24 October 2022






Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

October 24, 2022

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



It is not enough to profess.


We have to practice.


It is not enough to talk.


We have to do.


It is not enough to promise.


We have to embody the promise.


It is not enough to say ‘Ain’t it awful.’


We have to get close enough to get hurt.


                 --George Carter







Monday, October 24             6:30       NA in Ed. Wing

Wednesday, October 26         6:30        Bible Study in Ed. Wing

Saturday, October 29           10:00       AA in Parish Hall

Sunday, October 30               10:15       Rev. Suzanne will lead Holy 

                                                                  Eucharist and All Saints Day




COLLECT for Sunday, October 30  (Proper 26)

Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen


READINGS for Sunday, October 30:   Habakkuk 1:1-4,2:1-4;   Psalm 119:137-144;  2nd Thessalonians 1:1-4,11-12 ; Luke 19:1-10.


HYMNS for Sunday, October 23  

Opening LEVAS 119   Spirit of God, Descend

Offertory LEVAS  118   Spirit Song

Closing    LEVAS  108   ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus



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A Very Important Announcement!!!


St. Paul’s will observe All Saints Day this Sunday, the 30th during the Morning Eucharist.  Rev. Suzanne (with a wink!)invites us to wear costumes! The Halloween Baskets that Debbie Tucker has been overseeing will be blessed and taken to the Youth Shelter, and there will be moresurprises!  Please plan on being here!                                                            




1. A special thank you to Debbie Tucker(see above) for facilitating our annual Halloween Baskets outreach for the children in the Clark County Youth Sheltera unique halfway house providing safety and warmth for children in family crises. Our baskets are one of the ways St. Paul’s reaches out to address needs in the community.  Thank you again, Debbie!


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.  It’s not too late to join us.  Our next meeting is this Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 in the Ed. Wing.


A special thank-you to Luke for leading Morning Prayer yesterday.  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 provide snacks, make the coffee and hostcoffee hour on a Sunday morning.  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.



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 We WELCOME you to worship! St. Paul’s is a WELCOMING Faith Community and Christ’s Table is open to ALLWhether 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:



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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 _ 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 atstpaulsjeff@gmail.com 


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    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 are the ministers of the Church?

A. The ministers of the Church are lay persons, bishops, priests, and deacons.


Q. What is the ministry of the laity?

A.  The ministry of lay persons is to represent Christ and his Church; to bear witness to him wherever they may be; and, according to the gifts given them, to carry on Christ’ s work of reconciliation in the world; and to take their place in the life, worship, and governance of the Church.





Welcome Art and C.J.!



St. Paul’s welcomes Art Tincher and Carrie Jo (C.J.), as they are doing desperately needed repairs to 321.  We are honored that they chose to worship with us yesterday and we hope that they will become part of our family in the coming days.  Welcome, Art and C.J.!