7 February

Parish Newsletter for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
February 7, 2022
Calendar Reminders
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Rev. Suzanne Barrow. On Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_ videos/
6:00 pm NA Meeting, Educ. Wing
6:30 pm Bible Study, Ed. Wing (rescheduled from last week)
9:30-11:30 am AA Meeting
10:15 am Holy Eucharist, with
  Collect for 5th Sunday After Epiphany (February 6th)
O God, the strength of all who put their trust in you: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because in our weakness we can do nothing good without you, give us the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Lessons: Jeremiah 17:5-10; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26; Psalm 1 1

God of light and life, our prayers rise before you this day in hope and faith.
Bless our global family remembering especially Michael our Presiding Bishop, Jennifer our Bishop, and Mauricio, Bishop of Brasilia. In our diocesan cycle of prayer, we remember Good Shepherd, West Lafayette--The Rev. Dr. Hilary Cooke; and all who minister in your name.
In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
Flame of abundant love, be our Joy in proclaiming your Good News to the world.
We pray for all who are coming to faith, all who wonder about faith, and all who are struggling with faith...
In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
Light of all creation, guide us to lead, teach and nurture your disciples In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
We pray for those in need of food, shelter, clothing, and of God's healing touch. Comforter of the suffering, warm our hearts and hands to loving service. Look with mercy on all who flee from violence and war, for those who are poor and powerless, and all who suffer; and we especially pray for Lois, Virginia, Juanita, Gwen, Mary Sue, Delani, David & Michele, Robert, and Charles. In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
We pray for the world, especially where there is trouble and suffering, far away or nearby... In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
Ember of steadfast care, fuel our passion to challenge injustice and violence and to pursue peace and reconciliation
In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
We pray for the land on which we stand, the peoples, creatures, plant life and waters around us...
In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
Star of glory, lead us to care for this fragile earth, our island home, and to heal the circle of creation
In faith and hope
We pray to you O God

God of radiant light, your love illumines our hopes before we know them, and our needs before we ask.
In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
Kindle your flame within us, that in our prayers and service,
We may know your transforming presence at work in the world around us. In faith and hope
We pray to you O God
All this we ask through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
NEXT SUNDAY (February 13th): Holy Eucharist will be celebrated by Rev. Suzanne Barrow. It will be live and in person at St. Paul’s, and on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsJeff/live_videos/
Please join us, during or after the service, and tell others about the service. 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.
The Vestry has voted to accept the estimate of D.C. Schroth, Organ Builders, to complete the construction of our organ. Jim Miller will work with them to explain what he has done so far. At this time we don’t have a specific time frame, but you will be advised when that information is available.
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 .
Virginia Bushau reminds us that she is making capes and muffs or mittens for those who are in need. If you know any person or organization in need, please let us know at the church office by phone or email, and we will get the information to her.

MANY THANKS for your continued faithful responses to the need for funds.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS: MTWF 10am to 4:30pm Th 10am to 1pm.
As you may have heard, I have been ill the past few days with a non-COVID bug. All tests were negative. I am back at work today, but will probably take it easy for a couple of days. Still a bit shaky and tired. Thanks so much for all your prayers and support! What a great difference they have made for me.
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.
No real change this week, and our parking issues remain.
E. Market Street remains closed between Locust Street & Main Street. Work will be taking place in the intersection of Walnut/E.Market, Meigs/E.Market, and Fulton/E. Market. Traffic will be detoured to E. Maple Street.
You will be kept informed of any additional information we receive.
LAUGH FOR THE DAY submitted by Jim Stanton, from bulletin bloopers in other churches. It’s nice to see we are not the only ones making mistakes!!
The Associate Minister unveiled the church’s new campaign slogan last Sunday: “I Upped My Pledge – Up Yours.”