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Wednesday Mailbag for March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015

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TODAY!   FORGIVENESS, RECONCILIATION, AND REPARATION OF RACISM
The Rt. Rev. Robert Christopher Wright, Bishop, Diocese of Atlanta, will give an address tonight at 6 p.m. on this subject at the Madame Walker Theatre in IndianapolisThe theatre is next door to St. Philip's Episcopal Church and they will host a light meal at 5 p.m. 

Childcare will be available for the younger children. Children's Programming for K thru 5th grades only. Older children, 6th grade and up, are encouraged to attend the address by the Bishop.   

The address is open to the public and congregational groups from around the diocese are especially invited to attend. There is a large parking lot between the church and the theater. The evening is sponsored by: All Saints, Christ Church Cathedral, the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, St. Paul's, Indianapolis; St. Philip's, Indianapolis; and Trinity, Indianapolis.

MORE CONGREGATIONS REMEMBERED
Thanks to these congregations for remembering to send in their 2015 Wardens, Vestry/Bishop's Committee/Other Positions form. The form can be found right here.

  • All Saints, Indianapolis
  • Christ Church, Madison
  • Good Shepherd, W. Lafayette
  • Grace, Muncie
  • St. Alban's, Indianapolis
  • St. Andrew's, Greencastle
  • St. Augustine's, Danville
  • St. David's, Bean Blossom
  • St. James, New Castle
  • St. James, Vincennes
  • St. John's, Crawfordsville
  • St. John's, Lafayette
  • St. John's, Mt. Vernon
  • St. John's, Washington
  • St. Luke's, Shelbyville
  • St. Mark's, Plainfield
  • St. Matthew's, Indianapolis
  • St. Michael's, Noblesville
  • St. Paul's, Columbus
  • St. Paul's, Evansville
  • St. Paul's, Jeffersonville
  • St. Paul's, Indianapolis
  • St. Paul's, New Albany
  • St. Paul's, Richmond
  • St. Peter's, Lebanon
  • St. Stephen's, New Harmony
  • St. Stephen's, Terre Haute
  • St. Thomas, Franklin
  • St. Timothy's, Indianapolis
  • Trinity, Anderson
  • Trinity, Bloomington
 
LAST CALL: PAROCHIAL REPORTS
These churches still need to finalize online .
  • Trinity, Anderson: Full Report
  • St. David's, Beanblossom: Full report
  • St. Luke's, Cannelton: People
  • Trinity, Connersville: People
  • St. Paul's, Evansville: People  (Awaiting clergy return from sabbatical)
  • Holy Family, Fishers: People
  • All Saints, Indianapolis: Full Report
  • Christ Church Cathedral: Vestry approval
  • St. Matthew's, Indianapolis: Vestry Approval
  • Trinity, Indianapolis: Full Report
  • St. John's, Lafayette: Vestry Approval
  • St. Paul's, New Albany: Vestry Approval
  • St. James, New Castle: Full Report
  • St. Paul's, Richmond: Full Report
  • St. Francis, Zionsville: People

Please complete your filings by the end of this month.  If you need assistance please contact Marsha Gebuhr, the Canon for Administration.

TRANSFORMING CONGREGATIONS THROUGH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: CREATING A DISCIPLESHIP COMMUNITY
Congregational leaders who envision their ministry to be "making disciples for the sake of the world" will want to attend the 2015 Annual Gathering in Baltimore to be held July 30-August 1. Popular authors Jessicah Duckworth and Paul Hoffman will speak on the theme "Transforming Congregations Through Spiritual Practice:  Creating a Discipleship Community". This event is for pastors, seminarians, educators, musicians, and other parish leaders, and is sponsored by the North American Association for the Catechumenate, an ecumenical organization dedicated to serving pastors and congregations of all denominations in the US and Canada.  For more information and to register online go to the website: www.catechumenate.org.    

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

March 29- Palm Sunday

Trinity, Connersville

Marianne Dice, Senior Warden

 
FUTURE EVENTS
  • Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Reparation Of Racism, St. Philip's March 25
  • Blessing of Oils & Reaffirmation of Ordination Vows, April 1, 12 noon at St. John's, Bedford, and April 2, 12:05 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral
  • Spring Clergy Conference, April 13-15, Waycross (Deans meeting 1-3 p.m., last day)
  • Diocesan Convention Part 1, April 25, 
    Bloomington Convention Center
  • Fall Ember Day Gathering, September 17, Interchurch 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, Interchurch Center
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Past Issues

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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