an online publication of the
the Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
February 27, 2019
The Coming Week
at Holy Nativity

Worship this Sunday, 
March 3, 2019
The Last Sunday
After Epiphany
 Eucharist 7:30am
Eucharist 9:30am
Sunday School 9:30am
 

Wednesday, March 6
Eucharist 
 (10am)  Chapel

Thursday, March 7
 Centering  
Prayer (4pm)  Chapel


Worship the 
following Sunday,
March 10, 2019
The First Sunday
After Epiphany
Eucharist 7:30am
Eucharist 9:30am
Sunday School 9:30am




Serving this Sunday 
(March 3)   
The Last Sunday
after Epiphany

7:30am Eucharist 
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges 
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane
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
    Louisa Le Roux
Lectors: 
    Cindy Ramirez & Ed Moorei
Acolyte:  Nicholas Livingston
Prayers of the People:  Jean Steele
Usher: Ed Moore

Altar Guild: Delia Moore's Team




Serving next Sunday 
(March 10)   
The First Sunday
in Lent

7:30am Eucharist 
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane  
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges
Lector: Kim Garner
Prayers of the People: 
    Kim Garner    
Usher: Ed Moore

9:30am Eucharist
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane  
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges
Server/Eucharistic Minister
    Stanley Yon
Lectors: 
    Wyn Aubrey-Child & Barbara Abe
Acolyte:  Alexander Domecki, Noah,
   Owen, & Isaiah Zitz
Prayers of the People:
   Wyn Aubrey-Child
Usher: Bob Steele

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, John Verghese, 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


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

LENTEN DISCIPLINES
 
Often as Lent approaches we begin to wonder about what we might give up for Lent. The idea of giving up something during Lent: meat, T.V., candy, watermelon (my father always gave up watermelon for Lent) beer, etc. is quite common as we talk about the discipline we might take on during this penitential season of the church year. We participate in additional religious study programs as well as additional worship services.
 
This Lent, I would like to recommend a book to you entitled, Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth. The author, Richard Foster, is a Quaker pastor and he re-examines in a new way some of our older and traditional patterns of Christian spiritual discipline. In his book Foster talks about three movements of the Spirit and how each of these movements can contribute to a balanced spiritual life. Foster speaks of the inward disciplines: meditation, prayer, fasting and study as avenues of personal examination and change. Foster then speaks of the outward disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission and service as means for us to contribute and enable the world to be a better place for all of God's creatures. Finally, Foster talks about the corporate disciplines of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration as means that bring us closer to one another and with one another to God. This is the only book I have ever found which actually has practical and useful day-to-day advice about how to go about the ancient discipline of fasting. I highly recommend it to all of you as good reading for a spiritual, prayerful, and holy Lenten season.
 
Praying and hoping for all of us a Holy Lent,
 
Canon Kate+




Holy Nativity Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Please come and join the good folks of Holy Nativity for our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on March 5th 2019 at 5PM on our Lanai.  It is a good opportunity for fun, food and fellowship. Please contact Mrs Chandi of our Happy Kitchen Team for more information.
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Getting to Know Jesus
Come and join us at 8:30 to 9:10 for our Adult Bible Study every Sunday. We are going through the Gospel of Matthew. We read a chapter a week of the Gospel of Matthew and then come together on Sunday to discuss what we have read. It is a time for reflection and sharing with one another about Jesus. Do not worry that you have not started out with the group. Just come on and join us. All are welcome!! Please see Fr. Christopher if you have any questions. 
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Ash Wednesday (March 6, 2019) Services at Holy Nativity

Our first service for Ash Wednesday is at 10AM in Montero Chapel.  Our second service is at 6:30PM in the main church.  For more information please contact Fr. Christopher or Canon Kate 


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Special Music Sunday & Lentils for Lent 

March 17, 2019

Please come and join us at Holy Nativity when  our very own Kathy Otani provides special music during our 9:30AM service.  After the service please come and join us for some Lentil Soup and fellowship with the good folks at Holy Nativity. For more information please contact Mrs Chandi of the Happy Kitchen or Fr. Christopher. 

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Volunteers needed 
for 
Painting the Rectory Day

Please come join the facilities committee and others for a painting the rectory day on February 9th Saturday at 9am at the Holy Nativity Rectory.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided. It is a good opportunity to meet others and contribute to our church.  For more information please contact the Jr. Warden Eva Eglinton or Fr. Christopher.  
 

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A Message from the Holy Nativity School and Church Mission Possible Group

MISSION POSSIBLE
 
 
Since mid-April 2018 the Holy Nativity Vestry (the governing board of the church) and the Holy Nativity School Board along with the head of school and the priests of the church, have been meeting with a consultant three or four times a month to revisit the church-school relationship. Their purpose has been to renew, refresh and reestablish, thus clarifying our connection and responsibilities and ensuring accountability. Throughout these past nine months we have stayed focused on our stated objective, dubbed "Mission Possible: Developing relationships and structures for improved cooperation and mission accomplishment." We divided our work into three large sections: Mission, Governance and Finance, each with considerable discussion and documentation. We believe the working document, running 50+ pages, achieves our goal.
 
What will happen next? Our school and our parish will hire an attorney to rewrite our Bylaws so that they accurately reflect the decisions documented by the work group. This effort will take several weeks so can expect a roll-out in March or April. Meanwhile, the Search Committee for a new Rector will revise the Parish Profile it had drafted so that it fully reflects the decisions of the work group. When the Profile is complete, the Search Committee can publish it and begin the process of receiving and evaluating candidates for the vacancy.
 
The working document, as well as the Bylaws yet to be written, is very detailed and covers a lot of ground. Therefore, a Communications Committee is developing a summary "White Paper" which should be available to everyone soon. There will also be oral presentations with time allowed for Questions & Answers. Further, the Committee will produce a number of "bite-sized" articles for publication in our church's Banyan Tree and our school's This Week. These articles will be appearing throughout the Spring. Finally, as the Bylaws appear and the Rector's search progresses, the Committee will have the responsibility of keeping you informed.
 
Meanwhile, the members of our School Board and of our Vestry and our clergy and Head of School are steeped in the experience of Mission Possible; any of them will welcome your questions and comments. Their work has been a labor of love and of rededication to a mission of our church and to the children and families of our school.