February 23, 2019

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

Scripture Readings for this Sunday

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.

Celebration of Life for The Rev. Jan C. Rudinoff
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Lihue
Saturday, February 22, at 11:00 am
The Rev. Jan C. Rudinoff passed away on Feb. 4, 2020, at the age of 77, three weeks after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Fr. Rudinoff served as the Vicar of St. Thomas, Hanalei from 1974-1982 and the Vicar of Christ Memorial from 1982-1984. From 1984 until his retirement in 2002, he served as Rector of St. Michael and All Angels, Lihue. After retirement, he served Anglican congregations in Canada.
  
Fr. Jan was known for preaching about the redemptive power of love, and lived that each day. He impacted many lives inside and outside the church. He served as a chaplain to the Kaua‘i Police Department, a Vietnam Vet counselor, and he started the chaplaincy program at Wilcox Medical Center. 

Dr. Matt Miller Inspired to Hand Carve a Cross for our Prayer Chapel

Dr. Matt Miller volunteered to make a cross for Christ Memorial’s Prayer Chapel. He says he was inspired by his “angel” who showed him a vision of a living cross. He drew what he saw in that vision. But he did not know any way of carving what he had drawn. Again, his “angel” appeared, showing him a vision of carving techniques that made it possible to render her design in wood. He brought the finished cross to Christ Memorial, as a gift for the baby Jesus, on Christmas morning, 2019.

Morning Coffee Inspiration from Pastor Gae

Aloha Friends,

I’ve written before that my favorite place to sit in silence is in our little sanctuary. I try to go most every day as it brings me peace. You all know of the glorious windows that depict the life of Jesus. I love to “walk the windows” since Jesus is my teacher, my master, my “guru,” as he is yours.    

I like to begin by remembering Jesus’ birth to the divine mother, Mary. I am certain he was a beautiful baby, like all babies. But I really love to contemplate his “other birth,” his baptism at age 30 or 31, when he experienced that epiphany as to who he really was — a beloved child of God. It changed everything for him as it does for us when we make that shift from ego consciousness to divine consciousness. I remember his teachings. I especially like the window that portrays the teaching that the seed of the Kingdom is sowed everywhere. It has been sowed into the hearts and minds of all of us. We just need to create the soil in which it can grow into its full potential. 
When I look at the windows that depict Jesus’ angst in the garden of Gethsemane and what he endured on the cross that was not only physical suffering, but also emotional and spiritual, I am reminded again of his humanity. There is suffering on the journey that we don’t quite understand. But then, I move to the resurrection window and I see him alive as he speaks to Magdelyn. I imagine him saying to her as he does to all of us, “Come awake, come awake, come and rise up from the grave with me to your true consciousness. You are my body, you too are the Christ.”

Joy, joy, joy,
~Pastor Gae

P.S., I love to hear about your experiences in our precious sanctuary. Please share!


 CONNECT & SERVE
February Work Morning
This Saturday, February 22, 9:00am - Noon
Paint the Kitchen! Come and help!
 Join us for this month’s Work Morning as we beautify our campus. This month, we have a project to paint our Parish Hall Kitchen!While the Parish Hall will get a renovation this year, the kitchen isn’t scheduled until 2021. And so, we are going to clean it up as best as possible and create a space that will be clean and practical. We will have rollers and brushes, and of course… donuts. Other work morning projects will be listed and include graveyard care.


Christ Memorial Episcopal Church Joins One ‘Ohana Habitat Work Day
Life stories flow as easily as the paint ,” says Sandy Moran, Outreach Ministry

A Slice of Heaven in Anahola  

Habitat for Humanity is building three beautiful homes in Anahola on the North Shore. 
Members of Christ Memorial joined the Kaua'i Episcopalian Coalition (One ‘Ohana) last Saturday morning to volunteer labor on those houses. Tommy and Sandy Moran represented Christ Memorial, armed with not much more than a bottle of water, a smile, and a can-do attitude. Plus a good tie-dyed shirt never hurts. All four Kaua'i Episcopal churches were represented.
 
Sun and a light wind brought an excellent morning with the ocean as our backdrop. Meeting the homeowners and the other volunteers made the day fantastic. Our mascot was the homeowners’ sweet 8-week old puppy who contributed by being super cute and sleeping most of the morning.
 
Tommy set to work in one house laying floors, a new undertaking for him which he embraced wholeheartedly. He worked with a great team who enthusiastically attacked the challenge and finished the living room, kitchen, and started the hallway and two bedrooms. 
 
Meanwhile, Sandy joined the crew across the street painting under roof soffits and trim. It’s amazing the bond created while working next to one another. Life stories flow as easily as the paint. The morning wrapped up by sharing potluck lunch together with the homeowners. The food and company was thoroughly delicious and satisfying.
 
This experience was very rewarding. We made marvelous new friends, and we can’t wait to go again next month. If you want to share in the joy, be assured that no experience is required. Contact Sandy Moran for information at sandykfinch@yahoo.com .

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 keana@ischool.org or Leona Blankley at lcblankley@aol.com .

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 paoco65@gmail.com

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 Openings: Donation Intakers
Come be a part of a joyful ministry! The Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop is seeking Donation Intakers. 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, 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 persons should send a letter expressing your interest, qualifications, and work history to KilaueaChristMemorial@gmail.com

Responsibilities:
  • Greet and present a friendly and thankful attitude toward donors
  • Collaborate respectfully with team members to sort responsibly
  • Facilitate the redistribution of donations to approved philanthropies

Requirements:
  • 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


PRAY
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 gdchalker@gmail.com .

 GIVE

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

Thank you to those of you who automate your giving and having a plan to support your church. Your consistent, planned generosity makes it possible for us to budget and dream responsibly. Want to change to automated giving? It makes life easy, especially if you travel. Contact our Treasurer Tom Blankley for information at tblankley@msn.com


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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