With Bulletin for October 10 Service

October 09, 2021

Dear St. Paul’s Church Family,
  Our Rector in Boston used to say that during the ministry of Jesus, there were always dishes and pots and pans clanging in the background. He noted that table fellowship - dining with his friends of all sorts - was so essential to Jesus that it was often like being in a restaurant with an open kitchen and enjoying the sounds and smells of the meal’s preparation. Our own ministry of hospitality and open Communion table are rooted in this tradition.
  It has been such a challenge over these past eighteen months to safely observe precautions and to find ways to break bread together. Events have been repeatedly postponed, even Sunday coffee hour is still on hold. But as my Dad would so often remind me with his heavy Boston accent, “This too shall pass.” We were finally able to regather Thursday for our parish’s annual Ships Inn Dinner. Faithful parishioner Chef Mark Gottwald and manager Bob Moulder and their staff generously hosted sixty-three of us for an extraordinarily festive evening. We look forward to many more. Already our Hospitality Committee is again planning ahead, with a Christmas Stroll weekend concert and social planned.
Joe Hammer continues to work creatively to enhance our Sunday worship with sacred music and rotating soloists and choristers. His Music Monday broadcast is also very popular. This Monday, Joe welcomes back as guest soloist gifted soprano Jessica Sanseverino. Before moving to Martha’s Vineyard, Jessica sang weekly with our choir. Welcome back. See you at church!
The information to access our daily broadcast offerings is as follows:
Sunday Holy Eucharist at 9:30am
  • 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 via Facebook Live or Zoom (with the meeting ID # 957 8383 4554 and Passcode 206515).
Joe Hammer’s Music Monday; Prayers from the Attic & Compline on Wednesdays with Olly & me for Sweet Hour of Prayer via Facebook Live or Zoom (with the meeting ID: 977 4392 2196 and Passcode 834439); all at 8:30pm on Facebook Live.
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St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket (Episcopal)
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, October 10, 2021    
Holy Eucharist
Prelude          Andante religioso, Twelve Short Introductory Voluntaries       Joe Hammer
                         W.G. Alcock (1861-1947)
Opening Sentences (BCP 355)                                                                                 
Hymn Give praise and glory unto God                                   Vocalists
                            Tune: Du Lebensbrot, Herr Jesu Christ
Collect for Purity
Collect of the Day
The Lessons
A Reading from Hebrews 4:12-16
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Psalm 90: 12-17 (Chanted)           Setting, Luke Flintoft (1680-1727)          Vocalists
A Reading from the Gospel according to Mark.                        
(Mark 10:17-31)
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Sermon                                                          The Rev. Max Wolf
Music Meditation                       Cast thy burden upon the Lord                 Vocalists
                                               Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847); from the oratorio “Elijah”
Cast thy burden upon the Lord, And he shall sustain thee. He never will suffer the righteous to fall. He is at thy right hand. Thy mercy, Lord, is great And far above the heav’ns. Let none be made ashamed That wait upon thee.
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        Sing A Song Of Joy                                        Vocalists 
      Words: Thomas Campion (1567-1620)  Music: Richard Shephard (1949-2021)
Sing a song of joy Praise our God with mirth: His flock, who can destroy? Is he not Lord of heaven and earth? Sing we then secure, Tuning well our strings, With voice an echo pure, Let us renown the King of Kings. First who taught the day From the east to rise, Whom doth the Sun obey, When in the seas his glory dies. The stars in order stand And are directed by his hand. All that praise his Name, And his hosts observe, His arm will shield from shame, Their steps from truth will never swerve. Let us then rejoice, sounding loud his praise; So will he hear our voice, And bless on earth our peaceful days.
The Holy Communion
The Breaking of the Bread
At the Communion O for a closer walk with God                         Vocalists
                                               Tune: Caithness
Postcommunion Prayer (BCP 365)
Hymn                              Take my life, and let it be                                       Vocalists
                                             Tune: Hollingside
Voluntary                Postlude                                                             Joe Hammer
                                             Emma Louise Ashford (1850-1930)
 Flowers today are given to the Glory of God and
in loving memory of Warren C. Phillips, Jr., M.D.
Reader                                           Karen MacNab
Ushers                                           Robert Inglis, Martin McKerrow 
Altar Guild                                    Dottie Gennaro, Toni McKerrow
Ministers of the Parish                All Members of St. Paul’s Church
Vocalists                                       Deborah Beale, Alison Boughrum,
                                                       Marta Judson, Ann Martindale

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