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Overview & Resources

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Weekly Remembrances

As a part of the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, be sure to include in your weekly remembrances the people and Bishops of our companion dioceses:  The Rt. Rev. Ruben Akurdit Ngong, Bishop of Bor, Republic of South Sudan and The Most. Rev. Mauricio Andrade, Bishop of Brasilia, and the people and Diocese of Haiti and St. Andre's in Mithon.

Prayer Resources 

Prayer for the Wall around Bethlehem and all other barriers to come down.

 Almighty God, Creator of the wonderful complex diversity of humanity; you have fashioned us in your image and commanded us to love one another; reach down your divine hand so that the wall shall come down in Bethlehem, the birthplace of your Son, the Prince of Peace; and may the crumbling walls herald the fall of all barriers that divide us. Bind us together so that love gives rise to an abundance of tenderness among all people; and may our hearts like Mary's magnify the Lord, and may your love shower down throughout the world so all divisions are scattered and washed away. We ask this all with the expectant hearts through Christ Jesus, our Lord. Amen

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.

Episcopal Relief & Development

Almighty God, give to Episcopal Relief & Development the vision of Jesus whose compassion failed not, that following His example we may bring healing to this hurting world.

Grant that we may know who we must be as the arms and legs of Christ in the world today, so that we shall do what we are called to do in responding and making available resources of money, skills, and persons to alleviate poverty, famine, and disaster.

We thank you for the many generous souls who give of their abundance and pray that many others may join them in responding to the needs, hopes, and concerns of the world through Episcopal Relief & Development.

Set us at tasks to risk the Gospel in all places where you lead us, through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Amen

Episcopal Fund for Human Need

Lord Jesus, you said, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” We began the Episcopal Fund for Human Need to help those who fall through the cracks of human needs agencies throughout the Diocese of Indianapolis. Help us to be generous to serve as a lifeline to those who are hungry, homeless or poorly housed, without transportation, or ill and in need of assistance in Central and Southern Indiana that we might serve as a safety net and shine brightly that other may know you as the light of Christ in their lives as you are in ours, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

United Thank Offering

Heavenly Father, source of all creation, all love, all true joy; accept we pray these outward signs of our profound and continuing thankfulness for all of life. Bless those who will benefit from these gifts through the outreach of the United Thank Offering and keep each of us ever thankful for all the blessings of joy and challenge that come our way; through Him who is the greatest gift and blessing of all, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen

Domestic Violence Month

God of peace, in mystery and silence you are present in our lives, bringing new life out of destruction, hope out of despair, growth out of difficulty. We pray for women, men, teens and children who live in fear of violence. For them, home is not a place of peace and love; it is a place of danger and pain. Give them strength to endure in the midst of powerlessness and confusion. And give us courage to confront abusers, whether in our community, family, or ourselves. We ask this in the name of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


November 30, 2014 to November 29, 2015

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER 

November 30, 2014 – November 22, 2015

Resources: 
Prayers for the Wall around Bethlehem, Prison Ministry, Episcopal Relief & Development, Episcopal Fund for Human Need, United Thank Offering, and Domestic Violence Month can be found at the end of this document. 

Weekly Remembrances: 
 
As a part of the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, be sure to include in your weekly remembrances the people and Bishops of our companion dioceses: The Rt. Rev. Ruben Akurdit Ngong, Bishop of Bor, Republic of South Sudan and The Most Rev. Mauricio Andrade, Bishop of Brasilia, and the people and Diocese of Haiti and St. Andre's in Mithon. 
 

November 2014 

 
Throughout Advent and season of Christmas, please pray for the Wall around Bethlehem and all other barriers to come down. 

Prayer for the Wall around Bethlehem and all other barriers to come down. 
 
