In our parish, we pray for Kelly, Hanohano, Chris, Lola, Sylvia, Deedie, Heather, Ronnie, Wayne, Coco, June, Beverly, Susan, Chase, Sarah, and for all who have contracted the Corona virus, caregivers, and those facing unemployment.
We also pray for victims of violence around the world.
If you wish to add a name to the prayer list, please be in touch with Puna Coldwell in the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are posting a day by day meditation from Forward Movement. This is a great way to start your day with prayer. Please consider clicking on the website above.
Our Lenten series began on Wednesday evening of this week on Zoom. After a time of reflection on the Gospel passage for Lent 1 (Mark 1:9-15), participants were invited to think of a time when they felt "beloved by God" and then "not beloved." Though sharing those stories with the larger group was not required, several people did so. We reflected on the vulnerability that sharing one's story brings up and also on the challenge of listening to another person's story of pain. The session concluded with an invitation to share experiences of "agape love," described by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., as "understanding, redeeming goodwill...that begins by loving others for their sakes...not discriminat(ing) between worthy and unworthy persons..."
The work in this first session was intended to help participants gain skills needed to engage the deeper work of becoming the "Beloved Community" that Jesus calls us to. All are welcome at next sessions in the series on the next four Wednesdays in Lent from 6-7pm. The Zoom link is on the front page of our website: holynativityhawaii.org. Please join us! --Rev. Libby+
Pick up some Good Reading in Lent: "Listening with your whole heart." Copies available on the bulletin board on the church lanai and in the office.
Who's A-Board? Rick Sing
An occasional series introducing members of the Holy Nativity School Board
Rich Sing has not only rooted in East Oahu all his life—but now lives in the same house on Koko Head that he grew up in. He attended the Kamehameha Schools through sixth grade, then boarded at Hawaii Prep before attending the University of California, Santa Barbara, and returning here to complete his education at The University of Hawaii’s Richardson School of Law. Then Rick joined a large law firm but found corporate law boring and so he moved to the Public Defender’s Office and then into private practice with two others.
Have you seen his face on the local tv news? Now he practices alone, often taking on major cases of white-collar criminal law in state and federal courts. Until limited by the Pandemic, Rick often appeared in courtrooms on other islands, too. He recently assembled a group of attorneys to offer pro bono services to the Kapuna of Mauna Kea, defending their non-violent civil disobedience. The trials will continue into next summer.
Married to Zoe for fifteen years, Rick is the proud father of two daughters. Julianna, 14, in the eighth grade at Mid-Pacific—and a model, often featured in local and national advertising. Jenna, eleven, is interested in art. Both girls are avid paddlers. Rick enjoys hunting and fishing as well as surfing with the kids. Rick’s father was a career policeman and his mother was a yoga teacher “before it was cool”!
Jenna attended and loved Holy Nativity School when she was younger. Rick joined the HNS Board in 2019 and he reports that he loves our school and is enthusiastic for what its future holds.
Congratulations to our Student in Formation, Frank Condello, for having been selected "Mason of the Year" by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Hawaii!