St Paul's Church
The First after Epiphany
Today at St. Paul’s       
Sun., Jan. 7th 
9:30 am           Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am           Nursery Care during service
                        Coffee Hour in Gardner Hall following the service
1:00 pm           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
 
NLM Weekday Services
6:00 am -8:00 am Meeting in Church
12:00 pm –2:00 pm
 
Mon.-Fri.
8:30 am-12:30 pm Parish Office is open
 
Mon., Jan. 8th
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Tues., Jan. 9th 
6:30 pm    Hand bell Rehearsal
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Wed., Jan. 10th
9:30 am    Staff Meeting 
7:00 pm    NLM Service
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Thurs., Jan. 11th
11:30 am     Book Group in Parish House
4:00 pm       Vestry Meeting
 
Fri., Jan. 12th
5:30 pm       Congregational Meeting
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Sat., Jan. 13th
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., Jan. 14th 
9:30 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am     Church School Classes/Nursery Care during service
                   Coffee Hour in Gardner Hall following the service
1:00 pm      NLM Services in Church
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon
Welcome
Our supply priest for the month of January will be The Rev. John Rice who has served us several times in the past and is well known to us. Welcome to St Paul’s John Rice.

Interim Music Director
We are pleased to have Nigel Goss to serve as our Interim Music Director.

Thank You
Thank you all who contributed to our First Responders Cookie Drive. 5 trays full of wonderful cookies were delivered on Christmas morning to the Police Department, Fire Department and Hospital workers. Empty containers from your donations are in the kitchen in Gardner Hall.
 
Collection for Food Pantry
Our next collection for the Food Pantry will occur Sunday, January 7th.
You are encouraged to bring a brown grocery bag containing your favorite non-perishable items that you would purchase for yourself. In addition to food stuffs, needed items include those not eligible for food stamps –for example, laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo and cleaning supplies.

Laundry Love, 3rd Event
Volunteer Needed
On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, St Paul's will hold it's third "free laundry" day at Holdgate's Laundromat. This outreach effort, suggested by Kathy Baird and initiated by our former Rector, is staffed by members of St Paul's Outreach Committee (all five of them). Both John Beach and Denise Beneteau participated in the two prior events.

Out third event will take place between 2:30pm and 4:30pm next Wednesday. We would welcome a couple of additional helpers. (No experience necessary; an appreciation of the difference between washing machines and dryers is helpful but not essential.) If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Frank Robinson at afr1870@aol.com or        917-445-0731.

Congregational Meeting
We are also pleased to inform you that Bishop Gates will visit St. Paul’s on Friday, January 12 th . We will have an open congregational meeting at 5:30PM that evening.
The Bishop will offer his support and reflections on our current situation and listen to our observations and concerns. Please let us know if you plan to attend this meeting by calling or sending an email to the church office.

2017 Financial and 2018 EMC Reports
2018 Budget
Forum January 14
 
Following the 9:30 am service on Sunday, January 14, 2018, presentations will be made to the congregation attending of the

Financial results for 2017: income and expenses, balance sheet
Every Member Canvass results for 2018: pledges and committed gifts
Annual Budget for 2018: income and expenses, estimated Tower rehabilitation costs and resources
 
Please plan to attend and bring your questions and concerns with you. Any unable to attend may e-mail a request for the handouts, and send their questions or concerns to finance@stpaulsnantucket.org.

Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 4th immediately following the 9:30am worship service .
Movie Night
Thursday, Jan. 18th in the Parish House
6:40 pm: The Making of Jaws (Film)
7:20 pm: Jaws and the Nantucket connection (Talk)
7:30 pm: Movie begins
Movie and Refreshments are Free
 
Christian Education Opportunities
Weekly Prayer Vigil
Wednesdays, In the Church at 5:00-5:30pm
Candlelight, Prayer, Music and Silence
For Peace and Healing of ourselves, family, nation and world
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 contactNantucket’s Program Coordinator Suzanne Fronzuto at
508-221-6202 or NAMIonNantucket@gmail.com
 
The Frable Family 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.
 
Libby Tracey and Penny Macintyre  are providing the refreshments. Thank you for your help.
Caroline French Society
 
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. 
 
