21 February

  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
February 21, 2022
Calendar Reminders
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Feb 27
Rev. Jim Stanton. On Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_ videos/
Mar 2 7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Svc. Mar 13 9:00 am Vestry Meeting
Collect for Last Sunday After Epiphany (February 27th)
O God, who before the passion of your only begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Lessons: Exodus 34:29-35; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-36; Psalm 99
6:00 pm NA Meeting, Educ. Wing
6:30 pm Bible Study, Ed. Wing
7:30 pm Mother’s Day Breakfast Planning Meeting, Parish Hall – volunteers welcome!
9:30-11:30 am AA Meeting
10:15 am Morning Prayer, with
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OUR PARISH PRAYERS:
God of light and life, our prayers rise before you this day in hope and faith.
Bless our global family remembering especially Michael our Presiding Bishop, Jennifer our Bishop, and Mauricio, Bishop of Brasilia. In our diocesan cycle of prayer, we remember St. James, New Castle--The Rev. Brown Mulimi Mujete; and all who minister in your name.
In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
We pray for those in need of food, shelter, clothing, and of God's healing touch. Comforter of the suffering, warm our hearts and hands to loving service. Look with mercy on all who flee from violence and war, for those who are poor and powerless, and all who suffer; and we especially pray for Lois, Virginia, Juanita, Gwen, Mary Sue, Delani, David & Michele, Robert, and Charles. In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
God of radiant light, your love illumines our hopes before we know them, and our needs before we ask.
In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
Kindle your flame within us, that in our prayers and service,
We may know your transforming presence at work in the world around us. In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
All this we ask through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen
FROM THE GABRIEL TEAM:
NEXT SUNDAY (February 27th): Morning Prayer will be led by Rev. Jim Stanton. 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 and after the service in the Parish Hall for coffee hour. 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.
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 MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST PLANNING MEETING: We are making plans for a Mother’s Day Breakfast this year! If you are interested in being a part of this endeavor, please join us on Thursday night (Feb. 24th) at 7:30 in the Parish Hall. This will be our first effort since COVID began to reach out to the community. Let’s make it a real success!
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 .
Virginia Bushau reminds us that she is making capes and muffs or mittens 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 10am to 4:30pm Th 10am to 1pm.
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.
African American History and Ancestry in Clark and Floyd Counties
Our own Larry Basham is presenting at the Jeffersonville library this Saturday:
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  African American History and Ancestry in Clark and Floyd Counties
Saturday, February 26, 2022
Join us on this date to celebrate Black History Month with Diane Stepro and Larry J. Basham.
JTPL's Diane Stepro will cover some of the highlights of the library's online tour "At Freedom's Gate: African Americans Settling in Clark County" available through IUPUI's Discover Indiana Tours website and phone app. You'll learn about Clark County's Black heroes, and the region's
shameful legacy of lynching and torture. You'll also learn about Discover Indiana Tours' exciting menu of history tours.
Photo journalist Larry J. Basham will show and discuss his nine-minute documentary video, Waystation to Freedom. Filmed in 2019, it is about The Underground Railroad's Town Clock Church, located in New Albany (Floyd County), IN. This church was completed in 1852 and served as a symbol of hope to those seeking freedom from enslavement. If you recall, Larry recently

FROM Kim Hedges:
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/health-science-environment/2022-02-17/winters-are-getting- warmer-across-the-midwest-thats-affecting-missouri-farmers
XANDER WIGGINGTON was baptized on Feb. 20th:
 This article follows the ecology topic we were discussing before COVID. It talks about climate change
 and farming. I’ve been talking about these changes to farming/gardening from my own experience here
 on our small farm. — at least I was when I was able to attend worship.
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 had a one-man showing of his photographs at the library from September-November 2021 in conjunction with the Louisville Photo Biennial.
There will be time set aside for Q&A after the presentations.
  
    STATUS OF ROAD WORK ON WALNUT STREET
Work has resumed, but at this time our parking issues remain.
E. Market Street remains closed between Locust Street & Main Street. Work will be taking place in the intersection of Walnut/E.Market, Meigs/E.Market, and Fulton/E. Market. Traffic will be detoured to E. Maple Street.
You will be kept informed of any additional information we receive.
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LAUGH FOR THE DAY submitted by Jim Stanton, from bulletin bloopers in other churches. It’s nice to see we are not the only ones making mistakes!!
The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
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      Volunteers Wanted:
For St. Paul’s FIRST ANNUAL Mother’s Day Brunch.
If you are interested in Cooking, Serving, Planning, Decorating,
Marketing,
or all the above.........
Call or Text Dennis McAndrews @ (502)439-3455 AND/OR Attend the Planning Meeting Thursday, Feb. 24th at 7:30 pm
In the Parish Hall
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