St Paul's Church


Second Sunday
after Epiphany
Today at St. Paul’s       
Sun., Jan. 20th 
9:30 am       Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am       Church School/Nursery Care during service
10:45 am     Annual Meeting in the Church
11:30 pm     Brunch following Annual Meeting
1:00 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
 
Tues.-Fri.
8:30 am-12:30 pm Parish Office is open
 
Mon., Jan. 21st    Office Closed for MLK Jr. Holiday
7:00 pm    NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Tues., Jan. 22nd 
10:30 am     Sherburne Commons Worship
6:30 pm      Handbell Practice in the Parish House
7:00 pm      NLM in the Church
 
Wed., Jan. 23rd
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., Jan. 24th 
11:30 am    Lectionary Group
 
Fri., Jan. 25th
7:00 pm     NIANA Meeting in Parish House
 
Sat., Jan. 26th
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., Jan. 27th 
9:30 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:30 am      Church School/Nursery Care during service
11:00 am    Coffee Hour in Gardner Hall
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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Save the Date
January 20th , Sunday. Annual Meeting Brunch following the meeting, hosted by the Fellowship Committee. All welcome.

Monday, Jan. 21st
There will be an Interfaith Service and Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr's life
at the Summer Street Church beginning at 6:00pm. Food and refreshments to follow.

February 3rd , Sunday. Men serving Waffle Breakfast in Gardner Hall after the service. All welcome.
February 15th , Friday. “Game Night at St. Paul’s”, 5:30PM in Gardner Hall. Dave’s Famous Pulled Pork and Fried Chicken, salads & dessert. Board games and bingo with prizes after supper. Children and adults welcomed.

March 1st , Friday. Joe Hammer will present an organ concert at 7PM with dessert following in Gardner Hall.
March 5th , Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday Supper. Details TBA
April 18th , Thursday. Maundy Thursday Supper at 5:30PM in Gardner Hall before the service. Details TBA
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 returns to St. Paul’s!
Join us Thursday, February 7th in the Parish House for the romantic comedy Moonstruck , starring Cher and Nicolas Cage.
Doors open at 6:30
Movie starts at 7 pm.
                                                  Light refreshments served
                                                  FREE!
Flower Ministry needs your Help
In need of volunteers! Each week, the Sunday altar flowers are broken down into smaller bouquets and delivered to those in the community who are ill, housebound, need cheering, or are to be thanked for extraordinary service. This ministry is done either after the Sunday service or at a time more convenient for the volunteer. To learn more about helping with arranging and delivering flowers, please contact the office,508-228-0916 or  office@stpaulschurchnantucket.org
All in our Family, but Who Knew? 
Nathaniel Philbrick's latest epic, “In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown,” vividly describes the unlikely confluence of events that contributed to the winning of American independence from Great Britain. While the focal point of the book is the French fleet that isolated Lord Cornwallis' troops at Yorktown, the narrative includes rare successes of the Continental army and militias, at Kings Mountain, Cowpens, and Guilford Courthouse, and concludes with "Acknowledgments" the first paragraph of which reads: 

Although the Reverend Eugene McDowell did not live to see the publication of this book, he contributed greatly to its research, providing me with his own heavily annotated copy of John Buchanan's indispensable The Road to Guilford Courthouse as well as the many pictures he and his wife, Cathy, took during a tour of the Revolutionary War battlefields of the Carolinas. 
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
 
Beth Keith 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.
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 : Lucille, Howard, Tom, Carlen, Eliza, Joy, Anne, Georgia Ann, Siobhan, Jerry, Dirk, Jim, Howard, Gil, Blair, Molly, Jeff, Judy, Pamela, Ray, Priscilla, Philip, Beverly, Jenn, Marianne, Felix, Joan, June.
 
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer : The Most Rev. Paul Shishir Sarker, Moderator, Church of Bangladesh and Bishop of Dhaka.
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Stephen’s Church, Boston; Trinity Church, Boston; B-SAFE, B-PEACE for Jorge, Hospitality Homes.
 
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. In addition, hard copies of it are available in the sanctuary

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