November 2, 2018
Aloha our beloved parish ‘ohana,

Being a saint really has nothing to do with a person being  holier than thou , or being spiritually superior to others. Saints are first and foremost, people who believe in the Lord Jesus, and who, furthermore, in response to God’s love in Christ, commit their lives to God’s work of justice, mercy, and forgiveness.
This weekend our worship altars will be surrounded by pictures of those who have been saints in our lives. Loved ones who are gone from our sight, but not from our hearts. People who had a positive and loving impact on our lives, who are now praying for us in heaven. 

Some saints are remembered by having books written about them or having a church named after them. But most saints are ordinary people, just like each of us, for we possess the same potential to become, and to continue becoming new creations of God.

Peace be with you,
David +
from Frank and Marilyn Eigner

" We can honestly say that attending our first Beach Mass felt like coming home. Even though we knew no one, we were greeted like long lost family, with love and acceptance written on the faces of everyone we met. That was two years ago. Saturday evenings in Kawaihae have become a cherished part of our time on island. The Beach Mass has been a wonderful place to worship, experience God's grace and meet new friends. It has also provided a gentle introduction to the greater parish 'ohana as we seek to settle in to "our place" in the faith community. We are forever grateful for this ministry."
David, our rector, asked several members of our parish 'ohana to write a reflection on their experience of God's grace working in and through our parish. Do you have a reflection/experience of “Grace at work” in our parish ‘ohana or in the wider community? Don’t keep it to yourself. Share the grace! Please email it to .
Heart of Generosity

Fall Stewardship Campaign 2019 Update
“Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  Matthew 6:21
This is the month during which our parish 'ohana joins hundreds of other churches canvassing its members and friends for pledges that will  determine the scope of the 2019 budget. Please follow the inclination of your heart and pledge generously by November 11. The home stretch is upon us — fewer than 10 days to go!!
This past week our pledge activity accelerated. 100% of the Stewardship Committee have made their pledges. The goal of the budget each year is to reflect the hopes and dreams for our many ministries- ministries in great number and in great depth - that are indeed the envy of other parishes both near and far away. Our calling is to give annually so that we can continue to do things that we feel God is calling us to do. Mahalo!!!

Gerrit Keator, Stewardship Chair
Remembering All the Saints, Next Weekend, November 3rd and 4th
at all Services
We celebrate the Blessed Communion of All the Saints, of which a part is remembering those who we love, but see no longer. You are invited to bring a picture of a loved one who is now a part of the Saints in light. The pictures will be placed around the altar, serving as a witness to us, and a teaching to our children, that in baptism we are connected to all those gathered around that great Heavenly banquet.

St. Columba's Study Group
How He Longs for You to See Him
by Chip Ingram

There is a deep sense of unease in our rapidly changing world. We all know something has been lost but don’t know why or where it all leads. Popular culture says it’s all about me – that the end justifies the means, that love means self-satisfaction, that status and appearance are what count. And this ultimately self-destructive perspective has thoroughly infiltrated the church as confusion replaces conviction. The way back, the path of hope, starts with knowing God for who He really is. 

In this in-depth study of seven attributes of God – His goodness, sovereignty, holiness, wisdom, justice, love, and faithfulness – you’ll see Him in a whole new light. It will change the way you think about God, yourself, and others. You will pray and live with a deep peace and a renewed purpose as you see Him as He longs to be seen. 
Please join us at St. Columba's in Pa'auilo for eight successive Wednesday evenings beginning  October 10 th from 5 to 7 PM.  Please note that there will be NO meetings Oct 31 or Nov 21. We will have supper, so please bring a bag lunch along with your desire to learn.  Each session will begin with a DVD lesson, watched while we eat.  Discussion and prayer will follow as we enjoy dessert and decaf coffee!   Everyone is welcome and you do not need to be present at each lesson.  Come and learn how God wants us to know Him!
St. Columba's had a successful Papa's Bread Sale on October 26th. All 220 loaves were sold and more could have been sold!!!! This was a fund raiser for a church kitchen. Currently the church has a sink and cupboards/counters. Our goal is to make enough money to build a working kitchen for meals to help within our community. Mahalo to all who helped make the sale a success!!

CLICK HERE for a photo album of St. James' attendees at the Diocesan Conference held in Kailua Kona last Friday and Saturday.

