An online publication of the

Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

March 14, 2024

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Service Participants:

Click HERE to view the names and assignments for this Sunday and all the other Sundays of this month.




The Rev. Libby Berman

[email protected]

The Rev. Jennifer Latham

The Rev. Robert Steele

The Vestry

Sr. Warden: Tusi Mayer

Jr. Warden: Austin Nakoa

Treasurer: Stephanie Ching

Treasurer Emerita:

Jean Steele

Members at Large:

Lila Johnson, Kim Garner, Jack Tonaki, Ginnie Long, Carol Ching, Barbara Coles, Justin Donahue, Jennifer Stikeleather

Office Hours: M-Th 9-12

(808) 373-2131

In our parish, we pray for:

Agenhart E, Wayne O, Heather, John M, Todd T, Tom, Kate, Michael T, Lucille D, Lance, Ann C, Joyce H, Sandee K, Doris, Kitten, Ann Y, Ed & Delia M, Olav, Dave K, Raj R, Renu R, Katy, Eric, Leandra, Ethel M, Kurt & Paulina, Linda A, Sue S, Larry K, Valerie, Robert J, David K, and Helen.

AND all who struggle with illness and/or hardship.

New Prayer list start Palm Sunday 3/24/24

Please contact the HNC office with any prayer requests

[email protected] 

We are posting a brief day by day meditation from Forward Movement. It's a great way to start your morning! Just click on the website icon above.

Holy Nativity Thrift Shop

(808) 373-3744

Wednesdays: 9am-12pm

Fridays: 9am-12pm

Saturdays: 9am-12pm

March Blue Tag 50% off.

Click here to visit the Thrift Shop webpage

For donations, please donate during store hours, and please do not leave items outside the gate after hours. Mahalo!

The Fifth Sunday



w/ Irish inspired music for St. Patrick's Day

Holy Eucharist

March 17, 2024 at 9am


To join our Zoom service(s) online, Click HERE

Or Dial-in by phone at one of these numbers:

       +1 253 215 8782 

Meeting ID: 537 938 292 (No Password)

Click HERE for Sunday Bulletin

Click HERE for FAMILY Sunday Bulletin


Holy Week Schedule


Palm Sunday

March 24th 9am


Maundy Thursday

March 28th 6pm

(In the Holy Nativity Nave)

Good Friday

March 29th 6pm

(Service at Kilohana United Methodist Church,

Niu Valley)


Easter Sunday

March 31st 9am

(Treats and egg hunt to follow. Please bring

a basket for your child.)


Who's in the Pew?

(HNC usher Steve Soresi)

Steve Soresi works in media & education in Japan. His current NHK radio show, “Time Trial” enters its 14th season this April! His books on English language learning include two current best-sellers on Amazon with 14 titles in print, a total of 2 million sold and titles translated into Chinese and Korean. 

Steve started his career as a production assistant at NBC news in Washington, DC, but decided to leave to teach English in Japan in 1990, telling friends “I’ll be back in a year or two….” After 3 years, he returned to news reporting, working on Guam at KOKU / Cable News. His broadcast of the 1994 earthquake aftermath earned him and his team an “Edward R Murrow Award” for Best Small Market Newscast. He went on to work briefly at CNN in Atlanta, but returned to Japan to earn a Master’s Degree at Waseda University, and later a PhD at Aoyama University.

After meeting his wife, Reihi, at University, the two reconnected at Narita Airport, where Reihi worked for Asiana Airlines. They married on Oahu in 2014, and will celebrate their 10th anniversary in July!

Their son, Canyon (9), and daughter, Melody (6) grew up in Japan, with their first language being Japanese. Since attending Koko Head Elementary School, both have picked up English quickly. Canyon recently quips “Seriously, Brah?!”… He has excelled at little league baseball leading him to declare, “I’m not a homework guy, I’m a sports guy.” 

With the kids in school, Steve and Reihi are just beginning the Hawaii chapter of their life. Steve is exploring opportunities at local universities and media outlets on island as he weighs the best landline spot for his career. Steve, Reihi, Canyon, and Melody (pictured above) are grateful to have their spiritual landing spot secured among a lovely group of clergy & parishioners at Holy Nativity.


75th Anniversary Musings

As part of our 75th celebration, we reached out to families and individuals who have long-past ties to Holy Nativity. Many letters were sent far and wide, and we could not have been more pleased with the response.

In the coming weeks, in this section, we will share some of the comments we received, along with their generous donations.

To say I was surprised to receive your letter is an understatement! [...] I am sending this one-time donation to you to help. My father and mother are inurned there [HNC]. My mother painted the beautiful mural in the Children's Chapel [seen above]. God bless you and yours in all your positive, and kind efforts (so little of it these troubled days).


This Sunday 3/17, after service...

We are invited to view Olesya Noerper's prize winning video (mentioned in last week's Banyan Tree).

Come to the Nave during Coffee Hour to view

"African Americans in Hawaiian History"


Click below to view the video on YouTube


A Viking Invasion!

On Monday 3/11 a band of menacing Vikings raided the HNS campus, no one was safe from their gleeful marauding!!

Their leader, Dr. Cat Peterson, demanded nothing less than the most ferocious display from his hoard of 2nd graders!

This small but mighty crew has fled to other shores, but alas, we will remember their epic visit, and their menacing vessel!


For those who may be interested, the complete All-School Gathering and the "raid" may be found at this link: gathering


Palm Cross Making Workshop

The workshop will be held on Saturday March 23rd from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

All supplies will be provided.

Please come to the lanai, and join us for cross making, tea & scones, and fellowship!

Mahalo to Tusi Mayer & Sandra Braham for hosting this event.



This Sunday is St. Patrick's Day, we Invite the congregation to wear green!


Thrift Shop

March Madness is blue!

All blue tags in the shop are 50% off!


It's Lily Time! Deadline is Palm Sunday 3/24

We want to make sure our Nave is blessed with many lilies for Easter.

Sign up to get yours!

Order after services, outside the Nave OR call

808-373-2131 or come by the office.


Palm Sunday 3/24 will start a new

Parish Prayer List

Please contact the HNC office with names

[email protected] or 808 373-2131


The Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity
5286 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96821