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Beck Friebe – Class of 2020

Beck Friebe who is graduating from St. Anthony Village High School What are you looking forward to after high school? Meeting new people. What advice would you give to your 9th-grade self? Be yourself. What is a prayer request you have from Nativity? My prayer is for everyone to stay healthy. Anything else you would […]

Elizabeth Beckstrom – Class of 2020

Elizabeth Beckstrom is graduating from Blaine High School What are you looking forward to after high school?   I am looking forward to going to college at North Dakota State University to continue my passion for engineering. I’m looking forward to the new friendships and experiences that are to come. What advice would you give […]

Small Group Zoom Opportunities

I am thankful that we have the opportunity to stay connected to people via video conferencing. Nativity has been using Zoom. Following is a list of Zoom opportunities. All are welcome to join any of these groups at any time. Sunday AM Book Study Group: 9:00 AM. Contact Jerry Hoffman, jerjo.hoffman@gmail.com  This group is finishing […]

A Prayer During this time of Covid 19

Loving God, We pray for your love and compassion to abound as we walk through this challenging season. We ask for wisdom for those who bear the load of making decisions with widespread consequences. We pray for those who are suffering with sickness and for all who are caring for them. We pray for misinformation […]

FAITH AT HOME for Families of Littles – May 23 & 24

UP UP UP!  Join Miss Renee & Evan as we celebrate Jesus going up up up in the clouds on Ascension Day! Music Time “Up UP UP” (Evan helped me write it!) He went up up up into the sky one day But His love love love is in our hearts to say x2 Alleluia […]

ADVOCACY AT HOME – WE CARE

Teaching Kindness. Standing Together. Mental Health is very important, especially now more than ever with such a big change in our lives. Healthy activities to relieve stress is much needed. Thank you to the Nativity Sustainability and Environment Team helping us to create fun service & learning opportunities for the entire family!  Join in the […]

FAITH AT HOME for Grades 1-4 – May 23 & 24

May 23 & 24 – 7th Sunday of Easter Worship Time: Make the sign of the cross (Touch forehead, then heart. Touch one shoulder, then the other.) As you make the cross say, “Love God, Love Neighbor” Offering: How will you make an offering today? Sing: Thank you, God for giving us life. Thank you, […]

FAITH AT HOME Club 56 – May 23 & 24

FAITH AT HOME Club 56 – May 23 & 24 Let’s Celebrate! We have all had a strange and challenging year. Let’s celebrate our time together with a Zoom Game on 05.31 at Noon. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83458120648 This will be our last Club 56 Weekend of the program year. We hope to see you! Exploring Spiritual Practices Together […]

Josh Cary – Class of 2020

Josh Cary who is graduating from St. Anthony Village High School What are you looking forward to after high school?   Continuing my education and playing baseball at Hamline university. What advice would you give to your 9th-grade self?   Take advantage of your time, don’t let a second go to waste. What is a […]

Prayer for the World

For all who have contracted Covid 19, we pray for good health care. For those who are particularly vulnerable, we pray for safety and protection. For all who experience fear or anxiety, we pray for peace of mind and spirit. For those who are peaceful, we pray they share their peace with others. For public […]

Nativity Staff are “Freshening up” the Building

Some of the staff have been busy cleaning and organizing around the church. A few were caught on camera. Heather Anderson has cleaned the pew wood, cushions, and scrubbed the sanctuary floor. (No, she will not come to your house and clean.) As this photo was taken, she remarked, “I feel like Cinderella.” Michael Garrett has shampooed […]

What does love have to do with it?

Discussion or Journaling How would you describe love to someone who has no concept of it? When I was growing up we watch Star Trek, for me, it was the Next Generation. I loved it. I loved the visual effects, the imagination, the alien worlds, and people. I loved the blending of cultures and hope […]

Weekend Prayers – May 16 & 17, 2020

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 May 16, 2020: Prayers of Healing for: Crystal Vines, Tim, Myron “Stub” Getter, Joe Porto, Dick Tjosvold, Linda Bradbury, Becky […]

Celeste Andreasen – Class of 2020

Celeste Andreasen,  graduating from St. Anthony Village High School What are you looking forward to after high school? Moving out and meeting new people! What advice would you give to your 9th-grade self?   Be grateful for and cherish things happening in the moment because they will fly by faster than you think What is […]

2020 Benefit for Youth

Hope starts with a single step. Tuesday, May 19, 2020 You are invited to join LSS on a journey with our state’s youth. At this virtual gathering, you’ll learn about the obstacles young Minnesotans face and discover how, together, we can map a route to their success. The 2020 Benefit for Youth will take place […]

