Copy
October 31, 2020
Pastor Stewart's Smoky Saintly Stewings. Click above to watch.

Quick Notes

  • We will have our own Election Day Prayer Circle at noon on Tuesday, November 3. Join the Zoom meeting here or watch it on Facebook Live. Other resources and prayers as well as reflections from our bishops are below.
 
  • In addition to our 10:30 am Zoom worship on Sundays in November, we will have a 9:00 am service of Holy Communion in the church. Social distancing and masks are required. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Stewart, otherwise, if you are comfortable being in a group of 10-15 people, please feel free to join us tomorrow.

Click here to join the 10:30 am service or call in +13017158592, 81549645294#. You can also watch the live on YouTubeThe bulletin can be found here. There will be a SURPRISE at the end of the service that you will want to hear.
 
  • Faith-Filled Generosity is the Stewardship theme this year. If you did not pick up your special bag at the church, please email the office and come by this week. You can pledge online here and watch our stewardship video below
 
  • Our Synod All Saints' Service of Evening Prayer – Vespers will premiere at 4 pm Sunday, November 1, on Facebook, our Digital Worship webpage, and YouTube (and available on-demand anytime thereafter). This service will include a sermon by Bishop Gohl. 

Holding on to Hope: A National Service for Healing
On Sunday, November 1 at 4:00 pm, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry leads a service of prayer to shine as a beacon of hope for the nation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, racial reckoning and a hard-fought election. In the midst of pandemic, racial reckoning and a historic election, the live-streamed service will gather Americans for prayer, song, lament, hope and a call to love God and neighbor. 

Featuring:  

  • The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church 
  • The Rev. James Martin, bestselling author and editor at large of America magazine 
  • Valarie Kaur, filmmaker and civil rights attorney 
  • Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core 
  • The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 
  • Rabbi Shoshana Conover, Temple Sholom in Chicago 
  • Shane Claiborne, bestselling author and social justice activist 
  • The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of Washington 
  • The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, dean of Washington National Cathedral  

Download the service leaflet.

 
  • Pre-Election Ecumenical Worship Service On Sunday, November 1 at 7 pm, join Bishop Gohl, Bishop Kevin Brown of the Episcopal Church, Bishop Peggy Johnson from the United Methodist Church, and Bishop Charles Amos of the Union American Methodist Episcopal Church for an ecumenical worship service, via Zoom, praying together for our country and our election. Please click Click here to join the service. Passcode: 675249 
 

Election Prayers


Presiding Bishop Eaton's Statement.

Forward Movement and The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations are calling Episcopalians and all others to join in A Season of Prayer: For an Election. 
We come together, asking God for courage and wisdom, thanking God for love and joy. The prayers are posted on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, #seasonofprayer. Find more tools for election engagement on The Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations website.
Watch our Stewardship Video here!

 

  • SEAFARERS ZIP LOCK CHRISTMAS GALLON BAGS:  We now have 16 completed CHRISTMAS Zip lock bags. Our aim is for 30. Zip Lock Bags, Bibles, knitted hats, some socks, toilet articles and Christmas Cards are on Leona’s pew to help you get started. Call Deacon Linda at 443-564-6225 and she will bring you a starter bag if you cannot make it to church. Salvation Army Christmas Stockings can be picked up at church as well.    
 
  • The Cares Food Pantry is putting together holiday baskets. Please bring the following items to the church in the next few weeks. They also have a great Amazon Wish List set up. You can order items and have the sent directly to the pantry. canned sauerkraut, canned cranberry sauce, can (or jar) of gravy, boxed stuffing, boxed mashed potatoes, boxed elbow macaroni, can of turkey or chicken broth, large can of yams, jello/pudding, boxed cake mix, can of cake icing.
 
  • Our Annual Meeting is Sunday November 8 following the 10:30 am Zoom worship service. The Church Council has approved the following slate of candidates for three Council positions to be filled. Nancy Fenton, Diane Macklin, and John McConnell. Thank you for your willingness to serve the church in this way!
 
 

Here are all the Zoom links for our online activities.
These links should remain the same each week.

Sunday Worship @ 10:30 am
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#
Watch Monday October 19 session here.

Leader: Linda Laharte, 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#
 
 
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will lead a live-streamed prayer service from Washington National Cathedral, Holding on to Hope: A National Service for Healing and Wholeness, on All Saints' Sunday, November 1, at 4:00-5:30 p.m. EST. In the midst of pandemic, racial reckoning, and a historic election, the live-streamed service will gather Americans for prayer, song, lament, hope, and a call to love God and neighbor. Learn more at iam.ec/hope. Click the image above to watch his message about our upcoming election.
Lutheran Presiding Bishop reminds us of the importance of voting. Click here for more information about civic engagement. Do you have a plan to vote early or vote by mail? Do you need a ride to the polls? Call the office, and we will help!
 https://www.elca.org/Resources/Advocacy#CivicEngagement

The Delaware-Maryland Synod of the ELCA broadcasts at 10:00 am 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.

 

Facebook
Twitter
Link
Website
Copyright © 2020 The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp