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Wednesday Mailbag for May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015

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FESTIVAL OF FAITHS
May 13 is the day previous exhibitors share their plans for engaging festival goers to this year's celebration of religious diversity. (The festival will be on August 30 at the Veteran's Memorial Plaza in Indianapolis.) For more information about the May 13 meeting, as well as the August event, click here.

ORGANIST/MUSICIAN NEEDED
A church organist/musician needed at St. Luke's Episcopal Church (1201 N. Riley Hwy, Shelbyville, IN 46176) for one Sunday morning service at 8:30 a.m. plus additional seasonal services. The pay is negotiable. Experience with liturgical worship a plus. Submit resume with three professional references to: rev.whitney.rice(at)gmail.com.

2016 DRAFT BUDGET INFORMATION UPDATE
A letter from The Rev. C. Davies Reed has been posted on the diocesan webpage.  Along with the letter are two documents for study, the 2016 Draft of the diocesan budget, and the 2016 Priority Statement prepared by Executive Council.  

At its June meeting, the Executive Council will approve a proposed budget. That budget, along with a budget narrative with charts, will then be added to the website for review. 

PRIDE PARADE, JUNE 13–GET INVOLVED!
With marriage equality before the Supreme Court and the high-profile battle over RFRA in Indiana, there is no better time for Episcopalians to march in the Pride Parade! Last year saw over 120 Episcopalians walking together and we won first prize as a walking group in the parade. We are poised to walk together again and to offer hospitality at a booth during the festival.  
We know walking is not for everyone, so we're looking into whether bikes are allowed and into entering a car as part of our group this year.  Stay tuned!
But we need help getting the various parishes involved!   If you are interested in participating this year, please identify one person in your parish to advertise and organize for you and put that person in touch with the Rev. Suzanne Wille at rector(at)allsaintsindy.org as soon as possible, no later than May 9.   Information will be posted on our diocesan Facebook page and on the Diocese of Indianapolis at Circle City Pride Festival and Parade Facebook page. 

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

May 10- 6 Easter

St. Pauls, Indianapolis

The Rev. Dr. John Denson, The Rev. Sarah Ginolfi, The Rev. Barbara Kempf 

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 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.)
  • Commission on Ministry Information Day, Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Paul's, Indianapolis
  • Fall Ember Day Gathering, September 17, Inter-church Center, (Dean's meeting following)
  • Episcopal Women's Ministries' Fall Retreat, September 25-27, Waycross
  • Diocesan Convention, Part 2, October 23-24, Wyndham Indianapolis West
  • Advent Ember Day, December 10, Inter-church Center  

 

 


Past Issues

Wednesday Mailbag for May 6, 2015

FESTIVAL OF FAITHS, ORGANIST/MUSICIAN NEEDED, 2016 DRAFT BUDGET INFORMATION UPDATE, PRIDE PARADE, JUNE 13–GET INVOLVED!, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for April 29, 2015

BISHOP CALLS FOR ELECTION OF NEXT BISHOP OF INDIANAPOLIS, PROVIDER NAME CHANGE, 2015 PRIDE PARADE, JUNE 13: SAVE THE DATE AND GET INVOLVED!, WIDENING THE CIRCLE... WELCOMING THE NEWCOMER, EPISCOPAL FUND FOR HUMAN NEED, THE NATURE OF GOD, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for April 22, 2015

REGARDING THIS SATURDAY'S CONVENTION!, LILLY ENDOWMENT GRANT SURVEY, PAROCHIAL REPORTS... AN URGENT REMINDER, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS, Something you wish to have published in the Wednesday Mailbag?

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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