St Paul's Church

Sixteenth Sunday
after Pentecost
Today at St. Paul’s       
Sun., September 9th
8:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite I    
10:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:00 am     Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:30am      BBQ in Parish House Courtyard
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., September 10th  
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., September 11th 
10:00am    Sherburne Commons Worship
6:30 pm    Handbell Practice
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., September 12th 
8:30 am    Holy Eucharist and Healing Service
9:30 am    Staff Meeting
7:00 pm    NLM Bible Study
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Thurs., September 13th
11:30 am    Lectionary Group in Parish House
4:30 pm    Vestry Meeting in Parish House 
Fri., September 14th
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., September 15th
9:00 am     Centering Prayer Group
9:30 am     Lillian Ketchum Memorial
4:00 pm     Adult Choir Rehearsal
Sun., September 16th
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 a 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.
Thank You
Thank you to all those who donated school supplies and made cash donations. We received over $300 in cash donations with which we purchased schools supplies.
St. Paul’s Fall Newsletter is Coming; Stories and Photos from You are Welcomed
We are preparing a new St. Paul’s fall newsletter that will include updated information on activities around our church. We welcome your stories, ideas for stories and photos that capture your summer on Nantucket or wherever you may have been. Just email your information to Scott Widmeyer no later than September 28. 
                                                 Scott’s email is
                                                 Let’s make it a great newsletter.

Sunday, September 9th at 11:30am
Courtyard at the Parish House Please email the office( ) if you plan on attending and if you are bringing a salad or dessert to share.
Join us for food and fellowship!
Ship’s Inn Dinner
Thursday, Sept. 27 th at 6:30pm – Same fun night and great food but with a new twist!!
Get to know your fellow parishioners and our new members. Seating will be arranged by numbered lottery so we all get to know each other a little better and discover the great people who make up St. Paul’s.
Tickets - $100 per person (includes food, wine and gratuities – cash bar   available for mixed drinks and beer) and all proceeds go directly to support parish ministries. Reservations required. Contact the Church Office ( or 508 228-0916) or Penny Macintyre ( or 508 257-4447).
This event always sells out so don’t wait. Make your reservations right away.
Chefs' Dinner
Dinner, 6 pm - 9pm, on Monday, September 17th. The event will again be held at the Nantucket Yacht Club. Tickets are available on line at

This event is the major fundraiser for the recently united
organization, Nantucket Food Fuel and Rental Assistance (NFFRA) programs, of the Nantucket Interfaith Council. St. Paul's supports the Food Pantry through the monthly collection of food stuffs and all three programs through contributions of money.

We will have two to three tables, seating 40-60, depending upon your response, reserved in the name of "St. Paul's." Please advise Frank Robinson ( when you have bought your tickets if you would like to sit at one of StP's reserved tables and provide the names of those who will sit with you.
It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas” or it will with your help!
When you are closing up or cleaning up, St. Paul’s would welcome donations of any item which would make a great Christmas gift for the CHRISTMAS MARKET.
      China * Crystal *Antiques * Art *Christmas Decorations
                              Jewelry * Handcrafted Items
If it’s good for a gift – small, portable, lovely - it’s good for the Christmas Market. Leave items on the bench in the Parish House. Questions – contact Olly Wolf at or 302-236-4389 and Kenny Hilbig at or 508-901-3311.
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!

Flowers on Sunday
When we think about providing flowers for the altar for Sunday services, we generally think of making them a memorial to someone. But have you considered honoring a living loved one such as a graduating son, daughter or grandchild? Your own wedding anniversary or birthday, or that of a friend or relative? A neighbor’s baptism, confirmation, wedding? How about someone’s current achievement (good grades, sports feat, business success)? The possibilities are numerous and varied for providing the altar flowers for any or many weeks of the year. And your flowers keep on giving joy throughout the following days as they are recreated into smaller arrangements and delivered by Church members to various homebound folks needing cheer. Providing flowers for the altar on Sunday is one of the easiest forms of creative ministry. Please call Christine at the Parish House, 508-228-0916, to schedule your gift of flowers.
Christian Education Opportunities
Mid-week Eucharist
Wednesday Holy Eucharist is celebrated at 8:30 am in the Chapel. 
Thursday Lectionary Group
Lectionary: a table of readings from Scripture appointed to be read at public worship. St. Paul’s Lectionary meets on Thursdays, 11:30-12:30 in the   Parish House. For more information, contact Father Max, or Lucy Bixby,
ALL are welcome!

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: Philip, Libby, Beverly, Sandra, Deb, Christian, Bill, Jenn, Debbe, Olivia, Marianne, Ed, Diane, Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Peter’s Church, Beverly;
St. John’s Church, Beverly Farms; All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore, Danvers; St. John’s Church, Gloucester.

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