August 3, 2018
Aloha Our beloved parish 'ohana,

When I was growing up the only food that I truly loved, and would have eaten three times a day had I had been allowed, was PB&J (Guava) on pure white Wonder Bread!  How many of you remember Wonder Bread? Nothing like it!  If I was hungry, nothing quite assuaged that hunger like Wonder Bread…filled me right up.

In today’s Gospel, Jesus says, “I am the Bread of Life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” He is telling us about a new kind of Wonder Bread that will fill us up in ways we might never have imagined. Because we are his Beloved, Jesus wants to transform our lives by helping us to turn sadness into joy, struggle/adversity into thankfulness, brokenness into wholeness, and emptiness into fullness.  

This week, we will come together to be fed and filled, once again, by the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation. By drawing closer to God, we will find ourselves drawing closer to each other as we worship together. And we are renewed for the week to come as we go out to serve as Christ’s hands and feet in the world. We look forward to seeing you!
With Blessings and love,
Associate Rector for St. James
Midweek Worship
Every Wednesday 
Morning Prayer, 9 AM 

Every Wednesday, at 9 AM in St. James' church, we offer the service of Morning Prayer. This is a beautiful way to begin one's day. The service of Morning Prayer, also known as Matins, is one of the two main Daily Offices in the Episcopal church. One of the beautiful aspects of Morning and Evening Prayer is that as you pray the office you are praying it with thousands of people around the world who are also engaged in these same or similar prayers. In addition, during the service, we will be incorporating the reading of the names on our parish prayer list. Please come and join us in prayer. 
Up-coming Parish Events at a Glance

Canoe Club Steak Fry
Saturday, August 11, No Beach Mass  Please come support the Canoe Club’s Steak Fry fundraiser (beginning at 5:30 PM). Rev. Marnie will be there at 5 PM with the reserve sacrament just in case anyone comes for worship. Please plan on attending one of the morning services on Sunday, August 12.

Godly Play Planning Meeting for Storytellers/Door People
Spencer Building, St. James’ Sunday August 19 10:45 AM

Keiki Ukulele Performances
St. James, 9 AM, Sunday August 26

Godly Play Orientation for Parents
Spencer Building, St. James’ Sunday August 26 10:45 AM

Labor Day - Office Closed
Monday, September 3

Feast of Gregorio Aglipay
We remember the feast day of Gregorio Aglipay (September 5) to be celebrated at our worship services for the weekend of September 8 and 9

Blessing of the Animals
Weekend of October 6-7 at Beach Mass on Saturday October 6 at 5 PM and 9 AM Service at St. James.  7:30 Mass at St. James will be ‘fur-free’.

Diocese Convention
Education day Friday October 26, Convention October 27, King Kamehameha Hotel, Kailua Kona

Thrift Store Christmas Store Opens
November 3

Veteran’s Day Celebrated – Office Closed
Monday, November 12

Parish Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 17
9 AM - 1 PM

Thanksgiving Potluck Lunch
Thursday, November 22 St. James’ Noon to 2 PM

Advent Evensong & Study
Wednesday, December 5, 12, & 19
6 - 8 PM (Soup & Salad dinner)

Greening of the Churches
December 22, both St. James’ and St. Columba’s

For Full Parish Calendar,  CLICK HERE
Staying at Rector David+ and Bobby's home during their vacation
We welcome back the Rev. Elizabeth Garnsey. Elizabeth was ordained twelve years ago in the diocese of New York. She comes to us for the first week August at the tail end of a year-long sabbatical in Colorado, where she worked as a freelance writer and maximized some quality time with her four year-old son, Charlie and her extended family. Elizabeth has served as a priest in New York City at two urban Episcopal parishes (Church of the Heavenly Rest and St. Bartholomew's Church), and most recently was a chaplain and religion teacher at St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's Episcopal school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. At the end of August, Charlie and Elizabeth will move to New Canaan, CT, where she will assume a new post as associate rector at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Elizabeth is excited to worship with St. James' for a third time; her first in vestments, as she will serve at the altar on August 4th and 5th! 

