What I’m Thinking: Humility

As a dinner guest, Jesus ventured to recommend some humility to those who shared the table. It’s been a virtue ignored by some and enforced on others in our society. Or so I’ve come to think. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the fourteenth chapter of Luke’s Gospel (Luke 14:1, 7-14), which finds Jesus at […]

August 25, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Keeping the Sabbath

August 25, 2019Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Luke 13:10-17 by Eric Anderson In a poem based on this text, Rachel Hackenberg writes: Kyrie eleison,the weight of pain has worn me down these long yearsso much that I have lost my faith in sabbath restand the hope of healing no longervisits my deepest dreams. http://rachelhackenberg.com/bent-over/ I don’t […]

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Pastor’s Corner: Difficult Times

August 21, 2019 We’ve known for a while that these are difficult times. How will we live in them? I will be working with the church boards to create some times when we can share what we know of how to live with challenges. We have a lot of wisdom in our congregation, and we […]

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What I’m Thinking: Purity and Compassion

It’s an old question: is it more important to maintain purity – to preserve something important – or to exercise compassion? Or rather, what are the things that you and I will preserve rather than extend help? Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the thirteenth chapter of Luke (Luke 13:10-17). It’s a familiar story. Jesus […]

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Sermon: Division

August 18, 2019Tenth Sunday after PentecostLuke 12:49-56 by Eric Anderson When I was in high school, I made a shield volcano. It was an independent study project, but I got a lot of help with it. Somebody cut down a sheet of plywood to a more manageable size for me. Somebody drilled a hole in […]

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Presentation on Hoarding

Lloyd Narimatsu returns this Sunday, August 18, for a program after worship about hoarding. Learn how this affects some of your friends, neighbors, or family members, and if there are ways you might help. Join us in the Building of Faith with fellowship and refreshments! Also, if you haven’t updated your photo for the new […]

August 13, 2019 in Community, Events by

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Slipper Project Continues

Mahalo nui loa for all the gifts of rubber slippers so far; these will be provided to local schools as replacements for shoes lost or damaged by their students. We will continue to collect them through the end of August. Please bring them with you to worship or to the church office.

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Service Day, August 24, 2019

Another chance to help in caring for and cleaning our church is coming up next Saturday, August 24 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm. Please join us! Many hands make light work. Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is […]

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Directory Photo Updates

We are continuing to take new photographs for the next edition of our church directory. Please come to the program on hoarding (presented by Lloyd Narimatsu) after worship this Sunday, August 18, and be prepared to smile for the camera!

August 13, 2019 in Community, Events by

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What I’m Thinking: Division

Did Jesus come to unite? No, he said. He came to divide. Division is an activity human beings know well. Here’s a transcript: The Revised Common Lectionary is still in the twelfth chapter of Luke (Luke 12:49-56), and that has me thinking about division, for this is one of the places in the gospels – […]

August 12, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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