April 12, 2019
Aloha our beloved parish ‘ohana,
“Christ, you know I love you.
 Did you see, I waved!
I believe in you and God,
so tell me that I'm saved

We each make many choices during the course of a day. Sometimes our choice of whom we consider a hero can change abruptly when we least expect it. During this weekend’s liturgy, we get to participate in choosing between Jesus and Barabbas. 

Our worship begins with remembering the excitement of Jesus coming into Jerusalem and into our church. Like the original crowd, we get stirred up by the excitement of a parade, and, not unlike the crowd in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, we “sing”:
Christ, you know I love you. Did you see, I waved!

Half way through our worship everything changes. Now it is the end of the week and we are no longer cheering. A government official is giving us chance to make a different choice. 

“It was a close call”, we think to ourselves. “Good heavens! it was exciting to wave at Jesus – to make a tentative choice for him – but now we have yet another hero to choose from, Barabbas.
Early Church Father, Origen, taught that the historical manuscripts indicated that the full name of Barabbas was Jesus Barabbas. Therefore, “Barabbas” would not be a name but rather a title. ”Abba” means father, “bar” means “son of”. Thus, Origen would say that our hero’s name was “Jesus, Son of the Father”. Sounds pretty Messianic! 

The two men stand before Pilate who says, “Whom do you want me to release to you, Jesus the Son of the Father or Jesus, the Son of God?”
Those in the biblical crowd were caught up in the passion of their day. They had two Messianic figures to choose from. And, they LOVED the parade caused by one of them, but all it took was a little nudging from the chief priests to remind them that the greater chance of their gaining their freedom lay with Jesus Barabbas. 

So often you and I wave at Jesus, but then we choose Barabbas. However, the Good News is this: No matter our choice – God ALWAYS chooses us. The story of Palm Sunday is that God always chooses you and me.
The Fundamentalists have it wrong. We do not accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Jesus accepts us. This is not our doing. We have no power within ourselves to help ourselves. Only by the GRACE of God who exalts Jesus is the right choice made.
The acceptance by Jesus of the crowd’s change of mind and his willingness to die upon that cross that day, is much less about Christ Jesus sacrificing himself as the ultimate payment for your sinful decisions in life; AND SO MUCH MORE ABOUT GOD’S COSMIC DECISION TO NEVER LEAVE OR FORSAKE YOU EVEN UNTIL THE END OF TIME – even when you decide otherwise. Even when you change your mind.
Such stories as the Prodigal Son illustrate that when you walk away from God – God does not walk away from you; instead God chooses to wait to embrace you once again. And then God runs toward you at the first glimpse of your turning towards Him.
I pray you choose to enter deeply into the story of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection this next week. Please look over the schedule below. One thing I am very excited about is that there is a different preacher and special music every night..
With blessings and a special mahalo to all who are helping to make this such a meaningful week ahead,
David +
Link to the readings for this Sunday:
Cross making this Saturday, April 13 from 9 AM-12 noon at St. James' . Please come for as long or as little as you came. We'll teach you how to make them. Mahalo to Terri Greenwell for organizing!

A Short Course on the Holy Spirit
Fifty days after Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Day we will celebrate the holy day of Pentecost by commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks , as described in the Acts of the Apostles ( Acts 2:1–31 ). In Christian tradition , this event represents the birth of the early Church.

Have you ever wondered about who the Holy Spirit is? Have you ever wondered what the Holy Spirit does? Have you ever wondered how you can be filled with the Holy Spirit?

Come and join us for a short course on the Holy Spirit as we discuss these ancient questions. We will start at 5:30 PM in St. James' Church with a potluck supper, watching a talk from the Alpha Film Series, and then a time for table discussion.

Tuesdays: April 30, May 7 & 14

Mark your calendars. More information to come.
Our Change Changes Lives - UTO Little Blue Boxes

The Episcopal Church’s United Thank Offering (“UTO”) motto is "Our change changes lives." Each year, churches are invited to participate in an offering of support for the United Thank Offering grant program which addresses human need through grants to projects that alleviate poverty, both domestically and internationally, within the Anglican (Episcopal) provinces and dioceses. Some years ago, St. James’ benefited from a UTO grant that helped build our bathrooms.  

