31 East Third Street
Holy Eucharist - Sundays, 10:00 AM
We are a parish community made up of individuals who have been called to follow Jesus Christ.
We are called to share his love with everyone and to serve each other, our city, and the world in his name.
We are a parish community where all are welcome—no exceptions.
We encourage questions and embrace diversity.
We believe our spiritual journey is best engaged when we walk with others.
We are a parish community which is part of the Episcopal Church.
We worship using the Book of Common Prayer.
Our service each week includes scripture, prayer, music, and sharing in Holy Communion.
We invite you to join us for worship and experience our warm and welcoming community.
Holy Eucharist - Sundays, 10:00 AM
The Church of the Nativity worships in the Episcopal tradition, using the Book of Common Prayer. Our worship is liturgical, meaning we follow the same pattern for our weekly services. We use written prayers, some of them ancient and some contemporary. Our worship service begins with the Liturgy of the Word which includes several passages of scripture, a sermon, creed, and prayers. The culmination of our worship is Holy Communion (also known as Holy Eucharist), the sharing of the Body and Blood of Christ.
SACRAMENTS and SERVICES
The Episcopal Church recognizes seven sacraments with Baptism and the
Eucharist being the two great sacraments given by Christ to his church.
Other sacraments include Confirmation and Matrimony.
Baptism is when we publicly proclaim our adoption as children of God, and as a congregation promise to support the newly-baptized in the Christian life. Baptism is open to all people.
Eucharist, or Holy Communion, is when we gather to receive the presence of Christ in the consecrated bread and wine, the Body and Blood of our Lord. Any baptized person is welcome to participate.
Confirmation is offered to those who have been baptized and wish to make a mature public affirmation of their baptismal vows within a worship service and receive a blessing from the bishop.
Holy Matrimony is Christian marriage, in which two persons enter into a lifelong union and make their vows in the presence of God.
Funerals The Church of the Nativity is honored to walk with those experiencing grief through the days before and after the death of a loved one.
For more information or assistance, contact Mother Roxanne at 606-564-5850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LENT & HOLY WEEK 2023
SHROVE SUNDAY: February 19, Pancake lunch follows the 10:00 AM service.
ASH WEDNESDAY: February 22 - 12:00 PM, Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
THE SUNDAY OF THE PASSION, PALM SUNDAY: April 2 -10:00 AM, Holy Eucharist with the Liturgy of the Palms
MAUNDY THURSDAY: April 6 - 7:00 PM, Holy Eucharist Rite II with Stripping of the Altar
GOOD FRIDAY: April 7 - 12:00 PM, The Liturgy for Good Friday
HOLY SATURDAY: April 8 - 10:00 AM, The Liturgy for Holy Saturday followed by Easter decorating
EASTER EVE: April 8 - 7:00 PM, The Great Vigil of Easter
THE SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION (Easter Day): April 9 - 10:00 AM, Holy Eucharist
CHURCH PICNIC: Worship in the Park & Parish Picnic is held in September at the Maysville-Mason County Recreation Park in the DeKalb Shelter. The worship service begins at 11:00 AM followed by a festive potluck picnic with entrée provided by the church.
BISHOP'S VISIT: The Bishop of Lexington makes his annual visit to Nativity in December.
A potluck meal will follow the service.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: We celebrate Christmas Eve to mark the traditional day when Jesus was born.
Service is held on December 24 at 4:00 PM.
ANNUAL MEETING & PARISH POTLUCK: In January, the parish gathers for a business-type meeting where we review the state of the parish, elect new members of the Vestry, celebrate our accomplishments, and share a meal.