News & Notes - March 14, 2021
The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Online Service: 9:30 a.m.
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.

Sunday Services, Evening Prayer, and Stations of the Cross :


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.
Ideas for Lenten Practices
Would you like some ideas for how to deepen your experience of Lent? Please see any of the following ones that would be wonderful additions to your Lenten practice.

Daphne Vernon - Director of Spiritual Formation
Wednesdays in Lent: Incarnation Online Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.
On the Wednesdays of Lent, from February 24 through March 24, we will be celebrating Evening Prayer on Zoom at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome; use the regular Zoom or Facebook links for services (see “Online Services” above).
This Friday, March 12, 7:00 pm: Soldier's Way of the Cross*
I was there: the story of the day, as told by a soldier on duty.

The 14 carved wood Stations of the Cross lining our church sanctuary include a figure of the same Roman soldier in 10 of the scenes. What might the artist have thought about this soldier as he repeatedly carved him from the grain of the wood? We hear what might be the soldier’s own words, of his transformative day, as imagined and spoken by David Jasper.
Zoom or Facebook links for services (see “Online Services” above).

*spoken in English only

This narrative will be presented again, spoken in Spanish by Bo Simons, on Friday March 26.
Godly Play Foundation: the Mystery of Easter IV

Greetings, friends!
We continue our journey to get ready to enter the Mystery of Easter. Through the Faces of Easter stories we prepare for the king who is coming, going, and coming again. We remember this king who grew to become a boy. This boy entered a Temple where he "listened" and was "listened to". You can find this story in The Complete Guide to Godly Play Volume 4
This is a serious time. It takes many weeks to get ready to enter the Mystery of Easter. Join us each week for a time of wonder.
If members of your community have access to a Lent in a Bag, this is a great supplement to those materials.
We also have a free Lent at Home guide for to help families get ready.
We invite you to share this video to encourage the families in your community to wonder during this time. 
  • I wonder if you or anyone you know has ever wondered about who they are or what their work is going to be? 
  • I wonder if there is anything in our house that we could bring to this story to help us tell it better? 



With gratitude and grace,
Heather Ingersoll
Executive Director, Godly Play Foundation
Please take note...
Easter Dinner Coming Your Way!
It’s holiday meal time again for those of you who can’t be with family and friends, can’t get out for one reason or the other, or just struggle in the kitchen! This time we're providing a ham dinner with sides and a special Easter dessert. If you would like just the sides and the dessert, that’s fine to.

For reservations, please call Julie at 707-755-3515 (you may leave a message but speak loudly!) or email the office, alison@incarnationsantarosa.org. The cut off date is Wednesday March 31. Your meal will be available for pick up on Saturday, April 3, at the church's back parking lot from 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
Spruce Up the Grounds Day
Come join us on Saturday, March 20 between 9:00 am and noon for a spruce up the ground’s day. Bring your favorite gardening tools or use ours. Please RSVP to Alison at alison@incarnationsantarosa.org. But if you decide to come at the last minute, that’s fine too!
Incarnation Rainbow Group: Third Thursday of the Month
The Incarnation Rainbow Group is a group supporting LGBTQ+ issues within the virtual walls of Incarnation - it is part social, part advocacy, part informational. This group, which formed last summer, brought to you the National Coming Out Day worship and discussion events this year. We are looking ahead to celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride events in June, 2021. Join us in planning the celebration.

We meet the third Thursday of each month at 5 pm via Zoom. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Allan Bolchazy at allanbengr@gmail.com."
Holy Week Schedule Coming Soon
The Regathering Committee is discussing indoor and outdoor possibilities for Palm Sunday and Holy Week services. We will keep you posted!
Prayer for America
Every Monday at 3:00 p.m.
Do you feel helpless to effect change in our pandemic hobbled world? Add your voice to assist in the healing of a divided nation. A group of Incarnation parishioners is praying together every Monday at 3:00 pm on Zoom. The meeting is short (about 15 minutes) and centers on prayers from the Book of Common Prayer. Our nation needs your help. Please join us!

For Zoom link, please email Brad, bradsmith51@yahoo.com.
Begins March 16, 6:30 pm, The Incarnation Book Group
We continue to meet on the Third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Please join us in reading The Transposed Heads: A Legend of India, by Thomas Mann.
 
The novella, 'The Transposed Heads' is Thomas Mann's philosophical version of an Indian legend about the conflict between mind and body. In a twinned paroxysm, two friends, the intellectual Shridaman and the earthy Nanda, behead themselves. Magically, their severed heads are restored - but to the wrong body, and Shridaman's wife, Sita, is unable to decide which combination represents her real husband. The story is further complicated by the fact that Sita happens to be in love with both men. 

Mann retells the tale from a metaphysical, yet ironic viewpoint. He strongly reacts to the axiomatic assumption that there is a dichotomy between spirit and life, mind and body. He, like many 20th century writers felt the necessity of reshuffling the present scale of values and meanings by constantly juxtaposing them with older ones.
 
See you Tuesday, March 16, at 6:30 pm PST
 
Contact Linda Sevier to order your copy through Incarnation’s Bookstore sevierlinda@gmail.com
For more information please contact Paul Mallatt at 707-312-3870 / paulyfa@me.com
Unfortunately The Transposed Heads is NOT available on Kindle OR Audible. However it is a very short read, only 128 pages.
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...
...Denise, Cindy, Doug, Raffi, Ed, Carolyn D., Annie & Haru, Andy, James & Priscilla, Janet, Sharon, Fran, Lila, Olivia, Amy, Mary K., Richard M., Betty, Cory, Matt C., Don B., Amy C., Gene & Elizabeth, Francoise, Marsha, Rob M., Mary W., Hugh & Angela, Robyn, Amanda, and Nancy H.

...for those who have died: 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...
Sunday, March 14 - DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS

Monday, March 15

Tuesday, March 16
  • 2:00 pm: Living Compass Lent
  • 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, March 17
  • 4:00 PM: Youth Group. For more information contact Daphne, dvernon@incarnationsantarosa.org
  • 7:00 pm: Online Evening Prayer (see Online Services above for link)
  • 7:30 pm: Anam Cara - Psalm's and Silence

Thursday, March 18
  • 5:00 pm: Rainbow Group
  • 6:00 pm: St. Cecilia Choir

Friday, March 19
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Open Table prep
  • 7:00 pm: Online Stations of the Cross (see Online Services above for link)

Saturday, March 20
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am - Open Table Prep

Sunday, March 22



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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.