Mental Health Connect – Upcoming Events

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2020 6:30-8:00PM Moving From Anxiety to Optimal Wellbeing Featuring L. Read Sulik, MD. CEO & CMO Praestan Health. Presented by Mental Health Connect and Mental Health Monday. This workshop will help you understand the “Exploding Canvas of Anxiety” and 4 steps you can take to help you gain control of the chaos. […]

7 Devotional Resources For Spiritual Support

As we continue to navigate the challenges of the pandemic, this can be a good time to consider a daily devotional, a short reading each day that highlights a scripture passage or spiritual concept for personal reflection and integration. In addition to helping us ground our day with a meaningful message, these readings may illuminate […]

Summer Faith Formation Update

Hello Nativity Families, As, what will prove to be, an extremely abnormal summer approaches, I wanted to write you all and give an update regarding summer children and youth programs at Nativity. Summer Faith Formation, like Faith Formation during the program year, will be offered on our website as digital lessons. These lessons will be […]

Weekend Prayers – May 9 & 10, 2020

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 May 9, 2020: Prayers of Healing for: Tim, Myron “Stub” Getter, Joe Porto, Dick Tjosvold, Linda Brad-bury, Becky Schilling, Norma […]

Pandemic Update…

Stay at Home order will expire May 18, but what will change for Nativity? In order to do our part in caring for neighbor, Nativity will continue to abide by the Governor’s original “Stay at Home” order, even though that order is set to expire on May 18.  This means that Nativity will continue with its suspension […]

FAITH AT HOME Club 56 – May 16 & 17

FAITH AT HOME Club 56 – May 16 & 17 ‘We Care Weekend’ is Here! Join Nativity Students and Families this Saturday and Sunday 9 am- 1 pm for our Drive-Up/Drop off Donation for People Serving People. Stay in your car, and we will collect your items from you.  Our volunteers will be wearing masks […]

FAITH AT HOME for Grades 1-4 – May 16 & 17

May 16 & 17 – 6th Sunday of Easter Worship Time If you are able, light a candle to remind yourselves that Jesus is the light of the world. Jesus is with you, and Jesus is in you. Let your light shine! Offering: How can you make an offering today?  Thank You, God: Name three […]

FAITH AT HOME for Families of Littles – May 16 & 17

I LAVA YOU! Join Miss Renee & Evan as we celebrate erupting with God’s love! Music Time “We Love” We love (clap clap) because God first loved us We love (clap clap) because God first loved us We love, we love We love (clap clap) because God (clap) first (clap) loved (clap) us Story Time Read “Love […]

WE CARE WEEKEND

Teaching Kindness. Standing Together. We Care Weekend THIS WEEKEND! Saturday May 16th and Sunday 17th from 9: 00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Nativity Confirmation youth will host a “drive-up/drop-off” donation drive to benefit People Serving People and the families they serve during this time of isolation and Covid-19. This weekend has been well thought out […]

Those that show us God and our courage

Discussion or Journaling What life lessons have you learned from your Mom or a Mom-like figure in your life? In what ways has she impacted your faith? I grew up in a home where we went to church every Sunday. One week it was Lutheran, and the next it was Catholic. Every other week we […]

FAITH AT HOME Club 56 – May 9 & 10

FAITH AT HOME Club 56 – May 9 & 10 We hope all the Mothers out there feel special and that their loved ones helped to make it so! May we also celebrate all the non-traditional Moms in this world! And, honor all the Mothers and Grandmothers we may have lost. Exploring Spiritual Practices Together  […]

FAITH AT HOME for Grades 1-4 – May 9 & 10

May 9 & 10 – 5th Sunday of Easter Worship Time Make the sign of the cross (Touch forehead, then heart. Touch one shoulder, then the other.) As you make the cross say, “Love God, Love Neighbor” Offering: How will you make an offering today? One family idea – Ask your Mom what one of […]

FAITH AT HOME for Families of Littles – May 9 & 10

Duck, Duck, Mommy Duck! Join Miss Renee & Evan at the Duck Pond (where we only saw swans…) Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms, Grandmas, Aunties, Sisters, Daycare Moms, & EVERYONE                    (even sometime Dads, Uncles & Papas) who share God’s snuggly, nurturing love 🙂 Music Time […]

Weekend Prayers – May 2 & 3, 2020

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 May 2, 2020: Prayers of Healing for: Joe Porto, Dick Tjosvold, Linda Bradbury, Becky Schilling, Norma Olson, Charlie Hockert, Harland […]

Having a hard time seeing things clearly?

Sometimes we have a hard time seeing the love around us clearly, it’s time we change the lens. Discussion or Journaling Have you ever felt “left out” of a group or activity? What would it take to feel included? In my 5th grade year, I wanted to be on the student council. In this elementary […]