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Our Faith and Care for Creation

We celebrate Earth Day on April 22 every year.  For 2021, we take this Earth Day opportunity to reflect on why we, as followers of Christ, care about these matters of sustainability, environmental justice, climate change, and all matters of bugs, birds, flowers and soil.  This isn’t new for the Lutheran tradition.  When Martin Luther […]

Healing our City

As we gather every day into community… All eyes remain on the city of Minneapolis as the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former officer charged in the killing of George Floyd, continues. As the second week of judicial proceedings pauses until Monday, we continue to meet each morning under the Healing Our City Virtual Prayer […]

WEEKEND PRAYERS – April 10-11, 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 April 9th, 2021: Prayers of Healing for: Harland Walbon, Jean Anderson, Dave Beaman, Marilyn Ingvaldsen, Dick Gripentrog, Shay Tilander, Jim […]

Spring Family Faith Formation – April 11

Spring Family Faith Formation – April 11 Join us each week as a family to celebrate the new life of spring with stories of new life Jesus brings! Pick from watching our Welcome Videos, Worship Together, Reading the Bible, Talk About It, Family Activities, Pray Together and Bless Each Other – or do them all! […]

Caring for Creation: April is Sustainability Month at Nativity

Nativity has a deep and passionate commitment to care for creation. CLICK HERE to view a PDF of some of our impressive environmental sustainability projects! CLICK HERE to view a PowerPoint file (with sound) of some of our impressive environmental sustainability projects! If you would like to learn more or get involved, contact Kyle Soderberg […]

Welcome Reverend Jenny Sung, Nativity Guest Speaker April 11, 2021

Rev. Jenny Sung serves at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi as Pastor of Outreach and MIssions. She is ordained with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and serves on the Core Team of Advocates for Racial Equity with the St. Paul Area Synod. Rev. Sung graduated from Luther Seminary with a Masters of Divinity […]

FAITH AT HOME – Club 56 – April 11

Kings & Prophets Prophets Our journey together this year is exploring God’s Big Story in the Old Testament! We are almost through it! We started the year in the beginning learning about the first stories of God and God’s Creation. Next, we learned about the first leaders and families of God’s people. Then, we worked […]

REJM – Get to Know the Team

Jeanne Voight, Tell us about yourself and your journey with Nativity Lutheran Church. My journey at Nativity Lutheran is not long, less than 2 years. I came from a large Catholic church, St. Joan of Arc in South Minneapolis, with a strong history of promoting social justice. For many reasons, I was searching for a […]

Nativity Lutheran College Scholarships

Did you know that Nativity awards college scholarships each year? These scholarships are available to any Nativity member attending an ELCA Lutheran college or seminary. You can fill out the application and find out more here: APPLICATION FORM. High school seniors must submit a copy of their transcript. Current college students must submit either a […]

Flower and Plant Sale 2021

Plant for Camp We are back at it! Getting ready for Summer that is 🙂 For the 2021 Flower and Plant sale, proceeds will be used to reduce the cost of camp for the Youth and Children of Nativity. Most years this fundraiser is used to reduce Service and Learning Trip costs, but like so […]

Easter Sunday for Families – April 4

Easter Sunday for Families – April 4 Join us for an interactive way to celebrate Easter as a family! (available for viewing at 10am on Sunday, April 4th) Worship Together Share in some faith practices of worship together! Sing Together: Try some of the new songs in the worship video! Read the Bible Together Read this […]

WEEKEND PRAYERS – April 3-4, 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 April 2nd, 2021: Prayers of Healing for: Harland Walbon, Marilyn Eberlein, Jean Anderson, Dave Beaman, Marilyn Ingvaldsen, Dick Gripentrog, Shay […]

Good Friday for Families – April 2

Good Friday for Families – April 2 Join us for an interactive way to observe the tradition of Good Friday as a family! Worship Together Share in some faith practices of worship together! Sing Together: Jesus Loves Me (camp version or traditional) Read the Bible Together Read this week’s God’s Great Story in the children’s Bible […]

Pandemic Update

This message is an update on when and how we might return to activities and worship in the building. The pandemic has disrupted life as we knew it. Now we begin to put the pieces back together but it will not be like it was. I am anxious to gather as a community but only […]

Maundy Thursday for Families – April 1

Maundy Thursday for Families – April 1 Join us for an interactive way to observe the tradition of Maundy Thursday as a family! Worship Together Share in some faith practices of worship together! Sing Together: We Love Because God First Love Us Read the Bible Together Read this week’s God’s Great Story in the children’s Bible […]