Almighty God, Creator of the wonderful complex diversity of humanity; you have fashioned us in your image and commanded us to love one another; reach down your divine hand so that the wall shall come down in Bethlehem, the birthplace of your Son, the Prince of Peace; and may the crumbling walls herald the fall of all barriers that divide us. Bind us together so that love gives rise to an abundance of tenderness among all people; and may our hearts, like Mary's, magnify the Lord, and may your love shower down throughout the world so all divisions are scattered and washed away. We ask this all with expectant hearts through Christ Jesus, our Lord. Amen 
 
30 – Advent 1 
Clergy and students of diocesan campus ministries: Mr. Robert Abner, Episcopal & Lutheran Campus Ministries at Ball State University; The Rev. Dr. Charles Allen, Grace Unlimited at Butler and IUPUI; The Rev. Peter Bunder, Chapel of the Good Shepherd at Purdue University; The Rev. Dr. Linda Johnson, Episcopal Campus Ministry at Indiana University; The Rev. Sharon Smith, United Campus Ministries, Terre Haute (serving Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College); and the campus ministries of DePauw University; Hanover College; Wabash College, and the University of 
Southern Indiana. 
 

December 2014 

7 - Advent 2 
Trinity, Anderson 
The Rt. Rev. William Smalley
 
14 - Advent 3 
St. John’s, Bedford 
Mike Short, Sr. Warden 
 
21 - Advent 4 
Church of the Nativity, Indianapolis 
The Rev. Mary Slenski 
 
28 - Christmas 1 
Holy Family, Fishers 
The Rev. Mike Galvin, The Rev. Cathy Scott, Deacon 
 

January 2015

4 – Christmas 2 
Trinity, Bloomington 
The Rev. Charles Dupree; The Rev. Henrietta Grossoehme, The Rev. Connie Peppler, Deacon 
 
11 – 1 Epiphany 
St. Peter’s, Lebanon 
The Rev. Christopher Beasley 
 
18 – 2 Epiphany - Prison Ministry Sunday (MLK)
 
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. 
  • Clergy engaged in prison ministry: The Rev. Barbara Kempf, The Rev. Jackie Means, The Rev. Donna Olsen, The Rev. Bill Wieland, The Rev. Mollie Williams 
  • Clergy engaged in hospital chaplaincy: The Rev. Dr. Lorraine Coufal, The Rev. Frank Impicciche 
  • All retired and non-parochial clergy 
25 – 3 Epiphany 
Peace Church, Rockport 
Daniel Kincaid, Senior Warden 
 
February 2015 1 – 4 Epiphany 
Diocesan Cooperating Ministries and the people they serve: Alternatives Inc. Craine House, Damien Center, Dayspring Center, Exodus Refugee Center, Julian Center, and St. Richard’s School 
 
8 – 5 Epiphany 
St. Paul’s, Columbus 
The Rev. Marc Vance 
 
15 – Last Epiphany 
St. Paul’s, Evansville 
The Rev. Dr. Richard Godbold 
 
22 – 1 Lent 
St. John’s, Crawfordsville 
The Rev. Janet Oller 
 
29 – 2 Lent 
Shared Ministry of St. James, New Castle & St. Paul’s, Richmond 
The Rev. Susan Bennett, The Rev. Barry Cramer, Deacon 
 

March 2015 

 
8 – 3 Lent - Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday 
 
Episcopal Relief & Development 
Almighty God, give to Episcopal Relief & Development the vision of Jesus whose compassion failed not, that following His example we may bring healing to this hurting world. Grant that we may know who we must be as the arms and legs of Christ in the world today, so that we shall do what we are called to do in responding and making available resources of money, skills, and persons to alleviate poverty, famine, and disaster. We thank you for the many generous souls who give of their abundance and pray that many others may join them in responding to the needs, hopes, and concerns of the world through Episcopal Relief & Development. Set us at tasks to risk the Gospel in all places where you lead us, through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Amen 
 
Good Shepherd, West Lafayette 
The Rev. Peter Bunder 
 
15 – 4 Lent 
St. Paul’s, Jeffersonville 
The Rev. Don Hill & Dr. Nancy Woodworth-Hill, Co-Pastors
 
22 – 5 Lent 
Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis 
The Very Rev. Stephen Carlsen, Dean, The Rev. Canon Zoila Manzanares-Cole, 
The Rev. Dr. Canon Gray Lesesne, Jr., The Rev. Canon Shannon MacVean-Brown
 
29 – Palm Sunday 
Trinity, Connersville 
Marianne Dice, Senior Warden April 2015 
 
5 – Easter Sunday
St. John’s, Lafayette 
The Rev. Dr. Bradley Pace, The Rev. Dr. Hilary Cooke 
 
