The Right Rev. Dr. Grant Le-Marquand will be our Preacher and Celebrant this Sunday, May 10.
The Bishop for the Horn of Africa and Assistant Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egypt, his episcopal duties cover Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and Ethiopia. Bp. Grant and Dr. Wendy are in our prayers most weeks at Incarnation Church. A portion of our offerings supports their mission. They are dear to us and to many in Pittsburgh. For 14 years, +Grant was a professor at Trinity School for Ministry.
The LeMarquands are also newly appointed to another influential office: grandparents, Their May itinerary includes Samuel Grant’s baptism in Calgary, Alberta.
Sunday, we also enjoy hymn texts and Easter poetry by the “metaphysical” poets of 17th-Century England. These include John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, and others. Holy Eucharist. Sunday, 3:30 p.m. The Union Hall, the upper room over Bar Marco in the Strip District, 2216 Penn Avenue/15222.
HOLY DAYS – Rightfully seen as on par with Christmas and Easter, the Feast of Pentecost comes May 24. On it, we commemorate the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Church—historically, and since on those who are baptized into Christ.
The week following, that is on May 31, is Trinity Sunday. This contemplates the love of God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—as well as our place in it. The Union Hall over Bar Marco. 2216 Penn Avenue.
A CALL FOR PHOTOS – We like to utilize the artful creations of Incarnation Church’s members whenever and wherever we can: newsletters, website, Facebook page, and especially the Sunday bulletins. We’d like to maintain an electronic library of photographs. Please email photos to Fr. Paul. JPEG, GIFF, PDF, whatever works via email.
The main requirement is that you like anything you send as a photo—that it has beauty and/or interest to you. Don’t concern yourself with subject matter. Often a photograph’s attractiveness to us is determined by context. We also don’t care if you think of yourself as an artist or not. Send your pictures. Take pictures. Whether you use a fancy DSLR or your smartphone, we want those photos. Email to email@example.com.
AS I have been winding down another school year, giving exams, and reading papers, I’ve been amazed at how quickly the front and back yards have gotten out of hand.
Actually, that’s not true. I wasn’t amazed until a couple of days ago, when I finally had a look.
Suppose I said to myself, “Self, the yard is work. Take the summer off, then catch up on yard work in September”?
a) Weeds and poison ivy would get a choke-hold on everything else. b) Sharon and I’d miss out on the beauty and the fruits of the garden.
This summer, when we’re home, let’s not be “forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some“ (Hebrews 10:25). Also, I invite you to join me in my new spiritual discipline. As I’m out and about, I am looking for something of beauty. I then take a snapshot of it for my diary and thank God.
For you, the observation could be iPhoneography, an entry in a sketchbook, a 17-syllable haiku, a written-out or silent collect or prayer of thanksgiving. So far, I am shocked at how not habitual for me such
attentiveness is. Shocked.
That which needs to be pruned, that which needs to be nourished, attend to it. As one created and loved by God, tend your spirit.
- Travel mercies for Bp. Grant and Dr. Wendy LeMarquand.
- For Peg Bowman’s “administry” among us.
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