Weekly News of the Church

ENSEMBLE PRACTICE  Come one, come all.  Practice on Saturday, March 16, noon, at the church.

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, when our Kahu Alan returns from sabbatical.

SCENT-FREE ENVIRONMENT  We have members, friends and a kahu who are highly allergic to various scents, often resulting in coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing, headaches 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 leis 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.

PARKING NOTE                                                                                                                                                                Thanks to all who are able who have been making parking more manageable on Sunday mornings! Those who have been carpooling and parking at the school and on Waikomo Road have made a big difference in making room for the elderly, our visitors, and those who have trouble walking.

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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 Genesis. 15:1-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35.

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COMING UP…

MEN’S BREAKFAST  The last men’s breakfast of the season will be on Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 a.m. at Kalapaki Joes Poipu.  Join the men of the church and their friends as they visit over breakfast and a cup of coffee.

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST Join the all-church breakfast on the 4th Tuesday of every month, 7:30 a.m. at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu.  The next scheduled breakfast is March 26.  Members and friends are invited to attend.

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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!