alendar of Upcoming Events
2020 Stewardship Campaign Update
We have much to be thankful for this week, including our church and its mission on Nantucket: to make the love of God more widely known. We are thankful that we have the people and the resources for our ministries and outreach: for the pastoral care provided by our staff and clergy; the availability of our church as a place where youth can safely gather with their friends; our investment in Laundry Love, which allows those of modest means access to the local laundry; our support for the Island food, fuel and rental assistance programs; and our open door fellowship, among others. But with your open hearts and help, we can do more.
Thank you to those parishioners who have already pledged for 2020; your love and gratitude have taken us to more than 80% of our goal of pledge income of $350,000 a year within the next three years. We are thankful for those who plan to pledge: you can mail in your pledge card by the end of the year, as well as contribute online at our website through a secure link. We also have extra brochures and pledge cards on the table at the back of the church. In the event that you choose to pay your pledge with a gift of stock, please inform the Treasurer of the number of shares and the name of the security that you are donating. We ask for this because our broker - Commonwealth Securities - informs us only of the securities we receive, not the name of the donor. Some of you also may be eligible to make a contribution through a tax-advantaged IRA distribution; ask your financial advisor for details. Once again, you can adjust your
2020 pledge or gift up or down if your circumstances change. For more information on giving to St. Paul’s, please visit us at http://stpaulschurchnantucket.org/giving/. Again, thank you, and please give generously.
The Bake Table Needs your Help
The Christmas Market is less than two weeks away and hopefully you will join in by contributing some homemade goodies for the Bake Table. We need cookies, bars, brownies, pumpkin, zucchini or banana breads, cakes, cup cakes, preserves, honey, jams and jellies, etc. Please bring them to Gardner Hall on Friday, December 6th from 2pm – 5pm or Saturday December 7th after 8:30am but before 10 am. Your help is needed since the Bake Table is dependent on your generosity.
Christmas Wreath Sign-Up
The order sheet for beautiful St. Paul’s Christmas Wreaths is in the back of the church! You can also email Christine in the office to place an order (email@example.com). Please get your order in while supplies last! These make great gifts as well.
Some of you may wish to remember a loved one, or celebrate and give thanks for a loved one, with a flower donation during the Christmas season. If so, please fill out a
“Christmas Flower Form”
or email the office. Please mark your contribution
and return your form into the office by
12:00 pm on Dec. 16.
St. Paul’s Church; 20 Fair St.; Nantucket, MA 02554, or email:
, or place in the Sunday collection plate or drop it off in the office during office hours. There are Christmas Flower forms in back of the Church.
Collection for Food Pantry-Sunday, December 1
Our next collection for the Food Pantry will occur Sunday, December 1. While we appreciate every single food donation, this month St. Paul's is collecting non-perishables for our local Food Pantry. Non-Food Items: diapers size 1, 2, 6 (not 3, 4 or 5), baby wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors (male and female), shaving cream, hand lotion, floss, adult diapers, shampoo, conditioner, lip balm, sun screen, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, toilet paper, tissues, feminine sanitary napkins, tampons, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, white vinegar, housecleaning products (any). Suggested food Items: ground coffee (not whole bean), tea bags, herbal tea, olive oil, canola oil, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise. Thank you for your generosity and support in caring for our island residents.
Tis the Season
…Christmas Stroll Concert at St. Paul’s
Friday, December 6; 7:00pm Concert, followed by Dessert and Champagne.
$25 per person.
Mark your calendar for a festive, St. Paul’s holiday season concert featuring vocal and instrumental soloists and ensembles. A special dessert and bubbly reception immediately follows in Gardner Hall, with a preview of and early shopping for St. Paul’s Christmas Market and Silent Auction items.
The Christmas Market
Saturday, December 7
SHOP: 9:30am to 3:00pm
Gifts * Antiques * Seasonal Décor * Decorations* Fresh Greens * Wreaths* Silent Auction* Baked Goods
Guided tours of St. Paul’s famed Tiffany Windows
11:00am to 2:30pm
Chowder * Vegetarian Soup * Chili with Cornbread * Quiche * Hot Dogs * Salad * Homemade Desserts
Happy Birthday Jesus Party!
Saturday, December 14, 11:30am- 3 pm
Food, fun, gingerbread house decorating and the movie
Young and old alike are welcome.
Advent III - Sunday, December 15, 9:30am
Advent Lessons and Carols with Eucharist
Advent is a season of both quiet reflection and joyful expectation. St. Paul’s will continue its Advent observance with a Service of Advent Lessons and Carols with Eucharist on Sunday, December 15. This service is intended to be a time of spiritual preparation, as we watch and wait for the coming of the Kingdom of God. Through the experience of sacred word and music, the story of the coming of Christ will gradually unfold and deepen our understanding of God’s message of love and redemption; a service of words and music that will propel you quietly toward the true joy of Christmas.
December 15 after the 9:30am Service
Friday, December 20
3:30 pm-Meet at the Church parking lot
3:45 pm-Singing at Hyline
4:30 pm - Refreshments at St. Paul’s rectory
Friday, December 20, 8-9:30pm
, $2 at the door
Bands and Musicians from the High School. Pizza will be served.
Christmas Service Schedule
Tuesday, Dec. 24 ~ Christmas Eve
5:00 pm ~ Children’s Pageant and Holy Eucharist
8:30 pm ~ Music Prelude
9:00 pm ~ Holy Eucharist
Wednesday, Dec. 25 ~ Christmas Day
9:30am ~ Holy Eucharist with Carols