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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church In the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina

Detail from New Jerusalem Stained Glass Window, 1916 (Tiffany Studios) First Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, NY.

Sunday, May 26, 2019 The Sixth Sunday of Easter

To Know Christ and to make Christ known… St. Paul’s invites all people to the Christian Way of unity with God and neighbor through a welcoming environment of worship and ministry Please enter the church in silence so that all may have quiet time to prepare hearts and minds for worship.

The Holy Eucharist Voluntary Introit

Antiphon V: How Fair and How Pleasant Art Thou Marcel Dupré Christ be with you Barry Rose

Christ be with you. Christ beneath you. Christ behind you. Christ before you. Christ beside you. Christ to win you. Christ to comfort and restore you. Christ beneath you. Christ above you. Christ in quiet. Christ in danger. Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

The Word of God Processional Christ is made the sure foundation Hymnal 518 Collect for Heroic Service BCP 839 O Judge of the nations, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy. Grant that we may not rest until all the people of this land share the benefits of true freedom and gladly accept its disciplines. This we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. America the Beautiful Hymnal 719 Celebrant Alleluia. Christ is risen. BCP 355 People The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia. Celebrant and People

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen. Glory to God: S278 Setting: William Mathias Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, 2

Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. You are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord. You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

The Lord be with you. And also with you. Let us pray. The Collect of the Day BCP 225 Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Celebrant People: Celebrant:

(The people may be seated.)

A Reading from Acts (16:9-15) During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” When he had seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia, being convinced that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them. We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city for some days. On the sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had gathered there. A certain woman named Lydia, a worshiper of God, was listening to us; she was from the city of Thyatira and a dealer in purple cloth. The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul. When she and her household were baptized, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come and stay at my home.” And she prevailed upon us. Reader The Word of the Lord. People Thanks be to God. (Silence for reflection upon the reading.)


Psalm 67

BCP 675

1 May God be merciful to / us and / bless us: show us the light of his / coun-te/nance and / come to us. 2 Let your ways be / (known up)on / earth: your saving / health a/mong all / nations. 3 Let the peoples / (praise you) O / God: let / all the / peo-ples) / praise you. 4 Let the nations be glad and / sing for / joy: for you judge the peoples with equity * and guide all the / nat-ions / up-on / earth. 5 Let the peoples / (praise you) O / God: let / all the / peo-ples / praise you. 6 The earth has brought / forth her / increase: may God our / own God / (give us) his / blessing. 7 May God / (give us) his / blessing: and may all the ends of the / eärth / stand in / awe of him. A Reading from Revelation (21:10, 22 – 22:5) In the spirit [the angel] carried me away to a great, high mountain and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God. I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. Its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. People will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. But nothing unclean will enter it, nor anyone who practices abomination or falsehood, but only 4

those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. Nothing accursed will be found there any more. But the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him; they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever. Reader The Word of the Lord. People Thanks be to God. Hymn to Announce the Gospel Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove Hymnal 510 The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to John (14:23-29) People: Glory to you, Lord Christ. Jesus [said to Judas (not Iscariot),] “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me. “I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I am coming to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe.” Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord. People: Praise to you, Lord Christ. 5

The Sermon

The Rev. Dena Whalen

The Nicene Creed

BCP 358

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen. The Prayers of the People (Form III) BCP 387 Father, we pray for your holy catholic Church; That we all may be one. Grant that every member of the Church may truly and humbly serve you; That your Name may be glorified by all people. We pray for Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Rob, our bishop; Dena, our rector; Adam, our assistant rector; Richard, our priest associate; Holy Trinity, Hampstead, the Rev. Pamela Stringer, rector; and for all bishops, priests, and deacons; That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments. 6

We pray for Donald, our president; Roy, our governor and all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world; That there may be justice and peace on the earth. Give us grace to do your will in all that we undertake; That our works may find favor in your sight. Have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble; That they may be delivered from their distress. Give to the departed eternal rest; Let light perpetual shine upon them. We praise you for your saints who have entered into joy; May we also come to share in your heavenly kingdom. Let us pray for our own needs and those of others. Silence

In our parish we pray for those on our parish prayer list: John, Earl, Mary, Anne, Tom, Jere, Eleanor, Tammy, Kathy, William, Barb, Bob, Carol Ann, Joanne, Mack, Ralph, Pat, Larry, and those friends of the Parish listed in the bulletin. Silence. The Celebrant adds a concluding Collect.

The Peace Celebrant People

The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.

The Holy Communion Offertory

The Peace of God

John Rutter

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ, our Lord. And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen.

