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Gene Naipo Memorial Service, Saturday, May 13
at Borthwick Mortuary (1330 Maunakea St, Honolulu, HI 96817). Visitation 9:00-11:00 am, service 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, with graveside service to follow at Hawai`i Memorial Park ( 45-425 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744).

Uncle Gene Naipo
Aloha St. John's 'Ohana. It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Uncle Gene Naipo on the morning of Monday, March 20, at his home in Kane'ohe. He passed peacefully with family members at his bedside. I want to mahalo all of those who stopped by after church the day before to visit with him, to share a laugh and a song, and to say one last good bye. I know that he was touched seeing all of you.

As many of you know, Uncle Gene was one of our patriarchial members of our congregation, and Emeritus Chair for our St. John's Luʻau, which has been the cornerstone fundraising event for our Church for many years. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

Luluʻu ka pua i ka wēkiu
Ua haʻalele ke alʻi nui i ka lani
Auē, e Kaululāʻau ē!
Aloha nui nā Hawai`i iā ʻoe,
Pau kou ʻike ʻana i nā luhi a me nā maʻi,
Pau hoʻi kou hele ʻana i ʻō i ʻaneʻi.
Aloha nui `oe, e Kaululāʻau ē!
Aloha ē! Aloha ē! Aloha ē!

The flowers droop with sadness on high
The high chief has gone to the heavens
Alas! Kaululāʻau!
The people have much love for you,
Your feeling tired and ill has ended
Your travels here and there is ended
Great love to you Kaululāʻau ē!
Love! Love! Love!!

Ke Akua, Creator of the heavens and the earth, of all that is seen and unseen: We pray a special blessing for your humble servant Gene and his family. Grant unto him safe passage into your Kingdom, where there is no pain nor suffering but life eternal. Bless also his family - watch over them and care for them during this time of need. We ask all of these things through Jesus Christ our Lord; who rose victorious from the dead, and who comforts us with the blessed hope of everlasting life. For to your faithful people, O Lord, life is changed, not ended; and when our mortal body lies in death, there is prepared for us a dwelling place eternal in the heavens. AMEN!!!    Rev. Paul Nahoa Lucas


Many thanks to everyone who has signed up for refreshments for upcoming Sundays. See the schedule posted on the bulletin board in Ho‘okano Hall by the kitchen for when you can help, too.

Altar flowers
If you would like to donate flowers for the altar for Christmas or any day in thanksgiving (for birthdays, anniversaries, etc) or in memory of a loved one, please contact Lois.

Canned goods and other nonperishable foods
Please bring your donations. These are collected each Sunday and presented at the altar as part of our offering, then transferred to the needy.

Help needed!
Would you like to serve as an usher one Sunday a month? Ushers not only welcome visitors and show them to their pews; they also help set up and put away the microphones, turn on the air conditioning when needed, distribute materials for the service, and ring the bells. Join the team!

Ministries schedule
The schedule for clergy, worship leaders, eucharistic lay ministers, acolytes, and altar guild for January-June 2017is now available. Please print and distribute to kupuna who don't access the Internet.

Worship leaders, eucharistic lay ministers, and acolytes: please arrive by 9:15 am. If you are unable to make it, please arrange for your own substitute.

Sunday's readings
Each Sunday's readings are available online at the Episcopal Lectionary website.


Holy Eucharist Sundays 9:30 am

St. John's By-the-Sea
   Episcopal Church

47-074 Lihikai Drive Kāne'ohe, HI 96744 (808) 239-7198

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