An online publication of the

Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

April 4, 2024

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Service Participants:

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The Rev. Libby Berman

[email protected]

The Rev. Jennifer Latham

The Rev. Robert Steele

The Vestry

Sr. Warden: Tusi Mayer

Jr. Warden: Austin Nakoa

Treasurer: Stephanie Ching

Treasurer Emerita:

Jean Steele

Members at Large:

Lila Johnson, Kim Garner, Jack Tonaki, Ginnie Long, Carol Ching, Barbara Coles, Justin Donahue, Jennifer Stikeleather

Office Hours: M-Th 9-12

(808) 373-2131

In our parish, we pray for:

Eric & Katy, Leandra, Karen, Renu & Raj, Luci D, Dave K, David K, Sheri G, Wayne, Heather, Todd, Tom, Kate, Michael, Lucille, Ann, Joyce, Sandee, Doris, Olav, Linda, Sue, Robert, and Esther N.

AND all who struggle with illness and/or hardship.

Please contact the HNC office with any prayer requests

[email protected] 

We are posting a brief day by day meditation from Forward Movement. It's a great way to start your morning! Just click on the website icon above.

Holy Nativity Thrift Shop

(808) 373-3744

Wednesdays: 9am-12pm

Fridays: 9am-12pm

Saturdays: 9am-12pm

March Blue Tag 50% off.

Click here to visit the Thrift Shop webpage

For donations, please donate during store hours, and please do not leave items outside the gate after hours. Mahalo!

The Second Sunday of Easter

Holy Eucharist

April 7, 2024 at 9am


To join our Zoom service(s) online, Click HERE

Or Dial-in by phone at one of these numbers:

       +1 253 215 8782 

Meeting ID: 537 938 292 (No Password)

Click HERE for Sunday Bulletin

Click HERE for FAMILY Sunday Bulletin



Alleluia, Christ is Risen!

We celebrated Easter Sunday with joy and thanksgiving. Rev. Jenn celebrated, Rev. Libby preached, and the children helped us bring back our Alleluias! Special mahalo to the Altar Guild, Ushers, Sunday School Teachers, and Tech Team for their help during Holy Week and on

Easter Sunday.

Another big thank you to the Choir who sang beautifully, directed by Chris and accompanied by Marlene on piano and Wyatt on trumpet.

The Lord is Risen Indeed, Alleluia!

The Norper kids did a great job with Acolyte service!

And of course there were treats and an Easter Egg hunt!

(Keaolewa pictured here)


Maundy Thursday & Good Friday

Our East Oʻahu ecumenical group gathered for worship together on Maundy Thursday and

Good Friday.

On Thursday we remembered Jesusʻ last evening with his disciples with foot washing and communion at Holy Nativity Church, with a reflection by Pastor Malcom Carr from the UCC in Hawaiʻi Kai.

On Friday, we reflected on Jesusʻ last seven words at Kilohana Methodist Church, with preaching from seven different ministers who came from five different denominations (Episcopal, Methodist, Lutheran, UCC, and Unitarian Universalist).

The services reflect a commitment from our six churches to love Godʻs people in our community all together in unity.

Above is a photo of all the ministers gathered around the altar table celebrating the Eucharist together at HNC on Maundy Thursday.


75th Anniversary Musings

As part of our 75th celebration, we reached out to families and individuals who have long-past ties to Holy Nativity. Many letters were sent far and wide, and we could not have been more pleased with the response.

In the coming weeks, in this section, we will share some of the comments we received, along with their generous donation.

My Mom[...] and aunt [...] are both inurned in your columbarium. I was baptized at Holy Nativity years ago.


My family and I were some of the first congregants -- I remember starting in the dairy!


Thank you so much for maintaining the columbarium, my mother rests there.


Kick-Start Karate has been giving classes and youth enrichment in the HN gym for over 25 years. Originally spearheaded by HPD Chief Lee Donahue (who passed in 2023), Lee Donahue Jr. continues this proud legacy!

Here's to another 25 years!


HNC Hosts Lua Workshop!

Holy Nativity hosted a student group from the University of Hawaiʻi last week that organized a Lua Workshop for students and

community members.

The workshop was in celebration of Womenʻs Month Queen Emma Celebration and taught by Kumu Ramsay Taum, an ʻōlohe of Lua Halāu ʻo Kaihewalu.

Lua is a Hawaiian cultural practice of combat/battle art. Kumu Ramsay taught elements of lua and the principles of living hoʻoponopono.

Here our own Olesya Noerper receives instruction from Kumu Ramsay.

Ever think, "I'd like to contribute to the service, but I'm not really interested in public speaking?"

Well, consider then the special service of the usher!

This position is open to BOTH men and women, and is a very important part of the smooth operation of the Sunday service.

If interested, please contact the Reverends, we would be so happy to have you!



New Parish Directory Coming Soon!

If you would like to have any portion of your contact information edited, please contact Athena at OR phone

(808) 476-2345


Green is the color of SPRING, and also 50% off all Green tags at the Thrift Shop!


The Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity
5286 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96821