3 October 2022

  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  Church Office: 812-282-1108
email: stpaulsjeff@gmail.com
October 3, 2022
    ‘You are the Light of the World...’
‘You are the Light of the World...’
(But if your light’s beneath a bushel
It’s lost something kinda crucial)
You’ve got to be bright to be the Light of the World!
--from Godspell
w/m Stephen Schwarz
(Thanks, Phyllis!)
THIS WEEK:
Monday, October 3 Saturday, October 8 Sunday, October 9
6:30 10:00 10:15
NA in Ed. Wing AA in Parish Hall
Holy Eucharist with Rev. Suzanne
COLLECT FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 (Proper 23)
Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
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READINGS FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9: Jeremiah 29:1,4-7; Psalm 66:1-11; 2nd Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19.
HYMNS FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9
Opening LEVAS 138 Lord, I Want to Be a Christian
Offertory LEVAS 14 Soon and Very Soon (A favorite of Charlene’s) Closing LEVAS 183 God Will Take Care of You
THREE 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, October 12, 6:30 in the Ed. Wing.
Please sign up to host a future 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 questions see Marylee or Jim.
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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
     
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
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 are the creeds?
A. The creeds are statements of our basic beliefs about God.
Q. How many creeds does the Church use in its worship?
A. This Church uses two creeds: the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed.
Q. What is the Apostles’ Creed?
A. The Apostles’ Creed is the ancient creed of our Baptism; it is used in the Church’s daily worship to recall our Baptismal Covenant.
Q. What is the Nicene Creed?
A. The Nicene Creed is the creed of the universal Church and is used at Eucharist.
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Scenes from our Church Maintenance Saturday!
A 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)
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