St Paul's Church

Second Sunday

Today at St. Paul’s      
Sun., June 3rd   Food Pantry Collection
9:30 am               Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 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., June 4th
7:00 pm   NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., June 5th    Office Closed
6:30 pm     Handbell Practice
7:00 pm     NLM Bible Study
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., June 6th 
8:30 am     Holy Eucharist
12:30 pm   Staff Meeting 
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Thurs., June 7th 
11:30 am   Book Group in Parish House
Fri., June 8th
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., June 9th
9:00 am     Centering Prayer Group
10:00 am   Youth Choristers Rehearsal
4:00 pm     Adult Choir Rehearsal
Sun., June 10th       
9:30 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am      Church School/Nursery Care during service
7:00 pm      NLM Services
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon
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:
Sunday Services
We will stay with one service at 9:30 am through June 17th. Starting June 24th we will switch back to Rite I at 8:00 am and Rite II at 10:00 am .
Ship’s Inn Dinner Coming Up Fast!
Did you know there are only a few spaces left for the dinner? Did you know the cutoff date for reservations is next Sunday, June 10th? Don’t put it off – make your reservation now so you won’t miss having a wonderful dinner with friends, returning parishioners and our new Priest-In-Charge, Max Wolf and his wife Olly. All proceeds will go to St. Paul’s through the generosity of The Ship’s Inn. Your ticket for $100 includes all food, wine and gratuities and wine will be served throughout the meal. Mixed drinks, beer, wine and cordials will also be available at the cash bar. Please make your check out to “St. Paul’s Church” and note in the memo portion it is for the Ship’s Inn dinner.
We need your help. St. Paul’s Fair has a reputation to defend. Every year at the Fair, people line up early, before the Fair opens, to be the first in the door to scoop up the great buys and finds in the Gift Chalet and Hodge Podge. To maintain this traditional, summer shopping frenzy, we need your donations.
If you don’t want it, can’t use it, are downsizing, moving, cleaning up, opening up, or cleaning out, please donate what is useable, in good repair, and resalable to St. Paul’s.
Donations may be left on the bench in the Parish House or call the Church office (508 228-0916) for a pick up for larger items.
We cannot accept clothing, electrical appliances,paperback books, text books, or damaged or broken goods.
Thanks all for your help.Tax receipts available upon request.
Sharon Robinson and Dottie Gennaro

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 9
Current upcoming Sunday service participation: Sunday, June 17 and 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
Collection for Food Pantry
Our next collection for the Food Pantry will occur this Sunday, June 3rd. You are encouraged to bring a brown paper bag containing your favorite non-perishable items that you would purchase for yourself. In addition to food items, needed items include those not eligible for food stamps-for example, laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo and cleaning supplies.
Fairy House Building
Do you believe in fairies? Well you don’t need to believe in mythical creatures in order to create a fairy garden! Join Sr. Susanna on Saturday, June 9th from 11:30-2:30 in Gardner Hall and let your imagination soar as you create your own fairy garden to take home. Materials will be provided but you’re welcome to bring a favorite pot or figurine. Refreshments will be provided. Please register in advance through the church office 508-228-0916 or contact Sr. Susanna at or by signing up on the sheet at the back of the church.

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 Second Coming by Walker Percy.
For more information, please contact Lucy Bixby:
Centering Prayer Group
No meeting on June 2nd
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
Shelia Daume 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.

Korin Gochel, Ruth Ann Rahal, Toni McKerrow and Libby Tracey 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; and John, our Celebrant

We pray for: Jenn, Barbara, Debbe, Olivia, Penny, Marianne, Ed, Jordan, Diane, Myrtis, Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June .
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Most Revd. George Takeli, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia and Bishop of Central Melanesia. 
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Andrew’s Church, Methuen;
St. Paul’s Church, Newburyport; St. Paul’s Church, North Andover;
Merrimack Valley Project; Deacons.
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