A note about Worship:  For the month of August at the request of our Bishop, we will be using an Experimental Liturgy at both services. You will notice several changes: 
  1. A spoken Hymn of Praise called the Song of Judith  
  2. The Nicene Creed has a change in verbiage about the incarnation of Jesus 
  3. A new prayer form for the Prayers of the People
  4. The Eucharistic Prayer is a modification of Prayer C from our Book of Common Prayer  
  5. The Lord’s Prayer is the contemporary version found in the BCP and 6. The Prayer of Thanksgiving found in Enriching our Worship.  

Bishop Bob is interested in our thoughts about this new liturgy. There will be a full bulletin at both services so we can pay close attention to the changes.
Morning Coffee Inspiration from Pastor Gae

Aloha Friends,

A couple of weeks ago I attended a Kilauea community meeting. I was given an opportunity to share the progress we have made in the past year to beautify our campus and to make it a safer place. I also asked for help to curb the “dumping” of donations to our Shared Blessings Thrift Shop when the shop is closed.
One of the agenda items was a presentation by an island credit union that is constructing a branch next to the new shopping center in Kilauea. This branch will have a drive thru and an ATM. I was thinking to myself that this will be a blessing to the local people who bank with this credit union. But then a couple of people in a very calm and respectful manner shared with us that their property butts up against this proposed building. They are very worried about the impact of a 24-hour ATM and the lighting that will be necessary to keep it safe. They fear their home environment will never be the same. 

I walked away thinking that life in the spirit is always presenting us with these kind of dilemmas. What is the right answer? Is there a perfect answer? What is fair, just and considerate of the feelings of all involved?

Take this to an even greater challenge – the anger and upset about policing in African American communities. Many African American mothers have expressed to me their deep concerns about police and how as mothers, they continuously gave reminders to their sons about what to do and say if they were ever stopped and questioned by the police. As a mother myself of a boy, that conversation never would have occurred to me. I also have heard from police officers about the increased risk today when confronting someone who likely could have a weapon or be high on drugs. Decisions are often made in seconds, and they always hope it will be the right one. I can’t imagine doing that job. Worse yet, I can’t imagine being a mother, wife or child of a police officer today.
Again, the same questions come up for me. We want so badly for life to give us a simple answer, but there often isn’t a clear right or wrong. And so what do we do? I think we start by doing some deep listening to one another and doing our best to put our own prejudices and biases in check. I think spending time in contemplative prayer helps to bring about a sense of compassion for all concerned. And I think this should be the work of church — to provide venues to learn, listen and share.

Your thoughts, as always are welcome.

Much joy,
~Pastor Gae+

Quiet Mornings
Fall Schedule Begins September 14
Meets in the Sanctuary

Sign up on the Church Walkway table this Sunday or email the church office   christmemorialkilauea@gmail.com
Let’s Play Mini Golf, Again… for Free
This Sunday, August 25, 4:00pm
Anaina Hou, Kilauea

It was too much fun to wait any longer! Let’s play mini golf together again. Join fellow Christ Memorial parishioners for some fun on Sunday, August 25 at 4:00pm.

We will be meeting at the Anaina Hou Mini Golf & Gardens to play 18 holes of fun mini golf surrounded by a Hawaiian Botanical Garden. 

Journey through the history of Hawaii and its tropical flora, while water hazards, pipe shots and other obstacles make for a fun and challenging game for all ages. Mini golf is free on the last Sunday of the month for Hawaii residents AND their guests. So let us know if you plan to join us by calling Margaret at (808) 652-1486.
Invite~Welcome~Connect Workshop Coming to Kaua'i
Saturday, August 31 
Meets at Hilton Garden Inn
Mary Parmer’s workshop has been setting our Episcopal Church on fire! She says her ultimate goal of the workshop is to change the narrative of the Episcopal Church to move from maintenance to mission. 

She says, “ For our congregations to thrive, spiritually and numerically, we need to equip and empower individuals and congregations to cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness rooted in the gospel imperative to Go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19).”

The workshop is on Saturday, August 31 from 8:30am-4:00pm, includes lunch and is free! For more information, please see http://www.allsaintskauai.org/iwcministry.html  

Would you like to join our Christ Memorial team? Email Pastor Gae  gdchalker@gmail.com
KIDS! The Great Adventure: 
Great Stories of the Old Testament  
Summer Sunday School
Every Sunday, 8:00 – 9:00am
Meets in the Church Office
Each week, we are going on a Great Adventure to explore the great bible stories of the Old Testament. We meet heroes and villains, and encounter some really big challenges. The kids are continuing to work on the Ten Commandments. Join us on any Sunday.

For more info, contact Keana keana@ischool.org  
or Leona lcblankley@aol.com .

