Weekly News of the Church

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
NEIGHBORS IN NEED OFFERING

WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS

October 6 is World Communion Sunday when churches throughout the world celebrate Holy Communion as a way of remembering Christ’s wish “that they may all be one.” Everyone is invited to come and partake of the Lord’s Supper as we remember Christ’s love and sacrifice, as well as his wish for unity among all of his followers.

The Neighbors in Need offering will also be collected on Sunday. Neighbors in Need is the United Church of Christ’s annual offering to support ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States, including the Council for American Indian Ministries, justice and advocacy efforts and direct service projects. Special offering envelopes will be provided in your bulletins on Sunday. Also, checks may be sent to the church made out to “Koloa Union Church” with “Neighbors in Need” written in the note section.

Finally, we will welcome new members to our church on Sunday morning as well. Members and friends are invited to celebrate and welcome those who will be joining our church on Sunday!

ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . .

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 Lamentations 1:1-6 and 3:19-26, Psalm 137 or Psalm 37:1-9; Habakkuk 1:1-2:4; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10.

COMING UP . . . .

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.

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.

SALVATION ARMY LUNCH  The next time our church is scheduled to serve lunch at the Salvation Army in Hanapepe is Wednesday, October 30. Volunteers who carpool usually meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. Please check in with Suzanne Pearson if you can assist.

FALL `AHA MOKUPUNI  Each year in the fall, the churches of the Kauai Association of the United Church of Christ gather for a time of learning, sharing, worship and a delicious meal. This year’s fall `Aha Mokupuni will be on 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. Please RSVP by contacting Penny Osuga or signing up on the church bulletin board by October 27.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, an Open and Affirming (ONA) Congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference.  Please contact the church office if you would like to have our weekly news sent directly to your inbox. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!