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January 7, 2024 at 7:00 am & 9:00 am

First Sunday after the Epiphany

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January 14 - Second Sunday after the Epiphany - 7:00 am & 9:00 am

January 21 - Third Sunday after the Epiphany - 7:00 am & 9:00 am

January 28 - Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany - 7:00 am & 9:00 am

February 4 - Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany - 7:00 am & 9:00 am

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


Dear St. Augustine's 'ohana,

This Sunday, we find ourselves standing at the River Jordan with John the Baptist as he baptizes Jesus, the Promised One.

Promises. We tend to think of promises as instant. However, promises unfold slowly over time. Promises begin as seeds of intention and become reality only through daily practice. Making a promise is easy; keeping a promise involves faith, effort, discipline, trust, and balance.

Please join us this Sunday as we renew our baptismal promises. To prepare, we'll talk about what the baptism of Jesus means and what our baptisms mean. What promises do we make to God, and, most important, how do we work on keeping those promises each day?


Vicar Jennifer


  • Laura LaGassa for cleaning the church & providing flowers this week
  • Ginger Gohier for serving as lay reader last Sunday.
  • 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, Bobbi Green, 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, Koa Paulo, 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 Tuesday, January 2nd at 5:00 pm to sing through the hymns for the following Sunday. All are welcome! 


  • Sunday, January 7 - Mini-concert at St. Augustine’s at 5:30 pm - Join us for 30 minutes of music (two flutes and piano) followed by a potluck in Walker Hall.

  • Saturday, January 27, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (or whenever we are pau) - Lei Hulu work day to begin construction on the kahili! Come join us for any amount of time to see this beautiful piece come together. Potluck lunch. 



Last week we enjoyed the Fourth Sunday of Advent Godly Play story with Sunday School teacher Kathy Webb. After the story, Kathy Matsuda led us in a fun Christmas wall hanging craft. You can find a video of last week's story here on Youtube.

Sunday school is held every Sunday during the 9:00am service and open to all keiki ages 3-10. Hope to see you, your grandchildren, or children there!


To aid our budgeting process for 2024, please give careful consideration to a financial pledge to St. Augustine's. Each 'ohana received a mailing with a pledge card. Please bring your completed pledge card to church and place it in the offering plate or put it in the mail slot outside the church admin office. You can also mail it to the church at:

St. Augustine's Episcopal Church

PO Box 220

Kapaau, HI 96755

If you need a pledge card, extra cards are available in the church and in Walker Hall.

Your support for St. Augustine's is much appreciated! We have several large projects coming up in 2024, such as removing bees and tenting for termites. If you are interested in making a special contribution for a specific project, please contact Vicar Jennifer.

Mahalo nui for your gifts of time, talents, and funds! Every bit of what you do helps us further our mission "to be the love of God and to feel the love of God" at St. Augustine's and in our North Kohala community!

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.

PICTURED ABOVE - Teahupo'o in Tahiti, the site of a three-day surfing competition for the 2024 Olympics. Locals oppose the construction of a broadcast tower on the reef, which would damage the reef and its ecosystem.

Please pray for the safekeeping of the reef of Teahupo'o in Tahiti. Locals there have protested plans to build a TV broadcast tower on the reef for the Paris 2024 Olympics surfing competition, citing certain and irreparable damage to the reef and its ecosystem.

If you are on Instagram, please visit #saveteahupoo, sign the petition and share widely. #https://www.instagram.com/teahupoo/?hl=en

Mahalo to Brendan McDougall for calling this vital creation care issue to our attention. May our sister island's sacred waters and reefs remain untouched.



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



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



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