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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.

 

WEDNESDAY MAILBAG FOR APRIL 12, 2017

PLEASE TELL US IF YOU WILL BE PRESENT
If you haven’t yet told us you will be coming to Bishop Cate’s celebration and Bishop elect Jennifer’s ordination and consecration, it is important that you take a moment and go to  www.indydio.org or www.hoosierbishopXI.org and let your Transition Committee know as soon as possible. You can also reply for Bishop Cate’s celebration at 317-640-5870 and the consecration at 317-937-4286.

WAYNICK CENTER FOR YOUTH FORMATION AND CAMPING
A
t 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:  One and two.

UPDATE ON THE NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS AT THE APRIL 29 ORDINATION
Are you willing and able to help out in any of the areas outlined below?  Contact Peggy Allen at pegall@iquest.net or 812-239-6826. All volunteers need to report to Clowes Hall by 8:30 a.m. on April 29.

BANNERS…
Parish banners will be processing. Each parish needs a banner bearer, banner and banner stand. Please send Peggy the name and email address of your banner bearer.

Processional…
We need crucifers and torch bearer teams. If you perform any of these tasks in your own parish, you are qualified! Each team will need to bring their “tools” for the task—a processional cross and torch… AND A STAND for each item.  You will also need to bring your own vestments.

Ushers…
URGENT NEED…
for ushers to make sure everyone gets seated in a timely manner. We also need the ushers to assist at Communion.

Sacristans…
URGENT NEED…
for Sacristans on Friday (time is yet to be determined) to assist in getting the stage turned into a sacred space.  Sacristans are also needed on Saturday to set up for Eucharist and for take down and clean up afterwards.

Clergy & Lay Eucharistic Ministers… 
Communion stations will be located throughout Clowes Hall.  We need assistance from all of you!

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. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Richard’s School and Trinity Outreach Center

 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. Prelude 10:30 a.m., Liturgy 11 a.m., 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.         

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 one of these Tuesday training sessions. 

  • April 18: The Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis
  • April 25: The Episcopal Church of All Saints, 1559 Central Ave., Indianapolis (If you plan to attend the training at All Saints, please RSVP to Mother Suzanne Wille (rector@allsaintsindy.org) so that we have a sense of numbers.)
  • All training begins at 7 p.m. and lasts about an hour. Contact The Rev. Suzanne Wille for more information.

SUMMER SCHOOL AT CTS
Christian Theological Seminary invites you to the Commissioned and Licensed Ministers’ Summer School, Monday, June 12 through Thursday, June 15. Join us for a special learning experience with Dr. Rick Lowery, on the theme of “Shalom: Creating the Beloved Community in Trump’s America.” Here is much more information.

CONTINUING ED OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN’S & YOUTH MINISTRY
The Faith Forward Conference will be May 22-24, at St. James Cathedral, Chicago. This innovative gathering is designed for leaders who work in children’s and youth formation. Come hear from modern formation experts and theologians about new, innovative ways to engage children, youth, and their families in the life of your congregation. The Province V Youth Ministry Network has some scholarship funds available to help us send participants from the Diocese of Indianapolis. Interested? Learn more at https://www.faith-forward.net/ and contact Victoria Hoppes, Diocesan Coordinator of Ministries With and For Youth.

WAYCROSS CAMP WISH LIST
Summer camp at Waycross is approaching!  Here’s a wish list of items they 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!

HELP WANTED: SUMMER CREATIVE ARTS DIRECTOR AT WAYCROSS
Waycross is seeking a Creative Arts Director to serve on its summer staff. The Creative Arts Director furthers the mission and ministry of Waycross Camp by providing oversight to all creative arts programs. This includes planning activities and supervising the arts and crafts shop, as well as planning and supervising creative arts activities in other program areas. The Creative Arts Director is also responsible for monitoring maintenance and upkeep of equipment in the arts and crafts shop and training Counselors and support staff in creative arts activities as appropriate.
Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and hold (or be willing to obtain) First Aid and CPR certification. Previous camp experience or art education experience preferred.  Apply here today! Questions? Contact Victoria Hoppes, Camp Director, at victoria@waycrosscenter.org.

MISSING CERTIFICATION OF VESTRY AND OTHER POSITIONS

(As of 4-12-17)

St. Christopher’s Carmel
Episcopal Campus Ministry IU Bloomington
St. Philip’s Indianapolis
St. George’s West Terre Haute
St. Luke’s Shelbyville
St. Michael’s Noblesville

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

April 16 – Easter Day

Postulants and Candidates for Holy Orders:

Patrick Burke, Timothy Dinger, Erin Hougland, Gina Mercurio-Brown, William Russell Morris, Courtnay Murakowski, Chip Russell and Sam Vaught 

(Prayers are in the BCP, p. 256.)

FUTURE DIOCESAN EVENTS (New information in red.)

  • April 13
    Blessing of Oils & Reaffirmation of Vows at CCC, Indy, 12:05 p.m.
  • 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–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 @ 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.

WEDNESDAY MAILBAG FOR APRIL 5, 2017

PLEASE TELL US IF YOU WILL BE PRESENT
If you haven’t yet told us you will be coming to Bishop Cate’s celebration and Bishop elect Jennifer’s ordination and consecration, it is important that you take a moment and go to  www.indydio.org or www.hoosierbishopXI.org and let your Transition Committee know as soon as possible. By phone, you can reply for Bishop Cate’s celebration at 317-640-5870 or for the consecration at 317-937-4286. 

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:  One and two.

UPDATE ON THE NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS AT THE APRIL 29 ORDINATION
Willing and able to help out in any of the areas outlined below? Contact Peggy Allen at pegall@iquest.net or 812-239-6826. All volunteers need to report to Clowes Hall by 8:30 a.m. on April 29.

