Weekly News and Notices for Sunday, October 14, 2018

OUR CELEBRANT AND PREACHER THIS MORNING IS THE REV. CANON BETSY IVEY, who is one of two Canons for Growth and Support on our Bishop’s staff.  After worship she will meet with parish leadership and brainstorm about growing and supporting Holy Nativity’s mission and ministries.

AID FOR FRIENDS MEAL PREP will also take place during Coffee Hour.  Please bring a batch of a freezable main dish if you can!

VESTRY MEETS THIS WEDNESDAY at 7:30 pm in our newly spruced-up Bagley-Belding room.

OUR DIOCESE IS CONDUCTING A HANDS-ON OUTREACH PROJECT at our Nov. 10 Diocesan Convention – the assembly of Blessing Bags for people who are homeless.  Holy Nativity has been designated a Band-Aid Brigade, and asked to provide 125 40-packs of one size sheer or clear adhesive bandage strips.  A list of other items needed is posted in the entryway, or can be found at https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/17IJS6O5080DM/ref=cm_sw_em_r_z_g__wb.  (Brands are suggestions only, but items should be similar.)  Please bring donations in on or before Sunday, Oct. 28.  Thank you!

IT’S TIME TO GET GOING WITH HOLIDAY OUTREACH!  Once again the Doylestown Food Pantry and Bucks County Housing Group will be hosting a Christmas shop for clients to obtain gifts for their children and grandchildren.  As you are out shopping through the season, please keep in mind teens and we will start collecting items for teenagers soon.  Ideas:  jewelry, clothing (hoodies, sweatshirts, pjs, socks), sports equipment, games/cards, ear buds, hats, gloves and scarves, grooming items, etc.  Thanks so much!

BCHG FOOD PANTRY donations are greatly needed, especially baking supplies (sugar, flour, mixes, etc.) and all condiments.  Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

PUB THEOLOGY CONTINUES YEAR-ROUND, 7:00-8:30 pm Tuesdays at the Publick House in Wycombe – friends, food and great conversation!  Spread the word!

Weekly News and Notices for Sunday, October 7, 2018

LAST CALL FOR DONATIONS for the Bishop's Discretionary Fund.  (Make checks out to Holy Nativity with "Bishop's Discretionary Fund" in the memo line.) Thank you  also to all who gave generously to the TLC Fund! It is ongoing, if you wish to contribute at any time.

OUR DIOCESE IS CONDUCTING A HANDS-ON OUTREACH PROJECT at our Nov. 10 Diocesan Convention – the assembly of Blessing Bags for people who are homeless.  Holy Nativity has been designated a Band-Aid Brigade, and asked to provide 125 40-packs of one size sheer or clear adhesive bandage strips.  A list of other items needed is posted in the entryway, or can be found at https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/17IJS6O5080DM/ref=cm_sw_em_r_z_g__wb.  (Brands are suggestions only, but items should be similar.)  Please bring donations in on or before Sunday, Oct. 28.  Thank you!

IT’S TIME TO THINK ABOUT OUR HOLIDAY OUTREACH!  Once again the Doylestown Food Pantry and Bucks County Housing Group will be hosting a Christmas shop for clients to obtain gifts for their children and grandchildren.  As you are out shopping through the season, please keep in mind teens and we will start collecting items for teenagers soon.  Ideas:  jewelry, clothing (hoodies, sweatshirts, pjs, socks), sports equipment, games/cards, ear buds, hats, gloves and scarves, grooming items, etc.  Thanks so much!

PUB THEOLOGY CONTINUES YEAR-ROUND, 7:00-8:30 pm Tuesdays at the Publick House in Wycombe – friends, food and great conversation!  Spread the word!

 Weekly News and Notices for Sunday, September 30, 2018

THIS MORNING WE WILL GATHER DONATIONS AND designate loose offerings for the Bishop's Discretionary Fund, since we didn't do so when Bishop Gutiérrez was with us Sept. 16. (Make checks out to Holy Nativity with "Bishop's Discretionary Fund" in the memo line.) Thank you to all who gave generously to the TLC Fund! It is ongoing, if you wish to contribute at any time.

THE BUCKS DEANERY MEETS TODAY AT ST. LUKE'S, NEWTOWN, FROM 4-6pm. The Diocesan Evangelism Committee, including Canon Shawn Wamsley, are the presenters, and not just our deanery reps but any of us are invited to attend!

