Episcopal Church of All Saints
The Rev. E. Suzanne Wille, Rector
...that something special happens to us through our worship of God
...in building upon our extraordinary history as a beacon for social concerns
...in welcoming all people without exception
Wednesday Mass: 6pm
Holy Days as Announced
Sung Compline: 2nd Thursday of the month @ 9 pm.
1559 N. Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Week in Review
This Sunday we celebrate the Church's Earth Day: Rogation Day!
Rogation days have been observed in the church for nearly 1500 years, when people walked the boundaries of their farmland and of the parish to ask God's blessing on the land and its people ("
rogatio" is Latin for "asking"). This Sunday, we will bless our grounds at the beginning of our service, so please plan to meet in front of the church for the start of Mass; we'll be outside for about five minutes.
As we are in Eastertide, we are still deep in the season of resurrection, and what better sign of resurrection than spring flowers, new leaves on trees, and all of us digging in the dirt in hopes of new life?
Come to church and ask God's blessing on our land and our Church!
Beloved, you are beautiful, I love you, and God adores you.
6:00 pm - Low Mass
6:45 pm -
Thursday, May 18
- Choir rehearsal
Friday, May 19
6:30 pm - Sausage, Eggs and Cheese Biscuit making for OUTREACH, Inc. (offsite)
Saturday, May 20
- OUTREACH, Inc. Event (offsite)
7:00 pm - AA
Sunday, May 21: Sixth Sunday of Easter/Rogation Sunday
- Solemn High Mass
10:00 am -
(Last class for the year)
11:15 am -
Monday, May 22
Tuesday, May 23
5:30 pm - Knitting Ministry
Listen again . . .
The Way Home
- The Rev. E. Suzanne Wille,
; preaches on the Fifth Sunday of Easter (May 14, 2017)
A small group of committed parishioners pitched in a week ago to give our parish hall kitchen a much-need facelift.
Thanks to Jeff Hostetter, Jeff's nephew, Josh Siege, Freida Thompson, and Linda Ferreira for taking down our cabinets and replacing them with open, wire shelves; replacing our sink, moving the refrigerator; repainting; and organizing our kitchenware. Be sure to take a look at our much more open, user friendly kitchen!
Basic Anglicanism: Last Class is TONIGHT
Wednesdays, 6:45 - 8:15 pm.
Please join us if the topic interests you!
Who Decides?: Polity and Governance in The Episcopal Church - Brendan O'Sullivan-Hale
Friday, May 19, 6:30 pm: Cooking at Jeff and Josh's Home. We will make Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuits for the youth at Outreach.
MAY Needs: 50 sausage patties, 5 dozen eggs, 50 biscuits, and 50 baggies.
Saturday, May 20, 9:00 am: Meet offsite at OUTREACH, Inc for work of the day.
Opportunity to help our neighbors at Dayspring!
We will be providing and serving dinner to the Dayspring residents on Thursday, May 25, 2017. We usually arrive by 5:30 pm, serve dinner at 6:00 pm, and are often finished serving and cleaning up by 7:15 pm. If you would like to help in some way, either this month or in the future, with this monthly ministry, by providing food, helping to serve, and/or helping to clean up, please contact Penny Scott at email@example.com.
We are fortunate at All Saints to have a beautiful columbarium, which is a place to store funeral urns containing cremated remains. We have niches in both the Michael and Mary Chapels. We also have a memorial garden outside with a number of plots available for ashes.
We have recently sold a number of the niches inside. The niches in the Michael Chapel are full, and there are now only 15 niches left in the Mary Chapel. If you are interested in reserving a niche, please contact Linda Dernier, Parish Administrator, at
for more information.
Pastoral Care Concern: Father Tom McCart
Father Tom McCart, retired priest who attends All Saints, is seriously ill and has recently been moved to Carmel for care.
Father Tom is much fun to be around and would certainly enjoy visits and cards. You can do both at Green House Cottages, 608 Green House Way, Carmel, IN 46032.
If you visit, Father Tom is in the first cottage, #1 on the left of the drive as you enter. There is much construction surrounding the building, but essentially Green House Cottages are on 126th St., west of Keystone. It is a one-lane road heading west.
Whatever you do, please also pray for Father Tom.
A New Gift Policy for All Saints
The Vestry has adopted a new gift policy for All Saints to help ensure that we receive gifts that can be directed and used to the greatest good for All Saints.
We are so fortunate to be part of a church with generous members, both in gifts given each year and those left to us through people's estates. This new policy will help all of us plan better.
Check in next week to read the gift policy here!
Drivers needed on Sunday mornings to pick up persons wanting to attend Mass, but who can not get here on their own. We would love to put together a rota of people who might pick up parishioners who live nearby.