  • Banners… Parish banners will be processing. Each parish needs a banner bearer, banner and banner stand. Please send Peggy the name and email address of your banner bearer.
  • Processional… We need crucifers and torch bearers. If you perform any of these tasks in your own parish, you are qualified! Each person will need to bring their “tools” for the task–a processional crucifix, torches, etc., AND A STAND for each item. You will also need to bring your own vestments.
  • Ushers…URGENT NEED…for ushers to make sure everyone gets seated in a timely manner. We also need the ushers to assist at Communion.
  • Sacristans…URGENT NEED…for Sacristans on Friday (time is yet to be determined) to assist in getting the stage turned into a sacred space.  Sacristans are also needed on Saturday to set up for Eucharist and for take down and clean up afterwards.
  • Clergy & Lay Eucharistic Minisiters… Communion stations will be throughout Clowes Hall.  We need assistance from all of you!

THE CURRENT SCHEDULE FOR ORDINATION AND CONSECRATION 

Friday, April 28

  • Presiding Bishop Clergy Meeting, 10 – 11:30 a.m. at St. Richard’s School
    Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Richard’s School
    Media Event for PB and Bishop Elect 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Richard’s School
    Rehearsal, (time To Be Determined) 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, 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m., at Columbia Club

Saturday, April 29

  • Bishop’s Breakfast, (Time To Be Determined) at Clowes
  • Consecration Choir rehearsal, 8:30 –10:15 a.m. at Clowes
  • Ordination and Consecration. Prelude 10:30 a.m., Liturgy 11 a.m., 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 CCC, party to follow

BISHOP ELECT’S VISITATION SCHEDULE
Her visitation schedule is here on our diocesan website

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 one of these Tuesday trainings:

  • April 11: St. Monica’s Catholic Church, 6131 N. Michigan Rd. Indianapolis
  • April 18: The Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis
  • April 25: The Episcopal Church of All Saints, 1559 Central Ave., Indianapolis

All training begins at 7 p.m. and lasts about an hour. Contact The Rev. Suzanne Wille for more information.

BLESSING OF OILS AND REAFFIRMATION OF ORDINATION VOWS
Two services scheduled: next Wednesday, April 12, at noon, St. John’s, Bedford, and Maunday Thursday, April 13, at 12:05 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral.   Complete information is here. Please, if you have not yet done so, RSVP to Sally Cassidy today.

SUMMER SCHOOL AT CTS
Christian Theological Seminary invites you to the Commissioned and Licensed Ministers’ Summer School, Monday, June 12 through Thursday, June 15. Join us for a special learning experience with Dr. Rick Lowery, on the theme of “Shalom: Creating the Beloved Community in Trump’s America.” Here is much more information.

CONTINUING ED OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN’S & YOUTH MINISTRY
The Faith Forward Conference will be May 22–24, at St. James Cathedral, Chicago. This innovative gathering is designed for leaders who work in children’s and youth formation. Come hear from modern formation experts and theologians about new, innovative ways to engage children, youth, and their families in the life of your congregation. The Province V Youth Ministry Network has some scholarship funds available to help us send participants from the Diocese of Indianapolis. Interested? Learn more at https://www.faith-forward.net/ and contact Victoria Hoppes, Diocesan Coordinator of Ministries With and For Youth.

A TAXING POP QUIZ
From time to time, you may have questions regarding the taxability of gifts you give or that your congregation receives. With April 15th upon us, this may be a timely topic. Here is a pop quiz to test your knowledge. Good luck! http://www.pathwaystovitality.org/pathways-blog

WEB-BASED TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONGREGATIONS
Pathways to Vitality has collaborated with the Episcopal Church Foundation to provide these free, web-based training opportunities for congregations.

WAYCROSS CAMP WISH LIST
Summer camp at Waycross is approaching! Here’s a wish list of items they 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!

HELP WANTED: SUMMER CREATIVE ARTS DIRECTOR AT WAYCROSS
Waycross is seeking a Creative Arts Director to serve on its summer staff. The Creative Arts Director furthers the mission and ministry of Waycross Camp by providing oversight to all creative arts programs. This includes planning activities and supervising the arts and crafts shop, as well as planning and supervising creative arts activities in other program areas. The Creative Arts Director is also responsible for monitoring maintenance and upkeep of equipment in the arts and crafts shop and training Counselors and support staff in creative arts activities as appropriate.
Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and hold (or be willing to obtain) First Aid and CPR certification. Previous camp experience or art education experience preferred. Apply here today! Questions? Contact Victoria Hoppes, Camp Director, at victoria@waycrosscenter.org.

MISSING CERTIFICATION OF VESTRY AND OTHER POSITIONS  (As of 4-5-17)

Christ Church Cathederal Indianapolis
Episcopal Campus Ministry IU Bloomington
Good Samaritan Brownsburg
St. Christopher’s Carmel
St. George’s West Terre Haute
St. Luke’s Shelbyville
St. Michael’s Noblesville
St. Philip’s Indianapolis
St. Stephen’s Terre Haute

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

April 9, Palm Sunday

St. Mark’s Plainfield

The Rev. Kirsteen Wilkinson

FUTURE DIOCESAN EVENTS (New information in red.) 

  • April 6–8
    COM Spring overnight at Waycross (If your route to Waycross is SR 135 to SR45, be aware that SR135 is closed just before Bean Blossom. Detour: from SR135 take Railroad Road to SR45. Here is a map.
  • April 8
    Episcopal Women’s Ministries spring luncheon with Bishop Cate at St. Paul’s, Columbus, 10:30 a.m.
  • April 12
    Blessing of Oils & Reaffirmation of Vows at St. John’s, Bedford, noon.
  • April 13
    Blessing of Oils & Reaffirmation of Vows at CCC, Indy, 12:05 p.m.
  • 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–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

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Send it to oaks@indydio.org by Tuesday at noon.

 

WEDNESDAY MAILBAG FOR MARCH 29, 2017

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:  One and two.

LAST CALL…PAROCHIAL REPORTS
These churches still need to finalize (on line at  http://pr.dfms.org/Login.aspx ) the full report, the people section, the financial statistics, or, in some cases, just finalize the certification page with vestry approval date and mark “complete.”:

St. David’s, Bean Blossom Certification/Vestry “Complete”
St. Christopher’s, Carmel Vestry Approval “Complete”
St. Pauls, Columbus Certification/Vestry “Complete”
Christ Church Cathedral Full Report  
St. Philip’s Indianapolis Financial/Certification/Vestry Approval

 “Complete”

Trinity, Indianapolis Full Report  
St. Paul’s, Jeffersonville Financial “Complete”
Trinity, Lawrenceburg Certification/Vestry Approval “Complete”
Peace, Rockport Vestry Approval “Complete”
St. John’s, Speedway Certification/Vestry Approval “Complete”
St. James, Vincennes Vestry Approval “Complete”
St. Francis, Zionsville People/Certification/Vestry Approval “Complete”
   

Please complete your filings by this Friday. If you need assistance please contact the Canon for Administration at gebuhr@indydio.org.

