February 8, 2019
Aloha our beloved parish ‘ohana,

One of my great joys is serving with others; this certainly includes clergy. From my first ministry position, as Curate, I was a part of a “team” ministry. The rector, staff, and I formed a team with a clear sense of what we were doing and why. I had graduated from seminary and was yet to be ordained. The rector of a church in a small, rural seaside town, at the bottom of the North Carolina Outer Banks, invited me to come for the season of Lent to help with preaching and teaching. I fell in the love with the congregation and they discerned a call to be a part of a “soon-to-be priest’s” learning. Matt wanted and needed help. The congregation had grown under his leadership. However, looking back, my coming on staff had to be difficult at times for Matt. I was the newly-minted priest, who was being given lots of leeway in my learning. He had responsibilities that I had yet to even come know about. But he never let on. He provided me the room to figure out what it now meant to be ordained. He knew the other things I needed to know would come. From Matt, I learned much about what it means to be gracious when serving with others.
I went on to a corporate size congregation in midtown Manhattan, with nine clergy on staff, one being a rabbi. I came to appreciate even more how differing gifts, personalities, theological viewpoints and liturgical leanings in the clergy and lay leadership can be a beautiful witness of how to live together. Plus, we had great fun! Five years later, I went on to be a rector and was immediately blessed with Deacon Gail, whom many of you know. Other incredibly gifted laity and clergy joined, many volunteering their gifts. With the securing of a grant, we called a full-time Associate Rector. The church grew as people saw and experienced God’s grace being lived out in a multitude of ways in a multitude of people.
I have been richly blessed to minister with people with whom I look at with awe. People who loved me through my trying and struggles. I learned much from them, including that if you are going to serve with others, keeping your ego in check makes a huge difference; Be humble, share, and rejoice greatly in one another’s successes. I learned that a multi-parish staff works best with people who feel called to be together; rather than those who prefer to go it alone. There is a shared vision; a fairly clear understanding of what we are doing and why; and a belief that in our working well together we are a hallowed witness of the Body of Christ. And for me, to feel really comfortable, they have to be people who like to have fun and don’t take themselves too seriously! Ultimately, they are persons who work on their faith, who are intentional about growing in their spiritual lives, keeping front and center that Jesus is the head of the Church. Whatever our title, responsibilities, or talents and gifts may be, however long we are a part of any given congregation, each us is also a follower. We are followers of Jesus. He is the leader. We are stewards of  His  mission to share the Good News, to open our doors wide and then wider still – to help others come to know the grace, mercy, and aloha of God.
Sometimes I can’t believe how fortunate I am to once again serve with people who I absolutely love being with. While I wonder how many times lightening can strike in the same place (or in this case, in the same way), I try to simply go to bed at night and say, “Thank you Lord; and if possible, may I have one more day?”
I close with a word specifically to our great and faithful parishioners and staff, both lay and ordained, volunteers and paid. Mahalo nui loa. To get to serve with you, in this place, at this time, is one of the greatest blessings of my life. Mahalo for all the ways you share yourselves. You are appreciated, loved, and I am in awe of you.
David +
Link to the readings for this Sunday:

Table art from the Community Meal

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  newsletter@stjameshawaii.org .

Holy water stoup at St James'

It has long been the custom in many churches to have at the church entrance a holy water in a stoup or the baptismal font.

From the Episcopal Church's website: "Some parishes use a stoup, basin, or font to make holy water available to those who enter the church. Those who wish to participate in the pious custom of "taking holy water" may touch it with the fingers, placing a drop of it on the forehead while making the sign of the cross on the forehead, chest, and shoulders. The early origin of this custom is evidenced by the presence of stoups for holy water in ancient basilicas. Holy water has been known as "lustral water," reflecting its symbolic role in purification."

Why have the stoup at the entrance? The understanding is that we enter into communion as the body of Christ, as the family of God, through baptism. This simple spiritual discipline of touching the water and making the sign of the cross is a way that we can reclaim our baptismal promises in the Hope we have in Jesus.

