Coronavirus Update: Services Cancelled, But Please Join Us Online

As of March 17, all in-person parish activities are suspended in response to the COVID-19 situation, with the exception of our Sunday Open Table breakfast ministry, which remains active in a meals-to-go format.

We will be working to find new ways to connect, support, and care for one another in the weeks ahead. For the most immediate updates on online services, classes, and other activities, please visit http://facebook.com/IncarnationSantaRosa.

Please pray for all who are sick; for those caring for them; for those at risk; and for all who are afraid. Pray also for those whose livelihoods are threatened, those without sick leave or the ability to work from home, students forced to leave their campuses on short notice, those caring for children or elders, and those without homes. Be of good courage, wash your hands a lot, and look for moments to practice God’s love as you go through each day.

O God of peace, you have taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength: By the might of your Spirit lift us, we pray you, to your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

A Prayer for Quiet Confidence
(Prayer Book, p. 832)

Holy Week and Easter Schedule – 2020

All services will be held online on Zoom. We will also be streaming the services on Facebook: http://facebook.com/IncarnationSantaRosa.

To participate on Zoom so we can see your face and hear your voice, click the link sent out in the parish e-News and Notes.
To dial in by phone, call (669) 900-9128. Enter the meeting code sent out in News and Notes.

April 5—The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
10:00 a.m.: The Liturgy of the Palms and the Liturgy of the Word
This liturgy includes the commemoration of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem as well as the reading of the Passion Gospel, a solemn beginning for Holy Week. The bulletin will be shown on screen during the liturgy. You can also download a copy here.

April 9—Maundy Thursday
5:30 p.m.: The Liturgy of the Word, with the Washing of Feet
This liturgy includes provision for a simple supper and the stripping of adornments, to be celebrated in the home afterward.
You can download the Triduum leaflet, which covers Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter, here.
Note: this is a 56-page document, so if printed on both sides, it will take 26 sheets of paper. If you need a printed copy mailed to you, please contact the church office.

April 10—Good Friday
12:00 p.m.: The Liturgy of the Passion
This liturgy will be available for online viewing later in the day for those unable to join at noon. Like the other Holy Week liturgies, it can also be celebrated separately in the home.
You can download the Triduum leaflet, which covers Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter, here.
Note: this is a 56-page document, so if printed on both sides, it will take 26 sheets of paper. If you need a printed copy mailed to you, please contact the church office.

April 11—Holy Saturday
12:00 p.m.: The Office of Holy Saturday
This brief liturgy reflects on this Sabbath day when Christ lies in the tomb. The bulletin will be shown on screen during the liturgy.

8:00 p.m.: The Great Vigil of Easter
This central service of the whole church year includes the lighting of Easter candles, the vigil readings, and the renewal of baptismal vows.
You can download the Triduum leaflet, which covers Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter, here.
Note: this is a 56-page document, so if printed on both sides, it will take 26 sheets of paper. If you need a printed copy mailed to you, please contact the church office.

April 12—Easter Sunday
10:00 a.m.: The Liturgy of the Word

Ways to make a gift to Incarnation

In this time of economic uncertainty, being good stewards of the financial resources God has entrusted to us is as essential as ever. Our ability to continue our ministry depends on the generous contributions of our members, attenders, and friends.

Even while our in-person services are not taking place, there are still plenty of ways to make a gift to Incarnation:

Incarnation website: Online giving

Text (onetime setup required): 707-532-0060.

PayPal

Mail checks directly to the church: 550 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 95401

Thank you for your support of Church of the Incarnation.

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.