St Paul's Church
Epiphany Sunday
Today at St. Paul’s       
Sun., January 6th
9:30 am            Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am            Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:00 am          Breakfast
12:00 pm          NLM Services in Church
7:00 pm            NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
This Week at St. Paul’s
Daily
8:00 am-7:00 pm  The Church is open for prayer
 
Mon.-Fri.
8:30 am-12:30 pm Parish Office is open
 
Mon., Jan. 7th
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Tues., Jan. 8th 
10:00 am    Sherburne Commons Worship 
6:30 pm      Handbell Practice in the Parish House
7:00 pm      NLM in the Church
 
Wed., Jan. 9th 
8:30 am    Holy Eucharist Service
9:30 am    Staff Meeting
6:00 pm    NLM in Church
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Thurs., Jan. 10th 
11:30 am   Lectionary Group
4:30 pm    Vestry Meeting
 
Fri., Jan. 11th
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Sat., Jan. 12th
9:00 am     Centering Prayer   
10:00 am   Youth Choristers Rehearsal in Parish House
4:00 pm     Choir Rehearsal in Parish House
7:00 pm     NLM in Church and Gardner Hall
 
Sun., Jan. 13th 
9:30 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:30 am      Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:00 am    Cuba Mission Trip Q&A in Chapel
12:00 pm    NLM Services in Church
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon
Hospital or Home Visits
If you or a loved one are in the hospital or home bound, please let us know if you would like a visit. Please notify Father Max at 508-228-0916 ext. 11 or 302-542-5587.
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Breakfast, Jan. 6th
Breakfast cooked by men parishioners and friends will be served after Sunday's 9:30am service.
Cuba Mission Trip Q&A
Please join Lucy Bixby and Vicky Goss in the Chapel on Sunday, January 13th after coffee hour to discuss their recent mission trip to Cuba .
Epiphany Sunday, January 6th
Known as Three Kings Day or Little Christmas, Epiphany celebrates the revelation of God and the presence of God in human history. We read that the kings brought gifts to the infant in the stable of gold, frankincense, and myrrh: symbols of power, deity and death. Today, at St. Paul’s you will see our children as kings and queens processing to offer gifts of a different kind. They bring gifts of diapers, baby food and warm blankets which will be locally donated. As a star led the wise men to the baby, we must be open to all the ways the Spirit leads people to Jesus Christ.
Parish Annual Meeting
The Parish’s Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 20th immediately following the 9:30am worship service . There will be a brunch to follow.
 
Annual Meeting Brunch
Our Annual Meeting will take place after the service on Sunday, January 20th, and all parishioners are encouraged to attend. Immediately after the meeting our Annual Meeting Brunch will be held in Gardner Hall. The main course will be provided by the Fellowship Committee, but we would welcome contributions of a salad (to serve 8) or cookies from a few people. Please mark the sign up sheet at the back of the church if you think you will be able to attend the brunch or are able to contribute a salad or cookies.

Save the Date
Monday, Jan. 21st
There will be an Interfaith Service and Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.
at the Summer Street Church beginning at 6:00pm. Food and refreshments to follow.
Friday, Jan. 25th
Luminary Service Organ Recital beginning at 6:oopm, refreshments to follow.
Friday, Feb. 15th
BBQ, Bingo and Board games in Gardner Hall, Time to be determined
Nominating Committee report
The Nominating Committee appointed by the Vestry of St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket submits the following candidates for election by the Parish at its Annual Meeting on January 20, 2019:
Warden for a one-year term      Lou Gennaro                                                     
Warden for a one-year term      Pam Goddard
Treasurer for a one-year term   Martin McKerrow
Clerk for a one year-term          Dual Macintyre
Vestry for a three-year term, class of 2020*  Jay Riggs
Vestry for a three-year term, class of 2022   Mark Beale
Vestry for a three-year term, class of 2022   Beverly Hall
Vestry for a three-year term, class of 2022   Sandy Keys
Vestry for a three-year term, class of 2022   Phil Smith
Diocesan Delegate for a one-year term        Marshall Keys
Diocesan Delegate for a one-year term        Libby Tracey
Alternate Diocesan Delegate                        Frank Robinson
* to fill an unexpired term
 
Brief biographies of the nominees are below.
 
