St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket (Episcopal)
May 1, 2022
Third Sunday of Easter
Ringing the Bell
Prelude A Song of Spring
Opening Hymn 181 Awake and sing the song St. Ethelwald
The Easter Acclamation
Celebrant Alleluia. Christ is risen.
People The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.
Gloria S236 A Song of Praise (Canticle 13)
Setting: John Rutter (b. 1945)
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 for ever. 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 for ever. 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 for ever.
Collect of the Day
A Reading from Acts 9:36-43
A Reading from Revelation 7:9-17
The Holy Gospel according to John (10:22-30)
Sermon The Rev. Susan Phillips, Deacon
Music Meditation The Lord’s My Shepherd
Text based on Psalm 23, Francis Rowe (1650); Melody by Jessie Irvine (1836-87); arr. Fraser Wilson (b. 1984)
The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want. He makes me down to lie in pastures green; he leadeth me the quiet waters by. My soul he doth restore again; and me to walk doth make within the paths of righteousness, even for his own Name's sake. Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale, yet will I fear no ill; for thou art with me; and thy rod and staff me comfort still. My table thou hast furnished in presence of my foes; my head thou dost with oil anoint, and my cup overflows. Goodness and mercy all my life shall surely follow me; and in God's house for ever more, my dwelling place shall be.
Prayers of the People Form III (BCP 387)
The Peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.
At the Offertory Your Mother’s Hands (Tentative)
Text: Fen Frehner based on a poem by Graeme Frehner. Music: Fen Frehner (contemporary)
The first to hold, the first to clothe; behold, behold your mother's hands. Fam'ly they've fed, tucked you in bed; behold your mother's hands. W These are the hands, the tender hands, holding you near, Calming the fear, drying a tear. These are the hands, loving hands; behold, behold your mother's hands. W The hands that mend, the hands that tend; behold, behold your mother's hands. With you they've shared, for you they've cared; behold your mother's hands. W These are the hands, the gentle hands, touch of a dove, symbol of love, gift from above. These are the hands, such loving hands. Behold, behold your mother's hands.
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 Holy Communion
The Breaking of the Bread
At the Communion One Flock, One Shepherd
“And I have other sheep, that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. So there shall be one flock, one shepherd.” (John 10:16)
Postcommunion Prayer (BCP 365)
Please continue to wear your mask when singing
Hymn 366 (vs. 1-5) Holy God we praise thy Name Grosser Gott
Voluntary Postlude on Terra Beata
Tune: Traditional English; arr. Edward Broughton
This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres. This is my Father's world: I rest me in the thought of rocks and trees, of skies and seas-- his hand the wonders wrought.
The Celebrant The Rev. Whitney Burr
Deacon The Rev. Susan Phillips
Verger Curtis Barnes
Prayers of the People Lucy Leske
Readers Janet Forest, Libby Tracey
Ushers Carolyn Hills, Phil Smith
Altar Guild Dottie Gennaro, Toni McKerrow
Live-Stream Tech Andrew Cromartie
Music plays a significant role at St. Paul’s. Any given worship service may include congregational hymns, choral anthems and Eucharist responses, preludes, closing voluntaries or postludes, offertory and communion selections, and even more, depending upon the time of year. In response to such a need, composers throughout history have written “service music,” generally short, technically accessible pieces. Often, the music was available in subscription publications, compiled by editors from various composers, and sent to the musician on a monthly or periodic basis.
The music from today’s service is an example. Each of the organ pieces were taken from “The Organ Portfolio,” published by Lorenz Publishing Company, Dayton, Ohio. Founded in 1898 by E.S. Lorenz, the company, still family owned and operated, publishes choral and instrumental music used by church musicians of many faiths and denominations.