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).
Disappointment and Determination
In this Sunday's scripture readings there is a sense of sadness and disappointment; yet there is also hope and determination, born of faith in a loving God who would rather rescue and forgive than condemn and punish.
Kahu Nani’s Mana`o
We are all familiar with the anguish of disappointed expectations. The worst disappointments – the promotion that never materialized, the pregnancy that never happened, the romance that turned into betrayal – can almost ruin us with bitterness. We have all had experiences of having done everything right, only to have our efforts result in no return. It is not hard for us to hear and understand this song from Isaiah about the disappointed gardener. HOW ON EARTH IS THIS A LOVE SONG? It sounds nothing like a love song. The text descends swiftly from the lovely to the horrible. It all ends so badly. Where is the good news?
You are warmly encouraged to join our ongoing Prayer Support Group (PSG), our active partnership in prayer. We are a communication link between those with the need for prayer support and those with the compassion to pray for others. Those who participate in prayer support receive an email at least weekly with the prayer requests. Email Marjorie Mrasek to be added to the PSG.
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