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February 11, 2024 at 7:00 am & 9:00 am

Last Sunday after the Epiphany

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

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February 14 - Ash Wednesday service - 5:30 pm

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

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

Looking ahead:

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,

This Sunday we hear the Gospel of Mark's account of the Transfiguration of Christ. "And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them." Foreshadowing Christ's resurrection, the Transfiguration signals the awe and mystery of the Divine.

Afterward, Jesus instructs Peter, James, and John to "tell no one." How difficult it must have been to keep the secret! But how fitting that Jesus, always true to his mission, points beyond himself, beyond the miracles, and beyond earthly time. Jesus calls us to humbly consider the mystery of the Divine Creator of all things. ("For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God." - Hebrews 3:4)

The Transfiguration allows us to put aside our comparatively small human concerns and little egos to step into the flow of God's vastness. We don't know where the flow will lead, but we have faith in following Christ's example of love in action.


Vicar Jennifer

P.S., Next week, we'll observe Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the season of Lent. During this time of the church year, we turn our attention to inner spiritual journeys of solemn and humble reflection. Please join us for the Ash Wednesday service on February 14 at 5:30 pm.

Resource for Lent: The 2024 Lenten Meditations (from Episcopal Relief & Development) offers daily meditations. Sign up here to receive a daily email.


Maurine Gomes for cleaning the church & providing flowers this week.

Maurine Gomes for serving as lay reader last Sunday.

Kathy M., Ginger, Maurine, Sam, Eileen, Patsy, Libby, John S, and Kirk for helping with the memorial service and reception for Cristeta Claro (Maria Lum’s mom).

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, June Potochnik, Rachel and Hoku Lancaster, Motaz Aziz, Jeannette Hensel, Anne Medve, 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 - No choir on Wednesday, February 14 due to the Ash Wednesday service. 


Tuesday, February 13, 5:30 pm - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper (feasting before Ash Wednesday). We'll be having bacon, eggs, and pancakes with a variety of delicious toppings. Mahalo to Eileen, Michelle, Lani, and Mark for cooking! If you are interested in volunteering to help, please contact Kathy Webb at admin@staugustineskohala.com

Wednesday, February 14, 5:30 pm - Ash Wednesday service Please join us for the imposition of ashes and Holy Eucharist as we begin our Lenten journey.

Thursday, February 22, 10:00 am - Lenten Reflection

All are invited to an hour of reflection on the season of Lent. We will meet in the church. We'll gather to talk about the meaning of the season, the visual changes in the sanctuary in Lent, and ways to deepen our prayer practice during this part of our church year.


<--- Kiona Nakamura and Yvanka Lum volunteering at St. Augustine's Annual Bazaar.


Two of our youth will be attending the Diocesan Youth Camp April 12-14, 2024. Yvanka Lum and Kiona Nakamura will travel to Camp Mokulēʻia on Oahu for this event. Mahalo to Kathy Matsuda for always encouraging our youth to participate in these enriching opportunities to connect with youth from across the islands!


Mahalo to folks who have volunteered to take the lead on some campus projects! If you can help out with any of these efforts, please contact the people listed below:

  • Clean the walls in Walker Hall - Kathy Webb & Vicar Jennifer
  • Organize the kitchen in Walker Hall - Ginger Gohier
  • Remove weeds and invasive plants from the cemetery - Ginger Gohier & John Sakai

St. Augustine's still needs volunteers for these projects we'd like to complete before Easter:

  • Power wash and repaint parking lines and steps on campus
  • Weed and prune terraced gardens (Biblical healing plants)
  • Polish brass and silver in the church
  • Wash windows and screens in Thrift Shop and Walker Hall

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 (Feb. 8, 2024) features important news, events, and information, including:

Annual Chrism Mass & ChurchBiz Event. Our diocese's annual Chrism Mass & ChurchBiz (formerly Spring Training) Event will be 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 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. Church members of St. Augustine's are invited to attend. Registration is now open HERE!

Applications now being accepted!

Student Scholarships for 2024-2025 School Year

It's that time of year when applications for two Diocesan student scholarship opportunities are made available for the 2024-2025 school year. They are: The Bishop's Scholarship Fund and The Chang Clergy Children's Scholarship Fund. Deadline for submission is Friday, April 4, 2024, at 4:00 PM. For more information and to download the application packet, visit the Diocesan website HERE. Should you have any questions, please contact Nani Carroll, Executive Assistant to the Bishop, by email HERE or call her at (808) 536-7776, x 302.

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.


Upcycling is the creative reuse of discarded objects or waste to repurpose into something new. Our dear friend, Libby Leonard, wrote an excellent article on the history of upcycling and easy ways you can reuse everyday items like old clothes and food waste.

Check out the full article, Upcycling 101: Everything You Need to Know below!




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



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