an online publication of the
Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
March 11, 2020
The Coming Week
at Holy Nativity

Worship this Sunday, 
March 15, 2020

The Third Sunday
in Lent
Eucharist 9am
Sunday School 9am

Wednesday, March 18
Eucharist 
(10am) Church

Thursday, March 19
 Centering  
Prayer (4pm) Chapel

Worship the 
following Sunday,
March 22, 2020

The Fourth Sunday
in Lent
Eucharist 9am
Sunday School 9am

Serving this Sunday 
(March 15)  
The Third Sunday
in Lent

9am Eucharist
Celebrant: 
     The Rev. Libby Berman
Preacher:
     The Rev. Libby Berman
Server/Eucharistic Minister: 
   Lila Johnson
Lectors: Sumner Howard & 
   Kathy Otani
Acolyte: Lila Johnson
Prayers of the People: 
   John Verghese
Usher: Rich Miller

Altar Guild:  Nina Livingston's Team


Serving next Sunday 
(March 22)   
The Fourth Sunday
in Lent

9am Eucharist
Celebrant: 
     The Rev. Libby Berman
Preacher:
     The Rev. Libby Berman
Server/Eucharistic Minister: 
   Kim Garner
Lectors: Alison Kittle &  Jean Steele
Acolyte: Kim Garner
Prayers of the People: 
   Ed Moore
Usher: Rich Miller

Altar Guild:  Sandra Braham's Team
The Sunday Readings


 
Rector
The Rev. Libby Berman
hncrector@gmail.com

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
hncparish@gmail.com
www.holynativityhawaii.org
 
Parish Bookkeeper
Kathy Kia
hncoperationsmanager@gmail.com
 
Parish Administrator
Punahele Coldwell
hncparish@gmail.com
 
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, Robert Y., Bobby Y., Lois C., The King Family, June A., Diane M., Pamela F., Heather, 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

Saturdays 
9 am - 12 noon

Click here to visit the Thrift Shop webpage.

In our Book of Common Prayer, there is a petition prayer "for the right use of God's gifts."  As I thought about the first two articles, below, I was reminded of it:

Almighty God, whose loving hand has given us all that we possess: Grant us grace that we may honor you with our substance, and, remembering the account which we must one day give, may be faithful stewards of your bounty, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Our Property Committee and Thrift Shop volunteers are two groups of people at Holy Nativity who absolutely are using their God-given gifts and talents in their ministries.  Some of us know how to teach, some know how to heal. The folks pictured below fix all the systems that keep us safe and comfortable and run a successful business whose income helps others live!  I am incredibly grateful whenever I think of the vast numbers of different talents we have in this community; God has provided us with all we need!      ---Rev. Libby
 

Our Property Committee Hard at Work!
The HNC Property Committee has been very busy in recent days, taking care of all kinds of things on this large campus. Recent projects include:

--Repair of the sacristy air conditioner & r eplacement of the thrift shop staff room air conditioner, 
--Installation of bird spikes to discourage the pigeons,
--Installation of new lighting on the front church (highway) sign and replacement of lights on the front of the church (at the front doors),
--Repair work on the St. Francis garden fountain, and
--Deep-cleaning under the pews in the nave.

In addition, the Property Committee is actively seeking bids for an air-conditioning project for the nave that, when completed, would help us sit and hear more comfortably, particularly in the summer.  The team also is looks forward to working with Holy Nativity School representatives on the newly-forming "Capital Improvements and Maintenance Committee," which will develop a five-year capital plan for the whole campus and make recommendations to the Vestry regarding major projects and expenditures.

Jr. Warden and Property Committee Chair Joe Kindrich says that a primary goal of the Committee this year is to "maintain excellent communication with the congregation."  So if you have any questions don't hesitate to be in touch with one of the members (Joe, Austin Nakoa, Bill Seeley & Eva Eglinton) a nd by all means, give them your heartfelt thanks for all they do!
--Rev. Libby
Rev. Libby, Ed, Becky, and Edwina deliver an outreach check to River of Life Mission on March 4

Thank you, Thrift Shop Volunteers!