ONE MORE CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
We need your help for The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows’ ordination as the 11th Bishop of Indianapolis on April 29. An event like this doesn’t happen without a lot of volunteers. Get personally involved in the big day–volunteer!
Willing and able to help out in any of the areas outlined below?  Contact Peggy Allen at pegall@iquest.net or 812-239-6826. Peggy is maintaining a master list of volunteers to make sure we have everything covered. All volunteers need to report to Clowes Hall by 8:30 a.m. on April 29.

BANNERS… We want to display your parish banner at this celebration!  Parish banners will be displayed in the main lobby of Clowes Hall. We want to have a banner from every parish in the diocese so get that banner cleaned and pressed and have someone bring it (and a stand) to the ordination!

PROCESSIONAL… There will be many different groups processing for this celebratory event.  We will need 11 vergers, four thurifers, 11 crucifers and 22 torch bearers. If you perform any of these tasks in your own parish, you are qualified! Each person will need to bring their “tools” for the task—a processional crucifix, torches, etc., and a stand for each item. After the processional, these items will be backstage.  We can’t have anything laying on the floor or leaning against a wall.  You will also need to bring your own vestments.

USHERS…We will need 36 ushers to make sure everyone gets seated in a timely manner. We will also need assistance from the ushers at Communion.

SACRISTANS…We will need six Sacristans on Friday (time is yet to be determined) to assist in getting the stage turned into a sacred space. Another six will be needed on Saturday to set up for the Eucharist and do the take down and clean up afterwards.

CLERGY & LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS…There will be 20 Communion stations at various locations throughout Clowes Hall. We will need assistance from all of you!

THE 11TH BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF INDIANAPOLIS
The latest news regarding hotels, the ordination, consecration and seating of the 11th Bishop of Indianapolis will be constantly updated here on our web site.

HAVE YOU TOLD US YOU WILL BE PRESENT?
The diocesan Transition Committee encourages you to keep sharing about both of our exciting events in April–the celebration for Bishop Waynick and the consecration of our Bishop Elect the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows. If you haven’t yet taken a moment to go to our diocesan website at www.indydio.org  or to www.hoosierbishopXI.org and let us know you are coming, please do so as soon as possible. If you prefer to respond by phone, you can reply for Bishop Cate’s celebration at 317-640-5870 or for the consecration at 317-937-4286. Your early response helps our dedicated group of volunteers better plan for our crowds! To help promote these events in your parish, we are continuing to add downloadable bulletin inserts that you may use. Thank you for helping us share the word, responding promptly with your RSVP (even though you may be assuming we know you will be there!), and making plans to be there for these wonderful events in the life of our diocese.            

THE LATEST SCHEDULE FOR ORDINATION AND CONSECRATION WEEKEND (SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND APPROVAL BY THE PRESIDING BISHOP’S OFFICE)
Please watch this space, the www.indydio.org  website, the monthly e-news, social media, and more for the latest updates.

Friday, April 28

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

Women of Color Clergy Reception, 5 p.m.–7 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral 

Reception hosted by the Union of Black Episcopalians, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral
Bishop’s Dinner, 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m., Columbia Club

Saturday, April 29

Bishop’s Breakfast, Time To Be Determined, Clowes Memorial Hall

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

Ordination and Consecration. Prelude 10:30 a.m., Liturgy 11 a.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Sunday, April 30

Presiding Bishop Sunday Visitation, 10:30 a.m., St. David’s, Bean Blossom (Please carpool to St. David’s…parking is very limited!)

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


BISHOP ELECT’S VISITATION SCHEDULE
Her visitation schedule is here on our diocesan website.

FOR CHOIRS PARTICIPATING IN THE CONSECRATION OF OUR BISHOP-ELECT
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.
If you have not yet done so, please let Michael Messina, Director of Music at Trinity, Indianapolis, know at 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.

DAYSPRING… AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP THE HOMELESS ESCAPE
The Escape Room Indianapolis has allocated 500 tickets to support Dayspring Center. Go here for the details.

RECOGNIZING PRIVILEGE AND WHITENESS IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Trinity, Bloomington, will present “Recognizing Privilege and Whiteness in The Episcopal Church” this Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

The program:
Bishop-elect the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows will share her personal experiences as an African-American woman in the Episcopal Church and how she sees privilege and whiteness in our church.
Elizabeth Kaszynski, Ph.D. candidate, will tell us what current research reveals about whiteness.
Maresa Murray, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Education Applied Health Science, will help us reconcile the lenses of our experience and how we see the world.
Professional childcare will be available (up to age 4) upon request. Please call 812-336-4466 with the names and ages of your children.
Lunch will be on your own at local restaurants.
More information? The Rev. Henrietta Grossoehme, 812-336-4466, Associate Rector, Trinity Church

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 one of these Tuesday trainings:

  • April 4: All Souls Unitarian Church, 5805 E. 56th St., Indianapolis
  • April 11: St. Monica’s Catholic Church, 6131 N. Michigan Rd. Indianapolis
  • April 18: The Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis
  • April 25: The Episcopal Church of All Saints, 1559 Central Ave., Indianapolis

All training begins at 7 p.m. and lasts about an hour. Contact The Rev. Suzanne Wille for more information.

SMALL CONGREGATIONS: HAVING THE RIGHT MINDSET
There are differences between ministry in a small congregation and ministry in a larger setting. Register here and explore the unique nature of working with, and within, a small congregation in this workshop presented by the Center for Congregations at St. Matthew’s, Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 5, 9 a.m.–4 p.m..

