What I’m Thinking: Give Thanks

  Hannah burst out in a song of great joy and thanksgiving. What makes you give thanks? Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about Hannah’s Song, which opens the second chapter of First Samuel (1 Samuel 2:1-10). It’s an astonishing outburst of thanksgiving, and Mary would, in fact, sort of pick up some of its themes […]

November 13, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Two Coins on the Pledge Card

November 11, 2018 Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 12:38-44 It’s curious. Back to back here, we find Jesus saying startling things. First, he criticizes the scribes. We’ve gotten used, over the last few centuries, to reading about Jesus saying harsh things about the religious leadership of his day. I’m sure others said similar things in […]

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Pastor’s Corner: We Can Do It Again

November 7, 2018 We can do it. We’ve done it. We can do it again. In October, we put our shoulders to the wheel together, and we produced and delivered meals to the tiny house villages for Puna lava evacuees: the families at Hale Iki, and the kupuna at Sacred Heart. It took a lot […]

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Uniting in Thanks – Community Thanksgiving Celebration

The annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration will be held on Tuesday, November 20 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1373 Kilauea Avenue. The theme of this year’s program, which starts at 7:00 PM, is “Uniting in Thanks.” It will feature an evening of music from many faith traditions, including our own chancel choir, […]

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Another Call to Cook and Feed

Hope Services has asked us to cook and deliver dinners one day a week, Thursdays, beginning November 8 to the Sacred Heart Village in Pahoa for those displaced by lava. The meals are for kupuna who have no stove and very limited refrigerator space. Once again, we are looking for food preparers and delivery and […]

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Interfaith Service Honors those Slain at Tree of Life Synagogue

Church of the Holy Cross hosted a special memorial service on October 30, honoring the lives of those killed during worship at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the previous Saturday. Organized by Interfaith Communities in Action (ICIA), the service included the Jewish memorial prayer called the Mourner’s Kaddish, heart-wringing music, and candles […]

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Senior Ministry News – November 2018

Senior Ministry gathering is scheduled for Thursday, November 15th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Building of Faith. Join us for lunch and help arrange flowers and fill boxes with goodies for our 13 shut-ins. We will also require assistance in delivering these items and a turkey lunch in some instances. Sign up […]

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Loyalty Sunday, November 18

Pledge cards will be received on Sunday, November 18. Some of your gifts to the Church of the Holy Cross this year will venture outside the walls, off the campus, to offer compassion and comfort in places near and far. Some will enable us to care for our near neighbors, and for our kupuna and […]

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What I’m Thinking: Small Matters

  Jesus watched people giving, and after a woman put two coins in the box and hurried away, he told his friends that she had given more than any of the rest. She had given all she had. Here’s a transcript: I am thinking about the end of the twelfth chapter of Mark (Mark 12:38-44). […]

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Sermon: And After That

November 4, 2018 Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 12:28-34 “After that no one dared to ask him any question.” Really? I’d like to think I’d have lots of questions. This conversation with the scribe comes after a series of attempts by various religious leaders to trap Jesus into some kind of unpopular statement. They’d tried […]

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