ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pastoral Care:  If you have a pastoral need, please contact Pastor Karen Hanson by Email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office at (425) 228-5464.

Nativity office hours are Monday-Friday, from 11 am-2 pm. The church office will be closed on December 26th and January 2nd in observance of the holidays.

Want an announcement in the bulletin or Friday Update? Be sure to get it to Evan Edgerton, our Parish Communications Coordinator, either through his box in the church office or through e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Be sure to indicate which weeks you’d like it to run. The deadline for each week’s update and bulletin is WEDNESDAY.

The 2017 Women’s retreat is being rescheduled—please keep an eye on this space for updates!

 

 

A Prayer Shawl Group is being formed in September at Luther's Table. This is for ladies and men of all ages,  to knit or crochet shawls to be given to shut ins, the hospital bound, those in nursing homes, those who have lost a love one, and the list goes on. When the shawls are completed, they are blessed and sent on to the person in need.  The shawl is a reminder that someone is praying for them and God's love encircles them.  The group will meet from 10 to 11:30 on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Luther’s Table, 419 S 2nd St #1, Renton, WA 98057. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Langridge.

 

Exploring Faith: Bruggemann on the Psalms—Resuming January 8th! "From whom no secrets are hid is a phrase....I have taken up because the psalter, taken in all its parts, is an articulation of all the secrets of the human heart and the human community, all voiced out loud in speech and song to God amidst the  community."  so writes Bruggemann in the introduction to From whom No Secrets Are Hid: Introducing the Psalms  Join us at 9:00 Sunday mornings in the modular as we explore with psalms using Bruggemann's work as a foundation.

 

Living Water: The first Sunday of the month is "loose change Sunday." So check your pockets and furniture for change that will help others have access to clean, fresh water.
 
By putting your small, loose change in the water jug every Sunday, we have accomplished big changes.  In under eight years, our coalition has contributed nearly $28,000 for projects supplying life sustaining water for those less fortunate than we are.  Most recently, we have sent $1000 to Swaziland which is suffering drought conditions causing deaths, dying cattle and inability to plant crops.  Check the bulletin board for more information on Living Water. 
Thank you.

P.O.P. becomes “Snack Potluck”  Anyone is invited to share snacks on the first Sunday of each month when there are no scheduled hosts. Our time of fellowship before and after services is a chance to enjoy conversation with our fellow worshipers along with goodies and coffee or tea. If you decide to bring something we suggest that it have about 2 dozen portions and if it contains nuts it should be clearly labeled. Thank you!

 

Nativity continues to encourage the use of Fair Trade Coffee through Equal Exchange.
A variety of Coffees and Teas are always available in the Fellowship room

Your purchases count twice!
By choosing Fair Trade, you enable small-scale farmers to support themselves, their families, and their communities. And by purchasing fairly traded products through your congregation, you are directly supporting Lutheran World Relief’s essential relief and development work around the world. Last year, Lutheran congregations and communities across the U.S. purchased over 172,000 pounds of fairly traded products from Equal exchange. As a result, Equal Exchange contributed over $34,400 to Lutheran World Relief for their efforts to improve the lives of small farmers worldwide. Learn more about Equal Exchange’s partnership with Lutheran World Relief at equalexchange.coop/lwr

Contact Audrey Riis for more information.

Summer Worship

June 18th-September 3rd

One Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m.