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Weekly Announcements Sunday, February 26, 2017

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

The Annual Congregational Meeting is scheduled for this Sunday, February 26th. Please take a copy of the annual report which is out on the lanai. This should give you a chance to look through it before the meeting. One packet per household please. Mahalo.

ASH WEDNESDAY

The Ash Wednesday service will be here at KLC at 7:00 p.m. on March 1st. It will be a joint service with KLC, Trinity Episcopal by the Sea, Kihei Tongan United Mission & Keolahou Church. Lent begins with a solemn call to fasting and repentance as we begin our journey to the baptismal waters of Easter. Now is the acceptable time to return to the Lord. During Lent the people of God will reflect on the meaning of their baptism into Christ’s death and resurrection. Ashes on the forehead on Ash Wednesday suggest our human mortality and frailty. What seems like an ending is really an invitation to make each day a new beginning, in which we are washed in God’s mercy and forgiveness. With the cross on our brow, we long for the spiritual renewal that flows from the springtime Easter feast to come.

MIDWEEK LENTEN SERVICES

We will be starting the Mid-Week Lenten Services on March 8th. KLC will be hosting twice this year so we will need to provide soup on those days. The two dates where we will need that are March 15th and April 5th. If you are able to help out with this please contact Heather Ballaine (879-6818 or hballaine@gmail.com.) Mahalo to those who are able to help.everyone who donated.

BRING YOUR OWN CUP (BYOC)

A new group has emerged from our recent study on the Pope’s encyclical on climate change. We are trying to be mindful of God’s creation and our stewardship kuleana. As a first step, we are trying reduce or eliminate our use of Styrofoam cups for Sunday morning coffee. So any who are willing please bring your own cup for use with coffee. Look for more information on our “Green Team” in our next Newsletter. If you have questions, suggestions or would like to join please see: Deidre Tegarden, Mark Fornwall, Linda Hangardner, Marilyn Hopkins, or Evelyn Kaya.

PARSONAGE RENEWAL

How did you do? So that you all know, we didn’t embarrass you or ourselves. There were approximately 10,000 people who crossed the finish line after we did in the Great Aloha Run. Karen finished 5th out of 75 women in her age group, and Pastor David finished 11th out of 128 men in his age group. Approximately $3500.00 was raised for parsonage renewal. If you haven’t already done so, please make your checks payable to KLC designated for parsonage renewal or if cash, please designate as well. Thank you for your tremendous support.

WHALE WATCH

The annual KLC whale watch will take place on Sunday, February 26th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Cost is $20/adult ($15/children 12 and under). Sign up have started. The boat is limited to 145 people. The sign-up will be on the lanai after both church services. You may also call the office or stop by during the week and Cate will be able to help you.

TIME & TELENT SHEETS

There will be Time & Talent sheets for 2017 on the lanai. If you could please fill that out and return them to the basket on the lanai or the office that would be much appreciated. We are trying to get every member and associate member to fill them out so that we can update our records for the year. Mahalo to those who have already turned theirs in.

NEW CONTEMPLATIVE MINISTRY

Please join are new our Contemplative Ministry discussion group. A few individuals have begun meeting on Monday mornings at 10:00 am. The group is currently discussing daily meditations writer by Fr. Richard Rohr, founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation. Any and all who are interested in joining should please stop by. If you have questions please see Caroline Rixey, Hillary Glassel or Mark Fornwall. We hope to see you soon.

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

Pastor David will be having an orientation for new members between services (9:15-10:15) on Sunday, March 5th. If you are interested in becoming a member, please let him know.

KEOLAHOU FOOD PANTRY

his is a reminder that next weekend, MArch 5th, is our monthly food drive for the Keolahou Food Pantry. Please remember to bring your non-perishable food items and/or personal items such as tooth brushes, shampoo and soap to church and place them under the altar before service. Mahalo for you generosity.

MOVIE/THEATER CLUB

The 2017 theater season will open with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Iao Theater. We will be attending the Matinee on Sunday, March 19th at 3:00 p.m. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the popular 1988 film and takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek. The Club has booked a block of seats. Please reserve as soon as possible before the first block is sold out or the seat you desire is taken. We will add additional seats to accommodate later reservations.

WOMEN’S HUI

Next Tuesday, February 28th will be our Women’s Hui at 6:00 p.m. in the Old Kitchen.  We will continue our study by Sheila Walsh.  Please bring a Bible, a pupu to share and something to drink  All ladies are welcome.

MEN’S HUI

The next Men’s Hui meets for dinner and Bible discussion at 6PM next Tuesday, the 24th.  There is a “core group” of about 10 attendees BUT all men of the congregation are welcome.  Come check it out and enjoy a nice dinner and fellowship.  If you will be attending for the FIRST TIME please call Dave Reader at 874-1481 by Sunday evening.  That way we will have a meal and a special Men’s Bible ready for you. We meet in the kitchen and big back room. Bring your own beverage of choice.

HALE KAU KAU

Hale Kau Kau is in need of drivers. It isn’t a huge commitment, only one hour/one day a week (4:00-5:00 p.m.) IF you are interested or know of someone who would be able to help out please call Bob Nelson (808) 276-8803. Mahalo.

IT’S PARTY TIME

The KLC Outreach Team wants people to get to know each other better. We have 3 groups, of different ages, starting up soon. Group 1 is ages 22-40+ with Deidre Teagarden (dteagarden@hawaii.rr.com) leading the group. Group 2 is ages 40+-65 with David Martinsen (hisuthldr@aol.com) leading the group. Group 3 is ages 65 and up with Steve Moksnes (sbmoksnes@idcnet.com) leading the group. There will be a sign-up table on the lanai or you may e-mail the leaders.