The Episcopal Church of the Nativity

December
2014

22405 North Miller Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85054

480.307.9216

THE NATIVITY SCENE

Advent and Christmas at Nativity!
Sunday, November 30: First Sunday in Advent. Families prepare
for Advent during Sunday School (10:15-11:00 a.m.) by making an
Advent calendar-paper chain they can enjoy during the whole season,
with one family activity for each day.
Wednesday Dinner Church, December 3, 10, and 17: The Journey.
Pastor Susan and Dr. Wayne will lead this three-week series. Our
focus will be on those journeys that Mary took that surrounded the
birth of her Son. More information on page 4.
Friday, December 5: ADVENTure Event! The fun begins at 6:00
p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction. Dinner is served at 6:45 and the choir’s Christmas Concert will follow, then
dessert! Tickets are $25 and all proceeds benefit Nativity’s Outreach ministries. Reserve your seat early – tickets are
going fast! For more information, contact David Bolger at david@djbolger.com.
Sunday, December 7: Second Sunday in Advent. St. Nicholas Sunday and Cookie Bake-Off! St. Nicholas visits
Children’s Chapel during the 9:00 service, so children can learn about this popular saint. After the 10:30 service, bring
cookies to enter our annual Cookie Bake-Off! And come and judge all the entries.
Sunday, December 21: Children & Youth Christmas Pageant, Part 1. Both services will feature this reenactment
of the events leading up to the birth of Christ.

Christmas Services at Nativity
5:00 p.m. Family Christmas Eve Service includes our Children’s and Youth Christmas Pageant,
Holy Communion, and all your favorite Christmas carols. Any child who attends is welcome to
dress as a shepherd or an angel and join in the pageant!
7:00 p.m. Festival Christmas Eve Service, with beautiful music, your favorite Christmas
carols, full adult sermon, and Holy Communion.
Christmas Day Service, Thursday, Dec. 25, 10:00
a.m. A simple service with Eucharist, sermon, and
Christmas carols to welcome the day.
Christmas Lessons and Carols, Sunday, Dec. 28.
Both services feature this lovely tradition, that gives you
a chance to sing Christmas carols once more!
Children’s Epiphany Pageant, Sunday, Jan. 4. Part 3
of our Christmas pageant will be performed at both
services, telling the story of the visit of the wise men.

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Nativity Schedule
Sunday Schedule
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
11:40 - 12:30 p.m.
11:40 - 1:30 p.m.

22405 N. Miller Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
Telephone:
480-307-9216
www.NativityScottsdale.org

Wednesday Schedule
Festive Eucharist Rite II
with Children’s Chapel
Hospitality
Sunday School for All Ages
Festive Eucharist Rite II
Adult Christian Formation
Youth Group

6:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.

Evening Prayer Rite II
featuring Healing Prayers
Wednesday Night Dinner Church

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Nativity’s Vestry

Nativity Staff
The Rev. Susan B. Snook
Rector
SusanSnook@TheNativity.net
The Rev. Dr.Wayne V. Whitney
Pastoral Associate
WayneWhitney@TheNativity.net
Dr. Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler
Director of Music Ministry
IlonaKubiaczyk-Adler @TheNativity.net
Shelley Byrnes
Director of Christian Formation
ShelleyByrnes@TheNativity.net
Susan Weidhaas
Bookkeeper
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Mina Rafferty
Parish Administrator
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Senior Warden:

David Bolger
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Junior Warden:

Mark Miller
480-368-5530

Treasurer

David@DJBolger.com

msmiller@value.net

Kara Erickson
480 518- 2683

theazericksons@hotmail.com

Tricia Beaird

480-699-7893

pbeaird@cox.net

Suzanne Cohen

480-586-6625

Secohenjd@yahoo.com

Jennie Dobbins

602-770-0513

jenniedobbins@gmail.com

George Hartz

480-513-3155

gehartz@yahoo.com

Kris Haugen

480-515-4803

kris.haugen@cox.net

Jane Heist

480-419-1229

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Cotty Peabody

480-588-8328

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Lani Sambach

602-793-2808

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

Transforming lives with the love of God in Jesus Christ

Then Mary said,
“Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be
with me according to your word.”
Luke 1:38

