April 5, 2019
Aloha our beloved parish ‘ohana,
Love for the Sake of Love

O. Henry, the master of the short story, has a moving story called The Gift of the Magi . A young American couple, Della and Jim, were very poor but very much in love. Each had one unique possession. Della’s hair was her glory. When she let it down, it almost served as a robe. Jim had a gold watch which had come to him from his father and was his pride. It was the day before Christmas, and Della had exactly one dollar eighty-seven cents to buy Jim a present. She went out and sold her hair for twenty dollars, and with the proceeds bought a platinum fob for Jim’s precious watch. When Jim came home at night and saw Della’s shorn head, he stopped as if stupefied. It was not that he did not like it or that he no longer loved her; for she was lovelier than ever. Slowly he handed her his gift; it was a set of expensive tortoise-shell combs with jeweled edges for her lovely hair – and he had sold his gold watch to buy them. Each had given the other all there was to give. Real love cannot think of any other way to give.
In the Gospel designated for this weekend's worship, Mary, a dear friend of Jesus, risks all by anointing the feet of Jesus with expensive ointment. She then wipes it off with her hair. This act of love would have cost her dearly if Jesus had not come to her defense. Woman could not be seen in public with their hair down and also could not interrupt a dinner meeting with men. This act of self denial and monetary expense was done in pure love. She wanted nothing in return only to give her unfailing love to the one who she knew was the Messiah. She wanted only to love pure Love. 

Where are we in this Gospel story? Have we risked everything to pour out our love with expense and humility? We do when we give our money to the church and to charities. We do when we tell others about what Jesus has done for us and then risk the sarcasm or snide remarks. We do when we stand up for someone who is being bullied and risk the backlash. We do when we feed the hungry, clothe the needy and talk story to the stranger. When we give love for the sake of Love we are changed forever. Mary knelt at the feet of Jesus and anointed them. She gave love for the sake of Love and was changed forever. Next Sunday, April 14 th , we will enter into the beginning of Holy Week with Christ's Passion, please take time to reflect on the Perfect Love that gave everything for us. Love gave himself for Love and we are changed forever. 

Linda +
Link to the readings for this Sunday:
Easter Flower

Last Weekend to Donate Flowers for Easter Worship Services

If would like to sponsor flowers in memory or honor of a loved one, there are two ways to do so:

1) CLICK HERE . You'll be invited to fill out an online form.

2) Fill out a form after worship this weekend, drop in the collection plate or in the mail slot at the parish office.

Suggested donations for flowers are $13 per thanksgiving or honor. 

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.
Thrift Sale Update!

St. Columba's had their second Thrift Sale this past weekend and it was a great success. We made money but that was not the most important element as to why we are doing the sale. It is for the community and to build community. We had a wonderful time of watching people fill bags and tell us what a blessing this is!! One filled many bags to send to family in the Philippines. Meela, spilled cocoa all over herself and found new clothes and modeled for us! Plus, we were able to babysit as mom's shopped. Bonus for us Tutu's and Papa's!! We also had a visit from the "floating head"!! Kinda freaky but quite the laugh! A huge Mahalo to all who put in copious amount of hours in set up, selling and tear down.  You are all so appreciated!! Next sale in May. Watch for the advertisement!

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

Last offering this coming week

5:30 – 7:30 PM
at St. James' and St. Columba's

At St. James':
“Just a Closer Walk with Thee”

A Joint Study with Annunciation
Roman Catholic Church

Week 5. In what ways we grow and deepen as disciples of Jesus?  (April 10)

Join us for Holden Evening Prayer at 5:30 PM, followed by a potluck light soup and salad dinner. This week our talk will focus on the 7 tenants that help us seek to follow "The Way of Love."
At St. Columba's:
“The Parables of Jesus”
Our Lenten Series, The Parables of Jesus , has been going well. We've prayed together, learned together, laughed together, and of course, eaten yummy food together! This week our meal was graciously provided and lovingly prepared by Raina and Michael Dale. We had a delicious Vegan meal and everyone raved about it!! Thank you Raina for an education on how wonderful Vegan food can be! We also fed our soul with the Parable of the Pearl. Good discussion and good food, can't beat it!!

