Weekly News of the Church

BON VOYAGE PARTY FOR KAHU  Kahu will be hosting a bon voyage party on Sunday, March 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage. Come and enjoy cake, coffee and iced tea, and say good-bye to Kahu before he leaves on his 3-month sabbatical in southern France the next day. All items at the gallery will be 20-50% off on this day!

SCENT-FREE ENVIRONMENT  We have members, friends, and a kahu who are highly allergic to various scents, often resulting in coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing and speaking, as well as other symptoms. Heavy perfumes and colognes are particularly troublesome. We are requesting that our church be, as much as possible, a “scent-free” environment during worship services, social activities and meetings. We realize that there is no way to keep all scents away, and we plan to continue having fresh flower arrangements each week and lei for special occasions, but we do ask everyone to be sensitive to the needs of those around them when it comes to perfumes, colognes and lotions.

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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 Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2Corinthians 3:12-5; Luke 9:28-44.

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COMING UP. . . .

MEN’S BREAKFAST  Tuesday, 7:30 a.m., Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu. Join the men of the church and their friends as they continue this winter tradition. Everyone (men & women) is invited to breakfast on the 4th Tuesday on each month.

PANCAKE SUPPER/SHROVE TUESDAY/MARDI GRAS/ FAT TUESDAY  Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 p.m. Join us on this eve before Ash Wednesday for a fun pancake supper. This tradition can be traced back to at least 1000 AD and is a time to feast due to the need to get rid of restricted foods/ingredients during the Lenten fasting such as eggs, milk, butter, flour.

ASH WEDNESDAY  Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. We mark Ash Wednesday as the first day of Lent. It follows Shrove Tuesday. It is traditionally a time of fasting and prayer in preparation for receiving or reaffirming baptism at Easter. We will have a service of the ashes.

YOUTH OUTING  Sunday, March 10, after church will be the next activity for Sunday school and youth. Let Tiffany know if you would like to attend.

WELCOME REV. SARAH JONES Sunday, March 17 will be Rev. Sarah Jones’ first Sunday with us. She will be our guest preacher until June 2 while Kahu is on sabbatical.

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Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference.  Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!