An Invitation from the Vicar
Welcome. On behalf of the more than 400 members of Nativity Church, I invite you discover this exciting congregation, first on line and then on a Sunday morning.
This web site will introduce you to the ministries of our congregation, but only a personal visit can help you to know if this is the church you are looking for. Join us for worship and discover the blessing of being in a Christian community with diverse membership and an inclusive spirit that welcomes all persons to the altar. We are not quite the United Nations, but we do have a lovely mix of ethnic heritages among our members.
Family Friendly. We happily call ourselves a family church, with a big heart for children and youth. Family includes single parents and their children as well as seniors and singles who enjoy the vitality of energetic children. Gay and lesbian families feel at home here, as do Mom and Dad and their 2.2 children. Children and adults with special needs always feel welcome and cared for at Nativity which enjoys a fully accessible facility.
Supporting Your Spiritual Journey. We are here to support each other on the spiritual journey and we hope it will one day lead to your membership at Nativity, but please understand that we welcome the sojourner who wants to see what is going on here and who may be looking for a safe way to return to church after what might have been a hurtful experience earlier in life. A lot of healing takes place in this congregation as folks find their way back to faith.
Nativity is an Episcopal Church and member congregation of the world-wide Anglican Communion. We are not dogmatic in our principles of faith – many different points of view are at home here – but we are very serious in our belief that coming to know the saving work of Jesus will convince you that God’s gifts of peace and joy can be yours today, even in this sometimes sinful and broken world.
Community Consciousness. Finally, you should know that Nativity does not exist for the sake of its members alone, but for the good of our whole community and the welfare of our neighbors who join us for dinner every Wednesday evening or who grow healthful food in our summer gardens or who receive pastoral care here. A congregation can only be as strong as the community it serves.
Look further through this website and then come see us on Sunday morning. We look forward to meeting you.
View The Parable of the Tethered Woman sermon, given by Denis.
We Gather Together
Take a look at this year's events on the We Gather Together page
Snow Tubing at Buck Hill
Wednesday, December 18
Ticket price $12
You can sign –up at the Shared Ministry counter. Envelopes are available for same day payment. Checks should be made out to Nativity with “Tubing” in the memo line. Paid reservations can be placed in Anna’s (Ostenso) mailbox. Check payments only. Cash payments should be given directly to Anna or the office.
Buck Hill Buck Hill Snow Tubing Rules: No children under 5. Children 5&6 may ride with an adult in a separate tube.
All participants must be 42” tall. No ski boots allowed on tubing hill
- 1 - Begins the season of Advent
- 4 - Sloppy Joes
- 8 - Christmas Pageant rehearsals begin - 12:30
- 11 - Pasta
- 18 - Soups
- 18 - Snow Tubing at Buck Hill - 6-8pm
- 25 - No Café on Christmas Day
- 1 - No Café on New Year’s Day
- 5 - Nativity celebrates its 50th Anniversary
Join Us Sunday
8:00 am Holy Eucharist
9:00 am Holy Eucharist
(traditional with music)
11:30 am Holy Eucharist
(informal with music)
Readings for Sunday,
Second Sunday in Advent
- Isaiah 11:1-10
- Romans 15:4-13
- Matthew 3:1-12
- Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19
CelebrantSermon: Rev. Kathleen Brusco
If you are interested in finding this weeks readings, visit the Lectionary Page: www.lectionarypage.net
Get ready to follow Mary and Joseph’s Advent journey
Visit and “like”: Mary and Joseph for updates.