an online publication of the
the Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
October 30, 2019
The Coming Week
at Holy Nativity

Worship this Sunday, 
November 3, 2019

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

Wednesday, November 6
Eucharist 
(10am) Chapel

Thursday, November 7
 Centering  
Prayer (4pm) Chapel

Worship the 
following Sunday,
November 10 , 2019

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

Serving this Sunday 
(November 3)   
The Twenty-First Sunday
after Pentecost

9am Eucharist
Celebrant: 
    The Rev'd Christopher Bridges
Preacher:
     The Rev'd Christopher Bridges
Server/Eucharistic Minister:
     Lila Johnson
Lectors: Cindy Ramirez & 
     Alison Kittle    
Acolyte: Lila Johnson
Prayers of the People: Alison Kittle
Usher: Austin Nakoa

Altar Guild: Delia Moore's Team


Serving next Sunday 
(November 10)   
The Twenty-Second 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
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 the Holy Nativity Vestry

The Vestry of Holy Nativity is pleased to announce its new Rector-The Reverend Elizabeth "Libby" Berman, currently serving as an interim at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Watertown, Massachusetts. She has two decades of experience in congregational development and church leadership, with a focus on strategic thinking in a changing context.
 
Originally from Huron, South Dakota, Reverend Libby Berman has served as a Curate, Interim, and Rector of several Churches in Massachusetts and also as a consultant for the Episcopal Church Foundation in New York. From 2011 to 2018 she was the Canon for Congregational Development for the Diocese of Massachusetts. She brings dynamic energy to Holy Nativity and we are truly blessed to have a passionate beacon of light on board to vitalize our church. We are excited and look forward to her being with us in early January of 2020.
 
Rev. Libby graduated in 1986 with a BA, cum laude, in History and Science from Harvard University. She has a Masters in Educational Administration from Harvard University along with a Masters in Divinity, Biblical Studies from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge Massachusetts. She was ordained in the priesthood in 2002. She and her husband Mark have two grown daughters, Samantha and Emily.
 
Please join your Vestry in welcoming the Reverend Libby Berman and her family to Holy Nativity!!
 
Holy Nativity Vestry


H oly Nativity Annual Pledge Campaign News

Each Sunday during our pledge campaign, you will find a short essay about giving in your bulletin. These materials were provided by our diocesan office and we hope you find them thought-provoking and useful. But we all approach giving our own ways, based on our experiences, our perceptions of the needs of others, our Christian teaching and our spiritual life. If you would like to discuss your thoughts about giving, please speak to our interim rector, our curate, a vestry member or a member of the Stewardship Committee.
Our Pledge Campaign continues, allowing us time to pray over our giving of time, talent and treasure, and to discuss it with family and others. Benjamin Mays, long-time president of Morehouse College, said "We make our living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."



The Holy Nativity Thrift Shop Fall Festival
The Holy Nativity Thrift Shop Fall Festival is November 9  2019 from 9am -2pm in the Holy Nativity Gym. Over 1,000 Christmas Items! Silent Auction! Bake Sale! Proceeds from the festival go to organizations that support the needy in our community. Please contact the thrift shop for more details at 808-373-3744



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.



Thank you for all who participated in our Halloween Party this past Sunday. We had so much fun!


The Five Spiritual Tasks of Elderhood

Reverend Larry Grimm is a personal life coach for elderhood. He said " You know you have entered Elderhood when you begin engaging in Five Spiritual Tasks: Grieving, Sorting Out Stories, Forgiving, Preparing, Letting Go. You don't ask to have them, you don't plan to experience them, they just show up." Reverend Grimm will be sharing the Five Spiritual Task of Elderhood on November 10, 2019 at 10Am at Hawaii Kai Retirement Community. For more information see Fr. Chris.