St Paul's Church
Easter Sunday
Today at St. Paul’s       
Sun., April 1st       Easter Sunday
9:30 am                    Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am                    Church School/Nursery Care during service
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 2nd 
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Tues., April 3rd
6:30 pm    Handbell Practice
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Wed., April 4th 
8:30 am    Holy Eucharist
9:30 am    Staff Meeting 
7:00 pm    NLM Service
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Thurs., April 5th 
11:30 am     Book Group in Parish House
7:00 pm       Movie Night: Howard's End
 
Fri., April 6th 
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Sat., April 7th
9:00 am     Centering Prayer in Parish House
4:00 pm     Adult Choir Rehearsal
5:00 pm     NLM Event
6:00 pm     Middle School Movie Night: The Space Between Us
7:00 pm     NLM Event
 
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
Happening Soon
Collection for Food Pantry
Our next collection for the Food Pantry will occur Sunday, April 1st. 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.
Easter Egg Hunt
 Following the 9:30 am service on April 1st, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt in the Memorial Garden. Please go to Coffee Hour after the service and soon the Egg Hunt will be announced.
Thank you to all who have donated eggs for today’s Easter Egg Hunt!
Movie Night
Thursday, April 5th in the Parish House
7:00pm doors open and movie begins at 7:30pm
Movie and refreshments are Free
Howard’s End (1992)
Perhaps the greatest of the Merchant-Ivory films starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson in her Academy Award winning role.
April 12th
7:00pm doors open and movie begins at 7:30pm
The Kings Speech
April 15th
Sunday, April 15th in the Parish House
2:00pm movie begins
Dr. Zhivago
Middle School Movie Night
Saturday, April 7th , with doors opening at 6:00pm and pickup at 8:30pm. We are showing “The Space Between Us” and there will be popcorn and drinks served for all to enjoy.
 
All middle school aged children are welcome, but please note this movie is rated PG-13. We encourage you to have your child ask a few friends to come as well. 
 
We will be showing the movie in the Parish house, which means that seating is limited so RSVP soon, by contacting Deanna McCormack 508-325-1509 
deannamccormack@gmail.com or Christine in the Church Office. If you have questions, or would like to be involved just let us know.


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


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
SAVE THE DATE
We know it snowed this week, the boats were cancelled and the wind howled so what better time to start planning for St. Paul’s Fair.
The 2018 St. Paul’s Fair will be on THURSDAY, JULY 12, FROM 9:30AM TO 2:00PM.
We have been able to date the Fair back to 1903 making it one of the longest running Island traditions and an important part of St. Paul’s parish life.
Let’s keep this tradition going and make this the best Fair yet. It took a lot of people in 1903 to run the Fair and nothing has changed. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We have many key positions to fill now to get this Fair up and running.
Get in touch with Sharon Robinson (zeeeturtle@aol,com – 508 228-9434) to see what you can do.
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
 
Sr. Susanna Margaret and Yvette St. Jean 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: Marianne, Clark, Ed, Jordan, Larry, Diane, Myrtis, Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.
 
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt Revd Nathan Gasatura, Bishop of Butare.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill;
Boston College Campus Ministry, Chestnut Hill; St. Dunstan’s Church, Dover; Christ Church, Needham; Ministries with the Deaf; Church Periodical Club.
 
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