Board of Deacons
Communion for Homebound
The Board of Deacons provides Communion for members and friends of the church who are homebound. Communion was provided for those homebound in years past.
The decision of the board to reinstitute the sacrament was done in response to a request that was received from the Steering Committee of Hui Mālama O Keawalaʻi, the care-giving program of the church. Deacons are authorized to administer the sacrament on the first Sunday of each month. A Communion kit is provided that includes the elements that are blessed during the monthly service.
If you or someone you know would like to receive the sacrament of Communion on the first Sunday of each month, please contact the church office at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 879-5557.
"The Keawalai Prayer Connection"
"Are any among you suffering?
They should pray.
Are any cheerful?
They should sing songs of praise.
Are any among you sick?
They should call for the elders of the church
and have them pray over them,
anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord.
The prayer of faith will save the sick,
and the Lord will raise them up . . .
Pray for one another, so that you may be healed."
What is "The Keawalai Prayer Connection"?
"The Keawalai Prayer Connection" is a part of the ministry of the Board of Deacons of Keawalai Congregational Church. The idea for the prayer connection was raised following the recent death of a member of the church. Some were unaware that requests for prayers were being made.
Over the course of a two-month period several members of the board reviewed how such a network might be established and implemented.
How does it work?
If someone has a special request for prayer during the week they are asked to call Kahu at the church office at (808) 879-5557. This will inform Kahu of a particular need.
Members of the Board of Deacons will then be contacted one at a time through a telephone tree and each one will be asked to include the special request for prayer in their prayer time.
In addition to the prayers offered during the week, prayers will also be included in the time of prayer at the following Sunday morning worship services (see page 9).
Another aspect of the board's ministry includes home visitations. A schedule has been set-up.
Once each month, Kahu and a deacon visit members and friends who may not be able to come to church. Some are at home in private residences; others are in care facilities such as Roselani Place in Kahului; Hale Makua in Kahului and Wailuku, and Kalama Heights in Kïhei.
If you or anyone you may know would like a home visit please call Kahu at the church office and let him know. The visit may include the sharing of communion, a time of prayer, and the anointing of oil.