Volume 138 | Week of October 12, 2020
Photo Credit: Kelley Madden
This Week at Incarnate Word
"Word of God, come down on earth, living rain from heaven descending; touch our hearts and bring to birth faith and hope and love unending.. "

~Evangelical Lutheran Worship #510

Due to continued health and safety concerns, there will be no "in-person" gatherings until further notice. 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.
Word in Action
Monday, October 12th
The Word in Action Team continues to meet by Zoom the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. discerning God's ongoing call to outreach.

Contact Joanne Lembach if you wish to learn more about this vital core group.
Choir Fellowship
Wednesday, October 14th
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.

Book Study with Two Saints Church
Wednesday, October 14th
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery
Join us for this provocative book study which continues each Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm through Wednesday, October 21st. We will meet by Zoom with discussions being facilitated by Fr. Keith Patterson and Pastor Doug. Click here for more information about the book.

Meeting ID: 898-4010-5166
Passcode: 059918 

Staff Meeting
Thursday, October 15th

The staff will be meeting on Thursday, October 15th at 9:30 am by Zoom. Please continue to keep all our staff in your prayers as they lead our congregation in these challenging times.
Looking Ahead
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Matthew 22:15-22
Witness Palestine Film Festival 2020
The conflict in Palestine-Israel is decades old and so is the dispossession of the Palestinian people. However, this conflict is not presented as a human rights issue in mainstream American media. It is highly politicized and distorted. The idea of the Witness Palestine Film Series is to address such misconceptions by screening documentary and narrative films about the conflict, compelling films which illustrate the realities on the ground in both Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

The Witness Palestine Film Festival is sponsored by Rochester Witness for Palestine, an interfaith group, who seek a just peace for the people of Palestine wherever they may be. They have all traveled to Israel and Palestine on at least one political tour where they have met with and heard stories from both sides.

This film festival is an attempt to communicate some of this information to others in the Rochester and Western New York area by working with a broader, more diverse segment of the community. The Witness Palestine Film Committee includes activists involved in interfaith and Palestinian solidarity work.

All films will be available for streaming this year. Click below for the line-up of films and discussions throughout the month of October. 
For All the Saints
Barbara Jean (BJ) Grey
We give thanks to God for the life of Barbara Jean Grey (Gottorff) who received her baptismal inheritance with all the saints in light on Tuesday, September 29th. Funeral plans have not yet been made.

Rest eternal grant her O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.

Margie Bird (L) Pastor Doug (C) BJ Gottorff (R)
Pastor's Ponderings


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