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Preparing for Sunday:
Last Sunday after Epiphany

or   Psalm 99

We pray for those on our prayer list: Jayson, Trisha, Alex, Pat, Doug, Sylvia, Darlene, David, Jamie, Judith, Cino, Phyllis, Gail, and Katie. Have compassion on the who suffer from any grief or trouble:

That they may be delivered from their distress.
Please find below an outline of  pertinent events at the parish for the next month .  

Monday, February 17
Office Closed in celebration of President’s Day 
3:30PM Centering Prayer
4:00PM Worship Team Mtg.

Wednesday, February 19
10:30AM  Preschool Chapel 
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study - Book of Job 
530PM Holy Eucharist 
6:15-7:45PM Choir Practice

Thursday, February 20
2:30PM Peanut Butter Ministry – Prep Crew
4:00PM Peanut Butter Ministry – Serve Crew 

Sunday, February 23
7:30AM Holy Eucharist Quiet Service 
10:00AM Holy Eucharist with Music, Baptism and Sunday school

Monday, February 24th
1:00 - 2:30PM Staff Meeting
3:30PM Centering Prayer
4:00PM Worship Team Mtg

Tuesday, February 25
4:00PM - 6:00PM Shrove Tuesday Pancake dinner on lanai; All are invited!

Wednesday, February 26 Ash Wednesday; Quiet Day 
7:30AM Holy Eucharist w/ Imposition of Ashes
12Noon Prayer Service w/ Imposition of Ashes 
4:00PM Bible Study Cancelled 
530PM Holy Eucharist w/ Imposition of Ashes
6:15-7:45PM Choir Practice 

Saturday, February 29 th
10:00AM Ordination of The Rev. Andrew Arakawa 
St. Albans Chapel – ‘Iolani School 

Sunday, March 1
7:30AM Holy Eucharist Quiet Service 
10:00AM Holy Eucharist with Music
11:45AM Vestry Meeting 
4:30PM Holy Eucharist at Lincoln Park
5:00PM Feed the Hungry at Salvation Army

Monday, March 2
1:00 - 2:30PM Staff Meeting cancelled
3:30PM Centering Prayer
4:00PM Worship Team Mtg

Friday, March 20, 2020
" A true rising star among young classical musicians, Monica Czausz has quickly made a name for herself as one of the finest young American organists on the scene today." (https://www.monicaczausz.com/about)

Pastor Off Island 2/27 - 3/2; Fr. David Glaser to provide urgent pastoral care


 Fellowship follows all Sunday services.   
 Please stay and partake.
Reminders and Announcements:
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Fellowship Teams need help!
“Are you a fun, energetic person who enjoys having parties, cooking for friends and family and likes meeting new people?!?  Do you love to share a little food and drink with old friends and newcomers?”

We could use your hospitality skills once a month.  Join one of our Food Fellowship teams and see how you can personally and actively make a difference in the life of your church.  We would love to have you on one of our teams!  Talk to any of our friendly food servers or sign up with a Vestry member or Senior Warden Doug Adams.  Hands on faith keeps you close to one another and close to God.
Do you have experience taking notes? Would you be willing and able to attend meetings once a month? This advertisement might be for you! The Vestry is looking for a Secretary . If you are interested, please drop a note to Pastor Katlin.
Spring Training 2020: Chrism Mass & Diocesan Education Day
Saturday, March 28, 2020
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Missed the Annual Meeting? We got you covered!
"FAITH AND FOCUS"
An overview of our Strategic Vision and Living Action Plan is available HERE.
It's a new month so the prayer list has been refreshed. If you have a prayer request please email admin@episcopalchurchhilo.org or call the church office at 808-935-5545. Thank you!

Compline will be held on Wednesday's during Lent. Join us at 5:30PM in the Sanctuary.
FEBRUARY GREEN TIP
Kernza ~ a new Perennial Grain

Have you heard of Kernza? It’s the trademark name for a new intermediate wheat grass and a perennial grain the Land Institute is researching and growing that would provide more stability to our agricultural systems. It can be used for baking; making cereals, beer & pasta and more. Why perennial instead of annual? A perennial grain is deeply rooted so it builds soil health, protects soil from erosion, helps to retain clean water, sequester carbon, enhances wildlife habitat, and doesn’t need to be reseeded or replanted annually. Whereas, wheat, an annual crop, needs to be replanted and requires annual plowing or herbicides to establish.
Cascadia Farms (a General Mills subsidiary) has agreed to purchase initial amounts of the Kernza grain to incorporate in their products. This supports the Land Institute to make arrangements with farmers to plant commercial-scale fields. It’s still in the early stages with very limited harvests, so it’s worth following this effort. Read more about  Kernza and the Land Institute .

The Land Institute has a pretty cool mission worth repeating here.
Mission of the Land Institute:
“When people, land, and community are as one, all three members prosper; when they relate not as members but as competing interests, all three are exploited. By consulting Nature as the source and measure of that membership, The Land Institute seeks to develop an agriculture that will save soil from being lost or poisoned, while promoting a community life at once prosperous and enduring.”
Can you help to identify these women? This is a picture of a women's group meeting from April 11, 1949. Archivist Eric Page at the Lyman Museum is interested in the second/third row of women. If you would like to contribute to the study of this image, please email archives@lymanmuseum.org. Mahalo!!
Diocesan Spring Youth Retreat
"One Body"
at Camp Mokuleʻia
March 20-22, 2020

All middle school and high school youth are invited to spend a weekend at Camp Mokule'ia. The theme is "One Body" as we come together to worship, discover, fellowship, and of course, have  FUN! Our special speaker will be Jesse Villegas, Canon for Youth and Young Adult Ministries in the Diocese of Arizona! Our special guest worship leader will be Thomas Toole from Mississippi! See below for more details and information.


Registration Deadline is March 10, 2020
Cost is $99

Travel assistance and scholarships are available. 
Please email us at  hawaiiepiscopalyouth@gmail.com  for more information. 

Find out what's happening in the Episcopal Diocese  here .
Registration for Day Camp at CHA is OPEN NOW!! See dates below.
Centering Prayer; Mondays 3:30pm @ CHA
Ministry Leader: Lindbergh Marzo              
What is Centering Prayer?   Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. To learn more, click HERE for a video on the benefits to Centering Prayer.
"The awakening of the inner eye of faith is the awakening of the contemplative process. You begin to see the Divine Presence in everything without effort – even when the necessities of daily life require your full attention. When the inner eye of faith is thoroughly opened, it is a fairly permanent state of mind. You see everything as it is, but you also see it in its Source which is the presence of God. … To see God in everything, however hidden, is an enormous enhancement of the capacity of perception. … The practice of silence allows God greater freedom to act in us as our interior life becomes freer from our predispositions and predetermined mindsets. …"
- Thomas Keating,  God is Love: The Heart of All Creation  companion book 

Got SPAM? The Feeding the Hungry at Salvation Army Ministry is looking to replenish their supply. Please drop off Spam at the Parish Office M-F or on Sunday.

Mahalo!
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