St Paul's Church

Twenty-fourth Sunday
Today at St. Paul’s       
Sun., November 4th
9:30 am        Holy Eucharist Rite II 
9:30 am        Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:00 am      Breakfast in Gardner Hall
12:30 pm     NLM Services in Church
7:00 pm        NIANA Meeting in Parish House
This Week at St. Paul’s
8:00 am-7:00 pm  The Church is open for prayer
8:30 am-12:30 pm Parish Office is open
Mon., November 5th
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., November 6th
10:00 am  Sherburne Commons Worship
6:30 pm    Handbell Practice
7:00 pm    NLM in Church
Wed., November 7th
8:30 am    Healing Service with Holy Eucharist
9:30 am    Staff Meeting
5:30 pm   Fellowship Meeting
7:00 pm    NLM Bible Study
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Thurs., November 8th 
11:30 am   Bible Study Group in Parish House
4:30 pm    Vestry Meeting
Fri., November 9th
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., November 10th 
9:00 am     Centering Prayer Group in Parish House
10:00 am   Youth Choristers Rehearsal in Parish House
4:00 pm     Choir Rehearsal in Parish House
7:00 pm     NLM in Church and Gardner Hall
Sun., November 11th
9:30 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:30 am      Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:00am     Coffee Hour
12:00 pm    NLM Services in Church
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon
Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night, November 3rd .
Hospital or Home Visits
If you or a loved one are in the hospital or home bound, please let us know if you would like a visit. Please notify Father Max at 508-228-0916 ext. 11 or 302-542-5587.
One Sunday Service Returns on November 4th
On November 4th, we will begin worshipping together in one Sunday service at 9:30am, followed by a breakfast cooked by men of our Parish.
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St Paul’s Church in Nantucket -Episcopal
Thank You
A big thank you to the following people (plus one mannequin and two scarecrows) who helped make the Somewhat Spooky Halloween and concert at St. Paul's a great success:
Campbell Sutton
Sheila Daume
Marshall and Sandy Keys
Fr. Max and Olly Wolf
  Sr. Susanna Margaret
Yvette St. Jean and Annabelle
Curtis Barnes
Beverly Hall
Stacey Stuart and Peter Greenhalgh
Terry and Ian Norton
Eric, Pam and Keaton Goddard
Christine and Abigail Borneman 
Bill Jamieson
Joe Hammer
Dottie Gennaro
  Dottie Gennaro
Penny and Dual Macintyre
Ruthann Rahal
Scott Widmeyer
Libby Tracey
Cathy McDowell
Carrie Keyes
Anna Ray
Noah Kneisley
Frable Family
The WPI crew: Aiden, Yanni, Lauren, & Mitch
The Band: Sawyer Phillips, Andrew Chitester, Caleb Kardell, & Blake Sylvia
Collection for Food Pantry
Our next collection for the Food Pantry will occur Sunday, November 4th. 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.
Ornament Making
Arts and crafts aren’t just for kids!
Saturday, Nov. 24th from 11-2
in Gardner Hall
Join Sr. Susanna with the Children & Youth of St. Paul’s for ornament making workshops in preparation for the Christmas Market which is held on December 1st. **Materials and suggestions provided or bring your own. Extra glue guns always welcome.
If you’re headed off island or staying on island to do some Christmas shopping in the next few weeks, think about St. Paul’s Christmas Market and remember the number TWO.
If you find the perfect little gift for someone on your list, consider buying TWO and donating one to the Christmas Market. 
If you’re buying some ideal, adorable, perfect Christmas decoration to deck your halls, buy TWO and donate one to the Christmas Market.
If you buy some Christmas wrapping paper, buy TWO…….     (you get the idea).
HOWEVER, don’t let the number TWO constrain you. If you think you found something fabulous that would be a BIG HIT at the Christmas Market, buy as many as you want.
Leave your donation on the bench in the Parish House or call the Church office if you got carried away and need help.
Of course, we still WELCOME donations of your gently used, gift appropriate items for the Christmas Market. Also, we are looking for unique, special, high-end items for the Christmas Market Silent Auction. Contact Olly Wolf at with questions and for guidance.                    
DEC. 1 * 9:30 – 3:00
Looking for crèches to decorate the Sanctuary
The Christmas Market venue has expanded with the addition of Carol Singing on Friday night. The stain glass windowsills will be used to display many  creative and beautiful crèches. Please share you crèche with St. Paul’s and bring it to Gardener Hall after November 18th. There will be a designated area(the old green room, under the Chapel) to place them and a sign-in sheet. Please put your name on the crèche before dropping off. If you have any questions contact Dottie Gennaro, or 508-654-0146
Friday, November 30th at, 6:30-9:00pm
A new and very special event to kick off our Stroll weekend. Join us in the Church to enjoy a display of beautiful, unique creches, and a concert of traditional and contemporary Christmas music from 7:00-8:00pm orchestrated by Joe Hammer. The concert featuring performances by special guest artists and sing along to some of your old favorites. Following that, dessert and libations will be served in Gardner Hall. The Christmas Market will be open for your early and exclusive shopping pleasure. Tickets are $25 are may be purchased at the door on the night of the event.
Buildings and Grounds committee
We kindly ask if you see some aspect of the campus in disrepair or in need of attention please report via email to “St. Paul’s Office Manager” will attend to it as soon as we can. Thank you!

Christian Education Opportunities
Wednesday Eucharist
Holy Eucharist at 8:30 am in the Chapel. 
Thursday Bible Study
Based on or lectionary : readings from Scripture appointed to be read the following Sunday. St. Paul’s Bible Study Group meets on Thursdays, 11:30-12:30 in the Parish House. For more information, contact Father Max, or Lucy Bixby,
ALL are welcome!
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
We pray for: Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael our Presiding Bishop; Alan, our Bishop; Gayle, our Suffragan Bishop; Max our Priest and Susan, our Deacon. 
We pray for : Jim, Howard, Gil, Blair, Molly, Hilary, Jeff, Judy, Pamela, Ray, Priscilla, Philip, Libby, Betsy, Beverly, Sandra, Christian, Bill, Jenn, Debbe, Marianne, Felix, Joan, June.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey
Bishop of Colombo and The Rt. Rev. Keerthisiri Fernando, Bishop of Kurunegala.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Trinity Church, Rockland; St. Luke’s Church, Scituate; Church of the Holy Nativity, South Weymouth; All Saints’ Church, Whitman; The Diocesan Convention .
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 Companion Church: San Juan Evangelista, in Vertientes, Cuba; 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