Holy Nativity Church Update  July 1, 2015
The Episcopal Church
of the Holy Nativity


July 3 Cooking for IHS Homeless Center 1-3 pm in gym kitchen


July 4 Thrift Shop closed in observance of Independence Day


July 5 Church Picnic and BBQ, 4 pm, Pre-K lanai near school playground, bring friends and family - everyone's invited! 


July 7 and 21 Farmers Market in church parking lot 5 - 7:30 pm



Worship Schedule:

  Wednesday 10 am

  Sunday 7:30 and 9:30 am

  Sunday School 9:30 am



Rev. Debra Vanover



The Vestry

Sr. Warden: Barb Poole-Street

Jr. Warden: Eva Eglinton

Treasurer: Greg Kwan

Lila Johnson, Kip Jones, Mike LeHouck, Tusi Mayer, Bonnie Stevens, John Verghese, Gretchen Yamaguchi


Office Hours

Closed Mondays

Tues-Fri 9 am - 2 pm

(808) 373-2131




Parish Administrator

Annabeth Stem (part time)



Parish Bookkeeper

Didi Wong (part-time)





Serving July 5

7:30 am service
Lector - Lorraine Mau
Prayers/EM - Bonnie Stevens
Ushers - Mike LeHouck, Chris Souza
Refreshments - Vivian Tom

9:30 am service
Lectors - Lisa Tamura, Jeff Taylor
Prayers - Jeanne Nelson
EMs - Lila Johnson, Lisa LeRoux
Ushers - David Buck, TBD
Refreshments - Jeanne and Bob Nelson

Altar Guild - Jean Yee's team


Serving July 12


7:30 am service
Lector - Shanua Nakamura
Prayers/EM - Linda Sayegusa
Ushers - Jim Pavelle, Kanani Souza
Refreshments - Taide and Mike LeHouck

9:30 am service
Lectors - John Roberts, Rebecca Verghese
Prayers - Bob Nelson
EMs - Sandra Braham, Michele Cockett
Ushers - Sumner Howard, Rich Miller, Ethan Street, Steve Street
Refreshments - Verghese Family

Altar Guild - Sandra Braham's team 



Sunday, July 5
First Reading: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10
Psalm 48
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Gospel: Mark 6:1-13

Sunday, July 12
First Reading: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
Psalm 24
Second Reading: Ephesians 1:3-14
Gospel: Mark 6:14-29


Last Sunday's Attendance
7:30 am service - 23
9:30 am service - 65

Average Attendance Year to Date
7:30 am service - 29
9:30 am service - 71


Prayer List


Aileen, Christopher, Sarah, Don, Rick, Chris Stingle, Marie Kerry, Jane, and Barb


Holy Nativity School
Tim Spurrier,  Head of School
(808) 373-3232

Holy Nativity School is dedicated to excellence in education within a small and personalized environment. Built upon the qualities of respect and inclusion, as exemplified in the Episcopal tradition, Holy Nativity School values each child's individuality as it develops principled citizens who recognize their role in a global community.

Click here to visit the School website.

Holy Nativity Thrift Shop
Caroline Bond Davis, Manager
(808) 373-3744

Wednesdays and Fridays 
9 am - 3 pm

9 am - 12 noon

Click here to visit the Thrift Shop website.

Holy Nativity Parish Restructuring

To:  Our Holy Nativity Community of Church and School


As you may know, we are undergoing a restructuring of the Holy Nativity School Board in response to a clarification of the relationship between the Church and the School.  Please rest assured that this restructuring and changing of the composition of the School Board will not have any discernible impact upon the excellent education the children receive here at HNS.  No change in instruction, staffing, or curriculum is planned.  Funds from tuition will continue to support the faculty, staff, and students.  Additionally, we will benefit from closer ties between Church and School that will allow us to more actively collaborate as we continue the HNS tradition of "Character, Heart and Excellence." 


This restructuring comes as a result of an erroneous assumption that evolved long before most of us joined the Holy Nativity community.  For some time, the Church and the School have been functioning as independent entities and making their institutional decisions autonomously.  The lawful relationship, however, is that Holy Nativity School is a mission owned and overseen by The Church of the Holy Nativity.  As such, the Church is legally responsible for the School and we are restructuring the School Board accordingly.


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Holy Nativity Senior Warden, Dr. Barbara Poole-Street, through the church office at 808-373-2131 or holynativity@gmail.com. Barb will also be available after church services the next couple of Sundays to answer questions.




Dr. Barbara Poole-Street          Rev. Debra Vanover           

Senior Warden                          Rector

Please join us for food, fun, and fellowship!
Sunday, July 5 at 4 pm
Pre-K lanai (near the school playground)

The church will provide burgers and hot dogs.
Please bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share.
Look for sign-up sheet on back table Sunday mornings or  contact the church office 
at 373-2131 or holynativity@gmail.com.
78th General Convention
The Episcopal Church

The 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church is taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah through July 3. The Episcopal Church's General Convention is held every three years, and is the bicameral governing body of the Church. It comprises the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops, and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay deputies elected from the 108 dioceses and three regional areas of the Church, at more than 800 members.

In her opening remarks on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said, "This body is meant to be sacrament of God, an outward demonstration of the life and hope within us." 

Please keep Bishop Fitzpatrick, the Hawai'i delegation and all those in attendance in your prayers. Also in attendance is our Province VIII youth representative, Sonja Barba, of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Honolulu.  

For more information including live streaming of the convention and complete convention documents, please click here.

From the Diocese E-News June 26, 2015.

Community Presentation on 

Hurricane Preparedness


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

7 - 8:30 pm

Holy Nativity Church, Glantz Hall


Speaker is Danny Tengan, retired Hurricane 

Program Manager, State Civil Defense

 Learn about El Nino and the dangers of hurricanes

 June 1 to November 30 is hurricane season; be prepared

Door Prizes - Refreshments to be served

Prayer for Today

O God: Give me strength to live another day;
Let me not turn coward before its difficulties or prove recreant to its duties;
Let me not lose faith in other people;
Keep me sweet and sound of heart, in spite of ingratitude, treachery, or meanness;
Preserve me from minding little stings or giving them;
Help me to keep my heart clean and to live so honesty and fearlessly that no outward failure can dishearten me or take away the joy of conscious integrity;
Open wide the eyes of my soul that I may see good in all things;
Grant me this day some new vision of thy truth;
Inspire me with the spirit of joy and gladness; and make me the cup of strength to suffering souls; in the name of the strong Deliverer, our only Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.