There are blue boxes available on the back tables in church. You are invited to make a daily prayer and offering in thanks for the blessings in your life by putting your loose coins and bills into a UTO blue box placed on your bedside table, the kitchen sill, the office desk — any place where prayers of thanksgiving are said.  Our Parish will have its giving time during the season of Lent, ending on first Saturday and Sunday after Easter Sunday, April 27 & 28.  You will be invited to bring your blue box with you to church that weekend. We will bless them during our services and then the offerings will be sent to UTO.
We had a rainbow of color for our last Lenten Series. The lesson was the Parable of the Wedding Feast and we indeed did feast on Raina's good cooking! Thank you Raina for another delicious Vegan meal of pea soup and grilled cheese sandwiches and a rainbow of colorful veggies! The Lord chimed in with a rainbow of color as well!! Great time, great food and great conversation!

St. Columba's will be showing  'The Passion of the Christ'  for Good Friday in place of the traditional service. The 2 hour movie will be shown in the sanctuary. Please bring your own dinner; coffee and tea will be provided. Movie begins at 5:30, pau by 7:30. Due to the violence within the film, parental discretion is advised.

A big Mahalo to Michael Dale for playing and leading music at St. Columba's this past Sunday. Michael plays for us every 1st Sunday of the month along with Chris Kirchhoffer. Chris is off island until May and Michael did a great job going solo!

Linda +
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
~Thomas Carlyle


Peggy Rein, Patricia Eckstrom, Sarah, Gloria Seiden, Narcisa Yagin, 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, Debbie Gaines, Israel Kahoopii, Pedro Ka'awaloa, Nathan Lee, 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, Shin Runkel, Mary Avery, Alex Ka'aua, the Reyes family, Vicky Tagaca, Victor Wusstig, Maelle Wolf, Steven, Kaipo Young, Coe Atherton, Pat Holiday, Nancy Davidson, Dr. Jill Fishback Chambers, The Rev. Katherine Cunningham, Tony Abbott, Guy Piltz, Katy Grainger, Eli Ching, Shawn & Stephanie, Heidi Barnett, Diane Feeney, Marguerite Zeman-Wilson, Linda & Fletcher Cockerell, Diane Forsyth, Michael Bogert, Janice Gail, Julie Mattson, Robert Madrigal, Gilmore family, Loreen Hackwalter, Dallas Gomes, Quentin & Mary Murrell Faulkner, Paterno Balmilero, Rev. Randy Welsand, family & friends of Nathan Wong, brother of Sandy Pang, family & friends of of Ilah, mother of Peter Helmick, family & friends of Adele, mother of Mary Haddad, family & friends of Mariah Davis, sister of Cindy Sharp, Gael Burke, family & friends Jim Thill, Sr., family & friends of Eric, step-son of Lida Kim ++
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  prayer@stjameshawaii.org   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.  
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
67-5165 Kamamalu St Apt 19B
Kamuela, HI 96743

Coe Atherton
c/o Tripper Atherton
144 Stone Pointe Trail
Castle Rock, CO 80109

Rev. Guy Piltz
PO Box 1973
Kamuela, 96743

Leta Shattuck
65-1272 Ki Road
Kamuela, HI 96743

Saint Vincent
Attn. Diane Feeney
North Tower Room 515
4831 35th Avenue, SW
Seattle, WA 98126

Beth McKeen
PO Box 1521
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
Please keep the following members and friends of our parish 'ohana in your prayers:

Lida Kim at the death of her stepson, Eric. You may reach out to her at:
PO Box 2652, Kamuela, HI 96743

Cindy Sharp at the death of her sister, Mariah. You may reach out to her at: 63-4148 Kalo'Olo'o Drive, Kamuela, HI 96743

