Volume 274 | Week of May 22, 2023

 This Week at Incarnate Word

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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.

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Visit us on Youtube! Not only are dozens of past worship services available to view anytime, but so too are many concerts and services of evening vespers. Click on the button below to check us out!

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Our Capital Appeal "Being the Change We Imagine for Our Community and Beyond” was officially launched last month! Between now and early June, you are invited to attend one of a variety of cottage meetings being hosted at church, by Zoom, or in the homes of various congregation families. At these gatherings the narrative of our missional discernments will be presented and discussed.

Be sure to sign up for upcoming Cottage Meeting in the months of May and June.

If you have not yet signed up for a meeting please reach out to any of our Cottage Meeting hosts, Pastor Doug, Tom Madden, Linda and Harold Clark, Kim & Rich Byers, Tamara Lipke & Jeff Bohner, or Tony Gugino & Earlene Seibold.

Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday, May 24th

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. 

Book Study

Saturday, May 27th

10:00 am

Join us on Saturday, May 27th at 10:00 A.M. (please note new date) in the first-floor conference room for an exciting discussion on Indigenous Theology and the Western Worldview by Randy S. Woodley. This is particularly relevant as The Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word is located on the original and ancestral homelands of the Hodenosaunee and Onondowaga peoples.

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Music at Incarnate Word


Music of Beethoven, Faure, Vaughn Williams and Tchaikovsky

Saturday, May 27th

3:00 pm

On Saturday, May 27th at 3:00 p.m., baritone Colin Mann and pianist Veniamin Blokh will join forces in lieder by Beethoven, Faure, and Vaughn Williams, as well as solo piano works by Tchaikovsky.

Mustard Seed Kitchen

Saturday, May 27th

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.

Flyer for May Mustard Seed Kitchen

Fair-Traded Coffee & Chocolate Sale

Sunday, May 28th

LYO in El Cercado

Photo by Ian Stewart

Cold Brew or “regular” Iced Coffee in your future?

Stock up now, so you’ll have plenty on hand for refreshing

cool drinks in addition to your hot morning “cuppa”.

S’mores anyone?

Elevate them to new levels by choosing from our several

delicious selections in both dark and milk chocolate bars

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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

Talk & Tea Party

Saturday, June 10th

2:00 - 4:00 pm

The women of Incarnate Word are cordially invited to a "Talk & Tea Party" on Saturday, June 10th from 2-4 pm at the church. Wear festive spring attire, make a fascinator and bring your appetite. Tea with all the trimmings will be provided.

Hope you will attend this event to catch up with all your friends, old and new. RSVP to the church office by May 31st to let us know you are coming and if you would like a ride.

Help is needed to make "Talk & Tea Party" a success. Looking for decorators, food preparers, drivers and kitchen workers. Email lkraussprince@gmail.com if you can lend a hand.

Pastor's Ponderings

Mountaintops and Windows

Pastor's Message