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St. John's By-the-Sea Church Annual Scholarships Awarded
On August 16, 2020, at the end of its Sunday morning service online, St. John's By-the-Sea Church awarded scholarships to five of its members who are pursuing higher education: Kapono Lucas, Sean Lau, Tori Tulatamalelagi, Luana Fenstemacher, and Robbie-Lynn Pohano-Chong, shown here being congratulated by Fr. Nahoa, Vicki Fay, and Teena Urban. These awards are made possible through the Rev. Darrow Aiona Scholarship Fund, which was established in Fr. Darrow's memory to help support the education of future leaders of our island home. Donations to the Scholarship Fund are always welcome!

Aiona Awards

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All in-person church services in the diocese are suspended for the time being. See announcement from Bishop Fitzpatrick.

On April 19, St. John's held its first-ever virtual service, via Zoom! See photo below (see also larger version). We continue to gather for services each Sunday at 9:30 am. For more information or to make sure you're on the email invitation list, contact Fr. Nahoa at

Zoom meeting

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When in-person services resume, the following will apply:

We have potluck lunches the third Sunday of every month! Bring your favorite dish!

Altar flowers
If you would like to donate flowers for the altar for any day in thanksgiving (for birthdays, anniversaries, etc) or in memory of a loved one, please contact Enid Young.

Canned goods and other nonperishable foods
Please bring your donations. These are collected each Sunday and presented at the altar as part of our offering, then transferred to the needy.

Help needed!
Would you like to serve as an usher one Sunday a month? Ushers not only welcome visitors and show them to their pews; they also help set up and put away the microphones, turn on the air conditioning when needed, distribute materials for the service, and ring the bells. Join the team!

Ministries schedule
The schedule for clergy, worship leaders, eucharistic lay ministers, acolytes, and altar guild for January–June 2020 is now available. Please print and distribute to kupuna who don't access the Internet.

An illustrated list of the altar hangings used for different seasons and purposes is available here.

Worship leaders, eucharistic lay ministers, and acolytes: please arrive by 9:15 am. If you are unable to make it, please arrange for your own substitute.

Sunday's readings
Each Sunday's readings are available online at the Episcopal Lectionary website.


Holy Eucharist Sundays 9:30 am

St. John's By-the-Sea
   Episcopal Church

47-074 Lihikai Drive Kāne'ohe, HI 96744 (808) 239-7198

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