St Paul's Church
Third Sunday of Easter
Today at St. Paul’s       
Sun., April 15th       
9:30 am             Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am             Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:30 am           Bread and Soup Brunch
11:30 am           Meeting with Vestry Members 
11:30 am           NLM Services
2:00 pm             Movie: Dr. Zhivago
7:00 pm             NIANA Meeting in Parish House
7:00 pm             NLM Concert
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., April 16th
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., April 17th
6:30 pm    Handbell Practice
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., April 18th 
8:30 am    Holy Eucharist
9:30 am    Staff Meeting 
7:00 pm    NLM Service
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Thurs., April 19th 
11:30 am   Book Group in Parish House
5:30 pm     Habitat for Humanity Board Meeting
7:00 pm     NLM Event 
Fri., April 20th 
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., April 21st
4:00 pm     Adult Choir Rehearsal
5:00 pm     NLM Event
7:00 pm     NLM Event
Sun., April 22nd       
9:30 am       Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:30 am       Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:30 am     NLM Services
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon
Guest Organist
This weekend, Alan Wittrup will be joining us to rehearse with the choir and provide music for the service on Sunday. 
After completing his Master's Degree in piano, Alan played organ for churches in the Washington D.C. area, worked with various theater and opera companies, accompanied singers and choruses, composed, arranged, recorded, and taught privately and at universities. His alternate career in computers took him to Europe for 18 years where his musical participation slowed but did not stop. He retired from computers and returned to the US a couple years ago to live in Scituate, MA  with his wife Shannon and two teenaged sons, where he is resuming his musical activities and attempting to finish the book he has been toying with for decades.  
Vestry Update 
Sunday, April 15th at 11:30am in the Chapel      
Members of the Vestry will have a meeting to answer any questions and address any concerns the congregation might have.
Music Director Update
The Music Director Search Committee is pleased to announce that our new music director/organist will be joining us on June 3. We look forward to welcoming Joe!
Joe Hammer, in many respects, has enjoyed a dual-track career over the course of his professional working career…that of a musician and a fund raiser. 
Joe entered Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana, as an organ major, graduating with a bachelor’s in communications and music. Upon completion of his master’s degree, also from Ball State and immediately after earning his undergraduate degree, Joe worked in the not-for-profit sector in Indianapolis. He moved to New York City during the late ‘80s, working primarily in non-profit special event fund raising. 
He and his family relocated from New York City to Indianapolis in 2008, where he continued his non-profit fund raising work with a museum and an educational foundation. In 2015, he joined the staff of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; he retired from         full-time fund raising in 2016.

Throughout his fund raising career, Joe continued to play the organ and sing in a number of choirs, including at the Riverside Church and Church of the Holy Trinity Episcopal in New York, St. John's Episcopal Church, Forest Hills, Queens, the First Presbyterian Church as organist in Sag Harbor, New York, and as Director of Music and Organist for the First Congregational Church (UCC) in Exeter, New Hampshire. In Indianapolis, he served as Director of Music and Organist for St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and as interim music director and organist for St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church. 

Joe comes to St. Paul’s from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Granville, Ohio (home of Denison University), where he has served as organist. Joe and his partner, John Howish, have two adult daughters, both of whom reside in Indianapolis. John is an RN at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis. John and the girls look forward to visiting Nantucket frequently.

Respectfully submitted,
Malcolm MacNab, chair
Deborah Beale
Pam Goddard
Ann Martindale
Susie Robinson
Nancy Jane Woolley

St. Paul's Ends P.O. Box Use
Effective, April 1, 2018, St. Paul's has discontinued its rental of its U.S. Postal Office Box. Please address all "snail" mail intended for the church to St. Paul's Church at 20 Fair Street, MA 02554 .

Movie Night
Sunday, April 15th in the Parish House
2:00pm movie begins
Dr. Zhivago
One of the greatest films of the 1960s starring
Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. 

