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  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church July 5, 2021
Calendar Reminders
July 5 6:30 pm Circle of Prayer on ZOOM
    July 5
July 10
6:00 pm NA Meeting, Parish Hall 9:30-11:30 am AA Meeting
July 11
Suzanne Barrow
On Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_ videos/
July 15 6:30 pm Vestry Meeting, Bsmt Meeting Room
10:15 am Holy Eucharist with Rev.
  Collect for 7th Sunday after Pentecost (July 11th)
O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Lessons: Amos 7:7-15; Psalm 85:8-13; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29
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OUR PARISH PRAYERS:
Today, we pray for our church: for Michael, our presiding bishop, for Jennifer our bishop, and for the people of our companion diocese of Brasilia, and their bishop, the Rt. Rev. Mauricio Andrade; and in the diocesan cycle of prayer we pray for St. Paul’s, New Albany--The Rev. Mark Feather. In faith and hope
We pray to you O God.
We pray for those in need of food, shelter, clothing, and of God’s healing touch, especially for those who have asked us to remember them in prayer: Virginia, Beverly, Juanita, Gwen, Mary Sue, Delani, Nan, David & Michele, Patricia, Sonny, John, Fred, Laura and Michael. Comforter of the suffering, warm our hearts and hands to loving service.
We pray to you O God.
For all who fear God and believe in you, Lord Christ, that our divisions may cease, and that all may be one as you and the Father are one, we pray to you, O Lord. Make us one in heart and mind to serve you with joy forever. Amen.
FROM THE GABRIEL TEAM:
CORRECTION: My apologies to Larry Basham, for forgetting to acknowledge his time and skill providing the photos from June 27th! He nevertheless granted his permission to share them with those who were present. Thanks, Larry! They are treasures.
NEXT SUNDAY (July 11th): Holy Eucharist will be celebrated by Rev. Suzanne Barrow. Also, don’t forget—the little red wagon is waiting to be filled with food donations for the Center for Lay Ministries! And we also need a new volunteer liaison person/s who will deliver the food to
the Center.
ONLINE MORNING PRAYER SERVICES: The next service will begin Sunday, July 11th 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.
MANY THANKS for your continued faithful responses to the need for funds. Please bear in mind that with our return to in-person services, costs begin to escalate and your contributions are still needed.
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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Episcopalian’s “Three-Legged Stool”
 "In Anglicanism, and in the Episcopal Church, the cornerstones of our faith and sources of authority are scripture, tradition and reason. The balance between each of these three sources is often characterized as a three-legged stool – a concept attributed to Anglican theologian Richard Hooker (1554-1600).
A stool with three legs will collapse if any one of the legs is not equal with the others. And so it is with the balance between scripture, tradition and reason in church doctrine. Because they are held as equal in authority, each of these sources needs to be interpreted in context with the other two."
   Yesterday, after lunch, Dennis McAndrews presented Sonny McCulloch (Retired verger, present Sr. Warden) with a three-legged stool—complete with emblem of the Episcopal Verger’s Guild—that he had made himself. As you can see in the photos it is beautiful, and everyone present could see how very much the gift and what it stood for meant to Sonny.
Thanks, Dennis!!! Well done.
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ANSWERS TO THIS WEEK’S HISTORY QUIZ:
1. What year was St. Paul’s established as a parish? ANS: 1835
Bonus: What month and date? ANS: The exact date the parish was founded was
August 14, 1836.
2. What was the name of our first rector? ANS: Benjamin Peers
     REJOICE ALWAYS, PRAY WITHOUT CEASING, GIVE THANKS IN ALL
 CIRCUMSTANCES,
 FOR THAT IS THE WILL OF GOD FOR YOU!
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