WEDNESDAY MAILBAG FOR MARCH 15, 2017

PATHWAYS PILOT PARISHES ANNOUNCED
Bishop Waynick and Canon Bruce Gray recently announced the appointment of Good Samaritan, Brownsburg; St. Alban’s, Indianapolis; St. John’s, Speedway and Trinity, Lawrenceburg as the Pathways to Vitality pilot parishes. Here is the formal announcement.

THE 11TH BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF INDIANAPOLIS
The latest news regarding hotels, the ordination, consecration and seating of the 11th Bishop of Indianapolis will be constantly updated here on our web site.

THE LATEST SCHEDULE FOR ORDINATION AND CONSECRATION WEEKEND (SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND APPROVAL BY THE PRESIDING BISHOP’S OFFICE)
Please watch this space, the www.indydio.org  website, the monthly e-news, social media, and more for the latest updates.

Friday, April 28

  • Presiding Bishop Clergy Meeting, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  St. Richard’s Episcopal School
    Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Richard’s Episcopal School
    Media Event for PB and Bishop Elect 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  St. Richard’s Episcopal School
    Rehearsal, Time TBD, Clowes Memorial Hall
  • Consecration Choir rehearsal at Clowes, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Women of Color Clergy Reception, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral 
  • Reception hosted by the Union of Black Episcopalians, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral
    Bishop’s Dinner, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Columbia Club

Saturday, April 29

  • Bishop’s Breakfast, Time TBD, Clowes Memorial Hall
  • Consecration Choir rehearsal, at Clowes, 8:30 a.m.-10-15 a.m.
  • Ordination and Consecration. Prelude 10:30 a.m., Liturgy 11 a.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Sunday, April 30

  • Presiding Bishop Sunday Visitation, (Note new service time!) 10:30 a.m., St. David’s, Bean Blossom 
  • Bishop’s Seating, 11 a.m., Christ Church Cathedral, party to follow 

BISHOP ELECT’S VISITATION SCHEDULE
Her visitation schedule is here on our diocesan website.

SANCTUARY, NOT DEPORTATION
A group of diocesan clergy and lay leaders attended the Sanctuary meeting hosted by ICAN and The Center for Interfaith Cooperation on February 27. We were in the company of Unitarians, Muslims, Jews, as well as folks from many other Christian denominations. The meeting provided us with the basics of what’s happening with undocumented immigrants, their challenges, and how we can respond.
We decided to meet again and invite all who are interested in this topic. We will disseminate information and discuss ways we can respond to the possibility of a roundup of undocumented members of our communities.
Please RSVP to Fatima Madus: 317-459-0105 or fmadus@gmail.com.
For answers to your questions: Cathy Scott 317-441-8493 or catascot@sbcglobal.net, Fatima 317-459-0105 or fmadus@gmail.com.
The next meeting will be tomorrow , March 16, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. John’s, Speedway.

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
How do you speak about the unspoken? Discover the subliminal and blatant messages in our culture around race, and explore ways to start courageous conversations about it.
During this event, hear the experiences of people of color and ask questions in a non-threatening, respectful environment. Come join us at St. Christopher’s at 1402 W. Main, Carmel, Saturday, March 18, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., and talk about what is still an enormous social issue.
Registration requested, but not required. You can register here.

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR “HONORED WOMEN” APPLICATION
The Episcopal Women’s Ministries (EWM) has extended the deadline for submissions of the name of an Honored Woman from each parish to this Friday.
We are blessed to have received many Honored Women submissions from parishes. We have been asked by some parishes for an extension of the deadline to submit the documents. So we are offering the extension in hopes you will still have time to participate.
Your Diocesan EWM leaders are enjoying reading the biographies they have received with Honored Women applications. Your EWM council is asking each parish to submit one name of an Honored Woman. This is a new tradition of honoring our women, and we hope your parish will participate. The time and energy this takes is appreciated.
Three documents your parish should have received on February 1 can also be found here: 1. more information , 2. the guidelines and 3., the application form.
The deadline for submissions is this Friday, March 17.

CHOIRS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONSECRATION OF OUR BISHOP-ELECT
An invitation from Michael Messina, Director of Music at Trinity, Indianapolis:
“I invite you and your choirs to participate in the Consecration of our Bishop-elect, the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, on Saturday 29 April, at 11 a.m., at Clowes Memorial Hall on the campus of Butler University.  Michael Boney, Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral; Brad Hughley, Director of Music at St. Paul’s, Indianapolis; our Bishop-elect and I have chosen the music and we hope that singers and choirs from all corners of the diocese will participate as The Consecration Choir in this historic service.
The choir will rehearse Friday, April 28, from 7-9 p.m., in Clowes Hall. We will also warm up and rehearse the morning of the consecration, from 8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.  Singers must attend BOTH of these rehearsals in order to participate.

The repertoire is:

  • Vaughan Williams, O Clap Your Hands ($2.25/copy)
  • Richard Smallwood, arr. Doreen Rao, Total praise ($2.15/copy)
  • Wyton, This Joyful Eastertide (Out of print, I will send you a pdf copy)

and…a WIDE VARIETY of hymns and service music.

If you need to purchase any or all of these pieces, you may contact Cliff Hill of Cliff Hill Music, cliff@cliffhillmusic.com, or 800-819-8772, and he will send them to you.

Please let me know  (mmessina@trinitychurchindy.org) or 317-926-1346 by April 1 how many from your church will be singing, and what voice part they are, so that we might have a count and know how many are in each section.
We’re looking forward to a wonderful service, for a remarkable Bishop-elect, in an amazing diocese! Your presence will make it so!
Please let me know what questions you might have.
All the best.