For Pastoral Emergencies, please contact our Priest Associate, Rev. Marnie Keator at ( 808) 333- 2247 or at David+ will return on August 16.
Long time parishioner, Janet “Jan” Sing died this past Saturday evening and entered into Glory. Jan lived with her husband, Tommy, in Waimea until his death about three years ago. Since that time Jan has been in a care home in North Kona.

Jan suffered from several different illnesses, which kept her bedridden. She regularly received communion and visitations from parishioners and clergy of St. James. She was greatly blessed to have her dear friend, Mary Ellen Smith, as her executor and healthcare proxy.

Please keep Jan’s son, James, and her granddaughter, Beth, and her friends in your prayers. Information regarding her funeral services will be forthcoming.

May Jan’s soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace, and rise to Glory. Amen.
"Hula in Worship" Workshop
Kahilu Town Hall

08/11/18 10:00am - 08/11/18 2:00pm

Hula Workshop with Kaulu Amaral
I'll be there!
Beloved friend of our parish and kumu hula , Kaulu Amaral, is hosting a hula workshop at Kahilu Town Hall on Saturday, August 11, beginning at 10 AM. 

It is open to women of all the Waimea congregations. Bring a bag lunch. Participants will learn one hula that they can offer in their respective churches, as well as an oli (chant). We would love to have as many women from our Parish as possible participate, learn the song and come back and offer it in worship.

Please either write your name on the sheet after worship, in the back of the church, or
click I'll be there button to the left in the newsletter, or contact the parish office to sign up. Please let us know ASAP if you are able to attend.
All locks for the parish office, Spencer building, Thrift Store, and the church, will be re-keyed on Monday August 6 th . Those who need keys to those buildings should come by the office to pick up new keys starting Tuesday morning August 7 th

Sheri will make sure to get keys to those who use the property on Monday or Tuesday morning.

Our Rector, David + will be on vacation from July 30 to August 16. For pastoral emergencies please contact the Rev. Marnie Keator, our Priest Associate, at 808-333-2247.
Chalice Bearers
The Episcopal Church use a common cup (chalice) for the wine in the Holy Eucharist. Chalice bearers assist in communion by coming after the Priest, who has the bread, and offering to each person at the altar a sip from the cup and saying “The blood of Christ. The Cup of Salvation” or similar words. Some people prefer to dip their piece of bread in the wine instead. It is also important for people to know that one may receive in only one kind, receiving only the bread.

Training is required to perform this ministry. If interested, contact any one of our clergy. A training session will be offered soon at a date & time to be determined. Please let us know if you are interested in attending.
Stewardship Header
CLICK HERE  to read the approved minutes from the July vestry meeting. 

The next vestry meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 20  at 10 AM in the Parish Office. All are welcome to attend.

We will elect new vestry members at our Annual Parish Meeting in January. Please prayerfully consider serving in this ministry.
The next scheduled baptisms are:
  • Sunday, August 19 at 9 AM at St. James'. We will baptize the newest addition to the Harada-Peck family, their newborn baby girl, Braelyn.
Baptisms of Bryan 'Aukai Feeney and Kenneth Reeves at Beach Mass last Saturday
E Komo Mai!

If you are already baptized, and desire to make this parish 'ohana your parish 'ohana, then do not hesitate to contact David+, our rector, if you have questions about becoming a member of our parish.

"Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." 
Romans 15:7 
Will you help?

This year's convention will be held at the King Kamehameha Hotel in Kona. A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available. Lunch included! The Education Day is Friday, October 26 and the Convention will be held on Saturday, October 27th. Help is needed for both days in a variety of areas including set up and take down, reception and registration, hospitality, and elections. If you would like more information,   CLICK HERE.   I f you would like to help, please contact David+, our rector or if you have any questions, contact Rae Costa at (808) 536-7776, ext. 326, o r  e-mail her Mahalo for considering this request!

