LATEST MESSAGE:   In his weekly Monday message, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick shares the insightful words of the Rev. Kenneth Bray and Archbishop William Temple.
Bishop's Wednesday Bible Study, July 1, 2020:
In Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick's weekly Bible Study, he continues with the Letter of James, 1:2-12
Aloha kākou,

Please complete this survey about your readiness to return to in-person worship services. Mahalo!

Our target date for in-person worship remains August 2nd and we will continue to update you as that day approaches.

If you missed the information session on CHA's current projects and progress, check out the link below and on our website.

Keep the faith.

Yours in Christ,
Pr. Katlin
MAHALO NUI LOA to the Vision Project Team and their inspirational work on "Faith and Focus 2030."

Faith and Focus 2030 is Church of the Holy Apostles' new strategic plan. It encompasses our past, present, and future, our shared vision, mission, and values.
The above image features the revised vision, mission, and values for our community.

This reflection and vision work came from the congregation. It was lay-leader driven and firmly rooted in congregational prayerful discernment.

The Vestry formally adopted this living document on behalf of the congregation on May 17, 2020!

This document will be made available online for all to read and inwardly digest so that we may gather around our shared vision and walk forth into a vibrant and faith-filled future with God.
Missed this past Sundayʻs services?
Click HERE to view on Facebook OR visit our website at https://episcopalchurchhilo.org
VESTRY is looking for a SECRETARY
Do you have experience 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 .
Your church in ACTION:
CHA is a longtime member of Interfaith Communities in Action (ICIA) on Big Island. On June 19th our priests and several congregants joined the ICIA in a Walk to Witness. To view on Facebook, click HERE . Read a follow-up article from the Tribune Herald by clicking HERE.
The Peanut Butter Ministry volunteers Roy and LaVerne Daimaru, Josephine Crawford and Ed Reiners will report on July 16th to prepare food for the weekly food service at the Hilo United Methodist Church.
The "Heavens Project"
Mahalo! Mahalo! Mahalo! to all the Angels who have shown up to move and stain lumber. Tomorrow, July 8th we will be moving pews so that the ceiling in the last bay may be worked on.
Above: Most recent view of the Nave; one more bay to go.
Every Tuesday join Mike Kingston for beginner yoga classes. Yoga is a great way to improve your flexibility, strength, balance, and posture. Mike’s instruction will be accessible for all levels, with modifications offered for those with very limited range of motion. Also included will be short meditation sessions. Mike suggests you have a yoga mat, a yoga block and possibly a chair at hand. The one hour classes will start every Tuesday at 11:00 AM and will be found on Church of Holy Apostles’ Facebook page as a live link. You can also find the link later in the day or week to take the class at your convenience. Come join Mike for yoga on Tuesdays! Mike can be contacted by email for questions.  mpkingston@protonmail.com
Prayer Calendar: The Diocese of Hawaiʻi maintains a prayer calendar for all the Sundayʻs of the year. On August 9th, all are being asked to pray for the Church of Holy Apostles and itʻs leadership. If you are interested in participating on Sundays, you may find the prayer calendar at www.episcopalhawaii.org/prayer-calendar.html
Centering Prayer
Contemplative Outreach of Hawaiʻi; July 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

Join Zoom Meeting
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
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: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts
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
This link will take you directly to smile.amazon.com in support of the Church of the Holy Apostles.