an online publication of the
the Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
January 30, 2019
The Coming Week
at Holy Nativity

Worship this Sunday, 
February 3, 2019
The Fourth Sunday
After Epiphany
 Eucharist 8:30am
Sunday School 9:30am

Wednesday, February 6
 (10am)  Chapel

Thursday, February 7
Prayer (4pm)  Chapel

Worship the 
following Sunday,
February 10, 2019
The Fifth Sunday
After Epiphany
Eucharist 7:30am
Eucharist 9:30am
Sunday School 9:30am

Serving this Sunday 
(February 3)   
The Fourth Sunday
after Epiphany

7:30am Eucharist 
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges  
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane
Lector: David Callies
Prayers of the People: 
   David Callies
Usher: Lucia Bu

9:30am Eucharist
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges  
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane
Servers/Eucharistic Minister
  Louisa Le Roux
   Ed Moore & Lila Johnson
Acolyte:  Sophia Yu
Prayers of the People: 
   Lila Johnson
Usher: Ed Moore

Altar Guild: Delia Moore's Team

Serving next Sunday 
(February 10)   
The Fifth Sunday
after Epiphany

7:30am Eucharist 
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane  
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges
Lector: Kim Garner
Prayers of the People: Kim Garner     
Usher: Austin Nakoa

9:30am Eucharist
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane  
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges
Server/Eucharistic Minister
    Joe Kindrich
    Sumner Howard & Kathy Otani
Acolyte:  Nicholas Livingston, Noah, Owen, and Isaiah Zitz  
Prayers of the People:  Joe Kindrich 
Usher: Rich Miller

Altar Guild: Lorraine Mau's Team

Readings this Sunday, 
February 3,
The Fourth Sunday
After Epiphany
Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Luke 4:21-30

Readings next Sunday, 
February 10,
The Fifth Sunday
After Epiphany
Isaiah 6:1-8, [9-13]
Psalm 138
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Luke 5:1-11

Interim Rector
The Rev. Canon Kate Cullinane
The Rev. Christopher Bridges

The Vestry
Sr. Warden: Austin Nakoa
Jr. Warden: Eva Eglinton
Treasurer: Jean Steele
Clerk: Nancy Thomas
Members at Large: Lila Johnson, Justin Donahue, Nina Livingston, Joe Kindrich, Rich Miller, Ed Moore, Jeff Taylor, John Verghese, Ken Zitz
Rector Search Committee Chair: Bob Steele

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9am-1pm
(808) 373-2131
Parish Bookkeeper
Parish Administrator
Prayer List
Byron C.  Kendall W.  Rita H. 
Ken & Erin Z.  Elma C.  Wayne O.
William C.  Bonnie Z.  Bob N.
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

Click here to visit the Thrift Shop webpage.

Interim Rectors 
The Annual Meeting was held this past Sunday, January 28, 2019. We received reports from the Austin Nakoa our Senior Warden, Eva Eglinton our Junior Warden and various committees and organizations of the church. A report from Holy Nativity School was also presented.
The budget for 2019 as adopted by the Vestry was presented by our Treasurer to the parish. If you would like a copy of the budget please contact the church office. Any questions about the budget can be directed to our Treasurer, Jean Steele.
The vestry and school board have spent a tremendous amount of time and energy on shared expectations and goals for both the church and the school. This name of this project is "Mission Possible" and a very detailed report was shared at the meeting. This document is also being shared with the leadership, parents and teachers of the school. It is a vision of how we will grow into our mission together. I highly recommend that you read this document carefully. Again, it can be obtained by contacting the church office.
During the meeting Bob Steele who is chair of the search committee updated the parish on the status of the search. The next part of the parish profile needs to be completed. In order to complete the section of the profile which describes the qualities the parish would like to see in the next rector a survey was conducted. The search committee will continue to solicit input from parishioners and listen to what you would like to see in a new rector for our parish. Those who did not attend the annual meeting can obtain a survey from the church office to complete and return to the search committee so that the committee hears from as many people as possible.
Finally, there were elections! The result of the elections are:
Junior Warden - Eva Eglinton
Vestry members for a three-year term - Lila Johnson, Ed Moore, Jeff Taylor.
Vestry member for a one-year term - John Verghese
Delegates to Diocesan Convention - Louisa LeRoux, Kathy Otani, Ed Strikeleather, Stanley Yon
Alternate Delegate to Diocesan - Wyn Aubrey-Child
Thank you to all who helped to write reports, brought food for our wonderful pot-luck and a hearty thanks to those who were willing to stand for election to serve Holy Nativity.
Canon Kate+

