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The Episcopal Church of the Nativity

22405 North Miller Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

480.307.9216

October 2013

THE NATIVITY SCENE
www.NativityScottsdale.org
Save the Date –
All Saints’ Celebration, Nov. 3! On All Saints’ Day, Nativity will celebrate with some special events: • • New Orleans Second Line Jazz Mass – in honor of saints of the church, and all who have died, featuring favorite religious music. New Orleans Gumbo/Jambalaya Cookoff – bring your favorite New Orleans dish to share at a parish lunch! Short talk on stewardship – a matter of the heart and spirit. Concert performance by Desert Foothills Theater, of music from their upcoming production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

10/6/13
Sunday October 6th we will be having our annual Animal Blessing service! Our 11:30 service will be held at Sonoran Hills Park, 7625 East WIlliams Road. Before the service we are going to have a lunch potluck. See page 11 for details.

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Watch the bulletin and the announcements for details!

Faith  in  Action
2014 Ingathering
“I will go Lord if you lead me. I have heard you calling in the night.”

I have a startling announcement to make – For 2014 – Church of the Nativity needs no budget and no contributions from parishioners. (Important – Continue reading) However, the people of Church of the Nativity, the people we touch, our missions and ministries, and the people with whom we have the opportunity to share the life-giving spirit of Jesus Christ DO very much need your pledge and commitment to Christian stewardship at Nativity Church for 2014. Unlike any other thing you do in life, true spiritual giving to something you love is life-transforming. To experience this, we must each look deep inside ourselves and find that place where we give eagerly and with great enthusiasm for what we have and what we can share with others. I recently read, “Everything we have comes from God. If we gave just 5% back to God, we get to keep 95% for ourselves. That’s not a bad deal!” You know what? That is a bargain. Church of the Nativity has been blessed in so many ways and not least by our parishioner family, our spirit of communion and fellowship, our lively and welcoming worship, our clergy, staff and ministry leadership, our youth and children’s programs, our missions and most of all, our love and commitment to the love of God that has brought us so far so fast.

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Our New Address
22405 N. Miller Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85255 Telephone: 480-307-9216

T ake a moment to wish a Happy Birthday T o:
Judy Peavy Austin Spencer-Treinen Alyson Orescanin Destiny Spencer-Treinen Lisa Mozilo Bob Schoenbachler Andrew Stuckey Moriah Forbes Syvlia Norell Tristan Clarke Susan Burnham Charlotte Erickson Christine White Monique Whitney Joe Banks Evangeline Clarke 3-Oct 4-Oct 4-Oct 6-Oct 6-Oct 11-Oct 12-Oct 13-Oct 14-Oct 17-Oct 19-Oct 19-Oct 21-Oct 24-Oct 25-Oct 30-Oct

www.TheNativity.net SUNDAY SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. Rite I Eucharist w/ Hymns 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

Every month we list those whose birthdays are being celebrated. If you would like your name added to the list, please contact Mina Rafferty at minarafferty@thenativity.net.

Nativity’s Vestry
Senior Warden: Jeff Jameson 480-262-7957 JeffJameson@cox.net Junior Warden: Bill Deihl 480-595-9546 Tricia Beaird Nancy Bleasdale Mike Brown Kara Erickson George Hartz Jane Heist Lani Sambach Claire Smith David Smith bjdeihl@aol.com

Nativity Staff
The. Rev. Susan B. Snook Rector SusanSnook@TheNativity.net Dr. Wayne V. Whitney Curate WayneWhitney@TheNativity.net Dr.  Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler Director of Music Ministry IlonaKubiaczyk-Adler @TheNativity.net Shelley Byrnes Director of Children’s & Family Ministries ShelleyByrnes@TheNativity.net Julie Bogle Director of Youth Ministries JulieBogle@TheNativity.net Art Graf Treasurer Mxgk25a@aol.com Mina Rafferty Parish Administrator MinaRafferty@TheNativity.net

480-699-7893 pbeaird@cox.net 602 421-3631 schoolmarm@att.net

480-342-9423 mbrown@bromatco.com 480 518- 2683 theazericksons@hotmail.com 480-513-3155 gehartz@yahoo.com 480-419-1229 Ljh0cpa@hotmail.com 602-793-2808 wasjrra@cox.net 480-285-7679 csmith@lifetouch.com 480-538-7068 VIDSmith@gmail.com

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A n o t e f r o m Pa s t o r S u s a n

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Transforming lives with the love of God in Jesus Christ

