St Paul's Church
The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Today at St. Paul’s       
Sun., Feb. 4th 
9:30 am                    Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am                    Church School Classes/Nursery Care during service
11:00 pm                  Annual Meeting in Church
12:00 pm                  Brunch in Gardner Hall 
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. 5th 
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Tues., Feb. 6th
6:30 pm    Hand bell Rehearsal
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Wed., Feb. 7th
9:30 am    Staff Meeting 
5:30 pm    Holy Eucharist
7:00 pm    NLM Service
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Thurs., Feb. 8th 
11:30 am   Book Group in Parish House
4:00 pm     Vestry Meeting
7:30 pm     Movie Night: Casablanca
 
Fri., Feb. 9th 
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Sat., Feb. 10th
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., Feb. 11th      Youth Sunday
9:30 am       Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am       Nursery Care during service
1:00 pm-3:30pm  NLM Services in Church
7:00 pm       NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon
Welcome
Our Celebrant for Sunday, February 4th is the Rev. Peter Chase. Peter was the Rector of Saint Mary's Church in Newton, MA for 17 years which happened to be the town where he was raised. He served on a wide range of Diocesan Commissions including President of the Standing Committee.
 
He first met Abbie, his wife, in San Diego while a consultant to the Navy's Chaplain Corps. They moved to Berkeley, California in 1977 when Peter entered seminary and Abbie continued as a flight attendant. 

They have two children, Gaelan, who lives with her husband and newborn on Nantucket, and Benjamin who is with the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan.

As a family they also lived in Saratoga, California where Peter was the Youth Minister. Later in Bountiful, Utah he served in an ecumenical parish for 9 years. Peter is deeply interested in Interfaith Dialogue and International   Relations. After retiring from St Mary's in 2009, he spent 3 years as a chaplain and welfare officer in Dubai for the London based Mission to Seafarers.

We are please to welcome Peter and Abbie to St. Paul’s this Sunday.

Interim Music Director
We are pleased to have Nigel Goss to serve as our Interim Music Director.
 
Annual Meeting~ February 4th
Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 4th immediately following the 9:30am worship service . After the Annual Meeting in the church there will be a parish brunch held in Gardner Hall. Please use the sign-up sheet (at the back of the church) and indicate the number of people in your family who will be coming. You do NOT need to bring any food but if you wish to bring a luncheon salad or dessert cookies or brownies please mark the sheet. This brunch is organized by the Fellowship Committee.

Annual Meeting Childcare
During the Annual Meeting childcare will be in the Parish House provided by Sister Susanna and Joanne. There will be a craft and snack.
Dear kind and gentle people,
I am picking up a U-Haul truck in Hyannis on Thursday, February 8th which I am bringing empty to Nantucket. If any among you know of some bulky item in need of transport this direction, I would be happy to bring it. We are packing it up and bringing it to the other side on Friday.
Peace,
John+


Movie Night
Thursday, Feb. 8th in the Parish House
7:00pm doors open and 7:30pm doors open
Casablanca (1942)
Perhaps the most popular movie of all time. 
Movie and refreshments are Free
Collection for Food Pantry
Our next collection for the Food Pantry will occur Sunday, February 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.
Putting Away Alleluia
Join us for worship Sunday, Feb. 11th, for a youth-led service as we “bury our alleluia” in preparation for Lent. Alleluias are joyful proclamations which we put away until Easter vigil on Holy Saturday as we prepare ourselves for personal and collective transformation, the anticipation of Easter and the joyful affirmation of the Resurrection.
Lent Materials
There are Lent Resources for children and adults: (please find these in the Narthex).
St. Paul’s Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tues., February 13th
5:30 pm in Gardner Hall
All are welcome!

Ash Wednesday service with administration of Ashes
February 14 th at 8:30 am and 5:30 pm at St. Paul’s
Nantucket Music Center and St. Paul’s Church of Nantucket present
ISAIAH WILLIAMS, ORGANIST
Saturday, February 3, 2018
St. Paul’s Church at 2PM 
Music of Bach, Buxtehude, Gigout, Vierne and Isaiah Williams
Admission Free
Christian Education Opportunities
Mid-week Eucharist
Wednesday Holy Eucharist will be at 5:30pm.
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
 
Sheila Daume 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: Myrtis, Howard, Baylor, Shirley, Felix, Sue, Andrew, Betsy, Deb, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, Margaux, George, Stewie, June.

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Martin Nyaboho, Archbishop of Burundi and Bishop of Makamba.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. John’s Church, Jamaica Plain;
Northeastern University Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry;
St. Cyprian’s Church, Roxbury; St. John & St. James Church, Roxbury;
Veterans 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