12 September 2022

  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  September 12, 2022
   “Regard your servant’s prayer and plea, O Lord my God, and heed the cry and the prayer your servant prays to you today.”
1 Kings: 8:28
THIS WEEK:
Monday, September 12 Wednesday, September 14 Saturday, September 17 Sunday, September 18
NA in Ed. Wing
Bible Study in the Ed. Wing
AA in parish hall
10:15 Holy Eucharist with Rev. Suzanne Barrow
6:30 6:30 10:00
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COLLECT FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (PROPER 20)
Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
READINGS FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1; Psalm 79:1-9; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 6:1-13.
HYMNS FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Opening H82 8 Morning Has Broken
Offering LEVAS 69 I Come to the Garden (a favorite of Brent’s) Closing H82 561 Stand Up, Stand Up
TWO IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS!
1.The Offertory during our worship service is much more than just ‘taking up the collection.’ The Offertory is the time to prepare for communion by celebrating our Oneness in Christ and with that in mind we will observe the Offertory by singing our favorite hymns! Do you have a favorite? Let us know!
2. Our Bible Study group has just begun a study of the Gospel According to Mark. It’s a great way to meet the scriptural Jesus. If you are interested, come on! We will be discussing Chapters 3 and 4. Our next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6:30 in the Ed. Wing.
Please sign up for coffee hour. Episcopalians are famous for our conversations and coffee! The signup sheet is in the Parish Hall. Help us extend our hospitality after the service
A Giving Opportunity! St. Paul’s supports the Center for Lay Ministries’ Food Pantry serving the food insecure in Clark County. Look for the Little Red Wagon in the side door vestibule to leave your food contributions. The Top 10 requested foods are: Peanut Butter, Soup, Canned Fruit, Beans, Rice, Tuna, Cereal, Fruit Juice, Pasta, and Canned Vegetables.
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  We WELCOME you to worship! St. Paul’s is a WELCOMING Faith Community and Christ’s Table is open to ALL. Whether you are a
first-time visitor or a long-time member you are a Blessing to us. You are invited to worship with us live on Sundays at 10:15. (Plan on joining us for coffee after the service!} You can also tune in on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_videos/
Also, check YouTube for videos of past services:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCynD2CNlCMbJ5YOb1Euce5Q.
LICENSED LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, Dennis and Charlene McAndrews, remain ready and eager to bring communion to any who are unable to be present at _ 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 .
MANY faithful THANKS for your continued responses to the need for funds. PARISH OFFICE HOURS: 12 Noon to 4:30pm Monday – Thursday; other times by
appointment.
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), let us know at stpaulsjeff@gmail.com
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 Q & A from the BCP
Our Book of Common Prayer contains an Outline of the Faith (P.845-62) that forms a framework for the way Episcopalians look at God and God’s work in the World. Each week we will feature a couple of these questions and answers!
Q; What are the Ten Commandments?
A. The Ten Commandments are the laws given to Moses and the people of Israel.
Q. What do we learn from these commandments?
A. We learn two things: our duty to God, and our duty to our neighbors.
Q. What is our duty to God?
A. Our duty is to believe and trust in God. (Commandments I – IV)
Q. What is our duty to our neighbors?
A. Our duty to our neighbors is to love them as ourselves, and to do to other people as we wish them to do to us. (Commandments V – X)
Q. What is the purpose of the Ten Commandments?
A. The Ten Commandments were given to define our relationship with God and our neighbors.
PROJECT UPDATES
When we moved back into the Education Wing last December, we had several projects going. Here is a recap, with updates on our progress:
1. Matt Wood was hired in the late fall to recover the frames and seal the outside of the windows which had not been completed after the new siding was put on. The project is 80% done, including blocking off the bottom 3⁄4 of the window inside the bathroom shower. However, Matt has abandoned the project and the vestry is in the process of finding a qualified handyman who can complete it.
2. Inspections of the HVACs (8 of them) revealed that 3 furnaces needed to be replaced, all of these in the crawl space under the church. This has been completed, and the church
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was noticeably warmer! At the beginning of summer inspections of the AC/s were completed and necessary repairs made.
3. We decided to move the offices back to the Education Wing after Centerstone left. This was completed on December 14th, and except for glitches with the phone and internet, we are settled. The recent donation of new office furniture has improved the space considerably.
4. “Improve the music program in our Sunday services.” STATUS: completed and ongoing. Jim, Mariane and a group of singers have taken on the work of improving our music experience, with noticeable success.
5. ‘Complete the installation of the pipe organ and clean out the basement.’ The pipe organ work was taken over by D.C. Schroft Organ builders. COMPLETED ON 6-3-22. We are still working with the organ builders to replace some missing pipes, strengthen the chests that hold the small wind instruments, and clean all the pipes.
6. Lighting problems: Dennis is working in his spare time to replace as much as he can reach with a ladder, and he located a handyman service that completed the lighting in the sanctuary at the alter.
7. The gas to the old kitchen stove and fryers was turned off for safety reasons.
COMPLETED: Stove and fryers have been sold and removed; two new gas stoves were purchased with the proceeds and installed.
8. We need to make a well-thought out plan for our mission as a church, and how to build our membership again after the COVID pandemic. Status: Underway. A group began with a very successful project for a Nurturer’s Day Brunch, and continues to seek ways to engage the community.
9. As mentioned in Item 3, we were having problems with our Facebook Live broadcasts because our wi-fi system keeps dropping them. Dennis and Larry have added Ethernet lines to strengthen the internet link. Upgrades to the sound system and visual properties of the broadcast are ongoing, and making a huge difference in the quality of the broadcasts.
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AROUND THE PARISH...
New Lights in the Arch Flutist Rhonda Baker Some pictures don’t need
   Accompanies the Un-Choir
words.
 Our Altar has resumed its warm glow!
(Thanks, Dennis, Charlene and Mike for helping to replace years of burnt out bulbs!)
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