In January we will send out an article describing exactly how you can join this society and thereby contribute to the long-term health of St. Paul’s. 

Randy Wight, Chair, Caroline French Society
Report of the Nominating Committee
 
The Nominating Committee appointed by the Vestry of St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket nominates for the following positions the following parishioners for election by the Parish at its Annual Meeting on February 3, 2018:
Warden for a one-year term             Lou Gennaro
Warden for a one-year term             Pam Goddard
Treasurer for a one-year term          Frank Robinson
Clerk for a one year-term                 Dual Macintyre
Vestry for a three-year term             Lucy Leske
Vestry for a three-year term             Malcolm MacNab
Vestry for a three-year term             Yvette St. Jean   
Vestry for a three-year term             Libby Tracey
Vestry for a two-year term               Ken Beaugrand
Diocesan Delegate for a one-year term: Rev. Paul Borneman
Diocesan Delegate for a one-year term: Tracy Murray
Alternate Diocesan Delegate: Penny Macintyre
Brief biographies of the nominees whose are not on St. Paul’s website will be provided in due course.
For your information, the current officers and members of the Vestry, their terms and their eligibility for re-election are as follows:

Officers and Members whose terms expire at the forthcoming 2018 Annual Meeting:
Lou Gennaro ’18 – Warden (Completing his 2nd year term as Warden; eligible for reelection)
Stacey Stuart ’18 – Warden (Completing her 3rd year term as Warden; eligible, but declined to stand, for reelection)
Frank Robinson ’18 – Treasurer (Completing his 2nd full one-year term; eligible for reelection)
Pam Goddard ’18 – Clerk (Completing her 2nd full one-year term; eligible, for reelection but declined to stand for reelection)

Members whose terms do not expire at the 2018 Annual Meeting and their remaining terms of office: 

Martin McKerrow ‘19 (Serving his 2nd 3-year term on Vestry)
Phil Smith ’19 (Serving his 1 st full 3-year term on Vestry)
Sandy Keys ’19 (Serving her 1 st 3-year term on Vestry)
Luke Thornewill ’19 (Serving his 1 st 3-year term on the Vestry)
Robert Inglis ’20 (Serving his 1 st 3-year term on the Vestry)
Larry Smith ’20 (Serving his 1 st 3-year term on the Vestry)
Scott Widmeyer ‘20 (Serving his 1 st 3-year term on the Vestry)
Members whose terms expire at the forthcoming Annual Meeting and their eligibility for reelection:

Cece Fowler ’18 (Completing her 2 nd 3-year term and ineligible for reelection)
Jean Wagley ’18 (Completing her 2 nd 3-year term and ineligible for reelection)
Cathy Ward ’18 (Completing her 1 st 3-year term and eligible but declined to stand for reelection)
Solely for purpose of compliance with St. Paul’s by-laws that contemplate the election of a Senior Warden and a Junior Warden, and unless the Vestry otherwise provides, the Warden with the longest term of service as Warden shall be deemed to be the Senior Warden and the other Warden the Junior Warden.
Additional nominations:
Nominations for any office may be made from the floor at the Annual Meeting. We request, however, that if you intend to offer a nomination, you first obtain the consent of the nominee and then advise the Church Office of your proposed nomination and provide a biography of the nominee no later than Wednesday, January 17, 2018 for circulation to the Parish ahead of the Annual Meeting.
Respectfully submitted,
The Nominating Committee
Stacey Stuart ex officio , Lou Gennaro ex officio , Rev. Whitney Burr, Rev. Paul Borneman, Cece Fowler, Penny Macintyre, Jay Riggs, Frank Robinson, Phil Smith, Jean Wagley
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 John, our Celebrant. 
 
We pray for: Felix, Sue, Andrew, Betsy, Connie, Deb, Cathy, Joan,  Steve, Mary, Margaux, Carrie, Nancy, George, Stewie, June.
 
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Winston Halapua, Bishop of Polynesia, Primate and Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
 
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Christ Church (Old North), Boston;
Church of the Advent, Boston; Ecclesia Ministries and common cathedral, Boston; The Diocesan Staff; The Massachusetts Council of Churches.

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