APRIL 10-17, 2011
Entry Into Jerusalem
Next Sunday, Palm Sunday, we commemorate Christ’s entry into Jerusalem as depicted above and narrated in Matthew’s Gospel.
When Jesus and his disciples had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, `The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.” This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying,
“Tell the daughter of Zion,
Look, your king is coming to you,
humble, and mounted on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”
THIS WEEK AT INCARNATION
Tuesday, April 12
8:00 am. Morning Prayer in the Chapel of the Nativity. All are welcome. Coffee and pastries are served after the prayer service. Enter at 25 East 35 Street.
Wednesday, April 13
12:15 pm. Holy Eucharist and Memorial Service for Gladys Newbery.
Friday, April 15
12:15 pm. Holy Eucharist and Prayers for Healing.
Saturday, April 16
9:30 am-3:00 pm. Hands On New York Day. New York Cares, the largest volunteer organization in the city, designates this day of service to beautify the city’s parks, gardens and community centers. Please contact Amanda, the Associate Rector, with any questions and to learn how to register to volunteer with Team Incarnation (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SUNDAY, APRIL 17: PALM SUNDAY
8:30 am: Holy Eucharist and Distribution of Palms. Homily: the Rector
10:00 am: Adult Forum will not meet until after Easter.
11:00 am: Choral Eucharist with Procession and Distribution of Palms. Homily: the Rector, “Passion Play.” Music of Weelkes, Britten and Poulenc
Nursery Care and our Sunday School program, Godly Play, are available for children during the 11 o’clock service. Godly Play, a Montessori-based method of Biblical Storytelling, invites children to respond to the stories of the people of God and express themselves through art and imaginative play. For children ages 3 to 9. Contact the Associate Rector, email@example.com, for more information and/or to register your child.
5:00 pm: Candlelight Communion and Distribution of Palms. Meditation: the Rector
The Scripture Readings for Sunday: for the Liturgy of the Palms, Matthew 21:1-11; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; for the Liturgy of the Word, Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; and Matthew 26:14- 27.
COMING UP AT INCARNATION
Thursday, April 21
6:30 pm. Maundy Thursday liturgy followed by a vigil in the Chapel of the Nativity until 10:00 pm.
Friday, April 22
12:00 noon. Good Friday Liturgy and Preaching of the Passion. Church open until 3:00 pm for prayer and meditation.
Saturday, April 23
4:00 pm. The women of Incarnation are gather to contemplate the faith and witness of Jesus’ female disciples, who waited outside the tomb for the Sabbath to end so that they could anoint Christ’s body for burial. We will meditate on Scripture and their example and then adorn the church with flowers before the Easter Vigil service. Please RSVP by calling the Parish Office, 212-689-6350, or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Enter the church at 25 East 35th Street, and try to arrive promptly at 4:00 pm, or shortly before.
6:30 pm. Easter Eve Candlelight Vigil and Communion. Followed by a Champagne reception.
Sunday, April 24
1:00 pm. Easter brunch at the Galway Hooker Restaurant, 7 East 36 Street. Twenty dollars per person; ten dollars for a child. Selection of entrees (omelets, salads, bagel with smoked salmon, etc.) and complimentary beverages. Call the church office for reservations, 212-689-6350, and please mention if you need to be seated on the first floor.
Tuesday, April 26
7:30 pm. Next meeting of Twenties and Thirties’ Drinks & Discussion. The Rector will lead the conversation. RSVP: email@example.com.
Sunday, May 1
12:30 pm. Next meeting of the Membership Committee.
~the Rev. Amanda Kucik: firstname.lastname@example.org
More details available online: www.churchoftheincarnation.org
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