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WEDNESDAY MAILBAG FOR APRIL 26, 2017

BISHOP CONSECRATION AND SEATING DETAILS
To view this past Monday’s detailed e-mail containing a list of Q & A and exact times of events and rehearsals, click here.

WEB VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES
Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m. (prelude 10:30 a.m.), live webcast of the Consecration and Ordination of The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis.
Sunday, April 30, 10:30 a.m., Presiding Bishop The Most Reverend Michael Curry at St. David’s, Bean Blossom. WILL NOW BE OFFERED ON DELAY.
All webcasts will be archived to the website for later viewing, along with highlights of the Sunday Seating of the new bishop at Christ Church Cathedral. Watch the www.indydio.org homepage for the latest additions, links, or changes.

WE NEED THE NAMES OF BANNER BEARERS FOR THE ORDINATION
If you haven’t already done so, please get the name of your parish’s banner bearer to Peggy Allen or call her 812-239-6826.  

THE SCHEDULE FOR ORDINATION AND CONSECRATION 

Friday, April 28

Presiding Bishop Clergy Meeting and Luncheon, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at St. Richard’s School.  All priests and deacons are invited. Please RSVP here.

Media Event for PB and Bishop Elect 1 p.m.–1:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church sanctuary

Rehearsal, 4 p.m. at Clowes Memorial Hall (Co-consecrating bishops, bishops chaplains, deacons of the gospel and table, lectors, presenters, readers of testimonials, and presenters of gifts should be there. NO ONE ELSE PLEASE, unless directly invited.)

Consecration Choir Rehearsal , 7 p.m. – 9 p.m at Clowes

Women of Color Clergy Reception, 5 – 7 p.m., at Christ Church Cathedral (CCC)

Reception hosted by the Union of Black Episcopalians, 6:30 – 8 p.m., at CCC

Bishop’s Dinner (Bishops and spouses only), 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., at Columbia Club

Saturday, April 29

Bishop’s Breakfast, (Bishops only), 8 a.m. at Clowes 

Consecration Choir Rehearsal, 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. at Clowes

Ordination and Consecration.  Plan to arrive early.  Prelude at 10:30 a.m., then two processions before beginning the 11 a.m. liturgy at Clowes

Sunday, April 30

Presiding Bishop Sunday Visitation, 10:30 a.m., at St. David’s, Bean Blossom

(Coming from the north, SR 135 is closed just before St. David’s.  Stay on 135 and take Railroad Rd. to SR 45 and turn left to St. David’s. Here is a map. )

Please carpool to St. David’s…parking is very limited!

Bishop’s Seating, 11 a.m., at Christ Church Cathedral, party to follow.    

WAYNICK CENTER FOR YOUTH FORMATION AND CAMPING
At the request of Bishop Cate, in honor of her twenty years of service to the diocese, gifts are being collected for a Waycross project in support of youth ministry. Please click these two sites to see the details for the Waynick Center for Youth Formation and Camping.

THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW IS SEEKING AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The details and job description can be found at this link.

WAYCROSS NEWS AND YOUTH EVENTS
Join us at Waycross this spring & summer for one (or more!) of these upcoming events:

  • Mother’s Day Lunch–May 14
    Bring your mom to this long-standing Waycross Mother’s Day tradition. Join us for lunch and time in the peaceful outdoors. Travel back home with memories and a full stomach. See the menu for the event and register here. To reserve your spot, please register by May 6th.
  • Women’s Week 2–July 9–13
    This year, we are offering a second session of Women’s Week! We still have spots open for this session. Please note that childcare and day camp is not available for this second session. Learn more and register here.
  • Summer Camp
    We still have spots available in several of our summer camp sessions! We offer a variety of programs for youth in grades 1–12. Read a full description of all of our programs and register your camper here.

JOIN THE YOUTH STEERING COMMITTEE
Applications are now being accepted to join the Youth Steering Committee (YSC) for the 2017-18 school year. We are seeking both youth and adult members to join the YSC. Youth applicants must be in the second semester of 8th grade or older. Adult applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have current Safeguarding God’s Children training.  Complete expectations, requirements, and an application are available here as a PDF.  Applications should be sent to Victoria Hoppes by May 31. Submit applications via email to victoria@waycrosscenter.org or snail mail to: Victoria Hoppes, 7363 Bear Creek Road, Morgantown, IN 46160.

CALLING ALL DIOCESAN YOUTH
We are looking for youth from the Diocese to serve as Runners during this year’s Strawberry Festival at Christ Church Cathedral. Runners must be available to work in two-hour shifts on the day of the festival, Thursday, June 8. Youth Ministries will receive a donation for every shift we fill! Interested? Learn more by viewing this flyer and contact April Culbertson to sign up!

