Welcome to our mountain home!!
The Church of the Incarnation exists to
proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ through worship, love
and service. As individuals and as a congregation, we dedicate
ourselves to this purpose.
Elisabeth Von Trapp, granddaughter of Maria and Baron Von
Trapp will be performing at Incarnation on Sunday, March 29 at 4:00 pm.
Admission is free, Love Offering is Accepted.
Holy Week Schedule
Monday, March 30 - 5:30pm in the Chapel
Tuesday, March 31 - 5:30pm in the Chapel
Wednesday, April 1 - 5:30pm in the Chapel
Thursday, April 2 - 7:00pm Maundy Thursday
in the Chapel
Good Friday, April 3
12:00 noon Community Stations of the Cross
(starting at Catholic Church)
1:30pm Good Friday Liturgy in the Chapel
Easter Sunday, April 5*
7:00am Ecumenical Sunrise Service at the Highlands
9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Nave
11:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Nave
*No Sunday School
The Reverend Dr. Sam Portaro will be preaching and teaching at the
Church of the Incarnation during Holy Week. Sam Portaro is a priest of
the Episcopal Church. A graduate of the University of North Carolina in
Chapel Hill and the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, he
served two years as Corporate General Manager of a retail firm in North
Carolina. Ordained in 1975, he served as Vicar of the Episcopal Church
of the Epiphany in Newton, North Carolina.
In the Diocese of Western North Carolina,
we are located in the unique township of Highlands, North Carolina
high in the Blue Ridge Mountains at an altitude of 4118 feet. The
parish serves a diverse congregation of year-round residents, summer
residents, and short time visitors. Members from all these groups
are active participants in the worship, programs, and life of the
parish. Our average Sunday attendance is approximately 350 in the summer and 150 in the
winter. Whether you plan to
live in Highlands on either a full-time or part-time basis or are visiting
Highlands for a day, week-end, week or month, all are welcome to
worship with us and participate in the many activities of the parish.
Church now accepts donations via
We are pleased to announce that you can now
make donations to the church via credit card. Simply click the
donate button below and you will be able to make a secure donation to
the church. If you have any questions about your donation
transaction, please contact Teresa Hollingsworth in the church office at
828-526-2968 or via email at
Regular Service Schedule
The Chapel is always open for prayer and meditation.
8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Chapel
8:30 - 9:30am Breakfast in Jones Hall
Adult Christian Education
10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Sanctuary (nursery
10:00am Holy Eucharist and Healing Service in the Chapel.
How to Find or Contact Us
The Church is located at the corner of Main and Fifth
Streets in Highlands
The street address is: 520 Main Street.
Telephone: (828) 526-2968 Fax: (828) 526-9290
Our mailing address: P. O. Box 729, Highlands, NC 28741-0729
Our E-mail address: email@example.com
To view a copy of our 2011
Parish Profile, please
see our guidelines/application by