St Paul's Church

Twenty-third Sunday
Today at St. Paul’s       
Sun., October 28th
8:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite I    
10:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:00 am     Church School/Nursery Care during service
12:30 pm     New Life Ministries Services in Church
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., October 29th
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., October 30th
6:30 pm    Handbell Practice
7:00 pm    NLM in Church
Wed., October 31st
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., November 1st
11:30 am    Bible Study Group in Parish House
Fri., November 2nd
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., November 3rd
9:00 am     Centering Prayer Group in Parish House
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., November 4th
9:30 am      Holy Eucharist
9:30 am      Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:00am     Breakfast in Gardner Hall
12:30 pm    NLM Services in Church
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon
Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night, November 3rd .
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.
One Sunday Service Returns on November 4th
On November 4th, we will begin worshipping together in one Sunday service at 9:30am, followed by a breakfast cooked by men of our Parish.
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St Paul’s Church in Nantucket -Episcopal
Collection for Food Pantry
Our next collection for the Food Pantry will occur Sunday, November 4th. You are encouraged to bring a brown grocery bag containing your favorite non-perishable items that you would purchase for yourself. In addition to food stuffs, needed items include those not eligible for food stamps –for example, laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo and cleaning supplies.
Fall Work Weekend - Saturday, November 3rd
9am-noon and noon-3pm
Volunteers are needed for Parish House window washing, Fall yardwork, painting and straightening of fences. Paint and sand paper will be provided.

We will have window washing equipment ready for all. All window washing will be what can be accomplished from inside, with no ladders to the exterior. 
General cleaning supplies will be available as needed.
Please advise Christine in the church office - or 508-228-0916 - if you can help and specify whether you will come in the morning or afternoon. We'll meet in the parking lot.
Cuba Update:
We ask for your prayers especially during the November mission trip! Mission volunteers Vicky Goss and         Lucy Bixby depart Sunday November 4, following a travel blessing during the 9:30 Service. Others from the Diocese of MA will be traveling with us to our Companion Church, San Juan Evangelista in Vertientes, central Cuba.
Many, many thanks for your continued support!

We need your help stocking our annual
Christmas Market.
So we’re “making a list and checking it twice” to make it easy for you to know what we CAN (nice) take and sell and what we CAN’T (naughty).
               NICE                                    NAUGHTY
                Silver                                 ANYTHING WITH A PLUG
         Tabletop items                                     Pots and Pans
Gently used Christmas décor                       Furniture
    Christmas ornaments                                  Tools
Creches and Advent Calendars                     Books
                 Art                                                Stuffed Animals
             Antiques                                (without content tags)
   New wrapping paper                                     Rugs
            Gift Tags                                                 Pillows
     Handcrafted items                                      Bedding
 Nantucket memorabilia                     Dish drying racks
 Santas, Angels, Reindeer                      Used clothing
 Anything you’d LOVE                   Anything you would NOT
       to give or get for                           want to unwrap on
            Christmas                                 Christmas morning
REMEMBER - most of the Christmas Market customers come over on the boat and want smaller, portable items they can easily take home with them.
We are not collecting items for the Fair or Hodge Podge at this time.   
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” will attend to it as soon as we can. Thank you!

Christian Education Opportunities
Wednesday Eucharist
Holy Eucharist 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,
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
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.
Sr. Susanna Margaret and Christine Borneman  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: Jim, Howard, Gil, Blair, Molly, Hilary, Jeff, Judy, Victoria,   Pamela, Ray, Priscilla, Philip, Libby, Betsy, Beverly, Sandra, Christian, Bill, Jenn, Debbe, Marianne, Felix, Joan, June.

We give thanks for the life of Victoria Harvey.

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church in the Province of the West Indies.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Christ Church, Quincy; Parish of St. Chrysostom, Quincy; Episcopal Quincy Chinese Center, Quincy;
Trinity Church, Randolph; Asiamerican 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