We are one congregation with two worship spaces: St. John's in Eleʻele and St. Paul's in Kekaha. Both churches serve the West Kauaʻi community. We welcome visitors to join our ʻohana for Sunday worship.
An Easter message from our current priest-in-residence Fr John Eenwyk
Easter entices us with a mystery. Resurrection is inconceivable. The entire Passion Narrative is from another time, long ago, with a political situation foreign to us, replete with occupation, oppression, rebellion, revolution, authoritarian rule, empire, emperors. Crucifixion is unimaginable. Sorrow is fathomless. Yet we celebrate it every year.
Celebrate? Celebrate what? On Good Friday we walk the Way of the Cross. We strip the altar and run from the church. We languish on Saturday when nothing happens. Everything feels dead. Hardly seems worth celebrating. But then, Easter Day dawns. The tomb lies open. Jesus is gone. Then He appears to Mary. As the days and weeks go by, we see Him again and again.
How can this be? It’s all pretty inconceivable. Suddenly, the truth hits us. There is only one way this all could happen. Through it all, permeating everything to its core—to our core—is that all we have seen, from Incarnation to Resurrection, embodies God’s love. More amazingly, God’s love for us. A love without strings, freely given, as strong and compelling as falling in love. God loves each and all of us. Every one. Regardless of who or what we are.
Inconceivable. And marvelous. And transforming. Glorious. And real.
(photo courtesy of S. Nishioka)
Worshiping During a Pandemic:
We continue to follow Covid safety guidelines: masks, social distancing, hand sanitizer, cleaning, etc. If you forget your mask we have extras for you! During communion, wafers only, no wine is offered. Unfortunately, there are no aloha hours till further notice. We offer Holy Eucharist most every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s, Kekaha, and 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s in Eleʻele.
For now, the monthly Ilokano service is suspended.
We wish you and yours a blessed Lenten & Easter season. Please visit the announcements page for updates on the schedule of services.
From your friends on West Kauai
If you need to speak to one of our wardens or you have a pastoral emergency, please call 808-335-5533 and leave a message. God's blessings to everyone during this challenging time.