Back in the Sanctuary on Sunday, June 14
8:00 AM & 9:30 AM
Holy Eucharist

In order to have safe worship services, we will need to limit each service to 12 in attendance plus Pastor Gae and our Musicians. We will be calling for reservations or you can email the church at
Traditionally Memorial Day has been celebrated with American flags, trips to the beach, backyard BBQ’s with family and friends; ribs, corn on the cob, and beer.

This year our gatherings will be much more limited. Perhaps this is a good thing as it will allow us to take a bit of time to be intentional with this day. It is a day to honor those who have given their life in service to our country, usually in wartime. Consider praying this litany several times this holiday weekend:

Blessed God, I come before you with praise and thanksgiving for the blessings of my life. This Memorial Day weekend, I lift up before you with gratitude:

All those who have given their lives for their country, that they may rest in God's peace and that their sacrifice may inspire in us who live a commitment to the ideals for which they perished.

All veterans, who have often endured fear, trauma, and sorrow, that they may receive healing of their hearts, minds and bodies.

All men and women serving this day, especially those who may be in situations of danger or captivity, that they may be inspired by the ideal of duty, may conduct themselves with honor, may love country second only to God, and may receive strength equal to every challenge they face. 

All families of men and women now on active duty that be at peace, free from anxiety and worry. 

All the leaders of the world who have the power to promote peace and justice. May all their decisions relating to the use of armed forces be preceded by prayer.

For myself, my church, for all persons of faith; that we may be builders of community; that we may seek peace, harmony and justice for our world, to the end that the dwelling of God may be with us, and we shall be God's people, that the former things pass away and war shall be no more.

I pray this in the name of the one I follow, your son, Jesus the Christ. AMEN

Online Centering Prayer & Scripture Reflection
Tuesday morning, 9:00 - 9:45 am HST on Zoom https:/
This past Tuesday, 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. 

Join us for Centering Prayer every Tuesday morning 9:00 - 9:45 am. Live off island? If you have a prayer intention or would like to pray for those on our prayer list, email Pastor Gae at .

 Morning Coffee with Pastor Gae

Aloha Friends,

This Sunday begins the last week of our 50 day Easter celebration! If you go back to Easter Day, you might remember that the intention for this season is to contemplate what “resurrection” actually means and how it is manifest in our life. Hopefully, the worry and anxiety of the virus hasn’t consumed all of our time and energy, and we’ve had a chance to see it at work. In some ways, I think the virus has made the resurrection more evident. 
This Eastertide, I came across a new thought about resurrection that clicked for me: “Resurrection is the restoring of mind and body to their original, undying state. The resurrection takes place in us every time we rise to Jesus’ realization of the perpetual indwelling life that is connecting us with the Father. A new flood of life comes to all who open their minds and their bodies to the living word of God.“ (The Revealing Word).

For most of my life, I used to only think of resurrection in terms of Jesus on that first Easter morning and what happens to the rest of us after our mortal body leaves this Earth. I can’t believe my thoughts were so limiting! Resurrection didn’t just begin with Jesus. It has been an integral part of creation since the beginning, God’s divine plan. Jesus knew it, and his life work was all about resurrection. He even said, “I am the resurrection and the life.” 

Paul said in his letter to the Romans, “If the spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.” That says to me, anytime our level of consciousness is open to receive a new insight, a new truth, a new way of understanding that is in accordance with God’s divine plan, there is a resurrection happening. And maybe “a new heaven and a new earth” is also happening each time we are able to let go of ego, fear, self-centeredness, and all that muck in order to be resurrected into a consciousness of God’s love, joy, and peace. 
I’ve seen some amazing things during this virus time. I’ve seen the world come together like no other time in my life. I see solidarity every time I go to the grocery store where everyone is in masks. It’s like we are all saying, “I don’t want to get sick, and I don’t want you to get sick either.” I’ve heard folks say it has caused them to pause about what is really important in life. I’ve seen health care workers raised up like no other time in my life. I’ve seen incredible appreciation of schools and teachers, since parents have had to deal with kids at home. And I’ve heard from a number of people who have become much more aware of how giving in to the power of fear can limit life. My friends, that is all resurrection. 

Yes, of course, the journey doesn’t always follow an upward trajectory. We will probably get complacent again. There will be struggles for power among people and nations. Pride and arrogance will creep its way back. But, we are definitely not the people we used to be, especially those who believe that the resurrected Christ is here in this world and in each and every one of us. 

Please, please, share what you’ve been thinking about this Eastertide. 

Joy! Joy! Joy! Christ is Risen!

~Pastor Gae ✝️

Meet: Gwen Tamura, Artist

Gwen is a long-time member of Christ Memorial. What we didn’t know about Gwen is that she is a gifted artist. She currently has her paintings displayed in the Bakery in Kilauea. Unfortunately, you can only see them through the window while the restaurant is only providing take out food. Below are some of her paintings and a little description of her showing.
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 !
Want a preview? click here

Happy 95th Birthday Auntie Helen!

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 if you are interested in attending.

Online Care

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

Go to and look for the Northshore AA groups. 


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

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Christ Memorial Episcopal Church
2509 Kolo Road, Kilauea, HI 96754
Mailing: PO Box 293, Kilauea, HI 96754
Phone: (808) 482-4824