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Holy Week at Incarnation 2019

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The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation welcomes all seekers wherever you are on your spiritual journey.

Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
www.incarnationsf.org | 415-564-2324

Palm Sunday
Sunday April 14, 10 a.m.
On Palm Sunday, we celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem where he was welcomed by crowds worshiping him and laying down palm leaves before him. It also marks the beginning of Holy Week. We will commemorate Palm Sunday by processing into the church with palm fronds.

Maundy Thursday and Agape Supper
Thursday April 18, 6 p.m.
Maundy Thursday is the commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, when he established the sacrament of Holy Communion prior to his arrest and crucifixion. Maundy Thursday is the start of the Triduum, a three-day period marking Jesus’ death and burial. The service is followed by an Agape supper.

Good Friday
Friday April 19, 3 p.m.
Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus on the cross. The service will include reading’s from the Passion and veneration of the cross.

Easter Vigil
Saturday April 20, 8 p.m.
The Easter Vigil (also known as the Great Vigil) liturgy is intended as the first celebration of Easter. The service begins in darkness and consists of four parts: The Service of Light (kindling of new fire, lighting the Paschal candle, the Exsultet); The Service of Lessons (readings from the Hebrew Scriptures interspersed with psalms, canticles, and prayers); The Renewal of Baptismal Vows; and the Eucharist. The Easter Vigil is an ancient litury celebrated on the night before Easter Sunday commemorating Christ’s resurrection.

Easter Sunday
Sunday April 21, 10 a.m.
Easter celebrates the day that Jesus rose from the dead, and symbolizes forgiveness, rebirth, and God’s saving power. The service will start with the flowering of the cross. Please bring cut flowers to adorn the cross.

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Good Friday Service, Fri. March 25 at 3 p.m.

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Good Friday Liturgy, Friday March 25, 3 p.m.
The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco

Unlike all other days of the year, the Eucharist is not celebrated on this day but rather “communion from the reserve sacrament” is offered. This is a reminder of Christ’s death and departure from this world. Our Good Friday liturgy will also include the veneration of the cross.

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Behold the Wood of the Cross!

By the Rev. Darren Miner

Bible Readings for Good Friday http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearABC_RCL/HolyWk/GoodFri_RCL.html

Jesus lives! Never forget that, not even on Good Friday! This liturgy is not a funeral for Our Lord. This homily is not a eulogy. We do not come together to mourn his loss.

Instead, we are gathered here today to remember Our Lord’s death and, in some small way, to grapple with its meaning for us. As distasteful as it may be, we must contemplate Jesus’ hideous torture and agonizing death on a cross, for it is at the cross that our sins meet God’s love.

On Good Friday, our liturgy is different from any other liturgy in the year. It’s a muted liturgy, a bleak liturgy, a liturgy stripped bare. On this day, the focus of our attention is the cross—a simple, wooden cross.

This cross is a paradox. On the one hand, the cross is a symbol of torture and shameful death. Crucifixion was the fate of rabble-rousers and rebels in the Roman Empire, and hanging on the wood of a tree was the fate of Jews accursed of God. On the other hand, for Christians throughout the world, the cross is the preeminent symbol of our faith and a sign of hope.

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Holy Week and Easter Services at Incarnation

Come and worship with us during Holy Week and Easter. Everyone is welcome at The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation

April 13 – Palm Sunday – Holy Communion: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. (Bilingual – English & Chinese)

Our Palm Sunday service starts with the blessing of palm leaves and a procession of the assembled worshipers carrying the leaves into the church. The service then continues with the reading of the Passion of our Lord, followed by Holy Communion. Please join us as we start this important week.

April 15 – Tuesday in Holy Week – 10 a.m. Stations of the Cross & Holy Communion

The Stations of the Cross are a devotional depiction of the final hours of Christ. This service takes the worshiper through a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer by revisiting the chief scenes of Christ’s suffering and death.

April 17 – Maundy Thursday – 6 p.m. Agape Supper & Holy Communion

The Maundy Thursday service commemorates Jesus’ Last Supperwith a simple agape supper at 6 p.m., followed by Holy Communion. The service starts downstairs in our parish hall, and it concludes in the sanctuary with the stripping of the altar in preparation for Good Friday.

April 18 – Good Friday – 12 noon Good Friday Liturgy

The Good Friday service commemorates Jesus’ crucifixion and death in a moving, contemplative service.

April 20 – Easter Sunday – Holy Communion: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. (Bilingual – English & Chinese)

Come celebrate Jesus’ resurrection at one of our Easter services. Our service includes special Easter music as well as our traditional “Flowering of the Cross.”

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