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February 4, 2024 at 7:00 am & 9:00 am

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

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10:30 am every Sunday after the 9:00 am service.

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February 11 - Last Sunday after the Epiphany - 7:00 am & 9:00 am

February 14 - Ash Wednesday service - 5:30 pm

February 18 - First Sunday in Lent - 7:00 am & 9:00 am

Looking ahead:

February 25 - Second Sunday in Lent - 7:00 am & 9:00 am

March 3 - Third Sunday in Lent - 7:00 am & 9:00 am

March 10 - Fourth Sunday in Lent - 7:00 am & 9:00 am

March 17 - Fifth Sunday in Lent - 7:00 am & 9:00 am

March 24 - Palm Sunday - 9:00 am only (no 7:00 am service)

Holy Week Services - March 28 - Maundy Thursday; March 29 - Good Friday; March 30 - Easter Vigil

March 31 - Easter Sunday (9:00 am only) followed by egg hunt & Easter brunch

Find scripture readings for upcoming Sundays and learn about the liturgical seasons in the Episcopal Church here.


Dear St. Augustine's 'ohana,

Last week, we talked about the idea of “fear of God,” looking at the Hebrew word yirah, which is often translated “fear,” but which carries equal connotations of awe, wonder, and reverence. God’s unknowable vastness inspires a sense of raw and fierce wonder. 

More reports of God’s wonders and Jesus’ miracles come to us this week, as we deepen our sense of awe in the world around us. Isaiah reminds us of the all-encompassing goodness of the Divine:

“Have you not known? Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God,

the Creator of the ends of the earth.

God does not faint or grow weary;

God’s understanding is unsearchable.

God gives power to the faint,

and strengthens the powerless.”

The Gospel of Mark shares that Jesus healed the mother-in-law of Simon and after this, “they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door. And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons.”

Such healings would be awe-inspiring to see! If we were to see it happen in person, wouldn’t we share the exciting news with everyone we know?

We might not think of it, but we DO experience the wonders of God every day as babies are born, seeds germinate, and soil is enriched by nature’s recycling processes. Reflecting on the past week, what miracles have you encountered? How were you transformed? How have you shared your experience with others?  

This Sunday, we’ll talk more about miracles and how the prophet Isaiah and the apostle Paul urge us to share our experiences of awe in the Divine. 

With Lent approaching soon, we hasten to embrace the fullest sense of yirah (awe) in all creation as we prepare for the discipline of the Lenten season and the journey toward wisdom it offers.


Vicar Jennifer


  • Maurine Gomes for cleaning the church & providing flowers this week.
  • Kim Lambrecht for serving as lay reader last Sunday.
  • All who attended and assisted with the Annual Meeting, making it a joyful and productive time together!
  • 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: All who are affected by the Israel/Hamas war and wars around the world, Rachel and Hoku Lancaster, Motaz Aziz, Jeannette Hensel, Anne Medve, Shane Ching, Sabrina Lee, Tom Leonard, Linda Leonard Powell, David Peter Franco, Erin Manuel, all the people of Maui, Church of the Holy Innocents in Maui and Vicar Bruce & Sylvia DeGooyer, Arcadio & Filomena Badua, Lisa Andrews, Guy Kaoo, Tula Brickel, Becky & Ludwig Simmet, Reni Aʻi aʻi Bello, Kaikoa-Aina Brown, Marlene & Harry Ching, Annecita Tamayo, Lynn Dicus, and Juana Mejia.


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 - For children ages 3-10, every Sunday morning at 9:00 am with Youth Director Kathy Matsuda with Michelle White, Kathy Webb and Lucas Masada Corey.

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!

CHOIR - Join us Wednesday, February 7 at 5:00 pm to sing through the hymns for the following Sunday. All are welcome! 


  • Saturday, Feb 3, 8:30-11:30 am - Thrift Shop FREE DAY - We are clearing inventory and will be offering all toys, DVDs, CDs, and books for FREE! You can also up a pack of 10 free hangers to organize your closet.
  • Monday, Feb 5, 10:30 am - Celebration of Life for Cristeta Lum. Visitation 9:00-10:30 am. Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am. Burial at 11:30 am at Hāwi County Cemetery. Reception will be at Walker Hall immediately following the burial service.
  • Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 pm - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper (feasting before Ash Wednesday). If you are interested in volunteering to help, please contact Kathy Webb at admin@staugustineskohala.com



St. Augustine's needs your help on a few projects we'd like to complete before Easter:

  • Polish brass and silver in the church
  • Wash windows and screens in Thrift Shop and Walker Hall
  • Clean the walls in Walker Hall
  • Organize the kitchen in Walker Hall
  • Power wash and repaint parking lines and steps on campus
  • Weed and prune terraced gardens (Biblical healing plants)
  • Remove weeds and invasive plants from the cemetery

We won't be scheduling a work day. Instead, folks can come when it's convenient for them. We'll miss the fellowship time of working together, but we've found it is much easier for people to help out on their own schedules.

Working together can still happen! Consider making it a fun gathering by working in pairs. Scheduling is still easy and you get the bonus of having a work buddy!

If you would like to help, contact Kathy Webb at admin@staugustineskohala.com and let her know which project you plan to work on. We'll make sure you have the supplies you need when you arrive. Mahalo for helping with these efforts to make our campus look amazing!


St. Augustine's also has some larger projects to complete in the upcoming year. Please consider contributing to a special fund for maintaining our buildings and infrastructure. Examples of projects for which we'll need to hire workers (not listed in any particular order):

  • Repair or replace gutters (Walker Hall, Thrift Shop, Vicarage)
  • Repair church roof
  • Repaint walls in Walker Hall
  • Repair windows and corner of Thrift Shop
  • Add proper grounding to electrical outlets


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


Stay up to date with our brothers and sisters across the diocese! The latest issue of the Hawaiian Church Chronicle (Jan. 25, 2024) features important news, events, and information, including:

  • Save the Date! Annual Chrism Mass & ChurchBiz Event. Our diocese's annual Chrism Mass & ChurchBiz (formerly Spring Training) Event will be taking place on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew. The theme for this event is "Lessons Learned" as we take a look at the impact that recent catastrophies have had on our churches in the Diocese. Both COVID and the Maui wildfires have presented many challenges that we continue to learn from. Mark your calendars and save the date for this very important gathering! Church members of St. Augustine's are invited to attend. More information and registration will be coming soon! Please let Vicar Jennifer know if you are interested.
  • Diocesan Youth Retreat, April 12-14, 2024. This retreat is for all youth in grades 6-12. Come with your youth group, bring a friend or come on your own, ready to meet new friends, at Camp Mokulēʻia! ---> Sign up here.
Read the current issue of Hawaiian Church Chronicle

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 Submissions due by Thursday morning for Friday's newsletter.


Looking for a way to get involved with environmental justice in Hawai'i? Hawaii Interfaith Power and Light is a great place to start. Their mission? "As faithful stewards of aloha aina (the living earth community), Hawaii Interfaith Power and Light engages faith communities to raise awareness of global warming and create inspirational solutions."

Their website is a rich resource to start conversations around climate change and practical ways to Take Action.




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



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