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What’s happening at Incarnation

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Ecclesia Ministries

Every third Sunday of the month, parishioners are invited to the Parish Dining Room at 12:30 pm to help make sandwiches and pack lunches for Ecclesia Ministries of New York, which serves those who are food and housing insecure.

The Rev. Canon Deacon Denise LaVetty serves an Ecclesia congregation that currently worships in the courtyard of Church of the Transfiguration (29th Street, between 5th and Madison) every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Parishioners are also invited to attend this 2:00 pm service of Holy Eucharist and then distribute the lunches.

Help make worship meaningful

Liturgy is the “work of the people” and requires a village of volunteers – ushers, lay readers, chalice bearers, altar guild, church tour guides, and coffee hour hosts. If you would like to serve in leadership at any of our Sunday or weekday worship services, please contact the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser.

Dedicate a Hymnal

Sing to the Lord a new song! (Psalm 96:1)

With our organ undergoing restoration, we are using the piano in worship. Perhaps you’ve noticed an expansion of our congregational singing repertoire? That’s because the piano lends perfectly to pieces from the African American and gospel traditions found in the Episcopal hymnal “Lift Every Voice and Sing II” (LEVAS). Soon we’ll be purchasing copies of LEVAS for the pews! We are excited to present these hymnals to the glory of God and for service in the life of our congregation. You are invited to dedicate a hymnal to honor someone special or a special occasion. The dedication cost is $25 per hymnal, and there will be a book plate placed on the inside cover to note the dedication as well as the donor. CLICK HERE to donate $25 and dedicate a hymnal. Be sure to type your dedication in the memo line.

 
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Education for Ministry

Are you looking to deepen your faith? To learn more about the Bible, Christian tradition, church history, and theology? If so, Incarnation offers a high-quality course to interested parishioners — Education for Ministry (EfM). EfM is a four-year Christian formation program designed for lay people by the School of Theology at University of the South (Sewanee, TN). For more information on EfM at Incarnation, please join us for an online introduction on Wednesday, July 31, at 7:00 pm or an in-person meeting on Sunday, August 11, at 12:30 pm. Your hosts for the introductory sessions will be the Rev. J. Gregory Morgan, new group mentor in 2024, and the Rev. Canon Deacon Denise LaVetty of the church staff, our diocesan contact for the program. Contact Deacon Denise for Zoom access information if you are interested in the online introductory session.

Movie Night!

Join us for a combined fellowship and learning opportunity on Tuesday, August 13, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. The subject of our gathering will be the film Freud’s Last Session. Freud’s Last Session is a 2023 film starring Anthony Hopkins, based on a play by the same name. It imagines a fictional debate between Freud and prominent Christian author C.S. Lewis, as Lewis defends his reasons for rejecting atheism and becoming a Christian. We’ll gather in the Parish House Living Room for some refreshments and a viewing of the film. Afterwards, we’ll stick around for a discussion of its key themes and message. Please contact the Rev. Dr. Nate Lee to RSVP.

Moravian Open Door BBQ Blowout

Moravian Open Door has invited us to join them for their annual Barbecue Blowout on Saturday, August 31, at 1:00 pm. This is a resident promoted event that they celebrate each year, and this year they want to share it with their friends at Incarnation. There will be great food, great music, a lot of fun and maybe some fancy dance moves. Bring a big smile and a happy heart to 347 East 18th Street to celebrate the end of summer and the joy of fellowship.

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Coming Up

July 21, 2024
  • Holy Eucharist

    July 21, 2024  8:30 am - 9:00 am

    All are welcome to gather in the church for this service of Holy Eucharist, which includes a brief homily and organ music (there is no singing). The service follows “Rite I” in the Book of Common Prayer, which means the prayers are written in traditional language, and tends to conclude by 9:00 am.   

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  • Principal Service

    July 21, 2024  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Our principal service of Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer with Choir and Organ is held in person and streamed from the church. 

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  • Ecclesia Lunch Packing

    July 21, 2024  12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Come to the Parish House Dining Room to help make sandwiches and pack lunches for Ecclesia Ministries of New York, which serves those who are food and housing insecure. The Rev. Canon Deacon Denise LaVetty serves an Ecclesia congregation that currently worships at Church of the Transfiguration (29th Street, between 5th and Madison) every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Parishioners are also invited to attend this 2:00 p.m. service of Holy Eucharist and then distribute the lunches.

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  • Compline (Zoom)

    July 21, 2024  9:00 pm - 9:15 pm

    Join us for this 15-minute service of prayers and music and before bedtime. Click here for a PDF version of Compline.  

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July 23, 2024
  • Morning Prayer (Zoom)

    July 23, 2024  8:00 am - 8:45 am

    Join us for this 20-minute prayer service with lectionary readings and canticles. Followed by another 20 minutes of virtual fellowship. Click here for a PDF version of Morning Prayer Rite I.

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  • Compline (Zoom)

    July 23, 2024  9:00 pm - 9:15 pm

    Join us for this 15-minute service of prayers and music and before bedtime. Click here for a PDF version of Compline.  

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July 24, 2024
  • Holy Eucharist

    July 24, 2024  12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    All are welcome to gather in the church for this Rite I service of Holy Eucharist, which includes a brief homily, organ music, and prayers for healing with holy oil.

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July 25, 2024
  • Candlelight Communion

    July 25, 2024  6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

    Candlelight Communion is a service of Holy Eucharist that incorporates chant and silence as well as elements of contemporary worship. This service is informal and contemplative, with music led by a Cantor and a brief reflection by one of the clergy.

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Spiritual Tips and Biblical Reflections

We are collecting spiritual tips and reflections on Scripture from members and friends of the parish. If you have a favorite prayer practice, devotional book, Bible verse or other source of spiritual nourishment, contact the clergy to share it with the larger Incarnation community. Submissions in writing or video recording (up to 2 minutes) are welcome. Thank you for helping us “encourage one another and build each other up” as the Body of Christ. (1 Thess. 5:11). 

Incarnation and Social Media

We are using social media to help spread the good news about Incarnation and all that we offer. Please be sure to “like” Church of the Incarnation Manhattan on Facebook and follow @IncarnationNY on Twitter and @churchoftheincarnationnyc on Instagram

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