St Paul's Church

Seventh Sunday

Today at St. Paul’s      
Sun., July 8th 
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., July 9th
7:00 pm       NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., July 10th
5:00 pm           Festival on Fair
6:30 pm           Handbell Practice
7:00 pm           NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Wed., July 11th 
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., July 12th 
9:30 am    St Paul’s Fair
Fri., July 13th 
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., July 14th 
9:00 am     Centering Prayer Group
10:00 am   Youth Choristers Rehearsal in Parish House
4:00 pm     Adult Choir Rehearsal
Sun., July 15th 
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
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 for more information.  
July 15 – A “Bach-to-Bach” Sunday
The 10:00am service on Sunday, July 15th will feature the music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and the talents of both St. Paul’s summer and year-round parishioners.
Ann Martindale will sing Gott soll allein mein Herze haben (God alone shall have my heart), from Cantata 169 – a light and melodic aria perfect for a   Nantucket summer Sunday morning. Nigel Goss will provide the bass continuo with Joe Hammer on organ.
The postlude is an organ duet for four hands featuring Bob Havery and Joe Hammer. Bob and his wife, Bonnie, are long-time St. Paul’s summer  parishioners; both serve on the music department faculty at Westover School in Middlebury, Connecticut. Bob will join Joe on the organ bench for a four-hand transcription of Bach’s Organ Concerto in C major, BWV 595.
The choir will sing Bach’s beloved Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring from Cantata 147.

Soli Deo Gloria
(Latin for Glory to God alone. Bach wrote the initials "S. D. G." at the end of all his church compositions.)
Name Tags
Name Tags are located in the Narthex
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 face painting 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
TUESDAY - JULY 10 - FESTIVAL ON FAIR 5pm to 7pm Church Garden
All parish cocktail party & Fair kick off. Opening of Silent Auction & Gift Chalet. Reservations still  available. $25 per Person – sign up in back of Church or contact Dottie Gennaro (508 325-0521- or Church office
WEDNESDAY - JULY 11 - FAIR SET UP - 4pm - Parking Lot
We need ALL HANDS ON DECK to set up tables, chairs & tents. The more people, the quicker the job. Can YOU donate an hour?
 9:30 TO 2:00
#1 - KIDSTREET still needs volunteers ages 10 to 110 to help manage the children’s games & crafts.
#2 - We need volunteers to make cotton candy, snow cones& popcorn.
#3 - Volunteers needed at 2:00pm to help break down the Fair. We only have an hour & a half until we have to reopen Fair St. to traffic.
CHURCH OFFICE 508 228-0916 OR


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, July 14

Current upcoming Sunday service participation: Sunday, July 29;
(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” 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
No meeting on July 12th
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
The 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.
Penny Macintyre and Pam Goddard 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: Bill, Jenn, Debbe, Olivia, Marianne, Ed, Diane, Myrtis,  Felix, Andrew, Cathy, Joan, Steve, Mary, June.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Most Revd. Humphrey Peters, Bishop of Peshawar and Moderator of the Church of Pakistan.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Church of Our Saviour, Somerset;
Christ Church, Swansea; Youth Council, Youth Leadership Academy, and all Youth Ministries; Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center.
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