23 August

  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church August 23, 2021
Calendar Reminders
Aug 23 6:00 pm NA Meeting, Parish Hall
Aug 25 6:30 pm Bible Study, Bsmt Meeting Room
Aug 28 9:30-11:00 am AA Meeting
Aug 29 10:15 am Holy Eucharist, with Rev. John Allen. On Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_ videos/
      Collect for 13th Sunday after Pentecost (August 29th)
Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Lessons: Joshua 24:1-2a,14-18; Psalm 34:15-22; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69
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OUR PARISH PRAYERS:
With all our heart and with all our mind, let us pray to the Lord, whose kingdom we long for, saying “Your will be done.”
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. David’s, Bean Blossom--The Rev. Mary Bargiel; 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 this nation: For this election season and its national, state and local races, For candidates and those in authority to place people first over dissention and division; For the disunity between groups in power, that they may fruitfully work together.
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.
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We pray for those who suffer , especially Virginia, Beverly, Juanita, Gwen, Mary Sue, Delani, Nan, David & Michele, Patricia, Sonny, John, Fred, Laura 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.
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.
 REJOICE ALWAYS, PRAY WITHOUT CEASING, GIVE THANKS IN ALL
 CIRCUMSTANCES,
 FOR THAT IS THE WILL OF GOD FOR YOU!
FROM THE GABRIEL TEAM:
NEXT SUNDAY (August 29nd ): Holy Eucharist will be celebrated by Rev.John Allen. Don’t forget—the little red wagon is waiting to be filled with food donations for the Center for Lay Ministries!
ONLINE MORNING PRAYER SERVICES: The next service will begin Sunday, August 29th 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.
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
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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 .
MANY THANKS for your continued faithful responses to the need for funds. Please bear in mind that with our return to in-person services, costs begin to escalate and your contributions are still needed.
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.
MUMS FOR SALE
  Sam and Louie's Scout groups are once again selling large, beautiful Mums plants from Cornucopia Farms. $10 per plant in red, yellow, white, purple, or orange. We will have them available for pickup at church on Sept. 5th. If you would like to order, call/text Kate at 502-386-0424 or email: kschiavi@gmail.com. Orders and payments are due August 30th. Payments can be made via Venmo, CashApp, PayPal, cash, or check.
Thank you for your support of our Scouts!! We have great adventures with the proceeds from these sales!
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ANSWERS TO SUNDAY’S HISTORY QUIZ:
Answer: Fr. Charlot was a Presbyterian minister. He was ordained priest by the Rt. Rev. Leonidas Polk, Bishop of Louisiana, who later became a general in the Confederate Army.
MINUTES OF THE VESTRY MEETING OF AUG. 19, 2021
The meeting of the Vestry was called to order at 6:30 PM by Sr. Warden, Walker “Sonny” McCulloch. Members of the Vestry present were Steve Fleece, Luke Stifler, Ben Sapp, Marylee James, and Treasurer Bill McCulloch. Susan Madera joined us by phone. Charlene McAndrews and Michele Bos were absent.
The Sr. Warden shared a thank-you letter from the Youth Shelter for the donation that was approved last meeting.
Steve Fleece and Ben Sapp shared their report from the Congregational Development seminar at Waycross. In summary, the group were told that they would have to complete a research project by November 1st which was supplied to them at the meeting, and return next year to complete the process. This was new information for the attendees, and apparently quite overwhelming on top of the many books they are required to read and the many theories of development that had been considerably watered down to accompany these requirements. Steve and Ben, with our help, will complete a research project that fits our concerns and experience and can be done in this time frame. We will then use their work to continue our plans for regrowing a thriving congregation at St. Paul’s. An additional meeting will be held on August 29th after the morning service to continue work on plans for the research project.
We continue broadcasting services from the sanctuary, and services are going well. Rev. Larry Minter has filled in the last two weeks, and Rev. John Allen will take the last Sunday in August. Rev. Barrow will begin routinely covering the first three weeks of each month.
Jim Miller has not returned to the church since our last meeting, and we have been unable to reach him. Mike Lankert and Bob Madara are willing to talk to him about helping with the organ
 Our priest in charge during 1862 came to Jeffersonvillle from the Missionary Diocese of Texas,
 to await appointment by Gov. Morton to a military chaplaincy in the Federal Army. He left St.
 Paul's in late Dec. 1862 to join the 22nd Indiana Infantry just after the Battle of Stones River in
 Tennessee. His name was Nathaneil Peck Charlot. Before he was ordained an Episcopal priest,
 he was a minister of another denomination. Name it and name the bishop who
 ordained him.
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project, but they need his input.
The Sr. Warden reported that Centerstone has requested waiver of rent due under their binding lease for perhaps 5-6 months. They are not certain at this time just when they will vacate the premises, but hope to move by September 30 at the earliest, or October 31 at the latest. They cite the need for more room as their reason, and we would have to agree with that assessment after experiencing the last few months with them. After considerable discussion, Marylee was instructed to notify them that because of our appreciation of the community work they accomplish, we expect payment for each month that they occupy the premises as stated in the lease; and 1⁄2 the amount of rent due for each month from the time they vacate to the date of the end of their binding lease on March 31, 2022.
The Sr. Warden asked for approval for the minutes of the last meeting. Steve Fleece moved to accept, and Luke Stifler seconded. The minutes were accepted as written.
Bill provided a brief verbal Treasurer’s report. At the beginning of July our bank account stood at $41,351.42. Our July income was $14,014.13, and expenses were $3,547.75. On August 1 the bank balance was $51,818.00
The next meeting of the vestry after August 29th will be held on September 16th. The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“Life is being part of a reality bigger than you...the Kingdom of God, here and now.....Breathe in, and breathe out. Feel the awareness and giftedness of our life......Eternity has broken into my life!” --Rev. Larry Minter, August 22, 2021
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