Author: Jennifer Wannen

05
Dec

Weekend Prayers – December 4-5, 2021

PRAY… Below are the names of those we pray for this week. If you have a prayer request, please fill out the form here: www.nativitychurch.org/prayer-request/, or call 612.781.2766. The following names were correct as of December 3rd, 2021: Prayers of Healing for: Joan Wicklund, Dave Beaman, Brian Bradway, Sheldon Christensen, Goldie Taber, Jack Campbell, Pete […]

02
Dec

Joyful Urgency: A Beacon Convening

Nativity has been learning about Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative since November, and some in the congregation have had individual conversations with the Nativity Homelessness Team. As Nativity explores the possibility of joining Beacon as a collaborative member, all are invited to an upcoming Beacon event. The convening will be a great introduction to Beacon’s vision […]

28
Nov

Weekend Prayers – November 27-28, 2021

PRAY… Below are the names of those we pray for this week. If you have a prayer request, please fill out the form here: www.nativitychurch.org/prayer-request/, or call 612.781.2766. The following names were correct as of November 26th, 2021: Prayers of Healing for: Sheldon Christensen, Goldie Taber, Jack Campbell, Pete LeBak, John Sorenson, Joyce Lind, Steve […]

24
Nov

Service for Hope and Healing

Nativity Mental Health Connect in cooperation with Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis invites you to join us for a special Service of Hope and Healing on Tuesday, December 7, from 6:45-8:00 p.m. The days leading up to Christmas can feel complicated. The atmosphere projected all around us expects joy and celebration, but for many of […]

24
Nov

An Advent Concert with Jeanne Cotter

Enjoy an Advent evening of story, song, and prayer with Nativity’s own Jeanne Cotter, along with Tony Alonso, at the Historic Paramount Theatre in Austin, Minnesota. The performance will be held on Saturday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m. The doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Jeanne Cotter is a very talented and active singer-songwriter and […]

24
Nov

Support the Start Anew Community Holiday Campaign

Through our partnership with the Center for Leadership & Neighborhood Engagement (CLNE), we can have an impact on underprivileged families and ‘the unhoused’ in our community. Start Anew is a non-profit that works with people and families impacted by the criminal justice system. Start Anew is hosting a children’s holiday shopping event December 17-18. Children […]

24
Nov

Global Outreach: Focus on Madagascar

An informational meeting will be held on December 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Learn about programs designed to help female students in Madagascar and to promote community health education there. We’ll also share future service opportunities with a focus on Madagascar (e.g. making female hygiene kits and packing a shipping container). FYI: This […]

24
Nov

Joy to the World: A Celebration of Christmas Carols 

All are welcome to attend an enjoyable two-part event celebrating the songs of the Advent/Christmas season on December 8 and 15.   Wednesday, December 8, 10:00-11:30 am, in the Commons: This session will reveal the sometimes quirky origins and little-known facts about our beloved Christmas carols. Meet in the Commons or participate via Zoom, 10:00-11:30 am. If you’re new […]

24
Nov

ELCA Good Gifts: A Christmas Gift to Support World Hunger

The average American spends more than $700 on Christmas gifts each year. Rethink traditional gift-giving this holiday with ELCA Good Gifts. Give in honor of friends and family members and help support people in need. Hunger Outreach and Global Outreach are jointly organizing this holiday fundraising initiative. How to Participate: 1. Select an ornament from […]

24
Nov

Celebrating Advent and Christmas – “Emmanuel: God with us”

Our Advent and Christmas theme this year at Nativity is “Emmanuel: God with us.” The name Emmanuel first shows up in the book of Isaiah, and again, centuries later, in the Gospel of Matthew, where we read that it means “God is with us.” In this four-week season of Advent, we’ll discern how the message, “God with us,” gives us hope, peace, joy, […]