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in Beautiful Puako.
The Pastoral Search Committee wants to prepare a brief video that can be used in conjunction with our church profile document to tell pastoral candidates about Hokuloa Church. The video will also be part of our website to support our outreach and church growth efforts. We hope to have the video finished before the end of September. Here is a video from a church in Minnesota that inspired us.
We want to record portions of the video at Hokuloa - interior, exterior, and shoreline shots. We can also incorporate clips from remote locations (your home) and possibly even use testimonies recorded during our Talk Story time on Zoom.
Write your own script and record using your cell phone camera. We encourage our Hokuloa ʻohana to submit short video clips (less than 1 minute) about:
Why they love Hokuloa
What the church means to them
How Hokuloa feeds their spiritual needs
Which mission activities are they proud of
How they got Hooked on God at Hokuloa
Send your clips to the church by email. For further information or assistance with shooting your clip contact Jack Olson.
The Pastor Search Committee has completed a draft of our local church profile. The profile describes Hokuloa Church and the qualities we are seeking in our next pastor. As mentioned in last week's update, the committee also wants to prepare a brief video that highlights what members of the Hokuloa ʻohana love about our church. The video will supplement the church profile and will also be available on the church website to support our outreach and growth efforts. We are seeking volunteers who are willing to have their video clips filmed at the church. Those who are not on the Big Island can send video clips to the church via email. Here is a video from another church if you need some inspiration for what to say in your own short (less than a minute) video clip.
The Housing/Parsonage committee is hard at work, evaluating housing options for our next pastor. They are looking at 2-bedroom long-term rentals, purchases, or even donations of a house to buy or rent. If you know of anyone who would be interested in renting their house to the church for between $3000-$4000 per month, or donating in anyway, please contact a Housing/Parsonage committee member (Anne Marie Murphy, Yvonne Leiser, Helen Boyer, Shannon Clarkson, Karen Anderson).
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Read the Revised Common Lectionary readings for this Sunday, September 17, 2023.
Exodus 14:19–31 Crossing the Sea of Reeds
Psalm 114 A hymn of thanksgiving for God’s saving presence
or Exodus 15:1b–11,20–21 Song of Moses and Miriam
Romans 14:1–12 Which rules to follow?
Matthew 18:21–35 The parable of the unforgiving servant
Lectionary overview from the Whole People of God.
Hokuloa's Prayer Group
You are invited to share your intercessory prayers, joys, or concerns during worship each Sunday. You can also request prayers during the week by emailing the church office. You may ask that your prayer request remain confidential. Non-confidential prayer requests are shared with the Prayer Support Group. Contact Marjorie Mrasek to become part of Hokuloa's prayer ministry