Centering Prayer ~ This Sunday, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Meets in the Sanctuary

On the first and third Sundays of every month, we have a one-hour service of Centering Prayer. For those who haven’t experienced Centering Prayer or Meditation, Pastor Gae always gives a brief introduction. We then begin with a little music to quiet the mind followed by a brief period of meditation (referred to as a “sit”). This week, we will do a bit of Lectio Divina, or Divine Reading. A reading from the gospel or the psalms will be read as we listen for a word or phrase that speaks to us. Another brief sit follows as we meditate on the word or phrase. A gong will ring, and we can continue sitting in meditation or spend 10-15 minutes in a walking meditation, either around the burial grounds or on the labyrinth. The service ends back in the sanctuary with time to pray for the healing of our world. Join us!

Morning Coffee Inspiration from Pastor Gae

Aloha Friends,

Today is the 40th day after Easter Sunday. In Church tradition, today is known as Ascension Day. It is the day in which Jesus the Christ was taken “up” to heaven. In the 1st century, people believed that heaven was literally “Up” above the clouds. Today, we still find ourselves using the direction “Up” or “above” as an expression that God is both within and beyond the limits of our world and our experience.
The scripture reading for today (Luke 24:44-53) recalls the event in which our Master closed his earthly ministry and departed to the Father. But it also recalls that Jesus established a new, even more powerful relationship with his disciples — and with us. Jesus promises them that they will be clothed with power from on high. He is preparing them for the coming of the spirit that will enable them to do the work that he calls them to do — building the Kingdom of God.

In the gospel accounts of the Ascension in Mark and Matthew, Jesus commissions his disciples to go and preach and teach the good news, and to heal the sick, and to baptize believers. Matthew’s account of the Ascension ends with what I think are some of the most comforting words in all the gospels. Jesus says, “Know that I am with you to the end of the world.”

And so, perhaps today— Ascension Day — spend a little time in meditation knowing that Jesus is not just “up” in heaven; he is also here with you, made known every time you witness to him, every time you seek forgiveness and reconciliation as he always did, every time you care for those whom he cared for, and every time you speak out for justice and righteousness, as he always did. He continues to live through his Church, through each one of us that he has called to discipleship.

Joy, joy, joy in the Risen Christ,
~Pastor Gae+

Labyrinth Update
A peace pole for the center of our labyrinth has been ordered from the Peace Pole Project. It will be 8’ with 8 translations of ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth.” Maggie Lea studies genealogy and has connected eight languages to those buried on our grounds: Hawaiian, English, Scottish(Gaelic), Tagali, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese and German.

You can walk the labyrinth now even though the grass and bricks haven’t settled in fully. Our hope is to dedicate the Labyrinth in mid-July and perhaps have a special training in early fall.

Men’s Fellowship Meets Every Monday at 9:00am
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 .

Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop
Donations that Make the Difference

Make your donations make a difference. Do you have any of these best-selling items sitting around unused, looking for a good home? Bring them to Christ Memorial!

  • Jewelry
  • Legos and wooden toys
  • Aloha and beach wear
  • Beach gear (umbrellas, chairs, boogie boards, towels, snorkel gear, sunscreen)
  • Decorative items and knick knacks
  • Small kitchen appliances

We cannot accept large items due to space and resources, but let’s keep them out of landfill. The best place to donate large items, construction materials, light fixtures, tile, doors, ceiling fans, etc. is Habitat for Humanity in Kapa'a.

Red Bin Donation Drop-Off
Have you seen our big red bins in front of the church on Sunday’s? They are there for your convenience. Bring us your donations before and after the 8:00 am and 9:30 am services.

Best practice tip: keep a bag or box by the door, and make it a good habit to bring your donations weekly, rather than let the pile up.

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.
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 .
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

Easter Appeal
Thank you to all who gave to our special Easter appeal. Easter is 50 days, so you can still give. To read Pastor Gae’s Easter letter, click Easter 2019 . To give to our Easter Appeal 2019, please click on one of the buttons below:

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
Dr. Michael Foley Moves his Therapy Practice to Christ Memorial

On June 1st, Dr. Michael Foley (our 8:00 am service musician) will be moving his mental health treatment practice to our Christ Memorial office complex. We are very excited about this as our property is becoming a place of renewal in body, mind and spirit.

Michael E. Foley, MSW, D.MIN., PSY.D.
CSAC, ICADC, Board Certified Diplomate

North Shore Mental Health Treatment Services
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
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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