When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered around Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make gods for us, who shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.” Aaron said to them, “Take off the gold rings that are on the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.” So all the people took off the gold rings from their ears, and brought them to Aaron. He took the gold from them, formed it in a mold, and cast an image of a calf; and they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!” When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation and said, “Tomorrow shall be a festival to the LORD.” They rose early the next day, and offered burnt offerings and brought sacrifices of well-being; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to revel.
The LORD said to Moses, “Go down at once! Your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have acted perversely; they have been quick to turn aside from the way that I commanded them; they have cast for themselves an image of a calf, and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, `These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!’” The LORD said to Moses, “I have seen this people, how stiff-necked they are. Now let me alone, so that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them; and of you I will make a great nation.”
But Moses implored the LORD his God, and said, “O LORD, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? Why should the Egyptians say, `It was with evil intent that he brought them out to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth’? Turn from your fierce wrath; change your mind and do not bring disaster on your people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, how you swore to them by your own self, saying to them, `I will multiply your descendants like the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have promised I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.’” And the LORD changed his mind about the disaster that he planned to bring on his people.
THIS WEEK AT INCARNATION
Mon., October 3, 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Men’s Group meets in the Parish House. Allen Cohen, a member of the group, will offer reflections on the theme of “My Journey as a Christian.” Refreshments (beer, wine, soft drinks, and martinis) served. All men are welcome to attend.
Tues., October 4 , 8:00 am. Morning Prayer in the Chapel of the Nativity. Enter through 25 E. 35 St. door. Coffee and pastries served afterwards.
Wed., October, 12:15 pm. Holy Eucharist.
Fri., October 7 , 12:15 pm. Holy Eucharist and Prayers for Healing
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9
8:30 am: Holy Eucharist
Homily: the Rector
10:00 am: Adult Forum meets in the Parish House Dining Room
All are welcome. Coffee and Tea will be provided. This week’s topic: a continuation of last week’s discussion on “Islam in Europe: Lessons for Christians in the United States”
11:00 am: Holy Eucharist
Sermon: the Rector
Music of Bach and Mendelssohn
Sunday School program, Godly Play, for children ages for 3 to 9.
Nursery Care is available for children under age 3.
The Scripture Readings for Sunday: Exodus 32:1-14; Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14
5:00 pm: Candlelight Communion
Meditation: the Assistant Minister
COMING UP AT INCARNATION
Tues., October 18, 6:30 pm. Ethics in Media Forum on the topic, “Ethics in Social Media.” The forum will feature guest speakers Jake Fisher, partner at Attention, a full service social marketing agency and Naomi Hirabayashi, Director of Marketing at DoSomething.org the largest organization for teens and social change. The session will cover ethical best practices within social media, the pros and cons of living online (for organizations and people), and what’s next for social media. Doors open: 6:00; Forum: 6:30-7:15; Open questions: 7:15-7:30; Reception: 7:30-8:00.
Fri., October 28, 7:00 pm. Annual Parish Dinner.
Sun., November 6 , 5:00 pm. Memorial Evensong.
~the Rev. Ginger Strickland: ginger@churchoftheincarnation.
More details available online: www.churchoftheincarnation.org
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