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
Lenten Meals and Stations of the Cross beginning
Joy Hague, our organist and choir director, has planned some wonderful music for the organ dedication on Sunday, May 18th. The service will be Evensong (at 5:00 pm). We will be singing “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place” the sacred, stirring centerpiece movement of the Requiem by Johannes Brahms, and “Glorious Everlasting” by Cousins. (Both are available on YouTube if you want to hear them.)
If you can sing with the choir just for the organ dedication on May 18th, several Wednesday night rehearsals (7 pm) preceding the dedication will be devoted to this effort. Please come and bring your musical friends and family. For questions, call Marilyn or Jon Browne (972-867-5857), or talk with any choir member or Joy on Wednesday evening or Sunday morning.
Women’s Bible Study will begin a new study – “Live Fearlessly” – on Thursday, September 5th at the usual time of 9:30 to 11:30 am in the Parish Hall.
We are going to study the book of Joshua, with a book called “Live Fearlessly.” I’ve tried to meet some of your requests with these authors. There are 5 days of study each week, but you ought to be able to do each in 20-30 minutes. The main readings from Joshua are printed in the book and there are a few, but not many, other Biblical references to look up. I’m sure once you get used to it, you will really like this new format. There are no videos so we’ll have plenty of time for discussion each Thursday.
The publisher says:
“Ever feel like you don’t have what it takes? Like you can’t be as good as those around you? Well, after waiting decades for his time to lead, Joshua had some big shoes to fill. He may have felt slightly intimidated by the task at hand.
Joshua’s predecessor, Moses, had a near spotless resume: he led the Jews out of Egypt, parted the Red Sea-he even conversed directly with God. Not exactly an easy act to follow. Yet Joshua’s fearless confidence in God proved to be more than enough. God used Joshua in miraculous ways. All his life, the people of Israel followed and trusted Joshua’s lead.
What was his secret? How did Joshua live so fearlessly? What can his story teach us today?
The Fresh Life series was created by women, for women, who crave a profound experience of God’s Word without an overwhelming time commitment. In just twenty minutes a day, you will come to a deeper understanding of the truths of the Bible. With a group or by yourself, use this easy-to-use study to develop a fearless, Joshua-like confidence in God so you can accomplish everything He asks you to do.”
Books will be available on that first day; price with tax is $13.75.
Join us for study and discussion, but also for prayer, food and fellowship — and bring a friend. All are welcome.
More information on Women’s Bible Study is available here.
The National Brotherhood of St. Andrew has appointed April 27th as the National Service Day, when chapters nationwide are encouraged to perform a service project in their communities.
The Dallas Assembly has targeted our workday at Camp All Saints. All Chapters (Holy Nativity included) are to join there for a day of outdoor trail preparation and general make-ready for the camps summer season. Bring gloves and protective clothing and tools if available, but the camp does have most tools that would be needed.
It would be great to have a nice contingent of people from our Parish. Anyone interested in participating should contact Robby Gerber, Brian Prestemon, or John Phipps. We will need to let the camp directors know the numbers who will be attending (so they can feed us lunch) by April 15.
This is an opportunity for us to invite our neighbors, co-workers, church members and church youth to join us in this worthwhile workday.
This Fall, Fr. Garrin will lead an 8-week class for middle schoolers, high schoolers and adults during the Sunday morning education hour. The study is focused upon encouraging and equipping Christians to serve as spiritual leaders in the home.
Please plan to join him.
Friday, September 7th @ 7pm
Kick-off BBQ Sponsored by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew will begin at 6pm. Everyone is invited
Saturday, September 8th @ 2pm Parish Hall
Childcare will be available.
The movie is rated PG-13: if you have questions about whether the movie is appropriate for your child, please speak with Jenny Dickinson.
While it is not necessary to see the movie to participate in the study, it is helpful. If you are unable to attend one of the viewings, please contact Fr. Garrin.
More information is available here.
Sunday Morning Study
September 9th – October 28th
9:15am – 10:15am
The annual Brotherhood of St. Andrew Ascension BBQ is on! After Ascension Service on May 17.
Tickets will be sold May 6 and 13 after both services – and at the door.
Come one, come all!
$10.00 for Adults
$4.00 for Kids (6 & under)
$30.00 Maximum for Families
Holy Nativity will be hosting the 2012 Diocesan Latino Festival on April 21 at 5:30 PM.
Come celebrate the Holy Eucharist, with all of the Hispanic congregations in the Diocese of Dallas. Visitors Welcome!
Churches participating include: St. Matthews’s Cathedral (Dallas), St. Luke’s (Dallas), St. Barnabas’ (Garland), Christ Church (Dallas), St. Mary’s (Irving), Holy Family (McKinney) , Resurrection (Dallas), Our Merciful Saviour ( Kaufman) and Holy Nativity (Plano).
Traditional food of Latin America will be serviced along with presentations of folkloric dances and traditional music of Latin America. Games will be provided for children. This event will be fun for all. Please put it on the calendar!
5:30 pm – Arrival
6:00 pm – Holy Eucharist with Bishop Lambert
7:30 – Latino Festival
The annual Parish Meeting has been set for Sunday, December 4. We will be having only one mass at 9AM. Following mass all are asked to convene for a light brunch and the meeting.
The following persons have been placed in nomination for Vestry by the Nominating Committee:
- Marilyn Browne
- Malcolm Catter
- Alyson Federico
- Rosalia Gonzalez-Amador
- Ben Moore
About 40 participants showed up for the Church Workday! A lot of cleaning, gardening and fix-ups were accomplished. The Brotherhood of St. Andrew furnished lunch for all.
The Brotherhood would like to thank all who came to spend a couple of hours in being a helping hand to the Church.
Join the Brotherhood for a day of work for the Church – June 11 – 10:30AM – 3PM! The Junior Warden has an extensive list of clean-ups and repairs needed throughout the Church and grounds. The Brotherhood will be furnishing lunch for all participants. So, come one, come all!
Work begins right after the monthly Brotherhood meeting. All men are invited to come and have breakfast and study with us!
Remember, Many Hands Make Light Work!