April 2017 Sunday Services

April 2 9:30 AM Hawaii Buddhist Council’s Annual Buddha Day Service – Hanamatsuri
Sunday Celebrating the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha
Guest Speaker: Dr. George Tanabe
Place: Jodo Mission of Hawaii

Hawaii Buddhist Council (HBC) Buddha Day Food Drive 2017: Please
bring your donation tot he Buddha Day Service. Recommended
non-perishable food items like canned goods, rice spaghetti
ingredients, pasta, corn starch, cooking ingredients, etc.

HBC consists of 7 Buddhist denominations: Nichiren Mission, Soto Mission,
Higashi Hongwanji Mission, Honpa Hongwanji Mission, Jodo Mission
of Hawaii, Koyasan Shingon Mission and Tendai Mission

April 9 10:00 AM Sunday Family Service (Sermon by Rev. Nakano in English and Japanese)
Sunday

April 12 2 to 3 pm Visitation by Jodo Shu Headquarters Secretary General Bishop Ryoji Toyooka,
Wednesday and Director of Social & Internation Affairs Bishop Shunmyo Sugihara
and Rev. Shoju Nara and Rev. Kojun Ohta will be here to meet our members.
Please come at 1:30 pm if you are able to. Thank you.

April 16 10:00 AM Sunday Service (Sermon by Rev. Narashiba in English)
Sunday

April 23 10:00 AM Sunday Service (Sermon by Rev. Nakano in English and Japanese)
Sunday

April 30 10:00 AM Sunday Service; Guest Speakers: Joy Kurihara (Geriatric Nurse practitioner) and
Sunday Patricia Nishimoto (Adult Oncology Clinic Nurse Specialist at Tripler Army
Medical Center) will return for follow-up of March 19 topic of “A Gift
for Your Family: The Importance of Adance Care Planning”

Please bring your parents, grandparents, adult children, friends to this
interesting talk.

March 2017 Sunday Services

March Sunday Service

March 5 10:00 AM Sunday Service (Sermon by Rev. Nakano in English and Japanese)
Sunday

March 12 10:00 AM Sunday Family Service: Guest Speaker: Terry Shintani, M.D.
Sunday Topic: “Sick of Being Sick, Get Healthy the Natural Way”

March 14 Deadline for Chutoba orders for Spring O-Higan Service on March 26
Tuesday

March 19 10:00 AM Sunday Service: Guest Speakers: Joy Kurihara (Geriatric Nurse practitioner) and
Sunday Patricia Nishimoto (Adult Oncology Clinic Nurse Specialist at Tripler Army
Medical Center) to speak about care wishes of family members.
Topic: “A Gift for Your Family: The Importance of Advance Care Planning”
Questions which may be covered are:
Why do I need an Advance Health Care Directive?
What do I put in my Advance Directive?
How can I ensure my Advance Directive is Honored?
Please bring your parents, grandparents, adult children, friends to this
interesting talk. A follow-up session will be held on Sunday, April 30,
2017 at 10 a.m.

March 26 10:00 AM Sunday Spring O-Higan Service (Sermon by Rev. Narashiba in English)
Sunday Chutoba prayers will be offered
10:45 AM After service, Jodo Mission of Hawaii General Membership Meeting will begin.
All members are requested to attend general membership meeting to Amend the By-Laws
We will need at least 25 members to attend. Please attend.

February 2017 Sunday Services

February 5 10:00 AM Sunday New Year’s Service (Sermon by Rev. Nakano in English and Japanese)
Sundaay

February 12 10:00 AM Nehan-e Family Service (this is the memorial service for Shakyamuni Buddha;
Sunday a beautiful hanging scroll of Buddha’s passing will be hung)
Guests: Den Den Mushi Panel Theater from Shukutoku University
of Japan who will sing, dance and tell stories using their
flannel panel board.

February 19 10:00 AM Sunday Service – (we may have a guest speaker or Sermon by Rev. Narashiba)
Sunday

February 26 10:00 AM Sunday Service (Sermon by Rev. Nakano in English)
Sunday
10:30 AM Fujinkai General Membership Meeting, Installation of Officers; New Year Party

January 2017 Sunday Services

January 1 10:00 AM Sunday New Year’s Service (Sermon by Rev. Narashiba in English)
Sundaay individual blessings will be given to all who attend

January 8 10:00 AM First Family Service of the New Year (sermon by Rev. Nakano in Japanese and English)
Sunday

January 15 10:00 AM Sunday Gyoki-e Service – Memorial Service for Jodo Shu founder Honen Shonin
Sunday (Sermon by Rev. Narashiba in English)

January 22 10:00 AM Sunday Service (Sermon by Rev. Nakano in English)
Sunday 10:30 AM General Membership Meeting and Installation of Officers
12:00 noon New Year’s Party in Social Hall

December 29 10:00 AM Sunday Service – Guest Speaker: Jody Mishan will talk on “Brain Health”
Sunday