Come and join us at St. Columba's at 5:30 this Wednesday in Lent for soup, salad learning and fellowship!!

P eggy 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, 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, 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, Rik Mangarin, 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,++
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

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:

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

Peter Helmick at the death of his mother Ilah. You may reach out to him at PO Box 189, Kamuela, HI 96743

Mary Haddad at the death of her mum, Adele. You may reach out to her at: The Reverend Mary Haddad,
Cathedral Canon
American Cathedral in Paris
23 Avenue George V
75008, Paris, France

May their souls and the souls of all the departed, rest in peace and rise in Glory
Birthdays:  Kate Allison, Joe Ignacio, Zachary Montgomery, William Heaney
Steven Alfonso 
Anniversaries:  Pattie and Kevin Kim
Remembrances:  Glen Allen McManus Jr, Nora Solmssen Knowles
Debi Brun did a beautiful job sharing the story of the Faces of Easter with our keiki. They are getting so excited because they know something big is going to happen soon. They are so thoughtful with their work time too. You can tell this story means a lot to them. And our keiki love bringing their tithe so they can carry it up front with the crosses.
Walk With Jesus will be held in the Pavilion next Friday, April 12th from 5PM-7PM. I have to admit that this program is one of my favorites. We Walked with Jesus last year, and the families who attended remarked on how powerful the message was for their families. I urge all Moms, Dads, Grandpas, Grandmas, Aunties, & Uncles to think of the keiki in their lives and bring them to this fabulous family event. Contact Susan or the church office to register. Dinner will be provided.

We have some soldiers coming from Pohakuloa on April 10th and 11th to help us around the church with various projects. We will be asking them for help with several projects for our youth. We will be installing a tether ball and an additional swing. We are also starting to think about our “Roar” Vacation Bible School, and they will be helping us with some advanced work on our decorations.  We are looking for donations of 8 bags of Quikrete concrete mix for the various youth projects for the soldiers. You can donate 1 bag or all 8, and help get our youth projects get off on a solid start.

We are especially excited about a new Easter event April 21st at St. James’ called Easter on the Green. This fun ,family event will be held on the lawn after our 9AM service Easter Sunday. There will be games and prizes for everyone. Join us for sack races, egg roll, ring toss, leather crafts, painting, snowball tomb, and a family photo booth. Come dressed in your Easter best and make some fabulous memories with us.

I always welcome any suggestions or comments for any of our family and keiki events. Our Parish is growing, and we are attracting young families in to our church. If you would like more information about any of our programs or you are interested in volunteering, please give me a call.

from Susan Acacio,
Youth Ministries Coordinator

Godly Play Blocks
Parishioner Pat Albee drove the van on Thursday to take the keiki after school down to paddle practice at Kawaihae. Four days a week the youth gather at Saint James and play basketball and other games while waiting for the van. Mahalo Pat!
Teen Tech 2
Upcoming Youth Events

Teen Tech Tutors THIS SUNDAY April 7: 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: Sundays May 5. 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 the 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
What more could you ask for?...…....a beautiful spring night, a happy crowd, a birthday celebration, one of our favorite returning sponsors and Mushroom Chicken! Lots of love and laughter all around!

It was a great night in the Pavilion. HAU'OLI LA HANAU TO OUR DEAR FATHER DAVID STOUT......we are so blessed to have him here with us (although something fishy was going on with the age thing). We continued to have a good crowd in the Pavilion serving 220 meals (including 34 keiki) plus deliveries of 95 for a grand total of 315 meals. Adding his own special flair the evening was musician Andre' who always brings it...….our crowd loves him and his music. 

Our lead chef for the evening was Melanie Holt reprising one of our favorite dishes, Mushroom Chicken. In addition, Chef Stephen from Under the Bodhi Tree provided several vegan salads and a very tasty Vegan Garden Veggie Soup. Among the choices were Wok Rice, White Rice, Asian Tofu Onion and Sweet Potato Salad, Roasted Beef Eggplant and Swiss Chard Salad, Wild Rice Quinoa Curry Tomato and Hemp Seed Salad. In addition to our usual extraordinarily tasty homemade desserts, we had a huge chocolate Birthday Cake for Fr. David. I heard it was really good......but was unable to taste it as it was gone before you could turn around! What a fun and delicious meal. 

