St Paul's Church
Palm Sunday
Today at St. Paul’s       
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                  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 26th
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Tues., March 27th
10:00 am  Sherburne Commons Worship 
6:30 pm    Handbell Practice
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Wed., March 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. 29th
11:30 am   Book Group in Parish House
7:00 pm     Maundy Thursday Service
 
Fri., Mar. 30th
12:00 pm   Good Friday Service
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Sat., Mar. 31st
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 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
Happening Soon
Easter Flowers
If you would like to remember a loved one, give thanks for a loved one or celebrate a special occasion with an Easter Flower dedication. You can do so by making a donation, of your choice, to the St. Paul’s Flower Fund. Please email office@stpaulschurchnantucket.org, by March 30th to be included in the Easter bulletin.
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.

Holy Week Schedule
March 25th , 9:30am Palm Sunday Service
(meet in Fair St/Main St Garden)
March 29th , 7:00pm Maundy Thursday Service
There will be both foot washing and hand washing for those who would like to receive it.
                               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.  
Caroline French Society
 
Please consider this your formal invitation to join the Caroline French Society. 
 
If you have already included St. Paul’s in your estate planning, then you are a member, but we may not know it, so please advise the church office – providing your name, mailing address and e-mail address. You may choose to remain anonymous, of course, but we think it will aid our efforts to encourage our members to include St. Paul’s Church in their wills if we can name you as a member. The Caroline French Society was formed in 2006, as a way to recognize our members and friends who have included St. Paul’s Church in their estate plans. It was created to commemorate Caroline L. W. French of Boston.
 
Miss French was one of those lured to Nantucket, in the 1880s and 1890s, to spend the season “where summer is five Septembers long!” Her island philanthropies were many, and she recognized that the tired, small, wooden church on Fair Street would not be adequate to serve the community as it moved into the 20th century. A life-long Episcopalian, she approached the vestry of St. Paul’s Church and offered to build a new, more substantial church to be a memorial to her father, Jonathan French, “an old-time merchant of Boston.” Her remarkable gift to St. Paul’s Church is the special building in which we worship today!
 
Throughout the years, many of those who care deeply about St. Paul’s Church have expressed their love of our great church and their gratitude to God by including St. Paul’s Church in their long-term financial planning. The good news is that we currently have over $750,000 in long-term investments, only some of the income (and none of the principal) of which is applied to the operating costs of the church. The bad news is that such amount is not adequate to generate the income necessary to supplement our annual giving and support our programs and the maintenance of our $20 million campus.
 
For those who believe that planned giving is a generous and effective way of ensuring St. Paul’s Church’s future vibrancy (and we hope that includes the entire membership of the parish), we will be inviting you to join the CFS members at an event to be scheduled this summer. While the event will be largely social, we will provide some insights into current estate planning as it has been affected by recent changes to the Internal Revenue Code.
 
Meanwhile we will be informing the congregation as to the different options for including a bequest to St. Paul’s Church in your will or testamentary trust.
 
Randy Wight, Chair, Caroline French Society
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
 
Marie Sullivan, Ruth Ann Rahal and Dottie Gennaro  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: Marianne, Clark, Ed, Jordan, Larry, Diane, Myrtis, Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.
 
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Most Revd Suheil Dawani, Archbishop of Jerusalem and Middle East.
 
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
All Saints Parish, Brookline;
Church of Our Saviour, Brookline; St. Paul’s Church, Brookline;
Episcopal Chaplaincy at Boston University, Brookline; The Church Home Society.
 
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