October 23, 2022

Sunday Worship

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Readings for this Sunday:

Jeremiah 14:7-10,19-22

Psalm 84:1-6

2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18

Luke 18:9-14

Service of Holy Eucharist 
with Music, in the Sanctuary

8:00 am

Mask preferred.

Service of Holy Eucharist 
with Music, in the Sanctuary

9:30 am

Mask preferred.

Are you serving this Sunday? Would you be interested in reading at either service (zoom or in person)? You can view what positions are
available here


Welcome to Christ Memorial Episcopal Church. We are devoted to following the life and teachings of Jesus, the Christ.  

We hope your experience worshiping with us will bless and enrich your life. 

People of all faiths are welcome to worship with us on Sunday.

During pandemic time, join us at 9:30 here.


We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.

We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world. We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church.

Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.

We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.



Dear Christ Memorial Ohana, 

It is the time of year for our Stewardship Campaign when we give special thought to our gifts of time, talents and treasure.  

Our alter guild, lay eucharistic ministers, readers, musicians, technical support team, graveside foster families, property beautification team, administrative support, Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop employees and volunteers, outreach service providers and Bishop’s Committee contribute many hours of service to our church and our community. Thank you to everyone who serves CMEC in so many meaningful ways. We are blessed by your love and commitment to our church.  

If you are not already volunteering and are interested in sharing your time and talents in any of our ministries please let us know. We would love to have you join us.  

During this time of year we are also asked to consider how we can financially support CMEC. Our financial support allows us to continue to be a light in our community. Thank you for prayerfully considering financial stewardship in 2023. Please complete the enclosed form and return it in the offering plate on any Sunday during the month of October or mail it to CMEC, PO BOX 293, KILAUEA HI, 96754. This information will give us an idea of how to plan our 2023 church ministries and our budget. 



Rebecca Hullum 

Bishop’s Warden 

on behalf of the Bishop’s Committee of

Christ Memorial Episcopal Church

Please consider pledging to Christ Memorial by printing and sending us the form below. You may also donate via our website



Engaging the Word: Approaching the Bible with skepticism and devotion  

November 3 to December 15 

Join us on Thursday mornings at 9 AM on zoom as we explore the Book that is at the heart of our Judeo-Christian heritage and the center of our Anglican tripod of “Scripture, Tradition, and Reason.” Why do we read the Bible? What has been and is the role of interpretation? Do different translations lead to different understandings? Does the Bible have anything to do with my actions, ethics, and politics in the world today?  

We will consider these and other questions in three sessions, then take a break on Thanksgiving Day, and return to look at the Gospel of Mark, the oldest (and shortest) of the four canonical gospels to see how this early Christian writer influences our understanding of how God works in our lives right now. 

To access this class please go to our CMEC website at christmemorialkauai.org, scroll down to “connect to Sunday Worship" and click. 


"We are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses…”

All Saints’ Sunday is a time when we not only remember the heroes and heroines of the faith, but also those who have been saints in our own lives: parents, friends, coaches, mentors.

It is an opportunity to remember how important they have been and how their lives have influenced our own. If you would like to include the name of someone in the Prayers of the People on November 6, please email Sarah at christmemorialkilauea@gmail.com

On September 11th we held an all parish meeting to begin the process of refining our search for a new vicar. Stay tuned for more updates as we embark on this important journey.

A prayer for transition:

Almighty God, look graciously on the people of Christ Memorial Episcopal Church. Be with us and lead us as we seek a priest for our church. We ask your direction and guidance for those who shall recommend and choose our new spiritual leader, that we may receive a faithful pastor who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries. Grant us perception, faithfulness, patience and joy, so that we may hear your voice in all our deliberations. Grant us also the desire and the ability to truly hear each other and those who have entrusted us with this process. Give us courage to respond and act as you lead us. We pray this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Rebecca Hullum

Bishop’s Warden

Christ Memorial Episcopal Church

Kilauea, Hi 96754


Halloween is right around the corner and the Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop is ready! We have lots of costumes and all kinds of Halloween and fall decorations for sale at very reasonable prices.  We look forward supplying you with all your Halloween needs and desires!

About 800 people visit our shop each week for essential items as well as treasures.  A big thank you to our customers as well as our volunteers who are all working together to keep useable merchandise out of our landfill.  A special thank you to our community who makes our shop one of the most popular on the island!



Check out the latest news from the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i here



Inspired by our beloved little stone church, please enjoy the charming song by Dr. Matt Miller called 'Zoom Church'.



Christ Memorial Moves to Recommended Indoor Masking
Christ Memorial is keeping in step with the CDC and County of Kauaʻi guidelines, which now are that indoor mask wearing is strongly recommended but not yet required. As the prominence of the virus wanes, please keep those suffering from its effects in your prayers.



5th Movement

By: Dr. Matt Miller

When married to God-in-all, we start to see

That all of us have the illusion that we are “me”

And I am the only “me” – but how can that be

When everyone seems so sure that they’re the “me”?

The answer is simple; I’ll tell you the truth right now

The One Me is God, and God is all of “we.”

My free will therefore must not really be

As free as I think; in fact, it is not free,

But borrowed from God, who is the only “Me”

The great “I am” whose Will permeates the sea,

The land and the heavens. I’ll give you the truth for free:

That I am not, for my God is the only Me.

