Pastor’s Corner: Devastation

October 18, 2017 What are we to do with all this devastation? The images from northern California, where wildfires have swept across vineyards, and then destroyed neighborhoods, make me weep. Three weeks after Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, 80% of the people still lack electric service, and a third lack drinking water. Houston and a […]

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Pastor’s Corner: Showing Up

October 4, 2017 With apologies for the late posting of this column! Movie director Woody Allen once observed that “Showing up is 80 percent of life.” I think you can make a pretty good argument that showing up is 100 percent of ministry. To do that, I’m going to need your help, so that I […]

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Walks with a Purpose – October 27 and 28

Join in commemorating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month by participating in the Family Peace Walk and Vigil on Friday evening, October 27, beginning at 4:00 pm with sign-waving at the King Kamehameha statue and a walk to the Aupuni Center. Afterwards, come join in our regular Community Sing at 6:00 pm at Church of […]

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Informational Session on Becoming a CHC Member

Are you interested in becoming a member of Church of the Holy Cross (CHC)? Join us in the Pastor’s Study at 6:00 pm on October 26th to learn more about it: how we make decisions, our background and history, and the ways we live out our faith together. Please come with questions, with ideas, and […]

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Free Workshop on Dealing with Anger

If you’re looking for ways to understand and transform your anger, or you know others who would benefit, the Ku’ikahi Mediation Center, in partnership with Rotary and the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, is presenting a free workshop on Friday, October 20th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Mala’e Erikson, a Nonviolent Communication teacher and practitioner, […]

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All Saints Sunday, October 29

You are invited to this year’s observance of All Saints Sunday, October 29, 2017, when we will once again light candles to honor those we love who have gone before us. The worship service begins at 10 am. If you know of someone who has died in the past year who we should list in […]

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What I’m Thinking: Examples

  The Apostle Paul commended the Thessalonians for imitating himself and the Lord. That’s not very humble of him, but it is true: Christians, all Christians, serve as examples to others of what discipleship is all about. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about those who are grieving after violence today. Last night at Church of […]

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Sermon: Safety

October 15, 2017 Exodus 32:1-14 Children’s Sabbath I think most of us recognize the difference between being instructed in how to do something on the one hand, and having the experience of doing it on the other. Cooking, cleaning, carpentry, driving, singing, playing an instrument, writing, plumbing, weeding, gardening – we get better at these […]

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What I’m Thinking: Between Us and God

  When Moses didn’t return quickly enough from Mount Sinai, the Israelites demanded an idol to stand between themselves and God. Meanwhile, on the mountain, Moses performed exactly the same role… Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking this week of my gratitude to two congregations who worship on the grounds of Church of the Holy Cross: […]

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Sermon: Deceptively Simple

October 8, 2017 Exodus 20:1-20 Access Sunday In Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, a fictionalized look at the rash of public arrests, trials, and executions for witchcraft which occurred in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 and 1693, a visiting minister asks the main character, John Proctor, to name the Ten Commandments. He does pretty well, getting […]

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