BLESSING OF OILS AND REAFFIRMATION OF ORDINATION VOWS
Two services scheduled:  Wednesday, April 12, at noon, St. John’s, Bedford, and Maunday Thursday, April 13, at 12:05 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral. Complete information is here. Please, if you have not yet done so, RSVP to Sally Cassidy today.

YOUR CHURCH’S REQUIRED TAX FILINGS
Annually, every church must file forms 103 and 104 (Business Tangible Personal Property Return).  The forms may be obtained from your Township Assessor. The forms must be filed no later than May 15, 2017.  We ask that all congregations obtain a receipted copy at the Assessor’s office upon filing and send a copy to the diocesan office to the attention of Kim Christopher.  If you have made additions to your building or purchased property in the past year you also need to file form 136. You may download the forms from the state web site .

CONTINUING ED OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN’S & YOUTH MINISTRY
The Faith Forward Conference will be May 22–24, at St. James Cathedral, Chicago. This innovative gathering is designed for leaders who work in children’s and youth formation. Come hear from modern formation experts and theologians about new, innovative ways to engage children, youth, and their families in the life of your congregation. The Province V Youth Ministry Network has some scholarship funds available to help us send participants from the Diocese of Indianapolis. Interested? Learn more at https://www.faith-forward.net/ and contact Victoria Hoppes, Diocesan Coordinator of Ministries With and For Youth.

WEB-BASED TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONGREGATIONS
The Pathways to Vitality Initiative is collaborating with the Episcopal Church Foundation to provide some free, web-based training opportunities for congregations. For more information, please visit http://www.pathwaystovitality.org/events/register-for-ecfs-upcoming-free-webinars.

WAYCROSS CAMP WISH LIST
Summer is quickly approaching, and we are busy planning for summer camp at Waycross! We have created a wish list of items we 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. Remember to shop using Amazon Smile and designate Waycross to receive a donation for each qualifying purchase!

HELP WANTED: SUMMER CREATIVE ARTS DIRECTOR AT WAYCROSS
Waycross is seeking a Creative Arts Director to serve on its summer staff. The Creative Arts Director furthers the mission and ministry of Waycross Camp by providing oversight to all creative arts programs. This includes planning activities and supervising the arts and crafts shop, as well as planning and supervising creative arts activities in other program areas. The Creative Arts Director is also responsible for monitoring maintenance and upkeep of equipment in the arts and crafts shop and training Counselors and support staff in creative arts activities as appropriate.
Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and hold (or be willing to obtain) First Aid and CPR certification. Previous camp experience or art education experience preferred. Apply here today! Questions? Contact Victoria Hoppes, Camp Director, at victoria@waycrosscenter.org.

INDY PRIDE: JUNE 10…SAVE THE DATE!
Episcopalians-–in churches and ministries or as individuals–are again invited to join a walking group for the Indianapolis Pride Parade on June 10. Please start advertising the date and gathering interested people in your church or ministry. Again this year, we will have a booth during the festival. There’s more information to come so watch this space, the Facebook page of the Diocese, and the Facebook page for Diocese of Indianapolis at Circle City Pride Festival and Parade (you can request to join if you’re not already a member).

RISK MANAGER…OUR THANKS
Just a reminder, Tom Miltner, a structural engineer and member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, is our risk manager for Church Insurance. This risk manager service has been provided by Church Insurance to help all churches avoid loss. Tom will complete 6 on-site visits by the end of June. At that time, Church Insurance will be discontinuing this program and begin providing new programs. More about the new programs later this year but for now, we offer our thanks to Tom for the risk assessments he has provided to our churches for several years.

MISSING CERTIFICATION OF VESTRY AND OTHER POSITIONS
The list has not changed from last week!

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

April 2, 5 Lent 

St. John’s Lafayette

The Rev. Dr. Bradley Pace, The Rev. Dr. Hilary Cooke

5 LENT IS PRISON MINISTRY SUNDAY
Lord Christ, you said “I was in prison and you visited me…truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”  Help us to minister to God’s children behind bars, those returning to the community, and their families and victims knowing that you alone can change hearts and transform lives, and that together we might impact the world for good, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

FUTURE DIOCESAN EVENTS (New information in red.) 

  • April 6–8
    COM Spring overnight at Waycross
  • April 8
    Episcopal Women’s Ministries spring luncheon with Bishop Cate at St. Paul’s, Columbus, 10:30 a.m.
  • April 12
    Blessing of Oils and Reaffirmation of Vows at St. John’s, Bedford, noon.
  • April 13
    Blessing of Oils ane Reaffirmation of Vows at CCC, Indy, 12:05 p.m.
  • 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–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

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

 

 

WEDNESDAY MAILBAG FOR MARCH 22, 2017

LENTEN QUIET DAY AT ALL SAINTS, INDIANAPOLIS
The Religious of All Saints is hosting this time of meditation and reflection with a focus on Mary at the cross. It is this Saturday, March 25th.  The schedule and how to register.

SPRING CLERGY CONFERENCE IS NEXT WEEK
Reminder! If you have not yet registered for next week’s (March 27–28) clergy conference at the Waycross Conference Center, please do it now, right here.
Here is the schedule.

VOLUNTEERS! VOLUNTEERS! VOLUNTEERS!
We are getting close to the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows’ ordination as the 11th Bishop of Indianapolis on April 29 and we need your help!  An event like this doesn’t happen without the help of a lot of volunteers. Volunteering is a way you can be personally involved in the big day.
If you are willing and able to help out in any of the areas outlined below, please contact Peggy Allen at pegall@iquest.net or 812-239-6826. Peggy is maintaining a master list of volunteers to make sure we have everything covered. All volunteers need to report to Clowes Hall by 8:30 a.m. on April 29.

BANNERS… We want to display your parish banner at this celebration!  Parish banners will be displayed in the main lobby of Clowes Hall. We want to have a banner from every parish in the diocese so get that banner cleaned and pressed and have someone bring it (and a stand) to the ordination!

PROCESSIONAL…There will be many different groups processing for this celebratory event.  We will need 11 vergers, four thurifers, 11 crucifers and 22 torch bearers.  If you perform any of these tasks in your own parish, you are qualified! Each person will need to bring their “tools” for the task—a processional crucifix, torches, etc., AND a stand for each item.  After the processional, these items will be backstage.  We can’t have anything laying on the floor or leaning against a wall.  You will also need to bring your own vestments.