The people stand. 7

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Joyful, joyful, we adore thee Hymnal 376

The Great Thanksgiving Eucharistic Prayer D The Lord be with you. Celebrant And also with you. People Lift up your hearts. Celebrant We lift them to the Lord. People Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. Celebrant It is right to give him thanks and praise. People The Celebrant continues 8

BCP 372

It is truly right to glorify you, Father, and to give you thanks; for you alone are God, living and true, dwelling in light inaccessible from before time and for ever…Joining with them, and giving voice to every creature under heaven, we acclaim you, and glorify your Name, as we say, Celebrant and People



Setting: William Mathias

BCP 373-374

Then the Celebrant continues

BCP 375

Celebrant and People

We praise you, we bless you, we give thanks to you, and we pray to you, Lord our God. The Celebrant continues

BCP 375

The Lord’s Prayer

BCP 336

The Breaking of the Bread A period of silence is kept. 9

Fraction Anthem

Setting: Gerald R. Near

S 155

Communion of the People All are welcome to receive Holy Communion at the altar or at the Communion station near the pulpit. For the bread, place one hand over the other and hold them up chest high so the minister can easily place the bread on the palm of your hand. You may then consume the bread or hold it to dip (intinct) into the wine and then place it in your mouth. If you wish to receive the chalice, please guide it to your lips. If you do not wish to receive the wine, indicate by crossing your arms. After you have received the bread and the wine, it is appropriate to say “AMEN.” Gluten free communion bread is available. Ask the priest. A prayer intercessor is available each Sunday in the prayer alcove (near the piano) for those who would like someone to pray with them or for them.

Communion Music Set Me As A Seal

René Clausen

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.

Savior, again to thy dear Name we raise Come and fill our hearts

Hymnal 345 Taizé


After Communion, the Celebrant says

Let us pray. The people stand or kneel.

People: Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen. The Celebrant pronounces a blessing to which the congregation responds, “AMEN.” Processional O worship the King, all glorious above Hymnal 388 Dismissal The Deacon dismisses the people, to which they reply:

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia. Voluntary A Fugue on America

Eugene Thayer

Our worship is ended; let our service begin. For everyone’s safety the red double doors at the ramp will be secured during the 10:30 worship service - from 10:45 until the end of the service. Anyone who needs to leave the church during the 10:30 service is advised to exit by way of the side aisle and the hallway next to the pulpit.

ANNOUNCEMENTS Christian Formation, Sundays at 9:20 a.m. May 26 - Ascension Sunday, Acts 1:1-11 June 2 - Parish Picnic, no class June 9 - Pentecost, Acts 2

SATURDAY MORNING MINI-RETREAT: A time of refreshment and prayer together. Gather on Saturday, June 1, from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. in the Library, practicing both ancient and contemporary ways of praying, with opportunities to share our experiences. Theme: Earthen Vessels. All are welcome, and you are encouraged to bring a friend. Please sign up with Mary McKnight at [email protected] by Monday, May, 27. 11

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BBQ: St. Paul's is starting a new event to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Organizational meeting TUESDAY, MAY 28, 5:30-6:30 in the parish hall to set the menu and plan the fundraiser. BBQ date is Saturday, July 13. Everyone welcome! Hope to see you there. Kathryn Hedgepeth ROGATION SUNDAY Worship and Picnic, June 2, 10:30 a.m., Hugh MacRae Park, Shelter #4 (St. Paul's if it rains. See for announcement.) Worship and fellowship under the pines to offer prayer for God’s blessings on the fruits of the earth. Sign up on the bulletin board beside the Parish Hall by May 26. U.S. AIR FORCE HERITAGE WINDS WOODWIND QUINTET will perform a free concert at St. Paul's on Monday, June 3rd at 7:30 PM. BOYS N' BERRIES: an ice cream social with fresh, local berries immediately following the Sunday reception on Sunday, June 9 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. No tickets required but donations are accepted in support of the Wilmington Boys Choir and St. Paul's Music Program. TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME: Night at the Park on Saturday, July 20. Wilmington Sharks vs. the Wilson Tobs. Tickets $20-$25 dollars depending on group package. We are trying to get a head count to qualify for a group rate, so sign up in the Parish Hall. See Bill Anlyan for details. SMALL GROUPS AT ST. PAUL'S offer opportunities to deepen our faith in more dynamic ways: Women at The Well, Early Bird Book Study, men’sgroup, and The Disciples' Gathering. Please see the weekly calendar in this bulletin for dates, times and locations. For more information: Do you have a hobby, craft or special talent that you could share with the youth of SPEC? Would you consider demonstrating for the St. Paul's youth or sharing your supplies & tools from time to time? We'd love to learn from you! Please contact Ashley Eason @ 910-899-4042 if interested / available.



