WIth Bulletin for July 31 Service

July 30, 2022

Dear St. Paul’s Church Family,
  Hope. The banner below the anchor on the flag of my native state, Rhode Island, carries this simple message. For a state that has often been left out during prosperous times and has seen mills and factories flee south or overseas over many decades, hope has been such an essential ideal to hold onto. Alarmingly, hope seems to be on the wane in our culture right now. 
  In a late night phone call yesterday, my friend Jeff Cox - a Psychiatric Social Worker who has worked for twenty years to prevent suicide among our returning troops - lamented the lack of “spiritual resiliency” with the soldiers he counsels. “Their absence of the support of a faith community by being unchurched, and having little or no spiritual practice of any kind, are putting our young adults in peril. They lack hope.” He finished by encouraging us in our ministries of making God’s love more widely known and helping to spread and nurture hope.
  Jeff noted that our worship and prayer practice, our uplifting music, our religious studies, our communing with nature, and our service together in the community all strengthen spiritual resilience. I turn to the opening verse of Hymn #665, one I have used at many funerals and other services over the years: “All my hope on God is founded; he doth still my trust renew, me through change and chance he guideth, only good and only true. God unknown, he alone, calls my heart to be his own.”
    We had a good turnout and very enthusiastic response for Monday evening’s Jazz Vespers. If you missed it, check out the video on our Facebook or YouTube sites. The musicians are so appreciative of our hospitality, and we of the gift of the extraordinary music they brought to our island community. Stay tuned for our August music offerings. See you at church!
The joy and hope of Christ,
Christine will not be in the office August 2nd - August 8th. Phone messages will be checked regularly.
Monday, August 1
8:00 pm     Music Monday in person; broadcast from church
Tuesday, August 2
10:30 am     Sherburne Commons Worship
12:00 pm     Lunchbox Series in Gardner Hall 
Wednesday, August 3
9:00 am      Staff Meeting
5:00 pm      Rossini Group Concert
Thursday, August 4
11:30 am     Bible Study in person and broadcast in church   
Sunday, August 7
8:00 am     Holy Eucharist in Memorial Garden (inside if raining)
9:30 am     Holy Baptism with Eucharist
10:45 am    Coffee Hour
Updated Contact Information
Please email if your contact information has changed and needs to be updated.
Upcoming Happenings
St. Paul's Lunchbox Series B / Mary Magdalene in Art and Philosophy
Please join us for a lunch conversation with Mary Magdalene this Tuesday, noon to 1pm, in the Church. On August 2, we complete Mary Magdalene in Art (Part 1) by exploring Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper, Matthias Grünewald's 
Isenheim Altar, and selected panels from Duccio's Maestà Altarpiece. On August 9, we explore Mary Magdalene and the gnostic Gospel of Mary Magdalene from a philosophical perspective. Feel free to join our discussions in person or by zoom at  Zoom link for Lunch with Mary M To receive discussion handouts for each lunch, please write to Sam Baker at  
The Rossini Club – August 3 – 5:00 pm
Benefit Concert for Nantucket Food Fuel Rental Assistance at St. Paul’s Church. General Admission is $30, tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com or www.assistnantucket.org
Book Signing with Jan Jacobi—August 7th at 10:30 am
Vestry member, English teacher and author, Jan Jacobi, signs his book Young Lincoln during coffee hour.
Songs from the Silver Screen - August 10th at 8:00 pm
Gifted Washington, DC vocalist Bob McDonald and pianist Tony Nalker take you to the movies with this entertaining program of classic songs from Tinseltown. Admission is $20 Popcorn, Soda and Bubbly will be served.
The St. Paul's - Nantucket Jazz Mass
August 12th at 6:00 pm and August 14th at 9:30 am
An extraordinarily uplifting Jazz Eucharist created in loving memory of Nancy Broll. A love offering will gladly be received.
Lobster Palooza - August 18th, 5:00-5:30 pm
One dinner with lobster, chowder, corn on the cob, potatoes, and brownies baked by our Fellowship Committee and friends—$100.
Or a fried chicken dinner with chowder, fries, and a brownie—$50. Pick up dinners in the St Paul’s parking lot on Fair Street, Thursday, August 18th, 5:00-5:30 PM
To reserve your dinners, call or email Christine at the church office at 508-228-0916 or .
The deadline for ordering is August 11th.
Christmas Market Collection
Although months away we are starting to collect new or gently used treasures that would make a wonderful Christmas present (no books please). Please drop off at the parish office.
The information to access our daily broadcast offerings is as follows:
Sunday Holy Eucharist at 9:30am
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 Music Monday at 7pm, in person at church and via Facebook Live.
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St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket (Episcopal)
July 31, 2022
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Eucharist
Ringing the Bell
Prelude                 Petit Prélude No. 1
                       Charles-Henri-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888)
Opening Hymn 665                 All my hope on God is founded         Michael
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
Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Celebrant Lord, have mercy.
People Christ, have mercy.
Celebrant Lord, have mercy.
Collect of the Day
The Lessons
A Reading from Hosea 11:1-11
Psalm 107:1-9, 43
A Reading from Colossians 3:1-11
The Holy Gospel according to Luke (12:13-21)
Sermon              The Rev. Max J. Wolf        
Music Meditation    The Penitent Heart
                                   Colin Curtis (contemp.)
The Nicene Creed
Prayers of the People Form VI (BCP 392)
Concluding Collect
The Peace
The Peace of the Lord be always with youAnd also with you.
Offertory  Consider                                             Vocalists
Words: Christina Rosetti (1830-1894) Music: Roland E. Martin (b. 1955)
Consider the lilies of the field whose bloom is brief: We are as they; like them we fade away, as doth a leaf. Consider the sparrows of the air of small account: Our God doth view whether they fall or mount, he guards us too. Consider the lilies that do neither spin nor toil, yet are most fair: What profits all this care and all this coil? Consider the birds that have no barn nor harvest-weeks; God gives them food: Much more our Father seeks to do us good.
Doxology                                                                                                           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 Great Thanksgiving Eucharistic Prayer B (BCP367)
The Breaking of the Bread
At the Communion   Largo, Flute Concerto in G major, RV 436
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)                                                  Joseph Gioe, flute
Postcommunion Prayer (BCP 365)
Hymn 594    God of grace and God of glory  Cwm Rhondda
Voluntary            Festal Postlude
                                Robert J. Powell (b. 1932)
Verger                                      Curtis Barnes
Eucharistic Minister              Sheri Perelman 
Readers                                      Kathy Barid, Jack Williams
Prayers of the People            Libby Tracey
Ushers                                         Steve Kelly, Trish Anderson
Altar Guild                                  
Vocalists                                     Deborah Beale, Walter Birge, Janet Lindgren,
 Ann Martindale, Dan Rabold, Libby Tracey
All are invited to Coffee Hour after the service in
the Macintyre Garden (Parish House Garden).
Our Coffee Hour Coordinators this morning
are Dorothy & Sam Baker and Dottie Gennaro.

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