On Sunday, August 4, Steve Sparks will share a brief inspirational message and song (“It Took a Miracle”) relating to his miraculous recovery from cancer and the role his faith played in his journey. Be sure to join us on Sunday to hear Steve, another wonderful message by Kahu Akana, and Holy Communion.


SUMMER BOOK GROUP  Our fun and lively summer book group meets on Wednesday evenings at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) at 6 o’clock for dinner and then for a discussion which will begin between 6:45 & 7:00. If you are able, please read Chapters 3 & 4 for this week’s gathering. Please sign up at church for which evenings you plan to attend.
ALAN AKANA GALLERY NEWS  Beginning August 4, the gallery will be open on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 5 p.m. (notice the change in time) and by appointment, with the last regular weekday on Thursday, August 1. Alan has decided to cut back on the hours since most visits and sales happen on Sundays. Those wishing to visit on other days are invited to call or email the gallery to make an appointment. There will be an “End of Summer Sale” where items will be sold at greatly reduced prices on Sunday, August 18, 2 to 5 p.m. Kahu also plans to show the slideshow from his sabbatical again during the sale.
COCONUT WIRELESS  Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless (the weekly e-news from the Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ).
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 Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 107:1-43 and 49:1-12; Ecclesiastes 1:2-14, 2:18-23; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21.


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