This particular holy water stoop is made of pottery and was purchased by our rector while traveling in Germany a few years ago. It was made by nuns to help support their convent.
T o quote the rector of St Timothy's Episcopal Church, Salem, Oregon, "When using Holy Water, we must be clear that it is not “magical.” Rather, it is a physical reminder and manifestation of God’s transformative power in all Creation, in the sacraments, and in our lives. We are physical and spiritual beings. Water is essential for life. The Spirit is essential for Christian life. Holy Water brings these two “essentials” together, recalling Baptism, in which they are joined. The Christian life is not about magical talismans for avoiding things; it is about engaging reality in the secure knowledge of God’s power to transform and redeem. All of Creation is holy because God made it. This water, offered to God to be a sign of his desire for all things to be whole and holy in him, is blessed so that we might literally be "in touch" with the truth once more.

Like all such devotional tools in our tradition, there is not requirement that any Anglican use Holy Water. Rather, it is a gift, and gifts are given without requirements. They are offered in love and for the benefit of the recipient. So may it be for us all as we journey more and more into God's redeeming embrace."
Mahalo and Continued Prayers

A huge mahalo to all the office angels - only a very few of whom are pictured here - who have, and are continuing to, come in to help in the Parish Office while our Administrator, Sheri, is out. Sheri is home recovering from her recent surgery. Please continue to keep her in your prayers. There are still some open slots for the upcoming two weeks. Click HERE if you can spare a couple of hours to answer phones and greet visitors and help out with other office tasks.
The Marshallese Congregation in Waimea have been meeting at Saint James' for 10+ years on Sunday afternoons for worship and at other times during the week for Bible study. We have a blessed relationship as congregations. Part of the Marshallese congregations way contributing to the life of our parish 'ohana is maintaining the fences on the property. They keep them washed of mold and looking nice and bright. Deacon David is pictured here washing the fence this past Wednesday. Thank you Deacon David!
Coming this Sunday!
Our Ukulele Ministry students of all ages will all be playing one of the songs they have been learning on Sunday, February 10th at the 9 AM service at St. James'.

Come hear and support them!

Mahalo to Aunties Barni, Linda, and Edie for volunteering your time and talents in teaching us.
Bring back your palms

Bring your palms in from last year so that we can burn them to make our ashes for Ash Wednesday. Drop them off when you come to worship or to the Parish Office.

Become a St. James', St. Columba's, or 
Beach Mass Heart Partner!

Fill out a Heart with your Name, Mailing Address, Birthday, Anniversary, Favorite Color, Favorite Hobbies, etc., AND DROP IT IN THE BOX between February 10th and Feb. 25th. Then beginning on March 3rd everyone who put a heart in the box will draw one out and that person will become your 'Heart Partner' for the remainder of the year! The idea is to keep that person in your Heart throughout the year by saying special prayers for them, sending small gifts, cards to acknowledge special dates or holidays or just to let them know you are thinking of them, (please put St. James' PO Box 278 as the return address in case anyone is misdirected) all of this is done without identifying who you are. Sign cards with, 'From your Heart Partner' and become a new secret friend to your 'Heart Partner' throughout the year. AT CHRISTMAS, YOU CAN FINALLY REVEAL WHO YOU ARE! Don't miss this opportunity to meet someone new and form a lasting connection or strengthen a friendship if you already know the person you pick. 
Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Supper, March 5
Thank you Eric Savage and Scott Byron for be willing to serve as co-chairs! Please plan on joining us. This is an evening of fun and fellowship as the men of the parish prepare a pancake, bacon and sausage dinner for the parish. Traditionally, pancakes are associated with this day because making them was a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar before the fasting of such delicacies during the season of the 40 days of Lent. Honokaa Jazz Band will be performing! More information to come on how you can help. 

Our Presiding Bishop, the Most Reverend Michael Curry, will be speaking and preaching at the three-day Renewal Gathering (March 22-24) on O'ahu.. Anyone is welcome and encouraged to attend what is sure to be a powerfully spiritual time together.

CLICK HERE for the latest information on the event.
from Linda+
Coming this Week
St. Columba's Fill a Bag Fund Raiser Sale!

