Sunday, February 24, 11 a.m.

The Pavilion at Poipu Beach

Across from Nukumoi Surf Shop/Brennecke’s Restaurant

Come Early to Hang Out

Worship Will Begin at 11:00

Potluck Luncheon

Bingo and Other Games

Stay for the Afternoon

Bring something to eat for the potluck.

Bring lawn chairs if you like.

There will be no worship service at the church on this day!

(P.S. This date coincides with Kahu’s 5th anniversary as our Pastor.)

SCENT-FREE ENVIRONMENT  We have members, friends, and a kahu who are highly allergic to various scents, often resulting in coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing and speaking, as well as other symptoms. Heavy perfumes and colognes are particularly troublesome. We are requesting that our church be, as much as possible, a “scent-free” environment during worship services, social activities and meetings. We realize that there is no way to keep all scents away, and we plan to continue having fresh flower arrangements each week and lei for special occasions, but we do ask everyone to be sensitive to the needs of those around them when it comes to perfumes, colognes and lotions.

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular weekly newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for the latest news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically and get the very latest news hot off the press.

LECTIONARY READINGS (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week)  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 of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are Genesis 45:3-15; Psalm 37:1-49; 1 Corinthians 15:35-50; Luke 6:27-38.

PARKING NOTE  Thanks to all who are able who have been making parking more manageable on Sunday mornings! Those who have been carpooling and parking at the school and on Waikomo Road have made a big difference in making room for the elderly, our visitors, and those who have trouble walking.


COMING UP. . . .

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 a.m. Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu. Join the ladies and men as we meet for breakfast and fun conversations.

OPEN and AFFIRMING MEETING  The ONA Core Team will meet on Thursday, February 28, at noon in Kahu’s office.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING  Sunday, March 3, after the worship service. We will vote on our Open & Affirming Covenant.

BON VOYAGE PARTY FOR KAHU  Kahu will be hosting a bon voyage party on Sunday, March 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage. Come and enjoy cake, coffee and iced tea, and say good-bye to Kahu before he leaves on his 3-month sabbatical in southern France the next day. All items at the gallery will be 20-50% off on this day! Click HERE to see the latest mailing from Alan Akana Gallery, which includes an invitation to the party!

PANCAKE SUPPER/SHROVE TUESDAY/MARDI GRAS/ FAT TUESDAY  Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 p.m. Join us on this eve before Ash Wednesday for a fun pancake supper. This tradition can be traced back to at least 1000 AD and is a time to feast due to the need to get rid of restricted foods/ingredients during the Lenten fasting such as eggs, milk, butter, flour.

ASH WEDNESDAY  Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. We mark Ash Wednesday as the first day of Lent. It follows Shrove Tuesday. It is traditionally a time of fasting and prayer in preparation for receiving or reaffirming baptism at Easter. We will have a service of the ashes.

KALAUPAPA SPRING SERVICE RETREAT  Resource for Christian Spirituality will be offering a retreat April 24-28 on Moloka`i. Our friend, the Rev. Dr. Phyllis Meighen, will lead this retreat to Kalaupapa. The cost is $700 and a $200 deposit it due by February 28. For more information, contact Phyllis Meighen at 647-4346.

RESOURCE CRUISE IN HAWAII  Rev. Dr. Phyllis Meighen is leading a ReSource Cruise Retreat October 26 – November 2, 2019—another offering by Resource for Christian Spirituality. You will be sailing the Hawaiian Islands on the NCL Pride of America. On the retreat you’ll see the earth being formed, experience sustainable ancient Hawaiian farming and fishing practices, visit Kalaupapa where Saint Damien ministered to those exiled, trace the complex history of the Christian Church in the islands, learn of efforts to recover endangered species. The retreat needs at least 35. Call Phyllis at 647-4346 or Ted Bradpiece at 818-351-5085 for details. Please book the trip by the end of February!


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