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The Early Service

Quiet service at 8 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

The Ten on Sundays

is livestreamed on Facebook and in the Sanctuary.

Good preaching, hymn singing and Holy Communion.


Wednesday Contemplative Prayer and Compline 5-5:45  is offered on Zoom.


Friday Noonday Prayer 12-12:30 is offered on Zoom.


We always welcome visitors and new members to our church at any stage of your journey.



Email:  nativityonthehill

Episcopal Church of the Nativity

333 Ellen Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903


Join us for Sunday Services

8 a.m. quiet service in the Sanctuary 

10 a.m. with congregational singing in the Sanctuary and on Facebook Livestream

The bulletin is here.   Weekly inserts are here

Special Advent Activities 

Parents' Night Out.   December 8 th.  Drop the kids off between 5:30 and 6, pick them up between 8 and 9.   RSVP to the church office: or 415-479-7023. ​

Advent Bible Study Group Rector’s office at 4 p.m. on Monday Evenings:  December 11 and December 18th. Mark your calendars and join us.

Join the Festival Choir.  In preparation for special music on Christmas Eve, the Festival Choir will rehearse on December 3, 10 and 17 from 9:30-9:50 a.m. before the regular 10 a.m. service.  Please call or email Fred Goff if you would like to participate. or send a note to the church.

Saturday, December 16th  Giving Tree presents due. Look on the tree, take a card, bring the present back by the 16th. 

Sunday, December 17th. “Nativity’s Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

Readers, singers, musicians, costumed (and uncostumed) participants of all ages are welcome.  If you would like to participate, please contact Kim Bromley.


Sunday, December 17 Christmas Cookie Sale 11 a.m. Participate in special cookie decorating (especially for kids).  If you are baker donate a dozen of your favorite cookies by Saturday (the 16th) at noon.  Plan to buy a little bag of holiday cookies to give as gifts or put out for Santa.


December 17–23 Evening Prayer with the O Antiphons.  5:00-5:30 p.m. each night in the Sanctuary and on Facebook Livestream. The O Antiphons refer to the seven antiphons that are recited (or chanted) preceding the Magnificat during Evening Prayer.  They cover the special of Advent preparation known as the Octave before Christmas Eve, Dec. 17–23, with Dec. 24 being Christmas Eve.


Tuesday, December 19th Blue Christmas 7 p.m. Our Savior in Mill Valley.  Blue Christmas is a gentle contemplative service for those who are carrying pain or loss during this season of celebration. Nativity is warmly invited to join Revs. Kirsten and Richard for Our Savior’s in-person and online worship. 


Saturday, December 23rd Greening of the Church at 10 a.m.  Altar Guild and volunteers (who like ladders).


Sunday, December 24th Fourth Advent Service at 8 a.m.

Note no 10 a.m. service, but if you are in the Festival Choir, a last rehearsal may be called for 9 a.m.


Sunday, December 24 Open Church 3-5 p.m.  Stop by to see the creche scenes inside and outside the church.  Hear recorded Christmas Music, come for a Christmas blessing and pray by our outside altar or by candlelight in the sanctuary.  


Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. with special music.  Livestreamed on Facebook.


Monday, December 25 Christmas Day service at 10 a.m.  In the sanctuary and livestreamed on Facebook.


Christmas Day Brunch at 11 a.m.  Join us for festive Christmas ham, eggs, salad and sweet breads.  RSVP to


Christmas Lessons and Carols on Sunday December 31st 10 a.m.

Just one service today.


Epiphany Evening Prayer, Saturday January 6th at 5 p.m. 

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