Pastor’s Corner: How Do We Keep from Dancing?

December 6, 2017 A friend of mine recently took a post-retirement job with a local church, doing many of the things that Momi Lyman so ably does for us here at Church of the Holy Cross. After her first day, she reported that things had gone well. The church was still standing. “Work harder,” I […]

December 14, 2017 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by

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Thanksgiving Senior Ministry Photos

Those who attended the Senior Ministry session on Thursday November 16th in the Building of Faith not only enjoyed our annual Thanksgiving luncheon, but also made flower arrangements to deliver to our homebound friends and families. Photos by E. Shiraishi:

December 11, 2017 in Community, Events by

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What I’m Thinking: Promises

  In Psalm 126, we hear how the people of Israel rejoiced when they were able to return to their own land from exile. In Luke 1, we hear Mary’s rejoicing at the news that many of God’s promises would be fulfilled in the child she carried. Promises fulfilled are sparks of joy. Here’s a […]

December 10, 2017 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: The Best Highway

December 10, 2017 Isaiah 40:1-11 It’s almost a rule of thumb, that the wider the highway, with more lanes for cars and trucks and motorcycles and no place for pedestrians, the wider the highway, the slower it moves. And I’m not talking about the fifteen mile an hour speed limit at the airport. The wide […]

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Sermon: Attention, Distraction, Attention, Distraction

December 3, 2017 First Sunday of Advent Mark 13:24-37 I know. I’ve been merrily wishing you a Happy New Year, since the Church’s worship year begins with Advent, and then we get to the Scriptures and it seems like we’ve hardly changed our focus at all. Two weeks ago we heard Jesus’ parable of the […]

December 4, 2017 in Sermons by

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What I’m Thinking: A Straight Highway

  Isaiah wrote about a straight highway in the wilderness – an unusual thing in his day, or in ours on Hawai’i Island, where the coastlines and the mountain slopes require us to adapt our routes to the land. He saw that road, however, as a blessing atop a blessing atop a blessing. Here’s a […]

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What I’m Thinking: Hope

  This week’s gospel reading from Mark 13:24-37 sounds so much like what we heard in Matthew’s gospel a couple weeks back: Be ready! But now we’re on the first Sunday of Advent, the Sunday of Hope, which has me thinking about what hope is. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking this week about the thirteenth […]

November 27, 2017 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Compassion is the Standard

November 26, 2017 Matthew 25:31-46 With this story, Matthew wrapped up his account of Jesus’ teaching. In the next chapter, Matthew turned to the closing days of Jesus’ life: his anointing at Bethany, the Last Supper, his prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, and his arrest, trial, and crucifixion. For the last two weeks, we’ve […]

November 26, 2017 in Sermons by

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What I’m Thinking: The Criterion

  In the 25th chapter of Matthew, Jesus tells a series of stories about judgment. At the close of this address to his disciples, he makes it clear what the basis for judgment is. It’s love. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking this week about the end of the twenty-fifth chapter of Matthew, the story we […]

November 19, 2017 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Hide It Under a Bushel? No!

November 19, 2017 Matthew 25:14-30 Hide it under a bushel? No! I’m gonna let it shine! Hide it under a bushel? No! I’m gonna let it shine! Hide it under a bushel? No! I’m gonna let it shine! Let it shine! Let it shine! Let it shine! That’s one of my favorite verses of “This […]

November 19, 2017 in Sermons by

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