Soup and bread brunch
Sunday April 15th after the 9:30am service
Fellowship Committee will supply the soups and bread. The Congregation will bring salads and desserts. Signup sheet at back of the church. Please all come… for a fun and yummy brunch

Save the Date
Friday, May 4, the St. Paul's and New Life Ministries choirs and congregations will join together for singing at 6:00pm followed by dinner in Gardner Hall at 7:00pm.
St Paul’s Needlepoint Rug 2018
It is exciting this year to dedicate our beautiful rug to George Fowlkes with love and appreciation. George has been a dedicated stitcher of many rugs for years and has stitched several glorious pieces of needlepoint for St Paul’s .the lovely piano bench and also underwrote and stitched with others the needlepoint rug of the beautiful tiffany windows over the altar.
Our nine wonderful devoted stichers this year are Yvette St. Jean, Caroline Ellis, Jeanette Fowlkes, Sheila Daume, Nancy Bills, Bay McClure, Mary Jo Beck, Eugenie Voorhees and Penny Macintyre. I am truly grateful to all of them for their many hours of stitching !! The rug will be on Main St in June thru the summer.
This yearly fundraising project and its success is dependent on the generous underwriting from our parishioners . Please consider supporting us … please make notation that your donation is for the needlepoint project .
Thank you
Sheila Daume

If you have empty plastic eggs, we would love to reuse them for next year. Please leave them on the Parish House bench or in back of the Church.
Buildings and Grounds committee
We kindly asks 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!
The Fair date has been set – Thursday, July 12 – but some of the key leadership jobs to make this year’s Fair happen and a success are open. 
Gift Chalet
Join the team to run our most popular event, the sale of the best of the best gifts, art and antiques. Organize, price, stage and sell those special items. Set up begins around June 20.
Hodge Podge
Manage and organize the “everything” area - household items, sporting goods, a little of this and a little of that.
Silent Auction
Everyone can help with this. Do you have (or know someone who does) tickets to a sports event, a concert or a special occasion? If you have special skill or service (landscaping, computer consulting, counseling, catering, etc.), will you donate an hour or two of it? Do you know a restaurant owner who might donate a gift certificate for dinner, a boat owner who might agree to take someone on an hour’s sail, a chef who would give a cooking lesson, or a golfer who would donate a round of golf at one of the clubs (VERY POPULAR ITEM). Do you have (or know someone who does) a vacation home, condo, or cottage at which you could donate a week’s stay? Do you have a great idea for an auction item we haven’t thought of?
Please everyone help out on this.
How big, how small, how successful the 2018 Fair will depend on volunteers – it depends on you.
Contact Sharon Robinson ( or Dottie Gennaro ( or the Church office.

Our Cuba Mission trip was a great success, thanks to YOU!! Watch for our newsletter!
On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, St. Paul’s held its sixth “free laundry” event at Holdgate’s Laundromat. This outreach effort, suggested by Kathy Baird and initiated by our former Rector, was staffed by members of StP’s Outreach Committee, ably assisted by Pat Dick.

In the event’s two hour window – 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – on a sunny day, 15 patrons of the Laundromat washed and dried their laundry at a cost to StP of $377.
The seventh monthly event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9.
Christian Education Opportunities
Mid-week Eucharist
8:30 am Wednesday Holy Eucharist 
Thursday Afternoon Book Group
Thursdays, 11:30 am -12:30 pm
St. Paul’s Parish House
The group will read the following 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know: The Fascinating Stories Behind Great Works of Art, Literature, Music, and Film, by Terry Glaspey. For more information, please contact Lucy Bixby:
Centering Prayer Group
Saturdays, 9:00 am -10:00 am
No meeting on April 21st
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
Beth Keith has offered to 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.
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 Peter, our Celebrant

We pray for: Penny, Marianne, Clark, Ed, Jordan, Diane, Myrtis, Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Most Revd Richard Lionel Clarke, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland and Metropolitan.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Trinity Church, Newton Centre;
Parish of the Good Shepherd, Waban; St. Andrew’s Church, Wellesley;
Life Together: The Diocesan Intern Program; Diocesan Library and   Archives Board.

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 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