St Paul's Church

Thirteenth Sunday
after Pentecost

Today at St. Paul’s      
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
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 20th
7:00 pm               NIANA Meeting in Parish House

Tues., August 21st 
6:45 pm               Handbell Practice
7:00 pm               AA Meeting in Gardner Hall
7:00 pm               NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., August 22nd 
8:30 am                Holy Eucharist
9:30 am                Staff Meeting
4:00 pm               Fellowship Meeting
7:00 pm               NLM Bible Study
7:00 pm               NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Thurs., August 23rd 
11:30 am    Lectionary Group in Parish House
Fri., August 24th
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., August 25th 
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
Please contact the office ( if you or any loved one would like to be baptized on that day.

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
J-1 Students Farwell Party and Picnic
Children’s Beach
Sunday, August 26th at 5:00pm –7:00pm
Come for drumming, picnic, and photos, but mostly for an end of the season farewell from all of us. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Chefs' Dinner
Dinner, 6 pm - 9pm, on Monday, September 17, 2017. 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.
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!

Sharon Robinson 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.
Sharon Robinson, Lucy Bixby, Sharon Robinson 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: Sandra, Deb, Christian, Bill, Jenn, Debbe, Olivia, Marianne, Ed, Diane, Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Most Rev. Thomas Kanjirappally Oommen, Moderator of CSi and Bishop of Madhya Kerala. 
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Christ Church, Hyde Park; Iglesia de San Juan, Hyde Park ;Church of the Holy Spirit, Mattapan; Church of the Advent, Medfield; Congregations: Sextons and Custodians.
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