In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find:
This Sunday's Service: "Persistent in Faith"
In Sunday's Gospel reading for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost, a Canaanite woman comes to Jesus asking for help in curing her child. Jesus, at first, is dismissive of her, telling his disciples to "Send her away!" Nevertheless, she persisted, until Jesus tells her, ""Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish."
Please join us this Sunday at 10 AM (either in person or streaming live online) as we explore what it means to be bold and persistent in speaking our truth and putting our faith into action. Message: Pastor Sal Sapienza. Music: Peter Black and Pete Wehle
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Last Week's Service
In last Sunday's Gospel reading, the apostles are in a boat during a storm, and they are gripped with fear. Jesus calms the storm with the words, "Peace, be still." Often, when we are in the storms of life and our world is being rocked, we, too, are overcome with fear. The Good News is that Jesus gives us the tools to transform our fear into faith. Please enjoy last Sunday's service, when we learned the tools to "walk on water" and explore the path of "Fear-Less Living." Message: Pastor Sal Sapienza. Music: Peter Black and Jeff Spangler
Hawai'i 2023 Wildfires Relief Fund
From our UCC Hawaii Conference: "We might be different congregations, but we are one ‘ohana: a unified, radiant, and transforming expression of the body of Christ. During this time of crisis in Maui, we want to be of help and assistance to our ‘ohana in distress. Offerings and collections taken through your local church can be sent to the UCC Hawaii Conference Office where we will work to distribute the funds to devastated areas and those in need. Individuals may also donate online directly through the Conference's Hawai‘i 2023 Wildfires Relief Fund, which is also accessible via our website at hcucc.org/donate. Thank you for your generous giving."
Save the Date: September 24 Campus Stewardship Meeting
Our Church Council is busy setting campus stewardship goals -- a project list for strengthening, securing, and updating our campus buildings, along with a plan for funding these projects. After church and coffee, at 11:30 am on September 24, our Church Council will hold a special Campus Stewardship Meeting in the Friendship Hall. We will be reviewing and voting on this plan. So all members are encouraged to attend! We will provide Zoom access if we have members interested in participating in this way. Please let church admin Julie Ridl know as soon as possible if you require Zoom to participate.
See You at the Social!
It's around the corner and up Center Street! It's the event of the summer! It's the Douglas Social! Stop by our booth for a hug and a hotdog!
Catching up with the Afghan Family,