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Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

May 23, 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!

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 1st Sunday after Pentecost

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday, is the day in the liturgical calendar when we celebrate the persons of the Trinity. The theological concept of the Trinity is an early doctrine of the Christian church, formed at a time when theologians were trying to define the relationship between God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

By the middle of the second century CE, theologians discussed God as three “persons” using such language as: God the Father, Jesus Our Savior, and the Holy Spirit, or as God, his Word, and his Wisdom. By the end of the Fourth Century C.E., the theology of the Trinity developed into what we understand it to be today, God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The concept of the Trinity is one of the most difficult to describe, and many people have tried to use metaphor or analogy to help us to understand. And yet, it is difficult to name a metaphor that satisfies the theologian’s claims of the Trinity: three persons in one being with one divine nature, co-eternal and co-equal. The three persons are not three parts of the one God, nor are they three aspects of the one God; all three exist together in one God, and they cannot be separated. If you would like more resources about trinitarian theology, let Rev. Jenn know.

Holy Eucharist

May 26, 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

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Aloha to Chris Suzuki

This Sunday 5/26 will be Chris Suzuki's last Sunday as the Holy Nativity Music Director. We are so grateful for all the years of music and Choir leadership he has given us.

We know that Chris will bring his unique brand of skill and talent to any and all opportunites in the future, and we thank him, and we bless him.

Please bring pot-luck to share, and join us after service on the lanai to wish Chris a warm aloha!


Choir will be taking their usual summer break (after this Sunday), we will see them back in the fall!


Special Offering this Sunday.

Since 2015, The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai’i has designated Trinity Sunday to celebrate the ministry at Camp Mokulēʻia and collect a special offering to support the camp.

This yearʻs special offering will be to provide funds for the camp to lease a new camp van since their old one is beyond repair.

Please be as generous as you can in your offering this week to support this amazing ministry.


For more information and to read a letter from Bishop Bob click below:


The Day of Pentecost 5/19

This was a very special service with many of us dressed in red, and also the offering of SEVEN international readers!

Much mahalo to Chandi Hinrichs for coordinating the readers.


Hōʻike 2024

Moana Nui: A Celebration of Cultures Across the Pacific

Friday May 17th

This year, our little school in the valley represented the Pacific Island Nations with dance and music.

The campus was lushly garlanded with flora, and a tented seating area was set up to kept parents and visitors dry.

As good luck would have it, the sky opened up for the pagent and the students were able to perform in dry conditions!

Special mahalo to Kumu Blaine, Po‘o Opua, Kia 'ohana, Ms Traci Nobrega and all the HNS family!

Pictured below is the 6th grade class with

their parents.

On Thursday 5/23, the 6th grade class had their graduation ceremony in the Nave.

Good Luck to all the graduates!


Stephen Noerper

was received into the Episcopal Church this past Saturday 5/18.

On Saturday evening Stephen Noerper was received into the Episcopal Church at The Cathedral of St. Andrew by

The Rt. Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick.

Reception is the church’s sacramental act of welcoming those who have been baptized and confirmed in another tradition into our church. It was a lovely service with Bishop Bob preaching about Pentecost and the Holy Spirit.

There were baptisms, confirmations, receptions, and reaffirmation of baptisms all celebrated that evening. A few members of Holy Nativity attended the service to celebrate with the Noerpers.

Ho'omaika'i Stephen!



The HNC office will be closed on Monday 5/27 for Memorial Day.


Our New 2024

Holy Nativity Directory is ready for pick up!

One copy per household, please!


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

Any and all contributions are welcome!


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


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


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