St. Columba's will be having a Thrift Sale on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Feb. 14, 15 and 16th.  A huge Mahalo to Nina Disbro and Pat Anderson for making this possible. Nina allowed St. Columba's to come and help purge the Thrift Store for our sale and Pat organized us! Pat's house is now a place of refuge for all the clothing purged. Each Sunday after church and lunch, the congregation sorts through bags of clothing for sizing, gender and children's items and places them in corresponding bins. Pat has been our storehouse!! Pat you are a saint!!  We are in need of paper bags for the sale - please donate any you have on hand!
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, 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, Shin Runkel, Mary Avery, Alex 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, Guy Piltz, AnneMarie Kennedy, Katy Grainger, Eli Ching, Shawn & Stephanie, Heidi Barnett, Diane Feeney, Gael Burke, Marguerite Zeman-Wilson, "Papa" James Bryan MD, Linda & Fletcher Cockerell, Quentin & Mary Murrell Faulkner, Ava Stiner & Jerry Duke on death of husband & father, Sheri Mariscal, Diane Forsyth, Michael Bogert, family & friends of the Rev. Cn. Malcolm Nāea Chun, Janice Gail, friends & family of Helen Cronk. Julie Mattson, Robert Madrigal, Brigitte & Edgar Roesch ++

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
4831 35th Avenue, SW
Seattle, WA 98126

Sheri Marsical
67-1185 Mamalahoa Hwy
D104 PMB 240
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:  Phil Conley, Moani Plunkett, Laurie Rosa, Celine Burke, Marsha Elixson, Virginia White, Ian Kubo, Susy Ruddle
Anniversaries:  John & Kathryn Whitman
Remembrances:  Ruth McManus, Lilian Lindsey, Norah Lindsey, Bill White Sr, Tyler Lahnum
from Susan Acacio, Parish Youth Ministries Coordinator
Godly Play Blocks
Lorrie Dillon did an amazing job of sharing the Parable of the Good Samaritan. The keiki asked some really thoughtful questions, and really enjoyed their work time after the story. The highlight is always taking up the collection of their tithe and then figuring who will get to carry the crosses and money.
We are also adding Saint materials to our Godly Play supplies. We can share the stories of the saints once a month during that Saint’s particular month. We are having our  Winter/Spring planning meeting on February 10 th  at 11AM at Tex Drive In  in Honoka'a. If you would like more information about this wonderful program, talk to our storytellers, (Elsbeth, Michael, Laura, Lorrie, Ruby, Debi, John, or Charlotte) or give me a call.
After School Tutoring and Ukulele
After School Tutoring was very productive for our young scholars. A lot of homework was completed, and each of our adult volunteers has a special homework skill to share with the keiki. This program has been ongoing for many years at St. James’. And everyone loves the snacks we provide after our Walking School Bus to the church. What a great group of volunteers we have for this program.

A huge mahalo to Barnie Fischer, Linda Mendonca, and Edie Bertlemann for all of their help with our Ukulele group. We had our last practice on Wednesday and everyone is looking forward to our performance this Sunday during our 9AM service. We are taking a small break and will start up again soon. It has been a lot of fun watching families learn to play together. Talk about quality, family time.
We have some exciting programs coming up during our Easter Season. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer and help with the keiki. I can guarantee you will have a blast. 

Susan Acacio
Upcoming Youth Events

Teen Tech Tutors SUNDAY March 3: 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 April 7, May 5. Mahalo to all of the teens for this wonderful ministry.
NOTE change of date for Walk With Jesus. New date is April 12.
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

Mariana Castillo with four bags of toddler clothes donated by the Thrift Store for children in Nicaragua.

