Volume 145 | Week of November 30, 2020
This Week at Incarnate Word
"Give us the grace and the impatience to wait for your coming to the bottom of our toes, to the edges of our fingertips...come in your power and come in your weakness...and make all things new."
~ Walter Brueggemann

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.
Stewardship Team
Tuesday, December 1st
The Stewardship Team will meet on Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00 pm by Zoom to put final touches on an exciting project being planned for the congregation around Christmas. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!
Choir Fellowship
Wednesday, December 2nd
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.

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
Wednesday, December 2nd

Our weekly podcast study on Racism in America continues throughout Advent as we gather from 7:00 - 8:00 pm by Zoom.

On Who We Are, host Carvell Wallace and ACLU Deputy Director Jeffery Robinson reach back to tipping points in American history, to examine the white supremacist foundation on which the nation’s legal, political and social systems were built. A podcast by Ben & Jerry’s and produced by Vox Creative.

Each week we will post the podcast here for your listening convenience. This week's podcast discussion will focus on Episode 3: "A Home and A Country." All are welcome to join anytime!

Meeting ID: 898-4721-8429
Passcode: 937074
Looking Ahead
December 6, 2020
2nd Sunday of Advent

Mark 1:1-8
Zoom Fellowship
Sunday, December 6th
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
Dominican Healthcare Coffee Sales
Enjoy your favorite brews and bars, while making the world a better place!  Coffee and chocolate are available for order, raising funds in support of Joanne Petersen’s Dominican Healthcare Ministry. Your purchases also help support both Equal Exchange’s and Coffee Connection’s Fair-Trade supply chains - all the way from the bean growers to you!  Right here in Rochester, Coffee Connection provides stable employment for women in long-term recovery from addictions.   If you order soon, we will deliver your purchase to your front door before Christmas.
Adopt a RAIHN Family
at Christmas
Because we are unable to meet in person during Advent, this year's Jesse Tree will be done virtually as we adopt a family for Christmas. Click on the button to learn more about this outreach opportunity.
Giving Tuesday
December 1st
The Upstate New York Synod invites you to be a part of "Giving Tuesday."

Click here to see how you may be a part of Giving Tuesday.
Pastor's Ponderings
Advent Devotions
"Windows To The Word"
Because we have been away from the sacred space of our sanctuary for so long, this year's Advent devotions will focus on the proclamation of God's Word as told by the grandeur and majesty of our stained glass windows.

This was a project put together by many folks here at Incarnate Word nearly 18 years ago in celebration of our 40th Anniversary. As you will discover, the messages both written and visual are timeless.

Each week will focus on a different set of windows as compiled in "Windows To The Word."