Aloha to all, As you know, the COVID virus is surging on Maui. Mayor Victorino has issued a voluntary stay at home request to residents of Maui. We have been blessed to be able to continue meeting in our open air church for the past five months, but this is the time to encourage people not to gather in groups anywhere. We will not be having in-person worship services at Holy Innocents until the COVID virus ebbs. Please, let’s keep on holding up each other and Holy Innocents in prayer. Call, email, text, Facebook, zoom and check in on each other without ceasing. All messages left on the church phone or elsewhere will be returned.
Here is a list of resources for worship services on Sunday and other online resources. It is so not the same as meeting in person, but we are blessed to have them at hand.
St. John's Episcopal Church on Maui is a community that is celebrating God's love, nurturing spirituality, and proclaiming the Gospel through worship, word and works. Join them for worship on the lawn or via Facebook on Sundays @ 8:30am. St. John’s Episcopal Church Online at: https://www.stjohnsmaui.org/ St. John’s Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stjohnsmaui/
The Bishop’s Committee continues to work hard behind the scenes and Holy Innocents will blossom once again, soon, in God’s time. Please, be vaccinated, wear your mask, social distance, keep praying and be safe.
September 22, 2021 - The Bishop talks about COVID-19, Job, and Love
September 8, 2021 - In this week's video message, Bishop Fitzpatrick talks about sin, will and love, in light of the upcoming anniversary of 9/11.
September 1, 2021 - The Bishop resumes his weekly video messages. This week he talks about our faith especially during these difficult times.
On Pentecost Sunday, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached during Washington National Cathedral’s morning Eucharist, his first time preaching live at a Sunday service since the start of the pandemic. Curry said the unifying spirit of Pentecost isn’t always obvious, but it is revolutionary – drawing on Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” “Pentecost is about a revolution. It is not about mere moral reform. It is not about tinkering at the edges. It is about transforming an old order into a new order, but do not despair. I know the evidence is not in yet; it looks like the old order is still around, but do not despair,” Curry said.
“Love is ecumenical. Love is interfaith. Love is bipartisan. Love is multiethnic. Love embraces and includes us all.” Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry celebrated Pentecost Sunday with us yesterday, reminding us that Pentecost is an extension of the incarnation, and a revolution of the Spirit and love.
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