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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.

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.

First Sundays: Episcopal 101

Next class April 7

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!

Please note: There will be no Episcopal 101 in March.

What is Your Inner Harvest: A SoulCollage® Workshop

Sunday, March 17, 2019, 1-5 p.m.

“Archetypes are like universal patterns of energy, appearing in every culture across time. They are best met and experienced with images.”
Seena Frost

What have been the guiding archetypes in your life? Archetypes include Teacher, Healer, Warrior, Mother, Father, Child, Fool, Artist, Seeker, and so many more.

In this workshop we will use imagery to collage cards representing the archetypes active in our lives and dialogue with them.

SoulCollage® is fun. No artistic experience is necessary. All materials are supplied. Both beginning and experienced SoulCollagers are welcome in this workshop.

Don’t forget to wear green!

Space is limited to 15 participants.

All materials are supplied. No artistic experience is necessary.

Church of the Incarnation
Short Hall
$35.00
Space is limited, register today.

Pay here

Connie Beall, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has been working with SoulCollage® since 2011 and trained as a SoulCollage® facilitator in 2012. She delights in sharing SoulCollage® in workshops, retreats, and in private sessions. Her personal collection of SoulCollage® cards numbers over 200 and continues to grow. A Veriditas certified Labyrinth Facilitator, Connie loves to integrate the process of SoulCollage® with labyrinth walks.

For more information:
Connie Beall
cabeall@sonic.net
www.soulcollage.com

Holy Week & Easter Schedule 2019

April 14 – Palm Sunday

Worship Services – 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m.
(Childcare offered all services)

Wednesday, April 17

Tenebrae: Service of Darkness – 7 p.m.
(Childcare offered)

Thursday, April 18

Maundy Thursday Service, Holy Eucharist & Foot Washing – 7 p.m.
(Incense will be used)
Agape Meal, Farlander Hall – 8 p.m.
(Childcare offered)

Friday, April 19

Good Friday Services – 8 a.m., 12:10 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
(Childcare offered at 5:30 p.m. service)
Stations of the Cross – 1:30 p.m.
Good Friday Concert – 8 p.m., Mozart Requiem

Saturday, April 20

The Great Vigil of Easter – 8 p.m.
(Incense will be used)
(Childcare offered)

April 21 – Easter Sunday

Worship Services – 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m.
(Incense will be used at 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services)
(Childcare offered all services)

Good Friday Concert – The Mozart Requiem

April 19, 8:00 p.m.
Church of the Incarnation

The St. Cecilia Choir, the choral ensemble Cantiamo, the Incarnation Orchestra, and soloists will sing Mozart’s beloved Requiem on Good Friday evening, April 19 at 8:00 p.m. at the Church of the Incarnation. Mark Penn will be our guest conductor. Mozart’s Requiem is a choral masterpiece whose origin is shrouded in mystery, one that makes the piece all the more fascinating and emotionally stirring. Mozart was not in the best state of mind when he received an anonymous commission to compose a Requiem Mass. His health was deteriorating, and he believed he had been cursed to write a requiem as a “swan song” for himself. Mozart died at the age of 35 on December 5, 1791, before he could complete the work. His widow, Constanze, asked Mozart’s pupil, Süssmayer, to whom the composer had given detailed instructions, to complete the score. Tickets are Preferred $25 and General $20, and they can be purchased from any St. Cecilia Choir member or by calling the church office at 579-2604.

St. Joseph – Holy Eucharist

Tuesday, March 19, 12:10 p.m.

According to the Gospel of Matthew, Joseph was a carpenter who was chosen by God to serve as earthly father to Jesus. A man of faith, humility, and compassion, he accepted the responsibility of becoming Mary’s husband despite the scandal of her miraculous pregnancy. Guided by mystical visions, he led Mary and Jesus to Egypt to escape the wicked King Herod’s slaughter of the innocents. Later he and Mary returned to Israel, raising Jesus in the town of Nazareth. Joseph is the patron saint of laborers. According to tradition, he taught his trade to Jesus. He is thought to have died during Jesus’ youth, since he disappears from the record during Jesus’ adult life. As Lesser Feasts and Fasts puts it, “The little that is told of him is a testimony to the trust in God which values simple everyday duties, and gives an example of a loving husband and father.” We will commemorate Joseph on Tuesday with Morning Prayer at 8:00 and a special Holy Eucharist at 12:10 p.m.

Vigil Against Gun Violence

Sunday, March 24, 4:00 p.m.

From Sandy Hook to Las Vegas to Parkland to Aurora, and too many other places to name, this country is plagued by an epidemic of gun violence unique among developed nations. Together with many other faith communities, the Episcopal Church seeks to work toward an end to this epidemic. Please mark your calendars for this special liturgy of prayer, lament, and call to action, held on the one-year anniversary of the March for Our Lives. Featured in the service will be The Murder of Innocents, a musical piece composed especially for this event by our own Beverly Kinnison and sung by the Alleluia Choir.

Planning to come? Please let us know here!