26 September 2022

  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  Church Office: 812-282-1108
email: stpaulsjeff@gmail.com
September 26, 2022
    Jesus said to his disciples in the Garden the night before he was handed over to crucifixion:
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
John 15:12-13
(Thanks, Phyllis!)
THIS WEEK:
Monday, September 26 Wednesday, September 28 Saturday, October 1 Saturday, October 1 Sunday, October 8
6:30 6:30
NA in Ed. Wing
Bible Study in Ed. Wing
8:00 -- ? Church Maintenance Day! (See info) 10:00 AA in Parish Hall
10:15 Holy Eucharist with Rev. Suzanne
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Collect for Sunday, October 2 (Proper 22)
Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Readings for Sunday, October 2: Lamentations 1:1-6; Psalm 137; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10.
Hymns for Sunday, October 2
Opening H82 50 This Is The Day The Lord Hath Made Offertory H82 693 vs. 1,2,4 Just as I am A favorite of Arlene’s Closing H82 379 God Is Love
We need to address:
1. Non-functioning lights in Parish Hall
2. Kitchen and Pantry reorganization
3. Remove broken dishwasher
4. Ethernet cable run from Office to the Rear of the Church
5. Broken window in basement of 321
6. Loose wall panel in hallway to chapel
7. Overflow drain reattachment in Men’s Restroom
8. Parish Hall backdoor prop needs repair
9. Begin organization of boxes in basement. This is an
ongoing project, searching for and organizing decades of Parish history.
 ANNOUNCING
PARISH MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 8:00am -- ?
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 THREE MORE IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS!
1. Debbie Tucker is putting together Halloween Baskets for the children in the Youth Shelter. See Debbie if you would like to contribute.
2. 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!
3. Our Bible Study group is doing a study of the Gospel According to Mark. It’s a great way to meet the scriptural Jesus. It’s not too late to join us. Our next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6:30 in the Ed. Wing.
Please sign up to host a 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. If you have any questions, contact Marylee in the office.
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. The Top 10 requested foods are: Peanut Butter, Soup, Canned Fruit, Beans, Rice, Tuna, Cereal, Fruit Juice, Pasta, and Canned Vegetables.
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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. PARISH OFFICE HOURS 12 Noon to 4:30pm Monday – Thursday. (Other times
by appointment).
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 mean when we say that Jesus is the only Son of God?
A. We mean that Jesus is the only perfect image of the Father, and shows us the nature of God.
Q. What is the nature of God revealed in Jesus?
A. God is love.
A Snapshot of Parish life!
O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on us; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love, that all nations and races may serve you in harmony around
your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP P.815)
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Parish Guest Room Project Completed!
Thanks to the hard work and generosity of our own membership, the Parish Guest Room (located in 321) has finally been completed. Earlier, Mike Lankert, Bob & Susan Madara worked for hours restoring the closet space and other problems in that room. Then donations-- new furniture (bed and side table), bedding, art work, family heirlooms (dresser, table lamps), rug, clock radio, clothes hamper, side table and 2 chairs—were added and installed as necessary by several donors. Our guest room is now ready for occupancy! Thanks to all who participated!
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