NATIVITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

179 OLD COUNTY ROAD, ROCKPORT, MAINE  04856

A PLACE OF NEW BEGINNINGS

 

At NATIVITY we offer reverent Christ-centered worship for all ages. Inspiring music and engaging liturgies with Biblically based sermons help us sense and share Gods love.

 

  • Education for Christian living to all, including Confirmation instruction for youth. Our classes taught by our pastor and trained lay members, address various topics including Bible studies, basics of the Christian faith and Lutheran perspectives on current events and issues.

 

  • Numerous opportunities for you to serve and to make a difference in the lives of others both locally and globally. In addition, we welcome new ideas that arise from the needs identified through our daily encounters with the world around us.

 

  • A variety of fellowship activities. Each Sunday, we enjoy refreshments;often homemade; while we visit with each other following worship. We also have special gatherings throughout the year such as our Blueberry Festival, Reformation Festival Luncheon and Lenten soup suppers.

 

Nativity Lutheran Church is one of the ELCA's (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 10,700 congregations. We are also members of Lutheran Services in America, Lutheran World Relief and the Lutheran World Federation. Our congregation is committed to bring God's love to Mid-Coast Maine, through meaningful worship, a loving church community, and acts of kindness through local ministries such as the Coastal Workshop, Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry, Knox County Hospitality House, Loaves and Fishes, and the Rockland Interfaith Alliance.

 

The Congregation's original sanctuary was formerly a cattle barn on the historic Gregory-Rich Farm, hence the name Nativity. Our worship and congregational life continue to be built on the principles of the Reformation begun by Martin Luther, a 16th century Monk who challenged certain beliefs of the Church. Along with others, Luther was a principle leader of the Reformation. Lutherans practice the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.

 

Rev. Wendy Anderson, Pastor

Charles Brown, Jr.,

Organist / Choir Director

 

Nativity Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and of the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

 

Ascentria Care Alliance (formerly Lutheran Social Services) is the largest social service organizations in New England. Ascentria combines personalized, compassionate care with high standards of clinical sophistication and operational excellence to deliver a broad variety of services to children, youth, and families; persons with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and deafness; the economically disadvantaged; refugees; and older adults. In keeping with its mission, Ascentria serves and cares for all people in need.