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Pulpit Supply through September

​The Rev. Eric Page has been our supply pastor since Kahu Nani retired at the end of May. Pastor Eric has been well-received by the congregation and provides excellent sermons each week. Rev. Page has agreed to continue leading worship at Hokuloa Church while we continue our search for a Bridge Pastor or a Designated Term Pastor. He has prior commitments on July 28, August 4, and September 22. We are planning lay-led worship services for those dates.

Hokuloa's search for a part-time Bridge Pastor and a full-time Designated Term Pastor continues. The Pastoral Search Committee has recently received Pastoral Profiles from candidates for each of the postions. The committee is reviewing the profiles and may conduct interviews as Hokuloa Church and the candidates continue the discernment process.

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The Beatitudes

During Lent there was a small group study of the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus. The next study will take a deep dive into the Beatitudes, core teachings of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount. We will again use Neil Douglas-Klotz's book Revelations of the Aramaic Jesus as a basis for discussion. 

The small group study will include 5 meetings via Zoom on Mondays from July 29th to August 26th beginning at 2:00 PM (HST) and ending at 3:30 PM. Cat Mitchell will facilitate the discussions. Call Cat at 808-885-7190 if you have questions or email her to RSVP.

Worship

Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 9 AM (HST)
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday's Scripture lessons speak of the ebbs and flows of life. David is denied his dream but instead is given a fresh promise – a new covenant.  The psalm speaks of times of defeat and times of victory.  The epistle describes walls being broken down and temples being built while the gospel contrasts the need for quiet reflection and the urgent calls of those in need.  These are the rhythms of our lives – of brokenness and healing.

Rev. Eric Page's meditation is entitled Practicing the Way: Citizens of Christ.

Read the Revised Common Lectionary Scriptures for this Sunday from the New Revised Standard Version Bible translation.

2 Samuel 7:1–14a
Psalm 89:20–37
Ephesians 2:11–22
Mark 6:30–34, 53–56

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Be sure to view the UPCOMING EVENTS and MISSIONS page for this week's updates

 

Hokuloa's Prayer Group

Hokuloa Church has an active Prayer Ministry. 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.

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Politics and political violence have dominated the news in the United States this week. Our first response to the attempted assassination last Saturday should be to denounce all types of political violence and pray for the victims and their families. Beyond that, as Christians we need to counter the natural feelings of despair with a resolve to follow Jesus and his teachings, especially to love our enemies.

This week's Coconut Wireless contains statements by UCC leaders at the national and conference levels on appropriate responses to political violence. The Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, president of Sojourners, provides a thoughtful response in his essay AFTER POLITICAL VIOLENCE, HOW DO WE LOVE OUR ENEMIES?

Justice and Peace Action Network

The Justice and Peace Action Network (JPANet) is our denomination’s grassroots advocacy network composed of individual members and local UCC congregations across the country. The JPANet both educates and engages its members in shaping public policy and keeping with God’s vision of a just and loving society. Receive education, event notifications and resources by signing up for JAPANet today. The July 2024 JPANet Newsletter provides information on justice ministry and upcoming events.

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Be Prophetic, Not Partisan: Navigating Do’s and Don’ts for Churches 
As we enter an election season, clarifying how we engage in politics is critical. Churches and clergy must abide by IRS guidelines to protect 501c3 (tax-exempt) status.  It is critical that we are well informed about what we can (and can’t!) do as churches in the political sphere and particularly around the 2024 election.  

Join a discussion with Heather Kimmel, the United Church of Christ’s General Counsel, and Rev. Michael Neuroth, Director of the UCC Office of Public Policy & Advocacy, on the “Do’s & Don’ts” for congregations around the election. This webinar is part of the Nurture the Soul series and the UCC’s Our Faith Our Vote 2024 Campaign: “Vote with Love!”   Register here!

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God;s varied grace. . .  -1Peter 4:10 ESV
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