an online publication of the
the Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
January 2, 2019
The Coming Week
at Holy Nativity

Worship this Sunday, 
January 6, 2019
The Epiphany of our
Lord Jesus Christ
 Eucharist 7:30am
Eucharist 9:30am
Sunday School 9:30am
Tuesday, January 8

Wednesday, January 9
 (10am)  Chapel

Thursday, January 10
Prayer (4pm)  Chapel

Worship the 
following Sunday,
January 13, 2019
The First Sunday
After Epiphany
Eucharist 7:30am
Eucharist 9:30am
Sunday School 9:30am

Serving this Sunday 
(January 6)   
The Epiphany of
Lord Jesus Christ

7:30am Eucharist 
Celebrant & Preacher: 
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges  
Lector: Kim Garner
Prayers of the People: Kim Garner
Usher: Lucia Bu

9:30am Eucharist
Celebrant and Preacher: 
     The Rev'd Christopher   Bridges 
Servers/Eucharistic Minister
  Lila Johnson
  Barbara Abe & Rosemary Domecki
Acolyte:  Nicholas Livingston
Prayers of the People: Lila Johnson
Usher:  Mark Slovak

Altar Guild: Delia Moore's Team

Serving next Sunday 
(January 13)   
The First Sunday
after Epiphany

7:30am Eucharist 
Celebrant & Preacher: 
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges  
Lector: Lorraine Mau
Prayers of the People: Lorraine Mau
Usher: Austin Nakoa

9:30am Eucharist
Celebrant and Preacher: 
     The Rev'd Christopher Bridges 
Servers/Eucharistic Minister
  Stanley Yon
  Lila Johnson & Wyn Aubrey-Child
Acolyte:  Sophia Yu, Noah, Owen, &
               Isaiah Zitz
Prayers of the People: Stanley Yon
Usher:  Bob Steele

Altar Guild: Nina Livingston's Team

Readings this Sunday, 
January 6,
The Epiphany of
Our Lord Jesus Christ
Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14
Ephesians 3:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12

Readings next Sunday, 
January 13,
The First Sunday
After Epiphany
Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29
Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

All readings can be accessed by going to the Lectionary Page website here

The Rev. Christopher Bridges

The Vestry
Sr. Warden: Austin Nakoa
Jr. Warden: Eva Eglinton
Treasurer: Jean Steele
Clerk: Nancy Thomas
Members at Large: Wyn Aubrey-Child, Justin Donahue, Nina Livingston, Joe Kindrich, Rich Miller, Ed Moore,  Bill Seeley, Mark Slovak, Ken Zitz

Office Hours
Monday, 11am-1pm
Wednesday, 10:00am-3pm
Thursday, 9am-1pm
(808) 373-2131
Parish Bookkeeper
Parish Administrator


Prayer List

Byron C.  Kendall W.  Rita H. Ken & Erin Z. Elma C. William C. Bonnie Z. Kenneth Z. Delia M.

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
Denise Falls, Manager
(808) 373-3744

Wednesdays and Fridays 
9 am - 3 pm

9 am - 12 noon

Note: After December 22 the Thrift Shop will be closed until January 9th.

Click here to visit the Thrift Shop webpage.

Curate's Corner 

On the first Sunday after Christmas I had the honor of baptizing Jakob Lu Zachary Hankins. It was special day for the Hankins family and for me. It was my first baptism as a priest. The welcoming of Jakob into the household of God along with the people God at Holy Nativity was a blessing.
The other aspect of the baptism that should be reported is that Karla and her husband Jason will have had all four of their boys baptized at Holy Nativity Church. Karla's grandparents John and Laura Kim were one of the founding families of Holy Nativity and are buried in the columbarium. Not only baptisms and marriage but also members of the family went to Holy Nativity School. It was interesting to hear from Karla's sister that her great grandparents came to Hawaii from Korea as missionaries. The family has had a long history of faith and devotion to Holy Nativity. Karla and Jason continue that legacy.
In a time when people consider baptism and church something that is outdated and not useful; Karla and Jason understand that they are planting a seed in their children that was planted in them. The seed will grow. And who knows when or where the child will draw strength from the implanted faith in Jesus Christ. We should all be thankful for a mother or father, grandmother, grandfather, aunt or uncle, godparent or who ever it maybe; that raised us up in the Christian faith or told us about Jesus.
Fr. Christopher +
Grant, Lord God, to all who have been baptized into the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ, that, as we have put away the old life of sin, so we may be renewed in the spirit of our minds, and live in righteousness and true holiness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Book of Common Prayer page 252  

The Holy Nativity Thrift Shop Fall Festival Update
The Fall Festival at Holy Nativity had another successful year. The Holy Nativity Vestry has approved the recommendation made by the volunteers of the Thrift Shop. The proceeds from the fall festival will to go to the following organizations: Iolani Key Club, Kickstart Karate, Kailua Spouse Abuse Shelter, Waikiki Youth Outreach, Residential Youth Services & Empowerment (RYSE) and Episcopal Relief & Development.
The Annual Queen Lili'uokalani Ho'kuikahi
This special event will be taking place on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew at 7:00 PM. The date of the event represents a dark time in Hawaiian history when Queen Lili'uokalani was overthrown, but is now being recognized as a Day of Reconciliation and hope that focuses on the Queen's courage and conviction for non-violence. The   Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center (PJRC) has organized this annual event to "educate and advocate for justice and mercy for Na Kanaka Maoli and all the people of Hawai`i in the spirit of reconciliation." For more information contact Rev. Kaleo Patterson at (808) 330-3769.


Readers, Servers, and Ushers for Our 7:30AM & 9:30AM Services

Readers, servers, ushers are needed for these ministries during our worship. Please consider these opportunities for service during our Sunday Worship. If you are interested, please see Fr. Christopher.

Looking Ahead:
Annual Meeting
January 27, 2019

Our church's annual meeting is being scheduled for January 27th. This is an important meeting in the life of our community when annual reports are presented by our various ministries, and elections held for the Vestry members.  At this meeting there will be elected three Vestry Members at large (two for three-year terms and one for a one-year term) a Junior Warden, as well delegation to the Diocesan Annual Meeting (four delegates and two alternates). Nomination forms are available on the lanai this morning, or you can obtained from the church office, or by clicking  here.  The deadline for nominations is January 20 th , although candidates may be nominated from the floor. Also, a Potluck will be after the meeting.

Getting to Know Jesus
Come and join us at 8:30 to 9:10am for our Adult Bible Study every Sunday. We are going through the Gospel of Matthew. We read a chapter a week 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.