27 September

  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church September 27, 2021
Calendar Reminders
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6:00 PM NA Meeting 9:30-11:00 am AA Meeting
World Communion Sunday (See announcement inside)
Oct 3
Rev. Suzanne Barrow. On Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_ videos/
Oct 4 6:30 PM Prayer Circle
Oct 10 Bishop Jennifer Annual Visitation:
9:30 am Meet with Vestry
10:15 am Holy Eucharist
11:45 am Pitch-In Lunch & visit with
Bishop
Collect for 19th Sunday after Pentecost (October 3rd)
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.
The Lessons: Genesis 2:18-24; Psalm 8; Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16 1
10:15 am Holy Eucharist, with
  
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 St. Francis-in-the-Fields, Zionsville--The Rev. C. Davies Reed, The Rev. Allan Wallace; 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 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, and for Carol as she recovers from 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.
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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 3rd ): Holy Eucharist will be celebrated by Rev.Suzanne Barrow. 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 3rd 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.
BISHOP’S VISITATION ON OCTOBER 10TH
Bishop Jennifer will arrive for her annual visit to our parish on Sunday, October 10th. She will meet with the Vestry at 9:30 am, celebrate Holy Eucharist at 10:15 am, and also chat informally with the membership in the Parish Hall during and after our famous Pitch-In lunch. Rev. Suzanne will be here to help us make sure we do everything right! Please make every effort to be with us and welcome our Bishop.
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
Sunday, October 3rd is World Communion Sunday. AT THIS TIME I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET ANY INFORMATION FROM THE DOWNTOWN CHURCHES GROUP ABOUT A COMBINED COMMUNION SERVICE NEXT SUNDAY. (They used to begin at 9:45 am) I WILL LET YOU KNOW BY EMAIL IF A SERVICE IS CONFIRMED, AND WHEN & WHERE IT WILL BE.
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 WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HYMN? We asked you at church yesterday to choose your most- loved hymn from either the blue H82 hymn book, or from Lift Every Voice and Sing (LEVAS). So far, we have received 14 votes for favorite hymns! Each vote will result in your favorite being on the list of hymns one Sunday in the near future. So far, only one hymn—Life High the Cross—has received more than one vote. Obviously, it will be the first choice next week!
If you cannot be present at services this month, you may still vote by emailing the information (Name and Number and which hymnal it is in) and your name to the church, or pick up a ballot slip on the table at the back of the church any Sunday in October. I wonder what hymns will eventually receive the most votes? Regardless, every vote entitles that hymn to be sung in one of our services until we have completed the roster.
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 called last week to remind us that she is making shawls and gloves for those who are 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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