WEEK OF MAY 21-27
The First Reading for this week is Acts 2:1-21.
When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs– in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”
But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
`In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams.
Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy.
And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ ”
THIS WEEK AT INCARNATION
Tuesday, May 22
8:00 AM. Morning Prayer in the Chapel of the Nativity. Enter through 25 E. 35 St. Coffee and pastries served afterwards.
7:00 PM. Please note that there will be no Women’s Group meeting on this day. We will join the other Incarnation groups for a celebration on June 5.
Wednesday, May 23
12:15 PM. Holy Eucharist.
Friday, May 25
12:15 PM.Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing.
Sunday, May 27
11:00 AM. This will be the last Sunday of Godly Play for children before we begin meeting again in the fall. Over the summer, child care for all children under 9 will be available in the nursery. Children are also welcome to stay in worship with their parents. The Sunday Paper, which contains special activities and reflections for children, is available in the back of the church.
SUNDAY, MAY 27: PENTECOST
8:30 am Holy Eucharist
Homily: The Rector
10:00 am Adult Forum/Bible Study in the Parish House. Coffee and Tea are served; all are welcome.
11 am Holy Eucharist
Sermon: The Rector “The Gift of Faith”
Sunday School – Godly Play – for children ages 3-9.
Nursery care is available for children during the 11 o’clock service
5:00 pm Candlelight Communion
Meditation: The Assistant Minister
The lectionary texts for this week are: Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104: 25-35,37, Romans 8:22-27, and John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15.
COMING UP AT INCARNATION
Sunday, June 3
11:00 AM. Final official service of the Seminarian Assistant.
12:00 noon. Church tour. Meet near the entrance of the church for a ten- to fifteen-minute tour.
12:30 PM. Parish Brunch at a local restaurant in honor of Michael Foley.
Tuesday, June 5
7:00 PM. Mark your calendars for a celebration – the Women’s Group, Men’s Group, and Twenties/Thirties Group will join together for a social evening. It will feature
beer, wine, and mineral water tastings as well as Italian antipasti. Free will offering. Please RSVP to the church office or one of the clergy.
Tuesday, June 12
7:00 PM. Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, June 19
7:00 PM. Play Reading – as part of Incarnation’s Summer Series. (Please note that the reading will be on the 19th rather than on the 12th).