an online publication of the
Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
January 8, 2020
The Coming Week
at Holy Nativity

Worship this Sunday, 
January 12, 2020

The First Sunday
after the Epiphany
Eucharist 9am
Sunday School 9am

Wednesday, January 15
(10am) Church

Thursday, January 16
Prayer (4pm) Chapel

Worship the 
following Sunday,
January 19, 2020

The Second Sunday
after the Epiphany
Eucharist 9am
Sunday School 9am

Serving this Sunday 
(January 12)   
The First Sunday
after the Epiphany

9am Eucharist
    The Rev. Richard Shields
    The Rev. Richard Shields
Server/Eucharistic Minister:
   Louisa Le Roux
Lectors: Wyn Aubrey-Child & 
   Barbara Abe
Acolyte: Sandra Braham
Prayers of the People: Lorraine Mau
Usher: Rich Miller

Altar Guild: Nina Livingston's Team

Serving next Sunday 
(January 19)   
The Second Sunday
after the Epiphany

9am Eucharist
    The Rev. Elizabeth "Libby" Berman
    The Rev. Elizabeth "Libby" Berman
Server/Eucharistic Minister:
   Lila Johnson
Lectors: Bob & Jean Steele 
Acolyte: Lila Johnson
Prayers of the People: Jean Steele
Usher: Stanley Yon

Altar Guild: Sandra Braham's Team

The Sunday Readings

The Rev. Elizabeth "Libby" Berman

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, Wyn Aubrey-Child, Ken Zitz

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9am-1pm
(808) 373-2131
Parish Bookkeeper
Parish Administrator
Prayer List
Lora V.  Frank, Rita, Wayne, Dorie, Victoria, Sandee, Ronny, Elsie Chings Family, Sylvia, Blake, Bruce, Helen, Wes, Terri, Kendall, Yoko, Kenji, Lola 


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.

ALOHA Father Chris and Father George

On the Sunday after Christmas, Fr. Chris Bridges and Fr. George Clifford bid farewell to the Church of the Holy Nativity.  Fr. George reminded us that he had been Interim Rector as "bookends" at the beginning and the end of our 44-month hiatus without a permanent Rector.  He says he is retiring (but he seems to have a full calendar of commitments!)  

Fr. Chris thanked the congregation for what he has learned about ministry while Deacon and Priest with Holy Nativity for a year and a half.  In January 2020 he becomes Priest in Charge at Epiphany Church in Kaimaki.  

At the last worship service with us, Fr. George celebrated Holy Communion and Fr. Chris preached.  After the service, both clergy received numerous lei and were honored with a bountiful pot luck meal on the lanai. Aloha!

Welcome Reverend Libby
The help Rev. Libby come to know us, the Transition Committee would like to organize small pot luck gatherings- lunches, teas, dinners, etc.- as we did to welcome Rev. Rick Vinson. Would you be willing to host such a gathering? If so, let Bob Steele or Ed Moore know what kind and how many folks you could host. We will also have a sign up sheet in church. When we know, we will put out forms for parishioners to sign up for which event they would like to attend.

As promised in the earlier bulletins, here is #3 project of the Outreach plans. The Safety project. We are going to place Crosswalk Flags at several intersections near Holy Nativity Church along the Kalanianaole Highway. We already have the flags, and Jo Kendrick is busy making the bucket holder for them. These holders will hold flags reachable by children and adults, and will be at both ends of the crosswalks. We plan to place signs on the buckets saying that they are a gift from the congregation at H.N.C. We will have this up and running early in the New Year.
Anyone wanting to help with any of our outreach projects please contact Wyn Aubrey-Child or Jean Steele.

The Annual Meeting of Holy Nativity Church will be held January 26, 2020 after the 9am service at 1030am.

Service on the Holy Nativity Vestry

OPENINGS:              Vestry - (3) 3-year term
Junior Warden - 1-year term
Four (4) delegates and two (2) alternates for 2020 Diocesan Convention
At the Annual Parish Meeting on January 26, 2020, the Parish will elect new Vestry members, a Junior Warden, and delegates to the Annual Diocesan Convention. Please remember by serving on the Vestry you are also a member of the Corporation which has oversight of Holy Nativity School . For those of you interested in other ministries in the church, please complete the back of the pledge card. We ALWAYS have a place for you to serve!
QUALIFICATIONS: To serve on the vestry a member needs to be a contributing, actively involved communicant in good standing in the parish and with the doctrine, discipline and worship of the Episcopal Church. Article 1, Section V Parish bylaws state: " Lay members of the vestry shall be adult communicants in good standing, except a non-communicant may serve as treasurer."
  • Nominators or candidates should complete the candidate Nomination/
    Information Form describing the candidate and his/her involvement in the Church. This form must be signed by both any nominator and the nominee. Self-nomination is permitted.
  • Candidate Nomination/Information forms must be received in the church office by Jan. 10, 2020.  Forms may be emailed to   A photo is requested.
  • The parish Nominating Committee will then select a slate of nominees to present at the Annual Meeting
For more information contact Lila Johnson

Priscilla Millen, an active member of the congregation at our Cathedral, has announced the death of her husband, Ron Schaeffer. His funeral was held at the Cathedral Wednesday, January 8.  She had been previously married to the Rev.  John Millen,  who had died after retiring as Rector of Holy Nativity, Aina Haina.

Notes to Priscilla may be addressed to :   < or   94-585 Lumiauau St; Waipahu, HI 96797

Who's in the Pew

Rich Miller arrived in Hawaii in 1980, courtesy of the US Navy, and that same day he met a young woman named Kim who would soon become his wife.  They were wed at Holy Nativity in 1982 and raised four children, three of whom attended our Holy Nativity School.  Rich is a retired Navy Captain, and three of his children are currently serving in the armed forces (the other is a fire fighter).  Rich is a partner in the Tom Petrus & Miller law firm.  
Honolulu magazine just named Rich one of the best insurance lawyers in the state.  Rich serves on our parish Vestry and is also found ushering on some Sunday mornings.
Rich is unfailingly pleasant and greets everyone with a sunny smile.  Not an idle fellow, he completed the Honolulu Marathon a few weeks ago;  it was his 38th marathon!
His son Billy and daughter Jessica completed it with him.