Holy Nativity Church Update
May 6, 2015
The Episcopal Church
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
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
Lila Johnson, Mike LeHouck, Tusi Mayer, Bonnie Stevens, John Verghese, Gretchen Yamaguchi
Tues-Fri 9 am - 2 pm
Annabeth Stem (part time)
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
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
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
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.
New Thrift Shop and Facilities Manager
Please help us welcome Caroline Bond Davis,
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 email@example.com.
Terror Over Tunguska
with Dr. Mark Slovak, Astronomer
Wednesday, May 13 at 7 pm
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
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
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."
FOR RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CONTACT
Denisse Kwan, (808) 457-7721
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
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
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity
5286 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96821