an online publication of the
the Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
April 17, 2019
The Coming Week
at Holy Nativity

Worship this Sunday, 
April 21, 2019
 
 
Easter Sunday
Eucharist 7:30am
Eucharist 9:30am
Sunday School 9:30am
Followed by an 
Easter Egg Hunt
 
Wednesday, April 24
Eucharist 
 (10am)  Chapel

Thursday, April 25
 Centering  
Prayer (4pm)  Chapel

Worship the 
following Sunday,
April 28, 2019

The Second Sunday
of Easter
Eucharist 7:30am
Eucharist 9:30am
Sunday School 9:30am



Serving this Sunday 
(April 21)   
Easter Sunday

7:30am Eucharist 
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges 
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane
Lector: Richard Harris
Prayers of the People: Lorraine Mau
Usher: Austin Nakoa

9:30am Eucharist
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges 
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane
Server/Eucharistic Minister
    Lila Johnson
Lectors: 
    John & Rebecca Verghese
Acolyte: Nicholas Livingston
Prayers of the People: Lila Johnson
Usher: Justin Donahue

Altar Guild: Sandra Braham and Delia Moore's Team


Serving next Sunday 
(April 28)   
The Second Sunday
of Easter

7:30am Eucharist 
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges 
Lector: Lorraine Mau
Prayers of the People: Lorraine Mau
Usher: Austin Nakoa

9:30am Eucharist
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges 
Server/Eucharistic Minister
    Sandra Braham
Lectors: 
    Alexander & Rosemary Domecki
Acolyte: Alexander Domecki
Prayers of the People: 
   Sandra Braham
Usher: Rich Miller

Altar Guild: Sandra Braham and Delia Moore's Team
The Sunday Readings


 
Interim Rector
The Rev. Canon Kate Cullinane
hncinterim@gmail.com
Curate
The Rev. Christopher Bridges
hnccurate@gmail.com

The Vestry
Sr. Warden: Austin Nakoa
Jr. Warden: Eva Eglinton
Treasurer: Jean Steele
Clerk: Nancy Thomas
Members at Large: Lila Johnson, Justin Donahue, Nina Livingston, Joe Kindrich, Rich Miller, Ed Moore, Jeff Taylor, Wyn Aubrey-Child, Ken Zitz
Rector Search Committee Chair: Bob Steele

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9am-1pm
(808) 373-2131
hncparish@gmail.com
www.holynativityhawaii.org
 
Parish Bookkeeper
hncoperationsmanager@gmail.com
 
Parish Administrator
hncparish@gmail.com
 
Prayer List
Byron, Kendall,  Rita, 
Ken & Erin,  Elma,  Wayne,
William, Bonnie,  Bob, Chris,
Kenneth,   Delia, Wayne, Tina, Ashely, Mark, Emi, Anna Marie, Mary, Kendell, Family of Gladys T & Gordon


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
(808) 373-3744

Wednesdays and Fridays 
9 am - 3 pm

Saturdays 
9 am - 12 noon

Click here to visit the Thrift Shop webpage.

DONATIONS ARE NEEDED




Interim Rector's Ramblings    
 
A WEEK CALLED HOLY
We call this week in our liturgical calendar "Holy Week."
I find myself reflecting on why we call it holy.
In the Jewish tradition at the beginning of the Passover Seder the youngest child asks the assembled family and friends around the Passover dinner table, "Why is tonight different from every other night?" Thus, begins the Passover dinner and the telling of the ancient Hebrew story of the escape from Egypt and the journey to the Land of Promise.
In a very real way, the night of the Passover dinner is no different from any other night. In a very real way the night of the Passover celebration is significantly different since it is a special time set aside for the Jewish people to remember an important part of their foundational story as a people. The night is ordinary in that it is like any other night, and the night is special because the ritual of the Passover points to the unique relationship and formative event in the relationship between God and the Hebrew people.
I believe that Holy Week is like that. We set aside a special time of remembrance to recollect and experience once again the events of Jesus' passion, death and resurrection. This week is no different than any other week. It is an ordinary week. The stores are open, people still go to work, the day to day busyness of our lives continues. It is a week like any other week. And, it is not like any other week. It becomes 'holy' because we set it aside to make special remembrances and liturgies to signify it as holy.
William Temple, a former Archbishop of Canterbury, once wrote, "The bread on the altar is holy, because all bread everywhere is holy. But the reason we know all bread everywhere is holy, is because we partake of the bread on the altar which is holy."
There is great insight in Archbishop Temple's statement. There is the recognition that holiness is to be found in the everyday and in the ordinary. Ordinary bread becomes for us the Bread of Life in the Eucharist. There is also the recognition that it is because we partake of the holiness of the Eucharist that we are able to see the divine at work in the world around us.
The same is true of Holy Week. We are invited into this ordinary week of work and school and shopping and at the same time invited into the holiness of the liturgies that we celebrate. Our participation in this week we call Holy enables us to see the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus in the world around us in the everyday and ordinary of our lives.
Why is this week different from any other week? It's not. It is an ordinary week.
Why is this week different from any other week? Because, it is. It is a special time that we set aside to recognize the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus and the passion, death and resurrection in our own lives and in the world around us. It is a time when we take special note of the holiness in us and in our world. By setting aside this time and marking it as holy, it gives us insight into the holiness of our everyday.
I pray for you all a blessed Holy Week and glorious Easter.
Canon Kate+
Maundy Thursday, April 18 - 6:30 pm
Good Friday, April 19 - 12 noon
Easter Sunday, April 22, - 7:30 am and 9:30 am
 

