July 19, 2020
Sermon: “The Power of Privilege”
Join Us in Church
We Have LOTS of Room in a Safe Environment:
- Seating in the Sanctuary
- More Space Under the Big Tent on the Patio
- Live-streaming in Moore Hall on a Large TV Monitor
St. Raphael Church FOOD PANTRY
Thursday, July 16
Koloa Union Church continues to partner with St. Raphael Catholic Church in distributing food to hungry families on the south shore. If you are available on July 16, to help pack food between 9-11 a.m., please contact the church office. You must wear a face mask in order to volunteer. Let us know if you need a mask. And remember, all non-perishable food is greatly appreciated!
SHARE ALOHA in July and August
Child and Family Service
Every month of two, Koloa Union Church picks a local not-for-profit organization to to support as part of our mission and outreach to the wider community.
The mission of CFS is to strengthen families and foster healthy development of children. They have several programs designed to help everyone from keiki to kupuna, including 2 family centers on Kauai: Nana’s House in Waimea and Hale Ho`omalu in Kapa`a. These family centers help communities serve at risk individuals and families, who may be experiencing trauma, abuse, and neglect. Family Centers are a walk-in location where families can access a food pantry and clothing closet, information and referral services, financial literacy education, and employment preparation, as well as parenting education and relationship counseling. See their website to learn more: childandfamilyservice.org.
Help us Share Aloha in July and August by picking up 1 or 2 of the following items while you are out doing your own grocery shopping, or search your house for some unused items you are willing to donate:
- Hand sanitizer
- Clorox wipes
- Face masks
- Hand soap
- Paper towels
- Non-latex gloves
You can drop items off at the church in the tote bin labeled “Community Outreach,” which is located near the front door of the sanctuary. You can also arrange a home pick-up by contacting the church office. We will be collecting donations until August 31st.
Reading Through the Bible
With the Revised Common Lectionary
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 July 12 are Genesis 25:19-34; Psalm 119:105-112; Isaiah 55:10-13; Psalm 65:1-13; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-23.
Readings for July 19 are Genesis 28:10-20; Psalm 139:1-24; Isaiah 44:6-8; Psalm 86:11-17; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-43.