WEEKLY NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
July 17, 2020

WORSHIP NEWS: PLEASE NOTE CHANGES
SUNDAY WORSHIP:
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Service of Holy Eucharist
In the Sanctuary
8:00 am ONLY
This service is spoken (no music)
Scripture Readings for this Sunday:
Genesis 28:10-19
Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23
Romans 8:12-25
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Our 9:30 in-person service is temporarily on pause, but online worship with music will still be available through Zoom.

The 8:00 in-person service will continue as it has for the past few weeks.

For the safety of everyone, we ask that you let us know if you plan to attend the 8:00 service. Email Pastor Gae at: christmemorialkilauea@gmail.com. Please wear a mask. At the beginning of each service Pastor Gae will explain how we will be receiving communion.

LIVE ZOOM WORSHIP AT 9:30
We continue to offer online worship through Zoom at 9:30 am. Tune in (HST) through this link:
CONNECT - A Note to Our Zoom Family
One blessing that has come out of the virus is the connection we have on Zoom. We now have two Zoom Bible studies and a Zoom Centering Prayer service. Since we are unable to have singing in the sanctuary, we chose to go back to Zoom for our 9:30 service. It will be a service of Morning Prayer with Chanterelle leading the music.

The 8:00 service will continue to be a service of Holy Eucharist, but without music. 

For Sunday Zoom worship attendees:  
  1. Please try to connect at least 10 minutes before the service or the meeting to make sure everything is working correctly.  
  2. If possible, keep your video on so it feels more like being together in church.  
  3. Have your audio always on mute unless advised by the facilitator.
  4. Be present. Try not to multi-task. Having your water or coffee nearby is fine but since your video is on, probably best not to be moving around.
  5. Try your best not to leave early. If your computer drops you out, come back on but make sure your video is on and your audio is muted.  
  6. NEW - If anyone would like to share any thoughts about the message or the Scripture readings, let’s get a discussion going following the service.  

THANK YOU!
ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASS - Now gathering
If you’ve never received the Sacrament of Confirmation in our Episcopal Church, what a great time to do it! Pastor Gae is gathering those who have never been confirmed; those who were confirmed in other denominations; and those who were confirmed as a pre-teen for an on-line Zoom class. We will be meeting weekly and following our Catechism found in the Boook of Common Prayer. The schedule will depend on who joins the class. Once we have finished and are able to be back in the church, we will summon our Bishop. Let Pastor Gae know of your interest and availability. It will be fun!
WE LOVE OUR LECTORS:
Suzie Hanchett, Mary Jo (Josie) Kamano, Suzanne Kobayashi, Maggie Lea, Sybil Nishioka, Patti Thiele, Craig Wall, and our Storyteller, Matt Miller
Did you know? A Lector is a lay person trained in reading Scripture, who is appointed by the clergy person in charge of the congregation to read lessons or lead the Prayers of the People. The term is from Latin "to read." There is no license required for this lay ministry.  Lay persons served as readers in the early church. However, by the third century this ministry was performed by those ordained to the minor order of lector (reader). The minor orders became steps leading to ordination to the priesthood. The reading of the Gospel at the Eucharist became the responsibility of the deacon by the fourth century. The lector read from the ambo (lectern) in the basilicas of the fourth and fifth century. Minor orders were not continued in Anglicanism.

If you would like to join our Lector Team, contact Pastor Gae.
BISHOP'S COMMITTEE MEETING
Monday, July 20, 2:00 pm, Parish Hall
Our Bishop’s Committee is charged with doing the business of the church. All members are invited to observe. This month we will be discussing:

  1. Update on our finances
  2. Proposal from a Food Truck operator
  3. Goals for the 2nd half of 2020

If you would like to attend, please wear your mask.  
UPDATE! Join the Remembering Reception Team
Melody Lotspeich is forming a team to help her with a reception this fall in our newly renovated Parish Hall. We want to do a Timeline and document stories from our history. Maybe we could even invite some of the priests from the old days who served our church!  Let Melody know if you would like to be on the “RR” (Remembering Reception) Team.  
 
Currently Melody is gathering photos and any information about priests who served, events, challenges, and accomplishments.  Even if you can’t join the Team, can you take a bit of time and send her a note about when you came into the church and what you remember. ( mellomack@gmail.com)
~Marcos E. Carver, 1917 – 1925 Founder and Priest-in-Charge of missions on the Island of Kauaʻi
~Henry A. Willey, 1924 – 1945
~Harold Wilmot-Smith, 1945 – 1948
~Paul R. Savanack, 1949 – 1950
~Norman R. Alter, 1950 – 1952
~E. Lani Hanchett Layman-in-Charge, 1951 – 1952, Deacon at CMEC in 1952, ordained Priest in 1953, later became the 1st Hawaiian Bishop, and 1st Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaiʻi
~Keith Kreitner, 1952 – 1953
~Samuel N. McCain, Jr., 1953 – 1958
~Thomas D. Hughes, 1958 – 1960
~Charles T. Crane, 1960 – 1962
~Thomas K. Yoshida, 1962 – 1966
~Charles G. Hopkins, Jr., 1966 – 1969
~Elsberry W. Reynolds, 1969 – 1970
~George T. Eppley, 1972 – 1973
~Richard S. O. Chang, 1973 – 1979 later became the 4th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaiʻi
~Robert E. Walden, 1979 – 1981
~Jan C. Rudinoff, 1982 – 1984
~James P. Eron, 1984 – 1992
~A. Donor Macneice, 1993 – 2005
~Shirley Ellingboe, 2009 – 2010
~Roberta R. Taylor, 2011 – 2016
Morning Coffee with Pastor Gae
Aloha friends, 

