The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation

Incarnation Episcopal Church welcomes all seekers wherever you are on your spiritual journey. We are a welcoming, inclusive community in the Sunset district of San Francisco.

Services: Sunday at 10 am, Tuesday at 10 am, 2nd Friday (Healing) at 7:30 pm. Incarnation is a parish in the Diocese of California in the Episcopal Church, which, in turn, is a province of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We were founded as a parish in 1913 and are located in the Sunset District of San Francisco. We offer services in both English and Cantonese. For more details visit http://www.incarnationsf.org. Keep connected via Twitter at @incarnationSF or http://www.twitter.com/incarnationSF or follow our blog at http://incarnationsf.wordpress.com

Operating as usual

[04/30/21]   1) Upcoming Events (dial-in instructions to be sent separately)

• Sunday, 5/2: Morning Prayer by Conference Call, 10 a.m. (Fr. Webber officiating)
• Saturday, 5/8: San Francisco Deanery Meeting via Zoom, 9 a.m.

• Sunday, 5/9: Morning Prayer by Conference Call, 10 a.m. (Fr. Webber officiating)
• Wednesday, 5/12: Incarnation Radio Hour, 4 p.m.
• Thursday, 5/13: Ascension Day Morning Prayer, 10 a.m.

• Sunday, 5/16: Morning Prayer by Conference Call, 10 a.m.

• Sunday, 5/23: Morning Prayer by Conference Call, 10 a.m. (Feast of Pentecost)
• Monday, 5/24: Finance Committee Meeting, 1 p.m.

2) Rector on Vacation: The rector will be on vacation May 2–15. Fr. Webber will be officiating on May 2 and May 9. In case of emergency during the rector’s vacation, please contact the Senior Warden, Marilyn Saner.

3) Incarnation Radio Hour: The parish now has a monthly “radio hour,” broadcast via the parish’s Zoom account. The basic idea is that folks would volunteer to read a short story or poem, sing a song, play an instrumental piece, or perform a short radio play. Please contact Mathew Chacko if you are interested in participating or if you have any ideas for an upcoming program. The next radio hour is scheduled for Wednesday, May 12, at 4 p.m.

4) Need a Ride? If you need a ride to get vaccinated, contact Marilyn Saner. One of her sons will gladly provide you transportation.

04/25/2021

We have spent the last three Sundays going over every detail of a single day, the Day of Resurrection. And having learned all that we can possibly learn from that world-changing event, we are now ready to move on—and learn about shepherds and sheep! Go figure!

As you may know, today is commonly referred to as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” For me, this day brings to mind the many paintings and stained-glass windows of Jesus’ cradling a snow-white lamb in his arms or carrying a poor little stray on his shoulders. These images were all I knew about sheep until I was well into my 20s. Imagine my shock when I first encountered real sheep up close and in person. They weren’t snow-white at all! In fact, they were filthy and smelly beasts. And I am told that they aren’t terribly bright! So, why on earth does Jesus compare his followers to sheep and himself to a shepherd?

Read the full sermon here https://incarnationsf.tumblr.com/post/649461031349944320/the-life-saving-voice-of-the-noble-shepherd

#easter #easter2021 #goodshepherd #GoodShepherdSunday #GoodShepherdSunday2021 #sheep #nobleshepherd #straying #vulnerability #ListeningToJesus #followingJesus #theology #sermon #Christianity #Jesus #episcopal #Episcopalian #episcopalchurch #AnglicanCommunion #anglicanchurch

We have spent the last three Sundays going over every detail of a single day, the Day of Resurrection. And having learned all that we can possibly learn from that world-changing event, we are now ready to move on—and learn about shepherds and sheep! Go figure!

As you may know, today is commonly referred to as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” For me, this day brings to mind the many paintings and stained-glass windows of Jesus’ cradling a snow-white lamb in his arms or carrying a poor little stray on his shoulders. These images were all I knew about sheep until I was well into my 20s. Imagine my shock when I first encountered real sheep up close and in person. They weren’t snow-white at all! In fact, they were filthy and smelly beasts. And I am told that they aren’t terribly bright! So, why on earth does Jesus compare his followers to sheep and himself to a shepherd?