The season of Advent is a time of holy
preparation for the coming of Christ at Christmas.
Like Jesus’ mother Mary, we wait for the gift that
God wants to bring us. Prepare, expect, await,
hope for the newborn king who makes his home
with us!
But how do we prepare for the coming of this
blessed One? It’s not easy, when we’re so busy
preparing for a major holiday – shopping,
wrapping, cooking, decorating, socializing!
Sometimes it is difficult to find time for all of it,
much less for opening our hearts to the Christ
child.
Perhaps my favorite Advent activity (other than
worshiping with all of you!) is the Advent
Conspiracy, which you can find at
www.adventconspiracy.org. A terrific video
explains how Christmas has become so stressful,
and how we can simplify our lives by giving what
Christ gave: the gift of ourselves. Advent
Conspiracy is based on four tenets (from their
website):
Worship Fully. It starts with Jesus. It ends with
Jesus. It’s a season where we are called to put
down our burdens and lift a song up to our God.
It’s a season where love wins, peace reigns, and a
king is celebrated with each breath. Entering the
story of Advent means entering this season with
an overwhelming passion to worship Jesus to the
fullest.

Spend Less. Spending Less isn’t a call to stop
giving gifts; it’s a call to stop spending money on
gifts we won’t remember in less than a year.
America spends around $600 billion dollars
during the Christmas season. By spending wisely
on gifts we free ourselves from the anxiety
associated with debt so we can take in the season
with a full heart.
Give More. We know what you’re thinking.
“Wait, didn’t they just say I should spend less, and
yet here they are telling me to give more? What
gives?” The most powerful, memorable gift you
can give to someone else is yourself. And nobody
modeled this more than Jesus. So what does this
look like for you? When it comes to spending
time with those you love, it’s all about quality, not
quantity.
Love All. It all boils down to love. Love from a
savior. Love to a neighbor in need. By spending
just a little less on gifts we free up our resources to
love as Jesus loves by giving to those who really
need help. It’s not that there’s something wrong
with the shopping mall—it’s that the better story is
about loving all.
Blessed Advent,
Susan

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Advent Dinner Church:
The Journey
Walk through the Holy Land and
retrace the steps of Mary and
Joseph when we explore the story
of Jesus' birth with fresh eyes and
ears. Advent Dinner Church is on three
Wednesday nights: December 3,10 & 17. Our study
book is "The Journey: Walking the Road to
Bethlehem" by Adam Hamilton. Copies of the book
are available from Dr. Wayne for $14. Please email
waynewhitney@thenativity.net to reserve your copy
and register for the 3-week class. This special Advent
Edition of Wednesday Night Dinner Church begins at
6:30, preceded by Evening Prayer at 6:00 in the
Prayer Chapel. Since this is Dinner Church please
bring something to contribute to the Nativity Salad
Bar. We will conclude each evening with Holy
Communion and dismiss by 8:15.

Adult Inquirers' Class
Church of the Nativity is beginning an adult Inquirers'
Class, for those who are new to the Episcopal Church or
want to learn more about our beliefs, worship, traditions,
and outlook. The class will
double as a Confirmation class
for those who are interested in
being confirmed on Sunday, Feb.
8, when Bishop Kirk Smith visits
Nativity. Our priests, Susan and
Wayne, will be leading the class
on Sunday, Dec. 7 and 14, and
Jan. 4, 11, and 18 during Adult
Education time. Please email
Pastor Susan if you are
interested:
susansnook@thenativity.net.

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Wayne’s World

Happy new Lectionary year! Of course I am referring
to the fact that on November 30, the 1st Sunday of
Advent we started a brand new cycle of Sunday
Lections. Each year features one of the 3 Synoptic
Gospels; this year, Year B, is Mark. But, as always
we will get a lot of John splashed in there; in fact,
33% of our Sunday Gospel readings will actually be
from John in this year of Mark. On the Old Testament
side of things this is the year we get to hear from Job,
Esther, Ruth, Kings, Samuel and the Song of
Solomon. From the Epistles this is the year we get a
lot of Paul's letters to the Corinthians and Ephesians
as well as the non-Pauline (sometimes called
"catholic") epistles of James and Hebrews. Nativity's
Sunday Morning Power Bible Study is a 35-45 minute
quick and impactful opportunity to engage in a
thinking-person's kind of Bible Study that promises to
always make your time well-spent. Balance out your
worship and fellowship time on Sunday mornings at
Nativity with education in the word we call Adult
Christian Formation.
See you in Church!

