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Weekly News

We Worship

Worship Schedule with Links to Services and Bulletins

8:00am Traditional Mass

Sundays, 8:00am in-person at the Cathedral

Masks are required to attend this service. Our capacity is 110 people.

Our weekly bulletins are posted here.

Add to Calendar Sundays at 8:00 AM 2021-09-12T08:00 America/New_York 8:00am Traditional Mass Sundays, 8:00am in-person at the Cathedral

Masks are required to attend this service. Our capacity is 110 people.

Our weekly bulletins are posted here.

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9:15am Cathedral for Kids

Sundays, 9:15am, in-person or online

Masks are required to attend this service. Our capacity is 110 people.

NEW LIVESTREAM LOCATION! We are now streaming this service directly to our website rather than using Zoom. This will significantly improve audio and video quality. To join us online, visit incarnationgc.org/live. You can view previous services on our Vimeo page. (Our daily Morning Prayer and Compline services will continue to use Zoom.)

Our weekly bulletins are posted here.

Add to Calendar Sundays at 9:15 AM 2021-09-12T09:15 America/New_York 9:15am Cathedral for Kids Sundays, 9:15am, in-person or online

Masks are required to attend this service. Our capacity is 110 people.

NEW LIVESTREAM LOCATION! We are now streaming this service directly to our website rather than using Zoom. This will significantly improve audio and video quality. To join us online, visit incarnationgc.org/live. You can view previous services on our Vimeo page. (Our daily Morning Prayer and Compline services will continue to use Zoom.)

Our weekly bulletins are posted here.

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11:15am Choral Mass

Sundays, 11:15am to 11:45am, in-person or online

Masks are required to attend this service. Our capacity is 110 people.

NEW LIVESTREAM LOCATION! We are now streaming this service directly to our website rather than using Zoom. This will significantly improve audio and video quality. To join us online, visit incarnationgc.org/live. You can view previous services on our Vimeo page. (Our daily Morning Prayer and Compline services will continue to use Zoom.)

Our weekly bulletins are posted here.

Add to Calendar Sundays at 11:15 AM 2021-09-12T11:15 America/New_York 11:15am Choral Mass Sundays, 11:15am to 11:45am, in-person or online

Masks are required to attend this service. Our capacity is 110 people.

NEW LIVESTREAM LOCATION! We are now streaming this service directly to our website rather than using Zoom. This will significantly improve audio and video quality. To join us online, visit incarnationgc.org/live. You can view previous services on our Vimeo page. (Our daily Morning Prayer and Compline services will continue to use Zoom.)

Our weekly bulletins are posted here.

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Weekday Morning Prayer Online

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

To attend online, join the Zoom Meeting for Weekday Morning Prayer
Meeting ID: 890 5623 8098 Password: 796099
Or dial-in by phone: (646)876-9923

Add to Calendar M,Tu,W,Th,F at 8:45 AM 2021-09-13T08:45 America/New_York Weekday Morning Prayer Online Monday through Friday, 8:45am to 9:00am, online via Zoom

To attend online, join the Zoom Meeting for Weekday Morning Prayer
Meeting ID: 890 5623 8098 Password: 796099
Or dial-in by phone: (646)876-9923

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Weeknight Compline Online

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

To attend online, join the Zoom meeting for Weeknight Compline
Meeting ID: 811 0687 3094 Password: 242024
Or dial-in by phone:(646)876-9923

Add to Calendar M,Tu,W,Th,F at 8:45 PM 2021-09-13T20:45 America/New_York Weeknight Compline Online Monday through Friday, 8:45pm to 9:00pm, online via Zoom

To attend online, join the Zoom meeting for Weeknight Compline
Meeting ID: 811 0687 3094 Password: 242024
Or dial-in by phone:(646)876-9923

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Tuesday Evening Meditation and Contemplative Prayer

Tuesdays at 8:00pm, in-person or online

Masks are required to attend this service. Our capacity is 110 people.

