We are back in our Historic Church site for live Services!

Join us in Worship on site both on the lawn and in the sanctuary.

Come and join us, Your Church by the Ocean,  in beautiful Puako. 

You can still join us via Zoom at 9 am HST.  Please contact us for the Zoom link.
 


 

Please feel free to dress Aloha  (casually).
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Click the links below to read the Revised Common Lectionary readings for this Sunday.. June 26. 2022
2 Kings 2:1–2, 6–14      Passing on the legacy
Psalm 77:1–2, 11–20    Remembering gives courage
Galatians 5:1, 13–25     Live by the Spirit
Luke 9:51–62                Follow me!

Jesus calls us to journey with trust into God’s future. The demands are serious and absolute. The focus must clearly be on God’s agenda, not on serving our own self-interest. Yet through it all the promise of God’s Spirit is real: if we open ourselves to it, the Spirit will guide us on this journey.

On this Pride Sunday we will reflect on the diversity of the people gathered around the aloha table where Jesus is the host.

Following worship there will be a brief congregational meeting where Kahu Nani will 'Frame the Journey' that we are beginning in our joint ministry. The congregation will be asked to approve a budget that will finance our journey over the next fiscal year.

Kahu Nani’s Mana`o
Jesus is steadfast, single minded, and prophetic as he journeys through Galilee and on to Jerusalem.  In the Lukan text, Jesus is preparing his disciples for what lies ahead.  The tone is somber. Jesus has already begun to warn the disciples that he will be betrayed and put to death.  Partnership with Jesus in his mission will require rugged commitment.  Not all are ready to take that path.  Following Jesus is seen as only one among a number of priorities, with each person putting something ahead of his or her desire to follow the Lord.  One of the exuberant fans proclaims, “I will follow you wherever you go.”  Rather than replying with a simple, “Come along,” Jesus cuts to the chase by responding, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Those who choose to follow in Jesus’ path may find that they are Homeless, either physically, socially, politically or culturally.
The Kids are Alright
Hokuloa UCC hopes to re-establish our Sunday morning Christian Education (CE) program for children as COVID-19 restrictions lessen.  Regular CE programs for children have been mostly suspended for the past two years. Hokuloa continues to subscribe to a lectionary-based CE curriculum that provides lessons and materials for multiple ages. We need volunteers who are willing to work with children during a portion of the worship service. Our 'safe church' policy requires that two adults be present with the children and that all adult CE volunteers pass a background check. There is usually one adult who leads the lesson and another who assists and can respond if a child wants to return to worship with their parent. We need additional volunteers to have adequate staff to offer Sunday school every week. Please contact the church office if you would are willing to assist with the CE program.

 

Prayer


UCC leaders issue prayer in aftermath of school shooting in Uvalde, Texas
 

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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.

"People will reside again in God's shade; they will plant and harvest grain in abundance. They will blossom like a vine, and God's fame will be like the wine from Lebanon." Hosea 14:7