St Paul's Church

Fifth Sunday

Today at St. Paul’s      
Sun., June 24th  
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
9:00 am - 11:00 am Parish Office is open

Mon., June 25th
7:00 pm       NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., June 26th    
11: 30 am     Altar Guild Luncheon in Parish House
6:30 pm        Handbell Practice
7:00 pm        NLM Bible Study
7:00 pm        NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., June 27th 
8:30 am         Holy Eucharist
9:30 am         Staff Meeting 
7:00 pm         NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Thurs., June 28th 
11:30 am     Book Group in Parish House
Fri., June 29th
4:00 pm     Batram Rehearsal
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., June 30th
9:00 am     Centering Prayer Group
10:00 am   Youth Choristers Rehearsal in Parish House 
4:00 pm     Adult Choir Rehearsal
4:30 pm     Batram Wedding
Sun., July 1st  Youth Sunday
8:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I    
10:00 am    Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:00 am    Nursery Care during service
11:30 am    Sundae Sunday
7:00 pm      NLM Services
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon
Another winner !! Here is this years beautiful needlepoint rug. Lovingly stitched by Yvette St Jean, Caroline Ellis, Eugenie Voorhees, Nancy Bills, Sheila Daume, Penny McIntyre, Mary Jo Beck, Bay McClure and Jeanette Fowlkes. Our wonderful rug this year is dedicated to George Fowlkes who faithfully stitched many squares for our Rugs for St Paul's. We need your help selling chances to win the rug in front of Congdon and Coleman on Main St. 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. 
Thank you all Sheila Daume 

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 or for more information. 
Name Tags
Name Tags are located in the Chapel
Everyone is encouraged to wear nametags so that visitors and clergy can begin to put names with faces right away. If you do not have a nametag please let the office know by emailing:

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 .
Kidstreet is once again free this year. Last year we had over 500 children enjoy games, prizes, crafts and facepainting for FREE. But we can't do it without your help. Please consider signing up to volunteer on Kidstreet on July 12th. Sign-up Here!  or email the church 
           Sign up in the back of the Church, call the Church
           office (508 228-0916) or contact Penny Macintyre       
           (508 257-4447 or
           Dottie Gennaro (508 325-0521
# 2     YOUR STUFF
           Gift Chalet and Hodge Podge have not had the
           number of donations they have had in the past. 
           (Sorry, no electrical appliances, clothing, broken or damaged items
           can be accepted)
            Kidstreet will again this year be opened to all children
            FREE of CHARGE thanks to a generous donor who wishes to
            remain anonymous. We still have significant expenses for
           advertising, rentals, supplies and food.

            Mark it for St. Paul’s Fair, put it in the plate, drop it off or mail it to
            the Church office, 20 Fair St., Nantucket, MA 02554

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, St. Paul’s recently appointed director of music, 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, June 30
Current upcoming Sunday service participation: Sunday, July 1;
(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
Collection for Food Pantry
Our next collection for the Food Pantry will occur Sunday, July 1st. 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.
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
Wednesday Holy Eucharist is celebrated at 8:30 am in the Chapel. 
Thursday Afternoon Book Group
Thursdays, 11:30 am -12:30 pm
St. Paul’s Parish House
The group is reading The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene.
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
Frable Family 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.
Debbie Timmerman 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-in-Charge and Susan, our Deacon. 

We pray for: Jenn, Debbe, Olivia, Marianne, Ed, Diane, Myrtis, Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Most Revd. Nicholas Okoh, Metropolitan, Primate of all Nigeria and Bishop of Abuja .
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Church of the Holy Spirit, Fall River;
St. Luke’s Church, Fall River; St. Gabriel’s Church, Marion; St. Philip of Bethsaida, Mattapoisett.
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