Volume 134 | Week of September 14, 2020
This Week at Incarnate Word
"Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes, shine through the gloom and point me to the skies."
~Evangelical Lutheran Worship #629

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, September 14th
The Word in Action Core Group will meet on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 7 pm by Zoom. We will continue conversations around future plans for a Next to New Sale, Mustard Seed Kitchen, RAIHN, World Hunger Events, and meals for RIT Campus Ministry.

Please be in touch with Joanne Lembach if you are interested in being a part of our team!
Choir Fellowship
Wednesday, Sept. 16th
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, September 16th
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery
Join us for this provocative book study beginning on Wednesday, September 16th and running through Wednesday, October 21st. We will meet by Zoom from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with discussions being facilitated by Fr. Keith Patterson and Pastor Doug. Click here for more information about the book.

Meeting ID: 876 4837 2267
Passcode: 277612
Phone: +1 (929) 205-6099
Staff Meeting
Thursday, September 17th

The staff will be meeting on Thursday, September 17th 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.
Socially Distanced
Annual Meeting
Sunday, September 20th
On Sunday, September 20th at 11 am we will have the opportunity to come together "in person" for our Annual Meeting outside on the west lawn of the church. As we do every year, we will meet to vote on elected leadership positions and the annual mission budget. Please provide your own chair or blanket if possible.

If you know you will be attending, please let Pastor Doug know either by phone (364-3882) or email dougstewart@incarnatewordelca.org. The rain date for our Annual Meeting is Sunday, September 27th.

A quorum of 42 voting members is necessary for any business to take place at the Annual Meeting.

Due to our Annual Meeting, there will not be a Zoom Fellowship Hour this week. We will return to our weekly Fellowship hours by Zoom next week.

Photo by Patty Elliott
Election of
Congregation Leaders
Sunday, September 20, 2020
At our upcoming Annual Meeting, we will be electing leaders to the following ministry teams:
Congregation Council, Outreach Funding, Permanent Endowment Board, as well as electing our 2021 Upstate New York Synod Assembly Voting Members.
Looking Ahead
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Matthew 20:1-16
Pastor's Ponderings

God's Got This!