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Wednesday Mailbag for May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015

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THE EPISCOPAL FUND FOR HUMAN NEED (EFHN) INGATHERING CONTINUES
While many parishes gathered gifts for the Episcopal Fund for Human Need this past Sunday, still others are continuing efforts to support this critical fund that provides a safety net for those who "fall between the cracks" in our human needs agencies and ministries throughout central and southern Indiana.  A simple gift of just $15 per household would allow the EFHN to significantly increase assistance to others in the coming year, providing essentials such as food, shelter, utilities, medicine, and transportation.  Please help the Episcopal Fund for Human Needs help others.  For more information, go to www.indydio.org or contact the diocesan office.  

GET READY FOR PRIDE 2015
The 2015 Indianapolis Circle City Pride Festival and Parade is Saturday, June 13, and we're expecting another big crowd of diocesan participants.  You can walk in the parade, ride a bike, ride in a car with signs on it, or even just help out in the information booth.  We have t-shirts for those who weren't able to participate last year and for anyone who may need a replacement shirt from 2014.  The t-shirts are being provided by the diocese in the spirit of grace economics, hoping that if you enjoy your shirt you will consider making a gift to the Diocese of Bor in South Sudan at www.sharinglovewithsouthsudan.org or by sending a check to the diocesan office marked for Bor/Sudan assistance.  For questions and more information about the Pride festivities, join us on Facebook at Diocese of Indianapolis at Circle City Pride Festival and Parade.        

9th ANNUAL ART ON THE PARISH GREEN AT ST. PAUL'S, NEW ALBANY
It's about art, music, family fun, and a great cause–providing the hungry in the New Albany community with hearty, hot meals through the St. Paul's Shepherd's Kitchen.  

The 9th Annual Art on the Parish Green festival Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday, June 14, noon to 5 p.m. at historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 11 and Main in New Albany is expanding to an additional street block this year but the popular festival was still at capacity with artists and vendors weeks prior to the event.   

Art on the Parish Green features over 80 juried fine arts and crafts vendors, a food court, a beer/wine garden, live music, featuring the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Quartet; a YMCA Kids Art Place, Silly Safaris animals; old-fashioned carriage rides through historic New Albany, and Bluegrass Mass on the Grass Sunday at 10 a.m.  The event is sponsored by the Horseshoe Foundation, City of New Albany, Develop New Albany, Arts Council of Southern Indiana, YMCA of Southern Indiana, Your Community Bank,  Ob-Gyn Associates of Southern Indiana, State Representative Ed Clere, Louisville Street Food Alliance Trucks, River City Winery, New Albanian Brewing Company, and many others.  For more information: www.artontheparishgreen.org or Art on the Parish Green/Facebook, or call 812-944-0413.  

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

 31 - Trinity Sunday

 Trinity, Indianapolis

The Rev. LaRae Ruttenbar, The Rev. Karen King, The Rev. Robert Dekker, The Rev. Lea Colvill

 

FUTURE EVENTS 

  • 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
  • Youth Summer Leadership Seminar, Jun 26–28, St. Christopher's
  • Vestry College, August 14–15, Waycross
  • Fall Ember Day Gathering, September 17, Interchurch Center, (Dean's meeting following)
  • Episcopal Women's Ministries Fall Retreat, Sep 25–27, Waycross
  • Diocesan Convention, Part 2, October 23–24, Wyndham Indianapolis West
  • Advent Ember Day, December 10, Interchurch Center  

2016-17

  • Lenten Ember Day, February 18, 2016, Crispus Attucks Museum
  • Spring Clergy Conference, April 4–6, 2016, Waycross
  • Consecration and Seating of 11th Bishop (anticipated date) April, 2017 

Past Issues

Wednesday Mailbag for May 27, 2015

THE EPISCOPAL FUND FOR HUMAN NEED (EFHN) INGATHERING CONTINUES, GET READY FOR PRIDE 2015, 9th ANNUAL ART ON THE PARISH GREEN AT ST. PAUL'S, NEW ALBANY, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

Wednesday Mailbag for May 20, 2015

NEW EPISCOPAL COMMUNITY IS UP AND RUNNING AT BROWNSBURG, SAFEGUARDING UPDATE, AN EVENING OF COMMUNITY SPIRITUAL REVIVAL JUNE 27, YOUTH SUMMER LEADERSHIP SEMINAR JUNE 26-28, NEXT WEEK FOR YOUR DIOCESAN STAFF, DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER, FUTURE EVENTS

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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