In the spirit of our common royal and Episcopal heritage, St. Andrew's Schools would like to offer a $1,500 scholarship to The Priory or The Prep, to children of members in good standing of any Episcopal Church in Hawai'i. Members must obtain a reference letter/form with signature from the priest of the church, or if moving to Hawai'i, a letter from the church they left most recently. This letter/form must be provided at the time the student applies for admission to St. Andrew's Schools. Download the informational flyer  HERE.
Quick Links to Diocese Information

Prayer for those in path of volcano eruptions
Jesus, protect the people of our island home as Kīlauea erupts. Be with the people who have already lost their homes and protect the rest of the people living there and nearby. Calm the volcano and bring the settling of the 'āina. Protect people, animals, crops, homes and other structures from injury or damage due to the volcanic eruption. We thank you for the first responders and rescue workers. We ask for your shield of protection to be around them as they seek to offer help. Empower us in the days ahead to help and support those impacted by the eruption. Thank you, Lord. We cherish the people of our island. AMEN.
Puna Eruption June 15
Peggy Rein, Patricia Eckstrom, Sarah, Leanne Baskin, Gladys Chock, Gloria Seiden, Narcisa Yagin, Menelio Balmilero, Nicole Anderson, Marlene Thees, Trevor, Carl Stanforth, Barbara Lackey, Alan Ackerman, Brad Young, Monica Parker, Gladys Takeya, Gerry Goodenough, Monique Abbasi, Jack A, Isaac DeRego, James Knox Everett, Riley Furlong, Jerry Reyla, Debbie Gaines, Israel Kahoopii, Dallas Gomes, Pedro Ka'awaloa, Eleanor, Nathan Lee, Ted Lindsey, Jane Cook & Family, Eleanor Mendias, Mark & Kay Segal, Carol Carpenter, Maurice Cecil & Pukaua Summer Sommers, Betty Santorio, Cheyanna Lahnum, Jesse Osmun, Art-Andre (Petit) Dieme, Patrick OʻBrien, Pegi Young, Linda Axel, Graham D. Kitchen, Helen Cronk, Shin Runkel, Mary Avery, Alex Ka'aua, the Reyes family, Paterno Balmilero, Jeff Morrell, Vicky Tagaca, Victor Wusstig, Maelle Wolf, Steven, Kaipo Young, Larry Cohoon, Veronica Yadao, Wayne Haia, Larry Olsen, Coe Atherton, Annette LaBonte, Pat Holiday, Nancy Davidson, Grace Inamine, Betty Sheldon, Dr. Jill Fishback Chambers, MarieRose, Heidi Shepard, Wendy Copra, friends & family of Nancy Phillips, Karen Sanchez, Family and Friends of Jan Sing  ++
I f you would like to be added to the Prayer List or would like to add someone else (please get their permission first), call the parish office at 808-885-4923 or email at   by the Tuesday before you would like the name to appear in the bulletin. Please mention 'Prayer List' in the Subject line of the email to Jacque so that she knows it's not a spam email froml someone she doesn't know personally.
Names will remain on the list for 4 weeks. You must then request to have the name added again.  
In the back of the church are note cards. Please take 5 to 10 cards and envelopes home with you. Use them to reach out to one another and those in the wider community.  
Please keep in your thoughts and prayers parishioners who are unable to be with us in worship. Please reach out to them and let them know they are missed. 
Gerry Goodenough          
PO Box 988                
Kamuela, HI 96743          

Veronica Yadao
PO Box 61
Pa'auilo, HI 96776

Tepa Farias 
PO Box 1152 
Kamuela, HI 96743 
Alexandra "Alex" Ka'au'a

Coe Atherton
c/o Tripper Atherton
Do you know of someone else to whom we could reach out?

Please get their permission first, then contact the parish office to have them added to the list. email here or telephone at 808-885-4923
E Komo Mai to Richard and Pam Mallory
As we bid Aloha and Mahalo to Jennifer Masada, we also bid Aloha and E Komo Mai to Richard and Pam Mallory. Richard will be the Priest in Residence at St. Columba's until the return of our Priest Associate Linda Lundgren on September 6.
He and Pam come to us from Tuscon, Arizona.

