With Information for September 11 and 12 Services

September 10, 2021

Dear St. Paul’s Church Family,
  The busy summer is behind us, the air is now fresh and crisp, and already the island is quieter. This is the time of year when we would normally be planning parish programs and events for these months ahead, but the persistence of this pandemic keeps us cautious. We will return to a fuller schedule as soon as we are able.
  One tradition to which we are blessedly returning is St. Paul’s Ships Inn Dinner. Parishioner Chef Mark Gottwald has graciously offered to host us on Thursday, October 7 at 6:30 pm. The cost is $100 per person with all proceeds going to fund St. Paul’s Church. Seating is strictly limited to 60 people, so please call or email the parish office promptly for a reservation. We do not yet know the evening’s menu.
  Please join us tomorrow morning at 8:45 for our 9/11 20th Anniversary Memorial Service either at church in person, on Facebook Live, or on Zoom using Sunday morning’s Zoom information. We will also continue our 8:00 o’clock outdoor Sunday Eucharist through September, along with the 9:30 service inside. 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.
All of our Facebook offerings: are taped for later viewing and also available on
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St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket (Episcopal)
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Sunday, September 12, 2021    
Holy Eucharist
Prelude              Jesus Loves Me (an Improvisation)
                               Dean Chesler (b. 1950)
Opening Sentences (BCP 355)                                                                                 
Hymn Glorious things of thee are spoken                                Vocalists
Collect of the Day
The Lessons
A Reading from Wisdom of Solomon 7:26-8:1
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Psalm 116:1-8 (Chanted)         Setting: William Crotch (1775-1847)              Vocalists
A Reading from the Gospel according to Mark.                        
(Mark 8:27-38)
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Sermon                                                          The Rev. Max Wolf
Music Meditation        The Wings Of The Morning                                          Vocalists
                                         Text: Psalm 139: 9,10  Music: Alice Parker
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
even there shall Thy hand lead me,
and Thy right hand shall hold me.
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                    Partita on “Old Hundredth”                    
                                               Dennis R. Johnson (1954-2019)
The Holy Communion
The Breaking of the Bread
At the Communion  O Sacred Head, Sore Wounded                  Ann Martindale
                                     Words: Paulus Gerhard (1607-1676) Music: David Hurd (b. 1950)
O sacred head, sore wounded, defiled and put to scorn; O kingly head surrounded with mocking crown of horn; what sorrow mars thy   grandeur? Can death thy bloom deflower? O countenance whose splendor the hosts of heav’n adore! ● What language shall I borrow to thank thee, dearest friend, for this thy dying sorrow, thy pity without end? Oh, make me thine forever! and should I fainting be, Lord, let me never, never, outlive my love for thee. ● My days are few, O fail not, with thine immortal power, to hold me that I quail not in death’s most fearful hour; that I may fight befriended, and see in my last strife to me thine arms extended upon the cross of life.
Postcommunion Prayer (BCP 365)
Hymn O love, how deep, how broad, how high                  Vocalists
Voluntary                            Sortie
                                            (Sur L’Hymne: Quid Nunc in Tenebris Tristis Aberras)
                                      Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
Reader                                          Normand Berthelette 
Ushers                                          John Barnes, Steve Paradis
Altar Guild                                    Dottie Gennaro, Toni McKerrow 
Ministers of the Parish              All Members of St. Paul’s Church
Vocalists                                       Kathi Linville, Ann Martindale, Ami Vermillion

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