USHERS…We will need 36 ushers to make sure everyone gets seated in a timely manner. We will also need assistance from the ushers at Communion.

SACRISTANS…We will need six Sacristans on Friday (time is yet to be determined) to assist in getting the stage turned into a sacred space.  Another six will be needed on Saturday to set up for the Eucharist and do the take down and clean up afterwards.

CLERGY & LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS…There will be 20 Communion stations at various locations throughout Clowes Hall.  We will need assistance from all of you!

THE 11TH BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF INDIANAPOLIS
The latest news regarding hotels, the ordination, consecration and seating of the 11th Bishop of Indianapolis will be constantly updated here on our web site.

HAVE YOU TOLD US YOU WILL BE PRESENT?
The diocesan Transition Committee encourages you to keep sharing about both of our exciting events in April–the celebration for Bishop Waynick and the consecration of our Bishop Elect the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows. If you haven’t yet taken a moment to go to our diocesan website at www.indydio.org  or to www.hoosierbishopXI.org and let us know you are coming, please do so as soon as possible. If you prefer to respond by phone, you can reply for Bishop Cate’s celebration at 317-640-5870 or for the consecration at 317-937-4286. Your early response helps our dedicated group of volunteers better plan for our crowds! To help promote these events in your parish, we are continuing to add downloadable bulletin inserts that you may use. Thank you for helping us share the word, responding promptly with your RSVP (even though you may be assuming we know you will be there!), and making plans to be there for these wonderful events in the life of our diocese.            

THE LATEST SCHEDULE FOR ORDINATION AND CONSECRATION WEEKEND (SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND APPROVAL BY THE PRESIDING BISHOP’S OFFICE)
Please watch this space, the www.indydio.org  website, the monthly e-news, social media, and more for the latest updates.

  • Friday, April 28
  • Presiding Bishop Clergy Meeting, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  St. Richard’s Episcopal School
    Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Richard’s Episcopal School
    Media Event for PB and Bishop Elect 1 p.m.–1:30 p.m.  St. Richard’s Episcopal School
    Rehearsal, Time (To Be Determined), Clowes Memorial Hall
  • Consecration Choir rehearsal at Clowes, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
  • Women of Color Clergy Reception, 5 p.m.–7 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral 
  • Reception hosted by the Union of Black Episcopalians, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral
    Bishop’s Dinner, 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m., Columbia Club
  • Saturday, April 29
    Bishop’s Breakfast, Time TBD, Clowes Memorial Hall
  • Consecration Choir rehearsal, at Clowes, 8:30 a.m.–10-15 a.m.
  • Ordination and Consecration. Prelude 10:30 a.m., Liturgy 11 a.m., Clowes Memorial Hall
  • Sunday, April 30
  • Presiding Bishop Sunday Visitation, 10:30 a.m., St. David’s, Bean Blossom (Please carpool to St. David’s…parking is very limited!)
  • Bishop’s Seating, 11 a.m., Christ Church Cathedral, party to follow 

BISHOP ELECT’S VISITATION SCHEDULE
Her visitation schedule is here on our diocesan website.

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”

DAYSPRING… AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP THE HOMELESS ESCAPE
The Escape Room Indianapolis has allocated 500 tickets to support Dayspring Center. Go here for the details.

RECOGNIZING PRIVILEGE AND WHITENESS IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Trinity, Bloomington, will present  “Recognizing Privilege and Whiteness in The Episcopal Church” Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

The program:
Bishop–elect the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville–Burrows will share her personal experiences as an African–American woman in the Episcopal Church and how she sees privilege and whiteness in our church.

Elizabeth Kaszynski, Ph.D. candidate, will tell us what current research reveals about whiteness.
Maresa Murray, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Education Applied Health Science, will help us reconcile the lenses of our experience and how we see the world.
Professional childcare will be available (up to age 4) upon request. Please call 812-336-4466 with the names and ages of your children.

Lunch will be on your own at local restaurants.

More information? The Rev. Henrietta Grossoehme, 812-336-4466, Associate Rector, Trinity Church

JOINING THE SANCTUARY AND SOLIDARITY NETWORK
We had a great meeting of 12 parishes last Thursday with over 70 people interested in joining an interfaith Sanctuary and Solidarity Network.
One of the key ways to be involved in this work 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 one of these Tuesday trainings:

  • April 4: All Souls Unitarian Church, 5805 E. 56th St., Indianapolis
  • April 11: St. Monica’s Catholic Church, 6131 N. Michigan Rd. Indianapolis
  • April 18: The Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis
  • April 25: The Episcopal Church of All Saints, 1559 Central Ave., Indianapolis

All training begins at 7 p.m. and lasts about an hour. Contact The Rev. Suzanne Wille for more information.

SMALL CONGREGATIONS: HAVING THE RIGHT MINDSET
There are differences between ministry in a small congregation and ministry in a larger setting.  Register here and explore the unique nature of working with, and within, a small congregation in this workshop presented by the Center for Congregations at St. Matthew’s, Indianapolis, Thursday, April 6, 9 a..m.-4 p.m..

BLESSING OF OILS AND REAFFIRMATION OF ORDINATION VOWS
Two services scheduled:  Wednesday, April 12, at noon, St. John’s, Bedford, and Maunday Thursday, April 13, at 12:05 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral.   Complete information is here.  Please, if you have not yet done so, RSVP to Sally Cassidy by March 29.

CONTINUING ED OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN’S & YOUTH MINISTRY
The Faith Forward Conference will be May 22-24, at St. James Cathedral, Chicago. This innovative gathering is designed for leaders who work in children’s and youth formation. Come hear from modern formation experts and theologians about new, innovative ways to engage children, youth, and their families in the life of your congregation. The Province V Youth Ministry Network has some scholarship funds available to help us send participants from the Diocese of Indianapolis. Interested? Learn more at https://www.faith-forward.net/ and contact Victoria Hoppes, Diocesan Coordinator of Ministries With and For Youth.

