26 February 2024

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Nine Things to Add to Your Lenten Journey

1. Bring a jar of PEANUT BUTTER to church each week to support the Center for Lay Ministries. 

2. Practice one random act of kindness each week.  Remember the words of Philo of Alexandria:  “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.”

3. Contribute to the Easter Baskets for the 10 middle and high school girls and boys at the Clark County Youth Shelter.  See Debbie Tucker for info.

4. Turn off your cellphone on your way to work or to the grocery.  Savor the silence.

5. Bring in a pair of old shoes for Project Waterstep, a program for bringing clean water to developing countries.

6. Bring in your tin cans for recycling.  See Mike Nelson for info.

7. Take a few minutes in the morning and evening to pray the daily devotions from the Book of Common Prayer, Page 136.  AND/OR Pray the end of day prayers, the Compline, on Page 127.  Don’t have a BCP?  Please borrow one.  These can be done alone or with the family.

8. Carve out time to do something relaxing, even artistic; something that doesn’t involve the TV.

9. Make one call per week or write one note to someone who has made a difference in your life.          

Please remember the church will be open for Quiet Reflection and Prayers Sunday, March 3rd from 10:15 – 11:15 am.



            *** REMINDER ONGOING**



Collection of non-perishable food items for the Center for Lay Ministries.  Place items in the red wagon at the back of the sanctuary. They will be taken to CLM at the end of each month. 

They also need used shipping boxes, that aren’t broken down. 

If you have any, please bring them to Bart Fisher. He will drop them off. 

The top 10 requested items are:

Peanut Butter, Soup, Canned Fruit, Beans, Rice, Tuna, Cereal, Fruit Juice, Pasta, and Canned Vegetables.


Project Water Step:

Everyone has a pair of old, worn-out, never-wear-again shoes.  Project Waterstep is a program that recycles shoes and uses the money to fund clean water projects in developing countries. 

The Water Step donation box is in the Parish Hall lobby. 


Debbie Tucker is going to be taking Easter baskets to Clark County Youth Shelter. There will be a total of 10 baskets. The youth range is from middle to high school age. She asks we each bring one bag of candy for the baskets. You could also bring small things like puzzles or books. She would like to have everything here by Sunday, March 17th as the baskets will be put together after church. Thanks Debbie, for always taking care of our donations to Clark County Youth Shelter!

There will also be a Pitch In after the service. We will be having sandwiches and sides. A sign up sheet is in the back of the sanctuary. 


An updated REVISED Ministry Schedule for March 2024 will be in the back of the bulletin on Sunday, March 3rd. per Charlene’s request. 




Service Leader: Fr. Allan Wallace

Ushers:  Debbie Tucker and Rob Dziatkowski

Lectors:  Mike Ellis and Tanya Alderman

Intercessor:  Luke Stifler

Counters:  Rob Dziatkowski and Debbie Tucker



​Exodus 20: 1-17

Psalm 19

​1 Corinthians 1: 18-25

​John 2: 13-22




PARISH OFFICE HOURS  11:00 am to 4:30pm Monday – Thursday


That's it for this week!  Hope to see you Sunday!




For this Sunday:


The Word of God

Second Sunday in Lent  February 25th 2024


Psalm  22: 22-30

22 Praise the Lord, you that fear him; *
stand in awe of him, O offspring of Israel;
all you of Jacob's line, give glory.


23 For he does not despise nor abhor the poor in their poverty;
neither does he hide his face from them; *
but when they cry to him he hears them.


24 My praise is of him in the great assembly; *
I will perform my vows in the presence of those who worship him.


25 The poor shall eat and be satisfied,
and those who seek the Lord shall praise him: *
"May your heart live for ever!"


26 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, *
and all the families of the nations shall bow before him.


27 For kingship belongs to the Lord; *
he rules over the nations.


28 To him alone all who sleep in the earth bow down in worship; *
all who go down to the dust fall before him.


29 My soul shall live for him;
my descendants shall serve him; *
they shall be known as the Lord's for ever.


30 They shall come and make known to a people yet unborn *
the saving deeds that he has done.


First  Reading ​​​​Genesis 17: 1-7, 5-16

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.” Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.

God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”

Reader: The Word of the Lord

People: Thanks be to God


Second Reading  ​​​​​Romans 4: 13-25

For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation.

For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us, as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”) —in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. Hoping against hope, he believed that he would become “the father of many nations,” according to what was said, “So numerous shall your descendants be.” He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was already as good as dead (for he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s to him,” were written not for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification.

