News of the Church
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Bring your own bread…
Bring your own cup with wine or juice…
And participate in the service in front of your computer.
The service has been pre-recorded
and will be available on YouTube
on Thursday morning.
Click the link below ON THURSDAY
to participate in this special online communion service:
JOIN US FOR WORSHIP ON EASTER
Sunday, April 4
On Sunday, Kahu Akana will share with us about the remarkable experience of Mary Magdalene on Easter morning and the deep love for Jesus that she experienced.
We normally have plenty of room for attendees to sit in a safe distance from others in the sanctuary, on the patio, and in Moore Hall where folks can watch the worship service on a large screen. However, please come early on Easter if you want a decent seat!
Please put your face mask on as soon as you arrive on church property and be sure to familiarize yourself with all of our pandemic guidelines (listed on our homepage).
NOTE: In commemoration of Easter, the church office will be closed on Monday, April 5.
Easter Sunday Is
Aloha Wear Day
Just for fun and in keeping with the spirit of the islands, the Church Council has designated the first Sunday of each month Aloha Wear Day. Of course, it is totally optional, but everyone who wants to especially participate in the spirit of aloha is invited to wear your colorful aloha shirt, muumuu or other clothing to church.
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
“Let Love Flow”
Easter Sunday, April 4
|One Great Hour of Sharing special mission offering will be collected on April 4 (or on line anytime!) to support this timeless mission of the United Church of Christ. We have all been asked to support so many worthy causes this past year, and thanks to you so much has been addressed! As we know, there are still needs—whether it be the impact from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the recent floods across the islands and so much more. “Let Love Flow” as the theme for OGHS clearly describes how we impact so many needs with our support for this mission that does indeed come from our hearts.|
The One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be collected in church on Easter Sunday, April 4. As always, OGHS envelopes will be provided in bulletins. You may also give online by clicking the link below or send a check to the church P.O. Box at any time. (Be sure to write “One Great Hour of Sharing ” or “OGHS” in the Comment box online or in note section of the check.)
The 2021 OGHS theme is “Let Love Flow” or as I imagine Kahu saying, “Let love flow through generous giving.”
Thank you for your generosity!
Weekly Readings from the Bible
During challenging times, reading the Bible on a daily basis is a great source of inspiration and hope. I encourage you to read and meditate upon the Scriptures of the Revised Common Lectionary and ask yourself how God might be showing up in the Scriptures for you, what God might be saying to you, and what guidance you might find as you share God’s love in creative and meaningful ways.
—Kahu Alan Akana
Each week, Christians throughout the world read biblical passages from the Revised Common Lectionary, including the Old Testament, Psalms, New Testament, and Gospels. After three years, a good portion of the Bible is included and the cycle begins again. RCL passages are often read in church worship services, and Kahu Akana usually includes at least one reading each Sunday.
Readings for March 28 are Psalm 118:1-29; Mark 11:1-11; John 12:12-16.
Readings for April 4 are Acts 10:34-43; Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 118:1-24; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18; Mark 16:1-8.
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