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June 11, 2023 at 7:00am

Second Sunday after Pentecost

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June 18 - Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 25 - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

July 2 - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

July 9 - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost


Dear St. Augustine's 'ohana,

I needed to extend my stay in Iowa, so I won't be with you in person this coming Sunday as I had planned. Mahalo for your care and prayers for our son, Alexander. He is in good hands and continues to recover from surgery. Lucas and I plan to be back next week, and I look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday, June 18!

The gospel lesson this week includes a story of a woman who is healed by her faith. While this part of the lesson resonates for those who are ill (and their loved ones), the rest of the reading is just as important. The story of the Pharisees provides important context for the healing that comes with faith.

Having heard about Jesus' ministries, the Pharisees are quick to judge the company Jesus chooses to keep. They wonder, "Why would a 'real' holy man associate with sinners?" By dining with sinners, Jesus shows us how to heal the chasms that divide society. We all suffer from the illness of judging others, especially judgement of those whose lives are different from ours.

In her sermon about this gospel reading, the Rev. Jazzy Bostock points out the importance of proximity to those whose life experiences do not mirror our own. When we allow ourselves to have meaningful interactions with people from a variety of backgrounds and life circumstances, we actually get to know them. When that happens, we see shared human qualities. As differences fade, common ground grows.

Ever the master teacher, Jesus shows us this: the journey to heal divisiveness starts with faith. Have the faith to step closer to those whose lives you do not understand.

You can hear Rev. Jazzy's excellent sermon this Sunday at our 7:00am morning prayer service.


Vicar Jennifer


  • Kathy Matsuda for cleaning the church
  • Vicky Kometani for providing flowers.
  • John Sakai 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: Bishop Michael Curry, Larry Burger, Beverly Kummer, Kay Bradbury, Lisa Andrews, Guy Kaao, Mary Hanano, Alexander Masada Corey, Zach Weger, Koa Paulo, Tula Brickel, Becky and Ludwig Simmet, Reni Aʻiaʻi Bello, Kaikoa-Aina Brown, Karen Miller, Marlene & Harry Ching, Annecita Tamayo, Benny Raymond, Lynn Dicus, Juana Mejia, and Jerry Kremkow.

Prayers of thanksgiving for the lives of Hank Guerrero, Susie Fudge, Robert Weymouth, and Dominic Fucci. May their family and friends feel the peace and love of Christ, even as they grieve, with the knowledge that their loved ones rest in the comfort of our Creator.


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. We'll be introducing our new Sunday School curriculum with a Family Fun Night on Friday June 23rd from 6-7PM.

FELLOWSHIP HOUR - Held Sundays after our 9:00 am service. We gather to enjoy conversation, coffee, and treats in Walker Hall. We've started including some potluck items, so 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 - We will be starting in-person gatherings for teens soon! Please stay tuned for further details.

BIBLE STUDY - No Bible study on Friday June 9th.



Please consider supporting Yvanka Lum, who will be traveling this summer with youth from our diocese to attend the Episcopal Youth Event at the University of Maryland. Anyone donating $10 or more can select an EYE t-shirt! Value of the t-shirt is $20.

Yvanka is raising $600 with the church raising an additional $600 to cover trip expenses. The diocese covers one third of total expenses.

Shirts will be available after the 9AM service starting Sunday June 4th.

To learn more about Godly Play, visit For more information or to RSVP, email


St. Augustine's Annual Bazaar will take place on September 23!

Would you like to volunteer? Planning is happening!

Here are some ways to get involved:

  • Start planting and let Dave & Kim know what you are planting.  
  • What would you like to bake or cookLet Patsy know.  
  • Start cleaning your house for thrift shop, white elephant, boutique items. We're not ready for them since we have no storage, but giving you a heads up. Let Kathy M. know if you have items. 
  • Silent auction items? Contact Susan.  



Typhoon Mawar has catastrophically impacted Guam, where people are just beginning to assess the massive damage. Please consider donating to help our siblings on Guam: Donate online to The Episcopal Church of St. John the Divine. Checks can be sent to: The Episcopal Church of St. John the Divine, 911 North Marine Corps Drive, Tamuning, Guam 96913

Know of a community event we can post here? Please email Vicar Jennifer or Kathy Webb: or


Longtime St. Augustine's member and dear friend, Hank Guerrero, passed away this week. We will share more reflections and information about the family's plans for services in the coming days. Please keep Hank's family in your prayers.

PICTURED ABOVE— Volunteers for Kohala Cares.


As you may know, St. Augustine's provides space for Kohala Cares, a volunteer-driven organization committed to reducing food insecurity in North Kohala. Their caring presence on our campus makes for a vibrant community partnership, and we are so grateful! Their work to procure and distribute food every week (Tuesdays starting at 4:30 pm) is a wonderful fit with the St. Augustine's monthly community meal.

During the pandemic, Peter Pomeranze established the Kohala Cares food distribution program, giving away 130 -150 bags of groceries each week. The program remains as robust as ever with the help of many! Mahalo nui to all the wonderful donors and volunteers who are dedicated to food assistance in our neighborhood.


St. Augustine's is hoping to fund to continuing scholars as well as some newly graduated students for the 2023-2024 academic year. Please consider contributing to our College Support fund.

Your gifts mean so much to our youth and their ‘ohana. Mahalo for considering this investment in the future! This week, we feature College Fund Recipient, Melanie Sahagun.


My name is Melanie Sahagun and I graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in May 2020 where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management.

I was a St. Augustine’s College Support Fund Recipient throughout my four years of college which tremendously helped me pay for the extra expenses I had. As an honors student, my professors required us to read a lot which of course involved us to purchase numerous textbooks. I remember one honors course alone required me to buy 6-8 textbooks that ranged from $40-$60 each if not, more! It was quite expensive to say the least. As a high school senior, I contemplated whether or not to stay home and attend a university here just so I could avoid paying for the airfare to and from Las Vegas. However, UNLV has the #1 Hospitality College in the world so I couldn’t pass that up! I’m forever grateful that I had extra money in my pocket to pay for these expenses which also encouraged me to work hard knowing that I had a great support system rooting for me.

With the St. Augustine’s College Support Fund along with other scholarships that I received, I am blessed to say that I graduated on time without any loans. Fast forward to today, I am a Catering and Conference Services Coordinator at the Mauna Kea Resort where I’m pursuing my passion in creating guests' dream events come true.

Thank you St. Augustine’s Ohana for supporting me throughout my college journey. I couldn’t have done it without you all, especially my parents who taught me how to work hard and never give up. I hope you continue to support the college students who are working their way to achieve their dreams the way you helped me achieve mine. 





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Here in the Diocese of Hawai'i, the Environmental Justice and Creation Care Task Force was formed June 2021 from a larger appeal by The Episcopal Church to address our world's environmental crisis. The task force is led by the Revs. Jenn Latham and Brianna Lloyd, along with other volunteers from around the Diocese. Together, they raise awareness and take action in our communities. If you would like to learn more or take part in this important ministry, please visit their website at



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.


We are currently recruiting volunteers to help work in our Thrift Shop. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kathy Webb at


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 - 10:00 am & 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Thursdays 8:00 am - 10:00 am and 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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