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October 1, 2023 at 7:00am & 9:00am

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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October 8 - The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 15 - The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

October 22 - The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

October 29 - The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost


Dear St. Augustine's 'ohana,

Last week, Jesus shared a parable to help us see that God's realm is not an economy; God's realm is an ecology. We are invited to expand our view beyond ideas of "fair transaction" to live into "right relationship" with ourselves, one another, all creation, and the Divine.

This week, we'll dive into what it means to participate actively in the ecology of God's realm, both figuratively and literally. We'll listen as Jesus tells a story of two brothers, one who promises to do as he is asked (but doesn't) and one who says he won't do as he is asked (but does).

Jesus is saying that it's not enough to promise to participate. What's most important is that we actually do it!

Join us this Sunday—Creation Care Sunday—to discuss the ecology of God's realm and how we can participate actively as good stewards of this planet. This special liturgy focuses our attention on actions we can take to care for all creation. During both the 7:00 am and 9:00 am services, we will pause to give thanks and light candles for our animal companions who have died, and, at 10:30 am, we'll offer blessings for all pets and pet owners.

Please join us!


Vicar Jennifer

P.S., Mahalo nui loa to everyone who participated in our Annual Bazaar! It was a huge success because of you! So many helped to plan, work long hours to prepare and staff the event, and invite community members to attend. The funds we raised are crucial for St. Augustine's, helping us to maintain our beautiful campus buildings and continue serving our community with services and events. Your active participation makes our mission a reality: we are a place to BE the love of God and to FEEL the love of God.

P.S.S, A reminder: there will be another Time & Talents drawing this Sunday October 1 during the 9:00 am service. If you have not yet done so, please submit your paper copies to admin office or fill out the online form here.

We are truly blessed with abundance in this community!


  • Lani Bowman for cleaning the church and providing flowers this week.
  • Maurine Gomes for serving as lay reader last Sunday.
  • All St. Augustine's members and Kohala community members who made last week's Bazaar a success!
  • St. Augustine's members who pray for others each week.
  • The many members of St. Augustine's and the community who help sort donations and operate the Thrift Shop.



Please pray for healing, guidance, strength, peace of mind, and comfort for: Erin Manuel, George Webb Jr., Leony Millett, Steve Costa, Dwight Bunn, Janet (Virginia’s daughter), Kara Fernandez (for travel mercies during her semester at sea), all the people of Maui, Church of the Holy Innocents in Maui and Vicar Bruce & Sylvia DeGooyer, Arcadio & Filomena Badua, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Lisa Andrews, Guy Kaoo, Koa Paulo, Tula Brickel, Becky & Ludwig Simmet, Reni Aʻi aʻi Bello, Kaikoa-Aina Brown, Karen Miller, Marlene & Harry Ching, Annecita Tamayo, Benny Raymond, Lynn Dicus, Juana Mejia, and Jerry Kremkow.


Volunteer to be part of St. Augustine's prayer chain! Contact Patsy Ching or Vicar Jennifer if you would like to:

  • Pray for those who have requested prayers
  • Be part of the phone tree that helps us know about prayer requests or emergencies


If you or someone you know would like to be added to our prayer list, please email Patsy Ching or Vicar Jennifer. You can request prayers for yourself, your 'ohana, or anyone in our community or beyond. 

During our Sunday services, you can write prayer requests on a piece of paper. Prayers will be read aloud or silently (per your request) during the Prayers of the People.


You can also send us prayer requests through our online form.

Mahalo for your care and prayers!


SUNDAY SCHOOL - Held each Sunday at 9:00 am with Youth Director Kathy Matsuda along with Michelle White and Kathy Webb.

FELLOWSHIP HOUR - Every Sunday after our 9:00 am service. We gather to enjoy conversation, coffee, and treats in Walker Hall. Please bring some savory or sweet treats to share if you like! Mahalo to all who have been providing delicious food and to Jeannette Hensel for bringing coffee

TEEN GATHERINGS - Stay tuned for the next event coming soon!

BIBLE STUDY - Join us for Bible Study on Friday September 29 at 2:00 pm in Walker Hall. We'll discuss the following readings:

Ezekiel 18:1-4,25-32, Psalm 25:1-8, Philippians 2:1-13,

Matthew 21:23-32.

CHOIR - Join us Tuesday, October 3 at 5:00 pm to sing through the hymns for the following Sunday. All are welcome!



