18 October

  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church October 11, 2021
Calendar Reminders
    Oct 18 Oct 21 Oct 23
6:00 PM NA Meeting
6:30 pm Vestry Meeting 9:30-11:00 am AA Meeting
Oct 24
Rev. Larry Minter. On Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_ videos/
Oct 31 10:15 am Holy Eucharist, with Rev. Suzanne Barrow. Kids can come in their Halloween costumes!
On Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_ videos/
Collect for 22nd Sunday after Pentecost (October 24th)
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.
The Lessons: Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm 126; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52
10:15 am Holy Eucharist, with
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OUR PARISH PRAYERS:
For Michael our Presiding Bishop, for Jennifer our Bishop, for Mauricio Bishop of our companion diocese of Brazilia, for St. Andre’s school in Mithon in Haiti. In our Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for St. Thomas, Franklin--The Rev. Whitney Smith; and we pray for all who minister in Christ’s name.
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done.
We pray for your Church: For her faithful members and the work they do in your name. We pray for St. Paul’s that the Spirit may lead us to those for whom this community would be life giving. We pray for the followers of all faiths, that they may find a path of love and justice for all your people.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done.
We pray for this nation: For this election season and its national, state and local races, For candidates and those in authority to place people first over dissention and division; For the disunity between groups in power, that they may fruitfully work together.
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done.
We pray for the world:
For people who are jobless, and often hopeless,
For people caught in war-torn areas, remembering especially Afghanistan, For people who are hungry, or suffering from weather-related disasters, For peace, and the will to work together to give peace a chance.
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done.
We pray for our community:
For the beauty of this area,
For those who enrich our lives with a rich array of arts For public servants who enrich our common life.
Your kingdom come
Your will be done.
We pray for those of our congregation who are traveling away from home, that they may be kept safe and well and return to us refreshed.
Your kingdom come
Your will be done.
We pray for those who suffer , especially Lois, Virginia, Juanita, Gwen, Mary Sue, Delani, Nan, David & Michele, Sonny, and Robert.
For people struggling with COVID, or with other undiagnosed or terminal illnesses,
For people having surgery.
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For people caught in drug addictions, and a web of accompanying problems, Comforter of the suffering, warm our hearts and hands to loving service.
Your kingdom come
Your will be done.
We pray for the departed:
For the victims of Covid-19, that we may never forget their lives For loved ones, that we may remember how they touched us, Your kingdom come
Your will be done.
Lord of the Church, hear our prayer and make us one in heart and mind to serve you with joy forever. Amen.
FROM THE GABRIEL TEAM:
NEXT SUNDAY (October 24th ): Holy Eucharist will be celebrated by Rev. Larry Minter. Following the service, there will be coffee hour in the Parish Hall. Don’t forget—the little red wagon is waiting to be filled with food donations for the Center for Lay Ministries!
ONLINE SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES: The next service will begin Sunday, October 24th 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.
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 WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HYMN? We are presently choosing our hymns for Sunday morning services from the ballots of most-loved hymns from either the blue H82 hymn book, or from Lift Every Voice and Sing (LEVAS). So far, we have received 18 votes for favorite hymns! Each vote will result in your favorite being on the list of hymns one Sunday in the near future. So far, two hymns—Lift High the Cross, and Morning Has Broken—have received more than one vote. Each has been scheduled to open a Sunday service already!
If you cannot be present at services this month, you may still vote by emailing the information (Name and Number and which hymnal it is in) and your name to the church, or pick up a ballot slip on the table in the Parish Hall any Sunday in October. I wonder what hymns will eventually receive the most votes? Regardless, every vote entitles that hymn to be sung in one of our services until we have completed the roster.
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 .
Virginia Bushau reminds us that she is making shawls and gloves 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 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.
AROUND THE PARISH
Lois is home from the hospital and doing better! She and Patricia attended services yesterday.
Susan and Bob have been in Florida with Jackie and Mike, helping them to put down floors in their new house there. They are now headed north toward home, and with a stop or two along the way should be back with us in just over a week.
Phyllis still is struggling with pain in her back. Continue to pray for relief for her.
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Dennis has flown to the Middle East on business and will be away for a few weeks (COVID- related quarantines extending the time away from home).
Carol is recovering from her surgery in September, and doing quite well. She and Max were in the service yesterday.
The Prayer Circle will not be meeting on Zoom for the present time. Emails will continue to keep members informed of prayer requests and needs.
Jim and Kathy are back in town for the present. Their recent trip to visit family was concluded by a pleasant time of rest and relaxation in Gatlinburg.
Feedback from the Diocese after the Bishop’s visit indicates that they see St. Paul’s in a very positive light, with strong membership that is involved and in good hands with the Sr. Warden and Vestry. Rev. Suzanne has nearly completed the Indiana licensing process, and will be signing on for the first three Sundays of the month for the immediate future. Rev. Larry Minter has been able to fill in the extra Sundays of the month so far, and we are hoping that this will continue!
The Parish Administrator continues to be very grateful for the friendship, support and prayers of the membership. I could not do this without you!
 “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
 — Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poets Society
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