Read the full sermon here https://incarnationsf.tumblr.com/post/649461031349944320/the-life-saving-voice-of-the-noble-shepherd

#easter #easter2021 #goodshepherd #GoodShepherdSunday #GoodShepherdSunday2021 #sheep #nobleshepherd #straying #vulnerability #ListeningToJesus #followingJesus #theology #sermon #Christianity #Jesus #episcopal #Episcopalian #episcopalchurch #AnglicanCommunion #anglicanchurch

04/25/2021

Incarnation Radio Hour presents
Saint-Saëns “The Carnival of the Animals”

Date & Time: Wednesday May 12, 4 p.m. PDT
Free Admission. Donations graciously accepted.
Please register online for the zoom call details

Saint-Saëns composed “The Carnival of the Animals” in 1886, while he was enjoying some leisure time in a small Austrian village. It was created for a private Mardi gras party in 1886 and consists of 14 movements, scored for two solo pianos, flute, clarinet, glockenspiel, xylophone, string quartet, and double-bass (in orchestral performance the strings are simply multiplied). He was skeptical that it might hamper his public image of being more matured and serious composer, as he feared it was a tad bit whimsical. He took his reputation extremely seriously, and he was sure that the piece would make the listeners laugh, as it was stuffed with musical jokes.

Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals was first aired in a private concert in March 1886, and next in April at the salon of Pauline Viardot, the singer, composer and musical celebrity to whose feet artistic Paris flocked en masse. Here a star-studded rendition was given for an audience that included the elderly Franz Liszt, whose curiosity had been piqued. Indeed, word about the work was spreading like wildfire, inducing the shrewd Saint-Saëns to stipulate that it must only be published until after his death (except for ‘The Swan’, which was released on its own). He suspected it might prove too popular for his own good. In addition, it could have gotten him into trouble over his use of copyrighted material by another composer, i.e., the "Can-can" from Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld.

His will, however, revoked the prohibition and Carnival was published posthumously in 1922 as a Grande fantaisie zoologique. It was first premiered on the 26th of February 1922, almost 30 years after its creation.

We will present a recording of the piece accompanied by poetry by American poet, Frederic Ogden Nash, read by Noel Coward. Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse, of which he wrote over 500 pieces. With his unconventional rhyming schemes, he was declared the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry.

#saintsaens #camillesaintsaens #carnivaloftheanimals #ogdennash #NoelCoward #episcopal #AnglicanCommunion #anglicanchurch #AnglicanCommunion #Episcopalian #episcopalchurch #poetry #classicalmusic #piano #strings #violin #cello #radio #radiohour

Incarnation Radio Hour presents
Saint-Saëns “The Carnival of the Animals”

Date & Time: Wednesday May 12, 4 p.m. PDT
Free Admission. Donations graciously accepted.
Please register online for the zoom call details

Saint-Saëns composed “The Carnival of the Animals” in 1886, while he was enjoying some leisure time in a small Austrian village. It was created for a private Mardi gras party in 1886 and consists of 14 movements, scored for two solo pianos, flute, clarinet, glockenspiel, xylophone, string quartet, and double-bass (in orchestral performance the strings are simply multiplied). He was skeptical that it might hamper his public image of being more matured and serious composer, as he feared it was a tad bit whimsical. He took his reputation extremely seriously, and he was sure that the piece would make the listeners laugh, as it was stuffed with musical jokes.

Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals was first aired in a private concert in March 1886, and next in April at the salon of Pauline Viardot, the singer, composer and musical celebrity to whose feet artistic Paris flocked en masse. Here a star-studded rendition was given for an audience that included the elderly Franz Liszt, whose curiosity had been piqued. Indeed, word about the work was spreading like wildfire, inducing the shrewd Saint-Saëns to stipulate that it must only be published until after his death (except for ‘The Swan’, which was released on its own). He suspected it might prove too popular for his own good. In addition, it could have gotten him into trouble over his use of copyrighted material by another composer, i.e., the "Can-can" from Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld.

His will, however, revoked the prohibition and Carnival was published posthumously in 1922 as a Grande fantaisie zoologique. It was first premiered on the 26th of February 1922, almost 30 years after its creation.

