an online publication of the
the Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
November 13, 2019
The Coming Week
at Holy Nativity

Worship this Sunday, 
November 17, 2019

The Twenty-Third Sunday
after Pentecost
Eucharist 9am
Sunday School 9am

Wednesday, November 20
Eucharist 
(10am) Chapel

Thursday, November 21
 Centering  
Prayer (4pm) Chapel

Worship the 
following Sunday,
November 24 , 2019

The Last Sunday
after Pentecost
Christ the King
Eucharist 9am
Sunday School 9am

Serving this Sunday 
(November 17)   
The Twenty-Third Sunday
after Pentecost

9am Eucharist
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd George Clifford
Preacher:
     The Rev'd George Clifford
Server/Eucharistic Minister:
     Sandra Braham
Lectors: Wyn Aubrey-Child & Barbara
     Abe
    
Acolyte: Sandra Braham
Prayers of the People: Bob Steele
Usher: David Callies

Altar Guild: Nina Livingston's Team


Serving next Sunday 
(November 24)   
The Last Sunday
after Pentecost
Christ the King

9am Eucharist
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges
Preacher:
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges
Server/Eucharistic Minister:
     Lila Johnson
Lectors: Bob Steele & Kim Garner
Acolyte: Lila Johnson
Prayers of the People: Jean Steele
Usher: Austin Nakoa

Altar Guild: Delia Moore's Team
The Sunday Readings


 
Interim Rector
The Rev. George Clifford
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
Lora V. Lora M. Frank, Rita, Wayne, Dorie, Victoria, Sandee, Ronny, Elsie Chings Family, Sylvia, Blake, Bruce, Helen, Wes, Terri

 

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. 
Interim Head of School 
Jeanne Wilks

Rooted in the Episcopal tradition, Holy Nativity School is dedicated to excellence in education within a small and personalized environment. Built upon principles of respect and inclusion, Holy Nativity School values each child's individuality as it develops principled citizens who recognize their role in the local and global community.  


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.



THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

Why do we pray for the dead?
We pray for them, because we still hold them in our love, and because we trust that in God's presence those who have chosen to serve him will grow in his love, until they see him as he is. page 862 



A Message from Our New Rector
 
Dear friends,
 
It is with great joy that I accept your vestry's call to serve as Rector at Holy Nativity Church! Many months ago, when I saw your position announcement, I was drawn to remember my many precious memories of Hawaii. I have had family on Oahu since the 1950's. For my aunt, uncle, and cousins, it has been home. For my grandparents, parents and me, it always has been a very special place. A dear friend said to me recently, "You have always wanted to live in Hawaii!" I am so pleased, now, to be able to join you on Oahu and to call Hawaii my home, too.
 
I was honored to visit Holy Nativity in September and to meet many of you in the congregation. Over that weekend, I sensed a yearning for deep relationship and stability, through which the Holy Spirit could flourish, helping the parish, school, and ministry grow. The vision of your leaders, as I spoke to them, was authentic and compelling. It will be my honor to join them--and you--in this work and ministry.
 
My husband, Mark, and I will begin a new life as we leave the Boston area, where we raised our daughters, Samantha and Emily. We are very aware of the risk in this move, as well as the trust we have in God and in you. Likewise, we recognize the risk that you are taking to welcome us into your lives and the trust you have that this relationship will be strong and good. We believe that God has moved us all toward one another, having in mind some good work and joyful times that we all will share. May it be so!
 
Your wardens and I have worked together to determine our schedule for the next few months. In order that we all may prepare well for this transition and observe the coming Holy Season, we have decided that I should finish my ministry in Massachusetts at Christmastime and join you for the first time in worship on Sunday, January 19, 2020. (Mark will stay behind for a time, tending to his own job search and to the disposition of our current home.) I look forward to taking up residence in your beautiful rectory at that time, and to meeting ALL of you, as soon as is reasonably possible.
 
"May God bless us and keep us, make His face to shine upon us and be gracious unto us, lift up the light of His countenance upon us, and bring us peace, now and in the days--and years--to come."
 
With great joy and in Christ's love,
+Libby
 
 
The Rev. Libby Berman
Rector-elect


H oly Nativity Annual Pledge Campaign News

On November 17, 2019 we celebrate the completion of our Pledge Drive for 2020. We hope it has been a period of reflection, commitment and thanksgiving for every one of us. Pledgers will all receive a letter confirming their commitment and those wanting envelopes will receive them in December. Today our service includes the ingathering of our pledges. We will have special music and during the coffee hour after our service, we will celebrate with a cake. Take a few minutes to enjoy the treat and visit with your fellow communicants. And thank you for your gifts of time, talent and treasure: you make a difference among us.


JOINT SCHOOL AND CHURCH FOOD DRIVE FOR THE FOOD BANK.
 
 
THIS YEAR, AS PART OF OUR OUTREACH PROGRAM, THE CHURCH IS JOINING WITH THE SCHOOL IN THEIR ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE FOR THE FOOD BANK.
 
WE WILL BE COLLECTING NON-PERISHABLES BETWEEN THE 12th OF NOVEMBER AND THE 27th OF NOVEMBER. PLEASE BRING THEM TO THE CHURCH OR THE SCHOOL OFFICE.
 
ON THE MORNING OF THE 27th (THE DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING,) THE SCHOOL HAVE A SERVICE IN THE CHURCH TO BLESS ALL THE OFFERINGS THAT HAVE COME IN. THEN THEY WILL BE TAKEN TO THE FOOD BANK.       EVERY ONE IS WELCOME AT THAT SERVICE.
 
PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO THIS DRIVE AND IF POSSIBLE COME TO THE SERVICE THAT BEGINS AT 8:10 am ON WEDNESDAY THE 27th. OF NOVEMBER.


Kapuna Watch

The Best of HNS is Kupuna Watch! Kupuna Watch is a grass-roots ministry spearheaded by Bill Seeley, Bob Steele and other "elders" in the church community. Members of the congregation volunteer each morning to greet parents, teachers, students and other visitors to campus. Contact Bill Seeley for more information.

Where Love Is The Way: The Jesus Movement Now - Michael Curry (2019)
The Way of Love
The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in London England.