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A Letter from the Pastor:
March 25, 2020

Good morning, beloved Holy Apostles ,

I pray you are taking good care of yourselves and your households during this time. I miss you and I look forward to regathering once this storm has passed.

This will pass. Keep the faith.

With the "Stay at Home" order in effect across the state, I encourage you to abide by the safety recommendations, note that exercise outside IS permitted, along with other essential and necessary errands while following physical distancing guidelines and sanitary precautions.

If you are within the risk population and need assistance running necessary errands, please call the church office (808-935-5545) and leave a detailed message so we can get you help.

Regarding online worship services, you can count on livestreams at Noon and 530pm on Wednesdays and 9am on Sundays.

We have started a CHA fellowship group on facebook, click here to join. https://www.facebook.com/groups/574721606467912/


If you have a Facebook account, click HERE to watch and participate in all LIVE events.


If you do not have a Facebook account but would like to participate without creating an account, CLICK HERE to download instructions.
The church staff and leadership are working from home. We want to stay connected with you.  Call or email and we will return your message as soon as possible.  

Office Phone 808-935-5545
Office Administrator, Amy - admin@episcopalchurchhilo.org
Priest-in-Charge, Katlin - pastor@episcopalchurchhilo.org
Senior Warden, Doug - kumutrikoru@gmail.com 
Junior Warden, Cathy - accidentalserenity@yahoo.com 
Priest Associate, David - frdavid@hawkswood.net
Family Minister, Lindy - familylife@episcopalchurchhilo.org 
Music Minister, Rick - rickmaz@mac.com
Assistance is available for anyone facing food insecurity!
If you and your family need assistance to purchase food, medication, or necessary items, contact the pastor at 808-935-5545. Leave a message.

If you can spare it, share it!
During "Stay at Home," please email and let us know you have it available for folks in need, but hold item donations until requested. Hilo Medical Center is taking N95 mask donations at their Human Resource Center. Otherwise, hold item donations at this time until requested.
Spiritual Practices at Home
• Book of Common Prayer, or bcponline.net; daily devotions on pages 136-140
• Read the Bible, try the Gospel of John, the Book of Job, or Proverbs
• Sing to the Lord, you can borrow a hymnal from church 
Follow Holy Apostles live videos online: Click HERE
• Pray the psalms
• Use Anglican Prayer Beads
• Sit in silence and listen for God
• Talk to the Saints, contemplate Christian icons
Emotional Care at Home
• Journal your feelings and thoughts
• Self-affirm, “I am safe,” “I will be OK,” “This is temporary.” 
• Unplug from media and devices for a period of time
• Call a relative, friend, or your priest 
• Meditate
• Read 
• Light a candle and set an intention
• Cook or Bake

Physical Care at Home
• Breathe slowly and deeply 
• Stretch
• Dance
• Sleep
• Sing 
• Eat well
•   Shower, care for your body

Stay Informed
• Only sick people should wear masks, save the medical supplies for the medical personnel and sick people.
• Everyone should practice physical distancing
• Anyone with fever, coughing, difficulty breathing should stay home, let someone know you’re sick and call your doctor. 
• Anyone in Hawaii with questions and concerns on COVID-19 can dial 2-1-1
Thank you very much for your continued support of Holy Apostles during this time of physical separation. You can send your financial contributions to the church by mail or online via paypal on our website. 

Website:

Mailing address:
1407 Kapiolani Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Almighty and Gracious God, we humbly ask you to hear our prayers.

We pray with great faith that you are our strength in this fragile life.

We pray for those who are sick.

We pray for those who are responding to the sick and leading the community.

We pray for leaders in making wise choices.

We pray for fortitude and compassion.
We pray for people’s livelihoods, food and shelter security.

We pray especially for the most vulnerable: elderly people, people with pre-existing conditions, people who lack shelter, hygienic access and healthcare.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers. Amen.