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SERMON:

Rev. Dr. Scott Landis
Sunday Morning (7.05.20):
"Finding Rest"



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

10:00 a.m. service—Sun., July 5, 2020


 

Pastoral Update from Pastor Scott Landis
July 11, 2020


Aloha Keawala’i ‘Ohana, 

This Sunday we will continue to broadcast our worship service live from the Keawalaʻi pavilion. I received so many positive comments (and helpful suggestions) on outdoor worship that this seems to be the way to go for the near term. Mahalo for your support and encouragement. I still request that you not come to the church for the recording on Sunday. Next Sunday we will make the outdoor service available for a limited number of participants. Such a move will require several restrictions and will not be the same as our former worship experience in the sanctuary or from your home. For example, face masks will be required at all times and the limited number of reservations will need to be made, in advance, on a first-come first-served basis. I will send out a separate email early next week to outline the specifics of our “re-opening.”

This week, I will begin a mini-series on the life of Jacob in the Hebrew Scriptures. There are many twists and turns in his rather tumultuous life – one that was fraught with myriad conflicts – both internal and external. 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 by clicking on https://www.facebook.com/groups/keawalai
. I will open the live stream 10 minutes before the hour to allow adequate time for you to login. 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
or by texting me 619-884-5830.

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://us02web.zoom.us/j/81198109410

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.

It has been daunting to watch how the pandemic continues to strengthen on the mainland. We are also seeing some of the effects here in Hawaiʻi. The leadership of our church is monitoring how best to offer spiritual nurture to our ‘ohana and keep everyone safe. A small group (aka the “Covid Committee”) will convene each week to determine next steps for our church regarding worship opportunities. Please, continue to pray for discernment and guidance as we plan and move forward. I am so grateful for your ongoing support and aloha.

Me ke aloha o ke Akua,

Pastor Scott Landis

LINKS:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/keawalai

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Additionally, you can listen to an audio podcast on the Keawala‘i website’s Sunday Podcast web page by using this link http://keawalai.org/audio/keawalai.podcast.html

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