29 November

  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church November 29, 2021
Calendar Reminders
    Nov 29 Dec 4
6:00 PM NA Meeting 9:30-11:00 am AA Meeting
Dec 5
Suzanne Barrow. On Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_ videos/
10:15 am Holy Eucharist, with Rev.
  Collect for 2nd Sunday in Advent (December 5th)
Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Lessons: Malachi 3:1-4: Philippians 1:3-11: Luke 3:1-6
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OUR PARISH PRAYERS:
Intercessor: In joyful expectation of his coming to our aid we pray to Jesus.
We pray 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 Trinity, Anderson--The Rt. Rev. William Smalley; and we pray for all who minister in Christ’s name.
Maranatha,
Come, Lord Jesus.
Come to your Church as Lord and Judge.
Help us to live in the light of your coming and give us a longing for your kingdom. Maranatha,
Come, Lord Jesus.
Come to your world as King of the nations. Before you rulers will stand in silence. Maranatha:
Come, Lord Jesus.
Come to the suffering as friend and comforter.
We pray for those who have commended themselves to our prayers, especially Lois, Virginia, Juanita, Gwen, Mary Sue, Delani, David & Michele, Sonny and Robert.
Break into our lives, where we struggle with sickness, upset and distress,
and set us free to serve you and our neighbor.
Maranatha,
Come, Lord Jesus.
Come to us as shepherd and guardian of our souls.
We remember Bill and his extended family, and all who have died and rest in you. Give us, with all the faithful departed,
a share in your victory over evil and death.
Maranatha,
Come, Lord Jesus.
Come, Lord Jesus, with power and great glory.
Lift us up to meet you, that with St Paul and all your saints and angels we may live and reign with you in your new creation.
Maranatha,
Come, Lord Jesus.
(Silence is kept.)
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Come, Lord Jesus, do not delay;
give new courage to your people, who trust in your love.
Raise us to share in the joy of your kingdom
on earth as in heaven, where you live and reign with the Father and the Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. Amen.
FROM THE GABRIEL TEAM:
NEXT SUNDAY (December 5th): Holy Eucharist will be celebrated by Rev.Suzanne Barrow. 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! Please note that the wagon has been moved to the Parish Hall entrance, on your left as you enter.
ONLINE SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES: The next service will begin Sunday, December 5th 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.
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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THE PASSING OF BILL MC CULLOCH Sonny remains in the hospital
Bill McCulloch passed away Sunday at 10:40 AM, close to the time the church was at prayer. His cousin Debbie Tucker and a niece were with him. His brother Sonny, our Sr. Warden and retired verger, remains in the hospital on oxygen.
Bill served St. Paul’s for many years as Clerk of the Vestry, and at the time of his death was a member of the vestry and Treasurer of the church. For decades our children knew him as a loving and welcoming source of acceptance and interesting conversation. Just the week prior to his hospitalization, he was holding our newest little one, Robyn and Shane Wiggington’s baby, Xander.
For months since his surgery for cancer, Bill was not able to sit in the pews for a church service because it was too uncomfortable for him. Nevertheless, he attended Sunday service without fail, remaining in the Parish Hall, making sure coffee was ready for the coffee hour and enjoying the conversations and friendship that is characteristic of our Sunday mornings.
Thanks, Bill, for everything. You will be remembered as one of our many blessings. May the angels rejoice that you are with them, and may you find pain-free rest at last.
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From Rev. Nancy Woodworth-Hill and Rev. Don Hill
November 28, 2021
Dear Friends,
We were saddened when we had heard that Bill and Sonny were ill with COVID. Given the Episcopal Church policy against former clergy providing pastoral contract with members of a parish they have left, we were only able to offer our ongoing prayers and that of our parish in Wheeling for them. We may have left Jeffersonville but we hold you all in our hearts, in love and in prayer.
Word reached us today of Bill’s death and we are shaken by news of the loss of a friend and stalwart supporter both of our ministry while we were at St Paul’s, and even more so of the work and witness of St Paul’s Church over the years.
Bill’s death leaves a hole in the fabric of the parish, and of the McCulloch family. Bill was a singular personality who qualified as a card-carrying conservative as well as a card-carrying humanitarian. He relished his uncle/grandfather/ mentor role with the nephews and great nieces and nephews, as well as his interactions with the young people of the parish. He generously offered his time and talents to help when and where ever needed.
Know we join you in sorrow for the loss of our brother in Christ. And like you we entrust Bill to God’s care and keeping in the life beyond death. And we are certain that in any way possible Bill will continue to watch over his family and his parish.
With our Love and Prayers
Nancy and Don
Rest in Peace, Bill!
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