1 August 2022

  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  Church Office: 812-282-1108
email: stpaulsjeff@gmail.com
August 1, 2022
  A Story of Love, Endurance and Rebirth Within the St. Paul’s Family Beloved member Paul Fisher passed away in 2012 and the two lovely calla lilies were part of his funeral. Through the efforts of many people these lilies have been watered and nurtured and KEPT ALIVE all these years and when Mary Sue passed away earlier this month they became part of her funeral and are shown with the center lily in honor of Mary Sue’s life. Think of what the church (and our lives) has gone through the past decade: those who’ve come through our red doors, those who’ve left us, those still alive in our memories, all the upheaval wrought by the virus, all the joy and sadness and laughter and tears, and through it all THE LILIES HAVE BEEN THE ONE CONSTANT! What a story of hope and resurrection!
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THIS WEEK:
Monday, August 1, 6:30 Saturday, August 6, 10:00 Sunday, August 7, 10:15
AA in parish hall NA in parish hall
Holy Eucharist with Rev. Suzanne Barrow
Collect for Sunday, August 7 (Proper 14)
Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Lessons for August 7 Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Psalm 50: 1-8, 23-24 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Luke 12:32-40
Hymns for August 7:
Opening H82 376 Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee Closing H82 508 Breathe On Me, Breath Of God
[ DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE? WE’RE LISTENING! ]
Prayers of the People (to guide your daily prayer life)
Please say a prayer for the Universal Church, its members and mission. (now, listen...)
Please say a prayer for the Nation and all in authority. (now, listen...)
Please say a prayer for the welfare of the World. (now, listen...)
Please say a prayer for the concerns of the local community. (now, listen...)
Please say a prayer for those who are suffering or in trouble. (now, listen...)
Please say a prayer for the departed. (now, listen...)
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Please say a prayer for what’s on your heart and mind...
Lord, hear the prayers of thy people; and what we have asked faithfully, and
strengthen us to do thy will. Amen.
Thanks to Mariane, Phyllis, Luke and Jim for leading Morning Prayer yesterday. Rev. Suzanne is on vacation and will return August 7.
Why Morning Prayer? On those occasions when a priest is not available for Holy Eucharist the Church provides the lovely liturgy of Morning Prayer. It is said that our members are not bound by the specific things they believe but by the prayers we pray. Morning Prayer is an opportunity to focus on these prayers and on the liturgy that has held us together for over 700 years!
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! 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!
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: MTWF 12 Noon to 4:30pm Th – no office hours. 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
The camera used to stream our services has been re-positioned to a new location where it will unobtrusively do its work. Thanks to Larry and Charlene and Dennis and Kate who are working tirelessly to smooth out the bugs in a complicated system in an old building. We are so appreciative of their efforts to take our welcoming spirit to the community!
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