News & Notes - April 4, 2021
The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Sunday
Indoor Service: 8:00 a.m.
Outdoors & Online Service: 9:30 a.m.
Outdoor Service: 11:00 a.m.
Holy Week and Easter: Reservations Available
Our service schedule for Holy Week and Easter Sunday is available. To help us make plans for in-person services, it's important to know how many people to expect. You can help right now by making your reservations for the services you plan to attend.

All outdoor services will be held in the central quadrangle, with additional adjoining seating available in Farlander Hall. Congregational singing is now permitted for outdoor services only, so our outdoor services will feature hymns and choral music, while indoor services will be spoken liturgies.

For full descriptions of each event, see the schedule on our web page.

Register to Attend In Person


Good Friday, April 2: 7:00 p.m. (outdoors/Farlander)

The Great Vigil of Easter, April 3, 8:00 p.m.,
(will be held online as a shared celebration with six other congregations from our Russian River Deanery. Service links: https://zoom.us/j/997787434, or Facebook page.
Click HERE for your bulletin copy)

Easter Sunday, April 4: 8:00 a.m. (indoors; no singing)

Easter Sunday, April 4: 9:30 a.m. (outdoors/Farlander)



Each day's services will also be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook. Communion kits will also be available after the Palm Sunday liturgy for home Communion on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. Unlike last fall, no reservations will be required to pick up a Communion kit.
Communion Kit Pick Up Still Available
If you would like to pick up a communion kit to use at home for the Maundy Thursday and/or Good Friday services, please contact the office to arrange a pick up time. Alison, 579-2604.
Easter Vigil Bulletin Available for Pick Up
As the Easter Vigil is an online shared celebration with other congregations, we will not have our regular slides for Zoom. Click HERE for your bulletin copy. You may also stop by the church to pick up a hard copy. They will be found in a basket outside of the gate from the Cherry St. parking lot. You will find them there this Wednesday through Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm. They will also be available on your way out, at the sign in table for the Maundy Thursday and Good Friday outdoor service.
Online Services
During this time of pandemic, our worship continues. Using technology, we can gather from wherever we may be and join together in the Word and in prayer.
 
Here's more on how to use Zoom.
 
·    To use Zoom for Sunday and other services: Visit https://zoom.us/j/997787434.
·    To dial in: Call (669) 900-9128. Enter meeting ID code: 997 787 434 #.
 
We are also live streaming each Zoom service on our Facebook page, so you can also watch the service on Facebook, and it will be archived there for viewing later in case you're not able to join in live. You don't need to be a Facebook member to see the live stream on the Facebook page by clicking the link above.
Coming Right Up...
Online Tenebrae Liturgies
The service of Tenebrae, an extended form of Evening Prayer featuring the gradual extinguishing of candles, is a beloved devotion for Holy Week. Although we’re not able to offer Tenebrae this year at Incarnation, online Tenebrae services are being celebrated at a number of parishes around the country. Here are two possibilities for this Wednesday:
 
Trinity Parish, Wall Street, New York City: 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time (5:30 Eastern); an alternative Tenebrae service featuring creatively chosen readings interspersed with choral anthems (the service recording should also be available later in the day)
St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle: 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time; traditional chanted service of Tenebrae
Please Take Note...
From the Task Force on Regathering
Now that we are meeting in person for Holy Week and Easter Sunday, what’s next? Is it time to return to in-person worship every Sunday? At our meeting last Thursday, we decided that the answer is … almost. As pandemic conditions improve and vaccinations increase, we are ready to move toward the next phase of our regathering—but we need a few more weeks to solidify our procedures and strengthen our volunteer rotas. So, as they say in the restaurant business, Holy Week will serve as our “soft launch.” For the next six weeks we’ll return to all-Zoom worship, with the goal of having a “hard launch” for in-person worship on Pentecost Sunday, May 23. At that point we will be expecting to offer at least one in-person service each Sunday going forward. Of course, the service will continue to be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook so those worshiping at home can be active participants.

