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Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

April 25, 2024

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Service Participants:

Click HERE to view the names and assignments for this Sunday and all the other Sundays of this month.




The Rev. Libby Berman

The Rev. Jennifer Latham

The Rev. Robert Steele

The Vestry

Sr. Warden: Tusi Mayer

Jr. Warden: Austin Nakoa

Treasurer: Stephanie Ching

Treasurer Emerita:

Jean Steele

Members at Large:

Lila Johnson, Kim Garner, Jack Tonaki, Ginnie Long, Carol Ching, Barbara Coles, Justin Donahue, Jennifer Stikeleather

Ministry Intern:

Bill Heran

Office Hours: M-Th 9-12

(808) 373-2131

In our parish, we pray for:

Eric & Katy, Leandra, Karen, Renu & Raj, Luci D, Dave K, David K, Sheri G, Wayne, Heather, Todd, Tom, Kate, Michael, Ann, Joyce, Sandee, Doris, Olav, Linda, Sue, Robert, Esther N, Agenhart E, and Joern H.

AND all who struggle with illness and/or hardship.

Please contact the HNC office with any prayer requests 

We are posting a brief day by day meditation from Forward Movement. It's a great way to start your morning! Just click on the website icon above.

Holy Nativity Thrift Shop

(808) 373-3744

Wednesdays: 9am-12pm

Fridays: 9am-12pm

Saturdays: 9am-12pm

March Blue Tag 50% off.

Click here to visit the Thrift Shop webpage

For donations, please donate during store hours, and please do not leave items outside the gate after hours. Mahalo!

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Holy Eucharist

April 28, 2024 at 9am


To join our Zoom service(s) online, Click HERE

Or Dial-in by phone at one of these numbers:

       +1 253 215 8782 

Meeting ID: 537 938 292 (No Password)

Click HERE for Sunday Bulletin

Click HERE for FAMILY Sunday Bulletin


On Sunday 4/21, after the service, we made our way over to the rectory to celebrate Rev. Libby's 60th birthday. There was lei, red velvet cake, hula, and fellowship all around!

Happy Birthday, Rev. Libby, and many more!

Click on photo montage above to enlarge.

To enjoy "Rev. Libby's Birthday Video" Click below


Dear Holy Nativity Ohana,

Mahalo nui loa for a beautiful birthday celebration! It was one that I will always remember. In coming to Hawai'i, I most looked forward to experiencing the deep spirituality of this 'aina. The lei, prayers, food, and hula that you offered were a deep expression of aloha. I am honored to serve among you. Peace,

--Rev. Libby+


Alex Picken pictured back row center, click to enlarge.

Our own Alex Picken (HNC Tech Team) is part of the National Championship winning UH Ballroom Dance Club. The team won highest team average at the National Collegiate DanceSport Championship in Pittsburgh, PA in March of this year.

This was the first year that the Ballroom Dance Club competed at this national competition and they proved to be some pretty tough competitors!

Congratulations Alex & the rest of the Club!

For a short video of Alex & his partner dancing,

click HERE.


Sumner Howard

~Rest in Peace~

On April 23, 2024 our dear friend and fellow parishioner Sumner Howard passed away.

We wish his family peace and comfort, may his memory be a blessing.

Memorial service to be announced.


Our Sunday School Easter Banner!

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Altar Guild Aloha!

See all the candles burning in our sanctuary? They are not made of wax. They are actually tall tubes topped with Followers, brass fittings, from which hang the wicks. 

Altar Guild members screw off each Follower to carefully pour lamp oil into each candle, usually weekly, but more often if there are several services such as during Holy Week. In some parishes, during Lent only the two candles on the altar burn, while in more festive periods all the candles are lit. 

Our Altar Guild blesses us with their stealth ministry, every week.



New Day by Day devotionals for May/June/July are available outside the nave and in the office.


Register Now!

Eucharistic Minister/Eucharistic Visitor Training Workshop

The Diocese will be hosting an EV/EM training in The Cathedral of St. Andrew's Von Holt room on April 27, 2024, 9am, led by Archdeacon Steven Costa. If you are interested in attending this training, please fill out the registration form HERE


Green is the color of SPRING, and also 50% off all Green tags for April, at the Thrift Shop!


Happy May Day! (Wednesday May 1, 2024)

Link to May Day Festivities in Honolulu 2024,a%20variety%20of%20colors%20and

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity
5286 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96821