6 June 2022

  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  Church Office: 812-282-1108
email: stpaulsjeff@gmail.com
June 6, 2022
  Pentecost at St. Paul’s!
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What matters at Pentocost is the spiritual transformation. What matters are changed hearts and emboldened souls: hearts and
souls ready to go out to spread the hope and promise of new life to all the nations of the earth. Suddenly, Jesus’fearful disciples are no longer hiding in an upper room for fear of persecution. Suddenly, they’re empowered to shout the Good News of hope and freedom in Christ. Suddenly, the downtrodden Judeans are no longer unified only as a conquered people speaking an imposed tongue. Now they are free to hear the Good News in their God- given diversity.
Author unknown. Found in the church Pentecost morning.
Calendar Reminders:
June 6
June 8
June 11
June 12 10:15 am Trinity Sunday Holy Eucharist with Rev. Suzanne Barrow. Also broadcast on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_videos
Collect for the Trinity Sunday:
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and
ever. Amen.
6:00 pm NA Meeting, Ed. Wing 6:30 pm Bible Study, Ed. Wing
9:30 am AA Meeting, Parish Hall
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The Lessons for Trinity Sunday: Proverbs 8:1-4, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-16, Psalm 8
Hymns for Trinity Sunday:
Opening H82 362 Holy, Holy, Holy
Closing H82 365 Come Thou Almighty King
[ DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE HYMN? WE’RE LISTENING! ]
TWO IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS!
1. ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS! Join us Sunday, June 12, for the celebration of Trinity Sunday. Max will be making pancakes after the service!
2. PUT THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR! Singer and harpist Erin Hill is coming to St. Paul’s for a concert Saturday Evening, July 2nd. Many of us remember a totally enchanting evening in 2019 when Erin last appeared here. She is a totally unique and inventive musician who takes the harp into just about every music genre there is. STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER INFO!! You won’t want to miss this!
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.
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.
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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 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 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: MTWF 12 Noon to 4:30pm Th – no office hours. 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
Our Paschal Candle normally resides at the back of the sanctuary close to the baptismal font where it is lit for baptisms and funerals. But it really shines during the Easter Season. In the ceremony that leads up to Easter Sunday, the candle is lit in the darkened sanctuary. It is then carried (by the deacon) toward the altar with the deacon singing ‘The Light of Christ’ to which the congregation responds ‘Thanks be to God.’ The Candle stays in the altar area and is lit throughout Eastertide, culminating in the celebration of Pentecost. After Pentecost it resumes its place at the back of the sanctuary. The Paschal Candle is our assurance that the Light of Christ shines in our lives, especially in our darkest hours.
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