EMINDER June 13 – 20

The Prayer of St. Columba

Be a bright flame before me, O God

a guiding star above me.

Be a smooth path below me,

a kindly shepherd behind me

today, tonight, and for ever.

Alone with none but you, my God

I journey on my way;

what need I fear when you are near,

O Lord of night and day?

More secure am I within your hand

than if a multitude did round me stand.



The Gospel for this Sunday, June 14, is Mark 4:26-34

Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.”

He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”

With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.

The readings for all Sundays and Weekdays may be found at:



8:30 am Holy Eucharist

Homily: The Honorary Assistant

10:00 am Adult Forum

Please join us in the Parish House for lively theological discussion. Coffee and tea will be served


Sermon: The Honorary Assistant

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

Godly Play for Children ages 3-10.

(Please note that this is the last Godly Play session until mid-September).

Nursery Care for children aged 3 and under is available during and after the service and continues throughout the summer months.

5:00 pm Candlelight Communion

Meditation: The Honorary Assistant



On St. Columba:


On Simone de Beauvoir whose writings have recently been in the news:


The Rector’s Latest Blog:



St. George’s Choral Society
Summer Choral Festival Concert

Saturday, June 13
7:00 pm

Church of the Incarnation
209 Madison Avenue at 35th St

Free admission

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Poulenc: Gloria

Tuesday, June 16

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

Wednesday, June 17

12:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Friday, June 19

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


Tuesday, June 23

7:00 p.m. Members at the Women’s Group and the Men’s Group will hold a joint end-of-the-season festival supper. the theme of the evening is “Follow

the Missionary Travels of the apostles,” with food from the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries they visited. Paul, Peter, James, and others

began in the Holy Land and journeyed as far west as spain. so you have a lot of choices as to the food and drink for our Mediterranean Festival dinner.

Bring what you like, from salads to desserts, from Turkey to Spain. Just RSVP to info@churchoftheincarnation.org or 212 689-6350,

so we know who’s coming and what dish or dishes you’ll bring. All men and women of the parish are invited. We are looking forward

to seeing you at this special pilgrimage.

Sunday, June 28

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

Tuesday, July 7

11:00 a.m. Funeral Service for Tom Southworth followed by a reception in the Parish House. Please pass the word on to Tom’s many friends.

Tuesday, July 28

7:00 p.m.The Women’s Group will sponsor a showing of the film “Selma”. The film is open to everyone in the Parish. Refreshments will be served.

August 10 – 14

9:30 – 12 noon Vacation Bible School. Please call the church office to enroll your child/children or to sign up to volunteer

to lead games, crafts, music and storytelling.


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