St Paul's Church

Twenty-fifth Sunday
Today at St. Paul’s       
Sun., November 11th
9:30 am         Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:30 am         Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:00am        Coffee Hour
12:00 pm       NLM 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., November 12th
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., November 13th
6:30 pm    Handbell Practice
7:00 pm    NLM in Church
Wed., November 14th
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 15th 
11:30 am  Bible Study Group in Parish House
5:30 pm    Habitat Board Meeting 
Fri., November 16th
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., November 17th 
9:00 am     Centering Prayer Group in Parish House
9:00 am     Youth Choristers Rehearsal in Parish House
11:00 am   Victoria Harvey Memorial Service
4:00 pm     Choir Rehearsal in Parish House
7:00 pm     NLM in Church and Gardner Hall
Sun., November 18th
9:30 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am      Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:00am     Coffee Hour
11:30 am    Pie Making in Gardner Hall
12:00 pm    NLM Services in Church
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon
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.
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Christmas Wreath Sign-Up
The order sheet for a beautiful St. Paul’s Christmas Wreaths is in the back of the church! You can also email the Church ( to place an order. Please get your order in while supplies last! These make great gifts as well.

St. Paul’s Outreach
Join us Sunday, October 18th in Gardner Hall after coffee hour to help peel and slice apples , mix spices and bake pies for the American Legion Thanksgiving Day Dinner. It’s a lot of fun and we promise to have you home in time for Sunday football and family! 
Thanksgiving Day Service at 9:30am
We will celebrate the true reason for the Holiday at St. Paul’s church by having a 9;30 am Thanksgiving Day Service. Let us gather together to thank God for all our blessings.
Ornament Making
Arts and crafts aren’t just for kids!
Saturday, Nov. 24th from 11-2
in Gardner Hall
Join Sr. Susanna with the Children & Youth of St. Paul’s for 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.
If you’re headed off island or staying on island to do some Christmas shopping in the next few weeks, think about St. Paul’s Christmas Market and remember the number TWO.
If you find the perfect little gift for someone on your list, consider buying TWO and donating one to the Christmas Market. 
If you’re buying some ideal, adorable, perfect Christmas decoration to deck your halls, buy TWO and donate one to the Christmas Market.
If you buy some Christmas wrapping paper, buy TWO…….     (you get the idea).
HOWEVER, don’t let the number TWO constrain you. If you think you found something fabulous that would be a BIG HIT at the Christmas Market, buy as many as you want.
Leave your donation on the bench in the Parish House or call the Church office if you got carried away and need help.
Of course, we still WELCOME donations of your gently used, gift appropriate items for the Christmas Market. Also, we are looking for unique, special, high-end items for the Christmas Market Silent Auction. Contact Olly Wolf at with questions and for guidance.                    
DEC. 1 * 9:30 – 3:00
The Bake Table Needs your Help
The Christmas Market is less than a month away and hopefully you will join in by contributing some homemade goodies for the Bake Table. We need cookies, bars, brownies, pumpkin, zucchini or banana breads, cakes, cup cakes, preserves, honey, jams and jellies, etc. Please bring them to Gardener Hall on Friday, November 30th from 3 – 5 pm or Saturday after 8:30am but before 10 am.  Your help is needed since the Bake Table is dependent on your generosity
Still Looking for Crèches
With your help the many windows in the Sanctuary can be filled with crèches for the Christmas Concert, on November 30th. If you have a crèche and  willing to display it at the church, please let us know by contacting the church office or Dottie Gennaro, as soon as possible. Bring them to the church office or Gardener Hall after November 18th. There will be a designated area to place them and a sign-in sheet. Please put your name on the crèche before dropping it off. They will only be on display until December 1st. Please plan to pick them after the closing of the Christmas Market or on Sunday December 2nd.
Friday, November 30th at, 6:30-9:00pm
A new and very special event to kick off our Stroll weekend. Join us in the Church to enjoy a display of beautiful, unique creches, and a concert of traditional and contemporary Christmas music from 7:00-8:00pm orchestrated by Joe Hammer. The concert featuring performances by special guest artists and sing along to some of your old favorites. Following that, dessert and libations will be served in Gardner Hall. The Christmas Market will be open for your early and exclusive shopping pleasure. Tickets are $25 are may be purchased at the door on the night of the event.
Advent I, Sunday, December 2, 9:30am: Advent Lessons and Carols with Eucharist
This special service of Advent Lessons and Carols with Eucharist, Sunday, December 2, will be the opportunity to usher in the beginning of the church year with scriptural readings and music. Advent carols, choral anthems, hand bell music and vocal solos.
Advent is a season of both quiet reflection and joyful expectation. The service is intended to be a time of spiritual preparation, as we watch and wait for the coming of the Kingdom of God. Through our experience of sacred Word and music, the story of the coming of Christ will gradually unfold and deepen our understanding of God’s message of love and redemption.
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
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.
Thank you to ? for providing the refreshments for Coffee Hour.
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 : Dirk, Jim, Howard, Gil, Blair, Molly, Hilary, Jeff, Judy, Pamela, Ray, Priscilla, Philip, Libby, Betsy, Beverly, Sandra, Bill, Jenn, Debbe, Marianne, Felix, Joan, June.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer : The Rt. Rev. Griselda Delgado Del  Carpio, Bishop of Cuba.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
All Saints’ Church, Attleboro; Trinity Church, Bridgewater; Grace Chapel, Brockton; Commission on Ministry; Leadership Development Initiative.
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