St Paul's Church
Second Sunday of Easter
Today at St. Paul’s      
Sun., April 8th       
9:30 am                 Baptism with Holy Eucharist
9:30 am                 Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:30 am               NLM Services
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., April 9th
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Tues., April 10th
10:00 am  Sherburne Commons Worship
6:30 pm    Handbell Practice
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Wed., April 11th 
8:30 am    Holy Eucharist
9:30 am    Staff Meeting 
5:30 pm    Holy Eucharist Service
7:00 pm    NLM Service
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Thurs., April 12th 
11:30 am    Book Group in Parish House
4:30 pm     Vestry Meeting
7:00 pm     Movie Night: The Kings Speech
 
Fri., April 13th 
7:00 pm     NLM Social Event
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Sat., April 14th
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., April 15th       
9:30 am        Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am        Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:30 am      Bread and Soup Brunch
11:30 am      NLM Services
2:00 pm        Movie: Dr. Zhivago
7:00 pm       NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon
Guest Organist
This weekend, Alan Wittrup will be joining us to rehearse with the choir and provide music for the service on Sunday. 
After completing his Master's Degree in piano, Alan played organ for churches in the Washington D.C. area, worked with various theater and opera companies, accompanied singers and choruses, composed, arranged, recorded, and taught privately and at universities. His alternate career in computers took him to Europe for 18 years where his musical participation slowed but did not stop. He retired from computers and returned to the US a couple years ago to live in Scituate, MA  with his wife Shannon and two teenaged sons, where he is resuming his musical activities and attempting to finish the book he has been toying with for decades.  
St. Paul's Ends P.O. Box Use
Effective, April 1, 2018, St. Paul's has discontinued its rental of its U.S. Postal Office Box. Please address all "snail" mail intended for the church to St. Paul's Church at 20 Fair Street, MA 02554 .
Movie Night
Thursday, April 12th in the Parish House
7:00pm doors open and movie begins at 7:30pm
Movie and refreshments are Free
The Kings Speech
Colin Zirth in his Academy Award-winning role as King George Vi.


Sunday, April 15th in the Parish House
2:00pm movie begins
Dr. Zhivago
                                  One of the greatest films of the 1960s starring Omar Sharif and
                                Julie Christie. 


Soup and bread brunch
Sunday April 15th after the 9:30am service
Fellowship Committee will supply the soups and bread. The Congregation will bring salads and desserts. Signup sheet at back of the church. Please all come… for a fun and yummy brunch



Save the Date
Friday, May 4, the St. Paul's and New Life Ministries choirs and congregations will join together for singing followed by dinner in Gardner Hall.
More details to come!
St Paul’s Needlepoint Rug 2018
It is exciting this year to dedicate our beautiful rug to George Fowlkes with love and appreciation. George has been a dedicated stitcher of many rugs for years and has stitched several glorious pieces of needlepoint for St Paul’s .the lovely piano bench and also underwrote and stitched with others the needlepoint rug of the beautiful tiffany windows over the altar.
 
Our nine wonderful devoted stichers this year are Yvette St. Jean , Caroline Ellis , Jeanette Fowlkes , Sheila Daume , Nancy Bills , Bay McClure ,Mary Jo Beck ,Eugenie Voorhees and Penny Macintyre. I am truly grateful to all of them for their many hours of stitching !! The rug will be on Main St in June thru the summer.
 
This yearly fundraising project and its success is dependent on the generous underwriting from our parishioners . Please consider supporting us … please make notation that your donation is for the needlepoint project .
Thank you
Sheila Daume
HELP WANTED
 
The Fair date has been set – Thursday, July 12 – but some of the key leadership jobs to make this year’s Fair happen and a success are open. 
 
Gift Chalet
Join the team to run our most popular event, the sale of the best of the best gifts, art and antiques. Organize, price, stage and sell those special items. Set up begins around June 20.
 
Hodge Podge
Manage and organize the “everything” area - household items, sporting goods, a little of this and a little of that.
 
Silent Auction
Everyone can help with this. Do you have (or know someone who does) tickets to a sports event, a concert or a special occasion? If you have special skill or service (landscaping, computer consulting, counseling, catering, etc.), will you donate an hour or two of it? Do you know a restaurant owner who might donate a gift certificate for dinner, a boat owner who might agree to take someone on an hour’s sail, a chef who would give a cooking lesson, or a golfer who would donate a round of golf at one of the clubs (VERY POPULAR ITEM). Do you have (or know someone who does) a vacation home, condo, or cottage at which you could donate a week’s stay? Do you have a great idea for an auction item we haven’t thought of?
 
Please everyone help out on this.
 
How big, how small, how successful the 2018 Fair will depend on volunteers – it depends on you.
 
Contact Sharon Robinson (zeeeturtle@aol.com) or Dottie Gennaro (dbgennaro@gmail.com) or the Church office.
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
 
Dottie Gennaro, Cathy Ward, and Betty MacDonald are providing the refreshments for Coffee Hour. Thank you for your help.
 
Pat and David Dick has offered to arrange and deliver today’s altar flowers to those who are ill, recovering from surgery, needing cheer and/or celebrating a special event or achievement. Thank you for helping.
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: Penny, Marianne, Clark, Ed, Jordan, Larry, Diane, Myrtis, Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.
 
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Most Revd James Richard Wong Yin Song, Archbishop of the Province of Indian Ocean and Bishop of the Seychelles.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Grace Church, Newton; St. John’s Church, Newtonville; St. Mary’s Church, Newton Lower Falls; Parish of St. Paul, Newton Highlands; Prison Ministries.
 
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

P.O. Box Discontinued
Effective March 31, 2018, St. Paul's will no longer be maintaining a U.S. mail box. Please address all mail to the church at 20 Fair Street, Nantucket, MA 02554