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IncarnationWho, What, Why

The Church of the Incarnation strives to offer excellent hospitality. We are a contemporary, inclusive parish for Christians of diverse ages and backgrounds. Children are especially welcome. We gather together to worship, to pray, sing, laugh and grow.  We have many programs to serve you.

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Where is the church located?

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Our address is 1240 Old Abbey Lane, Oakville, just off Dorval Drive, north of the Q.E.W.

Parking is available via the lane way off Old Abbey Lane, or from Milton St. (off Old Abbey Lane). There are reserved handicapped spots near the walkway to the church.

Map to Church of the Incarnation, Oakville

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What should I wear?

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We are informal in tone and dress, but not casual or careless in our responsibilities or intentions. Wear whatever helps you feel comfortable to worship God.

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What do I do when I come in?

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At our 10:00 AM service a greeter will welcome you. You can hang up your coat on the coat racks, if you wish. Our greeter will give you a worship bulletin, which includes everything you will need. Feel free to identify yourself as a visitor and ask any questions you might have.

Proceed to the large worship space, to the far right of the greeters table. At the 8:30 service, please take a worship bulletin and proceed to the Chapel, to the immediate right of the greeters table. You may sit anywhere you like. Don’t worry about taking someone’s seat. If it’s empty, it’s your seat!

Also, washroom are to the left and down the hall.

 

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Do my children stay with me?

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That's up to you. They are welcome to stay with you for the entire service.

During the 10:00 AM service, there is a nursery (at the end of the hall)m for children aged two and under, and there is Children's Church for children aged two and older.

Children go to Children's Church (down the hallway) just before the church service begins (younger ones should be escorted by parents). Then, before communion, the children are returned to the church service by their Children's Church school teachers.

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How long does the service last?

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The 8:30 AM service lasts about 45 minutes; the 10:00 AM service is about 75 minutes.

You can participate as much or as little as you like. If you just want to sit quietly and watch, that’s fine. You won’t be singled out. At times, we stand during the service; if that is uncomfortable, please remain seated.

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May I receive Communion?

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All baptized Christians are invited to receive both the bread and the wine at Communion. All may come forward for a blessing, indicated that by crossing your arms.

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Do I need to bring anything?

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No. The collection plate is on a table between the gathering space and worship space.  As our guest, you are under no obligation to contribute, though of course we would be grateful if you choose to.

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What happens after the service?

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After the 10:00 Am service, please join us for refreshments and fellowship in the gathering space. We hope you will feel at home at Church of the Incarnation. Please complete a guest information sheet, if you wish, and go in peace with God’s blessing.

After the 8:30 AM service, please join us for fellowship for a few minute in the gathering space.

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What about the music at Church of the Incarnation?

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Music forms an important part of our 10:00 service at Church of the Incarnation. The choir and congregation sing during the service, which includes traditional and modern music.

At 8:30 AM service is a quiet reflective service.

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What is Incarnation?

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The dictionary definition of Incarnation is "the union of divinity with humanity in Jesus Christ".

Shortly after our parish was founded, the then Bishop John Bothwell of the Diocese of Niagara visited us and announced our name.

 

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Do you have a Welcome Brochure?

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Our Welcome Brochure

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What are Anglicans about?

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Learn more about Anglican beliefs, history, and worship