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At Nativity we believe that Christ's life-transforming love for the world is at work in and through us. If you are seeking a refuge where you will be spiritually fed and a community where your faith can flourish, then come and experience the deep sense of belonging. Nativity offers warm, reverent, Christ-centered worship for all ages. Inspiring music and engaging liturgies with biblically based sermons help us sense and share God's love. We are a community of believers called, guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit to boldly proclaim God's grace and joyfully practice the good news as given to us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  ~more ~



9:00 a.m., Sunday, Christian education [youth, adults]

10:30 a.m., Sunday, Worship with Holy Communion

12:15 p.m., Wednesday, Worship with Holy Communion



Reverend Jerry LiaBraaten, a native of Minnesota, is the pastor at Nativity. He has a Bachelor of Music Degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, and a Master of Divinity Degree from Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa. Prior to coming to Nativity in April 2003, he spent 18 years serving congregations in Virginia.

The sermon for the

15th Sunday after Pentecost

September 21, 2014


Nativity View

the newsletter of Nativity Lutheran Church

September 2014

  • This Week

    Wednesday, September 24

    --10:30 a.m., Wednesday Book and Bible Study Pain and Suffering: Where is God When I Hurt? Bible stories and teachings that shed light on this timely and timeless question.

    --12:15p.m., Worship Service with Holy Communion


    Saturday, September 27

    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Contemplation and Compassion: A Conversation on the Meaning of the Sacred Today

    Keynote Speaker: Padraic O'Hare, PhD, Professor of Religion and Theological Studies, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA.

    Rockport Opera House


    Sunday, September 28 / 16th Sunday after Pentecost

    -- 9:00 a.m., choir rehearsal

    -- 9:00 a.m., Education for Christian Living, youth and adults

    --10:30 a.m., Worship Service with Holy Communion

    --12:00 p.m., Nativity hosts the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Rockland


  • Upcoming Events

    Saturday, October 4

    -- 9:00 a.m., 3-mile walk-a-thon to support Area Interfaith Outreach


    October 7, 14, 28 and November 4 and 11

    Pastor Liabraaten and Pastor Pleas, First Congregation Church in Camden, will teach a class on Brian McLaren’s latest book Naked Spirituality: A Life With God in 12 Simple Words. Sessions on Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. at Nativity and 6:00 p.m. at First Congregational in Camden.


    Saturday, October 11, 2014

    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.,

    8th Annual Harvest Festival/Tag Sale

    Crafts, bake goods, ladies boutique (with a focus on jewelry and accessories), cafe, and silent auction. Nativity


    October 17-19

    Men's weekend retreat at Calumet.

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September 2014

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