November 9, 2020 - The Bishop shares a post-election reflection with wisdom from Abraham Lincoln, the Letter of James, and Ecclesiasticus.
A message from the Rector
November 10, 2020

Greetings siblings in Christ,

I was recently named “Rector” here for Church of the Holy Apostles. Thank you for your trust and love. My previous title was priest-in-charge and the position had a temporary nature to it.  In the call for Rector, we have made a long-term commitment to each other. I am here two feet in to love and labor with you in following Jesus Christ and share the Good News of God with each other and the world around us. I feel very blessed and fortunate to be called to serve this congregation. From the beginning I have been inspired by your collective faith, spirit of aloha, commitment to service, and abundant generosity in sharing God’s love. 

As we look forward, I know many of you are excited about the outcome of the presidential election and some of you are disappointed, while some are just glad it has passed. I have never felt more strongly that it is important to come to understand our neighbors and the people who accompany us on this road called life. The month of November often has an emphasis on gratitude and thanksgiving. Let us use this time of thankfulness to remember that we are a Eucharistic people. “Eucharist” means “the Great Thanksgiving,” which makes us a people of thanksgiving.

When we partake in the mystery of the Great Thanksgiving, we are changed by doing so and we are made more into Christ’s likeness. Our very lives can become an offering in thanksgiving for the blessings of God. What better way to give thanks than to make extra efforts to love our neighbors? One of the greatest gifts we can give a person is to be a listening ear without judgment, to listen deeply with compassion, and to seek the “imago dei” or the “image of God” within. Perhaps we can intentionally look for the moments to be this even more so in the coming weeks, whether it be on social media, around the meal table, over the phone, or on the street. To God we praise, we pray for daily bread, and to be forgiven as we forgive. May it be so. 

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Katlin
A Salute to our Veterans!
Almighty and Gracious God, we pray for all veterans of the military and their families, for their sacrifices, their wellness, and for all who work for justice, freedom, and peace; that we all may use our liberties in accordance with God’s compassion.

2020 Hawaiʻi Island Virtual Veterans Day Parade Video:
Stewardship Campaign 2021
Stewardship Season 2021 kicked off with the mailing of a pledge packet. Did you receive your packet? If not, please call the office and request one. So far 32 people have turned in their pledges.

With God’s Help you are invited to take a moment to reflect on our individual and collective callings as members of the Body of Christ, and how we each are blessed by our Lord with gifts to seek and serve Christ in those around us.

You will be enriched in every way for all generosity, which produces thanksgiving to God through us.
2 Corinthians 9:11
Thank you to Dora Kraul, Deb Lewis and Laurie Zieglar for sharing their stories of stewardship and thanksgiving!
Next Sunday School class: 
November 29 at 10:30am by Zoom Video Conference

First Sunday in Advent. Students and parents, prepare now and make your Advent wreath so we can all share our family wreath online.

Lighting the Advent Candle
A tradition in Advent is to create an Advent wreath made with evergreen branches fashioned into a circle with four candles, one for each of the weeks of Advent. The lighting of the candles reminds us of the coming of God’s promised light into the darkness of the world. Each week, beginning on Sunday, November 29, light another Advent candle and watch the light grow as we get closer to celebrating the birth of Jesus.
A Prayer for our Sunday School students
God of wisdom and truth,
We lift our hearts to you,
Giving thanks for the life we share through our Holy Apostles Sunday School;
We thank you for learning and discovery;
For our Bible stories, reflections and activities;
For arts to make and games to play,
And most of all
For loving teachers, parents and caring classmates.
Teach us to understand one another,
And to love and worship God;
Help us grow together in goodness and peace;
Through your many names we pray. Amen.
Sunday School Schedule
*please notice a change in scheduling
Sunday - Nov 29 Zoom 10:30am
1st Sunday in Advent
*Sunday -Dec 6 class rescheduled to Dec 13
Sunday Dec 13 Zoom 10:30am
3rd Sunday in Advent
Thursday Dec 24 Zoom 6:30pm
Christmas Eve Family Gathering 
Sunday Dec 27 no class
*Sunday Jan 3 class rescheduled to Jan 10
Sunday Jan 10 Zoom 10:30am
Resume regular class
Sunday Jan 31 Zoom 10:30am
 *CHA Annual Meeting
Sunday Feb 7 Zoom 10:30am Sunday School class
A Prayer for Birthdays (BCP p830)
O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray on your servants as s/he begins another year. Grant that s/he may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen his/her trust in your goodness all the days of his/her life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Mahalo!! Two large boxes of new slippers will be distributed at the Boys and Girls Club Youth Outreach and community hot meals program. Thank you, Chad Cabral, CEO of Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island, for the opportunity to do a good turn for our youth.
Centering Prayer
Contemplative Outreach of Hawaiʻi; October Newsletter
Come and join our Holy Apostles small group of centering prayer followers on Mondays starting at 3:30 pm online Zoom meetings. Drop in 15 minutes ahead of time for a brief introductory period. Questions? Contact

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 223 091 057
Are you needing assistance?
Through the generosity of our congregation, we are able to meet some basic needs for anyone facing critical hardship to purchase groceries, rent, electric, and medicine. When we offer such assistance, it is done in the form of a check or giftcard and bills are paid directly to vendors and landlords. If you are in need of assistance from the church, call the office and leave a message for Pastor Katlin. 808-935-5545
SCAM ALERT!! Please be aware that scammers posing as Bishop Bob or Pastor Katlin have been emailing random congregation members asking for favors. Please DO NOT respond or click on any links. If in question, please call the office at (808) 935-5545. Here is a reference link to the most current scams out there:
The Advent Wreath
A traditional Advent wreath will have four taper candles (three blue and one may be pink) set in a wreath of evergreen branches. A bright blue ribbon may be tied to each candle. Frames to hold the candles could be purchased at a religious book store or on online for as little as $4.00 and as much as $50.00.
One candle is lit the first Sunday of Advent, two on the second, three on the third and all four on the Fourth Sunday of Advent. If the candles have not burned all the way down, a white candle may be placed in a candle holder and set in the center of the wreath for the season of Christmas (December 25 – January 5).

Interested in purchasing your very own Advent Wreath? Click here: