Sunday, August 20 – the 12th Sunday after Pentecost

Masks are not required, although some people continue to wear them to services–you’re welcome at the Nativity, whatever decision you make for yourself!

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-stream begins at about 9:45 am, and the service begins at 10 am. You will also be able to watch or re-watch the stream on YouTube at this link at any later time.

The order of service is available here. It includes the readings, responses, and the words to the hymns–helping you to join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

Today is the twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. Here’s what Sundays and Seasons muses about today’s gospel:
The Canaanite woman in today’s gospel is a Gentile, an outsider, who is unflinching in her request that Jesus heal her daughter. As Jesus commends her bold faith, how might our church extend its mission to those on the margins of society? In our gathering around word and meal we receive strength to be signs of comfort, healing, and justice for those in need.

Our cover image is “The Daughter of the Caananite Woman” by Peter Koenig. We are grateful to Mr. Koenig for granting permission for the non-commercial use of this image with attribution. [Peter Winfried (Canisius) Koenig, ]