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Wednesday Mailbag for April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015

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CONVENTION LUNCH AVAILABLE
With the Little 500 going on in Bloomington convention Saturday, many restaurants will be busy at lunch and the convention schedule only allots an hour for lunch break... that's a problem.
A suggested solution: the Bloomington Convention Center is now offering a sandwich bar option for $15, which includes warm turkey and bacon melt, a California Dreamin' wrap, potato salad, chips, fresh fruit, and drinks. 
Please fill out this reservation form and pay online via PayPal or make your reservation online and bring a check to convention.

BLUEGRASS MASS AT ST. MARK'S
Come raise a joyful bluegrass noise unto the Lord!  The Castlewood Singers present a Bluegrass Mass at St. Mark's, 710 E. Buchanan Street, Plainfield, on Saturday, May 9, at 4 p.m.
Freewill donations gratefully accepted, and all proceeds from this event will benefit St. Mark's Outreach Ministries. 

WAYCROSS MOTHER'S DAY DINNER
Make Waycross a part of your Mother's Day tradition. Invite your family to Waycross' Mother's Day Dinner on May 10 at 2 p.m. Enjoy a buffet-style meal, pose for a family photo and enjoy the beautiful rolling hills of Brown County.
Buffet-style menu entrees: Spiral Ham and Fried Chicken.  Sides: Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Rolls and Salad.  Dessert: The Good Cake and other assorted sweet treats. Tickets: adults: $18, 3-11 years old: $9, children 2 and under: free. RSVP
Consider staying for the Dedication of the Waycross Way and Hall of Angels at 3:30 p.m. RSVP for this as well! reservations(at)waycrosscenter.org or 812-597-4241.

COMMISSION ON MINISTRY INFORMATION DAY, JUNE 6
If you believe you're hearing the call to ordained ministry, please be in conversation with your priest.  Your priest may then bring you and a member of your vestry or Bishop's Committee to this Information Day to learn more about the ordination process. 
This event is at St. Paul's, Indianapolis from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, June 6.
Contacts for answers to your questions: The Rev. Charlie Dupree, COM Chair or Joyce Krauser, COM Coordinator.


 AS OF 4-15-15
In less than a week there are deadlines for those attending diocesan convention in Bloomington.  Among them: lunch reservations and printing of nametags.
Here is a list of churches that have not yet sent their "Certification of Wardens and Leaders" form (which includes Delegates and Alternate Delegates.) The form has been available on the web since December at: /diocese2012/find-resource/forms/.

  • Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis
  • Episcopal Campus Ministry at IU, Bloomington
  • Holy Family, Fishers
  • St. Francis, Zionsville
  • St. George's, West Terre Haute
  • St. John's, Bedford
  • St. John's, Speedway
  • St. Mary's, Martinsville
  • St. Philips, Indianapolis
  • St. Stephens, Elwood
  • Trinity, Lawrenceburg

 

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

April 19 - 3 Easter
Postulants and Candidates for Holy Orders: Alissa Goudswaard Anderson, Dave Guilfoyle, Jessie Gutgsell, Erin Hougland, James Stanton, Patrick Burke, The Rev. Steven Balke, The Rev. Mary Bargiel, The Rev. Sarah Ginolfi, The Rev. Whitney Smith, and The Rev. Nancy Woodworth-Hill. (Prayers are in the BCP, p. 256.)

FUTURE EVENTS

  • Confirmation, (All-Diocesan) Thursday, May 14, Christ Church Cathedral, 
Liturgy 7:30 p.m. EDST, (candidates meet with Bishop at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Confirmation, South Central Deanery Saturday, May 16, Location TBA 
Liturgy 3 p.m. EDST, (candidates meet with Bishop at 2 p.m.)
  • Confirmation, South West Deanery, Sunday, May 17, St. James, Vincennes, Liturgy 4 p.m. EDST, (candidates meet with Bishop at 3 p.m.)
Liturgy 11 a.m. EDST, (candidates meet with Bishop at 10 a.m.)
  • Confirmation, South East Deanery, Saturday, May 30, St. Paul's, Jeffersonville, Liturgy 11 a.m. EDST, (candidates meet w/Bishop at 10 a.m.)
  • Diocesan Convention Part 1, Apr 25, Bloomington Convention Center
  • Commission on Ministry Information Day, Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Paul's, Indianapolis
  • Fall Ember Day Gathering, Sep 17, Interchurch Center, (Dean's mtg following)
  • Episcopal Women's Ministries' Fall Retreat, Sep 25-27, Waycross
  • Diocesan Convention, Part 2, Oct 23-24, Wyndham Indianapolis West
  • Advent Ember Day, Dec 10, Interchurch Center