The St. Columba's phone number is: 323-2627
The Canoe Club will be having their annual Steak Fry on Saturday August 11. Beach Mass is cancelled. Rev. Marnie will be there at 5 PM with the reserve sacrament in case someone may come that does not know the service is cancelled. Please come support the Canoe Club fundraiser. They are so good to us, allowing us to have the space for our Beach Mass each week

The paving project started on Monday. The De Rego company is paving the gravel road between the office/youth hut and the pavilion and the dirt lot across from the Spencer building. We're hoping for less dust in dry weather and less mud in wet! Sorry for any inconvenience you may have experienced during this project, but we hope you will agree that it is worth it in end.

Malu Lindsey
from Steve Kittell, pictures courtesy of Kenneth Reeves
On an VERY windy night, with Mamalahoa Hwy closed at Waikoloa Road by the  brush fire, which reportedly kept some guests and volunteers from getting to the Meal, we still had a good turn-out of guests. We served 191 meals (including 26 keiki) plus 104 deliveries for a grand total of 295.

The meal consisted of a hearty and well received meatloaf, rice, bread, green salad, kale with fruit salad, Capreze salad (tomato, mozzarella and basil), Tofu poke, guacamole, with bread pudding, pear crisp, cake with strawberries, pumpkin pie and yummy cookies for dessert.

Hannah Kaplon entertained with her lovely voice and set a nice easy mood.

We had plenty of Kitchen volunteers throughout the day but almost no servers when it was time to open the line. We really miss Waimea Cheer and cannot wait until HPA Students come back. A huge mahalo to all those volunteers who were able to get all stepped up and we got it done together. 

from Sue Dela Cruz

With school starting, the fire in Waikoloa and summer vacations--I am very grateful for the few volunteers who came out yesterday morning to help prep for a great meatloaf meal!! Big MAHALO!

I will be on vacation as of Sunday, August 5th to Sept 3rd!! Doing college drop off and visiting with family. Not to worry-Tim, Mel H. and Julie will be back! I'm asking all to help pitch in and put on amazing meals while I'm gone!

We are always looking for helping hands with the morning prep, clean up, packing for deliveries, and we need servers for the food line shifts.  

Items we need weekly is TREATS for DESSERT- cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, fresh fruits, etc. Drop off baked items any time after 10 a.m. to church kitchen or bring with you at dinner. If you can't bake or don't have time but want to donate, you can drop off brownie mix, cake mix or cookie dough and we'll bake it!!

Donations of food items are also welcome: bag rice (white and brown), greens from gardens, citrus for lemonade, herbs, and olive oil.  

Next few weeks meals: subject to change
8/9  Mushroom chicken
8/16  Soups-Portuguese Bean and Coconut Chicken
8/23  Salmon Dish
8/30  Summer BBQ

Mahalo to all our wonderful volunteers and we are all "Building Community One Meal at a Time"


To Volunteer, sponsor a meal, or donate food, contact Sue Dela Cruz at
from Nina Disbro
Calling all Knights in Shining Armor

or in our case, red aprons. To remain open on Friday nights, the Thrift Store is in need of more volunteers. We are particularly in need of some male volunteers, so our fair damsels would feel safer. Dragon slaying skills are optional, and we'll train you on everything else! 
The Thrift Store continues to support the displaced Individuals impacted by the current eruption of Kilauea in Puna. Pictured is Holly Bell.
Nina Disbro

Nina Disbro, 
Thrift Store Ministry Coordinator
from Susan Acacio
The Keiki Ukulele group is meeting now in the Church as our group has grown! There is still room for more participants!!

