an online publication of the
Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
August 27, 2020
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Upcoming Services
at Holy Nativity
(Go to the front page of our website, "www.holynativityhawaii.com" 
and click "Sunday Banyan")

August 30, 2020
Thirteenth Sunday
after Pentecost
Online worship - 9am Morning Prayer


September 6, 2020
Fourteenth Sunday 
after Pentecost
Online Worship -- 9am
Morning Prayer

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Thursday Centering Prayer
(Thursday afternoons, 4-5pm)
Join us online using "Zoom." Go to www.zoom.us and click on the phrase,"Join a Meeting."  When prompted, type in the Meeting ID, which is 330990103.

(Please note that our Wednesday 10am Eucharist
postponed until further notice; please pray for one another during this time!) 

Serving this Sunday 
(August 30)  
Thirteenth Sunday
after Pentecost

9am Liturgy of the Word
Officiant & Preacher:
   The Rev. Libby Berman
Deacon: The Rev. Bob Steele
Readers: Jean Steele &
   Frank Condello
Prayers of the People: 
   Julia Yamaguchi

Serving next Sunday 
(September 6)  
Fourteenth Sunday
after Pentecost

9am Morning Prayer
Officiant & Preacher:
   The Rev. Libby Berman
Deacon: The Rev. Bob Steele
Readers: Ed Moore & Kathy Otani
Prayers of the People: 
   Kathy Otani

The Sunday Readings


 
Rector
The Rev. Libby Berman
hncrector@gmail.com

The Vestry
Sr. Warden: Austin Nakoa
Jr. Warden: Joe Kindrich
Treasurer: Jean Steele
Recording Secretary: Nancy Thomas
Members at Large: Justin Donahue, Rich Miller, Lila Johnson, Jeff Taylor, Ed Moore, Wyn Aubrey-Child, Nina Livingston, Tusi Mayer, Gretchen Yamaguchi

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 9am-1pm
(808) 373-2131
hncparish@gmail.com
www.holynativityhawaii.org
 
Parish Bookkeeper
Kathy Kia
hncoperationsmanager@gmail.com
 
Parish Administrator
Punahele Coldwell
hncparish@gmail.com
 
Prayer List

In our parish, we pray for Guthrie, Heather, Lois, Sylvia, Wayne, Rico, Chris, Lora V., Michael, David, Anna Marie, Lorraine N., Brian, Jolene, June, Michael, and for all who have contracted the Corona virus, those who are caregivers, and those who are seeking to develop a vaccine or measures of relief.  We pray for those in Hawaii facing unemployment or under-employment.
 
We also pray for victims of violence around the world.

If you wish to add a name to the prayer list, please be in touch with Puna Coldwell in the parish office at hncparish@gmail.com  

 

We are posting a day by day meditation from Forward Movement.  This is a great way to start your day with prayer.  Please consider clicking on the website above. 
Interim Head of School 
Jeanne Wilks

Rooted in the Episcopal tradition, Holy Nativity School is dedicated to excellence in education within a small and personalized environment. Built upon principles of respect and inclusion, Holy Nativity School values each child's individuality as it develops principled citizens who recognize their role in the local and global community.  


Holy Nativity Thrift Shop
(808) 373-3744

   Closed until Further Notice due to COVID--we will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so!

Click here to visit the Thrift Shop webpage.



ONLINE SERVICE: 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 AT 9AM

On this coming Sunday, August 30, we will hold a Liturgy of the Word (morning prayer) service ONLINE ONLY.  We are adhering to Honolulu's most recent stay-at-home order.  Continuing prayers for God's peace and for continuing health and safety in our communities,
Libby+

To join our Zoom service online, Click HERE
 
Or Dial-in by phone at one of these numbers:
        +1 253 215 8782
        +1 301 715 8592
 
Meeting ID: 537 938 292  (No Password)
 
Click  HERE for the Service Booklet



"CELEBRATION OF NEW MINISTRY" (WITH BISHOP FITZPATRICK): SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 AT 9AM (ONLINE)
SERVICE OF COMPLINE:
WEDNESDAYS IN SEPT AT 7PM

Aloha and blessings to the Holy Nativity ohana!  I hope you are all well during these difficult times we are having in our society.  I know we are all so busy with our lives and taking care of our families, as well as trying to manage our time.  Even with our busy lives, it is important to find time to wind down and get a sense of peace in our lives.  With that in mind, I am planning to host a weekly Compline service by Zoom every Wednesday at 7 p.m., during September.  

