What to Expect During Sunday Service
Sunday morning worship begins at 10:30am and lasts until about noon. Service is followed by a social hour, where we enjoy food and conversation.
Children’s Programming: Service starts with a children’s sermon, after which children are invited to the youth room for a lesson and an activity for children. Recently in these lessons we have worked our way through Genesis 1-11, focussing on its themes of freedom, ecology, and the transition from gathering to hunting to agriculture. We have focussed on what what daily life would have been like for children in those stages of pre-history and how "civilization" has been a mixed blessing.
Other Expectations for the Service: You'll experience many of the same elements that are common in other Episcopal churches, including call-and-response readings, the Book of Common Prayer, and readings from Scripture. Some of the prayers we use are ancient, but others reflect a God who is always drawing us toward new ways of experiencing joy, tenderness, and wonder. However, the goal is always the same-–not to conform to some idea of what you “should” believe, do, or feel, but to connect with your deepest self and participate with the wider family who follow in the Way of Jesus or walk in the way of love. Everyone is welcome at God’s table, and you are welcome at ours.
Our Communion is also inclusive, with a choice wine or grape juice and gluten-free bread.
Below are some of the values we dedicate ourselves to:
Affirm and welcome children.
Use inclusive language.
Inspire with culturally diverse music.
Invite lay leadership and encourage laypeople to preach or share their stories.
Strive to help you discover the unique service that you have to offer the world.
Starting July 1, 2023 masks are optional, but encouraged, across our church spaces and services & events at Incarnation. However, on the fourth Sunday of every month, masks will be mandatory. This is done with the intention of meeting the diversity of needs in our congregation and community.