St Paul's Church

Twelfth Sunday
after Pentecost

Today at St. Paul’s      
Sun., August 12th 
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., August 13th
7:00 pm              NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., August 14th
10:00 am             Sherburne Commons Worship
6:45 pm              Handbell Practice
7:00 pm              NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., August 15th 
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., August 16th 
11:30 am    Lectionary Group in Parish House
5:30 pm    Habitat Board Meeting in Parish House
Fri., August 17th 
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., August 18th 
9:00 am     Centering Prayer Group
10:00 am     Youth Choristers Rehearsal in Parish House
4:00 pm     Adult Choir Rehearsal
Sun., August 19th 
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
Happening Soon
Hospital Visit
If you or any loved one are in the hospital or home bound, please let us know so we can visit you. Pease notify Father Max at 508-228-0916 ext. 11 or 302-542-5587.
Baptism Sunday
August 26th at the 10:00am service
Our next Baptism Sunday is August 26th at the 10:00am service. Please contact the office ( if you or any loved one would like to be baptized on that day.
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 Cross in the trees on the edge of the bird sanctuary and pond.
Lighthouse School Farewell
Responding to the request from the Lighthouse School to be excused from the 3rd school term (August 2018 – June 2019) of its 3-year occupancy agreement with St. Paul’s, the Vestry has approved an agreement with LHS by the terms of which LHS is released to move its middle school students to the Boys and Girls Club. The Vestry’s Long-Range Planning Committee will continue its investigation of the best options for the use of the three rooms freed from use by LHS. St. Paul’s wishes the Lighthouse School continued success at its new location.

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.  
St. Paul’s Annual School Supply Drive
We have begun our Annual School Supply Drive.  The donations we collect are distributed in all three Nantucket Public Schools – elementary, middle school and high school. The supplies we provide help the students directly and are very much appreciated each year. A “shopping list” of suggested supplies is provided in the Sunday Bulletin and below. Please consider taking part in this important St. Paul’s outreach and help to make this school year a success for all students.

St. Paul’s Church
Back to School Supply Drive
Shopping List
This list was provided by the Teachers and
Administrators at the Nantucket Public Schools
Any donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
_______ Three Ring Binders (1 and 2 inch)
_______ 2- Pocket Folders
_______ Lined Paper (3 ring)
_______ Notebooks (1 subject)
_______ Journals
_______ Crayons (thick and 24 and 32 count)
_______ Markers (thick and thin)
_______ Colored Pencils
_______ Erasers & Cap Erasers
_______ Dry Erase EXPO Markers
_______ Highlighters
_______ Tape (any kind)
_______ Pencils (#2)
_______ Pencil Sharpeners
_______ Clorox Wipes, Purell
_______ Zip-lock bags (All sizes)
_______ Glue Sticks
_______ Index Cards (3 x 5)
_______ Scissors (child sized)
_______ Box of Tissue
_______ Arts and Crafts of any kind

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
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!

Ann Smith 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, Ann Martindale, Janet Lindgren will provide the refreshments for Coffee Hour. Thank you for your help.
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: Deb, Christian, Bill, Jenn, Debbe, Olivia, Marianne, Ed, Diane, Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Most Rev. Ng Moon Hing, Archbishop of South East Asia and Bishop of West Malaysia. 
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Trinity Church, Canton; Church of the Good Shepherd, Dedham; St. Paul’s Church, Dedham; Parish of All Saints, Dorchester.
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