All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voices let us sing: Alleluia, alleluia! Bright burning sun with golden beams, pale silver moon that gently gleams, O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! Francis  founded  a  Christian  order  called  the  Friars   - words of Hymn 400, written by Francis of Assisi

These  words,  written   by  St.  Francis  of  Assisi,  express   his  reverence  for  the  earth  and   all  its  creatures  as  God’s  blessed  creation.    In  honor   of  this  great  saint  and  his  love  for  creation,  we   celebrate  Blessing  of  the  Animals  each  year  around   his  feast  day  –  this  year,  on  Sunday,  October  6  at  our   11:30  service  at  Sonoran  Hills  Park.   St.  Francis  is  often  pictured  as  a  garden   statue,  covered  with  birds,  squirrels,  and  rabbits.     But  this  great  saint  was  far  more  than  a  garden   statue,  and  his  remarkable  life  is  worth   remembering  in  its  completeness.    He  was  born  in   1182,  the  son  of  a  prosperous  merchant,  and  in  his   youth,  lived  a  life  of  revelry.    He  also  joined  the   military  and  fought  on  behalf  of  Assisi,  at  one  point   being  captured  and  held  prisoner  for  a  year.    During   this  time,  he  may  have  had  his  first  religious  vision.   After  a  pilgrimage  to  Rome,  Francis  had   another  vision  in  the  church  at  San  Damiano,  where   Jesus  appeared  to  him  and  said,  "Francis,  Francis,  go   and  repair  my  house  which,  as  you  can  see,  is  falling   into  ruins."    Francis  interpreted  this  vision  as  an   instruction  to  physically  rebuild  the  church  at  San   Damiano,  which  he  did  with  his  own  hands.    Later,   however,  it  became  clear  that  Francis  was  called  to   help  the  whole  Roman  Catholic  Church  rebuild,  by   calling  it  back  to  its  roots  of  simplicity  and   dedication  to  the  gospel.       Francis  returned  to  Assisi  and  worked  in  his   father’s  business,  but  infuriated  his  father  by  giving   money  he  earned  from  selling  his  wares  to  a  beggar   in  the  marketplace.    His  father  tried  to  reform  him   through  beatings,  and  finally  through  a  lawsuit   before  the  Bishop  of  Assisi.    In  a  dramatic   confrontation,  Francis  renounced  his  inheritance,   took  the  clothes  off  his  back  so  as  to  owe  nothing  to   his  father,  and  walked  away  to  begin  a  life  of   poverty.

  Francis  founded  a  Christian  order  called  the   Friars.    Minor  (the  Lesser  Brothers),  who  took  an  oath   of  poverty  and  lived  as  itinerant  preachers.    It  was   during  this  time  that  Francis  became  famous  for   preaching  to  animals  if  humans  were  not  available  to   listen  (and  it  is  said  that  the  animals  listened   attentively).    Dressed  in  rough  garments,  barefoot,  and   carrying  no  staff  or  money,  as  directed  by  the  gospel,   Francis  went  into  the  countryside  to  preach   repentance.       In  his  later  years,  Francis  became  famous  for   inspiring  St.  Clare  of  Assisi  to  found  a  women’s  order,   the  Poor  Clares;  for  helping  inspire  reforms  in  the   Roman  Catholic  Church;  for  attempting  to  make  peace   between  Christian  Crusaders  and  the  Sultan  of  Egypt;   for  setting  up  the  first  live  Nativity  scene  at  Christmas   1220;  and  for  receiving  the  stigmata,  the  five  wounds   of  Christ  (hands,  feet,  and  side),  during  a  vision  in   1224.    He  died  in  1226  and  became  a  saint  in  1228.       It  is  said  that  no  one  in  history,  except  for  Jesus   himself,  led  so  pure  a  Christian  life  as  Francis.    He  saw   humans  as  true  stewards  of  God’s  kingdom,  placed   here  on  earth  to  use  God’s  resources  to  care  for  all   God’s  people  and  all  creation.    He  lived  simply  and   influenced  many  with  his  commitment  and  integrity.    I   hope  we  can  live  a  life  that  is  a  mere  fraction  as  holy  as   the  life  of  Francis  of  Assisi.    

