St Paul's Church


Seventh Sunday
after Epiphany
Today at St. Paul’s       
Sun., Feb. 24th        
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
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
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., Feb. 25th    
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Tues., Feb. 26th
6:30 pm    Handbell Practice in the Parish House
7:00 pm    NLM in the Church
 
Wed., Feb. 27th
8:30 am    Holy Eucharist Service
9:30 am    Staff Meeting
6:00 pm    NLM in Church
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Thurs., Feb. 28th
11:30 am    Lectionary Group
6:30 pm     NLM rehearsals in the Church
 
Fri., March 1st
7:00 pm       Illuminarae Organ Concert
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Sat., March 2nd
9:00 am     Centering Prayer   
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 3rd      
9:30 am      Combined Holy Eucharist w/ New Life Ministries
9:30 am      Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:00 am    Coffee Hour 
12:00 pm    NLM Services in Church
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Ash Wednesday Services
March 6th
8:30 am and 5:30 pm
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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Scam Alert!
At the Dean's Council meeting with the bishops, Father Max learned that parishioners in some of our congregations have received emails using their clergy's name and email address to appeal for funds for realistic-sounding emergencies. From what we can tell, scammers are retrieving information from online newsletters and church websites to construct fake scenarios.
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.
2019 Calendar of Upcoming Events
March 1st, Friday, Joe Hammer will present a Illuminarae Organ Concert at 7:00pm with dessert following in Gardner Hall.
 
March 3rd, Sunday combined service with New Life Ministries.
 
March 5th, Tuesday . Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at 5:30pm in Gardner Hall. Hosted by the Vestry. 
 
April 18th, Thursday. Maundy Thursday Supper of Mediterranean Stew, Bread and Salad at 6:00pm in Gardner Hall before the service. 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.
Last Year’s Palms
Please bring your dried palms from last year and leave in the basket at the back of the church by Sunday, March 2nd.They will be burned ;some of the ashes will be used for the Ash Wednesday services with any surplus properly disposed of in the earth.
 
Holy Week Schedule
Sunday, April 14 at 9:20am – Palm Sunday~ meet at the 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 Requiem
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.
Marc Thayer - Guest Violinist, February 24
St. Paul’s is honored to welcome Marc Thayer as this morning’s guest musician. Marc, who was introduced to St. Paul’s by Jessica Sanseverino, is the executive director of Symphony New Hampshire and comes to the parish with an extensive national and international performance and educational  career.
 
Marc has been the deputy director of the Association of American Voices (AV), a cultural diplomacy NGO with whom he has performed and taught in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Ghana, Togo, Thailand, Burma and the Gaza Strip. He co-managed the American Music Abroad Program for the US Department of State and served as a cultural envoy in Liberia in 2015 and 2015. From 2006-10 he served as the artistic producer for the Whim Estate Historical Society Concerts in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Previously he was on the faculty of the Guadalquivir Festival with the National Symphony Orchestra of Bolivia.
 
From 2002-2011 Marc served as the Vice President for Education and Community Partnerships with the St. Louis Symphony and served as Director of Community Engagement with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, FL, from 1999-2001. Marc performed as a member of the New World Symphony from 1995-1998 and founded their Education and Community  Engagement Programs.
 
Marc has performed with the San Diego Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, Florida Philharmonic, the Opera Festival of Heidelberg, Germany, and with the International Festival of Art in Aix-en-Provence, France, among others.
 
Marc received Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with William Preucil and Zvi Zeitlin.
Illuminarae Organ Concert – Friday, March 1, 7:00pm
St. Paul’s Director of Music and Organist, Joe Hammer, will present an hour long concert on Friday, March 1 at 7:00pm. The performance will feature compositions by 20th century French composers Camille Saint-Saëns, Eugène Gigout and Olivier Messiaen, Belgian composer Joseph Jongen, and American composer Gary Bachlund. The concert will culminate with Olivier Messiaen’s Apparition de l'église éternelle  (Apparition of the eternal church), with special lighting effects projected throughout the sanctuary – walls, ceiling and floor – illuminating the arc of the composition.
 
A dessert and coffee reception will follow the concert in Gardner Hall, featuring special and delectable cakes and sweets.
Chairs Claimed
St. Paul’s has donated 56 of its folding metal chairs, recently replaced with white plastic ones, to the Egan Maritime Institute. The donation resulted from the efforts of Margaretta Andrews of the Community Foundation of Nantucket to advise the non-profit organizations on the island of their availability. St. Paul's will continue its efforts to place the rest of the older chairs and then dispose of the remainder.
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, 11:30-12:30 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
 
Sharon Robinson 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.
 
Thank you to Olly Wolf 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 : David, Blair, Doris, Paul, Deb, Lucille, Howard, Eliza, Joy, Anne, Georgia Ann, Siobhan, Dirk, Priscilla, Beverly, Jenn, Marianne, Felix, Joan, June.

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer : The Rt. Rev. Julio Murray Thompson, Primate of IARCA and Bishop of Panama. 
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Barnabas’ Church, Falmouth;
Christ Church, Harwich Port; St. Andrew’s Chapel, Hyannis Port; St. Paul’s Church, Nantucket; Congregations: Wardens, Treasurers & Clerks.

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, and the Fuel and Rental Assistance Programs .
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