Nativity Notes
From the Dean
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Kick-off Celebration!  Sunday, September 9th, 9:15-10:20 AM. Worship is at 8:00, 8:45 (Sayre Hall) and 10:30 with a great celebration with food, music, activities and registration for Church School and other events in Sayre Hall at 9:15. All are welcome!
Cathedral Choirs – It’s not too early to start thinking about choir activities starting in a few short weeks! Cathedral Choir rehearsals begin Wednesday, August 29 at 7 pm. Cathedral Choristers rehearsals begin on Wednesday, September 12 at 4:30 pm. Our new Cathedral Handbell Choir will have their first rehearsal on Thursday, September 13 at 7 pm. Interested in participating? Call or email Canon Stephen at 610-865-0727 or . Thanks!
The Ordination and Consecration of The Rev. Canon Kevin D. Nichols as IX Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem will be held on September 15 at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown. The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, will be the Chief Consecrator. The Right Reverend A. Robert Hirschfeld, Bishop of New Hampshire, will preach. The service begins at 11AM. Please plan on arriving early to be seated before the processions. A reception and luncheon will follow the service and will take place on the campus of First Presbyterian. If you plan on attending the consecration, please RSVP.

Fall Bible Study  “Meditating with the Psalms” begins Tuesday, September 18 to October 30, 9:30–11AM in the Dining Room. All you will need is a bible. To register, please contact Barbara Iannelli at or call 484-515-6334. Come and find peace, comfort and God.
Looking for Volunteers  Fountain Hill Elementary School is in need of additional student mentors for the coming school year. This service has been very successful in helping students improve their performance. Several Nativity parishioners are currently volunteering for this opportunity. If you would like to get involved or have questions, please contact Don Appleton at or 610-730-6676.
The National Museum of Industrial History is searching for oral history participants, particularly individuals who have personal history of immigrating and working for Bethlehem Steel Corporation, or descendants of those who immigrated to South Bethlehem to work at the plant. If you (or a family member) would like to discuss your stories, please contact Pete Hodson by email: or telephone: 1-702-234-5764.
Parishioners in the Hospital  If a family member is hospitalized, please contact either the clergy or leave a message with the parish office (610-865-0727) informing us of who is in the hospital and at which hospital.
Cathedral Schedule

Friday, August 24
10:00 AM Nativity Staffs the Thrift Shop
12:00 PM Office Closed

Saturday, August 25
9:00 AM Altar Guild Preparations - Sacristy
10:00 AM Thrift Shop open until 1 PM
4:30 PM Order of St. Luke Centering Prayer - Good Shepherd Chapel
5:00 PM Celtic Spirituality Night - Cathedral

Sunday, August 26
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist - Cathedral
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist - Cathedral

Monday, August 27
9:00 AM Flower Arranging for Hospital Visitations - Sacristy

Tuesday, August 28
1:00 PM Al-Anon Meeting - Room 21
2:30 PM New Bethany Ministries Staff Meeting - Goodwin Room

Wednesday, August 29
9:00 AM Holy Eucharist | Healing Service - Good Shepherd Chapel
10:00 AM Nativity Staffs the Thrift Shop
6:30 PM New Bethany Ministries Parenting Class - Good Shepherd Chapel & Nursery
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room

Thursday, August 30
10:00 AM Nativity Staffs the Thrift Shop
7:00 PM S-Anon - Room 21

Friday, August 31
10:00 AM Nativity Staffs the Thrift Shop
12:00 PM Office Closed

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