9 January






Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

January 9, 2023

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



Come and See What’s Being Born!


‘You are the Light of the World!


But if your light’s beneath a bushel

It’s lost something kinda crucial.


You’ve got to stay bright to be the


Light of the World’


                (from Godspell)


This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-ND




CALENDAR for this week:

Monday, January 9               6:30       NA in Ed. Wing

Wednesday, January 11             6:30        Bible Study in Ed. Wing

Saturday, January 14             10:00       AA in Parish Hall

Sunday, January 15                    9:30        Un-Choir rehearsal in Parish Hall

Sunday, January 15                 10:15      Holy Eucharist with Rev. Suzanne.



COLLECT for Sunday, January 15  (2nd Sunday after Epiphany)

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


READINGS for Sunday, January 15:  Isaiah 49:1-7;   Psalm 40:1-12;   1 Corinthians 1:1-9;  John 1:29-42.


HYMNS for Sunday, January 15  

Opening H82         7        Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies

Offertory  H82       439     What Wondrous Love Is This  

Closing      H82      421     All Glory Be to God on High







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, and our focus this week will be chapter 12.  The next meeting is Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 6:30 PM.   




3. Our Un-Choir is for anyone who likes to praise God through singing.  No experience necessary.  We will rehearse in the Parish Hall this Sunday at 9:30. Come and sing with us! 





 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.




This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA-NC

 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:



This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-ND

 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

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 



This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA

    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.  Why do we pray for the dead?

A.  We pray for them, because we still hold them in our love, and because we trust that in God’s presence those who have chosen to serve him will grow in his love until they see him as he is.


Q.  What do we mean by the last judgment?

A.  We believe that Christ will come in glory and judge the living and the dead.








The insurance adjuster was at St. Paul’s on Sunday afternoon (Jan 8), and has completed his assessment of the damage.  We are now able to take the “Do Not Enter” signs off the doors, and cleaning was to have begun today.  However, Noah from PuroClean was in an ATV accident and is in the hospital.  He will recover from his injuries, but meanwhile Dan is taking over and will need a bit of time to get up to speed.  He still should be able to begin the major cleaning project this week.  Meanwhile, plan on meeting for service in the Parish Hall again next week!



                     Praises to our devoted and capable Tech Crew 

                              who carry on their excellent work even

                               with the challenges of our recent fire!                 



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