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The Word

The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, San Francisco

The Presiding Bishop’s Christmas Message: For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. — From Isaiah Chapter 9

Epiphany/Lent

January—March 2017

These words of Isaiah are often seen as words that foretell and foreshadow the coming of Jesus of Nazareth, born of Mary. The truth is, these words befit Him because this child changed the world. This child changes lives. This child changes us.

Inside this issue:

I remember when our oldest daughter was a baby. My wife and I were young. We were footloose and fancy-free. It was just the two of us newlyweds, so if we wanted to go out to eat dinner, we went out to eat dinner. If we decided to go to a movie at the last minute, we just went. We actually felt like we had money back then. And we did have a little bit of discretionary income. We could pretty much do what we wanted to do, within reason, and we didn’t have to think too much about the consequences or impact of a spontaneous decision and what we had to do to make that happen.

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And then, all of a sudden, this little, innocent human being, a little child, came into our lives, and literally gained control over our entire world. Before we could do anything else we had to think about, “Who’s going to keep the baby?” or “Is this a good time for us to go without the baby?” We soon learned that we were not in control of our lives anymore. Literally this child began to control our lives and the child didn’t even know she was doing it. And then we had a second one she did the exact same thing. And I’ve since learned that that’s what babies do. When they arrive they take over! And their parents begin to develop their lives around this child. Isaiah wrote, “Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given . . . and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” This child who was born of Mary changes everything. This child born in a manger, wrapped in swaddling clothes changes how we live. This child born to the sound of angels singing Gloria in excelcis Deo — this child to whom the wise ones came from afar bearing gifts — this child, changed the way the entire world works. And this Jesus, born into a world torn by strife and hatred and division and pain and poverty, this child is born anew wherever men and women say, “I’ll follow Him. I’ll follow Him as my Savior. I’ll follow Him as my Lord.” When this child grew up, He said His reason for coming, again quoting Isaiah, from the 61st chapter, he said, The spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach Good News to the poor, to proclaim release to the captives, the recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty all those who are oppressed, and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. This child, when He grew up, came to show us the way to live lives of love, lives of compassion, lives of goodness, lives of kindness, lives of justice. This child came to show us how to change the world. So this Christmas, make room for him to change us. This Christmas help us change the world. And make a new commitment, to go out from this day, to let this Christmas Day, be the first day of a new world.God bless you. God keep you. Have a blessed Christmas. A Happy New Year. And go on out and change the world! — The Most Rev. Michael Curry Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church

Sunset Music & Arts 2 3-5

Coming Up ...  1/7—Island City Opera: Don Pasquale  1/21—Eric Tran, piano  1/28—The Shimmer of the Sea (Chamber Music)  2/4—R. Lowe, S. Munro in concert  2/12—Annual Meeting  2/17—J. Torkelsen, S. Demirmen in concert  2/28—Pancake Supper  3/1—Ash Wednesday  3/4—Kenya & Rwanda  3/11—S. Sulker, V. Khodadad in concert  3/25—Patrick Galvin, violin


Sunset Music | Arts Affordable, high-quality, cultural and music programs Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA Visit http://sunsetarts.wordpress.com for details 415-564-2324

Island City Opera Opera Open Rehearsal: Donizetti’s Don Pasquale Saturday January 7, 1 pm $10 General Eric Tran, piano Music of Mozart, Tran, Adès, Busoni, and Beethoven. Sat. January 21, 7:30 pm Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students The Shimmer of the Sea Sarah Wood (violin), Miles Graber (piano) Music of Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and Saint-Saëns Sat. January 28, 7:30 pm Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students Sally Porter Munro (mezzo-soprano), Roderick Lowe (tenor), Bryan Baker (piano) Saturday February 4, 7:30 pm Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students Jere Torkelsen (baritone), Sibel Demirmen (soprano), Paul G. McCurdy (piano) Friday February 17, 7:30 pm Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students Journey to Rwanda and Kenya with Dr. Barry Levine—An Incarnation Travelogue Series Saturday March 4, 5:30 pm Free. Please bring a dish to share at the potluck Shawnette Sulker (soprano), Victor Khodadad (tenor), Kevin Korth (piano) Saturday March 11, 7:30 pm Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students

Thank You The ECW thanks our customers and all who contributed to the success of our annual bazaar. The Alta Guild thanks everyone who donated towards the flowers for Christmas. Thank you to Moon Jee, Bob Jacobs, and Mathew Chacko for replacing the damaged tiles in the sanctuary

Annual Meeting Sunday February 12 Please join us after the 9 a.m. worship service (Note the change in time) on Sunday February 12, for our annual meeting where we will be looking at our accomplishments and service this past year, as well as looking ahead and planning for the future. Lunch will be served.

Pancake Supper Tuesday February 28, 5:30 pm—8 pm Come and celebrate Shrove Tuesday / Mardi Gras at Incarnation. Start the evening with a delicious Pancake supper followed by dancing to a live Jazz Band. Meals are served continuously from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are $12 per adult or teen and $6 for children under 12.

Don’t miss this annual event at Incarnation!

