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Quarterly Newsletter from the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, San Francisco April—June 2016

the Word PBS News Hour interview with the Presiding Bishop The Most Rev. Michael Curry Judy Woodruff sat down with Bishop Curry to learn how he is leading a church facing these challenges. JUDY WOODRUFF: Bishop Michael Curry, thank you for talking to us. THE MOST REVEREND MICHAEL CURRY, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church: Thank you. JUDY WOODRUFF: And congratulations on your position. THE MOST REVEREND MICHAEL CURRY: Thank you for that. JUDY WOODRUFF: Let me ask you first, how would you describe the place that the Episcopal Church occupies in the broad religious profile that we have the United States now? THE MOST REVEREND MICHAEL CURRY: The Episcopal Church probably represents a moderate voice, a centrist voice in the religious landscape. We’re a tradition that has historically been able to live with differences. And I think now we’re seeing the live that out in some new ways that — to be a church that really can embrace diverse, not only theological traditions or liturgical and worship styles and approaches, but people of all stripes and types. And that’s — I think that’s the Episcopal Church and the Anglican way at its best. JUDY WOODRUFF: You’re now six months into this position. How has the fact that you are the first black presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States, a descendant of slaves, how has that affected what you have been able to do so far? THE MOST REVEREND MICHAEL CURRY: Certainly, that has affected, only in the sense that it is a first. Beyond that, I have a funny feeling I was probably elected for a variety of reasons. I suspect that my election was a moment of hope that we could begin to help the Episcopal Church and Episcopalians begin to focus outward in some new ways, outward in ways that actually share the message of Jesus of Nazareth, which is fundamentally a message of love of God and love of neighbor.


And that’s a game-changer, in and of itself, the various forms and ways we’re divided between each other, whether it is racial or socioeconomic or political or religious or tribal or national or on and on and on, helping this church to become instruments of God’s work of reconciliation in this world. That really does have something to do with helping the world stop living a nightmare and start living something closer to God’s dream. And that’s worth doing. And I have a feeling that’s why I got elected. JUDY WOODRUFF: You have spoken a great deal and preached about social justice in its many different forms. How does that fit into what you see as maybe this developing, evolving vision and mission of the Episcopal Church? THE MOST REVEREND MICHAEL CURRY: Scholars, sometimes, when they look at the origins of Christianity, they often use the phrase the Jesus movement as a way of describing what Jesus of Nazareth actually was doing in the earliest days in Palestine, that the Jesus movement in the first and second and third centuries was a movement of people who gathered around the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. And their gathering around and committing themselves to that way of life that Jesus talked about became transformative for themselves and for the world. And, as a result, the earliest Christian communities were communities where both slave and free coexisted and lived together, where men and women, where Jew and Greek or Gentile coexisted and lived together. That was the earliest Christian movement. And I’m committed to helping the Episcopal Church become a Jesus movement today that helps the society live into a vision. JUDY WOODRUFF: What’s the practical effect of that? I mean, how would people’s lives change as a result of that, ideally? THE MOST REVEREND MICHAEL CURRY: I think dramatically. Imagine if just Episcopalians were practically living their daily lives as reflections of the way Jesus of Nazareth lived his, loving in the same way that Jesus did and does, giving in the same way, forgiving, doing justice, caring, living compassionate lives. I have a funny feeling Episcopalians could be transformative both in our interpersonal relationships and in our social and political relationships. What would happen if Christians just acted like Christians? It would change our politics. It would change our social order. It could change our global community. JUDY WOODRUFF: Do you think our politics needs changing? THE MOST REVEREND MICHAEL CURRY: Regardless of which side of the aisle you’re on — this isn’t a partisan statement — imagine our politics if we began to engage one another not from the perspective of my unenlightened self-interest, but from the perspective of our interests, the common good, the common weal. Imagine our global politics. Imagine our economic relationships. It’s worldchanging. And I happen to believe that the way of Jesus of Nazareth — I’m not talking about everybody having to become an Episcopalian, although that would be nice — but that’s not what I’m really talking about. I’m talking about a way of living that is deeply grounded in the kind of love that is not a greeting card for Valentine’s Day, but that is a way of living in this world and engaging it. Finally, Isaiah got caught up like in the spirit, like a Episcopalian in a Baptist church, got caught up in the spirit. JUDY WOODRUFF: They say that Sunday morning is the most segregated time and place in American life, in church service in this country. Should that change? THE MOST REVEREND MICHAEL CURRY: I think the church can create space for authentic ethnic Page 2