NEW LIVESTREAM LOCATION! We are now streaming this service directly to our website rather than using Zoom. This will significantly improve audio and video quality. To join us online, visit incarnationgc.org/live. You can view previous services on our Vimeo page. (Our daily Morning Prayer and Compline services will continue to use Zoom.)

Our weekly bulletins are posted here.

Add to Calendar Tuesdays at 8:00 PM 2021-09-28T20:00 America/New_York Tuesday Evening Meditation and Contemplative Prayer Tuesdays at 8:00pm, in-person or online

Masks are required to attend this service. Our capacity is 110 people.

NEW LIVESTREAM LOCATION! We are now streaming this service directly to our website rather than using Zoom. This will significantly improve audio and video quality. To join us online, visit incarnationgc.org/live. You can view previous services on our Vimeo page. (Our daily Morning Prayer and Compline services will continue to use Zoom.)

Our weekly bulletins are posted here.

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We Connect

Lessons and Carols III

The carols the entire congregation sings today are mostly ones traditionally associated with Lessons & Carols. Some of these remain somewhat unfamiliar to us here in the United States, as our carol tradition has diverged somewhat from that of most other English-speaking countries. The service always begins with Once in Royal David’s City, sung by a solo treble, with the choir and then congregation joining in. That carol is not particularly well-known in this country, though it certainly is in Episcopal parishes. This year we include a carol with a familiar text but sung to different music that some may be accustomed to, It Came upon the Midnight Clear. This combination of text and tune is beloved throughout the English speaking world, particularly in the Caribbean Islands, and our use of it today honors cultures other than ours. The third stanza of this carol seems particularly appropriate today:

Yet with the woes of sin and strife the world has suffered long;

Beneath the heavenly hymn have rolled two thousand years of wrong;

And waring humankind hears not the tidings which they bring;

O hush the noise and cease your strife and hear the angels sing!

Here’s a link to listen to that carol, sung by the famed choir of King’s College Cambridge. If you listen a few times, you’ll be ready to take full part in the singing on 19 December!

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear {Hymn} [King's - 2012, № 7]

Advent Suppers

We will be hosting soup and salad suppers on Tuesdays during the Advent season at the Mercer School of Theology Refectory from 6:30 - 7:45 pm. Register on Realm. Please sign up here to volunteer to supply either soup or salad for one of these evenings, then join us for Contemplative Prayer at the Cathedral at 8:00 pm.

Social Justice Ministry Book Discussion

The Social Justice Mininstry invites you to join in their upcoming book discussion of “Love Is The Way - Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times “ by Bishop Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Bishop Curry was elected in 2015, the first African-American to lead the denomination and an advocate for human rights. He is the descendant of slaves and son of a civil rights activist who believes, preaches, lives and writes “we can find peace and joy in our hearts, even as we carry on the struggle for a humane, just, and peaceful world ruled by love.” Register and join us on Thursdays, January 6th, 20th and 27th from 7:15 - 8:30 via Zoom for conversation about this book selection.

Opportunities for Healing Prayers and Anointing

"Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up." James 5:13-15

James is clear in his letter that if we are suffering, or sick or rejoicing we must come to the community for prayer. Many of us are asked by our friends and loved ones to remember them in our prayers, but often we are unaware of how powerful our prayers can be; powerful enough to bring healing, comfort, and hope. Each Sunday after you have received communion, you are welcome to join a member of Pastoral Care Team to pray with you, for yourself, your family, your friends and especially for those who have asked you to be an instrument of prayer for them. This will take place at the Altar Rail around the Baptismal Font.

2022 Liturgical Calendars are here!

The Episcopal Church calendar dates are in the proper color for each day and on the back of each month's calendar sheet are printed the Lessons and Psalms for each Sunday and major feast day, along with suggested concluding collects for the Prayers of the People and liturgical notes. Page references reflect Lesser Feasts and Fasts. Under the calendar pad is found Tables of Feasts and Fasts, together with useful information about Lessons and Psalms. Sign up on Realm to order.

