4 March 2024


 LICENSED LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, Dennisand 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 Susan at the or the church office:  812-282-1108.


Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 10th: 

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward 1 hour Saturday night. 




PARISH OFFICE HOURS  11:00 am to 4:30pmMonday - Thursday

If you have something you’d like to add to the next newsletter, let us know at stpaulsjeff@gmail.com or the church office:  812-282-1108.


That's it for this week!  Hope to see you Sunday!


For Sunday:

The Word of God

Fourth Sunday in Lent  March 10th. 2024



Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22​​​​​

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, *
and his mercy endures for ever.


2 Let all those whom the Lord has redeemed proclaim *
that he redeemed them from the hand of the foe.


3 He gathered them out of the lands; *
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.


17 Some were fools and took to rebellious ways; *
they were afflicted because of their sins.


18 They abhorred all manner of food *
and drew near to death's door.


19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, *
and he delivered them from their distress.


20 He sent forth his word and healed them *
and saved them from the grave.


21 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his mercy *
and the wonders he does for his children.


22 Let them offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving *
and tell of his acts with shouts of joy.


First Reading  ​​​​Numbers  21: 4-9


From Mount Hor the Israelites set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; but the people became impatient on the way. The people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we detest this miserable food.” Then the Lord sent poisonous serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many Israelites died. The people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned by speaking against the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord to take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. And the Lord said to Moses, “Make a poisonous serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten shall look at it and live.” So Moses made a serpent of bronze, and put it upon a pole; and whenever a serpent bit someone, that person would look at the serpent of bronze and live.

Reader: The Word of the Lord

People: Thanks be to God




Second Reading  ​​​​Ephesians 2: 1-10


You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ-- by grace you have been saved-- and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God-- not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

Reader: The Word of the Lord

People: Thanks be to God



Holy Gospel  


The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.

People      Glory to you, Lord Christ.




The Gospel​​​​​​              John 3: 14-21

Jesus said, “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.”





Collect of the Day 

Celebrant​    The Lord is with you. 

People             And also with you. 

Celebrant​    Let us pray


Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.



Welcome to 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

March 10, 2024




Welcome home! We are very pleased to have you with us.

Please silence your cell phone.

If you have questions about our service, or our life together, ask a greeter or speak with the priest.

Posture.  Standing, sitting, or kneeling is really a matter of personal preference; please use whatever posture is most meaningful to you.  


Communion.  The Holy Eucharist is Christ’s meal, an Open Table to which we all are invited. Please come down the main aisle to the altar rail; there you may stand or kneel.  If it is difficult for you to come forward to receive communion, please let an usher know where you will be sitting so that we can bring communion to you.  (Sitting at the end of the pew helps.)  





The worship service today will be led by Mike Ellis.


We welcome all who are our guests today. If this is your first visit to St. Paul’s, please ask the usher for a visitor’s card and fill it out, and leave it in the offering plate. We will be happy to send you our weekly bulletin.




In our prayers

●​In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for: 

   St. Paul’s Evansville, The Rev. Holly Rankin Zaher,

​The Rev. Sue Gahagan


●  For all in need of God’s healing presence remembering especially: Lois and Patricia, Juanita, Delani, David & Michele, Charlesand Mark.


● Continue to pray for our church, and our parish family.


**Note Worthy**


Collection of non-perishable food items for the Center for Lay Ministries.  Place items in red wagon at the back of the sanctuary. They will be taken to CLM at the end of each month. They also need used shipping boxes that haven’t been broken down. If you have any, please bring them to Bart Fisher and he will drop them off.

The top 10 requested items are:

Peanut Butter, Soup, Canned Fruit, Beans, Rice, Tuna, Cereal, Fruit Juice, Pasta, and Canned Vegetables.

Parish Staff

Marylee James - Sr. Warden

Charlene McAndrews – Jr. Warden

Ben Sapp - Treasurer

Dr. Mariane Fisher – Organist

Susan Martin - Secretary​​

Charles Kinnaird -Sexton​​


​In the Diocese​

The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Bishop

www.indydio.org  317 926-5454


Contact St Paul’s

Office Phone: (812) 282-1108​​​

Website: www.stpaulsjeff.com

Office email:stpaulsjeff@gmail.com​         ​

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/stpaulsjeff

Office Hours:  Monday through Thursday11:00 to 4:30pm (Other times by appointment)


Participants for next Sunday, March 17th:

Service Leader: Jim Stanton and Kara Brown, Exec Dir of CLM

Ushers:  Debbie Tucker and Rob Dziatkowski

Lectors:  Arlene and Larry Basham

Intercessor:  Ben Sapp

Counters: Debbie Tucker and Rob Dziatkowski


Scriptures for next Sunday:

​Psalm 51: 1-13 

​Jeremiah 31: 31-34

​Hebrews 5: 5-10

​John 12: 20-33



This Week at St. Paul’s


Mar 11 6:00 pm NA meeting

Mar 12   6:30 pm AA meeting

Mar 16   10:00 am AA Meeting

Mar 17  10:15 am Morning Prayer

Kara Brown from CLM will be providing the Reflection. 

Mar 17   11:15 am Pitch-In 




​  Weekly Schedule


Monday     6:00 pm    NA Meeting

Tuesday    6:30 pm    AA Meeting

Saturday 10:00 am   AA Meeting



Monthly Schedule


             Vestry Meeting






Project Water Step:

Everyone has a pair of old, worn-out never-wear-again shoes. Project Water Step is a program that recycles shoes and uses the money to fund clean water projects in developing countries. The Water Step donation box is in the Parish Hall lobby.

Music in our Church

We are a singing congregation!  We have two hymnals in the pews.  

• The Hymnal 1982 (H82) has a blue cover.  

• The Lift Every Voice and Sing (LEVAS) has a red & black cover.



Today’s Hymns


Opening Hymn  ​H82 690

Offertory Hymn  LEVAS    88

Closing Hymn   Sing a New World into Being (insert)




Participants in Today’s Service

Service Leader: Mike Ellis

Ushers:  Debbie Tucker & Rob Dziatkowski

Lectors: Rob Dziatkowski and Marylee James

Intercessor: Ben Sapp

Counters: Debbie Tucker & Rob



If you would like to be a lector or     chalicist, please speak with Charlene McDaniels