News from your Parish

Preparing for Sunday:
Lectionary for the First Sunday after
Epiphany

Are you interested in being a leader within the church? Does carrying out the mission of the church within the faith community spark curiosity and hope? See Senior Warden Doug Adams to find out more. Click here to read CHA Leader Descriptions. Applications are due January 19th.
Please find below an outline of  pertinent events at the parish for the next month .  

Monday, January 6
1:00 - 2:30PM Staff Meeting
3:30 PM Centering Prayer

Wednesday, January 8
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study - Book of Job
530PM Holy Eucharist
6:15-7:45PM Choir Practice

Thursday, January 9
10:15AM Vision Process Team

Sunday, January 12
7:30AM Holy Eucharist Quiet Service
10:00AM Holy Eucharist with Music

Monday, January 13
1:00 - 2:30PM Staff Meeting
4:30 - 6:30 PM Vestry budget meeting

Wednesday, January 15
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study - Book of Job
530PM Holy Eucharist
6:15-7:45PM Choir Practice

Thursday, January 16
10:15AM Vision Process Team

Saturday, January 18th
ALL DAY Vestry Retreat @ St. James

Sunday, January 19
7:30AM Holy Eucharist Quiet Service
10:00AM Holy Eucharist with Music
11:30AM Vestry Meeting

Monday, January 20, 2019 - Office Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Thursday, January 23
2:00PM. Peanut Butter Ministry – Prep Crew – Hilo United Methodist Church
5:00PM. Peanut Butter Ministry – Serve Crew – Hilo United Methodist Church 

Sunday, January 26th  CHA Annual Meeting
9:00AM Holy Eucharist w/Music

Monday & Tuesday January 27 & 28 th -  Office Closed - Tenting of Sanctuary

Wednesday, January 29th - Please allow for slow response time as we attempt to clean up and organize after tenting. Noonday prayer , Bible Study and the Holy Eucharist will be CANCELLED on this day!

Saturday, February 15th
3:00PM - 4:45PM KANIKAPILA Time! E Mele Kakou!

 Fellowship follows all Sunday services.   
 Please stay and partake.
Reminders and Announcements:





Gentle Reminder from the Counters: Please remember to write "2020" on all personal checks. Mahalo!
The Welcome Committee is looking for a few men and women to welcome newcomers at the door with a lei and a friendly smile. If you are interested and would like more information, please see Barbara Gallop or email her at
Bible Study is back! All are welcome to study the Book of Job this and every Wednesday at 4PM.
Sung Evening Prayer will resume on February 5th, 2020
The 4th Sunday 10:00am Fellowship Team needs your help!! If one of your gifts is is preparing food that brings us joy and appreciate God's abundance, we encourage you to join our team. We have a very small team that has unexpected family emergencies and commitments that reduces our team size during the months of January - April. Please contact Amy (808-935-5545) at the church office or contact Susan Gagorik at (808) 896-0444.
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!)

Attention all Ministries!

Annual reports are due on January 19th to Amy. Your reports should describe the 2019 highlights and accomplishments, areas of improvement if any, and upcoming events for 2020. Allow us to celebrate your dedication and God-centered success with you!
What's Happening in Sunday School?

We now celebrate the birth of Christ and the light of the world that has come into our lives. We have heard of the salvation that Jesus is bringing us and revel in the stories of hope and joy that the prophets share with us. In the Bible we hear stories from special people called prophets, they said things to many people for God. One of the prophets was Jeremiah, he wanted people to know more about God, and begin to tell people about what would happen. 

During this time of year, it is important to help our families to remember the focus of this season, the birth of Christ. Especially with children, the emphasis that Christmas isn’t just one day is a very important message to hear. We encourage your families to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas by putting aside their errands – to take time to tell stories, play family games, call on friends and family and enjoy the light of Christ that has come into the world for all of us.

At Church of the Holy Apostles, we will continue to have Sunday School classes in the Cook Room on the first and last Sundays of the month.  The upcoming classes are on Sunday, January 26 and February 2 at 10:00 a.m.  Our group of dedicated teachers welcomes each and every one of our keiki to listen and participate. All are welcome and we hope to see you there.

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Shepard Elijah
Eli colors the Manger scene.
James excelled at the only speaking part of the Angel Gabriel.
Contemplative Outreach of Hawaii
"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 
From the Hawaii Contemplative Outreach website for Centering Prayer...

A New Story of the People
CHARLES EISENSTEIN AND SUSTAINABLE HUMAN  

In this video , author and visionary, Charles Eisenstein explores how we can move from the old story of separation, competition, and self-interest to a new Story of the People. “…ask yourself if you’re ready to bow more deeply into that service (to something larger). If you do it, I predict that you will experience an unexpected opportunity to act on that intention and it will be just at the edge of your courage. But not past it.” (8:07 minutes)

Our crisis goes much deeper than any particular issue. Underneath all issues is a faulty story of separation. It is time for a new story of the people. If we change the story, we change the world.
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Pastor Katlin is available for emergency Pastoral Care. You may reach her at 333-7693
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