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Thanksgiving Sunday Worship Service Sunday, November 24, 10:30 a.m. During our worship service on Thanksgiving Sunday, Kahu Akana will bring a message on “Expansive Gratitude.” There are various kinds of gratitude and different ways of being thankful. Expansive gratitude opens our hearts to others and all that is good in the world; it connects us to others, to God, and all that God has created. Let us worship God with expansive gratitude! And be sure to invite family members and friends! ________________________________________   Thanksgiving Luncheon Sunday, November 24 Aloha Hour after Church Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon during Aloha Hour after the worship service. It is a potluck, so bring something if you are able. Guests and visitors are welcome to just come and enjoy our good food and conversation. Please check in with Penny at the church office if you haven’t already signed up to bring something to share as part of the feast. And be sure to invite family members and friends! ________________________________________   Alan Akana Gallery Holiday Sale Sunday, November 24 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Alan Akana Gallery features the watercolors of Hawaii`s flowers painted by our Kahu! The gallery will host a special holiday sale on Sunday afternoon where visitors can see Kahu’s work and have the opportunity to purchase art, books, greeting cards and other products created by Kahu, including the brand new 2020 Calendar! Everything will be on sale just on time for holiday shopping, and the Smith Memorial Parsonage—home to both Kahu and the gallery—will be “decked out” for the holidays! Come and enjoy the art and some holiday treats!...

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CHOIR REHEARSAL  Rehearsals are every Thursday, 7-8 p.m. at the church. Bring your voices and your friends. You will enjoy being part of this melodious group under the direction of Kathleen Dahill. CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING  The Church Council will meet this Sunday, November 17, at noon in Kahu’s office. COCONUT WIRELESS  Be sure to click on “Kauai Association” on the first article to see photos of Kahu Akana and Koloa Union Church members and friends! Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless (the weekly e-news from the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ). LECTIONARY READINGS (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week)  Each week, Christians throughout the world read biblical passages from the Revised Common Lectionary, including the Old Testament, Psalms, New Testament, and Gospels. After three years, a good portion of the Bible is included and the cycle begins again. RCL passages are often read in church worship services, and Kahu Akana usually includes at least one of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are Isaiah 65:17-25 or Isaiah 12; Malachi 4:1-3; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19. COMING UP . . . . THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON  Sunday, November 24. Join us for our annual delicious Thanksgiving lunch after Sunday service. Please see the sign-up sheet on the church bulletin board so you can bring your favorite dish to add to this feast. HOLIDAY SALE AT ALAN AKANA GALLERY  The gallery will host a special holiday sale on Sunday, November 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. Come and enjoy the holiday decorations and refreshments. Everything will be on sale! Brand new 2020 calendars will be available! Click HERE...

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Sunday, November 10, 2019 “The Celebration of Saints” Holy Communion Join us on Sunday as we remember the saints from the past who made a lasting impression on our lives and give thanks for the saints who surround us today! Our monthly celebration of the Lord’s Supper was moved to this Sunday since Kahu Akana was on study leave last week. _________________________________________ FALL `AHA MOKUPUNI IS THIS WEEK!  If you have signed up for the fall `Aha Mokupuni (the annual gathering of the congregations of the Kaua`i Association of the United Church of Christ), you can meet this Sunday, November 10, 3-7 p.m. at Lihue United Church, 4340 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue (behind King Auto). There will be music from all ages, conversations about the various journeys we have all been on in our churches, group singing led by Doug Duvauchelle, hula by Rose Warken Ceballos and a message by Kahu Akana! COCONUT WIRELESS  The Hawaii Conference welcomes Andrew Bunn, who began on November 1 as the Executive Director of the Hawaii Conference Foundation! Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless (the weekly e-news from the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ). LECTIONARY READINGS (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week)  Each week, Christians throughout the world read biblical passages from the Revised Common Lectionary, including the Old Testament, Psalms, New Testament, and Gospels. After three years, a good portion of the Bible is included and the cycle begins again. RCL passages are often read in church worship services, and Kahu Akana usually includes at least one of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are Haggai 1:15-2:9;...

