Hello Nativity Lutheran! By the grace of God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit I have been blessed to be called as your pastor. With great anticipation I look forward to not just meeting you but more importantly, getting to know each of you by name. With great anticipation I look forward to growing in faith with you all. With great anticipation I look forward to being God’s church at the corner of Holly and Plant, and wherever else the Holy Spirit will lead us. There is a future laden with plans of prosperity for Nativity. Plans for a hope filled future (Jer. 29:11) wherein we will exercise our faith in God through Jesus Christ. God gave us hope and anticipation of a lovingly transformed future in the Christ child. In the same manner together, we will anticipate all that God is preparing within Nativity, so that we can be Christ to those who are without…without, and in need of His gracious love. Together we will live into Nativity’s mission statement of Celebrating God’s Love and Transforming Lives. See you at church!
His peace be with you,
Pastor Steve Winsor
Welcome to … well, my next newsletter piece should have said “July,” but you didn’t get that one. We missed that month’s newsletter since Kari was out recovering from her broken leg. She’s back at it, thank the Lord! So, now it’s “Welcome to August,” and many of you know that I fell and broke my elbow … always something crazy, right? And that’s the last time I’ll write that welcome phrase to you and Nativity. You’ll be welcoming your new pastor in these next days and weeks, and I’m finishing my time as your interim pastor. I’m working away at my “bucket list” of stuff that needs to be done before I leave. We’ll hope that any items left on that list are few in number and will not create obstacles for anyone. You’ve all – and I truly mean that! – been a blessing to me in these past months. We’ve done a lot, accomplished a lot, enjoyed lots of good times and made it through some tough ones. I can’t help but let the words of last Sunday’s second lesson be my conclusion in these lines: 20Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Today, tomorrow, and always … blessings all!
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Christmas Eve Homily 2017 (pdf)Download
Mark 1.4-11 Jan 7 2018 (pdf)Download
Mark 1.14-20 Jan 21 2018 (pdf)Download
Sermon Mark 1.21-28 Jan 28 2018 (pdf)Download
Sermon Mark 1.29-39 Feb 4 2018 (pdf)Download
Sermon Mark 1.9-15 Feb 18 2018 (pdf)Download
Mark 8.31-38 Sermon Feb 25 (pdf)Download
John 2.13-22 Sermon March 4 2018 (pdf)Download
John 3.14-21 Sermon March 11 2018 (pdf)Download
John 12.20-33 March 18 2018 (pdf)Download
Phillipians 2.5-11 March 25 2018 (pdf)Download
Luke 24.36b-48 April 15 2018 (doc)Download
John 15.9-17 Sermon May 6 2018 (doc)Download
John 17. 6-19 May 13 2018 (pdf)Download
John 3.1-17 May 27 2018 (pdf)Download