Worship

IMG_1073Worship is at the heart of all we do at Nativity. Join with us as we seek to proclaim God’s goodness to us and offer praise and thanksgiving in all of our actions.

We celebrate two services of Holy Eucharist each Sunday, warmly welcoming visitors of all ages and backgrounds, sharing God’s peace with genuine concern and affection for one another, and responding to the liturgy with energy and thoughtful consideration. At the 8:00 a.m. service on Sundays, we generally worship using the more traditional language of the Rite I Liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer in a spoken service singing a hymn at the end of the service. At our Sunday 10:30 a.m. choral services, we generally use Rite II Liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer with organ. The choir sings from September through May.

Sunday Worship

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the church (spoken)

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the church (with music – Children’s Chapel)

9: 15 a.m. Formation Hour

All are Truly Welcome!
While the Episcopal Church, as with all churches rooted in the historic Christian faith, affirms that the sacrament of Baptism is the ancient and normative entry point for receiving the sacrament of Holy Eucharist, or communion, we also believe that anyone who desires to receive the body and blood of our Lord is always welcome at God’s table. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, we invite you to explore with us what being baptized means for your life. If you want to know more, please speak to one of the clergy.

ALL are welcome to receive communion, including children. To receive bread, place your hands palms-up. once you come to the altar rail. To receive wine, assist the minister by guiding the chalice to your lips. If you do not wish to receive, place your arms across your chest to receive a blessing. Gluten-free wafers are available. Indicate your request by extending your hands palms down.

Adult Forums and Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall

IMG_0993Wednesday Worship

• 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the church

At this informal service we normally remember one of the saints of the church. We read his or her biography, and the clergy person leads a dialogue on what we can learn from the readings and the lives of the saints. We then offer prayers for healing for those in our congregation and for those on our hearts for who we have promised our prayers. Those who desire to receive the lay on of hands for healing are invited to the altar rail. The Holy Eucharist then follows.

After the Wednesday services, the clergy lead a Bible Study in our own ‘Upper Room.’ Folks bring a bag lunch and discuss a book of the Bible, currently the Gospel of Luke.

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