Pastor’s Corner: Impassioned

June 20, 2018 I’ve heard – both first- and second-hand – some of the responses to last Sunday’s (June 17th) sermon, “Let Me Take a Closer Look.” A number of people have commented, favorably I hope, on the “passion” with which I spoke. For this I thank you. It’s true. I’m stirred up. That’s not […]

June 20, 2018 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by

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Save the Date – August 5 – Church Picnic!

Stay tuned for more information as the date draws nearer for our annual all-Church picnic. Please save the date and plan to attend on Sunday, August 5, 2018 immediately after morning Worship Service on the church grounds and Building of Faith.

June 20, 2018 in Events by

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Family Thank Offering, Dedication July 1, 2018

The Family Thank Offering (FTO) is one of the mission projects of our Church of the Holy Cross Women’s Fellow-ship and the Woman’s Board of Missions (WBM) for the Pacific Islands.  As reported in the April 2018 of The Morning Star (the mission publication of the WBM) the Family Thank Offering Committee prayerfully and judiciously […]

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Free Medical Care Available in June

The 1984th United States Army Hospital will use a training exercise to provide free medical care for nine days in June at Kea’au High School. On June 18-20, 22-23, and 25-28, services will be available from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, including: Medical health screenings, School sports physicals, Dental services, Eye exams, Hearing screenings, Nutritional […]

June 18, 2018 in Community, Events by

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What I’m Thinking: In the Storm

  First: I utterly condemn this administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border. It is unjust, unjustifiable, and cruel. So I seek comfort in the story of Jesus, who calmed the storm. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking first about the children who are being separated from their parents at the United […]

June 18, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Let Me Take a Closer Look

June 17, 2018 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 4:26-34 This has not been a good week for public interpretation of the Bible. Let me take a closer look: The Attorney General of the United States chose to use Romans 13:1 to justify this administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, which includes separation of children from their parents […]

June 17, 2018 in Sermons by

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What I’m Thinking: Hidden Growth

  Two of Jesus’ parables describe mysterious or surprising growth. Could it be that that is the most important growth of all? Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the fourth chapter of Mark today (Mark 4:26-34). In it, Jesus told two parables of growth: the growth of the seeds in a farmer’s field, which sprout […]

June 10, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Just a Leader – That’s All We Ask

June 10, 2018 Third Sunday after Pentecost 1 Samuel 8:4-20 The people of Israel had a problem. Their government wasn’t working the way it was supposed to. In those days, the nation of Israel was a somewhat loose confederation of the twelve tribes. The elders of the tribes took care of most of the day-to-day […]

June 10, 2018 in Sermons by

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Pastor’s Corner: Taking Our Turn

June 6, 2018 One of the things I’ve had to learn something about is the organizations that assist people in a disaster. There’s a well-established system in the United States, and although it gets reworked in each emergency situation, it’s pretty consistent. It goes like this: The first people to respond are the people we […]

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Updated: Serving Puna – It’s Our Turn

photo: Hawaii News Now Helping Serve Meals in Puna Pastor Eric received a request from the Salvation Army, the group responsible for feeding those in the shelters; they are asking for help serving meals at the Pahoa and Keaau shelters. The Board of Stewardship and Mission has organized the first group to help serve meals […]

June 4, 2018 in Community by

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