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Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

February 15, 2024

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Service Participants:

Click HERE to view the names and assignments for this Sunday and all the other Sundays of this month.




The Rev. Libby Berman

[email protected]

The Rev. Jennifer Latham

The Rev. Robert Steele

The Vestry

Sr. Warden: Bill Seeley

Jr. Warden: Austin Nakoa

Treasurer: Jean Steele

Clerk: Nina Livingston

Members at Large:

Lila Johnson, Tusi Mayer, 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:

Agenhart E, Wayne O, Heather, John M, Todd T, Tom, Kate, Michael T, Lucille D, Lance, Ann C, Joyce H, Sandee K, Doris, Kitten, Ann Y, Ed & Delia M, Olav, Dave K, Raj R, Renu R, Katy, Eric, Leandra, Ethel M, Kurt & Paulina, Linda A, Sue S, Larry K, and Valerie.

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

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 First Sunday



Holy Eucharist

February 18, 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


Upcoming Events

This Week, Special Event & Outing!

Honolulu Museum of Art

Sunday, Feb 18, 2024 / 2:00pm (Free)

For more details, see Reminders section below.


Mardi Gras Pancake Brunch & Pot Luck

This past Sunday, we got our Mardi Gras on in proper style with a sumptuous Pancake Brunch/ Pot Luck complete with beads and fun fellowship!

Shout out to Olga Noerper and ALL the helpers who made this so much fun!

After the Family Day service, Dr. Cat and his Holy Nativity Singers took a moment for the camera!

Our Pot luck this past Sunday was a huge success!

For upcoming Coffee Hour (after service), we are encouraging parishioners to continue to bring a dish or snack item to share. Our pot lucks are such a success, and enjoyed by everyone -- why not make it a regular thing?

The job is too much for just a few individuals/families, but if everyone pitches in

(a little), then we all enjoy the bounty!


Prayer Bead Ministry

Five years ago, our own Kim Garner took a class with Rev. Deborah, which involved the craft activity of making Prayer Beads – Kim was hooked! To this day she continues to enjoy the creative process of her Prayer Beads craft.

Kim’s strands are natural, glass or ceramic, no plastic beads are used. Each strand is unique, and there is no “mass production.”

To be clear, Prayer Beads are not Rosary – but they can be used in much the same way. A larger bead can be used for invocation (asking for a prayer to be heard) the smaller beads are for more specific prayers. Larger beads are also for asking forgiveness – and the last bead is for giving thanks.

Praying your beads can also be used meditatively with gentle breath control – very calming! The goal is for the user to derive meaningful value from the experience.

Thank you Kim, for your beautiful beads!


Washington National Cathedral

With Malice Toward None, With Charity for All: Reclaiming Civility in American Politics

A Free Fourm

February 21, 7:30 pm Eastern (2:30 pm Hawaii time)
In our polarized and often poisonous politics, it can be challenging to even talk to someone who has different beliefs. Our relationships are strained, loving our neighbor feels impossible and we’ve lost a sense of empathy for each other. You’re invited to join us in-person or online for this special free forum, exploring how to repair the breaches in our civic life.
The Wheatley Institute at Brigham Young University and Wesley Theological Seminary, and sponsored by Deseret Magazine.
Free and open to the public, but please RSVP in advance for both in-person and online attendance. Your pay-what-you-wish contribution helps support the Cathedral and its programs.

For more information:


This Week

Special Event & Outing!

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 South Beretania Street

Our Holy Nativity community is invited to go together to see the "Forward Together" exhibition:

Sunday, Feb 18, 2024 / 2:00pm (Free)

This exhibition celebrates the museum’s important acquisition of prints from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection, which vastly increases HoMA’s representation of art by women and artists of color.

We will get a tour from Rev. Bob and Jean Steele -- please arrive by 2pm, gallery 13.

NOTE: Free parking can be found across the street, behind the art school, or street parking.


Lent Madness!

This online activity began in 2010 and is a unique Lenten devotion which is not unlike a sports tournament with elimination brackets.


Right after Ash Wednesday, 32 saints are proposed to vie for the Golden Halo. Biographical information is provided first, and we are invited to continually select one saint from a pair in single elimination brackets over several rounds.

is the link to the Lent Madness XV.


"Fun" Lenten Facts

In response to low hamburger sales on Fridays and Lent season -- In 1965, the Filet-O-Fish was the first addition to McDonald’s original menu; it was the only non-hamburger option and sold for $0.29. 

Last year, 25 percent of all Filet-O-Fish sandwiches were sold during the Lenten Season. And in 2022, more Filet-o-Fish sandwiches were sold (per capita) in Hawai'i than any where else in the USA!

Hot Tip: Order the Filet-o-Fish sandwich with lettuce, tomato & onion -- so much better!

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