22 August 2022

  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  Church Office: 812-282-1108
email: stpaulsjeff@gmail.com
August 22, 2022
   How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place, O Lord of Hosts.
Even the sparrow has found a home and the swallow a nest where she may bear her young.
-Psalm 84
This Week:
Monday, August 22, 6:30 Wednesday, August 24, 6:30 Saturday, August 27, 10:00 Sunday, August 28, 10:15
NA in Education Wing Bible Study in Ed. Wing
AA in parish hall
Holy Eucharist with Rev. Suzanne Barrow
Collect for Sunday, August 28 (Proper 17)
Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
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Readings for Sunday, August 28 Jeremiah 2:4-13; 16; Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16; Luke 14:1, 7-14.
Hymns for Sunday, August 21
Opening H82 517 How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place Offfering LEVAS 120 Sweet, Sweet Spirit*
Closing H82 535 Ye Servants Of God
*A favorite hymn from Kathy Stanton
TWO IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Psalm 81:1, 10-
 1.The Offertory during our worship service is much more than just ‘taking up the collection.’ The Offertory is the time to prepare for communion by celebrating our 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 ‘Un-Choir’ will present special music on Sept. 4. If you like to sing you are invited to join us. We will rehearse at 9:30 on Sunday 28th.
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!
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. When in doubt – PEANUT BUTTER!!
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 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 .
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.
NOTICE: CHANGE OF OFFICE HOURS:
Effective beginning the week of August 29, 2022 The Parish Office will be open Monday through Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 4:30. Other hours by appointment (812-282-1108)
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
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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 do we learn about God as creator from the revelation to Israel?
A. We learn that there is one God the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
Q. What does that mean?
A. This means that the universe is good, that it is the work of a single loving God who creates, sustains, and directs it.
Q. What does this mean about human life?
A. It means that all people are worthy of respect and honor, because all are created in the image of God, and all can respond to the love of God.
Food for Thought
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