WEB-BASED TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONGREGATIONS
The Pathways to Vitality Initiative is collaborating with the Episcopal Church Foundation to provide some free, web-based training opportunities for congregations. For more information, please visit  http://www.pathwaystovitality.org/events/register-for-ecfs-upcoming-free-webinars

WAYCROSS CAMP WISH LIST
Summer is quickly approaching, and we are busy planning for summer camp at Waycross!  We have created a wish list of items we 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. Remember to shop using Amazon Smile  and designate Waycross to receive a donation for each qualifying purchase!

INDY PRIDE: SAVE THE DATE—JUNE 10
Interested Episcopalians—in churches and ministries or as individuals—are again invited to join a walking group for the Indianapolis Pride Parade on June 10. Please start advertising the date and gathering interested people in your church or ministry.  Again this year, we will have a booth during the festival.   There’s more information to come so watch this space, the Facebook page of the Diocese, and the Facebook page for Diocese of Indianapolis at Circle City Pride Festival and Parade (you can request to join if you’re not already a member).

MISSING CERTIFICATION OF VESTRY AND OTHER POSITIONS

  1.    Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis
  2.    Episcopal Campus Ministry IU, Bloomington
  3.    Good Samaritan, Brownsburg
  4.    St. Christopher’s, Carmel
  5.    St. George’s, West Terre Haute
  6.    St. James, New Castle
  7.    St. John’s, Speedway
  8.    St. Luke’s, Shelbyville
  9.    St. Michael’s, Noblesville
  10.    St. Paul’s, Jeffersonville
  11.    St. Philip’s, Indianapolis
  12.    St. Stephen’s, Terre Haute
  13.    Trinity, Lawrenceburg

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

March 26, 4 Lent

Good Samaritan, Brownsburg

The Reverend Dr. Gray Lesesne

FUTURE DIOCESAN EVENTS (New information in red.) 

  • March 23–24
    “Water Justice” at St. Paul’s, Indianapoli, 9 a.m–5 p.m. both days
  • March 27–28
    Clergy Conference at Waycross
  • April 6–8
    COM Spring overnight at (To Be Determined)
  • April 8
    Episcopal Women’s Ministries spring luncheon with Bishop Cate at St. Paul’s, Columbus, 10:30 a.m.
  • April 12
    Blessing of Oils & Reaffirmation of Vows at St. John’s, Bedford, noon.
  • April 13
    Blessing of Oils & Reaffirmation of Vows at CCC, Indy, 12:05 p.m.
  • 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–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

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Send it to oaks@indydio.org by Tuesday at noon.

 

WEDNESDAY MAILBAG FOR MARCH 15, 2017

PATHWAYS PILOT PARISHES ANNOUNCED
Bishop Waynick and Canon 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. Here is the formal announcement.

THE 11TH BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF INDIANAPOLIS
The latest news regarding hotels, the ordination, consecration and seating of the 11th Bishop of Indianapolis will be constantly updated here on our web site.

THE LATEST SCHEDULE FOR ORDINATION AND CONSECRATION WEEKEND (SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND APPROVAL BY THE PRESIDING BISHOP’S OFFICE)
Please watch this space, the www.indydio.org  website, the monthly e-news, social media, and more for the latest updates.

Friday, April 28

  • Presiding Bishop Clergy Meeting, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  St. Richard’s Episcopal School
    Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Richard’s Episcopal School
    Media Event for PB and Bishop Elect 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  St. Richard’s Episcopal School
    Rehearsal, Time TBD, Clowes Memorial Hall
  • Consecration Choir rehearsal at Clowes, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Women of Color Clergy Reception, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral 
  • Reception hosted by the Union of Black Episcopalians, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral
    Bishop’s Dinner, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Columbia Club

Saturday, April 29

  • Bishop’s Breakfast, Time TBD, Clowes Memorial Hall
  • Consecration Choir rehearsal, at Clowes, 8:30 a.m.-10-15 a.m.
  • Ordination and Consecration. Prelude 10:30 a.m., Liturgy 11 a.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Sunday, April 30

  • Presiding Bishop Sunday Visitation, (Note new service time!) 10:30 a.m., St. David’s, Bean Blossom 
  • Bishop’s Seating, 11 a.m., Christ Church Cathedral, party to follow 

BISHOP ELECT’S VISITATION SCHEDULE
Her visitation schedule is here on our diocesan website.

SANCTUARY, NOT DEPORTATION
A group of diocesan clergy and lay leaders attended the Sanctuary meeting hosted by ICAN and The Center for Interfaith Cooperation on February 27. We were in the company of Unitarians, Muslims, Jews, as well as folks from many other Christian denominations. The meeting provided us with the basics of what’s happening with undocumented immigrants, their challenges, and how we can respond.
We decided to meet again and invite all who are interested in this topic. We will disseminate information and discuss ways we can respond to the possibility of a roundup of undocumented members of our communities.
Please RSVP to Fatima Madus: 317-459-0105 or fmadus@gmail.com.
For answers to your questions: Cathy Scott 317-441-8493 or catascot@sbcglobal.net, Fatima 317-459-0105 or fmadus@gmail.com.
The next meeting will be tomorrow , March 16, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. John’s, Speedway.

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
How do you speak about the unspoken? Discover the subliminal and blatant messages in our culture around race, and explore ways to start courageous conversations about it.
During this event, hear the experiences of people of color and ask questions in a non-threatening, respectful environment. Come join us at St. Christopher’s at 1402 W. Main, Carmel, Saturday, March 18, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., and talk about what is still an enormous social issue.
Registration requested, but not required. You can register here.

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR “HONORED WOMEN” APPLICATION
The Episcopal Women’s Ministries (EWM) has extended the deadline for submissions of the name of an Honored Woman from each parish to this Friday.
We are blessed to have received many Honored Women submissions from parishes. We have been asked by some parishes for an extension of the deadline to submit the documents. So we are offering the extension in hopes you will still have time to participate.
Your Diocesan EWM leaders are enjoying reading the biographies they have received with Honored Women applications. Your EWM council is asking each parish to submit one name of an Honored Woman. This is a new tradition of honoring our women, and we hope your parish will participate. The time and energy this takes is appreciated.
Three documents your parish should have received on February 1 can also be found here: 1. more information , 2. the guidelines and 3., the application form.
The deadline for submissions is this Friday, March 17.

