St Paul's Church
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Today at St. Paul’s       
Sun., Mar. 18th      
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                    NLM Meeting 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., March 19th 
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Tues., March 20th 
6:30 pm    Handbell Practice
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Wed., March 21st
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. 22nd
11:30 am     Book Group in Parish House
7:30 pm     Movie Night: Master and Commander
 
Fri., Mar. 23rd
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Sat., Mar. 24th
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. 25th     Palm Sunday
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        NLM Meeting in Church
7:00 pm        NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon


Movie Night
Thursday, March 22nd in the Parish House
7:00pm doors open and movie begins at 7:30pm
Movie and refreshments are Free
Master and Commander (2003)
Russell Crowe stars in this great adventure which takes place during the Napoleonic Wars.
St Paul’s Needlepoint Rug 2018
While the winds are blowing and the ferries not  going, our loyal and hardworking needle pointers have been busily stitching away on this summer’s rug. This yearly project is an important component of the annual fundraising for St. Paul’s. And it’s success is very much improved by the generous underwriting from our parishioners. Please consider supporting us; please make a notation that your donation is for the needlepoint project. Thank you.

Laundry Love
St. Paul’s Outreach Committee hosted its 5th monthly “free laundry” event at Holdgates Laundromat on March 14. Providing each patron tickets good for four loads of laundry, we assisted around 20 families at a cost of $475 in washer and dryer fees. Particular thanks to Pat Dick, her granddaughter Julie, and Abby Chase who ably filled in for Vicky Goss and Lucy Bixby while they were in Cuba.
 
The Committee plans to hold its 6 th monthly free laundry event at Holdgates Laundromat on Wednesday, April 11th, between 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm.
 
If you know someone who would benefit from being able to wash and dry their laundry without cost, please advise them of the April 1th date and time.
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/
Holy Week Schedule
March 25th , 9:30am Palm Sunday Service
(meet in Fair St/Main St Garden)
March 29th , 7:00pm Maundy Thursday Service with foot washing
March 30th , 12:00pm Good Friday Service followed by silence
April 1st , 9:30am Easter Service with Easter Egg Hunt to follow
We Need Eggs~ Donations needed 
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
 
Stacey Stuart and Peter Greenhalgh are providing the refreshments this Sunday for Coffee Hour. 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: Jordan, Larry, Diane, Myrtis, Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.
  
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Most Revd Paul Kwong, Archbishop of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui and Bishop of Hong Kong Island.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Church of the Good Shepherd,
Wareham; St. James the Fisherman Church, Wellfleet; Church of the Messiah, Woods Hole; Diocesan Congregational Consultants; For all churches in the Diocese closed or merged.
 
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