WEEKLY NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
January 31, 2021
Sunday Worship
The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

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:

"Racism: America's original sin; how the past has led to the present"

Thursday, February 4th
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.

Here is the link to join us on Zoom:

ZOOM LINK
PRAYER REQUESTS THIS WEEK
Healing of body, mind and spirit for
Libby Patterson Hazelett (departed); Christopher; 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); Matt’s dad (healing of COVID); Bill (healing of infected shoulder).
MUSINGS
Impeachment second round is now before the Senate for former President Donald Trump...trying times and questions about America’s soul.

The historical significance of this action is obvious. Observing political gyrations of those in favor of “just go away” to those wanting “consequences for actions” does not allow us to just sit on the sidelines.

We all know it is not easy to forget what happened January 6. Our US Capitol is not just the “home” of the Congress (100 Senators and 435 Representatives). It is also a “house” for all Americans—a place where civility should abide; our safe haven was tarnished.

My current read is American Honor. It is not just about the American Revolution and liberty; it also is about virtue and honor. If those leaders then were members of the US Congress today, what would they do if their Capitol had been defaced?

There are those in the Congress who are seeking positive solutions; there are many who are tired of the anger and name calling within their chambers. Imagine more of them being “disciple” like, talking and acting with grace, reason, dignity, and respect. Our nation’s virtue and honor are on trial.

Bill Schilling, Bishop’s Committee
(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.
CONNECT
Annual Bishops' Committee Meeting
The Annual Bishops' Committee will be held January 31 at 11:00 am.

The meeting will be held in the sanctuary; if you wish to join this meeting from home, please utilize the church service
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
PO Box 293, Kilauea, HI 96754
(808) 482-4824