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Blessing and Groundbreaking for the Youngs' New Home!

Lloyd Young has been waiting 52 years for a Hawaiian Homestead lease, and he finally received it! Hats off to his wife Enid who slogged through the paperwork to finally get the lease and loan application signed. Financing for the homestead came through the Veterans Administration because Lloyd is a Navy veteran. The home will be built by Habitat for Humanity, and military servicemen will be donating their time in honor of helping out a fellow veteran. In gratitude for the many years that the Youngs have served as caretakers of our church property, members of Saint John's By-the-Sea will be making lunches to feed the construction workers as they build the home.

Young's groundbreaking

Here are some more photos of the blessing and groundbreaking.

Aiona Scholarships Awarded for 2021-2022 School Year

After our online Morning Prayer service on August 22, we were delighted to award the Rev. Darrow Aiona Scholarships to 3 recipients for the coming school year: Robbie-Lynn Pohana-Chong, Sean Leah, and Jasmine Luana Fenstemacher. Congratulations to all!
See report for details

St. John's Held In-Person Worship Services 5/23/21-8/15/21


Photo courtesy of Ruth Shiroma Foster; see also collage of Ruth's photos assembled by Vicki Fay.

As of Sunday May 23, 2021, St. John's By-the-Sea Church resumed in-person Eucharistic services. We followed the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii guidelines (updated May 28, 2021), which still required masks and social distancing for indoor worship. But given the surge in COVID-19 cases, we returned to online worship as of August 22, 2021.

St. John's Online Services, 4/19/20-5/16/21

On April 19, 2020, St. John's held its first-ever virtual service, via Zoom! See photo below (see also larger version). We continued to gather for services every Sunday at 9:30 am through May 16, 2021. On May 23, 2021, we resumed in-person services.

Zoom meeting

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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

flower arrangement

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