5 September 2022

Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  Church Office: 812-282-1108
email: stpaulsjeff@gmail.com
September 5, 2022
   “Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
Monday, September 5, 6:30 Saturday, September 10, 10:00 Sunday, September 11, 10:15
NA in Education Wing
AA in parish hall
Holy Eucharist with Rev. Suzanne Barrow
(Xander prepares for the sermon!)

O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; 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, SEPTEMBER 11 Jeremiah 4:11- 12,22-28; Psalm 14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10.
Opening H82 7 Christ, Whose Glory Fills The Skies Offertory H82 362 Holy, Holy, Holy (Favorite of Patricia Harding) Closing H82 411 O, Bless The Lord, My Soul
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 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!
2. Our Bible Study group has just begun a study of the Gospel According to Mark. It’s a great way to meet the scriptural Jesus. If you are interested, come on! Our next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the Ed. Wing.
Please sign up to host an after-service 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: Monday through Thursday-- 12 Noon to 4:30pm. 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; What is meant by a covenant with God?
A. A covenant is a relationship initiated by God, to which a body of people responds in faith.
Q. What is the Old Covenant?
A. The Old Covenant is the one given by God to the Hebrew people.
Q. What is the New Covenant?
A. The New Covenant is the new relationship with God given by Jesus Christ, the Messiah, to the apostles; and, through them, to all who believe in him.
Q. What did the Messiah promise to the New Covenant?
A. Christ promised to bring us into the kingdom of God and give us life in all its fullness.
Q. What response did Christ require?
A. Christ commanded us to believe in him and to keep his commandments.

New furniture, a gift from retiring psychologist Dr. Dennis Wagner, facilitated by our Parish Administrator Marylee. Many thanks for this blessing to our church!
A beautiful addition to the Ed Wing Chairs for the Office
A warm look for the corner of Parish A well-placed chest for music Hall
New desk and bookcase for The offices