JUNE 5-12, 2011
Pentecost, Brother Sylvain of Taizé
A Message from the Rector:
Following a lengthy search process involving 42 candidates, I am excited to announce that The Rev. Virginia Strickland’s acceptance of a call to be the new Assistant Minister at Incarnation starting in mid-September. Her first official Sunday will be September 25.
Ginger is from Houston, Texas. She graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 2001, and from Yale Divinity School in 2006. (She was Amanda’s roommate at Yale.) For the last five years, Ginger has served as a lay pastor at the interdenominational American Church in Paris. Yesterday, she was ordained deacon at the American Cathedral in Paris, where I once served as Canon Pastor.
The Rev. Amanda Kucik has extended her stay at Incarnation twice over the past five years. Last May, she announced that she would be looking to transfer to a new position after Easter of this year. While Amanda has not finalized her next position, she hopes to do so soon, and she will, in any case, be leaving Incarnation when such a position begins or at the end of September, whichever comes first. As of now, we are planning for her final Sunday to be September 18.
You will be hearing more about how we will be showing our thanks to Amanda in the newsletter and other subsequent announcements. For the moment, we are thankful that Amanda is still with us, and we can be grateful that we have attracted an equally outstanding person to succeed her.
I know you will want to keep both Amanda and Ginger in your prayers this summer.
–The Rev. J. Douglas Ousley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
THIS WEEK AT INCARNATION
Monday, June 6
6:00 pm. Building Committee meets.
7:00-8:30 pm. The Men’s Group meets in the Parish House to discuss the topic, “Killing Bin Laden: An Eye for an Eye?” Refreshments served.
Tuesday, June 7
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.
7:00-8:30 pm. Women’s Group Wine Tasting in the Parish House. Leigh Thurber of Picado y Vino in Brooklyn and her sister, parishioner Liz Westcott-Pitt, will give us some tips on how to order wine and use “wine language,” while also providing us with tastes of select wines from Leigh’s shop. Invite friends and co-workers, just be sure to RSVP! (212-689-6350 or email@example.com; we want to be sure we have enough for all to taste.) $5/person. Light refreshments will be served as well as non-alcoholic beverages.
Wednesday, June 8
11:00 am. Staff meeting.
12:15 pm. Holy Eucharist.
Friday, June 10
12:15 pm. Holy Eucharist and Prayers for Healing.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12: PENTECOST
8:30 am: Holy Eucharist. Homily: the Rector.
11:00 am: Baptism and Holy Eucharist. Sermon: the Rector. Music of Duruflé and Messiaen. Nursery Care is available for children during the 11 o’clock service.
5:00 pm: Candlelight Communion. Meditation: the Associate Rector.
The Scripture Readings for Sunday: Acts 2:1-21or Numbers 11:24-30; Psalm 104:25-35, 37; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21; and John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39.
COMING UP AT INCARNATION
Tuesday, June 14
7:30 pm. Twenties and Thirties’ Drinks & Discussion. Member Steve Szycher will begin a discussion of how digital communications (cell phones, social media, etc.) have affected social interaction and norms. First drink—be it a Coke or a beer—is on the church. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, June 20
7:00 pm. Vestry meeting.
~the Rev. Amanda Kucik: email@example.com
More details available online: www.churchoftheincarnation.org
The featured image can be found online at http://hompi.sogang.ac.kr/anthony/sylvain/15.bmp.