10 October 2022

Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  Church Office: 812-282-1108
email: stpaulsjeff@gmail.com
October 10, 2022
    Deep Peace of the running wave to you.
Deep Peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep Peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep Peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep Peace of the gentle night to you. Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.
Deep Peace of Christ the Light of the World to you.
Deep Peace of Christ to you. --A Gaelic Blessing
John Rutter
Monday,October 10 Wednesday, October 12 Saturday, October 15 Sunday, October 16
6:30 6:30 10:00 10:15
NA in Ed. Wing
Bible Study in Ed. Wing
AA in Parish Hall
Holy Eucharist with Rev. Suzanne
--Lankert’s Renewal of Wedding Vows
(Proper 24)
COLLECT for Sunday, October 16
Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

READINGS FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16: JEREMIAH 31:27-34; PSALM 119:97-104; 2nd TIMOTHY 3:14-4:5; LUKE 18:1-18.
Opening: LEVAS 64 I Love to Tell the Story Offertory: LEVAS 189 Great Is Thy Faithfulness Closing: LEVAS 99 On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand
1. NEXT SUNDAY during the morning worship service Mike and Jackie Lankert will be renewing their wedding vows. This year is their 25th Anniversary, and we have such a privilege to share their celebration by being part of this special service. If you can possibly make it, please join us!
2. NEXT SUNDAY Debbie Tucker will be putting together the Halloween Baskets for the children in the Youth Shelter. Stay after the service and lunch to help fill the baskets!
3. 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!
4. Our Bible Study group is doing a study of the Gospel According to Mark. It’s a great way to meet the scriptural Jesus. It’s not too late to join us. Our next meeting is this Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 in the Ed. Wing.
Please sign up for 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.
 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 .
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 (Other times
by appointment).
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
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. Who is the Holy Spirit?
A. The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity, God at work in the world and in the Church even now.
Q. How is the Holy Spirit revealed?
A. The Holy Spirit is revealed as the Lord who leads us into all truth and enables us to grow in the likeness of Christ.
Q. How do we recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives?
A. We recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit when we confess Jesus Christ as Lord and are brought into love and harmony with God, with ourselves, with our neighbors, and with all creation.

 (Thanks, Phyllis!)
A Prayer for Joy in God’s Creation
O heavenly Father, who hast filled the world with beauty: Open our eyes to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works; that, rejoicing in thy whole creation, we may learn to serve thee with gladness; for the sake of him through whom all things were made, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP P.814)