May 19, 2023





May 21 - The Seventh Sunday of Easter

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist - Cathedral

8:45 AM Holy Eucharist 321 Worship - Sayre Hall

10:45 AM Holy Eucharist & Baptism- Cathedral & Virtual

12:30 PM Santa Eucaristía - Catedral & Virtual


May 24

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

Service Bulletin in English
Boletín de servicio en español
Watch this Short Reel from last week's sermon here.

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 1 PM, and on the street along Fourth Street and in the 400 block of Wyandotte Street.

Healing and Wholeness

Those who are in need of healingLillian Lewis; Robert; Susan Mast; Carol Czechowski; Bebe Lockwood; Dolores Cauller; Peggy Hilgert; Marion Chapman; Martha Golfphin; Emilia Isaacs; Tracy Kehoe; Carol Trexler; Jon Knauss; Cornelia Miller; Judith Warner; James Reader; Lois Turner; William Bradley; Madeline Orellana; Cameron Arcario; Robert Stinson; Sarah King; Carl Chegwidden; Rose Pompa; The Rev. Gwendolyn-Jane Romeril; Philip Blythe.

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

Parish Cycle of Prayer Earlene Miller; Catherine, Matthew, Sara, Paul Miller; Jane Missimer; Riley, Duncan, Reagan, Andrea, Eric Mitcheltree; Ian, Alyssa, Allison, Charles Montgomery.

The Church and the WorldChrist Church Cathedral Hartford, Conneticut; St. Peter’s Hazleton; and New Bethany Ministries; Kajo Keji; Mutongo Parish; The Church in the Province of the West Indies; the outreach ministries of Nativity, especially Better Buy Thrift Shop.

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 front 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.


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.

Meet with Reverend Maryann - Want to chat? Need to talk about something? Book a meeting with our curate, the Rev. Maryann Sturges. To set up a meeting click here.

Don't miss this great $5 Spring Bag Sale

Mark your calendars, find those walking shoes and/or donate!  On Saturday, June 3, ShareCare will be a participating nonprofit in the 2023 "Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community".  Go for a walk and/or donate to support Sharecare Faith in Action! The 5K Walk starts at 9:00 AM; the 1-mile walk starts at 9:15 AM at DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA. 

Click on the button below to register or donate and follow the prompts.

Click on locations and registration.


Click on SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION; choose your participation level. 

Please contact ShareCare for more information: 610-867-2177 or

Click Here to Register or Donate

Nativity Annual Parish Picnic & Bi-lingual Worship Service will take place at 10AM, Sunday, June 11 at Lower Saucon Park, 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem, PA 18015. See on Google Maps Here. Located behind Town Hall off Old Philadelphia Pike (just west of Route 378). Hurray! We will gather in-person for worship, to celebrate our parish, and to enjoy good food and fellowship. All are welcome! Grilled hamburgers, vegetable burgers, hot dogs, and drinks will be provided. Please bring your favorite side dish, salad, or dessert to share. 

The LGBTQIA Spirituality Group - Are you looking to connect with others on the common ground of queerness and Christianity? The LGBTQIA Spirituality Group meets on the last Thursday of each month at 7P in the Dining Room! For more info and to stay in the loop, reach out to Vinny at

New Bethany Ministries is restarting their in-person lunch services. The cathedral is looking for volunteers for a once-a-month time slot. If you're interested, please contact Maryann Philbrook Sturges at for more details.

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: Create a compost pile from coffee grounds, eggshells, food waste (NO oil, bones, meat, dairy); learn how by following this LINK.

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Friday, May 19

10:00 AM Thrift Shop Open until 2PM

Saturday, May 20

9:00 AM Altar Guild Prep - Cathedral

10:00 AM Thrift Shop Open until 1PM

Sunday, May 21

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist- Cathedral

8:45 AM Holy Eucharist 321 Worship - Sayre Hall

9:30 AM Coffee Hour - Dining Rm

9:30 AM Sunday School - Ground Fl

10:45 AM Holy Eucharist and Baptism – Cathedral & Virtual

12:30 PM Spanish Holy Eucharist – Cathedral & Virtual

1:30 PM Confirmation class and coffee hour for the Spanish Service - Dining Rm

Monday, May 22

7:00 PM Prayer Bead Meditation - Zoom

Tuesday, May 23

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

10:30 AM Staff Meeting - Rm 23

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

Wednesday, May 24

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 Evening Prayer in Spanish - Virtual

6:00 PM EfM - Rm 21

7:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation - Good Shepherd Chapel

7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal - Choir Rm

Thursday, May 25

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

6:00 PM Youth Confirmation Class - Church of the Mediator

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

7:00 PM LGBTQIA Spirituality Meeting - Dining Rm

** Visit for links to virtual opportunities. **

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