Advent Wednesday Night Dinner Church
"The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem" is our
special Advent Education offering on 3 Wednesday
nights: December 3, 10, & 17. Our focus will be on
those journeys that Mary took that surrounded the birth
of her Son. We will consider how life is full of unwanted
journeys and consider how God walks with us in them
and even brings redemption through them, just like with
Mary. This Dinner Church offering will feature Holy
Communion at the end of each evening. Class starts at
6:30 with Evening Prayer in the Prayer Chapel at 6:00.
Adam Hamilton's hard-cover book we will be using,
titled "The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem," is
available from Dr. Wayne for $14. To register please
email waynewhitney@thenativity.net and ask to reserve
your copy of the book or make it known you will
purchase it on your own. Ten copies are available from
Dr. Wayne now.

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A note from our Music Director
December 5th at 6 p.m.! You do not
want to miss it! The ADVENTure
fundraiser and Christmas choir concert
are coming up. Your favorite secular
and sacred carols, beautiful solos, and
choir anthems, accompanied by great
food and silent auction. It can not get
better than that! Join us!
Our choir has been taking their music
ministry to Vi Silverstone and its
Alzheimer's patients this fall. It is a
very rewarding experience for the choristers, and a
wonderful opportunity to bring joy and healing through
music. Thanks to Alastair Longley-Cook for organizing it!

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This year’s Christmas Eve is going to be very special. We
will start each service 15 minutes earlier with a sing-along
of your favorite carols. So if you feel like singing out this
year, please join us at 4.45 or 6.45 if you are coming to 5
or 7 p.m. service respectively. We will have a trio of wind
instruments to accompany the choir, and you will hear
again the beautiful voices of our leading singers: Marcy
McKee and Michael Frongillo. With the strong musical
leading of our Adult Choir, beautiful solos, and the favorite
carols, Christmas Eve at Nativity will be an unforgettable
event! Don't forget to bring your friends!
Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler, DMA
Music Director, Episcopal Church of the Nativity

Nativity Holiday ADVENTure
Are you ready for a new Nativity Holiday ADVENTure? Well, then, get ready. On Friday evening,
December 5th, at 6:00 p.m. we will launch the Advent Season as we’ve never done before: with a
festive dinner with wine pairings, silent and live auctions and our Nativity Choir Christmas Concert, a
special Caroling Contest, plus more beautiful music presented by our own Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler! This
will be an evening unlike any other at Nativity. Dinner tickets are only $25/person, and will be on sale
before and after the service Sunday in Christopher Hall. Reserve early by emailing David Bolger
david@djbolger.com. All proceeds from this Nativity Holiday ADVENTure will go to support our
Outreach ministries to serve others in need! These Outreach efforts are among our core values, so join
your Nativity friends in a wonderful evening to support our work, celebrate our shared commitment,
and welcome in the blessed Christmas Season.

VIP Parking
We will be auctioning off two prime parking spaces to the highest bidders!
There will be two spaces right out in front of the main entrance that will have
VIP Parking signs for you to use at any church function for a whole year!!!!
This is a perfect opportunity for those who run a little late on Sunday mornings!
The auction will happen at the December 5th Fundraiser Event and will support
the Youth Mission Trip fund.

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S T E WA R D S H I P U P D AT E S ,
BY M A R K D O B B I N S , C H A I R