Rectors Search Survey
At our annual meeting last Sunday, members of the parish had an opportunity to provide feedback to the Holy Nativity Search Committee about qualities they would like to see in the new rector. To afford an opportunity to participate for those members who were unable to attend annual meeting, the survey will be available on the lanai. The surveys will be also available at the church office during the week. The anonymous survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. Please return the survey to the church office or to Bob Steele Chair of the Search Committee by February 17

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

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

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

The Britt Lectures February 15-18, 2019 at Christ United Methodist Church 1639 Keeaumoku Street, Honolulu HI.

Diana Butler Bass who is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture will present the lectures. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the award-winning author of ten books, including Grounded: Finding God in the World -A Spiritual Revolution (HarperOne, 2015), Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening (HarperOne, 2012) and Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith (HarperOne, 2006). Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks 
The schedule for the lectures:
Fri 2/15: 7:00 - 8:30 pm; followed by q&a up to 9:30 pm
Sat 2/16: 7:00 - 8:30 pm; followed by q&a up to 9:30 pm
Sun 2/17: 7:00 - 8:30 pm; followed by q&a up to 9:30 pm
Mon 2/18: Three-Hour Workshop from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Holy Nativity School Counting Down To Pa`ina February 9, 2019
There's still time to RSVP for the 2019 Pa'ina on February 9, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki! Join our school for a night of Fundraiser activities in support of our little school in the valley. Pay for your tickets or sponsor table in the office or online at
In advance of this exciting event, the school is seeking the following donations for our Silent Auction and Balloon Pop activities:
·Hotel Stays
·Travel Vouchers
·Airline Miles
·$25+ Restaurant gift cards
·$25+ Spa gift cards
·$25+ Retail gift cards
If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please contact .  


A Message from the Holy Nativity School and Church Mission Possible Group
The Holy Nativity School is an important and cherished mission of the Church of the Holy Nativity. The school is a corporation owned by the parish and the land and buildings they share are held in trust for the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii. The church and school share many expenses including maintenance, insurance and utilities. The school is supported by tuition payments, fundraising and gifts; it has a small endowment. The church is supported by its congregation's giving, rental income from external parties and from endowments; it also operates a thrift shop. The church and school have agreed upon which indoor and outdoor spaces are designated for each-- either in their entirety or as scheduled.
The Church of the Holy Nativity worships God, encourages spiritual growth and shares God's bounty through outreach. Holy Nativity School values each child's individuality and seeks to develop principled citizens. Our Episcopal identity is found in our traditional worship, religious study, community life and pursuit of justice.
Our school's Board has fiduciary responsibility to our church. The board hires the Head of School with prior concurrence by the parish's Rector. The Head of School develops and implements policies and programs, hires staff and faculty, answers to the school's board, reports regularly about the school's progress to the Vestry and maintains a collegial relationship with the Rector. The church's Vestry calls the parish Rector, appoints school board members (nominated by a committee with church and school members), meets semi-annually with the school board and monitor's the school's well-being. In 2018-19 our school will begin to contribute to the capital improvements of the shared property. The school and the parish appoint members of a Capital Improvement Committee which prioritizes and manages needed improvements as approved by the Vestry and the Diocese.