This Weeks Announcements

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Worship Livestreaming
We will be livestreaming to Incarnation’s Facebook account for now, but will update you should platforms change. If you can’t worship during these times, don’t worry. The videos will be available after the livestream ends. (Please note it may take a few hours for the service to be uploaded to Vimeo and Youtube after the livestream ends.)

Livestreaming Schedule:

July 18 – 8:45 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.
July 25 – 8:45 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.
August 1 – 8:45 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.
August 8 – 8:45 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.
August 15 – 8:45 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.
August 29 – 8:45 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.
If you are having trouble joining the livestream, please contact Erin Thorstad, Director of Communications.

2021 Tons of Love for Ralph Reeder Food Shelf – LAST DAY!
There’s still time to donate to this year’s Tons of Love campaign to make an impact on this great community organization. Your financial donation is powerful and Ralph Reeder is able to purchase far more as an organization than we can as individuals – every dollar counts! Donate online or make checks to Incarnation with “Ralph Reeder Food Shelf in the memo”. Thank you for your heartfelt generosity.

Night to Unite at Solid Ground Volunteers 
Tuesday, August 3, 5:00 – 8:00; shift times below
Night to Unite is a wonderful summer celebration of community at Solid Ground, coinciding with National Night Out. Volunteers are needed to help with event setup, participation and clean up. This opportunity works well for individuals and groups. See below for a list of activities:
  • Setup (4p.m. – 5p.m.): Set up tables, chairs, decorations, activity stations and food & beverage stations
  • Event Support (5p.m. – 7p.m.): Serve food, check guests in, monitor activity stations; ensure that party-goers are having fun.
  • Cleanup (7p.m. – 8 p.m.): Put away tables & chairs; clean up decorations, activity stations and food & beverage stations.
Volunteer to serve by emailing Dylan McDonough.

Collective Reflection – “Hell, Hope, Healing”
The pandemic has created and uncovered some very deep wounds in our society, our world and in ourselves. On Wednesday, July 28 and August 11 at 6:00 p.m., we’ll gather as a community and process the last 15 months together with an experience designed to acknowledge the hell, recognize the hope and experience the promise of healing that God extends to us. Details are still emerging, but you can count on a space to process life together with prayer, scripture, silence, music . . . and ice cream! Gather outside of Door 6 and bring a chair, blanket or stay in your car. Watch for more information coming soon.

 

Dave and Cindi Ellison will retire from their ministry at Incarnation on August 15. That morning, Incarnation will hold two of the same services in the Sanctuary at 8:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. The Senior Choir will musically anchor both of the services. There will be a reception, outside, after each of the services so you can greet the Ellisons. If you like, you may:
  • Send a card to the Incarnation Office expressing your appreciation for their ministry. The cards will be passed onto Dave and Cindi at the end of August.
  • If you want to give a financial gift in honor of their work, Dave has asked those gifts be designated to two places of importance for them: 1) Organ Fund: This provides ongoing upkeep for Incarnation’s magnificent organ. 2) Feed My Starving Children and Incarnation’s MobilePack Event. You may either send a check to the Incarnation Office with “In honor of Dave & Cindi’s Ministry” in the memo or give online here. For either, select “Honoring Dave and Cindi’s Music Ministry – Organ” or “Honoring Dave and Cindi’s Music Ministry – FMSC”.

Solid Ground Coat Drive, Now – September 12
While winter weather is the farthest thing from our minds during these extraordinarily hot days, Incarnation is gearing up for the annual Solid Ground Coat Drive a little early this year. Donations of new or clean, gently-used coats, boots, hats, gloves and scarves in all sizes are needed; boots are always in short supply. Drop off items any time the building is open. Monetary donations are especially helpful to purchase coats or boots when sizes are not available to meet the needs of families. Donations may be made online under the “Solid Ground” designation or by check made out to Incarnation with “Solid Ground Coat Drive” in the memo.
Volunteer Opportunities 
Volunteers are needed to work in a group setting at Incarnation to help sort and mark donations on Mondays, August 9 – 30 and Tuesday, September 7 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Additional volunteer opportunities will be available on September 10 to set up the Coat Shop at Solid Ground and on September 13 to assist Solid Ground families select their winter wear. Times to be announced. If you can help with one or more of these opportunities, please contact Claire Gilbert or Mary Hoyme.