Reader    The Word of the Lord. 

People     Thanks be to God





Holy Gospel  


The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.

People      Glory to you, Lord Christ.



The Gospel​​​​​​              Mark 8: 31-38

Jesus began to teach his disciples that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”

He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

Reader​ The Gospel of the Lord.

People​ Praise to you, Lord Christ.  







Collect of the Day 

Celebrant​    The Lord is with you. 

People          And also with you. 

Celebrant​    Let us pray



O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.



Welcome to 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

February 18, 2024




Welcome home! We are very pleased to have you with us.

Please silence your cell phone.

If you have questions about our service, or our life together, ask a greeter or speak with the priest.

Posture.  Standing, sitting, or kneeling is really a matter of personal preference; please use whatever posture is most meaningful to you.  


Communion.  The Holy Eucharist is Christ’s meal, an Open Table to which we all are invited. Please come down the main aisle to the altar rail; there you may stand or kneel.  If it is difficult for you to come forward to receive communion, please let an usher know where you will be sitting so that we can bring communion to you.  (Sitting at the end of the pew helps.)  





The worship service today will be led byLarry Basham.


We welcome all who are our guests today. If this is your first visit to St. Paul’s, please ask the usher for a visitor’s card and fill it out, and leave it in the offering plate. We will be happy to send you our weekly bulletin.




In our prayers

●​In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for: Good Shepherd, West Lafayette, The Rev. Dr. Hilary Cooke, Chaplain


●  For all in need of God’s healing presence remembering especially: Lois and Patricia, Juanita, Delani, David & Michele, Charlesand Mark.


● Continue to pray for our church, and our parish family.


**Note Worthy**


Collection of non-perishable food items for the Center for Lay Ministries.  Place items in red wagon at the back of the sanctuary. They will be taken to CLM at the end of each month. They also need used shipping boxes that haven’t been broken down. If you have any, please bring them to Bart Fisher and he will drop them off.

The top 10 requested items are:

Peanut Butter, Soup, Canned Fruit, Beans, Rice, Tuna, Cereal, Fruit Juice, Pasta, and Canned Vegetables.

Parish Staff

Marylee James - Sr. Warden

Charlene McAndrews – Jr. Warden

Ben Sapp - Treasurer

Dr. Mariane Fisher – Organist

Susan Martin - Secretary​​

Charles Kinnaird -Sexton​​


​In the Diocese​

The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Bishop

www.indydio.org  317 926-5454


Contact St Paul’s

Office Phone: (812) 282-1108​​​

Website: www.stpaulsjeff.com

Office email:stpaulsjeff@gmail.com​         ​

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/stpaulsjeff

Office Hours:  Monday through Thursday11:00 to 4:30pm (Other times by appointment)


Participants for next Sunday, February 25th:

Service Leader: Kate Schiavi/Sam Stifler

Ushers:  Debbie Tucker & Rob Dziatkowski

Lectors:  Larry Basham and Arlene Basham

Intercessor:  Ben Sapp

Counters: Mike Nelson & Ben Sapp


Scriptures for next Sunday:

Psalm 22: 22-30

Genisis 17: 1-7, 5-16

Romans 4: 13-25

Mark 8: 31-38

This Week at St. Paul’s


Feb 19 6:00 pm NA meeting

Feb 19    6:30 pm AA meeting

Feb 24   10:00 am AA Meeting

Feb 25   10:15 am Morning Prayer



​  Weekly Schedule


Monday     6:00 pm    NA Meeting

Tuesday    6:30 pm    AA Meeting

Saturday 10:00 am   AA Meeting



Monthly Schedule


             Vestry Meeting






Project Water Step:

Everyone has a pair of old, worn-out never-wear-again shoes. Project Water Step is a program that recycles shoes and uses the money to fund clean water projects in developing countries. The Water Step donation box is in the Parish Hall lobby.

Music in our Church

We are a singing congregation!  We have two hymnals in the pews.  

• The Hymnal 1982 (H82) has a blue cover.  

• The Lift Every Voice and Sing (LEVAS) has a red & black cover.



Today’s Hymns


Opening Hymn  H82 143

Offertory Hymn  H82 448

Closing Hymn   H82 526




Participants in Today’s Service

Service Leader: Larry Basham

Ushers:  Debbie Tucker & Rob Dziatkowski

Lectors: Luke and Sam Stifler

Intercessor: Luke Stifler

Counters: Debbie Tucker & Rob



If you would like to be a lector or     chalicist, please speak with Charlene McDaniels