Susan  

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Wayne’s World

Big Fun Bible Movie Night at Nativity
One of the things that got me so interested in the Bible when I was a kid was those Bible-based movies that were made back in the 50's and 60's. The biggie for me was the Ten Commandments which sent me scurrying for my Bible so I could track the story of the Exodus and know what was coming next. One movie that I had never seen till just recently was David & Bathsheba. Shot entirely in Nogales, Arizona, David and Bathsheba is a sprawling, actionpacked Technicolor epic film about King David that sweeps off the pages of the Bible. Recreating one of the most torrid tales of misguided passion in the history of God's people, the film tracks the life of David as he falls in love with the captivating Bathsheba. It's a story of sin and redemption--the story of every person who has ever experienced failure in following God. It's fun seeing the young Gregory Peck and Deborah Kerr from 1951 recreating this story that we know so well. We will show this movie at Nativity's first Big Fun Bible Movie Night on October 25 at 7:00 p.m in the Longley-Cook Children's Center. The movie popcorn will be gratis, you just bring your favorite age-appropriate beverage. The movie has a running time of 1 hour and 56 minutes and after a brief introduction at 7:00 the curtain goes up at 7:10 followed by a brief conversation afterward. Your hosts are David Bolger and Deacon Wayne for this whole-family event. See you the last Friday in October!

of Faith
"B" is for Bible and it is the 2nd module in our Back to Basics Curriculum which starts on October 30. The Bible Module will run for 5 Wednesdays, Oct 30, Nov 6 & 13, Dec 4 & 11. (The "A" module, Basic Anglicanism, is currently ongoing: It continues on consecutive Wednesdays through Oct 23. You can still join, just let Deacon Wayne know.) The Bible Module that starts Oct 30 is a great opportunity if you ever wanted to get a quick overview of the entire sweep of the Bible from beginning to end in a very brief time. This Bible Module is a great opportunity for you to invite friends that have inquiring minds about the unique take the Episcopal Church has on the Bible. Opportunity to register will be available in the Sunday bulletins and you can register your guests with your own registration.

ADULT CHRISTIAN FORMATION FOR FALL 2013
This fall, Nativity is offering a number of opportunities to deepen your faith through adult Christian formation, on Sunday mornings and other times. Sunday morning programs include Power Bible Study with Deacon Wayne: Bible Stories - The Ones You Thought You Knew or Wish You Did - in the Music Room each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Parents' Coffee Klatch: Topics of Conversation for parents and by parents - hosted by Shelley Byrnes while the children are attending Sunday school. In the Longley-Cook Children's Gathering Area. Pre-game/Post-game - Pastor Susan will lead a session reviewing the current Sunday’s lessons and sermons. Bring your thoughts and questions! Then we will preview next week’s lessons. The sessions will be held in Dr. Wayne’s office.

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A NOTE FROM OUR STEWARDSHIP LEADER

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Faith  in  Action
2014 Ingathering
“I will go Lord if you lead me. I have heard you calling in the night.”

(continued from page 1) But now it is time to climb new mountains and meet new challenges on our vision path to transform lives through the love of Jesus Christ. Each year, the Vestry sets two budget targets. One is the “keep the lights on budget” and hopefully continuation of most current activities. The other is always called the “Dream Budget.” I know that we are we ready to hear God’s calling and follow our vision. Consider this - The Dream Budget is a forecasted dollar number that doesn’t just keep the lights on and hope we don’t have any major surprise expenses, it is the budget that says in the words of our powerful hymn – “Here I am Lord. It is I Lord. Who will bear my light to them? Who will I send? It is I Lord! The Dream Budget is our objective for the coming year. The Dream budget will give us the means to hear the people crying in the night and offer our hand to save. This year we have formed teams of Saints to work with all parishioners on your stewardship journey. Soon everyone will receive information on your Saint Team, team events, objectives and opportunities. The campaign will begin on Sunday October 27th and run till Ingathering Sunday on November 17th. On All Saints Sunday, November 3rd, we will have a special ensemble presentation of “Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor DreamCoat” presented by the Desert Foothills Theater and enjoy the 2013 All Saints Sunday Men’s Gumbo cook-off. More information and details on everything to follow soon. “Who will bear my light to them? Who should I send?”

The Nativity Book Club will start with the C.S. Lewis classic "The Screwtape Letters", in which a senior devil advises a junior devil on the best ways to lead his assigned human "into temptation" and deliver him "unto evil". The book was written in 1942, so the writing is somewhat old fashioned, or perhaps that is how devils really write and talk. But the book raises fascinating questions and provocative issues, and should be a great launching pad for spirited discussions about faith, temptation, the importance of a church community, etc. It should be a lot of fun. You can buy it on Amazon for $7.99, or both the Scottsdale and Phoenix libraries have numerous copies of the printed book, audio book, and e-book. We will meet over lunch and libations at Tavern Americana at 20469 N Hayden Rd on Sunday, November 10th at 12:45. Please let George Hartz know, at480-513-3155 or gehartz@yahoo.com, if you are planning to join us reading and discussing "The Screwtape Letters".

