Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. Whether you are passing through or this is the beginning of a longer relationship, welcome. You are today part of our family.
Regular Schedule of Services:
· 8:30 am Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
(quiet and contemplative)
· 9:30 am Christian Ed for all ages
(or breakfast the first Sunday of each month)
· 10:30 am Holy Eucharist (Rite II)
with choir and Children’s Chapel
Holy Week at Incarnation
Sunday, March 25
8:30 and 10:00
We’ll begin both services outdoors (weather permitting) as we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. At 10:00 we’ll leave for Johnson Street where we’ll meet our neighbors from Limestone Presbyterian Church and Buford Street United Methodist Church to welcome Jesus on his donkey. Both services resume indoors with a dramatic reading of the Passion Gospel as we head into Holy Week.
Thursday, March 29
We’ll begin the evening with an Agape Meal in the parish hall. Bring bread, cheese, fruit, or olives and the beverage of your choice and we’ll share a feast of love together.
At 6:30 we’ll move into the church for the Footwashing Service. We’ll remember Jesus’ lovingly serving his disciples at the Last Supper by washing their feet. And those who choose will humble themselves to serve and be served as Jesus did.
Good Friday Liturgy
Friday, March 30
This is the one day of the year we do not receive communion, as we remember the day of Jesus’ death. This service of prayers and hymns will also allow us each time to make our personal devotions at the cross.
Good Friday Tenebrae
Friday, March 30
This year we’re marking Good Friday a little differently. We’ll focus on the Seven Last Words of Jesus from the cross. We’ll hear readings reflecting on each word, and then watch candles snuffed as the Light of Christ retreats from earth. The clang of hammer on nails punctuates each word. This service engages all the senses to make the horror and hopelessness of Good Friday real to us.
Festive Choral Eucharist, Covered Dish Brunch, and Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 1 at 10:00am
We’ll all worship together in one big glorious celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord!
As we enter, the children will cover the cross up front with flowers. Even if you don’t have children, please bring flowers from your yard to share with them as they transform the symbol of death into one of new life.
Our service will feature incense, singing, and bells every time we declare “Alleluia!” The sermon will be interactive and will engage all ages.
After the service, we’ll have brunch together, so please bring a covered dish to share. And as the adults relax, the children will hunt for Easter eggs (parents, please bring your children’s Easter baskets to carry all their eggs as they hunt). So come spend the morning with your church family as we celebrate the high point of our faith.