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San Diego Food Bank


On October 8, 2016 we have an opportunity to volunteer at the San Diego Food Bank packing food. Our shift is from 9am to 11:30am. Come out and join us for this fun and important event. Email Dave Fleischman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to sign-up.



Just a Little Bit

     His name was Paul.  He was one of my seminary students, and he was kind of nervous.  First of all, he was from a very remote village that had very little formal 
education, and although he was qualified when he entered the seminary, he clearly viewed himself as somehow lacking in what all the others had; for they had come from bigger communities, with better education, and better resources.  But even more than that, he had seen how one of his friends had done.
    The time had come for homiletics (teaching them how to preach), and one of Paul’s classmates had gone first.  Unlike Paul, he was exceedingly self-confident, and approached the task of preaching enthusiastically.  However, he was fairly rigorously critiqued for he clearly had an agenda, one which he was intent to put forth in his sermon.  It was not a good sermon.
     Paul was to go second, the next day.  He came to me after the class session, and said, “I can’t do it yet.  I need more…help.”  He argued that perhaps more books, more tutoring, more practice, might make him ready…but not quite yet.  I told him that he had had all the same books, the same instruction, the same practice opportunities, and that I believed that he was in fact ready.  “No,” he insisted, “I need more.”
“You already have precisely what you need…now just use it!  It will be fine.”
    Join us this weekend, where we shall explore the disciples request to have “more faith:” a request with which all of us might relate, but one by which, Jesus didn’t seem too impressed.  In fact, we sometimes assume that Jesus was scolding when he was encouraging.  We gather on Saturday at 5:30 pm and on Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00 am.  I hope to see you all there!
~Pr. Luther
Adult Education

Every Sunday, Beginning September 25 at 9:40a.m.   
Ministry Assistant Mindy Bugaj and Pastor Luther Symons will be leading a video class on Reformation history. This class will explore the Protestant Reformation as it broke out over the whole of Europe and subsequently influenced the course of modern history.  Sign up today!
Every Wednesday, Beginning September 21 at 6:30p.m.
Pr. Karla, Mindy and Pastor Luther will be leading conversations on the Roman Catholic/Lutheran dialogue that has gone on in the past several decades based on Declaration on the Way (2015), an Augsburg Fortress publication. We will meet for worship in the Sanctuary at 6:30p.m.  Sign up today!
Build a House in Mexico - Mission Trip
What:  Incarnation will again partner with Project Mercy to build a home in one day for a needy family.
When:  Saturday, October 15 (all day).
Why: To support our Global Mission in a Local way and dramatically change a family's situation with just one day of work. 
Funds Needed: $5,500 in donations to pay for the materials. (Please mark donations "Mexico House") Or donate using the PayPal button below.


Sunday, October 23

Dinner begins at 5:00 p.m.
Revived (live band) at 6:00 p.m.
Lip Sync Contest at 7:00 p.m.
Free-will donations accepted.
RSVP to Mindy at 858-487-2225
2016 Day of Service



November 6


Join us on November 6th at Interfaith Community Services in Escondido

** Come participate in fellowship on a wide a variety of projects including: making lunches, assembling hygiene kits, painting, yard work, decorating placemats

**Worship begins at 9 a.m. with Volunteer Projects starting immediately afterward.

**Lunch will be provided to all volunteers


Sign up here! 


And REMEMBERbring a food donation of canned fruits, veggies, pasta, meats or peanut butter with you to stock the food pantry.



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