Certainly, the biggest ministry we offer is worshiping the Lord on Sunday mornings with liturgical Lutheran worship and communion at both 8:30 and 11:00 am. One Sunday a month features an acoustic guitar service done within the order of worship at both services. The entire church is handicapped accessible and the worship atmosphere is reverent, but not formal in dress or attitude. Additional pastoral ministries are offered, including:
- Pastoral Counseling
- Pastoral Visits with Eucharist
- Ministry to the sick and shut-in
Children are welcome at Nativity in the sanctuary during worship even if they are crying or making noise! Let’s be honest though, an hour service can be a lot to take for a little one. So we have a bright and clean infant/toddler room available during both worship services for parents with little children. It is staffed during the 11 am service year around. There is a changing table with supplies (diapers, wipes, powder etc.) and plenty of toys to keep them busy!
The Sunday school hour is from 9:45-10:45 am from September through May for preschool through 6th grade. The Sunday lessons for children may include songs, crafts, and lots of fun for them as they learn about the love of Jesus. Informal, adult forums feature topical discussion within the framework of our Christian Faith. We have online registration for our children’s Sunday School Program https://eastauroralutheran.org/programs-education/
All baptized Christians of any age are welcome to communion at Nativity. However, we do provide instruction in the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist for children in the 5th grade on a Saturday in the Fall. The children receive their First Communion the following Sunday during the regular 11 am worship service. They are recognized together and each child receives a bible provided by the church.
The Confirmation Class is for 7th and 8th graders. We meet every other Sunday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm September thru May. The Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation) is made in their 9th-grade year on Reformation Sunday, which is the last Sunday in October.
7th through 12th graders gather at least once a month for activities together and with the regional Lutheran Youth of Western New York. These include both fun and faith-building/sharing for them, and service toward others.