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congregations that minister to a particular need, especially at a particular time. But it must also move into inhabiting or creating space for congregations where people of different races and ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic classes actually come together, because, ultimately, I mean, I do pray for the day when those of us who have the same commitment to follow the way of Jesus of Nazareth can actually find that that is our primal commitment, and that, in Christ, there is no hindrances. In Christ, there is east nor west, in him, no south nor north. We are going to get there. And I pray for that day and have worked for that day, but I know that, between here and there, we have to approximate it as best we can. JUDY WOODRUFF: We have learned just recently that Pope Francis is saying that he is open to the idea of a commission to study permitting women to become deacons in the Catholic Church. What would you say is the experience of the Episcopal Church that might inform what the Catholics may be thinking about? THE MOST REVEREND MICHAEL CURRY: When we finally get to the point of saying, who has God called to be a bishop or a priest or a deacon, and we’re going to follow that leading, what we have found over time is, guess what? A priest is a priest. A deacon is a deacon. A bishop is a bishop. They may be black, white, red, yellow or brown. They may be a Republican or a Democrat. They may be a man or a woman. They may be gay or straight, bisexual, transgender. They may be a whole host of things, but they’re a priest. They’re a bishop. They’re a deacon. That’s been our experience for not everyone, but for most of us. And the church has been enriched when all voices are there, when we’re all there together. We got a better shot of making it together than we do when we’re all apart. So, I — you know, my Catholic brothers and sisters, you have to make your decision as God leads you. This is how we have made ours, and we have been blessed. God has not given up on this world. We dare not give up on it either. And God is not finished with this church. God has work for us to do. THE MOST REVEREND MICHAEL CURRY: We have a better Episcopal Church. I have been in the Episcopal Church my whole life. We are a better Episcopal Church because we really are trying to welcome all. JUDY WOODRUFF: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, thank you very much. THE MOST REVEREND MICHAEL CURRY: Thank you. God bless you.

Source: www.pbs.org/newshour

Sally Munro—Music Director Sally Munro has graciously accepted the position of Music Director, taking over the reins from Mathew Chacko. Mathew will continue to support the service as accompanist. Please congratulate Sally on her new position. Sally and Mathew will continue the co-chair the ‘Sunset Music | Arts’ concert series.


Sat. Sept. 24, 7:30 pm, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco $20 General , $15 Seniors/Students


Sunday Services

Tuesday Service

10 a.m. – Choral Holy Communion

10 a.m. – Choral Holy Communion (Contemporary)

Taizé Second Fridays Every second Friday of the month 7:30 p.m. Taizé Healing Service (Exception July 15, 2016)

The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation 1750 29th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94122-4223

Phone: 415-564-2324 E-mail: comebefed@aol.com Web: www.incarnationsf.org The Word Published by the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, San Francisco

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 Heather Bone, Delfina Davidson, Scott Davidson, Katsuko Fong, Barbara Johnson, Emma López, David Lui, Pat McKelvey, Bernadette Michiels, Dale Moeller, Pearl Moore, Larry Niedig, James O’Neal, Stefani Schatz, Celia Taylor, Judy Wargo, Scott Wargo, and Peter Siu Yuan.

The Departed Anita Starr, Marcie Gold, Jean Kennedy. the victims of Orlando, (Florida, USA), Istanbul, (Turkey), and Dhaka, (Bangladesh).

Pray for all victims of terrorism and violence


July 2016 Sunday

Jun 26

Monday

27

Tuesday

28

Wednesday

29

July 2016

August 2016

Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

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 29 30 31

Thursday

30

Friday

Jul 1

Jun 26 - Jul 2

8:30am 2:30pm Mandarin Language School

3

4

5

6 10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music

Jul 10 - 16

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

Jul 17 - 23

17 10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion

Jul 24 - 30

24

11

12

8:30am 5:30pm San Francisco Shakespeare Camp

18

25

19

20

26

Aug 1

2

14

27

21

28

16

8:30am 5:30pm San Francisco Shakespeare Camp 7:30pm 8:00pm Taizé Healing Service

22

6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk 8:30am 5:30pm San Francisco S 12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian S 7:00pm 8:00pm NERT Meeting

