EMINDER July 25 – August 1

The Gospel for this Sunday, July 26, is John 6:1-21

Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?” He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. Philip answered him, “Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?” Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all. Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.” So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.”

When Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself.

When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land toward which they were going.

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



8:30 am Holy Eucharist

Homily: The Rector


Sermon: The Rector

“Atheists in the Bible”

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.

Dutch treat lunch at a local restaurant following the 11:00 service and coffee hour. No reservations needed. All are welcome.

5:00 pm Candlelight Communion

Meditation: The Associate Rector



On the Gospel Reading:

In a world starving for fulfillment, Jesus sets a table of love every day. Yet the bread of life is passed over by so many who seek the latest confection to fill their emptiness. In this gospel Jesus invites us to his feast. His basket of grace is bottomless. Come to him as God and Savior and you will never go away hungry. Read more…

The Rector’s Latest Blog:

Hope Springs Eternal


Tuesday, July 28

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

7:00 p.m. Selma screening

The Women’s Group will sponsor a showing and discussion of the film Selma. The film is open to everyone in the Parish. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, July 29

12:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist

6:00 p.m. Calling all 20s/30s!

The 20s/30s Group will head to Madison Square Park for a free concert and fellowship on the Oval Lawn. Come out to hear some great southern funk and meet our new Associate Rector, the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser. Click here to learn more about the concert and listen to the artists. Email Adrian at adannhauser@churchoftheincarnation.org if you can join.

Friday, July 30

12:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist


Sunday, August 2

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.

August 10 – 14

Our Vacation Bible School (VBS) program will run 9:15 a.m. to 12 noon. This year’s theme is “Let’s Build an Ark!” Throughout the week, VBS students will hear Bible stories, do crafts, learn songs, play games, and build an actual model ark. VBS is open to all children ages 3-10 and led by the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser.

Please spread the word to kids and families!

Contact Adrian at adannhauser@churchoftheincarnation.org to register your child or volunteer to help out with VBS one or more days.




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