St Paul's Church

Sixth Sunday of Easter
Today at St. Paul’s      
Sun., May 6th  Food Pantry Collection
9:30 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am     Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:30 am   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 7th
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., May 8th
10:00 am  Sherburne Commons Worship
6:30 pm    Handbell Practice
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., May 9th
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 10th 
11:30 am   Book Group in Parish House
4:30 pm     Vestry Meeting
7:00 pm     NLM Event 
Fri., May 11th 
7:00 pm     NLM Event 
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., May 12th 
9:00 am     Centering Prayer
4:00 pm     Adult Choir Rehearsal
5:00 pm     NLM Event
7:00 pm     NLM Event
Sun., May 13th  
9:30 am     Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:30 am     Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:30 am   NLM Services
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish Hous
Happening Soon

Hymn Sing and Potluck
Please join us Friday, May 4 for an evening of musical entertainment and  fellowship! The St. Paul's and New Life Ministries choirs and congregations will join together for singing at 6:00pm followed by dinner in Gardner Hall at 7:00pm. Bring your favorite potluck dish. Please let the office know if you plan on attending.

Found: Gold Cufflink with a brown stone. If this is your cufflink please see David Dick Sunday morning or email the Church
Collection for Food Pantry
Our next collection for the Food Pantry will occur on Sunday, May 6th. You are encouraged to bring a brown paper bag containing your favorite non-perishable items that you would purchase for yourself. In addition to food items, needed items include those not eligible for food stamps - for example, laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo and cleaning supplies.

In its April report to the interfaith Council, Nantucket Food, Fuel, Rental Assistance (NFFRA), the rebranded umbrella organization that includes the Food Pantry, advised that the Food Pantry had served 6,869 persons, averaging 260 households per month, with 15,146 bags of food in its current  fiscal year (the 9 months beginning July 1, 2017 and ended March 31, 2018) .

In lieu of groceries, checks made payable to St. Paul's and earmarked for the Food Pantry are welcome.
Parish Work Day - Saturday, May 19
In order to spruce up the Rectory ahead of the arrival in mid-June of Father Max Wolf and his wife Olly, the Buildings and Grounds Committee is sponsoring a one-day, two shift event from 930 am to Noon and 1230 pm to 330 pm on Saturday, May 19 .

Sandwiches and drinks for  lunch between Noon and 1230 pm  will be provided for those who sign up.

Volunteers are needed for window washing and paint touch ups in Rectory and making repairs to the backyard fencing for the Wolfs' dog. We will also repair and paint the picket fence separating the playground from the parking lot.  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 exterior. Depending on time and number of participants, we will also move to Parish house and drill out the weep holes of the storm windows so they can adequately drain. We will also be cleaning all of these sills to ascertain levels of disrepair. General cleaning supplies will 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.

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
TABLE DONATION NEEDED FOR COTTAGE:  Small, serviceable table for dining area. 
Drop Leaf would be ideal, but not essential. If drop leaf, seating for 4-6 would be nice.
Otherwise, seating for 4. Please call Nancy Jane Woolley at 508-325-7014 before May 22
or Joe Hammer, St. Paul’s new Director of Music, at 347-512-0947 (cell) after May 22. 
St Paul’s Needlepoint Rug 2018
It is exciting this year to dedicate our beautiful rug to George Fowlkes with love and appreciation. George has been a dedicated stitcher of many rugs for years and has stitched several glorious pieces of needlepoint for St Paul’s .the lovely piano bench and also underwrote and stitched with others the needlepoint rug of the beautiful tiffany windows over the altar.
Our nine wonderful devoted stichers this year are Yvette St. Jean, Caroline Ellis, Jeanette Fowlkes, Sheila Daume, Nancy Bills, Bay McClure, Mary Jo Beck, Eugenie Voorhees and Penny Macintyre. I am truly grateful to all of them for their many hours of stitching !! The rug will be on Main St in June thru the summer.
This yearly fundraising project and its success is dependent on the generous underwriting from our parishioners . Please consider supporting us … please make notation that your donation is for the needlepoint project .
Thank you
Sheila Daume

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
8:30 am Wednesday Holy Eucharist 
Thursday Afternoon Book Group
Thursdays, 11:30 am -12:30 pm
St. Paul’s Parish House
The group is reading One of Ours, by Willa Cather.
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
Sharon Robinson has offered to 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.

Libby Tracey, Vicky Goss, and Lucy Bixby are providing 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 Joe, 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 Most Revd Jackson Ole Sapit, Primate and Archbishop of All Kenya.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Anne’s in-the-Fields Church,
Lincoln; St. Paul’s Church, Natick; Trinity Chapel, Shirley; St. Mark’s Church, Southborough; Congregations: Acolytes.
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