an online publication of the
the Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
April 3, 2019
The Coming Week
at Holy Nativity

Worship this Sunday, 
April 7, 2019
The Fifth Sunday
In Lent
Eucharist 7:30am
Eucharist 9:30am
Sunday School 9:30am
 

Wednesday, April 10
Eucharist 
 (10am)  Chapel

Thursday, April 11
 Centering  
Prayer (4pm)  Chapel


Worship the 
following Sunday,
April 14, 2019
The Sunday
of the Passion
Palm Sunday
Eucharist 7:30am
Eucharist 9:30am
Sunday School 9:30am




Serving this Sunday 
(April 7)   
The Fifth Sunday
in Lent

7:30am Eucharist 
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges 
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullnane
Lector: David Callies
Prayers of the People: David Callies 
Usher: Lucia Bu

9:30am Eucharist
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges 
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane
Server/Eucharistic Minister
    Lila Johnson
Lectors: 
    Barbara Abe & Rosemary Domecki
Acolyte: Nicholas Livingston
Prayers of the People: Lila Johnson
Usher: Stanley Yon

Altar Guild: Lorraine Mau's Team


Serving next Sunday 
(April 14)   
The Sunday
of the Passion
Palm Sunday

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

9:30am Eucharist
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane  
Preacher:
    
Server/Eucharistic Minister
    Stanley Yon
Lectors: 
    Ed Moore & Wyn Aubrey-Child
Acolyte: Noah, Owen, & Isaiah Zitz
Prayers of the People: Stanley Yon
Usher: Rich Miller

Altar Guild: Nina Livingston'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.


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 Rectors Ramblings    
 



THE WEEK WE CALL HOLY

Soon we begin our walk through Holy Week. It is one of the most important and significant times of the year for Christians.

We come together as a congregation to remember the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. A story which in itself is a contradiction in that Jesus rides into Jerusalem not on a horse, which would have been a real sign of a powerful and triumphal entry, but on a lowly donkey.

This is a week in which we read about Jesus' betrayal by both Judas and Peter. We learn of Jesus stooping and kneeling down like a servant to wash the disciple's feet. We hear of the closest of his disciples not even being able to stay awake to support Jesus in his personally most challenging and confusing moments of prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. We read also about the desertion of most of the disciples in his greatest time of need.

In a week filled with humility, betrayal, servanthood, confusion, abandonment and desertion one might wonder why we call this week Holy. Sure, the week ends with the glory of the resurrection but most of the week is the opposite of what we might expect. Most of the week is filled with struggles, hardships and confusion. Why not call the end of the week Holy Sunday, or Holy Easter Sunday? Why do we call the entire week Holy?

I believe we call this week Holy because God can be found in all of it. God can be found in our most difficult and challenging times as well as our more joyous times. God can be found when we feel humiliated, abandoned or betrayed. We have in Jesus the example of a life lived in faithfulness and in the presence of God in both good times and bad. We have in Jesus an example of a life lived well in all aspects of our living. We have in Jesus the encouragement to move forward trusting in the goodness of God even as 
Jesus trusted in God's goodness and God's good end.

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


God bless you this Lent and Holy Week,
 
Canon Kate+
With Easter just around the corner, NEW plastic Easter eggs, medium and large size, COVERED 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 9:       The Church
April 16:     The Trinitarian Life

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 Rectory Update
 
Why is so there so much activity in and around our Rectory? Well, last year there were roofing issues and our insurance company determined that the roof should be replaced. Eva Eglinton, Junior Warden, and Joe Kindrich, Facilities Committee, did the paperwork to get approval from the Diocese because this was to be a major undertaking. The work began when Fr. Luis vacated the space. As it went along, additional needs for gutters and the like were discovered and added to the scope. We have now received the insurance company's check which pays for all the work except for our $1000 deductible.
But there's more: Justin Donahue, an arborist, has donated his time and talent (as did his son Daniel) to perform the necessary trimming of some of the yard's trees. Rosemary Domecki has pitched in, too. She has provided doors, new doorknobs, paint supplies, labor and other hardware as well as a new kitchen floor. Other willing volunteers have gotten two of the rooms painted, but the rest of the painting will need to be contracted out. Rosemary has made an assessment of the yard and has identified some shrub-trimming and planting that are needed also. This remaining work will be completed this month. The repairs and renovation work have exceeded our original budget, but the Vestry has voted the additional funding and we expect to be able to rent our refreshed Rectory for the next several months. Many thanks, also, to Austin Nakoa, Senior Warden and chair of the Facilities Committee, who made sure all the pieces of the project fit together.

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Palm Sunday Lunch on the Lanai
Please mark your calendars to join us for Lunch on the Lanai after our 9:30AM Palm Sunday Service on April 14, 2019. For more information please contact Mrs. Chandi of the Happy Kitchen Team

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A Family of Service
Congratulations!!!  

Three of Rich and Kim Miller's children, all longtime HNC acolytes, were recently promoted within their respective branches of the military: LCDR Jessica Miller Nunnally, USN, is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA; Major Robert Miller, USAF, is a JAG/prosecutor stationed at Langley AFB, VA; and Capt Geoff Miller, USMC, is a mortar platoon commander, currently deployed to Okinawa with the 3d Marine Division.
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We had a great time at the Thrift Shop Appreciation Lunch. The lunch was an enjoyable time had by all.  Thank you to the Holy Nativity Happy Kitchen Team for your hard work to make this a special day.    




















On Thursday, March 28, the Happy Kitchen Team organized a luncheon for the volunteers who help out at the Holy Nativity Thrift Store. It was a chance to recognize all of the time and effort that so many volunteers, almost forty of them, give to the Thrift Store. We appreciate all that they do all year long and wanted to celebrate with them. Peggy Budlong, our new Holy Nativity Thrift Store Manager, was present as well and welcomed as our new Thrift Store Manager with a lei.

In his introductory remarks, Fr. Christopher mentioned a number of not-for-profit agencies that were assisted with grants this past year with proceeds from the Thrift Store.

If you know of people who might like to volunteer at the Thrift Store, please do have them be in touch with Peggy Budlong. Volunteering is fun and a great way to meet new friends.

Thanks go to our Happy Kitchen Team for organizing the luncheon on behalf of the church to say "thank you" to all of our dedicated volunteers.