Weekly Incarnation News

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Sunday December 4 – 9:00 and 10:30 a.m


All livestreamed worship will be on Vimeo but you don’t need a Vimeo account to view the livestream. The livestream will begin about ten minutes prior to the start of the service so you can make sure you’re able to connect.

The links:
Traditional Service at 9:00 a.m.: Traditional Worship 9:00 a.m.

Contemporary Service at 10:30 a.m.: Contemporary Worship 10:30 a.m.

December 7, Advent Service, 7:00 p.m. Advent

If you have trouble viewing the livestream, please contact Mike Sell for assistance. If you’re unable to watch live, a recording of the service will be available around an hour after the livestream ends, on Vimeo and Youtube.

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Download a PDF of a guide for families worshiping together

Make an Offering
The mission and ministries we share are made possible by the generous financial gifts from our community. Thank you for your faithful giving! Click here to give online.
If you have not yet made your commitment for 2023, please click here and you will be connected to the giving page on the Incarnation website.

Worship Banner

The banner brings the message of the candles in an Advent wreath. The first candle represents the Hope we have in Christ, the second is a reminder that Christ came to bring Peace, the third candle represents the Joy of Christ’s coming, and the fourth candle represents God’s Love through Christ. The four candles are also known as the Prophecy, Bethlehem, Shepherd and Angel candles.  A fifth candle, a large white Christ candle, represents the light that was brought into the world at Christmas and is a symbol of transition from prophecy to fulfillment. The candles are placed on a background of blue, the liturgical color of the Season of Advent.

Solid Ground Christmas Trees

Over 30 families have been welcomed into their new home at Solid Ground this year. Many w

ould enjoy a Christmas tree but do not have the resources to purchase one. We have an opportunity to help make a families surroundings more festive by donating a new or gently-used 4 to 6 foot Christmas tree. Pre-lit trees are preferred, but not necessary. Please bring trees to the Incarnation office by December 15. Financial donations to help in the purchase of Christmas trees are also very welcome. Please indicate “SG Christmas Trees” in the memo line of donations.

The Saint John’s Bible Small Group 

Explore the illuminations (artwork) and calligraphy (written text) of the Saint John’s Bible. Hear how this illuminated Bible was created and how it is being used at Incarnation and in the community to ignite spiritual imaginations. Experience the faith practice of Visio Divina to see and hear how the illuminations speak to you and to others. Led by Grant Rykken, this group will meet twice a month for five sessions on Tuesday evenings at Incarnation. Find out more: incarnationmn.org/ministries/small-groups/. Register: dfloe@incarnationmn.org.

Gratitude for Small Group Leaders

Small group ministry wants to thank everyone who has served as a group leader in 2022. Drop in the Fireside Room between worship services today for an in-person “thank you” and prayer and connect with other group leaders. If you’ve been part of a small group, consider saying or sending a word of thanks to your group leader.

Middle School – Confirmation – High School Updates

Wednesday Night Meal Team Needed! Next one: Wednesday, Dec 7, 5:00-5:50 p.m. We need at least 3 capable adults to prep serving line, receive and stage pizza, and clean up afterward; time commitment is 2 hours (4:30-6:30 p.m.). Any of our Wednesday night ministry participants may serve (i.e. music lessons and teams, bible study or small groups, ILC Kid’s participants, etc.)  – sign up online. Click here to help offset the cost ($500 per event).

Service Opportunities

  • Serve cookies and coffee on Sunday (2 hr time commitment) – sign up here
  • Pizza People on first Wednesday (2 hr time commitment) – sign up online

Guides Needed – You Are Being Called

  • In order to achieve our ideal leadership ratio: 6th grade (3 more); 7th grade (2 more); 8th grade (2 more); HSM (2 more)
  • For MSM on Wednesday, contact Nate Bergengren or Adam Boldenow for more info
  • For HSM on Sunday night, contact Nate Bergengren or Mike Sell for more info

We hope to offer an after-school open gym/study/hang time from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays – we need a team of background-checked and trained adults to pull this off. Interested? Contact Nate Bergengren.

Used Eyeglass Program
If you no longer need your used glasses or sunglasses, please consider donating them to the Lions. Minnesota Lions can accept presecription eyeglasses (frames with lenses intact), non-prescription sunglasses, and reading glasses. (No lenses without frames or frames without lenses, please.) Incarnation has a donation bin outside the Sanctuary. Please consider cleaning out those junk drawers!

Disaster Response
Lutheran Disaster Response shares God’s hope, healing and renewal with people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need. Learn more.

Like Lutheran Disaster Response on Facebook, follow @ELCALDR on Twitter and follow @ELCA_LDR on Instagram.

Sanctuary Altar Flowers Given to the Glory of God by:

~ Wyatt, Lynnett & Eliana Stahl in memory of Dr. Peter Stahl

~ Marlys M. Nelson in memory of Reverend Duane J. Nelson

~ Robert & Sonia Albers in memory of their son, Joel

If you would like to have altar flowers given in honor or memory of someone, please contact the Incarnation Office at 651-484-7213 to sign up (cost: $25). Donations help offset the cost of the beautiful flowers that the Worship Arts team provides. Altar flowers express our love for God, enhance our gathering around the Word and Sacrament, and represent changing seasons both in the church year and nature.