Our Holy Nativity Thrift Shop, with its nearly 40 volunteers and gifted manager, Peggy Budlong, makes significant income that allows Holy Nativity Church to engage in very generous outreach efforts with our partners in justice work and for our neighbors in need.  In one effort to thank them, we have scheduled a Luncheon in their honor on the church lanai on next Thursday, March 19, from 11:30am-1:30pm. Some of our vestry and church and school staff will be on hand to help with this celebration. All are welcome to join us in this celebration and thanksgiving!  (Please let our luncheon coordinator, Chandi Hinrichs, know you are coming.)
Save the Dates

Getting-to-Know-Libby Potlucks
Carol Ching will host a potluck on Monday, March 23 from 4:30-6:30pm at her home. Sign-up and more info available on Sundays at 9am.

Diocesan "Spring Training" Education Day
Saturday, March 28.  For more information, go to
www.episcopalhawaii.org  or talk with Rev. Libby.

Celebration of New Ministry 
and Installation of the new Rector  Saturday, May 16 at 4pm   at Holy Nativity Church.
The Rt. Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick officiating

Lenten Study & Fellowship
Rev. Libby and Frank Condello are leading a short study series entitled "Signs of Life," a program that invites us to think about how God touches us through daily experiences we often think of as simply "ordinary."  We meet from 8-8:45am in Monteiro Chapel on all of the Sundays in March. Please join us!

...and already looking ahead, with anticipation, toward Easter!

To purchase an Easter Lily in honor of or in memory of someone you love, Altar Guild Director Sandra Braham asks that you put $10 and a note indicating the money is for "Easter flowers in honor/memory of _____ " and place it in the offering plate on Sunday morning.  You may also send a check and note to the church office. If you have questions, contact Sandra.

To help with Easter Morning festivities, our Easter Egg Hunt coordinators welcome your donations of new, plastic eggs.  We also welcome sign-ups for the different parts of our light coffee hour after church on that day.  Sign up sheet is on the church bulletin board on the lanai.
Holy Week Services

April 8 --  Wednesday in Holy Week
Eucharist in Monteiro Chapel at 10am

April 9 --  Maundy Thursday in the Church
Liturgical Re-enactment of the Last Supper & Stripping of the Altar at 6:30pm

April 10 --  Good Friday in the Church 
Family Service with our children's art:10am-10:40am
Traditional spoken service at 12noon

April 12 --  Easter Sunday in the Church
Festive Holy Eucharist with Music at 9am

Mission Possible Bites

Our HNC Treasurer and Mission Possible team member, Jean Steele, has written several short pieces she calls "Mission Bites" to help us all learn a bit more about the partnership Holy Nativity School and we are enjoying, particularly as our board and vestry have recently adopted new and helpful agreements between us.  We bring these "Mission Possible Bites" to you in four parts in coming days: "Our Church and School Mission Statements," "Exploring our Church's Mission," "Exploring our School's Mission,"and "The Episcopal Identity of Holy Nativity School."  Enjoy!    --Rev. Libby

Bite A: Our Church & School mission statements

The Church of the Holy Nativity:  Our mission calls us to glorify and enjoy God's love, celebrate Christian life as expressed in the Episcopal/Anglican tradition, provide for education, encourage spiritual growth and share God's bounty through outreach.

Holy Nativity School:  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.

In the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, Thomas Cranmer wrote, "Grant that we may in such wise hear them [the Scriptures], read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them...."  We should each read and inwardly digest the mission statements above!  Our next "Mission Bite" will explore the statements more deeply, inviting you to further "inward digestion."
--Jean Steele

Applications Now Open for the Holy Nativity School Board
I f interested, please be in touch with Rich Miller for more information and the timetable.
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From the Outreach Committee

The church has a website, and this has recently been updated. I would like to draw your attention to the Outreach section.  Please see what the church is doing in the Outreach area, and if you would like to join in with any of the projects, and/or have comments or suggestions on anything in that section, please contact the Church office at 808-373-2131 or call me at 808-366-1386 to possibly discuss and implement your ideas.   Mahalo, Wyn Aubrey-Child
"Safety First" at the Peace and Eucharist

Our Episcopal Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick, has sent guidelines to the churches in our diocese regarding precautions we should take in order to guard against the spread of the Corona virus. He encourages us to stay home if we are ill and practice good health habits like washing hands and using hand sanitizer regularly.  

In addition, during the Peace, the bishop urges us to refrain from touching one another, but rather offer a verbal greeting, a wave or a bow--and only to those people who are immediately around you in the pews.

Regarding the distribution of communion, know that receiving the bread alone is considered "full communion."  If you wish to receive the wine from the cup, please do not intinct (dip the bread into the cup), but rather drink directly from it, which is considered to be much safer.  Thanks for helping keep one another safe and healthy during this time!