Holy Nativity Episcopal Church is excited to offer our Summer 2017 Vacation Bible School:
BIG CITY HEROES, THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE
Ages pre-K through 5th grade are invited to attend Vacation Bible School hosted at the Super Hero Big City of Holy Nativity Episcopal Church. Super Hero training will teach Bible lessons on how you can become a hero of obedience like Noah, a hero of strength like Esther, a hero of faith like Daniel, a hero of courage like David and a hero of love like Jesus. Please plan to send your super children, super neighbors, super grandchildren and super friends to this Ultimate VBS Adventure.
Dates: June 19-23, 2017
Attendees: All invited age pre-K through 5th grade
Please email Emily Wyman for any questions or to sign up your children for this summer program!
Photographs of Organist and Composer, Francis Vidil of France who was our guest organist at the 10:30 service on Sunday November 13, 2016. During the service, Monsieur Vidil played just the organ and other times played the organ AND trumpet simultaneously. Sounds like France has got talent, too! Literally!
The Women’s Bible Study will begin a new study on Thursday, September 1st. We will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 in the Parish Hall. Books will be available at this first meeting.
Our study this fall will be: Joseph, The Journey to Forgiveness by Melissa Spoelstra.
This six-week study explores what God has to say to us about grace and forgiveness through Joseph’s story of trial and triumph found in Genesis 37-50. As we study his dreams, his betrayers, his dysfunctional family, his struggle to forgive, and his journey toward reconciliation, we’ll find truths that echo into our own personal situations as well as practical help for answering common questions, such as:
How do I stop dwelling on the hurt?
Is forgiving someone excusing what happened?
When will I stop having to re-forgive?
Is there a difference between forgiveness and reconciliation?
How can I forgive and still set boundaries?
Is it ever okay not to forgive?
All of us know what it’s like to be hurt or betrayed. Often it’s a small breach such as being spoken to rudely or overlooked in a time of need. Other times we experience lies, gossip, or harsh words that cut us to the core. Some of us have endured unspeakable pain through abuse, adultery, or abandonment. God knows the pain we cause each other and longs to help…
Whether or not you are working through a hurtful situation right now, you can learn from Joseph how to release your past and present hurts to God and allow Him to do a supernatural work of forgiveness in your life. God wants to use the very things intended to hurt you as a source of blessing in your life and the lives of others.
The Participant Book includes lessons for each week, combining study of Scripture with personal reflection, application, and prayer – and will be available for purchase at the first meeting. All interested women (whether members of the parish or not) are invited to attend. Come and bring a friend.
Participants will …
- Deepen their relationship with God
- Understand and celebrate the spiritual gifts God has given them
- Understand God’s call for their lives and ministries
- Use their spiritual gifts to help meet the needs of others
Classes begin 4/14, 9:30-11:30 am in the Parish Hall. See, e-mail, or call Kay Wynn or Marilyn Browne to enroll so we will have enough participant books.
Discovering God’s Vision for Your Life: You and Your Spiritual Gifts
The Women’s Bible Study group will begin a new study on April 14th. This program on Spiritual Gifts was written by the same people who created Stephen Ministry with all their wonderful teaching materials, and led by Kay Wynn and Marilyn Browne.
Do you remember what the Gifts are? Do you think you may have Gifts but unsure of what yours are? Do you recall what the Bible says about Gifts? Reread 1 Corinthians 12 and Ephesians 4. Now, would you like to learn more?
We will meet at 9:30-11:00 am on Thursday mornings in the Parish Hall, April 14th through June 2nd. Please consider joining us.
We are aware that weekday mornings are not available to all, so the course will be offered again this summer, either Sunday between the services, or Saturday or in the evening. Let us know which you would prefer.
See the Stephen Ministry website for more information on this course: http://www.stephenministries.org/courses/default.cfm/751
If you have questions, please contact Kay Wynn or Marilyn Browne. “Men Are Welcome, Too!”
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew Quarterly Meeting was held on Saturday, March 12th at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Garland, TX where retired Bishop Stanton spoke the first missionary journey of the early apostles, focusing mostly on Antioch.
Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016 – Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Eucharist
10:30 am Solemn Eucharist
(Weather permitting we will meet in the parking lot across from
the Food Pantry for the Procession of the Palms)
12:45 pm La Santa Misa
5:00 pm La Santa Misa
Maundy Thursday, March 24, 2016
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist, Washing of the Feet, Stripping of the Altar.
The Watch begins in the chapel immediately following the service.
The signup sheet for the Watch is in the Narthex.
7:00 pm La Santa Misa/ Parish Hall
Good Friday, March 25, 2016
(The Watch continues)
7:00 pm Good Friday service
7:00 Spanish service / Parish Hall
Holy Saturday – The Great Vigil, March 26, 2016
7:30 am The Liturgy of Holy Saturday
8:00 pm The Great Vigil and Solemn Eucharist
7:00 pm La Santa Misa
Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016
8:00 am Eucharist
9:15 am Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt
10:30 am Solemn High Mass
12:45 pm La Santa Misa
5:00 pm La Santa Misa
We meet every 2nd Saturday of the month with 7:30 Eucharist followed by breakfast and meeting in the Parish Hall. All men of the Parish are welcome.
Lenten Meals and Stations of the Cross beginning
Feb. 19 through March 18th
Let’s all come together for our light and meatless
Lenten dinners at 6:30 PM
7:15 PM Stations of the Cross and Benediction.
This is a wonderful opportunity to add to your Lenten discipline.
Please see the sign-up sheet in the Narthex
for your chance to help serve this
inexpensive and simple meal in the Parish Hall.
Feel free to contact Kathi Hilton with specific details at the church office 972-424-4574