Cantiamo Evensong

February 17, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.

Church of the Incarnation

Cantiamo, an a cappella vocal ensemble directed by Carol Menke, is attracting a growing number of listeners for its Evensong services in local churches. Originating in Anglican ritual, Evensong combines chant, hymns, Renaissance polyphony, and modern choral works with Biblical readings and prayers. The intent is to provide listeners with a peaceful hour of music and meditation at day’s end.

Numina and The Church of the Incarnation offer Evensong quarterly throughout the year.

Music by Humphrey Clucas, Edward Bairstow, Healey Willan, Nicolas Custer, J. P. Sweelinck, and more.

Donations accepted at the door

Exploring Our Faith

Monday, February 25–March 25, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Church is a place where we ask the big questions. Whether we’re brand new to church or we’ve been in a pew for decades, there are times when we’re called to explore faith and what it means. Starting Monday, February 25, Stephen Shaver and Linelle Lane will be leading a five-week series on Monday nights from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. This is a course for anyone 16 and up, whether beginners on the Christian path or longtime disciples. We’ll talk about our images and understandings of God, scripture, Jesus, prayer, and more. This course will serve as preparation if you’re thinking of being baptized this Easter, or if you’ve already been baptized and would like to recommit to your faith by going through one of the rites known as confirmation or reaffirmation. To learn more or sign up, please email Stephen at sshaver@incarnationsantarosa.org.

Mardi Gras

Sunday, March 3 – Join us for Food Fun and Games!

  • 8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
  • 8:45 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast
  • 9:15 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
  • 10:30 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast, Burning the Palms, Pancake Race, Filling the Capsule of Alleluias
  • 11:15 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
  • 12:45 p.m. – Closing the Capsule

Ash Wednesday

March 6 – 8:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, which falls on March 6 this year. At services on this day, we remember that we are dust, and to dust we shall return. We turn away from sin and toward practices of simplicity, prayer, and service that prepare us to meet the joy of Easter. The Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes will be held at 8:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

First Sundays: Episcopal 101

Next class March 3

What do we do in church and why do we do it? Episcopal 101 is a quick, fun introduction to the Episcopal Church and our worship, held in the church after the 9:15 and 11:15 services each first Sunday of the month, beginning January 6. Meet at the front of the church, 10 minutes after the end of the service. Bring your questions!

Altar Flower Donations

Every Sunday beautiful flowers adorn our altar, arrangements created by our Altar Guild. If you would like the opportunity to contribute to our flower fund in thanksgiving for, in memory of, or in honor of a loved one, you may sign up for a specific Sunday, make a donation of $50 to the flower fund, and the name(s) of those you wish to honor will be printed in the bulletin for that Sunday. This is a lovely way to both support our flower ministry and remember or honor a loved one.

There are two ways to sign up for altar flowers:

  1. Write your name on the flower chart in Farlander Hall and mail your check to the office or place in the collection plate. Make sure to write “flower donation” in the memo field. Send an email to the address below and say who your donation is for.
  2. Fill out the online form.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact flowers@incarnationsantarosa.org.

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.