6:00pm 7:30pm Vestry Meeting

3

9

15

6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk 8:30am 5:30pm San Francisco Shakespeare Ca 12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group

8:30am 5:30pm San Francisco Shakespeare Camp

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

8 6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk 12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group

8:30am 5:30pm San Francisco Shakespeare Camp

8:30am 5:30pm San Francisco Shakespeare Camp 10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music

10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion

31

13

8:30am 5:30pm San Francisco Shakespeare Camp 10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music

8:30am 5:30pm San Francisco Shakespeare Camp 1:00pm 2:30pm Finance Committee Meeting

7 12:00pm 1:00pm Lunch with Your Clergy (TPC Harding Park Clubhouse, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA)

Jul 3 - 9

10:00am 11:15am Rite I Communion

Jul 31 - Aug 6

Saturday

2

23

8:30am 5:30pm San Francisco Shakespeare Camp

7:30pm 9:00pm Ari Micich in concert

29

30

5

6

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

4

10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion

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.


August 2016 Sunday

Jul 31

Monday

Aug 1

Jul 31 - Aug 6

8:30am 2:30pm Mandarin Language School

Aug 7 - 13

7

8 10:00am 11:15am Rite I Communion 5:30pm 7:30pm Hold for Opera Gala

14

15

Aug 14 - 20

21 10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion 6:30pm 10:00pm Opera workshop recital

28

22 1:00pm 2:30pm Finance Committee Meeting

29

8:30am 2:30pm Mandarin Language School 12:00pm 1:00pm Lunch with Your Clergy (TPC Harding Park Clubhouse, San Francisco, CA 9

17

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

Thursday

24

Friday

5 6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk 8:30am 2:30pm Mandarin Language School 12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group

12

13

8:30am 2:30pm Mandarin Language School 7:30pm 8:30pm TaizĂŠ Healing Service

19

6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk 10:00am 10:00pm Opera workshop 12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group 7:00pm 8:00pm NERT Meeting

25

Saturday

6 8:30am 2:30pm Mandarin Language School

6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk 8:30am 2:30pm Mandarin Language School 12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group

18 10:00am 10:00pm Opera workshop

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

30

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

11

8:30am 2:30pm Mandarin Language School

10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music 10:00am 10:00pm Opera workshop

23

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

4

10 8:30am 2:30pm Mandarin Language School 10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music

September 2016 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

7:30pm 9:30pm Opera Gala

20 10:00am 10:00pm Opera workshop

4:00pm 7:00pm Opera workshop

26

27

2

3

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

31

Sep 1

6:00pm 7:30pm Vestry Meeting

Aug 28 - Sep 3

10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion

8:30am 2:30pm Mandarin Language School 10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music

16 10:00am 10:00pm Opera workshop

Wednesday

3

9 8:30am 2:30pm Mandarin Language School

10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion

Aug 21 - 27

Tuesday

2

August 2016 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

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.


September 2016 Sunday

Aug 28

Monday

29

Wednesday

31

Thursday

Sep 1

2 9 16 23 30

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

Friday

2

Saturday

3

Aug 28 - Sep 3

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

4

5

6

7 10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music

Sep 4 - 10

10:00am 11:15am Rite I Communion

11

12

13

8 12:00pm 1:00pm Lunch with Your Clergy (TPC Harding Park Clubhouse, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA)

14

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

18

Sep 18 - 24

10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion

25 10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion

19 1:00pm 2:30pm Finance Committee Meeting

26

20

21

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

27 10:00am 11:00am Holy Eucharist with music

9 6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk 12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group

15

10 7:30pm 8:30pm Taizé Healing Service

16

5:30pm 7:30pm Switzerland Alpine Beauty: Incarnation Travelouge Series

17

6:30am 7:30am Walk & Talk 12:00pm 1:00pm Adult Christian Study Group 7:00pm 8:00pm NERT Meeting

Sep 11 - 17

10:00am 11:15am Rite II Communion

Sep 25 - Oct 1

October 2016 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

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

Tuesday

30

September 2016 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

22

7:30pm 10:00pm Il Trovatore: Verismo Opera

23

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

28 6:00pm 7:30pm Vestry Meeting

29

24 7:30pm 10:00pm Stenberg-Cahill concert

30

Oct 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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