LENT AT CHRIST MEMORIAL
40 days of wilderness time with Jesus
Our church season of Lent can best be described as a 40-day (excluding Sundays) wilderness time with Jesus. Following his baptism, Jesus, filled with the Spirit, decided to do some wilderness time, sitting in silence, soul searching, and confronting potential demons. What were those demons? The same ones that plague us: The worlds temptations of possessions, power and pride.
During Lent we pray for healing of old wounds that cause us to miss out on the joy God intends for us. We also become aware of our sins. Sins are the times we have failed to show love to others, to God, and to ourselves.
With Jesus as our wilderness guide, we have the power to overcome these temptations. And when we fail, we are reminded by the cross that in Him, all sins are forgiven. God always loves us, and there is always a new day.
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross is a new addition to the worship of Christ Memorial. Traditionally in the season of Lent, the liturgy of Stations of the Cross takes us through the last week of our Master’s life on this earth. On March 10, 24 and April 7, from 4:00-4:30 pm, the service will take place on the lawn (weather permitting) through the burial grounds. We gather in the sanctuary and then process on our burial grounds to each of the 14 “stations” where there is a visual image. Our spiritual guide will be “Everyone’s Way of the Cross” by Clarence Enzler. The “stations” were created by members of the church, children and adults.
NEW! Men's Fellowship & Study
Christ Memorial is starting a Men's group for fellowship, study and prayer support, age range 20s to 100s!
Monday, March 18, 2019
Kilauea Bakery and Pizza
(Kong Lung Market Center)
For the first gathering (Monday, March 18), we will meet for coffee or breakfast at Kilauea Bakery and share ideas on getting started. The first book we will be discussing is The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel.
For more information, see Patrick O'Connell at worship or e-mail him.
Bishop's Visitation: March 31
The Rt. Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick, Bishop of the Diocese of Hawai'i, will be visiting
Christ Memorial on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Bishop Bob will celebrate and preach at both services (8:00 am and 9:30 am) and will dedicate our Columbarium following the 9:30 am service. There will be an Italian brunch in the Parish Hall following the dedication.
Don’t miss it! Please RSVP on the sign-up sheet at church on Sunday, so we have an accurate headcount. Also, please sign up to bring side dishes (pupus and salads only) for the brunch.
8:00 am Traditional Service
9:30 am Contemporary Service
4:00 pm Centering Prayer:
(1st & 3rd Sundays)
Our Sanctuary is open for prayer:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
For more information, visit our Worship page HERE where you will also find descriptions of the church seasons.
Including information on Centering Prayer that takes place every 1st & 3rd Sundays at 4:00 pm
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