Nina Disbro, 
Thrift Store Ministry Coordinator
from Steve Kittell, photos by Jeanne Savage, Steve Kittell, Raina Dale, and Eline van der Kloos

On a perfect Waimea evening we were thrilled to serve our first ever lasagna! As you may know, it takes a lot of work to hand make one lasagna......just imagine making 23 pans! Our intrepid visiting Lead Chef David Higgins jumped in to that daunting task with great energy. Making his grandmother's prized lasagna recipe, David personally prepared & cooked the sauce on Wednesday (assisted by our terrific volunteers) and then set up and oversaw an assembly line operation to put it all together on Thursday. And it was fantastic. Both meat and veggie lasagnas were made. In addition we served roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic bread, and a medley of vegan salads overseen by Chef Steve (of under the Bodhi Tree) and our own Grace Lovig which included curry quinoa & rice salad, roasted potatoes and arugula salad, Mediterranean green salad, plain green salad and tomatoes, and tasty desserts. It was really a feast and enjoyed by the 227 diners in the pavilion (including 40 keiki) plus 133 deliveries (including 37 to TSA) for a grand total of 360 meals. 

If that was not enough, we were blessed to have an entire wedding party with us to serve. Bride Beth Albany and groom Jim Gehret so wanted to serve at Community Meal that they held their Wedding Rehearsal this morning so that they and the entire wedding party could serve tonight before the wedding tomorrow......WOW. Proud Uncle Mike and Aunt Lor Gehret were one of our sponsors ( second time in a few weeks ) of the meal this week. Mahalo nui loa to them and our other sponsors Kipuka O Ke Ola (KOKO,) also second time sponsors, who underwrote cost of the meal and provided a number of their staff to serve. And to round out our sponsors, the David Higgins (yes Chef Higgins) Ohana also underwrote the costs of the lasagna and staffed the line. How blessed we were to have 3 great sponsors!

In another surprise of the evening, first time musician Lon Kamanu was celebrating his birthday tonight and was presented with a wonderful birthday cake. Lon provided really mellow Hawaiian and contemporary music and is a great addition to our musician pool. Welcome Lon. The tireless David Higgins even brought his bongo drums and joined Lon in a few songs......does this guy ever rest?

This week our volunteers really outdid themselves. We had a wealth of new volunteers for shopping, chopping, prepping, assembling, delivering, setting up, serving, breaking down and cleaning up. Mahalo nui loa to all of you for another week of tireless support and hard work. It is such a blessing to have each of you in this ministry with us. 
Mahalo to our MANY Meal Sponsors of the week, David Higgins - also our Chef- and the Higgins Ohana, Kipuka o Ke Ola, and Mike and or Gehret and wedding party of Beth Albany & Jim Gehret

Come 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! Mahalo especially to our prep crew, pictured below!

Building Community, One Meal at a Time! 

Smiles, Sue

Sue dela Cruz
Community Meal Ministry Coordinator
A double rainbow over St. James' last Thursday afternoon. Mahalo Jaisy Jardine for the photo!
Our Ministries offer many opportunities
Volunteer at our Thrift Store Ministry. So much good is done through this ministry and because of this ministry. Contact Nina Disbro at the Thrift Store or via the parish office. Help is needed for any day Monday through Saturday from 9 to 1 sorting and stocking and in the 'front of house' for all of our open hours:
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm
and Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm.

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. 
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
                                                            Luke 5:1–11

Notes on this reading

This story of the miraculous catch of fish appears in each of the gospels. In the first three Gospels, it shows up near the beginning of Jesus’s public ministry,as he assembles a group of disciples that will be part of his movement. John’s gospel tells this story near the end, as part of the restoration of Peter after his denial, and after Jesus’s resurrection. We will read that story this year in the Easter season. It is interesting to note that while many of the disciples were fishermen by profession, there is no record that they can ever catch a fish without Jesus’s help. Nevertheless, Jesus calls them and works with them and transforms them into a small group that changed the world.

Questions for reflection alone or with your family.

1.       How do you think the disciples felt when Jesus told them to go fishing when they had failed at it all night?

2.       Have you learned more from your failures or from your successes?

3.       What do you think Jesus meant when he said: “ from now on you will be catching people quotation?

4.       How is God using your gifts and experiences, even those times when you may not have been particularly successful?

** 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, March 1, 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   at the Piltz's Home in Kanehoa subdivision. We are grateful that Rev. Guy Plitz is willing and able to again lead our studies! This study is a scholarly reflection on the upcoming assigned Scriptures for our weekend worship. If there is a need to cancel or move the Bible study, we try to contact everyone that regularly attends. If in doubt, always contact the parish office.