May their souls and the souls of all the departed, rest in peace and rise in Glory
Birthdays:  Barbara May, Vaughan Winborne, Dianne Yoder, Annabelle Waggener, Sara Murty
Anniversaries:  Nina and Bill Disbro
Remembrances:  Iwalani Ruddle, Hayato Ishii, Robert Hino,
Diocese of Hawaii:  St. Michael & All Angels, Lihue:   The Rev. Andrew McMullen (Rector) & Mrs. Renate McMullen. Episcopal Church on West Kauai: St. John’s, ‘Ele‘ele & St. Paul’s, Kekaha.
Anglican Cycle of Prayers:  the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East:  The Most Revd Suheil Dawani - Archbishop, Jerusalem & the Middle East & Archbishop in Jerusalem
What an amazing week we have had at St. James’. We started off on Sunday with 13 keiki in Godly Play. Debi Brun did a beautiful job preparing our keiki for the Easter Season. She told the story of the Faces of Easter and had the keiki so excited about what is to come. We also had several newcomers that took great joy in carrying the cross and tithe up front. I love it when they want to be involved with our service.

We had a nice crowd at our after school tutoring program and you can certainly tell that the school year is in the last quarter. Some homework was completed, and the keiki had a chance for some outside play time too. That is always a good thing. Nico enjoys getting his homework done before he takes the paddling van down to Kawaihae.

We are also starting up Ohana Ukulele class on April 24 th  after tutoring from 3-4PM for 4 weeks. All ages are encouraged to participate in this very fun ministry. Bring your keiki, or grandchildren, or even a neighbor to join us on Wednesday. We have ukulele’s available for you to practice with.

I am always amazed at the amount of activity we have at St. James’ during the week. Our church is truly an anchor in our community and a very big part of the happenings in Waimea. The soldiers came down from Pohakuloa and spent Wednesday and Thursday with us doing various projects around the church. I am especially excited about the new floor that was installed in the Youth Hut. What a difference a new floor makes. They also installed a tether ball that got a good workout at community meal, and assembled another swing set for the keiki to play on. Our space is very keiki and family friendly. We are just shopping for seats to add to the swing set. We wanted to keep the soldiers for another week but they were excited about finishing up and heading to their homes in various spots around the country. They were all so awesome.

As we go to press with our Parish Newsletter, we are preparing to host Walk with Jesus. I have to admit that this program is my favorite. We will take families on a journey through Jesus’ last days on earth. This is a program that keiki will always remember and it reminds us that Jesus is front and center in our lives. I am also excited that we will serve a yummy dinner and families will spend quality time together. If you would like to help with this event or any of our other events, please give me a call. We have room for you to participate and have fun.

Susan +

Susan Acacio
Youth Ministry Coordinator
Godly Play Blocks
We are so grateful to those who volunteer their time for After School Tutoring, this image speaks a thousand words!
Teen Tech 2
Upcoming Youth Events

Teen Tech Tutors SUNDAY May 5: 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. Future dates to be announced. Mahalo to all of the teens for this wonderful ministry.
Upcoming Easter Events!

Beginning April 28, I will be at St. Columba’s for their 9:30 service. We will be starting a Sunday School for their keiki and we are looking for St. Columba’s parishioners to commit to one Sunday a month to help with Sunday School. Their keiki really enjoy Sunday School and we will be doing a Journey through the Parables with them. The Parable program is very easy to follow along and has everything you need to do a meaningful Sunday School for the keiki. If you are interested, please let Rev. Linda or me know. There is nothing better than planting seeds of faith in our keiki.
Free 'Ohana Ukulele lessons begin April 24 th  
in St. James' Church from 3PM to 4PM. We encourage families to participate in this really fun music ministry. We will also meet on May 1 st , 8 th  and 15 th , with a performance on Sunday May 19 at our 9 AM service. Please encourage your 'ohana to join us. No ukulele, no problem. We have ukuleles to loan during the 4 sessions.
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
Seeking Volunteers!

Please consider joining our Thrift Store Team for Fun, Fellowship and Service! Please CLICK HERE to sign up, your assistance is greatly appreciated!

