- July 7-13JULY 7-13
“4th of July Fireworks, Metropolis New York Series” Photograph by George Malave 2010The Sermon Text for This Sunday is Galatians 6:7-16
Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow. If you sow to your own flesh, you will reap corruption from the flesh; but if you sow to the Spirit, you will reap eternal life from the Spirit. So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest-time, if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.See what large letters I make when I am writing in my own hand! It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that try to compel you to be circumcised– only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. Even the circumcised do not themselves obey the law, but they want you to be circumcised so that they may boast about your flesh. May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything; but a new creation is everything! As for those who will follow this rule– peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.********THIS SUNDAY AT INCARNATION8:30 am Holy EucharistHomily: The Assistant Minister11:00 am Holy EucharistSermon: The Assistant Minister, “Bragging Rights”5:00 pm Candlelight CommunionMeditation: The Assistant Minister********RESOURCES FOR PRAYERTexts for the Sunday ahead (July 14): Deuteronomy 30:9-14, Psalm 25:1-9, Colossians 1:1-14, and Luke 10:25-37.Two contrasting points of view on the relationship between Christianity and Patriotism can be found here and here.********THIS WEEK AT INCARNATIONTuesday, July 98:00 AM. Morning Prayer in the Chapel of the Nativity. Please enter 25 E. 35th St. Coffee and pastries will be served afterwards.7:00-8:00 PM. Short Summer Course – How Christianity Makes Life Harder and Happier. Optional dinner available for $5. All are welcome!Wednesday, July 1012:15 PM. Holy Eucharist.Friday, July 1212:15 PM. Holy Eucharist and Prayers for healing.********COMING UP AT INCARNATIONTuesday, July 9, 16, 23, and 307:00-8:00 PM. How Christianity Makes Life Harder and Happier—a short class exploring Christian Faith and Life. A light dinner will be available for $5. All are welcome.Wednesday, July 176:00-9:00 PM. Christmas in July. Please join us to make crafts, jams, and other items for our December Christmas Fair.Sunday, July 2812:30 PM. Parish Brunch at a local restaurant.August 5-99:15 AM—12 noon. Vacation Bible School at Church of the Incarnation. Still accepting children, and volunteers are needed!Sunday, August 2512:30 PM. Parish Brunch at a local restaurant.Tuesday, August 277:00 PM. Incarnation Summer Game Night.