St Paul's Church

Fourth Sunday

Today at St. Paul’s      
Sun., June 17th       
9:30 am       Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am       Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:15 am     Meeting with Vestry Members in the Chapel
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 18th
7:00 pm       NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., June 19th    
10: 00 am     Sherburne Commons Worship
6:30 pm        Handbell Practice
7:00 pm        NLM Bible Study
7:00 pm        NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., June 20th 
8:30 am       Holy Eucharist
9:30 am       Staff Meeting 
7:00 pm       NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Thurs., June 21st  
11:30 am     Book Group in Parish House
5:30 pm       Habitat Board Meeting
Fri., June 22nd
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., June 23rd
9:00 am     Centering Prayer Group
Note           No Chorister rehearsals resumes June 30, 10:00 am
11:00 am    Martin Memorial Service
11:45 am    Martin Memorial Reception in Gardner Hall
4:00 pm      Adult Choir Rehearsal
Sun., June 24th  
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
Dear St. Paul's,
We are pleased to welcome The Rev. Max Wolf as he begins his journey as our Priest in Charge by celebrating this Sunday’s service at 9:30 AM. Help us make this a special day for "Father Max and his wife Olly," and for St. Paul's, with your attendance at 9:30 AM on Sunday and afterwards at the coffee hour.
To reach Father Max by e-mail, please use the address His office number will be 508-228-0916, ext. 11, his cell phone 302-542-5587, and the Rectory number will remain 508-680-1467.
Next Sunday (June 24, we will begin two services again at 8 AM (Rite I) and 10 AM (Rite II). That schedule will continue through the summer months.
See you at St. Paul’s!  

Pam Goddard and Lou Gennaro
Meeting with Vestry Members
Vestry members will hold the monthly forum in the Chapel for anyone who wishes to discuss or ask questions about church-related happenings following Sunday's service.
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:

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 .
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!
        Again this year, KIDSTREET with its children’s games, crafts and activities will be FREE for all children on the Island. 
       KIDSTREET has been fully funded by a generous grant from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
        We still need to cover the expenses for the rest of the Fair – food, drinks, supplies, rental equipment, advertising, etc.
         YOU can help underwrite the Fair. Every  dollar helps. Please write a check to St. Paul’s Church, marked for St. Paul’s Fair, put in the collection plate, drop it off or mail to the Church Office at 20 Fair St.
         You can make this happen. 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 30
Current upcoming Sunday service participation: Sunday, 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 .
Our Deacon Goes To General Convention 
Deacon Susan will go to Austin, Texas in July as a Diocese of Delaware Alternate Delegate to the Episcopal Church's General Convention. People from seventeen countries gather to make decisions through the 
consideration of resolutions brought forth from ongoing work since the last convention in 2015 and resolutions written anew. Intensive committee work occurs to consider these resolutions before they are brought to vote by the House of Bishops (200 + people) and the House of Deputies (880 people). The General Convention sets the mission priorities, budget and policies of The Episcopal Church for the next three years. It approves changes to the Church's Constitution and Canons, and broadly defines the standards of worship. Eighteen-hour days are the norm with work, worship, and some partying. She hopes to have a mental health resolution (CO34) passed as a follow-up to the one passed in 2015. All are looking forward to the messages from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry (of royal wedding fame) as he leads the spread and work of the Jesus Movement.

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 Power and the Glory by Graham Greene.
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
Randy Wight, Ned Wight and Yvette St. Jean 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; Max, our Priest-in-Charge and Susan, our Deacon. 
We pray for: Jenn, Debbe, Olivia, Marianne, Ed, Diane, Myrtis, Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Most Revd. Stephen Than Myint Oo, Archbishop of Myanmar, Bishop of Yangon.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Aidan’s Chapel, Dartmouth;
St. Peter’s Church, Dartmouth; Church of the Good Shepherd, Fairhaven;
Congregations: Organists, Choirs and other Church Musicians.
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