Please stay tuned for more information about Pentecost and our summer worship schedule. Meanwhile, some of our key worship ministries are in need of new volunteers to help us get up and running. If you’d be willing to be trained to serve as an usher, altar guild member, reader, altar server, or (especially needed) Zoom Squad member, please let us know by calling the church office or emailing alison@incarnationsantarosa.org so we can put you in touch with the right ministry leader.
We are excited! Our roof and solar project will be completed this summer! The roof on Farlander Hall needs to be replaced. It won’t last another year without the risk of significant damage to the entire structure. Adding solar panels to the roof during the replacement gives us two advantages: We can reduce the cost of our monthly electricity charges and we can exercise good stewardship by reducing our energy consumption. During the coming weeks we will send out information to explain the solar energy producing system and its impact on our church campus.
This is a large project that will help us move into the next generation of preserving our church grounds with new technology. To fund the project, we are launching a fundraising campaign Sunday, April 11. A Town Hall, Sunday April 18, will provide a chance for the congregation to hear all the details and ask questions. Please join us for the Town Hall and learn how you can take part.
And God said, "Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. (Genesis 1:3)
Prayers
Prayer requests will stay on our list for 3 weeks. After that, if you would like long-term which is for 3 months, please notify the office. Prayers for those who have died will remain on for 6 months.

Your prayers are requested...
...Elena, Diana & Fred B., Jeff, The Matthias Family, Denise, Cindy, Matthew, John C., Doug, Raffi, Ed, Annie & Haru, Andy, James & Priscilla, Sharon, Lila, Amy C., Mary K., Richard M., Betty, Cory, Matt C., Don B., Gene & Elizabeth, Francoise, Marsha, Mary W., Hugh & Angela, Robyn, Amanda, and Nancy H.

...for those who have died: Brenda, Rob McIntyre, Janet, Paul Rand, Lorin Leitner, Bruce Cronan, Marlene Broce, Kay Conner, Mario & Henni P., Harry Dingwall, Athy, Bill Whidden, Marjorie Thoreson, Maureen Green, Alberta Jacobson, Ellen Meuse, Geoff Wright, Marilyn Payne.
 
...for the victims of COVID-19:  especially we pray for those affected by the COVID-19 virus, and for all who are in danger.
 
...for our city, county, and community; the city council, the board of supervisors, for those who serve the common good in law enforcement and the courts.
 
click here for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.
click here for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer.
This Coming Week...
Thursday, April 1 - Maundy Thursday

Friday, April 2 - Good Friday

Saturday, April 3 - Holy Saturday / Easter Eve
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am: Open Table Prep
  • 3:00 pm: Daughters of the King
  • 8:00 pm: The Great Vigil of Easter (Zoom or Facebook)
  • Readings here

Sunday, April 4

Monday, April 5

Tuesday, April 6
  • 6:30 pm: Incarnation Book Group
  • 7:00 pm - Through the Ear to the Heart: contemplative singing. Contact Devi Mathieu to request the Zoom invitation: info@singhildegard.com, 707-829-0815.

Wednesday, April 7
  • 7:30 pm: Anam Cara - Psalms and Silence

Thursday, April 8 - OFFICE CLOSED

Friday, April 9 - OFFICE CLOSED
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Open Table prep

Saturday April 10
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am - Open Table Prep

Sunday, April 11



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Pastoral Care
Talk with Stephen
Could you use a prayer or a listening ear? Do you have ideas you'd like to share? Although our offices are closed, Pastor Stephen is available to talk by phone or via Zoom. If you'd like to find a time to talk with Stephen, you can call Alison at 707-579-2604 or email Stephen directly at sshaver@incarnationsantarosa.org.
Need Support?
If you know of anyone, including yourself, who could use a communion visit or a prayer, please call the church office (707-579-2604) or email alison@incarnationsantarosa.org
 
If you have a pastoral emergency after hours or on weekends, please call the church office (number above) and follow the prompts for the Priest-on-Call.