The Episcopal Church
Holy Nativity Church Annual Meeting and vestry elections at 8:30 am combined meeting
Daughters of the King Quiet Day Workshop 9 am - 4 pm at Holy Nativity; all women welcome, see below for details
Feb 9 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper 5-7 pm in Glantz Hall
Feb 10 Ash Wednesday services at 10 am and 6:30 pm
Feb 14 First Sunday of Lent
Feb 14 Read the Bible in a Year begins; click here for more info
Feb 17 Lenten Book Study 6-8:30 pm Forgive and Get Your Life Back by Rev. Dennis Maynard; click here for more info
Feb 24 Lenten Book Study 6-8:30 pm Forgive and Get Your Life Back by Rev. Dennis Maynard
Feb 26 Diocese Chrism Mass and Education Day 9 am - 3 pm at St. Andrew's Cathedral; click here for details
Feb 27 Diocese Discernment Day workshop 8:30 am - 1:30 pm at St. Andrew's Cathedral; click here for more information
Read the Bible in a Year discussion group meets following 10 am service; click
for more info
Mar 2 Lenten Book Study 6-8:30 pm
Forgive and Get Your Life Back
by Rev. Dennis Maynard
Mar 6 Read the Bible in a Year discussion group meetings following 9:30 am service
Wednesday 10 am
Sunday 7:30 and 9:30 am
Sunday School 9:30 am
Rev. Debra Vanover
Sr. Warden: Barb Poole-Street
Jr. Warden: Eva Eglinton
Treasurer: Greg Kwan
Adrienne Fung, Kimberly Garner, Lila Johnson, Kip Jones, Mike LeHouck, Tusi Mayer, Sharon Souza, Bonnie Stevens, Gretchen Yamaguchi
Tues-Fri 9 am - 2 pm
Annabeth Stem (part time)
Didi Wong (part time)
Serving January 24
8:30 am Combined Service and Annual Meeting
Lectors - Bonnie Stevens, Mark Slovak
Prayers - Jeanne Nelson
EMs - Greg Kwan, Denisse Kwan
Ushers - Mike LeHouck, James Manaligod, Kanani Souza, Chris Souza
Altar Guild - Delia Moore's team
Serving January 31
7:30 am service
Lector -Shauna Nakamura
Prayers/EM - Linda Sayegusa
Ushers - Jim Pavelle, Kanani Souza
Refreshments - TBD
9:30 am service
Lectors - Tom Simpson, Cynthia Ramirez
Prayers - Sumner Howard
EMs -Liz Thompson, Lynn Simpson
Ushers - James Manaligod, Rich Miller
Refreshments - Lois Taylor Clarke and Chandi Hinrichs
Altar Guild - Lorrain Mau's team
Sunday, January 24
First Reading: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Gospel: Luke 4:14-21
Sunday, January 31
First Reading: Jeremiah 1:4-10
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Gospel: Luke 4:21-30
Coffee Hour Refreshment Schedule
8:30 am Combined Service and Annual meeting; potluck following
7:30 - OPEN
9:30 - OPEN
7:30 - Vivan Tom
9:30 - Carol Bielecki
7:30 - Mike and Taide LeHouck
9:30 - OPEN
Last Sunday's Attendance
7:30 am service - 34
9:30 am service - 90
Average Attendance Year to Date
7:30 am service - 33
9:30 am service - 80
Sylvia Cockett; Murray Grune, Jo Dell, Eyrus, Wayne, and the family of Bradley Koki
Holy Nativity Thrift Shop
Caroline Bond Davis, Manager
Wednesdays and Fridays
9 am - 3 pm
to visit the Thrift Shop webpage.
Holy Nativity School
Head of School
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.
to visit the School website.
Holy Nativity Church
At the Annual Meeting on Sunday, members of Holy Nativity Church will elect a Junior Warden and seven (7) new Vestry members for 2016.
We understand that there has been some confusion around who are the candidates for vestry as you received an email earlier this week from a small subgroup of those running for vestry.
Listed below are all the candidates who are running for vestry seats. Biographical and other information about each candidate is available on the church
or from the church office (call 373-2131).
I believe each of these individuals seek to serve our parish with faithfulness, fidelity, and transparency. Each seek to further the mission of our parish and bring harmony and unity between the church, school, and our other missions. Each bring their own unique gifts and talents that can be used to this end. There will be a time at the annual meeting, before voting, for each candidate to share something about themselves and their hopes for the parish moving forward.
Please take time to pray for all the candidates and for clarity as you cast your vote.
