Virtual Worship

Our most recent worship service can be found here or you may also access our virtual worship serviceon Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NativityIndy. The most recent worship service is posted no later than noon on that given Sunday.

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Baptisms

Baptism (According to the Book of Common Prayer, “Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble.” Baptism is incorporated into regular worship services on specified Sundays during the year and occasionally at other times. It is the outward and visible action that connects a person to God in a covenant relationship and so belongs in public worship rather than private ceremony. Baptism is offered on the first Sunday after the Epiphany in January (the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord), at the Great Vigil of Easter (the night before Easter Sunday), on the Day of Pentecost (usually in May or June), at our celebration of All Saints’ Sunday in November and on select Sundays during the summer and early fall.

Baptism preparation classes for children and adults may be arranged by contacting the clergy.

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In-Person Worship

Our worship schedule has been modified due to the COVID restrictions. . We offer one service at 10:00 am each Sunday, currently limited to 25 participants. Reservations are required. When restrictions are completely lifted and we are able to return to our normal worship schedule, we offer two services each Sunday. Our 8:00 a.m. service is a Eucharistic worship without music. Our 10:30 a.m. Eucharistic service is bit more formal and includes music. Which ever service you chose know you will be welcomed warmly. What to expect.

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Weddings

The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage is one of the great joys of parish life, as the parish community surrounds and supports a couple as they begin their life together. The Church of the Nativity gladly works with couples who are parishioners or whose families are members of the parish to prepare for these celebrations.

Those who are not yet parishioners of Nativity who wish to be married here are expected to attend Sunday services and become acquainted with the parish community before contacting the Church office and clergy to inquire about using the Church as the location for their wedding.

The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage at the Church of the Nativity is a service of Christian worship, and marriages performed here follow the service outlined in the Book of Common Prayer. In the Episcopal Church it is required that at least one of the parties be a baptized Christian.

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Funerals

We seek to be present for members of our church through times of sorrow ang grief.

At Nativity, we are always ready to meet the individual’s or family’s needs, whether it’s a small gathering of friends to say prayers and give thanks for a life well lived or a large, formal funeral. Funerals often include Holy Eucharist and frequently music.

We also offer space for family and friends to receive people before and after a funeral. It gives people the opportunity to greet family members and friends, to share food and to offer a prayer.

Contact clergy in the event of the loss of a loved one.

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Confirmations

Confirmation in the Episcopal Church is the rite for baptized persons who are ready and prepared to make a public affirmation of their faith. Confirmation is not required for church membership, but it is a significant, public way to affirm your connection to the church. Adults wishing to take this step should contact clergy.