May 13, 2022
2nd Saturday of the Month
5:00 PM Celtic Eucharist - Cathedral

Last Saturday of the Month
5:00 PM Celtic Spirituality Night - Cathedral

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist - Cathedral
8:45 AM 321 Contact Worship - Sayre Hall
9:15 AM Sunday School - Good Shepherd Chapel
9:15 AM Adult Forum - Sayre Hall & Virtual
10:30 AM Holy Eucharist - Cathedral & Virtual
12:30 PM Spanish Holy Eucharist - Cathedral & Virtual

9:00 AM Holy Eucharist & Healing - Good Shepherd Chapel
Those who are in need of healing – Lillian Lewis, Anne, Wes Vogel, Robert, Susan Mast, Carol Czechowski, Debra Daniel, Bebe and Jack Lockwood, Dolores Cauller, Sue Koontz, Peggy Hilgert, Marion Chapman, Martha Golfphin, Emilia Isaacs, Dick Barsness, Puddy Cluett, Blanche Case, Allie Brockman, Edward Alling

Those serving in the military and places of danger – Stephen Hunter, Robert Wilkins, Kenny Lange, Nicole Albertson, Carlos Xavier Orellana, J.D.

Parish Cycle of Prayer – David and Joanne Brackenbury; William, Jennifer, Keara, Sienna and Nastasia Bradley; Tom Brandt; Joan Bray

The Church and the World – Trinity Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska; Grace Church, Honesdale; St. Paul Loopo Parish, Kajo Keji; The Scottish Episcopal Church; the outreach ministries of Nativity, especially Victory House

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
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.
The AED (automated external defibrillator) Machine can be found in the Sayre Hall Foyer (outside the restrooms/coat closet). This is a central location for those using the Cathedral, Sayre Hall, and other classrooms.
Nativity Transition News
Search for our new Dean & Rector Updates on the Dean and Rector search process can be found on Nativity's website. You can also email the Search Committee with any questions or comments at
Cathedral Arts / Music
We call your attention to THREE concerts coming up very soon for our Nativity Cathedral community and beyond. All concerts are open to the public, with free admission, and all donations offered to help defray ongoing expenses will be gratefully accepted at the door.
May 22 at 3 pm Canon Stephen Williams will play an organ concert at St. John’s Lutheran Church in
downtown Allentown (32 S. 5 th Street, just off Hamilton St., right next to the Post Office). This concert will celebrate The Arts at St. John’s series which Stephen began there in the early 90s and is thriving quite beautifully. The program will include some ‘war-horses’ for the organ, some pieces composed by some of St. John’s exemplary former musicians, and a few new tunes as well. The organ, which Stephen co-designed in 1991, is splendid, housed in a stunningly beautiful space, and via critical acclaim, has become one of the true treasures of the Lehigh Valley. It’s definitely worth a listen, or two! Please come and enjoy an afternoon of great music-making! The church’s website is found here and the announcement is found there by clicking on The Spire, the church’s newsletter.
May 27 at 7 pm Organists Reid Simmons and Joseph O’Brien, both delightful young men and already accomplished musicians, will be here at the Cathedral to offer a varied and intriguing program! Reid and Joseph are underclassmen at West Chester University, are good friends, and are incredibly inspired by what they do. They are excited to share their music, and we are honored to host them. Please come and support these gentlemen in their great work and honorable pursuits and ambitions!
June 12 at 3 pm Mezzo-soprano Lauren Curnow and pianist Vinny Trovato will offer a concert in the Cathedral that will certainly be a highlight for our Cathedral Arts Series! Lauren holds advanced vocal arts degrees from The Juilliard School and The Curtis Institute of Music, is on the voice faculty at Muhlenberg College, and is a currently a Doctoral candidate in vocal performance at The Mason Gross School of Music, Rutgers University. Oh, and she’s been our lovely alto Choral Scholar here at Nativity Cathedral for the past four years! She has already performed this program to splendid acclaim last month at Rutgers. It includes music of Francis Poulenc, Jules Massenet, Johannes Brahms, contemporary composer Rebecca Clarke, and others. Do come and support Lauren and Vinny in their outstanding work, and plan to enjoy another great afternoon of music!
Adult Formation
Adult Forums will be held in person and streamed to YouTube each Sunday, at 9:15-10:15 AM in Sayre Hall.
Nativity Youth Camp
June 18-25 at Camp Choconut in Friendsville, PA. Registration forms are now being accepted. Please return completed forms to the church office.
Education for Ministry
Do you have questions about your faith? EfM is a 4-year course of study providing the framework to connect faith to our daily lives through reading and discussion. An EfM group meets at Nativity Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:30 PM September through May.
Faith in Action
Food Drive for Fountain Hill Elementary Our friends at FHES are looking to stock up their current food pantry, as it is currently low on stock. Bring rice, canned meat (tuna, chicken, etc.), easy lunches (peanut butter, jelly, ramen, mac and cheese) and canned fruits and veggies and place in the boxes at the back of the Nave of the Cathedral. Or visit this Amazon Wishlist and order away!
Healing and Wholeness
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
Meeting ID: 891 7984 8251
Passcode: 852347
Nativity Cathedral has gone mask-optional. All visitors who are not vaccinated or who are at high-risk for illness with Covid are highly encouraged to continue masking. Please be kind in this time of transition. Consider masking when appropriate for the safety of others.
Our LGBTQ+ Spirituality Group will be meeting on Monday, May 16th at 7:00P in Room 21!
Are you LGBTQ+ identifying? Come and join us! We meet each 3rd Monday of the month.
There will be pizza and great conversation. Bring yourself and a friend! Interested in joining us?
Order hoagies through May 25 Nativity high school students are selling Italian, Turkey, Roast Beef, Tuna, and Pastrami hoagies for $5.50 each and Ham & Cheese, and Turkey & Cheese for $4.00 each. All orders will be available for pick up from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 4 in the upper parking lot of the Cathedral. All proceeds from the hoagie sale will benefit a non-profit organization in Navajoland, where Nativity youth will travel this summer as their Mission Trip. Questions? Please call Jess Cleffi at 484-695-2168
Scholarship Application The Cathedral Church of the Nativity is blessed to be able to award three $1,000 scholarships to active Nativity members who are high school seniors planning to further their studies or current college/trade school students. Details and the application are available on the church's website. Deadline for submission is May 23, 2022.
Nativity Annual Parish Picnic & Bi-lingual Worship Service 11AM, Sunday, June 5 at Dimmick Park, 570 Durham St., Hellertown. Horray! We will gather in-person for worship, to celebrate our high school graduates, and to enjoy good food and fellowship. All welcome! Grilled hamburgers, vegetable burgers, hot dogs, and drinks will be provided. Please bring your favorite side dish, salad or dessert to share. (Please note: Dimmick Park, Hellertown is a new location for our annual picnic.)
Help Needed Are you able to help a Ukrainian student at Lehigh with a room for the summer? Finances for many of the Ukrainian students are particularly tight as the War has greatly affected them. Ideal housing would be within walking distance to the campus. Please direct your questions to Professor Mary Anne Madeira at Lehigh University who can be reached at Thank you for your consideration!
Ukraine Crisis Response More than two million people have been displaced, making this the fastest-growing refugee crisis since World War II. Your immediate support will help Episcopal Relief & Development and other Anglican partners provide humanitarian assistance. Please continue to pray for those affected by this conflict.
If you are spring cleaning, the Thrift Shop would love to have your household items.
Monday Flower Group Volunteer Needed The Monday flower group is looking for a volunteer for the months of May and December. Please call Angelica Baez for more information at 610-509-0659 or email at Each week a volunteer from the group produces and delivers a beautiful arrangement from the Sunday altar flowers to our hospitalized parishioners. (NOTE: Due to pandemic constraints, office arrangements are currently done on Tuesdays and there are no hospital deliveries.)
Celebration of New Ministry Thursday, May 26 at 7 PM in-person at The Church of the Mediator and virtually via Mediator’s YouTube. Bishop Kevin, presiding.
Comunidad Hispana / Latina
Clases de Inglés en la Catedral de la Natividad Para aquellos que deseen aprender inglés, los martes y jueves por la noche de 7:00 p. m. a 9:00 p. m. Desde el jueves 10 de febrero hasta el martes 24 de mayo. Estudia con Sally Doocey y Tiffani Vélez, ambas expertas maestras del idioma inglés. ¡El espacio es limitado y los lugares ya se están llenando!
La Canóniga Sandy Milien

