St Paul's Church
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
11:00 am                   Sunday Morning Forum
1:00 pm-3:30pm      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
NLM Weekday Services
6:00 am -8:00 am  Meeting in Church
12:00 pm –2:00 pm
8:30 am-12:30 pm Parish Office is open
Mon., Jan. 15th    Office Closed
7:00 pm    Prayer Shawl in the Workers Room
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., Jan. 16th 
10:00 am   Sherburne Commons
6:30 pm    Hand bell Rehearsal
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., Jan. 17th
9:30 am    Staff Meeting 
5:30 pm    Holy Eucharist
7:00 pm    NLM Service
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Thurs., Jan. 18th
11:30 am    Book Group in Parish House
7:30 pm     Movie Night: “Best In Show”
Fri., Jan. 19th
7:00 pm     NLM Social Event in Gardner Hall
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., Jan. 20th
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. 21st
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-3:30pm    NLM Services in Church
7:00 pm                  NIANA Meeting in Parish House

Happening Soon
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.

2017 Financial and 2018 EMC Reports
2018 Budget Forum
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

Knitting Ministry
Please join us Monday, January 15th at 7:00 pm in the Workers Room to make prayer shawls for those who are ill or struggling. The names of those in need are lifted in prayer as we knit or crochet the shawls. If you wish to learn to knit or crochet, we will be happy to teach you. Perhaps you know someone who would be comforted with one of our lovely shawls. Please contact Cynthia Borneman at 508-228-0204 .
Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 4th immediately following the 9:30am worship service .
Movie Night
Thursday, Jan. 18th at 7:30 pm in the Parish House
“Best In Show”
A hilarious look at the dog show participants 9and the pooches who love them). One of the funniest movies of the last 20 years.
Movie and Refreshments are Free
Christian Education Opportunities
Mid-week Eucharist
Wednesday Holy Eucharist will be at 5:30pm.
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:
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
Binth Rustad 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.
Ruth Rahal and Dottie Gennaro are providing the refreshments for Coffee Hour. 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 are applied to 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
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: Shirley, Felix, Sue, Andrew, Betsy, Deb, Cathy, Joan,  Steve, Mary, Margaux, Carrie, Nancy, George, Stewie, June.

We give thanks for the life of Roger Brown.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Philip Leslie Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne and Primate of Australia.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Emmanuel Church, Boston;
St. Augustine’s & St. Martin’s Church, Boston; Deans; Deanery Coconveners; Greater Boston Interfaith Organization.  
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