Nothing is more important than ensuring that our members can worship together!
Please consider offering your driving services once a month.
If interested please contact Mother Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christ Church Cathedral is in need of volunteers to help with the Strawberry Festival
Volunteer Opportunity for Strawberry Festival
(donations to be given in exchange for volunteer hours!)
The Cathedral Women of Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, are in need of volunteer groups from churches in the Diocese to work shifts at the 52nd Annual Strawberry Festival on Monument Circle Indianapolis, on
Thursday, June 8th, 2017
. Shifts are four hours long and can take place anytime between 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with preference for morning times. The Cathedral Women will make a $25 donation
per volunteer (up to 20)
to churches who send volunteers. Preference will be given to groups who can send groups of 12-20 volunteers.
This is a major fundraiser for the Cathedral Women who make generous grants to groups around the diocese.
If interested, Contact Mother Suzanne at email@example.com by this Friday!
Each volunteer will receive a T-shirt to wear at the festival (and to keep) and a complimentary coupon for "the works" Strawberry Shortcake to be enjoyed after their shift.
Volunteers will serve one of the strawberry shortcake ingredients (shortcake, ice cream, strawberries, whipped topping). Volunteers will be standing either outside under a tent or in the basement of the church.
volunteer (up to 20) representing your church who works 4 hours, Cathedral Women will donate $25.
Volunteers should plan to stand for their four hour shift and must be physically able to do so. There are very few sitting jobs, filled by those from our own congregation who would like to help but cannot stand for long periods of time.
Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. Please do not bring children to volunteer, as we do not have childcare and there is not room in the serving tents for children to play comfortably. This is also a liability issue as there are tens of thousands of people who come to this event and we do not want to lose a child!
We encourage carpooling as we are not able to pay for parking on festival day.
Outside groups will be assigned a specific 4-hour shift to help out when we most need it.
Lunch will not be provided the day of the festival.
Save the Date: The parade and festival will be held on Saturday June 10, 2017.
Interested in staffing the table at the Festival? There is a training this Saturday at 3 pm for this; let Mother Suzanne know by end of Thursday if you're interested!
There are some changes to this year's festivities. The two biggest changes are the reversal of the parade route (the route is the same length as past years) and a change in festival venue to Military Park in White River State Park.
Follow all the latest updates and information on the Diocesan Circle of Pride facebook page by clicking
The Big, Big, Really Big Sidewalk Yard Sale is happening in the yard at All Saints Church on Saturday, July 15, 2017, for the 11th consecutive year.
We are once again a part of the Indiana Landmarks Treasure Hunt event taking place throughout the Old Northside neighborhood.
Pat Griffin is organizing the event this year; updates will be provided so you will know when it is time to start bringing yard sale items to the Parish Hall, but please do not start yet!
If questions, contact Pat: firstname.lastname@example.org or (317)638-1320. Thanks for your interest in donating and helping out at this event, which is held to raise money for a charitable cause.
| A NEW Flowers and Prayer lamp sign up sheet is in the parish hall. Please feel free to sign up for future weeks.
A NEW COFFEE HOUR sign up sheet for the months of May - Mid-September is now displayed in the parish hall awaiting volunteers.
| Damien Center
1 package of spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, 1 can tuna, 1 can fruit, 1 can vegetables, dessert mix.
Other items are always needed and donations are not limited to these.
Those serving on or near the Altar
on May 21, 2017
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
The Rev. E. Suzanne Wille, Rector
The Rev. Tom Honderich
Janette Fishell, D.Mus
Guest Organist: Dalong Ding
The Choir of the Episcopal Church of All Saints
Prayer Ministry: Brendan O'Sullivan Hale
Lay Eucharistic Visitor: Jeff Hostetter
Sunday School Teachers:
All Teachers: Barbara Geer,
Louise Boling, Kalen Jones, Andrea Denny, Pete Chastain,
Paul Anderson, and Sara Konrath
Jane Ann and Scott Himsel
Altar Guild: Christine Hurst, Stephanie Harris
Social Media: Stephanie Harris
Flower Guild: Don Bryant
Counter: Gary Willey
Coffee Hour: Sunday School
The altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for the one year wedding anniversary of
Br. Francis Jonathan Bullock and the Rev. Derek Parker.
The prayer lamp in the Michael Chapel burns in memory
of Liz O'Sullivan.
How to . . . update the prayer list.
If you would like to add a person or intention to the prayer list, please share the information with the office by sending an email to
or calling (317) 635-2538.
We clear the prayer list at the end of each month.
As always, please offer your own prayers aloud during the Prayers of the People during mass when invited to do so.