25 October

  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church October 25, 2021
Calendar Reminders
    Oct 25 Oct 30
6:00 PM NA Meeting 9:30-11:00 am AA Meeting
Oct 31
Rev. Suzanne Barrow. Kids can come in their Halloween costumes!
On Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_ videos/
10:15 am Holy Eucharist, with
  Collect for 23rd Sunday after Pentecost (October 31st)
Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Lessons: Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Psalm 119:1-8; Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 12:28- 34
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OUR PARISH PRAYERS:
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 All Saints, Indianapolis--The Rev. Sam Vaught ; 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.
We pray for those of our congregation who are traveling away from home, that they may be kept safe and well and return to us refreshed.
Your kingdom come
Your will be done.
We pray for those who suffer , especially Lois, Virginia, Juanita, Gwen, Mary Sue, Delani, David & Michele, Sonny, and Robert.
For people struggling with COVID, or with other undiagnosed or terminal illnesses,
For people having surgery.
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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.
FROM THE GABRIEL TEAM:
NEXT SUNDAY (October 31st ): We will recognize All Saints Day (Nov 1) at this service. Holy Eucharist will be celebrated by Rev.Suzanne Barrow. Also, because it is Halloween as well as All Saints Sunday, Rev. Barrow has invited children of all ages to wear their costumes to church that day! 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!
ONLINE SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES: The next service will begin Sunday, October 31st 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. 3
    
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.
FAVORITE HYMNS MONTH has been a blessing, with all but three entries recognized in the Sundays of October. Next Sunday we will be singing the hymns appropriate for All Saints Day, so while those three hymns will not be listed then I promise they will show up in the future. They are It is Well With My Soul, Rock of Ages, and Silent Night. To recap, the hymns that were featured this month were:
Lift High the Cross
Be Thou My Vision
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Holy, Holy, Holy
Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory Morning has Broken
Just as I Am
Blessed Assurance
Amazing Grace
Crown Him With Many Crowns How Great Thou Art
Soon and Very Soon
Now that we know your favorites, we will try to sing them more often! If you have a favorite hymn, or one that you just would like to sing occasionally, and it is not on this list just let us know! Hymns are a vital part of worship, and a source of comfort at any time.
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Be Still, My Soul
Jean Sibelius
Be still, my soul, the Lord is on thy side Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain Leave to thy God to order and provide
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still my soul, thy best, thy heavenly friend Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
Be still, my soul, thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake All now mysterious shall be bright at last
Be still, my soul, the waves and winds still know His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below
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