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  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church November 1, 2021
Calendar Reminders
REMINDER: Turn clocks back one hour on Saturday night!!!
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6:00 PM NA Meeting
9:30-11:00 am AA Meeting Daylight Savings Time ENDED
Nov 7
Suzanne Barrow. On Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_ videos/
10:15 am Holy Eucharist, with Rev.
  Collect for 24th Sunday after Pentecost (November 7th)
O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Lessons: 1 Kings 17:8-16; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44 1

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 The Bishop and staff of the Diocese of Indianapolis; 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 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, David & Michele, Sonny, and Robert.
For people struggling with COVID, or with other undiagnosed or terminal illnesses,
For people having surgery.
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.
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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 (November 7th ): Holy Eucharist will be celebrated by Rev.Suzanne Barrow. 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! Please note that the wagon has been moved to the Parish Hall entrance, on your left as you enter.
ONLINE SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES: The next service will begin Sunday, November 7th 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.
LICENSED 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.
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 AROUND THE PARISH
A lot of maintenance and repair work is getting done!
Matt Wood will be starting on the repair of windows in 321 that were left unfinished from the work done to put on the new siding. Almost all the windows need sealing and repair from the outside, and at least four from the inside. When he and his crew are done, the rectory will be protected from the weather.
Roberts Heating and A/C has received our signed maintenance agreement and check for the HVAC systems and furnaces, and will meet one more time this Tuesday with Mike Nelson and Sonny to finalize what needs to be done, then they will get started on the heating systems.
Allen Electric has submitted an estimate to upgrade and replace bulbs throughout the property. We will be discussing what we want done from that list, after which they will get started. The inside of the Church and Parish Hall are the priority right now.
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It looks like Centerstone will be moving out sometime this month. The Vestry has approved moving the offices and meeting room back into the Education Wing where there is easier access for the disabled, and we can stop heating/cooling the entire basement 5 days a week. The books and files will also be safer from potential flooding.
Have a blessed, warm and safe week!
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