Traditionally, Compline is the completion of the working day.  St. Benedict first used the term back in the 6th Century.  Compline tends to be a contemplative Office that emphasizes spiritual peace.  In the Episcopal tradition, Compline is a simple office including a confession of sins, one or more psalms, a short reading from scripture, versicles and responses, the Lord's Prayer, collects which ask for God's protection during the night to come, and the canticle Nunc dimittis.  It normally only takes 15-20 minutes and is a good way to end your evening.  (You can find the service in your Book of Common Prayer on page 127.) I hope you enjoy it and we will see how it goes.  At the conclusion of the Compline we can also have a check in as well if anyone would like extra prayers or have concerns.  The first Compline will be on Wed. September 2nd, at 7 p.m.  Zoom details will be posted on the Holy Nativity website.  

Take care and God bless, 
Frank Condello II, Student in Formation for Ordination
OUTREACH MEETING SCHEDULED FOR THURS, SEPT 17 at 630pm ON ZOOM:  ALL ARE WELCOME!

We are having a zoom Outreach brain storming on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH AT 6:30. Everyone is welcome. Please bring your ideas, your imagination, your visions for the future of Outreach, and your enthusiasm and dreams for HNC to shine out through the community and over all the island(s). All ideas are good ones, all suggestions are praised (even if they are impractical!)  All ages are welcomed, including the kids if they have some super ideas for 'Outreach for the young.'

Looking forward to welcoming you to the ZOOM OUTREACH INNOVATORS.  SEE YOU THERE.
--Wyn Aubrey-Child, Outreach Chair
 PS....( bring your own snacks and drinks, we are fine with you not sharing them across the screen.LOL )


HOLY NATIVITY SCHOOL DRIVE-IN MOVIES
POSTPONED TO SEPT 24-26 
(DUE TO STAY-AT-HOME ORDER)
Stay tuned for more details!
This verse of Psalm 116 is located on a banner outside the Pre-K Room at Holy Nativity. 
  
WE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR HNS AND ALL OUR KEIKI DURING THIS TIME!
FORWARD DAY BY DAY...
 
...is a publication consisting of short, daily meditations on scripture.  Usually, folks can pick it up at the church on Sundays, but that's been made difficult by our recent return to online-only worship. If you would like a copy sent to you in the mail, please contact our parish administrator, Puna Coldwell, at hncparish@gmail.com or (808) 373-2131.

ONE EXPRESSION OF THE
BEAUTY OF GOD'S CREATION IN HAWAII
 
"I'll tell you what I believe in," (said Haleola).  "I believe in the 'aina--the land and the sea and the air around us.  When our ancestors first saw the fury of the surf or the angry first spitting from volcanoes, they saw that there was a power to these things that they could not explain.  They knew they had mana--power.  And they do.  Can you look at the beauty around us, Aouli, and doubt that there is mana in this crater, and in the land and sea and sky that surround it?...No land is more beautiful..."
 
From Molokai, written by Alan Bennett.  (Rev. Libby thanks Kalei Nelson Anderson and Jan Jones for suggesting and lending this fine novel.)
NEW PUBLICATION SCHEDULE FOR 
"THE BANYAN TREE"
 
In the weeks to come, we will simplify our publication schedule.  Since the beginning of the pandemic, you have been receiving two issues of "The Banyan Tree" each week-- one on Wednesdays and another on Thursdays.  Going forward, we will publish just one issue of "The Banyan Tree" each week, on Thursdays.  In our single, weekly issue, you often will find news, photos, and/or parish announcements; you always will find the link to our Sunday worship services and the Service Booklet for the following Sunday.   

If you have questions, please be in touch with our parish administrator, Puna Coldwell, at hncparish@gmail.com or Rev. Libby at hncrector@gmail.com.  "The Banyan Tree" is a valuable communication tool for us all, particularly in these days of online worship.  By moving to one issue each week, we hope to streamline our process and deliver announcements, news, and photos to you regularly and more accurately.