What I’m Thinking: Music

  In Ephesians, we’re offered the advice to sing hymns and spiritual songs. I can’t think of a much better idea. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the fifth chapter of Ephesians today (Ephesians 5:15-20). It begins with some fairly direct advice about being cautious around alcohol – good advice, I’d say, in the first […]

August 13, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Just Plain Good Advice

August 12, 2018 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Have you ever noticed that people sometimes resist good advice? Yesterday at the airport waiting for my flight back to Hilo I watched a young mother follow her toddler around the seats in the waiting area. The child was clearly new to walking and also clearly […]

August 12, 2018 in Sermons by

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What I’m Thinking: Good Advice

  Is the Bible easy to understand, or does it take work to figure out its meaning? Well, that depends. Which part are you reading? In Ephesians 4:25-5:2, you’ll find straightforward good advice. Here’s a transcript: I’m asking a question this week: Is the Bible easy to understand, or is it difficult? Does it require […]

August 5, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: One Bread, One Body

August 5, 2018 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost John 6:24-35, Ephesians 4:1-16 This was also the day of Church of the Holy Cross’ annual picnic, and we were joined in worship by members of the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa of Hilo. Of all the metaphors for the life of faith, I turn most often […]

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Eric Anderson to Play Benefit Concert for Puna August 25

Eric Anderson (and some special guests) will perform in concert at Church of the Holy Cross on Saturday evening, August 25, at 7:00 pm, in a benefit for those affected by the eruption in Puna. He’ll bring guitar, ukulele, original melodies, and a healthy dose of, “Everyone sing along, now!” Admission is free; contributions will […]

August 2, 2018 in Events by

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Pastor’s Corner: Memory

August 1, 2018 I can’t remember telephone numbers any more. I used to remember them. I’d reach for that heavy unit hard-wired to the wall, and I’d simply dial a number without reference to anything but my own memory. I still remember a few of them. I could dial the number of the home where […]

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What I’m Thinking: Bread of Life

  In John’s Gospel, when Jesus does a sign, it leads to a declaration of who Jesus is. In this case, the feeding of 5,000 leads to his statement, “I am the bread of life.” Personally, I take comfort in a Savior whose concern is to see that human beings are fed. Here’s a transcript: […]

July 29, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Helping Hands

July 29, 2018 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost John 6:1-21 There is an old story about a poor traveler – a bum, a hobo, if you will – who visited a village and went door to door asking for help: a little bread, a bowl of porridge, a cup of soup. Each house, however, though it […]

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Remembering Rev. Yamane

Rev. Susumu Yamane passed away Monday, July 9, 2018, on Oahu.  Rev. Yamane was in hospice care in the Palolo Chinese Home since late May 2018 following a head injury sustained in a fall. Rev. Yamane served as Church of the Holy Cross’s Senior Pastor from 1971 to his retirement in 1994.   Following his retirement, […]

July 26, 2018 in Community, Events by

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Rev. Dr. Lynn Anderson – Prayers and Blessings

Pastor Eric Anderson flew home to New England to be with his family after his father, the Rev. Dr. Lynn Wyman Anderson, age 80, passed away on July 1st (his obituary appears below).  A memorial service was held on July 14th at the First Congregational Church, 18 Broad Street, Westfield, Massachusetts with the Revs. Elva […]

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