St Paul's Church

Eighth Sunday

Today at St. Paul’s      
Today at St. Paul’s       
Sun., July 15th 
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., July 16th
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., July 17th
10:00 am     Sherburne Commons Worship
6:30 pm     Handbell Practice
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., July 18th 
8:30 am      Holy Eucharist
9:30 am     Staff Meeting
7:00 pm     NLM Bible Study
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Thurs., July 19th 
11:30 am     Lectionary Group in Parish House
4:30 pm      Vestry Meeting in Parish House
5:30 pm        Habitat Board Meeting
Fri., July 20th 
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., July 21st  
9:00 am      Centering Prayer Group
10:00 am     Youth Choristers Rehearsal in Parish House
4:00 pm      Adult Choir Rehearsal
Sun., July 22nd 
8:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite I    
10:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:00 am      Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:30 am      Youth Movie Matinee ~ Peter Pan in Gardner Hall
7:00 pm       NLM Services
7:00 pm       NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon
Another winner !! Here is this years beautiful needlepoint rug. Lovingly stitched by Yvette St Jean, Caroline Ellis, Eugenie Voorhees, Nancy Bills, Sheila Daume, Penny McIntyre, Mary Jo Beck, Bay McClure and Jeanette Fowlkes. Our wonderful rug this year is dedicated to George Fowlkes who faithfully stitched many squares for our Rugs for St Paul's. We need your help selling chances to win the rug in front of Congdon and Coleman on Main St. We can sell chances Thursdays and Fridays in July and             
August shifts are 10-12 and 12 - 2 pm. It is great fun and a great fund raiser for St Paul's. Please sign up on clip board at Back of church or call Christine at the office and include your email. 
Thank you all Sheila Daume 

Youth Movie Matinee ~ Peter Pan
July 21, 11:30-3:00pm in Gardner Hall
Light lunch, activity, craft and movie snacks
Sign-up sheet in back of Church or call Church office at 508-228-0916

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.  
July 15 – A “Bach-to-Bach” Sunday
The 10:00am service on Sunday, July 15th will feature the music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and the talents of both St. Paul’s summer and year-round parishioners.
Ann Martindale will sing Gott soll allein mein Herze haben  (God alone shall have my heart), from Cantata 169 – a light and melodic aria perfect for a   Nantucket summer Sunday morning. Nigel Goss will provide the bass continuo with Joe Hammer on organ.
The postlude is an organ duet for four hands featuring Bob Havery and Joe Hammer. Bob and his wife, Bonnie, are long-time St. Paul’s summer  parishioners; both serve on the music department faculty at Westover School in Middlebury, Connecticut. Bob will join Joe on the organ bench for a four-hand transcription of Bach’s Organ Concerto in C major , BWV 595.
The choir will sing Bach’s beloved Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring from Cantata 147.

Soli Deo Gloria
(Latin for Glory to God alone. Bach wrote the initials "S. D. G." at the end of all his church compositions.)
Name Tags
Name Tags are located in the Narthex
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:

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 .
We had a wonderful day at the Fair thanks to all of you who worked so hard to make it happen. There was an unbelievable outpouring of generous spirit and cooperation which reflects the best of Nantucket and St. Paul’s Church. Over 600 children attended the fair including approximately 300 from the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club Camp, ACK venture Camp, Murray Camp, Nantucket Hotel Kids Camp, and about 45 kid volunteers who helped on Kidstreet.
To all who –
  • Wrote a check to underwrite the Fair expenses
  • Donated their time and energy to plan and organize
  • Donated to or organized the best Silent Auction ever
  • “Popped a Cork”, made an hors d’oeuvres, prepped and served
  • Set up tents, hauled chairs and tables
  • Cleaned and polished so everything sparkled
  • Turned a “white elephant” into a treasure
  • Made the Book Sale look like a library
  • Baked the best goodies on the Island
  • Flipped a burger
  • Shucked a clam
  • Spun cotton candy, made snow cones and popped corn
  • Oversaw the games and crafts on Kidstreet
  • Painted faces, played Black Jack, chased balls and got
           Soak 'n Wet
  • Greeted Fair goers with a warm smile and counted kids
  • Gave out prizes to very happy children
  • Helped break down and store the Fair despite their exhaustion
A special “thank you” to our special friends –
  •  The Donor who wishes to remain anonymous who
            underwrote Kidstreet
  •  Nantucket Hotel for the Fire Engine & super staff
  •  New Life Ministries for their uplifting music
  •  Bill Welch for his wonderful art and commitment to
           St. Paul’s Fair
  •  Lizza Obremski for her Nanpuppets show
  •  Wendy Rouillard for Barnaby Bear books

A most special “thank you” to Christine Borneman and
Joe Hammer who forgot their job descriptions and did everything and anything. They are the “Employees of the Month”!
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 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, July 14

Current upcoming Sunday service participation: Sunday, July 22
(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 .
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
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
Toni McKerrow 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.
Penny Macintyre and Victoria Harvey 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; Max our Priest and Susan, our Deacon. 
We pray for: Bill, Jenn, Debbe, Olivia, Marianne, Ed, Diane, Myrtis,  Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Most Revd. Allan Migi, Archbishop of Papua New Guinea.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Luke’s Church/Iglesia de San Lucas, Chelsea; Grace Church Federated, East Boston; Grace Church, Everett;
Hispanic Ministries.
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