13 – 2 Easter 
St. Mark’s, Plainfield 
The Rev. Kirsteen Wilkinson 
 
19 – 3 Easter 
Postulants and Candidates for Holy Orders:
Alissa Goudswaard Anderson, Steven Balke, Mary Bargiel, Dave Guilfoyle, Jessie Gutgsell, Erin Hougland, Whitney Smith, James Stanton and Nancy Woodworth-Hill (prayers are in the BCP, p. 256) 
 
26 – 4 Easter 
Christ Church, Madison 
The Rev. Evelyn Wheeler 
 

May 2015 

 
3 – 5 Easter 
St. Philips, Indianapolis 
The Rev. Michelle Roos, The Rev. Karen Sullivan, Deacon 
 
10 – 6 Easter 
St. Pauls, Indianapolis 
The Rev. Dr. John Denson, The Rev. Jeffrey Thornberg, The Rev. Sarah Ginolfi, The Rev. Barbara Kempf 
 
17 – 7 Easter 
St. John’s, Mt. Vernon 
The Rev. Allen Rutherford 
 
24 – Day of Pentecost - EFHN 
All EFHN Outreach Agencies. We invite you to pray for those in your deanery. http://indydio.org/diocese2012/find-resource/episcopal-fund-for-human-need/
 
Episcopal Fund for Human Need 
Lord Jesus, you said, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” We began the Episcopal Fund for Human Need to help those who fall through the cracks of human needs agencies throughout the Diocese of Indianapolis. Help us to be generous, to serve as a lifeline to those who are hungry, homeless or poorly housed, without transportation, or ill and in need of assistance in Central and Southern Indiana, that we might serve as a safety net and shine brightly that others may know you as the light of Christ in their lives as you are in ours, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen.
 
31 - Trinity Sunday 
Trinity, Indianapolis 
The Rev. LaRae Ruttenbar, The Rev. Karen King, The Rev. Robert Dekker 
 

June 2015 

 
7 - Proper 5 
St. Augustine, Danville 
The Very Rev. William Barfield 
 
14 – Proper 6 
Trinity, Lawrenceburg 
The Rev. Mary Taflinger 
 
21 - Proper 7 
St. Alban’s, Indianapolis 
The Rev. Tanya Beck 
 
28 - Proper 8 
St. George’s, West Terre Haute 
Sylvia Brockman, Senior Warden 
 

July 2015

 
5 - Proper 9 
St. Andrew’s, Greencastle 
The Rev. Dr. John Rumple 
 
12 - Proper 10 
St. Paul’s, New Albany 
The Rev. Richard Kautz, The Rev. Gordon Anderson, Deacon 
 
19 - Proper 11 
St. Stephen’s, New Harmony 
The Rev. Dr. Beth Macke 
 
26 - Proper 12 
The staff of the Waycross Camp and Conference Center, Van Beers, Executive Director. 
Members of the Standing Committee, Executive Council and Commission on Ministry 
 

August 2015 

 
2 - Proper 13 
St. Stephen’s, Elwood 
Gloria Mays, Senior Warden 
 
9 - Proper 14 
St. Mary’s, Martinsville 
The Rev. Frank Impicciche 
 
16 - Proper 15 
St. Timothy’s, Indianapolis 
The Rev. Rebecca Nickel, The Rev. Donna Olsen, Deacon 
 
23- Proper 16 
St. David’s, Bean Blossom 
Jim Huber, Senior Warden 
 
30 - Proper 17 
St. Christopher’s, Carmel 
The Rev. Stephen Fales, The Rev. Jennifer Hulen 
 

September 2015 

 
6 - Proper 18 
St. Luke’s, Cannelton 
Frank Maffia, Senior Warden 
 
13 - Proper 19 
St. John’s, Speedway 
The Rev. Jeffrey Bower, The Rev. Fatima Yakubu-Madus, Deacon 
 
