an online publication of the
the Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
May 1, 2019
The Coming Week
at Holy Nativity

Worship this Sunday, 
May 5, 2019

The Third Sunday
of Easter
Eucharist 7:30am
Eucharist 9:30am
Sunday School 9:30am

Wednesday, May 8
Eucharist 
 (10am)  Chapel

Thursday, May 9
 Centering  
Prayer (4pm)  Chapel

Worship the 
following Sunday,
May 12, 2019

The Fourth Sunday
of Easter
Eucharist 7:30am
Eucharist 9:30am
Sunday School 9:30am



Serving this Sunday 
(May 5)   
The Third Sunday
of Easter

7:30am Eucharist 
Celebrant: 
     The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane 
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane 
Lector: Kim Garner
Prayers of the People: Kim Garner
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: 
    Ed Moore & Lila Johnson
Acolyte: Alexander Domecki
Prayers of the People: 
   Lila Johnson
Usher: Bob Steele

Altar Guild: Nina Livingston's Team


Serving next Sunday 
(May 12)   
The Fourth Sunday
of Easter

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

9:30am Eucharist
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges 
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane
Server/Eucharistic Minister
    Joe Kindrich
Lectors: 
    Wyn Aubrey-Child & Kathy Otani
Acolyte: Noah, Owen, & Isaiah Zitz
Prayers of the People: 
   Joe Kindrich
Usher: Rich Miller

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, 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

Rita, Dorie, Anna Marie, Mark, Ski, Barbara, Nancy, & Rosie

We are updating our prayer list.  Please let the office or clergy know of any prayer request.


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

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

What does the Book of Common Prayer say about Jesus?  Jesus is the only Son of God.  Jesus is the only perfect image of the Father, and shows us the nature of God. page 849

Interim Rector's  Ramblings

READING THE BIBLE TODAY
 
There are many different ways to read the Bible and to consume the Word of God. Some ways of reading the bible include biblical scholarly study, lectio divina, (a Benedictine practice in which you slowly read the passage and then meditate, pray and contemplate it), Ignatian contemplation which uses imagination to enter the story, and African bible study (a structured way in which a group can share their reflections on the passage).
Another way is to simply let God's Word sink into our souls and into our consciousness. The next time you hear something meaningful to you read from scripture in church, or you come across something in your own reading of the Bible, pull out just a phrase or a sentence, and try reading it until you have learned it by heart. Keep it short! Formulate it into your own meditation for the week, just repeating the phrase. Use it to calm yourself when you find your temper growing short. Offer it up as a response to the worries and anxieties that come looking for you. Speak it as a prayer of thanksgiving when something good happens.
The point is to make any of these practices a daily practice. It is how we enter the heart and mind of God. There is a great line in the movie, Shadowlands, when a friend asks C.S. Lewis how he intends for his prayer to change God's mind. In the movie, C.S. Lewis responds, "Oh, I don't pray in order to change God's mind. I pray so that God can change me."
And so, in that spirit, the Spirit of God changing us, we pray.
I wish you all holy reading.
 
Canon Kate+


Opportunities to Volunteer At Outreach Projects Island Wide.
 
1.Prison Ministry: Leadership for this project is Fr. Kaleo Patterson and Pastor Haaheo Guanson. If anyone is interested in serving in this ministry, there is a backpack program, a prayer and bible study program ( which requires special training,) and a movement to bring Hawaii prisoners back home from Arizona.To contact the leaders for all of these programs, e-mail them at  kaleop@me.com
 
2. Justice reform program: Leadership for this project is Bob Merce.   mercer001@hawaii.rr.com      He needs a few legal experts to help him in his task of rewriting prison reform and bail, judging and sentencing guidelines. 
 
3. Low income housing, affordable housing and homelessness: The good news is that the Legislative approved $200m for various housing projects, mainly around the rail stations. Supporting "Faith in Action" at  https://www.faithactionhawaii.org   would be very much appreciated.  Help is needed with preparation of food parcels, and the Tuesday luncheon at the Wally House project at St. Elizabeth's church.
 
3RD ANNUAL FAITH SUMMIT ON HOMELESSNESS, MAY 4TH. 2019. AT ALOHA TOWER.   INFO@IHSHAWAII.ORG .
 
Questions on any of these opportunities, please contact Wyn Aubrey-Child, Outreach Co-Ordinator.

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PLANNED GIVING WORKSHOP
Saturday, June 8, 2019
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
The Cathedral of St.Andrew,Von Holt Room, Honolulu
More information here
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Happy Boy's Day


Please come and enjoy the celebration of Boy's Day on May 5, 2019 at Holy Nativity Church.  We Celebrated Girls Day on March 3, 2019 and now it is the boys turn.  We will have a party on the lanai after the 9:30AM service.  Contact Mrs Chandi for more information.
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WE WELCOME CHRIS SUZUKI!
 
The Church of the Holy Nativity has selected Chris Suzuki as our new Choir Director. Chris' first Sunday with us will be Easter Sunday. Chris studied at the University of Hawai'I at Manoa and has completed a Bachelor's Degree in Music with a minor in Business Administration. Chris has sang professionally with the Lutheran Church of Honolulu and St. Andrew's Cathedral.
Our Vestry has approved the appointment and is joined by many, many others of us in welcoming our choir back to its calling. Music is an important part of our worship tradition, supplementing spoken words and symbolic actions. Music stirs us and provides another dimension to our expression of our love of God.
Because we spent many months searching for our new choir director before having success, we invite you to acknowledge our good fortune by making a "budget-relieving" gift to support our music program. You may write a check to the Church of the Holy Nativity and note Music on the memo line. Mahalo.
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RECTOR SEARCH - PARISH PROFILE
T he search committee has completed the parish profile and the diocese has posted it on various websites where clergy look for new positions. Names may be submitted to Canon Sandy by May 31, 2019. If you would like to see the parish profile please go to our home page on our own Holy Nativity website at www.holynativityhawaii.org
 
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