With Bulletin For January 22 Service

January 21, 2023

Dear St. Paul’s Parish Family,

  CALLING ALL PARISHIONERS! Please participate in Sunday’s Annual Meeting, in-person if on island or by Zoom if not. By the grace of God and by all of our dedication, we have much to celebrate together, and our bylaws require a quorum - every vote counts for installing our officers and new Vestry members. Christine will be monitoring Zoom so that those remote participants and votes are counted. Please see below for easy Zoom access. If on island, our Hospitality Committee is hosting a festive chili, cornbread and dessert luncheon following the Annual Meeting. Please stay and enjoy some bonus time together!

  St. Paul’s Mission Committee gathers for a retreat tomorrow morning to prayerfully consider where else in our island community and beyond we may most effectively focus our efforts to serve God’s people. To what else is Jesus Christ calling us right now? Our parish’s warm, open-hearted hospitality and our compassionate concern for others wellbeing are traits that mark us as Jesus’s disciples, and those are now more recognized by our island neighbors. Thank you for your prayers, encouragement and support that make this all possible. See you at church!



Annual Meeting Lunch

Our Annual Meeting will take place after the service on Sunday, January 22nd, and all parishioners are encouraged to attend. Immediately after the meeting a Chili & Cornbread Lunch will be served in Gardner Hall. The lunch will be provided by the Fellowship Committee.

This Week at St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket


Tuesdays -Thursdays

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Regular church office hours; Parish House



9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Regular church office hours; Parish House


Tuesday, January 24

12:00 p.m.     Lunchbox Series


Wednesday, January 25

9:00 a.m.      Staff Meeting

12:00 p.m.    Mid-Week Music off resumes Feb. 8th

3:00 p.m.     St. Paul’s Supper Delivery


Thursday, January 26

11:30 a.m.     Bible Study in person and broadcast in church       


Sunday, January 29

9:30 a.m.     Holy Eucharist

10:30 a.m.    Coffee Hour in Gardner Hall


Upcoming Happenings

St. Paul's Lunchbox Series C / Lunch with Judas

Lunchbox on Tuesday, 24 January, noon to 1 pm, in the Parish Office. This week Dietrich Bonhoeffer joins us for Lunch with Judas. We will explore Disunion, Conscience, and Judgment. Feel free to join by person or by zoom as your schedule permits. Each session is a standalone. To receive the weekly handouts, please write to Sam Baker at  

To join the lunch by Zoom, please click here: Zoom Link Lunch with Judas


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!


St. Paul's Suppers

St. Paul’s Suppers has been selected to receive $1 from  every Bloomin' 4 Good bouquet sold during the month of

February 2023 at Stop & Shop, 31 Sparks Avenue.


2023 Calendar of Upcoming Events


February 21, Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday Supper. 5:30pm

On Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, St. Paul’s invites you to our traditional Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in Gardner Hall.


April 6, Thursday. Maundy Thursday Supper

in Gardner Hall before the service. Details TBA


Updated Contact Information

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

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Thursday morning Bible study 11:30-12:30, 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)

January 22, 2023

Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Holy Eucharist



Ringing of the Bell

Prelude    Sonata in F-sharp Major, K. 318   

                                     Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

Hymn 304     I come with joy to meet my Lord     Land of Rest

The Acclamation 

Celebrant Blessed be God: Father, son, and Holy Spirit.

People And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.

Collect for Purity

Gloria spoken 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 forever. 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 forever. 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 forever.

Collect of the Day

The Lessons


A Reading from Isaiah 9:1-4

Psalm 27:1, 5-13

A Reading from 1 Corinthians 1:10-18

The Holy Gospel according to Matthew (4:12-23)


Sermon                                                                         The Rev. Max J. Wolf

Music Meditation               Excerpts from Pini di Roma (1924)

                                               Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)

The Prayers of the People

Concluding Collect

The Peace

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


Offertory Hymn Dawn (2005)

           Dario Marianelli (b. 1963)

Doxology sung                                                                                     Old 100th


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise

 Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

The Holy Communion

Sanctus spoken by all


Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest.

The Breaking of the Bread


At the Communion       Reverie (1895)

                                     Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Postcommunion Prayer (BCP 365)




Hymn 537               Christ for the world we sing!                         Moscow


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


Voluntary                   Maple Leaf Rag (1899)

                                     Scott Joplin (1868-1917)



All are invited to Lunch after the Annual Meeting

downstairs in Gardner Hall.  





Celebrant                                    The Rev. Max J. Wolf 

Verger                                          Curtis Barnes

Eucharistic Minister                   Sheri Perelman

Crucifer                                       Genevieve Frable

Acolytes                                      Juliet & Clara Frable

Readers                                       Jack Williams, Zoe DiPinto

Prayers of the People                 

Ushers                                         Bob Felch, Martin McKerrow

Altar Guild                                  Sister Susanna, Ann Oliver

Guest Pianist                              Dr. Jennifer Maxwell



Music Notes

St. Paul’s is pleased to welcome back Dr. Jennifer A. Maxwell as our Guest Pianist. Jennifer holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University. She received a Master of Music degree from the University of Louisville on full fellowship as a student of Artist-in-Residence Lee Luvisi and a Bachelor of Music degree with honors and highest distinction on full scholarship from the University of Iowa. A committed educator, she has maintained a private teaching studio throughout her career, working with pianists of all ages and levels, including more than nine years with the Nantucket Community Music Center. Currently, in addition to her music pursuits, Jennifer is the Assistant Procurement Officer for the City of New Bedford.


Pines of Rome (Pini di Roma) is a tone poem in four movements for orchestra by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi (1879-1935). Each movement depicts a setting in the city with pine trees. Pines of Rome had its premiere in 1924 in Rome. The American premiere took place in 1926, during Arturo Toscanini's first concert as conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Toscanini also conducted the piece at his last performance with the orchestra in 1945.


The "Maple Leaf Rag" is an early ragtime musical composition for piano composed by Scott Joplin (1868-1917). It was one of Joplin's early works and became the model for ragtime compositions by subsequent composers. It is one of the most famous of all ragtime pieces. As a result, Joplin became dubbed the "King of Ragtime" by his contemporaries. The piece gave Joplin a steady if unspectacular income for the rest of his life. Despite ragtime's decline after Joplin's death in 1917, the "Maple Leaf Rag" continued to be recorded by many well-known artists. The ragtime revival of the 1970s brought it back to mainstream public notice once again.

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