News from your Parish
Holy Week Schedule:

Palm Sunday, April 14th
9:00AM - Palm Sunday Eucharist w/Music

Wednesday, April 17th
5:30 PM - Holy Eucharist, Guest Preacher The Rev. David Stout

Thursday, April 18th
5:30PM Maundy Thursday Eucharist w/ foot washing
7:00PM – 7:00AM - “Keeping Watch Overnight”

Friday, April 19th
12Noon Good Friday Liturgy w/ Stations of the Cross
For more information of the Good Friday Offering click here

Saturday, April 20
9:00AM Holy Saturday Liturgy
9:30AMAltar Guild Prep of Sanctuary 
7:00PM Great Vigil of Easter

Easter Sunday, April 21
6:00AM Sunrise Easter Service on Lanai
9:00AM Easter service and Keiki activity

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

Monday, April 15th
1:00PM Staff Meeting
4:30PM Centering Prayer

Tuesday, April 16 th
9:30AM Meals on Wheels - Goody Bag sorting in the Cook Room; Volunteers are Welcome
10:00AM – 12Noon Senior Warden to attend VOAD @ Salvation Army

Wednesday, April 17 th - Holy Wednesday
12Noon – 1:30PM Amy and Pastor at Administrator Appreciation Luncheon 
5:30PM Holy Eucharist, Guest Preacher The Rev. David Stout
Pastor Katlin to Preach at St. James

Thursday, April 18 th- Maundy Thursday
2:00PM Peanut Butter Ministry – Prep Crew – Hilo United Methodist Church; Volunteers are Welcome
5:00PM Peanut Butter Ministry – Serve Crew – Hilo United Methodist Church; Volunteers are Welcome
5:30PM Maundy Thursday Eucharist w/ foot washing
7:00PM – 7:00AM “Keeping Watch Overnight”

Friday, April 19 th - Good Friday
12Noon Good Friday Liturgy w/ Stations of the Cross

Saturday, April 20
9:00AM Holy Saturday Liturgy
10:00AM Altar Guild Prep of Sanctuary 
7:00PM Great Vigil of Easter

Easter Sunday, April 21
6:00AM Sunrise Service on Lanai
9:00AM Easter Service and Keiki Activity
10:30AM Reception and Fellowship on lanai; Photo booth and Egg hunt.

Monday, April 22
Office closed in observance of Easter

Tuesday, April 23 Office closed 
ALL DAY Amy out – PALM conference on O’ahu 
8:30 – 10:00AM Pastor @ Kīlauea Hui

Wednesday, April 24
12Noon Noonday Prayer
5:30PM Holy Eucharist

Sunday, April 28 th Easter 1 and Sunday S chool
7:30AM Holy Eucharist - Quiet Service 
10:00AM Holy Eucharist with Music  and Sunday School
11:45AM – 1:15PM Vestry Meeting

Monday, April 29
1:00PM Staff Meeting
4:30PM Centering Prayer

Tuesday, April 30
8:30 – 10:00AM Pastor @ Kīlauea Hui

Fellowship follows all Sunday services.  

* K ilauea Hui is an organization made up of community leaders who are responding to the long-term effects of the recent lava activity.  

* PALM (Professional Administrators & Lay Ministers) for all Church administrators, secretaries, and/or those involved in the handling of Church administration.  
Reminders and Announcements:
Need a Holy Week refresher? Click here to see Pastorʻs notes on the subject.
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Flowering of the Cross:
Please bring flowers for Keiki to flower the cross at Easter service.
Parish Clean-up Day:
MAHALO to all who came to lend a helping hand! Palms were cut and crosses were made, hinges oiled, wood polished, floors swept, gutters emptied and hearts were filled. This is a house worthy of Jesus's return.
Easter Fun!
Enjoy a photo booth and Easter egg hunt at 10:30am.
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Bible Study will resume the first Wednesday in May.
Noonday Prayer is now being held every Wednesday. Join us in the sanctuary.
Listen for the bells!
Mahalo to Rick Mazurowski and Les Hohenstein for the beautiful new addition of a Zimbelstern to our church. What's a zimblestern you ask? Well, both the Zimblestern and it's larger version called the Glockenstern are stationary bells struck by a rotating "clapper". The result is a wonderful, tinkling sound that has been used for centuries in devotional music. Both men paid and installed this instrument that will delight parishioners for years to come. See a version of a Zimblestern here.
How can our Holy Apostles Community take steps to be more sustainable and kind to our environment?

April 2019 Green Tip:
  On April 22, we celebrate Earth Day. Presiding Bishop Curry has encouraged all of us to take the 'Care of Creation' Pledge as an example of living the way of Love. 

Bishop Fitzpatrick has already signed his commitment. This pledge is based on the Vision Statement created at the 79 th  General Convention. This is a wonderful way for us to support environmental justice by making our own commitment to care for and heal God's creation.Below is a summary of the three elements in the pledge.

There are 3 overarching elements to the pledge: Loving, Liberating and Life-Giving. Read more about the  Care of Creation Pledge and Reflection Guide. Then Meditate on the three elements and think of a simple action you can take for each element.  Sign the pledge   and submit by Easter Sunday, April 21st. 

