January 10, 2020

Sunday Worship
The First Sunday after the Epiphany:
The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ

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 you Reservation below: 

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

Here is the link to join us on Zoom:

Presiding Bishop Curry’s Word to the Church: Who shall we be?
A Pastoral Message from
Bishop Robert L. Fitzpatrick
We encourage you to read this Pastoral Letter from Bishop Robert L. Fitzpatrick. This timely letter addresses current events taking place in our Nation.

This message is also available on the Diocesan Website and Facebook.
Healing of body, mind and spirit for
Bill Serchak (recovery from a heart attack); Mary Wall (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); Nancy (during her radiation treatment); Doug (recovering from stroke); Matt’s dad (polio) and Matt's mom (strength); Bill (healing of infected shoulder).
"Untethered Thoughts"

Untethered can mean released, or unbound ... in any given week, any of us can be somewhat scattered or distracted or happily floating.

Imagine you are sitting around a bonfire on the beach with friends. Someone asks, “when thinking about a person you admire or inspires you, who comes to your mind ... and why is that so?” 

Would you be willing to share two reflections? 1) In one or two words, your individual’s standout qualities and 2) their accomplishments in six words at either the personal, organizational, or community level. 

Your reflections are about people who are anchors or trustees. I invite your comments by next Tuesday, which will be confidential and not attributed to you.

Thanks for reading Untethered Thoughts. Next week, I plan on writing about anchoring and trusteeship.

Bill Schilling, Bishop’s Committee
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church
Email: Bill@wymentor.com or
Text: (307) 262-5990
We welcome your thoughts on the message from Sunday worship or any inspiration you may have.

Our hope is that the newsletter will become more than a calendar of events, and will instead act as a space to share and learn.

Please email the church office with your responses.
Christ Memorial Welcomes
Rev. Canon Alonzo C. Pruitt
TSSF, SCP, MSW, M. Div., D. Min., D.D.
Fr. Pruitt is a native Chicagoan who returned home after retiring in 2016. He has served churches in Chicago, Brooklyn, New York, and Richmond Virginia, in addition to offering supply ministries on the island nation of Dominica and in the United States Virgin Islands.

At one time a chaplain for Integrity, Chicago, Alonzo served in the administration of the presiding Bishop Edmond Browning as the Interim Staff Officer for Black Ministries, in addition to ministry as a Chaplain (1LT) in the United States Army Reserve. At the time of his retirement, he was a Sheriff's Deputy (Lt. Col.) and Chief of Chaplains for the second largest jail in Virginia. Since 1982 a Life Professed member of the Third Order Society of St. Francis, he serves as an Area Chaplain in the Order and as a Chaplain to the Retired Clergy and Spouses of the Chicago South Deanery. He has been gratefully active in a 12 Step fellowship since 1995, and more recently became a member of the Society of Catholic Priests. His hobbies are reading, travel, and Shotokan karate. Alonzo and his wife Martha live on the near north side.
New Four-Part Series
Starting January 14, at 10:00 am
"Racism: America's original sin; how the past has led to the present" will be held Thursday, January 14th at 10:00 am.

Rev. Canon Alonzo C. Pruitt will lead this important, and timely four-part series. Each of the conversations will include information and reflections about the ideas, language, and practices which have served to create and sustain division in our society, consistently resulting in members of minority groups being afforded unequal and broadly oppressive treatment.

Please follow this link if you are interested in joining the discussion on Zoom.
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.

Online Bible Study
Monday 10:00 am-11:15 am:
Spiritual Lessons from the Book of Genesis

Wednesday 2:00 – 3:15 HST
Letters of Paul 

If you wish to join us, let us know know and we will send you the link and the questions we will discuss. 
Online Centering Prayer & Scripture Reflection
Tuesdays, 9:00 - 9:45 am (HST)
Join Zoom Meeting

Centering Prayer is every Tuesday morning on Zoom, 9:00 - 9:45 am. We begin with a Scripture reading for the day followed by 12 minutes of meditation. Then a reflection is read and anyone who would like to share an insight is invited to do so. We finish with prayer time for those in need of healing.
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.
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!

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
PO Box 293, Kilauea, HI 96754
(808) 482-4824