News from your Parish
Please find below an outline of  pertinent events at the parish for the next two weeks.

7:30 & 10:00AM services will resume on August 4th

Tuesday, July 30 - UHH Lockdown DRILL

Wednesday, July 31
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study
5:30PM Holy Eucharist

Saturday, August 3
9:00AM – 1:00PM Parish Clean-Up Day - Volunteers Welcome!

Sunday, August 4 - School Supplies Drive begins TODAY thru August 25th !  
7:30AM Holy Eucharist Quiet Service
10:00AM Holy Eucharist w/ Music
4:30PM Lincoln Park Service
5:00PM Feed the Hungry Program at Salvation Army

Monday, August 5
1:00PM Staff Meeting
4:30PM Centering Prayer

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 

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 

Fellowship follows all Sunday services.  

Upcoming events:
Backpack blessing - August 25
Choir Season Begins – August 28
Diocesan Clergy Retreat in Hilo – August 26-28
Sept 1 – Mass on the Grass; Onekahakaha Beach Park 

*ICIA – Interfaith Communities In Action 
Vision SpeakOut

Aloha Holy Apostles Family! Thank you to all who participated in our kickoff SpeakOut event this past Sunday . The effort of all was well appreciated!

Here are the four questions that are being asked in Focus Groups. Suggestions for each of the questions below are still being accepted, feel free to submit your answers via email .

1.      In 1-5 words, what do you love the most about our Church of Holy Apostles?
 
2.  What changes would you like to see at CHA that we can try right now?  
• Is there something new you’d like to see us implement?
• What would you change in how we welcome, worship, pray, sing praises, fellowship, communicate, learn, get to know each other, etc.  
• Is there anything we could do that might inspire friends, family, or a newcomer to attend?
• What have you seen elsewhere that we could try?

3.      Being God centered – what will Holy Apostles look like in 10 years?  IMAGINE CHA in 2030! 
• What will our entrance, grounds and parking lot look like?
• How will the inside of our Sanctuary look?
• Who will be worshipping in our Sanctuary?
• How will our Lanai be used?
• How will our Cook Room be used?
  How will our Parish Hall/kitchen be used (currently Joyland Preschool)?
• What  current ministries in our community will we continue?
• What  new ministries in our community will we engage in?
  How will we serve University of Hawaii students?
• What will we be doing to attract families with young children to our sanctuary/services?
• Using your out-of-the-box thinking and imagination – what else do you see?

 
4.     Pretend a generous donor just gave CHA a sizable donation.  How would YOU spend this money to further our work in Christ?    
Can you think of any new projects, events, programs, public relation efforts, communications, existing/new ministry, etc.?
• How could we expand our evangelism efforts? (This could be used onsite or offsite)
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. 
Bible Study is held every Wednesday at 4pm in the office.
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!
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.
The Diocesan Annual Clergy Retreat is coming up August 26-28, 2019, at the Grand Naniloa Hotel in Hilo on the Big Island.
Sunday school will resume on August 25th.
The Church of the Holy Apostles
 cordially invites the
 Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island and
Joyland Preschool
to a
 Back-to-School Blessing of School Supplies
On Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Bring your backpacks or receive a backpack to be blessed!

For more information contact:
Lindy Marzo
808-859-3847
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?
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Kupuna Korner:

Get the most current edition of the Hawaiʻi County Office of Aging monthly report here:

Mahalo to all who helped with DAY 2 of the SpeakOut event a success! That includes Facilitators, Cheerleaders, Vestry and participants! Mahalo!
Hard at work on the Lanai
Focus Group #1 deep in discussion.
Focus Group #2 giving their suggestions.
Cheerleaders worked hard to keep the mood light and fun.
Suggestions begin to come in...
Suggestions are still being accepted! Please use the STAR card when submitting.
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.