Thank you for taking some time to learn about Holy Nativity! We hope we’ll see you at one of our worship services in the near future. If you decide to visit, here are some things you can expect.
RELAXED, WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT
Our goal is to make you feel welcomed and comfortable as you are. As you enter, you will be greeted by volunteer worship assistants. They will help you locate a bulletin for worship and find your way around. Each Sunday, one of our 12 church council members serves as a host to answer questions and make sure everything flows smoothly. That person or another volunteer may staff the Welcome Desk at the front door. There you will find general information about the church and a guest book that we hope you’ll sign with your name and contact information so we can get to know a little about you.
This service follows the “Evangelical Book of Worship” (the red hymnal), reflecting the rich heritage of the church expressed in word and music. This is a more traditional service.
Two contemporary liturgies are used alternately at this service. The more contemporary “Now the Feast and Celebration” is one of the two. Musician Marty Haugen has created a unique service blending our Biblical tradition with contemporary music. The second liturgy, called the “New Hope Liturgy,” was created by our own music staff (Iver Hubert & Lisa Baker, with Rev. David W. Mohn, retired) and is an uplifting blend of contemporary and traditional. Both of these liturgies can be found in red folders in the pews.
Music at both services is led by organ and piano. Occasionally, music is assisted by other instrumentalists including brass, woodwinds and synthesizer.
EDUCATION FOR ALL & FELLOWSHIP TIME
Year-round, you are invited to enjoy some coffee, doughnuts and cookies in the Fellowship Hall from 9:30 – 11:00am where many gather to socialize. You’ll find families with young children, single professionals, as well as adults 55+.
From September to May, we also offer an education hour between services at 9:30am for all ages:
- Sunday School is for ages 3 through grade 6 and usually begins with music time in the large Sunday School room on the north side of the building.
- A Youth Forum is offered for grades 7 through 9 in the Youth Room/Annex (next to the Fellowship Hall).
- A Senior High Forum is offered for grades 10 through 12 in the Lounge.
- A Sunday Forum is offered for adults in the worship area. Every week a new topic is presented and many guest speakers are invited from the community to lead relevant and interesting discussions in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. You are welcome to bring your coffee & donuts/cookies to the Forums.
Children are welcome in worship but child care is available if needed:
Child care, staffed by our Sunday Nursery Coordinator and volunteers, is available for children ages 3 and under in our nursery during all Sunday morning activities.
We also offer “busy bags” for children in the hallway across from the church office.
Audio from worship services can be heard through the volume-adjustable speaker in the nursery and lounge.