an online publication of the
the Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
March 13, 2019
The Coming Week
at Holy Nativity

Worship this Sunday, 
March 17, 2019
The Second Sunday
In Lent
 Eucharist 7:30am
Eucharist 9:30am
Sunday School 9:30am
 

Wednesday, March 20
Eucharist 
 (10am)  Chapel

Thursday, March 21
 Centering  
Prayer (4pm)  Chapel


Worship the 
following Sunday,
March 24, 2019
The Third Sunday
In Lent
Eucharist 7:30am
Eucharist 9:30am
Sunday School 9:30am




Serving this Sunday 
(March 17)   
The Second Sunday
after Epiphany

7:30am Eucharist 
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges 
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Cannon Kate Cullinane
Lector: 
Prayers of the People: 
Usher: Austin Nakoa

9:30am Eucharist
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges 
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Cannon Kate Cullinane
Server/Eucharistic Minister
    Lila Johnson
Lectors: 
    Ed Moore & Jeff Taylor
Acolyte:  
Prayers of the People: Lila Johnson
Usher: Justin Donahue

Altar Guild: Lorraine Mau's Team




Serving next Sunday 
(March 24)   
The Third Sunday
in Lent

7:30am Eucharist 
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane  
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges
Lector: Lorraine Mau
Prayers of the People: Lorraine Mau
Usher: David Callies

9:30am Eucharist
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane  
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges
Server/Eucharistic Minister
    Sandra Braham
Lectors: 
    Bob & Jean Steele
Acolyte:  
Prayers of the People: 
   Sandra Braham
Usher: Stanley Yon

Altar Guild: Sandra Braham's Team

The Sunday Readings


 
Interim Rector
The Rev. Canon Kate Cullinane
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, John Verghese, 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
Byron, Kendall,  Rita, 
Ken & Erin,  Elma,  Wayne,
William, Bonnie,  Bob, Chris,
Kenneth,   Delia, Wayne, Tina, Ashely, Mark, Emi, Anna Marie, Mary, Kendell, Roger


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
(808) 373-3744

Wednesdays and Fridays 
9 am - 3 pm

Saturdays 
9 am - 12 noon

Click here to visit the Thrift Shop webpage.

DONATIONS ARE NEEDED



Interim Rectors Ramblings


 
GOD GIVES THE GROWTH
As spring is suddenly upon us I find myself looking forward to replanting some of the pots and plants in my patio. I love working on this project every year. How will I make it a serene and comfortable place to sit outside and enjoy?.
The next step in this project is deciding on the plants. Do I plant new seedlings or buy well established plants? There are advantages to different approaches. New seedlings would be less expensive but would take a long time to grow. I could buy immature plants and tend them through to maturity - this would be the via media, the "middle way" of which Episcopalians are so fond. Or, I could buy mature plants, enjoy them now and anticipate pruning them back in the very near future. There are plusses and minuses to each approach.
What does all of this have to do with this article in The Banyan Tree? I find myself wondering if my patio can be compared to the Church of the Holy Nativity. Are we planting or transplanting the church; are we starting from scratch or nurturing well established growth; are we attempting to grow immature plants into more mature plants; are we tending older more established plants that need regular pruning? I believe it is all of these.
Just as I am the gardener or caretaker of my plants we are all the caretakers of the church. My task as the gardener is to be faithful to the process of planting, watering, feeding, weeding and pruning. No matter how hard I try I cannot give the plants growth. Nature gives the growth, I can only be faithful to the process of gardening and let nature take its course.
The same is true for all of us in the church. We are all called to faithfulness. We are all called to be faithful to the process of work, study, play and prayer to nourish and feed the spiritual life of the church. St. Teresa of Avila, one of the great mystics of the church, compared the spiritual life to a garden planted by God but tended by us. The spiritual life and the church are tended through our faithfulness to the spiritual life but growth is given through the grace of God. God gives the growth. Thanks be to God.
Blessings,
Canon Kate+




WELCOME PEGGY BUDLONG!
 
We are delighted to announce that Peggy Budlong has accepted the position of Thrift Store Manager. Peggy comes to Holy Nativity with a tremendous amount of experience and genuine excitement about joining us. Peggy owned and operated her own gift store with new and used items on Kapahulu for over 20 years called Peggy's Picks. We are pleased that she will be joining the Holy Nativity Thrift Store and working with our volunteers and staff. Peggy will b e joining us in mid-March.

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At the Request of the Bishop
PRAYERS FOR BISHOP HART
We have recently learned that the Right Rev. Don Hart (third Bishop of Hawai'i, 1986-1994) is recovering from double bypass surgery this week. The surgery was successful and he is recovering well. At Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick's request, please hold him and his family in your prayers during this time.

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The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i Renewal March 22-24 2019

Join us in welcoming our Presiding Bishop to the islands, and immerse yourself in three days of worship, spiritual growth and renewal! For more information see the flyer on the lanai bulletin board or go to WWW. EPISCOPALHAWAII.ORG for more information.


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Special Music Sunday & Lentils for Lent 

March 17, 2019

Please come and join us at Holy Nativity when  our very own Kathy Otani provides special music during our 9:30AM service.  After the service please come and join us for some Lentil Soup and fellowship with the good folks at Holy Nativity. For more information please contact Mrs Chandi of the Happy Kitchen or Fr. Christopher. 

Please wear green it is Saint Patrick's Day!!



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Volunteers needed 
for 
Painting the Rectory Day

Please come join the facilities committee and others for a painting the rectory day on March 16th Saturday at 9am at the Holy Nativity Rectory.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided. It is a good opportunity to meet others and contribute to our church.  For more information please contact the Jr. Warden Eva Eglinton or Fr. Christopher.  
 

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A Message from the Holy Nativity School and Church Mission Possible Group

MISSION POSSIBLE
 
 
Since mid-April 2018 the Holy Nativity Vestry (the governing board of the church) and the Holy Nativity School Board along with the head of school and the priests of the church, have been meeting with a consultant three or four times a month to revisit the church-school relationship. Their purpose has been to renew, refresh and reestablish, thus clarifying our connection and responsibilities and ensuring accountability. Throughout these past nine months we have stayed focused on our stated objective, dubbed "Mission Possible: Developing relationships and structures for improved cooperation and mission accomplishment." We divided our work into three large sections: Mission, Governance and Finance, each with considerable discussion and documentation. We believe the working document, running 50+ pages, achieves our goal.
 
What will happen next? Our school and our parish will hire an attorney to rewrite our Bylaws so that they accurately reflect the decisions documented by the work group. This effort will take several weeks so can expect a roll-out in March or April. Meanwhile, the Search Committee for a new Rector will revise the Parish Profile it had drafted so that it fully reflects the decisions of the work group. When the Profile is complete, the Search Committee can publish it and begin the process of receiving and evaluating candidates for the vacancy.
 
The working document, as well as the Bylaws yet to be written, is very detailed and covers a lot of ground. Therefore, a Communications Committee is developing a summary "White Paper" which should be available to everyone soon. There will also be oral presentations with time allowed for Questions & Answers. Further, the Committee will produce a number of "bite-sized" articles for publication in our church's Banyan Tree and our school's This Week. These articles will be appearing throughout the Spring. Finally, as the Bylaws appear and the Rector's search progresses, the Committee will have the responsibility of keeping you informed.
 
Meanwhile, the members of our School Board and of our Vestry and our clergy and Head of School are steeped in the experience of Mission Possible; any of them will welcome your questions and comments. Their work has been a labor of love and of rededication to a mission of our church and to the children and families of our school.