ADULT CONFIRMATION Confirmation preparation is underway! If you are an adult member of Nativity, and would like to be confirmed as an Episcopalian, received into the Episcopal Church, or would simply like to reaffirm your faith, we will be doing confirmations when the PResiding Bishop visits on June, 8, 2014. If you are interested, please let Pastor Susan know at susansnook@thenativity.net or by calling the church office at 480-307-9216. Our Wednesday evening ABCD class will count as adult confirmation classes; if you can’t attend then, Pastor Susan will make other arrangements with you.

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U p c o m i n g Ev e n t s a n d O p p o r t u n i t i e s
It is such a blessing that our new building has brought new faces. It is great to see so many people coming to worship Sunday Mornings. We on the hospitality committee would be so grateful for some volunteers to help with morning duties. It is a great way to meet people. Hospitality hour is after the 9:30 service. But, if you are an 11:30 person we could also use your help- we always have clean up to do:) We have 4 teams so that if you join you would only have to help one time a month. We also always need people to bring in treats! Please contact the Hospitality Committee Chair, Suzanne Cohen at: secohenjd@yahoo.com

HOSPITALITY NEEDS YOUR HELP!

PHOENIX RESCUE MISSION
The men of Nativity will be volunteering at the Phoenix Rescue Mission on Tuesday, October 1st. All interested in participating, please meet at church no later than 8:15am. We will car pool to the Mission and generally return to the church around lunch time. All those who would like to, will go to lunch after working hard in the kitchen .

1s and 2s GATHER
Ones and Twos is a social group of adults at Church of the Nativity which meets about once a month. It is open to all adult members, visitors and guests! The first Ones and Twos of the Fall will be held on October 11th from 6-8 at Judy Peavy's House, 8882 E. Rusty Spur Place, Scottsdale 85255. Judy lives in D C Ranch and for complete directions email Annie Blum (annieb8@cox.net) and she will email them to you. Please bring an appetizer or cheerful libation to share with your Nativity friends. And please know that guests who might like to know about us and Nativity are most welcome. Looking forward to seeing you then and don't forget to sign up at the coffee hour between Services.

NATIVITY’S LADIES WINE NIGHT-October 3rd
On Thursday, October 3rd, we are getting together again at Armitage Bistro at DC Ranch which is located at 20751 N Pima Rd #120 in Scottsdale. The time will continue to be from 5-7 on the first Thursday of each month. If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Burke at bburke11@gmail.com. OMEN OF ATIVITY Please add the following dates to your Nativity Calendar for the Women's Group. We will meet the second Thursday of the month, and the first meeting/program of the Fall is scheduled for October 10. Details to follow. Make a note of November 14 and December 12. All are welcome to help plan and organize so don't hesitate to let us know if you have a thought to share. Please contact Kathy Graf (480)570-2276; Donna Hartz (480)215-3759; or Annie Blum (480) 502.2005. Thank you for your support and look for details of the upcoming October 10th meeting.

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BARRIO LA LAGUNA MEETING
Monday, October 7th, 6:30pm Home of Claire & Steve Smith, 6839 E. Kelton Lane Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Please join us to find out about the upcoming volunteer trip to Veracruz, Mexico, to install a weather-proof roof on the new school of our sister parish. ALL ARE WELCOME!

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E v e n M o re U p c o m i n g E v e n t s and Opportunities

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THE NATIVITY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR FUND RAISING EVENT IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 9 A.M. THRU 4 P.M. In preparation for the event, Santa ‘elves’ are scheduling 5 or 6 ‘Santa Workshops’ at Nativity where volunteers will assemble the many crafts that will be sold at the event. This is a great opportunity for congregation members, youth groups and families to fellowship together while creating Christmas crafts for the Bazaar. For Information Please contact: Mary Dexter: mdexter@value.net or Don Balint: dhbalint1@cox.net. A few of the items we will be working on included: 10/12 10/26 11/9 Counted cross stick ornaments, folded fabric ornaments, pillowcases, ribbon roses. Bead and ribbon bracelets, paracord bracelets. Finish up all projects from previous workdays.

