An online publication of the

Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

May 16, 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, Esther N, Agenhart E, Joern H, Milo W, Preston E,

Sally W, and Akiko 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

May, Red Tag 50% off!

Closed this Friday, May 17th!

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 Day of Pentecost

With Special International Readings & Music

Holy Eucharist

May 19, 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


Reminder to wear Red for Sunday May 19th, The Day of Pentecost

Holy Nativity May Day Celebration Ho’ike

Friday, May 17 at 8:30am (in the courtyard)

Holy Nativity School 6th Grade Graduation

Thursday, May 23 at 8:30am (in the Nave)


A Pentecost Message

From Rev. Jenn

Each year in the church calendar we celebrate the Day of Pentecost. It is traditional on this day for church members to wear red, and the liturgical colors for this day are also red because this is the color that represents the Holy Spirit. It is on this day that we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit onto the disciples as described in the second chapter of Acts of the Apostles.

Pentecost was originally a feast celebrated by the Jewish people, and the disciples were gathered together in one place, presumably to celebrate the feast, when the Holy Spirit came upon them. Episcopal churches have different practices to celebrate Pentecost: readings are read in multiple languages, special music is offered, sometimes with liturgical dance. We will celebrate Pentecost this Sunday, May 19, with special music and readings. The Rev. Dr. Bob Steele will preach to us.

Please come, wear red, and be ready to celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit!


Stephen Noerper

to be Received this Weekend!

Stephen Noerper will be received into the Episcopal Church at St. Andrew's Cathedral this Saturday, May 18th, at 5pm in a service open to all.

Stephen is grateful for the warm welcome and love shared by the Holy Nativity family. The community has “made all the difference with its aloha spirit, unity and compassion shared with

my family and myself.”

Stephen is pursuing ministry studies and is grateful to Reverends Libby, Jenn, and Bob, the discernment committee, Vestry, and the entire congregation.

Ho'omaika'i Stephen!

(Pictured above with his family)


Coffee Hour in Need of Support!

We all love Coffee Hour; that delightful time we spend on Sunday, after service before we return to our secular lives.

The sense of community and belonging is important, and fellowship time is precious.

That being said, the logistics of Coffee Hour are the responsibility of all who enjoy it, and not just a hardworking few.

Please consider helping with the Coffee Hour effort by bringing snacks and/or potluck to share.

Any and all contributions are welcome!

You don't need to "sign up", if that level of commitment is too much, just please help however is possible for you.

The effort is appreciated, and this way we can all enjoy a bountiful Coffee Hour, together.


Our New 2024

Holy Nativity Directory is ready for pick up!

Get your copy after service or come by the office on weekdays. If you know of someone who needs a copy mailed, please call/email the office.

One copy per household, please!


Click on Poster to Enlarge


Register Now!

 Online Introduction to Bearing Witness Study Program Training

The Diocese has arranged for an online introduction and training of the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem's (AFEDJ) FREE video-based study program called Bearing Witness, that "shares the stories of people living in Palestine and Israel and the remarkable ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem that bring hope and healing in this volatile part of the world." Clergy and church education/formation leaders are urged to attend this Zoom gathering scheduled for

Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 3:00 PM (HST).

Leading the Zoom training session is AFEDJ Bearing Witness Program Director,

Diana Maliakalani Branton.

Register now to receive the Zoom link HERE 

or click below:





Rev. Libby will be away beginning Wednesday, May 15th to see family in the Midwest and on the East Coast.

While Rev. Libby is away, please be in touch with Rev. Jenn or our Senior Warden, Tusi Mayer, with pastoral or parish concerns.

Rev. Libby will return Thursday, June 13th


Our Thrift Shop Will be closed


This Friday, May 17th

and also on

Wednesday, May 22nd.

Thrift shop bargains the month of May, all items with Red Tags 50% off.


Lovely Hula Hands

Music made into motion.

A language of life

 Haiku by Athena

Dancer is our own Juliet Cuadra

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