Michael Messina, DMA
Director of Music
Trinity Episcopal Church

RECOGNIZING PRIVILEGE AND WHITENESS IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Trinity, Bloomington, will present  “Recognizing Privilege and Whiteness in The Episcopal Church” Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
The program:
Bishop-elect the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows will share her personal experiences as an African-American woman in the Episcopal Church and how she sees privilege and whiteness in our church.
Elizabeth Kaszynski, Ph.D. candidate, will tell us what current research reveals about whiteness.
Maresa Murray, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Education Applied Health Science, will help us reconcile the lenses of our experience and how we see the world.
Professional childcare will be available (up to age 4) upon request. Please call 812-336-4466 with the names and ages of your children.
Lunch will be on your own at local restaurants.
More information? The Rev. Henrietta Grossoehme, 812-336-4466, Associate Rector, Trinity Church.

SMALL CONGREGATIONS: HAVING THE RIGHT MINDSET
There are differences between ministry in a small congregation and ministry in a larger setting. Register here and explore the unique nature of working with, and within, a small congregation in this workshop presented by the Center for Congregations at St. Matthew’s, Indianapolis, Thursday, April 6, 9 a..m.-4 p.m.

BLESSING OF OILS AND REAFFIRMATION OF ORDINATION VOWS
Two services scheduled:  Wednesday, April 12, at noon, St. John’s, Bedford, and Maunday Thursday, April 13, at 12:05 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral. Complete information is here. Please! RSVP to Sally Cassidy by March 29.

STEWARDSHIP OF SPACE
Caring for our worship facilities is caring for something that God has entrusted to us.  Come to this Stewardship of Space workshop to be presented by the Center for Congregations and explore the four components of facility stewardship: dreaming, planning, building and sustaining.
The workshops will be April 26 in Greenwood and April 27 in Evansville.

VOLUNTEER DISASTER CHAPLAINCY TRAINING
The Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South in partnership with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network invites clergy, laypersons, professionals, and spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this three-day disaster chaplaincy training.  It will be held at the Sewanee Inn, Sewanee, Tennessee, June 6-8. Here are the details and registration information.

CHRISTOPHER’S, CARMEL, SEEKING PARISH ADMINISTRATOR
St. Christopher’s is seeking a highly reliable, high integrity, skilled parish administrator to replace our recently retired office manager. The Parish Administrator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the church office and facilities. This important position reports to the rector of the parish, provides support to staff and parish lay leadership, and coordinates the services of numerous volunteer groups to meet the needs of a very active parish. Here is the job description.

WAYCROSS CAMP WISH LIST
Summer is quickly approaching, and we are busy planning for summer camp at Waycross!  We have created a wish list of items we hope to have on hand during summer camp. This wish list is available at this link: http://a.co/ej1DHqs. You can purchase items through Amazon (even using Amazon Prime!) and they will be shipped directly to Waycross. Remember to shop using Amazon Smile and designate Waycross to receive a donation for each qualifying purchase!

MISSING CERTIFICATION OF VESTRY AND OTHER POSITIONS

  •    All Saints, Indianapolis
  •    Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis
  •    Episcopal Campus Ministry IU, Bloomington
  •    Good Samaritan, Brownsburg
  •    Grace Church, Muncie
  •    Nativity, Indianapolis
  •    St. Christopher’s, Carmel
  •    St. George’s, West Terre Haute
  •    St. James, New Castle
  •    St. James, Vincennes
  •    St. John’s, Crawfordsville
  •    St. John’s, Speedway
  •    St. John’s, Washington
  •    St. Luke’s, Shelbyville
  •    St. Matthew’s, Indianapolis
  •    St. Michael’s, Noblesville
  •    St. Paul’s, Jeffersonville
  •    St. Peter’s, Lebanon
  •    St. Philip’s, Indianapolis
  •    St. Stephen’s, Terre Haute
  •    Trinity, Lawrenceburg

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

March 19, 3 Lent

Christ Church Cathedral

The Very Rev. Stephen Carlsen, Dean; The Rev. Canon Dr. Shannon MacVean-Brown, The Rev. Canon Lee Curtis, The Rev. Rosa Brown

FUTURE DIOCESAN EVENTS (New information in red.) 

  • March 27–28
    Clergy Conference at Waycross
  • April 6–8
    COM Spring overnight at To Be Determined
  • April 8
    Episcopal Women’s Ministries spring luncheon with Bishop Cate at St. Paul’s, Columbus, 10:30 a.m.
  • April 12
    Blessing of Oils & Reaffirmation of Vows at St. John’s, Bedford, noon.
  • April 13
    Blessing of Oils & Reaffirmation of Vows at CCC, Indianapolis, 12:05 p.m.
  • April 22
    A Liturgy to Celebrate the Life and Ministry of Bishop Catherine Waynick at St. Christopher’s, Carmel, 11 a.m.
  • April 22
    Farewell party for Bishop Cate at Indiana State Museum, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. with substantial appetizers and sweet treats for all ages.
  • April 29
    Ordination/Consecration of the 11th Bishop at Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University, Indianapolis at 11 a.m.
  • April 30
    Seating of the 11th Bishop of Indianapolis and Block Party, 11 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral
  • May 13
    Episcopal Women’s Ministries Council at St. John’s, Lafayette, 10 a.m.
  • June 3
    COM Information Day at To Be Determined
  • July 10–14
    EYE @ Edmond, OK
  • September 29–October 1
    Episcopal Women’s Ministries fall retreat at Waycross
  • October 26–28
    Diocesan Convention at Jeffersonville and New Albany
  • November 1–19
    Youth Fall Conference at Waycross

2018

  • July 5–13
    General Convention at Austin, TX
  • Septenber 28–30
    Episcopal Women’s Ministries fall retreat at Waycross

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