Contact Nina for further information: ThriftStore@stjameshawaii.org

BYOB - Bring your own BAGS, please! The Thrift Store will no long be accepting donations of reusable grocery bags or providing bags at the check out. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
Nina Disbro, 
Thrift Store Ministry Coordinator
from Steve Kittell

It was a cool windy night in the Pavilion but our guests were warmed up by the return of a favorite dish: Jane's Mac & Cheese. Lead Chef Jane Sherwood reprised her recipe of a favorite for all Mac & Cheese. In addition to the traditional dish, we also served Vegan Mac & Cheese, Hot Dogs, Rice, Quinoa, Rice & Veggie Vegan Soup, Mango, Green Papaya Salad, Local Radish, Cabbage Slaw, Tomato, Green Bean & Guacamole Salad, Garlic Bread and 2 fabulous Fresh Poke Dishes …...Spicy Marlin & Tamari Marlin. And of course our delicious dessert offerings. ALL THAT really warmed up our guests. 

And what a crowd we had ……..perhaps a new record! 293 meals served in the Pavilion (including 35 keiki) plus 110 deliveries for a grand total of 403 meals......WOW! A BIG FUN NIGHT WAS ENJOYED BY ALL. 

Our musicians were also crowd favorites  Dagan & Jeff who really turned it on and had the crowd up on their feet...….Mahalo Dagan & Jeff.

Our Sponsor for the meal was first time sponsor RAINYDAY LANDSCAPING. A big Mahalo Nui Loa to them for sponsoring our meal. Filling out the serving line were our HPA, Parker and Waimea Middle School students, and we were especially grateful for our US Army Soldiers from PTA who not only worked all day on projects around our church grounds but also helped with the meal prep, set up, break down and serving...……..A HUGE MAHALO TO OUR PTA SOLDIERS...….you are great!

And of course another shout out as we do each week for the countless other volunteers who come every week who help to shop, chop, prep, cook, deliver, set up, serve, break down and clean up. It is impossible to adequately thank you for all each of you do to make this ministry a success every week. 

Lemons and Limes Needed!
Every week we make fresh lemonade or limeade for the Community Meal, so we go through a lot of lemons and limes! If you have any to spare, the best time to drop them off at St. James' is on Thursday. Mahalo!

Mahalo also to our Prep Crew, Clean up Crew, Packers and Deliverers of meals and all those who work behind the scenes! Join us every Thursday, for we feed the body and soul! Contact Sue if you feel called to volunteer or otherwise support the Community Meal Ministry!

Building Community, One Meal at a Time! 

Smiles, Sue

Sue dela Cruz
Community Meal Ministry Coordinator
It has been a busy week filled with beautiful acts of service! We were blessed with soldiers who volunteered their time from the Pohakuloa Training Area . Over the span of two days they power washed, fixed, put flooring down, set up playground equipment for our keiki and capped it all off with volunteering more of their time at the Community Meal. Mahalo to Malu and Tim for creating this wonderful opportunity! Please CLICK HERE for a link to the video from the two days.
Turns out that having volunteers in the church office has been absolutely invaluable during the last couple of months and we'd like to continue to have volunteers between 9 and 1 on weekdays. If you feel you can help out, please sign up HERE. The sign up is structured for two hour block 9-11 and 11-1. Duties are varied, including answering phones, greeting visitors, helping out with copying and folding materials for services and youth programs and with other projects (David has a growing list!) Please help if you are able.
Volunteer at our Thrift Store Ministry. We have a terrific group of regular volunteers. But are in great need of more volunteers to be able to open the store. If you do not already presently volunteer, please give a try. CLICK HERE to sign up for a few hours. This sign up is for folks who do not presently volunteer. You will be welcomed with open arms!

Volunteer at the Community Meal Ministry  (Thursdays 4:30 - 6 PM). Join in helping to provide a hot sit-down meal and warm welcome. Thursdays, 4 - 6 PM. Contact Tim Bostock or Sue Dela Cruz ( Eat@StJamesHawaii.org ). Sponsor one of our weekly meals for $500. 10 AM - Chop and prep. 3:30 PM - Pack up meals to be delivered. 3:30 PM - Set up the Pavilion. 4:15 PM - Serve in the line. 4:30 PM - Come talk-story, giving guests the gift of friendship. 6 PM - clean up. 