FALL BREAK MINICAMP From 9:00am - 12:00pm on October 15th-19th, Play-Well TEKnologies will be holding a Pre-Engineering with LEGO Camp for ages 5-8! With over 150,000 pieces of LEGO®, your child will take on real-life engineering challenges that explore concepts in physics, mechanical/structural engineering, and architecture. From motorized machines, to castles & catapults, this is a hands-on and minds-on class suitable for LEGO® building system novices to "maniacs." Designed by engineers, the curriculum challenges both new and returning students to reach the next level of engineering comprehension all while having fun. You will have the chance to build what you have only dreamed of with the support of a Play Well engineering instructor to guide you. Cost for parishioners will be $135 for the whole week. Non-parishioners will pay $170 for the week. Register online at www.play-well.org.

ARE YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER A VETERAN? If you or a member of your family have served or are currently serving, please let Bill Worthington know. We would like to recognize all those who have served during the very special Nativity Veteran’s Day concert. Bill may be reached at 480-575-7830, bandb718@msn.com.

LEAGUE

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Extraordinary

Churchmen
League of Extraordinary Churchmen - will gather on Saturday, October 5, 10:00 a.m. At Nativity. See Wayne Whitney for more information.
365 DAYS OF NATIVITY: A DAILY DEVOTIONAL BOOKLET 140 submissions received. YEAH!! Have you participated yet? Yes, You. You know who you are. If you are a procrastinator, time is up!! Send submissions to wasjrra@cox.net. Any questions call Lani 480-451-6995 or Mina at the church office. The Deadline is December 1. Hurry, Hurry!! MARK YOUR CALENDAR: PRESIDING BISHOP TO VISIT NATIVITY Nativity is excited to announce that the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, +The Most Rev.Katharine Jefferts Schori, will be visiting Nativity and celebrating and preaching on Sunday, June 8, 2014. We are looking forward to her visit! Confirmations will happen then also, as our own bishop, The Rt. Rev. Kirk Smith, will also be visiting that

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Faith Formation - infant through fifth grade,
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Hi everyone! We've had a great start to the new Sunday School Year! It's wonderful to see new faces in the Sunday School and Children's Chapel as well as returning ones! There are so many events coming up that I want to make sure you get them on your calendar! 10/6 - Animal Blessing during 11:30 service with potluck during the Christian Formation hour (Sonoran Hills Park) 10/20 and 10/27 - Christmas Pageant Auditions (see details below!) 11/3 - All Saints Day extravaganza! This will be a fun event for all ages and will include amazing entertainment and food! The Christmas Pageant is really just around the corner! It seems early but even getting started with auditions in October we will still only have 7 rehearsals! We are blessed to have Darrell Spencer as our director this year. Julie and I are excited about this original pageant which will allow ALL Children and youth to participate even those that are visiting for the first time on Christmas Eve! The younger children and anyone without speaking parts will only be required to attend the three dress rehearsals scheduled from 10:00 to noon on 12/14 and 12/21 and 12:30 - 2:30 (with a lunch included) on 12/15! That said, we will be having Auditions at 12:30 on October 20 and 27 after the 11:30 service for any teens and upper elementary students who are interested in having speaking parts in the pageant. Everyone who tries out will be included. Auditions are just to assign roles to the appropriate actor! That said, in order for this to be successful we will need full participation from our cast members! So be aware that there will be additional rehearsals for those with speaking parts scheduled from 12:30 - 2:30 (with a lunch included) on the following Sundays: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8 and 12/15.

Sunday School Snack Schedule
Thank you to all the parents who have been bringing snack to our Sunday School this September! Thank you also for all the volunteers for October! I had some days where I had more than one volunteer sign up for snack so I assigned the days on a first reply, first assigned basis! Please check the schedule below before you bring snacks in! Just a reminder: When you bring snacks we'd like you to stay in the room with the children until the teachers arrive so it give our teachers who are in the choir a chance to dis-robe and get to the classroom! 10/6 - Blessing of the Animals in the Park - No Sunday School 10/13 - Jen Goins 10/20 - Diana Lubondi 10/27 - Diana Lubondi 11/3 - All Saint's Day - No Sunday School 11/10 - Kelly Alley 11/17 - OPEN 11/24 - OPEN 12/01 - St. Nicholas Day (1st Sunday in Advent) - No Sunday School 12/8 - OPEN 12/15 - OPEN 12/22 - Part I of Christmas Pageant - No Sunday School

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Fa l l o f f e r i n g s f o r C h i l d r e n a n d Fa m i l y M i n i s t r i e s :

