WEEKLY NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
February 21, 2021
Sunday Worship
The First Sunday in Lent

Scripture Readings for this Sunday:
Service of Holy Eucharist
with Music,
in the Sanctuary
8:00 am

Please make a reservation as we are allowed a limited number due to social distancing.

Make your reservation below: 


Please wear a mask.
Service of Holy Eucharist
with Music,
in the Sanctuary and on Zoom
9:30 am

Here is the link to join us on Zoom:

PRAYER REQUESTS THIS WEEK
Healing of body, mind and spirit for
Hillis and Dorothy (may they rest in peace); Gae; Bill (recovery from a heart attack); Mary (late-stage bone cancer); Roe (healing); Nelli (health); Tony (health); Emily (discernment); Chelsea; Gregg (continued healing of COVID); Bobby (healing of COVID); Peggy (healing from daughter’s suicide); Nancy (healing of lung cancer); Scott (coping with dementia); Greg (healing of leukemia); Webb (healing of lymphoma); Sarah (peace of mind & to feel God's love); Julie (patience and peace of mind); Peter (continued healing from heart surgery); Susan (strength and courage during cancer treatment); John; Michael; Terri (healing of multiple myeloma); Scott (coping with dementia); Sue Ellen, Peter, Xavier, Kelly (healing of cancer); Doug (recovering from stroke); Bill (healing of infected shoulder).
MUSINGS
Untethered Thoughts

This past week, really for the last month and a half, we have been riveted by our America and it’s sense of place: CV 19 shots, impeachment votes, mainland winter storms as headliners; action on stimulus checks, national debt, unemployment, and business closures in limbo.

Fatigue has powerful and gnawing effects.The poet Mary Oliver writes “Sometimes, I grow weary of the days with all their fits and starts.” One solution... adopt Parker Palmer’s recent advice: look to “true north,”...”climb a mountain today,”...where “Up there, reality remains in view.”

Nine days ago Clergy in Residence Alonzo Pruitt, fellow Bishop Committee member Craig Wall, and I did some “mountain climbing”of our own, with vistas looking at Waimea Canyon and the Napali Coast. The sense of peace and restorative friendship were universal takeaways. Up where we were, reality was in view!

Discussing “sense of place” at the individual, versus national, level will be my focus in the coming weeks. Your comments welcome.  
  
Bill Schilling, Bishop’s Committee
(307) 262-5990
INCOMING CLERGY-IN-RESIDENCE
Becoming Eucharist: the Movement of Love with
Fr. Billy Daniel+
Session One: Thought

“You only see the tree by the light of the lamp. I wonder when you would ever see the lamp by the light of the tree.”
~G. K. Chesterton, Manalive

What does it mean to have the mind of Christ? In this session we will explore what it means to think with the mind of Christ. Working with 1 Corinthians 2:2-16, we will
explore thinking and knowing in relation to being-known by God in Christ. What does it mean to be known by God? What does Jesus reveal about God’s knowledge of created life? And what are the implications for how we think newly about what it means to be human and how human life is cultivated?

Email the church office if you would like to receive more information.
Christ Memorial welcomes our new Clergy-in-Residence!
We look forward to celebrating the Seasons of Lent and Easter with the
Very Rev. William O. Daniel, Jr., PhD as well as attending his four-part series Becoming Eucharist: the Movement of Love.

Fr. Billy Daniel+ has studied at the following universities: Trevecca Nazarene University (BA), Duke University Divinity School (MTS),
Nashotah House Theological Seminary (STM), The University of Nottingham UK (PhD). He has also acted as Rector for St Michael’s Episcopal Church.

Fr. Billy Daniel+ has also written many publications on prayer and liturgy including the following books:

We encourage you to welcome Fr. Billy+ when you see him! We are grateful to have him join us for these next two seasons.
UPCOMING
The Season of Lent
REFLECTION QUESTIONS TO BEGIN THE SEASON OF LENT:

  • Where am I spiritually as I begin Lent? When am I more focused on “me” than God?

  • Where is God calling me to change direction?

  • When I wake up on Easter Sunday morning, what change would I like to see in me?

  • Is there a habit or sin in my life that repeatedly gets in the way of loving God with my whole heart or loving my neighbor as myself? How do I address that habit?

  • Is there anyone in my life from whom I need to ask forgiveness or pursue reconciliation?

  • What practical steps am I taking to carve out time for daily prayer?

  • What spiritual discipline can I continue to improve upon?

  • What virtues do I want to focus on this Lent (ie: patience, charity, kindness, gentleness, etc).

If anyone will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”
-Mark 8:34
CONNECT
Bishop's Scholarship
Attached here is information regarding the two Diocesan scholarship funds that are available to students for the 2020-2021 school year. 

There are two scholarship opportunities: 
1) Bishop's Scholarship Fund 
2 ) The Chang Clergy Children's Scholarship Fund

Application packets are due in the Office of the Bishop by Tuesday, April 6 @4:00pm.
Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop in Kilauea is seeking Volunteers for 2021.

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

Requirements?
*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)

Benefits?
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!

Interested?
Click on the reply button here! Let us know 1) your interests, 2) your availability to volunteer and 3) your contact information. Mahalo!
ONGOING ACTIVITIES
Our Thrift Shop is Open!
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

For a safe shopping experience, we can only allow 8 shoppers in the store at any time.

All must wear masks and use hand sanitizer.

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.
GIVE
Our giving is important, especially now.

Although we aren’t gathering in the sanctuary for worship, our church bills are still the same. We’ve had questions from our Sunday worshippers and now our Zoom worshippers about how to give. Your continued gifts really matter, especially in this time of uncertainty.  
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!

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