6 December

  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church December 6, 2021
Calendar Reminders
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Dec11
Dec 12
Rev. Larry Minter. On Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_ videos/
Dec 14 Beginning at 8:00 am, we will be moving the offices from the basement back to the Education Wing.
Dec 19 9:00 am Vestry Meeting
Dec 19 10:15 am Holy Eucharist, with Rev. Suzanne Barrow. On Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_ videos/
Collect for 3rd Sunday in Advent (December 12th)
Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
The Lessons: Zephaniah 3:14-20; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18; Canticle 9
Advent Family Prayer (May be used throughout Advent)
God of Love, Your Son Jesus is your greatest gift to us. He is a sign of your love. Help us walk in that love during the weeks of Advent, as we wait and prepare for his coming. We pray in the Hames of Jesus, our Savior, Amen.
6:00 pm NA Meeting 9:30-11:00 am AA Meeting
10:15 am Holy Eucharist, with
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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 St. John’s, Bedford--Ms. Rebecca Holbrook, Senior Warden; 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, 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 Sonny 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 12th): Holy Eucharist will be celebrated by Rev.Larry Minter. 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 12th 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.
IF YOU HAD PROBLEMS CONNECTING FOR THE ONLINE SERVICE LAST SUNDAY, try the link below: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com %2Fcharlene.mcandrews%2Fvideos%2F948479046044468%2F%3Fd%3Dn&data=04 %7C01%7C%7Cddb9192c0a3148fce7e208d9b8ad9c7a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaa aaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637743878060978304%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiM C4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sda ta=0uwt%2FvVxHEi8Fm0tmMEiouRUdvJsneWpIFM%2FHVlVp2c%3D&reserved=0
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.
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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.
WALKER K. “SONNY” MC CULLOCH
On Monday, December 6 2021, at 2:45 pm our beloved Sr. Warden Sonny McCulloch went on to be with the Lord.
In the two years that he served as Sr. Warden, Sonny accomplished a great deal for St. Paul’s. Not only did he keep us together and get the church open again after closing for COVID, he led the Vestry in decisions resulting in renewing the maintenance agreement on the Heat and Air systems in all the buildings, getting the systems restored where possible and ordering 3 new furnaces to replace the old and defective ones serving the church space itself. The Vestry and Sonny made decisions that resulted in rehiring our sexton to keep the building and grounds cared for; in securing Rev. Suzanne Barrow as a long-term supply priest with Rev. Larry Minter filling in the Sundays she will not be here; we have moved ahead to secure an organ company to complete the work on the organ after the holidays; maintenance work has been done at 321 to cover and seal the windows that were not finished when the new siding was put on; and the decision was made when Centerstone moved out to restore the offices to the Education Wing, which will happen on December 14th. The bills have been paid on time; a new treasurer was appointed and our reports to the diocese completed. And all this is just the tip of the iceberg. He was either here or available every day of those two years, despite the two accidents that left him disabled.
In his long history with St. Paul’s, Sonny was our faithful verger, trainer of acolytes, teacher and historian. It is very difficult to imagine St. Paul’s without Sonny McCulloch making sure everything is being done properly. He loved us and was loved and is already sorely missed by us.
Celebrating his 80th birthday here at St. Paul’s Jan 15, 2019
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