St Paul's Church

Today at St. Paul’s       
Sun., Feb. 18th      
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., Feb. 19th    Office Closed
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Tues., Feb. 20th
6:30 pm    Hand bell Rehearsal
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Wed., Feb. 21st
8:30 am    Holy Eucharist
9:30 am    Staff Meeting 
3:30 pm    Music Director Candidate Recital
7:00 pm    NLM Service
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Thurs., Feb. 22nd
11:30 am    Book Group in Parish House
7:30 pm     Movie Night: The Scarlet and The Black
 
Fri., Feb. 23rd 
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
7:00 pm     NLM Social Events
 
Sat., Feb. 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., Feb. 25th      
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
Happening Soon
Interim Music Director
We are pleased to have Nigel Goss to serve as our Interim Music Director.
 
Music Director Candidate Recital
Wednesday Feb. 21 at 3:30 pm - Organ recital by a second candidate for the position of St. Paul’s Music Director. All are welcome.
Movie Night
Thursday, Feb. 22nd in the Parish House
7:00pm doors open and movie begins at 7:30pm
Movie and refreshments are Free
The Scarlet and The Black (1983)
Starring Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer and John Gielgud. The astonishing and heroic true story of Father Hugh O’Flatherty who hid thousands of escaped POW’s in occupied Rome during World War III. (143 min.)
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/
Christian Education Opportunities
Mid-week Eucharist
Wednesday Holy Eucharist will return to 8:30am.
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
 



Thank you to everyone who came and helped at the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner.
Cuba News
St. Paul’s has been awarded a $10,000 Matching Grant from the Diocese of MA,
designated for Global Mission. This jump-starts our sponsorship of Iglesia de San
Juan Evangelista in Vertientes, in an enormous way!

The March 8-17 Cuba mission: install a water purification system for SJE, which
will supply the public as well. Free of charge.

Three churches in the Diocese have joined us, each parish raising $2,500 to match
this Grant. Dear St. Paul’s, help us match this goal.
Donations are tax-deductible
YOU make a difference, Island to Island
Many thanks for your generous cash donations and support!
Here is another way to help the people of Vertientes and Ceballos.
 
Humanitarian Supplies for CUBA
Deadline is March 1st
Donations may be placed in the plastic bin which is in back of the Church
 
art supplies for Sunday School
safety scissors, pencils, markers, pens
colored papers, coloring books
 
light-weight beads for making Anglican rosaries
toothbrushes and paste
allergy meds.
pain relievers (small bottles please for easier distribution)
 
kitchen towels (hostess gifts)
First aid, bandages
gardening gloves
backpacks
kids’ soft, collapsible lunchboxes
 
Cuban coffees like el Pilón, Bustello and La Llave
(most coffee is exported)
Sazón Goya dried soup mixes
disposable plates, forks, cups, napkins
reusable grocery bags
 
baseball caps
baseball t-shirts
flip flops
 
sewing supplies, sewing kits
cloth, yarn, felt
crochet hooks
knitting needles
embroidery threads
safety pins
rubber bands
 
Thank you for your generous spirit!
Lucy Bixby, Vicky Goss, and Bill Murray
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: Diane, Myrtis, Felix, Sue, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.
 
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rev. Albert Chama, Archbishop of Central Africa and Bishop of Northern Zambia.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston;
The Crossing; MANNA Community; The Cathedral Chapter; Episcopal Boston Chinese Ministry; Postulants and Candidates for Holy Orders.
 
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