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Nativity Scene Newsletter April 2014

Nativity Scene Newsletter April 2014

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Episcopal Church of the Nativity Newsletter for April 2014.
Episcopal Church of the Nativity Newsletter for April 2014.

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The Episcopal Church of the Nativity 22405 North Miller Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85054 480.307.9216
Holy Week at Nativity
Don’t miss the solemn observance of Christ’s last week on Earth.
Palm Sunday, April 13:
All three services include the remembrance of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Eucharist, music, and the dramatic reading of the Passion. The 11:30 service takes place at Sonoran Hills Park, 7625 E. Williams, after our 10:45 a.m. Palm Sunday picnic – see p. 10 for details.
Maundy Thursday, April 17, 7:00 p.m.
 Maundy Thursday Worship remembers Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples, including his institution of the Eucharist and optional washing of feet. The service ends in silence as Maundy Thursday fades into Jesus’ arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Good Friday, April 18: Noon
Contemplative Service
5:30 and 6:00 p.m.
 Experiential Stations of the Cross for all ages, led by our children and youth.
7:00 p.m.
 The choir highlights a beautiful and solemn journey to the cross, with poetry, music, and prayers.
Easter at Nativit
y: April 20, 2014!
Nativity of fers two joyful, and very different, worship experiences on Easter.7:30 a.m. Easter Vigil Sunrise Service:
Enjoy the most beautiful service of the year as Easter comes to Nativity. Children and youth help read and act out the Old Testament lessons; we enter the sanctuary through the waters of the “Red Sea,” joyfully singing; we experience the moment when Easter comes to Nativity! Adult and children’s choirs sing, and we share Eucharist, the sacrament of the resurrection.
9:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast and Children’s Easter Experience:
Enjoy a lovely Easter breakfast as children discover the mystery of Easter! Children also enjoy an Easter Egg hunt!
10:00 a.m. Easter Festival Service:
The adult choir and guest musicians highlight this glorious Easter experience! We celebrate Christ’s resurrection with Eucharist, the sacrament of the resurrection, Bible readings, sermon, music and prayers.
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Nativity ScheduleTake a moment to wish a Happ y Birthday To:
Nativity Staff 
The. Rev. Susan B. Snook Rector SusanSnook@TheNativity.netThe Rev. Dr.Wayne V. WhitneyPastoral AssociateWayneWhitney@TheNativity.netDr. Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler Director of Music MinistryIlonaKubiaczyk-Adler @TheNativity.netShelley ByrnesDirector of Christian Formation ShelleyByrnes@TheNativity.netSusan WeidhaasBookkeeper Susanw@thenativity.netMina RaffertyParish Administrator MinaRafferty@TheNativity.net
Nativity’s Vestry
Senior Warden: David Bolger  480-945-3810 David@DJBolger.comJunior Warden: Mark Miller  480-368-5530 msmiller@value.netTreasurer Kara Erickson 480 518- 2683 theazericksons@hotmail.com Tricia Beaird 480-699-7893 pbeaird@cox.netSuzanne Cohen 480-586-6625 Secohenjd@yahoo.comJennie Dobbins 602-770-0513 jenniedobbins@gmail.comGeorge Hartz 480-513-3155 gehartz@yahoo.com Kris Haugen 480-515-4803 kris.haugen@cox.netJane Heist 480-419-1229 Ljh0cpa@hotmail.comCotty Peabody 480-588-8328 Epeabody@earthlink.netLani Sambach 602-793-2808 wasjrra@cox.net
SCHEDULE ON SUNDAYS:8:00 a.m. Rite I Eucharist 9:30 a.m. Rite II Traditional Eucharist with Children’s Chapel
10:45 a.m. Hospitality and Christian Education for all ages
11:30 a.m. Jazz/Gospel Eucharist
 5:00 p.m. Youth Group, Grades 6-9 6:00 p.m. Youth Group, Grades 10-12
Easter Sunday7:30 a.m. Easter Vigil Service
9:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast & Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
10:00 a.m. Easter Festival Service
Patti Worthington 4/1Elizabeth Barrett 4/2Elizabeth Stuckey 4/3Abby Call 4/4Sydney Daus 4/6Bill Deihl 4/9Ryan Bright 4/11Patricia Beaird 4/13Skyler Chew 4/15Colleen Whichello 4/15Jim Blum 4/22Kali Higgins 4/22Susan Snook 4/24Barbara Woodall 4/26Jim Davis 4/28Art Graf 4/28Barbara Worthington 4/30
22405 N. Miller RoadScottsdale, Arizona 85255Telephone:480-307-9216www.NativityScottsdale.org
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The most solemn, transcendent, and  joyous observances of the Christian year come during Holy Week and Easter. The great mystery of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, the reason we are Christians, the triumph of God over the  powers of sin and death, are remembered and celebrated this most important week. As is our tradition, on Easter  Nativity celebrates two glorious Easter services. Our early (7:30 a.m.) Easter service is my favorite worship service of the year! We begin at sunrise, remembering the few moments before the women discovered that the tomb was empty. We remember God’s acts in creation and in delivering the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt. We walk through the “Red Sea” ourselves, remembering that Easter was God’s way of delivering us from slavery to sin and death, and our baptism (our personal Red Sea experience) is our way of joining in Jesus’ death and resurrection and entering into eternal life. The 7:30 a.m. service is a baptismal service and a service of participation for Nativity’s children and youth, and will include music of the adult and children’s choirs, and of course, Eucharist. Between the two services, we enjoy a light Easter breakfast and children can discover the mystery of  Easter with the Children’s Easter Experience. Then at 10:00, we celebrate a glorious Easter Festival Eucharist, highlighting beautiful music of our adult choir and guest musicians. All of us love Easter services, but I encourage you to make your Easter much more meaningful by celebrating Holy Week as well. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday on April 13, as we  begin our walk with Christ through the events of the last tumultuous week of his life. It is a week of highs and lows  – from the triumphal entry into Jerusalem as crowds shouted “Hosanna,” to the horror of the cross on Good Friday as crowds shouted “Crucify him.” On Maundy Thursday, we remember Jesus’ last bittersweet meal with his disciples, as he washed their feet, told them to remember him through the sacrament of  bread and wine, and commanded them to love one another as he loved them. Deepen your understanding of the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection by worshiping with us during Holy Week. The experience of Holy Week will help you feel the joy of Easter all the more deeply. In Christ, Susan
 A note from Pastor Susan
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