St Paul's Church

Sixth Sunday
after Epiphany
Today at St. Paul’s       
Sun., Feb. 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
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., Feb. 18th    Office Closed for President’s Day
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Tues., Feb. 19th
10:00 am     Sherburne Commons Worship
6:30 pm      Handbell Practice in the Parish House
7:00 pm      NLM in the Church
Wed., Feb. 20th
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. 21st
11:30 am   Lectionary Group
5:30 pm    Habitat Board Meeting in Parish House 
Fri., Feb. 22nd
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
Sat., Feb. 23rd
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., 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
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
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 Supper of Mediterranean Stew, Bread and Salad at 5:30pm in Gardner Hall.
April 18th, Thursday. Maundy Thursday Pancake Supper at 6:00pm in Gardner Hall before the service. Service to follow at 7:00pm.
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.
Sunday Service Guest Violinist Marc Thayer, February 24
Marc Thayer, executive director of Symphony New Hampshire, will share his virtuoso violin talents with St. Paul’s parishioners during the 9:30am service on Sunday, February 24. Marc, introduced to St. Paul’s by Jessica Sanseverino, comes to the parish with an extensive international performance and educational career. He 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 Buadalquivir Festival with the National Symphony Orchestra of Bolivia.
Marc has performed with the San Diego Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, Florida Philharmonic, American Russian Young Artists Orchestra, the Opera Festival of Heidelberg, Germany, the Orquesta Superior of Cordoba, Spain, the Ancient Music Festival of St. Savin, France, the Festival d’Orange, and with the International Festival of Art in Aix-en-Provence, France. 
Marc received a Bachelors and Masters Degree 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. Messiaen described the piece by quoting from the hymn Cœlestis urbs Jerusalem (Breviary hymn for the office of the dedication of a church): "Scissors, hammer, suffering, and tests, tailoring and polishing the elected persons, living stones of the spiritual edifice." 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
Binth Rustad 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 Yvette St. Jean 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 : Blair, Doris, Paul, Deb, Fernando, Lucille, Howard, Eliza, Joy, Anne, Georgia Ann, Siobhan, Dirk, Priscilla, Beverly, Jenn, Marianne, Felix, Joan, June.
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer : The Most Rev. Albert Chama, Archbishop of Central Africa and Bishop of Northern Zambia.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Mary’s Church, Barnstable;
St. Peter’s-on-the-Canal, Buzzards Bay; St. Christopher’s Church, Chatham; St. Andrew’s Church, Edgartown; Union of Black Episcopalians.
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