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.
After six months without a long-term visiting priest due to the Covid 19 epidemic, we were able to resume this ministry on October 4th with Rev Kerry Holder Joffrion's completion of her two-week quarantine and other safeguards in place. This will be her 2nd 'tour of duty' with us and her husband, Peter, will join us later in the month.
Rev Pete Wright and his wife Penny, originally scheduled to serve during the summer, will be here in December and January. This means that we are able to resume weekly Holy Eucharist services for the foreseeable future.
We wish God's blessings to the visiting priests-in-residence who were unable to join us in 2020 due to safety and quarantine concerns. They are the Revs Jerry Shigaki, Becca Stevens, Rusty Goldsmith, & Hugh Stevenson. And we give thanks to priests from the other islands who were able to fly over on occasion to do services prior to the two-week inter-island quarantine going into effect. They are the Revs Heather Mueller, Alison Dingley, & Frank Chun.
And it was great to meet Kahu Kawika Jackson and his wife Muriel as they drove to St. John's one Sunday in September to do a special noon Eucharist for us, after his morning services at All Saints. Morning prayer was held most Sundays over the past 4 months, led by Lynn Barker and Greg Williams, with beautiful acoustic guitar music at both services by Ross Barker.
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. We will be offering Holy Eucharist 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 due to the inter-island quarantine.
Aloha & God bless, Greg Williams, Junior Warden
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.