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Scottsdale Fall Break Mini-Camp with Play-Well TEKnologies at Church of the Nativity!
From 9:00am - 12:00pm on October 15th-19th, Play-Well TEKnologies will be holding a Pre-Engineering with LEGO Camp for ages 5-8! With over 150,000 pieces of LEGO®, your child will take on real-life engineering challenges that explore concepts in physics, mechanical/ structural engineering, and architecture. From motorized machines, to castles & catapults, this is a hands-on and minds-on class suitable for LEGO® building system novices to "maniacs." Designed by engineers, the curriculum challenges both new and returning students to reach the next level of engineering comprehension all while having fun. You will have the chance to build what you have only dreamed of with the support of a Play Well engineering instructor to guide you. Cost for parishioners will be $135 for the whole week. Nonparishioners will pay $170 for the week. Register online at www.play-well.org

PAGEANT AUDITIONS
I know it is hard to believe we are already discussing Christmas, but that time is quickly approaching! On October 20th & 27th Darrell Spencer, Shelley Byrnes, and I will be holding auditions for the Christmas pageant. At this time we are only casting for everyone in the 3rd grade and older. However, children of ALL AGES who want to be included in the Christmas pageant WILL be involved! If you have any other questions please contact Shelley Byrnes or Julie Bogle.  

Parents’ Coffee Klatch!
Thanks everyone for making this group such a success! We appreciate all the parents contributing to our topics and supporting each other. Here are the topics and leaders for October! 10/6 - Animal Blessing in the Park - No Parents' Coffee Klatch 10/13 - "Organized Bliss" De-cluttering your life - Jackie Howell and Ali Roeschley 10/20 - Open Forum (monthly) Bring your own issues! 10/27 - Nutrition for Parents (tentative) Andrea Conner 11/3 - All Saint's Day (Special Event) The rest of the weeks are still to be decided but the kind parents have offered to help create Christmas Pageant Costumes during Parents' Coffee Klatch in November. Feel free to email shelleybyrnes@thenativity.net with topic and/or speaker ideas for future coffee klatches!

Parent’s

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Halloween Booing:
On October 26th our youth group will be having a lock-in. During the night we will be traveling around to our congregations home to "Boo" them. This is simply us traveling around dropping off a plate of goodies on our congregations front steps and running away in hopes you do not catch us! But, we are also making this into a fundraiser for our mission trip we are going on next summer. So, if you are interested in purchasing a plate of goodies to have yourself or one of your friends "Booed" please sign up after church in the first 3 Sundays of October. The cost will be $5 dollar suggested donations. If you have any other questions please contact Julie Bogle.

Halloween Lock-In:
Saturday October 26th we will be having our Halloween Lock In! This is going to be a great night! We will be talking about All Saints day, going around to Boo people, playing some fun games, and enjoying time together! Students may arrive at 6:00pm on the 26th. We will all go get breakfast together at 8am, and be back in time for 9:30am.

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NATYG UPDATES
Julie Bogle, Director of Youth Ministries

Nativity Youth At the 2013 Dodgeball Tournament

Confirmation:
Confirmation Preparation is underway. Pastor Susan and Julie will be teaching the curriculum Confirm not Conform. This is a time to ask questions, have group discussion, and learn more about our faith and why we believe what we do! If you have any interest in being Confirmed please contact Pastor Susan.

Animal Blessing
Sunday October 6th we will be having our annual Animal Blessing service! Our 11:30 service will be held at Sonoran Hills Park, 7625 East WIlliams Road. Before the service we are going to have a lunch potluck. So, if you have a last name that begins with the letter: A-G please bring a side dish. H-N please bring a dessert. O-T please bring a beverage. U-Z please bring bread or crackers Lunch begins at 10:45. Following the lunch, we will have Our 11:30 service with Eucharist and a presentation from the youth. We will have chairs available, but if you would like to bring a blanket or picnic chairs from home please feel free!

We are looking forward to a wonderful afternoon with all of our furry friends!
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The Episcopal Church of the Nativity Mailing Address: 22405 North Miller Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

www.TheNativity.net Worship Sunday 8:00 & 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Upcoming Events at Nativity
Sunday, October 6 Sunday, October 27 Sunday, November 3 Blessings of the Animals at Sonoran Hills Park, 7625 East Williams 10:45 a.m. Potluck Picnic (See page 11 for more information) 11:30 a.m. Eucharist and Blessing Service Bach Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Celebrate the music of J.S. Bach as we worship. All Saints Sunday Second Line Jazz Service, Gumbo/Jambalaya Cookoff Concert Performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

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