Weekly News

We Worship

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A Message from the Dean

This Sunday we will welcome the opportunity to celebrate the Eucharist – the sacramental center of our common life that we have not been able to share together as a community since March. While we are glad to be able to celebrate together at the Lord’s Table, we must heed the urging of the medical community not to become complacent. It is only because our communities have carefully followed evidence-based medical advice and guidelines that we are able to gather at all. We kindly ask everyone to review these reminders about protocols regarding our in-person gatherings, and if you fall into an at-risk category, please carefully weigh the risks of attending in person.

Our current COVID protocols are as follows:

  • Registration on Realm is required for ALL in-person gatherings. If you need help registering, reach out to Shirley in the cathedral office at cathedral@incarnationgc.org
  • Current limitations on attendance for in-person gatherings is 50 for indoor services and events and 20 for yoga.
  • The COVID screening questionnaire must be completed. If you were unable to complete the questionnaire at the time of registration, we can provide either an electronic version using your smartphone or a simple paper version at the door.
  • Masks covering both nose and mouth are required at all times for in-person attendees. Masks are available upon request.
  • Strict social-distancing guidelines must be followed during in-person gatherings. Attendees must keep a 6-foot distance between themselves and others who are not in their party.
  • Attendees must follow the directions of ushers at all times. Any attendee who does not comply with the directions of the ushers or any of our guidelines will be asked to leave.
  • Restrooms are closed to all attendees, although they may be opened on an emergency basis.
  • In the event of exposure to COVID at an in-person gathering, all persons present at an event must enter a 14-day quarantine before returning to in-person events per CDC and NYS guidelines.

During Eucharistic services, distribution of Communion will take place following the dismissal at the North & South Transept doors. In the Episcopal Church, baptized Christians from any denomination may receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion. During this time of COVID-19 we ask that you come forward wearing your face mask, following the direction of the ushers and keeping at a safe distance, approach the Minister of Communion, receive in the palm of your hand (not with your fingers or on your tongue), and upon leaving the cathedral remove your face mask and consume the host.

Thank you for being attentive to these protocols which is an expression of your care for everyone in the Cathedral community.

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Worship Schedule with Links to Services

Sunday Morning Prayer Online

Sundays, 9:15am to 10:00am, online only via Zoom

Link to Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 103 690 947 Password: 413291
Or dial-in by phone: (646)876-9923

11:15am Choral Mass (with Eucharist)

Sunday, October 25, 11:15am to 11:45am, in-person by reservation or online

Link to register to attend in person

Link to Zoom meeting to join online
Meeting ID: 847 6382 2616
Passcode: 261988

Weekday Morning Prayer Online

Monday through Friday, 8:45am to 9:00am, online via Zoom

Link to Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 380 470 915 Password: 693777
Or dial-in by phone: (646)876-9923

Weekday Night Prayer Online

Monday through Friday, 8:45pm to 9:00pm, online via Zoom
Link to Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 263 033 638 Password: 445381
Or dial-in by phone:(646)876-9923

Tuesday Meditation and Contemplative Prayer

Tuesdays at 8:15pm, online via Zoom
Link to Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 263 033 638 Password: 445381
Or dial-in by phone:(646)876-9923

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Evensong for All Saints' Day

Sunday, November 1 at 4pm

This evensong features the Cathedral Chamber Choir singing music of Orlando Gibbons and Gerald Near, accompanied in part by the cathedral's new Taylor & Boody continuo organ.

There are options to join us online via Zoom or in-person at social distance.

Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 848 2998 3751
Password: 392170

To register to attend in-person: click here

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Evensong for the Nation

Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30pm

Join this vigil which will include prayer, scripture, and music following Election Day.

To join online: Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 263 033 638
Password: 445381

To join us in-person: Click here

We Grow

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Dean's Forum: Developing a Generous Heart

Wednesdays, October 21 & 28 at 7:30pm

This special series is dedicated to exploring what holistic stewardship looks like in everyday life. We will delve into the spiritual practices that help us cultivate generous hearts as well as the ways that God's economy of gift and grace can transform our lives, relationships, and communities.

Join via Zoom at this link

Meeting ID: 263 033 638 Passcode: 445381

Dial by your location 646 876 9923 US (New York)

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Why Believe? William James and the Challenge to Faith

Tuesdays at 12pm, October 6-27

Why is one a Christian? Can one defend one’s faith rationally against challenges to it? The psychologist and philosopher William James addressed these problems over 100 years ago, and his reflections are still valid today. In this course we shall attempt a close reading and critical analysis of his essay "The Will to Believe" and other related materials.

