18 April

  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
April 18, 2022
Alleluia! Christ Is Risen!
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I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the House of the Lord.’
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Calendar Reminders:
Apr. 18 6:00 pm NA Meeting
Apr. 20 6:30 pm Bible Study in the Ed. Wing.
Apr 23 9:30 am AA Meeting
Apr. 24 9:00 am Vestry Meeting
Apr. 24 10:15 Holy Eucharist celebrated by Rev. John Allen. On Facebook Live.
Collect for April 24, the Second Sunday of Eastertide:
Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Lessons for April 24:
Acts 5:27-32 Revelation 1:4-8 John 20:19-31 Psalm 118:14-29
Hymns for April 24:
Opening: H82 205 Vs. 1, 3, 5 Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing! Offertory H82 204 Now the Green Blade Riseth.
Closing H82 188 Love’s Redeeming Work Is Done!
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE HYMN? WE’RE LISTENING! Recordings of many of our hymns can be found on YouTube.
Prayers of the People
I ask your prayers for God’s people throughout the world; for our Bishops Michael, Jennifer, and Mauricio; and for all ministers and people. In our Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for all Candidates and Postulants for Holy Orders.
Pray for the church
Silence
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I ask your prayers for peace and goodwill among nations; and for the well-being of all people, remembering especially those suffering in Ukraine. Pray for Justice and Peace. Silence
I ask your prayers for the poor, the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, and those in prison; and we especially pray for Lois, Virginia, Juanita, Mary Sue, Delani, David & Michele and Charles. Pray for those in any need or trouble.
Silence
I ask your prayers for all who seek God, or a deeper knowledge of Him. Pray that they may find and be found by Him.
Silence
I ask your prayers for the departed. Pray for those who have died.
Silence
Praise God for those in every generation in whom Christ has been honored. Pray that we may have grace to glorify Christ in our own day.
Silence
Almighty and eternal God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth: Mercifully accept the prayers of your people, and strengthen us to do your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
TWO IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS!
1. ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS! Mark Sunday, May 15, on your calendars! After the service St. Paul’s will hold a:
BRUNCH HONORING THOSE WHO’VE NURTURED US THROUGHOUT OUR LIVES!
TICKETS ARE NOW BEING DISTRIBUTED! RESERVE A SPOT FOR YOU AND AN HONORED NURTERER! THIS WILL BE A UNIQUE AND LOVELY CELEBRATION. (WE WILL NEED YOUR HELP!)
2. A MESSAGE TO THOSE WHO LOVE TO SING: Our
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newly formed Special Music group loves to sing, whether to support the congregational singing of hymns and service music or to occasionally prepare special music for our Sunday services. Anyone who enjoys praising God is invited to be a part. We practice Sunday mornings at 9:30 and reading music is not required. If this ministry (and it IS a ministry!) is calling your name say something to Mariane or Jim. Help St. Paul’s be a SINGING congregation!
FROM THE GABRIEL TEAM:
Thanks once again to Debbie for the Youth Shelter Easter
Baskets and to Phyllis for the beautiful Easter Lilies!
Our Sunday Services can be viewed on Facebook Live:: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_videos/
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 .
MANY THANKS for your continued faithful responses to the need for funds. PARISH OFFICE HOURS: MTWF 12 Noon to 4:30pm Th – no office
hours.
Do you have an item for the Gabriel? Send it to: stpaulsjeff@gmail.com 4
   
  If in this life we have only ‘hoped’ for Christ, then we are of all people most to be pitied. For in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead! I Corinthians15:19
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