an online publication of the
the Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
August 7, 2019
The Coming Week
at Holy Nativity

Worship this Sunday, 
August 11, 2019

The Ninth Sunday
after Pentecost
Eucharist 7:30am
Eucharist 9:30am
Sunday School 9:30am

Wednesday, August 14
 (10am)  Chapel

Thursday, August 15
Prayer (4pm)  Chapel

Worship the 
following Sunday,
August 18, 2019

The Tenth Sunday
after Pentecost
Eucharist 7:30am
Eucharist 9:30am
Sunday School 9:30am

Serving this Sunday 
(August 11)   
The Ninth Sunday
after Pentecost

7:30am Eucharist 
     T he Rev'd George Clifford
     T he Rev'd Christopher Bridges
Lector: Richard Harris
Prayers of the People: Kim Garner  
Usher: Austin Nakoa

9:30am Eucharist
     T he Rev'd George Clifford
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges
Server/Eucharistic Minister
    Joe Kindrich
Lectors: Kathy Otani &  Cindy
Acolyte: Joe Kindrich
Prayers of the People: Joe Kindrich
Usher: Stanley Yon

Altar Guild:  Lorraine Mau's Team

Serving next Sunday 
(August 18)   
The Tenth Sunday
after Pentecost

7:30am Eucharist 
     The Rev'd Christopher Bridges
     T he Rev'd Christopher Bridges
Lector: Kim Garner
Prayers of the People: Lorraine Mau  
Usher: David Callies

9:30am Eucharist
     The Rev'd Christopher Bridges
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges
Server/Eucharistic Minister
    Louisa Le Roux
Lectors: Zach &  Brianna Pittard
Acolyte: Louisa Le Roux
Prayers of the People: Jean Steele
Usher: Justin Donahue

Altar Guild:  Delia Moore's Team
The Sunday Readings

Interim Rector
The Rev. George Clifford
The Rev. Christopher Bridges

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
Parish Bookkeeper
Parish Administrator
Prayer List

Rita, Dorie, Anna Marie, Mark, Ski, Barbara, Nancy, Rosie, Charlie, Lois, Sylvia, Blake, Bruce, Kendall W., Wayne, Dottie, Victoria, Phyllis, Laurie, Elaine 

Holy Nativity 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

9 am - 12 noon

Click here to visit the Thrift Shop webpage.


What does the Book of Common Prayer say about who carries out the mission of the church ?  The Church carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members. page 855

Curate's Corner

The first week of school has been great at Holy Nativity. It has been good to see all the teachers, parents and children return to our campus. The laughter of children abounds at our little school in the valley once again for the new school year.  
I can report that the parish and school are working together as we have before. The new Interim Head of School Jeanne Wilks is a joy to work with. She brings a fresh new perspective and experience to Holy Nativity School. All of our great teachers and staff are back and working together under her leadership.
Please keep praying for our little school in the valley as it continues forward into the 2019-2020 school year.

Good and gracious God, bless Holy Nativity School that it may be a place to find knowledge, learn respect for creation and know your love in the world; grant to those who teach, learn and lead in this school find in you all truth. All this we ask in your Holy Name. Amen.


Fr. Chris

Fr. George will be hosting an interim rector's forum on August 11, 2019 in the meeting room from 8:30am to 9:20am.  The topic is: Only one Sunday Service at Holy Nativity Church.



Ryan Souza, tenor,
completed his BA in Music with emphasis on Voice. He has been a chorus member of Hawaii Opera Theater since 1994 and has had several comprimario roles over the years. Ryan has studied voice with Marilyn Kim (Leeward), Laurence Paxton (University of Hawaii), Neva Rego, Arturo Spinetti (New York), and Seth Riggs (Los Angeles). Currently Ryan is a voice teacher at the Mānoa School of Music and Art, and performs in Waikiki for Tihati Productions at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Princess Ka'iulani Hotel, and Hyatt. 
Sunday August 11, 9:30am

With Mary Palmer
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Honolulu, HI

A Message from Holy Nativity Interim Head of School

Aloha and Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year.

We have been working together to prepare for an excellent year for your child(ren) at Holy Nativity School. As a newcomer to HNS, I would like to share some encouraging observations of the Holy Nativity School community with you:

  • We are blessed with a dedicated faculty. These exceptional professionals are committed to your child's growth and learning and are committed to sustaining HNS. They are a caring and supportive team who have fashioned a great program for each student.
  • We are blessed with a beautiful campus. Our campus is thoughtfully planned and designed to provide space for physical and social growth, as well as space to retreat and thoughtfully practice mindfulness.
  • We are blessed with a focus on the whole child. At HNS children are known and seen-as intellectual, physical and spiritual beings. We gather as a school to start the week with prayer, and provide have personalized learning that includes weekly chapel.
  • We are blessed with engaged parents. HNS is a place where parent involvement is welcomed. We thrive as a community who work together to make our student experience exceptional.

These many blessings and our 70th anniversary are the reason this year's theme is The Best of HNS. We
encourage you to engage in all the year has to offer. Be sure to attend Parent Orientation next Wednesday, August 14 at 5:30 PM. Mark your calendar now to help with or attend the Great Pumpkin Festival on Saturday October 19 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. And keep abreast of the many other events this school year buy reading this newsletter every week.

This year we have many veteran Holy Nativity faculty and welcome a few new teachers to our 'ohana.

New faculty:
Nancy Greenberg in Keiki 3's
Britne Terrell in 3G
Jane Kim in 5G
Alicia Barghout in 6G

Returning Faculty:
Principal, Jyo Bridgewater
Cathee Kukea teaches PE
Kaui Chun teaches Art
Jan Israel teaches Religion
Sakiko Sugihara teaches Japanese
Carol Takamine in Keiki 3's
Renee Shitanishi & Lehua Alo-Williams in PK
Petey Kaneshiro & Erin Zitz in K
Jenna Kieburtz and Destaney Peters in 1G
Dr. Cat Peterson and Jana Takemura in 2G
Dara Torres in 3G
Alan Ching and Pam Ka'ahiue in 4G
Liz Cunningham in 5G & 6G
Jordan Gibson in 7/8G

Our returning staff are Ming Toy Wong at the front desk, Kelly Goheen in Admissions and Marketing, Kristen Reed and Dorothy Jorgensen in Development, and Kim Hoi in Educational Services. New staff are Rhona Slingerland and Corinne Kerston in the Business Office, and Corey Hubbard taking over IT.
We look forward to the year ahead, and are ever grateful for your commitment to Holy Nativity School.

God bless you,

Learning on the Lanai
Please come join Fr. Chris after our 9:30am Sunday service for Learning on the Lanai.  It is an opportunity to take a few minutes to go over various topics of interest. For example: scripture, Book of Common Prayer and theological questions