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THE GABRIEL

 

 

Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

January 30, 2023

Church Office: 812-282-1108 email: stpaulsjeff@gmail.com

 

 

Come and See What’s Being Born!

 

Sometimes a light surprises the Christian when he sings;

 

It is the Lord who rises with healing in his wings:


When comforts are declining he grants the soul again

 

A season of clear shining,

To cheer it after rain.’

 

--from the hymn P.667 H82

 

 

 

CALENDAR for this week:

Monday, January 30 6:30 NA in Ed. Wing

Saturday, February 4 10:00 AA in Parish Hall

Sunday, February 5 10:15 Eucharist with Rev. Suzanne

 

THE COLLECT for Sunday, Feb, 5, the 5thSunday of Epiphany:

Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

READINGS for Sunday, February 5: Isaiah 58:1-9; Psalm 112:1-9; Ist Corinthians 2:1-12; Matthew 5:1-13.

 

HYMNS for Sunday, February 5

Opening H82 7 Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies

Offertory H82 488 Be Thou My Vision

Closing H82 667 Sometimes a Light Surprises the Christian

 

 

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 is doing a study of the Gospel According to Mark. It’s a great way to meet the scriptural Jesus. We are currently examining the Mark’s Gospel. The next meeting is Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 6:30 PM.

 

 

 

3. Our Un-Choir is for anyone who likes to praise God through singing. No experience necessary. Come and sing with us! See Mariane or Jim for details.

 

 

 

 

 

Morning Prayer is an important aspect of Episcopal worship and invites us to discover God in our midst. Please consider being a Morning Prayer leader! See Marylee or Rev. Suzanne.

 

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.

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.

 

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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 atstpaulsjeff@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 is the Christian hope?

A. The Christian hope is to live with confidence in newness and fulness of life, and to await the coming of Christ in glory, and the completion of God’s purpose for the world.

 

Q. Why are infants baptized?

A. Infants are baptized so that they can share citizenship in the Covenant, membership in Christ, and redemption by God.

 

Q. What is grace?

A. Grace is God’s favor toward us, unearned and undeserved; by grace God forgives our sins, enlightens our minds, stirs our hearts, and strengthens our wills.

 

 

 

Progress on Fire Restoration as of January 29.

Yes, they’re making progress!

 

 

 

 

Prayer for our Parish:

Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP P.817

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drug Facts Week 2023

February 6-11, 2023

 

 

 

Monday, February 6, 6 P.M:

  1. report to the Community about THE MISUSE OF SUBSTANCES IN CLARK COUNTY. Moderated by Judge Bradley Jacobs. A panel of community leaders will report on the state of substance misuse and new programs available. Dr. Eric Yazel, Chief Ken Kavanaugh, Barbara Anderson, Dr. Beth Keeney, LifeSpring Health Services and others.

Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. 321 E. Market St. Jeffersonville, IN (live streamed)

 

Tuesday, February 7, 6:00 P.M. Understanding Promising Programs with Law Enforcement and Legal Systems encountering people with SUD.

Facilitated by Phil Stucky, Thrive RCO

Statewide professionals will discuss new and promising programs: Brandon George; (President, Indiana Issues Coalition, VP of MHA); Jamie Whitaker,( VP of IN Forensic Services, MHA); Doug Hunsinger (IN Director for Drug Prevention and Treatment); Attorney, Andrew Adams and Phil Stucky of THRIVE.

Location: Jeffersonville Police Dept. 2218 E, 10th St. Jeffersonville, IN

 

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 11:30 A.M.-1 P.M. Second Chance Employment: Employers understand the Benefits of Hiring people In Long Term Recovery

Indiana Wellness Council, will describe how a “Second Chance” benefits not only the employee, but the employer who hires people in long term recovery.

Box Lunch provided. RESERVATION REQUIRED: clarkincares@gmail.com

Location: Fetter Training Center, 1613 E. 10th Street, Jeffersonville, IN

 

Thursday, (1) Feb. 9, 12:00 to 2:30 P.M. Keynote Speaker:Author, Beth Macy

  1. winning author of Dopesick, the book and Hulu series, Beth Macy will present her findings on what she describes as: “hope, justice, and the future of America’s overdose crisis” chronicled in her latest book Raising Lazarus. A book signing will follow the presentation. A light lunch is provided. RESERVATION REQUIRED by Feb 3: clarkincares@gmail.com

Location: Fetter Training Center, 1613 E. 10th Street, Jeffersonville, IN

 

Thursday (2) February 9, 6 P.M.

Annual Dinner: Speaker Jay Chaudhary,

Director of Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction, will present the Behavioral Health Commission Report and describe changes this will bring for community mental health services. A question and answer session with legislators and community providers will follow his report.

Dinner will be served. RESERVATION REQUIRED clarkincares@gmail.com

Location: Clark Memorial Hospital, 1220 Missouri Ave. Jeffersonville, IN (live streamed)

 

Friday, February 10, 6 P.M.

Movie Screening: “The Addicts Wake”

This award winning film “will strike a chord for those in recovery and the people who care for them”. Filmed in Indiana, a panel discussion with the director and producer will follow the screening.

Location: To Be Announced

 

Saturday (1) Feb. 11, 10 A.M.-1 P.M. What’s Happening in Clark County? Family Fun In February!

A family centered, prevention-oriented day of activities for children with door prizes, free food, games and information about positive programs for children in Clark County.

Location: Spring Hill EnVision Center

1423 Bates-Bowyer Ave. Jeffersonville, IN

 

Saturday (2) February 11, 6:00 P.M. Candlelight vigil at the Big Four Bridge

To remember friends and family members lost and suffering from Addiction.

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