an online publication of the
the Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
May 8, 2019
The Coming Week
at Holy Nativity

Worship this Sunday, 
May 12, 2019

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

Wednesday, May 15
 (10am)  Chapel

Thursday, May 16
Prayer (4pm)  Chapel

Worship the 
following Sunday,
May 19, 2019

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

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

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

9:30am Eucharist
     The Rev'd Christopher Bridges 
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane
Server/Eucharistic Minister
    Joe Kindrich
    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

Serving next Sunday 
(May 19)   
The Fifth Sunday
of Easter

7:30am Eucharist 
    The Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges 
Lector: Richard Harris
Prayers of the People: Lorraine Mau
Usher: David Callies

9:30am Eucharist
    T he Rev'd Canon Kate Cullinane  
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges 
Server/Eucharistic Minister
    Louisa Le Roux
    Bob & Jean Steele
Acolyte: Nicholas Livingston
Prayers of the People: 
   Wyn Aubrey-Child
Usher: Justin Donahue

Altar Guild: Lorraine Mau's Team
The Sunday Readings

Interim Rector
The Rev. Canon Kate Cullinane
The Rev. Christopher Bridges

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
Parish Bookkeeper
Parish Administrator
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

9 am - 12 noon

Click here to visit the Thrift Shop webpage.



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

153 FISH

The Gospel lesson this past Sunday recalled one of the appearances of Jesus following the resurrection. Jesus is on the shore near the Sea of Tiberias as the disciples pull in from a long night of fishing. The disciples have caught nothing all night when Jesus tells them to try just one more time. They lower their nets and to their amazement, they catch so many fish that their nets are almost torn. The Gospel reports that they caught 153 fish!
I majored in biology when I was in college. Everything about science was always fascinating to me. Even though I never ended up using my biology degree in my vocation, I still apply my knowledge and interest in biology in other areas of my life.
Did you know that when this Gospel story was written the Greeks had classified 153 species of fish? There are actually many more species of fish in the world, but at the time this Gospel story was written they only knew of 153 types of fish.
When the disciples cast their nets one last time this Gospel lesson reports that they caught 153 fish. I don't really believe that there were exactly 153 fish, or even that they sat down and counted them. What I do believe is that the Gospel writer was trying to make a point. When the disciples threw down their nets and gathered them back up, they caught one of every kind of known fish. Every species of fish was included.
I believe the gospel writer is trying to tell us something about the kingdom of God. When God casts a net to gather in all the people of the world, everyone will be included. We will all be gathered up into the net of Kingdom to dwell with God.
All are welcome. As God casts the net it is God's intention that all will be included in the Kingdom of God. Alleluia!
Canon Kate+

On May 1st the Holy Nativity School held its 69 th Annual May Day/Lei Day celebration. There were lots of parents and kapuna in attendance as well as other friends and family. A fantastic luau luncheon was served following the program. We hope you can join us next year.

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
2. Justice reform program: Leadership for this project is Bob Merce.      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   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.
Questions on any of these opportunities, please contact Wyn Aubrey-Child, Outreach Co-Ordinator.

Saturday, June 8, 2019
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
The Cathedral of St.Andrew,Von Holt Room, Honolulu
More information here

The Thrift Store is having a dollar sale on all women's clothing 
(tops, bottoms and dresses):

* May 15th & 17th from 9-3pm 
* May 18th 
from 9am-12pm

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.
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