St Paul's Church

Third Sunday

Today at St. Paul’s      
Sun., June 10th       
9:30 am       Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am       Church School/Nursery Care during service
7:00 pm       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., June 11th
7:00 pm       NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., June 12th    
6:30 pm        Handbell Practice
7:00 pm        NLM Bible Study
7:00 pm        NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., June 13th 
8:30 am       Holy Eucharist
9:30 am       Staff Meeting 
7:00 pm       NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Thurs., June 14th 
11:30 am     Book Group in Parish House
4:30 pm      Vestry Meeting
6:30 pm         Ships Inn Dinner
Fri., June 15th
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., June 16th
9:00 am     Centering Prayer Group
10:00 am     Youth Choristers Rehearsal
4:00 pm     Adult Choir Rehearsal
Sun., June 17th       
9:30 am       Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am        Church School/Nursery Care during service
7:00 pm      NLM Services
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon
Name Tags
Name Tags are located in the Chapel
Everyone is encouraged to wear nametags so that visitors and clergy can begin to put names with faces right away. If you do not have a nametag please let the office know by emailing:
Sunday Services
We will stay with one service at 9:30 am through June 17th. Starting June 24th we will switch back to Rite I at 8:00 am and Rite II at 10:00 am .
Kidstreet is once again free this year. Last year we had over 500 children enjoy games, prizes, crafts and facepainting for FREE. But we can't do it without your help. Please consider signing up to volunteer on Kidstreet on July 12th. Sign-up Here!
Festival on Fair will kick off the 2018 Fair in only 30 days! On Tuesday, July 10, from 5 to 7, we will have our annual gathering of our reunited year-round and summer parishioners in the Church Garden (weather permitting – Gardner Hall if not). SAVE THE DATE and make reservations with Dottie Gennaro ( or 508 325-0521) or the Church office. $25 per person.

GIFT CHALET - Donate your higher-end boutique
                              treasures that are looking for a new home.
HODGE PODGE - Needs your yard sale items                       
                                 tools, toys, home goods and housewares.
BOOKS - Novels, coffee table books, cook books and Nantucket themed books (no paperbacks or text books)
You can help St. Paul’s and clean out your closets at the same time.
No clothes, electrical appliances, oversized furniture.   Nothing broken or damaged can be accepted. Call the office for a pick-up if needed (508 228-0916)

A sign up sheet is in the back of Church for morning or afternoon shifts on the day of the Fair – Thursday, July 12. Please do your FAIR SHARE!

St. Paul’s Summer Choir
A strong, vibrant, fun-loving summer choir is a long-standing tradition at St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket. Whether you’re on island for a few weekends, 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. Sunday service at 9:30am.
For additional information or questions please contact: Joe Hammer, Director of Music, St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket, 20 Fair Street, Nantucket, MA 02554. Email: General phone: 508-228-0916.
Calling all 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 Youth 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 Church Parish House
                                            20 Fair Street, Nantucket
                                            Next rehearsal: Saturday, June 9
Current upcoming Sunday service participation: Sunday, June 17 and July 1;
(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
Fairy House Building
Do you believe in fairies? Well you don’t need to believe in mythical creatures in order to create a fairy garden! Join Sr. Susanna on Saturday, June 9th from 11:30-2:30 in Gardner Hall and let your imagination soar as you create your own fairy garden to take home. Materials will be provided but you’re welcome to bring a favorite pot or figurine. Refreshments will be provided. Please register in advance through the church office 508-228-0916 or contact Sr. Susanna at

Volunteers Wanted
The Parish Office is looking for volunteers to work in the office June 25th through June 29th. Please contact Christine in the office to see how you can help at
508-228-0916 or
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
Wednesday Holy Eucharist is celebrated at 8:30 am in the Chapel. 
Thursday Afternoon Book Group
Thursdays, 11:30 am -12:30 pm
St. Paul’s Parish House
The group is reading The Second Coming by Walker Percy.
For more information, please contact Lucy Bixby:
Centering Prayer Group
No meeting on June 2nd
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
Sharon Robinson will 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.

Stacey Stuart and Libby Tracey will provide 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; John, our Celebrant and Susan, our Deacon. 

We pray for: Jenn, Debbe, Olivia, Penny, Marianne, Ed, Jordan, Diane, Myrtis, Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June .
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Most Revd. Francisco Moreno, Presiding Bishop of La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico and Bishop of Northern Mexico.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Brooks School Chapel, North Andover;
St. Anne’s Church, Billerica; All Saints’ Church, West Newbury; St. Mark’s Church, Westford; Episcopal City Mission.
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