December 2016 Sunday Services

Sunday, December 18 10:00 AM Sunday Service (Sermon by Rev. Narashiba in English)

Sunday, December 25 10:00 AM Sunday Service (sermon by Rev. Nakano in Japanese and English)

Monday, December 26 9:00 AM Mochi making preparation – YOUR HELP IS NEEDED to wash rice. We have 500 pounds of rice to wash. We will also be cleaning pots and pans, trays, tables, etc. to get ready for mochi making

Tuesday, December 27 7:00 AM Mochi Making Day – YOUR HELP is needed to help mold hot mochi rice, dust them and weigh and package them for pick up orders

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PICK UP TIMES FOR MOCHI ORDERS

Saturday, December 31 11:30 PM New Year’s Eve Service – Come help ring the temple bell 108 times

November 2016 Sunday Services

November 6 10:00 AM Sunday Service (sermon by Rev. Narashiba in English)

November 13 10:00 AM Sunday Service – O’Juya Family Service (Sermon by Rev. Nakano in Japanese and English)

November 20 10:00 AM Sunday Service (sermon by Rev. Narashiba in English)

November 27 10:00 AM Sunday Service (sermon by Rev. Nakano in Japanese and English)

October 2016 Sunday Services

October 2 10:00 AM Sunday

Sunday Service – Guest Speaker: Stacey T. Hayashi, author of “Journey of Heroes”, story of the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team and her upcoming movie based on this comic style book. She is working with Akemi Bischoff, casting director of the movie. They are looking for young Japanese guys between the ages of 18 to maybe mid-30’s to act as young “Daniel Inouye” type going to war. Please come to hear about this interesting part of Hawaii’s history!

October 9 10:00 AM Sunday

Sunday Service (Sermon by Rev. Nakano in Japanese & English)

11:00 AM

After the Sunday Service, we will begin Bazaar preparation by bringing out all the stored items for sale at the Bazaar October 16. HELP IS NEEDED!

October 10-15 9:00 AM Monday-Saturday

Bazaar Preparation week – Anyone who has time to spare during the week, your HELP IS NEEDED to separate the various items for sale and pricing the items. Retirees, this is a wonderful event to meet other retirees!

October 16 8am to 1pm Sunday

BAZAAR AT JODO MISSION OF HAWAII

October 23 10:00 AM Sunday

Sunday Service – Guest Speaker: Professor Jay Sakashita, professor of religion at Leeward Community College. He will speak on “American Buddhism”.

October 30 10:00 AM Sunday

Sunday Service (Sermon by Rev. Nakano in Japanese & English)

August Sunday Services

August 7 10:00 AM Sunday Obetsuji Service (Sermon by Rev. Nakano in English
and Japanese)

August 14 8:00 am Yagura Set up
NO SUNDAY SERVICE

August 16 & 17 7:00-9:00 pm Bon Dance Practice at Jodo Mission front lawn where you see the Yagura
(Tuesday-Wednesday evening)

August 19 & 20 Bon Dance at Jodo Mission of Hawaii
4:30 pm Food Booths open
5:45 pm Jizo Bon Prayer (Friday, Aug 19 ONLY)
6:30 to 9:30 pm BON DANCE- come and dance around the yagura and eat delicious foods!

August 21 8:00 am NO SUNDAY SERVICE – Bon Dance Clean-up
Yagura Kuzushi

August 28 10:00 am Sunday Service

June 2016 Sunday Services

June 5 at 10:00 AM

Sunday Service (Sermon by Rev. Ezaki in English and Japanese)

June 10-12

Statewide YBA Convention on Maui

June 12 at 10:00 AM

Sunday English Service (Sermon by Rev. Nakano in English and Japanese)

June 19 at 10:00 AM

Sunday Father’s Day Service (Sermon by Rev. Narashiba in English)

After service we will hear music performed by Guest Violinist Sara Toma (who graduated from Kaimuki Middle School and will attend Kalani High School) and piano by Rev. Kanjun Nakano. PLEASE COME TO HEAR SOME WONDERFUL MUSIC!

June 23

DEADLINE for Chutoba/Chochin Orders. Order forms can be obtained at the Jodo Mission of Hawaii office.

June 26 at 10:00 AM

Sunday Service (Sermon by Rev. Ezaki in Japanese and English)

April 2016 Services

April 3 at 10:00 AM

Sunday Hanamaturi Service (Sermon by Rev. Narashiba in Japanese)

April 10 at 9:00 AM

HBC Buddha Day Service at Higashi Hongwanji Mission

Guest Speaker: Chizuko Endo

April 17 at 10:00 AM

Sunday Service (Sermon by Rev. Ezaki in English and Japanese)

April 24 at 10:00 AM

Sunday Service (Sermon by Rev. Nakano in Japanese and English)

April 24 at 10:30 AM

Oahu Rengo Fujinkai Convention at Betsuin