Volume 157 | Week of February 22, 2021
This Week at Incarnate Word
"Lift High the Cross, the Love of Christ Proclaim..."

~ Evangelical Lutheran Worship # 660

Due to continued health and safety concerns, there will be no "in-person" gatherings until further notice.

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

We will continue to provide updates as more information is made available. Click below to find out more from the NYS Department of Health including Test Site information.
Lutheran Disaster Response
Texas Snow & Ice Storms
Millions of people have been adversely affected by the polar vortex that descended on many southern states, including Texas resulting in the loss of power and water. Click below to see how you can help in Lutheran Disaster Relief efforts. 100% of your gift will go directly to the disaster relief efforts in Texas.
Daily Lenten Devotions
Week of February 21st
Mid Week Lenten Worship and Study
Photo by Joanne Groman Stewart
During the season of Lent, you are invited to join with others in our Genesee Finger Lakes Conference on Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:00 pm for Zoom Worship and Study. In addition, a few of our congregations will provide pre-recorded Holden Evening Prayer Liturgies. You will find the links to these worship and study opportunities throughout Lent in our weekly Monday email "blasts."

Meeting ID: 837-4022-0666
Passcode: 802756
Choir Fellowship
Wednesday, February 24th
Though currently unable to meet in person, folks from the choir continue to meet by Zoom every Wednesday at 5:30 pm to share in mutual love and fellowship. You never know what mystery guest will show up at these gatherings.

Caste: The Origins of our Discontents

This week's book study will not meet, but will resume next Wednesday, March 3rd at 7 pm. A Zoom link to that meeting will be sent out next week.

In its place this week, a number of our weekly book study participants will be attending the 2021 University of Rochester Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address on Wednesday, February 24th at 7 pm.

See Pastor Doug for more details.

The MLK Commemorative Address was instituted in 2001 to promote diversity, freedom, civil rights, and social justice. It’s co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of Minority Student Affairs, Office of Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement and Office of Equity and Inclusion.

This year's guest is Ibram X. Kendi, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, best-selling author, antiracist activist, and historian of race and discriminatory policy in America.

"Chuck Knows Church"
Looking Ahead
February 28, 2021
2nd Sunday in Lent

Romans 4:13-25
Fellowship Hour
Sunday, February 28th
2nd Sunday in Lent

Though still socially distanced, we invite you to join us in fellowship each Sunday morning by Zoom. You may "drop" by anytime between 11 am and Noontime staying for as little or as long as you like. What a great chance to re-connect with one another and to renew friendships.

Meeting ID: 829-6018-0934
Password: Coffee

Or you may call in by phone: 1 (929) 205-6099

View from the Pew
As part of our ongoing series reflecting on ministry, members of our Stewardship Team share their "take on things" at Incarnate Word. This week we thank Linda Clark for sharing her "view from the pew."
Pastor's Ponderings
The Rebel Made Me Do It