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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 16

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

School Supplies Drive continues thru August 25th!
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Monday, August 19
1:00PM Staff Meeting
4:30PM Centering Prayer

Tuesday, August 20
8:30AM Pastor @ Kīlauea Hui

Wednesday, August 21
10:30AM Preschool Chapel in Sanctuary
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study
5:30PM Holy Eucharist

Thursday, August 22
10:15PM Vision Process Team Meeting

Sunday, August 25 - Sunday School begins!   
 Guest Preacher The Rev. Keleawe Hee; Guest Musician Greg LeFevre
7:30AM Holy Eucharist Quiet Service 
10:00AM Holy Eucharist w/ Music; School Supplies Blessing @ 10:00am 

Monday, August 26
ALL DAY Diocesan Clergy Retreat Offsite
5:00PM Holy Eucharist OPEN to ALL. Private dinner for Clergy to follow. 
 
Tuesday, August 27
ALL DAY Diocesan Clergy Retreat Offsite
7:00PM ICIA General Meeting @ Unitarian Universalist Church**
15-1791 14th Avenue
Keaʻau, HI 96749
**Catherine Chow to give a report on her work with Hale Iki. Letʻs show our support!**

Wednesday, August 28 - 1st Choir practice of season 
ALL DAY Diocesan Clergy Retreat Offsite
12Noon Noonday Prayer – cancelled 
4:00PM Bible Study
5:30PM Holy Eucharist
6:15PM - 7:45PM Choir Practice

Thursday, August 29
10:15AM Vision Process Team 

Sunday, September 1 - Proper 17- Mass in the Grass, Potluck to follow and Sunday school.
7:30AM Holy Eucharist Quiet Service @ CHA
10:00AM Holy Eucharist with Music @ Onekahakaha Beach Park Pavilion 2 and 3; Bring non-perishable food instead of monetary gifts
4:30PM Lincoln Park Service
5:00PM Feed the Hungry Program at Salvation Army

Monday, September 2 - Office Closed for Labor Day
4:30PM - Centering Prayer cancelled

Wednesday, Sept  4
9:00AM Pastor invited to give Invocation at County Council Meeting
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study
5:30PM Sung Evening Prayer
6:15PM - 7:45PM Choir Practice

Thursday, September 5
10:15AM Vision Process Team Meeting

Saturday, September 7
ALL DAY Invite/Welcome/Connect on Oʻahu.  

Sunday, September 8-Proper 18;  Immediately following each service:   "ICONS: Windows to Heaven or Idolatry? on the lanai.  
7:30AM Holy Eucharist Quiet Service 
10:00AM Holy Eucharist w/ Music 
1:00PM Pastor @ Liliʻūokalani Gardens for Wedding Celebration 2019

Monday, September 9
1:00PM Staff Meeting
4:30PM Centering Prayer

Wednesday, Sept 11
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study
5:30PM Holy Eucharist
6:15PM - 7:45PM Choir Practice

Thursday, September 12
10:15AM Vision Process Team Meeting

Friday/Saturday, September 13-14
All Day : Pastor @ Youth Summit on Oʻahu

Sunday, September 15 Proper 19;  Immediately following each service:   "ICONS: Windows to Heaven or Idolatry? on the lanai.  
7:30AM Holy Eucharist Quiet Service 
10:00AM Holy Eucharist w/ Music 
11:45AM Vestry Meeting in Cook Room 

Tuesday, September 17
8:30AM Pastor @Kīlauea Hui 

Wednesday, September 18
10:30AM Preschool Chapel in Sanctuary 
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study
5:30PM Holy Eucharist
6:15PM – 7:45PM Choir Practice 

Thursday, September 19
10:15AM Vision Process Team Meeting 
2:00PM Peanut Butter Ministry – Prep Crew – Hilo United Methodist Church
5:00PM Peanut Butter Ministry – Serve Crew – Hilo United Methodist Church

Saturday, September 21
3:00-5:00PM Kanikapila on lanai.  E Mele Kākou!   

Sunday, September 22 Proper 20 ; Immediately following each service:   "ICONS: Windows to Heaven or Idolatry? on the lanai.  
7:30AM Holy Eucharist Quiet Service 
10:00AM Holy Eucharist w/ Music 

Fellowship follows all Sunday services.   
September 29:  ONE Service Only at 9:00AM; Volunteer Appreciation Sunday!  
October 1 – 5 – Pastor @ conference - On the Border of Holiness, Tuscon, AZ
Potluck sign-up sheets can be found in the back of the sanctuary. Please sign-up to share a favorite dish after Mass in the Grass. Mahalo!
Please click link below for a mahalo video from a very grateful Rev. Andrew Arakawa!

We have been gifted a boxful of ribbon from visitors from Pennsylvania. Rick and Debbie Lee visited us and received lei as our welcoming gift to them. In appreciation, they have sent us ribbon to continue to make lei for visitors. Their letter explains that Mrs. Lee was born and raised in Hilo.

If you are interested in participating in this project and weaving lei (we will teach anyone who has never woven lei before), please contact BJ Saito or come to CHA on Tuesdayʻs at 10:00AM . All levels of lei makers are welcome!

