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Rev. Dr. Scott Landis
Sunday Morning (5.31.20):
"(Be)Coming the Church"

PODCAST: The Sunday sermon is also available via the video link on our Facebook page.

10:00 a.m. service—Sun., May 31, 2020


Pastoral Update from Pastor Scott Landis - May 29, 2020

Aloha Keawala’i ‘Ohana, 

Welcome to Pentecost Sunday! This festival referred to as the birthday of the church is our celebration of the Holy Spirit given to everyone gathered as a small band of fear-filled disciples became a courageous group of evangelists resulting in rapid church growth. Their power came from “on high” which begs the question, how might we be empowered today to revitalize church as we know it. My focus will be on “Be-coming the Church,” and what part we play from keiki to kūpuna.

At our Deacons’ meeting this past week, it was decided that we should continue to offer livestream worship, but that we do so from our Keawalaʻi sanctuary as soon as possible. The Trustees have a plan to do just that. It is my hope that by mid-June we will be able to offer worship from our church as we continue to lay plans for public participation. At this time, we cannot accommodate members and friends inside the sanctuary. I ask for your continued patience as we navigate the many logistics of conducting in-person worship once again.

In the meantime, I hope you will join us for worship on Facebook Live, Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Just go to our church website or Facebook Group Page and join us. If you cannot join us at 10, remember the video of our worship service remains on our Facebook page for you to access anytime. An audio-feed is also available on our webpage.

Don’t forget to print out this week’s order of worship and to create a sacred space in your home, your own kuahu, to enhance the virtual experience. I also invite you to bring an offering (lūlū) for a time of dedication and blessing. Please note: Online giving is available to you. Several members and friends of our church are taking advantage of this easy way to support Keawalaʻi. All you need to do is go to our church website – www.keawalai.org
and click on the online giving button. You can do this anytime. It takes only a few minutes to set up your profile for a one-time or recurring gift. Mahalo for your generosity and support.

Parents: Please note, 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 send me any prayer requests you have for our pule in this Sunday’s worship. Requests can be sent to slandis1955@gmail.com

This week, following worship, we will host an KCC Zoom Aloha Hour. Gather with us to talk story with folks in our ‘ohana. Just click on

Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/93994422886?pwd=dmtqU3hKQjRudzM3L0RVYWE5M0N6Zz09

The password for this week (just in case you need this for entry) is: 017298

It’s important that you download the most recent version of Zoom on the device you are using to access the Aloha Hour. Your app should prompt you automatically. If not, go into your app settings and update. It takes only a few seconds to complete this process.

We also 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. You can see others in our ‘ohana from your living room or lānai.

My prayer is that each one of us be blessed with patience and persistence during this extended season of lockdown and social distancing, and to use a great deal of caution as restrictions begin to loosen. We are at a critical juncture on our island, in our State, and on the mainland as we experiment with re-engaging with neighbors, and vendors by using known, safe protocols. Let us be in prayer for one another and for all leaders as we seek the best and highest good for all.

Me ke aloha o ke Akua,

Pastor Scott Landis



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Keawala'i Congregational Church
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