Stewardship of our Church Family Continues!
Hello all,
Wow, thank you to all of you who have pledged to support Nativity as of Ingathering Sunday last week. We are on the
road to success for our community. There's still a road for us to travel. We are at about 70 percent to our goal. That
means, a number of our saints haven't responded to the call yet. We are still going on down the road to "Living the
Vision." We have a job to do for us all and the community we serve. Won't you join your fellow parishioners to place
Nativity as a light in the night, Transforming lives through the love of Jesus
Christ?
We look forward to everyone pledging and supporting this wonderful family. If
you have already pledged, thank you.
If you haven't pledged your support for Nativity's work for 2015- please do. It
feels really good!
Thank you all,
Mark Dobbins, Stewardship Chair
Financial Update for Stewardship
Where does Nativity stand financially? It’s an important question for many in considering your financial
contributions to help run the church. I look at Nativity like a young family – in our case, only eight years old. Like
any young family, we are on a budget and we have to stick to it carefully. We receive no outside support – none from
the diocese or from the national church. We are entirely dependent on you, our members, for our financial support.
Whatever we are able to do, we do because of your generosity.
The worship, the preaching, and the music on Sundays are possible because you give; the Sunday school and youth
group are possible because you give; the help we give to folks in need inside and outside the church is possible
because you give.
Like any young family, Nativity needs to set aside money for our home – we still owe a $550,000 debt on our current
building, on which we pay principal and interest each month – and for utilities and maintenance. We provide money
to educate our children and youth in the Christian faith. We pay our staff, reasonable but not generous salaries. And
of course we want very much to support others in need through our wonderful outreach programs.
Sometimes I am asked why pledging is important when folks can simply put money in the plate. Doesn’t it all go to
the same place? Well, yes and no. We are very grateful for all that you give, but pledging is essential. Your pledges
allow us to set a budget for the coming year. If you don’t pledge it, we can’t budget it – and that means that there are
some things we can’t do because we couldn’t plan on them in advance.
Like any young family, Nativity has growing pains. We are on the upswing – growing and reaching new people for
Christ – but in order to grow, we must invest in good programs and staff. That’s where you come in. I sincerely
believe that every one of us is called by God to be part of God’s mission, financially and personally. Some of us can
afford more and some less, but every person’s contribution is important. Generosity is an essential part of the
Christian life. Please join in traveling the road of discipleship through financial giving. Your church will thank you
for it, and you will grow in your relationship with God.
Susan+

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Upcoming Opportunities

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Nativity Introduces New Shepherd Program
As Nativity grows, we want to make
sure we stay in touch with our people
and know what is going on with you!
We are creating a new program to help
new people connect with the church,
and to keep in touch with our long-time
members. We have appointed fifteen
“Shepherds,” each of whom has a
group of Nativity members to keep in
touch with – generally people who
have something in common with each
other. You may be getting a call or an
email from your shepherd, just to
introduce himself or herself (if you
don’t know each other already!). From
time to time, your shepherd may want
to get the group together for lunch after
church or some other event. And, if we
miss seeing you in church, your
shepherd will be in touch to make sure
you are all right, and let the priests
know if you are ill, in the hospital, or
would like a call or a visit.
Newcomers will be assigned to a
shepherd, too, and will have that
connection to help them get involved
in ministries they might be interested
in, as well as meet others. For more
information contact Jennie Dobbins at
jenniedobbins@gmail.com
We are very excited about the potential of this new program, and we look forward to staying better connected with you!

MEN’S PUB FELLOWSHIP
All men are taught from birth: girls are yucky and gross.* This is why the men of
Nativity have devised a refuge where we can continue our plans of insurgency: The
Men’s Pub Fellowship ("Pub Night with the Padre"). Gatherings are the first Thursday of
each month at 5pm. Our next totally secret meeting takes place Thursday, December 4th
at the Mellow Mushroom in City North, just east of the Desert Ridge shopping complex
(5350 E High St #115, Phoenix/Scottsdale).
The womenfolk will never think to look for us there.
*This statement has not been evaluated or endorsed by Church of the Nativity,
or the Episcopal Church.
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Opportunities

Angel Tree 2014
Our Angel Tree is almost empty. Many thanks to all of you who took a tag or two last week,
but we still have 17 tags left on the tree. Please help us bring holiday cheer to those in need,
if you have not taken a tag please consider one. Let’s make sure that all tags are gone from
the tree so that everyone gets a gift and some love this Christmas. Any questions, call
Barbara Worthington 480-575-7830 bandb718@msn.com
All UNWRAPPED gifts must be returned by Dec. 7th.

Ones and Twos Annual Christmas Party
December 12th, at the Hartz's!"

December Ones and Twos are Gathering!
The December Ones and Twos will be Friday, December
12, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the home of George and
Donna Hartz in DC Ranch at 20307 N 93rd Place. Please
remember to bring your favorite libation and an appetizer
to share with fellow Nativity friends. This evening
promises to be very festive and full of Christmas cheer.
Please e mail Donna at hartzda@yahoo.com or
480-513-3155 for directions or with questions. See you
then!

