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Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

March 7, 2024

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Service Participants:

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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 Forth Sunday



~Family Sunday~

Holy Eucharist

March 10, 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

(Re-enactment & Stripping of the Altar in

the Community Center/Gym)

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.)


This past Sunday 3/3, our

Sunday school

celebrated Girls Day*!

Pictured here, just a few of our terrific girls!

L to R lower Melody, Charlie / upper Kirin, Kaya, Noel

*Hinamatsuri, also called Doll's Day or Girls' Day, is a religious holiday in Japan, celebrated on 3 March of

each year.


Our Own Olesya Noerper Receives Accolades for Video Project.

By Jean Steele

Olesya and her brothers attend our Sunday School and live in Aina Haina. Olesya is bilingual in English and Russian and is learning Japanese. She is also a student of Karate. But her latest accomplishment will knock your socks off.

Last August, Olesya began brainstorming her ideas for a video touching on her favorite subjects: World War II, African Americans, Civil Rights and Hawaiian history.

As she accomplished her research, she realized

she could expand her topic beyond WW II and could also look at the contributions of African Americans here in Hawaii across time. Some contributions in African American history included the creation of the most effective treatment for leprosy in the 20th century by Alice Ball, and the heroic actions of Doris "Dorie" Miller in the Pearl Harbor attack that earned him the first Navy War Cross given to an African American sailor. Wow!

Olesya spent time collecting photos to support her story. She ended up with 58 sources. In December,

she developed the script. Then she spent two days assembling her materials and creating the video.

Olesya says time management was her biggest challenge over the several month period.

She had made another video in 7th grade, but felt it had not been sufficiently engaging, so this time she paid particular attention to her use of images.

The National History Day Competition (District level) was held at Chaminade University and Olesya’s video competed with more than twenty others. When she was called forward as one of three winners, her schoolmates clapped and whooped as did her family. She reports, “everyone was super happy.”

On April 20, Olesya’s video will compete with others at the State level. Then the National level

competition will come in the summer. Meanwhile, Olesya can bask in the glow of her success.

At home her family celebrated with flowers and cake and her “parents are telling everyone!”


They Did It!

On March 6th the accreditation process (for HNS) was completed. The accreditation visiting committee was on campus for three days!

We now wait for the formal announcement.

Ho'omaka'i & mahalo to all who worked so hard for this success!


A Wedding Memory at HNC

10 years ago, Yumi and Kazu Tazawa were married in our Nave. Unfortunately, their parents were unable to join them.

This time, the young couple came back to Hawai'i WITH their parents, so that they could show them the church where they held their nuptials.

They were so please to return to HNC!

Congrats, again to Yumi & Kazu!



Thrift Shop

March Madness is blue!

All blue tags in the shop are 50% off!


It's Lily Time!

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


Daylight Savings starts on

Sunday March 10th!

Lucky we live Hawai'i!

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