St Paul's Church

Twentieth Sunday
Today at St. Paul’s      
Sun., October 7th
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., October 8th Office Closed
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., October 9th
10:00 am    Sherburne Commons Worship
6:30 pm    Handbell Practice
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., October 10th
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., October 11th 
11:30 am    Bible Study Group in Parish House
4:30 pm    Vestry Meeting
Fri., October 12th
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., October 13th
9:00 am     Centering Prayer Group
11:30 am     Ornament Making Workshop
Sun., October 14th
8:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I    
10:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:00 am      Church School/Nursery Care during service
12:00 pm      NLM Services
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon
Hospital Visit
If you or a loved one are in the hospital or home bound, please let us know so we can visit you. Pease notify Father Max at 508-228-0916 ext. 11 or 302-542-5587.
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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, October 7th, at both services. 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.

Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 7th—Celebration of St. Francis of Assisi and the Blessing of the Animals.
During the 8:00 am and 10:00 am service of
Holy Eucharist. Please bring your pets into Church for a blessing. All are welcome!
Annual Organ Crawl
The 27 th Annual Organ Crawl, sponsored by The Nantucket Music Center, will take place on the Saturday of Columbus Day weekend, October 6, 2018. Participants walk from church to church as featured organists play on each organ accompanied by a brief talk. This is your opportunity to visit some of Nantucket's beautiful historical churches and hear the organs being played by local and guest musicians.
2018 Organ Crawl Line-up 
9:15 am -  St. Mary's, Carson Cooman - 3 Federal Street
10:00 am - First Congregational, Jeffrey Cutts - 62 N Centre Street
10:30 am - North Vestry, Jeffrey Cutts - 62 N Centre Street
11:00 am - Methodist Church, Carson Cooman - 3 N Liberty Street
11:30 am - Unitarian Church, Marcia Hempel - 11 Orange Street
12:00 pm - St. Paul's, Brian Jones - 20 Fair Street
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Start Time : 9:15am
Location:  See above schedule
Tickets: Free Admission
Note:  The 2018 Organ Crawl participants were determined prior to Joe Hammer’s engagement with St. Paul’s as music director and organist. Joe is looking forward to participating in and representing St. Paul’s for the 2019 event.
St. Paul's Somewhat Spooky Halloween and Concert
This new fundraiser appropriate for children ages 3-10 will take place Friday, October 26, from 4-7 pm, and Saturday, October 27, from 3-6 pm. There will be games, crafts, a creepy touch box, a Mad Scientists' Lab with Halloween science experiments, a toddler "hay ride" (weather permitting), and a Fright Room for those brave enough to enter.
Volunteer needs include mad scientists to help conduct the (simple) experiments, people who want to be part of the Fright Room/hidden scare crew, overseers of crafts and games, working with the Halloween touch box, and help with decorating/set up/clean up. Any and all help will be greatly  appreciated. The possibilities when creating a new event are truly endless. Thanks to everyone who has provided input and enthusiasm thus far.
Also on Friday, October 26, join us for a Halloween experiential experiment from 8-9 pm, with original music by Battleship Threed in an audio-visual  encounter. Wear a costume! Tickets $5 at the door. Doors open at 7:30. Battleship Threed is a local band comprised of high school seniors Sawyer Phillips and Andrew Chitester and man-of-many-talents Caleb Kardell.
Contact Pam: or (508)228-6184.
St. Paul's Somewhat-Spooky Halloween
October 26, 4 -7 pm/October 27, 3-6 pm
How you can help:
Volunteer: help with crafts, games, or Halloween science lab
                be a "cast member" for the Fright Room
Lend: indoor/outdoor decorations, friendly or spooky
                white or orange light strands
                fog machine
Donate: clean 2 liter bottles with lids
clean gallon milk jugs with lids
black sheets/cloth
supplies for Halloween Science Lab
cotton balls
small eye droppers/ baster
rubber bands
water bottle caps
double-sided tape
6- liquid dish soap
4- pancake syrup
6- rubbing alcohol
assorted food coloring
large bags of Skittles, M&Ms, Candy Corn, and Pop Rocks
All donations may be delivered to the office.
Thank you!!
Contact Pam Goddard
Ornament Making
Arts and crafts aren’t just for kids!
Saturday, October 13th from 11-2 in Gardner Hall
Join Sr. Susanna with the Children & Youth of St. Paul’s for the second of 4  ornament making workshops in preparation for the Christmas Market which is held on December 1st.
**Materials and suggestions provided or bring your own. Extra glue guns  always welcome.
“It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas”
it will with your help!
When you are closing up or cleaning up,  
St. Paul’s would welcome donations of any item
 which would make a great Christmas gift at
   *China *Crystal *Antiques *Art
*Christmas Decorations *Jewelry
*Handcrafted Items
If it’s good for a gift – small, portable, lovely -
it’s good for the Christmas Market. 
Leave items on the bench in the Parish House. Questions – contact Olly Wolf at or 302-236-4389
or Kenny Hilbig at or
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 with Healing 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
Sheila Daume 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.

Sharon Robinson and Nancy Jane Woolley  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: Hilary, Jeff, Judy, Victoria, Pamela, Ray, Priscilla, Philip, Christian, Bill, Jenn, Debbe, Olivia, Marianne, Felix, Joan, June.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Emmanuel Church, Braintree;
St. Stephen’s Church, Cohasset; Brotherhood of St. Andrew; 
United Interfaith Action.
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