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Lectionary for the 2nd Sunday of Lent


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*Please note that our bulletin format has changed in contemplation of Lent
The Way of Lent:
Download a Lenten calendar to help you follow the Way of Love throughout the season of Lent. 

Based on  Mary Bea Sullivan ’s book, Living the Way of Love: A 40-Day Devotional put together by  Jenifer Lee Gamber  and  Sharon Ely Pearson  as part of the Way of Love Working Group. This free download offers daily suggestions for engaging in the seven practices that encompass the Way of Love: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest for each of the 40 days of Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday, March 6th.

Click on each to get more information:





Follow Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry on Facebook for the live feed of his keynote address:
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Please find below an outline of  pertinent events at the parish for the next month.
Monday, March 11
4:30PM Centering Prayer
4:30PM Finance Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 12
7:00AM Faith Leaders meeting with Prosecutorʻs office
8:30AM - 9:30AM - Kilauea Hui
4:00 – 5:30PM Worship Team Meeting (Holy Week / Easter) 

Wednesday, March 13 ( Amy out thru March 22)
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study – Gospel of Matthew
5:30PM Holy Eucharist
6:15PM Choir Practice

Thursday, March 14
12Noon Buildings and Grounds Meeting – Sanctuary 

Saturday, March 16
9:00AM-12:00N United in Prayer Day – contact L. Marzo for location @ 808-859-3847
 
Sunday, March 17 – Lent 2
Lenten Formation Classes after EACH service:  “Scripture, Tradition, and Reason”  
7:30AM Holy Eucharist - Quiet Service 
10:00AM Holy Eucharist with Music

Monday, March 18
4:30PM Centering Prayer

Tuesday, March 19
8:30 – 9:30AM Kīlauea Hui

Wednesday, March 20
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study – Gospel of Matthew
5:30PM Holy Eucharist
6:15PM Choir Practice

Thursday, March 21
2:30 PM Peanut Butter Ministry – Prep Crew – Hilo United Methodist Church
5:30 PM Peanut Butter Ministry – Serve Crew- Hilo United Methodist Church
 
Friday, March 22  Renewal 2019 – Neal S. Blaisdell Center

Saturday, March 23 Renewal 2019 – Neal S. Blaisdell Center
10:05 – 10:45AM Keynote Speaker:  The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry 
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Sunday, March 24th – Lent 3   Supply Priest:  The Rev. David Glaser  
Lenten Formation Classes after EACH service:  “Scripture, Tradition, and Reason”
7:30AM Holy Eucharist - Quiet Service 
10:00AM Holy Eucharist with Music

Monday, March 25th - Amy back in Office 
1:00PM Staff Meeting
4:30PM Centering Prayer

Tuesday, March 26th  Office Closed : Prince Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Day
7:00PM - ICIA - Working toward Affordable Housing - @CHA

Wednesday, March 27th
12Noon Noonday Prayer
4:00PM Bible Study – Gospel of Matthew
5:30PM Holy Eucharist
6:15PM Choir Practice

Saturday, March 30th Family Ministry Picnic- All are welcome!
10:00AM – 2:00PM Onekahakaha Beach Park; Pavilion 7

Sunday, March 31st - Lent 4
7:30AM Holy Eucharist - Quiet Service 
10:00AM Holy Eucharist with Music and Sunday School 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5:30PM Evensong : Led by The Rev. David Glaser


Holy Week Schedule:

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

Wednesday, April 17th
5:30 PM - Holy Eucharist

Thursday, April 18th
5:30PM Maundy Thursday Eucharist w/ foot washing

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

Saturday, April 20
7:00PM Great Vigil of Easter

Easter Sunday, April 21
6:00AM Sunrise Easter Service on Lanai
9:00AM Easter service and Keiki activity
Fellowship follows all  Sunday services.   
Reminders and
Announcements:

Attend Lenten Formation Classes beginning March 10th. Classes will be held after each Sunday service.
Noonday Prayer is now being held every Wednesday. All are welcome!
March 30th, 10-2pm:  Family Day at the Beach to promote faith and friendship. Mark your calendars!
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Sunday, April 21. Easter Egg Hunt  – pack eggs and hide them.  
Prayer List: Call the church office or speak with our pastor if you have a prayer request. (808-935-5545) or admin@episcopalchurchhilo.org
How can our Holy Apostles Community take steps to be more sustainable and kind to our environment?

March Green Tip : Polystyrene foam containers (commonly known as Styrofoam) for single use have been banned on the island of Maui. The Big Island will soon follow in July, 2019. These containers are primarily single use, and once in the environment, they are very slow to breakdown and could last for generations… Similarly, plastic forks, spoons and straws are not biodegradable and not recycled in Hawaii. We all know where they end up. They also fragment into small pieces and if they find their way to the ocean, could choke animals who ingest it.

