MUSIC PROGRAM

Music is vital to our worship at Church of the Incarnation and there are lots of ways to get involved!

Adult Choir

We welcome everyone high school age and beyond, without audition. We sing during the "program year" (Sept.-June) and augment Sunday worship with music from traditional to contemporary. Music selections draw on Episcopal publications and a diversity to other traditional and cultural sources. We rehearse Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00 and warm-up on Sunday morning from 9:15-9:45. Join us! The choir has a friendly sense of camaraderie and a commitment to music -- both traditional and contemporary styles.

"Festive Ensemble" for Special Services

For special holy day liturgies we welcome parishioners, friends and family to swell our ranks and provide special music. Festival choir members and instrumentalists come for a few rehearsals prior to the holiday and add their talents to the celebration. On feast days our ensemble often includes past choir members, people from other ministries who are also musically gifted, busy parishioners who can't make a weekly commitment and even international family members in town for an extended visit.

We offer many opportunities for everyone to share of their time and talents through our varied ministries. Some of our most popular are listed below. Take a look at what goes on inside and outside of our church. Ministries build lasting friendships and come in many shapes and forms.

FELLOWSHIP

A variety of Fellowship gatherings abound! We enjoy building friendships through the year!

  • Each Sunday after worship, Coffee Hour allows us to enjoy each other in a relaxed and welcoming time of fellowship.

  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is a festive and delicious way of announcing the beginning of the Lenten journey.

  • A Spring Fellowship Event is a great opportunity for warmth and hospitality. This varies but has included a High Tea, Spring Brunch or Kentucky Derby Party

  • During our Picnic and Outdoor Eucharist in June we celebrate our youth and the beginning of Summer.

  • A Welcome Back Potluck is held in late August or early September.

  • Every few years a Progressive Dinner is held where we have appetizers, main meal and dessert, at three different parishioners homes

FUNDRAISING

Fundraising projects allow us to enhance our youth activities and outreach programs. Events vary from an evening of Designer Bag Bingo to a popular (homemade and gourmet) Cookie Sale before Christmas. And, of course, Festivals in the Spring and Fall. New events are added each year.

OUTREACH Loving our neighbors, near and far

  • Aid for Friends - a non-profit group that delivers packed meals to the needy homebound. Inspired volunteers from about 250 community and faith organizations prepare thousands of meals a week. Incarnation has been involved for more than 15 years. Our 'record' is 665 meals, packed one very hot July day!

    On the third Wednesday and Thursday of each month, we prepare and pack the meals. Entrees, fruits, vegetables are dished into aluminum trays, covered with foil and sent to the warehouse along with bread and dessert.

    We also support these worthy projects in our region.

    • Salvation Army

    • Red Cross Homeless Shelter

    CARE TEAM

    This dedicated group provides outreach to the sick and shut-ins, including warm meals, telephone calls, hospital visits and other assistance for those in need. We work closely with the Rector to make sure that those in need know that they are valued members of our family. Our hands-on caring is supported by prayer.

    • Prayer Shawls are lovingly created by members, blessed during worship and given to those in need of comfort and healing. Our shawls travel far and wide, bringing God's love into many homes.

    • Pastoral Visits and Home Communions are overseen by the Rector who represents all of us. We strive to maintain a connection to all members of our worshipping community.

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Sunday

10:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist (Rite II)

SUNDAY SCHOOL from September-mid June begins at 9:45 a.m.

  • Coffee Hour following 10:00 service

Childcare available during 10:00 service



Parish Activities

Wednesday
7:00 pm - Aid for Friends Set-up
(Wednesday night before packing day)

Thursday
9:00 am - Aid for Friends
(3rd Thursday of Month)