Mahalo to our delegates!
In addition, the witness/testimonal at the Offertory during Friday's opening Eucharist was our very own Jonah Griener! Mahalo for your witness of generosity Jonah!

The collection taken was designated to go to relief of those impacted by the recent natural disasters on our islands.
Diocesan Convention 50th

50th Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i October 26 & 27, 2018 Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Resort, Kailua-Kona

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Special remembrance of All Saints' Day, November 3rd. Bring pictures of departed loved ones to be placed around the altar.

NO BEACH MASS on November 17 due to Kawaihae Canoe Club Luau
I Believe? Series St. James
Mahalo to Rev. Marnie Keator for organizing our parish course in Christianity.

Next Tuesday at 6 PM come and share in asking “Why and how does God guide us?” 

How would you answer this question to your child or grandchild (or yourself)? Come, listen, discuss, and think about what this means to you. All questions welcome.
Peggy Rein, Patricia Eckstrom, Sarah, Leanne Baskin, Gloria Seiden, Narcisa Yagin, Menelio Balmilero, Nicole Anderson, Marlene Thees, Trevor, Carl Stanforth, 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, Maurice Cecil &  Pukaua Summer Sommers, Betty Santorio, Cheyanna Lahnum, Jesse Osmun, Art-Andre (Petit) Dieme, Patrick OʻBrien, Pegi Young,  Graham D. Kitchen, Helen Cronk, Shin Runkel, Mary Avery, Ka'aua, the Reyes family, Paterno Balmilero, Jeff Morrell, Vicky Tagaca, Victor Wusstig, Maelle Wolf, Steven, Kaipo Young, Coe Atherton, Annette LaBonte, Pat Holiday, Nancy Davidson, Dr. Jill Fishback Chambers, Karen Sanchez, The Rev. Katherine Cunningham, Tony Abbott, Verna Chartrand, Elizabeth Babin McCarthy, Guy Piltz, Pricilla Bertlemann, AnneMarie Kennedy, Bobbi Stewart , Greg Sliva, Katy Grainger, Family & friends of Veronica Yadao, Eli Ching, Shawn & Stephanie, Michael Mangarin, Heidi Barnett, Caroline Babin Lopez, Family & friends of Ruth Lee ++
If 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 from 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.  

Rest in Peace and Rise to Glory
Ruth Lee and Veronica Yadao
Beloved parishioner, Ruth Lee, entered into Glory this past Monday. She died peacefully with loved ones by her side. Ruth had suffered for some time from congestive heart failure. Please hold in prayer her family and friends. Notes of sympathy may be sent to her sister and brother-in-law, Vivienne and Ron Tooman, at P.O. Box 968, Kamuela, HI 96743. A brief memorial service will be held on the beach at Kawaihae next Friday, November 9, at 10 AM followed by a paddle out to commit her ashes to the sea.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ruth's name to St James' Parish.

The altar flower arrangement made by Ruth's sister Vivienne Tooman last Sunday for Ruth and their family. It was a beautiful expression of deep love.
As announced last week Veronica Yadao entered into Glory after a long battle with complications related to bladder cancer. She was a dearly loved parishioner of St. Columba's and will be deeply missed. We hold her and her family in our prayers at this time of sorrow. Her funeral will be held at St. Columba's on November 10th. Visitation will be at 9 AM and funeral begins at 10 AM with burial in the St. Columba's Cemetery. Go in Peace good and faithful servant.

May Ruth and Veronica's souls and the souls of all the departed rest in peace and rise in Glory.
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         

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

Coe Atherton
c/o Tripper Atherton

Rev. Guy Piltz
c/o Hale Nani Rehab. & Nursing Center
Lewalani RM 109
1677 Pensacola St., 
Honolulu, HI 96822

Please keep the Yadao family and friends in your prayers at the death of Veronica Yadao. You may send notes of care to the family at: PO Box 1578, Hilo, HI 96721.

Please keep the family and friends of Ruth Lee in your prayers. You may send notes of care to the family at: Vivienne and Ron Tooman, at P.O. Box 968, Kamuela, HI 96743.

