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We Worship

December 9th, 2018

Second Sunday of Advent

Traditional Mass 8:00am
Cathedral for Kids 9:15am
Choral Mass 11:15am

Christ Church Garden City

No services

Weekly Services

Monday through Friday

Morning Prayer 8:45am to 9:00am

Monday through Friday

Daily Mass 12:15pm to 12:45pm

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The Spirituality of Dementia

Sunday, December 9th

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind will be at the cathedral as a guest preacher and conversation leader on the topic of living with dementia. Tracey is a newly retired Episcopal priest and city planner whose ministry has included work for social and environmental justice, and progressive theology. Most recently, her ministry has extended to include the spiritual insights and lessons she has gained from a life complicated by dementia.

Tracey will preach at the 8am spoken service and the 11:15am Choral Mass at the cathedral. At 10am, she will be at the cathedral's coffee and education hour (Fellowship in Faith) at Mercer School of Theology, where she will lead a conversation on the spirituality of dementia.

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A Festival of Lessons and Carols for Christmas

Sunday, December 16th at 4:00pm

One of the highlights of our season, this Christmas favorite will include carol settings by Herbert Howells, Bob Chilcott, Mykola Leontovych, David Willcocks and John Rutter, sung by the full Cathedral Choirs.

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Christmas Services

Cathedral for Kids Christmas Service and Pageant

Monday, December 24th at 4pm

Join us for an evening of music and storytelling for kids and by kids!

Solemn Mass for Christmas Eve, preceded by carols

Monday, December 24th at 7:30pm and 11pm

Join the Bishop of Long Island for a spectacular Christmas Eve at the cathedral with Masses at 7:30pm and 11pm, preceded by carols by our Cathedral Choirs 30 minutes before the start of each service.

Christmas Day Mass

Tuesday, December 25th at 10am

We are the Christmas Cathedral! Come, let us adore him.

We Connect

Realm Weekly Q&A

Who can see my info?

A: For years, cathedral members have been asking for a cathedral member directory. In years past, the cathedral had a printed directory with contact information so that cathedral members could connect with each other.

Realm is our answer to that request. Now we have a secure, cloud-based directory that you can access right from your mobile device or desktop. We save paper, and most importantly the information is up-to-date and secure, because it requires a login.

But it only works if you update your contact information and decide what you want to share with your fellow cathedral members. Consider what you would allow people to see in a printed directory. Realm is much more secure than a paper directory! We recommend at least allowing people to see your email or phone number.

Need help adjusting your privacy settings? Visit the Realm help page! Kris in the cathedral office is always willing to help you navigate Realm.

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Adelphi Performing Arts Center presents: A Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 15th at 11am

Adelphi brings the Victorian classic to life as it would have been performed in a radio studio in the 1930s, as a dramatic reading, here at the cathedral. The performance is free and great for families. If you are able, please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Mary Brennan INN for those in need.

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Twelfth Night Concert and Fundraiser for The INN

Sunday, January 6th at 4pm

Tickets: www.tinyurl.com/INNcarnation12th

Celebrate the Twelfth Day of Christmas and ring "INN" the New Year with a concert and cocktail party.

The Cathedral Choirs will present an evening of carol settings and hymns, featuring the Procession of Three Kings. The choral performance is in the cathedral and free to all.

Following the service, attend our annual fundraiser cocktail party for The INN at the beautifully Christmas-decorated Victorian See House just south of the cathedral. Tickets for the fundraiser are $60, with 100% of the proceeds going to The INN, serving the hungry and homeless of Long Island. Delicious hors d'ouevres have been generously donated by Perennial, The French Workshop, and Garden City Pizza.

We Grow

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Wednesday Night Advent Series: Faith in the Future

Wednesdays at 7pm, December 5th through December 19th

On Wednesday evenings in Advent, we will share a simple meal together and engage the topic of "Faith in the Future." This theme will carry us into a new year at the cathedral and will help us discern what we are called to do as individuals and a community in a new season of ministry for the church. Our study will focus on the artwork of Revelation in The Saint John's Bible. This volume will be new to us, and it contains some of the most stunning and complex art in the whole bible. Come and explore how our ancestors imagined faith in the future and discover what the future might hold in your life of faith.

Register for the classes at Mercer and sign up to bring food to share here.

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This Week at Fellowship in Faith

Sunday, December 9th, 10am to 11am

Coffee, Bagels, and More

Location: Mercer Cafeteria & Hall

Enjoy coffee from Irving Farm and bagels from Bagel Craft of West Hempstead on your way to one of our Fellowship in Faith classes! Snacks and juice are available for children.

