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Annual Meeting was held Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 11:15am via Zoom.

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If you missed it, click on the blue Christmas Eve to view our Christmas Eve service: Christmas Eve

In light of the December 12th Covid-19 reporting data of 10.5 cases per 100,000, church leadership has made the hard decision to cancel in-person worship until further notice.

We will be checking data daily and update you as we have additional information.

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Mahalo for being part of our 'ohana!


SERMON:

Pastor Scott Landis
Sunday Morning (02.21.20):
"Between Angels and Wild Beasts"



Pastoral Update from Pastor Scott Landis
February 26, 2021


Aloha Keawala’i ‘ohana

The cross – what does this symbol mean to you? What comes to mind when you hear the word – a favorite piece of jewelry, a symbol in church, the place where Jesus died, or hymn whose focus is the cross? In Sunday’s gospel lesson, Jesus challenges his followers that they must “take up their cross” if they are to follow him. What do those words mean to you today? Think about your understanding of following Jesus on this second week in Lent and join us for worship as we seek and pray together.

In addition to our Sunday morning worship, you are invited to go deeper in your spiritual journey by joining us for Sunset Meditations at Six. Simply tune into our Keawala`i Facebook Live page and settle in for a relaxing time by the sea. This week we will participate in a guided meditation on the gospel lesson for this week. Sunset meditation is a beautiful way to end the day and to prepare for the coming week.

Our Sunday morning worship service is on Vimeo format. You may access the worship service on our live feed – Sunday at 10 a.m. HST by going to our church website at: http://www.keawalai.org

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You will be linked directly to the livestream for this week - February 28, Second Sunday in Lent. IMPORTANT: In the event you lose the livestream connection please log out and try to reconnect. If that doesn’t work, please be patient. The service is being recorded and will be uploaded to our archived list of services asap for you to view later.

To assist your participation, please print out this week’s order of worship and create a sacred space in your home, your own kuahu. I invite you to bring an offering (lūlū) for a time of dedication and blessing. Please note: Online giving is available to you. All you need to do is go to our church website www.keawalai.org and click on the donate now button. You can do this anytime. It takes only a few minutes to set up your profile for a one-time or recurring gift. You can also still send a check to the church. Mahalo for your generosity and support.

I will say more about this on Sunday, but we have been consistently falling short each month in our operating funds for the church. The pandemic and absence of visitors (due to church closure) has reduced our tithes and offerings by about 2/3 each month. I invite you to consider prayerfully increasing your regular tithes and offerings to our church to help bridge this ever-expanding gap. You may contribute through checks or by clicking on the “donate now” button on our keawalai.org website. Mahalo for your kōkua.

Parents: I’ve attached the Sunday School lesson for this week. Feel free to use whatever makes sense for your child as the story relates to the scriptures for this Sunday. Please remind your children that there is a special Keiki Time designed specifically for them. Keiki Time is early in the service so the kiddos can attend to their Sunday Schools lessons if they get bored during the remainder of the service.

Please send me any prayer requests you have for our pule in this Sunday’s worship. Requests can be sent to keawalaichurch@gmail.com or call the church office at 808-879-5557.

You can also email me directly at slandis1955@gmail.com.

After worship we invite you to join us for a time of fellowship. It is great fun simply to talk story with others in the Keawala`i `ohana. Just click on link below to join us for Aloha Hour:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87679186054?pwd=Y1pDZjNMcThERUJpa1JsMTA0Zml2QT09

We continue to meet weekly in our KCC Zoom Room on Wednesday’s at 11. Consider joining us (again or for the first time) this week. We will send out another email early next week with the link and instructions. Wednesday Zoom Room is a great time to prepare for worship the following Sunday as we spend some time thinking about the theme for the week.

Sunset Meditation Sunday Night

Our Covid numbers on Maui have been zig-zagging a bit forcing us to exercise continued caution in re-opening worship once again. This is frustrating, but it seems like we are beginning to turn a corner. More folks are beginning to receive their vaccines and the numbers of new cases and rates of infection are trending downward. We are keeping our eyes on trends and the advice of physicians regarding when and how to re-open our doors safely for public worship which we hope will be soon. We have already decided, due to expected large crowds, that we will be offering a pre-recorded service for Easter Sunday.

I am so grateful for your patience and support as we navigate these interesting times. May you remain faithful throughout this extended period of uncertainty and may God’s blessing be upon you and your loved ones for patience and health in the coming days.

Me ke aloha o ke Akua,

Scott Landis
Interim Pastor



 


Pepeluali Malaki 2021 (February-March)
newsletter now available online


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Keawala'i Congregational Church
5300 Mākena Rd. Mākena, HI 96753
Office Hours:
Tues.-Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m..
Office Phone 808-879-5557
Outreach Phone/Text 808-281-7434
Email - keawalaichurch@gmail.com

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