Worship

All are welcome to join us in worship every Sunday at 9:30 am!

Nativity holds Holy Eucharist services on the first and third Sundays of each month at 9:30 am. The other two Sundays we have Morning Prayer at the same time, this is a traditional worship service of our church dating back to the 1500’s. Nativity is a come-as-you-are community; we have no special dress code. Some of us dress in jeans, others are more formal.

Although the Episcopal tradition shares many beliefs and practices with other Christian traditions, there are some aspects of the Episcopal worship experience that are distinctive. We welcome newcomers to ask questions in an accepting and affirming environment and encourage all to learn about the Episcopal tradition.

Our worship is organized around the liturgical calendar which includes the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and Pentecost. Most Sundays, our service celebrates Holy Eucharist, beginning with the liturgy of the word read from the Bible, followed by a sermon, prayers of the people, and confession of sins.

The liturgy of the table follows, which brings us into communion with Christ and one other. At communion, the Episcopal Church invites all the baptized to receive the bread and wine. If you prefer, you may receive a blessing.   DSCN0193

In addition, we are blessed with an outdoor labyrinth for personal meditation and prayer. All are welcome to visit Nativity at any time and walk our labyrinth.   Good Friday

 

Passing the peace

Passing the peace