an online publication of the
Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
February 26, 2020
The Coming Week
at Holy Nativity

Worship this Sunday, 
March 1, 2020

The First Sunday
in Lent
Eucharist 9am
Sunday School 9am

Wednesday, March 4
(10am) Church

Thursday, March 5
Prayer (4pm) Chapel

Worship the 
following Sunday,
March 8, 2020

The Second Sunday
in Lent
Eucharist 9am
Sunday School 9am

Serving this Sunday 
(March 1)  
The First Sunday
in Lent

9am Eucharist
     The Rev. Libby Berman
     The Rev. Libby Berman
Server/Eucharistic Minister:
    Kim Garner
Lectors: Ed Moore & Alison Kittle
Acolyte: Kim Garner
Prayers of the People: 
   Lorraine Mau
Usher: Austin Nakoa

Altar Guild: Sandra Braham's Team

Serving next Sunday 
(March 8)   
The Second Sunday
in Lent

9am Eucharist
     The Rev. Libby Berman
     The Rev. Libby Berman
Server/Eucharistic Minister: 
   Sandra Braham
Lectors: Wyn Aubrey-Child & 
   Barbara Abe
Acolyte: Sandra Braham
Prayers of the People: Ed Moore   
Usher: Bob Steele

Altar Guild:  Delia Moore's Team

The Sunday Readings

The Rev. Libby Berman

The Vestry
Sr. Warden: Austin Nakoa
Jr. Warden: Joe Kindrich
Treasurer: Jean Steele
Clerk: Nancy Thomas
Members at Large: Justin Donahue, Rich Miller, Lila Johnson, Jeff Taylor, Ed Moore, Wyn Aubrey-Child, Nina Livingston, Tusi Mayer

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9am-1pm
(808) 373-2131
Parish Bookkeeper
Kathy Kia
Parish Administrator
Punahele Coldwell
Prayer List

In our parish, we pray for Lora V.,  Frank, Dorie, Rita, Wayne, Victoria, Sandee, Ronny, Donna, Sylvia, Blake, Bruce, Helen, Wes, Terri, Kendall, Bob, Yoko, Lola, Robert Y., Lena Y., Bobby Y., Lois C., The King Family, June A., and for those who have contracted the Corona virus. 


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. 
Interim Head of School 
Jeanne Wilks

Rooted in the Episcopal tradition, Holy Nativity School is dedicated to excellence in education within a small and personalized environment. Built upon principles of respect and inclusion, Holy Nativity School values each child's individuality as it develops principled citizens who recognize their role in the local and global community.  

Holy Nativity Thrift Shop
(808) 373-3744

Wednesdays and Fridays 
9 am - 3 pm

9 am - 12 noon

Click here to visit the Thrift Shop webpage.

Ash Wednesday Evening Service on February 26 in the church at 6:30pm

I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent...

"We arrive in Lent," writes Sarah Arthur, "It's that time when the church--and the soul--faces the tomb, aware of its own mortality, seeking the promise of light on the other side.  It's a journey we make alone, yet not alone, surrounded as we are by those who have caught a glimpse of sunrise. And we need them."  

Arthur's phrase, "alone, yet not alone," catches my attention.  Many of us, beginning today, will seek to take on some Lenten discipline for the next forty days, between Ash Wednesday and Easter.  Some of us will choose to forego something, like chocolate or dinners out. Others will take something on, like a new environmental practice or exercise that strengthens the body.  This year, my discipline will include a more regular form of daily, contemplative prayer. The purpose of these Lenten disciplines is to remind us regularly of the purpose of this season.  In Lent, our chosen disciplines remind us to look deeply inside ourselves, for whatever there might be tender, broken, or unresolved.

This kind self-examination is among the most challenging work we do.  Even when reminded by our daily Lenten disciplines, we want to turn away from this work because mending broken places often requires even more challenging work that we would rather not engage.  Here, however, Sarah Arthur's phrase, "alone, yet not alone" can help. Since we all understand that this work is difficult, we can consider sharing the story of our Lenten journey with someone around us.  We need not share it with the whole world; undertaken properly, our Lenten journeys are private and sensitive. But ask yourself if there is a friend, family member or someone in the congregation who might be willing to hear your Lenten story and share his or hers.  In addition, during this season, we all can pray for one another, asking God to grant each of us the awareness we need to see our brokenness and gather the courage to begin to mend it. We know that we engage Lent and its disciplines because mending our broken places will lead to a fuller, richer life.  Why not, then, as Sarah Arthur suggests, walk this way, this season, together.

"I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent," with our brothers and sisters in faith and God as our companions and our Guide.

Rev. Libby+;  (808) 373-2131

(Quotations are from Arthur, Sarah, Between Midnight and Dawn : Paraclete Press, Brewster, MA, 2016, p.9 and The Book of Common Prayer , p. 265.)

Guess Who?!

Members of our Kupuna Watch team pose behind their new sign, courtesy of the Holy Nativity School Development Office.  Our Kupuna from the congregation volunteer each morning to greet parents, teachers, students, and other visitors to campus. 

They love their ministry! 
To inquire about joining them, contact Mr. Bill Seeley.


Our Champion Tree Climber!

Congratulations to parishioner and arborist Justin Donahue, who came in second in the Master's Challenge competition of the annual Tree Climbing Jamboree this past weekend on Kauai.  Justin now will go on to compete at the national level in California in June (where he actually has won the title in the past!).  Good luck, Justin!

Save the Date

Celebration of New Ministry and Installation of the new Rector  Saturday, May 16 at 4pm  
at Holy Nativity Church.
The Rt. Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick officiating


  Getting-to-Know-Libby Potlucks

Jean and Bob Steele are hosting a potluck dinner March 6.   There are still a few places open. Sign up sheets will be available at the 9:00 Sunday service.

There may be another potluck scheduled soon, too; watch this space for the details!

Lenten Study & Fellowship
Rev. Libby will lead a short study series entitled "Signs of Life," a program offered by the brothers of Saint John the Evangelist, who are based in Cambridge, MA. We will meet ahead of the Sunday Service (from 8-8:45am) in Monteiro Chapel on all of the Sundays in March. For more information, go to Please join us!

From the Outreach Committee to all the Congregation

The church has a website, and this has recently been updated. I would like to draw your attention to the Outreach section.  Please see what the church is doing in the Outreach area, and if you would like to join in with any of the projects, and/or have comments or suggestions on anything in that section, please contact the Church office at 808-373-2131 or call me at 808-366-1386 to possibly discuss and implement your ideas. 
Mahalo, Wyn Aubrey-Child

Summer Camp Opportunities

Camp Mokule'ia, our Episcopal Camp on the North Shore of Oahu, has announced its June and July schedule of mini- camps for kids finishing grades 1-2 and weeklong camps for youth finishing grades 2-5, 6-8, and 9-12. There are also week-long day camps for elementary kids at St. Andrew's (June 22-26) and Epiphany (July 13-17). Go to to learn about cost (there are scholarships available through Holy Nativity) and other information. I hope to attend their Open House on the North Shore on Sunday, April 19; let me know if you'd like to go!     
--Rev. Libby+