Senior Ministry, April 25

Senior Ministry will meet on Thursday, April 25th at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary for a special delight. We will be treated to a magical May Day Program performed by the talented students of `E Maka`ala School. After the program, please join us in the Building of Faith for lunch (11 a.m.) of kalua pig, […]

April 22, 2019 in Community, Events by

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Oral Health Workshop, April 28

Come to the Building of Faith after service on April 28 to a workshop on oral health and how important it is for maintaining our overall health and well-being. R. Scott Daniels of the Department of Health will focus on ways to prevent most oral health issues, and also provide information about responding to some […]

April 22, 2019 in Community, Events by

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“Grow Your Church” Workshop, May 4

The Rev. Tracy Barnowe, Associate Conference Minister for Church Vitality and author of Grow Your Church will lead a workshop on welcoming visitors to the church on Saturday, May 4, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Church of the Holy Cross. The fee of $20.00 will include lunch and materials. Check with Pastor Eric […]

April 22, 2019 in Community, Events by

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What I’m Thinking: Call My Name

In a special edition of What I’m Thinking, Pastor Eric considers Mary Magdalene’s encounter with the risen Jesus and turns from thinking to singing. Here’s a transcript: This is a special edition of What I’m Thinking. Earlier this week, I was thinking about Jesus’ commandment to love, which we read at worship on Maundy Thursday. […]

April 21, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: First Apostle

April 21, 2019Easter Sunday John 20:1-18 by Eric Anderson Let me see if I can get you to step back in time a few hours. Actually, I’d like you to step back a couple thousand years, but let’s start with a couple hours. Well, more like four. Or five. Are you willing to go back […]

April 21, 2019 in Sermons by

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Reflection for Maundy Thursday

April 18, 2019Maundy Thursday John 13:1-17, 31b-35 by Eric Anderson The Gospel reading leaves out a couple of things. In the section we skipped, verses 18 through 30, Jesus predicted that one of his disciples would hand him over. He even identified Judas, though in a way only one or two could recognize in the […]

April 18, 2019 in Lent, Sermons by

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Pastor’s Corner: Lent Will End

April 17, 2019 Lent is drawing to a close. In the next few days we will join one another in the service of the shadows (Tenebrae in Latin), hearing the story of the Thursday of Holy Week in Chuukese, English, Pohnpeian, and Samoan. On Good Friday the sanctuary will be open for private prayer from […]

April 17, 2019 in Lent, Pastor's Corner Reflections by

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What I’m Thinking: Great Love

Jesus commanded his friends to love one another as much as he had loved them. Curiously, they didn’t ask how much he loved them. They seemed to know. Would that we could know as well! Here’s a transcript: It’s Holy Week at Church of the Holy Cross, and although I am thinking about Easter Sunday, […]

April 15, 2019 in Lent, What I'm Thinking by

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Reading of the Passion from Luke

On Palm Sunday, worship at Church of the Holy Cross began with an exultant march around the sanctuary, waving palms and singing. The children, of course, took the lead. Later in the service, four readers took on the task of sharing the story of Jesus’ last two days: his Passover dinner with his closest friends […]

April 14, 2019 in Sermons by

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What I’m Thinking: Passion Sunday

For the last few years at Church of the Holy Cross, we have observed Palm Sunday with a reading of the Passion narrative – the story of Jesus’ last day, beginning with the Last Supper and ending with his burial. This year we will read it from the Gospel of Luke. Here’s a transcript: The […]

April 7, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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Monday 6:30 pm, Wednesday 9:00 am

IYPP
(International Young Adults Association)
Bible Study

Wednesday 7:30 pm

The Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga

(The Rev. Tevita) Sunday 1:00 pm Wednesday 7:00 pm (Sanctuary)

The United Church of Christ, Pohnpei - Hilo

(The Rev. Ichiro) Sunday 10:00 am (Bdg. of Faith)

The Samoan Church

(The Rev. Sunia) Sunday 4:00 pm (Sanctuary)

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