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419 Cedarcroft Road         Baltimore, Maryland 21212        www.nativitycomforter.org
410-433-4811        office@nativitycomforter.org         January 9, 2020

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Stewart's Stewings


What a week it has been my friends. Tomorrow we will remember the Baptism of Jesus together. It is a good day to come together in prayer - to repent, reflect, and renew our promises to God and to another. Our call as Christians is to speak the truth in love to one another and to systems. Then we are challenged to use the gifts we have been given to do the difficult work of reconciliation, bringing forth justice with an emphasis on the poor and marginalized. This is the way of love that Jesus lived and commissions us to live. We cannot do it alone. So come be with us tomorrow as we continue to rebuild our own lives, our church community, our country and the world.

Our special guest for conversation after the 10:30 am service will be Bonnie Bessor, Executive Director of
Rebuilding Together Baltimore. RTB is committed to repairing homes, revitalizing communities, and rebuilding lives by creating safe homes and communities for everyone. 

Faithfully yours,



Sunday Worship @ 10:30 am
Click here to join or call in +13017158592, 81549645294#.
You can also watch the live on 
YouTube.


Download tomorrow's bulletin here.
The Church office will be closed for in person visits for the month of January. If you need something from the office, please call or email us to make arrangements. Carolyn and I will be here regularly, but we want to be making the wisest decisions for all involved. If you do not get one of us on the phone, please do leave a message. We get those on our email, and we'll respond as soon as possible. If you have donations for the food pantry, just leave them on the ramp entrance, and we'll get them delivered.

 
P.S. I'd like to restart our email prayer chain. If you feel called to intercessory prayer for members and friends, please email me

Here is a new statement from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the diocese.

Click here for a video message from the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton speaks here.

Watch a message from the Washington National Cathedral here.

Message from Bishop Sutton.
 
Delaware-Maryland Synod King Commemoration
On Sunday, January 17 at 3pm, there will be an opportunity for worship around scripture, prayer and song in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Gathered under the theme, Martin’s Dream: Earlene, Kamala and the Future, Pastor Laura Ingersol will be our speaker and many members of our synod will offer gifts as part of our worship. The gathering will be hosted on our synod’s Facebook and YouTube channel. We are grateful for the efforts of our Delaware-Maryland Synod Chapter of the African Descent Lutheran Association, our Synod’s Racial Justice Team, and CLAIM/Baltimore, who are sponsoring this year’s commemoration. The gathering will be available, on demand, after the premier at 3pm.

 


 




Sunday Worship @ 10:30 am
Click here to join or call in +13017158592, 81549645294#.
You can also watch the live on 
YouTube.



CARES Donations Needed

Please bring cereal, peanut butter, cooking oil, instant or regular coffee, Adult diapers for women and size 5-6 diapers for children. We are also collecting socks, sweatshirts and coats for those on the streets this Winter. If you are interested in volunteering, click this sign up link. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448aba92da31-cares
Thursday Evening Meditation Class
Our next meditation class will be a 45 minute Yoga Nidra on Thursday, January 7 at 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm. This will be a very relaxing meditation; turn off your video and listen to my voice. Yoga Nidra offers us many benefits and allows us to be more relaxed and better equipped to handle the difficulties in life. This class is offered to you free of charge. It is my way to give back to our Church community, while helping us all strengthen and unite together. To join the class please click on the hyperlink below under Join Zoom Meeting, you may be asked to enter a passcode: yoga Looking forward to spearheading this class and making it a class that we can all look forward to each week; where we will focus on our breath, bring our minds too stillness, so that we can go inward and feel the grace and peace that lies within us all.
Linda Mcgill
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 410 236 9650.  Passcode: yoga
One tap mobile +13017158592,,4102369650# 
Here are all the Zoom links for our online activities.
These links should remain the same each week.

Sunday Worship @ 10:30 am (NOT ON DECEMBER 27. SEE ABOVE)
Followed by Coffee Hour

Click here to join or call in +13017158592, 81549645294#.
You can also watch the live on 
YouTube.


Monday Chair Yoga @ 10:00 am
Click this link or call 1-301-715-8592 then enter 4102369650#
Leader: Linda Macgill, 410-235-3612 or 410-236-9650 or email.

Wednesday Healing Prayers @ 10:30 am
Click this link or call 1-301-715-8592 then enter 87331904395#

Wednesday Night Live @ 7:30 pm
Compline Evening Prayers and Conversation

Click this link or call 1-301-715-8592 then enter 82573335080#.

Thursday Morning Bible Study @ 11:00 am
Click here to join  or call 1-929-205-6099 then enter 88586024640#
 
 

The Delaware-Maryland Synod of the ELCA has worship here on this website. The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland worships virtually at 11:00am at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. All services are cast on this worship page. Watch Washington National Cathedral's worship here.
 

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