Pastoral Update from Pastor Scott Landis
May 19, 2022
WORSHIP THIS WEEK IS IN-PERSON AND LIVESTREAM on VIMEO/FACEBOOK LIVE
at 10 a.m. HST
Aloha Keawala’i ‘ohana,
The book Acts is more fully known as “The Acts of the Apostles.” This week our focus shifts from Peter to Paul. While Peter begins to concentrate his evangelistic efforts with the gentiles, Paul “stays in his lane” by preaching to the Jews. But Paul’s emphasis now shifts to the west as he sails from Troas to Macedonia and there encounters religious practice outside the synagogue.
If Acts teaches us anything it is the reality that faith and spiritual formation is not confined to religious institutions alone. The Spirit had been poured out indiscriminately and was having powerful effects on unsuspecting lives. All this, I believe, is instructive for us today and forces us to ask some hard questions about our efforts to attract folks into our churches. Please join us as we think about God’s vision for our lives.
If you cannot attend in person, you can access the service virtually by going to https://keawalai.org and clicking on the Vimeo link. If Vimeo does not open for you please try to access the service through Facebook Live which you can do through the Keawala’i Group Facebook Page or through our church website.
If you are at home for worship, please print out this week’s service order (attached below) and create a sacred space in your home, your own kuahu, to enhance your worship experience. I also invite you to bring an offering (lūlū) for a time of dedication and blessing. Please remember, online giving is available to you. All you need to do is go to our church website – 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. 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 during the week to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 808-879-5557. You can also email me at email@example.com or text me at 619-884-5830. And they can be written out on the pew cards when you arrive at worship. I hold these prayer requests in my personal prayer and will offer them during the service as well.
I look forward to being with you in person or in spirit this Sunday.Me ke aloha o ke Akua, Scott Landis, Transitional Pastor