With Easter just around the corner, NEW plastic Easter eggs, medium and large size, WRAPPED candy to fill the Easter eggs, and flower donations are welcomed.  Candy & egg  donations may be brought to the parish office, while flower donations can be organized with Sandra Braham and the Altar Guild. Mahalo!
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Our Outreach Committee, led by Wyn Aubrey-Child, has identified the Samaritan Counseling Center of Hawaii as a program to support in 2019. The Samaritan Counseling Center is celebrating its Thirtieth Anniversary this year. It provides counseling for individuals and families as well as acting as a resource for clergy and congregations of many religious traditions. The counselors are sensitive to cultural context and client's belief systems. No person or family is denied services because of their inability to pay. Far too often, low-income persons who need help cannot obtain it. To address this problem the Center has established a Client Assistance Fund. Our Holy Nativity gift will be earmarked for this Fund.
With joy and thanksgiving, the Outreach Committee brings the Samaritan Counseling Center to your attention. The Vestry has approved the goal of making a gift of $3000 earmarked for the Client Assistance Fund. Some of this amount will come from the Outreach section of our 2019 Operating Budget. Also, the "plate offering" for Easter Sunday will go to Samaritan Counseling. Finally, individuals may contribute to this important ministry by writing a check to the Church of the Holy Nativity and noting Samaritan Counseling on the Memo line. These individual gifts may be put in the offering plate on any Sunday or brought to the parish office. Mahalo!

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Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs & Practices
Please join us and learn about the Episcopal Church from 6-7PM in Monteiro Chapel. For more information please contact Fr. Christopher.
The dates and subjects are below
April 23: The Trinitarian Life 

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WE WELCOME CHRIS SUZUKI!
 
The Church of the Holy Nativity has selected Chris Suzuki as our new Choir Director. Chris' first Sunday with us will be Easter Sunday. Chris studied at the University of Hawai'I at Manoa and has completed a Bachelor's Degree in Music with a minor in Business Administration. Chris has sang professionally with the Lutheran Church of Honolulu and St. Andrew's Cathedral.
Our Vestry has approved the appointment and is joined by many, many others of us in welcoming our choir back to its calling. Music is an important part of our worship tradition, supplementing spoken words and symbolic actions. Music stirs us and provides another dimension to our expression of our love of God.
Because we spent many months searching for our new choir director before having success, we invite you to acknowledge our good fortune by making a "budget-relieving" gift to support our music program. You may write a check to the Church of the Holy Nativity and note Music on the memo line. Mahalo.
 

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HOUSING NEEDED
 
An Episcopal seminarian from the University of the South (Sewanee) has been accepted to complete her Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and full-time hospital work and training at Pacific Health Ministries here on Oahu. Her housing plans for the summer have suddenly fallen-through.
Her need for housing is July 1 - August 16, 2019. She is willing to house sit, pet sit, sleep on an air mattress in any room, couch surf, split time at different places, whatever might be available. She would be extremely grateful for any help.
If you can help or know of some possibility, please be in touch with Canon Kate.


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HOLY WEEK SERVICES

Come join us in Holy Week!

Palm Sunday, April 14 - 7:30 am and 9:30 am - Lunch on the Lanai

Maundy Thursday, April 18 - 6:30 pm

Good Friday, April 19 - 12 noon

Easter Sunday, April 21 - 7:30 am and 9:30 am - followed by an Easter Egg Hunt

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Opportunities For Us To Volunteer At Outreach Projects Island Wide.

Headed by Louisa Le Roux, there are three projects going on at the moment, island wide.

1.Prison Ministry:-  Leadership for this project is Fr. Kaleo Patterson and Paster Haaheo Guanson. If anyone is interested in serving in this ministry, there is a backpack program, a prayer and bible study program ( which requires special training,) and a movement to bring Hawaii prisoners back home from Arizona.To contact the leaders for all of these programs, e-mail them at kaleop@me.com

2. Justice reform program:- Leadership for this project is Bob Merce.  mercer001@hawaii.rr.com     He needs a few legal experts to help him in his task of rewriting prison reform and bail, judging and sentencing guidelines. 

3. Low income housing, affordable housing and homelessness:-     The good news is that the Legislative approved $200m for various housing projects, mainly around the rail stations. Supporting  "Faith in Action" at https://www.faithactionhawaii.org  would be very much appreciated.  Help is needed with preparation of food parcels, and the Tuesday luncheon at the Wally House project at St. Elizabeth's church.

3RD ANNUAL FAITH SUMMIT ON HOMELESSNESS, MAY 4TH. 2019. AT ALOHA TOWER.  INFO@IHSHAWAII.ORG.
Questions on any of these opportunities, please contact Wyn Aubrey-Child, Outreach Co-ordinator.