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June 18, 2023 at 7:00am & 9:00am

Third Sunday after Pentecost

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June 25 - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

July 2 - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

July 9 - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

July 16 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost


PICTURED ABOVE — Two kāhili adorn St. Andrews Cathedral on Oahu.

Dear St. Augustine's 'ohana,

With abundant faith, grace, and generosity, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma invited the Anglican Church to these islands.

Episcopal Churches across the Diocese of Hawai'i show respect and gratitude in a variety of ways. One tradition is to honor with kāhili. Kāhili, or feather standards, are traditional symbols of Hawaiian aliʻi. Representing the sanctity and mana of the chief, kāhili were borne by favored attendants (paʻa kāhili or lawe kāhili) either preceding or following the aliʻi. (Learn more about kāhili here.)

Displaying a kāhili in our church signals that we are in the presence of ali'i and honors the invitation—extended by the Hawaiian royal family to the Anglican (Episcopal) church—to take part in spiritual life on these islands. With this sacred invitation comes the responsibility for our church to respect the land and culture of the Kanaka Maoli in gratitude for the faith, trust, and patronage of King Kamehameha IV, Queen Emma, and Queen Lili'uokalani.

A number of years ago, Mila contacted local kumu hulu (feather masters) to request that a kāhili be made for St. Augustine's to include this important aspect of Hawaiian culture in our church and to honor his dear friend, Ki'i. This project is of great importance to Bishop Diana. She and Michael contributed funds to the vicar's discretionary fund upon my arrival, which I assured them would go toward completing the kāhili for our sanctuary. The pandemic interrupted progress, but we have an opportunity to complete the project, which will now honor both Ki'i and Mila.

Members of St. Augustine's are invited to gather with feather workers in Waimea on Saturday, June 24 and Saturday, July 15 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm each day.

Please know that no experience is needed — just a willing heart, helping hands, and a sharp pair of scissors! This is a wonderful invitation to learn this ancient Hawaiian craft from skilled kupuna and an opportunity participate in bringing to fruition the project envisioned by both Mila and Bishop Diana. If you are interested in participating, please let me know before June 20.


Vicar Jennifer


  • Michelle White for cleaning the church and 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, 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 - Bible study meets Fridays at 2:00PM in Walker Hall.



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 throughout the month of June. Contact Kathy Matsuda for more information.

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.  


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


PICTURED ABOVE — from the left: Jeannette Hensel, Mary Hanano, Rosemary Rasmussen, and Virginia Fortner.

Longtime St. Augustine's member and dear friend, Mary Hanano, passed away this week. We will share more reflections and information about the family's plans for services in the coming days. Please keep Mary's family in your prayers. Thank you Peter Denman for this beautiful photo of Jeannette, Mary, Rosemary, and Virginia.


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 Michelle White.

Aloha St. Augustine’s Ohana,

I want to take the time to express my gratitude as a former recipient of the college fund our church generously offers each year. As the first child to attend college in my family, the financial support I received from our congregation tremendously helped alleviate the financial burden that comes with advancing our education. I was able to focus on my assignments better, and knowing I didn’t have to pay off student loans after graduating college made a huge difference.

Giving back to my community has always been important to me. In all of my community services, I have not felt the same satisfaction as when I started teaching. My teaching career brought a greater meaning of “giving back.” Giving back isn’t just about giving your time for a few hours here and there, it’s about creating relationships and connections that will last a lifetime.

I feel blessed to have grown up with our St. Augustine’s ohana and am happy to see my son grow up with the same church family that helped me reach my goals. I am looking forward to supporting our next generation.


Michelle White


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: or


A round trip to Waimea is 42 miles and Costco 100 miles. How many times have you had to run to Waimea to pick up something from Longs or to Costco? If you picked up items for two or three others, you

could help reduce gas consumption, greenhouse gasses, and fuel costs. And, needless to say, you would also save yourself and others the time it takes to make these longer out-of-town trips!

How about starting a “Shopping Pool” circle? Invite a few friends/family to start a shopping cooperative; you can tailor a plan to suit the unique needs of your group. Here are some simple ideas:

1. Find friends/family who go routinely to do out-of-town shopping and would be willing to shop for others.

2. Share this idea with them and make sure they are willing to pick up for others in the group.

3. Start a group text where members let each other know the day and where they are going. It can be a specific store or area. Ask for their specific shopping list to be texted to the shopper by the time it is needed.

4. Make sure members have a payment option such as Cash App or Venmo ( or

5. Most stores will do separate receipts or subtotals.

6. Take a photo of the members receipt after shopping, send in for payment.

7. Arrange a pick-up or drop-off point for their merchandise.

Try it, you may like it!!



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."