WEEKEND PRAYERS – March 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 March 27th, 2021: Prayers of Healing for: Harland Walbon, Marilyn Eberlein, Jean Anderson, Dave Beaman, Marilyn Ingvaldsen, Dick Gripentrog, Shay […]

Spring Family Faith Formation – March 28

Palm Sunday Faith Formation – March 28 Join us each week as a family to celebrate the new life of spring with stories of new life Jesus brings! Pick from watching our Welcome Videos, Worship Together, Reading the Bible, Talk About It, Family Activities, Pray Together and Bless Each Other – or do them all! […]

WEEKEND PRAYERS – March 20-21, 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 March 19th, 2021: Prayers of Healing for: Marilyn Eberlein, Jean Anderson, Dave Beaman, Marilyn Ingvaldsen, Leah and Marilyn Grantham, Jackie, […]

Spring Family Faith Formation – March 21

Spring Family Faith Formation – March 21 Join us each week as a family to celebrate the new life of spring with stories of new life Jesus brings! Pick from watching our Welcome Videos, Worship Together, Reading the Bible, Talk About It, Family Activities, Pray Together and Bless Each Other – or do them all! […]

FAITH AT HOME – Club 56 – Mar. 21

Kings & Prophets Prophets Our journey together this year is exploring God’s Big Story in the Old Testament! In our first unit, we looked at the Beginning stories of God’s Creation in the first part of Genesis. In our second unit, we then explored the second part of Genesis where we learned about some of […]

Pandemic Update

Hello, this message is an update on when we might return to face to face worship in the building. It has been a difficult year living through the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we are very encouraged that the infection rates are down and the immunization rates are up. As a result, restrictions are changing bringing hope […]

Winter Family Faith Formation – March 14

Winter Family Faith Formation – March 14 Join us each week as a family to celebrate the New Year with stories of the life of Jesus! Pick from watching our Welcome Videos, Worship Together, Reading the Bible, Talk About It, Family Activities, Pray Together and Bless Each Other – or do them all! Welcome Video […]

Welcome Jearlyn Steele, Nativity Guest Speaker March 21

  As part of our efforts to dismantle systemic racism we schedule speakers once a month whose life experiences are different from most of ours. We welcome popular singer, speaker and entertainer Jearlyn Steele. Jearlyn is a member of the internationally acclaimed family, The Steeles, who have performed from Carnegie Hall to Brazil and to […]

WEEKEND PRAYERS – March 13-14, 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 March 12th, 2021: Prayers of Healing for: Marilyn Ingvaldsen, Leah and Marilyn, Jackie, Jason Mathieson, Austin Nelson, Geri Williams, Dick […]

FAITH AT HOME – Club 56 – Mar. 14

Kings & Prophets Kingdoms Our journey together this year is exploring God’s Big Story in the Old Testament! In our first unit, we looked at the Beginning stories of God’s Creation in the first part of Genesis. In our second unit, we then explored the second part of Genesis where we learned about some of […]

FAITH AT HOME – Club 56 – Mar. 7

Kings & Prophets Solomon’s Temple Our journey together this year is exploring God’s Big Story in the Old Testament! In our first unit, we looked at the Beginning stories of God’s Creation in the first part of Genesis. In our second unit, we then explored the second part of Genesis where we learned about some […]

WEEKEND PRAYERS – March 6-7, 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 February 19th, 2021: Prayers of Healing for: Marilyn Ingvaldsen, Jason Mathieson, Austin Nelson, Geri Williams, Dick Gripentrog, Shay Tilnder, Marilyn […]

Winter Family Faith Formation – March 7

Winter Family Faith Formation – March 7 Join us each week as a family to celebrate the New Year with stories of the life of Jesus! Pick from watching our Welcome Videos, Worship Together, Reading the Bible, Talk About It, Family Activities, Pray Together and Bless Each Other – or do them all! Welcome Videos […]

WEEKEND PRAYERS – FEB. 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 February 19th, 2021: Prayers of Healing for: Marilyn Ingvaldsen, Jason Mathieson, Tiffany Ann Yaeger, Austin Nelson, Geri Williams, Dick Gripentrog, […]

Winter Family Faith Formation – February 28

Winter Family Faith Formation – February 28 Join us each week as a family to celebrate the New Year with stories of the life of Jesus! Pick from watching our Welcome Videos, Worship Together, Reading the Bible, Talk About It, Family Activities, Pray Together and Bless Each Other – or do them all! Welcome Videos […]