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.
Worship in 2021
2020 was a year like no other. 2021 will be different. It already is. But it too will be like no other. We have found in our faith community that we too are like no other. And we worship a God who is like no other. This God loves us like no one else can. This God loves us through the many years of our lives, good ones and challenging ones. Without this God we are but dust. We have now lived, and thrived as a community through a full church year in this pandemic. And we will keep pressing on, keeping our eyes on the prize, Jesus Christ made known to us in our church family, the Body of Christ.
We keep doing the next right thing. Keep looking for JOY! Maybe it’s harder to find because we are not expecting it. When you go around looking for bad news, that’s all you’re going to see. But when you go around with the lens of the Good News, with the eyes and heart of Jesus, you are going to be surprised by joy and love.
Until further notice, all of our worship and gatherings for prayer are online. You can watch past services on our YouTube page including a special playlist of Children’s Messages from Pastor Don. We also have weekly gatherings for wellness and prayer, to which all are welcome. Stay connected on our Facebook page too.
If you have pastoral needs, Pastor Stewart and Pastor Don are happy to make themselves available for virtual or phone conversations or safely distanced and masked chats at the church or on your front porch. Just send them an email or call the office to schedule.
Click the link in the weekly email for Sunday 10:30am worship or CLICK HERE or call in +13017158592, 81549645294#.
- Sunday Worship on Zoom @ 10:30 am
You can also watch the live on YouTube.
- Monday Chair Yoga @ 10:00 am
- Wednesday Healing Prayers @ 10:30 am
- Wednesday Night Live @ 7:30 pm
Compline Evening Prayers and Conversation
- Thursday Morning Bible Study @ 11:00 am
- Thursday Evening Meditation Class with Yoga Nidra @ 7:30 pm
The Delaware-Maryland Synod of the ELCA has worship here. The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland worships virtually at 11:00am at the Cathedral of the Incarnation here. Watch Washington National Cathedral’s worship here.
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