News from your Parish
Please find below an outline of  pertinent events at the parish for the next two weeks.
School Supplies Drive continues thru August 25th!
   
Monday, August 5
1:00PM Staff Meeting
4:30PM Centering Prayer- cancelled

Wednesday, August 7
1 2Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study
5:30PM Sung Evening Prayer

Thursday, August 8
10:15PM Vision Process Team Meeting 

Friday, August 9 - Office Closed  
Sunday, August 11
7:30AM Holy Eucharist Quiet Service
10:00AM Holy Eucharist w/ Music

Monday, August 12 - Deadline for all Vision input 
1:00PM Staff Meeting
4:30PM Centering Prayer

Wednesday, August 14
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study
5:30PM Holy Eucharist

Thursday, August 15
10:15PM 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, August 17
3:00PM – 5:00PM Kanikapila on the lanai – E Mele Kākou!!

Sunday, August 18 - Guest Musician Greg LeFevre
7:30AM Holy Eucharist Quiet Service
10:00AM Holy Eucharist w/ Music
11:45 – 1:15PM Vestry Meeting 

Monday, August 19
1:00PM Staff Meeting
4:30PM Centering Prayer

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

Wednesday, August 21
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
7:30AM Holy Eucharist Quiet Service 
10:00AM Holy Eucharist w/ Music ; Backpack Blessing @ 10:00am 

Monday, August 26
ALL DAY Diocesan Clergy Retreat 
5:00PM Holy Eucharist (OPEN to ALL) CHA to host private dinner to follow. 
 
Tuesday, August 27
ALL DAY Diocesan Clery Retreat 
7:00PM ICIA General Meeting @ TBA

Wednesday, August 28 - 1st Choir practice of season 
ALL DAY Diocesan Clery Retreat 
12Noon Noonday Prayer – cancelled 
4:00PM Bible Study
5:30PM Holy Eucharist

Thursday, August 29
10:15AM Vision Process Team 

Fellowship follows all Sunday services.  

Upcoming events:
Sept 1 – Mass on the Grass; Onekahakaha Beach Park 
Sept. 4 – 9:00AM – Pastor invited to give the Invocation at County Council Meeting
Sept. 7 – Invite/Welcome/Connect on Oʻahu.  Anyone interested please contact Pastor Katlin 
Sept. 8, 15, and 22 – Fr. David will lead Christian Education class "ICONS: Windows to Heaven or Idolatry?”after each service
Sept. 15 – Vestry Meeting
October 1 – 5 – Pastor @ conference - On the Border of Holiness, Tuscon, AZ
Vision and Action Planning at CHA

On July 14 and 21st, we held two 'Vision SpeakOuts' to obtain broad input from our congregation in order to create a Strategic Vision and Action Plan for our church. This effort is a process where we take steps to create a shared vision for our future and work together to implement priority actions. It's a dynamic process that gives us a shared sense of purpose, builds our community of faith, and creates opportunities for us to listen and work together on common goals. 

We are reaching out to those who have not had a chance to participate as of August 5, 2019. Please complete the attached survey and return it to us. You may also print and complete or copy the questions into an email and reply back. If you plan to attend church next Sunday, you may drop it into the offering plate. All comments will be tallied without names.
Your responses are valuable to us. We appreciate your time and participation!
Sincerely,
Amy Kaawaloa, Penny Chu, and Susan Gagorik
Your Holy Apostles Vision Process Team
All are Welcome to Attend Christian Education classes - September 8, 15 and 22 after 10:00AM services
ICONS: Windows to Heaven or Idolatry?”
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.
Reminders and Announcements:
MAHALO! to all volunteers who came to give of their time and sweat equity in cleaning of the Parish grounds. You are appreciated!
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
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.
Whatʻs going on in the Diocese?
Click HERE for the most current news!
Interested in seeing preliminary answers to our Vision questions? Visit the Mission/Vision page on our website and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Join us to study the Gospel of Matthew 
Wednesdays 4pm, Church Office
Here's what people are saying:
During our bible study on July 24, we discussed Jesus' profound dislike of hypocrites as told by Matthew in the 7 woes. The importance of not losing sight of the spiritual reason for our activities came up. This can take the form of outward conformity to religious laws, community service, and your own personal life. Jesus explained that the hypocrites are hypocrites not simply for saying one thing and doing another but by forgetting the deeper reasons for their actions. One example was giving offerings to the temple to appear devout rather than the offerings being meant to help the less fortunate. On July 31 we will continue with Matthew 24:15. Hope to see you there.
The Episcopal Church has just released its most recent video
Traveling the Way of Love Episode 4: Turn
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..
Here is an opportunity to attend a retreat with fellow CP members from around the state. The retreats are well run and well attended. I encourage you to take the time and give yourself a gift of quiet.

May God be with you,
Lindy Marzo
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.