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

Birthdays:  Charlotte Crouch, Imelda Ternura, Violet Bostock, David Ramos, Susan Groom, Marguerite Cargill, Sarah Hegedus
Remembrances:  Harold Craig
Jazzy Bostock on Blind Bartimaeus
Sermon preached at St. Peter's Church, Honolulu, last Sunday
"Calling Out"

After last week’s dramatic questioning by James and John, the sons of thunder --
And before Jesus returns to Jerusalem, beginning the journey to the cross –
This small gospel lesson is nestled –
Titled as, “the healing of blind Bartimaeus”.
Other than the pleasing alliteration it offers,
this title doesn’t really tell us much about the story.

Jesus is with his disciples, walking to Jericho. They’re moving from one place to the next, passing through on their way to bigger, more important business. And, as they journey, they come across Bartimaeus. Now, we are not told where Bartimaeus is from, But there is a stillness that he has, in contrast to the motion and movement of Jesus and His crowd. Bartimaeus might not live on the road, but he’s always existed, perhaps, in this liminal space – outside of Jericho and before Jerusalem. And, in this in-between space, he is nothing like what we expect.
He lacks physical sight, and yet he sees more clearly than even some of the twelve.

He is lying on the roadside, and he hears that Jesus is walking by. He boldly cries out, “Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me!” Many in Mark’s gospel don’t know or understand who Jesus is – In fact, there is a theme running throughout this book of the Messianic secret -- And yet, Bartimaeus, without the ability to physically see-
Limited by his own body – Has perfect clarity.

This week, there has been speculation that the Trump administration is going to pull back many rights that had previously been granted to persons who identify as transgendered. If this new legislation is passed, those whose gender identity doesn’t match the sex they were assigned at birth will no longer be granted many civil rights – rights to employment, housing, and healthcare without discrimination. People who often feel trapped by their bodies will be denied the right to self-define who they are – although they, like Bartimaeus, often have perfect clarity surrounding their own identities. It isn’t their confusion that we struggle with – like the crowd who hush Bartimaeus, it is our own blindness, our own confusion, that we are so embarrassed by.

Bartimaeus names Jesus as the Messiah, crying out not for his own gains, or wants –
but for mercy. Those around him are embarrassed. Hush! They say. Why must you make such a fuss? Why are you so different from the rest of us? why can’t you be satisfied with what you have? Why do you need to make such a spectacle of yourself? Be quiet. We don’t have time for you or your difference.
Instead of listening, Bartimaeus is defiant.

Bartimaeus is a bold truth teller. He doesn’t pay attention to a crowd shushing him – he keeps on telling his truth, even when others find it inconvenient. Just because we ignore people, or the truth they are telling, it doesn’t make it less real.
Despite being shushed, Bartimaeus cries out even more loudly,
He ignores the vitriol, the disgust, of the crowd, and focuses his efforts on Jesus alone. When his words reach Jesus, Jesus stops. He doesn’t complain about the interruption – he doesn’t cast Bartimaeus aside – He stands still.

I imagine the halting of the crowd, whispers being passed along. Why are we stopping? Not for that blind guy? What does he want, anyway? Such a nuisance! Doesn’t he know we’re busy? Troublemaker! Jesus says, “Call him here”.

When Bartimaeus is seen, called, named, by Jesus – He springs up. The body which had been still, which had been motionless, Leaps forward to meet God incarnate.Jesus offers him what James and John were vying for – a chance to get what he wants.

While James and John demanded that Jesus give them their way,
Bartimaeus has asked only for mercy – Only for the same protections under the law, for the same dignity, to be shown him as is shown to all others in his community. And in response to asking only for this, Jesus offers him everything.
“What do you want me to do for you?” In this open-ended question, Jesus allows Bartimaeus to write his own story, To take back the power of the narrative. Jesus doesn’t impose something – he allows this beloved child to self-define. And Bartimaeus has one simple request – “Teacher, let me see again”.

In some ways, Bartimaeus has never been blind. His body has limited him, and he might have felt a lack of physical ability – But he sees with perfect clarity.
He has known, throughout, who he is and who Jesus is. His perspective is not just something causing a disruption to our normal scheduled programming – but it can be a gift. In his difference, he offers to the crowd something new. Their rejection of him limits them.

When people who are different than us cry out, It is tempting to hush them.
We might feel threatened to be confronted with something that is so different, or seems so implausible.

There are many examples of this –

In the Black lives matter movement, African American people are bringing to light a history that is radically different than what is taught in schools. This history, this truth, bumps up against the ways this country has learned to understand itself – and as such, it can seem like a threat.

