16 January
 
 

THE GABRIEL

 

 

Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

January 16, 2023

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

 

 

Come and See What’s Being Born!

 

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ

and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

--COLLECT FOR SUNDAY, January 22 (3rdSunday after Epiphany)

 

CALENDAR for this week:

Monday, January 16 6:30 NA in Ed. Wing

Saturday, January 21 10:00 AA in Parish Hall

Sunday, January 22 9:30 Un-Choir rehearsal in Parish Hall

Sunday, January 22 10:15 Holy Eucharist with Rev. Suzanne.

Sunday, January 22 11:45 Vestry Meeting in Ed. Wing

 

 

READINGS for Sunday, January 22: Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27:5-13; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23.

 

 

HYMNS for Sunday, January 22

Opening H82 364 O God, We Praise Thee

Offertory H82 458 My Song Is Love Unknown

Closing H82 420 When in Our Music God is Glorified

 

 

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS!

 

The Offertory during our worship service is much more than just ‘taking up the collection.’ The Offertory is the time to prepare for communion bycelebrating 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 is doing a study of the Gospel According to Mark. It’s a great way to meet the scriptural Jesus. We are currently examining the Mark’s Gospel. The next meeting is Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 6:30 PM.

 

 

 

3. Our Un-Choir is for anyone who likes to praise God through singing. No experience necessary. We will rehearse in the Parish Hall this Sunday at 9:30. Come and sing with us!

 

 

 

 

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 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.

 

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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 do we mean by the resurrection of the body?

A. We mean that God will raise us from death in the fullness of our being, that we may live with Christ in the communion of the saints.

Q. What is the Communion of the Saints?

A. The Communion of Saints is the whole family of God, the living and the dead, those whom we love and those whom we hurt, bound together in Christ by sacrament, prayer, and praise.

 

 

Images from the Sanctuary: Fire and Rebirth

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. BCP P.817

 

 

 

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