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  THE GABRIEL
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church September 7, 2021
Calendar Reminders
Sept 11 9:30-11:00 am AA Meeting
Sept 12 10:15 am Holy Eucharist, with Rev. Suzanne Barrow. On Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_ videos/
Sept. 16 6:30 pm Vestry Meeting
      Collect for 16th Sunday after Pentecost (September 12th)
O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Lessons: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 116:1-8; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38
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OUR PARISH PRAYERS:
With all our heart and with all our mind, let us pray to the Lord, whose kingdom we long for, saying “Your will be done.”
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, Speedway--Becky Douglas, Senior Warden; and we pray for all who minister in Christ’s name.
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done.
We pray for your Church: For her faithful members and the work they do in your name. We pray for St. Paul’s that the Spirit may lead us to those for whom this community would be life giving. We pray for the followers of all faiths, that they may find a path of love and justice for all your people.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done.
We pray for this nation: For this election season and its national, state and local races, For candidates and those in authority to place people first over dissention and division; For the disunity between groups in power, that they may fruitfully work together.
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done.
We pray for the world:
For people who are jobless, and often hopeless,
For people caught in war-torn areas, remembering especially Afghanistan, For people who are hungry, or suffering from weather-related disasters, For peace, and the will to work together to give peace a chance.
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done.
We pray for our community:
For the beauty of this area,
For those who enrich our lives with a rich array of arts For public servants who enrich our common life.
Your kingdom come
Your will be done.
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We pray for those who suffer , especially Virginia, Beverly, Juanita, Gwen, Mary Sue, Delani, Nan, David & Michele, Patricia, Sonny, John, Fred, Laura and Robert. For people struggling with COVID, or with other undiagnosed or terminal illnesses,
For people having surgery, and especially for Carol.
For people caught in drug addictions, and a web of accompanying problems, Comforter of the suffering, warm our hearts and hands to loving service.
Your kingdom come
Your will be done.
We pray for the departed:
For the victims of Covid-19, that we may never forget their lives For loved ones, that we may remember how they touched us, Your kingdom come
Your will be done.
Lord of the Church, hear our prayer and make us one in heart and mind to serve you with joy forever. Amen.
FROM THE GABRIEL TEAM:
NEXT SUNDAY (Sept. 12th ): Holy Eucharist will be celebrated by Rev.Suzanne Barrow. Don’t forget—the little red wagon is waiting to be filled with food donations for the Center for Lay Ministries!
ONLINE SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES: The next service will begin Sunday, September 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.
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 .
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.
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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.
A NOTE FROM MARYLEE
I just want to take a moment to clarify what is going on with me, in response to expressions of concern from some of you. I recently tendered my resignation from the Vestry effective immediately, essentially because of being overwhelmed from taking on too many activities to be able to do them all well. I suffer from a lifelong inability to accept my physical and emotional limitations, and while I am getting better at realizing when I have crossed the boundaries between possible and impossible, those boundaries are moveable (depending on age, state of health in the first place, and what is going on in the world). Fortunately I have realized that stress was draining my joy with my job here at the church, and while it was not because of the vestry per se, it was the latest addition to my list of duties and therefore the most probable cause of overload. I remain both happy and grateful for my position as Parish Administrator, and do not plan to leave it any time soon.
That being said, there is now a vacancy in the vestry. Please let Sonny know if you are willing to complete my one-year term! Thanks.
Philipians 1:6 I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.
ANSWER TO LAST SUNDAY’S HISTORY QUIZ:
QUESTION:
The Diocese of Indianapolis had two prior names before becoming known by its current name. What were they?
ANSWER: Missionary Diocese of the Northwest (Territory) formed in 1835; and The Diocese of Indiana, formed in 1838. The Rt. Rev. Jackson Kemper was its bishop.
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