March 17, 2023





March 19 - The Fourth Sunday in Lent

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist - Cathedral

8:45 AM Holy Eucharist 321 Worship - Sayre Hall

10:45 AM Holy Eucharist - Cathedral

12:30 PM Santa Eucaristía - Catedral


March 22

9:00 AM Holy Eucharist & Healing - Good Shepherd Chapel

Service Bulletin in English
Boletín de servicio en español

Covid Level GREEN — Masks optional. We have been following the CDC’s guidance for masking recommendations based on Covid-19 Community Levels. The Community Level in Lehigh and Northampton counties is now LOW, or level GREEN. At this level, people may mask at any time depending on your personal circumstances. Please remember to stay up to date with Covid 19 vaccinations.

Please see our website for complete guidelines. 

Parking in the lower lot is reserved for handicap only. Parking is available in the upper lot, in the New Street garage at 324 S. New Street, at the Fourth and Wyandotte lot Sundays until 1PM, and on street along Fourth Street and in the 400 block of Wyandotte Street.

Healing and Wholeness

Those who are in need of healing – Lillian Lewis, Robert, Susan Mast, Carol Czechowski, Bebe Lockwood, Dolores Cauller, Peggy Hilgert, Marion Chapman, Martha Golfphin, Emilia Isaacs, Puddy Cluett, Tracy Kehoe, Carol Trexler, Jon Knauss, Cornelia Miller, Judith Warner, James Reader, Lois Turner, William Bradley, Madeline Orellana, Cameron Arcario, Robert Stinson, Sarah King.

Those serving in the military and places of danger – Nicole Albertson, Carlos Xavier Orellana, J.D., Oriana Marcial

Parish Cycle of Prayer – Janet Leroe; Mason, Renee, Allan Levy; Tom, Heather, Joan, Robert Lewis; Robert Leyshon; Marie Lisby; Jim Littleton.

The Church and the World – Trinity Cathedral Little Rock, Arkansas; St. Gabriel’s, Douglasville; and Good Shepherd Learning Center; Kajo Keji, St. John Lukura Parish; The Anglican Church of Southern Africa; the outreach ministries of Nativity, especially Gideons and all who work for biblical literacy throughout the world.

For our Partner Cathedral – Emmanuel Cathedral in Romogi, for Pianaleh their Dean, and for the

people of that Cathedral church, that we may grow stronger in our partnership and in our faith.

Our Healing Ministry resumes at the Cathedral  As available, there will be a healing team at the font and/or in the chapel to offer prayers for healing, laying on of hands as requested and/or anointing with oil. If there is a team present, please do avail yourself of this opportunity during the distribution of communion. Shalom.

Praying our Light to Shine! Praying our way to hope with Anglican Prayer Beads. An offering from our Ministry of Healing and Wholeness.

In the 1980’s a group of Episcopalians set out in group contemplative prayer using beads. The experience is similar to the Roman tradition of praying the rosary but unique in that there is a more meditative focus. This type of prayer will deepen and transform your devotions into a richer spiritual experience. Yet more transformative is to do so in community with Cathedral companions and our friends! Prayer beads are not required. Contact the church office for beads 610-865-0727 or email

Prayer Bead Meditations: Monday Evenings at 7 PM

Live virtually on Zoom

Meeting ID: 811 2302 4927

Passcode: 785220

Mindfulness Meditation Class Mindfulness Meditation Class is being held in person in the Good Shepherd Chapel on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm! The one-and-a-half hour class allows time for explanations, three 20 minute meditations (a 20 minute Guided Relaxation, 20 minute Walking Meditation, and 20 minute Silent Meditation) and discussion. The class will be led by Dr. Kevin Siddons. People new to meditation and seasoned meditators are all welcome. Masks are recommended.


New office hours - Please note that the Parish Office hours have changed. They offices are now open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Set up a one-on-one meeting with Fr. Jon - During his first year at Nativity, Fr. Jon is looking to meet one-on-one with as many parishioners as he can. This is a great opportunity to get to know our new Dean as well as share your own story with the Cathedral's newest pastor. If none of the times listed work for you, feel free to email Jon to set something up. He can be reached at To set up a meeting click here.

Eucharist Dinners: Final dinner will be Saturday, April 1st at 5pm in Sayre Chapel in the Cathedral. These bilingual eucharist celebrations will be conducted around a table while we share a simple meal. It is not a formal service, but instead an opportunity to be together and share a meal while remembering Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. Please sign up if you are interested in attending or assisting with the cooking. This will be limited to 25 people per dinner. 

