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May 19, 2020
Join the Diocese of Southern Ohio Virtual Choir for Pentecost
Do you miss singing in your church choir during this time of quarantine? Then join the Diocese of Southern Ohio Virtual Choir to sing an anthem for the Day of Pentecost!

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Download the score.
  2. Download the accompaniment audio file.(If you are more comfortable singing along with someone else on your voice part, you can download the soprano audio file, the alto audio file, the tenor audio file, or the bass audio file.)
  3. While listening to the audio file on headphones/earbuds, record a video of yourself singing your voice part.
  4. Send the video along with your full name to Stephan Casurella at scasurella@cccath.org no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22.
  5. We will then mix all the videos together to create a virtual performance of the anthem.

The anthem will be presented during Christ Church Cathedral’s 10 a.m. online worship on the Day of Pentecost (May 31). If you are participating in your own church’s worship at that time, you won’t miss out—the service will be posted in the cathedral’s worship archives, so you can watch it later.

For any questions or more information, contact Stephan Casurella at  scasurella@cccath.org .
PPP loan forgiveness application now available
The Small Business Administration has released the  application for forgiveness of the Paycheck Protection Program loans. They appear to have addressed (favorably) questions around timing of payrolls within the eight-week period via two means, first by using the language “eligible payroll costs incurred or paid” and second by providing for an “Alternative Payroll Covered Period.” There is also a definition of what is considered a business utility in the application.
You can read the SBA’s press release about the application  here . The link to the application is also available on our COVID-19 resource page .
Keep calm and read - Online Summer book club
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Looking for a good book to read and people with whom to discuss it? Join Cathedral Canon Paul Williams and Diocesan Canon Lee Anne Reat for a series of book studies this summer. We will meet once a month, May through August via Zoom to discuss popular books.

Our first book will be  This Tender Land  by William Kent Krueger. Four orphans escape from a home for Native American children in 1932 Minnesota in a canoe, looking for home. Full of interesting characters, the book explores matter of family and faith. The story is describes as part  Huckleberry Finn , part  Grapes of Wrath .

Participants must register online at  https://dsoepiscopal.org/online-book-club . You will then be invited to join the Zoom discussion on May 27 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Connecting the Dots
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One way that we've been asking people to share their stories over the last several months has been through our Connect the Dots initiative, a program encouraging Episcopalians to visit other congregations throughout the diocese and tell a story about what they learned.

The program was a bit derailed with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are plenty of other ways to connect with other congregations even while physically distancing. You can "attend" an online service, or help out with another congregation's feeding ministry (with proper restrictions, of course), or set up a Zoom meeting with a few people from another congregation to share your coronavirus stories. Any way you do it, we're all in this pandemic thing together and connecting the dots around the diocese is a win-win for all involved.

Submit a "virtual postcard" of your visit at http://dsoconnectthedots.org/postcard/.
Creation Care in Province V
All those who are interested in and committed to ministries that focus on God's Creation are invited to join the Province V Creation Care Network . Members from all 14 dioceses in Province V get together via Zoom on the first Monday of every month to build relationships and share ideas, best practices and resources. 

In June and July we will discuss growing and supporting local food on small and larger scales. For our latest newsletter and information on how to join the June 1 meeting, click here .
'Called to Mission' new course available through ChurchNext
If we define mission work as the work of reconciliation, it becomes every Christian’s job — not just the work of people called to the particular type of mission work that involves traveling to or living in foreign countries. We are all called to do the work of reconciling humanity with God, with one another, and with the created world.

In the first lesson, Kate Gillooly discusses what Christian mission really is — what it means to be a missionary and why we are all called to do mission work. In the second lesson, Kate discusses how to discern what God is calling us to do. In the third lesson, Kate talks about discerning what gifts we bring to the table. Finally, Kate talks about how to make mission work successful in terms of discerning community needs, balancing out skill sets, entering into strong relationships with the people with whom we serve, and other factors.

This course is a part of the joint series created by the Dioceses of Ohio and Southern Ohio. The cost is $10. You can access the course for individuals here or the course for groups ($15) here.
Connecting with The Episcopal Church
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Celebrating Graduation resources available from The Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church Faith Formation Department’s Office of Youth Ministry and Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministries have been collaborating with youth ministers, campus chaplains, and young adult ministers around the church to curate resources, ideas, and liturgies to help celebrate those who are graduating from high school and college.

