14 February

s Episcopal Church

 ðŸ’Ÿ February 14, 2022  ðŸ’Ÿ 

 

 

 

Calendar Reminders

 

 

Feb 14​6:00 pm   NA Meeting, Educ. Wing

 

 

Feb 19​9:30-11:30 am  AA Meeting

 

Feb 20​9:00 am  Vestry Meeting, Educ. Wing

 

Feb 20  â€‹10:15 am Holy Eucharist, with Rev.  Suzanne Barrow.  On Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_videos/    Baptism.

 

 

Feb 23​6:30 pm Bible Study, Ed. Wing

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Collect for 6th Sunday After Epiphany (February 20th) 

O Lord, you have taught us that without love whatever we do is worth nothing: Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts your greatest gift, which is love, the true bond of peace and of all virtue, without which whoever lives is accounted dead before you. Grant this for the sake of your only Son Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

The Lessons: Genesis 45:3-11, 15;  1 Corinthians 15:35-38,42-50;  Luke 6:27-38;  

Psalm 37:1-12, 41-42

 

 

 

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. John’s, Crawfordsville--The Rev. Mark Van Wassenhove ; 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

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 (February 20th):   Holy Eucharist will be celebrated by Rev. Suzanne Barrow. The service will include the Baptism of Xander Wiggington. 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 and after the service when we continue to celebrate Xander’s baptism with his parents in the Parish Hall with good things to eat. Tell others about the service. Also, check YouTube for videos of past services:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCynD2CNlCMbJ5YOb1Euce5Q.

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

UPDATES FROM THE PARISH OFFICE:

 

When we moved back into the Education Wing, we had several projects going that Sonny, Bill, the Vestry and I had been working on.   I decided to keep a running commentary on the progress of these projects on the blackboard in the Meeting area, and since many of you have not been able to get in to check that out I decided to give you an update here.

 

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 ¾ of the window inside the bathroom shower.  The work will be completed when warm weather returns.

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 is noticeably warmer!

3. For several reasons 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 because of a new networking system Centerstone had put in, we are settled.  

4. Improve the music program in our Sunday services.  Two volunteers are going to work on planning for this.

5. Complete the installation of the pipe organ and clean out the basement.  The pipe organ work has been taken over by D.C. Schroft Organ builders, and work began this week with high expectation for a successful completion of the project in a reasonable time.  Visible progress has already been made!

6. Lighting problems:  We received an estimate for repairing and replacing lighting throughout the church property, but the estimate was considered more than we can take on right now.  Dennis is working in his spare time to replace as many fixtures as he can reach with a ladder, but we will return to this issue at a later date.

7. The gas to the kitchen stove and fryers has been turned off for safety reasons, since long disuse has made the connections unsafe.  We would like to sell these items, and replace them with one (possibly two) large kitchen electric stoves.  No effort beyond word of mouth to advertise this has taken place as yet.

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.  A representative of the diocese could be helpful in starting these conversations, but we are quite capable of discerning the answers ourselves if we organize to do so.  Some volunteers are needed to spearhead this process.

9. As mentioned in Item 3, we are having problems with our Facebook Live broadcasts because our wifi system keeps dropping them.  Dennis and Larry have added Ethernet lines to strengthen the internet link, and are very close to success in restoring the output and getting us back online with our Sunday services.

 

 

 

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!!

 

​Weight Watchers will meet at 7 pm at the First Presbyterian Church.  Please use large double door at the side entrance.

 

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STATUS OF ROAD WORK ON WALNUT STREET

Work has resumed, but at this time our parking issues remain.

 

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.

 

Happy Valentines Day!!

 

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Bill & Gloria Gaither - The Love of God [Live] ft. Joy Gardner, Guy Penrod, David Phelps - YouTube

 

Gaither Vocal Band - The Love of God [Live] - YouTube

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