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SERMON:

Pastor Scott Landis
Sunday Morning (04.11.21):
"Now What?"



Pastoral Update from Pastor Scott Landis
April 9, 2021


Aloha Keawala’i ‘ohana

If Easter is the high point of the Christian Year – the Sunday that follows is arguably the low point. Often referred to as “low Sunday,” the second Sunday of Easter presents some fascinating possibilities for us to consider as we begin the real work of our faith. Our story today focuses on the disciples “huddled behind closed doors” when Jesus appears to them. Jesus had not abandoned them. In fact, Jesus just keeps reappearing and reassuring them with “peace.” Shocked and surprised, they must now respond in ways they had not envisioned.

“What Now?” will be our theme this week which is a very relevant one for Keawala`i. Our “what now?” involves both our discipleship and our transition as a congregation as we discern and select new leadership for the church. “What now?” is an important question for each of us to ponder as we seek to follow Jesus in the days after the grand celebration of his resurrection.

Please join us for worship by going to our church website www.keawalai.org and clicking on the blue Vimeo button to join the livestream at 10 a.m. HST.

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.

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 at slandis1955@gmail.com. I hold these prayer requests in my personal prayer and will offer them during the service as well.

I also hope you will join us for Aloha Hour this week on Zoom following worship. The link for Aloha Hour is:

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

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. 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.

The Church Council, Board of Deacons and Board of Trustees continue to meet regularly, in part, to discuss our plans to reopen for public worship. More and more are receiving their vaccines and our numbers seem to be stabilizing. We are seeing signs of hope, but we want to reopen in a way that is safe for everyone. I am so grateful for your patience and support as we navigate these interesting times. We all thought by now we would be in worship together singing hymns, sharing communion, praying, hugging, and enjoying each other’s company in a face-to-face Aloha Hour. It feels that that day is not far away – but not here yet. 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



 

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

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Annual Meeting Report



 

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



 


Pepeluali Malaki 2021 (February-March)
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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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