St Paul's Church

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Today at St. Paul’s      
Sun., July 29th
8:00 am          Holy Eucharist Rite I    
10:00 am        Holy Baptism with Eucharist
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-12:00 pm Parish Office is open
Mon., July 30th
7:00 pm          NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., July 31st
10:00 am        Sherburne Commons Worship
6:30 pm         Handbell Practice
7:00 pm         NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., Aug. 1st 
8:30 am        Healing Service with Holy Eucharist
9:30 am        Staff Meeting
7:00 pm       NLM Bible Study
7:00 pm       NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Thurs., Aug. 2nd 
11:30 am       Lectionary Group in Parish House
Fri., Aug. 3rd 
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., Aug. 4th 
9:00 am     Centering Prayer Group
10:00 am    Youth Choristers Rehearsal in Parish House
4:00 pm     Adult Choir Rehearsal
Sun., Aug. 5th  Food Pantry Collection
8:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I    
10:00 am    Holy Baptism with Eucharist
10:00 am    Church School/Nursery Care during service
7:00 pm      NLM Services
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon
We need your help selling chances to win the rug in front of Congdon and Coleman on Main Street We can sell chances Thursdays and Fridays in July and August shifts are 
10-12 and 12 - 2 pm. It is great fun and a great fund raiser for St Paul's. Please sign up on clip board at Back of church or call Christine at the office and include your email. If you would like to purchase tickets, one for ten dollars or six for fifty dollars contact the office (
Thank you all Sheila Daume 
Invites you (Sailing Angels) to sail for Christ. This is a spiritual navy that offers solitude, family bonding, and option for teenagers and adults to get on the water. A great option for spiritual, mental and physical health.
We have a fleet of five sunfish sailboats and one fishing boat on Sesachacha Pond, Quidnet. It’s free and we invite you to use them. If you don’t know how to sail we teach in winds under 12mph and you can be up and sailing on your own in one afternoon or fishing anytime early morning and evening. Please contact
Luke Thornewill to be set up with a boat, go sailing with others, make a reservation, or learn more: 508 333 or text. (best contact), (alternate contact).
We also offer Rosary walks or sails to the Crowns Cross in the trees on the edge of the bird sanctuary and pond.
Jazz at St. Paul's
August 5, 4:00pm
Renowned saxophonist and composer George Young and his Friendship Lane band with Nigel Goss on bass, Damion Elliott on piano, and Ecliff Graves on drums will perform in concert on Sunday, August 5th at 4:00pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 16 Fair Street. No charge, but a free-will offering for the musician's will be collected.
They will also play at the 10:00 am service on August 5th.

Cuba Mission
Next journey to Cuba: November 5-12th. Passport info and $125 for Religious Visa are due August 1st. Please view our Newsletter, and contact Lucy Bixby at 508-257-6672 for more information.  
Collection for Food Pantry
Our next collection for the Food Pantry will occur next Sunday, August 5, 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.
Checks payable to St. Paul’s and marked for the Food Pantry are welcome at any time. These contributions will be used to purchase groceries and sundries for our neighbors in need .
St. Paul’s Annual School Supply Drive
Next Sunday, August 5th we will kick off our Annual School Supply Drive. The donations we collect are distributed in all three Nantucket Public Schools – elementary, middle school and high school. The supplies we provide help the students directly and are very much appreciated each year. A “shopping list” of suggested supplies is provided in the Sunday Bulletin and below. Please consider taking part in this important St. Paul’s outreach and help to make this school year a success for all students.

St. Paul’s Church
Back to School Supply Drive
Shopping List
This list was provided by the Teachers and
Administrators at the Nantucket Public Schools
Any donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
_______ Three Ring Binders (1 and 2 inch)
_______ 2- Pocket Folders
_______ Lined Paper (3 ring)
_______ Notebooks (1 subject)
_______ Journals
_______ Crayons (thick and 24 and 32 count)
_______ Markers (thick and thin)
_______ Colored Pencils
_______ Erasers & Cap Erasers
_______ Dry Erase EXPO Markers
_______ Highlighters
_______ Tape (any kind)
_______ Pencils (#2)
_______ Pencil Sharpeners
_______ Clorox Wipes, Purell
_______ Zip-lock bags (All sizes)
_______ Glue Sticks
_______ Index Cards (3 x 5)
_______ Scissors (child sized)
_______ Box of Tissue
_______ Arts and Crafts of any kind

Flower Ministry
We are looking for volunteers to make smaller arrangements from the Sunday altar flowers to be delivered to those in the community who are ill, housebound, just need cheering, or are to be thanked for extraordinary service of some kind. Please let Christine ( in the office know if you are interested in helping with this important ministry .

St. Paul’s Summer Choir
A strong, vibrant, fun-loving summer choir is a long-standing tradition at St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket. Whether you’re on island for a few weekends, 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. Sunday service at 9:30am.
For additional information or questions please contact: Joe Hammer, Director of Music, St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket, 20 Fair Street, Nantucket, MA 02554. Email: . General phone: 508-228-0916
Calling all St. Paul’s youth
Parishioners or Summer Congregants – Come join in the fun.
Joe Hammer is inviting youth to participate in St. Paul’s as a Youth 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 Church Parish House
                                            20 Fair Street, Nantucket
                                            Next rehearsal: Saturday, August 4th

Current upcoming Sunday service participation: Sunday, August 12th and 26th
(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 .
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!

Binth Rustad 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.
Siobhan O’Mahony and Bill Moore will provide the refreshments for Coffee Hour.
Thank you for your help.
Christian Education Opportunities
Mid-week Eucharist
Wednesday Holy Eucharist is celebrated at 8:30 am in the Chapel. 
Thursday Afternoon Book Group
St. Paul’s Parish House at 11:30 am -12:30 pm
Switching to a Discussion of upcoming Sunday’s Bible Lessons.
For more information, please contact Lucy Bixby:

Centering Prayer Group
No Centering Prayer on July 28th
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
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: Deb, Christian, Bill, Jenn, Debbe, Olivia, Marianne, Ed, Diane, Myrtis, Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Revd Onesphore Rwaje, Bishop of Gasabo.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Paul’s Church, Lynnfield;
St. Paul’s Church, Malden; Grace Church, Medford; Trinity Parish, Melrose; Deputies and Alternate Deputies to General Convention.
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