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What’s happening at Incarnation

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Advent Bible Study

Beginning November 27, our Sunday morning Bible study, held from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the Parish House and on Zoom, will take four weeks to examine how the Gospels approach the nativity story. We will spend a week on each of the three Gospel accounts of Jesus’ birth–found in Matthew, Luke, and John–before spending a final week integrating what we’ve learned with the rest of the New Testament, and Christian history, into a reflection on what importance the incarnation has for us today. Click here for the Study Guide

 

Sermon Talkbacks

During the Sundays of Advent, we’ll be bringing back the “Sermon Talkbacks” that were so popular this past Lent! Talkbacks will take place in the Assembly Hall from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. on November 27, December 4, and December 18. Grab your coffee and a folding chair for a roundtable discussion with the preacher about the sermon. This will be a time when you can ask questions, give feedback, and help us all to deepen the conversation that the sermon has only just begun.

 

Incarnation Christmas Fair returns!

After a pandemic-related hiatus, we are excited to bring back Incarnation’s Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 3, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It will be here before you know it, so planning is underway! Contact Laurie Mygatt to volunteer, and please donate salable items now for early sorting and pricing. Please also consider special donations for our silent auction, such as gift certificates to local restaurants, unique “antiques” and housewares, and items for gift baskets (nice wines, fancy mustards, gourmet coffee, etc.).

 

20s/30s St. Nick's Party

The biggest party of the year for 20s/30s in the Episcopal Diocese of New York (EDNY) is the annual EDNY “St. Nick’s Party.” This year, the party will be held on Saturday, December 3, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Trinity Wall Street’s version of a “parish house” – Trinity Commons, located at 79 Trinity Place. It’s sure to be a festive night, full of all that the season holds. Contact the Rev. Dr. Nate Lee to RSVP.

 

Help decorate the church for Christmas

Drop by the church on Friday, December 9, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Join the fun and enjoy some eggnog as we rekindle the spirit of the season with greens and poinsettias!

 
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Lessons and Carols, followed by the Parish Christmas Party

Sunday, December 11, at 5:00 p.m. With Organ, Brass, Harp and the Incarnation Choir. An Incarnation tradition, a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is one of the most beloved services we present each year. It consists of lessons from scripture interspersed with carols reflecting on the themes of the readings. The lessons, which cover the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus, are read by representatives of the parish.

 

Be Santa to a child in need

Operation Santa is our annual Christmas service project. Parishioners are invited to select a letter written to “Santa” by a child in need and purchase gifts for that child. This year we are providing presents for 50 children living in a nearby domestic violence shelter. CLICK HERE to select a letter online, or select one in person at Sunday Coffee Hour or the Christmas Party.
 

Volunteer with Hour Children

Hour Children is in need of volunteers to help out at their Christmas party on Saturday, December 17, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at St. Rita’s Church (3642 12th Street, Long Island City, NY 11106, across the street from the Hour Children headquarters). They are expecting around 150 adults and 150 children at the party. If you would like to volunteer, contact Kellie Phelan at kphelan@hourchildren.org
 
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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.   

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.  

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 […]

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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 office@churchoftheincarnation.org 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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