October 8, 2021

One Thing We Lack

As today\’s lifestyle tempts us to be beholden to our belongings, Jesus will challenge us in the Gospel we will hear this Sunday to realize that life is a gift whose ultimate goal is not to make money, be successful, or achieve personal well-being. Possessions are not the goal of our lives. In God\’s project, the only important thing is to awaken in us that sense of community and solidarity that frees us and helps us to be true followers of Jesus. Have we not felt trapped by the routine that only aims at material well-being? Do we not lack the joy and freedom of the followers of Jesus? This Sunday, join us to discover the answers that could transform your life forever.

—The Rev. Canon Hipolito Fernandez-Reina
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Grateful Together, Giving Together, Growing Together

SUNDAY, OCT. 10 AT 10AM AND 1PM

This month, we invite you to learn what a difference your pledges and gifts make to our Covenant Grants ministry as we reflect with gratitude on the many blessings of our lives. This Sunday, Oct. 10, we’re delighted to welcome Marcie Luhigo from Horizon House as our guest speaker. Marcie will be with us at our 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. liturgies to share briefly about the work of Horizon House, and she will offer an extended 45-minute presentation at 11:15 a.m. in the Cathedral during our Forum hour.

Horizon House is a full-service agency that connects individuals experiencing homelessness with integrated, comprehensive services. They provide a safe place and basic services to help their clients take steps towards a more stable life. Thanks to the generosity of Christ Church Cathedral members, we awarded Horizon House a $4,400 grant this year.

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Regathering Updates

EFFECTIVE OCT. 10

As we continue to see a downward trend in Marion County infection rates, the Dean, in consultation with the Wardens, has made a number of adjustments to our Regathering Guidelines concerning Sunday Worship, building hours and group gatherings.

As of Oct. 10, the building will reopen to the public from Morning Prayer (8:30 a.m.) to Evening Prayer (5:30 p.m.). Read the full list of guideline changes. 

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Indentidad, Dreams, y Marchas
(Identity, Dreams, and Marches)

SUNDAY, OCT 10 AT 1PM

This Sunday, pianist Juan-Carlos Alarcon will perform multiple pieces at our 1 p.m. service. We are blessed to have him at CCC and in Indianapolis as part of the Arte Mexicano en Indiana Event, \”Identidad, Dreams y Marchas!\” taking place at the Arts Garden from 3-5 p.m.

A native of Puebla, Mexico, Alarcon developed his love for music while playing piano at an early age. His musical activities have taken him to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2016, where he sang in a choir presenting chosen works of the African Diaspora. In February of 2019, he traveled to Los Angeles to the 61st Grammy awards where the CD he worked on, “American Dreamers, voices of hope, music of freedom” by John Daversa, received three Grammy awards.

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Childcare Now Available

SUNDAY, OCT. 10

Starting this Sunday, childcare will once again be available on Sundays at CCC. The nursery, staffed by professionals provided by Sitters to the Rescue, will be open on Sundays from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Contact Anne Tordai, the Cathedral\’s Interim Children\’s Ministry Coordinator, if you have any additional needs or would like to be part of this joyful ministry.

CONTACT ANNE TORDAI

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Bi-Monthly Blood Drive at CCC

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, NOON TO 4:30PM

Christ Church Cathedral has partnered with Versiti Blood Center of Indiana to offer a blood drive every other month on the second Tuesday of the month in the Parish Hall.

We invite all of our neighbors in the area to take advantage of this opportunity to make a profound difference in a person’s life.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. A photo ID and proof of birth date are required for Versiti’s records.

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Sacred Ground: Talking About Race

STARTS THURSDAY, OCT. 14 AT 6:30PM

\”Sacred Ground,\” part of the Episcopal Church\’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, is a weekly series especially designed to help white people talk with other white people about these most important issues. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.

This group will meet online weekly through December.

