Letter From Pastor Luther- June 10th, 2021

Love Intentionally

Love Inclusively

Love Universally

Love Completely

Love Everyone, always

Love Better!

June 10, 2021 (Year One, Month 2, Week 4, Day 3)

Sisters and Brothers, all!

We are now probably one worship service away from substantial normalcy in our practices! That is, after the June 15th scheduled diminution in state regulations (based on CDC recommendations), we will likely be able to forego many of the restrictions we’ve had in place over the past few months. Not 100% sure yet, but it seems likely that such freedoms are coming. We will continue to protect those who are not yet vaccinated as best we can, but it really feels likely we’re in a good place, and will very soon be free to behave more normally!

In that spirit, and because outdoor activities are generally safer and approved by council, I’ve asked our hospitality folk to prepare individually and hygienically wrapped snacks and coffee for outdoor fellowship after this Sunday’s worship service. Come and join us for worship and for fellowship!

For those who cannot join us in person, please feel free to continue to follow our worship and devotional opportunities by going to website, https://www.godamong.us .

Please see all the announcements below for the exciting things we have going on at Incarnation!


Pr. Luther


Spirit of Joy Work Day:

On Saturday, June 12th, 2021, 9 a.m., the Spirit of Joy will be doing some deep cleaning, touch-up painting, window cleaning, and other small projects. Volunteers are needed. For more info, please reach out to Pastor John Lundblad at plundbla@ix.netcom.com.

"Sacred Ground Dialogue Series with St. Bart's":

"ILC is excited to announce that we will be joining our neighbor St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal when they begin their second series of the Sacred Ground program. Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories. Sacred Ground is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society. This series is open to all, and especially designed to help white people talk with other white people. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love. The facilitated 2-hour sessions will run every other week from late June to early November. One-hour Informational Sessions will be conducted via Zoom on Thursday, June 10th at 11 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, June 15 at 11:00 a.m. The Love Committee will send out the Zoom Meeting IDs. For more information, contact: lovecommittee@godamong.us"

A Message from Dr. Brent Brown

Our Council President would like to stress,

"Please look into getting the vaccine as soon as possible if safe for you to do so. The faster we all get vaccines safely the faster we can have more people in church."

Stephen Ministers

Four Stephen Ministers had completed their training this week and prepared to be commissioned in worship services. Please pray for God to bless their caregiving and to work through them to bring hope and healing to people’s lives. This last session, entitled “Follow Me”, is a time for review and inspiration as they prepare to “follow Jesus” in their caregiving journey. They review what it means to be caregivers who are Compassionate, Full of Faith, Skilled, Trustworthy and Christ-Centered. If you or someone you know could benefit from the listening ear, caring presence and Christ-centered support of a Stephen Minister, talk to one of our pastors or Deacon Mindy. If you are going through a particularly difficult period and would like to pursue the idea of meeting with a Stephen Minister on a regular basis, please call Deacon Mindy or one of the Pastors.

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.