Nativity Notes
“Wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants.”

-- Esther DeWaal

Pilgrimage to Wales: A Celtic Journey to Health, Healing & Wholeness.
Join us in the spirit of God's healing grace as we live a pattern of prayer, journey, exercise and communion with God's healing spirit.
Adult Forums:
September 16 – Inviting people to share the bread. A presentation of potential designs for improving our campus and making it more welcoming. Mr. David Horn, principal of Architerra, landscape architect, will be joined by the task force of the Cathedral for the design of our campus improvement plans. Come and see what explorations have produced and offer your feedback.
September 23 – October 14  - Dr. Brett Hendrickson, Professor of religious studies at Lafayette College: Difficult Religious Issues in the News.
Rite 13, J2A, Thresholds - Come along on a holy hike to South Mountain Park on Sunday, September 16. We leave from the Cathedral at noon and return at 2 PM.
Cathedral Choirs  Cathedral Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7 pm. Cathedral Choristers rehearsals begin on Wednesdays, at 4:30 pm. Our new Cathedral Handbell Choir will begin rehearsals Thursday, September 27 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.
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.
Past & Present Luncheon It's not Back to School-- no, no-- it's BACH TO PAST AND PRESENT.  Indeed!  Friday, September 21st we have The Bach Choir Director, Greg Funfgeld joining us as our opening program. He will have slides and stories and will be assisted by our own Eve Campbell, who has put together a history of how the Bach Choir is tied to Nativity Cathedral. As always the program will be followed by a lunch. Please hold the date and join us for our 1st luncheon of the 2018-19 season.  Program at 11:00 am. Luncheon at Noon. R.S.V.P.  Sarah Norwine 610/ 954-8052 or Pam Bayliss 610/ 798-7671. 
Nativity Book Club will be meeting Thursday September 27, at 11:00 am in room 23. (Please note the change of date.) We will be discussing  The Column Of Fire by Ken Follet. Our Leader will be Doris Burnside. Bring your list of books you may want to read and discuss this year. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Take the Bible Challenge! A Journey with Matthew  This 50 day study follows the good news of Christ as revealed to us through the Gospel of Matthew. Study book allows for daily reading and reflection. Weekly gathering led by Dean Pompa invites us to discover together major themes of the Gospel and share our discoveries with one another. Tuesdays, October 9 through November 27, 7-8PM at the Cathedral. To register by Monday, September 24, email or call the church office at 610-865-0727. Order your workbook through the office - $15.00 check payable to the Cathedral. Also available for your own download on Kindle, Nook, and iTunes.
Seating of the New Bishop  will take place in the Cathedral on Friday, October 12 at 5:30 PM. This is a moving ritual that literally places our Bishop in the Cathedra as a sign of Episcopal Leadership and Care.
The first Cathedral Arts concert of the season will be on Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 pm featuring early music artists The Bricolage Project & The Chivalrous Crickets who will present “The French Connection”– delightful Scottish and French choral works, folk music, lute song based on the famous early Renaissance song ‘L’homme armé’ ( The Armed Man ).
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.
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, September 14
Thrift Shop Closed
8:30 AM Clergy Luncheon - Sayre Hall, Dining Room, Kitchen

Saturday, September 15
8:00 AM Finance Committee Meeting – Room 23
9:00 AM Altar Guild Prep – Cathedral
11:00 AM Ordination & Consecration of IX Bishop – First Presbyterian Church of Allentown
1:00 PM Steeple Tours – Cathedral
5:00 PM Holy Eucharist – Cathedral

Sunday, September 16
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist - Cathedral
8:45 AM 321 Contact Worship Service - Sayre Hall
9:20 AM Sunday School | Adult Formation
10:30 AM Holy Eucharist - Cathedral
12:00 PM RIte 13, J2A & Thresholds Hike

Monday, September 17
9:00 AM Flower Arranging for Hospital Visitations - Sacristy
10:00 AM Food Access Committee Meeting - Room 21
3:45 PM Homework Club - Welcome Place

Tuesday, September 18
9:30 AM Meditating with the Psalms Bible Study - Dining Room
1:00 PM Al-Anon Meeting - Room 21
3:45 PM Homework Club - Welcome Place
5:00 PM ShareCare Board Meeting - Room 22
6:30 PM Vestry Meeting - Dining Room

Wednesday, September 19
9:00 AM Holy Eucharist | Healing Service - Good Shepherd Chapel
9:30 AM EfM - Room 22
10:00 AM Nativity Staffs the Thrift Shop
1:15 PM Yarns of Love - Dining Room
3:15 PM Private Tutoring - Good Shepherd Chapel
4:30 PM Cathedral Choristers Rehearsal - Choir Room
6:30 PM EfM - Goodwin Room
6:30 PM New Bethany Ministries Parenting Class - Good Shepherd Chapel & Nursery
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room

Thursday, September 20
9:00 AM Past & Present Luncheon Preparation - Dining Room, Kitchen
10:00 AM Nativity Staffs the Thrift Shop
11:00 AM Bethlehem Steel Vets - Room 21
2:00 PM Clergy Bible Study - Goodwin Room
3:45 PM Homework Club - Welcome Place
7:00 PM Daughters of the King - Good Shepherd Chapel
7:00 PM Cathedral Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Bishop Gray Room
7:00 PM S-Anon - Room 21

Friday, September 21
10:00 AM Nativity Staffs the Thrift Shop
11:00 AM Past & Present Luncheon - Dining Room, Kitchen

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