10 January

  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
January 10, 2022
Calendar Reminders
    Jan 9
Jan 15
6:00 pm NA Meeting 9:30-11:30 am AA Meeting 10:15 am Holy Eucharist, with
Jan 16
Rev. Suzanne Barrow. On Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_ videos/
  Collect for 2nd Sunday After Epiphany (January 16th)
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Lessons: Isaiah 62:1-5; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11; Psalm 36:5-10
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Jan 17
Jan 20
6:00 PM Clark County Cares Opening Form for Annual Drug Facts Week
6:30 pm Vestry meeting with Jen Phelps from Diocese

OUR PARISH PRAYERS:
God of light and life, our prayers rise before you this day in hope and faith.
Bless our global family remembering especially Michael our Presiding Bishop, Jennifer our Bishop, and Mauricio, Bishop of Brasilia. In our diocesan cycle of prayer, we remember St. Luke’s, Cannelton--Ms. Lucy Goffinet, Senior Warden; and all who minister in your name. In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
Flame of abundant love, be our Joy in proclaiming your Good News to the world.
We pray for all who are coming to faith, all who wonder about faith, and all who are struggling with faith...
In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
Light of all creation, guide us to lead, teach and nurture your disciples In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
We pray for those in need of food, shelter, clothing, and of God's healing touch. Comforter of the suffering, warm our hearts and hands to loving service. Look with mercy on all who flee from violence and war, for those who are poor and powerless, and all who suffer; and we especially pray for Lois, Virginia, Juanita, Gwen, Mary Sue, Delani, David & Michele, Robert, and Charles. In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
We pray for the world, especially where there is trouble and suffering, far away or nearby... In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
Ember of steadfast care, fuel our passion to challenge injustice and violence and to pursue peace and reconciliation
In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
We pray for the land on which we stand, the peoples, creatures, plant life and waters around us...
In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
Star of glory, lead us to care for this fragile earth, our island home, and to heal the circle of creation
In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
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God of radiant light, your love illumines our hopes before we know them, and our needs before we ask.
In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
Kindle your flame within us, that in our prayers and service,
We may know your transforming presence at work in the world around us. In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
All this we ask through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen
FROM THE GABRIEL TEAM:
NEXT SUNDAY (January 16th): Holy Eucharist will be celebrated by Rev.Suzanne Barrow. It will be live and in person at St. Paul’s, and on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_videos/
Please join us, during or after the service, and tell others about the service. Also check YouTube for videos of past services: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCynD2CNlCMbJ5YOb1Euce5Q.
Following the service, there will be coffee hour in the Parish Hall. Don’t forget—the little red wagon is waiting to be filled with food donations for the Center for Lay Ministries! Please note that the wagon has been moved to the Parish Hall entrance, on your left as you enter.
LICENSED LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, Dennis and Charlene McAndrews, remain ready and eager to bring communion to any who are unable to be present at Sunday services. Whether you regularly attend Sunday service but cannot get here for any reason on a given Sunday, or you are homebound and would like to have the Eucharist brought to you once, or on a regular basis, please contact Marylee at the church office: 812-282-1108, or stpaulsjeff@gmail.com .
Virginia Bushau reminds us that she is making capes and muffs or mittens for those who are in need. If you know any person or organization in need, please let us know at the church office by phone or email, and we will get the information to her.
MANY THANKS for your continued faithful responses to the need for funds. PARISH OFFICE HOURS: MTWF 10am to 4:30pm Th 10am to 1pm.
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If you have something you’d like to add to the next newsletter (including a brief update on what you and/or your family have been doing since last we met together), please email the team at stpaulsjeff@gmail.com by Sunday afternoon. Please put “newsletter” in the subject line.
VESTRY MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: The January Vestry Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 20th at 6:30 pm in the Ed Wing. Jen Phelps from the Diocese will be here for a discussion, so please make every effort to be present for this first meeting of the New Year.
NEW CHI RHO BANNER
Our old banners for holy days designated for “white” were tattered and worn. Last year, Susan Madara created the banner on the left above, showcasing the Alpha and Omega signs, Greek letters representing the beginning and the end as used since the time of Christ, when he himself declared “I am the alpha and omega.” This past week we acquired the Chi Rho banner on the right. Chi and Rho are Greek for C and R, and this symbolic figure has also been used since earliest Christianity to represent Christ, and Christianity. The Chi is the X figure, and the Rho looks like a backwards P, but it is R in Greek. This X is the inspiration for the use of Xmas to represent Christmas, as we use it today.
ANOTHER PROJECT HAS BEEN COMPLETED!
On Thursday, Jan. 6th, Roberts Heating and A/C completed the installation of three new furnaces, replacing 3 of our total of 8. These new furnaces all service the nave, or the main area of the church. You should be toasty warm despite cold weather this winter!
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STATUS OF ROAD WORK ON WALNUT STREET
The snow has halted progress. It is now possible to drive out of the parking area onto Walnut Street to drive toward Chestnut St, but not E. Market.
E. Market Street remains closed between Locust Street & Main Street. Work will be taking place in the intersection of Walnut/E.Market, Meigs/E.Market, and Fulton/E. Market. Traffic will be detoured to E. Maple Street.
You will be kept informed of any additional information we receive.
LAUGH FOR THE DAY submitted by Jim Stanton, from bulletin bloopers in other churches. It’s nice to see we are not the only ones making mistakes!!
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be “what is Hell?” Come early and listen to our choir practice.”
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