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Anglican Evensong in St Peter’s Basilica

The Anglican Communion News Service reports another milestone in relations between Canterbury and Rome took place in the Vatican on Monday, March 13, as a traditional Anglican Choral Evensong was celebrated for the first time in St Peter’s Basilica. Bishop Cate reports this was accomplished in part, through the ministry of the Anglican Centre in Rome. 

You can read the full article with details about the service on their website

 

A Waycross Camp Wish List

Summer is coming and camp season at Waycross will soon be upon us. Victoria Hoppes, Waycross Program Director and Diocesan Coordinator of Ministries with and for Youth and other Waycross staff have been busy planning for summer camp there, including a wish list of items they hope to have on hand during summer camp. This wish list is available at this link: http://a.co/ej1DHqs.

You can purchase items through Amazon (even using Amazon Prime!) and they will be shipped directly to Waycross. Don’t forget to shop using Amazon Smile ( www.smile.amazon.com ) and designate Waycross to receive a donation for each qualifying purchase!

Choirs to Participate in the Consecration of our Bishop-Elect

An invitation from Michael Messina, Director of Music at Trinity, Indianapolis:

I invite you and your choirs to participate in the Consecration of our Bishop-elect, the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, on Saturday 29 April, at 11 a.m., at Clowes Memorial Hall on the campus of Butler University. Michael Boney, Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral; Brad Hughley, Director of Music at St. Paul’s, Indianapolis; our Bishop-elect and I have chosen the music and we hope that singers and choirs from all corners of the diocese will participate as The Consecration Choir in this historic service.

The choir will rehearse Friday, April 28, from 7-9 p.m., in Clowes Hall. We will also warm up and rehearse the morning of the consecration, from 8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Singers must attend BOTH of these rehearsals in order to participate.

The repertoire is:

  • Vaughan Williams, O Clap Your Hands ($2.25/copy)
  • Richard Smallwood, arr. Doreen Rao, Total praise ($2.15/copy)
  • Wyton, This Joyful Eastertide (Out of print, I will send you a pdf copy)
  • and…a WIDE VARIETY of hymns and service music

If you need to purchase any or all of these pieces, you may contact Cliff Hill of Cliff Hill Music, cliff@cliffhillmusic.com, or 800-819-8772, and he will send them to you.

Please let me know (mmessina@trinitychurchindy.org) or 317-926-1346 by April 1 how many from your church will be singing, and what voice part they are, so that we might have a count and know how many are in each section.

We’re looking forward to a wonderful service, for a remarkable Bishop-elect, in an amazing diocese! Your presence will make it so!

Please let me know what questions you might have.

All the best.
Michael Messina, DMA
Director of Music
Trinity Episcopal Church

Pathways’ Pilot Parishes Announced

Bishop Catherine Waynick and Canon to the Ordinary, Bruce Gray, recently announced the appointment of Good Samaritan (Brownsburg), St. Alban’s (Indianapolis), St. John’s (Speedway) and Trinity (Lawrenceburg) as the Pathways to Vitality Pilot Parishes.

The goal of the Pathways’ Pilot Parish initiative is to assist these congregations in achieving enhanced sustainability by identifying their unique ministries, building vital congregational teams and developing practical financial and administrative skills.

Funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., representatives from the Pilot Parishes will have an immersive learning experience consisting of an opening retreat, a series of workshops and small group meetings over the course of 18 months starting this summer.
“This peer-learning model is based upon action and reflection providing participants with the opportunity to intentionally integrate lessons into their congregational lives,” according to Rev. Dr. Carol Pinkham Oak, Pathways Curricula Consultant.

The central-Indiana Pilot Parishes also will host a curate residency program for Diocesan postulant, Erin Hougland, according to Canon Gray. “This residency program will provide Erin with priestly formation and leadership opportunities giving her the confidence and skills necessary for future parish ministry.”

According to Pathways Program Director, Melissa Hickman, the lessons learned from the work of the Pilot Parishes may be adapted and enhanced for other congregations in the future. “We believe the experiences of these parishes will help the Diocese create more transformative programming that supports sustainability, vitality, and innovation in our congregations and in our diocese.”

Bulletin Inserts

We are publishing a series of bulletin inserts that can be used to keep parishioners informed during the transition period in April. These can be used to publicize the events connected to the retirement celebration of Bishop Waynick and the seating and consecration of Bishop-Elect Baskerville-Burrows,

 

 

Format

  • We are providing these as PDF files that can be printed and copied on both sides of 8.5″ x 11″ paper and then cut in half to provide two inserts per page.  
  • We are providing two versions of each insert. One in color and one in black and white. We have endeavored to optimize both versions so you will be able to produce a good quality product.

Versions

  • Insert 1 has images of the two invitations, one for Bishop Waynick and one for Bishop-Elect Baskerville-Burrows, one on each side of the bulletin. 
  • Insert 2 has the invitation for Bishop-Elect Baskerville-Burrows on one side and a special children’s coloring page on the other with a picture of our soon-to-be bishop.

 

Bishop-Elect Announces Initial Parish Visits

Bishop-elect, the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, has begun scheduling her Parish Visits for the upcoming year. Here is what we have so far with more to come.

  • March 19 – St. James, Vincennes and St. John’s, Washington
  • March 26 – St. Christopher’s Carmel
  • April 02 – Trinity, Bloomington
  • April 09 – St. Francis-in-the-Field, Zionsville
  • April 16 (Easter Sunday) – St. John’s, Bedford

We will be updating this list as more dates are confirmed. These will also be posted on the Diocesan Calendar.

 

Dean

This candle, a prayer for the nation. To love one another as Christ has loved me! That all who come to this nation are embraced for their differences as much as their similarities. That this Nation becomes inclusive, not exclusive. That God’s Peace is shared with all who seek him/her.