What I’m Thinking: Heights and Depths

  This coming Sunday, we’ll recall both the feverish exaltation of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and hear the full story of his crucifixion and death. We’ll scale the heights, and we’ll descend to the depths. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about heights and depths this week. This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday, and it […]

March 18, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Is It Well with Your Soul?

March 18, 2018 Fifth Sunday in Lent John 12:20-33 Jesus said, “Now my soul is troubled.” “Now, my soul is troubled.” He had some reason to be exhilarated. He had just ridden into Jerusalem upon a donkey in a deliberate echo, a conscious fulfillment, of a vision of the prophet Zechariah. The city’s people had […]

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What I’m Thinking: How is your Soul?

  In John 12, Jesus admits that his soul is troubled at the prospect of arrest, execution, and death. That has me wondering how my own soul is, and where I find comfort amidst tragedies and trials. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the 12th chapter of John’s Gospel (John 12:20-33). It’s a busy one, […]

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Sermon: God So Loved the World

March 11, 2018 Fourth Sunday in Lent John 3:14-21 You know, I wish it were so simple. “Those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.” It’s not clear that these words come from John the gospel writer or […]

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One Great Hour of Sharing, March 11

No home cook waits until dinnertime to shop for that meal.  Cooks stock up beforehand on the food they need to feed their families.  Think of One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) in the same way.  If we waited until a disaster struck before asking for help, precious lives might be lost while the resources […]

March 7, 2018 in Community, Events by

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Blood Bank Drive, Wednesday March 21

The Blood Bank Drive is on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula Street, Hilo, Hawai`i, in the Building of Faith from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Please help us recruit blood donors as the need for blood remains vital and urgent.  If you are healthy and able to donate, […]

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2018 Holy Week and Easter Services

Palm Sunday: March 25, 10 AM Get your arms ready to wave the palms, your feet ready for a festive procession, and your lungs ready to sing out with joy: Jesus has come to us! We’ll march, and we’ll sing, and we’ll wave those festive fronds! Then we will listen to the story of Jesus’ […]

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What I’m Thinking: God’s Intentions

  John 3:16 deserves its place as a well-loved, well-remembered verse. But it can be, and has been, used to exclude. It’s important to read John 3:17 as well. Here’s a transcript: The gospel lesson for this coming Sunday, the fourth Sunday in Lent, is found in the third chapter of John, and it includes […]

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Sermon: Can I Be a Little Foolish?

March 4, 2018 Third Sunday in Lent 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 A few years ago I learned something that just delighted me. It popped up on the Internet, though it could just as easily have appeared on a T-shirt or on one of those souvenir slogan plaques that you can pick up in tourist destinations everywhere. […]

March 4, 2018 in Sermons by

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Finding Our Way Forward – March 6, 2018

In all our lives – as individuals, as families, as churches – we find it useful, even necessary, to take time to think about who we are, what we have done, what we might do, and how we might do it. This is such a time in the Hawai’i Conference of the UCC, which has […]

February 27, 2018 in Community, Events by

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