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Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

February 22, 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: Tusi Mayer

Jr. Warden: Austin Nakoa

Treasurer: Stephanie Ching

Treasurer Emerita:

Jean Steele

Members at Large:

Lila Johnson, 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, Valerie, Robert J, and David K.

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 Second Sunday



Holy Eucharist

February 25, 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



Holy Week Worship Schedule

Stay tuned for details!


Ash Wednesday 2/14

brought us into the Lenten season as purple drapes the altar.

You are invited to a solemn Lent

Jesus spent forty days in the wilderness confronting his humanness and being tempted by the evil one. In the season of Lent, we prepare to walk with Jesus to the cross in Jerusalem in a time of self reflection and examination. Few of us are able to go off into the wild on our own, as Jesus did, to have this kind of self-reflective experience; we have obligations: work, school, chores. For this reason many people in Lent set a discipline or a practice to mark the season. Whether we choose to fast from something or take on something, this intentional practice leads us into a deeper appreciation of this season, and offers us moments to reflect during the day.

Each time I encounter my own Lenten discipline, whether it is something I have given up, or something Iʻm taking on as a daily practice, I am reminded to reflect on my own humanness. Why do I find it hard to resist temptation? Why do I seek approval from the world? Why is it hard to accept Godʻs love as fully as Jesus did? God calls us to a Lent of contemplation and reflection during these forty days before Easter. May it be a blessing to you as you are drawn nearer to God.

~Rev. Jenn~


HoMA Outing on Sunday 2/18

This past Sunday afternoon, a group of us gathered at the Honolulu Museum of Art of to take in the vibrant and varied collection of Rev. Bob & Jean Steele, now showing at HoMA in gallery 13.

Forward Together: African American Prints is a delight for the senses. Our tour was highlighted with commentary from Jean, Rev. Bob , and curator Catherine Whitney. We learned a lot and had a wonderful experience.

The exhibit continues through September 2024.

Tip: Free entrance the 3rd Sunday of each month.


Our own Alex Picken

(tech support on Sundays)

...seen here making full sail! Go Alex!

Alex teaches sailing at the Waikiki Yacht Club; he was out with the keiki this past Sat, Feb. 17th


Click on concert poster to enlarge


Scholarship Season

Two Diocesan scholarship funds are available to students for the 2024-2025 school year: 

1) The Bishop's Scholarship Fund (for Episcopalians entering their first or second year in an Episcopal school).

2) The Chang Clergy Children's Scholarship Fund (for children of clergy attending schools or colleges). 

Applications are due by April, 5, 2024 (4pm). 

Clink HERE for an application & more information



Palm Sunday 3/24 will start a new

Parish Prayer List

Please contact the HNC office with names

[email protected] or 808 373-2131


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.


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