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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.


Wild! Wacky! Water Wednesday!

Bring the kids from 11-2 on This Wednesday, August 21 for a few hours of wild, wacky, water fun! Pack them up with sunscreen, lunch, and a water bottle and drop them off!


Nativity Campout!

Nativity Campout!

What a wonderful weekend at Newberry Group Campwith the Nativity community. There were 89 adults, 30 kids, and 26 dogs having a time of fun, relaxation, worship, and fellowship. Thanks to all who helped before, during or after! . 


Worship in the Garden

This Sunday, July 21, the 9:00 service will be held in the Prayer Garden (BYOC-Bring your own chair!) The 11:00 service will be held in the sanctuary as usual.


Women of the Faith Retreat

Women of the Faith Retreat

Intern Pastor Elise reports that the women who attended the retreat came together for a lovely time of community, learning, and healing and that they left rejuvenated and renewed.


Sound Fourth Concert


Celebrate the Fourth of July!

The office will be closed on the Fourth of July! Enjoy summer in Central Oregon as you celebrate the birth of our country!


Worship in the Garden

Join us for Worship in the Prayer garden at 9:00 this Sunday, June 23. BYOC (that’s Bring Your Own Chair) and have some cookies and coffee. The garden is beautiful-and is a little different since the construction on the new school is underway.


Millie Paul

Service for Millie Paul will be held at Nativity on Friday, June 7 at 1:00.


Nativity Lutheran Church Bend, Oregon seeks a ¾ time youth ministries director.

This collaborative, ecumenical, progressive middle school and high school youth ministry leadership position requires the following qualities: •  Strong relational skills •  Fun-loving •  Committed Christian faith formation and discipleship •  Ability to communicate faith with students •  Readiness to share leadership •  High emotional intelligence Our youth ministries involve congregational worship and youth community development, including generation of an ecumenical […]


Blessing of the Gardens

The Blessing of the Gardens will be this Sunday, May 19 between services.


Upcoming Events

Join us for worship this Sunday as we celebrate Mother’s Day and on Sunday, May 19 for the Blessing of the Gardens!


Graduation Sunday!

  Join us this Sunday to celebrate our graduates:  Daizy Ford– Melanie and Dennis Koptis Zach Griswold-Jenni and Farrell Griswold Jemma Norris-Bonnie and Bill Norris Jon Kauffman-Sherri Kauffman And our own Intern Pastor, Elise Anderson officially graduates from seminary on May 20!


Saints Alive

Join the group this Thursday, May 2 at 11:30 for turkey sandwiches and to hear CJ Neary, 12 year old amazing violinist. Don’t forget to RSVP by April 29 to Marci P, Del, or Joan.


Holy Week and Easter

Wednesday, April 17, Communion Class 5:30-7:30 Maundy Thursday Service 6:15 pm Good Friday Service 6:15 pm Easter Vigil, Saturday evening, April 20, 7-9:00 pm, Prayer Garden and Sanctuary Sonrise Service  5:45 am, Prayer Garden  Easter Breakfast prepared by youth, 6:30 am until 9:00. Easter Service 9:00  Easter Egg Hunt 10:15 Easter Service 11:00 Note: There […]


Palm Sunday

This is Palm Sunday! Join us for the Palm Procession at both services! And don’t forget to bring the family for tomorrow’s Spring Clean-up! Work begins at 9:00 am, lunch provided!