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RSVP FOR FALL `AHA MOKUPUNI THIS WEEK! “Huaka`i Me Ke Aloha” (Journey with Love)   A fantastic `Aha Mokupuni (the annual fall gathering of the United Church of Christ congregations on Kauai) is planned for Sunday, November 10, 3-7 p.m. at Lihue United Church, 4340 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue (behind King Auto). This year’s theme is “Huaka`i Me Ke Aloha” (Journey with Love) and the entire event will be intergenerational. There will be music from all ages, conversations about the various journeys we have all been on in our churches, group singing led by Doug Duvauchelle, and a message by Kahu Akana! The gathering will begin with activities; following a break, worship will begin at 4:45; after worship will be a delicious dinner provided by the people of Lihue United Church. Please RSVP by October 27. ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . WAINEKE WORK DAYS  The next work days at our Kaua`i Association Waineke Campground will be October 25 & 26. From 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, members and friends of Kaua`i United Church of Christ congregations gather at the Waineke Cabins for vacuuming, painting, washing, yard work, light construction, etc. Those who wish to spend the night (for free) can go up on Friday afternoon and participate in a potluck dinner with others. For more info call 335-3505. CHOIR ENSEMBLE PRACTICE  Fay Bartels will be directing volunteer singers on Sunday, October 27, at 10 a.m.  Everyone is invited to join our church ensemble for practice and then will sing a song during the Sunday service. COCONUT WIRELESS  Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless...

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Kanikapila Sunday! Alan Akana Gallery Sunday, October 20, 2-5 P.M. Share a Song! Bring an Instrument! Dance a Hula! Or just come and enjoy the entertainment! Enjoy Delicious Refreshments! Reduced Prices on All Merchandise! Friends Are Welcome! Click HERE for more info about Alan Akana Gallery! __________________________________________________ COCONUT WIRELESS  Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless (the weekly e-news from the Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ). LECTIONARY READINGS (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week)  Each week, Christians throughout the world read biblical passages from the Revised Common Lectionary, including the Old Testament, Psalms, New Testament, and Gospels. After three years, a good portion of the Bible is included and the cycle begins again. RCL passages are often read in church worship services, and Kahu Akana usually includes at least one of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104 or Psalm 121; Genesis 32:22-31; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8. COMING UP . . . . ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Our next breakfast will be Tuesday, October 22, at 7:30 a.m. Join the church members and friends for a fun, relaxing breakfast at the Holoholo Grill located in the Koloa Landing complex on Poipu Road. Please let Michael Horning or Penny Osuga know if you would like to join us so that we can notify the restaurant ahead of time. WAINEKE WORK DAYS  The next work days at our Kauai Association Waineke Campground will be October 25 & 26. From 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, members and friends of Kauai United Church of Christ congregations gather at...

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Alan Akana Gallery Kanikapila Sunday! Sunday, October 20, 2-5 P.M. Share a Song! Bring an Instrument! Dance a Hula! Or just come and enjoy the entertainment!   Enjoy Delicious Refreshments! Reduced Prices on All Merchandise! Friends Are Welcome! Click HERE for more info about Alan Akana Gallery! __________________________________________________ LECTIO DIVINA  Lectio Divina is the practice of hearing a Scripture text read several times with a pause for silent reflection after each reading. A chance to share is offered at the end of the final reading. The next session of Lectio Divina will be at the Smith Memorial Parsonage, 3281 Waikomo Road, on Wednesday, October 9, 7-8 p.m. COCONUT WIRELESS  Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless (the weekly e-news from the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ). LECTIONARY READINGS (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week)  Each week, Christians throughout the world read biblical passages from the Revised Common Lectionary, including the Old Testament, Psalms, New Testament, and Gospels. After three years, a good portion of the Bible is included and the cycle begins again. RCL passages are often read in church worship services, and Kahu Akana usually includes at least one of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are Jeremiah 29:1-7; Psalm 66:1-12 or Psalm 111; 2 Kings 5:1-16; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19. COMING UP . . . . ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Our next breakfast will be Tuesday, October 22, at 7:30 a.m. Join the church members and friends for a fun, relaxing breakfast at the Holoholo Grill located in the Koloa Landing complex on Poipu Road. Please let...