Pastor’s Corner: Scary Days

January 13, 2021 Last Wednesday was a scary day. The images from the United States Capitol combined the terrifying with the bizarre. One moment I saw violent physical clashes between rioters and Capitol police officers. The next moment I saw light-hearted invaders walking between red velvet ropes. One photo, taken when the Representatives had moved […]

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What I’m Thinking: Ready for Angels

Jesus told Nathanael that he would see angels descending with the Son of Man. Well, after last week, I would welcome some angels. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about how much I looked forward to the end of the year 2020, how much I hoped that 2021 would bring respite, relief; would bring renewal after […]

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A Song from Church of the Holy Cross: January 13, 2021

The video above will be live at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

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Sermon: Baptisms

January 10, 2021Baptism of Christ Acts 19:1-7Mark 1:4-11 by Eric Anderson The story – not this story, but the story within this story – started with a finch. As stories go, it wasn’t an impressive one. It was depressingly simple. The story was this: that cats hunted regularly in one grassy area filled with seeds […]

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Community Concert: January 8, 2021

Click the video box above at 6:00 PM to sing along on old favorites and refresh the spirit.

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Online Worship for January 10, 2021

Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross’s live streaming worship service for January 10, 2021. Feel free to follow the service text by scrolling down, or you may download and print the service in PDF format below. Online Worship, January 10, 2021Baptism of Christ Rev. Eric S. Anderson, Pastor WE GATHER TO WORSHIP GOD Welcome […]

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Pastor’s Corner: Another Road

January 6, 2021 “And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.” – Matthew 2:12 On January 6th, we are well into the season of “Have you broken all your New Year’s resolutions yet?” jokes. The portrait of well-intended but lightly-made, lightly-taken, and […]

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Pastor’s Corner: A Better 2021

December 30, 2020 I have a habit of observing each year that we celebrate the New Year at an arbitrary time – for truly, any day to end an old year and begin a new year has to be an arbitrary time. I’m not sure I’ve ever hoped (even prayed) that the arbitrary turning of […]

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A Time of Prayer for the Nation: Video and Transcript

Aloha. I’m Eric Anderson. I’m the pastor of Church of the Holy Cross, United Church of Christ, in Hilo, Hawai’i, and welcome to this time of prayer as a long day continues in Washington, DC, and for all of us who care about those events in the national capital today. I just need to call […]

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A Song from Church of the Holy Cross: January 6, 2021

This stream will be live at 11:00 am HAST on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

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