St Paul's Church

Fifth Sunday of Easer
Today at St. Paul’s      
Sun., April 29th        
9:30 am          Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am          Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:30 am        NLM Services
4:00 pm          NCMC Women’s Concert
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., April 30th 
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., May 1st
6:00 pm    NCMC Concert
6:30 pm    Handbell Practice
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., May 2nd 
9:30 am    Staff Meeting 
7:00 pm    NLM Service
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Thurs., May 3rd 
11:30 am     Book Group in Parish House
7:00 pm     NLM Event 
Fri., May 4th 
6:00 pm     Hymn Sing
7:00 pm     Potluck
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., May 5th 
4:00 pm     Adult Choir Rehearsal
5:00 pm       NLM Event
7:00 pm     NLM Event
Sun., May 6th  Food Pantry Collection
9:30 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am     Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:30 am   NLM Services
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish Hous
To the Vestry, Choir, Staff and Parishioners of St. Paul’s,
Thank you, one and all, for helping to make my transition to St. Paul’s and Nantucket so welcoming. Being greeted by helping hands upon arrival with my belongings this past Tuesday was not only heartwarming, but very appreciative, making the move into the cottage beyond easy. In addition, the food and treats provided by Nancy Jane hit the proverbial spot after the journey from Indiana.
I am looking forward to being on island “for good” on May 22 nd and to becoming part of the St. Paul’s family.
Warmest regards,
Joe Hammer
Happening Soon

Hymn Sing and Potluck
Please join us Friday, May 4 for an evening of musical entertainment and  fellowship! 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. Bring your favorite potluck dish. Please let the office know if you plan on attending. There will also be a sign up in the back of the church.
Collection for Food Pantry
Our next collection for the Food Pantry will occur Sunday, May 6th. 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.
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

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!

As you’re cleaning out or opening up this spring, think of St. Paul’s. Donations are now being accepted for the summer Fair. We are collecting for the following areas
The Gift Chalet - our higher end boutique
Silver, china, linens, art, antiques, Nantucket
memorabilia, small furniture - “the good stuff”
Hodge Podge - the Fair’s yard sale
housewares, sporting goods, tools, toys and
“unexpected finds”
Books - fiction, non-fiction, biography, coffee table
books, Nantucket themed books (very popular)
*We cannot accept any paperbacks, text books, damaged books & please - no used phone books.

We need what you don’t but there are a few guidelines.
All items should be in good condition suitable for resale. 
We cannot accept electrical appliances, clothing, stuffed animals without content tag (not our idea, the             Commonwealth of Massachusetts) or large furniture.
Place donations on bench in Parish House. Since the Lighthouse School is in session, please mark “Fair” on bags or boxes and stack neatly.
If you have questions, need help, or need a pick up, please call Christine at the Church Office and leave your name and number and the right person will call you right back.
Thank you for your help .
Christian Education Opportunities
Mid-week Eucharist
No Eucharist on May 2nd
8:30 am Wednesday Holy Eucharist 
Thursday Afternoon Book Group
Thursdays, 11:30 am -12:30 pm
St. Paul’s Parish House
The group is reading One of Ours, by Willa Cather.
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
Sheila Daume 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.

Libby Tracey, Sheila Daume and Yvette St. Jean are providing 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 Peter, our Celebrant

We pray for: Debbe, Olivia, Alyce, Penny, Marianne, Ed, Jordan, Diane, Myrtis, Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Most Revd Suheil Dawani, Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Middle East. 
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. John’s Chapel, Groton School, Groton; St. Michael’s Church, Holliston; St. Paul’s Church, Hopkinton; St. Luke’s Church, Hudson; Episcopal Church Women.
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