Can you volunteer? We are required to have two adults in Sunday School class. Can you help out our leaders one week? If so, please contact Keana or Leona.
Men’s Fellowship  
Every Monday at 9:00am
Meets at Kilauea Bakery and Pizza (Kong Lung Market Center)

Christ Memorial Men’s Fellowship group is growing! We meet every Monday morning at 9:00am for coffee or breakfast at the Kilauea Bakery. For more information, see Patrick O’Connell at worship or email him at paoco65@gmail.com
Centering Prayer  
Sunday, September 1, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Meets in the Christ Memorial Sanctuary

“Hence monastic prayer, especially meditation and contemplative prayer, is not so much a way to find God as a way of resting in him whom we have found, who loves us, who is near to us, who comes to us to draw us to himself.”  ~ Thomas Merton, Contemplative Prayer
Sitting in silence is the essence of Centering Prayer. Practicing the quieting of our minds provides access to the power and presence of God. God’s love opens our hearts, heals our wounds, and molds us into the image of Christ.  

Our Centering Prayer group is open to all faiths and to anyone who is seeking a deeper meaning to their spiritual life along the Contemplative Path. We meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. 
Each session, Pastor Gae gives meditation instruction followed by a bit of music and sacred reading, time to sit in silence, and time for observations and questions. Cushions for the pews are provided. 

The next session of Centering Prayer will be held on Sunday, September 1, 4:00-5:00pm. Please join us!

HEAL ~ new on Netflix  

This film explores how our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal. 
Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop News
Entering the 21st Century: Credit Cards Accepted 

We did it! After 40+ years of running the Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop the old fashioned way — cash transactions only — we have gone modern, at least as a test for the next 90 days.

You can use credit and debit cards for purchases. 

Mahalo nui loa to open minds, technical support and initiative to get us set up. It is working out very well for customers and our staff. Let us know what you think! 
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: closed (fellowship 11am - 12pm)
Monday: closed

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.

Our Sunday prayer list includes those whom our visitors have asked us to pray.

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 .

Everyday Stewardship: What does the Bible teach?
A recap of Pastor Gae’s message in which she spoke of the Prodigal Son and the Rich Fool as two sides of the same coin. The bible has everything we need to know about having a healthy relationship with money:

  • DT 8:18 “Remember the Lord Your God for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.” We can’t ever think it is solely by our own merit!

  • 1 Timothy 6:10 “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” We must be careful not to succumb to our culture which makes an idol about money. 

  • Proverbs 22:7 “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.” Unfortunately, there is much truth to this verse. Be careful of getting into debt. 

  • Luke 14:28-30 “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it will begin to ridicule him, saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’” Take time to make a budget… and stick to it. 

  • Proverbs 21:20 “Precious treasure remains in the house of the wise, but the fool devours it. Save for the “rainy day.” Life isn’t just sunshine!

  • Genesis 14:19-20 “King Melchizedek of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was priest of God Most High. He blessed him and said, ‘Blessed be Abram by God Most High, maker of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!’ And Abram gave him one-tenth of everything.” This is the first verse about how much we should give. Tithe! Give 10% of your income to your church, to faith based charities that care for the marginalized, to Christian schools, etc. Give out of thankfulness, not for notoriety or even a thank-you! 

Ways to Support Your Church
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your financial support and generosity allow us to create and enhance the beautiful environment and worship that you and your family enjoy on a weekly basis.

Change to Automated Giving
Thank you to those of you who automate your giving and have 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 Scott Oliver for information at j.scott.oliver380@gmail.com .
Thank you to all of you who still like to write checks. Please make checks payable to Christ Memorial Episcopal Church and mail to PO Box 293, Kilauea, HI 96754.

Through the decades, many have given stock to Christ Memorial, enabling us to be a consistent presence in Kilauea. For more information on contributing stock, contact Scott Oliver at j.scott.oliver380@gmail.com.

Sharing our Property for Support and Recovery Groups
Christ Memorial wants to be known in the community as a healing place for the body, mind and spirit. We are seeking 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, Al-Anon, Gamblers Anonymous, etc., please tell them to contact us.

If you know of a group looking for a place to meet: grief support, eating disorders, anxiety, Al-Anon, Gamblers Anonymous, etc., please tell them to contact Pastor Gae.

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
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Newsletter Mission: Our weekly newsletter was launched this year to inform our island community, as well as connect with our broader community of old and new friends, near and far. Whether you live on Kaua'i, visit seasonally or joined Christ Memorial for the first time during vacation, we welcome you into our global family. We endeavor to include inspiration, new ideas, practical advice and updates on news and events of Christ Memorial. Let us know how we can serve you best in 2019 by replying to this newsletter or emailing us at ChristMemorialKilauea@gmail.com

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