Weekly News

We Worship

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Pentecost Sunday Morning Prayer

Sunday at 8:45am

Join us for Morning Prayer on Zoom each Sunday followed by a virtual coffee hour! This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. Wear something red if you can! Bishop Provenzano will preach. We will also honor all graduating high school seniors as they near the end of their high school journey.

Zoom has a mandatory update that must be installed by this Saturday, May 30. You can check to make sure you have the latest update by clicking here

Click this link on Sunday to join on Zoom

Meeting ID: 103 690 947 Password: 413291

You can also dial in on your phone at 646-876-9923 and use the meeting ID and password above.

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Cathedral for Kids!

Sundays, 10:15am

Cathedral for Kids is back! This abridged service includes music, reading, and preaching in a family friendly format. Fellowship in Faith for families will follow immediately afterwards. Please note: You must have your video turned on for this service.

The service will be at the usual Fellowship in Faith Zoom link starting on Sunday, May 10 at 10:15am.

Click here to join

Meeting ID: 192 282 876 Password: 222277

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Weekday Morning Prayer and Compline via Zoom

Monday through Friday, 8:45am and 8:45pm

Join the cathedral clergy for Morning Prayer and Compline via Zoom, featuring prayer, chant, and hymns.

Morning Prayer: 8:45am Monday through Friday

Join on your computer by clicking here
You can also dial in by phone only: (646)876-9923, Meeting ID: 380 470 915, Password: 693 777

Compline: 8:45pm Monday through Friday

Join on your computer by clicking here
You can also dial in by phone only: (646)876-9923 Meeting ID: 263 033 638, Password: 445381

Add all of our Cathedral Zoom gatherings to your Google calendar by clicking here.

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Meditation and Contemplative Prayer: Online

Tuesdays, 8:15pm to 8:45pm

In this time of unprecedented uncertainty and stress we would like to invite you to pray with us by participating in an online version of our Tuesday night contemplative prayer service. We will practice making conscious contact with God by showing up as we are, gathering all of our fears, anxieties, and life circumstances that need special care, and simply bringing them to God. Our time together will include a guided meditation based on an ancient monastic prayer practice, time for intercession, silence, and beautiful ancient chants.

To join us, go to the Zoom app and enter Meeting ID 263 033 638 and Password 445381. Immediately following our practice, you are invited to stay for Compline (Night Prayer).

We Connect

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Prayer Shawl Ministry (online)

The Prayer Shawl Ministry group is continuing to meet on Saturdays at 10am via Zoom. In addition to prayer shawls, they are working on items for the Seamen’s Church Institute. All are welcome to join, whatever you’re working on, for this hour of crafting and conversation.

To join the Prayer Shawl Ministry and receive their regular updates and info on their Zoom meetings, join their group on Realm or email Shirley at cathedral@incarnationgc.org and ask to be added.

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Launch of Center for Spiritual Imagination

The Center for Spiritual Imagination, dedicated to contemplative practice for just living, has officially launched with a new website and online opportunities for contemplative prayer and talks on spiritual practices. The Center is a ministry of the Cathedral of the Incarnation. To learn more, visit the website at spiritualimagination.org

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COVID Resources for Long Island

Do you need testing services, housing assistance, counseling, or help dealing with food insecurity? Do you know someone who needs this help? Deacon Denise has provided this list of resources for Long Island that can point you in the right direction.

As always, our clergy are available and happy to speak with you! Reach out to us at cathedral@incarnationgc.org or call our answering service (516) 746-2955 to be put in touch with someone.

Some additional resources from New York State:

Feeling stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic? You are not alone. Emotional Support Helpline 7 days a week, 8am to 10pm: 1-844-863-9314

When home isn't safe, domestic violence survivors can find services 24/7 at www1.nyc.gov/NYCHOPE or call 1-800-621-HOPE(4673) or 911 for emergencies.

We Grow

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Fellowship in Faith for Families

From now on, Fellowship in Faith will follow Cathedral for Kids on the same Zoom link. Keep checking your emails from Mother Morgan for weekly notes and activities on building and maintaining your family's spiritual life at home. If you'd like to be added to the Family Ministries email list, please email Kate at kakerman@incarnationgc.org.

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Spiritual Practices for Difficult Times

Wednesdays at 8pm

More than ever, we are all struggling with isolation, anxiety, and hopelessness. Join us for a six-week exploration of daily spiritual practices that can cultivate our conscious contact with God, providing us the inner resources we need to respond to this crisis. The series will offer the basic building blocks of a daily 15-minute spiritual practice anyone can do anytime, anywhere. Immediately following the talk, you are invited to stay for Compline at 8:45pm.