Taught by Dr. Laura Nelson. Laura is a parishioner at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University, and has taught at Colleges in the NY Metropolitan area, including Hofstra, Molloy, The New School, and Drew. She has published in a number of academic and non-academic platforms, including PublicSeminar.org and Medium.com.

Register for free on Eventbrite, or you can find the meeting ID and link on our Realm calendar of events.

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Fellowship in Faith

Sundays, 10:00am to 11:00am

One link brings us all together for gathering time before we break out into our age-based groups. Fellowship in Faith is open for children 18 months- 5th grade.

Log in Sunday mornings 10:00am to 11:00am for music, prayer, and formation activities. Zoom links are shared in your Fellowship in Faith: Online group on Realm.

Contact Kate Akerman, our Family Ministries Coordinator, with any questions or to register at kakerman@incarnationgc.org.

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Cathedral Youth Group

Sunday, October 25 at 1pm

Cathedral Youth Group will meet this Sunday October 25. Be on the lookout for more details and Zoom link in an email from Kate. Cathedral Youth Group is open to all middle and high school students. If you'd like to join CYG please email Kate, kakerman@incanationgc.org

We Serve

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Snacks for The INN

Over 750 meals are being served each week at Mary Brennan INN during this pandemic, and pantry items are also being distributed on a weekly basis. The need for snacks and Ziploc bags to distribute soup is significant.

Deacon Denise is asking for the following donations for October and November: individually packed snacks (fruit cups, jello, chips, popcorn, cookies, etc) for the lunch bags and quart-size Ziploc bags for the soups.

You can bring these donations directly to The INN or contact Deacon Denise to arrange a drop off at the cathedral: dgalloway@incarnationgc.org

We Pray

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You can submit prayer requests online at www.incarnationgc.org/prayers.

Special Prayer

God of healing and hope, in Jesus you meet us in our places of pain and fear. Look with mercy on those who have contracted the new virus, on any who are vulnerable, and on all who feel in danger. Through this time of global concern, by your Holy Spirit bring out the best not the worst in us. Make us more aware of our interdependence on each other, and of the strength that comes from being one body in you. Through Christ, our wounded healer. Amen.
--The Rev. Dr. Samuel Wells, St, Martin in the Fields, London

Prayer List:

The Church: Michael the Presiding Bishop, Lawrence, our Bishop, Geralyn, our Assistant Bishop; Daniel, our Assisting Bishop; William, our Assisting Bishop, Michael, our Dean; Michael, our Vicar of the Cathedral Congregation, Morgan, our Sub Dean, Adam, our Minor Canon, Andrew, our Canon Steward, Denise, our Deacon and Director of Outreach; Larry, Colin, Charlie, Kris, Kate, James, and Shirley.

The Nation: Donald, our President; Andrew, our Governor; Theresa, the Mayor of Garden City, and the members of our Armed Forces, especially Brian Thorpe, James Rivera, Charlie Whittaker, Jason Whittaker, Raymond Minihan, Jason Clark, Liam Begley, Adam Sanchez, Jonathan Hart, James Tilden, Noah Penders, Jason R. Corrado Jr. and their families.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Dioceses of Nambale (Kenya), Aberdeen & Orkney (Scotland), and Lle-Oluji (nigeria) and in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway

For those who have asked for our prayers:
Tony, Flor, Marisol, Pat, Lawrence, Karen, Headley, Mary F., Monica S., Eladio, Niyjah, Natasha, Nesha, Claude, Lauren, London, Tristan, Gianna, Nirvana, August, Wayne, Whitney, Linda M., Danielle C., Webb D., Cara, Jamel, Andrea, Bailey, Dennis, Janet, Liam F., Bryan, Dennis, Janet, Colin, Tony G., Larry S., James, Melissa, Sharon, Billy, Dominick, Mark W., Anthony J., Raushawn S., Kasey, Bonnie, Christopher B., Gail, Roseanne, Sasha, Brett G., Matthew R., MaryJane and Elizabeth

For those who have died, Especially for Clark Brink, former parishoner of the Cathedral and father of Chris Le Sueur and for those grieving the death of a loved one, that they may find comfort and peace.

We are no longer able to prepare the tower entrance to the cathedral with flowers unless someone has donated for that week. If you would like to remember your loved ones, offer thanksgiving or honor someone please email Shirley.

Flower Memorials, Mass Cards, children’s birthdays and prayer requests can be sent to Shirley in the cathedral office at cathedral@incarnationgc.org or (516)746-2955. Prayers are taken off the list after 90 days unless a special request is made.