Patrick Galvin, violin Saturday March 25, 7:30 pm Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students

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January 2017 Sunday

Jan 1, 17

Monday

2

Tuesday

3 10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music

Jan 1 - 7

10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion

8

9

10

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Thursday

12:00pm 1:00pm Lunch with Your Clergy (TPC Harding Park Clubhouse, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA)

11

Friday

6

Saturday

7

6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk

1:00pm 4:00pm Donizetti's Don Pasquale Opera Open Rehearsal (A Island City Opera and Sunset Music and Arts present

12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group

12

10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music

13

6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk

14

7:30pm 8:30pm TaizĂŠ Healing Service

12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group 6:00pm 10:00pm SCP Meeting

15

Jan 15 - 21

10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion

16 1:00pm 2:30pm Finance Committee Meeting

17

18

19

10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music

20

21

6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk

7:30pm 9:00pm Eric Tran, piano recital

12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group 7:00pm 8:00pm NERT Meeting

22

23

9:00am 10:15am Rite II Communion

24

25

26

10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music

Jan 22 - 28 10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion

30

31

27

28

6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk

7:30pm 9:00pm Sarah Wood and Miles Graber: Chamber music concert

12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group

5:00pm 9:00pm Interfaith Winter Shelter Feeding (St. Mark's Church, 1111 O'Farrell St, San

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Jan 29 - Feb 4

February 2017 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

5

Jan 8 - 14

10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion

Wednesday

4

January 2017 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Feb 1

2

3

4

10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music 6:00pm 7:30pm Vestry Meeting

Unless noted, all events are located at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 1750 29th[Page Avenue, 5] SF, CA. Please check our online calendar for any changes or updates.


Februarb 2017 Sunday

Jan 29

Monday

30

Tuesday

31

Wednesday

Feb 1

Jan 29 - Feb 4

6

7

8

12

Feb 12 - 18

9:00am 10:15am Rite II Communion 10:15am 12:15pm Annual Parish Meeting

19

1:00pm 2:30pm Finance Committee Meeting

20

9

10

16

10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music

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7:30pm 8:30pm Taizé Healing Service

12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group

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6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk

18

7:30pm 9:00pm Jere Torkelsen and Sibel Demirmen in concert

12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group

21

22

23

10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music

Feb 19 - 25 10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion

7:30pm 9:00pm Roderick Lowe, Sally Munro, Bryan Baker

6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk

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Saturday

4

12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group

27

28

24

25

3

4

6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk 12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group

6:00pm 7:30pm Vestry Meeting

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Friday

3

7:00pm 8:00pm NERT Meeting

10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion

Feb 26 - Mar 4

14

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk

10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music

13

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Thursday

Feb 5 - 11

10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion

March 2017 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

2

12:00pm 1:00pm Lunch with Your Clergy (TPC Harding Park Clubhouse, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA)

5

February 2017 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Mar 1

2

10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music 5:30pm 8:00pm Pancake Supper

Unless noted, all events are located at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 1750 29th[Page Avenue, 5] SF, CA. Please check our online calendar for any changes or updates.


March 2017

Sunday

Feb 26

Monday

27

Tuesday

28

Wednesday

Mar 1

7

8 10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Saturday

4

6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk

5:30pm 7:00pm Journey to Rwanda and Kenya

12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group

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10 6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk 12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group

Mar 5 - 11

Friday

3

7:30pm 8:30pm TaizĂŠ Healing Service

11 9:00am 12:00pm SF Deanery Convocation (Holy Innocents' Episcopal Churc 7:30pm 9:00pm Shawnette Sulker, Victor Khodadad

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13

14

15

10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music

16

17

18

24

25

6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk 12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group

Mar 12 - 18

10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion

7:00pm 8:00pm NERT Meeting

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Mar 19 - 25

10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion

26 10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion Mar 26 - Apr 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Thursday

Feb 26 - Mar 4

6 10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion

April 2017 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

2

10:00am 11:00am Ash Wednesday Service

5

March 2017 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

20 1:00pm 2:30pm Finance Committee Meeting

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21

22

10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music

28 10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music 6:00pm 7:30pm Vestry Meeting

23 6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk

7:30pm 9:00pm Patrick Galvin, violin

12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group

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30

31

Apr 1

6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk 12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group

Unless noted, all events are located at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 1750 29th[Page Avenue, 5] SF, CA. Please check our online calendar for any changes or updates.


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Church Staff The Rev. Darren Miner, SCP, Priest-in-charge The Rev. Dr. Joseph Holt, Associate Priest The Rev. Dr. Christopher Webber, Associate Priest Mr. Bob Jacobs, Treasurer Ms. Beth Gum, Assistant Treasurer Mr. James Dodge, Sexton Mr. David O’Neal, Sexton Mr. Mathew Chacko, The Word Editor

Prayer List The Sick & Those in Need The Departed Cora Canlas, Robert Elliott, Katsuko Fong, Debbie Fornia, Pat Jacobs, Stephen Leung, Paul Neff, Carmen Quaning, Joyce Quaning, Stefani Schatz, Celia Taylor, and Margaret Webber.

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The Word - Epiphany/Lent 2017 Issue  

The quarterly newsletter from the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, San Francisco. This issue is our Epiphany/Lent 2017 issue

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