Weekly News of the Church

First Sunday of Advent

“We Light the Candle of Hope”

December 1st

Advent Means “Coming”

Come!! . . . . . . . . Come!!
Yes it’s time! . . . . . . Yes it’s time!
To celebrate the . . . . coming of Jesus!
With colorful Advent . candles and wreath,
The Christmas tree and holiday decorations;
Time to reflect on light in times of darkness,
Hope in times of confusion and wonder,
Peace and joy, and love in every time!
On this FIRST Sunday of Advent
We light the candle of Hope,
We celebrate divine love
In Holy Communion.
We pray & sing.
We come!

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CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED  November 28 for Thanksgiving Day.

DEACONS MEETING  Our deacons will meet this Sunday morning, December 1, at 9 a.m. in Kahu’s office.

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 Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44.

COMING UP . . . .

PRAYERS & SQUARES  December 3, 1-3 p.m. Prayers & Squares will meet in Kahu’s office. All are welcome to make quilts as part of our ministry of prayer for those in crisis and those who might need some extra comfort and encouragement.

CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY  Our annual Christmas party will be Friday, December 6, at 6 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage, located at 3281 Waikomo Road. Bring a favorite holiday dish for the potluck dinner and your singing voices for carols.

CHURCH WORK DAY  Saturday, December 7, 8 – noon. It is time to spruce up the church buildings and grounds in preparation for the holidays and all our visitors. Bring your gloves, rags, buckets. Lunch will be served.

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