St Paul's Church

Today at St. Paul’s       
Sun., Feb. 25th      
9:30 am                    Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:30 am                    Church School/Nursery Care during service
1:00 pm-3:30pm      NLM Services in Church
7:00 pm                    NIANA Meeting in Parish House

This Week at St. Paul’s
Daily
8:00 am-7:00 pm  The Church is open for prayer

Mon.-Fri.
8:30 am-12:30 pm Parish Office is open
 
Mon., Feb. 26th  
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Tues., Feb. 27th
10:00 am   Sherburne Commons Worship
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Wed., Feb. 28th
8:30 am    Holy Eucharist
9:30 am    Staff Meeting 
7:00 pm    NLM Service
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Thurs., Mar. 1st
11:30 am   Book Group in Parish House
7:30 pm     Movie Night: The Bank Job
Fri., Mar. 2nd 
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
7:00 pm     NLM Social Events
 
Sat., Mar. 3rd 
9:00 am     Centering Prayer in Parish House
4:00 pm     Adult Choir Rehearsal
5:00 pm     NLM Event
7:00 pm     NLM Event
 
Sun., Mar. 4           Food Pantry Collection
9:30 am                    Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am                    Church School/Nursery Care during service
1:00 pm-3:30pm     NLM Services in Church
7:00 pm                   NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon

Movie Night
Thursday, March 1st in the Parish House
7:00pm doors open and movie begins at 7:30pm
Movie and refreshments are Free
The Bank Job (2008)
One of the best heist films ever, based on a true story. “Supremely entertaining.” One of the top films of 2008
 
Collection for Food Pantry
Our next collection for the Food Pantry will occur Sunday, March 4th. You are encouraged to bring a brown paper bag containing your favorite non-perishable items that you would purchase for yourself. In addition to food items, needed items include those not eligible for food stamps-for example, laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo and cleaning supplies.
Lent Materials
There are Lent Resources for children and adults: (please find these in the Narthex).

                                             Daily Lenten reflections by SSJE :
                                             “Meeting Jesus” at the following link:
                                               http://meetingjesusinjohn.org/
St. Paul’s hosted its fourth monthly “free laundry” event at Holdgates Laundromat on February 14. Providing each patron tickets good for four loads of laundry, StP assisted 18 families at a cost of $471 in washer and dryer fees.

St. Paul’s will fund its fifth free laundry event at Holdgates Laundromat on Wednesday, March 14, between 230 pm and 430 pm. Since two of our Outreach Committee members will be in Cuba on that date, we would appreciate having additional volunteers. If you can help, please advise the church office.
Further, if you know someone who would benefit from being able to wash and dry their laundry without cost, please advise them of the March 14 date and time.
We Need Eggs
The Annual St. Paul’s Easter Egg Hunt Easter Sunday, April 1st following the service. We need a lot of eggs so that all the children who participate can find some! Please consider donating a dozen or more plastic eggs each filled with individually wrapped candy. You can leave them in the back of the Church or in the Parish House on the bench. Please contact ChristineBorneman at office@stpaulschurchnantucket.org  and let her know how you can help.  
Christian Education Opportunities
Mid-week Eucharist
8:30 am Wednesday Holy Eucharist 
Thursday Afternoon Book Group
Thursdays, 11:30 am -12:30 pm
St. Paul’s Parish House
The group will read the following 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know: The Fascinating Stories Behind Great Works of Art, Literature, Music, and Film, by Terry Glaspey. For more information, please contact Lucy Bixby: bixbyphoto@gmail.com
 
Centering Prayer Group
Saturdays, 9:00 am -10:00 am
St. Paul’s Parish House
Led by Sister Susanna Margaret 
This weekly group includes an opening prayer or meditation, a 20-minute practice of Centering Prayer (silent sitting), a scripture reading, and a time for discussion.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
For support, education, and advocacy for mental illness please contact Nantucket’s Program Coordinator Suzanne Fronzuto at
508-221-6202 or NAMIonNantucket@gmail.com
 
Cuba News
St. Paul’s has been awarded a $10,000 Matching Grant from the Diocese of MA,
designated for Global Mission. This jump-starts our sponsorship of Iglesia de San
Juan Evangelista in Vertientes, in an enormous way!

The March 8-17 Cuba mission: install a water purification system for SJE, which
will supply the public as well. Free of charge.

Three churches in the Diocese have joined us, each parish raising $2,500 to match
this Grant. Dear St. Paul’s, help us match this goal.
Donations are tax-deductible
YOU make a difference, Island to Island
Many thanks for your generous cash donations and support!
Here is another way to help the people of Vertientes and Ceballos.
 
Humanitarian Supplies for CUBA
Deadline is March 1st
Donations may be placed in the plastic bin which is in back of the Church
 
art supplies for Sunday School
safety scissors, pencils, markers, pens
colored papers, coloring books
 
light-weight beads for making Anglican rosaries
toothbrushes and paste
allergy meds.
pain relievers (small bottles please for easier distribution)
 
kitchen towels (hostess gifts)
First aid, bandages
gardening gloves
backpacks
kids’ soft, collapsible lunchboxes
 
Cuban coffees like el Pilón, Bustello and La Llave
(most coffee is exported)
Sazón Goya dried soup mixes
disposable plates, forks, cups, napkins
reusable grocery bags
 
baseball caps
baseball t-shirts
flip flops
 
sewing supplies, sewing kits
cloth, yarn, felt
crochet hooks
knitting needles
embroidery threads
safety pins
rubber bands
 
Thank you for your generous spirit!
Lucy Bixby, Vicky Goss, and Bill Murray
Sharon Robinson and Trish Anderson are providing the refreshments this Sunday. Thank you for your help.
We pray for: Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael our Presiding Bishop; Alan, our Bishop; Gayle, our Suffragan Bishop; Bud and Barbara, our retired Suffragans; and Peter, our Celebrant

We pray for: Diane, Myrtis, Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.
 
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Sturdie Downs, Primate of IARCA and Bishop of Nicaragua.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Barnabas’ Church, Falmouth;
Christ Church, Harwich Port; St. Andrew’s Chapel, Hyannis Port; St. Paul’s Church, Nantucket; Congregations: Wardens, Treasurers & Clerks.

We pray for: The men and women serving in our Armed Forces; easing of racial tensions in our country; those with mental illness and their families; healing and peace among peoples and nations throughout the world; the President of the United States, the United States Congress, the Supreme Court and all in authority; our brothers and sisters from other faiths; our local Food Pantry, the Rental Assistance Program .
St. Paul's By-Laws
The Constitution and By-Laws that govern our church are posted on the St. Paul’s website in the About Us section. In addition, hard copies of it are available in the sanctuary