How can you help? Buy recyclable, compostable or other sustainable alternative products and utensils made from plant materials. Better yet, when eating out, bring your own take out containers to place your order or leftovers in (available at our local Hopaco). 

By the way, if you are carrying your water bottle or coffee mug to church, THANK YOU!!! Please don't forget to thank each other. We appreciate your contribution as our Holy Apostles community works together to make a difference.
Wishlist: Some of our members have asked to donate supplies to the church. If you are interested, download the wishlist here. We will be updating the list periodically.
Still wanting to share items? See a starting list of items  here . This list will be placed at the back of the church for you to fill out. No exchange of money please. Have fun sharing items!
Mahalo to the Tampos 'Ohana for donating these beautiful kāhili to our church. These feather standards are symbolic of royalty. The pair was made by Roberto Alapaki Tampos, a cultural practitioner and father of Evette and Robert Tampos. He learned from the master feather crafter Mary Kekuewa. Evette believed that the Church of Holy Apostles would be the best home for these kāhili as an expression of her Dadʻs gratitude for taking care of both Evette and her brother.

The kāhili would also serve to honor the legacy of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV.

Nani wale nō!
For the youngest of our parishioners: (and the young at heart)

THE SUNDAY PAPER JUNIOR is aimed at younger children (preschool through grade 3 or 4). It features one lesson based on the Gospel.

THE SUNDAY PAPER JUNIOR offers big, bold artwork, a simple storyline, an activity page designed to stir children's imaginations and spirituality and children only need a pencil or crayons (no glue or scissors). We encourage you to use THE SUNDAY PAPER JUNIOR in your home today.
Mahalo to all who attended the Introduction to Centering Prayer on March 2nd. These are some reflections of the day:

Centering Prayer is rooted in the word of God, both through Scripture and in the person of Jesus Christ.

Anchored in four basic guidelines, the method is designed to facilitate the development of contemplative prayer by preparing you to receive it. The method presents the teachings of our ancient predecessors in an updated form. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer; rather, it casts a new light and depth of meeting on them. This method of prayer is a movement beyond conversation with Christ and into communion with him. The source of centering prayer is Trinitarian--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The focus of Centering Prayer is Christ. The effect of the method is ecclesial; that is, it builds communities of faith and bonds the members together in love.

Centering Prayer is fundamentally two things at the same time: first, the deepening of your personal relationship with Christ; and second, a method of freeing you from obstacles that prevent faith, hope, and love from unfolding within you. It reduces the tendency for over activity in prayer and exercise dependence on concepts or ideas in order to think your way to God. In short, it allows you to become sensitive to the subtle inspirations of the Holy Spirit that lead to intimate relationship.

Prayer is a Relationship.

Throughout the ages, most cultures and religions have practiced some form of prayer as a way of relating to God or spirit. In the modern Western world, we tend to think of prayer as thoughts or feelings expressed through words. Often these prayers become supplications to a God "out there"--a God that we perceive to be somewhere else. Although these prayers are those most commonly practiced, they are not the only expressions of prayer.

In Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke, the word for prayer is shela. Shela can be interpreted to mean "to open oneself and listen to the Divine Presence." In this sense, prayer is not necessarily words being spoken rather, it is closer to what, in the Christian tradition, is called contemplation. It's important for you to be open to a new understanding of Prayer in the context of the contemplative Christian tradition.

In the contemplative sense, prayer is not something you do, but is instead a relationship between you and the Divine Indwelling. To pray is to accept God's invitation to turn your mind and heart inward and open to the realization that you are not separate from God. God is always with you, whether you know it or not. This understanding of prayer as a relationship with God is a primary foundation of the practice of Centering Prayer. As you undertake and learn more about silent prayer in the contemplative Christian tradition, remain open to this new paradigm of prayer.


How do I know I am making progress? Is it working?

Let go of any expectations you may have for your period of Centering Prayer. The whole prayer is an exercise in letting go. Even to try is a thought! To struggle is to want to achieve some goal in the future. The prayer is about letting go of all exterior and interior preoccupations and bringing you into the present moment with God. The present moment is the only place where God is. There is only one activity in Centering Prayer--your consent. When engaged with any thought--including those of expectations and future results, renew your consent by returning ever-so-gently to your sacred word. Remember, that the fruits of the prayer are not experienced in the prayer itself, but in the ordinary events and relationships of daily life. 


Want to know more? Contact Lindbergh Marzo at familylife@episcopalchurchhilo.org
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