Church of the Holy Apostles is a welcoming and inclusive congregation that follows Jesus Christ through love, worship, and fellowship. These are our core values:
Welcoming - we eagerly greet and welcome all
Inclusive - we respect all beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of living
Love - we express our love of God through love for others
Worship - we praise God, pray together, and partake in the sacraments of communion and baptism
Fellowship - we offer opportunities to share our aloha and strengthen the community of the church
LATEST MESSAGE:In his weekly Monday message, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick shares a note of thanks and encouragement to all in the Diocese, especially as we continue to navigate life through a pandemic.
BCP, Reflection & Theology
(September-October 2020)
With the Bishop's schedule uncertain while preparing for this year's virtual Annual Meeting, he will be offering reflections on elements in the Book of Common Prayer and theology during the months of September and October. He will also be addressing questions and concerns you have on worship, theology, the practice of faith, or social issues.  If you have a question, please send it to the Bishop at Questions for the Bishop (be sure to include your name and congregation). He will do his best to answer your questions.  Please note that this email address is only used for such questions and survey results. The Bishop never uses it for communication. He looks to begin the Wednesday Scripture studies again in November after the October Annual Meeting of Diocesan Convention (October 24). 
A Letter from Pastor Katlin

I write to you from post-travel quarantine at home; I am healthy and glad to be back! I spent some time with loved ones and thank you for all of your well wishes. I am very grateful to Fr David, the Wardens, Staff, and this congregation for abundant support. I understand that while I was away there was an increase in COVID19 cases in our area and I pray you are all staying healthy, not only in body, but also in spirit and mind. 

Jesus said in John 16:33: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

If you're feeling anxious, sad, afraid, uprooted, or in turmoil of the heart, I pray that you'll take time today to breathe deeply, take heart, and speak softly to your woes to remind them that the Holy One is at work. Listen for the whispers of God, they are always there. 

Yours in Christ,
Pr. Katlin
Friend in Christ,

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that there is no "us" and "them" — there is only "us." For those of us who have remained healthy and safe during the crisis, this is an opportunity to care for our neighbors who have been less fortunate. 

While the pandemic claims our attention both in the US and abroad, we find ourselves nearing the height of the Atlantic hurricane season. Already, we’ve seen the Gulf Coast devastated by Hurricane Laura, and we’ve also witnessed the tragic wildfires as they rage in California. The weeks and months ahead hold a great deal of uncertainty, and they ask one thing of us: Be ready.

In the face of these ongoing crises, the Atlantic hurricane season could test us even further. Several of the coastal regions that have already been hit hard by the pandemic are also particularly vulnerable to disaster. 

The support of our community in the wake of COVID-19, Hurricane Laura, and the California wildfires was instrumental in making sure we could aid our church partners when they needed us. It helped us provide essentials like gas, diapers, food, protective gear, and other urgently needed items to underserved groups disproportionately affected by such catastrophes.  

So that we can continue to provide pandemic relief in communities across the country — and be ready to act in the weeks ahead — I ask you to make a donation to Episcopal Relief & Development's Disaster Fund. 

When we stand with our neighbors as they weather crises, we are supporting members of our one great family. There is only "us."

Yours faithfully, Robert W. Radtke,
President & CEO P.S.

As the 2020 hurricane season continues, we feel a real urgency to be ready for what lies ahead. Please support our Disaster Fund so we can respond quickly in the places we’re needed most. 
A letter from our Family Minister
Hello Families:

The Season After Pentecost is the longest season of the church year, spanning almost half the calendar year. The weeks after Pentecost are called Ordinary Time coming from the word “ordinal” which means counted time. This time is not ordinary as in common or regular, but it is the time of counted weeks between Pentecost and Advent. The liturgical color of the season is green. It is often thought of as a season of growth both in our personal faith and in the life of the church.

Common themes to focus on throughout the season are:

• Our relationship with God.

• Our relationship with Jesus Christ and with one another through our prayers, the sacraments and life in the body of Christ.

• The presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

• The Church and its work for God’s mission.

Below is a Sunday School lesson plan and line drawings that you may use with your kids at home. Do you need any supplies to do your coloring and cuttings? Let me know and we can give you some supplies and materials that we have here.

Aloha. I miss you all,

Mr. Lindy Marzo
Family Ministry Director
Sunday School Lesson for our Keiki
The Story: Matthew 18:21-35
In the Bible we hear stories of many people. These people are just like us, they eat and sleep, go to school and work. God has a plan for each of them, and in hearing the stories we learn that God’s plan is for each of us too.

Parents, read to your children Matthew 18:21 from a Bible or Children’s Bible.

Reflection Questions to ask your child:
• I wonder what your favorite part of the story was?

• I wonder what you might have questions about after hearing the story?

• I wonder who you think the King might be in this story?

• I wonder how the servant felt when he was forgiven his debt?

• I wonder how the servant felt when he was caught not forgiving another person's debt?

• I wonder what you think this might mean for God’s forgiveness for us?

Jesus was a great storyteller. The story we heard today is what we call a parable. A parable is a short story that teaches us something about something very important. Today, our parable is about forgiveness. Peter asked Jesus how many times you are supposed to forgive someone. Why do you think he asked this? 

Peter wondered if seven times was enough to forgive someone, and Jesus made it very clear that it was not. He told Peter that you should forgive 77 times. This was a way for Jesus to say that we should forgive someone over and over and over again, that there wasn’t a limit to how many times we should forgive. (Not that we should keep a chart with each person’s name and stop forgiving them when they get to 78.)
When we forgive someone, there is a weight lifted from us and from the person we forgave. That is one of the reasons that Jesus wanted us to forgive, so we can more easily love one another. Love and forgiveness go hand in hand. 
Editor’s note: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is offering Habits of Grace, a weekly meditation to help Episcopalians cope during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
“As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing physical distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a ‘habit of grace.’ A new meditation will be posted each week.”  Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
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VESTRY is looking for a SECRETARY
Are you good at taking notes? Would you be willing and able to attend meetings once a month? This ministry might be for you! The Vestry is looking for a Secretary. If you are interested, please email Pastor Katlin.
Centering Prayer
Contemplative Outreach of Hawaiʻi; September 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

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Meeting ID: 223 091 057

Centering Prayer
A method of quiet meditation in which a single symbolic word is used as a sign of one's willingness to wait on God and be available to God's presence. This word is used as a point of focus. The discipline involves setting aside twenty minutes or so for quiet prayer. This apophatic method has been widely taught and practiced in the Episcopal Church since the early 1980s. Thomas Keating's Finding Grace at the Center (1978) encouraged the practice of centering prayer.

From the Episcopal Dictionary of the Church
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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
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