Having said that, know that this is a combined service at
on Sunday and there is a brunch following. Please plan to stay and please bring some food to share! Questions about what to bring: please call Chandi at 735-8409.
Candidates for 2016 Leadership Positions are:
VESTRY (7 open seats)
DIOCESE CONVENTION DELEGATES
(4 Delegates and 2 Alternates)
To get to know the candidates before the election, please read their bios on the church website
Holy Nativity Church
January 24, 2016
8:30 am Combined Service
- Business Reports
- Election of Junior Warden, Vestry Members, and Diocesan Convention Delegates
- Please join us as we meet to shape the future of our parish community.
- Potluck after the meeting; please bring brunch items to share!
Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued a statement concerning the actions of the Anglican Primates at their meeting in Canterbury, England.
The following is the text of the Presiding Bishop's statement:
Before I say a word about our gathering here at the Primates Meeting, I just want to say a word of thank you to you for all of your prayers: your prayers for this meeting, your prayers for me personally, both here and in my earlier sickness. We are well, and God is God, and I thank you.
Let me say a word about the meeting.
This is not the outcome we expected, and while we are disappointed, it's important to remember that the Anglican Communion is really not a matter of structure and organization. The Anglican Communion is a network of relationships that have been built on mission partnerships; relationships that are grounded in a common faith; relationships in companion diocese relationships; relationships with parish to parish across the world; relationships that are profoundly committed to serving and following the way of Jesus of Nazareth by helping the poorest of the poor, and helping this world to be a place where no child goes to bed hungry ever. That's what the Anglican Communion is, and that Communion continues and moves forward.
This has been a disappointing time for many, and there will be heartache and pain for many, but it's important to remember that we are still part of the Anglican Communion. We are the Episcopal Church, and we are part of the Jesus Movement, and that Movement goes on, and our work goes on. And the truth is, it may be part of our vocation to help the Communion and to help many others to grow in a direction where we can realize and live the love that God has for all of us, and we can one day be a Church and a Communion where all of God's children are fully welcomed, where this is truly a house of prayer for all people. And maybe it's a part of our vocation to help that to happen. And so we must claim that high calling; claim the high calling of love and faith; love even for those with whom we disagree, and then continue, and that we will do, and we will do it together.
We are part of the Jesus Movement, and the cause of God's love in this world can never stop and will never be defeated.
God love you. God bless you. And you keep the faith. And we move forward.
The Most Rev. Michael Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick, Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i, has also issued a statement about the Primates' Actions. Bishop Fitzpatrick's statement and the video of Presiding Bishop Curry's statement are available on the Diocese
along with links to these and related news stories.
Vestry Meeting Minutes
are available on the church website here.
Delegates and Alternates for
Diocese Annual Convention
In addition to the vestry members and other church leaders elected at the annual meeting, Holy Nativity members must elect four (4) Delegates and two (2) Alternates to represent the parish at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i on October 28-29, 2016.
If you would like to be considered for Delegate or Alternate from Holy Nativity to the Diocese Annual Convention, please contact the church office at 373-2131 or firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name added to the ballot.
Daughters of the King
Quiet Day Workshop
Saturday, Feb 6, 2016
9 am - 4 pm
Holy Nativity Church
All women are invited!
"Three Gardens, a Girl and the Gardener" is speaker Mary Carson's theme for the Quiet Day
Workshop set on Saturday, February 6 at Holy Nativity. The event is hosted by the Holy Nativity DOK Chapter and is open to all women. Registration is $15 and includes a catered lunch.
The teaching of 'Three Gardens' is rooted in the Gospel of John. Three Gardens celebrates our Great Gardener and His work in the garden of our lives. We walk through the Scriptures snipping verses and building bouquets; we sort through seasons. Three gardens is a reflection on relationship. Leave the control of the computer. Leave the clutter of the kitchen. Leave the chaos. Go to the garden. Ponder the One who brings mud to life and makes dust dance.
Mary Carson was born in Detroit at a time when milk was delivered to homes. She attended
Precious Blood School where Dominican sisters taught her to love words.
She currently coordinates women's ministry at
Glacier Valley Baptist Church in Juneau, Alaska. She loves gathering women around God's Word. She
has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from the University of Alaska Southeast. She enjoys walks, coffee, and reading with her husband, Russ. They have two adult sons, Alek and Nick. Mary is a novice gardener.
For more information about the Quiet Day and to register, contact Holy Nativity Church at
e-mail Denisse Kwan
. Deadline to register is Thursday, January 28, 2016.
Please join us for
Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, February 10, 2016