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

April 30–3 Easter–United Thank Offering Sunday

St. Philips, Indianapolis

The Rev. Michelle Roos, The Rev. Karen Sullivan, Deacon

FUTURE DIOCESAN EVENTS (New information in red.)

  • April 29
    Ordination/Consecration of the 11th Bishop at Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University, Indianapolis at 11 a.m.
  • April 30
    Seating of the 11th Bishop of Indianapolis and Block Party, 11 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral
  • May 13
    Episcopal Women’s Ministries Council at St. John’s, Lafayette, 10 a.m.
  • June 3
    COM Information Day at To Be Determined
  • July 10-14
    EYE at Edmond, OK
  • September 29–October 1
    Episcopal Women’s Ministries fall retreat at Waycross
  • October 26–28  
    Diocesan Convention at Jeffersonville and New Albany
  • November 17–19
    Youth Fall Conference at Waycross

2018

  • July 5–13
    General Convention at Austin, TX
  • September 28–30
    Episcopal Women’s Ministries fall retreat at Waycross

NEED HELP? CONSECRATION Q & A

CONSECRATION Q & A
 

1. What is the date, place, and time of the ordination?
The ordination will be Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Clowes Memorial Hall on the campus of Butler University, 4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN  46208.  The last (of four) processions will begin at 11:00 a.m.

 
2.  What time should I arrive at Clowes Hall on the day of the ordination?
  • Bishops should arrive by 8:00 a.m. for the Bishops’ Breakfast and Meeting.
  • Banners and stands should be set up in the lobby by 8:45 a.m.
  • Clergy and laity who will be processing should arrive by 9:00 a.m.
  • All others should be seated by 10:15 a.m. The prelude begins at 10:35.

3.  Is parking available nearby?
Parking is available in the garage adjacent to Clowes Hall, and on the street. Entrance to the garage can be slow for big events, so please allow extra time. Carpooling is encouraged.  This link will give you more details about parking plus handicapped information.

Buses may drop off passengers at the main door, but busses must park at Hinkle Field House.

 
4.  What if I did not RSVP?

 Nobody will be turned away and tickets are not required, however, there is still time to let us know you are coming! Go to the reservation link at hoosierbishopxi.org. This will assist us immensely as final planning details are put in place.

5.  Will the Ordination be available online?
 
Yes, it will be webcast. Go to http://indydio.org/#consecration

 

6.  Who should plan to process?  (The first procession begins at 10:45.)
  • Procession 1
    Civic Leaders, Members of the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, Provincial Officers, Members of the Diocesan Executive Council, Diocesan Staff, Diocesan Youth Leaders, Representatives of the Standing, Search, and Transition Committees.
  • Procession 2
    Presenters of Bishop Elect, Readers of Testimonials, Presenters of the signs of Office, Litanist, Lectors, and Ministers of Communion.
  • Procession 3
    Deacon Formation Candidates, Seminarians, Seminary Deans, Ecumenical and Interfaith Representatives, and Episcopal (and Anglican Communion and full communion partner) Clergy. 
  • Procession 4
    The Bishop-elect, Supernumerary Bishops, Deacons of the Gospel and Table, Preacher, Co-consecrating Bishops and Presiding Bishop.
7.  I’m processing. What do I wear?
  • Vergers, banner-bearers, thurifers, crucifers, torch-bearers, and eucharistic ministers: bring the vestments you would wear on a normal Sunday.
  • Supernumerary Episcopal bishops should wear rochet, chimere, and tippet.
  • Episcopal priests and deacons should wear either cassock and surplice or an alb, along with a white stole.
  • Ecumenical and interfaith representatives should vest according to your own tradition.
  • Civil dignitaries, members of diocesan committees, and lectors in procession will not need to vest.

8.  I’m processing. Where do I go? Processions will assemble in the lower level/undercroft of Clowes Hall. There will be four or five gathering areas depending on where in the procession you will be. Greeters in the lobby and in the undercroft will direct you where you need to go. 

 

9.  I’m processing but have dual or triple roles (e.g., member of the Search Committee and reader of a testimonial).  I could be in multiple parts of the procession. How do I determine where I should be? 
Greeters in the lobby or lower level/undercroft will help you with this. Generally, functions in the service will be the more important consideration for the procession. In the above example, we would want you to process with the other readers of testimonials rather than with the Search Committee.

10.  I’m processing. What, besides vestments, should I bring? 

Banner bearers should bring banners and stands. Be sure to mark the name of your congregation on your stand. Stands will be set up inside the lobby of the theatre where the banners will be placed after the processions.
You may wish to bring a snack to enjoy while you wait. (There are also vending machines in the lower level/undercroft). Otherwise, bring as little as possible, as space is at a premium. There are no secure lockers, so it is best not to bring valuable items.
The entire service is printed in the leaflet, so there is no need to bring prayer books or hymnals. 11.   Will gluten free communion bread be available?
All communion bread at this event will be gluten free.
12.  Will Incense be used?
Yes.
13.  Are there rehearsals?

