St Paul's Church

Twenty-first Sunday
Today at St. Paul’s       
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 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 15th 
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., October 16th
5:30 pm    Fellowship Meeting
6:30 pm    Handbell Practice
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
7:00 pm    NLM in Church
Wed., October 17th
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 18th 
11:30 am  Bible Study Group in Parish House
5:30 pm    Habitat Board Meeting 
Fri., October 19th
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., October 20th
9:00 am     Centering Prayer Group
9:20 am     Youth Choristers Rehearsal
11:00 am   Brown Memorial
7:00 pm     NLM in Church and Gardner Hall
Sun., October 21st
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 in Church
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.
One-Service Schedule Returns
On November 4th, we will begin worshipping together in one Sunday service at 9:30am. and a breakfast cooked by men of our Parish will follow.
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St Paul’s Church in Nantucket -Episcopal
Please Sponsor a Singer!
You will soon begin to see and hear new voices in the St. Paul’s choir: professional Section Leaders and Choral Scholars from Nantucket High School, thanks to “seed money” donations from two generous parishioners. We urgently need other donors to underwrite and continue the effort for the real need to add outstanding singers and promising high school musicians to our choir. Please help us ensure that our choir can continue as a viable and vibrant part of our worship services during the upcoming Christmas season and throughout the entire year.
Please make your donation by check placed in the collection plate or mailed to "Treasurer, St. Paul's Church, and 20 Fair Street, Nantucket, MA 02554“ - in either case marked “for singers."
Thank you, St. Paul’s Music Committee
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
Donate: clean 2 liter bottles with lids
clean gallon milk jugs with lids
black sheets/cloth
supplies for Halloween Science Lab
cotton balls
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, and Candy Corn
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
Nantucket’s Freemasons Open House & Food Drive
The Brothers of Union Lodge join with the Nantucket Interfaith Council in extending an invitation to attend an Open House and Food Drive on Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Please bring nonperishable food items to the Union Lodge Foyer, located on the second floor of Freemasons Hall, 30 Main St.
Representatives from the Nantucket Interfaith Council will be available to answer questions about their programs and initiatives. Members of Union Lodge will also be    on-hand to answer questions about Freemasonry and show you around the Lodge room.
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 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, Libby, Betsy, Beverly, Sandra, Christian, Bill, Jenn, Debbe, Olivia,Marianne, Felix, Joan, June.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Most Rev. John Davies, Archbishop of Wales, Bishop of Swansea and Brecon.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Church of St. John the Evangelist, Duxbury; Society of St. Margaret, Duxbury; St. Andrew’s Church,
Hanover; Essex County Community Organization; Global Mission
Partnerships Program .
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