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7:30 AM 9:00 AM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 10:00 AM 12:10 PM 1:00 PM 8:30 AM 9:00 AM 7:30 PM 7:45 AM 9:00 AM

Ministry Schedule May 26 – the Sixth Sunday of Easter June 2 – The Seventh Sunday of Easter

8:00 Greeter 8:00 Lay Ministers Breakfast Chefs Altar Guild Bread Bakers Flower Guild Greeters Hospitality Intercessor

10:30 Lay Ministers

Ushers Vestry

Rogation Sunday Observed Parish Picnic at MacRae Park Tom Gerow Rick Thayer Richard Trubia, Bryce O’Dell Group 4 Nancy Losee Marie Ashworth Ashley Eason, Cynthia Smallwood Pink Peggy Thompson

Tom Gerow Liz Hosier Spencer Weig, Ellen Weig Group 3 Joan Rosko Miller Lynda Miller Lynda Miller, Lillian West Green Anne Laudati Jeffrey Hughes, Verger Lectors: Joan Rosko Miller, Lynda Miller, Sally Pope EMs: Bill Anlyan, Cy Oberle Altar Server: Cheryl Wagoner Crucifer: Rachel Carroll Gospel Book Bearer: Marie Ashworth Communion Server: Larry Hartman Ron Morgan, Tom Matthews Kathryn Hedgepeth, Tom Ballard, Carla Cardwell, Cynthia Smallwood Sandra Ballard, Royster Hedgepeth Tom Ballard, Donny Cardwell Barbara Bucci Jan Vick 13

Prayer List In our parish…




Please note that names will be removed after one month on the prayer list. If you wish for continued prayer, please notify the office.

Celebrating May Birthdays 5/02 Owen Jones, Miriam Oehrlein 5/03 Olivia Geisler 5/04 Teresa Sorrenti 5/07 Em Rivenbark 5/09 Karla Blinn, Mary Farris, Charles Fetter, Lynda Miller 5/10 Matt King 5/11 Anne Freeling 5/12 Thomas Patz, Deborah Zackman 5/15 Roxann Lansdowne 5/21 Keith Calder 5/22 Barbara Trounson 5/25 Eleanor Letson 5/28 Catherine Halecki 5/29 William Moseley 5/30 Nancy Singleton 5/31 Nancy Bobo, Jim Summey

Celebrating June Birthdays 6/03 Grace Oberle, 6/04 Dominic Hoehn, Teresa Singer, 6/05 Cy Oberle, Carly Chambliss, 6/06 Sandra Ballard, Larry Hartman, 6/08 Jim Conley, 6/09 Missy Kennedy, 6/10 Russ Kirk, 6/11 Liz Hosier, 6/12 Kathy McLawhorn, Ellen Weig, 6/16 Betsy Goodrow, Phil Singleton, 6/18 Kenny Harkness, 6/20 Breigha Evans, Kelly Chambliss, 6/21 Emma Pierce Robinson, 6/23 Diana Wallace, 6/24 Casey Finn, Riley Peers, 6/27 Evan Howell, 6/28 Carla Ortiz, Clara Robinson, 6/30 Frank Hickman


A Warm Welcome to Everyone! Thank you for worshiping with us today. If you are new to St. Paul’s, please fill out a Guest card and place it in the offering plate or give it to the greeter or an usher. We invite you to join us following the 8:00 a.m. Eucharist for breakfast in the parish hall. For those attending the 10:30 service, please stay for the reception also in the parish hall. Please come to St. Paul’s again.

Would you like to know more about St. Paul’s? The first Sunday of each month, we host a coffee for all who would like to learn more about St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Participation does not commit you to church membership, but it is an opportunity for you to explore the life and ministry of St. Paul’s. The coffee will be held in the library immediately after the 10:30 worship. Hope to see you there!


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 16 North Sixteenth Street Wilmington, North Carolina 28401 (910) 762-4578 Bulletin submissions: [email protected] (Deadline Mondays, 5:00 p.m.) E-news submissions: [email protected] (Deadline Mondays 5:00 p.m.) The Rt. Rev. Robert Skirving, Bishop The Rev. Dena Whalen, Rector The Rev. Adam Pierce, Assistant Rector The Rev. Richard Banks, Priest Associate Ronnie D. Wise, Director of Music and Organist Richard Rhoads, Assistant Director of Music and Organist Carl Samet, Parish Administrator Diane Matz-Kane, Bookkeeper

St. Paul’s Vestry Barbara Bucci Keith Calder Chris Coudriet Joe Farri Herb Gant Ruth Gates

Steve Haughey Royster Hedgepeth Joan Rosko Miller Teresa Singer Jan Vick Spencer Weig Treasurer: Judy Wilson Clerk: Merry Ann Wright


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