Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace, probably one of America’s best-known hymns, was written by the Reverend John Newton, an Anglican priest and former slave trader. Composed in England in 1773, it gained popularity in America during outdoor revival meetings in the early 1800s and has been well known, well used, and well-loved ever since.

This week’s music offering is by Joanna Petrone, daughter of parishioner’s Doug Whittaker and Amy Petrone and sister to Jack. 


She is currently a freshman at Valley Regional and has been playing trombone since elementary school. If you are a regular nine o’clock, you have certainly heard her before as she has played for us many times. Thank you, Joanna, for sharing your time and talent with us this week.

Many thanks to my son, Reade, for making time to stitch this recording together for us. We are thankful for his support and help.
We welcome all members of our congregation to join us in our weekly music offerings. Please email music@stjohnsessex.org if you would like to participate.

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