St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket (Episcopal)
January 22, 2023
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
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
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
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
The Peace of the Lord be always with you. And 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
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.