Volume 93 | Week of December 2, 2019
This Week at Incarnate Word
“To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight, and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings."
~Wendell Berry
Building Team
Wednesday, December 4th
Coming out of our fall congregational retreat, a team is in the process of being formed to assess the needs of our building as we continue to grow our ministries here at Incarnate Word. A meeting of this emerging team will take place on Wednesday, December 4th at 6 pm.
Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday, December 4th
Join us on Wednesday, December 4th at 7:30 pm for an evening of making a joyful noise to the Lord! No experience necessary!
Park Ave
Christmas Caroling
Thursday, December 5th
All are invited to lend their voices this year for our annual Christmas caroling as par of the Park Avenue Holiday Open House.

Join the adult choir and CAA kids on Thursday, December 5th at 5:15 pm . We will meet at the church to distribute music, and then walk together to Park Ave for caroling. Refreshments will be served at church upon our return.
Looking Ahead
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Matthew 3:1-12
Serving in Worship
Sunday, December 8, 2019
The Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word
Advent Pulpit/Altar Swap
Sunday, December 8th
As a witness to our unity in Christ, on Sunday, December 8th , Pastor Doug and Fr. Keith Patterson of Saints Luke and Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church will be swapping pulpits and altars. Be looking for more opportunities in the months to come for collaborative ministries between our congregations.
Christmas Cookie
Shut-In Packages
Join us on Sunday, December 8th during Fellowship Hour as we pack cookie boxes for our homebound members. Cookies may be dropped off ahead of time and left in the kitchen or in the freezer. See Lynn Krauss Prince or Joanne Lembach for more details.
The Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word
Music at Incarnate Word
Choral Vespers for Advent
Sunday, December 8th
The 39th season of Music at Incarnate Word continues on Sunday, December 8th at 7 pm with a Choral Vespers for Advent. Our own adult choir will be joined by the choir from Sts. Luke and Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church for an evening of readings, motets, and hymns for Advent.
My Faith Journey
Click on the button to read about the faith journey of one of our disciples, Esa Rantanen. If you would like to share your story, feel free to email it to Pastor Doug at:

Pastor's Ponderings
Living Out the Gospel
Tip #2
Stay tuned next week for Tip #1