Volunteer with our Youth Ministry . Our ministry to the youngest in our midst is growing by leaps and bounds. Become trained as a  Godly Play (Sunday School) teacher , volunteer at our Wednesday After School Tutoring, assist at one of our youth events. Contact our Youth Ministry Coordinator, Susan Acacio at 895-2086 or  Youth@StJamesHawaii.org

Serve in Worship . Acolytes, readers, servers at the altar, ushers/greeters are needed. Speak to any of our clergy. 

Share your musical talents.  Join the St. James' Choir. Share your gift as a soloist, your ability to play an instrument or dance hula. At St. Columba's speak to Rev. Linda; at the Beach Mass speak to Garrett Webb; and at St. James' speak to Everett Knowles or Rona Lee. Don't know who they are? Contact the Parish Office and we'll connect you to them. 

Palm Sunday:
Liturgy of the Palms

Notes on This Reading:

Palm Sunday is also called the Sunday of the Passion of our Lord. In other words, there are a lot of themes going on in this one day. Accordingly, we have two passages from the gospel to read in the liturgy of the day. We begin with a parade, a remembrance of Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, a story told in each of the four gospels in fulfillment of passages in the Hebrew scriptures. The story is a study in fickle human nature, for in just a few days the crowd goes from shouting “Hosanna,” an ancient version of hooray, to shouting, “Crucify him.” In fact, in our liturgy on this day, we do both those things.

  1. Can you picture yourself in this crowd as Jesus processed into the city on a donkey?
  2. Think a bit about that donkey, which was needed by Jesus, and offered by the owners. What might you offer that is needful for Jesus’s ministry?
  3. What would you make of this apparently spontaneous celebration?
  4. Have you ever experienced anything like it?
  5. What did Jesus mean that the stones would cry out when the Pharisees, the religious leaders, wanted the public demonstration to stop?

** Graphic and reflection/questions from the book, “Drawn to the Gospels” by friend of our parish ‘ohana, the Rev. Jay Sidebotham. Used with permission.

Monthly Women's Bible Study
The Women’s Bible Study meets next on Friday, May 3, 2019 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!

Noon Bible Study on Wednesdays   at the Piltz's Home in Kanehoa subdivision. This study is a scholarly reflection on the upcoming assigned Scriptures for our weekend worship.  This Bible Study is on hiatus for Lent and will resume on April 27.

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

Scripture Readings for this Weekend

Meets weekly on Tuesdays at St. James' from 8:30 to 10:30 AM. Registration required. Please contact David+, John Sucke, or Beth McKeen for additional information.
Wisdom Corner
"Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am. Be still and know. Be still. Be."
~ St. Patrick

God is calling us into a relationship of love that is beyond warm sentimentality. This love is a self-sacrificing love, a tough love that spares no cost, as Jesus eventually demonstrated through His passion and death and resurrection. This love is not cheap, and Jesus tells us we must consider that cost.

-Br. Jim Woodrum,  SSJE

An Episcopal Monastery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
A Prayer for the End of Day
Blessed is he wh
CLICK HERE to read the current approved minutes from the vestry meeting.

The next vestry meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 15 at 10 AM in the Parish Office. All are welcome to attend
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. 
"Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." 
Romans 15:7 
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.
Up-coming Parish Events at a Glance
2019 Holy Days, Events, and Special Offerings

Holy Week
April 14 – 19 – see Parish Calendar for full schedule of events

Great Vigil of Easter at the Beach at 5 PM, Kawaihae, Saturday, April 20
Easter Sunday at St. James' at 7:30 & 9 AM, April 21
Easter Sunday at St. Columba's at 9:30 AM, April 21

The Holy Spirit Short Course
will meet at St. James from 5:30-7:30 on: 
Tuesday, April 30
Tuesday, May 7
Tuesday, May 14

Response to Active Violence in Places of Worship
Saturday, May 4 th  from 9 – 10:30 AM, at St. James’ Church, Waimea

Vacation Bible School Week
July 22-26, 2 - 5:30 PM (Dinner included for keiki and family)

