6 March
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Church Office: 812-282-1108
email: stpaulsjeff@gmail.com
March 6, 2023
Ten Things to Add to Your Lenten Journey
1. Bring a jar of PEANUT BUTTER to church each week to support the Center for Lay Ministries.
2. Practice one random act of kindness each week. Remember the words of Philo of Alexandria: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.”
3. Contribute to the Easter Baskets for the 10 middle and high school girls and boys at the Clark County Youth Shelter. See Debbie Tucker for info.
4. Turn off your cellphone on your way to work or to the grocery. Savor the silence.
5. Consider ordering an Easter Lily for Easter Sunday. See Phyllis Nelson for info.
6. Bring in a pair of old shoes for Project Waterstep, a program for bringing clean water to
developing countries.
7. Bring in your tin cans for recycling. See Mike Nelson for info.
8. Take a few minutes in the morning and evening to pray the daily devotions from the Book of
Common Prayer, Page 136. AND/OR Pray the end of day prayers, the Compline, on Page
127. Don’t have a BCP? Please borrow one. These can be done alone or with the family.
9. Carveouttimetodosomethingrelaxing,evenartistic;somethingthatdoesn’tinvolvethe
10.Make one call per week or write one note to someone who has made a difference in your
NEXT SUNDAY IS “Spring Forward” Sunday!!!
Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead One hour.
Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows will be visiting St. Paul’s and leading worship on Sunday, March 19. This is an opportunity to meet and converse with Bishop Jennifer on the challenges of the Church in this troubled
age. Bishop Jennifer will want to meet with the Vestry prior to the Service and will be staying and visiting with the congregation at the PITCH-IN lunch afterward. Please join us on this special Sunday!
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 .
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. Our next gathering with be Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 6:30PM in the Education Wing. We are studying Mark 14.
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 .
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.
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 celebrating our 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!
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.
Please sign up to prepare and host an upcoming coffee hour. Episcopalians are famous for our conversations and coffee! The signup sheet 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.
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
PARISH OFFICE HOURS 12 Noon to 4:30pm Monday – Thursday {Other times by appointment)
Other Announcements
Monday, March 6 Wednesday, March 8 Saturday, March 11 Sunday, March 19
6:30 NA in Ed. Win
6:30 Bible Study in the Ed. Wing
10:00 AA in Parish Hall
10:15 Bishop Jennifer’s Visitation
NOTICE: Today’s GABRIEL is the first in our new schedule of Monthly Newsletters. Each First Monday of the month you will receive an issue of The Gabriel from now on. During the month, each subsequent Monday you will receive an email entitled St. Paul’s This Week which will keep you updated on events of the week to come.
A Thought for Lent
The bare and somber Lenten altar reminds us that Lent is a time of quiet reflection, a sort of ‘emptying’ experience where we set aside that which is noisome and blaring in our lives.
We quiet ourselves not so much to escape the world as to see the world as it is.
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.