DECEMBER 26, 2010-JANUARY 2, 2011
Adoration of the Magi, Giotto
The Gospel next Sunday anticipates the Feast of the Epiphany with its narration of the wise men’s travels from the East to Bethlehem.
In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet: ‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;for from you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel.’”
Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.” When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.
THIS WEEK AT INCARNATION
Monday, December 27
Church and Parish House closed.
Tuesday, December 28
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, December 29
12:15 pm. Holy Eucharist.
Friday, December 31
Church and Parish House closed. Happy New Year!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 2
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
8:30 am: Holy Eucharist Homily: the Associate Rector
10:00 am: Adult Forum will not meet again until January 9.
11:00 am: Holy Eucharist
Sermon: the Associate Rector, “An Epiphany Epiphany.” Music of Buxtehude and Bach. Nursery Care available for children.
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. Godly Play will resume on January 9.
5:00 pm: Candlelight CommunionMeditation: the Associate Rector
The Scripture Readings for Sunday: Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 84; Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19a; and Matthew 2:1-12.
COMING UP AT INCARNATION
Sunday, January 9
10:00 am. Adult Forum meets in the Parish House.
11:00 am. Holy Baptism and Eucharist. Godly Play resumes.
12:30 pm. Annual Meeting of the Parish will be held in the Assembly Hall. The Treasurer and Rector will report on the state of the parish and elections will be held for parish offices for 2011. Candidates for office include: Junior Warden: Mark Lulka; Vestry: John Chadwick, Stephen Ju, and John Ubieta; Convention Delegates: Charles Beardsley and Robert Torretti; Alternative Delegate: Susan Ridgeway. All are welcome to attend; to vote, one must be a member of the parish over 18 years of age, a communicant, and a recorded contributor. Leaders of parish organizations are asked to bring copies of their annual reports or to email the reports to the rector prior to the meeting.”
Friday, January 14-Friday, January 28
Clergy exchange with our link parish in London. Father Alan McCormack will be with us for two weeks while our Rector, the Rev. Douglas Ousley, will be at St. Vedast.
Monday, January 17
Church and Parish House closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Tuesday, January 18
7:30 pm. Twenties and Thirties’ Drinks & Discussion. Meet at the Parish House, 209 Madison Avenue, and we will walk to a local bar for conversation led by Father McCormack, Rector of our London link parish. First drink—be it a Coke or a beer—is on the church. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, January 23
12:30 pm. Parish Brunch at a local restaurant. Dutch treat. All are welcome.
Monday, January 24
7:00 pm. Men’s Group meet in the Parish House. Refreshments served.
Tuesday, January 25
7:00 pm. Women’s Group meets in the Parish House. Refreshments served.
Supper/Brunch Groups: You can sign up for the Brunch and Supper groups at Coffee Hour or by calling the Parish office, 212-689-6350. Eight to ten parishioners share monthly dinners or brunches in each other’s homes. These gatherings offer members of the church opportunities to meet new people and enjoy one another’s company in a casual social setting. The first of four meals is planned for sometime in January. For further information, speak with the clergy.
~the Rev. Amanda Kucik: email@example.com
More details available online: www.churchoftheincarnation.org
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