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Pastor’s Corner: The Beauty Remains

In various shades of blue: beyond a bay a mountain rises hazily, lighter at the top from snow, with blue clouds above.

January 22, 2020 I didn’t expect to see much during morning walks by the Bay last week. Low clouds seemed like a permanent companion for us here in Hilo, matched by extraordinarily high tides and repeated downpours. Most days, my experience matched my expectations. One morning, however, I glanced up to see the snowpack on […]

January 28, 2020 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by

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What I’m Thinking: Raised Standards

Micah 6:8 is difficult enough: to do justice, to love faithfully, and to walk humbly with God. In the Beatitudes, Jesus raised the bar. Poverty of spirit, meekness, pureness of heart, and more become the challenge of a faith life. Here’s a transcript: The Revised Common Lectionary has brought two of my favorite Scriptures to […]

January 26, 2020 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Just a Little Fear

A castle against the skyline - the one used as "Castle Anthrax" in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

January 26, 2020Third Sunday after the Epiphany Psalm 27:1, 4-9 by Eric Anderson Just a Little Fear. That’s the title of this sermon, and some of you might wonder where that came from. Some of you, and I have my ideas about who that might be, have guessed and are wondering whether I’ll admit it. […]

January 26, 2020 in Sermons by

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2020 Annual Membership Meeting

Our church’s Annual Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020 after 10 AM Worship Service. Please save the date and plan to attend! The Annual Report should be ready for distribution during the first week of February.

January 22, 2020 in Uncategorized by

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What I’m Thinking: Whom Shall I Fear?

As we wrestle in Hawai’i with the shocking news of murder and arson near Diamond Head, we hear the Psalmist ask: “Whom shall I fear?” Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about how a Sunday in Honolulu, just below the majesty of Diamond Head, became the setting for violence, for fire, for death. My prayers are […]

January 19, 2020 in What I'm Thinking by

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