Volume 248 | Week of November 21, 2022

This Week at Incarnate Word

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"Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth Serve the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing."

~John 1:14

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.

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Congregation Council Meeting

Monday, November 21st

7:00 pm by Zoom

Mustard Seed Kitchen

Saturday, November 26th

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.

Duncan Mcelroye of Molina Health Care will be in attendance to represent NY State of Health answering questions about the New York State Healthcare Marketplace. Also, volunteers from Loop Ministries will be present to distribute bags of groceries to all who desire them.

Deadline for Ordering Christmas Poinsettias

Sunday, November 27th

Christmas Poinsettias will once again adorn our sanctuary this Christmas season. The cost of poinsettia plants is once again $15 per plant. Please note the order deadline for poinsettias is Sunday, November 27th. Click Here to download an order form.

Advent Cookie Project

Back by popular demand - it's the Advent Cookie Project! Baking a hassle? Want to have tasty treats on hand for friends and family? Let the talented members of the IW Baking Crew do it for you. You may order 2-dozen assorted homemade holiday cookies for pick-up Sunday, Dec. 11th. Suggested donation is $15-$20 with all proceeds going to benefit The Community Food Cupboard. Not able to pick up? Let us know and an IW "elf" will deliver to you.

Contact the church office at 244-6065 with your order. Order deadline is Sunday, December 4th. Make checks payable to "Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word."

The Crew is not recruiting cookie packers and dleivery personnel. No experience necessary! Contact the church office or Lynn Krauss-Prince lkraussprince@gmail.com if you can help. Cookie packing is penciled in for 10:00 am on Saturday, December 10th at IW.

Jesse Tree 2022

Sunday, November 27th

Beginning in Advent, we will have the opportunity to support a variety of local outreach ministries by taking "leaves" off the Jesse Tree, located in the southwest entryway of the sanctuary. As always your generosity for those in need is truly appreciated. Checks may be made payable to "Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word."

Hunger Justice Advent Appeal

The Upstate New York Synod's Hunger Justice Team is offering congregations an opportunity to raise $400 or more during the season of Advent to be used for ELCA Disaster Relief and Campus Ministry feeding ministries.

50% of what is raised will go directly to ELCA World Hunger/Disaster Relief and 50% will be divided among the Synod's campus feeding ministries in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca and Albany.

All checks may be made payable to "Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word" with "Synod Hunger Advent Appeal" written on the memo line.

Pastor's Ponderings

The King of Love

Pastor's Message