WEEK OF MAY 28 – JUNE 3
The Gospel Reading for this week is John 3:1-17.
There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’ The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?
“Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
THIS WEEK AT INCARNATION
Monday, May 28: Church offices closed for Memorial Day.
Tuesday, May 29: 8:00 AM. Morning Prayer in the Chapel of the Nativity.Enter through 25 E. 35 St.Coffee and pastries served afterwards.
Wednesday, May 30: 12:15 PM. Holy Eucharist.
Friday, May 31: 12:15 PM. Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing.
SUNDAY, JUNE 3: TRINITY SUNDAY
8:30 am Holy Eucharist
Homily: The Rector
11 am Holy Eucharist
Sermon: The Rector “Thinking of God”
Nursery care is available for children during the 11 o’clock service
12:00 noon. Church tour. Meet near the entrance to the church for a ten- to fifteen-minute tour.
12:30 PM. Parish Brunch at a local restaurant in honor of departing Seminarian Assistant Michael Foley.
5:00 pm Candlelight Communion
Meditation: The Assistant Minister
The lectionary texts for this week are: Isaiah 6:1-8, Psalm 29, Romans 8:12-17, and John 3:1-17.
COMING UP AT INCARNATION
Tuesday, June 5
7:00 PM.Mark your calendars for a celebration – the Women’s Group, Men’s Group, and Twenties/Thirties Group will join together for a social evening.It will feature beer, wine, and mineral water tastings as well as Italian antipasti.Free will offering.Please RSVP to the church office or one of the clergy.
Tuesday, June 12
7:00 PM. Vestry Meeting
Monday, June 25.
7:00 PM. Incarnation Summer Arts Evening: Play Reading. Those who wish will sight-read a couple of one-act plays chosen by two of our members who work in the theater. Those who would prefer not to read are welcome to come and listen. There will be refreshments in return for a free-will offering.
Tuesday, July 10.
6:00-9:00 PM. Incarnation Summer Arts Evening: Christmas in July. Please join us to make crafts, jams, and other items for our December Christmas Fair.
Tuesday, August 21.
7:00 PM. Incarnation Summer Arts Evening: Movie Night.