With Bulletin For May 28 Service

May 27, 2023

Dear St. Paul’s Church Family,  

On Sunday we celebrate the Day of Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the liturgical year. Traditionally named Whitsunday and often called the birthday of the Church, during Pentecost and the weeks that follow we especially celebrate the Holy Spirit - the Third Person of the Trinity. We experience the Holy Spirit as the wisdom and power of God, and congregants and celebrants wear red to church on the Day of Pentecost to symbolize the fire of the Holy Spirit.

  In addition to it being Memorial Day and the returning invasion of the Figawi crowd, this weekend we also add our 8:00 o’clock Eucharist to our Sunday schedule through Labor Day. The forecast calls for continued cool morning temperatures, so we will gather inside church for both the 8:00 and 9:30 service this week. We look forward to being back in the Memorial Garden for the early service when the weather allows. See you at church!

The peace and joy of Christ,




Thank your for supporting our compassionate work in the community! If you are able to give of your time or talent with any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact the St. Paul’s Mission Committee.


This year will be the sixth year that the St. Paul’s Outreach Committee’s Laundry Love program has provided laundry assistance to fellow islanders designated as needing a hand with its cost. The Laundry Love volunteers have now resumed in-person laundry assistance at Holdgate’s Island Laundry. St. Paul’s provides laundry cards to other community non-profits for their own discretionary distribution. Program Director: Randall Wight



St. Paul’s has had the privilege of assisting the Nantucket Community School in supporting the children of Nantucket since 2021. St. Paul’s provides daily snacks for all of the children enrolled in Nantucket Community School programs. These include applesauce, Goldfish, Sun Chips, and Smartfood popcorn. The snacks are available every school day and for summer programs, and are welcomed by all families. Program Director: Dorothy Baker



St. Paul’s provides volunteer readers for “Ready, Set, Read.” This is a reading program for kindergarten students enrolled in the NCS Extended Day, an after-school program. A dedicated group of volunteers from the parish read weekly with students, one-on-one, at the elementary school. The books we read with the children are selected by the school’s Coordinator of Early Childhood Education. The program was brought to NCS and originally funded by a generous donor who supplied the initial books. Additional books to replenish the library have been donated by our rector, Father Max.

Program Director: Dorothy Baker



St. Paul’s has collected a library of twenty bicycles to lend to J1 Visa international students. We are looking for assistance with repairs and providing helmets and lights. Program Director: Liz Bristow.


Grab your family and your house guests and join us for an hour of collecting litter with the Clean Team. We will gather afterwards in the McIntyre Garden for coffee, donuts and fellowship. June 3rd, July 8th, August 5th, September 9th. 



St. Paul’s has long supported the Nantucket Food Pantry and donates food and supplies to it on a weekly basis. We welcome your contributions to that effort. Please pick up one of our blue bags at the back of the church or Parish House. (with a shopping list enclosed) Program Director: Libby Tracey 



Our parish initiated “St. Paul’s Suppers” in May 2020 to serve our fellow islanders, with an emphasis on helping individuals and families affected by the pandemic. Ruth and Tim Pitts of Bistro at Home prepare nutritious meals every Wednesday at St Paul’s. The meals are then delivered by our volunteers. Presently, we deliver them to about 80 households. This year, St. Paul’s Suppers Program will also continue to provide meals to A Safe Place and The Warming Place. Please let Sheila Daume know if you are able to drive any Wednesday. Pickup at the church is 3pm.

Program Director: Sheila Daume



The parish actively supports Fairwinds, Nantucket’s only full-time Mental Health and Addiction Counseling Center. During the isolating years of the pandemic, St. Paul’s was able to provide meal and gift cards to the Fairwinds counseling staff in recognition of its especially challenging workload. As 2023 begins, we look forward to hosting in-person events for Fairwinds staff as a “thank you” for its immeasurable contribution to our community's overall health.

Program Director: Libby Tracey



Ships Inn Dinner/ Fundraiser - Sunday, June 4th at 6:00 p.m.

There are no more seats available. If you have already made a

reservation please contact the office at

or 508-228-0916, to make an arrangement for payment.

