With Bulletin for September 19 Services

September 18, 2021

Dear St. Paul’s Church Family,
  I am still a bit wobbly after last week’s three wedding weekend. Each ceremony was uniquely moving, and Olly and I danced so much at one reception that I wrenched my back. It was well worth it! I quickly recovered and spent two days in Rhode Island celebrating my Mom’s 93rd birthday and dining with siblings at an old Italian restaurant our family has frequented for generations. It was a week full of love.
  Our community’s children and youth have returned to the classrooms. Thank you for your continued prayers of support, and for generously contributing school supplies, snacks, and Food Pantry groceries. It has been difficult to gather the children during this pandemic, and many are not yet able to be vaccinated, but our efforts express our caring and also help reveal God’s unconditional love for them.
  Weather permitting we will continue our peaceful outdoor 8:00 o’clock Eucharist in the Memorial Garden for two more Sundays (and inside if inclement weather). On October 3 we return to one Sunday morning service at 9:30 with the Blessing of the Animals then. A very popular parish tradition, invite your neighbors with pets to join in the blessed chaos. See you at church!
*watercolor painting of St. Paul’s Church is by Mother of the Groom, Dolly McKenna
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)
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, September 19, 2021    
Holy Eucharist
Opening Sentences (BCP 355)                                                                                 
Hymn How firm a foundation
Collect of the Day
The Lessons
A Reading from James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Psalm 54 (chanted)                       Deus, in nominee                               Vocalist
                                                  Setting: H. Walford Davies (1869-1941)
A Reading from the Gospel according to Mark.                        
(Mark 9:30-37)
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Sermon                                                          The Rev. Max Wolf
Music Meditation        "En Priere" by Faure
In Prayer
If the voice of a child could reach up to you, O my Father,
Listen to the prayer of Jesus on His knees before You,
If You have chosen me to teach your laws on the earth,
I will know how to serve You, holy King of Kings, O Light!
Place on my lips, O Lord, the salutary truth,
So that whoever doubts should serve You with humility!
Do not abandon me, but give me the grace necessary
To alleviate pains, to relieve the suffering, the misery!
Reveal Yourself to me, Lord, in Whom I have faith, and I hope,
To suffer for You and die on the cross at Calvary
Prayers of the People Form III (BCP 387)
The Peace
The Peace of the Lord be always with youAnd also with you.
At the Offertory                    Eternal Spirit of the living Christ                          Vocalist
Words: Frank von Christierson (1900-1996), rev. Music: Flentge, Carl Flentge Schalk (b. 1929)
Eternal Spirit of the living Christ, I know not how to ask or what to say; I only know my need, as deep as life, and only you can teach me how to pray. ● Come, pray in me the prayer I need this day; help me to see your purpose and your will where I have failed, what I have done amiss; held in forgiving love, let me be still. ● Come with the vision and the strength I need to serve my God, and all humanity; fulfillment of my life in love outpoured my life in you, O Christ, your love in me.
The Holy Communion
The Breaking of the Bread
At the Communion  Organ Meditation                
Postcommunion Prayer (BCP 365)
Hymn Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy
 The flowers on the altar are given to the Glory of God,
and in celebration of the wedding Sunday afternoon
of Laura Ann Wharton and John Curtis Barnes.
Reader                                           Ian Robertson 
Ushers                                           Peter Barnes, Trish Anderson
Altar Guild                                    Olly Wolf, Christine Borneman, Susie O’Brien 
Ministers of the Parish                All Members of St. Paul’s Church

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