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  THE GABRIEL
May 9, 2022
Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  Church Office: 812-282-1108
email: stpaulsjeff@gmail.com
Calendar Reminders
May 9 6:00 pm NA Meeting, Ed. Wing May 11 6:30 pm Bible Study
May 14 9:30 am AA Meeting, Parish Hall
May 15 10:15 am Holy Eucharist with Rev. Suzanne Barrow. Also broadcast on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_ videos
May 15 11:30 – 1:00 Nurturer’s Brunch in Parish Hall! Get your tickets now!
     Collect for 5th Sunday of Eastertide (May 15th)
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Lessons for the 5th Sunday of Eastertide Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35
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Hymns for the 5th Sunday of Eastertide: Opening H82 182 Christ Is Alive! Offertory H82 408 Sing Praise to God Closing H82 390 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
[DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE HYMN? WE’RE LISTENING! ] Prayers of the People:
In peace, we pray to you, Lord God.
Silence
For all people in their daily life and work;
For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who are alone.
For this community, the nation, and the world;
For all who work for justice, freedom and peace.
For the just and proper use of your creation;
For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice and oppression.
For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble;
For those who minister to the sick the friendless, and the needy.
For the peace and unity of the Church of God;
For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek for Truth.
For our Bishops, Priests, Deacons and Laity;
For all who serve God in his Church.
For the special needs and concerns of this congregation.
Silence
Hear us, Lord;
For your mercy is great.
We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of life;
Silence
We will exalt you, O God our King;
And praise your name for ever and ever.
We pray for all who have died that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom. Silence
Lord, let your loving-kindness be upon them;
Who put their trust in you.
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Almighty God, have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen.
TWO IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS!
1. ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS! Next Sunday, May 15, is our BRUNCH HONORING THOSE WHO’VE BEEN A NURTURING
PRESENCE IN OUR LIVES!
The response has been terrific! If you have unsold tickets please contact the office so they can be redistributed. Looking forward to a lovely time!
2. MUSIC! The Enjoyment of Music is one of God’s greatest gifts! If you like to sing, please join our Special Music Group. No special abilities needed, just a love of singing and a desire to praise God through song. Our goals are to enrich our congregational singing and offer special music from time to time. We also invite you to submit a favorite hymn! Music is for everyone! Help us make St. Paul’s a singing congregation! See Mariane or Jim with questions!
We WELCOME you to worship! St. Paul’s is a WELCOMING Faith Community and 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.
WE NOW LIST the hymns for the following Sunday on the front page of the Gabriel, so that you might familiarize yourself with them ahead of time. If you don’t have an instrument to play them at home, try searching YouTube for a video of the ones you don’t know. Let’s fortify our Sunday morning music experience!
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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), please email the team at stpaulsjeff@gmail.com by Sunday afternoon. Please put “newsletter” in the subject line.
Watch This Space!
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