Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
August 1, 2021
Good Lord! What’s Next?
In these past many months we have seen continuous changes in almost every aspect of our lives! There comes a time when we cry out in frustration!
Guest preacher, Rev. Larry Walter
The Covid-19 situation on Hawaii Island has gotten worse in the past few weeks along with the new Delta variant. Double digit cases reported were higher than cases experienced last year.
We’ve held in-person services since May 2, 2021. The decision to open was based on members getting fully vaccinated. Although members have been fully vaccinated, we still imposed wearing of masks, no handshakes, no singing, reasonable social distancing, and taking attendance. We have been fortunate in that no one has tested positive. We still need to remain vigilant.
The council has discussed this issue and the church will remain open for now. If there are any members who are unsure of safety, please stay home. If you are ill, please stay home. If you have been off island, please self-quarantine for ten days before attending service. The council will continue to monitor this situation weekly.
Mahalo and Aloha
Calvin Motoda, Moderator
Drop-off Days for Canned Goods
We still collect canned goods for the Hawaii Island Food Basket every week. You may drop off your donations at the church on Wednesdays, from 9am-12 noon. You may also drop off the canned goods with the Women’s Fellowship during their store hours from 10am-2pm. 😊
Our next workday is August 3, 2021. Bring your own snacks and drink. Take breaks on your own and we will leave as soon as everything is done and cleaned and put away.
We have been approved by the Church Council to hold a Rummage Sale on Saturday, August 28, from 8 am to 1 pm. We will have household goods in Fellowship Hall, clothing in the breezeway, plants under the tent, and coffee/snacks in the gazebo. We are looking for volunteers to help set-up on Thursday and Friday, and especially on Saturday to serve as packers and cashiers. With COVID precautions in mind, we will also need help keeping the foot traffic flowing through the breezeway of Sokabe Chapel and all other areas. Please see Sue White for more details.
Women’s Fellowship Thrift Store
As a reminder, the church's thrift store are open every Wednesday from 10am - 2pm. All proceeds go to local charities in the community. For more info or to schedule a pickup of your household items or clothing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kiki Rycraft at 895-4165. Mahalo for everyone’s support!
Department of Health Crisis Line
The State Department of Health has expanded the former suicide prevention and counseling line into a 24-hour Crisis Line dedicated to helping and supporting individuals who are facing personal crises. Big Island residents may call toll free at 1-800-753-6879.