FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 6, 2011
Next Sunday’s Gospel lesson is Matthew’s account of the Transfiguration of Our Lord:
Six days after Peter had acknowledged Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the Living God, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!” When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Get up and do not be afraid.” And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone.
As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, “Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”
THIS WEEK AT INCARNATION
Tuesday, March 1
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.
6:00 pm. Incarnation Camp Board meets in the Parish House.
Wednesday, March 2
12:15 pm. Holy Eucharist.
7:00 pm. Confirmation/Inquirer’s class begins in the Parish House. These clergy-led sessions can serve as either an introductory or a refresher course on the Bible, church history, theology, liturgy, ethics, and prayer in the Anglican tradition. Speak to the clergy for more information. Confirmation will be held on Sunday, April 10.
Friday, March 4
12:15 pm. Holy Eucharist and Prayers for Healing.
SUNDAY, MARCH 6: LAST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
8:30 am: Holy Eucharist Homily: the Associate Rector
10:00 am: Adult Forum meets in the Parish House Dining Room. Coffee and tea are provided
11:00 am: Holy Eucharist Sermon: the Associate Rector, “Mountaintop Experience.” Music of César Franck.
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 Meditation: the Associate Rector
The Scripture Readings for Sunday: Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2 or Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:16-21; and Matthew 17:1-9.
COMING UP AT INCARNATION
Monday, March 7
7:00 pm. Men’s Group meets in the Parish House to discuss “The Church of England v. The Episcopal Church: What are the differences? Which is doing better?” Refreshments served.
Tuesday, March 8
6:30-8:30 pm. Mardi Gras Party in Assembly Hall. $10/Adults; $5/Children. Sign up to help, firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-689-6350. We need volunteers to set up, flip pancakes, sell tickets, clean up, etc.
Wednesday, March 9
Ash Wednesday. Imposition of ashes all day in the church. Services at 8:15 am, 12:15 pm, and 6:15 pm.
Sunday, March 13
12:30 pm. First of Lenten lecture series on “Coping” held in the Assembly Hall. Simple lunch served for a free-will offering. Topics will include coping with “Minor Hassles of Everyday Life,” “Grief and Loss,” “Loneliness,” and “Suffering of Others.” The final lecture will be given by Bishop Donovan, who will be visiting for Confirmation.
Tuesday, March 15
7:30 pm. Twenties and Thirties’ Drinks & Discussion. Meet at the Parish House and we will walk to a local bar for conversation. First drink—be it a Coke or a beer—is on the church. RSVP: email@example.com
Tuesday, March 22
7:00 pm. Women’s Group meets in the Parish House. A simple supper will be served, and we will discuss issues of poverty with a Lenten Study, “Where there is Despair, Hope,” issued by the Diocese of Southern Ohio. All women are welcome to attend.
Saturday, March 26
10:00 am-4:00 pm. Vestry Quiet Day at the House of the Redeemer.
~the Rev. Amanda Kucik: firstname.lastname@example.org
More details available online: www.churchoftheincarnation.org
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