With Bulletin For April 14 Service

April 12, 2024

Dear St. Paul’s Parish Family,

  It looks like we all survived Monday’s long anticipated eclipse. Being out on Block Island, we did not know quite what to expect and had not purchased the special viewing glasses, so we decided to stay inside during the event. It never became as dark as I expected, but the glow of our surroundings was absolutely surreal. (I tried to capture it in the photo above.) It was exciting to share in the enthusiasm of this natural phenomenon, an occurrence through which such a wide diversity of people found common ground.

Olly and the critters and I are returning early from vacation to attend next Wednesday evening’s concert at St. Paul’s. While away, I see stellar reviews and advertisements for Stile Antico’s other concerts in the area with ticket prices of $35. Ours is free, and with our church’s acoustics their A cappella singing will create an extraordinarily uplifting experience. If on island, please invite friends and neighbors and join us. We will also broadcast the concert on Facebook. See you at church!

The peace and joy of Christ,


This Week at St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket


Tuesday, April 16

10:00 a.m.        Sherburne Commons Worship

12:00 p.m.         Lunchbox Series


Wednesday, April 17

9:00 a.m.          Staff Meeting

2:30 p.m.          Meal Delivery Ministry

7:00 p.m.          Stile Antico Concert


Thursday, April 18

11:30 a.m.         Bible Study


Sunday, April 21

9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 

10:45 a.m. Coffee Hour


Upcoming Happenings

St. Paul's Lunchbox Series D / Lunch with King David

This Tuesday is our last lunch with King David. We finish the Lunchbox play "The New Day" and summarize our findings on power. Mary Magdalene, her Brothers, and the Old Prophets join the fun. Join us in the Vestry room on Tuesday, 16 April, noon-1pm. No thespian experience required.  No right or wrong answers. Each session is a standalone.  

To receive the handout, please write to Sam Baker at

. If you cannot attend in person, please join Lunchbox by Zoom by clicking on this link: Zoom with Lunchbox and King David


Mid-Week Music@ St. Paul’s

Mid-Week music will resume on April 24


Thursday Bible Study Group

Based on the Lectionary: readings from Scripture appointed to be read the following Sunday. St. Paul’s Bible Study Group meets on Thursdays, 11:30am–12:30pm in the Church. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary!


Calendar of Upcoming Events


April 17, 7:00 p.m. Free Concert by Stile Antico, one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles, here from the UK to sing renaissance music at St. Paul’s Church. 


April 26, 7:00 p.m., $20 at the door, Daffodil Festival Concert, Bubbles and Bites to follow

April 28, during Coffee Hour, Discussion & Donuts: Ruth Pitts of the Nantucket Food Pantry. We are pleased to offer our 3rd “Discussion & Donuts” Ruth Pitts of the Nantucket Food Pantry. Ruth will speak about the work of the Food Pantry and Food Insecurity on Nantucket. We hope you can join us for this thoughtful conversation.


Updated Contact Information

Please email if your contact information has changed and needs to be updated.

The information to access our daily broadcast offerings is as follows:


Sunday Holy Eucharist at 9:30am

  • in person
  • via Facebook Live at St Paul's Church in Nantucket - Episcopal
  • or via Zoom at click here and then click on Join a Meeting and use the ID code and then the Passcode when prompted with the meeting ID # 983 0366 8882 Passcode: 373740
  • to phone in 1-301-715-8592 code: 98303668882#


Thursday morning Bible study11:30-12:30, in person at church and via Facebook Live or Zoom (with the meeting ID # 957 8383 4554 and Passcode 206515).


Joe Hammer’s Mid-Week Music @St. Paul's, Wednesdays at noon, in person at church and via Facebook Live.

St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket (Episcopal)

April 14, 2024

Third Sunday of Easter



Ringing of the Bell



Opening Hymn 212               Awake, arise, lift up your voice          Richmond


The Easter Acclamation 

Celebrant Alleluia. Christ is risen.

People The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.

Collect for Purity

Gloria seated, said by all 

Glory to you, Lord God of our fathers; you are worthy of praise; glory to you. Glory to you for the radiance of your holy Name; we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever. Glory to you in the splendor of your temple; on the throne of your majesty, glory to you. Glory to you, seated between the Cherubim; we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever. Glory to you, beholding the depths; in the high vault of heaven, glory to you. Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.

Collect of the Day


The Lessons


A Reading from Acts 3:12-19

Psalm 4

A Reading from 1 John 3:1-7

Sequence Hymn 492 Sing, ye faithful, sing with gladness Finnian


The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke 24:3b-48.


Sermon                                                               The Rev. Jacqueline McGrady

Music Meditation        


The Prayers of the People

Concluding Collect

The Peace

The Peace of the Lord be always with youAnd also with you.


Offertory Anthem    Hear Me When I Call                                Choir

                            Text: Psalm 4:1,6; Music: Richard Shephard (1949-2021)

Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: Thou hast set me at liberty when I was in trouble. Have mercy upon me and hearken to my prayer. Lord lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. Amen.

The Holy Communion

The Breaking of the Bread

At the Communion   

Postcommunion Prayer (BCP 365)




Hymn 180 He is risen, he is risenUnser Herrscher


The people respond: Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!



All are invited to Coffee Hour in Gardner Hall after the service.


Celebrant                                  The Rev. Jacqueline McGrady

Deacon                                      The Rev. Susan Phillips

Verger                                       Curtis Barnes

Eucharistic Minister                  Liz Bristow    

Readers                                      Zoe DiPinto, Peter Greenhalgh

Ushers                                        Yvette St. Jean, Peter Greenhalgh  

Altar Guild                                  Dottie Gennaro, Toni McKerrow

Music Director & Organist       Joe Hammer

Guest Organist                         Isaiah Williams

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