We Grow

Calling all Shepherds, Sheep, and Angels! Sign up for the annual Christmas Pageant

If your child is interested in participating in the Christmas Pageant with a non-speaking role as either a Shepherd, Sheep, or Angel please email Kate Akerman to sign up.

We will have an all cast dress rehearsal on Saturday December 18 at 9 AM. Costumes will be provided for all characters.

The annual Christmas Pageant is performed during Christmas for Kids mass, 4 PM on December 24th.

Advent online Lunch and Learn

Advent is a season of anticipation, waiting, and often about finding light in the darkness. Each liturgical year (Cycles A. R & C) focuses on one of the synoptic gospels. On the first Sunday in Advent 2021 we open the gospel of Luke. Our conversation for Lunch & Learn will explore the Christian story through the eyes, ears and voice of Luke.
Join Canon Michael Delaney, Diocesan Canon Liturgist, at mid-day on the following three Thursdays in Advent:December 2, 9, and 16. from 12:00 Noon .1:00 p.m. via ZOOM. There is no charge for this course. Click here to register: Advent Online Lunch & Learn Registration Link. You will receive ZOOM meeting details a few days before the first class.

Fellowship in Faith

Fellowship in Faith, Sundays at 10 AM Each week, Fellowship in Faith offers a variety of developmentally appropriate and creative scripture explorations activities for children ages 18 months–5th grade. Through storytelling, arts, and play, children will develop personal connections with the biblical and liturgical stories we hold dear. In person and Zoom based options are available. We gather at 10 AM in Mercer for snacks and fellowship. Classes for children and adults begin at 10:15 AM. Masks must be worn by all persons while inside.

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Fellowship in Faith, Sundays at 10 AM Each week, Fellowship in Faith offers a variety of developmentally appropriate and creative scripture explorations activities for children ages 18 months–5th grade. Through storytelling, arts, and play, children will develop personal connections with the biblical and liturgical stories we hold dear. In person and Zoom based options are available. We gather at 10 AM in Mercer for snacks and fellowship. Classes for children and adults begin at 10:15 AM. Masks must be worn by all persons while inside.

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Cathedral Choirs Development Fund

The Cathedral Choirs Development fund will be taking a table at the Garden City Holiday Market on the evening of December 3rd, 7pm to 9pm (ticketed event for early shopping. Call 516-746-8900 for details) and all day December 4th, 11am to 4 pm.

We’ll be selling Christmas items such as hats, gloves, Christmas stocking stuffers, cushions, throws, candles and items for teachers gifts and hostess gifts including unique handmade ornaments and woolen gifts from Ukraine.

The Market will be held in the Garden City Senior center on Golf Club Lane behind the Historical Society premises at 109 11th Street and will feature 18 vendors.

All proceeds of the sale from the CCDF table goes towards the development of the music program at the Cathedral.

We Serve

Adopt-a-Family

Many thanks to everyone who is participating in the annual Adopt-A-Family program! Please have your wrapped and labelled gifts back to the cathedral no later than Sunday December 5 at 1pm. You can leave the gift with an ushers at the back of the cathedral. If you would still like to participate in Adopt-A-Family but missed out on being able to give a gift, you can still help! Monetary donations are needed to buy Stop & Shop gift cards for holiday meals. You can visit the secure AAF donation portal here: http://ehs.org/aaf . Thank again to everyone who helped make this Christmas season merry and bright for our sisters and brothers in the St. John's Hospital Adopt-A-Family program!

Spotlight on Altar Guild

The altar guild is a group of women and men, organized in rotating committees, who are responsible for setting up the daily and Sunday communion services throughout the year. Set up for Sunday services usually occur on Saturday mornings for about an hour. On Sundays, most committees organize clean up/set up for the three services amongst themselves depending on which service they attend. It is a wonderful opportunity to be “up close and personal” with all aspects of Holy Communion and to be involved with this special part of the mass.

