Author Archive for: Mitch


March 3, 2018
03 Mar 2018

An conversation guide about guns in our society.
by Lindsey Peterson








Leah Reddy In The News!

February 26, 2018
26 Feb 2018

By Terry Blain Special to the Star Tribune

Leah Reddy plays Nancy Kerrigan in the “Tonya & Nancy” opera.

It was “the whack heard ’round the world,” according to the tabloids.

Nancy Kerrigan, one of the country’s leading figure skaters, was exiting a practice session at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1994 when she was bludgeoned in the right leg by an assailant.

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Hunger Outreach Team

February 16, 2018
16 Feb 2018

In the month of March the Hunger Outreach Team at Nativity will be offering
opportunities to participate and support various hunger activities. Visit an information
table set up in the commons to learn more and sign up for volunteer opportunities.

  • Nativity will be having a food and monetary drive during March for local food
    shelves. A table will be set up in the narthex for food donations. Cash gifts are
    especially appreciated and can be put in the offering plate. Make checks to
    Nativity and write Little Kitchen or NEED in the memo line. (One dollar donated
    can buy $9 in food by food pantry staff.)
  • Sign up to be a Little Kitchen food pantry volunteer at table set up in commons
    and/or use tear off sheet in News to Notes.
  • Donate birthday party supplies for the food pantries with an assembly of
    donations into birthday bags. (Birthday gift bag, cake mix, frosting, candles,
    plates, and napkins for a birthday party.)
  • Sign up to provide a meal for Safe House youth shelter at table set up in
  • Sign up for Feed My Starving Children packing event with fellow Nativity people
    on March 10 from 4:30-6:30. Contact Leah Reddy to register
  • Bread for the World lenten prayer flyers are in the pews for you to take home.

Christmas at Nativity

December 9, 2017
09 Dec 2017

Christmas Worship Services at Nativity Boldly proclaim, “Peace to All God’s People on Earth!”
-Luke 2

Invite friends and family to Christmas at Nativity.
Download and email or print this PDF Invitation:
PDF Invitation

Throughout the season worship will feature the favorite carols of Christmas.
All are welcome!

  • Dec. 23: Saturday 5:30pm Christmas Eve worship for the “busy”
  • Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Services
    • 3:00pm – Worship designed for families with children, featuring Nativity’s Children’s Choirs
    • 4:00pm – Worship in the Fellowship Hall led by Nativity’s Praise Band
    • 5:00pm – Worship designed for families with children with candlelight “Silent Night”
    • 7:00pm & 9:00pm – Worship with music led by soloists and small vocal ensembles, candlelight “Silent Night” and Holy Communion
    • 10:30pm – Worship with music led by Nativity’s Adult Choir with candlelight “Silent Night” and Holy Communion
  • Dec. 25: 10:30am – Festive Christmas Day worship

Can’t make it to Church? Watch our Live Stream:

  • 5:00pm Christmas Eve Service Live Streamed
  • 9:00pm Christmas Eve Service Live Streamed

Nativity Lutheran Church
3312 Silver Lake Road
St. Anthony, MN 55418 United States
Phone: 612-781-2766

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Year-End Giving

December 8, 2017
08 Dec 2017

2017 Giving Statements through the end of November were mailed out earlier this week.

Are you considering your year-end giving? Please consider giving to Nativity! You can make your donation to Nativity by

Please remember that all contributions need to be delivered in person, contributed online or postmarked before midnight, Sunday, December 31. (We have all our regular worship times the weekend of December 30-31.) Thank you for your generosity!

Questions? Contact Beth Schuman, Nativity’s Business Administrator,

NEWS TO NOTE – December 3rd, 2017

December 3, 2017
03 Dec 2017


WORSHIP NOTES – May 14th, 2017

May 14, 2017
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Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration at Nativity

January 27, 2017
27 Jan 2017

IMG_3476IMG_3494Nativity, along with 20+ St Anthony community partners, hosted a wonderful kid focused celebration on Monday, January 16-Martin Luther King holiday. Sixty-one adults signed in, bringing with them one or more young people ages 5-10.

High points were:

  • Watching a video of the book-“My Dream of Martin Luther King” by Faith Ringgold
  • Making quilt squares for a community quilt
  • Serving our community by donating to Little Kitchen Food Pantry 112 pounds of food and $100 in cash. (We learned that $100 donated is worth $900 as food can be purchased at reduced cost from Second Harvest and commodity program)
  • Meeting Dare 2 Be Real club members from Saint Anthony Village High School. Look for information on a March community event being planned-date TBA.
  • More followup from day on January 31, 7-8:30 at Nativity with a panel on Racial Bias & Racial Privilege.

First Communion Quilts Travel 12,000 Miles

December 23, 2016
23 Dec 2016

01-01-12-16-lc14-1Thank You First Communion Participants for Sharing Love and Warmth

When Steve and Nancy Laible traveled to Bangladesh in December 2016, they carried with them the love and warmth shared by the first communion classes at Nativity Lutheran Church. Each year the participants in first communion classes prepare a personalized panel that becomes part of a quilt. The Bangladesh School Project has been the recipient of the gift of quilts to be shared with children in Bangladesh. Due to the travel schedule, there were two first communion quilts available for sharing during the recent trip. One quilt was presented to a family in the village of a Nativity Scholar. The quilt will provide loving warmth to a small child and her family during the coming winter. A second quilt was presented to the younger sister of a Nativity Scholar who will now have her own quilt to keep warm during the cold months ahead.

Many thanks to the participants who prepared the panels and to the helping hands that assembled the lovely quilts.

Submitted December 12, 2016, by Steve and Nancy Laible, Co-directors of the Bangladesh School Project.

Comfort and Hope

August 4, 2016
04 Aug 2016

There are many children in the world that don’t have a favorite toy to give them comfort and hope. Through Global Mission at Nativity we are working to help a village named Foubarka in Cameroon, West Africa. We are helping the Foubarka Village by sending medical supplies and equipment.

Some people at Nativity thought it would be nice to also send a comfort toy for the children with the medical supplies, so they got together and made some stuffed bears.