(This song and video were released last fall, and I've watched and wept more than once at both the beauty of table fellowship and all the ways it has been strained and fractured in recent years.) Incarnation began its life as a setup church. For three months, we met in the Grays' home for evening prayer, setting up chairs and a children's nook before the service, then serving food and cleaning dishes after the post-service meals. Next, we moved into Greenbrier Baptist, where
A seven year-old's meditation on the Lord's Prayer [slightly edited for clarity:)]: "Porque tuyo es el reino" [For yours is the kingdom] You are more powerful than darkness, and love is more powerful than hatred. God is our king. And he is love itself. Beginning Sunday, January 23, Incarnation families are easing gently into a new church rhythm at our new Randolph Elementary location. Inspired by the separate-but-together "atrium on the quilts" setup that we enjoyed at #canop
One of the things I love about the Sunday Advent readings is how God consistently shows up in unexpected places. In wilderness and desert and village. In the wombs of an old woman and a poor teenager. In silence and confusion. In a manger. These stories give me special hope this year as we prepare to move to Randolph Elementary. I confess that sometimes when I think about moving, I find myself grieving the loss of our beautiful light-filled chapel and atrium. Soon we'll meet
My dear friends, In all my searching for paintings of angels, perhaps the painting above was my most unexpected find. Simberg refused to explain the painting, but it is known that when he painted it he was recently recovered from meningitis (which the angel could perhaps be feeling?) and the snowdrops symbolise healing. I leave it with you for your contemplation! Apparently it is a very popular painting in Finland.... I find it quite compelling. Perhaps more to your taste mig
At last's week's parish meeting I noted that our kids are SO WONDERFUL! One of our goals in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (our Sunday school program) is to equip children with what they need to connect with the liturgy—"the work of the people"—in Big Church. A happy unintended consequence of pandemic worship is that our kids have gotten used to hanging around and participating in the entire worship service! I'm proud of us: kids, parents, and all the church family. If we pa
Incarnation kids, and community members of all ages, will be gathering at Alcova Heights Park following our Sunday worship for a relaxed time of play and nature exploration. All are welcome! Bring water shoes and a picnic, if you'd like! The LORD is my shepherd;
therefore I can lack nothing.
He shall feed me in green pastures
and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.
He shall refresh my soul . . . Psalm 23:1-3 We're into a new season: summer, 9am #canopychurch, and "gro