Other activities include decorating for major holidays and feasts such as Christmas and Easter as well as the seasons leading up to them. We welcome new members or, if you are just curious as to what we do, please feel free to contact Christine Le Sueur through Realm or introduce yourself to one of our dedicated altar guild members.

Tending for Loss -- A Facilitated Support Circle

Starting This Fall, One Thursday per Month at 7pm-8pm

You are invited to join a new initiative of the Cathedral’s Ministry for Pets. Tending for Loss is an online support circle for those who have lost an animal companion.

This support circle will be meeting from 7 - 8 pm on the following dates.

December 9, 2021

January 13, 2022

February 10, 2022

March 10, 2022

April 14, 2022

The group will be facilitated by parishioner and Jungian analyst Lisa DeBenedittis PhD LP. Please email Lisa at psychepractice@gmail.com to register or with questions. Group size is limited, and registration is required. All meetings are confidential, free of charge, and open to the public. Tending for Loss

In remembrance In grief In gratitude In spiritual community In love. Tending for Loss In remembrance In grief In gratitude In spiritual community In love.

Bonjour, Stewardship!

People often don’t want to talk about stewardship. OK, so let’s talk about Paris instead. Years ago, I went to Paris on short notice—traveling alone, speaking no French at the time. A colleague who’d lived in France gave me a tip: always say “Bonjour”—entering a cafe or shop, anytime you encounter anyone--and the courtesy will be well received. She was right. I got lost finding my hotel, but said “bonjour” to an elderly lady and pointed at the address, and when she realized I didn’t understand her reply, she hooked her arm in mine and walked me to my destination. I bonjoured my way around Paris, and it opened up a whole new world of warm, friendly, helpful Parisians. I came home and began studying French so I could actual converse beyond “bonjour” on future trips.

So…stewardship. I think it’s like that “bonjour”—it’s how you reach out and form a connection. My bonjour to the cathedral began with a financial offering and has come to include various ministries—acolytes, prayer shawl ministry, Cathedral for Pets, altar guild, social justice group. Every time I reach out to give my time and/or resources here at the cathedral, it becomes much more than a donation or a task, and as we all pitch in, we form connections and make things happen together, things that might never happen otherwise. With that first word, that first gift, we create and sustain something much greater. Bonjour, mes amis, bonjour!l

--Rebecca Maines

We Pray

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; Eddie, our Sub Dean; Adam, our Minor Canon; Denise, our Deacon and Director of Outreach; Larry, our Canon Musician; Raphael, our Associate Organist/Choirmaster; Charlie, our Chancellor; James, our Sexton; Kate, our Family Ministries Coordinator; Lisa, our Cathedral Administrator; Caroline, our Assistant to the Dean and Administrator of the Center for Spiritual Imagination and Arleen, our Cathedral Administrator.

The Nation: Joseph, our President; Kathy, our Governor; Cosmo, 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 Anglican Church of Burundi, and in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for St. Jude's Church in Wantagh

For those who have asked for our prayers: Glen G., Nancy R., Bruce, Jennifer, Liz, Clark, Charlotte, Maryjane, and Patrice and family and Charlie, Melissa, Vincent N., Benjamin S., Karen, Jean P., Tom, Francine, Cookie,Gary, Danielle S., Rocky, Bob, Stephanie V., Adrianne W., Benjamin S., Todd, Denise, Mike, Mark, Al, Richard, Mark, Jackson, The Forero family, Joe G., Stephanie, Sabrina, Edward G, Dawn B., Sharon, Billy, Joe, Grace

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

We wish a Blessed and Happy Birthday to our Cathedral Kids and Youth who celebrate a birthday in December! Julia Ford, Cate Morgan, Ava Martin, Rayven House, Athena Murray, Ella Kelch, Jacob Sisson, Benjamin Nicholson, Zachary Theriot, Liam Brown, Kendal Corrado, Adam Corrado.

Mass cards, altar flowers, bread and wine donations, children’s birthdays and prayer requests can be sent to Caroline 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.