News from your Parish

Preparing for Sunday:
23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 28

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Please find below an outline of  pertinent events at the parish for the next month .  

Monday, November 11 Veteranʻs Day - We Honor All Who Served! 
Office Closed
4:30PM - 6:30PM Worship Team Meeting -rescheduled to Nov. 18

Tuesday, November 12
9:00AM Pastor @ Kilauea Hui
12Noon Pastor @ Faith Leaders meeting w/ Prosecutorʻs Office 

Wednesday, November 13
10:30AM Preschool Chapel - Covenant Players
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study
5:30PM Holy Eucharist  
6:15PM – 7:45PM Choir Practice 

Thursday, November 14
10:15AM Vision Process Team Meeting

Saturday, November 16
3:00PM – 6:00PM Kanikapila!    E Komo Mai! 

Sunday, November 17 Pledge Cards Due
7:30AM Holy Eucharist Quiet Service
10:00AM Holy Eucharist with Music 
11:30AM Vestry Meeting 

Monday, November 18
1:00PM Staff Meeting - cancelled
3:30PM Centering Prayer
4:30PM Worship Team Meeting

Tuesday, November 19
9:00AM – 12Noon Meals on Wheels Bag Prep – Cook Room
 
Wednesday, November 20
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study
5:30PM Holy Eucharist  
6:15PM – 7:45PM Choir Practice 

Thursday, November 21
10:15AM Vision Process Team Meeting
2:00PM Finance Team Meeting
2:00PM Peanut Butter Ministry – Prep Crew – Hilo United Methodist Church
5:00PM Peanut Butter Ministry – Serve Crew – Hilo United Methodist Church

Sunday, November 24 Holy Sovereigns Service  
9:00AM Holy Eucharist w/ Music and Sunday School 
10:30AM Formation Classes "Spiritual Gifts" on lanai

Monday, November 25
1:00PM Staff Meeting 
3:30PM Centering Prayer

Tuesday, November 26
10:00AM Ribbon Lei Making  - Cook Room – All are Welcome!  
7:00PM Interfaith Choir Concert @ First United Protestant 
1350 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Wednesday, November 27
12Noon Noonday Prayer- Cancelled
4:00PM Bible Study - Cancelled
5:30PM Holy Eucharist  - Cancelled
6:15PM – 7:45PM Choir Practice 

Thursday, November 28 Happy Thanksgiving!  
9:00AM Holy Eucharist - Rite One

Friday, November 29 Office Closed 

Sunday, December 1 - 1 Advent 
7:30AM Holy Eucharist Quiet Service
10:00AM Holy Eucharist with Music and Sunday School 
After BOTH services: Vision Unfolding - Part 1 Presentation
4:30PM Lincoln Park Service
5:00PM Feed the Hungry Program at Salvation Army 

December 4, 11, and 18 - Compline Taize'
December 4 Advent Quiet Day
December 15 Vestry Meeting
December 18 Preschool Chapel
December 19 Peanut Butter Ministry
December 19 Blue Christmas @ 7PM
December 21 Parish Work Day @ 9AM
December 24 Christmas Eve Family Mass @ 4PM
December 24 Christmas Eve Midnight Mass w/ Lessons and Carols @ 10:30PM
December 25 Christmas Day Service @ 9:00AM

Fellowship follows all Sunday services.   
 Please stay and partake.
Entrusted Gifts Corner

Let Christ use our body, eyes and voice to the Glory of God

Annual ‘pledge’ cards for 2020 are still available in the back of the pews.  Our vestry and finance committee use these cards to plan/supervise the cost of running this parish and itsʻ outreach and service to the community for the next year.  Please do not let these cards intimidate you or weigh on your mind.  Only after prayer and discernment of your giving of gifts of time, talent and tithes should you fill out these cards.  They can be placed in the offering plate or dropped off in the office up thru November 17, 2019.  
Strategic Vision Update Corner

The Vision Process Team is working hard preparing for our December 1st sharing of the process thus far. We are very excited to share our findings. Sharing will take place after both services.
Reminders and Announcements:
All are invited to attend Thanksgiving Holy Eucharist on (Rite One) November 28th at 9:00AM.
For those experiencing grief, loss or hardship, the Christmas season is far from the most wonderful time of the year. Typical holiday festivities—merry carol singing, decorating, gathering with family and purchasing gifts—emphasize joy and cheer, leaving little room for pain and grief. In response, some churches offer special services leading up to Christmas that accommodate those for whom the season is trying and difficult. Join us for Blue Christmas service on December 19th at 7PM.
Sung Evening Prayer will be held the first Wednesday of each month. See you on November 6! This will be the last Sung Evening Prayer until February so please join us.
How can our Holy Apostles Community take steps to be more sustainable and kind to our environment?

November Green Tip
If you think we are going backwards, the answer is a big YES. Effective October 16, 2019, the County stopped accepting paper and plastics in their recycling bins at transfer stations. The reduction in global recycling markets and the cost of sorting has been a major factor. What can we do? REDUCE our purchase of plastics and REUSE our plastics when possible. Carry portable utensils. Compost paper into your garden or find a florist who could use your paper. Talk to your local retailer and suggest ways they can reduce plastic packaging. Let's all help and be green conscious together!
Noonday Prayer is now being held every Wednesday. Join us in the sanctuary.
Covenant Players return to Church of the Holy Apostles

Covenant Players, performing for the Joyland Preschool children and sponsored in part by the Church of the Holy Apostles, is an International Theater Company in their 55th year. They are an educational resource, working with preschools all over the world.  Many schools have them perform on an annual basis.  It is like a field trip that comes to you. Presentations are in the classroom/story time area, or even outside. The program for Preschools runs about 35 - 45 minutes, is quite interactive and incorporates using the imagination. Themes covered include: Friendship Values, Co-operation, Sharing and other important basic principles for living. Seasonal material, after school programming and drama workshops. 