Directions to Guy+ and Jo's:

From St. James' Church it is 4.9 miles. Drive south on Kawaihae Road. Turn left on Ouli Street into Kanehoa subdivision. Follow the road around all the way until it comes to an end. Turn right into the driveway at the end of the cul de sac, and follow the driveway to the yellow two story house. You have arrived! Any questions, contact our rector, David+, at 238-4956

Scripture Readings for this Weekend

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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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
"To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence, for God is love. Love is my true identity. Selflessness is my true self. Love is my true character. Love is my name."

~Thomas Merton

We need partners in the fulfillment of our baptismal ministry, and the greatest synergy may be found in partnership with those whose life and circumstances, perspective and worldview, vocation or spirituality are quite different from our own. Men need women, elders need youngsters, carpenters need temple widows and righteous prophets need virgin mothers to bring to fulfillment God’s work in the world.

- Br. Keith Nelson , SSJE

An Episcopal Monastery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
A Prayer for the End of Day
"Grant, O God, that we lie down in peace, and rise up to life renewed. Spread over us the shelter of Your peace."
Website of the Week
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CLICK HERE to read the current approved minutes from the vestry meeting.

The next vestry meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 11 at 10 AM in the Parish Office. All are welcome to attend.

We will elect new vestry members at our Annual Parish Meeting January 28. 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. 
"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

President’s Day – Office Closed
Monday, February 18

Shrove Tuesday - Gary Washburn and the Honoka’a Dragon Jazz Band will be with us for Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper again this year.
Tuesday, March 5, from 5 – 6:30 PM.

Ash Wednesday -
March 6 - Administration of Ashes, Services with Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes St. James’ 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm, St. Columba’s – Services with  Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes 5:00 pm.

Imposition of Ashes only: St. James’ from 7 am to 9 am, Marnie +; Kawaihae Harbor at 7:30 am following Kupuna/’Ohana paddling, David +; HPA Davis Chapel from 11:15 am to 12:10 pm, Marnie +; Hale Ho’ola Hamakua in the afternoon, Linda + will bring ashes to the residents and staff.

Lenten Study Programs
St. Columba’s – Tuesdays during Lent
St. James’ – Wednesdays during Lent

Spring Break "Kamp Kamuela" - A keiki youth week at the church.
March 18-22, 8 AM - Noon

Diocesan Revival Gathering on O'ahu
March 22-24 - The Most Reverend Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, will be with us in the Diocese of Hawaiʻi.

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

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

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

For Full Parish Calendar,  CLICK HERE
2019 UTO Annual Grant Process Now Open

UTO Annual Grant applications and materials are available from the first Friday in December through the first Friday in March at www.episcopalchurch.org/uto. Awarded grants will be announced and paid in June 2019. There are many changes to the...

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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
Ruth Smith (808-896-7500) and Niel Thomas (907-244-5648) are both Board Members for WHMC & have tickets available. We’d love to share about the organization’s work for conflict resolution in our community.
Chef Stephen has been helping out at Community Meal!

Anna’s Ranch Sponsors 

  Bringing Together the Body, Spirit, & Community 
Into the Oneness

The Trinity Embodiment and Silent Meditation 
Monday, Feb. 18th at 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. 
Anna’s Ranch

Trinity Embodiment 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. (with Feldenkrais Movement)
Silent Meditation from 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. 

Come for one or both sessions. The first session will be the "Trinity Embodiment” using Richard Rohr’s book, “The Divine Dance” and the Feldenkrais (physicist) movement work (a gentle movement practice for mind, body, integration similar to a slow tai chi movement).

Open to any interested community members joining together with all denominations. There will be practices similar to Christian, Feldenkrais, and Meditation traditions.

Aloha and God Bless,

Catherine Rosasco Mitchell

Sensorimotor Reeducation
Director Wellness Through Movement
Book:  A New SENSORY  Self Awareness

For additional information, contact Catherine Mitchell at  info@wellnessthroughmovement.com or through the church office
Last Laughs
used with permission of Cuyler Black, Inherit the Mirth   www.cuylerblack.com
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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
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