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:  
If you are new to Zoom, you can watch this 1 minute video:
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: 

Sanctuary Open for Prayer Every Day 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Feeling a little overwhelmed with life right now? Although we have been instructed to not leave our homes except for essentials or specific work, on your way you might drop in to Christ Memorial for a moment of peace and quiet. Or walk the labyrinth (exercise is allowed!) 

If you want Pastor Gae and our prayer team to pray for you or someone you love, please note on the podium as you walk in. 

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

 Morning Coffee with Pastor Gae

Aloha Friends,
In November 2017, almost three years ago, I left Arizona to begin my ministry here at Christ Memorial. The Sunday before I left, I said goodbye to a meditation group that I had been a part of for many years. We met every Sunday evening for an hour. Some were Buddhists, some Catholics, a couple of Episcopalians, and some who didn’t identify with any organized church but who were very committed to their spiritual path. We would sit in silence and then have a discussion on a topic or something that came up during meditation. I loved that fellowship. 

I received notice the other day that one of the members had died. And so I pulled out my journal to remember her and the other folks from the group. I ran across this handout that was shared. Apparently that Sunday, which happened to be my last Sunday, we each brought a tidbit of “wisdom,” for a joy-filled life.
Sunday Meditation
 November 12, 2017

Wisdom of Solomon
Wisdom is radiant and unfading, and she is easily discerned by those who love her, and is found by those who seek her. She hastens to make herself known to those who desire her. One who rises early to seek her will have no difficulty, for she will be found sitting at the gate. To fix one’s thought on her is perfect understanding, and one who is vigilant on her account will soon be free from care, because she goes about seeking those worthy of her, and she graciously appears to them in their paths, and meets them in every thought.

Teaching of Paramahansa Yogananda

The greatest sin is ignorance—not to know what life is all about. And the greatest virtue is wisdom—to know the meaning and purpose of life and its Creator. To know that we are not little human beings, but that we are one with Him, is wisdom. 

Wisdom from Sunday Meditation community

  • When you change the way you look at things – the things you look at CHANGE!

  • Believe in yourself. Don’t be afraid to fail.

  • An educated person is someone who knows what they don’t know.

  • Honor yourself, your elders, and those in need.

  • When I expand my patience and understanding with those I come into contact with and curb my tendency to be judgmental, I usually receive the blessing of wisdom. 

  • Seek God in all.

  • I am not alone and I never will be.

  • Wisdom is laughter in life, for life is joy. So laugh to live.

  • Wisdom is the thought God places into your mind after you entered the void and after the absence of your little voice. Like a black hole, the void will vacuum in the highest good. 

  • Wisdom is the willingness and the knowledge to do the right thing. 

  • Tell the truth. Keep your agreements. Be the voice for the weak.
My friends in Christ Memorial, thank you for letting me share this with you. In memory of Cory Celaya, an amazing artist, healer, sojourner and wise woman. May she be resting in the loving peace of our Creator.

Joy, joy, joy,

Pastor Gae ✝️

Online Study
Hildegard Movie Group - Join our discussion!
Meets next Wednesday, April 30 on Zoom
2:00 - 3:15 pm HST (Bible Study attendees will be joining)
Before Wednesday, watch: Come Sunday on Netflix

Come Sunday is the story of Carlton Pearson who was a very popular and dedicated Pentecostal preacher in Tulsa Oklahoma during the era of Oral Roberts. He has a “shift” in spiritual consciousness which leads to his doubts about what he believed and what he was preaching.

You might also think about questions this movie provokes:

  1. What if hell doesn’t exist? 
  2. What does it mean to be “saved”?
  3. Is there “eternal judgment” for our actions? 

Let Pastor Gae know if you plan to attend.
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.

Wednesday Bible Study - Gospel of John with Pastor Gae
2:00 - 3:15 pm HST on Zoom

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 if you would like more information.
Online Care

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

Go to and look for the Northshore AA groups. 

Online Centering Prayer & Scripture Reflection
Tuesday morning, 9:00 - 9:45 am HST
Begins this Tuesday on Zoom https:/

We’ll begin with a re-read of one of the Sunday readings, followed by a 10 minute meditation ( a time to pray “Let there be light”) and then a little discussion about the reading. Email if you would like to join, and Pastor Gae will send you the link. 


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!


Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop
To our Loyal Friends and Customers,

In complying with the latest virus update,
Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop 
will temporarily close until further notice.

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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Christ Memorial Episcopal Church
2509 Kolo Road, Kilauea, HI 96754
Mailing: PO Box 293, Kilauea, HI 96754
Phone: (808) 482-4824