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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. 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 p.m. Parishioners are also invited to attend this 2:00 p.m. service of Holy Eucharist and then distribute the lunches.

Brunch and Supper Groups

Sign up for a new round of Brunch/Supper Groups! Two to three groups will begin this fall of a popular Incarnation program. Small groups of parishioners (8 people) 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. Contact the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser for more information or to sign up.

Our Beliefs, Our Practices, Our Parish

Aimed primarily at helping newcomers and new members integrate into the parish, this three-part class is open to everyone who would like to know more about what our church believes and does. Topics include (1) Christian doctrine foundational to our faith, (2) spiritual practices in the Episcopal tradition, and (3) different ways of serving the church and serving the world through the church. We’ll gather on three consecutive Sundays — September 24, October 1 and October 8 — from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. We hope you can join us! Contact the Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Jung-Chul Lee for more information.

Outing for Families

Parents and children of all ages are invited to St. Vartan Park (near 35th St. and 1st. Ave.) on Saturday, October 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We’ll gather at the picnic tables for donuts, coffee, and fun activities on the playground. Email the Rev. Dr. Nate Lee to RSVP and feel free to invite friends.

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"The Gospel According to James Baldwin"

The Twentieth century author and activist James Baldwin offered a variety of critiques of religion, culture, and discrimination. In all his works, Baldwin holds up hope and the primacy of love despite the difficulties of the present moment. In The Gospel According to James Baldwin, author Greg Garrett–Canon Theologian at the American Cathedral in Paris, and Carole McDaniel Hanks Chair of Literature and Culture at Baylor University–explores how the life and work of Baldwin can deepen our understanding of the Gospel of Jesus–especially as it relates to themes of equity, justice, and reconciliation.
On Sunday, October 22, Greg will be our preacher at the 11:00 a.m. service, and will lead a forum following worship on The Gospel According to James Baldwin. Greg is the author of dozens of books–including a recently released novel on the 2016 Bastille Day attacks, and this wonderful conversation series with him and former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. He is a widely sought after preacher and speaker, and this is sure to be a Sunday you won’t want to miss!

Books Groups on Life Worth Living

Three times a year, we coordinate short-term “small groups” led by parishioners to read a book chosen by our Spiritual Development Committee. Our committee has chosen Life Worth Living by Miroslav Volf as our study for this Fall. Miroslav Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology and director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture at Yale University. His research primarily deals with the relationship between Christianity and public life, and he is known as a “bridge builder.”
Life Worth Living takes on the classical philosophical question of “What makes for a good life?” It has been called a “transcendent…collection of wisdom punctuated by questions of great consequence” by New York Times best-selling author Kelly Corrigan. The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, has said: “Whether on your own, or with a small group, make this book a priority.” 
These book groups will begin the week of October 22, and details about the meeting times and formats are forthcoming. Until then, keep an eye out for more information, and get excited for what is sure to be a great read! Contact the Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Jung-Chul Lee for more information.

20s/30s "All Hallow's Eve" Party

Let’s face it–we have a kind of spooky Parish House, what with all the 19th century decor, and oil paintings of stern looking former Rectors hung about in gilded frames (and….watching us all the time?) To that end, the 20s/30s Group has decided to make that backdrop a canvas for an epic “All Hallow‘s Eve” party. We’ll have snacks, drinks, and themed games–it’ll be a night to remember. All young adults welcome. Email the Rev. Dr. Nate Lee if you can make it!
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Coming Up

October 3, 2023
October 4, 2023
  • Holy Eucharist

    October 4, 2023  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. Click here to view an important safety document.   

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October 5, 2023
  • Candlelight Communion with Blessing of the Animals (pets welcome in worship!)

    October 5, 2023  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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October 6, 2023
  • Funeral for Edward Curtin

    October 6, 2023  11:00 am - 11:45 am

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October 8, 2023
  • Holy Eucharist

    October 8, 2023  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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  • Bible Study

    October 8, 2023  10:00 am - 10:30 am

    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 insights from Yale Divinity School professors.

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  • Principal Service

    October 8, 2023  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. Join us online by clicking here. 

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  • Sunday School for Children

    October 8, 2023  11:15 am - 11:45 am

    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 on the Godly Play curriculum. Learn more about Family Ministries at Incarnation, including offerings for older children, here.

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  • "Our Parish" class

    October 8, 2023  12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Aimed primarily at helping newcomers and new members integrate into the parish, this three-part class is open to everyone who would like to know more about what our church believes and does. We’ll gather on three consecutive Sundays — September 24, October 1 and October 8 — from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. We hope you can join us! Contact the Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Jung-Chul Lee for more information.

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  • Compline (Zoom)

    October 8, 2023  9:00 pm - 9:15 pm

    Joinus for this 15-minute service of prayers and music and before bedtime. Click here for a PDFversion of Compline.  

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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). 

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