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75th Annual Mothering Sunday Breakfast - March 10

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Tickets are now available for our Mothering Sunday Breakfast. This 75th annual celebration will take place on March 10 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall. 

 

The 4thSunday of Lent, called Mothering Sunday, was once a time when indentured servants were allowed to visit home. The strict fasting rules were relaxed a bit for “mid-Lent”.  Since 1938 we have kept the spirit of this day with a b’fast, served by the men of the parish, as we celebrate the British version of “Mother’s Day”. 

 

Our own relaxed Lenten fast will include cheese blintzes, asparagus and hollandaise sauce, plus a few surprises. Tickets are sold in advance - $6 adults, $3 children under 12.

 

To find out more about the event, contact the committee members: Joe Loeffel (joseph.loeffel@gmail.com), Brian Shields (osaidhail@yahoo.com) or Chris Byler (Christopher.Byler@Indiana-Ins.com). 

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Take the Bible Challenge!

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Are you ready for the challenge? Episcopalians from across the Diocese of Indianapolis and beyond are diving into the Bible in 2013, taking up the challenge to reclaim part of our Christian heritage and to pair it with our progressive, inclusive vision for the church. Most of us want to read the Bible, but need a little structure and motivation to step over the small threshold, and the Bible Challenge is just that. Christ Church Cathedral will be taking the Bible Challenge in Lent, and you can participate in one of three ways. We've made it fun and playful, and you can think of this as your spiritual spring training (rather than a burdensome Lenten discipline!).

The 5K: Read all four Gospels and the Psalms between the First Sunday of Lent (February 17) and Easter Morning (March 31).

The 10K: Read the entire New Testament and the Psalms between the First Sunday of Lent (February 17) and Easter Morning (March 31).

The Marathon: Read the entire Bible between the First Sunday of Lent (February 17) and the end of the liturgical year (November 24, 2013).

Here's how we'll support you in this journey:

  • Daily assigned readings. We've done all the hard work for you and divided the Bible up into manageable sections.
  • Weekly coaching and training: beginning Sunday, February 17, the Dean's Forum will offer week-by-week training. We'll be looking at such topics as Introduction to the Bible, Reading the Bible With Spiritual Maturity, What to Do With the Difficult Passages, and more. These 45 minute sessions will give you a boost and help you along the way. If you opt in for the marathon, we'll be forming study groups that will meet on a monthly basis to sustain you throughout the year.
  • The Gear: Don't have a Bible you like? Christ Church Cathedral will be selling discounted New Revised Standard Version Study Bibles (complete with footnotes) at a deeply discounted rate on Sunday, February 17 and Sunday, February 24. This is the version we use in Sunday worship and is largely considered by scholars to be the best and most easily read modern translation of the ancient text.
  • Weekly email for support: You'll get a note of encouragement each Monday morning from one of the Christ Church Cathedral clergy, who will provide meditations and reflections for 5Kers, 10Kers, and Marathoners.

Here's what you provide: the energy to participate, a commitment to read an assigned section of the Bible each day (we provide the "assignments" depending which race you're running), a willingness to approach the Bible in a mature way, and a desire to grow in your faith and in your ability to encounter spiritual texts. If you have a Bible you prefer to read, by all means, use that version.

Ready to commit? Bring your running shoes at meet us at the Dean's Forum on Sunday, February 17. Or visit www.cccindy.org/bible-challenge to sign up today!



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