St Paul's Church


The First Sunday in Lent
Today at St. Paul’s       
Sun., March 10th                   
9:30 am       Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:30 am       Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:00 am     Coffee Hour 
12:00 pm     NLM Services in Church
 
This Week at St. Paul’s
Daily
8:00 am-7:00 pm  The Church is open for prayer
 
Mon.-Fri.
8:30 am-12:30 pm Parish Office is open
 
Mon., March 11th
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Tues., March 12th
6:30 pm    Handbell Practice in the Parish House
7:00 pm    NLM in the Church
 
Wed., March 13th 
8:30 am    Holy Eucharist Service
9:30 am    Staff Meeting
5:30 pm    Fellowship Meeting in Parish House
7:00 pm    NLM in Church
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Thurs., March 14th 
11:30 am   Lectionary Group
4:30 pm     Vestry Meeting
6:30 pm     NLM rehearsals in the Church
 
Fri., March 15th
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Sat., March 16th
9:00 am     Centering Prayer in Parish House
10:00 am   Youth Choristers Rehearsal in Parish House
4:00 pm     Choir Rehearsal in Parish House
7:00 pm     NLM in Church and Gardner Hall
 
Sun., March 17th      
9:30 am      Holy Eucharist
9:30 am      Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:00 am     Coffee Hour 
12:00 pm     NLM Services in Church
Happening Soon
Hospital or Home Visits
If you or a loved one are in the hospital or home bound, please let us know if you would like a visit. Please notify Father Max at 508-228-0916 ext. 11 or 302-542-5587.
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Inquirers Class Forming
Father Max is gathering a group for an Inquirers class series. Those interested in learning more about The Episcopal Church, and those preparing for Confirmation or Reception during Bishop Gates island visitation on June 9th, please inform Christine in the office or Father Max. We will strive to arrive at meeting times that are convenient for most.
St Paul's Youth
Take a walk to the Youth Room upstairs in the Parish House after church this Sunday, March 10 for a brief meeting with Father Max and Sister Susanna.
Learn about upcoming confirmation classes,                pre-confirmation retreat at the Barbara C. Harris Camp, a visit with Bishop Michael Curry for middle and high school students in Boston, mission and service trips this summer, Arts camp /VBS, and other opportunities to engage in The Way of Love.
Light refreshments will be served.
Mas Mesmer Show – Friday, March 15, 7:00pm
Sawyer Phillips, guitar, Andrew Chitester, drums, and Isaiah Williams, organ, will be featured for a Mas Mesmer concert of special effect lights and music at St. Paul’s Church on Friday, March 15, at 7pm. Admission is $2 at the door.
2019 Calendar of Upcoming Events
March 5th, Tuesday . Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at 5:30pm in Gardner Hall. Hosted by the Vestry.
April 10th, Wednesday. Contemplative Eucharist and Lenten Supper service starts at 6:00pm with Supper to follow.
April 18th, Thursday. Maundy Thursday Supper of Mediterranean Stew, Bread and Salad at 6:00pm in Gardner Hall. Service to follow at 7:00pm. Hosted by the Altar Guild.
May - “An Invitation to Tea” hosted by the Fellowship Committee and held at Sherburne  Commons. Invitees will be Sherburne Commons residents and ladies of our parish. Details TBA.
Movie night at St. Paul’s!
Movie night in the Parish House Wednesday, March 27th
Doors open at 6:30pm Movie starts at 7:00pm
Light refreshments served FREE ADMISSION
Featured movie Arsenic and Old Lace. Oscar winner Cary Grant stars as a drama critic whose life is turned upside down when he discovers his two spinster aunts have taken to poisoning their gentlemen house guests. A great blend of crime mixed with comedy mixed with suspense.
Holy Week Schedule
Sunday, April 14 at 9:20am – Palm Sunday~ meet at the Land Bank pocket park (corner of Fair St. and Main St.) for the procession of the Palms. Service starts at 9:30am.
Thursday, April 18 at 6:00pm - Simple Supper followed by the 7:00pm Maundy Thursday Service.
Friday, April 19 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm - Good Friday Service
Friday, April 19 at 6:00pm - Good Friday Choral Requiem Service sung by St. Paul’s Choir.
Saturday, April 20 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm - Easter Vigil
Sunday, April 21 at 9:30am - Holy Eucharist Easter Service with Easter Egg Hunt and Coffee Hour to follow
We Need Eggs
The Annual St. Paul’s Easter Egg Hunt Easter Sunday, April 21st following the service. We need a lot of eggs so that all the children who participate can find some! Please consider donating a dozen or more plastic eggs each filled with individually wrapped candy. You can leave them in the back of the Church or in the Parish House on the bench. Please contact Christine at office@stpaulschurchnantucket.org if you have any questions.
Christian Education Opportunities


 Holy Eucharist Service
Wednesday at 8:30 am in the Chapel.  
 
Thursday Bible Study
Based on or lectionary : readings from Scripture appointed to be read the following Sunday. St. Paul’s Bible Study Group meets on Thursdays, 11:30-1:00 in the Parish House. For more information, contact Father Max, or Lucy Bixby, bixbyphoto@gmail.com
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 NAMIonNantucket@gmail.com
 
Thank you to Christine Borneman and Libby Tracey for providing the refreshments for Coffee Hour.
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 : Bay, David, Blair, Doris, Paul, Deb, Lucille, Howard, Eliza, Joy, Anne, Georgia Ann, Siobhan, Priscilla, Beverly, Jenn, Marianne, Felix, Joan, June.

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer : The Most Rev. Zacharie Masimago Katanda, Archbishiop of the Congo and Bishop of Kindu.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Church of St. Mary of the Harbor, Provincetown; St. John’s Church, Sandwich; St. David’s Church, South Yarmouth; Grace Church, Vineyard Haven; Ministries with the Aging.

We pray for: The men and women serving in our Armed Forces; easing of discord 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 and Laundry Love.
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. 

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