Nativity Notes for the week:
 October 4th - 11th, 2017
Wed@Nat Tonight

6:00-6:30pm - Eucharist Service

6:30-8:00pm - Adult Formation

God’s Heart of Love - In Words by Christin Eaton

With Christin Eaton leading our discussion, we will see how an understanding of the Holy was expressed in words by Katherine of Siena, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas and more! 

(ages 4 through 2nd grade) will be ringing for their first Sunday of the season on  Sunday October 8 at the 9:00am and 11:30am services . On the way into church, each child should take two bells of the same color from the table, and have mom and/or dad hold onto the bells until we ring after Communion.
On Sunday, October 8, at the 11:30 service, we will be celebrating the sacredness of all God’s creatures, an annual celebration here at Nativity. Bring your pets (dogs, cats, hamsters, tortoises, snakes, you fill in the blank) to church, and, in the Spirit of St Francis of Assisi (whose feast day is October 4) we will bless all these animals. It’s a fun service, great music, and the blessing is near the beginning of the service, so anyone who needs to exit with a pet can do so easily.

On this special Sunday all undesignated offerings from all three services will be donated to Last Hope, Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable organization founded in 1985, as a no-kill companion pet rescue located in Farmington, MN.
Outreach Opportunities
Starting October 12 th  360 Communities is also kicking off their Armful of Love holiday program. COT is not sponsoring this program but would like to make Nativity members aware of this opportunity. Through this program 360 Communities matched families in need with sponsors. Armful of Love helps provide joy to children while alleviating stress for parents who are unable to afford holiday gifts for their families. Colin and I have participated the last couple of years and the ‘gifts’ are usually practical items (winter coat, clothing, towels) and a toy for each child. To learn more about this program interested individuals can go to
Community Chest featuring:
Martin Luther:
The Man, The Music and Other Shenanigans

Saturday, October 14, at 7:00pm OR
Sunday, October 15 at 7:00pm

At Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
$15 at the door or register at

Music, skits, reflections, stories and FUN! Expect to laugh and be enlightened!
Done in the folksy spirit of “A Prairie Home Companion.”
Enjoy a variety of talented volunteers, musicians and more!

All proceeds help alleviate homelessness in Dakota County!
Nativity's Annual Gala: Saturday November 4th
The Gala team is seeking donations of wine at all price levels to be sold the evening of the Gala. Please drop off your donations by Sunday October 15 between the 9 and 11:30 services to the Gala ticket salesperson in the Gathering Room.

Gala tickets and raffle basket tickets are now on sale! $25 per person for each ticket, you also have the opportunity to invite a non-Nativity guest at no additional cost. Raffle basket tickets are $1 each or 12 for $10.
All Youth Camp Out
(grades 6 – 12)

Saturday October 14 noon to Sunday October 15, 9 a.m.

Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake.
Basswood Camping area, Sites 9 and 10
Cost is $20 per person 
Sign up by  Wednesday October 11

Questions? Contact John Maust
Member Announcements
Memorial Service for James Allen Peaslee

Friday, October 6 4-7pm
Visitation at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake

Saturday, October 7 
10 am Visitation at Nativity
11 am Memorial Service 
followed by a luncheon
Community Cafe
Tonight from 5 - 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Sloppy Joes are on the menu.

Please sign up to bring food for next week!
Readings for Sunday, October 8th:

  The Worship Helper schedule link:
952-435-8687 •