an online publication of the
the Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
March 27, 2019
The Coming Week
at Holy Nativity

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

Wednesday, April 3
Eucharist 
 (10am)  Chapel

Thursday, April 4
 Centering  
Prayer (4pm)  Chapel


Worship the 
following Sunday,
April 7, 2019
The Fifth Sunday
In Lent
Eucharist 7:30am
Eucharist 9:30am
Sunday School 9:30am




Serving this Sunday 
(March 31)   
The Fourth Sunday
in Lent

7:30am Eucharist 
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane  
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullnane
Lector: 
Prayers of the People: 
Usher: Lucia Bu

9:30am Eucharist
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane  
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane
Server/Eucharistic Minister
    Louisa Le Roux
Lectors: 
    Cindy Ramirez & Ed Moore
Acolyte: Alexander Domecki
Prayers of the People: 
   Jean Steele
Usher: Ed Moore

Altar Guild: Delia Moore's Team


Serving next Sunday 
(April 7)   
The Fifth Sunday
in Lent

7:30am Eucharist 
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges  
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullnane
Lector: David Callies
Prayers of the People: David Callies 
Usher: Lucia Bu

9:30am Eucharist
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges 
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane
Server/Eucharistic Minister
    Lila Johnson
Lectors: 
    Barbara Abe & Rosemary Domecki
Acolyte: Nicholas Livingston
Prayers of the People: Lila Johnson
Usher: Stanley Yon

Altar Guild: Lorraine Mau'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, 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
Byron, Kendall,  Rita, 
Ken & Erin,  Elma,  Wayne,
William, Bonnie,  Bob, Chris,
Kenneth,   Delia, Wayne, Tina, Ashely, Mark, Emi, Anna Marie, Mary, Kendell, Family of Gladys T.


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    
 

"WE'VE GOT JESUS"
A while back at a football game between St. Xavier High School and Colerain High School in Cincinnati, some fans started shouting slogans. With reference to the fact that St. Xavier is an all-male Jesuit school, fans from the Colerain football team started shouting, "We've got girls." In response to that chant the St. Xavier fans started shouting, "We've got Jesus."
It all seemed in good fun until the coach from the Colerain team got quite upset. The rivalry then prompted blogs and letters to both high school newsletters about the appropriateness of the "We've got Jesus" chant. As you might imagine, the opinions as to the appropriateness of the chant were as varied as those commenting.
I found myself reflecting on the appropriateness of chanting, "We've got Jesus" or claiming that we have Jesus. When I train acolytes I always like to explain the theology behind the liturgical action that I am teaching them to do. When teaching acolytes to bow to the priest and sharing with the acolytes the fact that priest will bow back to them, I explain that they bow to the priest not to bow to the person who is the priest but because they recognize the presence of Christ in the priest. The reason that the priest bows back to the acolyte is the same; the priest is recognizing the presence of Christ in the acolyte. I've had many acolytes go home from the training reveling in the fact that the priest reverences the Christ in them.
The chant, "We've got girls" certainly did mean to make fun of the fact that St. Xavier did not have girls. Perhaps in this high school football scenario the chant "We've got Jesus" was meant to imply a special relationship to Jesus that was not shared by the other side. It was experienced as offensive when it was experienced as exclusionary.
Perhaps, "We've got Jesus" is only offensive when it implies that "You don't have Jesus." I believe the Gospel calls us to recognize that "We've got Jesus" and because "We've got Jesus" we can and do recognize the Christ in others just as the priest and acolytes acknowledge the presence of Christ in one another.
Perhaps our chant as the Episcopal Church should be, "We've got Jesus...and so do you."

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. 

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Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs & Practices
Please join us and learn about the Episcopal Church from 6-7PM in Monteiro Chapel. For more information please contact Fr. Christopher.
The dates and subjects are below
April 2:       Basic Beliefs
April 9:       The Church
April 16:     The Trinitarian Life

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A big mahalo and thank you to Bill Seeley!
 
Bill Seeley is one of those faithful and dedicated parishioners who works tirelessly for the church in an unseen capacity. Do you know who helped fix the locks, helps count the offering replaced the water heater, is planning to fix the leak in the faucet in the rector's office over Spring Break? Yes, it is Bill Seeley.
 
Bill has organized the Kapuna Watch - parishioners and others who sit at the rector's office gate to greet students and parent every morning just to provide a friendly and safe entrance for the school children. (A program which has met with overwhelming approval and appreciation by our school parents.)
 
The Happy Kitchen Team reports that there would not have been a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper or Lentils for Lent Luncheon without him. Only Bill knew where all of the extension cords were in order hook up the hotplates and slow cookers for each of these events.
 
The rest of the Episcopal church around the country may have been celebrating the Second Sunday of Lent; but here at Holy Nativity is was not only the Second Sunday of Lent...it was also Bill Seeley Day.
 

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Palm Sunday Lunch on the Lanai
Please mark your calendars to join us for Lunch on the Lanai after our 9:30AM Palm Sunday Service on April 14, 2019. For more information please contact Mrs. Chandi of the Happy Kitchen Team

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A Family of Service
Congratulations!!!  

Three of Rich and Kim Miller's children, all longtime HNC acolytes, were recently promoted within their respective branches of the military: LCDR Jessica Miller Nunnally, USN, is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA; Major Robert Miller, USAF, is a JAG/prosecutor stationed at Langley AFB, VA; and Capt Geoff Miller, USMC, is a mortar platoon commander, currently deployed to Okinawa with the 3d Marine Division.

For those in the Armed Forces of our Country
From 
The Book of Common Prayer

Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and
keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home
and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly
grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give
them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant
them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



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