Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to thee, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly thine, utterly d...edicated unto thee; and then use us, we pray thee, as thou wilt, and always to thy glory and the welfare of thy people; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. ~ The Book of Common Prayer
God of the weary receive my tiredness
God of the hungry know my emptiness
God of those in danger hold my fear
God of the silenced hear my despair
God of the hea...vyladen give me rest
God of the hopeful fill me again with longing. ~ Janet Morley
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everythin...g by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:4-7
O God, the life of all who live, the light of the faithful, the strength of those who labor, and the repose of the dead: We thank you for the blessings of the d...ay that is past, and humbly ask for your protection through the coming night. Bring us in safety to the morning hours; through him who died and rose again for us, your Son our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. ~ The Book of Common Prayer
The Queen Ka'ahumanu Soceity offers an opening mele in honor of the Queen at the prelude. As Queen Ka'ahumalu was one of the first of Hawaiian royalty to become baptized in the Christian faith, the soceity worships together a local congregation near the date of her birth.
A joyous Sunday morning at St. James'! At the 9 AM service we welcomed the Queen Ka'ahumanu Society. Queen Ka'ahumanu was one of the first the Hawaiian royalty to become baptized into the Christian faith. It is their tradition to attend a local church near the date of her birthday.
5th Sunday in Lent: Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command an...d desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Lord loves those who hate evil; he preserves the lives of his saints and delivers them from the hand of the wicked. Light has sprung up for the righteous, a...nd joyful gladness for those who are truehearted. Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, and give thanks to his holy Name. ~ Psalm 97:10-12
Almighty God, in your providence you chose your servant Patrick to be the apostle of the Irish people, to bring those who were wandering in darkness and error t...o the true light and knowledge of you: Grant us so to walk in that light that we may come at last to the light of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Glory be to you, O God of the night, for the whiteness of the moon and the infinite stretches of dark space. Let me be learning to love the night as I know and ...love the day. Let me be learning to trust its darkness and to seek its subtle blessings. Let me be learning the night’s way of seeing that in all things I may trace the mystery of your presence. ~ J. Philip Newell, Celtic Benediction
The Rev. Linda Lundgren, our Priest Associate for St. Columba's Church in Pa'auilo is attending the Episcopal Evangelism Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.