We will present a recording of the piece accompanied by poetry by American poet, Frederic Ogden Nash, read by Noel Coward. Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse, of which he wrote over 500 pieces. With his unconventional rhyming schemes, he was declared the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry.

#saintsaens #camillesaintsaens #carnivaloftheanimals #ogdennash #NoelCoward #episcopal #AnglicanCommunion #anglicanchurch #AnglicanCommunion #Episcopalian #episcopalchurch #poetry #classicalmusic #piano #strings #violin #cello #radio #radiohour

[04/23/21]   Alleluia! Christ is risen!

1) Upcoming Events (dial-in instructions to be sent separately)

• Sunday, 4/25: Morning Prayer by Conference Call, 10 a.m.
• Monday, 4/26: Vestry Meeting, 1 p.m.

• Sunday, 5/2: Morning Prayer by Conference Call, 10 a.m.
• Saturday, 5/8: San Francisco Deanery Meeting via Zoom, 9 a.m.

2) Rector on Vacation: The rector will be on vacation May 2–15. Fr. Webber will be officiating on May 2 and May 9. In case of emergency during the rector’s vacation, please contact the Senior Warden, Marilyn Saner.

3) Incarnation Radio Hour: The parish now has a monthly “radio hour,” broadcast via the parish’s Zoom account. The basic idea is that folks would volunteer to read a short story or poem, sing a song, play an instrumental piece, or perform a short radio play. Please contact Mathew Chacko if you are interested in participating or if you have any ideas for an upcoming program. The next radio hour is scheduled for Wednesday, May 12, at 4 p.m.

4) Need a Ride? If you need a ride to get vaccinated, contact Marilyn Saner. One of her sons will gladly provide you transportation.

04/19/2021

You Are Witnesses of These Things #sermon By the Rev. Darren Miner

Today is the third Sunday of Easter. And yes, even though you might have a hard time finding any chocolate bunnies for sale, it’s still Easter! And it will continue to be Easter till we reach the feast of Pentecost on May 23. As you may have noticed, there are various ways that we mark this joyous season in our worship. The invitatory psalm at the start of Morning Prayer is replaced with a special Easter anthem. The Acts of the Apostles are read in place of the Hebrew Scriptures at the first reading. And Alleluias are inserted at the dismissal. During this joyous season, we pause for 50 days to ponder a single day, the Day of Resurrection, and to consider its consequences for us as disciples of Jesus.

That explains why, for the third Sunday in a row, we hear a story from that first Easter Day. It’s kind of like the movie Groundhog Day, in which Bill Murray’s character experiences the same day over and over again till he learns his lesson. Likewise, we will move on from Easter Day only when we have learned all that we need to learn from that eventful day.

Read the full sermon here https://incarnationsf.tumblr.com/post/648900875802312704/you-are-witnesses-of-these-things

#Easter #dayofresurrection #Jesus #christianity #AnglicanCommunion #anglicanchurch #anglican #episcopal #Episcopalian #episcopalchurch #youarewitnesses #personaltestimony

You Are Witnesses of These Things #sermon By the Rev. Darren Miner

Today is the third Sunday of Easter. And yes, even though you might have a hard time finding any chocolate bunnies for sale, it’s still Easter! And it will continue to be Easter till we reach the feast of Pentecost on May 23. As you may have noticed, there are various ways that we mark this joyous season in our worship. The invitatory psalm at the start of Morning Prayer is replaced with a special Easter anthem. The Acts of the Apostles are read in place of the Hebrew Scriptures at the first reading. And Alleluias are inserted at the dismissal. During this joyous season, we pause for 50 days to ponder a single day, the Day of Resurrection, and to consider its consequences for us as disciples of Jesus.

That explains why, for the third Sunday in a row, we hear a story from that first Easter Day. It’s kind of like the movie Groundhog Day, in which Bill Murray’s character experiences the same day over and over again till he learns his lesson. Likewise, we will move on from Easter Day only when we have learned all that we need to learn from that eventful day.

Read the full sermon here https://incarnationsf.tumblr.com/post/648900875802312704/you-are-witnesses-of-these-things

#Easter #dayofresurrection #Jesus #christianity #AnglicanCommunion #anglicanchurch #anglican #episcopal #Episcopalian #episcopalchurch #youarewitnesses #personaltestimony

[04/16/21]   Alleluia! Christ is risen!