The general plan is to weave as many lei as possible from the ribbon we received; collect all of the lei and when the project is completed, take a photo of the lei and send it to the Lees to show them that their gift will keep on giving. E Komo Mai!
Strategic Vision Update Corner
We’ve held two very successful Vision SpeakOuts on July 14 and 21 with approximately 60 participants! Subsequently, we extended the opportunity to members who were unable to attend to complete the survey questions. To date, we have received input from 34 individuals for a total of 94 participants! Thank you so much for sharing what’s on your hearts. You are an amazing body of people with such great ideas and insight. As we move forward, let us create a Strategic Vision and Action Plan for Holy Apostles where we grow as individuals and a congregation.

Your Vision Process team consists of Amy Kawaaloa, Penny Chu, and Susan Gagorik. This Team is under oversight of the Vestry and is responsible for planning the Strategic Vision and Action Plan for Holy Apostles. We design the entire vision process, create a timeline, handle logistics for events like the SpeakOut and coordinate, coordinate, coordinate.
We are now processing all your responses and comments to the four questions you answered from the SpeakOut. BJ Saito and Debbie Sakurai-Horita have offered to assist us with this specific and momentous task. We ask that you keep us in prayer as we tally, cluster, and group the results. This will take some time so please be patient with us before we report back to you. In the meantime, you may see the comments from July 14 & 21 on our website along with basic information about Visioning.

Your Vision Process Team meets every week to ensure we are on task and moving forward. If you have any questions about our Strategic Vision and Action Plan for the Church of Holy Apostles please feel free to ask one of us or any member of the Vestry.

Sincerely,
Amy Kaawaloa, Penny Chu, and Susan Gagorik
Your Holy Apostles Vision Process Team
All are Welcome to Attend Christian Education classes:
 ICONS: Windows to Heaven or Idolatry?”
September 8, 15 and 22 after both services
In this class we will explore the history and purpose of icons, how the church has used them in public worship, how to use them in private devotions and how they have been surrounded by mystery and at time superstition. We will take about half of the class to look at different icons specifically and talk about their meaning and theology specifically in Anglican/Episcopal churches.
Having Fellowship hour with refreshments after every Sunday service is truly a blessing. We give special thanks to those individuals who have committed every Sunday to making sure we are able to break bread together and that we have time to share our stories. This is important to our growth as a Christian family and has been expressed in our SpeakOuts.

Fellowship teams at both the 7:30am and 10:00am service need help. Some teams are down to one member. In order to continue providing food every week, we need to grow the size of our teams. The 10:00am service needs at least 5 families or members on each team to share in time and expense for this stewardship service . You could make a difference, please volunteer!

Please contact Amy at the church office to join a fellowship team. Mahalo!
Many THANKS to outgoing Vestry member Ann Little for her work and willingness to serve and to Sylvia Soram who was appointed by the Vestry to serve out the remaining of Annʻs term. The Vestry was further gifted by the willingness of Deb Sakurai-Horita to serve as Secretary upon the departure of the Haskin ʻohana. Mahalo all for your dedication and love for CHA.
Reminders and Announcements:
MAHALO to the recent donations of hand soap, ziploc bags and kitchen dish soap.
Itʻs a new month, so the Prayer list will be refreshed . Please submit your prayer requests at pastor@episcopalchurchhilo.org
Whoʻs Ready for Back to School?


Summer may be over, but the fun is just beginning. Join us for our School Supply Drive and Back-to-School Sunday. We'll be collecting school supplies for the Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island and Joyland Preschool throughout the month of August. Just bring your donations on Sunday and leave them in the front pew of the church. On August 25 we will be sending students, Sunday School teachers, and everyone back to school and work with a blessing. You won't want to miss it!

10 AM - Back-to-School Sunday & Blessing of the Bags

At this service, we'll commission students and teachers as we send them back to school and work, and we will bless their bags as a sign and seal that the Holy Spirit goes with them.

For information contact:
Lindy Marzo
Ph 808-859-3847
The Cook Room bathroom will not be available for use from September 7 - 16th. CHA campus will be shut down for all community groups during that time.
How can our Holy Apostles Community take steps to be more sustainable and kind to our environment?

August Green Tip: 
Zero Waste
Did you know that in nature there is no such thing as "waste"? The by-product of one system is used by another system. Unfortunately only humans have created waste. Zero waste is a way of life that promotes the goal of reducing the amount of material we throw away. Over the last several months we've introduced ways to minimize disposables. Challenge yourself and be creative. Today, look at how much waste you have created, and reduce the amount of material you throw away by one item tomorrow. You can make a difference!
Noonday Prayer is now being held every Wednesday. Join us in the sanctuary.
Sung Evening Prayer will be held the first Wednesday of each month.
Sunday school will resume on August 25th.
Supplies needed: We are in need of regular flavored Spam for our Salvation Army feedings. Drop off at the Parish Office.
Come out and support Catherine Chow as she gives a talk on her work at the Hale Iki Village Garden . The fruits of her labor are ever present in the hearts of the people who have and will reside there.
September 27, 2019
7:00PM ICIA General Meeting @ Unitarian Universalist Church
15-1791 14th Avenue
Keaʻau, HI 96749
The Episcopal Church has just released its most recent video
Traveling the Way of Love Episode 4: Turn
Whatʻs going on in the Diocese?
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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 4:30p.m..
Kupuna Korner:

Get the most current edition of the Hawaiʻi County Office of Aging monthly report here:

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.
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:

Phone: 808-935-5545  
email: admin@episcopalchurchhilo.org
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.