Lutherpalian: not just an adjective – it’s a choice.
In a state which is solidly democratic with a Republican Governor, in a city which has suffered from systemic racism and all of the attending tragedies and yet has a heart and soul that is the envy of other big cities, in a time when fewer people are engaged in organized religion, and during a raging worldwide pandemic, we thrive.
We the people, the congregation, we choose to worship together. We were born into the Lutheran faith. We were born into the Episcopal Church. Or maybe we decided later to affirm our faith in a church that would embrace us. This is our church.
We hail from nine countries, we speak different languages, have gone to different schools, live in different communities, love who we love, and we are politically diverse in a time when few organizations are. We laugh, we listen, we feel the power of prayer, and the grace of music. Our sanctuary is blessed with beauty, our parish hall with the sound of children’s voices. Jesus is here. Joy is here.
We are a casserole-making, tree-planting, food-donating, room-painting, bunch of Christians who choose to value doing over talking, love over hate, prayer over violence, and we welcome the stranger. It’s that simple. Come join us.
We are doing church differently now! While we would love to welcome you with open arms on Sunday morning, we need to be as cautious as possible. Sunday morning worship is live on Zoom at 10:30 am followed by a time of ‘virtual coffee hour’. Find all our current and previous videos on our Youtube and Facebook pages. Check the weekly email for the Zoom details. We also have other gatherings including Yoga, Bible Study, Healing Prayers and Adult Learning opportunities. Wednesday Night Live takes place on Zoom each week at 7:30pm. We have a brief service of evening prayers with Bible Study, discussion and a time of check in with one another. Check the weekly emailfor the Zoom details.
We will stay calm. We will stay connected. We will stay church.
We live out our faith by serving our neighbors and partnering with others to change the world.
We believe Jesus inspires our worship, our service, and our joy.
We welcome people of every race, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical or mental ability, sex, political perspective or socio-economic status. Rather than using our differences to divide us, we pledge to use our differences as gifts for our work together.
Join Us at Worship
Worship is at the heart of all we do at Nativity. Join with us as we seek to proclaim
God’s goodness to us and offer praise and thanksgiving in all of our actions.
Zoom Worship & Coffee Hour @ 10:30 am
The Delaware-Maryland Synod worships virtually Sundays 10:00am
Episcopal Diocese of MD worships virtually Sundays 11:00am
Monday Morning Zoom
Yoga & Mindfulness @ 10:00 am
Wednesday Healing Service
Zoom Service at 10:30 am
Wednesday Night Live
Zoom @ 7:30 pm
Thursday Bible Study @ 11:00 am
Pastor Don leads this Zoom bible study and check-in every week