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MAY 28, 2021

Remembering the Trinity

This Sunday, May 30, is Trinity Sunday, the one Sunday of the year when the church remembers with our worship our belief that God exists in three ways or persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Or, if those images don’t work for you, consider some other ways modern theologians attempt to describe the Trinity: Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer. Or, Lover, Beloved, Love. Or, Mother, Child, Womb. However you want to speak of God, this Sunday, we will remind ourselves that we believe that God exists and lives in a three-fold community: the life giver or Creator or Father, the coming of God as a human being in the person of Jesus, and the continuation of God’s work each day in us through the Holy Spirit or Wisdom or Sanctifier.

The way God lives in a community as Three-in-One and One-in-Three is a mystery to us. Some theologians speculate that the community of God is lived out in a state called perichoresis, which, loosely translated, means God-in-an-eternal-circular-dance. So imagine the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in constant connection with each other, in an intricate, beautiful dance, mixing between intricately rehearsed and practiced moves and more spontaneous ebbing and flowing. I am not a dancer, but the idea of one God, dancing together, in three Persons, in beautiful step and flow, inspires me. In what ways might the communities we create in our church, in our families, and in our workplaces mirror this artistic, balanced, harmonious understanding of God? And if we more fully embraced a belief in a truly communal, dancing God, how might we live our lives differently in the communities of the world?

— The Very Rev. Gray Lesesne, D.Min.

Regathering With Joy!

We are delighted to take the next step in safely regathering for in-person worship! Beginning Sunday, June 6, we invite you to worship with us in-person at 8 am, 10 am, or 1 pm, with no advanced registration required.

Our Vestry approved a regathering plan that permits us to worship at 75% capacity (with social distancing still in place) and that joyfully embraces our Bishop’s guidelines that now allow an unlimited number of vaccinated choir members to sing.

Mindful that our diocesan mission calls us to stand with the vulnerable and marginalized, we will continue to require masks for everyone in the congregation, regardless of vaccination status. We’re so excited to see even more of you very soon!

Memorial Day Closure


The Cathedral office will be closed on Memorial Day. All CCC activities, including online worship, will take a break to allow ministry leaders to refresh themselves for their continued ministry.

CCC Concerts: Preludes and Portraits


Pianist Clare Longendyke returns to CCC to perform music by Amy Williams, Claude Debussy, and more! Pairing Debussy’s much-loved Preludes with works by contemporary composers, Clare challenges her audience to hear Debussy’s classic works anew, contrasting them with voices of artists from our time.

CCC 101: Getting to Know Us


Are you new (or new-ish) to Christ Church Cathedral? Welcome! CCC 101 is our on-ramp to learn more about us, plug in more deeply, and help you make connections. It is our basic “membership information class,” though there is no pressure to join anything. Instead, CCC 101 is a space for storytelling, pondering questions, trying on spiritual practices and learning about CCC, the Episcopal Church, and the Christian tradition in the context of community.

Join us for lunch and thought-provoking discussions!

Mark Your Calendar:
Strawberry Festival Returns!


We were as disappointed as anyone to skip the 2020 Strawberry Festival, so we are thrilled to announce that the Cathedral Women’s 2021 Strawberry Festival will return to Monument Circle on Thursday, Sept. 2. Details coming soon.

Stay tuned for more information about Bake Week!

Prayer Leaders Needed

Every week, the Cathedral offers Morning and Evening Prayers through Facebook Live. It is an opportunity to reach the homes of many people and pray together. We need volunteers to continue with this ministry that is so important to the spiritual life of our community. Would you like to participate? We can train you if you don’t know how to do it!  Please contact Father Poli for more information.

Work at CCC!
Now Hiring Community Relations Specialist

CCC is seeking a Director of Community Relations (known inside the congregation as the Canon for the Circle) to empower, equip, and enable the people of Christ Church Cathedral to live into our mission of widening the Circle of God’s embrace with heart and voice. The Director/Canon will have one foot inside the church, engaging with us in our life of prayer and worship and formation, and another foot outside the church, helping us to make meaningful connections with the people who are our neighbors on Monument Circle and to collaborate with secular groups and organizations who are already doing work of justice, peace, and reconciliation that aligns with our missional values and priorities. The Director/Canon’s primary areas of focus will be hospitality, connection, support, advocacy and collaboration.

CCC Kids:
Meet Us at St. Alban’s Peace Garden


Families of all ages are invited to join us as we learn how life triumphs over death in the Peace Garden! The Peace Garden at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church benefits the Community Cupboard of Lawrence, a food pantry on the northeast side of Indy. On May 29 we’ll be planting 300 tomato plants, so bring your garden gloves and trowels if you have them! Parents should plan to supervise their children while at St. Alban’s. Masks and social distancing are required. Get directions to St. Alban’s.

CCC Seeking Ambassadors for Pride Festival


Christ Church Cathedral will participate in the virtual 2021 Indy Pride Festival next month, and we’re looking for volunteers to “staff our table.” We’ll have a public Zoom room that visitors can drop into, and we need volunteers on hand to welcome them and answer any questions they might have about CCC. We’d love to have at least two people at all times.

Will you consider being an ambassador for CCC at this event? If so, send your availability to Executive Coordinator Lauren Good.

Cathedral Women Summer Picnic


The Cathedral Women invite you to their annual summer meeting outdoors at Garfield Park, on Indy’s near southside. This will be a great opportunity to catch up with one another, as well as discuss the upcoming Strawberry Festival and hold Board elections. Dinner will be provided, but attendees should bring their own portable chairs or picnic blankets.

Let Sarah McFetridge know by June 9 if you’d like to attend. All are welcome!

*The date has changed from June 16 to June 30.

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Sacred Space Yoga: Online and on the Lawn


The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and we’re happy to invite you to in-person, all-levels yoga classes.

In-person classes will be held (weather permitting) each Wednesday at noon on the church lawn. No experience is needed, just wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement. As we are observing social distancing measures, attendees should bring their own yoga mats.

Live, online classes (via Zoom) are also still available Monday evenings at 5:30 pm.

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