Volume 257 | Week of January 23, 2023

This Week at Incarnate Word

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"Oh, praise the gracious power that tumbles walls of fear and gathers in one house of faith all strangers far and near"

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #651

The Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word is located on the original and ancestral homelands of the Hodenosaunee and Onondowaga peoples who were the first to love, pray, grow, celebrate, cry, drum and sing upon this land and place. We give thanks for their presence here since time immemorial. In holy love, let us also recognize and honor all our indigenous siblings who have and continue to call this land their home.

In-Person & Livestream Worship


@ 9:30 am

Videos of our Sunday worship services are available for viewing on Incarnate Word's Youtube channel.

Incarnate Word's Youtube Channel

Congregational Meeting

Sunday, January 29th

11:00 am

In accordance with C10.02 of the Constitution, a special Congregational Meeting is being called by the Congregation Council on Sunday, January 29th at 11:00 am for the purpose of a vote allowing the Discovery Academy of Science and Art (DASA) Preschool to utilize the 2nd floor Sunday School classrooms, bathrooms, and hallway for a two-year trial period until June 30, 2025.

We strongly encourage all to join us on this date, as we continue to explore new opportunities presenting themselves to our congregation. You may join in person or by Zoom.

Meeting ID: 818 8332 4211

Passcode: 045783

Phone: 1 (929) 205 6099

Zoom Link

Mission Facilities Team 2.0

Monday, January 23rd

12:30 pm (Hybrid)

As the process of congregational visioning continues, the newly re-constituted Mission Facilities Team continues to gather in-person and by Zoom to update and assess the needs of our beloved building as we move into a new and promising future.

Thank you to our team's leaders: Linda Clark, Tom McCall, Ray Elliott, Jane Haefner, Glen Suckling, Thatcher Lyman and Pastor Doug.

Bible Study ( by Zoom )

Tuesday, January 24th

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us on Tuesday, January 24th from 10:00 - 11:00 am by Zoom as we look ahead to next Sunday's scripture readings.

Please note the new Meeting ID and Passcode for the new year!

Meeting ID: 875 3341 9261

Passcode: 786753

Phone:  1 (929) 205 6099

Readings for 1/29/23
Zoom Link

The Word Proclaimed

Tuesday, January 24th

7:00 pm (Hybrid)

The Word Proclaimed Core Group will be meeting on Tuesday, January 24th at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be both in person and by Zoom for those who need to meet virtually.

Core Group Mission Statement: “To inspire faithfulness in worship as the Word is proclaimed and the Sacraments are celebrated.”

Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday, January 25th

7:30 pm

Join us on Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the sanctuary as choir rehearsals continue. Feel free to reach out to Thatcher Lyman with any questions. 

Music Series at Incarnate Word
First Inversion Concert
"Waves of Change"

Friday, January 27th @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 29th @ 4:00 pm

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Mustard Seed Kitchen

Saturday, January 28th

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Once again this month we will be serving a free meal to the public with in-person dining. This outreach ministry is truly blessed by many amazing volunteers from both Incarnate Word and the larger community, including students from RIT! 

Contact Kim Byers if you are interested in being a part of this incredible feeding ministry of our congregation.

Fair-Trade Coffee, Chocolate &

Coffee Mug Sale


The next in-person sale will be January 29th

Valentine’s Day is a great time to give Coffee or Chocolate!


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All proceeds from this long-standing fund-raiser at Incarnate Word

directly support Joanne Petersen’s Dominican Republic Health Promoters Project


"Jesus was a Refugee"

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Pastor's Ponderings

Joyful Noises Abound!

Pastor's Message