EMINDER August 23 – 29

The Gospel for this Sunday, August 23, is John 6:56-69

Jesus said, “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.” He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum.

When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?” But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, “Does this offend you? Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But among you there are some who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the first who were the ones that did not believe, and who was the one that would betray him. And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted by the Father.”

Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”

The readings for all Sundays and weekdays may be found at http://www.lectionarypage.net

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SUNDAY, August 23, AT INCARNATION

8:30 am Holy Eucharist

Homily: The Associate Rector

11:00 a.m. MORNING PRAYER

Sermon: The Associate Rector

“Was It Something I Said?”

12:00 p.m. A brief celebration of the Holy Eucharist at the High Altar

immediately

follows Morning Prayer.

Nursery Care for Children from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

5:00 pm Candlelight Communion

Meditation: The Associate Rector

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RESOURCES FOR REFLECTION

On the Gospel Reading:

Choices. We all face them. This sandwich or that one? This house or that apartment? This job or the other? Get married or stay single? And even though we know that almost every choice opens one door and closes another, we continue to persist in trying to have our cake and eat it too. We “keep our options open,” we figure the angles, we walk down the middle of the road, we don’t choose sides. We try to have it all. And the church? Sometimes the church is the worst offender of all. Read more…

The Rector’s Latest Sermon:

“Really”

THIS WEEK AT INCARNATION

Tuesday, August 25

8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in the Chapel of the Nativity. Please use the 35th Street entrance.

Wednesday, August 26

12:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Friday, August 28

12:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing

COMING UP AT INCARNATION

Sunday, August 30

There will be a Dutch Treat brunch at a local restaurant following the 11:00 a.m. service and coffee hour; cost is around $20. All are welcome. Reservations are not necessary.

Monday, August 31

7:00 p.m. Vestry meets in the Parish House.

Sunday, September 6

A brief tour of Incarnation and its art will be offered by one of our volunteer tour guides after the 11:00 a.m. service. Please meet at the back of the church.

Sunday, September 13

6:00 p.m. The 20s/30s Group kicks off the fall with a festive reception in the Parish House and a little “scheming and dreaming” about future social events, service projects, and spiritual formation opportunities. All young adults – veteran Group members and newcomers alike – are invited to stop by and dream big.

Sunday, September 20

Incarnation Choir returns; Godly Play and Adult Forum begin again!

Sunday, October 4

11:00 a.m. Installation of the Associate Rector. Homecoming Potluck Luncheon follows.

Monday, October 5

7:00 p.m. The Men’s Group meets in the Parish House to discuss the question, “What is grace?” Refreshments will be served.

FRONT OFFICE VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are needed, both mornings and afternoons, in the church office beginning Monday, September 2, to assist with answering the phone and door and basic office tasks. If you are interested and have the time to spare, please contact the Rector.

LOOKING FOR LAY LEADERS

The program year is coming up, and we’re looking for worship leaders and Sunday school teachers. If you’d like to explore leading in worship as an acolyte or teaching Godly Play to the children of Incarnation, please contact the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser.

We’re also looking for people to serve on the Altar Guild. While appointments are made by the Rector, you are invited to have an initial conversation with Adrian to learn about this ministry of reverence and devotion in preparing our most sacred space for worship.

COMMUNITY

Thanks to all Vacation Bible School Volunteers who made last week’s VBS such a success!

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