Raj & Renu, Eric & Katy, Susan K., Sandy T.A., Deiter, Lora V., John A., Dorie & Agenhart, Ron M., Wayne, Heather, Erwin, John, Todd, Elaine, Tom, Sue, Kate, MTT, Nancy Y., Larry T., Peggy, Kitten & Grace, Teri & Phillip.
AND all who struggle with illness and/or hardship.
Please contact the HNC office with any additional prayer requests
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.
Bishop Bob will be the Preacher & Celebrant at the 9am service; he will join the congregation for coffee hour afterward. A luncheon meeting with the Vestry will follow.
The season of Advent may be the most counter-cultural time in the Church year. While the rest of the community is busy with Christmas shopping, decorations, parties, and concerts, we in the Church have a season to reflect and prepare to celebrate the Coming of Christ, the birth of Jesus, the Incarnation of the Word of God as a human baby.
Willis and I keep Advent in our home. We have an Advent wreath. We lit one candle the first Sunday of Advent and two last Sunday, and so on through the season until we light them all with the Christ candle on Christmas day.
Christmas decorations go up after the fourth Sunday of Advent. With Christmas being on a Sunday this year we get a whole week to get ready!
As I suggested in my sermon last Sunday, there is value in taking quiet time during this busy season to reflect on how we are doing with the issues that interfere with our capactity to grow in love and service and to turn or repent of those things. It is also a great time to reflect on the past year - lessons learned, things we might have done differently, how we have grown in love.
Being this our of sync with the rest of the world may be uncomfortable, but taking time for reflection during Advent can help us be less stressed and more ready to begin the new year free of this year's burdens and ready to share the incarnation of Christ with a troubled world.
Advent and Christmas blessings to you all.
"The Church and the World in 2022"
The last installment in this three part series from Dr. Stephen Noerper, a United Nations Senior Advisor and Columbia University Research Scholar will be
December 14th 5:30-6:30 PM
(in the nave)
Session Three: Creating Opportunity
How do we in Hawaii find economic development opportunity and foster social justice in a community and world that seems to have been altered by new conflict, Covid, supply chain shortages, inflation, high energy prices, and severe weather? This concluding session leans forward toward creative solution building in a Christian context.
Can't run a marathon? We have just the thing -- Join HNC and Walk for Wai, THIS Saturday!
THRIFT SHOP takes
Thrift Shop's last day in 2022 will be December 23rd; and will reopen in Mid January 2023, exact date TBD.
Specials this week!
This week all Christmas decorations are 50% OFF, all hanging art 50% OFF, and $5 to fill a bag of clothes!
Holy Nativity’s Sponsored Family for Christmas 2022
is Olga & daughter Oceana (15 mo.)
Their wish list is:
For mom, Olga, Gift Card for Target
For daughter, Oceana, 15 mo.
Shirts, size 2T
Shorts, size 2 T
Underwear and socks, size 2T
Hoodie/jacket size 2T
There will be a sign-up sheet outside the Nave on Sunday the 11th OR you may contact the office to sign up. email@example.com
The deadline for dropping the unwrapped gifts at church is December 13.
Christmas Eve services Saturday Dec. 24th 5:00pm
Christmas Day services Sunday Dec. 25th 9:00am
New Year's Day Sunday Jan. 1st 9:00am
Decorate the Nave for Christmas!
Please consider contributing to the Holy Nativity Flower Fund to decorate our nave for Christmas. For $10.00, you can purchase a potted poinsettia.
You may make a dedication to be noted along with your name in the church bulletin on Christmas Eve.
Watch for the bright red box with Poinsettia forms, or come by the office to order yours!
Ordination to the Priesthood
The Rev. Deacon Frank Condello II
Cathedral Church of St. Andrew
(Across from the capitol in downtown Honolulu)
THIS Saturday, Dec 10th at 10am
Advent Devotionals 2022 are STILL available in the HNC office.