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Weekly Announcements Sunday, August 20, 2017


Aloha! Please extend your warmest aloha to Pastor Joel Martyn, his wife Mandy, their two sons Ezra and Rowan. They arrived today, August 17 along with their dog, Bella. We are excited to have them join our ohana at Kihei Lutheran Church! They are looking forward to meeting all of you and getting to know our congregation. Please mark your calendars for Pastor Martyn’s first Sunday service with us, August 20, which will be followed by a brunch. His installation service will be held on Saturday, September 16 at 10:00 AM which will also be followed with a celebratory luncheon. Both events offer excellent opportunities for you to express your aloha to their family.


Bishop Andy has started a blog to share his thoughts and ideas with members of the Pacifica Synod. We invite you to read it and share your comments. You can find it at:

We have affectionately name it “The BAT Blog” (BAT=Bishop Andy Taylor). #BATBlog


Reminder the newsletter deadline is next Friday the 25th. Please e-mail Cate with any submissions by that date otherwise you will have to wait until next month. The newsletter itself will not be out until September 6th to accommodate Cate’s vacation. Mahalo.


Every year we do something for God’s Work, Our Hands. This year, the community outreach team will be collecting Flip-Flops, Slippahs or Thongs, whatever you call them. They are island style for kids. The sizes are from 1st grade through 8th grade. Any color or style. We won’t discriminate. When we are finished they will be donated to the Kihei Youth Center, Keolahou Food Pantry and Kihei schools.

There will be two collection bins with signs placed by the entrance and the collection will begin August 6th and continue through the middle of September. If you have any questions please contact Donna Smith at 879-2260 or Let’s fill these bins more than once and gather as many as we can. Mahalo.


GAMES PARTICIPANTS GETTING SMARTER ! Rummykub seems the favorite game when we meet every Tuesday at 1:30 in the Billiard Room at Kalama Heights, 101 Kanani Rd. Last week everyone won at least one game. The game has become so popular that we had to order a second set so up to 10 can play each week. We’d love to have you join in and get smarter too. Need to know more, contact Dave at 874-1481.


Choir, Hula & Chimes are set to start up again. Choir begins on Sunday August 27th, right after service. Hula begins Thursday, August 31st at 5:30 in the church. Chimes begin Tuesday, August 29th at 5:00 in Multi-Use Room 1. Please keep these dates in mind and feel free to ask either Beth (choir & chimes) or Sally (hula) if you have questions or are interested in joining.


The Men’s Hui meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6PM. This month it’s the earliest possible date it could be. This coming Tuesday, August 22nd, all men of the congregation are welcome to share a grilled steak dinner with discussion afterward using a special Men’s Bible. Men…come join the fund and bring a friend too.


HALE KAU KAU seeks new Director…..KLC members have long supported this feeding program of St. Theresa by serving as drivers, kitchen assistants, Advisory Board members and donors. They are currently searching for a new Director who would have non-profit experience serving the needy. Volunteer coordination, public outreach and grant writing skills would define the ideal candidate. If you know someone who might be interested, contact Dave Reader at to obtain a copy of the job description. The salary and benefits are quite attractive.


This is a free program run by KLC Member Ali Dauler for the community. The next exchange will be Saturday, May 6th, starting at 9:00 a.m. A donation is not required to attend, all are welcome! All children’s clothing from newborn to 12 years, boy and girl, will be accepted. Along with Maternity clothing, toys, shoes and books. All left over donations go to Women Helping Women and other charities. This is the one year anniversary of the Keiki Klothing Exchange and it has grown to almost 200 people coming by last month. Volunteers are needed for everything, if you can help please contact Ali by cell (831)428-1718.


This is a reminder that this Sunday, August 6th 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.