Nativity Notes
From the Dean
Resolution One: I will live for God

Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.

-- Jonathan Edwards

Summer Breakfast Fellowship  Join us Sunday mornings through August 19 from 8:45-9:45 AM in the Dining Room. Spend some time getting to know and catching up with one another. Free will offering (covers expense of breakfast and helps underwrite other fellowship activities such as Cathedral Night at the Iron Pigs).  
Mission Opportunity  Our friends at St. John’s AME Church in Fountain Hill are sponsoring again a back-to-school Rally Day for local young people on Friday, August 17 th . Children will receive much needed school supplies for the upcoming year. We have been invited to help. Please consider donating composition notebooks, 3-ring binders, crayons and pencils. A box will be placed in Sayre Hall and at the entrance of the Cathedral. Also, if you would like to volunteer on Friday the 17 th  of August for the event itself at St. John’s AME, please email teisenreich@nativitycathedral.org or Dean Pompa at tpompa@nativitycathedral.org , who will forward to you more information about the day and how to help.
Cathedral Arts – Piano Recital  On Sunday, August 19 at 3 pm Michael Cerveris will play a program of Impressionist Music by the well-known 19 th – 20 th century French composer, Claude Debussy. The program will be Volume 2 of Debussy’s beautiful and emotional Preludes completed in 1913 just five years before his death. Dr. Cerveris has had an illustrious career blending performing, teaching, and college administration. He is currently Artistic Director of the Cerverii Circus Collaborative, a collective of artists dedicated to presenting devised multi-disciplinary works in the Pittsburgh area. All are welcome! $10 suggested donation benefits the quickly approaching 2018-19 Cathedral Arts series of concerts.
Volunteer Opportunity   Volunteers and substitute volunteers are needed to deliver baked goods from Wegman's Bethlehem or Giant Market, Rt. 191 Bethlehem, to New Bethany Ministries' food bank at  333 W. 4th St, Bethlehem. Currently each volunteer picks up the baked goods set aside for us in the morning at one of the two markets and delivers them to New Bethany where help is available for unloading the goods. The whole pick-up and delivery process would require only about 1 hour of your time per week.   Deliveries occur on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and most volunteers perform one delivery per week. If you'd like to help but don't want to commit to weekly deliveries, we welcome volunteers willing to substitute on an as-needed basis. For more information on this valuable ministry please contact one of the current volunteers: Sue Snyder ( subs@ptd.net ), Joe Tramontana ( jtramontana77@gmail.com ), Gene Witiak ( thehug.witiak@gmail.com ) and Karen Norelli ( ksnorelli@gmail.com ). 
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 swilliams@nativitycathedral.org . Thanks!
The second quarter financial update, as prepared by our Finance Committee, i s available (click here to view report)
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 3
6:30 AM Men's AnD Group - Bethlehem Diner
10:00 AM Nativity Staffs the Thrift Shop
12:00 PM Office Closed

Saturday, August 4
9:00 AM Altar Guild Preparations - Sacristy
10:00 AM Thrift Shop open until 1 PM
5:00 PM Holy Eucharist - Cathedral

Sunday, August 5
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist - Cathedral
8:45 AM Summer Fellowship Breakfast - Dining Room
9:30 AM Baptism Rehearsal - Cathedral
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist | Baptism - Cathedral

Monday, August 6
9:00 AM Flower Arranging for Hospital Visitations - Sacristy

Tuesday, August 7
9:30 AM Nativity Serves at New Bethany Meal Center
1:00 PM History Group - History Room
1:00 PM Al-Anon Meeting - Room 21
6:00 PM Youth Ministry Summit - Dining Room
7:00 PM Yarns of Love - Good Shepherd Chapel

Wednesday, August 8
9:00 AM Holy Eucharist | Healing Service - Good Shepherd Chapel
10:00 AM Nativity Staffs the Thrift Shop
1:15 PM Yarns of Love - Dining Room
6:30 PM New Bethany Ministries Parenting Class - Good Shepherd Chapel & Nursery

Thursday, August 9
10:00 AM Nativity Staffs the Thrift Shop
7:00 PM Campus Mission Planning Meeting - Dining Room
7:00 PM Daughters of the King - Good Shepherd Chapel
7:00 PM S-Anon - Room 21

Friday, August 10
6:30 AM Men's AnD Group - Bethlehem Diner
10:00 AM Nativity Staffs the Thrift Shop
12:00 PM Office Closed

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