Getting Ready for Sunday | 10/20/2019
Our Foundations series concludes with three important Sundays: St. Luke (Oct. 20); All Saints' (Nov. 3); and "Stir Up Sunday" (Nov. 17).
Each sermon in this series is intended to stand alone. So if this Sunday is your first visit to Incarnation, you'll be well able to join in without any catching up.
This Sunday, October 20, is the inaugural celebration of our patron, St. Luke.
A patron saint is, basically, a model disciple and leader in the way of discipleship. The practice of having a patron dates from antiquity and is intended to remind us of our membership in the greater family of faith called the Communion of Saints.
Luke is an evangelist, missionary, and physician. The best preparation for thanking both Jesus (for his call of St. Luke) and the Holy Spirit (for his inspiration of Luke's labors) is careful attention to the rich prayer for this special day.
Almighty God, you called your servant Luke to be an evangelist and physician of the soul: Grant that, by the wholesome medicine of the doctrine he taught, all the diseases of our souls may be healed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
(Click on the links below to read Sunday's passages)
First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 38:1-14
Second Reading: 2 Timothy 4:1-13
Gospel Reading: Luke 4:14-21