17 October 2022

Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  Church Office: 812-282-1108
email: stpaulsjeff@gmail.com
October 17, 2022
    May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience tolerance and understanding.
May you always need one another, not so much to fill your emptiness as to help you to know your fulness.
May you embrace one another, but not encircle one another.
May you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy.
May you have love and may you find it loving one another.
--from ‘Blessing for a Marriage’ by James Dillet Freeman
Monday,October 17 6:30 Saturday, October 22 10:00 Sunday, October 23 10:15
NA in Ed. Wing
AA in Parish Hall
Holy Eucharist with Rev. Suzanne

COLLECT for Sunday, October 23 (Proper 25)
Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; 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, October 23: Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 65; 2nd Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:9-14.
HYMNS for Sunday, October 23
Opening Offertory Closing
Nearer My God to Thee
I Want Jesus to Walk with Me What a Friend We Have in Jesus
1. Rev. Suzanne says:
2. Debbie Tucker is putting together Halloween Baskets for the children in the Clark County Youth Shelter, a unique halfway house providing safety and warmth for children in family crises. Under Debbie’s care St. Paul’s typically prepares 10 baskets for the kids to be delivered close to
Halloween. If you wish to help fill the baskets please bring your contributions to church THIS SUNDAY! Many thanks, and many thanks to Debbie for keeping this valuable program a vital part of our outreach!
3. 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
 Please remind everyone that
  Oct.30th is Costume Sunday for “kids of all ages”
 (especially adults)! Wear your Halloween Costume to
 Church... trick or treat at it’s finest!!!

we will observe the Offertory by singing our favorite hymns! Do you have a favorite? Let us know!
4. Our Bible Study group is doing a study of the Gospel According to Mark. It’s a great way to meet the scriptural Jesus. It’s not too late to join us. Our next meeting is this Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 in the Ed. Wing.
Please sign up to host a 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.
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 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 at stpaulsjeff@gmail.com
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 the Church?
A. The Church is the community of the New Covenant.
Q. How is the Church described in the Bible?
A. The Church is described as the Body of which Jesus Christ is the Head and of which all baptized persons are members. It is called the People of God, the New Israel, a holy nation, a royal priesthood, and the pillar and ground of truth.

Q. What is the mission of the Church?
A. The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.
Q. How does the Church carry out its mission?
A. The Church carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members.

A Prayer For Families
Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, who settest the solitary in families: We commend to thy continual care the homes in which thy people dwell. Put far from them, we beseech thee, every root of bitterness, the desire of vainglory, and the pride of life. Fll them with faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, and godliness. Knit together in constant affection those who, in holy wedlock, have been made one flesh. Turn the hearts of the parents to the children, and the hearts of the children to the parents; and so enkinde fervent charity among us all, that we may evermore be kindly affectioned one to another; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Gabriel erroneously reported that Rev. Suzanne would be with us on Oct 23rd for Holy Eucharist.  This is the 4th Sunday of October, and as we know, Rev. Suzanne is not with us on 4th Sundays.


Therefore, please allow me to announce that our Jr. Warden, Luke Stifler, will provide the homily for next Sunday (Oct. 23rd).