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Be United in the Mind of Christ - #sermon by Fr. Darren for Sunday January 22, 2017.

St. Paul is writing to a small church that he started in the city of Corinth. He has been informed that the church is splintering into factions. As their spiritual father, he is determined to put the kibosh on that. After a few introductory remarks, he gets to the point: “I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in agreement and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same purpose.”

Unfortunately, unity based on Christ’s humility and sacrificial love was not what St. Paul found in Corinth. Instead, factions had formed, factions that amounted to cults of personality. Some were for Paul, some for Apollos, some for Peter. Only a few got it right, saying, “I belong to Christ.”

Well, brothers and sisters, our nation is similarly divided. We have some folks for Hillary, some for Donald, and some for Bernie—even now, after the votes have all been tallied. And the inauguration of our new president only seems to have widened the divide.

Read the full sermon here http://incarnationsf.tumblr.com/post/156266514192/be-united-in-the-mind-of-christ

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"Come and See!" - #sermon   by Fr. Darren for Sunday January 15.
"Last Sunday was the feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, and we heard St. Matthew’s account of Jesus’ baptism. As I stated last week, that account is the principal reading in the Eastern Church on the feast of the Epiphany, whereas in the Western Church the story of the Magi is proclaimed. Today we get a second echo of the Epiphany in John the Baptist’s account of Jesus’ baptism—or to be precise, in his remembrance of that recent event.

In Matthew’s account, Jesus sees the heavens open up and the Spirit descend like a dove. It isn’t absolutely clear if anyone else sees what Jesus sees, or hears what he hears. St. John’s Gospel answers that question. John the Baptist also saw the descent of the Holy Spirit at Jesus’ baptism. And for him this was the sign he had been waiting for that the One who was coming into the world had arrived."

For the full sermon click here https://goo.gl/jwnScP

#Eucharist #passover #Epiphany #lambofGod #baptismOfJesus #paschalLamb #evangelism #episcopal   #anglican #anglicanCommunion #theology #Christianity #Jesus #EpiscopalChurch #episcopalchurch  

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The Only #christmas   Gift Anyone Really Needs - #sermon   by Fr. Darren for Christmas Day.

"As does any good storyteller, St. John begins at the beginning—in this case, the very beginning! While St. Luke starts his Gospel with the birth of a baby prophet, St. John begins with the birth of the Cosmos, and he tells us about the relationship between God and a divine being called “the Word.” This Word existed with God before time itself was created, and all Creation was mediated through him. In the original Greek, the name of this being is Logos. Yes, it can be translated as Word. But it has other translations that are just as pertinent here, such as Reason or Order. "

Read the full sermon here http://incarnationsf.tumblr.com/post/155080063412/the-only-christmas-gift-anyone-really-needs

#Christmas #Incarnation #TheWord #Logos #Episcopal #EpiscopalChurch #Anglican #AnglicanCommunion

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Thank you to our audience, donors, patrons, and volunteers for a wonderful 2016 Season. Wishing you a happy holiday and please join us for our exciting 2017 season. For more details visit https://sunsetarts.wordpress.com/

Here is what Janos Gereben from San Francisco Classical Voice writes about our 2017 season

Episcopal Church’s Busy, Rich Music Season
Churches have been a mainstay of music for millennia, and in the Bay Area there is evidence of that all around, with some truly impressive concert schedules among them. One of the leading organizations — just across Golden Gate Park from my own Richmond District “musical neighborhood” — is a champion in the Sunset District, Incarnation Episcopal Church.

Read the full article here https://www.sfcv.org/article/its-news-to-me-12-20-2016

#Concert #recital #classicalmusic #Christmas #Christmas2016  
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Merry Christmas from all of us at Incarnation Episcopal Church.

May the joy of the angels,
the eagerness of the shepherds,
the perseverance of the wise men,
the obedience of Joseph and Mary,
and the peace of the Christ child
be yours this Christmas;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.
Amen.

#Christmas #Christmas2016 #Episcopal #EpiscopalChurch #Anglican #AnglicanCommunion   #Incarnation
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Sunset Music and Arts announces its 2017 Season. You can find all the details on our website http://sunsetarts.wordpress.com or view the online brochure here https://issuu.com/incarnationsf/docs/2017seasonbrochure_v2.3

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Jesus, Our Emmanuel -  #sermon   by Fr. Darren for Advent IV
This is the fourth and final Sunday of Advent. And today we consider the first advent of our Lord. More precisely, we look at the time just before Jesus’ first advent, namely, the annunciation to Joseph. Now the art world has always favored Luke’s story of the annunciation to Mary over Matthew’s story of the annunciation to Joseph. I don’t know about you, but I could not possibly rank one story above the other. Each has its own artistic and theological merits.

Read the full sermon here http://incarnationsf.tumblr.com/…/154747…/jesus-our-emmanuel

#Emmanuel #Jesus #virginbirth #annunciation #Episcopal #EpiscopalChurch #Anglican #AnglicanCommunion

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You ain’t seen nothin’ yet! - #sermon   for the 3rd Sunday of #Advent

"Today is the third Sunday of Advent. It is traditionally called “Gaudete Sunday.” Gaudete is Latin for rejoice. This Sunday’s readings are noticeably less gloomy than the readings for the other Sundays of Advent.
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The first reading from Isaiah really has no hints of gloom at all. It prophesies the return of the people to Zion in the midst of a sweeping transformation almost beyond imagining. Isaiah prophesies that those who are marginalized due to disabilities will be healed and reincorporated into society.
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The Letter of James exhorts the brothers and sisters to be patient until the coming of the Lord, which will come only when the time is right. "

Read the full sermon here http://incarnationsf.tumblr.com/post/154395472517/you-aint-seen-nothin-yet

#gaudete    #prophecy #patience #johnthebaptist #secondcoming #kingdomofgod #episcopal #EpisocpalChurch #Anglican #AnglicanCommunion #sermon  

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Mark your calendars!!! A special holiday concert with young boys and girls from the San Francisco Boys Chorus and San Francisco Girls Chorus in songs for the holidays to lift your spirits and warm your hearts for the winter.

Taking part will be the intermediate chorus of the San Francisco Boys Chorus under their Director, Ildikó Thész Salgado, and Level III of the San Francisco Girls Chorus under their Director Luçik Aprahämian.
Only one performance at Incarnation Episcopal Church. Reserve your tickets early.

Date & Time: Sunday December 11, 7 pm
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Donations: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Buy tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-and-the-holidays-with-younger-members-of-the-san-francisco-boys-and-girls-choruses-tickets-29335382920

#SFBC #SFGC #SanFranciscoBoysChorus +San Francisco Girls Chorus #chorus #concert #choral #Christmas #holidayconcert #Episcopal #EpiscopalChurch  
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