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

RECOGNIZING PRIVILEGE AND WHITENESS IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Trinity, Bloomington, will present  “Recognizing Privilege and Whiteness in The Episcopal Church” Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
The program:
Bishop-elect the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows will share her personal experiences as an African-American woman in the Episcopal Church and how she sees privilege and whiteness in our church.
Elizabeth Kaszynski, Ph.D. candidate, will tell us what current research reveals about whiteness.
Maresa Murray, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Education Applied Health Science, will help us reconcile the lenses of our experience and how we see the world.
Professional childcare will be available (up to age 4) upon request. Please call 812-336-4466 with the names and ages of your children.
Lunch will be on your own at local restaurants.
More information? The Rev. Henrietta Grossoehme, 812-336-4466, Associate Rector, Trinity Church.

SMALL CONGREGATIONS: HAVING THE RIGHT MINDSET
There are differences between ministry in a small congregation and ministry in a larger setting. Register here and explore the unique nature of working with, and within, a small congregation in this workshop presented by the Center for Congregations at St. Matthew’s, Indianapolis, Thursday, April 6, 9 a..m.-4 p.m.

BLESSING OF OILS AND REAFFIRMATION OF ORDINATION VOWS
Two services scheduled:  Wednesday, April 12, at noon, St. John’s, Bedford, and Maunday Thursday, April 13, at 12:05 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral. Complete information is here. Please! RSVP to Sally Cassidy by March 29.

STEWARDSHIP OF SPACE
Caring for our worship facilities is caring for something that God has entrusted to us.  Come to this Stewardship of Space workshop to be presented by the Center for Congregations and explore the four components of facility stewardship: dreaming, planning, building and sustaining.
The workshops will be April 26 in Greenwood and April 27 in Evansville.

VOLUNTEER DISASTER CHAPLAINCY TRAINING
The Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South in partnership with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network invites clergy, laypersons, professionals, and spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this three-day disaster chaplaincy training.  It will be held at the Sewanee Inn, Sewanee, Tennessee, June 6-8. Here are the details and registration information.

CHRISTOPHER’S, CARMEL, SEEKING PARISH ADMINISTRATOR
St. Christopher’s is seeking a highly reliable, high integrity, skilled parish administrator to replace our recently retired office manager. The Parish Administrator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the church office and facilities. This important position reports to the rector of the parish, provides support to staff and parish lay leadership, and coordinates the services of numerous volunteer groups to meet the needs of a very active parish. Here is the job description.

WAYCROSS CAMP WISH LIST
Summer is quickly approaching, and we are busy planning for summer camp at Waycross!  We have created a wish list of items we 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. Remember to shop using Amazon Smile and designate Waycross to receive a donation for each qualifying purchase!

MISSING CERTIFICATION OF VESTRY AND OTHER POSITIONS

  •    All Saints, Indianapolis
  •    Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis
  •    Episcopal Campus Ministry IU, Bloomington
  •    Good Samaritan, Brownsburg
  •    Grace Church, Muncie
  •    Nativity, Indianapolis
  •    St. Christopher’s, Carmel
  •    St. George’s, West Terre Haute
  •    St. James, New Castle
  •    St. James, Vincennes
  •    St. John’s, Crawfordsville
  •    St. John’s, Speedway
  •    St. John’s, Washington
  •    St. Luke’s, Shelbyville
  •    St. Matthew’s, Indianapolis
  •    St. Michael’s, Noblesville
  •    St. Paul’s, Jeffersonville
  •    St. Peter’s, Lebanon
  •    St. Philip’s, Indianapolis
  •    St. Stephen’s, Terre Haute
  •    Trinity, Lawrenceburg

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

March 19, 3 Lent

Christ Church Cathedral

The Very Rev. Stephen Carlsen, Dean; The Rev. Canon Dr. Shannon MacVean-Brown, The Rev. Canon Lee Curtis, The Rev. Rosa Brown

FUTURE DIOCESAN EVENTS (New information in red.) 

  • March 27–28
    Clergy Conference at Waycross
  • April 6–8
    COM Spring overnight at To Be Determined
  • April 8
    Episcopal Women’s Ministries spring luncheon with Bishop Cate at St. Paul’s, Columbus, 10:30 a.m.
  • April 12
    Blessing of Oils & Reaffirmation of Vows at St. John’s, Bedford, noon.
  • April 13
    Blessing of Oils & Reaffirmation of Vows at CCC, Indianapolis, 12:05 p.m.
  • 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 @ 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 1–19
    Youth Fall Conference at Waycross

2018

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

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Send it to oaks@indydio.org by Tuesday at noon.

 

WEDNESDAY MAILBAG FOR MARCH 8, 2017

THE 11TH BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF INDIANAPOLIS
The latest news regarding hotels, the ordination, consecration and seating of the 11th Bishop of Indianapolis will be constantly updated here on our web site.

THE LATEST SCHEDULE FOR ORDINATION AND CONSECRATION WEEKEND (SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND APPROVAL BY THE PRESIDING BISHOP’S OFFICE)
Please watch this space, the www.indydio.org  website, the monthly e-news, social media, and more for the latest updates.

Friday, April 28

Presiding Bishop Clergy Meeting, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  St. Richard’s Episcopal School

Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Richard’s Episcopal School

Media Event for PB and Bishop Elect 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  St. Richard’s Episcopal School

Rehearsal, (Time To Be Determined), Clowes Memorial Hall

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

Women of Color Clergy Reception, 5 p.m.–7 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral 

Reception hosted by the Union of Black Episcopalians, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral

Bishop’s Dinner, 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m., Columbia Club

Saturday, April 29

Bishop’s Breakfast, (Time To Be Determined), Clowes Memorial Hall

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

Ordination and Consecration. Prelude 10:30 a.m., Liturgy 11 a.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Sunday, April 30

Presiding Bishop Sunday Visitation, 9:30 a.m., St. David’s, Bean Blossom 

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

BISHOP ELECT’S VISITATION SCHEDULE
Her visitation schedule is here on our diocesan website.

