No services at Nativity until further notice.

Holden Evening Prayer services will be streamed at 6:15 on Wednesday, April 1. Nativity Lutheran Church will be holding worship services online only.  All non-essential meetings are cancelled, as we seek to join our state and nation in slowing the spread of the COVID-19virus.Please join us for worship as we stream live through our Facebook […]

Souper Suppers Wednesdays during Lent

Souper Suppers will continue Wed. March 18 and continue every Wednesday through April 1 (no fooling)! Suppers will begin at 5:30 will the Evening Holden Prayer services beginning at 6:15. If you don’t want to make (or buy) soup, sign-up to bring bread or dessert or help clean up. Childcare is provided. Confirmation class immediately follows […]

Ash Wednesday Services

Ash Wednesday Services

 There will be a service here at Nativity at 6:15 on Wednesday, February 26. Pastor Chris will also be preaching at a combined service at Trinity Episcopal in downtown Bend at noon. Both services will include the Imposition of Ashes and time for reflection.

New Member Class

Pastor Chris has scheduled a new member class for those interesting in joining Nativity and participating fully in its ministries. The classes will be held on Thursdays, March 5 and 12 at 7:00-8:30 pm with dinner with the Nativity council on March 19. Call Janis at 541-388-0765 to register or  

Saints Alive

This Thursday, February 6 at 11:30, Saints alive will have their February get together. Come see the show and have lunch!

Memorial Services This Week

Memorial Services This Week

Services for Elaine Girvan will be held this Friday, January 31 at 1:00 pm at Nativity. Services for David Brown will be held on Saturday, February 1 also, at 1:00 pm at Nativity.

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 26 between services at 10:00 am. We must have a quorum of 20% of our confirmed members so please plan on attending! Free coffee and cookies!

Christmas Eve at Nativity

Christmas Eve at Nativity

Christmas Eve Services 5:00 Children’s Service-family friendly service, kids in costumes, lots of excitement and joy! 7:00 Traditional Service-traditional carols and readings 11:00 Silent Night Service-a quiet, contemplative service All services include communion.

Christmas Pageant

This Sunday, December 15 between services, get in The Christmas Time Machine and go back to a few thousand years ago! Then ride back in to the present to have hot chocolate and cookies!

Join us for Compline Services

Join us for Compline Services

Services will be Wednesdays at 6:00 during Advent. The first service will be December 4 at 6:00. Services will last about 45 minutes or so. Make plans for you and your family to attend these beautiful, reflective services of song and prayer. Please call the office if you will need childcare.



NO, not baseball, that’s over for a few months. Turkey Bowling! Bring the family to Nativity this Sunday, November 17 for a pot-luck/turkey bowling party. Fun starts at 4:00!

Veteran’s Day

Veteran's Day

Join us for services this Sunday as we recognize and honor our veterans!

Scripture and Human Sexuality

You are invited to join Pastor Chris at Nativity for a four week series on Scripture and Human Sexuality.  Thursdays: November 7, 14, 21 and Dec. 5 at 6:00 pm OR Sundays: November 10, 17, 24 and December 8 at 4:00 pm

It’s Reformation Sunday!

Join us for services this Sunday and wear red!


Thanks to the intrepid group of volunteers that braved the nasty weather to help with fall clean-up day and those that helped inside as well! And thanks to Bill Van Til for opening up Bill’s Grille!

Fall Clean-up Day

Fall Clean-up Day

Bill’s Grille will be fired up and ready to deliver lunch to the crew who helps us clean up for fall, inside and out! Work begins at 8 and goes until, well, until it’s done! Bring your own gloves, gardening tools, etc. Then go home, have a rest and come back for Pumpkin Carving from […]

Bishop Laurie’s Whirlwind Tour

Bishop Laurie and her staff will be at Nativity on Thursday evening, October 10 from 6:30-8:30 as part of their Whirlwind Tour around the state of Oregon. All are invited to attend and answer (or ask) the question: What are the greatest challenges and wildest dreams we have for ourselves and our communities.

Youth Ministry Kick-off

A new group, a collaboration of Nativity Lutheran, Bend Church, and Grace First Lutheran will meet  the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month for a time of fun and faith discussion. We’ll start this Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Bend Church (formerly Bend United Methodist Church) from 5:30-7:30. Dinner will be provided. Everyone is accepted. […]

Camerata Concert

Bend Camerata will perform 2 concerts at Nativity this weekend, Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 3:00. The program highlights the music of Norwegian-born composer Ola Gjeilo (pronounced Yay-lo), who over the last decade has made an indelible mark on the choral music world. Known for his lush harmonies, stirring melodies, and inventive motifs, Gjeilo composes […]

Community Isn’t Trivial

Support and Celebrate Storydwelling Friday, Sept. 20, 6-9 pm It’s a night to celebrate the Storydwelling community and invest in its future! You’re in for a night of pop-up trivia, snacks, beverages, live music, and community for our friends of all ages. First pop-up trivia round starts at 6:30. No need to form a team […]

Meet and Greet and Pizza

Nativity’s new Director of Youth and Family Ministries, Jason Medina, was introduced last week but you may not have had a chance to talk with him. After all, there’s only one of him! Jason will be holding a Meet and Greet this Sunday, Sept. 15 from 4:30-6:00. And there will be pizza! This gathering is […]

Rally Sunday

One service at 10:00 this Sunday, September 8 followed by lots of fun! We will have a blessing of students and teachers as they return to school. This will be followed by an all church picnic featuring Bud Munson’s band, Just Us, and includes water games and a bouncy house for the kids. Don’t miss […]

Godspeed and Farewell for Elise

Join us for our Lutheran potluck! Break out the jello molds and casserole dishes as we wish Elise well as she journeys to South Carolina to enter the first call process of the ELCA. The festivities will be this Sunday, September 1 at 5:00 pm. Should you want to remember Elise with a parting gift, […]

Worship in the Garden

Worship will be held in the Prayer Garden at 9:00 this Sunday with the 11:00 service in the sanctuary as usual.