6 February
 
 

THE GABRIEL

 

 

Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

February 6, 2023

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

 

 

The Annual Meeting, Next Sunday February 12th,

WILL BE HELD IN THE SANCTUARY/NAVE

For the first time since the fire!

 

 

O God, the strength of all who put their trust in you: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because in our weakness we can do nothing good without you, give us the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

--COLLECT for February 12

 

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CALENDAR for this week:

Monday, February 6 6:00 Opening for CCC Drug Facts Wk

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

Wednesday, February 8 6:30 Bible Study in Ed Wing

Saturday, February 11 10:00 AA in Parish Hall

Sunday, February 12 9:30 Choir Rehearsal in Parish Hall

Sunday, February 12 10:15 Annual Meeting. Open to all!

Sunday, February 12 10:15 Eucharist with Rev. Suzanne

 

 

READINGS for Sunday, February 12: Deut. 30:15-20; Psalm 119:1-8; 1st Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37.

 

HYMNS for Sunday, February 12:

Opening H82 304 I Come With Joy to Meet Our Lord

Offertory H82 593 Lord Make Us Servants of Your Peace

Closing H82 344 Lord Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing

 

 

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 celebratingour 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 to prepare and host an upcoming coffee hour. Episcopalians are famous for our conversations and coffee! The signupsheet 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 Church?

A. The Church is the Body of Christ, one, holy, catholic and apostolic.

 

Q. Why is the Church described as one?

A. The Church is one, because it is one Body, under one Head, our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Q. Why is the Church described as holy?

A. The Church is holy, because the Holy Spirit dwells in it, consecrates its members, and guides them to do God’s work.

 

Q. Why is the Church described as catholic?

A. The Church is catholic, because it proclaims the whole Faith to all people, to the end of time.

 

Q. Why is the Church described as apostolic?

A. The Church is apostolic, because it continues in the fellowship of the apostles and is sent to carry out Christ’s mission to all people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from our sanctuary restoration.

Lots of fresh paint this week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A death in our St. Paul’s family: Many St. Paul’s members recall with fondness Rev. Fred Crysler, who served this parish in several capacities a few years back. We received notice of Fred’s passing from Bishop Terry White from the Diocese of Kentucky:

 

‘The Reverend Frederick Stafford Crysler died last month. We commend him to God Almighty in the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection. May Fred’s soul and the souls of all the departed, through the love and mercy of God, rest in peace, and at the last day rise in glory.

 

Please hold Fred’s family in your prayers as they mourn.

 

There will be a celebration of life service for Fred on Saturday, February 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Resurrection Episcopal Church, 4100 Southern Parkway, Louisville, Kentucky 40214. The Rev. Dr. Eva Markham will be presiding.’

 

 

 

 

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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