OUR ANNUAL ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m.  Bring your pets and spread the word!

OUR DIOCESE IS CONDUCTING A HANDS-ON OUTREACH PROJECT at our Nov. 10 Diocesan Convention – the assembly of Blessing Bags for people who are homeless.  A list of items needed is posted.

IT’S TIME TO THINK ABOUT OUR HOLIDAY OUTREACH!  Once again the Doylestown Food Pantry and Bucks County Housing Group will be hosting a Christmas shop for clients to obtain gifts for their children and grandchildren.  As you are out shopping through the season, please keep in mind teens and we will start collecting items for teenagers soon.  Ideas:  jewelry, clothing (hoodies, sweatshirts, pjs, socks), sports equipment, games/cards, ear buds, hats, gloves and scarves, grooming items, etc.  Thanks so much!

PUB THEOLOGY CONTINUES YEAR-ROUND, 7:00-8:30 pm Tuesdays at the Publick House in Wycombe – friends, food and great conversation!  Spread the word!

Weekly News and Notices for Sunday, September 23, 1018

WHAT A WONDERFUL CELEBRATION!!!

 

From all reports, a good time was had by all who attended our 40th Anniversary Celebration & Homecoming last Sunday.  And just about all of us, even those few who were unable to be with us for the big day, helped in some or many ways to make it all happen – whether helping with publicity; cleaning, repairs and beautification both outside and indoors; worship and music; lining up a first-rate photographer!; inviting, welcoming, and hospitality; and arranging for our fabulous reception catered by Lisa Brymer & co. of Fancy Fig. Thank you, everyone!

     The faithfulness, friendliness, and can-do spirit and vitality of the Church of the Holy Nativity here and now truly shone brightly for all to see.  As your priest, I am proud and grateful, and can’t wait to see what we do together in the months and years ahead!                              In Christ’s Love,

                                                             Lisa+

 

Glory to God whose power, working in us, can

do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine:

glory to him from generation to generation in the

Church, and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever.

                                                          Ephesians 3:20-21 

                  

OUR ANNUAL ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS will be held the weekend of Oct. 6-7 – exact time of the service TBA after we know when the most people can be there with their pets!  Please let that person with a few inevitable cat hairs on her clergy shirt know….

PUB THEOLOGY CONTINUES YEAR-ROUND, 7:00-8:30 pm Tuesdays at the Publick House in Wycombe – friends, food and great conversation!  Spread the word!

 

Weekly News and Notices for Sunday, September 9, 2016

AID FOR FRIENDS MEAL PREP TODAY – and Coffee Hour back downstairs for the fall!

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO’VE BEEN WORKING HARD parishioners, friends, preschool staff – cleaning, weeding, painting, purging, schlepping, etc. to beautify Holy Nativity before our Anniversary celebration!

     Now on to the homestretch.  We need servers for the 3:00 Eucharist:  3 Greeters/Ushers, 2 Lectors, 1 Intercessor, 1 Chalice Bearer (maybe), 1 Crucifer, 2 Torchbearers, 2 Counters (to count after the reception!), and Altar Guild on hand!

     In the coming week if you have some time to offer, help is needed with putting together poster displays of parish history and life, and more “sprucing up” around the building. Then Friday evening and Saturday we welcome all hands on deck to help set our space up for both worship and the party after the celebration

CHOIR PRACTICE FOR ANNIVERSARY EUCHARIST ANTHEM this morning at 8:45.  Extra voices welcome!

PUB THEOLOGY CONTINUES YEAR-ROUND, 7:00-8:30 pm Tuesdays at the Publick House in Wycombe – friends, food and great conversation, with no after-dark driving this time of year!  Come and join us

THE BUCKS COUNTY HOUSING GROUP FOOD PANTRY BASKET is now on the right just inside the church.  Particular needs this time of year include canned tuna, canned fruit, salad dressing and condiments.

 

Church of the Holy Nativity

40th Anniversary and Homecoming Celebration

Sunday, Sept 16, 2018

      9:30am     Contemplative Prayer in Memorial Garden

                      honoring all the saints on earth and in heaven

                 who have been a part of our parish journey

      1:00pm     Bishop's time with parish leadership

      3:00pm    Holy Eucharist

                            The Rt. Rev. Daniel G.P. Gutiérrez,      

     Presider and Preacher

        4:00pm    Festive Reception