Formation Leader for Middle School Students
Incarnation Lutheran Church (Shoreview, MN) seeks a part-time Formation Leader for Middle School students to begin immediately. You will work as part of the Teens and Families Formation Team to listen for, take note of and invite others into what God is doing in teens (grades 6-9) & their families. In partnership with the Formation Leader for Teens and Families, you will walk with us in 3 key ways: 1) help envision and execute the redevelopment of “confirmation”; 2) share administration of this emerging ministry; 3) co-coordinate logistics of summer experiences, focusing on the ELCA Youth Gathering in 2022. This position is 25 hrs/wk and offers prorated vacation and sick time. It is preferred that you have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and must have a high school diploma or GED. Full ministry description available upon request. To apply, please send a cover email with a brief statement of your faith formation, and resume to Danette Griffith, Administrator by August 12, 2021

Formation Leader for High School Students
Incarnation Lutheran Church seeks a part-time Formation Leader for High School students to begin immediately. You will work as part of the Teens and Families Formation Team to listen for, take note of and invite others into what God is doing in teens (grades 9-12) & their families. In partnership with the Formation Leader for Teens and Families, you will walk with us in 3 key ways: 1) embody a relational vision for ministry by practicing presence; 2) share administration of this ministry; 3) co-coordinate logistics of summer experiences, focusing on the ELCA Youth Gathering in 2022. This position is 25 hrs/wk and offers prorated vacation and sick time. It is preferred that the candidate have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university but must have a high school diploma or GED. Full ministry description available upon request. To apply, please send a cover email with a brief statement of your faith formation, and resume to Danette Griffith, Administrator by August 12, 2021.

Solid Ground Back to School Backpack Sorting and Delivery  
Volunteers are needed to help sort and deliver backpacks for Solid Ground’s children, August 16 – 19 . To volunteer, email Dylan McDonough or call 651-846-9024.

Anoka Food Truck Festival Volunteers to Support Incarnation’s FMSC MobilePack Event 
Feed My Starving Children is partnering with the Anoka Food Truck Festival on August 21, 2021, and they are looking for volunteers. Based on the number of Incarnation volunteers who step in, a portion of the proceeds will be directed to Incarnation’s All Hands on Hope MobilePack event. Incarnation received $5,000 with the 11 volunteers who served at the St Paul Food Truck Fest in July!
Volunteers who will check IDs, supply wristbands to 21+ aged attendees and sell water (involving cash transfer), are needed during Shift B: 2:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Shift C: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Email Gwen to let her know your preferred shift and that you are from Incarnation. Confirmation email with more details will be sent to volunteers prior to the event. This is a great way to raise money to feed kids while also having fun!

Men’s St. John’s University Retreat
A two-day retreat at St. John’s University and Abbey Guesthouse is planned for September 9-10. The program will include learning, fellowship and opportunities to enjoy the venues and natural beauty of the campus. The featured presenter will be Bill Cahoy of the St. John’s School of Theology, who will lead a discussion on the spiritual practice of contemplation. Also, Professor of Economics, Louis Johnston, will discuss current issues in the world of economics. Space is limited and reservations are due by August15. Reservation forms are available in the Incarnation Office or contact Jim Fruehling at 651-335-3554 or jamesw.f@icloud.com.

Position Open Minister of Worship, Music, and the Arts 
Incarnation Lutheran Church seeks a full-time Minister of Worship, Music, and the Arts to begin immediately. This position with work with the Director of Traditional Worship and pastoral staff to carefully plan the worship and music life the congregation in such a way that worship is compelling and faith enriching. Skills required include proficiency in classical and contemporary musical styles, Directing of musical groups, knowledge of online worship, and oversight of music staff. This position offers vacation and sick time. It is required that the candidate have a music/performance degree from an accredited college or university. Ministry description available upon request. To apply, please send a cover email and resume to Danette Griffith, Administrator at dgriffith@incarnationmn.org by August 15, 2021.

Position Open Director of Traditional Worship
Incarnation Lutheran Church seeks a part-time Director of Traditional Worship to begin immediately. This position will develop and enrich the traditional worship experiences of Incarnation by providing a variety of musical expressions that create an inspiring and spiritually fulfilling experience for the congregation. Skills needed are worship planning, proficiency in playing the organ and bells, and oversight of other musical leaders. This position is 26 hrs/wk and offers prorated vacation and sick time. It is required that the candidate have a music/performance degree from an accredited college or university. Ministry description available upon request. To apply, please send a cover email and resume to Danette Griffith, Administrator at dgriffith@incarnationmn.org by August 15, 2021.