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The Episcopal Church of the Nativity 22405 North Miller Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255 480.307.9216
THE NATIVITY SCENE
FALL PROGRAMS BEGIN AUGUST 18!
Our new Sunday schedule beginning Sunday, August 18:8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I (very traditional) with Hymns9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II (traditional) with Children’sChapel (children join their families for communion)10:45 a.m. Christian Formation for all ages11:30 a.m. Jazz/Gospel Eucharist5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Middle School Youth Group ( Grades 6 - 9 )6:00 – 8:00 p.m. High School Youth Group ( Grades 10 - 12 )
We are excited about the diversity of choices, and the opportunitythis new schedule gives us to reach new people for Christ! If you are interested in being a ministry leader or participant at the new 11:30 Jazz/Gospel service, please contact Pastor Susan atSusanSnook@TheNativity.net- or watch the bulletin for details.
August 4 & 11Sunday School and Youth RegistrationAugust 11Backpack Collection andBack-to-School BlessingsAugust 11Meet Your Teacher Day!August 11Youth Pool Party, 5:00 p.m.(Location TBA)August 18Fall Programs Begin
Christian Formation at Church of the Nativity
This fall brings an exciting new set of Christian formation programs for all ages, to equip us all for lifelong learning asdisciples of Jesus. We have innovative,expanded learning opportunities for adults (see specialinsert); lively new curriculumalong with some continued programs for our younger children (pages 8 and 9 ); and a wonderful new youth leader with great plans for teen faith-building (pages 10 and 11 ). Please take a look at the opportunities for getting involved, inside this issue.Sunday School and Youth Registration – Sunday, August 4 and 11Youth Kickoff Pool Party – Sunday, August 11All Programs Begin – Sunday, August 18
About the New Jazz/Gospel Eucharist
On Sunday, August 18, our 10:00 service will move to 9:30 and we willadd a new Jazz/Gospel Eucharist at 11:30. The service will highlightsome lively and beautiful traditional American religious music – jazz,gospel, and other forms that touch the heart. The music will include our gospel choir twice a month, as well as singers and instrumentalists eachweek. The service will be a bit more informal than our 9:30 service, witha children’s story time and involvement from our youth as leaders in theservice. It will last an hour or less. Hospitality and Christian formationfor all ages will happen right before the 11:30 service (at 10:45), so youhave the opportunity to see and learn alongside your friends from the9:30 service.