Free Medical Care Available in June

The 1984th United States Army Hospital will use a training exercise to provide free medical care for nine days in June at Kea’au High School. On June 18-20, 22-23, and 25-28, services will be available from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, including: Medical health screenings, School sports physicals, Dental services, Eye exams, Hearing screenings, Nutritional […]

June 18, 2018 in Community, Events by

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What I’m Thinking: In the Storm

  First: I utterly condemn this administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border. It is unjust, unjustifiable, and cruel. So I seek comfort in the story of Jesus, who calmed the storm. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking first about the children who are being separated from their parents at the United […]

June 18, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Let Me Take a Closer Look

June 17, 2018 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 4:26-34 This has not been a good week for public interpretation of the Bible. Let me take a closer look: The Attorney General of the United States chose to use Romans 13:1 to justify this administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, which includes separation of children from their parents […]

June 17, 2018 in Sermons by

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What I’m Thinking: Hidden Growth

  Two of Jesus’ parables describe mysterious or surprising growth. Could it be that that is the most important growth of all? Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the fourth chapter of Mark today (Mark 4:26-34). In it, Jesus told two parables of growth: the growth of the seeds in a farmer’s field, which sprout […]

June 10, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Just a Leader – That’s All We Ask

June 10, 2018 Third Sunday after Pentecost 1 Samuel 8:4-20 The people of Israel had a problem. Their government wasn’t working the way it was supposed to. In those days, the nation of Israel was a somewhat loose confederation of the twelve tribes. The elders of the tribes took care of most of the day-to-day […]

June 10, 2018 in Sermons by

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Pastor’s Corner: Taking Our Turn

June 6, 2018 One of the things I’ve had to learn something about is the organizations that assist people in a disaster. There’s a well-established system in the United States, and although it gets reworked in each emergency situation, it’s pretty consistent. It goes like this: The first people to respond are the people we […]

June 6, 2018 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by

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Updated: Serving Puna – It’s Our Turn

photo: Hawaii News Now Helping Serve Meals in Puna Pastor Eric received a request from the Salvation Army, the group responsible for feeding those in the shelters; they are asking for help serving meals at the Pahoa and Keaau shelters. The Board of Stewardship and Mission has organized the first group to help serve meals […]

June 4, 2018 in Community by

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What I’m Thinking: A Leader Isn’t Enough

  The people of Israel told Samuel that they wanted a king – they wanted solid, dependable leadership. They didn’t get it. But even if they had, is leadership enough? Here’s a transcript. I’m thinking about the eighth chapter of First Samuel today (1 Samuel 8:4-11 (12-15), 16-20; 11:14-15), in which the people of Israel […]

June 4, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: What Is Right?

June 3, 2018 Second Sunday after Pentecost Mark 2:23-3:6 “What Is Right?” That’s a pretty blunt title for a sermon, isn’t it? If the title of my sermon ends with a question mark, you would do well to suspect that I didn’t know the answer when I wrote down the question. Further, if the title […]

June 3, 2018 in Sermons by

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What I’m Thinking: Stopped from Helping

  When Jesus sought to help some people, others stepped up and said, “This is not the time. This is not the place.” And by long-established standards, they were absolutely right. For Jesus, however, it was always the time, and always the place, to help someone. What prevents you from helping? Here’s a transcript: I’m […]

May 28, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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