20 - Proper 20 
St. Matthew’s, Indianapolis The Rev. Mark Van Wassenhove 
 
27 - Proper 21 
St. Michael’s, Noblesville 
The Rev. Lee Schaefer 
 

October 2015 - Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

Domestic Violence Month 
God of peace, in mystery and silence you are present in our lives, bringing new life out of destruction, hope out of despair, growth out of difficulty. We pray for women, men, teens and children who live in fear of violence. For them, home is not a place of peace and love; it is a place of danger and pain. Give them strength to endure in the midst of powerlessness and confusion. And give us courage to confront abusers, whether in our community, family, or ourselves. We ask this in the name of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 
 
4 - Proper 22 
St. Francis-in-the-Fields, Zionsville 
The Rev. C. Davies Reed 
 
11 - Proper 23 
The Bishop and staff of the Diocese of Indianapolis: The Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick, The Rev. Canon Bruce Gray, The Rev. Canon Debra Kissinger, Canon Marsha Gebuhr, Sally Cassidy, Kathy Copas, Dontie Fuller, John Vernon Oaks, Kim Smith 
 
18 - Proper 24 
St. Stephen’s, Terre Haute 
The Rev. Andrew Downs, The Rev. Deby Veach, Deacon 
 
25 - Proper 25 
Shared Ministry of St. Luke’s, Shelbyville & St. Thomas, Franklin 
The Rev. Whitney Rice, The Ven. Ronald Goldfarb, Archdeacon 
 

November 2015 

 
1 – All Saints Day 
All Saints, Indianapolis 
The Rev. Suzanne Wille, The Rev. Brantley Alexander, Deacon 
 
8 - Proper 27 
To be announced. 
 
15 - Proper 28 
Shared Ministry of St. John’s, Washington and St. James, Vincennes 
The Rev. Dennis Latta, The Rev. Mary Becker, Deacon
 
22 – Christ the King 
Grace Church, Muncie 
The Rev. Thomas Blake 
 
29 - Advent 1 
Clergy and students of diocesan campus ministries: Mr. Robert Abner, Episcopal & Lutheran Campus Ministries at Ball State University; The Rev. Dr. Charles Allen, Grace Unlimited at Butler and IUPUI; The Rev. Peter Bunder, Chapel of the Good Shepherd at Purdue University; The Rev. Dr. Linda Johnson, Episcopal Campus Ministry at Indiana University; The Rev. Sharon Smith, United Campus Ministries, Terre Haute (serving Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College); and the campus ministries of DePauw University, Hanover College, Wabash College, and the University of 
Southern Indiana.
 

Prayer Resources


Episcopal Relief & Development 
Almighty God, give to Episcopal Relief & Development the vision of Jesus whose compassion failed not, that following His example we may bring healing to this hurting world. Grant that we may know who we must be as the arms and legs of Christ in the world today, so that we shall do what we are called to do in responding and making available resources of money, skills, and persons to alleviate poverty, famine, and disaster. We thank you for the many generous souls who give of their abundance and pray that many others may join them in responding to the needs, hopes, and concerns of the world through Episcopal Relief & Development. Set us at tasks to risk the Gospel in all places where you lead us, through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Amen 

Episcopal Fund for Human Need 
Lord Jesus, you said, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” We began the Episcopal Fund for Human Need to help those who fall through the cracks of human needs agencies throughout the Diocese of Indianapolis. Help us to be generous, to serve as a lifeline to those who are hungry, homeless or poorly housed, without transportation, or ill and in need of assistance in Central and Southern Indiana, that we might serve as a safety net and shine brightly that others may know you as the light of Christ in their lives as you are in ours, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen.
 
United Thank Offering 
Heavenly Father, source of all creation, all love, all true joy; accept we pray these outward signs of our profound and continuing thankfulness for all of life. Bless those who will benefit from these gifts through the outreach of the United Thank Offering and keep each of us ever thankful for all the blessings of joy and challenge that come our way; through Him who is the greatest gift and blessing of all, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen 
  
Domestic Violence Month 
God of peace, in mystery and silence you are present in our lives, bringing new life out of destruction, hope out of despair, growth out of difficulty. We pray for women, men, teens and children who live in fear of violence. For them, home is not a place of peace and love; it is a place of danger and pain. Give them strength to endure in the midst of powerlessness and confusion. And give us courage to confront abusers, whether in our community, family, or ourselves. We ask this in the name of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

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