News from your Parish
July 7, 2019
Proper 9




Sunday 7/7/19 Bulletin is available at our website. Click HERE .
Please find below an outline of  pertinent events at the parish for the next two weeks.

Beginning June 2 and ending July 28, there will only be one service on Sunday at 9:00AM.

6/26 thru 7/6 – Pastor in New Jersey
Father David Glaser available for URGENT Pastoral Care .
  
Sunday, July 7 - Father David Glaser to Supply
9:00AM Holy Eucharist w/Music
4:30PM Lincoln Park Service
5:00PM Feed the Hungry Program at Salvation Army

Monday, July 8
1:00PM Staff Meeting
4:30PM Centering Prayer

Thursday, July 9
12Noon Pastor @ Faith Leaders @ Prosecutorʻs Office 
5:30PM Pastor @ ICIA Steering Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 10, 17th and 24th
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study
5:30PM Holy Eucharist 

Thursday, July 18
2:00PM Peanut Butter Ministry – Prep Crew - Hilo United Methodist Church
5:00PM Peanut Butter Ministry – Serve Crew – Hilo United Methodist Church 

Sunday, July 21
9:00AM Holy Eucharist w/ Music

Monday, July 22
1:00PM Staff Meeting
4:30-6:00PM Worship Team Meeting
4:30PM Centering Prayer

Tuesday, July 23
7:00PM ICIA General Meeting; Location TBD

Sunday, July 28
9:00AM Holy Eucharist w/ Music
10:45 - 12:15PM Vestry Meeting

Monday, July 29
4:30-6:00PM Finance Committee Meeting

Fellowship follows all Sunday services.  
*ICIA – Interfaith Communities In Action 
Vision SPEAKOUT

Aloha Holy Apostles Family!

On Sunday, July 14, 2019 we are holding a "Vision Speakout" to kick off our efforts to create a CHA Vision and Strategic Action Plan. The goal of our plan is to raise our voices in unison in order work on key priority actions as one congregation. An Action Plan will also allow us to apply for grants to fund projects! 

We will host a large group event on the lanai and 2 small focus groups. Everyone will be asked to answer 4 questions. The Speakout will begin immediately after the 9:00am service and will last for 1 hour. 

Please make every effort to attend on Sunday July 14th.  We value your input and your voice counts! We promise this will be a fun and interactive event!

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will have a repeat session on Sunday, July 21st.

*PS. Participants who answer all 4 questions you will receive a small gift. 
A note from Pastor Katlin:
Dear Ones of Holy Apostles,
As we come halfway through 2019, I wanted to write you a brief report as to how things have been going since our Annual Meeting in January:
Reminders and Announcements:
Interested in serving on the Altar Guild?  CHA is actively recruiting members.
This team prepares the sanctuary for Holy Communion on a weekly basis, as well as special occasions, and oversees the altar flowers. To get involved, contact BJ Saito and/or Elizabeth Bell.
Bible Study is held every Wednesday at 4pm in the office.
A sung Evening Prayer will be held the first Wednesday of every month instead of the Eucharist. Father David Glaser will officiate.
Noonday Prayer is now being held every Wednesday. Join us in the sanctuary.
Wishlist: Some of our members have asked to donate supplies to the church. If you are interested, download the wishlist here .
Prayer List: Please submit your prayer requests via this link:

The Prayer List is refreshed at the beginning of each month.
Do you want to serve God through the Church? Do you enjoy working with people and want to make a difference that will sustain and grow Holy Apostles? Do you want to strengthen your team-building skills? Do you want to serve but not quite sure which ministry is for you? See below for the myriad of choices available and contact person for questions.
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!
Hawaii Pride Parade 2019: June 29, 2019
Ordination of the Rev. Dcn. Andrew Arakawa: June 22, 2019
Laying of the hands
Representatives from Holy Apostles at Andrew Arakawaʻs ordination to transitional diaconate.
Andrew receiving a gift of stoles from CHA
The 51 st  Annual Meeting of the Convention will be held in Tenney Theater at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu, on Saturday, October 26, 2019.
 
Opening Eucharist will be on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm.
 
