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What’s happening at Incarnation

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Lenten Drive for Hour Children

Thanks to everyone who has given to the drive for Hour Children, our community outreach partner who is responding to the influx of migrant families residing in shelters. We are supporting them by providing much needed microwaveable food, pantry items, and diapers. You can make your donations either through Incarnation’s Hour Children Amazon storefront or by dropping them off at church.

Easter Donations and Decorations

Remember or honor a loved one with a donation towards Easter flowers and music. Click here to print a donation form. Donations received by Palm Sunday, April 2, will be recognized in the Easter Sunday leaflet available in person and online. 

We will decorate the church with flowers on the afternoon of Good Friday, April 7, at 3:00 p.m. Many hands make light work! Please join us in placing beautiful spring flowers throughout the church and then enjoy some light refreshments.

20s/30s Group Holy Saturday Gathering

20s/30s are invited to a special gathering on Holy Saturday, April 8, which commemorates the day when the body of Jesus lay in the tomb. We’ll begin with a mediation in the Chapel of Nativity at 10:00 am. Then we’ll spend some time hiding Easter Eggs in the Parish House for the hunt on Easter Sunday. Afterwards, we’ll have coffee and a light brunch for those who can stick around for some fellowship, wrapping things up by noon. Email the Rev. Dr. Nate Lee you can make it. Hope to see you then!

Easter Egg Hunt and Parish Easter Luncheon

Children are invited to our annual Easter Egg Hunt after the 11:00 a.m. service on Easter Day, April 9; meet in the first floor lobby of the Parish House. There will be baskets available, but your child is also welcome to bring his/her own. Children are also very welcome at the Easter Luncheon.
We will be returning to a private room at Slattery’s Midtown Pub on East 36th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues for the luncheon. The buffet menu includes Chicken Marsala, Baked Ziti, Beef Tips in a Burgundy Sauce, sides and dessert. Cost is $35 for adults and $25 for children. There is also a cash bar.
To make a reservation, contact Thomas Reefer, Parish Administrator, at 212-689-6350 ext. 2 or use the sign-up sheet at Coffee Hour. Family and friends are of course welcome, but we urge you to make reservations, as seating is limited.

Brunch/Supper Groups

Sign up for a new round of Supper/Brunch Groups. Two groups will begin this Eastertide (April/May) of a popular Incarnation program. Small groups of parishioners (8-10 persons) share four monthly dinners or brunches in each other’s homes. Hosts rotate monthly. Don’t have space to entertain? You’ll be paired with a co-host who does, or you can use the Parish Dining Room. Email Senior Warden Susan Ridgeway at for more information or to add your name to the list of participants.

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Small Group Book Study

Join your fellow parishioners in reading No Cure for Being Human by New York Times bestselling author, Kate Bowler. In this book, Bowler – who is also a professor of American Religious History at Duke University – wrestles with the absurdity of today’s “best life now” advice industry, which insists on trying to convince us that we can out-eat, out-learn, and out-perform our humanness. With dry wit and unflinching honesty, Bowler calls upon us to instead face the reality that we are as fragile as the day we were born—and there’s no cure for being human.
There are two meeting times for groups you can join, and groups will meet for a total of 6 sessions:
  • Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 p.m. on ZOOM (begins April 11)
  • Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. HYBRID (begins April 12)
To sign up for one of these groups, contact the Rev. Dr. Nate Lee. Please also feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like to suggest a meeting time for an additional group.

Third Thursday

On the third Thursday of each month, we gather in the Assembly Hall after Candlelight Communion for refreshments and a themed activity. On April 20, the Vestry will host our Easter Third Thursday, which will feature a Christian version of Talking Point Cards. This card game offers a variety of prompts that help start meaningful conversations about Christianity. The prompts aim at reaching a wide and varied audience, and should feel safe no matter where you are on your faith journey –making this a great opportunity to invite a friend! 
There will also be plenty of time to mingle. Join us for this opportunity to meet new people, connect with friends, and strengthen our bonds in Christ. Third Thursday runs from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Please enter through the church. For those who need the elevator, access will be provided through the Parish House.

Sermon Talkbacks

We are bringing back our ever-popular “Sermon Talkbacks” in Eastertide. Grab your coffee and a folding chair for a roundtable discussion with the preacher about the sermon. The “post-resurrection” appearances of Jesus that are featured during the Easter lectionary are some of the most important passages of the New Testament, and yet also, some of the most misunderstood. They’re sure to provide fodder for interesting discussions! Talkbacks will take place in the Assembly Hall from 12:30 to 1:15 pm on April 23, April 30, May 7, and May 14.

Men's Dinner

A call to the men of Incarnation! Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 pm and plan to join us for a special men’s dinner. This promises an evening rich in both fellowship and food. In addition to breaking bread together, we will have the pleasure of being joined that evening by the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Linebaugh. The title of Dr. Linebaugh’s talk that evening will be “No Longer Us and Them: The Gift of Christ, and the Grace of Community.” Registration details, including cost and venue, coming soon.
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Morning Prayer (Zoom)

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.Please […]

Compline (Zoom)

Join us for this 15-minute service of prayers and music and before bedtime. Click here for a PDF version of Compline.  Join our email list to receive Zoom access information.   

Holy Eucharist

All are welcome to gather in the church for this Rite I service of Holy Eucharist, which includes a brief homily. Click here to view an important safety document.   

Noonday Prayer (Zoom)

Join us for this 20-minute prayer service with psalms, lectionary readings and a brief homily. Click here for a PDF version of Noonday Prayer. Join our email list to receive Zoom access information.  

Lay Eucharistic Minister Training

LayEucharist Minister (Chalice Bearer) Training. This training, for LEMs in theDiocese of New York, will be offered in the church by DeaconDenise LaVetty. Please contact Deacon Denise if you are interested in […]

Candlelight Communion

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 […]

Compline (Zoom)

Join us for this 15-minute service of prayers and music and before bedtime. Click here for a PDF version of Compline.  Join our email list to receive Zoom access information.   

Holy Eucharist

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 […]

Bible Study

Bible Study is held in the Parish House and also on Zoom. We generally follow the Yale Bible Study program, which offers course materials on select books of the Bible, deepened by […]

Holy Eucharist with Procession of the Palms

Our principal service of Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer with Choir and Organ is held in person and streamed from the church. Join us online by clicking here. Make your Sunday offering […]

Sunday School for Children

During the 11:00 a.m. service, children (pre-K to 4th grade) depart for Sunday School in the Parish House and then return to rejoin their parents in worship. Sunday School is based […]

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Receiving from the Reserved Sacrament

Incarnation is offering the sacrament of Holy Communion (in one kind) to individuals who do not feel comfortable attending in-person worship. If you would like to come to the Parish House to receive the host from the reserved sacrament, please contact the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser. We are always eager to share the gift of God’s grace with you.

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). 

Birthday Card Program

We are sending birthday cards as another way of letting you know of your importance to our parish community. So far, we have collected over 125 birthdays. If you would like us to remember you on your special day, please email the month and date of your birth, as well as your address, to so that we might update our records.

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. You can also download the Church of the Incarnation app.

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