Join us as we remember Jesus's crucifixion at noon with the reading of the John's Passion Narrative, by praying together, and then receiving communion from the reserved sacrament. Following the noon service, the stations of the cross will be led in the sanctuary at 1 pm.
Help your church family spruce the place up a bit!
All are invited to join us in a parish wide work day. Beginning at 8:30am, we’ll tend to tasks that require extra elbow grease and many strong backs. Among the tasks we’ll be completing is spreading new rubber mulch underneath the large playground, pressure washing our walkways and patios, and tending to the rose garden.
If you have projects that you think we should consider tackling while we’re together, speak with our Junior Warden, Dean Kidd or our Structures Chair, Steve Williams.
Nativity EYC invites you to join us for our Annual Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper in the Parish Hall. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, coffee, and juice. We will accept donations to support the Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) at Episcopal Church of the Nativity.
Mary Carol Miller is gathering a team of church members to create a regular offering of Morning Prayer on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 7:15am during Lent. If you are interested in occasionally leading this simple service, join us at 4pm in the church for a walk through of how to do so.
Our bishop, the Rt. Rev. Brian Seage will make his biannual visit to Episcopal Church of the Nativity. His presence is a reminder to us in Greenwood that as Christians (and as Episcopalians) the capital-C Church is way bigger than just what happens inside our four walls at Nativity.
Bishop Seage will preach and celebrate at both the 8am and 10:30am services. At 10:30, he will confirm and receive some youths and adults as they make adult affirmations of faith and join the church officially.
Since Bishop Seage will be present at both services, we will welcome him with a large parish breakfast at 9am. If you can help provide hospitality for this event, please contact Frances Knight, who coordinates our Sunday breakfasts.
Following breakfast, the kids will dismiss to Sunday School and adult forum will turn our attention to Bible Trivia! Since Halloween interrupts our family night schedule, Bishop Seage will be our guest M.C. for two rounds of trivia as we continue our march toward the Nativity Cup. This week's winner not only wins gift cards, but also will be featured in one of Bishop Seage's signature selfies!
Ladies of Nativity Church, please join us for our ECW Fall Meeting! We will provide a light lunch and discuss ECW responsibilities for the year. The Rev. Peter Gray has asked that we concentrate our service to the community on the Growing Families Ministry and also to offer our support to the Pastoral Care Committee and the Funeral Guild. While we are together, we will discuss ideas on how we can best serve our church in these ministries.
If you have other projects or events that you would like the Episcopal Church Women to consider, please let us know so that we can add it to our agenda for the meeting. We look forward to serving our God, our church and our community with you ladies this year.
Please respond by Friday, October 12, 2018
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To better coordinate our pastoral care ministries, Peter will convene a monthly gathering of folks who are currently ministering to sick and shut-in members, and those who would like to join this ministry. We’ll gather the last Monday of each month at 2pm in the conference room of the church office. Join us as your schedule permits!
Later this month, the youth group of Nativity will begin a new monthly ministry to the adults of Beacon Harbor, a group home for men and women with developmental disabilities. We'll gather for lunch after 10:30 church, and then travel as a group to meet residents, watch football, and do some crafts. This monthly gathering, when it occurs, will take the place of our Sunday evening EYC program.