The Episcopal Church mission, never better explained than at the recent Royal wedding.
Hear Bishop Curry's remarkable homily.
All are welcome
We practice the inclusive Gospel of Jesus Christ
This means that you may be gathering with
Tax collectors, thieves, adulterers, hypocrites,
Women as well as men, female and male priests,
Gays and lesbians, the disabled, the dying;
Native Hawaiians, Mexicans, Asians, Native Americans,
Blacks and other ethnic minorities;
Bishops, bigots, heretics, agnostics, atheists,
Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and
strangers from foreign lands.
Anyone like those, with whom Jesus met.
So be aware, this is not an exclusive club.
We welcome you all.
(Adapted from Kenneth Leech, St. Botolphe's Aldgate, London)
St. Jude has been affectionately titled the "Patron Saint of WiFi" in Ocean View.
The Little Church That Could
On May 21st 2017, Roberta Kennedy shared a story with the congregation. She said that while she was reading her grand-children the story about “The Little Engine That Could,” she realized the similarities between that children’s story and what she has seen St. Jude’s going through over the last nine years. She was referring to how the church struggled with overwhelming obstacles, but kept saying “I Think I Can, I Think I Can,” and never gave up.
She has a unique perspective of what has happened at St. Jude’s, because she lives in Portland Oregon and each year she comes to the Big Island and to St. Jude’s. Each time she visits, she sees a snap-shot of what has happened or changed since her last visit. Therefore, instead of living the daily struggle and seemingly slow progress at St. Jude’s over the last nine years, Robert’s view is fast forward changes that have taken place.
Have you ever watched a time-lapse movie of a flower opening? The hours or even days needed for a flower to form and open are compressed into a two to three minute movie? It looks like magic as the flower forms and opens as you watch. That’s how Roberta has watched St. Jude’s struggle, change, and grow over the last nine years.
Ocean View is a rural community located near the southern tip of the Big Island. It’s an hour or more drive to most of the populated and touristy places on the island. This guide gives you a few ideas of things to do or see close to home.
St. Jude's Episcopal Church
The ministers of St. Jude's are the people of St. Jude's. Christ is the head of our church and the people of St. Jude's are the ministers.
We are a small congregation and we are not served by a Resident Priest. Our Sunday morning worship service is lead by Episcopal Priests and/or Bishops who are our guests, visiting on retreat here in Ocean View, Hawai'i.
If you are in need of pastoral care, go to the Contact page HERE.
Our Current Visiting Priest
Reverend Doctor Dennis R. Maynard
Our Priest for October 2018
Our Next Priest
If you are interested in coming to St. Jude's as a visiting priest, click on the button below.
We are an active outreach-driven congregation
The St. Jude's 'ohana (family) is a loving and inclusive congregation that welcomes all to come and worship with us. As followers of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we strive to serve our community through a variety of outreach programs.