St Paul's Church

The Last Sunday
after Epiphany
Today at St. Paul’s       
Sun., March 3rd     Food Pantry Collection         
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
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., March 4th
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., March 5th
10:30 am    Sherburne Commons Worship
5:30 am      Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
6:30 pm      Handbell Practice in the Parish House
7:00 pm      NLM in the Church
Wed., March 6th 
8:30 am    Ash Wednesday Service in Chapel
9:30 am    Staff Meeting
5:30 pm   Ash Wednesday Service in Church
7:00 pm    NLM in Church
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Thurs., March 7th 
11:30 am    Lectionary Group
6:30 pm     NLM rehearsals in the Church
7:00 pm     Movie Night
Fri., March 8th
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., March 9th
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 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
7:00 pm      NIANA Meeting in Parish House
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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St Paul’s Church in Nantucket -Episcopal
Food Pantry Collection
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! Paper products that is.
The Food Pantry was very appreciative of St. Paul’s generous donation last month of toilet
paper, paper towels, personal care products and cleaning supplies. Let’s make it snow one more time before spring arrives on March 20, by bringing a donation to church this Sunday, March 3rd. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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. Please do not respond to the scam messages.
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.
Shrove Tuesday
Pancake Supper
Tuesday March 5 th
5:30 to 7:00pm in Gardner Hall
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 Thursday, March 7th !
Doors open at 6:30 PM Movie starts at 7 PM
Light refreshments served FREE ADMISSION
Featured movie The Lion in Winter starring Katharine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole ,depicts the personal and political intrigue of Henry II of England, his strong-willed wife Eleanor of Aquitaine (whom Henry has imprisoned in a remote castle), their children and guests during Christmas 1183.
Next movie night will be Arsenic and Old Lace on Wednesday, March 27th. 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
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.
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,
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
Thank you to The Fellowship Committee 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. Hector Zavala Munoz, Bishop and Primate of Santiago.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Trinity Chapel, Oak Bluffs; Church of the Holy Spirit, Orleans; St. Peter’s Church, Osterville; Christ Church, Plymouth; Boston Episcopal Charitable Society.

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