What I’m Thinking: The Presence of God

Psalm 139 uses some of the Bible’s most evocative poetry to impress the nearness of God on its hearers. How do you feel about the presence of God in the midst of a pandemic? Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about Psalm 139 (Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24). The Book of Psalms is filled with rich and evocative […]

July 13, 2020 in What I'm Thinking by

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A Song from Church of the Holy Cross: July 15, 2020

Click the box above to view a live performance from Church of the Holy Cross at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 15. You can watch the recorded video at any time afterwards in this same place.

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Sermon: Soil and Seeds

July 12, 2020Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 by Eric Anderson The ohi’a lehua bloomed bright red, glinting with gold at the tip of each delicate scarlet strand. Bees and beetles came to sip its nectar, along with ‘apapane, i’iwi, ‘amakihi, and others. After some time, though, the scarlet threads faded and dropped away. […]

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Worship for July 12, 2020

Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross’s live streaming worship service for July 12th, 2020. Feel free to follow the service text by scrolling down, or you may download and print the service in PDF format below. Worship for July 12, 2020Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Eric S. Anderson, Pastor WE GATHER TO WORSHIP GOD […]

July 10, 2020 in Worship by

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Worship, Music, Bible Study

Updated July 8, 2020 Worship Service Resumes In-Person, Continues via YouTube We have resumed in-person attendance at the Church of the Holy Cross for Sunday Worship Service at 10 AM as of July 5, 2020, with limited seating due to recommended physical distancing and implementation of other safety protocol against COVID19. We will continue to […]

July 8, 2020 in Community, Events by

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Service Day, July 11

Church of the Holy Cross’ next Service Day is Saturday, July 11 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We are grateful for the many members, guest churches, friends and families who are willing to help us in caring and cleaning our beloved campus. In our efforts to assist in simplifying the tasks, listed below […]

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Community Concert: July 10, 2020

As we cannot gather for a Community Sing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pastor Eric Anderson will provide a one-hour concert of old favorites and his own music on the 2nd and 4th Fridays. The video above will be active on July 10, 2020, at 6:00 pm HAST. Please join us!

July 6, 2020 in Events by

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A Song from Church of the Holy Cross: July 8, 2020

Click the box above to view a live performance from Church of the Holy Cross at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 8. You can watch the recorded video at any time afterwards in this same place.

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What I’m Thinking: In the Soil

We usually call it “the Parable of the Sower,” but what makes the difference in the story is the soil. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the thirteenth chapter of Matthew’s Gospel (Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23). It begins with a story that Matthew, Mark, and Luke all seem to believe defined Jesus’ story-telling ministry. We call […]

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Sermon: Disreputable Company

July 5, 2020Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 by Eric Anderson As June arrived, the young ‘akepa had learned to fly, had learned to find spiders and caterpillars, had learned to clean and settle his feathers, and had learned that it is a glorious thing to be an ‘akepa. What other bird could match […]

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