11 July 2022

Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  Church Office: 812-282-1108
email: stpaulsjeff@gmail.com
July 11, 2022
  In a chaotic world, we remember He who said,
“Come to me all who are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
This Week:
Monday, July 11, 6:30 AA
Wednesday, July 13, 6:30 Bible Study in the Ed. Wing
Friday, July 15: 10-12 Noon Visitation, 12 Noon Funeral for Mary Sue Fisher Saturday, July 16, 10:00 NA in parish hall
Sunday, July 17, 10:15 Eucharist with Rev. Suzanne Barrow.

Collect for Sunday, July 17 (Proper 11)
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Lessons for July 17 Amos 8:1-12 Psalm 52 Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42
Hymns for July 17:
Opening H82 524 I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord Closing H82 488 Be Thou My Vision
Prayers of the People (to guide your daily prayer life)
Please say a prayer for the Universal Church, its members and mission. (now, listen...)
Please say a prayer for the Nation and all in authority. (now, listen...)
Please say a prayer for the welfare of the World. (now, listen...)
Please say a prayer for the concerns of the local community. (now, listen...)
Please say a prayer for those who are suffering or in trouble. (now, listen...)
Please say a prayer for the departed. (now, listen...)
Please say a prayer for what’s on your heart and mind...
Lord, hear the prayers of thy people; and what we have asked faithfully, and
strengthen us to do thy will. Amen.

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:
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.
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: 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), let us know at stpaulsjeff@gmail.com
Mary Sue Fisher, dear friend and supporter of St. Paul’s continuously, even through the final hours of life, passed away in hospice care this past week. Rev. Suzanne posted the following prayer:

Let us pray,
  O God of grace and glory, we remember before you our sister, Mary Sue. We thank you for giving her to us,family and friends, to know and to love as a companion on our earthly pilgrimage. In your boundless compassion, console us who mourn. Give us faith to see in death the gate of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence we may continue our course on earth, until, by your call, we are reunited with those who have gone before; through Jesus Christ of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence we may continue our course on earth, until, by your call, we are reunited with those who have before; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP)
The Fisher family has scheduled the funeral for Mary Sue to take place at St. Paul’s on Friday, July 15th:
Viewing: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon Funeral: 12:00 Noon
Debbie Tucker recently held a reveal party for her niece at St. Paul’s. Here are a couple of pictures!
  Debbie’s beautiful twin granddaughters Cesalie and Sophia!
A Welcoming Table!

This was the scene that greeted me when I came to work this morning (Monday, July 11). Our block of Walnut Street and the intersection with E. Market Street has finally been repaved! And it looks wonderful.