For Full Parish Calendar,  CLICK HERE
A message from The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick

Please read the following message regarding the Pledge to Care for Creation. I have signed the pledge and I urge every member of the Diocese of Hawaiʻi and the Episcopal Church in Micronesia to sign as well. As residents of islands, we know too well the impact of global warming, the resulting change in weather, and the damage to the ocean. This is a statement of commitment.
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan 
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
The Episcopal Church in Micronesia

Take the Pledge to Creation Care

Join Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, the Task Force on Creation Care and leading Dioceses and make your Pledge to Care for Creation. The Pledge to Care for Creation is part of living as the Jesus Movement. It's a promise to protect and renew this ...

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Quick Links to Diocese Information
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 Village 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
Response to Active Violence in Places of Worship
Saturday, May 4 th  from 9 – 10:30 AM, at St. James’ Church, Waimea

The most frequent command Jesus gave us was ‘Do not be afraid.’ Not that we shouldn’t feel fear, but that we should not live in fear and let it control our lives. Ultimately, we are to let faith have control of our lives. Knowledge of what to do in an emergency situation can reduce the hold   that fear can have on us.

On Saturday, May 4 th  from 9 – 10 AM, at St. James’, we will welcome Sergeant Paul Kim of the Hawai’i Police Department's Special Response Team. Sergeant Kim will offer a presentation on “Response to Active Violence in Places of Worship.” Our objective is to maintain a safe, holy, open, welcoming sanctuary, and to do so by proactively developing guidelines and principles for preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from an incident or emergency. 
Meditation at Anna Ranch

All are welcome. Interested in exploring and engaging in Mediation in these challenging times? Anna Ranch invites you to come give it a try with the serenity of the ranch as a setting for this special group meditation. Every Monday night from...

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Please Vote!
Honoka'a Jazz Band
Na Hoku Award!

T he Honoka’a Jazz Band has been nominated for the Na Hoku award! This is the first time ever that a high school jazz band has been nominated for this award. These hard working young musicians deserve to be recognized for their musical talents and energy, and you can help. 

Please use the link below to vote for the Honoka’a Jazz Band in all the various categories. Anyone can vote! Please also feel free to pass the link on to family and friends in Hawaii or on the mainland. Thank you for your vote!  Friday, April 12th is the last day to vote!

Photo Credits
Beach Mass & St. Columba's - Raina Dale; St. James' Service - Jaisy Jardine, Community Meal - Lynn Beittel, Jaisy Jardine, Jeannie Savage; Youth Programs - Susan Acacio, David+
Last Laughs
Our Clergy
Rev. David Stout, Rector
Rev. Marnie Keator, Associate Rector
Rev. Linda Lundgren, Associate Rector for St. Columba's
Our Ministries Staff
Susan Acacio, Youth Ministry
Sue Dela Cruz, Community Meal Ministry
Nina Disbro, Thrift Store Ministry
Malu Lindsey, Sexton
Rona Lee, Choir Director, Music Ministry
Everett Knowles, Director of Music, Music Ministry

To contact our Parish Staff

The Rev. David Stout, Rector , FrDavid@stjameshawaii.org 
The Rev. Marnie Keator, Associate Rector 
The Rev. Linda Lundgren, Associate Rector at St Columba’s RevLinda@stcolumbahawaii.org 
Susan Acacio, Youth Ministry Coordinator 
Youth@stjameshawaii.org or 808-895-2086 
Sue Dela Cruz, Community Meal Ministry Coordinator 
Eat@stjameshawaii.org or 808-498-7383 
Nina Disbro, Thrift Store Ministry Coordinator 
Everett Knowles, Music Director, Music@stjameshawaii.org 
Rona Lee, Choir Director. Music@stjameshawaii.org 
Malu Lindsey, Sexton, contact via the parish office. 
Sheri Mariscal, Parish Administrator, 
Clara Toma, Bookkeeper, Bookkeeper@stjameshawaii.org 
St. James' Episcopal Church, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela (Waimea), HI 96743|
P.O. Box 278
Kamuela, HI 96743-0278
Office: 808-885-4923