Mahalo to Aunties Edie, Bernie, and Linda and our teacher Dagan Bernstein.
Godly Play Blocks
Godly Play Planning Meeting for Storytellers/Door People
Spencer Building, St. James’ Sunday August 19 10:45 AM

Godly Play Orientation for Parents
Spencer Building, St. James’ Sunday August 26 10:45 AM
I am always amazed at the support our youth programs get from the parish. We are a growing congregation and we are truly making a difference in the lives of the keiki in our community. I can not thank all of you enough.
I always welcome any suggestions, comments, ideas or prayers. Please feel free to contact me at any time
with any questions, or to volunteer.

Susan Acacio, 
Youth Ministry Coordinator  
(808) 895-2086
Volunteer Opportunities and Community Needs
Thrift Store
Volunteers - particularly for Friday Evening shift - needed! Contact Nina Disbro to volunteer.
Volunteers needed in all aspects of the Community Meal. Contact Sue Dela Cruz to volunteer or just show up any time between 10:30AM and 6:00PM on Thursdays and we'll find a spot for you!! Servers are particularly needed as we don't have our regular student helpers right now.
T ools for Caregivers Training offered. August 16-17

Monthly Women's Bible Study
Meets from 10AM to 12 Noon on the First Friday of the month beginning in September. We will be embarking on an intensive study of Mary.

Education for Ministry - EfM
Meets August through November, weekly, on Tuesdays from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at St. James. Registration required. New program participants can sign up beginning in November for the study year beginning in January. For additional information about the program  CLICK HERE 

Noon Bible Study at the Piltz's Home in Kanehoa subdivision
Wednesday Noon (every week) - A scholarly reflection on the upcoming assigned Scriptures for our weekend worship. If there is a need to cancel or move the bible study, we try to contact everyone that regularly attends. If in doubt, always contact the parish office.
Directions to Guy+ and Jo's:

From St. James' Church it is 4.9 miles. Drive south on Kawaihae Road. Turn left on Ouli Street into Kanehoa subdivision. Follow the road around all the way until it comes to an end. Turn right into the driveway at the end of the cul de sac, and follow the driveway to the yellow two story house. You have arrived! Any questions, contact our rector, David, at 238-4956
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Wisdom Corner
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~ Albert Einstein
" Set Free "
Jesus’ unbinding is understood metaphorically as the experience of forgiveness, of being set free from a prison of our own past: things done or left undone, said or left unsaid, by others to us or by us ourselves.

-Br. Curtis Almquist

An Episcopal Monastery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

A Prayer for the End of Day
Within our darkness, be a lighthouse shining brightly, warning of hazards, unseen dangers, guiding us safely through stormy waters into the safe harbor of your loving arms.
In the Wider Community
What's going on in the Neighborhood?

The Waimea Community Association maintains a comprehensive calendar of civic and social events in Waimea.  CLICK HERE  to check out what is happening, where and when in our area. 

Tutu's House offers many free or low cost activities. Their calendar is  HERE

What's on at the Kahilu? Check  HERE
The Waikoloa Community Association publishes a monthly newsletter covering events in Waikoloa.   CLICK HERE for the current issue of The Breeze. 

Waikoloa Beach Resort has a monthly calendar of free and for fee events.   CLICK HERE for the current issue. 

The Shops at Mauna Lani Resort’s Calendar of Events is HERE  

And Konaweb publishes an Islandwide calendar HERE

Kawaihae Canoe Club
Steak Fry
Please come support the Canoe Club’s Steak Fry fundraiser (beginning at 5:30 PM). They are so generous to our parish, allowing us to use their space every week for Beach Mass .
Legal Clinic Pop Up
August 11, Hilo
North Hawaii Hospice Lantern Float August 26
Waimea’s Heritage Landscape - Kamuela Plunkett, UH Hilo Cultural Heritage. Join us for a fun and fascinating talk over drinks and pupus at Talk Story on Tap: Aloha Science

When: Friday, August 10
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm 
Where: Queens' MarketPlace - Daylight Mind Coffee Company
Quick Links
St. James' Episcopal Church, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela (Waimea), HI 96743|
P.O. Box 278
Kamuela, HI 96743-0278
Office: 808-885-4923