Women who have survived sexual assault often face a crowd reluctant to change their mind about a man – because he always seemed like such a nice guy, or because we can’t imagine what happened – and if we did, our own sense of order would be in jeopardy.

Gender nonconforming folks can make us uncomfortable, not fitting neatly into one of the two categories we allow. Their existence can seem threatening to the social order – and, accepting their reality would force us to re-think things we thought we knew, like bathrooms.

We are, too often, part of the crowd.

And yet, what I love about the story of Bartimaeus, is that I can see myself not only in the crowd, but also in him.

There are times when I, when you, are the truth teller, And you have to yell out no matter who tells you to be quiet. Fix your eyes on Jesus, who sees and knows you intimately. Seek the incarnate God, in whose image you are made. When he hears you crying out, he will stand still, and beckon – “Call them here”.

Jesus is calling us into a new moment, and into a new world. We are called to love, our friends and our enemies – Those who make sense to us and those who do not – those who believe in similar and in radically different ways.

Yesterday, we read about the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, where eleven people were shot and murdered – targeted because the synagogue was actively reaching out to refugees. This kind of hate, intolerance, and violence, has NO place in the Kingdom of God – The God we serve is NOT one who punishes, but one who redeems.

We are called to act with justice, To stand up for those who are often counted as the least and the last.

Listen –

God is calling.

from Susan Acacio
Godly Play Blocks

Elsbeth McKeen shared the story of the Ark and the Temple to 13 keiki in Godly Play this last Sunday. Once again the keiki amaze me in the thoughtful, wondering questions and answers they come up with. Elsbeth is a gifted storyteller, and has been participating in Godly Play for many years. The keiki love her, and love listening to her stories. A big mahalo to all of our Godly Play door people, story tellers, and supporters of this powerful program.

 As our Parish Newsletter goes to press, we are getting ready for our “Treasure Hunt, Finding all You Need in Jesus”. We have 27 families registered for this event and we are offering a pre school option for the littlest ones. I am always amazed at the volunteers that step forward to support our youth programs. Check next week's newsletter for all of the amazing pictures of this event. Come check us out tomorrow as we decorate in the pavilion after Women’s Bible Study. We will transform the pavilion into a sandy seashore with a volcano and all sorts of adventures for the keiki. Spaghetti dinner is offered to all participants. The event runs from 5:00-7:00 PM.
Keiki Ukulele group begins next Wednesday after our tutoring program. After School Tutoring runs from 1:30-3:00, and Ukulele runs from 3:00-4:00, in the church. A huge mahalo to Barni and our Aunties for sharing their love of ukulele with the keiki. And thank you to our AST volunteers too.
We are already thinking about summer camp for 2019, and will be selling See’s Candies at the Christmas Bazaar. This will kick off our camp fundraising for 2019, and I am guessing we will have more keiki attend next year. Everyone had an amazing time at Camp Mokule'ia and they all want to come again. Praise God. We are also thinking about Episcopal Youth Event 2020 on the mainland (EYE20.) More on that high school camp as information becomes available.
I always welcome any questions or suggestions you may have. It truly takes a village, and our village is Awesome.

Susan Acacio
Upcoming Youth Events

Teen Tech Tutors - Sunday, November 4: Kupuna  (Seniors):  Bring your iPhone, iPad, Android Phone or Tablet, e-Reader (Kindle or Nook), or laptop, Our Teen Tech Tutors will be available to assist you with your technology and Internet questions this Sunday, November 4th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Spencer Building.  Future dates : Sunday, December 2nd.

After School Tutoring resumed Every Wednesday, in the Church from 1:30PM-3PM. Walking School Bus will meet at WES cafeteria @1:20PM to walk over to the church. If you are interested in helping with the tutoring or the snacks, please let Charlotte Crouch know. 
Keiki Ukulele group begins Wednesday, November 7 in the Church from 3PM-4PM. We are looking for keiki ages 8 to 18 to learn Ukulele from the Aunties. Please register early. Space is limited to 20 keiki. Adult volunteers always welcome.
Sundays: Godly Play in the Spencer Building 8:55AM. Nursery in Small World Pre-School 8:30AM-10:30AM.
For more information on our Programs, to register, or to volunteer, please contact Susan Acacio 895-2086,
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
from Nina Disbro
The Christmas Container opens on November 3 and remains open on Saturdays through December 22. We are in need of a cashier for these Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM. If you can only make a limited volunteer commitment, this might be the job for you! Contact Nina if you can help out.

