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April 7, 2024 7:00 am & 9:00 am

Second Sunday of Easter

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April 14 - Third Sunday of Easter and Bishop Bob visit

April 21 - Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 28 - Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 5 - Sixth Sunday of Easter

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


Dear St. Augustine's 'ohana,

Our Easter season has just begun! As we gather over the next six weeks, we'll hear stories of Jesus life. On the heels of two baptisms, this seems the perfect time to open ourselves to Jesus' teachings with childlike wonder and curiosity!

Our keiki meet each Sunday with Kathy Matsuda for Godly Play stories before joining us in the sanctuary. It's a delight to invite them to sit at the table for Holy Communion, and so we are establishing the third Sunday of each month as "Keiki Sunday."

On Keiki Sunday, children are included in a special way. Seated with me, Deacon Lani, and Deacon-in-formation Jeanne, our keiki participate at the table, allowing them to see, up close, all parts of the sacred meal we share.

In addition, they get to see the faces of all their aunties and uncles who support them on their spiritual journeys. Lani, Jeanne, and I talk them through the service, explaining each step. Please know that as they participate, the children are absorbing and learning. They are not on display for us; this is their time to be folded into our church 'ohana in a meaningful way.

During baptism, we are asked, "Will you who witness these vows do all in your power to support this person in their life in Christ?"

We answer with a loud and affirming, "We will!" What an honor and joy it is to welcome our keiki to a life of sustaining faith, and what a privilege it is to meet them where they are and walk the path with them!


Vicar Jennifer +


Kathy, George & Kaya Webb for cleaning the church this week.

Maurine Gomes, Kathy Matsuda & Virginia Fortner for serving as lay readers on Good Friday. Michelle Simpson for serving as lay reader at Easter Vigil. Melanie Sahagun for serving as lay reader on Easter Sunday.

St. Augustine's members who made last week's Holy Week and Easter celebrations so joy-filled (and delicious!). Mahalo for your contributions of time, food, helping hands, easter eggs and kindness!

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, Olin Kane, Martina Manuel, Rico Bowman, Tracy Lahue, Patsy Ching, the Fuertes 'ohana, Richard, Virginia and Perie Daniels, Rachel and Hoku Lancaster, Motaz Aziz, Jeannette Hensel, Anne Medve, Sabrina Lee, Tom Leonard, Linda Leonard-Pell, 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, and Lynn Dicus.


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.

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 - Next teen night is Friday, April 12th at 5:30 - Ukulele lesson with Kumu Hope followed by a home cooked meal (mahalo to Ted Matsuda for making delicious food!) and teen activities from 6:30-8. All are welcome!

CHOIR - Join us Wednesday, April 10th at 5:00 pm to sing through the hymns for the following Sunday. All are welcome! 


Friday April 5 and 12 at 2:00 pm - Learning about our faith - Please join us for a four-week course focused on the theology, beliefs, and traditions of the Episcopal Church. Open to all, those new to St. Augustine’s and long-time members alike!

Saturday April 6 - Thrift Shop is open! 8-11AM Free day! All books, toys, DVDs and CDs are FREE!

Friday, April 12, Friday Fun Night - Ukulele Class, Dinner & Teen Night! 5:30 - 6:00 pm - Ukulele Class, 6:00 - 6:30 pm - Dinner, 6:30 - 7:30 pm - Teen Night. See poster below and please share with your Kohala friends!

Sunday, April 14, 9:00 am - Bishop Bob visits St. Augustine's!

We're looking forward to welcoming Bishop Bob to Kohala once again next week. While he's here, he will lead our 9:00 am service, preach, and confirm or receive members into the Episcopal Church. We'll host a potluck lunch during fellowship hour, after which he will meet with the Bishop's Committee. Please let Kathy Webb or Vicar Jennifer know if you would like to help with the food or in the kitchen for Fellowship Hour. Additional notes for this service:

  • Commissioning members who help with communication
  • Accepting and blessing donations for the Little Free Pantry food drive.
  • Please bring a potluck dish to share in honor of Bishop Bob!

Thursday, April 18, 10AM - Funeral Planning Talk with Dodo Mortuary A Dodo Mortuary representative will share information about pre-planning funerals, answer questions and take enrollments. Walker Hall.

Sunday, April 28, 4:30- 6:00PM - Hawai'i Wildfire Talk. Elizabeth Pickett will come to Walker Hall to present on wildfire management.

Saturday, May 11, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Mama Jam Mini-Bazaar - Flowers Needed

A celebration of Mothers! We are looking for donations of cut flowers and potted plants to sell at our Mother’s Day themed mini-bazaar . We are also looking for volunteers to make flower arrangements. If you are interested in donating items or time please contact Kathy Matsuda. See poster below and please share with your Kohala friends!

