Incarnation United Church
of Christ had many blessings to be
thankful for on Thanksgiving Sunday, November 24,
Our Sunday began with the men preparing a
made-to-order omelet breakfast for members and
visitors. That's Mike Piatak and Herb Gingell in
the photo smilingly taking orders.
During the worship
service, Phyllis Kelly, chairman of the Emmitsburg
CROP WALK, presented Brian Glass, Incarnation's
CROP WALK recruiter, with the plaque for the most
money raised for the walk. This year the walk
raised $3800 and Incarnation led the pack with
$1606. Congratulations to our walkers! 25% of this
money stays with our local food bank.
choir sang an emotional "Special Moments" anthem
to celebrate two special moments for our church.
One is the receiving back into our membership the
Rev. Dr. William "Bill" Simpson and his wife, Peg.
Bill is our very own home-grown son of the
ministry, having been raised in the Incarnation
Evangelical and Reformed Church when he was
growing up on a nearby farm. He has retired from
his ministry in Lynn, MA, and he and Peg hope to
move back into the Emmitsburg community in the
future. Bill lent his wonderful tenor voice to the
choir's anthem that morning. That's Bill and Peg
with Rev. Ted Haas in the photo.
Our second "special
moment" was the dedication of the church's
refurbished stained glass windows.
The windows were removed
in the fall of 2001 and re-leaded and cracked
portions replaced by the Ehrhart Stained Glass
Company of York, PA. This is the same company that
installed the windows when Incarnation was rebuilt
after a fire destroyed the building in 1950. The
refurbished windows were presented by:
- The Chatlos
family--Phyllis Kelly, Rudy Chatlos, Calvin
Chatlos and Sheila Peters
- Allen Crouse
- The estate of Donald
- Janet Springer
- Anna Margaret Martin
- Helen Wildegans
- The children of Eric
and Audrey Glass--Kimberly Skellan, Karen
Glass-Haddon, Jeffrey Glass and Brian Glass
- Members and friends of
We invite you to come
worship with us; worship service and Sunday school
begin at 10:00 a.m.
Incarnation will be
presenting a Christmas cantata, "He is Born," on
Christmas Eve at 7:00 p.m. with Holy Communion. We
will be part of the Candlelight Christmas Tour on
Sunday, December 29. Our program will be at 7:00