September 17, 2017 Announcements

CHURCH FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hurricane Harvey relief: As a church we are trying to help in the best way possible those who are dealing with great loss from Hurricane Harvey. We’re doing this in two main ways: first, we are collecting small items for cleaning supplies to send to our sister Anglican churches in the affected area. They have already put together plans to receive these and use and disseminate to their area. Look for yellow cards on Sunday to indicate how you can help this way. Second, perhaps the most important and best way we can help is to give funds to the relief work. No matter what amount, this kind of offering loves our neighbor and goes toward any number of needs, including cleanup, restoration, and paying the crucial workers who are there on site full time. Please see Pastor James’ email from September 9th for a few trusted, recommended organizations for electronic contribution.

Fall study of Joshua - Second week of Small Group sign-up: This fall, in both our sermons and Small Groups, we will be studying the biblical book of Joshua. This is an opportunity to dig into a fascinating Old Testament book that we can often overlook for how God speaks to us through it now, and its application for us today. Joshua also contains some questions and issues that at first glance are thorny to deal with in Bible study, and seem to put God’s character and intentions in a negative light. The book invites questions and wrestling with Scripture. We will let you know of remaining available openings by separate email.

Explore becoming a member of Incarnation Church November 4th: To be held on Saturday, November 4th, 8am-12pm, at the Incarnation Ministry Center (224 Monticello Ave). If you currently consider Incarnation your church home, or would like to explore more about us, join in for learning about a variety of aspects that make us who we are as a church. Topics will include our values and mission, meaning behind our worship, and a bit of background on our Anglican tradition and context. The course will be a mix of teaching and discussion. Space is limited and childcare will be provided. Sign-up sheets will be available at the Welcome Table on Sunday, or email maria@incarnationchurch.net.

Book Discussion Retreat, Sat., October 14: Langley and Aislinn Lewis, Barb Stiegler and Sandy Oglesby invite you to join in a book discussion/retreat at the Lewis’ home in the Northern Neck. They will be discussing the book Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist, about grappling with a frenzied pace of life, chronic busyness, and the challenge of finding genuine connection with others. This will be a restful opportunity to engage with others on an important and relevant topic for our spiritual formation. There will be time for reflection, walking, journaling etc. The retreat will be roughly 10-5 (excluding 1.5 hours travel time to Reedville) on Oct 14. A simple lunch (salad) will be provided. Order a book on your own or contact Langley Lewis for help with this, or to sign up: libertygdn@aol.com.