Dean's Forum

Location: Mercer Library

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind joins us to discuss the spiritual insights she has gleaned from coping with dementia.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Location: Classroom 2

Children's Classes

Location: Mercer Sunday School Classrooms

Nursery (Ages 2-4):

"Jo and the Slow Soup": a lesson in asking God for patience

Storytelling (Kindergarten & 1st grade):

Godly Play: Circle of the Church Year

Arts & Crafts (2nd & 3rd grade):

Creating illuminations Luke 3:3-4

Music & Movement: (Various ages)

The Christmas Pageant Rehearsal will take place here throughout Advent. Any 4th-5th graders who are not participating in speaking roles in the pageant may join Arts & Crafts this week.

Cathedral Youth

Second Sundays meets this week. We will also be planning our Christmas Celebration! Start thinking about fun things you'd like to do on December 23rd for our party.

Learn more about Fellowship in Faith at www.incarnationgc.org/grow

We Serve

Stewardship Season

Giving to Grow and Serve

We invite you to become a Steward of the Cathedral. Sow a mustard seed with us in Garden City that will help the cathedral become a home to more and more of God's people. Join a whole community of believers who give their time, talent, and treasure for the growth of God's kingdom on earth. Together our mustard seeds grow the great cathedral garden which nourishes and fortifies the people of Long Island with the love of God in Christ Jesus.

Make your commitment online today

With Realm, you can make your annual pledge and sign up for regular giving from your bank account or debit/credit card. The first 300 people who make their pledge for 2019 online or set up regular online giving will receive a 2019 Cathedral Wall Calendar, with stunning photographs of the cathedral by Audrey Tiernan. Giving electronically aids the cathedral's cash-flow for ongoing ministries and relieves the work of our dedicated volunteers who count donations each week.

Visit www.incarnationgc.org/donate for more information on what it means to be a Steward of the Cathedral, and instructions for how to donate online or by check.

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Adopt-a-Family

Sunday, December 9th

This year we are "adopting" five families. A list of gifts for the families is in the narthex (the small vestibule by the main doors of the cathedral). Please follow the instructions and bring your gifts to the cathedral on or before Sunday, December 9th.

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Cathedral Day of Service at The INN

Wednesday, December 12th from 8am to 2pm

Each month, 10 cathedral members visit The Interfaith Nutrition Network to serve meals, work in the shop, and provide other services to our neighbors in need! Sign up online here by clicking here.

We Pray

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

Our prayer lists are printed in each Sunday bulletin and also appear in our weekly e-news. Only the first name of the person prayed for will appear on our lists, and all names will be removed after 90 days. You are welcome to resubmit names as often as you would like.

Prayer List:

Sacramental Bread and Wine for the month of November is given in Thanksgiving for God's many blessings and for family and friends by Lorraine Siegmann.

We wish a blessed and happy birthday_ to Will Armstrong and Chizaram Ejiogu who will celebrate birthdays this week.

The Church: Michael the Presiding Bishop, Lawrence our Bishop, Geralyn our Assistant Bishop; Daniel our Assisting Bishop; Michael, our Dean; Michael our Canon Pastor, Morgan, our Minor Canon for Family Ministries, Andrew our Canon Steward, Denise our Deacon; Larry, Colin, Charlie, Rafael, Kris, James, and Shirley.

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

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Diocese of Falkland Islands, and in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for St. Mary's in Amityville.

For those who have asked for our prayers:
Tony, Flor, Marisol, Pat, Lawrence, Karen, Headley, Mary F., Niyjah, Natasha, Nesha, Lauren, London, Tristan, Gianna, Eladio, Wayne, Whitney, Chernique, Nichola, Nicholas, Peyton, Valdeane, Vernol, Beverley, Sophia, Heather, Fabian, Fernando, Cynthia, Ondoula, and Yvonne, Tom L., Sandra, Elaine, Casey, Kerry, Harry, Kerry B., Damianus, Nicole, Altermeas, Rosanne, Mary H., and the Rev. Canon Tony Lloyd, Robyn, Mike, Arielle, Angela, Pam, Ellen, David G., Alan, Kathaleen, Evadney "Winnie", Joan, Lizzy, Heather, Autumn, Bob, Ian, Paul, Elan, Linda, Alex, Brendan. Ronald ,Marina, Enilda, Bobby, Joe, Nicole, Wanda, Linda, Joan, and Elizabeth.

For those who have died, especially Deborah Antrim, cousin of the Rev. Canon T. Abilgail Murphy, and for those grieving the death of a loved one, that they may find comfort and peace.