In our parish, we pray for Kelly, Hanohano, Chris, Lola, Sylvia, Deedie, and for all who have contracted the Corona virus, those who are caregivers, and those who are seeking to develop a vaccine or measures of relief. We pray for those in Hawaii facing unemployment or under-employment.
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.
On Sunday, November 29, we will return to the nave and conduct our first concurrent in-person + online service! A wonderful crew of volunteers installed our new AV equipment last weekend and we are ready to try it out! We thank our consultant, Kingsley Kalohelani, Iolani school volunteers Lauren Tapper and Jason Chong, and our own Bill Seeley, Doug Kittle, Gretchen and Julia Yamaguchi!
If you join us in person on Sunday morning, please remember to keep a social distance of at least six feet; follow ushers' instructions and sit in marked areas in the pews. Participants may speak responses quietly into their masks, which will be required for safety. We will give instructions about receiving the Eucharist.
If you join us online, we hope that your experience will be just as good, if not better, than it has been prior to the installation of our new equipment.
SEE YOU SOON!
DECEMBER AND JANUARY
DECEMBER: On three Wednesdays at 7pm, Ed Moore will offer a short series, lifting up Advent themes in works of poetry and short fiction. The "Zoom" link to join this group will be on the front page, bottom right, of the Holy Nativity website: holynativityhawaii.org. Participants are welcome to join any or all sessions:
December 2: "Hope in a time of Darkness"
December 9: "The Child we Await brings the Reconciliation we yearn for"
December 16: "Letting go of the Worship of 'Mamman'"
JANUARY & FEBRUARY:
In the season of Epiphany, Frank Condello, our student in formation for ordination, will offer a Bible Study on the Book of Acts on Sunday mornings and Compline on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.
ADVENT RESOURCES AT HOME
These "Living Well Through Advent" booklets are available in the church office. A one-page devotion is printed for each day. PIck one up on Sunday in person or request that Puna, our administrator, mail one to you: firstname.lastname@example.org
ADVENT QUIET MORNING
SATURDAY, DEC 5
9 am to 12:30 in Monteiro Chapel at HNC
Let us gather to prepare our hearts to receive the miracle gift of the Christ Child. The gift of God to humanity, sharing in a person, the goals of our soul's growth and becoming ... to be more like Jesus. We shall check in with one another, hear an Advent teaching, and observe 20 minutes of centering prayer, then choose a printed reflection item, and wander or quietly sit anywhere on the campus. At noon, we shall again, to share our insights and questions. Participants are welcome to share or remain quiet, as they wish. We will close with a blessing from Rev. Libby, so we may go out refreshed and encouraged!
These are two of the several cards with Christmas greetings which feature pictures of our church. There are also coffee mugs! All the items are illustrated, with their prices, on Our Church of the Holy Nativity Facebook page. They may be ordered by using the Survey Monkey process. Mele Kalikimaka!
FOYER GROUPS COMING IN 2021
The Outreach Committee welcomes you to sign up to be part of a "foyer group" (French for "hearthside") in the new year. Alison Kittle will coordinate groups of a few households, each; groups can begin to meet whenever it is safe. Each household will "host" once during the year, either by making reservations at a local restaurant (where each person will pay for his/her own meal) or by inviting folks into their home and organizing a potluck meal. For the sign-up form, go to the Holy Nativity website (www.holynativityhawaii.org) or pick up a form from the Holy Nativity Church Office or the bulletin board outside the church.
Questions? Contact Alison at:
email@example.com. Let's enjoy!
Almighty and gracious God, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.