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Please find below an outline of  pertinent events at the parish for the next month .  

Monday, February 10
1:00 - 2:30PM Staff Meeting

Tuesday, February 11
5:30PM ICIA Steering Committee 

Wednesday, February 12
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study - Book of Job 
530PM Holy Eucharist 
6:15-7:45PM Choir Practice
 
Thursday, February 13
10:15 Vision Process Team Meeting

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

Sunday, February 16
7:30AM Holy Eucharist Quiet Service 
10:00AM Holy Eucharist with Music
11:45AM Vestry Meeting 

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

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 Feed the Hungry at Salvation Army
5:00PM Holy Eucharist at Lincoln Park

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:
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.
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.
Letting Go of the Self-Made Self
Fr. Thomas Keating

Without thinking or feeling some emotion, there is just awareness. There is then no desire for bliss, enlightenment,or to teach others. Things are just as they are. In that so called emptiness, enjoyment arises of itself. As soon as we try to enjoy, the enjoyment ceases. Somehow at the bottom of emptiness (openness, pure awareness), there is the Divine Presence and the peace that surpasses all understanding.

If you bring the same emptiness and freedom to each moment and
its content, you will be happy even in the midst of suffering. Accept
everything and everyone just as they are, where they are, and try to act
as lovingly as possible in every situation. Be ready to be led you know not
where or when. Hush the discriminating mind dividing things into good
or evil for me.

Fear draws us to the center we have created, the ego self. Divine Love
expands from our real center, the true self. One feels the pain of others and must reach out to help them even when they are unaware of their pain. But one is content and at peace because one does not discriminate.

The true self is all the colors of the rainbow and must expand to
experience the whole of one’s being. One is not limited to one or two
colors. One need not reject any color, but is to become all of them. The
more colors one manifests, the more one manifests the Light that we are
and the Light that we share.

Ladders and stages suggest leaving behind the previous rung or stage.
Actually one adds new dimensions to what one is, like a tree adds rings.
Take and accept yourself just as you are, where you are. If you are
aggressive, lustful, fearful, or shy and withdrawn, notice your feelings
before, during, and after each incident, without emotional reactions of
blame, shame, anger or discouragement. Let God work with your faults
and limitations. Just recognize them and be with them, without trying to
correct them. As you watch them, feel them, accept them, their force and
exaggeration will gradually diminish.

Keep moving to the center of your being where Divine Love is and
welcome whatever bodily feeling or emotion that is happening. The
present moment contains all we need to be happy. Only our attitudes
have to change.
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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