Holy Nativity Church Update  May 6, 2015
The Episcopal Church
of the Holy Nativity


May 9 East Honolulu Regional Confirmation at Holy Nativity at 10:30 am (coffee hour hosted by Holy Nativity following the service)


May 30 DOK Women's Retreat featuring Lindsay Hardin Freeman, author of "Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter;" click here for more information



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, 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)



Holy Nativity Thrift Shop

Caroline Davis, Manager




Thrift Shop Hours

Wed and Fri 9 am - 3 pm

Sat 9 am - 12 noon  

(808) 373-3744



Serving May 10

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

9:30 am service
Lectors - Mark Slovak, Ed Moore
Prayers - Cindy Ramirez
EMs - Wyn Aubrey-Child, Louisa LeRoux
Ushers - David Buck, Ethan Street, Steve Street
Refreshments - TBD

Altar Guild - Jean Yee's team


Serving May 17


7:30 am service
Lector - Kanani Souza
Prayers/EM - Kim Garner
Ushers - Mike LeHouck, Chris Souza

9:30 am service
Lectors - Cindy Ramirez, Lisa Tamura
Prayers - Adrienne Fung
EMs - Denisse Kwan, Liz Thompson
Ushers - James Manaligod, Ed Moore, Sumnwe Howard
Refreshments - Barb Poole-Street

Altar Guild - Sandra Braham's team 


Prayer List


Aileen, Christopher, Sarah, Don, Rick, Sappel McCracken, Chris Stingle, Jonathan, Rev. Margot Critchfield, and Cynthia



Last Sunday's Attendance
7:30 am service - 28
9:30 am service - 78

Average Attendance Year to Date
7:30 am service - 29
9:30 am service - 74

Affirmation of Faith

by The Rev. Dr. Constance M. Baugh


We believe in the God of Life,

who creates and loves people,

who acts in history,

and who promises never to leave us alone.

We believe in Jesus of Nazareth,

who is our brother,

who wants not to be idolized but to be followed.

We believe that we dwell in the presence of the Holy Spirit;

without her we are nothing;

filled with her we are able to become creative,

lively, and free.

We believe in the Church of Jesus Christ,

a community where we find companions and

courage for the struggles of life,

where we grow in our understanding of the faith,

through worship, prayer, nurture, and service.

We believe that God has a use for us in this time and

place, that though we walk through the valley

of the shadow of death, we are called to be

instruments of God's peace.

We believe in living, hoping, laughing, and enjoying

the good of the earth;

We believe that people can change, and God keeps

pulling us to life and to a new world of joy

and peace.


Rev. Baugh is Presbyterian minister who wrote this affirmation for a prison ministry. It was used in the service of Holy Communion to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood in the Episcopal Church.

Welcome C aroline Davis!
New Thrift Shop and Facilities Manager

Please help us welcome Caroline Bond Davis,
th new Holy Nativity Thrift Shop and Facilities Manager.
Caroline takes the reins from former manager John Smith, who is moving to the mainland.


Caroline has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit administration including volunteer recruitment and management, special events coordinating, fundraising, community involvement, and grant writing. She served as Executive Director of the Friends of the Library of Hawaii for 10 years, was Administrative Coordinator for the Friends of the Foster Garden for eight years, and has also worked with the American Lung Association, Hawaii Literacy, Mission Houses Museum, Kalihi Palama Culture and Arts Society, and several other local nonprofit organizations during her career.

Caroline was born and raised in the Episcopal Church here in Hawaii and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Honolulu Pau Hana, Alliance for Culture and the Arts, and the Daughters of Hawaii. In her free time she enjoys Hawaiiana and Hawaiian music, sewing and crafts, reading, cooking, and hiking.


Caroline can be reached at the Thrift Shop 373-3744 and by email at hntsmgr@gmail.com.


Terror Over Tunguska
with Dr. Mark Slovak, Astronomer
Wednesday, May 13 at 7 pm
Glantz Hall

At 7:17 am on the morning of June 30, 1908, a mysterious explosion occurred in the skies over Siberia in Russia, near the Tunguska River. The earth shook, 200 square miles of forest were  instantly set aflame, and local inhabitants cowered in awe and fear. 

Join Mark Slovak, Holy Nativity's own astronomer, for a look at this amazing event and what could have caused it. 

Weather permitting, a telescopic viewing session will follow from 8 to 11 pm.  For more information, please click here
Farmers Market now 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
Holy Nativity Church parking lot
 5 - 7:30 pm

Have you checked out the new farmers market at Holy Nativity yet? Over 25 vendors offer fruits and vegetables, prepared foods, arts and crafts, and other items for sale. The market will continue to grow as new vendors are added in the coming months. Our Farmers Market will take place in the Holy Nativity Church parking lot on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Come on down!
Daughters of the King
Women's Retreat
Saturday, May 30, 2015
11 am - 4 pm 
Ewa Beach Golf Club

The Daughters of the King of Hawaii invite all women of faith to an inspirational retreat. Come journey onto new ground and discover where your story intersects with the voices and struggles of woman and girls speaking through scripture. 

Retreat leader and speaker is Lindsay Hardin Freeman, author of "Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter."

Denisse Kwan, (808) 457-7721 
Email: Denisse.Kwan@gmail.com 
Seats are limited so please RSVP by MAY 13, 2015
$40.00 includes lunch buffet

For complete information and to download the event flyer, visit the church website here .

Readings for Sunday, May 10

First Reading: Acts 10:44-48
Psalm: Psalm 98
Second Reading: 1 John 5:1-6
Gospel: John 15:9-17

Readings for Sunday, May 17

First Reading: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Psalm: Psalm 1

Seond Reading: 1 John 5:9-13
Gospel: John 17:6-19



Thank you for bringing me through the night to a wonderful day and I pray I can live each day given with love, with gratitude, with courage and with generosity. Amen