Our Sponsor for the meal was one of our strongest supporters KAMUELA INN led by Tim & Melanie...…..is there nothing they don't do well? They not only paid for the cost of the meal but brought a strong team of staff from the Inn to serve on the line. MAHALO NUI LOA TO KAMUELA INN, MEL & TIM! Our serving line was filled out by a large group of HPA students, Parker students and our regular steady servers. 

As always, there were a large number of volunteers who shopped, chopped, prepped, cooked, delivered, set up, served, broke it all down and cleaned up. We are so grateful to all who helped in any way to make this meal happen this week and 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!

A special Mahalo this week to Waikoloa Girl Scouts Troop 806 who assisted with packing and deliveries!
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
Malu Lindsey, our Parish Sexton, hard at work cutting an opening for a window in our new Sexton's Workshop.
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. 
In order to make palm crosses for Palm Sunday, we need two coconut palm fronds . Cross making is the Saturday before Palm Sunday, April 13 from 9 AM-12 noon. If someone wants to donate a frond or two, it needs to be at the church by Thursday April 18 , so they can be prepared for the cross making. Please call or email the office if you can provide one or two coconut palm fronds! Mahalo!

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Notes on This Reading:
This story is told a number of times in the gospels, with some differences in the details. In John’s gospel we learn that the woman who anoints Jesus’s feet is Mary, his good friend from the town of Bethany. It is a beautiful story describing an act of deep devotion. It is also a story that is read on the Tuesday of Holy Week, partly because of the references to Jesus’s death. As we near the end of the season of Lent, and anticipate Jesus’s death, this story sets the stage for that tale of love and sorrow.

  1. Why do you think Judas resisted this offering made by Mary?
  2. What do we learn about Judas from this story?
  3. What sense do you make of Jesus’s comment about always having the poor with you, but not always having him with you? Does that sound harsh?
  4. Does worship seem like a reasonable way to use resources?

** 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, April 5, 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.
Lenten Resources
: Forward Movement

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Life Transformed - The Way of Love in Lent

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2019 Lenten Meditations Email Sign-up

2019 Lenten Meditations Email Sign-up Email Forms

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Journey Through Lent: Resources for The Season

From madness to contemplation, we've compiled a list of resources for Lenten devotions. Have one to add? Include in the comments below or on our Facebook page! In the Garden The Society of St.

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About Lent Madness

Lent Madness began in 2010 as the brainchild of the Rev. Tim Schenck. In seeking a fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church's Calendar of Saints, Tim came up with this unique Lenten devotion.

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Wisdom Corner
"Lent is about Becoming, Doing, and Changing, whatever is is that is blocking the fullness of life in us right now."
~Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

Throw off the shackles that have bound you and the chains that have weighed you down. Cast away the fear and doubt and guilt and shame that have kept you from becoming the child of God that you are. And come. Come to be healed.  

-Br. David Vryhof,  SSJE

An Episcopal Monastery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
A Prayer for the End of Day
A Prayer for Lenten Grace. Loving God, During the sacred season of Lent, bring me closer to you. Prepare a place in my home and heart for silence and solitude, so that I may re-discover the grace of a prayer-full life. Help me to fast from those things that threaten the well-being of the body and soul and remind me of the grace of simplicity. Enlarge my heart that I may give to those in need and, in so doing, re-discover the grace of gratitude and generosity, May this season be a grace-filled time to rekindle my love for and faith in you. Amen
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

Lenten Study Programs:
S t. Columba’s - " The Parables of Jesus"   Wednesdays at 5:30 - 7:30 PM with light soup and sandwich.     
St. James’ – " Just a Closer Walk with Thee” Wednesdays, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM
During the Season of Lent , starting March 13. Potluck sign up.

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

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House of Bishops opens spring meeting with exploration...

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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

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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! 

Photo Credits
Beach Mass - Raina Dale; St. James' Service and Lent Study-Emile Elliott & Eline van der Kloos, Community Meal - Lynn Beittel, Raina Dale, Sue DelaCruz Jeannie Savage; Youth Programs - Susan Acacio, David+, Lorrie Dillon, Raina Dale
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