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Past Issues

Wednesday Mailbag for April 15, 2015

CONVENTION LUNCH AVAILABLE, BLUEGRASS MASS AT ST. MARK'S, WAYCROSS MOTHER'S DAY DINNER, COMMISSION ON MINISTRY INFORMATION DAY, JUNE 6, 
 AS OF 4-15-15, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for April 8, 2015

CONFIRMATION SCHEDULE AS OF 4-8-15, CONCERT BY THE SCHOLA AND MADRIGAL CHOIRS OF GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, OAK PARK, IL, AN ALTERNATIVE FOR "TOXIC CHARITY", DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for April 1, 2015

ST. PETER'S TO HOST BISHOP FOR INTERFAITH GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE, LITANY FOR HOLY WEEK, CONCERT BY THE SCHOLA AND MADRIGAL CHOIRS OF GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, OAK PARK, IL, LAETARE SINGS CHORAL EVENSONG AT ST. ALBAN'S, INDIANAPOLIS, SECOND REMINDER: 103-104 TAX FILINGS, EPISCOPAL FUND FOR HUMAN NEED, JOIN US FOR THE INDIANA PHILANTHROPY ALLIANCE REGIONAL FORUM
, COMMISSION ON MINISTRY INFORMATION DAY, JUNE 6, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for March 25, 2015

TODAY! FORGIVENESS, RECONCILIATION, AND REPARATION OF RACISM, MORE CONGREGATIONS REMEMBERED, LAST CALL: PAROCHIAL REPORTS, TRANSFORMING CONGREGATIONS THROUGH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: CREATING A DISCIPLESHIP COMMUNITY, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for March 18, 2015

CALL TO CONVENTION, THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES... THEY KEEP ON COMING, FORGIVENESS, RECONCILIATION, AND REPARATION OF RACISM, REMINDER: 103–104 TAX FILINGS, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for March 11, 2015

DIOCESE TO EXPLORE ECONOMIC CHALLENGES FACING CLERGY, GODLY PLAY TRAINING, THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, STILL TIME TO REGISTER..., DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for March 4, 2015

BLESSING OF OILS AND REAFFIRMATION OF ORDINATION VOWS, SPRING CLERGY CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN, MATCHING FUNDS FOR CENTER FOR CONGREGATIONS GRANTS, ST. PHILIP'S FIRST FRIDAY COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON GUN VIOLENCE, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for February 25, 2015

ACCESS ACS & PEOPLE WEBINARS...FREE!!!, ST. PHILIP'S "FIRST FRIDAY" SERIES WITH THOMAS STUCKY, MARCH 6, PAROCHIAL REPORT REMINDER, THE REV. DR. RICHARD GODBOLD RETIRES, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for February 18, 2015

LENTEN EMBER DAY GATHERING, FEBRUARY 26, INTERCHURCH CENTER, VESTRY COLLEGE CANCELED, TWO-PART CONVENTION FOR 2015, EPISCOPAL WOMEN'S MINISTRIES, EPISCOPAL CHURCH PLANS CLIMATE CHANGE WEBCAST AND ACTION PROGRAM, NEW RESOURCE FOR PERSONAL REFLECTION: DAILY PRAYER FOR ALL SEASONS, ST. PAUL'S, NEW ALBANY, ARTS COUNCIL OFFERS WRITING FOR STAGE AND SCREEN WORKSHOP, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for February 11, 2015

