What I’m Thinking: The Deceiver Deceived

  Jacob the Trickster: he gets away with everything, it seems. But then suddenly in Genesis 29, it’s Jacob who’s deceived. So what would you do? What should we do when we’re disappointed? Well, I’ve been thinking about Jacob for a few weeks now, and I’m still thinking about Jacob. Only this time, it seems […]

July 23, 2017 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Oil on Stone

July 23, 2017 Genesis 28:10-19 In 1861, a wholesale grocer named Wilmer McLean lived in Manassas, Virginia. As it happened, one of the first major battles of the Civil War would erupt nearly in his front yard. One of the Confederate Army commanders, General Beauregard, made Wilmer McLean’s house his headquarters during the battle. Beauregard […]

July 23, 2017 in Sermons by

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Boys in Hats Return to Hilo!

The folk/acoustic duo Boys in Hats will perform once again at Church of the Holy Cross on Friday evening, July 28th, at 7:30 pm. They’ll bring their irrepressible humor, their close harmony and back-and-forth counter-point, and, of course, their distinctive facial hair and hats. Eric Anderson and Paul Bryant-Smith have sung together for over twenty […]

July 23, 2017 in Community, Events by

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Pastor’s Corner: Small Things Make a Difference

It doesn’t take much to do it. I barely have to remember what day it is – my phone reminds me. All I have to do is put on the right shirt, take a picture, and share it out via social media. And that’s all there is to #ThursdaysInBlack. I’ve written and spoken about this […]

July 19, 2017 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by


What I’m Thinking: Jacob’s Ladder

  I’m thinking this week about Jacob’s Ladder. It’s a vision where Jacob is on the run. He goes to sleep in this place, and he dreams about, well, a ladder, going up into heaven with angels coming up and going down. When Jacob wakes, he says, “Surely the Lord was in this place, and […]

July 17, 2017 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: How Shall We Stand?

July 16, 2017 Genesis 25:19-34 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 In 1791, King Kamehameha invited his cousin Keoua to attend the dedication of a new heiau at Kawaihae, dedicated to Ku, the god of war. A prophet had declared that when the temple was completed and consecrated with a sacrifice, it meant that Kamehameha would achieve undisputed […]

July 16, 2017 in Sermons by

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Pastor’s Corner (Online Special): What I Did Last Week

It’s more than fair to ask what I’ve been up to when I jet away to the mainland to attend a meeting. So I thought I’d make this available to everyone (at least everyone willing to check things out on the Internet): What I Did at General Synod. Unlike Sue Smith, who attended as a […]

July 11, 2017 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by

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Pastor’s Corner: Prophecy

I’m writing in advance again… I wrote the previous Pastor’s Corner three days early, as I’d be busy at the ‘Aha Pae’aina when the deadline arrived. On this occasion, I will be (from your point of view, was) at the UCC’s General Synod (the biennial national gathering) in Baltimore on Deadline Day. In fact, I’m […]

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New Members Welcomed!

Join Pastor Eric on Tuesday, July 11, at 6:00 pm to learn more about becoming a member of Church of the Holy Cross UCC. How can we help you live out your faith in each day of your life, and how can you contribute to the life of this church and the wider community in […]

July 10, 2017 in Community by

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On Community Responses to Homelessness – Family Promise

Family Promise helps parents and children find short-term shelter with local households of faith as they work toward long-term housing solutions. A chapter of this innovative group is forming in East Hawai’i, and Holy Cross leaders are considering how we can help. We will meet with Family Promise coordinators on Sunday, July 16, at 12:30 […]

July 10, 2017 in Community, Events by

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The Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga

(The Rev. Tevita) Sunday 1:00 pm Wednesday 7:00 pm (Sanctuary)

The United Church of Christ, Pohnpei - Hilo

(The Rev. Ichiro) Sunday 10:00 am (Bdg. of Faith)

The Samoan Church

(The Rev. Sunia) Sunday 4:00 pm (Sanctuary)

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