Join us for worship as we continue to celebrate the great 50 days of Easter! Our service begins at 9:00am HST. We gather 15 minutes before, so arrive a little early if you would like to socialize or just get familiar with the online format. You are also welcome to stay after the service for reception and to mingle. The “congregation” comprises locals, seasonal residents on island and back on the mainland, and friends that visited the island in past years and are staying connected from New York, Illinois, Montana, Mississippi, Iowa, Arizona, Washington, California and more. It is great fun, and we invite you to join us!

You can click on this link to join all our services: https://zoom.us/j/561118162  
 
If you are new to Zoom, you can watch this 1 minute video: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-
bulletin
We are also providing a bulletin to follow along during our Zoom worship or to use on your own. Click on this link for the bulletin: 

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 Centering Prayer & Scripture Reflection
Tuesday morning, 9:00 - 9:45 am HST on Zoom ( https:/zoom.us/j/7532197968 )  

We begin our Tuesday morning prayer service with a Daily Office reading, followed by a brief period of meditation (a time to pray “Let there be light”). We then listen to the Day by Day reflection and share our thoughts. Email christmemorialkilauea@gmail.com  

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

 Morning Coffee with Pastor Gae

Aloha Friends,
If there is one prayer that our country needs right now it is for patience! I’ve noticed that tensions are mounting as folks are getting more and more anxious about if and when life will go back to somewhat normal. The other day I went to Walmart and there was a line. It probably took about 10-12 minutes to get into the store. At one point, someone walked right to the front of the line and was admitted to go in. They might not have been aware there was a line. Sometimes we get into a zone and are a bit unconscious. Well, you should have heard the bickering from some folks in line! It reminded me when I used to have chapel with pre-schoolers. When lining up, inevitably there was an argument about one of the boys (always a boy!) who “cut in front of me!” 

I noticed on Facebook a posting from a family member of mine who was griping because someone in her town was cited for not wearing a mask. Now I’m sure there was more to the story, and I also know this family member tends to get her feathers ruffled when it comes to government authority. I commented on her post, “It’s about solidarity. Just wear the mask. No one likes wearing a mask. It’s not going to be forever.” She might have unfriended me. 
Patience is a virtue, that’s for sure. It’s not just about the ability to wait in line or wait for something we desire without complaint. It’s about waiting with a joy-filled spirit, trusting that we are in God’s time and our needs will be provided in the right time. This is what makes patience a spiritual practice. We need to remember that our actions affect others. When we are impatient, that energy affects those around us. I’m quite sure our Master Jesus had many moments that tested his patience. Some he handled better than others. His words to Peter, “Get behind me Satan” were not one of his best (my opinion!)

A church member shared with me something that she heard that caused her to ponder, “We’re not all in the same boat. We are all in troubled waters, but not all in the same boat.” She is right. My boat is much more sturdy and comfortable than that of others. I have good health, work I love, a computer to connect with family, no real worries, and most importantly, the assurance that God is in all of this. And so, I need to remember not to be judgmental when I see impatience in others. And more importantly, I need to practice being patient and joy-filled myself.

Your thoughts as always are welcome,

Joy, joy, joy,

~Pastor Gae ✝️

 CONNECT
Donations needed: Medical equipment

We are in need of equipment to loan to people in rehabilitation: walker, wheelchair, elevated toilet seat, and reacher. If you have any of these items and can donate, please bring it to the Church Office or the Thrift Shop.
Wednesday Bible Study - Gospel of John with Pastor Gae
2:00 - 3:15 pm HST on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/461017998

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 gdchalker@gmail.com if you would like more information.
The Zoom Church
by Matt Miller
Musician, composer, teacher, storyteller and poet

Just twenty minutes down the road from me 
Where the highway passes right along the sea 
A little church stands made of local stone
A lava-rock Heaven in a traffic zone.

Jesus ain’t a-comin’ late or soon
Jesus ain’t a-comin’ far or near
Jesus ain’t a-comin night or noon
Jesus ain’t a-comin’ cause He’s already here.

A MiniMart beside us offers gas and lunch
To a constant flow of people – they're a various bunch 
Dukes and dudes and ne’er-do-wells stand in line
For a couple manapua and a shrimp shu-mai.

The Kingdom of Heaven, it can’t be sought 
The Kingdom of Heaven, it can’t be found 
The Kingdom of Heaven it can’t be bought 
And that’s because the Kingdom is all around.

Little church like a rock decided to stay
The decades wash around it but it can’t be swayed 
And every Sunday, music spreads its gentle wings 
With prayer and words of wisdom for the soul to sing.

There came a mighty sickness and the old were felled 
The wisest drew like turtles back into their shells,
All across the country Jesus ZOOMed right to ya, 
And everywhere were voices singing Hallelujah!

You’re livin’ in a Paradise that can’t be seen
You’re livin’ in a Paradise that can’t be smelled 
Sometimes you only see it in your wildest dreams, 
‘Cause you’re livin’ in a Heaven but you call it Hell.

Little church like a rock decided to stay
The decades wash around it but it can’t be swayed
And every Sunday, music spreads its gentle wings
For prayer and words of wisdom teach the soul to sing!

Another kind of knowing reveals the truth – 
Dissipated angels, we enjoyed our youth;
When we wipe the sleep from our ears, there swells 
The silver-footed music of the old church bells – The silver-footed music of the old church bells.

Online Care

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

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!


SERVE


Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop
Thrift Shop Remodel Wishlist

During our temporary closure, we have had the good fortune of our visionary and industrious team of employees and volunteers to make significant improvements to the Shared Blessings Thrift Shop. 

To further enhance your shopping experience, below is our current wishlist. We are in need of several items to be donated or the funds to purchase them: 

  • Large 9 x12 Oriental-style rug 
  • Wood display tables (6-8)
  • Decorative gravel for Auntie Helen's bench 
  • Wooden stools (2) 
  • Cordless drill 
  • Solar attic fan
  • Matchstick roll-up blinds (6)

For more details, or if you want to donate to the Thrift Shop Remodel Wishlist, please email us at kilaueachristmemorial@gmail.com .


To our Loyal Friends and Customers,

In complying with the latest virus update,
Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop 
will temporarily closed.

While we wait it out, please remain safe and well.
We will miss your patronage, but will re-open as soon as we can
with a sparkling clean shop, full of new merchandise.

Take care,

Your Shared Blessings Team

Auntie Helen, Craig, Rebecca, Deb, Janice, Lorraine, Bill, Ross, Steve S, Margaret, Gordon, Christie, MaryEllen, Gwen, Alan, Anne, Susan W, Steve W, Cindy, Joe, Janicka, Phyllis, Berta, Yolanda, Amanda, Ralph, Marilyn, Naomi, Patti, Johanna, and our newest team members Susan S and Cindi


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Newsletter Mission: Our weekly newsletter was launched 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 2020 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