13 February
 
 

THE GABRIEL

 

 

Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

February 13, 2023

Church Office: 812-282-1108 email: stpaulsjeff@gmail.com

 

 

We’re Back, and the church looks beautiful! Yet to be completed are work on the organ and the hanging of new dorsal curtains.

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Rev. Suzanne in the Pulpit Ben leading the Annual Meeting

 

 

CALENDAR for this week:

Monday, February 13 6:30 NA in Ed. Wing

Saturday, February 18 10:00 AA in Parish Hall

Sunday, February 19 9:30 Morning Prayer and Gospel Sing

led by Rev. Clare Beidenhorn

 

 

 

COLLECT for Sunday, Feb. 19, Last Sunday of the Epiphany

O God, who before the passion of your only begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; 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, February 19: Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2; 2nd Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9.

 

HYMNS for Sunday, February 19

Opening H82 427 When Morning Gilds the Skies

Offertory H82 119 As With Gladness Men of Old

Closing H82 508 Breathe on Me, Breath of God

 

NEXT SUNDAY (Feb 19th) we will begin the service with a Gospel Hymn Sing, accompanied by musicians. If you play an instrument and would like to participate in this lively beginning to our morning worship, please come early (9:30 or 9:45) to be in place and ready to play!

 

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 celebratingour 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 is doing a study of the Gospel According to Mark. It’s a great way to meet the scriptural Jesus. The next meeting is Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 6:30 PM. (Feb. 22nd is Ash Wednesday, so we will not have bible study).

 

 

 

3. Our Un-Choir is for anyone who likes to praise God through singing. No experience necessary. Come and sing with us! See Mariane or Jim for details.

 

 

 

 

4. Special thanks to Debbie Tucker for preparing Valentines Day bags for the children at the Clark County Youth Shelter. Under Debbie’s leadership St. Paul’s continually supports the CCYS with much-appreciated gifts for Halloween, Christmas and Easter!

 

 

 

 

Morning Prayer is an important aspect of Episcopal worship and invites us to discover God in our midst. Please consider being a Morning Prayer leader! See Marylee or Rev. Suzanne.

 

Please sign up to prepare and host a future coffee hour. Episcopalians are famous for our conversations and coffee! The signupsheet 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.

 

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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 THANKS for your continued faithful 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 atstpaulsjeff@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 is sin?

A. Sin is the seeking of our own will instead of the will of God, thus distorting our relationship with God, with other people, and with all creation.

Q. How does sin have power over us?

A. Sin has power over us because we lose our liberty when our relationship with God is distorted.

Q. What is redemption?

A. Redemption is the act of God which sets us free from the power of evil, sin and death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from our sanctuary restoration. Almost there!

 

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A Prayer for Our Parish

 

Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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