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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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Bible Readings

Click the links below to read the Revised Common Lectionary readings for this Sunday., October 2, 2022


Lamentations 1:1–6          How lonely sits the city
Lamentations 3:19–26      The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases
or Psalm 137                     By the waters of Babylon
2 Timothy 1:1–14               A spirit of power and love and self-discipline
Luke 17:5–10                     Faith that moves trees

As we gather for worship on this Worldwide Communion Sunday, the writer of Lamentations reminds us that we can get caught up in the past, and worry about the future. Or we can remember that God was with us then, and that God is with us now, and thus that God will be with us tomorrow, too.

For the first time since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, those worshiping at Hokuloa on Sunday will be invited to come forward to receive Holy Communion by intinction. Those worshiping via Zoom are invited to prepare Communion elements for use at home.

Kahu Nani’s Mana`o
How are we to remain faithful in this day and age? Is still a question familiar to the church today.  In the Lukan community, issues have arisen as to how to be models of right Christian living for others who are new to the faith and what to do when members of the community violate each other.  Because Jesus’ answers to the questions are so specific and seemingly difficult to carry out, the disciples center their further interrogations around how they might increase their faith in order to carry out such instructions.  Jesus affirms the disciples in their faith, saying they do have the faith needed to live out fully the expectations that have been given to them.  Still, the work of the faithful is never finished, a parable is used to illustrate that. Jesus outlines a sense of obligation which should organize how we understand the work we do. We don’t do it for crown and accolades from within or without.  We do it for the love of the DANCE OF FAITH that can make mountains move and seas overcome dry land.

Prayer

Malcolom Greenlees recently mentioned the daily devotional prayer email he receives from The Upper Room. Each morning's email includes a Bible verse, a short reflection, and a prayer. A sample one month digital subscription is available after you sign up at The Upper Room. If you enjoy the devotionals you can continue with a paid subcription.!

Our mission efforts demonstrate our commitment To Be Like Jesus on the Big Island

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.

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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