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 welcomed 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 his sermon from this past Sunday's service at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, addressing "how we live in this broken world."
LATEST STUDY: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - Over the next two months, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will be sharing reflections on the Book of Common Prayer and theology. In today's reflection, he takes a look at "An Exhortation" found on pages 316-317 of the BCP.
A Letter from Junior Warden Catherine McPherson-Tampos
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; August 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 lindymarzo@gmail.com

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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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