1) Upcoming Events (dial-in instructions to be sent separately)

• Sunday, 4/18: Morning Prayer by Conference Call, 10 a.m.
• Monday, 4/19: Finance Committee Meeting, 1 p.m.

• Sunday, 4/25: Morning Prayer by Conference Call, 10 a.m.
• Monday, 4/26: Vestry Meeting, 1 p.m.

2) Rector on Vacation: The rector will be on vacation May 2–15. In case of emergency during the rector’s vacation, please contact the Senior Warden, Marilyn Saner.

3) Incarnation Radio Hour: The parish now has a monthly “radio hour,” broadcast via the parish’s Zoom account. The basic idea is that folks would volunteer to read a short story or poem, sing a song, play an instrumental piece, or perform a short radio play. Please contact Mathew Chacko if you are interested in participating or if you have any ideas for an upcoming program. The next radio hour is scheduled for Wednesday, May 12, at 4 p.m.

4) Need a Ride? If you need a ride to get vaccinated, contact Marilyn Saner. One of her sons will gladly provide you transportation.

04/11/2021

From Fear to Faith, From Resurrection to Reconciliation - #sermon by the Rev. Darren Miner

Today’s Gospel reading begins on the evening of the Resurrection. Earlier that same day, you may recall, Mary Magdalene had encountered the resurrected Jesus standing outside the empty tomb. Sometime later, she reported what she had seen to the other disciples.

Now, just a few hours later, we find the disheartened disciples in hiding. The predominant emotion is not wonder and joy at their Lord’s Resurrection, but fear. We are told that the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jewish authorities. And the specific fear that casts such a pall on their gathering is the fear of death. They fear that soon they too will be arrested and put to death on a cross.

Read the full sermon here https://incarnationsf.tumblr.com/post/648192594528092160/from-fear-to-faith-from-resurrection-to

#fear #doubt #holyspirit #doubtingthomas #resurrection #faith #trust #forgiveness #reconciliation #AnglicanCommunion #episcopal #Episcopalian #episcopalchurch #anglican #anglicanchurch #Jesus #christianity #theology

From Fear to Faith, From Resurrection to Reconciliation - #sermon by the Rev. Darren Miner

Today’s Gospel reading begins on the evening of the Resurrection. Earlier that same day, you may recall, Mary Magdalene had encountered the resurrected Jesus standing outside the empty tomb. Sometime later, she reported what she had seen to the other disciples.

Now, just a few hours later, we find the disheartened disciples in hiding. The predominant emotion is not wonder and joy at their Lord’s Resurrection, but fear. We are told that the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jewish authorities. And the specific fear that casts such a pall on their gathering is the fear of death. They fear that soon they too will be arrested and put to death on a cross.

Read the full sermon here https://incarnationsf.tumblr.com/post/648192594528092160/from-fear-to-faith-from-resurrection-to

#fear #doubt #holyspirit #doubtingthomas #resurrection #faith #trust #forgiveness #reconciliation #AnglicanCommunion #episcopal #Episcopalian #episcopalchurch #anglican #anglicanchurch #Jesus #christianity #theology

[04/09/21]   Alleluia! Christ is risen!

1) Upcoming Events (dial-in instructions to be sent separately)

• Sunday, 4/11: Morning Prayer by Conference Call, 10 a.m.
• Wednesday, 4/14: Incarnation Radio Hour, 4 p.m.

• Sunday, 4/18: Morning Prayer by Conference Call, 10 a.m.
• Monday, 4/19: Finance Committee Meeting, 1 p.m.

2) Incarnation Radio Hour: The parish now has a monthly “radio hour,” broadcast via the parish’s Zoom account. The basic idea is that folks would volunteer to read a short story or poem, sing a song, play an instrumental piece, or perform a short radio play. Please contact Mathew Chacko if you are interested in participating or if you have any ideas for an upcoming program. The next radio hour is scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, at 4 p.m. The program will consist of an abbreviated version of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

3) Need a Ride? If you need a ride to get vaccinated, contact Marilyn Saner. One of her sons will gladly provide you transportation.

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