This Sunday, March 19th, the church school children will be selling paper flowers that they've been making as part of their Lenten projects. Proceeds will go to the Episcopal Relief and Development fund earmarked for earthquake relief. Look for us after the Holy Eucharist 321 Worship and the 10:45 Choral Eucharist services. We appreciate your support!

Artist Gathering Wednesday March 22 at 6:30 p.m. - The new Nativity Arts Group will be meeting in the dining room in Sayre Hall at 6:30pm on Wednesday, March 22, to paint ceramic or wooden eggs to be delivered to our shut-ins for Easter. This will be an opportunity for artists in our church community to paint together, chat about projects and materials, and just generally get to know each other better. Some art supplies and snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring your own brushes, acrylic paints, and/or a snack to share—but if it isn't convenient for you to bring anything, just bring yourself! 

Saturday, April 1st at 10 a.m. in the Quilts Room - Do you remember the Palm Crosses we have on Palm Sunday? Have you ever thought about how they are made? Everyone is invited whether you have made them before or if it will be your fist time, if you are 8 years old or 80 years old or somewhere in between, you are most welcome to come and learn how to make the Palm Cross. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with Mary Ann Lynn (484-894-8274 or

Women’s Bible Study Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m. in the Goodwin Rm. Please contact Rev. Maryann Philbrook Sturges for more information.

"Support the Bethlehem Emergency Shelter by eating pizza!"

Monday Flower Group Volunteer Needed - The Monday flower group is looking for a volunteer. Please call Angelica Baez for more information at 610-509-0659 or email at Each week a volunteer from the group produces beautiful arrangements from the Sunday altar flower to bring cheer to the Parish Offices!

Collecting toiletries for women at Bethlehem Emergency Shelter We will be collecting gift cards so that we can purchase a range of toiletry items for them. Please bring a gift card, or make a donation with this specified in the memo. Coordinating the buying will help make sure we get exactly what the women need.

Food Drive for Fountain Hill Elementary Food pantry items needed: rice, canned meat (tuna, chicken, etc.), easy lunches (peanut butter, jelly, ramen, mac and cheese) and canned fruits and veggies. Place in the boxes at the back of the Nave of the Cathedral. Or visit this Amazon Wishlist and order away!

Creation Care TIP of the week: Consider joining a group like GreenFaith, that encourages faith communities to ‘care for creation’.

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Friday, March 17

10:00 AM Thrift Shop open until 2:00 PM

6:30 PM Discipleship Group Meeting - Dining Rm

Saturday, March 18

9:00 AM Altar Guild Prep - Cathedral

10:00 AM Thrift Shop Open until 1PM

5:00 PM Eucharist Dinner - Sayre Chapel, Cathedral

Sunday, March 19

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist- Cathedral

8:45 AM Holy Eucharist 321 Worship - Sayre Hall

9:30 AM Adult Formation - Dining Room

10:45 AM Holy Eucharist – Cathedral & Virtual

12:30 PM Spanish Holy Eucharist – Cathedral & Virtual

1:30 PM Coffee hour for Spanish service - Dining Room

Monday, March 20

7:00 PM Prayer Bead Meditation - Zoom

7:00 PM LGBTQIA Spirituality Meeting - Rm 21

Tuesday, March 21

9:15 AM Women's Bible Study - Goodwin Rm

10:30 AM Staff Meeting - Room 23

7:00 PM Vestry Meeting - Dining Rm

7:00 PM ESL Classes - Room 21, 22 & Goodwin Rm

Wednesday, March 22

9:00 AM Holy Eucharist & Healing - Good Shepherd Chapel

10:00 AM Thrift Shop open until 2:00 PM

1:00 PM Yarns of Love – Dining Rm

6:00 PM EfM - Rm 21

6:00 PM Easter Egg Painting w/Bryanna Joy - Dining Rm

6:00 PM Evening Prayer in Spanish - Virtual

7:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation - Good Shepherd Chapel

7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal - Choir Rm

Thursday, March 23

10:00 AM Thrift Shop Open until 2:00 PM

6:00 PM Youth Confirmation Classes - Good Shepherd Chapel

7:00 PM ESL Classes - Rm 21, 22 & Goodwin Rm

** Visit for links to virtual opportunities. **

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