Friday, May 10, 11:00 am - Celebration of Life and Holy Eucharist for Rose Rosimo, followed by a reception in Walker Hall.

Saturday, May 18, 10:00 am - Celebration of Life and Holy Eucharist for Juana Mejia, followed by a reception in Walker Hall.


PICTURED - Jeanne tends the paschal fire, Deacon Lani & Aunty Patsy, Aunty Marina & Aunty Catalina with their beautiful plumeria cross, Kaya Webb at Easter Vigil.


What an absolutely beautiful Holy Week and Easter Weekend! Here are some scenes from Easter Vigil service and Easter Sunday.

Mahalo to Aunty Patsy, Aunty Martina, Aunty Catalina, Vicar Jennifer and Deacon Lani for crafting this gorgeous cross for our Easter Sunday celebration. From picking flowers (mahalo Amoo!) to stringing lei to adorning the cross...this was a heart-filled creation. Mahalo to Deacon Lani for the beautiful photos.

Visit our Youtube channel to rewatch all of the Holy Week and Easter services: https://www.youtube.com/@staugustineskohala


We had two baptisms during Easter weekend. At Saturday night's Easter Vigil we welcomed baby Jacob Josiah Duldulao Arellano into the church. On Easter Sunday we welcomed baby Maiwa Mamerto Samuelu Pama Uulopa into the church. Congratulations and many blessings to the Duldulao Arellano and Salvador Uulopa families! 

ABOVE - Easter Vigil Baby Jacob's baptism

BELOW - Easter Sunday Baby Maiwa's baptism


We finished our Holy Week and Easter Weekend with a fun egg hunt for the keiki and a delicious potluck brunch! Mahalo to Melanie S. and Kathy M. for the photos. Thank you Kathy M. for organizing, Lucas for helping the Easter Bunny hide the eggs, and everyone who contributed eggs & candy to the egg hunt. Our keiki had so much fun!

Thank you to our hospitality team and everyone who came to share 'ono food together. It was so wonderful to see everyone enjoying fellowship together on a beautiful Kohala morning!  For more egg hunt photos - check out our Facebook page at : https://www.facebook.com/staugustineskohala

ABOVE: Michelle Simpson tackling the weeds along the parking lot.

ABOVE: Kaya Webb helping sweep the floor in Walker Hall.


Mahalo to everyone for their efforts in sprucing up the campus over the last few months! Special thanks to:

Michelle Simpson for clearing weeds and trimming foliage next to the driveway.

Kim Lambrecht for weeding and pruning the terraced gardens (Biblical healing plants).

Lucas Masada Corey & George Webb for washing windows and repairing screens in the Thrift Shop.

John Sakai for tackling heavy overgrowth along the parking lot.

Maurine Gomes for polishing the brass and silver in the church.

Dave Lambrecht for power washing the parking lines & steps.

Kathy Webb & Vicar Jennifer for scrubbing walls in Walker Hall.


PICTURED ABOVE - Follow our Thrift Shop on Facebook! Mahalo to Kathy W. for creating this page for us!


We started a Facebook page to keep everyone up to date on the latest Thrift Shop events. We will also be posting higher-end items for sale on the site each week. Follow us on Facebook here:


The Thrift Shop is open Wednesdays from 12:00 to 6:00 pm and also on the first Saturday of the month from 8:00 am - 11:00 am. The next Saturday shop day is TOMORROW - Saturday April 5th! We will be giving away all toys, books, CDs and DVDs for FREE!


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 (Mar. 21 2024) features Easter Week services across the islands.

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.


Interfaith Power & Light offers a themed organizer’s kit for Faith Climate Action Week every year to support your efforts around Earth Day to engage your congregation in caring for Creation.

The theme of 2024’s Faith Climate Action Week is “Common Ground: Cultivating Connections between our Faith, our Food, and our Climate.” We’ll examine our responsibility to use agricultural practices that safeguard our Sacred Earth and how our faiths call us to respond with just solutions for all.

The kit will include a Guide with information on the faithful call to care for our soil through regenerative agriculture practices. Healthy soil is the basis of all life. Healthy soil provides food with all the nutrients we need for healthy bodies, and it draws more carbon pollution out of the atmosphere, helping to restore a healthy climate.

In the kit, there are suggested short films, an updated climate change fact sheet, faith-based discussion materials on faith and agriculture, and suggestions and resources for how to engage in supporting local action. It also includes postcards to gather signatures from the members of your congregation to pledge to vote with the climate in mind.

Download the 2024 Faith Climate Action Week kit below.




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



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