Yes!

  • The main rehearsal, conducted by the Canon to the Presiding Bishop, will be in Clowes Hall on Friday 4/28, at 4:00 PM.  Co-consecrating bishops, bishops chaplains, deacons of the gospel and table, lectors, presenters, readers of testimonials, and presenters of gifts should be there. NO ONE ELSE PLEASE, unless directly invited.
  • The choir will rehearse in Clowes Hall on Friday 4/28, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Rehearsals for vergers, marshals, ushers, and acolytes will be conducted separately (time TBD, please stay tuned and be sure to check your email for more information).
14.  What other events are scheduled for the weekend?
 
Friday, April 28
  • 10:00 a.m.
    Presiding Bishop meets with clergy of diocese at St. Richard’s School, and the Presiding Bishop’s spouse meets with clergy spouses at Trinity, Indianapolis.
  • 11:30 a.m.
    Clergy and spouses will share lunch together.
  • 1:00 p.m.
    Presiding Bishop and Bishop-Elect will take questions from the media at Trinity.
  • 5:00 p.m.
    Women of Color Clergy Reception at Christ Church Cathedral.
  • 6.30 p.m.
    Reception hosted by Union of Black Episcopalians at Christ Church Cathedral
Sunday, April 30
  • 10:30 a.m.
    Presiding Bishop will visit St. David’s, Bean Blossom
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Seating of the New Bishop at Christ Church Cathedral followed by a block party

WEDNESDAY MAILBAG FOR APRIL 19, 2017

BISHOP CONSECRATION DETAILS
A comprehensive communication containing all you need to know about the Consecration service will be sent out on Monday, April 24. Information pertaining to all participating in the liturgy or volunteering as well as helpful points for those attending will be included. Please watch your inbox!

UPCOMING WEBCAST VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES AT www.indydio.org
This Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m. (prelude 10:30 a.m.)

Bishop Catherine Waynick’s Celebration from St. Christopher’s, Carmel
Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m. (prelude 10:30 a.m.) The Consecration and Ordination of The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis
Sunday, April 30, 10:30 a.m., Presiding Bishop The Most Reverend Michael Curry at St. David’s, Bean Blossom
All webcasts will also be archived to the website for later viewing, along with highlights of the Seating of the new bishop at Christ Church Cathedral. Watch www.indydio.org  for the latest additions or changes.


BISHOP’S CELEBRATION PLUS A MARATHON IN CARMEL THIS SATURDAY
The Carmel Marathon will be taking place at the same time as Bishop Cate’s 11 a.m. celebration at St. Christopher’s. Please approach St. Christopher’s from the west using US 31 and Main St. You are urged to arrive early.
The marathon will all be just east of St. Christopher’s. Here is a link to the marathon map.
Here is the link to Carmel area road closures and times of closing.

UPDATE ON THE NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS AT THE APRIL 29 ORDINATION
BANNERS… Parish banners will be processing. Each parish needs a banner bearer, banner and banner stand. If you haven’t already done so, please get the name of your parish’s bannerbearer to Peggy Allen or 812-239-6826.  All volunteers need to report to Clowes Hall by 8:30 a.m. on April 29.

THE CURRENT SCHEDULE FOR ORDINATION AND CONSECRATION

Friday, April 28

Presiding Bishop Clergy Meeting and Luncheon, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at St. Richard’s School. All priests and deacons are invited. Please RSVP here.

Media Event for PB and Bishop Elect 1 p.m.–1:30 p.m., Lilly Room, Trinity Episcopal Church
Rehearsal, 4 p.m. at Clowes Memorial Hall

Consecration Choir Rehearsal , 7 p.m.–9 p.m at Clowes

Women of Color Clergy Reception, 5–7 p.m., at Christ Church Cathedral (CCC)

Reception hosted by the Union of Black Episcopalians, 6:30–8 p.m., at CCC

Bishop’s Dinner (Bishops and spouses only), 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., at Columbia Club

Saturday, April 29

Bishop’s Breakfast, (Bishops only), 8 a.m. at Clowes

Consecration Choir Rehearsal, 8:30 a.m.–10:15 a.m. at Clowes

Ordination and Consecration. Plan to arrive early. Prelude at 10:30 a.m., then two processions before beginning the 11 a.m. liturgy at Clowes.

Sunday, April 30

Presiding Bishop Sunday Visitation, 10:30 a.m., at St. David’s, Bean Blossom

(Coming from the north, SR 135 is closed just before St. David’s. Stay on 135 and take Railroad Rd. to SR 45 and turn left to St. David’s. Here is a map. )

Please carpool to St. David’s…parking is very limited!

Bishop’s Seating, 11 a.m., at Christ Church Cathedral, party to follow.    

