16 August

  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church August 16, 2021
Calendar Reminders
Aug 16 6:00 pm NA Meeting, Parish Hall
Aug 19 6:30 PM Vestry Meeting, Bsmt Meeting Room
Aug 21 9:30-11:00 am AA Meeting
Aug 22 10:15 am Holy Eucharist, with Rev. Larry Minter. On Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_ videos/
      Collect for 12th Sunday after Pentecost (August 22nd)
Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Lessons: Joshua 24:1-2a,14-18; Psalm 34:15-22; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69
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OUR PARISH PRAYERS:
Today, we pray for our church: for Michael, our presiding bishop, for Jennifer our bishop, and for the people of our companion diocese of Brasilia, and their bishop, the Rt. Rev. Mauricio Andrade; and in the diocesan cycle of prayer we pray for St. Christopher’s, Carmel--The Rev. Cara Spaccarelli, The Rev. Chana Tetzlaff .
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, especially for those who have asked us to remember them in prayer: Virginia, Beverly, Juanita, Gwen, Mary Sue, Delani, Nan, David & Michele, Patricia, Sonny, John, Fred, Laura and Robert. Comforter of the suffering, warm our hearts and hands to loving service.
We pray to you O God.
For all who fear God and believe in you, Lord Christ, that our divisions may cease, and that all may be one as you and the Father are one, we pray to you, O Lord. Make us one in heart and mind to serve you with joy forever. Amen.
 REJOICE ALWAYS, PRAY WITHOUT CEASING, GIVE THANKS IN ALL
 CIRCUMSTANCES,
 FOR THAT IS THE WILL OF GOD FOR YOU!
FROM THE GABRIEL TEAM:
NEXT SUNDAY (August 22nd ): Holy Eucharist will be celebrated by Rev. Larry Minter. Don’t forget—the little red wagon is waiting to be filled with food donations for the Center for Lay Ministries!
ONLINE MORNING PRAYER SERVICES: The next service will begin Sunday, August 22nd at 10:15 am. 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.
LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, Dennis and Charlene McAndrews, are 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 on a regular basis, please contact Marylee at the church office: 812-282-1108, or stpaulsjeff@gmail.com .
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MANY THANKS for your continued faithful responses to the need for funds. Please bear in mind that with our return to in-person services, costs begin to escalate and your contributions are still needed.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS : MTWF 10:00-4:30 and Thurs 10:00 to 1:00 pm.
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.
SETH ALLEN PUBLISHES BLOG ARTICLE ON CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE HOWARD FAMILY (HOWARD STEAMSHIP BUILDERS) AND ST. PAUL’S.
Follow this link to see this really good article: https://www.howardsteamboatmuseum.org/the- howards/st-pauls/
ANSWERS TO SUNDAY’S HISTORY QUIZ:
The first baptism recorded in the old parish register is dated March 5, 1838 for a child John Henry Mitchell, born July 1835.
1. Name the child's parents. (answer: James and Leonora Mitchell)
2. Name the godparents (answer: John and Mary Jane Mitchell)
3. Name the officiant (answer: Samuel R. Johnson, presbyter) NOTES FROM HISTORY: CORRECTED
Original article published in Gabriel 8/9/21
We all know that Covid 19 shut our buildings and in-person services down for nearly 15 months in 2020--21. It is not the first time our buildings have been closed. The fire of 1981 occurred in June 1981, causing a great deal of damage to the church and destroying the parish hall. From June 1981 until November 1981 services were held in the JayCee club house. The church building reopened on All Saints Sunday 1981. The rebuilding of the parish hall took until September 1982.
      In 1874 flood waters inundated St. Paul's, then located on the East side of Mulberry St.
 between Chestnut and Market. Services during that closure were held on the steamboat "Grey
 Eagle. " There is mention in my [Sonny;s] grand aunt Nana's notes that she and my great
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 grandfather Abraham Schwaninger attended those services. The length of that closure is not
 known." ---Corrected paragraph.
In 1937 the buildings were closed from mid-January to about June, due to flood damage. Services were held at the home of Flynn Newkirk in Port Fulton.
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