The Women's Group Holiday Pot Luck Luncheon
The Women's Group will have a holiday "pot luck"
style salad luncheon on Wednesday, December 3rd at
11:30 am at the home of Susie Paulson. Beverages
will be provided but we ask all of the attendees to
contribute by bringing a salad or something to
accompany the salads. Please RSVP (with what you
will bring so we don't end up with 6 tuna salads!) to
Donna at dahartz@hotmail.com or 480-513-3155.

Ladies Wine Night
Holiday break - we will gather again in February!
For more information, please contact Brenda Burke via email at Bburke11@gmail.com or
602-448-1109.

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More Upcoming Oppor tunities

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Cookie Bake-off, December 7
Following the 10:30 service the youth group will host the
annual Cookie Bake-off! There will be prizes for the people
who make the three cookies that get the most votes from the
parishioners! Please sign up to bring cookies on the Cookie
Bake-off sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall. Remember the
Youth Group is learning to bake scones and will be entering
their creations . . . So bring on your best efforts!

Christmas Tree Ornaments
The youth group is selling Christmas Tree ornaments as a mission trip fundraiser! There are
lots of different ornaments that fit any budget please consider buying one for your home and
one to go on the church trees that will decorate our sanctuary during christmas. Come to the
ornament table in the parish hall before both services on Sundays and participate. Ornaments
that need to be ordered must be ordered and paid for by December 1. Support Nativity in two
ways: providing beautiful decorations and help fund the youth group mission trip.

Nativity Choir is looking for new members!
If you enjoy making music in a group, and want to be involved in a ministry that
brings a lot of satisfaction and is always visible during our worship, consider
joining us. We are a very energetic and fun group of people who rehearse every
Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. And often socialize afterwards. We love welcoming
new members (with choir experience or without) and sharing our love of music. It
does not matter which service you attend - the choir divides into two groups on
Sundays and we need singers at both services. If you are interested, come to any of
our rehearsals on Wednesdays, talk to our Music Director Ilona after one of the
services, or email her at ilonakubiaczyk-adler@thenativity.net.

POINSETTIAS

A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS FAVORITE
Christmas Flower Dedications
In Thanksgiving of : ________________________________________________________________________________
In Loving Memory of : ______________________________________________________________________________
By: ______________________________________________________________________________________________
This information must be turned in to the office no later than December 14th in order to be included in our Christmas
Eve service bulletin. Please contact Kathy Graf 480-473-7047.
THE FLOWERS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO TAKE WITH YOU AFTER THE SERVICES ON CHRISTMAS
EVE
CONTRIBUTION - $20/PER POINSETTIA

Please let Kathy Graf know if you’d like one.
480 473-7047

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Christmas/Epiphany Pageant
As always the Christmas Eve portion of the Christmas/
Epiphany Pageant will be open to children of all ages,
guests included. Children will be able to choose to be an
angel or a shepherd. Shepherds and angels will have
stylized costumes of prayer shawls or stuffed sheep for
the shepherds and gauzy shawls or halos for the angels.
We will have one rehearsal for those younger children
who can make it from 12:30 to 2 pm on December
23. The children will do a couple walk-throughs so they
know what to expect and then have a full-blown

rehearsal with music. The more children who attend the
rehearsal the less confusion there will be on Christmas Eve.
If you have been contacted by Shelley or Darrell letting you
know that your child has a speaking part, you will receive a
more thorough rehearsal schedule in email.
If you have any stuffed sheep, donkeys, etc. for the shepherds
to hold, we would appreciate the loan for Christmas Eve
night. Contact Darrell Spencer at
darrellwspencer@yahoo.com if you have any questions!
The Pageant will be presented in three parts: Sunday,
December 21, Christmas Eve, and Sunday, January 4.
Children may participate in one or all of the parts.

