March 1, 2019

8:00 am and 9:30 am
4:00 pm Centering Prayer

Scripture Readings for this Sunday

NEW! Stations of the Cross on the Labyrinth
2nd & 4th Sundays in Lent 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Stations of the Cross is a journey with Jesus during his hours on the earth. The stations depict the following scenes, some biblical and some legendary:

2. Jesus is given his cross
3. Jesus falls the first time
4. Jesus meets His Mother
5. Simon of Cyrene carries the cross
6. A woman wipes the face of Jesus
7. Jesus falls the second time
8. Jesus meets the daughters of Jerusalem
9. Jesus falls the third time
10. Jesus is stripped of His garments
11. Crucifixion : Jesus is nailed to the cross
12. Jesus dies on the cross
14. Jesus is laid in the tomb and covered in incense

Our Stations of the Cross were created by members of Christ Memorial, old and young. Our new labyrinth provides a beautiful way to make the journey! 

Note: Centering Prayer meets every Sunday 4:00 - 5:00 pm. If there is rain, Stations of the Cross will be held in the Sanctuary.

A special thanks to Saim Caglayan for the photo of our labyrinth.
Prayer Ministry Healing Service
Every Wednesday
10:00 - 10:30 am
One of the seven sacraments in our church is known as Unction, or Healing. Each Wednesday, 10:00 – 10:30 am, Christ Memorial has a Healing Service in the sanctuary. We pray for the healing requests that come in every day from those who visit the church. There is also Anointing and Laying on of Hands for those who desire it. Pastor Gae is seeking 2 or 3 people who would be committed to come and pray with her every Wednesday morning. Let her know if this interests you.

Morning Coffee Inspiration from Pastor Gae

Aloha Friends,

This was the reflection I gave this past Ash Wednesday:
Such an odd ritual we do every year as we begin our new church season of Lent. Ashes on our forehead and those words, “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.”
I like this day. I like ritual. I like anything that helps me grow on the path. Those words are there to remind us that our mortal body, the ego that it encapsulates, and all that goes with ego such as our worldly identities (gender, sexuality, age, nationality, vocation, marital status, etc.) and our attachments to the “stuff” of this life (power, pride and possessions) will eventually all be dust. When we leave our mortal body, we leave it all behind. 

Sounds a bit depressing, doesn’t it? But here’s the beauty. What becomes dust was never our true self anyway! Many spiritual writers refer to it as the “false self.” It wasn’t who we were created to be and yet we spend most of our time and energy in it.  

On Ash Wednesday we hold those words, “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return” as a call to remember the essence of who we truly are. We are a child of God, made in God’s image, with the Christ potential (the Kingdom) living within us. And it is this, our “true self,” that is immortal and eternal.  

Our two “selfs” are presented to us today and in this season of Lent: the false self — mortal body, ego, attachments, “dust,” and the true self — child of God, Christ potential within, immortal and eternal. In what “self” do we want to live? Where are we going to place our attention? Our time and our energy?
God has given us the freedom to choose.

~Pastor Gae
Reflection Questions to begin the Season of Lent

Where am I spiritually as I begin Lent? When am I more focused on “me” than God?

Where is God calling me to change direction?

When I wake up on Easter Sunday morning, what change would I like to see in me?                     

Is there a habit or sin in my life that repeatedly gets in the way of loving God with my whole heart or

loving my neighbor as myself? How do I address that habit?

Is there anyone in my life from whom I need to ask forgiveness or pursue reconciliation?

What practical steps am I taking to carve out time for daily prayer?

What spiritual discipline can I continue to improve upon?

What virtues do I want to focus on this Lent (e.g., patience, charity, kindness, gentleness, etc.)

Church Work Morning found Sunday greeters and members of our outreach ministry — Melody, Sandy, Branch and Tommy — sharing the spirit of commraderie and fellowship as they tasked themselves with painting the parish kitchen, powered by donuts, of course… magnificent work! 
Keiki Sunday School 
Every Sunday, 8:00 – 9:00 am
Meets in the Church Office

We welcome new students, as well as volunteers and parents to assist in our Sunday School program. For more information, contact Keana Oliveira or Leona Blankley at .

Last Sunday, keiki drew something they were thankful for: soccer goals, raindrops, pink dresses, and more.
Sorting Circle 
Every Sunday, 11:00am-12:00 noon
Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop

Join our Sorting Circles for fellowship, fun and fashion frenzy! From 11:00am-12:00pm every Sunday, we sort donations (mostly clothes) at Shared Blessings. 

We also need sorters during business hours, especially Wednesdays 9:30am-12:30pm and Thursdays 2-5pm! So, please feel welcome to join us for 30 minutes, 60 minutes or more. Many hands make work light! 

Men’s Fellowship 
Every Monday at 9:00 am
Meets at Kilauea Bakery and Pizza 

For more information, see Patrick O’Connell at worship or email him at

Support and Recovery Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) groups meet at Christ Memorial Parish Hall every week on these days and times:

Tuesday at 10:00 am
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 7:30 pm

Christ Memorial wants to be known in the community as a healing place for the body, mind and spirit. We are inviting support and recovery groups to meet on the property, either in the Parish Hall or the Office. If you know of a group looking for a place to meet: grief support, eating disorders, anxiety, financial peace, Al-Anon, Gamblers Anonymous, etc., please tell them to contact Pastor Gae. 

Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop
Paid Job Opening: One Position Left!

Come be a part of a joyful ministry! The Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop is seeking Donation Intakers/Merchandisers. This is a part-time paid position, up to 15 hours per week at $18/hour.

As a representative of Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Donation Intakers receive and process donations that fuel the growth for our ministries. Donation Intakers also work at least one day per week in the shop as a Merchandiser, so they learn firsthand about the business — serving customers, stocking new merchandise, and understanding inventory levels and selling patterns — all of which informs responsible sorting and distribution of donations. We are looking for a team player that is able to interact with donors and customers with a cheerful and gracious attitude.

Interested applicants should send a letter expressing your interest, qualifications, and work history to

  • Greet and present a friendly and grateful heart toward donors
  • Collaborate respectfully with team members to sort responsibly
  • Facilitate the redistribution of donations to approved philanthropies

  • Physically able to lift 50 pounds
  • Pass a background check and/or drug test
  • Experience in Receiving, Customer Service and/or Retail a plus!
Thrift Shop Hours for Shopping and Donations

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2:00 - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday: fellowship 11-12pm

Credit cards accepted
Gift cards available for purchase

Special Ministry of Christ Memorial ~ Open for Prayer
Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
Feeling a little overwhelmed with life? Just drop in to Christ Memorial for a little peace and quiet.

One important ministry of Christ Memorial is the opening of our church doors, Monday through Friday, during the day. It’s amazing the number of people who drop in to pray, meditate, or just to seek a few minutes of quiet. Unfortunately fear has crept into many churches. Pastor Gae believes our country would be very different if all churches kept their doors unlocked.

Live off island? If you have a prayer intention or would like to pray for those on our prayer list, email Pastor Gae at .


This is My Offering

P rayer:    

Magnificent Holy Father. 
I may not have much I can offer. Yet what I have is truly yours. 
This is my offering, dear Lord. 
This is my offering to You, God.
I stand before you at this altar. So many have given you more

Change to Automated Giving

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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