January 11-17


The ​Gospel Text for this Sunday is Mark 1:4-11.

John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”



8:30 am Holy Eucharist, Homily: The​ Rector

10:00 am Adult Forum: Please join us in the Parish House for lively theological discussion. Coffee and tea will be served

11:00 am Morning Prayer, Sermon: The Rector “Endorsement”

Godly Play (Sunday School) for children ages 3-10 will take place during the service. Nursery Care for children aged 3 and under is available during and after the service.

12:00 pm A Short Service of Holy Eucharist follows Morning Prayer

12:30 pm Annual Meeting of the Parish

5:00 pm Candlelight Communion, Meditation: The Assistant Minister



As we pray for victims of terrorism in France and throughout the world, a fascinating interview with a French-American anthropologist who studies why and how some young Muslim men become religious radicals.

Readings for next Sunday, January 18 can be found here.



Monday, January 12

8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in the Chapel of the Nativity. Please enter at 25 E 35th St. Coffee and pastries will be served afterwards.

7:00-8:30 p.m. Men’s Group meets in the Parish House for drinks and discussion. The Rector will lead a discussion on “New Ways of Worship in the Episcopal Church.” Refreshments will be served.


Tuesday, January 13

7:00 p.m. Women’s Group Dinner and Discussion. Our topic for the evening will be “Are we missing something? The Lost

Gospels and how the contents of the New Testament were chosen.”

Wednesday, January 14

9:30 a.m. Blessing of Incarnation’s completed Spire by Bishop Alan Shin.

12:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist.

Friday, January 16

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

Sunday, January 18

1:00-3:00 p.m. Senior Resource Day at Incarnation. Incarnation volunteers will offer free technology help, so bring your questions about the internet, email, cameras, smart phones, ipads, and so on. Please RSVP to (347) 886-6532. Volunteers are needed – and there is much to do that doesn’t require tech savvy.



Wednesday, January 21

7:00-8:30 p.m. Vestry meets in the Parish House.

Sunday, January 25

12:30 p.m. Potluck lunch honoring our departing Assistant Minister following the 11 a.m. service. Ellen Gardner is taking the lead in support of this event, and we welcome everyone’s participation. If you’d like to join us or contribute a dish, would you please email her at LN89@yahoo.com or Father Ousley at info@churchoftheincarnation.org to let know your plans. All contributions are welcome!

Monday, January 26

7:00-8:00 p.m. Discussion of “Faith and Emotions” in the Parish House.

Friday, January 30

8:00 p.m. World Premiere of Requiem by young New York composer

Philippe Treuille. Tickets from $25 to $100 at philippetreuille.com

Wednesday, February 4

7:00-8:30 p.m. First meeting of Incarnation Inquirers Class—open to all.




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