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The Anglican/Episcopal tradition speaks of a three-legged stool of authority. The legs of the stool are Scripture, Reason and Tradition. In order to better understand the claims our faith makes on us and how it influences our lives, we use our intellect and understanding of the divine as we engage in study of the Bible and the tradition. Christian education and formation is meant for all of us at every stage of our development.

 

Godly Play

During the Sunday 11:00 am service, children ages 3 to 10 are encouraged to participate in our Godly Play program. Younger children are welcome in the nursery, and older children are invited to serve as Acolytes in the worship service.

Godly Play is a Montessorri-based method of Biblical Storytelling.  In each session, the children hear a sacred story, parable or liturgical lesson and respond to open-ended questions that invite them to wonder about what they have just heard.  The children engage in art or imaginative play as they continue to explore the meaning of the story.  Their time together concludes with a feast, during which the children offer prayers of thanksgiving and concern as they share a snack.

Godly Play will resume on September 20, 2015. Nursery care for children ages 3 – 10 continues throughout the summer. For children who attend the service with their parents, literature is available at the back of the church for them to use.

To learn more about Godly Play or other opportunities for children, please speak with the Rector.

 

Bible Study and Lenten Lectures

Sundays at 10:00 am from mid-September until mid-June, we offer  “Adult Forum”, an educational hour for adults in the Parish House Living Room.  The topic of study varies.  In the recent past, the group has spent multiple sessions on the Apostle Paul, the Holy Spirit, and introductory lectures to Biblical Scholarship.

Adult Forum will resume on September 20, 2015.

This Lenten Season we had a series of house eucharists which were very successful.  8-10 parishioners meet at the home of one of our members for a casual eucharist followed by a potluck supper. We look forward to continuing this program in Lent 2016.

 

Inquirers’ Class

Every winter, usually during Lent, a series of six weekly meetings presents the understanding of the Christian faith professed by the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. It is the normal preparation for becoming an official member of Incarnation but the course also serves as a refresher for those who are already members and a place for non-Episcopalians to explore questions about faith and life. Children 12 and over are also welcome to attend. Speak to the clergy for further information or to register for the class.

 

Summer Vacation Bible School

Our VBS program will run 9:15 to noonAugust 10-14. This year’s theme will be “Let’s Build an Ark!” and will center on the biblical account of Noah and the ark. Throughout the week, VBS students will hear Bible stories, do crafts, learn songs, play games, and build an actual model ark.

Children ages 3-10 are welcome to join us as we learn about God’s grace and love and make new friends. VBS is open to all and led by the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser and members of the Church of the Incarnation.

Tell your friends and neighbors about this program, and consider volunteering your time and talent to make the week a success. If you are able and willing to help, in any capacity, please contact the Rector.  VBS is from August 10 to 14,  2015 from 9:15 a.m. to 12 noon.



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