Come join us on Shrove Tuesday

February 28 – 6 p.m.

Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, is one of the traditional celebrations of the Church. It is not just Mardi Gras, but meant as a day of preparation for the journey into Lent the next day. The word shrove comes from shrive, meaning to “absolve.” This year we bring back the traditional observance with a simple Holy Eucharist on February 28 at 6 p.m. followed by a pancake supper. The idea of the pancakes is to eat rich, sweet foods on “Fat Tuesday” before the fasting of Lent. Note that the Pancake Dinner is a Youth Fundraiser. Suggested donation is $7.

Ash Wednesday Services

March 1 – 8 a.m., 12 p.m., 7 p.m.

There will be three services on Ash Wednesday, March 1, at 8 a.m., 12 p.m., and 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday worship services will have Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion. The 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. services will be quiet and contemplative, and the 7 p.m. service will be contemplative with music. If any of you have dried palm crosses from last year, please bring them for us to use on Ash Wednesday.

Photo Directory

Sign–ups – Every Sunday in February in Farlander Hall, after each service
Photo Appointments – March 3, 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and March 4, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Volunteers needed for help with photo sign-ups!*

Do you ever see people and wonder what their names are? Are you a new member and wish you had something to help you put names with faces? Help is on the way! We are producing a new pictorial directory!

There is no cost for the directory. Each participating family will receive a complimentary 8×10 portrait, a directory and have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits to share with family and friends. Sign-up after services on Sundays, or by visiting this link, to schedule your photography appointment online.

*Volunteers are needed to help make our directory a success. If you are willing to help with our photography sign-ups, or serve as a host or hostess during the photography sessions, contact Nancy Wegge at photodirectory@incarnationsantarosa.org, or call the church office. This will be a fun project, a great way to meet more people in our parish, and does not require a long-term commitment.

Something New: Lenten Table Discussions

Sundays during Lent – beginning March 5

We thought we’d try something new for Lent during the social time between the services. Starting on Sunday March 5 (the First Sunday of Lent), we will put slips of paper on the tables in Farlander Hall with discussion questions about that Sunday’s biblical lessons. Bring a service program from church with the lessons, and have a conversation using the questions at one of the tables.

This could be a good way to get to know people in a deeper way and share meaningful perspectives about your faith. And you might even ask how you would write the sermon for the day! We hope you will avail yourself of this opportunity.

Living Compass Lenten Series

Listening With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind
March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11
Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Lent is a time for introspection and self-reflection, a time to become intentional about listening more deeply to God, ourselves, and others. As we make this turn inward and commit to listening with more intention, we typically become intentional about changing the routine and rhythm of our daily lives. We may choose to take on a certain practice or habit. We may also choose to give something up. Join us for the journey.

To reserve a spot, contact Daphne dvernon@incarnationsantarosa.org.

Pancake Breakfast

April 2 – after 8 and 9:15 a.m. services

It’s Pancake Breakfast time again on April 2 after the 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. services. All are welcome. The breakfast is a Youth fundraiser for our EYF/Mission trips. Breakfast consists of pancakes, eggs, bacon and juice. Plenty of food for those who don’t want pancakes. Please note: Due to the increase in food prices, we have raised our suggested donation to $7.

Everyone is welcome in Farlander for coffee hour. The coffee and tea are still free. All tables are open, so feel free to sit anywhere and enjoy the company. Sharing a meal together is one of the best ways to spark conversation and new friendships! We you hope you will come and join us.

Incarnation 100

June 10, 2017

The third annual Incarnation 100 bicycle ride will take place on June 10, 2017, with a new chair, Kristi Hruzewicz.

Kristi provided invaluable guidance and hands-on work behind the scenes of our first two very successful years. She has a strong background in leading fundraising events, including seven years with a highly successful Bay Area bike ride for disabled services. (more…)

Who We Are

The Church of the Incarnation is an inclusive community of faith, following Jesus Christ as a parish of The Episcopal Church. We are a downtown urban church. We recognize that Christ has no body now on earth but ours, and we are committed to carrying out Christ’s charge to love one another through service, worship and prayer. Our abiding values are those expressed in our Baptismal Covenant with Jesus Christ, and those values guide us in our life of faith.

We believe that Christ calls us to strive for justice and peace among all people while respecting the dignity of every human being. While we are partners in God’s work throughout the world, we are called in particular to respond to the needs for both bodily and spiritual nourishment of the community where we live, work, and worship.

The Episcopal Church is a member of the global Anglican Communion which has a common root in the Church of England. Anglican churches follow a middle path between the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and Protestant denominations. The Episcopal Church includes diocese in the United States, Mexico, Central America, Ecuador and Taiwan.