Church of the Incarnation

Sunday Services, March 22

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**All Sunday Services have been suspended until further notice.

Instead, here is a link to our recorded March 22 Holy Eucharist service. you can watch the whole service on your smart phone, iPad or computer:**

Please read the following letter:

13 March 2020

Jesus said, Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [John 14:27]

Dear Incarnation Family:

We are in a remarkable time, with the reality of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This global pandemic is triggering many emotions, including sorrow, compassion, anxiety and fear. Many people have been directly affected, while others are working to contain the virus.

Bishop Andrew Asbil, our Diocesan bishop, has directed that all parishes temporarily suspend corporate worship. Effective immediately, we will not hold services or other meetings at Incarnation. This includes Sunday services and other parish events. This extreme, unusual action is in cooperation with the efforts of public health officials. I will continue to offer pastoral care. Please let me know if you have a pastoral need.

As your Priest-in-Charge, I and your wardens will continue to closely monitor the situation and act with everyone's health and safety in mind. We are especially mindful of the most vulnerable among us. We will keep you informed of ongoing developments from the Diocese.

As your spiritual leader, I encourage you to set aside time for worship, including prayer and scripture reading. I will provide you with resources, including those online. Our comfort is the Lord, who is in control and is merciful and compassionate. As Jesus reminds us, something greater is here: he is present in power and love by the Holy Spirit.

Grant us Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure,; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [Collect, Episcopal Church]

God's Peace.