20 February






Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

February 20, 2023

Church Office:  812-282-1108​​​​​                     email:  stpaulsjeff@gmail.com





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As we consider what to give up or take on this holy season of Lent, let us remember the Center for Lay Ministries and its year-round mission to feed the hungry in Clark County.  The number one requested food is PEANUT BUTTER.  We are invited to bring jars of peanut butter to church these next few Sundays as an opportunity to think beyond ourselves and our needs to the needs of those we meet in our daily lives!

CALENDAR for this week:

Monday, February 20               6:30      NA in Ed. Wing

Wednesday, February 22               7:00      Ash Wednesday Service

Saturday, February 25              10:00      AA in Parish Hall

Sunday, February 26                    10:15      Eucharist with Rev. Suzanne    


COLLECT for Sunday, Feb. 26First Sunday in Lent

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


READINGS for Sunday, February 26:  Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7;   Psalm 32; Romans 5:12-19;      Matthew 4:1-11.


HYMNS for Sunday, February 19

Opening H82      362     Holy, Holy, Holy

Offertory H82       693     Just As I Am

Closing      H82     365     Come Thou Almighty King






1. The Offertory during our worship service is much more than just ‘taking up the collection.’  The Offertory is the time toprepare for communion by celebratingour Oneness in Christ and with that in mind we will observe the Offertory by singing our favorite hymns!  Do you have a favorite?  Let us know!



2.  Our Bible Study group is doing a study of the Gospel According to Mark.  It’s a great way to meet the scriptural Jesus.  We are currently examining the Mark’Gospel. Our next gathering with be Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 6:30PM in the Education Wing.     





3. Our Un-Choir is for anyone who likes to praise God through singing.  No experience necessary.  Come and sing with us!  See Mariane or Jim for details 






Morning Prayer is an important aspect of Episcopal worship and invites us to discover God in our midst.  Please consider being a Morning Prayer leader!  See Marylee or Rev. Suzanne.  


  Please sign up to prepare and host a future coffee hour.  Episcopalians are famous for our conversations and coffee!  The signupsheet 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.




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 We WELCOME you to worship! St. Paul’s is a WELCOMING Faith Community and Christ’s Table is open to ALLWhether 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:



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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  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 atstpaulsjeff@gmail.com 





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    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 meant by a covenant with God?

A.  A covenant is a relationship initiated by God, to which a body of people responds in faith.


Q. What is the Old Covenant?

A.  The Old Covenant is the one given by God to the Hebrew people.


Q.  What did God promise them?

A.  God promised they would be his people to bring all the nations of the world to him.


Q.  What response did God require from the chosen people?

A.  God required the chosen people to be faithful; to love justice, do mercy, and walk humbly with their God.


Q.  Where is this Old Covenant to be found?

A.  The covenant with the Hebrew people is to be found in the book which we call the Old Testament.



Thought for Lent





A Prayer for Our Parish


Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family.  Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent.  Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.