29 August 2022

  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  Church Office: 812-282-1108
email: stpaulsjeff@gmail.com
August 29, 2022
    The practice of our Christian faith is not so much the extraordinary things we are occasionally called to do but the simple, daily things that keep us in community and remind us who we are and whose we are.
Thanks to Phyllis for this simple, daily expression of faith.
THIS WEEK:
Monday, August 29, 6:30 Saturday, September 3, 10:00 Sunday, September 4, 10:15
NA in Education Wing AA in parish hall
Holy Eucharist with Rev. Suzanne Barrow
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COLLECT FOR SUNDAY, September 4 (Proper 18)
Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
READINGS FOR SUNDAY, September 4: Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33.
HYMNS FOR SUNDAY, September 4:
Opening H82 1 Offertory Special Music Closing H82 380
Father, We Praise Thee Peace Before Us
From All That Dwell
 TWO IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS!
1.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!
2. Our Bible Study group has just begun a study of the Gospel According to Mark. It’s a great way to meet the scriptural Jesus. If you are interested, come on! Our next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the Ed. Wing.
Please sign up for 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!
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 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.
 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. 3
     
NOTICE: CHANGE OF OFFICE HOURS:
Effective beginning the week of August 29, 2022 The Parish Office will be open Monday through Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 4:30. Other hours by appointment (812-282-1108)
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
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 is meant by a covenant with God?
A. A covenant is a relationship initiated by God, to which a body of people responds in faith.
Q. What is the Old Covenant?
A. The Old Covenant is the one given by God to the Hebrew people.
Q. What did God promise them?
A. God promised that they would be his people to bring all the nations of the world to him.
Q. What response did God require from the chosen people?
A. God required the chosen people to be faithful, to love justice, to do mercy, and to walk humbly with their God.
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 When Jackie is behind the counter no one leaves hungry! On a much more somber note, Rob samples a square of cheesecake in honor of his brother Richard who passed away suddenly. Richard was a lover of cheesecake and we hope that this will be a way of saying that we love you, Rob, and grieve with you in your loss. May God’s healing grace be with you and family and may God receive Richard into the arms of his mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light.
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