What I’m Thinking: Cranky Jesus

Like many prophets, Jesus got frustrated and cranky. Can we read both the frustrations of God and God’s blessings in the world? Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the twelfth chapter of Luke’s gospel (Luke 12:49-56), that portion when Jesus got cranky. Jesus in the twelfth chapter had spent a good deal of time telling […]

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Community Concert: August 12, 2022

The video above will be live at 6:00 pm on Friday, August 12, 2022. You may need to click “Play” to start the video stream.

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A Song from Church of the Holy Cross: August 10, 2022

The video above will be live at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. You may need to click “Play” to start the video stream.

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Sermon: Faith and Promises

August 7, 2022 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16Luke 12:32-40 by Eric Anderson “Faith,” wrote the author of the Letter to the Hebrews, “is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” I’ll quickly note that although there’s a long tradition of crediting this book to the Apostle Paul, there are a couple of […]

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Worship for August 7, 2022

The video will stream live beginning at 10:00 AM on Sunday, August 7, 2022. You may need to click Play to launch the stream. You can also watch the recorded video at this same place at any time afterward. We will be celebrating the sacrament of Holy Communion this week. Please prepare some bread (or […]

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Pastor’s Corner: Blooming

August 2, 2022 My friend and colleague the Rev. Alison Buttrick-Patton wrote me recently. She’s on sabbatical; some of you may remember her from her visit to Hilo five years ago during her last sabbatical. She complimented a photo of an orchid plant I’d shared, and said, “I learned this week that to bloom, an […]

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What I’m Thinking: Faith’s Assurance

Faith is the assurance of things not seen – but faith is also informed by hope’s fulfillment in the lives of others. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the eleventh chapter of the letter to the Hebrews (Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16), which opens with what might be a familiar definition to you: “Faith is the assurance […]

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A Song from Church of the Holy Cross: August 3, 2022

The video above will be live at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. You may need to click “Play” to start the video stream.

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Sermon: Inherited

July 31, 2022 Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23Luke 12:13-21 by Eric Anderson God asked an interesting question of the rich man in Jesus’ story. “The things that you have prepared, whose will they be?” It’s a question that echoes the words of Qohelet, the Teacher, whose book we call Ecclesiastes, written some three or four hundred […]

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Worship for July 31, 2022

The video will stream live beginning at 10:00 AM on Sunday, July 31, 2022. You may need to click Play to launch the stream. You can also watch the recorded video at this same place at any time afterward. Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross’s live stream of its worship service for Sunday, July […]

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Monday 6:30 pm, Wednesday 9:00 am

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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)

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