Weekly News of the Church

KAHU ON SABBATICAL/REV. SARAH JONES FILLING IN
Our Kahu, Rev. Dr. Alan Akana, is on sabbatical from March 4 through June 3 in Europe. Based in southern France, he is traveling, reading, writing and painting while focusing on the theme, “beauty, art and spirituality.” He will be back with us on Pentecost, Sunday, June 9. We are grateful to have the Rev. Sarah Jones filling in most Sunday mornings while Kahu is gone. If you have need for pastoral care, you may contact Sarah at Wilcox Medical Center or at 631-2444. Our Deacons are also available to pray with and assist church members and friends in crisis; please contact the church office or Christine Kube (Chair of our Board of Deacons) at 635-1785.

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 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.

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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 Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4-14; John 12:1-8.

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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Coming up….

PALM/PASSION SUNDAY
April 14. Come to church and enjoy a youth Easter skit. The Sunday School will conduct the entire service.

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE
April 18, 7 p.m. Please join us for this special service. It is the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the foot washing and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. It is the fifth day of Holy Week, preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday.

GOOD FRIDAY
April 19, 11 a.m. in Moore Hall.  Join the church youth to color Easter eggs followed by a hot dog lunch.

EASTER SUNDAY                                                                                                                                                                     April 21

6 a.m. sunrise service may be in the works                                                                                                                          Easter egg hunt after Easter service.
The Alan Akana Gallery will be closed today.

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