an online publication of the
the Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
July 17, 2019
The Coming Week
at Holy Nativity

Worship this Sunday, 
July 21, 2019

The Sixth Sunday
after Pentecost
Eucharist 7:30am
Eucharist 9:30am
Sunday School 9:30am

Wednesday, July 24
Eucharist 
 (10am)  Chapel

Thursday, July 25
 Centering  
Prayer (4pm)  Chapel

Worship the 
following Sunday,
July 28, 2019

The Seventh Sunday
after Pentecost
Eucharist 7:30am
Eucharist 9:30am
Sunday School 9:30am

Serving this Sunday 
(July 21)   
The Sixth Sunday
after Pentecost

7:30am Eucharist 
Celebrant: 
       The Rev'd Christopher Bridges
Preacher:
     The Rev'd George Clifford
Lector: Richard Harris
Prayers of the People: Kim Garner 
Usher: Austin Nakoa

9:30am Eucharist
Celebrant: 
     The Rev'd Christopher Bridges
Preacher:
    The Rev'd George Clifford
Server/Eucharistic Minister
:
    Louisa Le Roux
Lectors: John Verghese
Acolyte: Louisa Le Roux
Prayers of the People: Lila Johnson 
Usher: Justin Donahue

Altar Guild: Delia Moore's Team


Serving next Sunday 
(July 28)   
The Seventh Sunday
after Pentecost

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

9:30am Eucharist
Celebrant: 
     The Rev'd George Clifford
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges
Server/Eucharistic Minister
:
    Sandra Braham
Lectors: Bob & Jean Steele
Acolyte: Sandra Braham
Prayers of the People: 
   Sandra Braham 
Usher: Rich Miller

Altar Guild: Nina Livingston's Team
The Sunday Readings


 
Interim Rector
The Rev. George Clifford
hncinterim@gmail.com
Curate
The Rev. Christopher Bridges
hnccurate@gmail.com

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
Rector Search Committee Chair: Bob Steele

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9am-1pm
(808) 373-2131
hncparish@gmail.com
www.holynativityhawaii.org
 
Parish Bookkeeper
hncoperationsmanager@gmail.com
 
Parish Administrator
hncparish@gmail.com
 
Prayer List

Rita, Dorie, Anna Marie, Mark, Ski, Barbara, Nancy, Rosie, Charlie, Lois, Sylvia, Blake, Bruce, Kendall W., Wayne, Dottie, Victoria, Paulie


Holy Nativity 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
(808) 373-3744

Wednesdays and Fridays 
9 am - 3 pm

Saturdays 
9 am - 12 noon

Click here to visit the Thrift Shop webpage.



THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

What does the Book of Common Prayer say about who carries out its mission ?  The Church carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members. page 855
 
Curates Corner

Luke 10:38-42
Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me." But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; here is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part which will not be taken away from her.  


We seem to be worried and distracted about a lot of things in our lives. We worry about our children, grandchildren, our jobs, retirement, education, bills, relationships and the list can go on and on.
 
We are easily distracted by many things in our modern world. Our biggest distraction sometimes is our iPhone and the various apps on them. We never look up and see the other person. We just keep our heads down looking at our phones rather than paying attention to those around us. The worrisome part is that we lose our situational awareness of the world around us, which can be dangerous.
 
We see leaders who use distraction and shift our attention away from what is important. I also see political leaders using undue influence to shape outcomes in their favor.
 
Yet with all these distractions and worries we Christians know there is a better part. The better part Mary chose was Jesus. Mary listened to Jesus and she was focused on him and not on all the tasks that needed to be done or even on herself. She kept her focus on Jesus and all the rest just fell away. I guess you could say she put Jesus at the center of her world.
 
As Christians today, Jesus should be at the center of our daily lives. We need to listen to Jesus through his words spoken through the scriptures and also from the quiet voice that we discover of him in our prayer. If we listen to Jesus we will find the better part that will not be taken away from us.  

Blessings,

Fr. Chris

 

51st ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONVENTION
OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF HAWAI'I



 
 
Buz Tennent, baritone,  
is internationally recognized as a versatile performing artist equally at home in opera, oratorio, musical theater, lieder, art song, television and independent film.  Career highlights include leading baritone roles in European opera houses, a Carnegie Recital debut, Emile DeBeque on the South Pacific National Tour and locally, Javert in Les Miserables at Paliku Theatre.  Currently Buz teaches voice at Chaminade and privately.
Sunday July 28, 9:30am

 
Ryan Souza, tenor,
completed his BA in Music with emphasis on Voice. He has been a chorus member of Hawaii Opera Theater since 1994 and has had several comprimario roles over the years. Ryan has studied voice with Marilyn Kim (Leeward), Laurence Paxton (University of Hawaii), Neva Rego, Arturo Spinetti (New York), and Seth Riggs (Los Angeles). Currently Ryan is a voice teacher at the Mānoa School of Music and Art, and performs in Waikiki for Tihati Productions at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Princess Ka'iulani Hotel, and Hyatt. 
Sunday August 11, 9:30am




With Mary Palmer
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Honolulu, HI
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION 

Holy Nativity's School Board's voting composition, under the Mission Possible framework, will consist of 1 to 3 parents, 1 to 3 parishioners, 5 to 7 community members, and the parish rector. Adhering to that framework, last week the School Board elected Tessa Gomes and Patti van Kuran members of the School Board Nominating Committee. 

The Vestry elected the School Board Nominating Committee's other two members at its July 16, meeting: Jeff Taylor  and Joe Kindrich . After the Nominating Committee has interviewed all candidates, the Committee will present its slate to the School Board for nomination for election to the Board by the Vestry when the Vestry meets as the Corporation of Holy Nativity School. This process will hopefully be completed by the end of August. If you want to serve on the School Board (or know of someone who would be a strong Board member), please send a brief bio and expression of interest to any of the four nominating
committee members.


Learning on the Lanai
Please come join Fr. Chris after our 9:30am Sunday service for Learning on the Lanai.  It is an opportunity to take a few minutes to go over various topics of interest. For example: scripture, Book of Common Prayer and theological questions


EUCHARISTIC MINISTER & EUCHARISTIC VISITOR TRAINING 
At the Cathedral of Saint Andrew

Saturday, July 27, 2019


Mission Possible: Exploring our school's mission
Rooted in the Episcopal/Anglican 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.
Rooted in the Episcopal/Anglican tradition means what? Our school provides a faith-based education, regular chapel attendance and religious studies in all grades.
Dedicated to excellence in education means what? Holy Nativity School offers multi-sensory learning, including physical education and the performing arts. It also provides a reading/writing workshop.
What does within a small and personalized environment mean ? Our school provides personalized learning, project-based learning and social/emotional learning.
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 means what? Our school provides global studies, learning through experience and outreach/service projects.
Did you "read, mark, learn and inwardly digest" the school mission statement recently? Did you think of many of the implications we have listed here? What else did you think about?