St Paul's Church

Pentecost Sunday
Today at St. Paul’s      
Sun., May 20th      Pentecost Sunday
9:30 am                  Holy Baptism with Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am                  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., May 21st 
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., May 22nd
10:00 am  Sherburne Commons Worship
6:30 pm    Handbell Practice
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., May 23rd
8:30 am    Holy Eucharist
9:30 am    Staff Meeting 
7:00 pm    NLM Service
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Thurs., May 24th 
11:30 am     Book Group in Parish House 

Fri., May 25th 
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., May 26th 
9:00 am     Centering Prayer
4:00 pm     Adult Choir Rehearsal

Sun., May 27th  Trinity Sunday
9:30 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am      Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:30 am    Parish Brunch 
7:00 pm      NLM Services
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon
New St. Paul’s newsletter to publish early summer 
The next edition of the St. Paul’s newsletter will be published soon. But, we need your help in providing information and ideas for it. 

If you would like to write an article for the newsletter, please let Scott Widmeyer
know by May 25. All written material should be turned in by June 4. Please email Scott at with your ideas, news copy and any photos you think would be of interest
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 .

Save the Date
The Fellowship Committee invites you to a special brunch on May 27th after the service to thank Peter, Abbie Gowdy-Chase and Alan Wittrup. Quiches will be served and we are asking the congregation to bring salads or desserts. Please sign up in back of the Church.
St. Paul’s Ships Inn Spring Dinner/Fundraiser 
Thursday, June14th at 6:30 pm - Join fellow St. Paul's parishioners for dinner at Ships Inn to celebrate the beginning of summer, and to meet our new
Priest -in-Charge, the Rev. Max Wolf and his wife Olly. All proceeds from this dinner will go to St. Paul's through the generosity of Ships Inn. Your  ticket of $100 includes all food, wine and gratuities. Wine will be provided throughout the reception and meal, and a cash bar will be open for mixed drinks, beer, and cordials. Please make your reservations as soon as possible, and please pay for your tickets before Sunday, June 9th, at the Church Office or put your check made out to St. Paul’s in the plate marked in the memo “Ships Inn Dinner.” Reservations can be made by contacting: the Church Office at
Donations for the Gift Chalet and Hodge Podge may be left on the bench in the Parish House. Please mark bags or boxes “FAIR.” Tax receipts are available upon request.
Pick up service is available for larger donations. Please call the office            
(508 228 -0916) and we will get back to you and arrange a date and time.
We need your support to make this the best Fair since 1903, when St. Paul’s first started holding a summer fair.

Nantucket bound this summer? Love to sing? Come join us at St. Paul’s Episcopal!!
A strong, vibrant, fun-loving summer choir is a long-standing tradition at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Nantucket. Whether you’re on island for a weekend, 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
Come join us!

For additional information or questions please contact:
Joe Hammer, Director of Music
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
20 Fair St
Nantucket, MA 02554
General phone: 508-228-0916
Calling all St. Paul’s youth – boys and girls.
Time to have fun and sing!
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 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 Episcopal Church Parish House
20 Fair Street, Nantucket
First rehearsal with Joe: Saturday, June 2
Upcoming Sunday service participation:  Sunday, June 17 and 24
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 .

The only thing better than singing…is more singing. - Ella Fitzgerald
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
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
David and Pat Dick 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.

Nancy Beuscher and Jenn Kakan 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 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 Rt. Revd. Robert O’Neil, Bishop of Colorado.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. James’ Church, Amesbury; Christ Church, Andover; All Saints’ Church, Chelmsford; St. James’ Church, Groveland; Trinity Church, Haverhill.
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