Additional nominations:
Nominations for any office may be made from the floor at the Annual Meeting. We request, however, that if you intend to offer a nomination, you first obtain the consent of the nominee and then advise the Church Office of your proposed nomination and provide a biography of the nominee no later than Wednesday, January 16, 2018 for circulation to the Parish ahead of the Annual Meeting.
Biographies of the Vestry Nominees
 
Beverly Hall
A cradle Episcopalian, I have been involved with St. Paul’s since my arrival in 1965. I have served on the vestry under Joel Ives, Andrew Foster and the late Gene McDowell. My New York City spiritual home was the Cathedral of St. John the Divine where I was the photographer in residence for over fifteen years.
 
In 1998 I began a journey I had been anticipating for years by entering the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Ma. In 2002 I received my MDIV with a major in pastoral studies. Previous to that my education consisted of a degree in English and Art History from Columbia University and a Masters from Johns Hopkins.
 
I have been a resident of Madaket since 1965, the year I created and established the CHILDREN’S GALLERY on Old South wharf. In 1972 I transitioned into BEVERLY HALL PHOTOGRAPHY with a specialty in family portraits. In the past three years I have expanded my repertoire to include becoming Hanna Monaghan at Greater Light where I perform in the garden during the summer. Through all these experiences I have felt the guiding presence of the spirit in my life choices.
 
In 2013 I married David Billings and together we have established a welcoming home for friends and guests as well as creating an Asian Art Museum surrounded by a magical garden and three fish ponds.
 
Jay Riggs
Jay Riggs grew up in Baltimore and has lived on Nantucket for the past 37 years. Jay has been a long time member of St. Paul’s and recalls serving on the Vestry a long time ago, and is honored by the opportunity to serve again. Jay also serves on the Altar Guild and recently was a member of a Rector Search Committee. Jay loves spending time with her three children and five grandchildren, all of whom enjoy visiting Jay and Nantucket. Jay also serves on the Sherburne Common Board and the Advisory Board of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. When she is not busy with family and board work, Jay enjoys playing bridge and working in her garden.
 
C. Marshall (Mark) Beal
Mark was raised in Concord, Massachusetts and has been coming to Nantucket continuously since 1940, residing on island year-round since 1983 with a brief interlude in Boston and Florida. He was christened at St. Paul’s in 1952 and was a member of the Choir during the Richard Busch era. A graduate of Boston’s Suffolk University (BS in BA), he is the former Finance Director of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation and 
Executive Director of the Nantucket Historical Association. He has served on the boards of the Nantucket Atheneum, the Nantucket Historical Association, the Nantucket Cottage       
Hospital, the Nantucket Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Nantucket Planning Board. Additionally, he is a former Commodore of the Nantucket Yacht Club and Senior Warden of St. Paul’s. Mark and his wife Deborah have four boys and live on Meadow View Drive.
Christian Education Opportunities


 Holy Eucharist Service
Wednesday at 8:30 am in the Chapel.  
 
Thursday Bible Study
Based on or lectionary : readings from Scripture appointed to be read the following Sunday. St. Paul’s Bible Study Group meets on Thursdays, 11:30-12:30 in the Parish House. For more information, contact Father Max, or Lucy Bixby, bixbyphoto@gmail.com
ALL are welcome!
 
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 NAMIonNantucket@gmail.com
 
The Frable Family 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 .
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 : Joy, Anne, Georgia Ann, Siobhan, Jerry, Dirk, Jim, Howard, Gil, Blair, Molly, Jeff, Judy, Pamela, Ray, Priscilla, Philip, Betsy, Beverly, Jenn, Marianne, Felix, Joan, June .
 
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer : The Most Rev. Philip Richardson,  Bishop and Primate of Taranaki
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Christ Church, Boston; Church of the Advent, Boston; Ecclesia Ministries and Common Cathedral, Boston; the Diocesan Staff, The Massachusetts Council of Churches.
 
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