 Here’s a question for you. What best describes your “life view”?:

1. My life at any time is the sum of what has happened to me and what I have been able to accumulate in wisdom, experience or things.

  Or

2.  My life is lived from within-out, discovering and releasing my inner potentiality. 

That question begins a book by the late theologian Eric Butterworth that I’m reading for a continuing education class.  To be honest I hadn’t really thought about it which probably defaults to a life view more along the lines of #1 than #2. 

 As I ponder the two options, I’m seeing living unconsciously or consciously; attaching more to ego or to spirit; feeling powerless or fearless; or even desiring “justification or discovery.” (G. Hendricks) 
Jesus says, “The Kingdom of God is within you.” What does that mean to you? For me I think of my little granddaughter Gabriela. She is now 17 months old. Every afternoon, because of the blessing of Facetime, I get to watch the changes that are taking place in her.  It’s so beautiful. And so when I think of the Kingdom of God I am sure that God has planted within her the seed of her potential, whatever that may be. Maybe she will teach or maybe she will dance. Maybe she will be the first Filipina president of our country. Whatever it is, I pray that she will be able to live her life along the lines of #2: Within-out, discovering and releasing her inner potentiality. 

She will need to accumulate wisdom, she will have all sorts of experiences, and she will acquire many things. But without living from the inside-out, all of that won’t come close to the life God has given her the potential to live. 

I’m thinking that for those of us who are many years into this earthly journey (some of us nearing the end) who have lived more according to Life View # 1 than # 2, it’s not too late. First of all we do live in eternity, right? But while we’re still on this earth, we can do a few things: We can live in the present, letting go of all that was and what might be to come. The present is where God is. We can step out of our ego and all the stuff that goes with it.  And we can ditch any feelings of being powerless and instead embrace our inner courage and fearlessness. 

That’s what I’ve been thinking about this week. I’m interested in your answer to the question at the beginning of this chat. Please share your Life View. 

We are so blessed, right? 

Joy, joy, joy,

Pastor Gae ✝️


Previously Announced Reminders:
Parish Hall Available For Rent
Wouldn’t it be great if our Parish Hall featured:
  • Yoga and exercise classes
  • Exercise for seniors
  • Monthly discussions about social issues
  • All kinds of Healthy Living groups
  • Bridge, Chess or Mahjong 
  • Healthy eating lectures and movies

Help us get it going. Please share with those who might be interested in starting a program.
Vicarage Project
Some of you have asked about the VICARAGE PROJECT. We want to reassure you that we haven’t given up the ghost. The virus slowed our momentum for the past couple of months but we are back on track.

Having a vicarage for a priest is essential for the future of our little church. When Pastor Gae arrived, full-time rental housing was very scarce on our side of the island. We didn’t know if she was going to have to live in Kapa’a or Lihue and commute. In the time that she has been here she has already had to move once.

We are currently looking at some architectural drawings. Stay tuned!
Ongoing Activities:
Our Thrift Shop is Open!
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 5 shoppers in the store at any time. All must wear masks and use hand sanitizer.

See our newly renovated Thrift Shop !

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

Wednesday 2:00 pm-3:15 pm:
Gospel of John

Email Pastor Gae if you are interested in attending at christmemorialkilauea@gmail.com
Connect via Zoom for both study sessions:

Online Centering Prayer & Scripture Reflection
Tuesdays, 9:00 - 9:45 am (HST)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7532197968

We will continue to have Centering Prayer 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.  
The Labyrinth - Meditation in Movement
The Power of the Turn by Eve Hogan
(Reprinted from www.spiritualityhealth.com )
A standard labyrinth that takes its inspiration from the one at Chartres Cathedral has more than 20 180-degree turns.

As we walk, these turns become a rich opportunity for us to look at all the things that have happened in our lives and how we have responded to them. We can rethink whether a new or different perspective is possible.

We tend to immediately label things that happen good or bad without taking the time to look at the situation from multiple angles. Often, it would behoove us to consider our labels to be a hypothesis instead of the truth, be open to other possible outcomes, and then watch to see how everything actually turns out.

I like to call this ability to see things from more than one viewpoint “the power of the 180-degree turn.” ( READ MORE)
NOW MEETING IN PERSON:
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA)
Monday: 10:00-11:00 am
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 7:30 pm

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