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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.

“Walkabouts” – Meet the candidates for bishop

January 21, 6:30 p.m.

The date for meeting the candidates for bishop here at Incarnation is almost here! We are excited to meet the candidates and would like you to meet them with us. During the week of walkabouts, the candidates will travel the diocese and meet with the people each night.

The purpose of these meetings is for clergy, delegates and members of the church to meet and hear from the candidates in person. The format each evening will be question-and-answer. The transition committee has worked diligently to gather questions from the diocese, but there will also be an opportunity to submit questions at the event as well. Look for a greeting table and write your question on a card. It will then be submitted for the possibility of being asked that evening.

Many people are asking about the walkabouts and who should attend. Here are a set of Walkabout FAQs (FAQs) that may help.

If you have further questions about the walkabout process or the election, please contact us at walkabouts@norcalepiscopal.org

Concert of Organ, Instrumental, Vocal Works

January 20, 3:00 p.m.

The local Redwood Empire Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and Church of the Incarnation present a Concert of Unpublished Organ, Vocal and  Instrumental Works of Dr. David N. Johnson at Church of the Incarnation on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. You have likely sung his hymn, “Earth and All Stars,” and heard his “Trumpet Tune in D,” which opens the radio program With Heart and Voice.

Dave Hatt will play the organ and piano and will be joined by trumpeter Robert Young, clarinetist Jim McCammon, soprano Julia Shaver, tenor Stephen Shaver, and baritone Jim Gibboney.

Free – Donations gladly accepted

Feast Days

January 18 and 25, 12:10 p.m.

St. Peter and St. Paul were the two foremost apostles of the early church. Their deaths are commemorated together on June 25. In January, two special feast days mark the central moment in each apostle’s faith journey. January 18 is the Feast of the Confession of St. Peter, when Peter confessed to Jesus, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!” January 25 is the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, when Paul had a vision of the risen Jesus and was transformed from a persecutor of the church to a disciple. The period between the two feasts is kept as the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, when we pray for reconciliation of all the differences that divide the various branches of Christ’s Body, the Church.

We’ll celebrate the Holy Eucharist at 12:10 p.m. on January 18, the Confession of St. Peter, and January 25, the Conversion of St. Paul. All are welcome.

First Sundays: Episcopal 101

Begins January 6, 2019

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!