Join us going to the Zoom app and entering Meeting ID 263 033 638 and Password 445381. You can also dial in by calling (646) 876-9923 and using the Meeting ID and Password above.

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Honoring our High School Seniors

Sunday, May 31

This Sunday we honor all graduating high school seniors as they near the end of their high school journey. Join us at Morning Prayer this Sunday at 8:45am for a special blessing for graduates by Bishop Provenzano.

We especially celebrate those graduates who have been awarded the Cathedral Service League Trust Grant. Please congratulate Vanessa Koppelmann, Jeanisha Prysock-Gonzalez, Mia Ver Pault, Luke Kaminski, and Sean White on this achievement. We are so proud of all of our seniors.

We will honor all students with a special end-of-year celebration service in partnership with the diocesan Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministries on June 14 at 3pm. Zoom link to follow. If your young person is interested in helping with this service by reading, planning music, or any other ideas please contact Kate Akerman. We'd love to have youth input in this planning!

We Serve

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Operation Feed the Front!

We have raised over $47,000 and are less than $3,000 away from our fundraising goal. Can you help? Click here to donate

Dear Supporters of Operation Feed the Front,

Thanks to you, we continue to provide over 1,000 meals a week to hospitals in Queens and Nassau counties as the volume of Covid 19 patients is declining day by day. The need continues, and essential workers at hospitals across our area continue to serve heroically and selflessly.

This documentary released by the NY Times provides a glimpse of life in one of the hospitals we have been serving week after week. St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway is a New York safety net hospital and the only hospital on the Rockaway Peninsula. Thanks to you, we have served hot meals to the people in this film week after week.

We are grateful for your support. As we continue to support these workers as well as communities with significant food insecurity, please consider a donation to sustain this effort.

Donate here and share widely!

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Snacks for The INN: Drop off available

Our partners at The INN continue to serve bagged lunches to 300-500 guests every day. They are most in need right now of individual snacks to include in the lunch bags such as individual bags of chips, cookies, and juice boxes.

There are three ways you can help:

  1. Order from Costco, BJ's, Peapod, etc. and set to deliver to The Mary Brennan INN.
  2. Order from The INN's Amazon Wishlist and choose The Mary Brennan INN as the delivery address.
  3. If you prefer to purchase and drop off at the cathedral, we will be taking donations on:

Saturday 5/23, Sunday 5/24 and Monday 5/25
10:00am - 12:00 pm
3:00pm - 5:00pm

During this time, you can bring your donations to the porch at See House. We expect you to keep at least six feet apart and wear a mask while on cathedral property. You can drive in by the south entrance at 4th Street near Cathedral Avenue to access the porch and drive out via the north entrance at Cathedral Avenue and 6th Street.

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Flower Memorials

Each week the tower entryway to the Cathedral will be prepared with flowers, the High Altar Cross, prayers and a weekly meditation. It is an opportunity for all “who pass our way” to stop for reflection and prayer. If you would like to remember your loved ones, offer thanksgiving or honor someone please email Shirley at cathedral@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 and their families.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Dioceses of Litoral Ecuador, St. Albans (England) and Gombe (Nigeria) and in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for St. Jude's, Wantagh.

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, Virginia E., Linda M., Danielle C., Webb D., Paul, Kerry M., Bob, Dianne M., Cameron W., Jim, Claire, Charlotte, Joan, Lizzy. David M.B., David T.B., Linda, Nicole, Joan, Lizzy & Kathryn, Robert, Kerron, Ulric Jr., Nicole, Daniel, Kyle, James, Madison, Kerry, Barbara, Kim, Bernard, David, Stephen, Jack, St John's Hospital, Keith, Rick, Kristi, M Naji, Allan, Sheila, Matt W., Joann, Betty, Michael Y., Ken W., Dan R., Lynn., Neena, Matthew and Elizabeth L., Heather, Theresa.

For those who have died, and for those grieving the death of a loved one, that they may find comfort and peace.

Flower Memorials are given in gratitude by Deacon Denise Galloway and are also given in loving memory of Thomas and Florence Bain by Dr. Phyllis Bain.

We wish a blessed and Happy Birthday to Brad Gillette, Valentina Koneru, Nigel Minocha and Megan Price who will celebrate birthdays this coming week.

Each week the tower entryway to the Cathedral will be prepared with flowers, prayers, the High Altar Cross and a weekly meditation. It is an opportunity for all “who pass our way” to stop for reflection and prayer. 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.