Volume 219 | Week of May 2, 2022

This Week at Incarnate Word

In-Person Worship
Continues Sundays
@ 9:30 am

Because the safety and well-being of all continue to be our highest priorities, the social distancing protocols of sign-ins, facemasks and 6′ distances will be observed at all times in our building.

We strongly encourage all who are able, to be fully vaccinated and boosted.

Please note: Re-Opening our building is always contingent on rates of Covid infection and could change at any time.

Click Here for our most recent online Sunday morning worship service.

Livestreaming Worship Begins
Sunday, May 8th
9:30 am
Beginning on Sunday, May 8th (Mother's Day). we will begin livestreaming our Sunday morning worship services.

Thank you to all who have given generously to make this newly emerging outreach a reality for us! If you cannot join us online at 9:30 am, the livestream worship service will be available to view later on the homepage of our website as well as in our Monday morning email blasts.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in being a part of this ministry please speak to either Thatcher Lyman or Pastor Doug.

Listening Phase Study Continues
at Incarnate Word!

An important time approaches for Incarnate Word as we continue to consider our shared visions for taking Incarnate Word's missions and ministries into the future.  

You are invited to share your input via the Mission Assessment Profile (MAP) which can be accessed by clicking on the box below. It is also available as a pdf and hard copies can be found at church for your convenience. We want to hear from you!

Thank you to all who have responded thus far. Both Kairos and the leaders of Incarnate Word continue to seek participation from everyone in this very exciting and important time in the life of our congregation!

Please be aware that the deadline for taking and submitting the Assessment is Sunday, May 15th.

Healing Handiworkers
Monday, May 2nd
7:00 pm
The Healing Handiworkers will be gathering in-person on Monday, May 2nd at 7 pm to continue their ministry of crafting shawls and blankets for those in need. For more information about how you can be a part of this valuable outreach ministry, please contact the church office at 244-6065 or Dana McIver.

Easter Bible Study (by Zoom)
Tuesday, May 3rd
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us on Tuesday, May 3rd from 10:00 - 11:00 am by Zoom as we look ahead to next Sunday's scripture readings.

Meeting ID: 824 6459 7328
Passcode: 120352

Phone:  1 (929) 205 6099

Adult Forum
Sunday, May 8th
11:00 am (by Zoom)

"Right Relationship with God's Creation"
Join us on May 8th at 11am via zoom for our next Adult Forum. Dr. Crystal Hall, The Kraft Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at United Lutheran Seminary, will lead the forum on the call into right relationship with God's Creation.

Ecology is a central theme throughout the Bible, and this forum will focus on Paul's "new creation" in Galatians. While this text has traditionally been read as the "new believer" in Christ, this study will explore the connections between humanity and Creation for Paul, and how the call into right relationship extends not just to humanity but also to Earth.

Dr. Crystal L. Hall has taught at United Lutheran Seminary since 2018, and co-directs the Guatemala Immersion Semester Program. Her research focuses on the Pauline corpus, apocalyptic literature, poverty and wealth, and ecological and liberationist hermeneutics. She is a frequent speaker in congregational and synodical settings on women’s leadership, LGBTQIA+ inclusion, and immigration. Dr. Hall is a lay leader in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She resides in Philadelphia, and enjoys hiking and bringing friends together around a meal.

Meeting ID: 871 5279 5404
Passcode: 177039

Phone: (929) 205 6099


2nd Sunday Vespers
Sunday, May 8th
7:00 pm (In Person)
The seasons of Spring and Easter are times of renewal. We are very pleased to be celebrating the 'renewal' of our 2nd Sunday Vespers Series on Sunday, May 8th at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a Choral Vespers for Eastertide, featuring favorite music for the Easter season.

Commitment Sunday Thank You!
Thank you to all who celebrated Commitment Sunday with us either in person or online five Sundays ago. Our congregation is blessed by a long legacy of generous giving and you are a critical part of that legacy.

If you were unable to be with us in worship and have not yet had an opportunity to share your "Time, Talent and Treasure Commitment Form," feel free to either mail it in to the church or bring it with you in person anytime.

Through your continued generosity, it is abundantly clear that in God's great store of strength, Incarnate Word has many shelves of blessing to share with one another and with the world. Thanks be to God!!
Pastor's Ponderings

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