Second Sunday of Advent
On December 7, St. Nicholas, the Bishop of Myra, will be visiting
during Children's Chapel! We will be removing our shoes before we
come to Children's Chapel that day and there may be a surprise waiting
when we come out to go to church!
We will have a Family Advent Activity during
our Sunday School time on November
30th! At 10:15, families of all shapes and
sizes (with and without children) will gather
in the Sunday School Classrooms to make an
Advent Paper Chain to take home. The
project is appropriate for all ages and will
give each family a daily activity and prayer
time during Advent. Everyone is welcome to
kick off the season with the intention for
peace and preparation rather than chaos that
can happen as we move closer to Christmas.

Following the 10:30 service the youth
group will host the annual Cookie Bakeoff! There will be prizes for the people
who make the three cookies that get the
most votes from the parishioners! Please
sign up to bring cookies on the Cookie
Bake-off sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall.
Remember the Youth Group is learning to
bake scones and will be entering their
creations . . . So bring on your best
efforts!

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Thank you to Heather Annis our Retreat
leader! Heather is the Director for
Children and youth Ministries at St. John's
Episcopal Church in Barrington Rhode
Island and the Director of Studio 35
Community Arts Consulting. She is also
the creator of the cartoon "Missing Sock
Man" about a superhero sock who escaped
from the dryer through the lint trap!
A huge thank you goes out to Darrell Spencer whose knowledge of superheroes
made our SUPERFAITH retreat so interesting and fun! We were so lucky to have
such a talented and dedicated person involved in our retreat! Thank you also to
MCLMG whose music turned the end of the retreat into a PARTAY! More thank
yous go out to St. John the Baptist, St. Augustine and our sister synagogue Or
Tzion for participating with us in our SUPERFAITH RETREAT Thank you also
to all the people who donated food for all the kids to eat! It was yummy and some
of it was so plentiful that we shared with Dinner Church the following
Wednesday!
Special Thank yous also to Bill and Patty Bailey who shared their casita and
amazing breakfasts; and to Art and Kathy Graf for loaning their car so Heather
could get to and from the Church.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
• Nov 30 - Family Advent Activity at
10:15 and Youth Group Baking day
at 11:30!
• Dec 5 - Set up, Clean up and Serving
at the ADVENTure Dinner!
• Dec 7 - Cookie Bake-off!
• Dec 14 - Youth Group followed by
the first Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
• Dec 20 - 10:00 - 2:00 Christmas
Pageant Rehearsal
• Dec 21 - Part I Christmas Pageant
presented at BOTH the 9:00 and
10:30 services!
• Dec 23 - Dress Rehearsal for
Christmas Pageant 10:00 - 2:00
(Including the small children starting
at 12:30 and full run through with all
participants and music at 1:00)
• Dec 24 - 4:00 call for Christmas Eve
portion of the pageant at 5:00 service
• Dec 28 - Lessons and Carols (No
Youth Group)
• Jan 4 - Epiphany portion of the
Christmas Pageant presented at both
9:00 and 10:30 Services

Diocesan Service Lock-in!!
The youth group joined other youth groups from the diocese in a Service Lock-in the weekend of November 7-8. We
spent Friday evening in fellowship and training. Slept at Christ Church of the Ascension and went to various service job
sites to on Saturday morning. It was a very satisfying experience to help those in need and fun to meet kids from other
youth groups! It was such a success that we'll do it again in the new year!

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The Episcopal Church of the Nativity
Mailing Address:
22405 North Miller Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

www.NativityScottsdale.org
Worship Sundays
9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Christmas Eve
5:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Day
10:00 a.m.

Christmas Services at Nativity
5:00 p.m. Family Christmas Eve Service includes our Children’s and Youth Christmas Pageant,
Holy Communion, and all your favorite Christmas carols. Any child who attends is welcome to
dress as a shepherd or an angel and join in the pageant!
7:00 p.m. Festival Christmas Eve Service, with beautiful music, your favorite Christmas carols,
full adult sermon, and Holy Communion.
Christmas Day Service, Thursday, Dec. 25, 10:00 a.m. A simple service with Eucharist, sermon, and Christmas carols
to welcome the day.
Christmas Lessons and Carols, Sunday, Dec. 28. Both services
feature this lovely tradition, that gives you a chance to sing
Christmas carols once more!
Children’s Epiphany Pageant, Sunday, Jan. 4. Part 3 of our
Christmas pageant will be performed at both services, telling the
story of the visit of the wise men.

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