St Paul's Church

Fourth Sunday of Easer
Today at St. Paul’s            
Sun., April 22nd       
9:30 am                    Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:30 am                    Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:30 am                  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., April 23rd
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., April 24th
10: 00 am   Sherburne Commons Worship
6:30 pm    Handbell Practice
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., April 25th
8:30 am    Holy Eucharist
9:30 am    Staff Meeting 
7:00 pm    NLM Service
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Thurs., April 26th 
11:30 am     Book Group in Parish House
7:00 pm     NLM Event 
Fri., April 27th 
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
7:00 pm     NLM Event
Sat., April 28th
10:00 am     Jessiman Memorial
4:00 pm     Adult Choir Rehearsal
5:00 pm       NLM Event
7:00 pm     NLM Event
Sun., April 29th        
9:30 am        Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am        Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:30 am      NLM Services
4:00 pm      NCMC Women’s Concert
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Happening Soon
Members of the choir showed up Tuesday to help the new music director, Joe Hammer, move into the cottage. Thanks to Nancy Jane Woolley for drinks and snacks to keep the crew going. Joe will be back on island in late May and begin his tenure at St. Paul's June 1. Welcome Joe!

St. Paul's Ends P.O. Box Use
Effective, April 1, 2018, St. Paul's has discontinued its rental of its U.S. Postal Office Box. Please address all "snail" mail intended for the church to St. Paul's Church at 20 Fair Street, MA 02554 .

Save the Date
Friday, May 4, the St. Paul's and New Life Ministries choirs and congregations will join together for singing at 6:00pm followed by dinner in Gardner Hall at 7:00pm.
St Paul’s Needlepoint Rug 2018
It is exciting this year to dedicate our beautiful rug to George Fowlkes with love and appreciation. George has been a dedicated stitcher of many rugs for years and has stitched several glorious pieces of needlepoint for St Paul’s .the lovely piano bench and also underwrote and stitched with others the needlepoint rug of the beautiful tiffany windows over the altar.
Our nine wonderful devoted stichers this year are Yvette St. Jean, Caroline Ellis, Jeanette Fowlkes, Sheila Daume, Nancy Bills, Bay McClure, Mary Jo Beck, Eugenie Voorhees and Penny Macintyre. I am truly grateful to all of them for their many hours of stitching !! The rug will be on Main St in June thru the summer.
This yearly fundraising project and its success is dependent on the generous underwriting from our parishioners . Please consider supporting us … please make notation that your donation is for the needlepoint project .
Thank you
Sheila Daume

Buildings and Grounds committee
We kindly asks 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!

As you’re cleaning out or opening up this spring, think of St. Paul’s. Donations are now being accepted for the summer Fair. We are collecting for the following areas
The Gift Chalet - our higher end boutique
Silver, china, linens, art, antiques, Nantucket
memorabilia, small furniture - “the good stuff”
Hodge Podge - the Fair’s yard sale
housewares, sporting goods, tools, toys and
“unexpected finds”
Books - fiction, non-fiction, biography, coffee table
books, Nantucket themed books (very popular)
*We cannot accept any paperbacks, text books, damaged books & please - no used phone books.

We need what you don’t but there are a few guidelines.
All items should be in good condition suitable for resale. 
We cannot accept electrical appliances, clothing, stuffed animals without content tag (not our idea, the             Commonwealth of Massachusetts) or large furniture.
Place donations on bench in Parish House. Since the Lighthouse School is in session, please mark “Fair” on bags or boxes and stack neatly.
If you have questions, need help, or need a pick up, please call Christine at the Church Office and leave your name and number and the right person will call you right back.
Thank you for your help .

Our Cuba Mission trip was a great success, thanks to YOU!!
Watch for our newsletter!
On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, St. Paul’s held its sixth “free laundry” event at Holdgate’s Laundromat. This outreach effort, suggested by Kathy Baird and initiated by our former Rector, was staffed by members of StP’s Outreach Committee, ably assisted by Pat Dick.

In the event’s two hour window – 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – on a sunny day, 15 patrons of the Laundromat washed and dried their laundry at a cost to StP of $377.
The seventh monthly event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9 .
Christian Education Opportunities
Mid-week Eucharist
8:30 am Wednesday Holy Eucharist 
Thursday Afternoon Book Group
Thursdays, 11:30 am -12:30 pm
St. Paul’s Parish House
The group will read the following 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know: The Fascinating Stories Behind Great Works of Art, Literature, Music, and Film, by Terry Glaspey. For more information, please contact Lucy Bixby:
Centering Prayer Group
Saturdays, 9:00 am -10:00 am
No meeting on April 21st
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
Pat and David Dick has offered to 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.

Stacey Stuart and Libby Tracey are providing 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; Bud and Barbara, our retired Suffragans; and Peter, our Celebrant

We pray for: Penny, Marianne, Ed, Jordan, Diane, Myrtis, Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Most Revd Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu, Primate of The Nippon Sei Ko Kai and Bishop of Hokkaido.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Church of the Good Shepherd, Acton;
St. Andrew’s Church, Ayer; Trinity Church, Concord; St. Andrew’s Church, Framingham; Margaret Coffin Prayer Book Society
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 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