  • Sunday, October 1 - Special creation care services (at both 7:00 am and 9:00 am) plus a Blessing of the Animals at 10:30 am in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi and in observance of Creation Care month for the Episcopal Church. Bring all creatures great and small for this event! All are welcome; please invite friends and neighbors who have pets.
  • Saturday, October 14, 10:00 am - Celebration of life service for Jan Ellison. Visitation is at 9:00 am; service begins at 10:00 am. 
  • October 17-20 - Vicar Jennifer and Kirk off island for the annual Diocesan Convention.
  • Friday, October 27, 5:00 pm - Kohala Cares Fundraiser in Walker Hall. 
  • Saturday, October 28, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm - Kahili making in Walker Hall followed by lunch.



What a wonderful day last Saturday! We had a steady flow of happy shoppers, lots of ono grindz to enjoy, and amazing music to keep us moving and grooving!

Our gratitude to all our church and community members for working on and attending the event. Our successful day means that people had a great time and that we have much needed funds to take care of building maintenance and future event planning.

The St. Augustine's Annual Bazaar planning committee outdid themselves with long planning meetings and hours of hard work for weeks leading up to the event! Mahalo to Kathy M., Eileen, Susan & Peter, Kim, Maurine, Patsy, Cindy & John, and Kathy W. Many thanks to our wonderful Thrift Shop crew for preparing the shop in advance: Iris, Carol, and Mavis. Mahalo to Annalisa for hours of work preparing and pricing items for the Boutique and jewelry.

Mahalo to everyone who worked the day of the event: George Webb (sound), Michelle White (Thrift Shop cashier), Iris and Carol (Thrift Shop), Piilani, Gail Ansardi (Housewares Tent) Jennifer Colson, Patsy, Rose, Phyllis & Libby (Food Tent), Analisa, Virginia & Malia Dela Cruz (Boutique), Eileen & Susan (Silent Auction), Cindy & Maurine (Cashier), Kim, Dave & Peter (Plants), John (everything!), Mavis, Yvanka, (Concessions).

For more photos and videos of the day's events, please visit the St. Augustine's Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/kapaauHI/


Next drawing is this Sunday, October 1!

What brings you joy? Perhaps you like to garden, cook, or organize things. Maybe you enjoy carpentry, reading to keiki, or sending greeting cards. All gifts of time and talent make a big difference in the life of our church and community. 

Please fill out the Time & Talents online form for 2024. Paper forms are also available in Walker Hall. As you look through our list of ministry opportunities, you might be surprised at what sparks your interest!

Every St. Augustine's member who turns in a Time & Talents Form will be entered into a drawing for a $25 donation. Congratulations to Kathy Matsuda winner of the September 10th drawing! We will have three more drawings: October 1, October 8, and October 22.

If you have information to share, please let us know! This is a space to help us stay in touch in a variety of ways, such as news, offers of assistance, or garden bounty (fruits, veggies) you would like to share. Please email Vicar Jennifer or Kathy Webb: VicarJennifer@staugustineskohala.com or admin@staugustineskohala.com


The ecumenical and international creation care event known as the Season of Creation is now through October 4th. Check out https://seasonofcreation.org to learn more and ways to get involved. We cannot do everything that needs to be done to care for our dear earth, but let us act with courage and faith to take what actions we can.



Mahalo to Kohala Mountain News for the wonderful article in this month's paper. Thank you to St. Augustine's member Eileen Hartwings who connected us with writer Diann Wilson to bring this piece to life!

Check out the full article here: https://bit.ly/kmnthriftstore


The Thrift Shop is open Wednesdays from noon - 6:00 pm and also on the first Saturday of the month from 8:00 am - 11:00 am.


St. Augustine's is grateful to the community for the many items generously donated to our Thrift Shop! We accept donations when the Thrift Store is staffed by our volunteers.

Please bring your items during these times:

Wednesdays 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursdays 8:00 am - 11:00 am



From our friends at Kohala Food Hub:

We have several open slots remaining in the Veggie Rx Free Community Food Program that we serve in partnership with Same Canoe. The deadline has been extended to October 15th! To qualify to participate, applicants must meet 2 of the following 3 criteria:

  • Qualify as Low Income - defined as 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for Hawai'i (recipients of SNAP, Med Quest, and other State and Federal assistance programs automatically qualify).
  • Be of Native Hawaiian, Filipino, or Pacific Islander descent.
  • Have a chronic health condition that could be improved by eating more fresh produce.

Click HERE to access the brief paper enrollment form, and please share it with anyone in the Kohala area who you think may qualify and could benefit. To apply, please fill out the application form, snap a photo of it, and email to manager@kohalafoodhub.com or text it to (808) 896-3179.

Applicants determined eligible by Same Canoe will be contacted to set up a brief phone interview, which must be completed before enrollment. If you do not have access to a printer for the form, please contact us and we can provide a form for you at our Hawi facility at 55-230 Ho'ea Rd. We can also accept screenshots!

Participants in the program will receive two $30 value bags of fresh produce each month through the end of May 2024.


  • Listen to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's podcasts on "The Way of Love."



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