Dr. George Wolfe visits the Cathedral: September 26 and 28
We are pleased to welcome Dr. George Wolfe of Ball State University to the Cathedral. Dr. Wolfe, who performed this summer at Chautauqua, is a talented saxophonist and First Nation flutist. Dr. Wolfe is Professor Emeritus at Ball State University where he taught saxophone performance and chamber music for 32 years. He is also the former Director and Coordinator of Outreach Programs for the Ball State University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. In addition, he chairs the Muncie Interfaith Fellowship and is a trained mediator.
He will be at the Cathedral Sunday September 26 for worship at 10am.
Compline with Dr. Wolfe, Sept. 26
The Cathedral will offer a traditional service of Compline tonight at 7:00 P.M. Compline is an ancient form of night prayers used at the end of the day. It includes scripture readings, prayers, and music. Tonight’s service will be sung by a women’s ensemble and will feature Dr. Wolfe playing saxophone and the Native American flute. The Very Rev. John P. Downey, Dean Emeritus, will be the Officiant. A reception will follow for you to meet and talk with Dr. Wolfe. Childcare will be available.
Meditation with Dr. Wolfe, Sept 28
Join us for a mindfulness and meditation session on Tuesday, September 28, at 7:00 P.M. in the Chapel. Dr. George Wolfe will describe his contemplative approach to meditation, offer selected readings and incorporate improvisation on his First Nation (Native American) flute. “Action proceeds from thought and influential thought comes from insight. We gain greater access to our insights through meditation. The deeper our meditations the more profound our insights, the more powerful our thoughts and the more influential will be our actions.” Come on Tuesday evening to learn more and experience his approach to meditation.
Guided Meditation: October 12, 6:30pm
Gary Loncki, certified spiritual director and seasoned retreat leader, will offer guided meditation three times this autumn, each around a different theme. The first is October 12, centered on offering and receiving forgiveness to ourselves and others. The session will feature music, meditation, and a time for thinking or writing. You are invited to bring a journal if that is part of your practice or one you would like to try out.
Taizé Worship: Second Sundays, 7pm
We invite you to join us on the second Sunday of the month at 7:00 P.M at St. Mark’s Episcopal (4701 Old French Road) for Taize. Taizé is an evening service of quiet, contemplative prayer. It includes candlelight, scripture and prayerful meditation through song. We hope to create a thin place where you may encounter God and experience the power of silence.
FAQs about Worship Through COVID
Does vaccination status matter to attend worship?
No, you can attend worship regardless of your vaccination status. Those who are unvaccinated, adults and children, must wear masks.
I have children; is there childcare for worship?
Yes, childcare is available for babies and Children’s Chapel begins September 12. Children will return for the Eucharist.
Will I have to wear a mask at services?
Masks are now required at the 10am worship service to protect children who attend and because there is singing and higher attendance at that service. At our smaller 8am service, masks are highly recommended.
What are the seating arrangements?
All pews will be open for seating, although we encourage those attending worship to consider their spacing and distancing to promote good public health precautions.
Will there be Eucharist?
Yes, at each service we will celebrate the Eucharist. We will distribute the elements in the all-in-one, self-contained units we have been using for the past months. They will be blessed during the service and worshippers will come forward to receive them and consume them upon return to their seating.
What about coffee hour?
Coffee hour will take place before the 8:00am service and after the 10:00am service. We are serving coffee and will begin serving snacks when the hospitality team feels ready. We hope you will stay and enjoy coffee and conversation out under the tent.
What if I or someone else who attends later develops covid?
We ask that should you develop covid, you call or email the office so that we can let those who attended worship know of their exposure to assess their own risk.
If I feel unwell, should I attend worship?
Because covid presents in a variety of ways, we ask that if you feel at all ill- particularly have a fever, cough, headache, body aches, difficulty breathing, or lack of taste/smell, that you refrain from attending worship. You can always watch our livestream of the 10:30am service on YouTube in real time or at a time of your choosing.