St Paul's Church

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Today at St. Paul’s      
Sun., July 22nd 
8:00 am         Holy Eucharist Rite I    
10:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:00 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., July 23rd
7:00 pm          NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., July 24th
6:30 pm           Handbell Practice
7:00 pm           NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., July 25th 
8:30 am         Holy Eucharist
9:30 am          Staff Meeting
7:00 pm          NLM Bible Study
7:00 pm          NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Thurs., July 26th 
11:30 am    Lectionary Group in Parish House
Fri., July 27th 
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., July 28th  
9:00 am     Centering Prayer Group
10:00 am   Youth Choristers Rehearsal in Parish House
4:00 pm     Adult Choir Rehearsal
Sun., July 29th
8:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I    
10:00 am    Holy Baptism with Eucharist
10:00 am    Church School/Nursery Care during service
7:00 pm      NLM Services
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
The Gift Chalet will be open after the 10:00am Sunday Service. Cash or Check only.
Happening Soon
We need your help selling chances to win the rug in front of Congdon and Coleman on Main Street We can sell chances Thursdays and Fridays in July and August shifts are 
10-12 and 12 - 2 pm. It is great fun and a great fund raiser for St Paul's. Please sign up on clip board at Back of church or call Christine at the office and include your email. If you would like to purchase tickets, one for ten dollars or six for fifty dollars contact the office (
Thank you all Sheila Daume 

Youth Movie Matinee ~ Peter Pan
July 21, 11:30-3:00pm in Gardner Hall
Light lunch, activity, craft and movie snacks
Sign-up sheet in back of Church or call Church office at 508-228-0916
Invites you (Sailing Angels) to sail for Christ. This is a spiritual Navy that offers solitude, family bonding, and option for teenagers and adults to get on the water. A great option for spiritual, mental and physical health.
We have a fleet of 5 sunfish sailboats and one fishing boat on Saschacha Pond. Quidnet. Its free and we invite you to use them. If you don’t know how to sail we teach in winds under 12mph and you can be up and sailing on your own in one afternoon! or fishing anytime early morning and evening. Please contact Luke Thornewill to be set up with a boat, go sailing with others or make a reservation, or learn more. 508 333 or text.. (best contact) (alternate contact).
We also offer Rosary walks or sails to the Crowns Crossing the trees on the edge of the bird sanctuary and pond.

Cuba Mission
Next journey to Cuba: November 5-12th. Passport info and $125 for Religious Visa are due August 1st. Please view our Newsletter, and contact Lucy Bixby at 508-257-6672 for more information.  
Helping our Friends
If you loved the gospel music at St. Paul’s Fair, you are in luck! At 6 pm, this Sunday evening, July 22, New Life Ministries, the Christian congregation that shares St. Paul’s space and provided music and singers for St. Paul’s Fair, will be presenting a “Gospel Breakforth”. Featuring a world renown gospel singer, together with the NLM choir and musicians, the fundraiser is in NLM’s big tent at
42 Monohasett Drive (across from the airport runway). Admission is $30 and parking is plentiful and free. 
Please come and support our friends as they supported us at our Fair.
Below is a list of all the wonderful businesses and people in the community who supported St. Paul’s Fair by their generous donations of goods, services and time. We hope you will put them on the top of your list when you are looking suppliers and services. 
The Nantucket Hotel – 77 Easton St. - donated the use of the    
                                      Antique Fire Truck
New Life Ministries Gospel Group - donated their time and talent
Nanpuppets – Lizza Obremski –
                       508 364-9503 – (TV episodes)
Wendy Rouillard – Barnaby Bear Books – 508 901-1183
Eddie’s Removal – Eddie Clarke moving services – 508 332-9696

Nantucket Seafoods – Ted Jennison – 56 Old South Rd.
                                      508 325-6345 –
Sayle’s Seafood – Charlie Sayle, Jr. – 99 Washington St. Ext.
                               508 325-5409 –

