At CHA, we are committed to our Vision and Mission:
VISION: We are an open community living God's love, grace, and reconciliation through Jesus Christ.
MISSION: With God's help, we are called to be like Christ through service, worship, learning, prayer, and celebration.
LATEST MESSAGE: Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick's weekly Monday message is a short reflection on Philippians 4:4-7; a reminder to faithfully do our part during the pandemic and that all will be well.
LATEST REFLECTION: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - In lieu of a video lesson this week, the Bishop recommends viewing a five-part video series by Archbishop Justin Welby on Exploring Prayer. Click on the image above to be taken to the Archbishop's Exploring Prayer webpage.
A Letter from Pastor Katlin
Dear CHA ohana,
Where do you see God today? Pause and look. 
Where do you hear God today? Pause and listen. 
Where do you feel God today? Pause and feel. 

God is all around us, even when God seems distant or quite absent, take faith to know that God lives in our very being and in the world around us, God is everliving, everpresent, and we belong to that being of Love. Let us give thanks for this! 

Our church services will remain online for four more weeks. Assuming case numbers continue to go down and circumstances improve, on October 25th we will offer in-person worship for those who choose and remain online as well for those who prefer. Either way, you are beloved and have my and the Church's full support to discern what is right for you and your household. As circumstances are unpredictable, I thank you for your continued flexibility.

October 4th would customarily be our "Blessing of the Animals." This year we will share a blessing for your fur babies virtually and we invite you to send photos of your pets to be shared in a video montage during the October 4th virtual service. Please email photos to Doug, our A/V extraordinaire, at kumutrikoru@gmail.com

Additionally, I'd like to highlight a few upcoming virtual events that might interest you:
October 4 - Zoom Sunday School for children; Contact: familylife@episcopalchurchhilo.org
October 7 - Zoom Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke; Contact: pastor@episcopalchurchhilo.org

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Katlin
Online Sunday School hosted on Zoom Video Conference will begin Sunday, October 4 at 10:15 am. A link to the site will be emailed to our interested Sunday school families in early October. A packet of lessons and activity sheets was mailed to your home for your children to use with their parents. Please plan to join us as we pray with our children and begin our fun, fall activities.

School and church closures are inspiring ministry leaders to be creative and to use modern ways to communicate. Many of you are checking in virtually with your friends, family and neighbors. For many of us who are over scheduled, this pandemic season has also given us the gift of time and rest. 

As we look around and see God's gifts, we have become more aware and attentive to our neighbors' needs: those who are sick or are at risk of becoming ill, those whose jobs and income are lost and those who do not have adequate health care. May we continue to serve our neighbors in these trying times as our Lord Jesus taught us to love our neighbors.

Prayers and blessings to all. See you at our online Sunday School on October 4, 10:15 am.
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. 
September 16, 2020 - A Word to the Church from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: What Did Jesus Do?
​This video is the Presiding Bishop's sermon given at The Episcopal Church House of Bishops, which met virtually September 16, 2020. To read the full text of his sermon, click HERE.
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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 lindymarzo@gmail.com

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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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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