The program is interactive and utilizes the imagination. Their program has been specially developed for preschools. They start with a game to introduce themselves and get the kids comfortable. They usually do an exercise where the children use their imagination to get them familiar with the concept. Then they do a slightly longer play where they are rabbits or Koalas or something that is cute and the kids relate to and enjoy and is non threatening. They then discuss the play for comprehension and content and follow it with a shorter play on a similar theme to solidify the topic/theme and close with an exercise to get the wiggles out. 
Welcome back to Hilo, Covenant Players! 
A Moment with the Monarchs:

Queen Emma was a remarkable woman who well-respected historian, George Kanahele, succinctly describes as: 

"She was different from any of her contemporaries. There’s no one like her. A devout Christian who chose to be baptized in the Anglican church in adulthood, and a typically Victorian woman who wore widow’s weeds, gardened, drank tea, patronized charities and gave dinner parties, she yet remained quintessentially Hawaiian. She wrote exquisite chants of lament in Hawaiian, craved Hawaiian food when she was away from it, loved to fish, hike, ride and camp out (activities she kept up to the end of her life) and, throughout her life, took very seriously her role as a protector of the people’s welfare. In a way, she was a harbinger of things to come in terms of Hawaii’s multi-ethnic, multi-cultural society. You have to be impressed with her eclecticism — spiritually, emotionally and physically. She was kind of our first renaissance queen.”

Mahalo Nui Nanea Armstrong-Wassel for images and text
Sunday School Update: Lesson Plans That Work

Published by The Episcopal Church and designed to follow the Revised Common Lectionary, our Sunday School lesson plans are written by experienced church school teachers using practical approaches to respond to the needs of our volunteer teachers.

Each week, we have a lesson plan for young children, a lesson plan for older children, and usually a lesson plan for adults. Inter-generational lesson plans are available for many major feast days throughout the liturgical year. Most lesson plans are based on the Gospel, and some also have an Old Testament Lesson Plan.

These lesson plans can be used as written, or they are easy to adapt to reflect the context of your congregation’s children’s program.
Church affiliates — such as Holy Apostles Church, the Hawaii diocese and others — copy or republish materials carried on this site as long as proper credit is given to Lesson Plans That Work and the author. Our Sunday School teachers regularly use these Lesson Plans in addition to other supplemental materials.
Looking for a spiritual network of individuals committed to receive the gift of contemplative prayer in which we experience God's presence within us? This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Visit our weekly Centering Prayer meetings held on Mondays at 3:30p.m.. (NEW TIME!)

"Listening creates a holy silence. When you listen generously to people, they can hear truth in themselves, often for the first time. And in the silence of listening, you can know yourself in everyone. Eventually you may be able to hear, in everyone and beyond everyone, the Unseen singing softly to itself and you."
~ from KITCHEN TABLE WISDOM by Rachel Naomi Remen 
Whatʻs going on in the Diocese?
Click HERE for the most current news!
Pastor Katlin is available for Pastoral Care at 808-333-7693
Prayer List: Call the church office or speak with our pastor if you have a prayer request. (808-935-5545) or admin@episcopalchurchhilo.org. Prayer Lists are refreshed monthly.
Compline Taize'

Thankful for day that is past? Come and give thanks and ask for God's protection through the coming night.
This ancient and simple service lasts about 30 minutes and gives one a chance to slow down, pause and thank God for the day that is past, and is set with candlelight and chant.

Known as Compline (pronounced comp-lin), it is also known as Night Prayer, or Prayers at the End of the Day, and is the final church service of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours. The English word Compline is derived from the Latin completorium, as Compline is the completion of the working day. The word was first used in this sense about the beginning of the 6th century by St. Benedict in his Rule.

Compline tends to be a contemplative Office that emphasizes spiritual peace. In many  monasteries  it is the custom to begin the "Great Silence" after Compline, during which the whole community, including guests, observes silence throughout the night until the morning service the next day.
JOIN US on December 4, 11 and 18 in the Sanctuary!
Everyone is invited to celebrate Christmas with the Hilo Chorus singing carols that include familiar classics, original carols and traditional favorites. There will be songs for Advent and Christmas with a wide range of styles to suit sacred and secular music. Come and listen to well known tunes superbly arranged to the best original compositions.

Our CHA members singing in the Hilo Chorus are Fr. David, Mike Kingston, Michael and Lynn Purdue, Melanie Oldfather and Lindy Marzo.
Hurricane Season is here! Are you prepared?
With NOAA predicting 5 to 8 tropical cyclones for 2019, we thought we would send you some links to resources to prepare yourself:

CHA is now registered at Amazon Smile ! When customers shop on  AmazonSmile  ( smile.amazon.com ), the  AmazonSmile  Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to CHA! Be sure to select CHA from the list of charitable organizations FIRST.