2nd & Last Saturday – 5PM
Sunday – 8AM, 10AM and 12:30 PM (Spanish)
Friday, May 13
10:00 AM Thrift Shop open until 2 PM
6:00 PM Evening Prayer in Spanish – Virtual

Saturday, May 14
9:00 AM Altar Guild Prep - Cathedral
9:00 AM Finance Committee Meeting - Room 21
10:00 AM Thrift Shop open until 1 PM
5:00 PM Celtic Eucharist - Cathedral
6:00 PM Evening Prayer in Spanish - Virtual

Sunday, May 15
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist - Cathedral
8:45 AM 321 Contact Worship - Sayre Hall
9:15 AM Adult Forum - Cathedral & Virtual
9:15 AM Sunday School - Good Shepherd Chapel
10:30 AM Holy Eucharist - Cathedral & Virtual
12:30 PM Spanish Holy Eucharist - Cathedral & Virtual

Monday, May 16
No Staff in Office - Staff work remotely
6:00 PM Evening Prayer in Spanish - Virtual
7:00 PM LGBTQ Spirituality - Room 21
7:00 PM Prayer Bead Meditation - Zoom

Tuesday, May 17
6:00 PM Evening Prayer in Spanish - Virtual
7:00 PM English Language Class - Room 21
7:00 PM Vestry Meeting - Good Shepherd Chapel

Wednesday, May 18
9:00 AM Holy Eucharist & Healing - Good Shepherd Chapel
10:00 AM Thrift Shop Open until 2 PM
6:00 PM Evening Prayer in Spanish - Virtual
6:30 PM EfM - Room 21
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room
7:00 PM Camp Meeting - Dining Room
Thursday, May 19
10:00 AM Thrift Shop open until 2 PM
6:00 PM Evening Prayer in Spanish - Virtual
7:00 PM English Language Class - Room 21

Friday, May 20
10:00 AM Thrift Shop Open until 2 PM
2:00 PM Marian Sunnergren Memorial Service - Cathedral
6:00 PM Evening Prayer in Spanish - Virtual

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