We come from many different religious backgrounds -- some of us are "cradle Episcopalians" while others started out as atheists and agnostics, Methodists, Baptists, Lutherans, or Catholics. We've lived here all our lives, like our parents and grandparents before us, or we've moved here as children or as adults. We prize our shared delight in worship and community here, we prize our individual uniquenesses and our commonalities. We find, in the Episcopal Church, that we are able to be different in some ways but still be one in Christ.
We strongly believe that nothing can ever separate us from the Love of God in Christ Jesus, as Saint Paul said (Romans 8:38). We welcome all, whatever your past or present, to come and worship with us, to learn with us, to pray with us, and to grow with us! And -- perhaps -- we can worship with you, learn with you, pray with you, and grow with you, as well!
On this website, you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.
When you visit our church, you will find:
"May God bless you richly, that you may bear abundant fruit and glorify the Father." (John 15:8)
Evelyn Wheeler, Rector
We're off to Convention! We will be electing a new bishop, so watch this site for updates (there will be NO updates until the new bishop is elected).
Mother Evelyn is running for two diocesan posts - General Convention delegate (Summer 2018, Austin TX); and Commission on Ministry.
Prayers are requested for your delegates, Richard Dickie, Ted Todd, and Mo Evelyn, and for the whole Diocesan Household as it conducts its business.
O God, by your grace you have called us in this Diocese to a goodly fellowship of faith. Bless our Bishop Cate Waynick and other clergy, and all our people. Grant that your Word may be truly preached and truly heard, your Sacraments faithfully administered and faithfully received. By your Spirit, fashion our lives according to the example of your Son, and grant that we may show the power of your love to all among whom we live; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel in the Diocese of Indianapolis for the renewal and mission of your Church. Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a bishop for this Diocese, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Diocesan Convention begins today! Watch live streaming of convention beginning at 7 p.m. tomorrow night with Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral via www.indydio.org.
Follow convention via live tweet @indyepiscopal,
on the unofficial diocesan Facebook page: - https://www.facebook.com/groups/309651660872/
on the OFFICIAL Facebook Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis page: - https://www.facebook.com/The-Episcopal-Diocese-of-Indianapolis-220512591365370/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf
and on Instagram at Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis.
The Bishop election will be closed and not streamed but progress and results will be posted at www.indydio.org and in all of our social media spots as soon as information is available. Join in the conversation!
Did you miss the bishop candidate walk-abouts? Video of the first three (common) questions for each candidate from their first session are posted here.
Time is running out to let your delegates know your preferences! Contact Ted Todd, Richard Dickie, or Mother Evelyn if you'd like to weigh in. Thank you! We will do our best for you!
O God, our times are in your hand. In the midst of uncertainty lead us by your never-failing grace as we seek to be agents of healing and hope. Walk with us through difficult times; watch over us in danger; and give to us a spirit of love and compassion for those who suffer and mourn. And finally remind us that you have promised never to leave us so that even in the valley of the shadow of death your love may be felt, through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.
— The Rev. Lyndon Harris, from the Episcopal Diocese of New York disaster preparedness plan
O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and light riseth up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what thou wouldest have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices, and that in thy light we may see light, and in thy straight path may not stumble; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry recently visited the Sacred Stone Camp established by members of the Standing Rock Reservation, and populated predominately by representatives of indigenous peoples across North America and around the world, who are taking action to protect the waters of the Missouri River from the risks of an oil pipeline. Here are some resources that you may find helpful to explain why they are taking these actions, and how you can help.
Presiding Bishop Curry Speaks at Standing Rock
Presiding Bishop tells Standing Rock protectors ‘the way of Jesus honors the water’
Episcopal Public Policy Network Resources (opens PDF file)
Come on the fourth Thursday of each month at 12:00 noon for our healing service, with prayer, anointing, and laying on of hands, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome. There will be no healing service in October.