In our parish, we pray for Kelly, Hanohano, Chris, Lola, Sylvia, Deedie, Heather, Ronnie, Wayne, Coco, June, Beverly, Susan, Julian, Jerome, and for all who have contracted the Corona virus, caregivers, and those facing unemployment.
We also pray for victims of violence around the world.
If you wish to add a name to the prayer list, please be in touch with Puna Coldwell in the parish office at email@example.com
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.
"When I started Sunday School at 6 or 7, one of the first things I learned was...that God made us in His own image. I associated that image with the picture of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel my parents showed me: a white haired and bearded God giving life to the young Adam. That’s what "image" meant--"look like."
Pretty superficial, yeah? But I was only 6; what could you expect?! It would take me over a long time and through many experiences to better understand not only what that image really is but how it relates to our life on earth..."
(Ed went on to share meaningful stories of two students he taught in New York City, Rosa and Lenny, whose appearances and circumstances were very different from him own...)
"Before these experiences I only 'looked through a glass darkly' and only 'knew in part.' Now, however, I know something more: I know what it means that 'God created us in His own image.' Since God is love, and as we are made in His image, we are meant to open ourselves to love, to feel for and with others, all others. According to St. Augustine (via David Brooks), love is the reverence for the image of God in all people-to feel that love. That is what I felt for Rosa and Lenny, and what I think they sensed and why they kept coming back. I didn’t know that the first day of school. I do now. I also know that because of our time together my world expanded and became more inclusive and I became a more accepting and understanding--heck, a more loving teacher and person...But I am also aware that I am still a work in progress..."
Thanks, Ed, for sharing this message with us.
CALLING ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN HNC TECH!
Tech team member Julia Yamaguchi will hold an introductory training session for those interested to try out our new AV equipment and learn "what it takes" to get our Sunday service on Zoom for those in our community who worship from home. The group will meet on Saturday, March 13 at 10am at the church. Afterward, you can let Julia know if you are interested to learn more or join the team, serving approximately once each month. If you have further questions, please be in touch with Julia at: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLY NATIVITY SUNDAY SCHOOL TO RECONVENE AFTER EASTER
Ms. Chandi Hinrichs and Ms. Tusi Mayer are pleased to announce that they will reopen classes, in person, on Sunday mornings at 9am, beginning on Sunday, April 18! Children are welcome to join these classes, held outdoors on the lanai. Masks are required and everyone will observe social distancing. Children are always welcome to attend or return to church with their parents, of course. We also understand if there are families who are not yet able to join us in person safely. Sunday School classes will be in session on all Sundays of the month except the second Sunday, which is a family service for the whole congregation. If you have questions, please email Chandi (Chandihinrichs2@aol.com) or Tusi (email@example.com).
Please consider contributing to the Holy Nativity Flower Fund to decorate our nave on Easter Sunday. For $10.00, you can purchase a potted Easter Lily. You may make a dedication to be noted with your name in the church bulletin. After Easter you can take the lily home to plant.
I wish to contribute $_______ for _____ (potted Easter Lily.
SPRINGTIME DRIVE-IN MOVIES ON OSCO FIELD: MARCH 11-14
Holy Nativity School will screen Pixar’s “Onward” (2020) and “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse” (2018) nightly, with a single showing of “Onward” at 5:30pm on Sunday March 14. See the Holy Nativity School website to buy tickets: