus Child John Rutter

Third Lesson Isaiah IX

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

Barbara Stack

Coventry Carol arr. Martin Shaw

Fourth Lesson Isaiah XI

The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown.

Richard Japinga

O Holy Night arr. Don Pippin

Katja Rothfuss, soprano & Kristin Rothfuss, mezzo soprano

Fifth Lesson Luke I

The Angel Gabriel visiteth the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Eileen Sheldon

Ave Maria Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sixth Lesson Matthew I

St. Matthew telleth of Christ's nativity.

Ronald Sprague

O magnum mysterium Morten Lauridsen

Laura Baldasano, conductor

Seventh Lesson Luke II

The Shepherds go unto the manger.

Ellen Torres

Donkey Carol John Rutter

Eighth Lesson Matthew II

The Wise Men are led by a star to Jesus.

Cherrill Garoniak

Angel Carol John Rutter

Ninth Lesson John I

St. John unfoldeth the mystery of the Incarnation.

The Reverend Kathleen DeJohn

Little Innocent Lamb arr. Marshall Bartholomew


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



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

Judith Arron, John L. Baldwin, Ray D. Sheldon, John & Lillian Yencik & Mary Jo Connealy

given by

R. Douglas Sheldon, 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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