Education Day will be Friday, October 25, 2019.  The Rev. Jay Sidebotham will be with us again to share more about RenewalWorks and how it can help build cultures of discipleship in Episcopal congregations.
 
Please  CLICK HERE to visit the Annual Meeting page  on the Diocesan website for details, materials and announcements.

RESOLUTIONS:  Deadline to submit resolutions is September 11, 2019. For more information on how to submit Resolutions to the Convention and what information to include when writing a Resolution, please visit the Annual Meeting webpage (see link above). If you would like to submit a  resolution, CLICK HERE .
 
NOMINATIONS:  Nominations are to be submitted online.  The submission deadline is September 11, 2019 for publication in the Annual Meeting booklet.  CLICK HERE for the Nomination form .
Opportunities from the Office of the Bishop:

“Invite/Welcome/Connect”  (see  Invite/Welcome/Connect ) is coming  to the Diocese on  Saturday September 7, 2019 . Led by Mary Palmer, Invite/Welcome/Connect "is a ministry of relational evangelism and congregational empowerment allowing churches to become places of genuine connection for inviting the faith journeys and stories of everyone, enabling deeper journeys of Christian discipleship and enabling the Spirit of Christ to be at the heart of each church's hospitable mission of spreading the Good News." The workshop will be taking place at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Davies Hall, from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Cost is only $15 and includes lunch. Airfare will be covered for neighbor island clergy and two others from each church. Register at  "Registration for Invite/Welcome/Connect"

The Reverend  Jay Sidebotham  from  RenewalWorks  (see  Renewal/Works ) is now scheduled to be with us as the presenter at  Diocesan Education Day (Friday, October 25)  and as the chaplain to the Annual Meeting of Diocesan Convention (Saturday, October 26). Many experienced Jay’s plenary presentation and workshop at “Renewal 2019.” Remember, Education Day is open to anyone in the Diocese, but it is particularly important for Diocesan leaders (including Delegates, Wardens and Vestry/Bishop’s Committee members) to take part.
 
If you are interested in either, please contact Pastor Katlin.
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 5:30p.m.
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.
The Diocesan Annual Clergy Retreat is coming up August 26-28, 2019, at the Grand Naniloa Hotel in Hilo on the Big Island. The special guest will be author, speaker and Franciscan, Jamie Arpin-Ricci. Among his books is Vulnerable Faith , The Cost of Community: Jesus, St. Francis , and Life in the Kingdom and Living Christ Together: Reflections on the Missional Life . Active clergy in the Diocese should be receiving an e-mail with more info on registration shortly.
We know how much summer vacation means to every family that may include travel to visit friends and relatives, back yard family BBQs, beach days, and many other outdoor activities that families enjoy. Sunday School summer hiatus begins June 1 and ends on August 18, 2019.   We look to forward to resuming regular Sunday School classes on Sunday, August 25 during the 10:00 am worship service. 

Be sure to come back for another exciting fall semester as Family Ministry Director Lindbergh Marzo and the corp of talented, God loving teachers start to prepare their Sunday School plans.

For more information contact Lindbergh Marzo at  familylife@episcopalchurchhilo.org .
Whatʻs going on in the Diocese?
Click HERE for the most current news!
Kupuna Korner:

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

Father David Glaser is available for Pastoral Care at # 808.385.8189 
Prayer List: Call the church office or speak with our pastor if you have a prayer request. (808-935-5545) or admin@episcopalchurchhilo.org
Free Meals for students!
Beginning in early June, the Seamless Summer Option program will be available at public schools around the state free of charge to all children 18 years and younger. Meals will be served at select locations Monday through Friday, except June 11 (King Kamehameha Day) and July 4 (Independence Day). Parents are encouraged to call their child's school directly to find out the specific times for meal service however, you can get a meal at any school on the list of available sites. Click here to view a list of available sites and times.
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:

Every lei represents the well wishes of family and friends.
St. Andrewʻs Cathedral
ʻOhana Arakawa
Pastor Katlin and Fr.
David preparing for ordination.
CHA entourage
Aloha Fr. Moki!
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