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Salaam | Mosaic: Music from Iraq

SATURDAY, OCT. 16 AT 6:30PM

Mosaic: Music of Iraq evokes the many textures of Arabic and Turkish music with entrancing ancient melodies and infectious grooves. Fascinating stories provide illuminating context for this alluring set of traditional and original Middle Eastern music performed by Salaam.

Salaam has delighted audiences for years with its expansive mix of traditional and original Middle Eastern music. Exquisitely rendered melodies are woven with stories and musings, taking the listener on a musical journey. Their sound, while deeply rooted in maqam and entrancing Middle Eastern rhythms, is infused with the band\’s fresh and innovative interpretations. They have performed throughout the US, recorded seven albums, and have been interviewed and featured on NPR\’s All Things Considered. Salaam, whose name means Peace, is a musical ambassador for peaceful coexistence

RSVP TO THIS FREE CONCERT

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Remember, Renew, Rise: Take a look at our first draft of our vision and strategic plan!

SUNDAY, OCT. 17 OR MONDAY, OCT. 18

The Remember, Renew, Rise Discernment Team has been busy over the last two months reflecting on all that we’ve heard from our congregational conversations and our conversations with more than 30 nonprofit partners, with sister congregations and cooperating ministries in our Diocese, and with our neighbors. In late September, we took all that we had heard and went on a day-long retreat, and we’ve emerged with a first draft of a potential vision and strategic plan for Christ Church Cathedral. We now need your feedback.

Save the date: On Sunday, Oct. 17, we’ll offer a feedback session after each worship service (8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 1 p.m.), and on Monday, Oct. 18, we’ll offer a bilingual feedback session on Zoom at 7 p.m. Please register  for the Zoom session by Saturday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m., so we can arrange translation in advance.

Time will be set aside during these sessions for the Vestry\’s regular quarterly check-in.

REGISTER FOR ZOOM BY OCT. 16

Nominees for Vestry and Diocesan Convention

DUE WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20 AT 12PM

 The Nominating Committee (Johnnie Alex, Tim Culbertson, Eric Stark, Paul Valliere, Betty Whaley, and Bill White) is now soliciting nominees to serve on the Vestry and to be delegates at the annual Diocesan Convention. Use the form below to nominate yourself or someone else. If nominating someone else, please be sure the individual is interested in serving before submitting your nomination. Nominations are due by noon on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

To serve on the Cathedral Vestry, our by-laws indicate that a potential nominee must be a member in good standing (meaning that they attend worship regularly) of at least 16 years of age, and a qualified elector (meaning that they have made a financial contribution of record to the Cathedral within the last calendar year); at least two-thirds of the members of the Vestry must also be confirmed communicants. To serve as a lay delegate to Diocesan Convention, our by-laws require that a potential nominee must be a pledging member of Christ Church Cathedral, 16 years of age or older.

SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION

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All Saints\’ Procession

SUNDAY NOV. 7 AT 10AM and 1PM

The Saints procession returns to our 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. services for All Saints Sunday! We will honor the everyday saints who have been instruments of God through a tumultuous year. All are welcome but especially the children! Choose a saint meaningful in your life or contact Anne Tordai for suggestions. Rehearsal will be Sunday, Oct. 24 at 11:30 a.m.

EMAIL ANNE

SAVE THE DATE: All Souls\’ Requiem

SUNDAY, NOV. 7 AT 6PM

This annual service provides space for all who grieve. During the service, we will read names of those we love but no longer see. We invite you to submit names of your family and friends, whether they died this year or 20 years ago.

SUBMIT NAMES OF THE DEPARTED

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Be Anxious for Nothing: Loss and Joy in Unexpected Change

MONDAY, NOV. 8 AT 7PM

What do the Bible, the Torah, the Qur’an, and Sacred Music say about change? How do we hold space for grief and still find opportunities for joy and growth?

In CCC\’s inaugural event as part of the Spirit and Place Festival, we\’re partnering with the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, Progressive Baptist Church, and Masjid al-Mumineen to explore how sacred storytelling and music bring us through the pain and joy of unexpected change.

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