alendar of Upcoming Events
2020 Stewardship Campaign Update
Since pledge cards were mailed in October, we are pleased to report that we have received over 133 pledges with more than $320,000 in pledges and gifts committed, an increase from the prior year. If you haven’t yet pledged, we’d be most appreciative if you’d do so prior to the end of the calendar year. The financial certainty provided by pledges aids us greatly in both budgeting and allocating assets to Outreach efforts.
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.
2020 Offering Envelopes
Distribution of 2020 Offering envelopes has begun. If you have been contacted and confirmed that you wish envelopes for 2020, then your box is in the back of the church this Sunday. If you have not used envelopes in the past but are interested in envelopes for 2020, please speak to Penny Macintyre (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Christine Borneman (email@example.com).
The vestry is looking for parishioners interested in serving on the Nominating Committee for vestry positions. The slate of candidates will be elected at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 26, 2019. Please contact Lou Gennaro (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in serving on this committee.
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
Noon on December 16. Mail to:
St. Paul’s Church; 20 Fair St.; Nantucket, MA 02554, or email:
, or place the form in the Sunday collection plate or drop it off in the office during office hours.
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 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 us quietly toward the true joy of Christmas.
Parish Christmas Brunch - Sunday, December 15 , 11am
Our Christmas Brunch will be held on Sunday, following the service. Our Fellowship Committee will prepare a delicious brunch and dessert to celebrate the Christmas season. All are welcome and there is no charge. This year Nantucket S.T.A.R. is the island non-profit chosen by the Committee to receive our voluntary contributions. If you would like to make a Christmas donation to this organization, there will be a basket in Gardner Hall where you may place your contribution. Please make your check payable to St. Paul’s Church. Ms. Tina Steadman, the Director of Programming and Operations, will be our guest and will give a brief talk about Nantucket S.T.A.R., a program that benefits children with disabilities by offering a number of accessible programs.
Wednesday, December 18
12:30 - 4:30pm at the Holdgates Laundromat
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
Save the Date
Parish Annual Meeting, Sunday, January 26
The Parish’s Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday,
January 26 immediately following the 9:30am worship service.
Annual Meeting Brunch, Sunday, January 26
Immediately after the Annual meeting, our Brunch will be held in Gardner Hall.
Friday, January 31: Game Night
5:30pm in Gardner Hall. Pizza, salads and desserts. Bingo with prizes after supper. Children and adults welcome.
Sunday, February 23: Epiphany Evensong, 5:00pm
Tuesday, February 25: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner, 5:30pm
Be on the lookout for the Winter Dinners Schedule