News from your Parish
Happy Easter to all of my fellow parishioners! I just want to take a few precious seconds of your time to express my gratitude to all who made this past Holy Week a particularly reverent and ultimately joyful one. It was a blessing to see all the planning and preparation that occurred and then to participate in the various services with all who assisted our wonderful clergy. (Lent itself included the six weeks of spiritual formation which was widely attended.) From warmly welcoming Father David Stout to the grand potluck fellowship after the 9am Easter service (one visitor said, "this parish knows how to throw a potluck!"), the lay leaders in our parish stepped up to help us all experience Christ's passion, agony and final triumph as disciples. Mahalo nui loa!

in faith,
Doug Adams
Senior Warden
Please find below an outline of  pertinent events at the parish for the next two weeks.
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 2 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
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:
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.
Wishlist: Some of our members have asked to donate supplies to the church. If you are interested, download the wishlist here.
How can our Holy Apostles Community take steps to be more sustainable and kind to our environment?

We are all familiar with the plastic six pack holders that attach our favorite canned juices, soda, and beer. Did you know that they are an ocean hazard to birds and marine animals? Birds can catch a loop around their necks while fishing in the ocean and drown. Young seals and other marine animals could get the rings caught around their necks which could cause them to suffocate.

What can you do to help? Before you toss the six pack holders into the garbage, snip each ring with a scissors. When you're on the beach please pick up any six pack holders and snip before you throw them away. You can make a difference. Thank you!
Dr. Marina Karides of UH Hilo’s Sociology department will provide context on social tensions among us here on Hawaiʻi Island as ICIA begins is examination of “Dangerous Strangers and the Freying of Aloha” at our next general meeting.
  • Date: Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 (Note: this is a change from the fourth to fifth Tuesday so please change your calendars!)
  • Time: 7PM
  • Location: Hilo United Methodist Church, 374 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720
Seminarian Update 
Andrew Arakawa and his family, Kim and Liam , were active at Holy Apostles until a few years ago when they moved to Virginia after Andrew discerned a call to the priesthood. CHA sponsored his ordination discernment through seminary and Andrew will graduate from Virginia Theological Seminary this May! God willing and the people consenting, the Rt. Rev. Bob Fitzpatrick will ordain Andrew Arakawa and Stephen McPeek to the transitional diaconate on June 22, 2019 at 10:00 am in the Cathedral of St. Andrew. Pastor Katlin and others will present Andrew in the liturgy on behalf of Holy Apostles. A gift has been prepared from Holy Apostles (to be later announced so not to spoil the surprise). If you can make the trip, the liturgy of ordination is an open invitation! Additionally, Andrew has been appointed to a chaplain position at 'Iolani school in Honolulu. Congratulatory notes may be sent to Holy Apostles and will be forwarded to Andrew. 
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: Attendance
• Maundy Thursday - 36 present
• Good Friday - 65 present
• Stations of the Cross - 40 present
• Holy Saturday - Liturgy - 12 present
• Holy Saturday Vigil - 46 present
• Easter Sunrise - 43 present
• Easter Principal - 125 present
Sunday Paper Junior
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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.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
3:30PM Event Opens
Enjoy ʻono grinds, connects with friends and loved ones, begin designing your luminary, check out the motorcycles and classic cruisers.
Celebrate our island heritage with cultural dances and local music on the lawn. Bring low back beach chairs and umbrellas for your comfort.
Hilo Bon Dance Club
Join in the celebration as the Hilo Bon Dance Club and Tsukikage Odori Kai Dancers open their official Bon season at this event promising to perform their favorite and most popular dances for all to join in. 
7:00PM - Lantern Ceremony
Take part in the revered Lights of Remembrance Procession and release your lantern into Reedʻs Bay in honor of your loved ones. Luminary sales will end once sold out or by 6:00pm.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED! Shuttle loaders and shoreline ushers are needed. If you are interested in volunteering, call Lani at 969-1733
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
The Prayer list is refreshed the beginning of each month.
Hulo!! Hulo! Congratulations to 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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