Loving:  We will share stories of concern for the Earth and connect others who care.

Liberating : We will stand with those most vulnerable to environmental degradation and climate change.

Life-Giving : We will change our habits and choices to live more simply, humbly and gently on the Earth.
Let's protect and renew our Earth ~ we can make a difference one person at a time!
Wishlist: Some of our members have asked to donate supplies to the church. If you are interested, download the wishlist here.
What's happening in Family Ministry?
Did you come out to the great Family Day Picnic a couple of weekends ago at Onekahakaha Beach?  What a wonderful day to relax, meet new folks, play your ukulele with our Holy Apostles Kanikapila Hui, eat some fresh grilled hot dogs and enjoy a perfect day for a swim!  35 folks sure had a great time along with our young keiki toddlers who played at the beach with their parents.  Family Life Ministry is there for our families with young children in any way we can support them.

This past Palm Sunday, we saw 15 little ones sitting at the feet of our Pastor Katlin as she told the story of Palm Sunday.  Your kids learned about how their parents want them to do something and they somehow find themselves resisting.  And how does that story relate to how God asks us adults to do something and we do not always listen to His call?

Tips for ministering to the young:
Maundy Thursday, Good Friday (no school), Holy Saturday and The Great Vigil and Easter Sunday are all opportunities for families to come to church.  Yes, many of our young ones will not understand the entire liturgy and the many symbols, colors, sights and smells that comes during this time of the year. Now is the time to help our children build a vocabulary of church related words, discover the rhythm of our liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of Holy Communion.  Bring them to church to hear and pray our prayers, listen to the holy music from the excellent choir and organist, see the colorful priest
vestments, the lighted candles and taste the air filled with mysterious incense. When they get home or even during the liturgies, prepare to answer questions about why we do what we do. Mommy, Daddy and caregivers can explain in their own words why we do so much physical ups and downs, why we eat the Bread of life and drink the Blood of Christ.  

Easter Invitation:
Come on out on Easter Sunday for Sunday School with Anne Gibson and Emily Low, take a photo with Jim Penny and BJ Long in the special backdrop photo booth, hunt for stuffed Easter eggs on our lawn and stay for fellowship and refreshments.  Make plans to bring the entire family this Sunday (as well as the Wed-Thurs-Fri-Sat worship services) and see how much is offered in the name of Christ.
Celebration of Ministry:
Hale Iki Garden
Reported by Catherine Chow
  I have set Fridays after school as a regular "work" day at Hale Iki. We go to water and weed and work with the children who are there on those days. It has been a lot of fun with the children who enjoy working in the garden.

The garden has been producing long squashes and pumpkins. The residents use some of them to cook meals, the Hope Services workers also take some home to cook, and my mom and I take some home to prepare dishes to bring back to the residents to eat. I have attached some pictures of the garden that we took this past Friday.

My Keaau High School Blue Zones Club is planning an Easter activity with the residents on Good Friday. I sent out a request to the Keaau High School staff to collect books, coloring books, crayons, small watering cans, clothing, baby toys, diapers, etc. for Easter baskets for the young residents, as well as small items for an Easter egg hunt (fruit snacks, bubbles), eggs and egg coloring kits to color Easter eggs with them, and also food items (hot dogs and fresh fruit) for lunch that day.

The following are some things I would like to do. Some can be done easily in the near future and some will take some planning.
-Plant vegetables that are easier to harvest and use for the residents such as cherry tomatoes, sweet salad peppers, lilikoi, green onions.
-Build a vegetable stand for the children to harvest their fruits and vegetables to store and sell to visitors and passersby, and save the money to use for activities for the children. (This was an idea from a parent of one of the children at Hale Iki. His son loves working in the garden!)
-Set up a small covered catchment system with a spigot so the children can use to fill up their watering cans to water the garden when we are not there. (We usually bring jugs of water so we do not use any of their water from their catchment tank, and they love to water the garden!)

Although we do not go there everyday to water, the garden is beautiful. God is blessing this garden :)
Tallyʻs and Totals:
• 40 community and church members attended our Parish Clean-Up day on April 13th.
Fifteen Keiki attended Sunday school on Palm Sunday!!
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1st Inaugural Youth Day
Saturday, April 27, 2019
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come to enjoy a full day of worship, lunch, zipline, games, kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming in the pool! We are excited to welcome Easton Davis as our special guest speaker and worship leader. Easton is successfully building youth and young adult ministry programs in the Diocese of Atlanta. This event is for all students in grades 6-12. Cost is $10 per student.  Register online  here.
Centering Prayer:
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.
Kupuna Korner:

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

Pastoral Care: For Pastoral Care, please call Pastor Katlin at 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
?? Interested in co-hosting a rummage sale? Contact Ann Little.
Hulo!! Hulo! Congratulations of Evette Tampos and Cathy McPherson-Tampos for their roles in the full-length play The Last Princess a world-premiere play about Princess Kaʻiulani that brings to life the heartbreaking loss of Hawaii’s independence. Written by Hilo playwright, Jackie Prell, the play will be performed from April 12 to April 21, with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m., at the East Hawaiʻi Cultural Centerʻs Kahua ʻElua second-floor theatre
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