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A Season of Experimentation

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Here at the Cathedral we have been living into our Vision, which we adopted in 2013: Widening the Circle of God's Embrace with Heart and Voice.

 

In order for us to widen the circle of God’s embrace, we will have to engage in new activities in the community and with each other - activities that stretch our imagination and help us encounter our world in new ways. This will open us up to how the Holy Spirit is leading us and present to us today.

 

Read more about what we've accomplished so far, and learn more if something is calling to you. Help us live out our mission of grace and outreach.

http://www.wideningthecircle.info/

 

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Advent Lessons & Carols - Sunday, December 6th at 7:00pm

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Advent Lessons and Carols Sunday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m.

Stay for a festive reception after the service. 

 

Take a musical journey through the Bible as we recount stories of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, prophets foretelling a Savior, and the Virgin Mary learning that she will give birth to a son.

Invitatory: Advent Responsory by Palestrina
Hymn: 56 O come, O come, Emmanuel
Anthem: For the beauty of the earth by Rutter
Hymn 70: Herald, sound the note of judgement
Anthem: Adam lay ybounden by Boney
Hymn 67: Comfort, comfort ye my people
Anthem: Comfort ye & Every Valley (Messiah) by Handel
Anthem: I saw the Lord by Stainer
Hymn 724: People Look East!
Anthem: Come, thou redeemer of the earth by Lumsden
Anthem: Behold, a Virgin shall conceive (Messiah) by Handel
Anthem: O Thou that tellest by Handel (Messiah)
Anthem: A maiden most gentle by Carter
Anthem: Come, thou long expected Jesus by Webster
Hymn 57: Lo! He comes with clouds descending

 

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God the Giver

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James 2:15-16
 
If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?
 
God The Giver – Don’t you love James?  Man of few words not to be lost in translation.  He puts all hypocrites on notice and makes no apologies.    
 
This Sunday, November 15, we will collect pledge forms during the offertory. They will be placed on the altar and blessed before being put to service doing God’s work in our community.  If you have previously mailed in or submitted your pledge form they will be added to the collection before blessing.  Extra copies of pledge forms and envelopes are available at the church entrance and in the St. Francis Lobby if one is needed or you can download a copy here.  
 
This fall we have tried to create a stewardship period that provides information and reflection.  You know where every dollar you gave has gone in 2015 and our aspirations for 2016.  We tried to provide reflection and readings that are meaningful in the weekly bulletins.  We hope you have enjoyed the discipleship groups, forums, the special sermons, guest preachers, and our pageant of saints.  Our desire was to help you discover more deeply our community of faith and how through caring for one another we discover the true nature of God.  I know in my discipleship group I learned lessons that will help me be a better father and a better person.  
 
Through our giving in the community we are supporting nearly 20 local agencies doing significant humanitarian work.  These gifts have also opened doors to volunteer opportunities for members of the parish allowing for a greater understanding of the world around us and the role God is calling us to play.
 
Now is the time to decide.  Have you reached a decision through your quiet reflection on what your family wishes to do for your giving in 2016?  What have you done to prepare for receiving God’s Grace?  We are merely stewards of all we have received.  Sometimes it makes me laugh when I try to hold onto things when I know the only thing we truly own are the decisions we make.  Everything we are and have is but God’s gifts.  What part will we give back to celebrate God’s presence in our lives?  How do we live out what James is asking us to do?
 
Throughout the Bible, we are reminded that God is a giver of all good things. God gives us life and “this fragile earth, our island home”. Your life and your giving is a reflection of God’s abundance.
 
Go In Peace,
Ken File, Senior Warden
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Praying in Color: All Parish Retreat

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Join us for a family-friendly Parish Retreat this November! This will be a playful two-day experience led by author and doodler Sybil MacBeth. We'll come together as a Cathedral family use art as an avenue to sing, play, pray, and draw our way to God. Absolutely no artistic ability is necessary! 

  • Friday, November 20th from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 21st from 9:30am - 2:30 pm

RSVP online or at (317) 636-4577

At the Indiana Interchurch Center at 1100 W. 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Parking is available behind the Interchurch Center. Look for the green awning and take the stairs or elevator to the first floor, or follow the signs to Krannert Hall. 

There is no price for the program, however all donations received at the retreat will go towards our Adopt-A-Family program.

Childcare for children is provided.

 

Los esperamos para orar en colores, en un Retiro Parroquial dirigido por Sybil MacBeth. Juntos vamos a utilizar el arte como una vía para orar, cantar, jugar y dibujar el camino a Dios. Ninguna habilidad artística es necesaria. Los materiales 
serán proporcionados!
 
Indiana Interchurch Center - 1100 W 42nd St. Indianapolis, IN 46208
(Estacionamiento disponible detrás del edificio Interchurch Center. Busque la marquesina verde y tome las escaleras o el elevador al primer piso.)
 
  • Viernes, 20 de Noviembre 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sábado, 21 de Noviembre 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

RSVP Aqui - (317) 636-4577

Orar como familia parroquial a través del arte y reflexiones de Adviento. Aperitivos y almuerzo disponible.
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Poppies for Veteran's Day

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This Sunday, November 8th, in honor of Veterans Day (November 11th), poppies, handmade by Cathedral Women, will be distributed to our veterans at all services.  A big thank you to all our CCC veterans!
 
Originally instituted in 1868 following the civil war as Decoration Day to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers, after World War I Memorial Day evolved into a day to commemorate all who have died in American wars. Regarding its founding, Gen. Logan's urged: "Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic." (Department of Veteran's Affairs)
 
"Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
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