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

Monday, May 29

9:30 a. m.    Memorial Day Requiem


Tuesday, May 30

9:00 a.m.        Staff Meeting

12:00 p.m.      Lunchbox Series 


Wednesday, May 31

12:00 p.m.     Mid Week Music 


Thursday, June 1

11:30 a.m.    Bible Study resumes June 8th


Sunday, June 4 Trinity Sunday

8:00 a.m.     Garden Service

9:30 a.m.     Holy Eucharist

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

6:00 p.m.     Ships Inn Dinner

Upcoming Happenings

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

Lunchbox is in the Wilderness for two weeks. Our exploration of Power, Oppression, Deliverance, and Renewal resumes Tuesday, May 30, noon to 1 pm, in the Church. Please join us for Lunch with King David. Special guests include Samuel and King Saul. To receive the syllabus for Lunchbox Series D, please write to Sam Baker at

June 3rd - Clean Team

Meet Adam Dread at Lincoln Circle beginning at 8:00 a.m., cleaning supplies are provided then we will gather afterwards in the McIntyre Garden for coffee, donuts and fellowship.


Save the Date

May 28 - 8:00 a.m., Summer Garden Service Resumes

May 29 - 9:30 a.m., Memorial Day Requiem

June 3 , July 8, August 5, September 9

8:00 a.m., Clean Team with Adam Dread

June 27-29 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Vacation Bible School featuring Cowboy Colby

July & August - Tuesdays, Nantucket Musical Arts Society

July 20 - St. Paul’s Summer Fair & KidStreet

July 20—6:45 p.m., Reception with NHA

July 28 - 7:00 p.m., St. Paul’s Jazz Concert

July 29 & July 30 - St. Paul’s Jazz Mass in memory of Nancy Broll

August 4 - 7:00 p.m., Rossini Club Concert with Nick Davies

August 11-13 - Lisa Miller, Spiritual Child

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 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)

May 28, 2023

Pentecost Sunday

Holy Eucharist



Ringing of the Bell

Prelude Morning Has Broken (Bunessan)

                                    Arr. G. Winson Cassler (1906-1990)


Hymn 225                  Hail thee, festival day!                           Salve festa dies

Opening Acclamation 


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

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

The Celebrant then continues

               There is one Body and one Spirit;

People       There is one hope in God's call to us;

Celebrant  One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism;

People        One God and Father of all.

Celebrant    The Lord be with you.

People       And also with you.

Celebrant   Let us pray.

Collect of the Day

The Lessons


A Reading from Acts:2:1-21

Psalm 104:25-35, 37

A Reading from 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

The Holy Gospel according to John 20:19-23.


Sermon          The Rev. Max J. Wolf

Music Meditation        Petitte Elevation

                                     Nicholas Le Bègue

The Baptism of Jack Williams 

The Baptismal Covenant

Prayers for the Candidate

Thanksgiving over the Water

The Peace

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


Offertory Anthem             Every Time I Feel The Spirit

                                          African American Spiritual: arr. Gary Gilpin (b.1964)

Refrain: Ev’ry time I feel the spirt moving in my heart, I will pray. Yes, ev’ry time I feel the Spirit moving in my heart, I will pray. Upon the mountain when my God spoke, out of God’s mouth came fire and smoke. All around me, it looked so fine, I asked my Lord if all was mine. (Refrain) Jordan River, chilly and cold, it chills the body, but not the soul. There ain’t but one train that’s on this track, it runs to heaven and runs right back. (Refrain)

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 S125     Holy, holy, holy Lord Setting: Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

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 highetst.

The Breaking of the Bread


At the Communion Pastorale on St. Columba

                                               Arr. Jack C. Goode (1921-2002)


Postcommunion Prayer (BCP 365)


Easter Blessing


Hymn 505                 O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God              O heliger Geist


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


Voluntary                    Jubilate Deo

                                               Alfred Jethro Silver (1870-1935)




All are invited to Coffee Hour after the service downstairs

in Gardner Hall. Our Coffee Hour Coordinator

this morning is Dottie Gennaro.


Celebrant                              The Rev. Max J. Wolf

Deacon                                  The Rev. Susan Phillips

Verger                                     Curtis Barnes

Eucharistic Minister              Dorothy Baker

Readers                                   Jack Williams, Lucy Leske

Ushers                                     John Barnes, Steve Paradis  

Altar Guild                              Sister Susanna, Ann Oliver

Music Director & Organist   Joe Hammer


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