Holy Nativity Church Update  April 15, 2015
The Episcopal Church
of the Holy Nativity


Apr 17 Holy Nativity School "Sapphire Night" Pa'ina at Waialae Country Club; click here for details


Apr 26 8:30 am combined service followed by Special Congregational Meeting 


May 3 Oahu Episcopal Youth Gathering; visit their website here for details


May 9 East Honolulu Regional Confirmation at Holy Nativity at 10:30 am (as the host church, we'll need to provide goodies for the coffee hour 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, Bill Seeley, 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

John Smith, Manager


271-2559 cell


Thrift Shop Hours

Wed and Fri 9 am - 3 pm

Sat 9 am - 12 noon  



Serving April 19

Rev. Dan Leatherman

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

9:30 am service
Lectors - Lisa Tamura, Ed Moore
Prayers - Bob Nelson
EMs - Michelle Cockett, Sandra Braham
Ushers - David Buck, Ethan Street, Steve Street
Refreshments - Barb Poole-Street
Altar Guild - Sandra Braham's team


Serving April 26

8:30 am Combined Service


Lectors - John Roberts, Shauna Nakamura
Prayers - Mark Slovak
EMs - Wyn Aubrey-Child, Vivian Tom
Ushers - Sumner Howard, Rich Miller, Jim Pavelle
Refreshments - Yamaguchi Family
Altar Guild - Delia Moore's team




Prayer List


Aileen, Christopher, Sarah, Don, Rick, Sappel McCracken, Chris Stingle, Jonathan, Rev. Margot Critchfield, Cynthia, Rafael Lopez and family upon the death of Joe, and the family of Charles Fernandes upon his death



Last Sunday's Attendance
8:30 am service - 81

Average Attendance Year to Date
7:30 am service - 29
9:30 am service - 73


by Mother Teresa


Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.

Life is beauty, admire it.

Life is bliss, taste it.

Life is a dream, realize it.

Life is a challenge, meet it.

Life is a duty, complete it.

Life is a game, play it.

Life is costly, care for it.

Life is wealth, keep it.

Life is love, enjoy it.

Life is mystery, know it.

Life is a promise, fulfill it.

Life is sorrow, overcome it.

Life is a song, sing it.

Life is a struggle, accept it.

Life is tragedy, confront it.

Life is an adventure, dare it.

Life is luck, make it.

Life is too precious, do not destroy it.

Life is life, fight for it.

Special Congregational Meeting
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Combined 8:30 am service

A special congregational meeting is being called for  Sunday, April 26, 2015 . This meeting will be held at the end of a combined service at  8:30 am . This meeting is being called specifically for the vestry to present the revision of the Church's bylaws to the congregation for approval. These bylaws have been approved by your vestry and vetted by Bishop Fitzpatrick and the Chancellor of the Diocese. Please contact the church office if you have any questions.

Seeking a New Thrift Shop and Facilities Manager

W e are sad to announce that John Smith, Holy Nativity Thrift Shop and Facilities Manager, is leaving his position at Holy Nativity to move to the mainland.

We are seeking a new full-time Thrift Shop and Facilities Manager to begin work in early May.  This person is responsible for managing the day to day operations of Holy Nativity Thrift Shop and for overseeing the rental program for the church facilities.  Click here to see the job announcement on the church website and download the complete job description.

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 .

Easter Sunday at Holy Nativity

Tea for The Rev. and Mrs. Charlie Crane
Saturday, April 4, 2015

Mahalo to everyone who helped with and attended the tea for the Rev. and Mrs. Crane. It was a lovely event!

See the church website for more photos from Fr. Crane's tea.

Service Changes to Remember


The Wednesday 10 am Eucharist is cancelled for April 15 and April 22.


Rev. Dan Leatherman will lead both services on Sunday, April 19 in Rev. Deb's absence.


Rev. Deb is off-island until April 25. In case of pastoral emergencies, please contact the church office.


Sunday, April 26 is a combined 8:30 am service followed by the special congregational meeting.


Readings for Easter Sunday, April 19 

Acts 3:12-19
Psalm 4
1 John 3:1-7
Luke 24:36b-48 

Readings for Sunday, April 26

Acts 4:5-12
Psalm 23
1 John 3:16-24
John 10:11-18 



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