St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket (Episcopal)
March 19, 2023
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Ringing of the Bell
Prelude Christe, Du Lamm Gottes BWV 619
(Christ, you Lamb of God)
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Hymn 490 I want to walk as a child of the light Houston
Celebrant Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins.
People God’s mercy endures for ever. Amen.
Confession and Absolution
Kyrie S96 Lord, have mercy Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy, have mercy.
Collect of the Day
A Reading from 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Psalm 23 – Hymn 645 (Sung by all)
A Reading from Ephesians 5:8-14
The Holy Gospel according to John(9:1-41)
Sermon The Rev. Max J. Wolf
Music Meditation Kyrie, God the Everlasting Father
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
The Prayers of the People
The Peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.
Offertory Anthem Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee Choir
Words: attr. Bernard of Clairvaux (ca. 1091-1153);
Music: John B. Dykes (1823-1876), arr. Katy Francom (cont.)
Jesus, the very thought of thee with sweetness fills the breast; but sweeter far thy face to see, and in thy presence rest. W O hope of every contrite heart, O joy of all the meek, to those who fall, how kind thou art! How good to those who seek! W But what to those who find? Ah, this nor tongue nor pen can show; the love of Jesus, what it is, none but his loved ones know. W Jesus, our only joy be thou, as thou our prize wilt be; Jesus, be thou our glory now, and through eternity.
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 S130 Holy, holy, holy Franz Schubert
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest.
The Breaking of the Bread
At the Communion Jesus, Priceless Treasure
(Gud Skal Alting Mage and Jesu, Meine Freude)
Arr. G. Winston Cassler (1906-1990)
Postcommunion Prayer (BCP 365)
Hymn 533 How wondrous and great thy works, God of praise Lyons
The people respond: Thanks be to God.
Voluntary Deck Thyself, My Soul, with Gladness
(Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele)
Wilbur Held (1914-2015)
All are invited to Coffee Hour after the service
downstairs in Gardner Hall.
This morning’s coordinator is Lucy Leske.
Celebrant The Rev. Max J. Wolf
Deacon The Rev. Susan Phillips
Eucharistic Minister Sheri Perelman, Paul Borneman III
Readers Peter Greenhalgh, Vicky Goss
Prayers of the People Sheri Perelman
Ushers Peter Greenhalgh, Stacey Stuart
Altar Guild Olly Wolf, Christine Borneman Vocalists