WORSHIP
Services of Holy Eucharist resume in the Sanctuary
Sunday, June 14
8:00 AM & 9:30 AM


To ensure safe worship services, we will need to limit each service to 12-14 in attendance plus Pastor Gae and one musician. We will be calling for reservations or you can email the church at christmemorialkilauea@gmail.com .

To our Zoom congregation ~ we want to continue a Zoom worship service. Please send your preference. 12:00, 1:00 or 2:00pm HST?

CONNECT

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit, bring order out of chaos.
Holy Spirit, breathe life into the lifeless.
Holy Spirit, make strong the weak.
Holy Spirit, give talents to your people.
Holy Spirit, guide all who venture.
Holy Spirit, fill all things.
Holy Spirit, come……. and renew the face of the earth. AMEN
~David Adams

 Morning Coffee with Pastor Gae

Aloha Friends,

The disciples who remained in Jerusalem after the resurrection were pretty beat up. What were they supposed to do now? We can imagine the chaos, the fear, the feeling of lifelessness without their Master. On the Feast of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they were blessed with an ecstatic spiritual experience, one that would last and enable them to continue the mission going out into the world as the Body of Christ. 
This Sunday, we begin a new church season. We call it the season of Pentecost; Catholics call it “ordinary time.” To me, it is anything but ordinary. It is a very long season, taking us until the end of November. It needs to be. I like to think of the season as a “greening” or “growing” season. (While the color of the Day of Pentecost is red, the traditional color for the season is green.) It takes a lot for us to grow spiritually. The soul’s journey is just like gardening. It takes fertilizing, watering, and pruning. 
 
At the beginning of every Pentecost season, you might consider praying to the Holy Spirit to have your life less chaotic, to be more connected with your inner strength, to utilize your talents and let go of what doesn’t serve you well, and to be guided by God’s will. I have found that if committed to my desire to progress on the path and if I pray for these things, I will be filled and renewed. And the good news is we’re not doing it alone. It’s the Holy Spirit working with us, side by side. 
I love our church. I can’t imagine life without our church seasons. I look forward to this new season of Pentecost and sharing it with you. 
 
 Come, Holy Spirit, come. Joy, joy, joy!

~Pastor Gae ✝️


Response to last week’s Coffee Chat and Sunday message

In response to Pastor Gae’s Sunday message on John 17:1-11
 
From Matt Miller: The “tape-loop” effect of thought patterns can be resisted if we pay attention – Church Fathers maintained a “guard of the mind” to short-circuit negative tape-loops which they believed, as you said, were fed to us by malignant spirits. Some call these tape-loops “Limiting Decisions.”
 
Evagrius Ponticus’ AntiRheticos (“Talking Back”) gives many Scriptural passages that can be used to resist specific thought-demons, with the same thought you expressed that there is actual power in the words of Scripture and this can be used to fight off the thought-demons.
 
The “Prayer of the Heart” is a blanket solution to the influence of negative thought-demons. That’s the Church Fathers “next step” after learning mental silence from Centering Prayer. One of my private hobbies is to do housework or take exercise in silence of the mind, while cycling the Prayer of the Heart (the name of Jesus). Good practice! 
We are open for donations and shopping!

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:00 - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday 9:30am - 3:00pm

For a safe shopping experience, we can only allow 5 shoppers in the store at any time. All must wear masks and use hand sanitizer. 

Wait until you see our newly renovated Thrift Shop !
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We opened a week ago to many friendly faces. There were wonderful comments shared about how much the Shop was missed during the shut-down. Many had been doing closet clean-outs and were waiting to bring their donations.
We are so grateful to our volunteers who helped us launch the first week:

Suzanne Kobayashi, Sandy Finch, Tom Blankley, Kathy Ward and Pastor Gae for greeting (We are required to have Greeters to ensure face masks and manage how many are in the shop at a given time.)

Sybil Nishioka for designing and purchasing our new donation banners.

Janice Fukuda, Lorraine Fukuda and Phyllis Somers for assisting Auntie Helen with pricing.

Ralph Sweet for tirelessly working in the back, receiving and organizing donations (Ralph also did a lot of construction work in the shop).

Janicka Swalls, and Cindy and Joe Halasey for merchandising the shop floor.

Steve Sobel for getting our library of books refreshed and in order.

Gwen Tamura for her work-at-home help in measuring and rolling fabric remnants.

Margaret and Gorden Furzi (and grandson Matthew) for preparing puzzles and board games for completion

Alan Gushiken for his work-at-home help in packaging extra hangers.

Chanterelle and family for limitless dedication to completing puzzles to ensure all pieces are accounted for. 

Marci Sweet and Amanda Oana for helping wherever needed. 

Craig Wall for cashiering.

If you are interested in volunteering at our Thrift Shop, contact Susan Wright at kilaueachristmemorial@gmail.com .

A special thanks to
Grant and Vidy Wells 
Owners of Hanalei Spirits

We are grateful for the donation of 3 bottles of their fabulous Hand Sanitizer for the opening of our Thrift Shop!

Visit their website at



Online Centering Prayer & Scripture Reflection
Tuesday morning, 9:00 - 9:45 am HST on Zoom 
Join Zoom Meeting
Recently, the scripture reading for the day was the Lord’s Prayer story in Matthew. We began Centering Prayer with the Aramaic version of the prayer. It’s a beautiful chant. Imagine our Master Jesus praying this! Consider including it in your meditation/prayer practice. https://youtu.be/n3EhgrsfTnQ

Join us for Centering Prayer every Tuesday morning 9:00 - 9:45am. 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 .


The Labyrinth - Meditation in Movement
Feeling a little overwhelmed with life right now? Try walking our labyrinth. (Exercise is allowed) 

There is not a right or wrong way to walk the Labyrinth. Simply observe the intuitions and desires that come as you walk. This is an embodied prayer experience. Let your body lead you! You can walk it slowly and reverently or quickly and playfully. If you are moved to pause at a given spot, do so!

Center yourself with a few deep breaths before entering the Labyrinth. Ask God to bless you as you begin your journey so that you become a channel of grace and blessing. 

Online Study
Wednesday Bible Study — Gospel of John with Pastor Gae

On Wednesday, May 27, we will begin what is known as the Gospel’s “Book of Glory”, Chapters 13 - 21.

The gospel of John was written sometime around the year 90 CE, nearly 60 years after Jesus walked the earth. The Christian community was well established. Each week, we study a passage and discuss the story, how it might have been heard by those first Christians, and what it says to us. If you’ve never studied the Bible, why not now? This isn’t a lecture. All you need is a bible, any translation, and the ability to get on Zoom. Email Pastor Gae gdchalker@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.


Online Care

Alcohol Anonymous (AA) 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 7:30 pm HST

Go to www.kauaiaa.org and look for the Northshore AA groups. 


 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!



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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