St Paul's Church

Seventh Sunday of Easter
Today at St. Paul’s      
Sun., May 13th      
9:30 am           Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:30 am           Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:30 am         NLM Services
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., May 14th   Office Closed
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., May 15th
6:30 pm      Handbell Practice
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., May 16th
8:30 am      Holy Eucharist
9:30 am      Staff Meeting 
7:00 pm      NLM Service
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Thurs., May 17th 
11:30 am   Book Group in Parish House
5:30 pm     Habitat Board Meeting 
7:00 pm     NLM Event 
Fri., May 18th 
7:00 pm     NLM Event 
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., May 19th 
9:30 am      Parish Work Day
4:00 pm      Adult Choir Rehearsal
5:00 pm      NLM Event
7:00 pm      NLM Event
Sun., May 20th      Pentecost
9:30 am        Holy Baptism with Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am        Nursery Care during service
11:30 am      NLM Services
7:00 pm       NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon
New St. Paul’s newsletter to publish early summer 
The next edition of the St. Paul’s newsletter will be published soon. But, we need your help in providing information and ideas for it. 

If you would like to write an article for the newsletter, please let Scott Widmeyer
know by May 25. And all written material should be turned in by June 4. Please email
with your ideas, news copy and any photos you think would be of interest.

Found: Gold Cufflink with a brown stone. If this is your cufflink please email the Church:
Parish Work Day - Saturday, May 19
In order to spruce up the Rectory ahead of the arrival in mid-June of Father Max Wolf and his wife Olly, the Buildings and Grounds Committee is sponsoring a one-day, two shift event from 930 am to Noon and 1230 pm to 330 pm on Saturday, May 19 .

Sandwiches and drinks for  lunch between Noon and 1230 pm  will be provided for those who sign up.

Volunteers are needed for window washing and paint touch ups in Rectory and making repairs to the backyard fencing for the Wolfs' dog. We will also repair and paint the picket fence separating the playground from the parking lot.  Paint and sand paper will be provided.

We will have window washing equipment ready for all. All window washing will be what can be accomplished from inside with no ladders to exterior. Depending on time and number of participants, we will also move to Parish house and drill out the weep holes of the storm windows so they can adequately drain. We will also be cleaning all of these sills to ascertain levels of disrepair. General cleaning supplies will available as needed.

Please advise Christine in the church office - or
508-228-0916 - if you can help and specify whether you will come in the morning or afternoon . We'll meet in the parking lot.

Save the Date
The Fellowship Committee invites you to a special brunch on May 27th after the service to thank Peter, Abby Gowdy-Chase and Alan Wittrup. Quiches will be served and we are asking the congregation to bring salads or desserts. Please sign up in back of the Church.
A Story of Family and Community as St. Paul's and New Life Ministries Come Together Over Music, Food and Fellowship.

The pictures here tell the story of how our      St. Paul's congregation and that of New Life Ministries came together on Friday, May 4 for a Songfest and Community Dinner. In all, about 100 folks were in attendance to enjoy great music by both churches.

A huge thank you to Nigel Goss for taking on this important endeavor to coordinate the musicians and to the planning group and all of those who brought yummy food dishes for us to enjoy.

The response from everyone was overwhelmingly positive, and you can be sure, we will look for more activities like this going forward.
Donations for the Gift Chalet and Hodge Podge may be left on the bench in the Parish House. Please mark bags or boxes “FAIR”. Tax receipts are available upon request.
Pick service is available for larger donations. Please call the office
(508 228 -0916) and we will get back to you and arrange a date and time.
We need your support to make this the best Fair since 1903 when St. Paul’s first started holding a summer fair.

Nantucket bound this summer? Love to sing? Come join us at St. Paul’s Episcopal!!
A strong, vibrant, fun-loving summer choir is a long-standing tradition at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Nantucket. Whether you’re on island for a weekend, a couple of weeks, a month or all season long, we welcome anyone with a love for singing and the desire to “make a joyful noise unto the Lord.”
Rehearsals are Saturdays from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Parish House Choir Room
Come join us!

For additional information or questions please contact:
Joe Hammer, Director of Music
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
20 Fair St
Nantucket, MA 02554
General phone: 508-228-0916
Calling all St. Paul’s youth – boys and girls.
Time to have fun and sing!
St. Paul’s youth – Parishioners or Summer Congregants – come join in the fun.
Joe Hammer, St. Paul’s recently appointed director of music, is inviting youth to participate in St. Paul’s as a chorister. The chorister program will be based upon the Royal School of Church Music in America’s renowned Voice for Life, which provides a framework for choral singers to develop their vocal skills and musical understanding, while singing fun and interesting songs.
Previous music experience required… none!
The opportunities to explore ways to make music… tons !

Current rehearsal schedule: Saturdays, 10:00am to 11:00am
Choir Room, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish House
20 Fair Street, Nantucket
First rehearsal with Joe: Saturday, June 2
Upcoming Sunday service participation:  Sunday, June 17 and 24
Anticipated to be twice per month for remainder of 2018.
While walk-ins are welcomed, it would be helpful to give a heads-up regarding participation by contacting St. Paul’s Church Office at 508-228-0916 or email to .

The only thing better than singing…is more singing. - Ella Fitzgerald
St Paul’s Needlepoint Rug 2018
It is exciting this year to dedicate our beautiful rug to George Fowlkes with love and appreciation. George has been a dedicated stitcher of many rugs for years and has stitched several glorious pieces of needlepoint for St Paul’s .the lovely piano bench and also underwrote and stitched with others the needlepoint rug of the beautiful tiffany windows over the altar.
Our nine wonderful devoted stichers this year are Yvette St. Jean, Caroline Ellis, Jeanette Fowlkes, Sheila Daume, Nancy Bills, Bay McClure, Mary Jo Beck, Eugenie Voorhees and Penny Macintyre. I am truly grateful to all of them for their many hours of stitching !! The rug will be on Main St in June thru the summer.
This yearly fundraising project and its success is dependent on the generous underwriting from our parishioners . Please consider supporting us … please make notation that your donation is for the needlepoint project .
Thank you
Sheila Daume

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” We will attend to it as soon as we can. Thank you!

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 is reading One of Ours, by Willa Cather.
For more information, please contact Lucy Bixby:
Centering Prayer Group
No meeting on May 19th
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
David and Pat Dick 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.

Sharon Robinson are providing the refreshments 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: Debbe, Olivia, Alyce, Penny, Marianne, Ed, Jordan, Diane, Myrtis, Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the work of the Anglican Centre in Rome.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Mark’s Chapel, St. Mark’s School, Southborough; St. Elizabeth’s Church, Sudbury; St. Peter’s Church,  Weston; The Ministry of the Diocesan Altar Guild and all Altar Guilds; The Episcopal Times Board and Staff.
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