We also continue to need more volunteers for Friday nights, and Saturdays from 9 to 1. Please consider volunteering for any of these openings!!
Nina Disbro

Nina Disbro, 
Thrift Store Ministry Coordinator
from Steve Kittell, photos by Jeannie Savage

What a great effort and turnout for the Meal this week. In spite of being in the midst of kitchen renovations, our great volunteers showed great flexibility and dedication again this week as 231 meals were served in the Pavilion (including 39 keiki) plus 91 deliveries.

A hearty beef chili and a veggie option, rice, roasted pumpkin, green salad, bulgar/kale/radish greens salad, dorito salad, bread and baked desserts were served. Lead chef, Jane Sherwood was ably assisted by a great wok crew consisting of John, Jerry, Everett, & Stanley. The prep crew did another stellar job working out of the Pavilion rounded out by Sue & Janice who anchor every week. 

We were delighted to have as SPONSOR “Lucy Parkin & Friends" who showed up at 4:00pm and worked double shifts thru till 6:00pm. Mahalo nui loa. Thank you also to our regular volunteers who rounded out the line. 

The mood was set early by one of our favorite musicians Mikiala Yardley who really got the crowd up on their a CONGA LINE!!....when was the last time you were in one of those? 

We could not leave out a big shout out to Marci, Nancy, Harry and the cleanup crew who should have received “hazardous duty pay” for washing up all those pot, pans & utensils. They did such a great job that we gave them each twice their pay! (2 x $0 = $0) what great volunteers!

It was an evening of lots of laughter, joy, fun and dedication.

Mahalo Nui Loa to all who had a part in it.

To Volunteer, sponsor a meal, or donate food, contact Sue Dela Cruz at
Mahalo to our meal sponsor, “Lucy Parkin & Friends"
from Sue dela Cruz
Kitchen is coming along, but still a ways to go. So, we are PREPPING AND SERVING at MANA CHRISTIAN OHANA on  November 8 and November 11 .  
  Set up: 8 a.m.=meet at St. James' Pavilion, need help to transport equipment to Mana Christian Ohana (MCO) 

  Prepping/Chop Chew: 10 a.m.=MCO (across from Kahilu Theatre)

  Clean up: 1-3 p.m.
  Delivery Pack: 3:30 p.m. 
  Serving Line: 4 - 6 p.m.

  Clean up/transport: 6-7 p.m.=need help with transporting equipment back to pavilion/shed.

November 17: Christmas Bazaar
    Need help with set up food tent, sales, and clean up day of event .
  Will be needing help with food prep Nov 15-16

  We are joining with St. James' for a Thanksgiving lunch in the Pavilion 12-2 p.m.
  Sign up to bring a dish for the potluck. Check list church after service. 

for more information on any of these dates and events, or if you are interested in helping in any or all of the above, please contact Sue Dela Cruz at:  or 498-7383.  



Sue dela Cruz
Community Meal Ministry Coordinator
from Marci Yardley, Senior Warden
"Your church kitchen remodel is proceeding nicely with electrical work underway and plumbing work to commence shortly. Installation of cabinets, countertops, sinks/faucets, oven, stovetop, hood vent, etc., is scheduled to take place within the next two weeks.  All very exciting and we’re hopeful to meet the projected ( key word)  date of completion of Tuesday, November 13 th ."
Volunteer Opportunities and Community Needs
Special Call Out: We are renovating our kitchen!! So, we will be on the move with our prepping and serving. We will need help relocating our equipment and utensils in the mornings 8:00 a.m. on Thursdays and transporting back to pavilion at various times, depending on the location of the meal service. If you have a truck, van or SUV, and can help us, please contact Sue at 808.498.7383,
Laurie Rosa and Betty Hanna hard at work on the famous St. James' Chutney for the upcoming Christmas Bazaar!

The Bazaar is rapidly approaching! Can you donate items for sale, or volunteer some time to help out? Contact Tim Bostock to find out what is needed. 808-382-3290, or e-mail him at
The holidays are approaching! Can you help by donating your Foodland coupons for the Community Meal?
Calling all Elves and Reindeers!!!