So as sweet vessels of God let us bravely go forth,

Flowering brightly out across the plains.

Let each of us siphon the Will of God and Love

From God to the world with all its aches and pains.

So flowers draw sustenance from the silent soil

And pour forth perfume to enrich us all.


988 Suicide & Crisis
Lifeline is Here!

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is now in full effect nationwide. Similar to the 911 emergency phone number, dialing 988 will connect a caller directly to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and to a trained counselor. To help spread the word, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has set up a website with a variety of "shareables" that are formatted for social media and other outlets. For more information and to view these resources, visit the SAMHSA website HERE.


A Prayer:

Magnificent Holy Father. 
I stand before you at this altar. So many have given you more.
I may not have much I can offer. Yet what I have is truly yours. 
This is my offering, dear Lord. 
This is my offering to You, God.

Your offering enables us to maintain worship, prayer and study during this time. Help us continue to provide a beautiful, flourishing, and safe "Sanctuary for the Spirit" at our historic and faithful church on Kaua'i.
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.

Live off island? If you have a prayer intention or would like to pray for those on our prayer list, email our office. To be part of the church collective means we all share in the cost of being a church. We want our church to have inspiring worship; pastoral care for those in need; beautiful church grounds; programs to learn and grow; and tools to reach out to those who are seeking a closer relationship with God. See the different ways you can share your gifts, on our Giving page HERE. 
If you like to give by check, please send to:
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church,
P.O. Box 293, Kilauea, HI 96754

Or consider changing to Automated Giving. It makes life easy. Just click on the button below to make a one-time or recurring donation. 

Thank you for your love and care for our Christ Memorial community!



Sunday school will be held at 8:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall across from Christ Memorial with beloved teachers Leona and Keana.

Masks are required.

Aloha ke akua.


Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop in Kilauea is seeking Volunteers for 2022.

Each volunteer shift is a 2-4 hour commitment for a minimum of one day per week. Experience in Retail, Customer Service, and/or Retail a plus, but not required.

Volunteers are invaluable to serving our community. Our goal is to reuse, repurpose and recycle goods — keeping as much as possible out of landfill — while providing our community with access to reasonably priced, quality merchandise.

Here are ways you can help:
* Greeters welcome shoppers and monitor our COVID guidelines.
* Customer Care helps shoppers to ensure a pleasant shopping experience.
* Merchandisers organize departments, restock the floor and display retail goods.
* Philanthropy distributes merchandise to organizations in need.
* Donation Intakers receive, sort and process donations.

Work-from-Home volunteers help prepare merchandise for sale. We are especially looking for help in these areas:
* Games: checking games to ensure all components are intact
* Stationery: packaging up cards and envelopes
* Holidays: preparing merchandise for Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Valentines, 4th of July, and more
* School, Office, Art Craft Supplies: organizing and packaging materials for reuse
* Toys: sorting, cleaning, and packaging toys
* Hardware: sorting and packaging tools, materials, electronics and appliances

*Team players with a genuine interest in serving the community and contributing to the reuse movement.
* Willingness to support COVID-19 safety measures set by Shared Blessings
* Physically able to lift 50 pounds (Merchandisers and Donation Intakers only)

Serving the community and our environment is rewarding work. We have a lot of fun! New merchandise is donated daily, so the element of surprise and wonder is constant. Get a first peek and more!

Click on the reply button here! Let us know 1) your interests, 2) your availability to volunteer and 3) your contact information. Mahalo!


Let us pray for our own needs and those of others. We remember especially those on our prayer list. Healing of body, mind and spirit for: Webb, David, Linda, David, Helen, Mary, Sandy, Bev, Jeanne, Chloe and the Knaus family, Cannon Sandy and his family, those affected by the storms on the mainland, and for the leadership and people of Ukraine.We pray that you will bring people together in worship. Enliven your church and bless Michael our musician, our clergy and lay leadership. We pray for our sibling Episcopal congregations on Kauai: St John and St Pauls, St Michael & All Angels, and All Saints, and for all churches on the North Shore. We pray for our own congregation of Christ Memorial, Kilauea for those present, online and absent - that all of us together may be united in your ministry. 


Thrift Store Hours :

Monday 2:00 pm -5:00 pm

Tuesday 2:00 pm -5:00 pm

Wednesday 9:30 am -12:30 pm

Thursday 2:00 pm -5:00 pm

Friday 2:00 pm -5:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am -3:00 pm

Donations Accepted: 

Monday 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Wednesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday  12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

(Subject to change based on volunteer availability)


Our goal is to provide our community with reasonably priced, quality merchandise. We will reuse, repurpose and recycle goods and keep as much as possible out of the landfill in an effort to help Kauai and our planet toward Zero Waste. Above all we will show compassion, kindness and tolerance to each other and our community.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Meets in the Parish Hall:
Monday 6:15 - 7:15 pm & 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00-11:00 am & 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Go to www.kauaiaa.org for more info.
Keep up-to-date with messages from the Bishop. Click on the buttons below to view the Bishop's weekly Monday & Wednesday messages, and find links to online worship in the Diocese.


Christ Memorial Episcopal Church
2509 Kolo Road, Kilauea, HI 96754
(808) 482-4824

Mailing Address: PO Box 293, Kilauea, HI 96754