Available  Celebrating Graduation resources  ( https://lessonplansthatwork.org/celebrating-graduation/ ) include prayers and blessings, service videos and virtual choirs, worship bulletins and scripture, as well as a collection of resources and ideas for celebrating 2020 graduates during this pandemic.


Love God, Love Neighbor: Episcopal Month of Action

In the month of June, join The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations and Episcopal Migration Ministries for  Love God, Love Neighbor: Episcopal Month of Action , a series of webinars to learn and advocate with and on behalf of immigrants, DACA recipients, refugees, and asylum seekers.

Newcomers contribute greatly to U.S. communities, enriching our common life, strengthening the U.S. economy, and bringing joy as they join and reunite with families and friends. And yet, immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees face a wide array of challenges, including federal policies and legislation that are outdated and do not address the realities of immigrants in America today. As the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement, we are called to advocate with and for our siblings seeking safety and a better life in the United States.

June 7-13: Episcopal Action on DACA Week
WEBINAR: June 9, 3:30-5:00pm Eastern Time

June 14-20: Episcopal Action on Resettlement Week
WEBINAR: June 16, 3:30-5:00pm Eastern Time

June 21-27: Episcopal Action on Asylum Week
WEBINAR: June 23, 3:30-5:00pm Eastern Time 

Participants may choose to attend one or more of the webinars offered. Registration is required. ( https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bOGYsIL1SyO81QoN_RgMtA ).

A message from Lambeth Palace: Resources from Thy Kingdom Come to help all pray for more people to com to know Jesus Christ

Episcopalians are invited to join with other Anglicans in prayer from May 21 to May 31, 2020.  Thy Kingdom Come  is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. Read more
Connecting with Christ Church Cathedral
Happy 1/2 Hour with the Rabbi
Bishop Breidenthal is back with Rabbi Abie Ingber for this week's Happy 1/2 Hour with the Rabbi on Thursday, May 21 at at 2 p.m.

Every Thursday, Christ Church Cathedral's Rabbi-in-residence Abie Ingber gives a 30-minute online offering exploring Sunday’s sacred texts through the lens of centuries of Rabbinic commentary. This is a casual and light-hearted way to get to know the rabbi, interact with the bishop and maybe learn something about the scriptures - join the fun!

Saying goodbye to the Dean
Parishioners at Christ Church Cathedral were not about to let Dean Gail Greenwell retire without some sort of send off - check out this video of the wonderful pandemic drive-by parade for Gail and her husband Jim from Sunday afternoon.
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Want to stay up to date with everything that is happening at Christ Church Cathedral? Check out the Weekly GPS, an e-newsletter sent out every Friday that includes all the upcoming (virtual) offerings at the cathedral.

Christ Church Cathedral is located at 318 E. 4th Street in downtown Cincinnati. Visit  cincinnaticathedral.com  or call (513) 621-1817 to learn more.
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Connecting with Procter Center
Procter Store opening May 21!
Opening for the season May 21! Starting this Thursday, we will be open each Thursday, Friday and Saturday for customers to have easy access to fresh produce, quality meats and cheeses and fine crafts, all from right here in central and southern Ohio!

We will be taking all the necessary precautions surrounding COVID-19. We will be limiting the number of people in the store to four at a time, have a partition at check-out and are asking that folks maintain a 6-foot distance to one another. We also encourage customers to wear face masks while in the store. Thank you for supporting local. We're so happy to be opening for the season!

Store hours:
Thursday, Friday: 12 to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

119 S Main Street in downtown London
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Procter Center is located at 11235 State Route 38E in London, OH. Visit  proctercenter.org  or call (740) 206-2036 to learn more.
Connecting with job opportunities
St. Barnabas, Montgomery

Bethany School

Christ Church, Glendale

St. Andrew's, Pickerington
Holy Trinity, Oxford

All Saints, Cincinnati

Calvary, Cincinnati

St. Simon of Cyrene, Lincoln Heights and/or Transfiguration Spirituality Center
See all job opportunities at http://diosohio.org/job-opportunities/. Need a job posted? Send your information to communication@diosohio.org .