WAYNICK CENTER FOR YOUTH FORMATION AND CAMPING
At the request of Bishop Cate, in honor of her twenty years of service to the diocese, gifts are being collected for a Waycross project in support of youth ministry. Please click these two sites to see the details for the Waynick Center for Youth Formation and Camping.

JOINING THE SANCTUARY AND SOLIDARITY NETWORK
Interested in joining an interfaith Sanctuary and Solidarity Network?  One of the key ways to be involved is by being trained as a Rapid Responder. Rapid Responders are peaceful witnesses at critical events, such as a raid by ICE agents, a hate crime, or an illegal “stop and frisk” by the police. If you are interested in learning more about joining a Rapid Response Team, come to this training session:

April 25
The Episcopal Church of All Saints, 1559 Central Ave., Indianapolis. Please RSVP to Mother Suzanne Wille. Training begins at 7 p.m. and lasts about an hour. Contact Mother Suzanne for more information.

WAYCROSS NEWS AND YOUTH EVENTS

Join Us at Waycross This Spring & Summer for one (or more!) of these upcoming events:

  • Mother’s Day Lunch- May 14
    Bring your mom to Waycross for Mother’s Day! The Mother’s Day Lunch is a long-standing Waycross tradition. Join us for lunch and time in the peaceful outdoors. Travel back home with memories and a full stomach. See the menu for the event and register here. To reserve your spot, please register by May 6th.
  • Women’s Week 2- July 9-13
    This year, we are offering a second session of Women’s Week! We still have spots open for this session. Please note that childcare and day camp is not available for this session. Learn more and register here .
  • Summer Camp
    We still have spots available in several of our summer camp sessions! We offer a variety of programs for youth in grades 1-12. Read a full description of all of our programs and register your camper here .

JOIN THE YOUTH STEERING COMMITTEE
Applications are now being accepted to join the Youth Steering Committee (YSC) for the 2017-18 school year. We are seeking both youth and adult members to join the YSC. Youth applicants must be in the second semester of 8th grade or older. Adult applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have current Safeguarding God’s Children training. Complete expectations, requirements, and an application are available here as a PDF. Applications should be sent to Victoria Hoppes, Coordinator of Ministries With and For Youth, no later than May 31. Please submit applications via email to victoria@waycrosscenter.org or snail mail to: Victoria Hoppes, 7363 Bear Creek Road, Morgantown, IN 46160.

CALLING ALL DIOCESAN YOUTH
We are looking for youth from the Diocese to serve as Runners during this year’s Strawberry Festival at Christ Church Cathedral. Runners must be available to work in two–hour shifts on the day of the festival, Thursday, June 8. Youth Ministries will receive a donation for every shift we fill! Interested? Learn more by viewing this flyer and contact April Culbertson to sign up!

WAYCROSS CAMP WISH LIST
Summer camp at Waycross is approaching! Here’s a wish list of items they still need: http://a.co/ej1DHqs. Purchase these items through Amazon and they will be shipped directly to Waycross.  Use Amazon Smile  and designate Waycross… they’ll receive a donation for each qualifying purchase!

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

April 23, 2 Easter
Christ Church, Madison
The Rev. Evelyn Wheeler

FUTURE DIOCESAN EVENTS (New information in red.)

  • April 22
    A Liturgy to Celebrate the Life and Ministry of Bishop Catherine Waynick at St. Christopher’s, Carmel, 11 a.m.
  • April 22
    Farewell party for Bishop Cate at Indiana State Museum, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. with substantial appetizers and sweet treats for all ages.
  • April 29
    Ordination/Consecration of the 11th Bishop at Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University, Indianapolis at 11 a.m.
  • April 30
    Seating of the 11th Bishop of Indianapolis and Block Party, 11 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral
  • May 13
    Episcopal Women’s Ministries Council at St. John’s, Lafayette, 10 a.m.
  • June 3
    COM Information Day at (To Be Determined)
  • July 10–14
    EYE at Edmond, OK
  • September 29–Oct 1
    Episcopal Women’s Ministries fall retreat at Waycross
  • October 26–28  
    Diocesan Convention at Jeffersonville and New Albany
  • November 17–19
    Youth Fall Conference at Waycross

2018

  • July 5-13
    General Convention @ Austin, TX
  • September 28–30
    Episcopal Women’s Ministries fall retreat @ Waycross

Something you wish to have published in the Wednesday Mailbag?
Send it to oaks@indydio.org by Tuesday at noon.

 

“CLASSICS BY CANDLELIGHT” CONCERT

St. Paul’s, Evansville, teamed up with The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana to host the Forgotten Clefs in their “Classics by Candlelight” concert series. They shared favorites from the 14th through 16th centuries with some interesting music makers including recorders, shawms, dulcians, a sackbut, and bagpipes.