an online publication of the
Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
February 5, 2020
The Coming Week
at Holy Nativity

Worship this Sunday, 
February 9, 2020

The Fifth Sunday
after the Epiphany
Sunday School 9am

Wednesday, February 12
(10am) Church

Thursday, February 13
Prayer (4pm) Chapel

Worship the 
following Sunday,
February 16, 2020

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

Serving this Sunday 
(February 9)  
The Fifth Sunday
after the Epiphany

9am Eucharist
    The Rev. Elizabeth "Libby" Berman
    The Rev. Elizabeth "Libby" Berman
Server/Eucharistic Minister:
    Stanley Yon
Lectors: Wyn Aubrey-Child &
   Barbara Abe
Acolyte: Stanley Yon
Prayers of the People: 
   Wyn Aubrey-Child
Usher: Bob Steele

Altar Guild: Sandra Braham's Team

Serving next Sunday 
(February 16)   
The Sixth Sunday
after the Epiphany

9am Eucharist
    The Rev. Elizabeth "Libby" Berman
    The Rev. Elizabeth "Libby" Berman
Server/Eucharistic Minister:
    Sandra Braham
Lectors: Alison Kittle & Ed Moore
Acolyte: Sandra Braham
Prayers of the People: 
   John Verghese
Usher: Austin Nakoa

Altar Guild: Delia Moore's Team

The Sunday Readings

The Rev. Elizabeth "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, 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.


Wow--the things that go on around this neighborhood continue to impress and astound me!  Today, Chandi and I were planning to have coffee across the street from the church, to discuss, among other things, children's ministry at HNC.  When we got there, a whole host of police officers and neighbors were bustling around the outside of Starbucks. First, I thought, "Oh, goodness, I hope something terrible has not happened in our neighborhood!"  But then, as I saw smiles and pastries and heard laughter and the personal welcome of one of the officers, I realized that this was a community event, designed to help Aina Haina neighbors and our officers meet and get to know one another.  The officers said that they conduct these gatherings in the neighborhood quarterly, to help us all connect as we, together, care about our safety and our community.

I was so pleased to be among these officers, whose presence included one of their eight chaplains.  For me, this gathering reminded me of the importance of Holy Nativity's presence, too, in our community.  Just as the police officers were making an intentional effort to be present and accessible to the community, so should WE, at Holy Nativity, find ways to make ourselves even more well-known.  What will that effort look like in coming days, months, and years? I'll admit that I don't quite know, but I am excited about the possibilities!  In the short term, will we make broad invitation to our Shrove Tuesday pancake supper?  Encourage publications in East Honolulu to post our events? Review and refresh our signage? March with joyful noise down Kalaniana'ole Highway on Palm Sunday? Or something else entirely...?

Jesus reminded his disciples regularly of the importance, first, of loving God with all our heart, and also, then, loving our neighbors as ourselves.  Who among our neighbors here would welcome our greeting and invitation? Let's look out for them!

God's peace,
Rev. Libby+

PS  Please be in touch if you would like to meet or pray together.  I am best reachable by email  at or through the church office at (808) 373-2131.  I look forward to hearing from you!
Tuesday, February 25 on the LANAI at Holy Nativity Church
Pancakes and a Party--Adults, Children and Families warmly welcome!
Two Rev. Libby Potlucks scheduled

Delia and Ed Moore will hold a potluck on February 15 at 6:00 at their home in Niu Valley.

Jean and Bob Steele will hold a potluck on March 7 at 6:00 at their condo in Hawaii Kai.

If you wish to attend one of these, please sign up on the clip board outside the church.  They will be available next week as well.  NOTE: the numbers on the clipboard indicate the number of people they can accommodate.
Help with our Outreach Projects

As you have seen in the report at our Annual meeting on January 26th, we have a few projects left over from 2019 that we are continuing.  Now we want input and ideas on new projects we can begin in 2020.  There will be a meeting of all interested people on Sunday 16th of Feb. After the 9am service to discuss and brainstorm.  We will meet at the two end tables on the lanai on the left hand side and there will be refreshments provided to feed our brains!  Please come and join our enthusiastic core, and help with this important ministry. We will need volunteers to help with our projects, so come with times and days you are free to help out.