We are now three weeks into the season of Epiphany. Hopefully, we have set intention to become more aware of the epiphanies of life, ways in which God is showing something to us about Godself and who we are in relation to God. Epiphanies are manifested in everything if we just take time to look. In preparation for this Sunday, read the following scripture passages from Luke:

3:21-22; 4:1-13; 4:14-21

In each passage, what epiphanies did Jesus experience? How were these epiphanies manifested? What was Jesus doing at the time? What important purpose did they have for Jesus? What do they say to us?


Pray, Meditate, Journal through the Season of Epiphany

Open my eyes that I may see.
Open my ears that I may hear.
Open my mind that I may know.
Open my heart that I may live.

To meditate to this Kristopher Lindquist chant:


Music for meditation during Epiphany
In addition to the Kristopher Lindquist chant, here is another favorite:
The More I Seek You, by Kari Jobe




Morning Coffee Inspiration from Pastor Gae
Friends,

I am on a whirlwind holiday of 10 days to see my family in Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Apple Valley.

Coffee Chat will resume next week. See you at worship this Sunday!

Joy, joy, joy,
Pastor Gae+

CONNECT
Annual Meeting
This Sunday, January 27
11:00 - Noon in the Sanctuary

A Celebration!

Every Episcopal Church is required to have an Annual Meeting in January to update everyone, and to address questions and concerns. At this year’s Annual Meeting, Pastor Gae and our Bishop’s Committee will give a recap of the accomplishments of 2018, a brief financial report, the latest updates from some our ministries, and the slate for the 2019 Bishop’s Committee. We will wrap up the meeting with time to respond to questions.

To best address your questions, we would love to know them ahead of the meeting. Do you have a question that you would like discussed? Email Pastor Gae gdchalker@gmail.com .


Centering Prayer with Dr. Matthew Miller
Now the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month!
Sunday, February 3, 4:00 - 5:00 pm in the Sanctuary
Deepen your experience of prayer by spending an hour in our new service of music and meditation led by Dr. Matt Miller.

Most of us know Dr. Matt Miller from Sunday worship as the guitarist with the beautiful bass voice who loves music that tells a story. Dr. Matt graduated from UCLA with a Ph.D. in Medieval English Literature in 1993, and decided the most useful thing he could do would be to teach people literacy skills.

He did so until 2016, working at various locations including Island School and Kauai Community College. Now he is doing something even more useful — teaching Centering Prayer, a discipline he says is “paradise.”


SERVE


Church Work Morning
This Saturday, February 2
9:00 - 11:00 am

Do you like to garden or do you like to organize? You have your choice of projects at our next work morning:

  • Plant Star of India around the highway side of the burial grounds.

  • Clean out and organize the kitchen in the Parish Hall.

All ages invited to help. Sustenance (donuts) provided!





Monday Morning Thrift Shop Team Now Organizing
The Helen Mitsui Shared Blessing Thrift Shop is a an important ministry of Christ Memorial Episcopal Church. We have been providing great, reasonably priced products for the Kilauea community and tourists for over 30 years. In addition, our shop is a big recycling center, which is great for our environment!

The thrift shop has a need for a group of volunteers to meet on Mondays, while we are closed to organize merchandise and prepare for the work week when the shop is open on Tuesday.

If you would be interested in volunteering for this ministry, please talk to Helen Mitsui or Rebecca Hullum. rhullum@me.com Thank you!


PRAY

A Special Ministry of Christ Memorial: Doors Open Every Day!

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. Pastor Gae believes our country would be very different if all churches kept their doors unlocked. Unfortunately fear has crept into many churches.


Our Sunday prayer list includes those whom our visitors have asked us to pray.

Live off island? If you have a prayer intention or would like to pray for those on our prayer list, email Pastor Gae at gdchalker@gmail.com .

GIVE

“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
~ John Wesley, Letters of John Wesley




Recovery Groups

If you know of anyone interested in starting an AlAnon group or a Grief support group, and need a place to meet, please see Pastor Gae. Christ Memorial would love to expand our recovery ministry.

Alcohol Anonymous (AA) groups meet at Christ Memorial’s Parish Hall every week:

  • Tuesday at 10:00 am
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 7:30 pm

Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop


Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday, Monday: closed
(808) 828-1825


Newsletter Mission: Our weekly newsletter was launched this year to inform our island community, as well as connect with our broader community of old and new friends, near and far. Whether you live on Kaua'i, visit seasonally or joined Christ Memorial for the first time during vacation, we welcome you into our global family. We endeavor to include inspiration, new ideas, practical advice and updates on news and events of Christ Memorial. Let us know how we can serve you best in 2018 by replying to this newsletter or emailing us at ChristMemorialKilauea@gmail.com

Have you met Pastor Gae? Pastor Gae wants to get to know you all – phone chats, home visits, morning coffees, afternoon teas or walks on the beach. Near or far, reach out to meet or share your thoughts at gdchalker@gmail.com or (623) 208-9436.
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church
2509 Kolo Road, Kilauea, HI 96754
Mailing: PO Box 293, Kilauea, HI 96754
Phone: (808) 482-4824