Morning Coffee Inspiration from Pastor Gae

Aloha Friends,

I just returned from a whirlwind trip to the mainland to see my new grandbaby and to celebrate the 90th birthday of my mother. I did have an opportunity to visit two labyrinths (you’ve heard about our new labyrinth!) and, as I love to do, attended a Sunday worship service. I went to the Franciscan Renewal Center (aka CASA) in Scottsdale. I chose to go there because their mission is to “renew lives through spiritual growth, healing and transformation, and service to others.” CASA offers counseling and recovery ministries, workshops, prayer groups, labyrinth walks and even spa weekends! I see a bit of CASA in our little church.

Franciscans are known for beautiful, creative liturgy. This church was no exception. The sanctuary was very contemporary with lots of color. The music was led by two cantors and the message was given by a young Franciscan friar who spoke of God as “mother” (it was Mother’s Day!)
In the CASA bulletin was a message from one of the Friars, Herve Lemire. It inspired me, so I thought I’d share it with you:

Amazing People

Most of us have come to the realization in our life’s journeys, that there seems to be a role for everyone we meet. Curiously, some folks will test you, and unfortunately, some folks will use you.

The good news is that some will love you and some will teach you. The ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you. They are the rare and amazing people who remind us that we are indeed, each of us, worthy, capable persons, precious in the eyes of God, and loved unconditionally by our Creator. These folks help raise our self-esteem and build up our levels of self-confidence so that we become more willing to try new things moving forward.

These amazing people in our lives help us to understand no amount of self-imposed guilt can change our past, and that no amount of fear or worry can change our future. They help us understand that faith is not believing that God can, but rather, it is knowing God will, and that trusting God completely takes a huge burden off our shoulders.

So why are there not more people like these amazing ones in the world? Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So, for now, laugh at the confusion, reject the put downs, smile through the tears, and be all that you can be.

By the way, we are called, you and I, and sent by God Himself (each one of us) to be for others one of those amazing people. Happy trails. ~Peace and Good, Deacon Herve Lemire, OFM

In our Master’s love,  
Pastor Gae+

Centering Prayer and Labyrinth Walk
This Sunday, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

This Sunday at Centering Prayer, we will begin with Lectio Divina (Divine reading of the scripture) and then meditatively walk our new labyrinth. We meet in the Sanctuary.
Dr. Michael Foley Moves his Therapy Practice to Christ Memorial

On June 1st, Dr. Michael Foley (our 8:00 am service musician) will be moving his mental health treatment practice to our Christ Memorial office complex. We are very excited about this as our property is becoming a place of renewal in body, mind and spirit. Here are Michael’s services:

Michael E. Foley, MSW, D.MIN., PSY.D.
CSAC, ICADC, Board Certified Diplomate

  • Individuals, Couples and Families
  • Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Anger Management Specialist
  • Chemical Dependency, Alcohol and Drug Assessment, Treatment and Interventions
  • Marriage Therapy and Human Sexuality Issues
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Response (EMDR)
  • Expressive Therapies (art, music, psychodrama)
  • Marriage Therapy and Human Sexuality
  • Spirituality and Psychotherapy
  • Myers-Briggs Type Inventory
  • Enneagram
  • LIFO Survey

North Shore Mental Health Treatment Services
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
licensed/ insurances accepted
Telemedicine as well as in office treatment
Emergency appointments: weekend or evening when possible

Men’s Fellowship Meets Every Monday at 9:00 am
Kilauea Bakery and Pizza (Kong Lung Market Center)

Christ Memorial Men’s Fellowship group is growing! We meet every Monday morning at 9:00am for coffee or breakfast at the Kilauea Bakery. For more information, see Patrick O’Connell at worship or email him at .

Celebrate Auntie Helen’s 94th Birthday at Shared Blessings Thrift Shop

Join us this Saturday, May 18 around 12:00 noon at Shared Blessings to celebrate
Auntie Helen 94th birthday!

Thrift Shop Hours for Shopping and Donations

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2:00 - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday: closed (fellowship 11am - 12pm)
Monday: closed

Special Ministry of Christ Memorial ~ Open for Prayer
Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Feeling a little overwhelmed with life? Just drop in to Christ Memorial for a little peace and quiet.

One important ministry of Christ Memorial is the opening of our church doors, Monday through Friday, during the day. It’s amazing the number of people who drop in to pray, meditate, or just to seek a few minutes of quiet. Unfortunately fear has crept into many churches. Pastor Gae believes our country would be very different if all churches kept their doors unlocked.
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.” Malachi 3:10

Ways to Support Your Church
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your financial support and generosity allow us to create and enhance the beautiful environment and worship that you and your family enjoy on a weekly basis.

Change to Automated Giving
Thank you to those of you who automate your giving and have a plan to support your church. Your consistent, planned generosity makes it possible for us to budget and dream responsibly. Want to change to automated giving? It makes life easy, especially if you travel. Contact our Treasurer Scott Oliver for information at .
Thank you to all of you who still like to write checks. Please make checks payable to Christ Memorial Episcopal Church and mail to PO Box 293, Kilauea, HI 96754.

Through the decades, many have given stock to Christ Memorial, enabling us to be a consistent presence in Kilauea. For more information on contributing stock, contact Scott Oliver at

Easter Appeal
Thank you to all who gave to our special Easter appeal. Easter is 50 days, so you can still give. To read Pastor Gae’s Easter letter, click Easter 2019 . To give to our Easter Appeal 2019, please click on one of the buttons below:

Sharing our Property for Support and Recovery Groups
Christ Memorial wants to be known in the community as a healing place for the body, mind and spirit. We are seeking support and recovery groups to meet on the property, either in the Parish Hall or the Office. If you know of a group looking for a place to meet: grief support, eating disorders, anxiety, Al-Anon, Gamblers Anonymous, etc., please tell them to contact us.

If you know of a group looking for a place to meet: grief support, eating disorders, anxiety, Al-Anon, Gamblers Anonymous, etc., please tell them to contact Pastor Gae.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) groups meet at Christ Memorial Parish Hall every week on these days and times:

  • Tuesday at 10:00 am
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 7:30 pm
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Christ Memorial Episcopal Church
2509 Kolo Road, Kilauea, HI 96754
Mailing: PO Box 293, Kilauea, HI 96754
Phone: (808) 482-4824