The St. James' Christmas Bazaar Is Coming---Volunteers Needed---Can YOU Help?
It’s time for the St James Christmas Bazaar, which raises funds for the Community Meal, and makes all who come near it feel warm and fuzzy and … Christmassy!!! The Bazaar is held on the St James Campus on Saturday, November 17, from 9am to 1pm. 

The “Christmas Boutique” and the Silent Auction are housed in the church – we set up for three days beforehand to ensure the church looks as festive and Ho-Ho-Ho! as can be. The Baked Goods and Preserves shop is outside under tent (our Mango Chutney is world famous!), next to the Food Booth – we BBQ chicken and beef skewers, add rice and mac salad and green salad for a plate lunch, and also sell spam musubi and other goodies. This year we will have live music! And all day keiki games on the grass. The Thrift Store and Christmas Container are also open, and The Small World Preschool Will offer a Hawaiian plate lunch, somen salad, and other food items
We Need Your Help!! 

Can you help with: 
  • Setting up the church Wednesday through Friday anytime between 10am to 6pm
  • Setting up tents Friday from 3pm
  • Marinating and skewering meat Friday from 3pm to 6pm
  • Working on the day, as cashier, sales assistant, running kids games, barbecuing etc. 

We have two main shifts, 8am to 11am, and 11am to 2pm. You’re very welcome to work both shifts! But if you choose one that’s fine too, then you can enjoy the event and bid on the silent auction and get in the mood for Christmas.
Please email me at  and tell me what times you could help. And Mahalo! We hope to raise at least $10,000 for the Community Meal this year – and boost sales at the Thrift Store, too. Merry Christmas!

Monthly Women's Bible Study
The Women’s Bible Study meets next on Friday, December 7, in the Church from 10-12. We are making an in depth study of Mary, the mother of Jesus. All women are welcome. Bring your friends! 

Education for Ministry - EfM
Meets August through November, Tuesdays at 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
Bible study will be on hiatus for the immediate future. We are all praying for our study leader, Guy's, speedy and complete recover.
Presiding Bishop Curry's On-line Bible Study
Bishop's Bible Study

The Most Reverend Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, will be with us in the Diocese of Hawaiʻi on March 22-24, 2019. Please mark your calendars particularly for Friday...

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Wisdom Corner
"God promises to make something good out of the storms that bring devastation to your life"
~ Romans 8:28

Jesus has chosen us to be his friends, intimate companions on the way, but he has also chosen us with a purpose in mind: “I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last.” He has chosen us in order to send us out, to represent him and his cause, to be partners in his mission.
-Br. David Vryhof, SSJE

An Episcopal Monastery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
A Prayer for the End of Day
"Almighty and gracious Father, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name, though Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, on God, now and forever. Amen"
CLICK HERE   to read the approved minutes from the July vestry meeting.  CLICK HERE to read the approved minutes from the August vestry meeting.

The next vestry meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 26 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.
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. 
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, or any of our clergy, 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 

The next "Welcome Weekend" is scheduled for December 1 & 2. We will recognize and celebrate those who have recently asked to be recorded as members and those making the decision on that day.
Up-coming Parish Events at a Glance

Fall Fun Fest 
Fall Fun Fest for Families, “Treasure Hunt, Finding All You Need in Jesus” will be held in the Pavilion on November 2, 2018, 5PM -7PM. Dinner will be served

Thrift Store Christmas Store Opens
Saturdays, November 3 running through December 22

Teen Tech
Teens assist Seniors with electronics and social media - Kupuna bring your smart phones, I-pads, e-readers and other tech. THIS SUNDAY,  November 4th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Spencer Building.  Future dates : Sundays December 2nd.

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
5:30 - 7:30 PM (Soup & Salad dinner)

Thrift Store Volunteer Party at Anna's Ranch
Sunday, December 9
Noon - 2 PM

Ordination of Jazzy Bostock to the Priesthood
December 22, 10 AM at St. Peter’s Church, Honolulu.

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

For Full Parish Calendar,  CLICK HERE
Message from the Bishop on Murders in Louisville &...

While the evil acts in Louisville and Pittsburgh are those of individuals, they have taken place in a national environment of anger and hate speech. Violence is nurtured in times of hate, division and the objectification of other human beings....

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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
Last Laughs
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St. James' Episcopal Church, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela (Waimea), HI 96743|
P.O. Box 278
Kamuela, HI 96743-0278
Office: 808-885-4923