St Paul's Church

Eighteenth Sunday
after Pentecost
Today at St. Paul’s      
Sun., September 23rd
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., September 24th  
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., September 25th 
10:00am    Sherburne Commons Worship
6:30 pm    Handbell Practice
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., September 26th 
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., September 27th
11:30 am   Lectionary Group in Parish House
6:30 pm   Ships Inn Dinner
Fri., September 28th
5:00 pm     Worth/ Braden Wedding Rehearsal
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., September 29th
9:00 am     Centering Prayer Group
10:00 am   Youth Choristers Rehearsal
11:00 am   Ornament Making Workshop
4:30 pm     Worth/ Braden Wedding
Sun., September 30th
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
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.
St. Paul’s Fall Newsletter is Coming; Stories and Photos from You are Welcomed
We are preparing a new St. Paul’s fall newsletter that will include updated information on activities around our church. We welcome your stories, ideas for stories and photos that capture your summer on Nantucket or wherever you may have been. Just email your information to Scott Widmeyer no later than September 28. 
                                                 Scott’s email is
                                                 Let’s make it a great newsletter.
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St Paul’s Church in Nantucket -Episcopal
Ship’s Inn Dinner
Thursday, Sept. 27 th at 6:30pm – Same fun night and great food but with a new twist!!
Get to know your fellow parishioners and our new members. Seating will be arranged by numbered lottery so we all get to know each other a little better and discover the great people who make up St. Paul’s.
Tickets - $100 per person (includes food, wine and gratuities – cash bar   available for mixed drinks and beer) and all proceeds go directly to support parish ministries. Reservations required. Contact the Church Office ( or 508 228-0916) or Penny Macintyre ( or 508 257-4447).
This event always sells out so don’t wait. Make your reservations right away.

Ornament Making
Arts and crafts aren’t just for kids!
Saturday, Sept. 29th from 11-2 in Gardner Hall
Join Sr. Susanna with the Children & Youth of St. Paul’s for the first of four 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
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.

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!
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
gallon vinegar
small eye droppers/ baster
rubber bands
water bottle caps
double-sided tape
gallon vegetable oil
liquid dish soap
pancake syrup
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
“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
Mid-week Eucharist
Wednesday Holy Eucharist is celebrated at 8:30 am in the Chapel. 
Thursday Lectionary Group
Lectionary: a table of readings from Scripture appointed to be read at public worship. St. Paul’s Lectionary 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.
Christine Borneman and  Randy Wight  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: Victoria, Pamela, Ray, Priscilla, Philip, Libby, Betsy, Beverly, Sandra, Christian, Bill, Jenn, Debbe, Olivia, Marianne, Felix, Joan, June.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Rt. Rev. Jacob Erasto Chimeledya, Bishop of Mpwapwa. 
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Wyman Memorial Church of
St. Andrew, Marblehead; St. Michael’s Church, Marblehead; St. Mary’s Church, Rockport; Congregations: Secretaries and Administrators.
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