Poets Corner Press – printing – 128A Old South Rd 508 228-1051
Mahon about Town – Gene Mahon
Yesterday’s Island – Suzanne Daub –
The Inquirer & Mirror – Josh Balling – This Week on Nantucket
97.7 Radio – Laura Burnett, General Manager & Chris Reisser
                       97.7 ACK FM & Nantucket Public Radio 89.5
Bartlett’s Farm – Garden Center – 33 Bartlett Farm Rd.
Stop and Shop – Richard Clifford, Store Manager
The Ice House – Brian – 8 Miacomet Rd. – 508 228-1156
The Hospital Thrift Shop – Mary Casey – 17 India St. – 508 228-1125
Vineyard Vines – 2 Harbor Square
Hyline Cruises – 508 228-3949
Cape Air – 1 800 CAPE-AIR

The Seastreak – 800 262-8743

Ezia Athletic Club - 19 Amelia Dr.
Nantucket Inn - Mark Manchester – 800 321- 8484
Anchor In - 1 South St., Hyannis 508 775-0357
The Club Car – 1 Main St. 508 228-1101
Languedoc – 24 Broad St. 508 228-2552

Mark Budja – No St. Paul’s event could happen without him!
Our Deacon's Report from General Convention;
I still feel exhilarated from my time at the Episcopal Church's General Convention that is held every three years - this time in Austin, Texas.

There was said that a total of 10,000 Episcopalians attended at one time or another during the almost two weeks in early July. This is my fifth convention. Some of the earlier ones were more contentious as people dealt with feelings regarding a gay bishop and a female presiding bishop.The change this year was the recognition of people who speak Spanish, with interpreters delivering many of the sermons, as well. This is the fastest growing community in the Episcopal Church. We will be keeping the same prayer book for the time being but with translations in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole in the works. The plan is to create possible liturgical texts with more "inclusive and expansive language and imagery for humanity and divinity, and that will incorporate understanding, appreciation and care of God's creation."

"As the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement, we follow the Way of Jesus. His way is the Way of Love, and that love has the power to change lives and change the world." Small cards with the information:  The Way of Love (  Practices for Jesus-Centered Life) #WAYOFLOVE   were given out at a Revival service. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry spoke for 45 minutes with the same energy and message of Jesus' love in evidence as he had during the recent royal wedding.

One of my main missions at convention was to support a resolution I had written. I asked for a task force to be formed to study in the next three years how we can better serve people with mental illness and their families(including my son Mark who lives with schizophrenia). It passed through committee and both the House of Deputies and House of Bishops. I await its forming and funding soon.

A special shout out to Lucy Bixby and those who have a ministry in Cuba. The Episcopal Church of Cuba became a diocese and was warmly welcomed. There was much concern about Israeli/Palestinian relations. One resolution was passed denouncing Israel's arresting and prosecuting of around 700 Palestinian children for throwing stones at military vehicles.

The Sunday of convention started out with a Bishops United Against Gun Violence Prayer Vigil. Each day of convention 96 crosses were given out to represent the average number of people killed by gun violence each day in the United States.. Shortly after that sixteen buses took people to the Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas. There over one thousand Episcopalians gathered in support of the detained women, some of whom had been separated from their children because of our government's immigration policies. Word was that the women felt hope from our presence even though we could not see each other. 

The Episcopal Church, with representation in seventeen countries, ministered to its members at General Convention 2018, but also with attention to making the
world-at-large a better place through Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Love and peace, Deacon Susan

Flower Ministry
We are looking for volunteers to make smaller arrangements from the Sunday altar flowers to be delivered to those in the community who are ill, housebound, just need cheering, or are to be thanked for extraordinary service of some kind. Please let Christine ( in the office know if you are interested in helping with this important ministry .

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 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, July 21

Current upcoming Sunday service participation: Sunday, July 22
(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 .
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
Mid-week Eucharist
Wednesday Holy Eucharist is celebrated at 8:30 am in the Chapel. 
Thursday Afternoon Book Group
St. Paul’s Parish House at 11:30 am -12:30 pm
Switching to a Discussion of upcoming Sunday’s Bible Lessons.
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
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: Christian, Bill, Jenn, Debbe, Olivia, Marianne, Ed, Diane, Myrtis,  Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Church in the Philippines.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Church of the Good Shepherd,
Reading; St. John’s Church, Saugus; All Saints’ Church, Stoneham;
Emmanuel Church, Wakefield; The Third Order, Society of St. Francis.

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