News from your Parish
July 14, 2019
Proper 10





Sunday 7/14/19 Bulletin is available at our website. Click HERE .
Please find below an outline of  pertinent events at the parish for the next two weeks.

Beginning June 2 and ending July 28, there will only be one service on Sunday at 9:00AM.
  
Monday, July 8
1:00PM Staff Meeting
4:30PM Centering Prayer-cancelled

Tuesday, July 9
5:30PM Pastor @ ICIA Steering Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 10
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study
5:30PM Holy Eucharist 

Sunday, July 14
9:00AM Holy Eucharist w/Music
Immediately following service: Vision SpeakOut
Focus Group #1: Parish Office
Focus Group #2: Cook Room
Large Group on Lanai

Monday, July 15
1:00PM Staff Meeting
4:30 Centering Prayer

Wednesday, July 17
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study
5:30PM Holy Eucharist 

Thursday, July 18
2:00PM Peanut Butter Ministry – Prep Crew - Hilo United Methodist Church
5:00PM Peanut Butter Ministry – Serve Crew – Hilo United Methodist Church 

Sunday, July 21
9:00AM Holy Eucharist w/ Music
Immediately following service: Vision SpeakOut
Focus Group #3: Parish Office
Focus Group #4: Cook Room
Large Group on Lanai

Monday, July 22
1:00PM Staff Meeting
4:30-6:00PM Worship Team Meeting
4:30PM Centering Prayer

Tuesday, July 23
7:00PM ICIA General Meeting; Location TBD

Wednesday, July 24
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study
5:30PM Holy Eucharist 

Sunday, July 28
9:00AM Holy Eucharist w/ Music
10:45 - 12:15PM Vestry Meeting

Monday, July 29
4:30-6:00PM Finance Committee Meeting

Sunday, August 5th - 7:30AM and 10:00AM services resume

Fellowship follows all Sunday services.  
*ICIA – Interfaith Communities In Action 
Vision SpeakOut

Aloha Holy Apostles Family!

On Sunday, July 14, 2019 we are holding a "Vision SpeakOut" to kick off our efforts to create a CHA Vision and Strategic Action Plan. The goal of our plan is to raise our voices in unison in order work on key priority actions as one congregation. An Action Plan will also allow us to apply for grants to fund projects! 

We will host a large group event on the lanai and 2 small focus groups. Everyone will be asked to answer 4 questions . (see below)

The SpeakOut will begin immediately after the 9:00am service and will last for 1 hour. 

Please make every effort to attend on Sunday July 14th.  We value your input and your voice counts! We promise this will be a fun and interactive event!If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will have a repeat session on Sunday, July 21st.


Here are the four questions that will be asked in Focus Groups. Please ponder and bring your thoughts to the meeting to share.

1.      In 1-5 words, what do you love the most about our Church of Holy Apostles (CHA)?
 
2.  SUGGESTION BOX: What changes would you like to see at CHA that we can try right now?  (Complete in less than 1 year.)

3.     Being God centered – what will Holy Apostles look like in 10 years?  IMAGINE CHA in 2030!  
 
4.     Pretend a generous donor just gave CHA a sizable donation.  How would YOU spend this money to further our work in Christ?    
Reminders and Announcements:
HOLY APOSTLES SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE

The Back-to-School season is coming up fast and you’re invited to participate in our School Supplies Drive! It will benefit kids that go to the Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island after-school study programs and our next door neighbor, Joyland Preschool. The collection drive begins Sunday, August 4 and ends on Sunday, August 25, 2019.  

Young families are struggling. With the high cost of clothing, housing, gas and with more students enrolled in the free and reduced meal programs, many parents are unable to provide the basic school supplies their children need. In addition, schools are facing budget cuts and lack the full funding to purchase necessary classroom supplies and must haves. Teachers are forced to spend money from their own pockets.

How can you help? We are collecting school supplies for needy students by giving our neighborhood kids the tools they need to succeed. After you have selected items from our posted List of Supplies, go to Walmart, Target, Amazon Smile, CVS Longs, Office Max or any retail store to make your purchases. On Sunday, simply drop off your donations in the front row of our church pews. 

Let’s help our students succeed by providing them with proper tools for their classrooms. Please drop off your donations beginning Sunday, August 4. Your contributions are much appreciated and THANK YOU for your assistance. 
Sunday school will resume on August 25th.
Noonday Prayer is now being held every Wednesday. Join us in the sanctuary.
Bible Study is held every Wednesday at 4pm in the office.
Do you want to serve God through the Church? Do you enjoy working with people and want to make a difference that will sustain and grow Holy Apostles? Do you want to strengthen your team-building skills? Do you want to serve but not quite sure which ministry is for you? See below for the myriad of choices available and contact person for questions.
How can our Holy Apostles Community take steps to be more sustainable and kind to our environment?

July Green Tip Rapid 'Ōhi'a Death or "ROD" is a deadly fungal disease /affecting our 'ōhi'a lehua. Over 2 million trees have already been affected on the Big Island and Kauai. Disappearance of these trees will greatly alter the natural forest experience in Hawaii since they make up 80% of our native forests. Birds, insects and plants will be impacted and the 'ōhi'a forest cannot be recreated. The fungus causes the crown of trees to quickly turn yellow then brown. Once brown it is already dying.
How can you help? When going to forested areas where the 'ōhi'a tree grows, always make sure your shoes are clean of debris and seeds. State law prohibits the interstate movement of 'ōhi'a plant parts and soil. Please kokua and leave all 'ōhi'a  plants where they grow. Help save our 'ōhi'a forests!
A sung Evening Prayer will be held the first Wednesday of every month instead of the Eucharist. Father David Glaser will officiate.
The Diocesan Annual Clergy Retreat is coming up August 26-28, 2019, at the Grand Naniloa Hotel in Hilo on the Big Island.
Hawaii Pride Parade 2019: June 29, 2019
Ordination of the Rev. Dcn. Andrew Arakawa: June 22, 2019
Laying of the hands
Representatives from Holy Apostles at Andrew Arakawaʻs ordination to transitional diaconate.
Andrew receiving a gift of stoles from CHA
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..
Whatʻs going on in the Diocese?
Click HERE for the most current news!
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.
Free Meals for students!
Beginning in early June, the Seamless Summer Option program will be available at public schools around the state free of charge to all children 18 years and younger. Meals will be served at select locations Monday through Friday, except June 11 (King Kamehameha Day) and July 4 (Independence Day). Parents are encouraged to call their child's school directly to find out the specific times for meal service however, you can get a meal at any school on the list of available sites. Click here to view a list of available sites and times.
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.
Shop at AmazonSmile and raise money for CHA!