SANCTUARY, NOT DEPORTATION
A group of diocesan clergy and lay leaders attended the Sanctuary meeting hosted by ICAN and The Center for Interfaith Cooperation on February 27. We were in the company of Unitarians, Muslims, Jews, as well as folks from many other Christian denominations. The meeting provided us with the basics of what’s happening with undocumented immigrants, their challenges, and how we can respond.
We decided to meet again and invite all who are interested in this topic. We will disseminate information and discuss ways we can respond to the possibility of a roundup of undocumented members of our communities.
Please RSVP to Fatima Madus: 317-459-0105 or fmadus@gmail.com .
For answers to your questions: Cathy Scott 317-441-8493 or catascot@sbcglobal.net , Fatima 317-459-0105 or fmadus@gmail.com.
The next meeting will be Thursday, March 16, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. John’s, Speedway.

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
How do you speak about the unspoken? Discover the subliminal and blatant messages in our culture around race, and explore ways to start courageous conversations about it. During this event, hear the experiences of people of color and ask questions in a non-threatening, respectful environment. Come join us at St. Christopher’s at 1402 W. Main, Carmel, Saturday, March 18, 1-3:30 p.m., and talk about what is still an enormous social issue.
Registration requested, but not required. You can register here.

HELP THE EPISCOPAL WOMEN’S MINISTRY HONOR DIOCESAN WOMEN
Your diocesan Episcopal Women’s Ministry Council (EWM) is busy planning ways to honor our women.  This year, we are adding a new tradition for honoring our women, and we hope your parish will participate. Your EWM Council is asking each parish to consider submitting one name of an Honored Woman from its parish. Here is more information , the guidelines and the application form. The deadline for submissions is March 10.

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)
  • ..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”

RECOGNIZING PRIVILEGE AND WHITENESS IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Trinity, Bloomington, will present  “Recognizing Privilege and Whiteness in The Episcopal Church” Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
The program:
Bishop-elect Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows will share her personal experiences as an African-American woman in the Episcopal Church and how she sees privilege and whiteness in our church.
Elizabeth Kaszynski, Ph.D. candidate, will tell us what current research reveals about whiteness.
Maresa Murray, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Education Applied Health Science, will help us reconcile the lenses of our experience and how we see the world.
Professional childcare will be available (up to age 4) upon request. Please call 812-336-4466 with the names and ages of your children.
Lunch will be on your own at local restaurants.
More information? The Rev. Henrietta Grossoehme, 812-336-4466, Associate Rector, Trinity Church.

BLESSING OF OILS AND REAFFIRMATION OF ORDINATION VOWS
Two services scheduled:  Wednesday, April 12, at noon, St. John’s, Bedford and Maunday Thursday, April 13, at 12:05 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral. Complete information is here.
Please! RSVP to Sally Cassidy by March 29.

STEWARDSHIP OF SPACE
Caring for our worship facilities is caring for something that God has entrusted to us. Come to this Stewardship of Space workshop to be presented by the Center for Congregations and explore the four components of facility stewardship: dreaming, planning, building and sustaining.
The workshops will be April 26 in Greenwood and April 27 in Evansville.

VOLUNTEER DISASTER CHAPLAINCY TRAINING
The Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South in partnership with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network invites clergy, laypersons, professionals, and spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this three-day disaster chaplaincy training. It will be held at the Sewanee Inn, Sewanee, Tennessee, June 6–8. Here are the details and registration information.

CHRISTOPHER’S, CARMEL, SEEKING PARISH ADMINISTRATOR
St. Christopher’s is seeking a highly reliable, high integrity, skilled parish administrator to replace our recently retired office manager.
The Parish Administrator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the church office and facilities.  This important position reports to the rector of the parish, provides support to staff and parish lay leadership, and coordinates the services of numerous volunteer groups to meet the needs of a very active parish. Here is the job description.

MISSING PAROCHIAL REPORTS

  •    Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis
  •    Nativity, Indianapolis
  •    Trinity, Indianapolis
  •    St. Peter’s, Lebanon
  •    St. Paul’s, Richmond

MISSING CERTIFICATION OF VESTRY AND OTHER POSITIONS

  •    All Saints, Indianapolis
  •    Episcopal Campus Ministry IU, Bloomington
  •    Good Samaritan, Brownsburg
  •    Nativity, Indianapolis
  •    St. Alban’s, Indianapolis
  •    St. Christopher’s, Carmel
  •    St. Francis, Zionsville
  •    St. George’s, West Terre Haute
  •    St. James’, New Castle
  •    St. James’, Vincennes
  •    St. John’s, Crawfordsville
  •    St. John’s, Speedway
  •    St. John’s, Washington
  •    St. Luke’s, Shelbyville
  •    St. Mark’s, Plainfield
  •    St. Matthew’s, Indianapolis
  •    St. Michael’s, Noblesville
  •    St. Paul’s, Jeffersonville
  •    St. Peter’s, Lebanon
  •    St. Philip’s, Indianapolis
  •    St. Stephen’s, Terre Haute
  •    Trinity, Bloomington
  •    Trinity, Indianapolis
  •    Trinity, Lawrenceburg

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

March 12, 2 Lent

St. Paul’s Jeffersonville

The Rev. Dr. Nancy Woodworth-Hill, the Rev. Don Hill, the Rev. Jim Stanton, Deacon

FUTURE DIOCESAN EVENTS (New information in red.) 

  • March 23–24
    “Water Justice” at St. Paul’s, Indy, 9 a.m–5 p.m. both days
  • March 27–28
    Clergy Conference at Waycross
  • April 6–8
    COM Spring overnight at (To Be Determined)
  • April 8
    Episcopal Women’s Ministries spring luncheon with Bishop Cate at St. Paul’s, Columbus, 10:30 a.m.
  • April 12
    Blessing of Oils & Reaffirmation of Vows at St. John’s, Bedford, noon.
  • April 13
    Blessing of Oils & Reaffirmation of Vows at CCC, Indianapolis, 12:05 p.m.
  • 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, 1:304:30 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 & 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 atAustin, TX
  • September 28–30
    Episcopal Women’s Ministries fall retreat at Waycross

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