Sunday, May 29, 2022

Interim Minister, Reverend Larry Walter

At Home in Galilee: What We Can Do

Faithful folk often wonder what they can do to proclaim the Gospel. Discipleship begins  with a quiet and personal reflection on the tasks and responsibilities we understand to  be integral to our faith.

Rev. Larry Walter




As part of Sunday worship on June 19, we will be paying tribute to our dads on Father’s  Day via a Powerpoint presentation which will be playing continuously on the audiovisual  screen before and after worship.

Please email your father’s photo to hilocoastchurch@gmail.com no later than June 14. Be sure to include your name and father’s name in your email message. 

If you need to have your father’s photo scanned, please contact Joni Cronin at 961- 9001 to make arrangements to give her the photo. She will scan the photo and return it  to you. Please call Joni if you have any questions. Mahalo. 


With the recent surge in COVID cases on Hawaii Island*, the US Postal Service is  issuing a third round of free COVID-19 at-home test kits. Each household in the U.S. can order 8 test kits shipped directly to their home at no cost. All you need to do is visit  COVID Home Tests | USPS and enter your contact information and mailing address. 

∙ Limit of one order per residential address 

∙ Each order now includes 8 rapid antigen COVID-19 tests 

∙ Your order of 8 tests will come in two separate packages (4 tests in each  package), each with its own tracking number 

The tests are rapid antigen "at-home" or "self" tests — not PCR tests which require a  lab drop-off. The "at-home" or "self" tests can be taken anywhere and give results within  30 minutes. 

*Hawaii Island is currently at Medium Level. Recommended actions based on Medium level include: 

Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. 

Get tested if you have symptoms. Wear a mask if you have symptoms, a positive  test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19. Wear a mask on public  transportation

∙ You may choose to wear a mask at any time as an additional precaution to  protect yourself and others. If you are at high risk for severe illness, consider  wearing a mask indoors in public and taking additional precautions


The most of you know, we had the Chapel and the Fellowship Hall fumigated due to  active termite infestations. The net cost to the church was $2,600 after a generous  anonymous donation from a non-member. We are accepting donations to help cover the  remaining balance of $2,100 that the church has paid. Please talk to Calvin Motoda for  additional details.



Our next work day is June 7, 2022. Bring your own snacks and drink. Take breaks on your own and we will leave as soon as everything is done and equipment cleaned and put away.


In addition to every Wednesday, the church thrift store is open on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 2 pm. Mahalo for your support and donations.


Congratulations to our church pianist, Anthony Maroudas who has received a 2021 Top Teacher award from Steinway & Sons. This is the 5th year that he has been given this award. Anthony was also inducted in the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame in New York in 2019. One teacher per state receives this award annually.


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.

Domestic Abuse Help Line