Letter From Intern Jennifer Barker - September 9th, 2021

Love Intentionally

Love Inclusively

Love Universally

Love Completely

Love Everyone, always

Love Better!

September 9, 2021

Siblings in Christ:

Thank you for the warm welcome last weekend as your new Intern. I’m so happy to be able to share this journey with you and extraordinarily grateful to Pastor Luther, Deacon Mindy, the church staff and all of you for allowing me this opportunity.

And now, a little bit about me... I am an only child who was born in Oregon and moved around the country as a kid. I landed in Poway in 7th grade and hope to stay in San Diego forever. I graduated from San Diego State with my bachelor's degree in accounting and pursued that line of work until God decided I had other plans.

I felt my calling to ministry a few years back and it’s taken me a bit of time to act on that call. (God has a funny way of pushing you down His preferred path despite your best efforts to stay on your own comfortable path). Last year I made the leap and enrolled in seminary. I have completed one year of classes and feel like I learned more in that single year than I have in the last 20 years. My brain is full and my heart is overflowing. I am a distance learning student at Wartburg Seminary in Iowa so I take my classes online and will visit campus a few times next year during my final year of classes. Am I looking forward to Iowa snow in January?

I have been attending Incarnation for about 15 years and love our church. I have served on the preschool board and the finance committee. I am engaged to Ian Hydoski, have twin daughters (Molly and Tori) and my mom (Becky Reding) attends Incarnation as well.

I am excited to see what this new faith journey brings. See you soon!


Intern Jennifer Barker


GODAMONG.US UPDATES NEEDED Are you the leader of a group or committee here at Incarnation? WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Our website, godamong.us, needs updated information about your group or committee. Please take a moment to find your group’s page on Incarnation’s website and send updated information and pictures to scott@godamong.us. If you can’t find your group/committee on our website, please send information and pictures about your group to scott@godamong.us.

Thank You!

New Time For Sunday School Grades PreK-5th

Beginning September 12th, Sunday School will begin meeting weekly on Sundays in Parish Hall during the first part of the 8:30am worship service. Parents, please drop off your child in Parish Hall at 8:30am. Children will return to church and join their families during the offertory in time for communion.

Sacred Ground will begin the week of September 27th! 1-hour Informational sessions with film clips Wednesday Sept. 8 6:30 pm AND Thursday Sept. 9 at 10:30 am No need to RSVP. Just show up! The Zoom link works for both meetings. Join Zoom Session Meeting ID: 822 4802 2029 Passcode: Stbarts Click here to register your interest in Sacred Ground.

Oct. 16 - Mexico House build in Mexico (if Covid safe) Hi Everyone, We are tentatively planning House Build #14 in Mexico for Saturday, October, 16th. We will only go into Mexico for the build if things are safe from a Covid perspective. I'm thinking equal or better than the current case numbers. While I've not done a lot of research yet, my understanding is that case and vaccination rates for Baja are similar to SD County. I would like to plan everything out and make a go/no-go decision about a week out. If you would like to participate in this build, please let me know so I can add you to the sign-up list. We also need to raise about $4,000 for this build, so please consider contributing if you are able and interested. Donate here. Thanks - Jake jakej_3@yahoo.com

U.S. Wildfires

The 2021 wildfire season is devastating the western United States. A prolonged drought and extreme heat waves are causing wildfires to spread rapidly, which makes them difficult to contain. Your gift will support wildfire survivors. When sending a check to ILC, or making an online donation, please indicate "U.S. Wildfires". Donations will be used in full (100%) to assist those affected by wildfires until the response is complete.

Hygiene Supplies Needed! Interfaith is low on hygiene supplies, shampoo, deodorant, bar soap. There is also a need for new or gently used blankets. Thank you for your consistent generosity!

Food Drop off for Interfaith Community Services Every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday between 9:00 and 11:00 in the morning, volunteers are in the parking lot to move groceries and take all the donations to ICS.

We would like to invite everyone to please see the church's website for updated Covid precautions.

We encourage everyone to attend if you can. Thank you and see you in Church!