Dear Cathedral Ohana:
As I reflect upon my week here at the Cathedral, I realize that it has now been over one month since I returned from my doctoral residency at Virginia Theological Seminary. In that time I have written two book reports, three papers, and I’m in the midst of a congregational study where I am analyzing the social networks at the Cathedral, interviewing a cross-section of parishioners, and working on a historical timeline.
While many people in my cohort find this work tedious, I am finding it very life-giving, informative, and timely. My most significant finding in this study is the profound depth of spirituality that exists in this faith community. People here at the Cathedral have deep faith and an overwhelming desire to serve God. Bearing that in mind, I do not see how we can do anything but succeed as we work together to serve the God of our understanding by coming to worship and using the worship to inspire us to serve God in whatever way God is calling each of us to serve.
The past week has been a week where I have worked very closely with the Cathedral staff on various matters, including the preparation of our annual parochial report. I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation to God for the staff that currently serves the Cathedral. A good, committed team has come together to meet the needs of the Cathedral community and I am very happy with the way it is working out. We work hard together, we laugh together, and we are very honest with one another. I find that I am enjoying the collegiality among the current staff and I am honored to be its leader.
Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2017
A Lenten Self-Study– REFLECTIONS ON COMPASSION
Welcome to Lent – a season when we go inward to our spiritual selves to learn, question, ponder some big eternal questions: Who am I? What do I need to do with my life? What does God want me to do?
Using Karen Armstrong’s best seller, “Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life,” as a resource and personal reading reference, we will ponder questions based on her “12 steps” on our own time over five weeks of Lent. The 6th week is Palm Sunday, then Easter!
We will “check in” for supper & discussion at midpoint, Sunday March 19th, and wrap up with a lunch finale on the 5th Sunday, April 2nd, sharing our comments and unanswered questions from the five week journey. Please sign up for the two meal meetings, but the weekly sessions are purely your own time by yourself.
Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2017
T-shirt Orders will be accepted through March 25. T-shirt Orders will be accepted through March 25. Download an order form here!
ECW Lenten Quiet Day: “Grow in Grace” Please register by March 1! See below for details.
A Lenten Study – “Reflections on Compassion” begins Sunday March 5 through Sunday April 2nd, led by Fr. Malcolm Chun. Please join the Cathedral family at your own time and place for weekly reflections. See article above.
2017 St. Andrew’s Directory Reprint – We will be reprinting the Directory for the Cathedral of St. Andrew. Anyone new or with a change in information to the directory should fill out a form that will be available from the ushers or at the Cathedral office. We have tried to correct all previously submitted information and will be providing a draft version of the update for your review before the final printing.
Pacific Peace Forums (with Potluck) – ongoing every first Friday, 6:00 PM, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu. Contact: Dr. Haʻaheo Guanson, (808) 330-3771
Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017
Sundays, 9 – 9:55 am
The Loft at St. Peter’s Church
The Children’s Gathering on the Square meets in rooms at the back of St Peter’s Parish Hall from approximately 9am to 10am on Sunday mornings. The Godly Play program takes place in “The Loft” and is appropriate for children who are curious about the bible stories that they hear in church, enrolled in pre-school through the 4th grade of school. Children in grades 5 and up are invited to participate in The Rock program located below in “Son Room.” Older children are welcome to assist as teachers’ aides with either group.
February 26 Mystery of Easter Today we hear the Parable of the Good Shepherd and his sheep. This story is found in a gold parable box because parables are gifts that were given to us 2,000 years ago! In this story we learn that the Good Shepherd knows each of his sheep by name and they know the sound of his voice. He shows the sheep the way to good green grass and cool, clear water. He goes wherever his sheep are in danger. Wonder with your child who the sheep may really be? Who might the Good Shepherd be?
Posted on Monday, September 5, 2016