22 November

  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church November 22, 2021
Calendar Reminders
    Nov 22 Nov 27
6:00 PM NA Meeting 9:30-11:00 am AA Meeting
Nov 28
Rev. Suzanne Barrow. On Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_ videos/
10:15 am Holy Eucharist, with
  Collect for First Sunday in Advent (November 28th)
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Lessons: Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36; Psalm 25:1-9
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OUR PARISH PRAYERS:
Intercessor: In joyful expectation of his coming to our aid we pray to Jesus.
We pray 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 St. Timothy’s, Indianapolis--The Rev. Rebecca Nickel; and we pray for all who minister in Christ’s name.
Maranatha,
Come, Lord Jesus.
Come to your Church as Lord and Judge.
Help us to live in the light of your coming and give us a longing for your kingdom. Maranatha,
Come, Lord Jesus.
Come to your world as King of the nations. Before you rulers will stand in silence. Maranatha:
Come, Lord Jesus.
Come to the suffering as friend and comforter.
We pray for those who have commended themselves to our prayers, especially Lois, Virginia, Juanita, Gwen, Mary Sue, Delani, David & Michele, Sonny, and Robert.
Break into our lives, where we struggle with sickness, upset and distress,
and set us free to serve you and our neighbor.
Maranatha,
Come, Lord Jesus.
Come to us as shepherd and guardian of our souls.
We remember (... and) all who have died and rest in you. Give us, with all the faithful departed,
a share in your victory over evil and death.
Maranatha,
Come, Lord Jesus.
Come, Lord Jesus, with power and great glory.
Lift us up to meet you, that with St Paul and all your saints and angels we may live and reign with you in your new creation.
Maranatha,
Come, Lord Jesus.
(Silence is kept.)
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Come, Lord Jesus, do not delay;
give new courage to your people, who trust in your love.
Raise us to share in the joy of your kingdom
on earth as in heaven, where you live and reign with the Father and the Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. Amen.
FROM THE GABRIEL TEAM:
NEXT SUNDAY (November 28th): 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 28th 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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SCOUTS COLLECT FOOD FOR CENTER FOR LAY MINISTRIES
 Sam and Louie Stiffler’s Scout groups participated in Scouting for Food this weekend. Sam’s Troop
 collected 1,690 pounds of food and Louie’s Pack collected 1,851 pounds. Everything was donated to the
 Center for Lay Ministries food pantry. Well done, Sam and Louie and your groups!
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