VESTRY COLLEGE REGISTRATION NOW ONLINE WITH SPACE STILL AVAILABLE, ANTHEM BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD SECURITY BREACH, THE LINK NOW WORKS! YOUTH SPRING RETREAT EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION, SAFETY INSPECTIONS, LONDON'S ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL CHOIR, REMEMBER YOUR VALENTINES..., INSIDE THE INDY BELTWAY PARISHES–GOT A SMALL EXTRA OFFICE SPACE?, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for February 4, 2015

YOUTH SPRING RETREAT EARLY BIRD REGISTRATON, LENTEN QUIET DAY AT THE CATHEDRAL, THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH BUILDING FUND'S "JUMPSTART", FORGIVENESS, RECONCILIATION, AND REPARATION OF RACISM, THE TIME DRAWETH NIGH, VALENTINE MAKING AT WAYCROSS, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for January 28, 2015

TRINITY INDY SEEKING PARISH SECRETARY, VESTRY COLLEGE AGENDA, VALENTINE FUN AT WAYCROSS, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for January 21, 2015

VESTRY COLLEGE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN, YOUTH SPRING RETREAT COMING IN MARCH, BUDGET PROCESS 2016-2017 FORMS AND LETTER NOW UP, OPEN THE BIBLE, THIS SUNDAY: ANNUAL PRAYER SERVICE FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY, REMINDER: CHECK LIST OF FORMS TO FILE FOR 2015, IRS MILEAGE RATE, EPISCOPAL WOMEN'S MINISTERIES: DATES TO SAVE, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for January 14, 2015

ANNUAL PRAYER SERVICE FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY, UPDATED INFORMATION "STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING THE BIBLE" COURSE, ORDINATION TO THE SACRED ORDER OF DEACONS, ANNUAL INTERFAITH BANQUET AND CONCERT, GENTLE REMINDER: SAFEGUARDING GOD'S PEOPLE AND GOD'S CHILDREN, WANTED: ORGNAIST AND DIRECTOR OF MUSIC–FROM ST PAUL'S COLUMBUS, THIS EVENT: CREATING COMMON GOOD, IS GETTING CLOSER. REGISTER!, THIS ONE MAY BE CLOSER TO YOU: MORE CREATING COMMON GOOD!, SEEKING INTERIM ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR FOR ST THOMAS CLINIC, TIME TO REGISTER FOR VESTRY COLLEGE, PLEASE HELP US WITH PAYPAL FEES, DELEGATES–ALTERNATES NEEDED SOON FOR APRIL DIOCESAN CONVENTION, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for January 7, 2015

DIOCESAN OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY, SAFEGUARDING GOD'S PEOPLE AND GOD'S CHILDREN, WANTED: ORGANIST AND DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, CREATING COMMON GOOD!, MORE CREATING COMMON GOOD!, FOR LAY & ORDAINED LEADERSHIP TEAMS, IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! NEW CONVENTION SCHEDULE, YEAR-END REPORTING, CHECKLIST OF FORMS TO FILE FOR 2015, SEEKING INTERIM ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR FOR ST THOMAS CLINIC, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for December 17, 2014

NEW CONVENTION SCHEDULE, A YEAR-END GIFT OF APPRECIATED STOCK, YEAR END REPORTING, CHECK LIST OF FORMS TO FILE FOR 2015, SEEPING INTERIM ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR FOR ST THOMAS CLINIC, FROM ST ALBAN'S INDIANAPOLIS..., ORDINATION TO THE SACRED ORDER OF EAACONS, HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR YOUR DIOCESAN OFFICE, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for December 10, 2014

CHRISTMASTIDE AND YOUR POTENTIAL CHURCH GUESTS, "SHARING OUR CURRENCIES" CATALOG OF WORKSHOPS, CORRECTED LINK!, STILL OPEN: ORGANIST/DIRECTOR OF MUSIC POSITION, STILL OPEN: ORGANIST/DIRECTOR OF MUSIC POSITION, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, VERY NEAR FUTURE EVENTS FOR 2014, 2015

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