With Bulletin For May 8 Service

May 07, 2022

Dear St. Paul’s Church Family,
  Warm greetings from a steamy afternoon in Florida! Olly & I have begun our post-Easter vacation with a weekend trip here to celebrate a Baptism and Renewal of Marriage Vows. The young couple (and now parents) were married two years ago at St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket while isolating from the pandemic, with only Joe Hammer and me present while their family and friends watched via Zoom. Although our travels here required considerable effort, it has also provided incalculable opportunities to “share the Good News of God in Christ”, as we vow to do in our Baptismal Covenant.
  As in any gathering where it is obvious that I am clergy, all kinds of people engage me in conversations about God. So often I hear the remark, “I am not a church goer, I experience God in nature.” My latest response to that is, “You know, we do too, and then we go to church on Sunday and give thanks.” Usually, like Jesus, I sense that so many are like sheep without a shepherd. This weekend’s social events have been different in that so many folks of all ages and from around the world are sharing with me the name of their home parish and how much their faith means to them. So hopeful, praise be to God!
   Our Sundays away will offer the opportunity for you to hear other voices share perspectives of their own faith journeys. Deacon Susan Phillips, our Verger Curtis Barnes, and parishioner Sam Baker will be standing in the pulpit, and Father Whitney Burr will be celebrating the Eucharist. You remain in our hearts and prayers as we savor the tranquility of Block Island, and we will return on my birthday to the parish family and island home we cherish. 
The joy of the risen Christ,
This Week at St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket
Tuesday -Thursday
8:30 am-12:00 pm  Regular church office hours; Parish House
9:00 am-12:00 pm  Regular church office hours; Parish House
Monday, May 9
7:00 pm   Music Monday in person and broadcast in Church
Tuesday, May 10
10:00 am  Sherburne Commons Worship
12:00 pm  Lunchbox Series in Gardner Hall 
Wednesday, May 11
9:00 am   Staff Meeting
Thursday, May 12
11:30 am  Bible Study in person and broadcast in Church, on hiatus
until May 26th
4:30 pm Vestry Meeting in Parish House
Sunday, May 15
9:30 am   Holy Eucharist
* The 8:00 am Eucharist in the Memorial Garden to resume on  May 29th, with the 9:30 am remaining inside the church in person and broadcast.
Looking for used bikes in good condition to donate to our J1 Visa bike program. Please contact the office if you are interested in donating. 
Upcoming Happenings
St. Paul’s Lunchbox Series
Tuesdays from 12:00 pm—1:30 pm in Gardner Hall
Pilot Lunchbox Series explored Pontius Pilate in the four Gospels. This Tuesday, the series builds on the Gospels and looks how historians treat Pontius Pilate in the historical context of Jerusalem and Rome. If you missed Pontius Pilate in the Gospels, no worries. A quick reference guide on Pilate is available at lunch. Bring your own lunchbox!
NCMC Concert
May 22 at 3:00pm
The Nantucket Community Music Center (NCMC) Community Chorus will present a spring concert on Sunday, May 22 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket. Free admission, with the opportunity to make a good will offering in support of NCMC’s music programs. Under the direction of Dr. Edward (Eddie) Wilkin, NCMC faculty member and Nantucket Intermediate Public School music teacher, the concert features secular and sacred choral works – from Gospel to Jazz - by contemporary American composers.
Memorial Day Requiem - A Tribute to the Fallen
May 30 at 9:30am in person and broadcast
Prayers, Hymns, Patriotic Music & Eucharist
Coffee Hour Returns!
May 29 after the 9:30am service in Gardner Hall until summer when it moves to the Macintyre Garden
Vi Allen Memorial Service
June 25 at 11:00 am
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 Music Monday at 7pm, in person at church and via Facebook Live. Prayers from the Attic on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm with Olly & Max for Sweet Hour of Prayer via Facebook Live or Zoom (with the meeting ID: 977 4392 2196 and Passcode 834439).
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St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket (Episcopal)
May 1, 2022
Third Sunday of Easter
Holy Eucharist
Ringing the Bell
Prelude                    A Song of Spring
                                      David Lasky
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
The Lessons
A Reading from Acts 9:36-43
Psalm 23
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)
Concluding Collect
The Peace
The Peace of the Lord be always with youAnd 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
                                      Gilbert Martin
“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)
Easter Blessing
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 Notes
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.

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