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.
If you would like to donate to the Kauai Relief Team for Maui using the Donate button above, please type Maui in the Apt., Ste., Bldg. field once you open the payment information. Mahalo.
Care Team assisting 'A Cup of Cold Water' care van on Maui. Pictured (L-R) John Hiroshima [Cup of Cold Water], Peter Joffrion [ECWK], Ron Morinishi [All Saints, Kapa'a], Tiffany Watkins, RN [Alabama], Dr. Warren Sparks, MD [Poipu, Kaua'i], Kahu Kerry+ and Ross Barker [ECWK].
Report from Kahu Kerry+ on the Medical/Compassionate Care Team Visit to Maui
Dear Beloved Friends of ECWK, Aloha and thank you for your prayers, resources, and time to get our Medical/Compassionate Care Kauai Team to Maui last week [8/15/23]. If you were in church this Sunday; we shared many stories of pain and solace in Christ. They resemble a tattered patchwork quilt; still intact, stitched in love.
Our team wanted to share some evidence of God’s presence in terms of the infrastructural and more visible effects of our time on Maui. Kahu will later send a more anecdotal communication much like the sermon on 08/20. Following these communiques, we will send our support and recommendations for immediate future teams and render an accounting of the monies raised and sent to our Episcopal Ministry on the ground on Maui to the unsheltered through A Cup of Cold Water Care Van.
Our team consisted of trauma hearty folks: a Doctor, Nurse, Priest, Engineer, Vet Tech and Logistics person. We travelled with the eleven year old Care Van and consolidated ministry of A Cup of Cold Water based in Wailuku at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Most of the volunteers were from St John’s Episcopal Church. We traversed Maui, including Lahaina, but also travelled in and out of the small and often unseen encampments evacuees and other unsheltered persons are creating. Many evacuees will not go to the larger FEMA sponsored shelters.
We did small surgeries in the back hatch spaces of cars turned into homes, many burn and wound dressings, treated infections from cinders, did mental health psychiatric counseling, addressed abscesses in dog and cat molars, gave out Bibles, anointed the sick, prayed with the hopeless, helped set up camps, and shared the Gospel in a variation of forms. We played with fire evacuees who are children and looked at their pictures of former schools. We climbed trees with them.
Infrastructure-wise we have encouraged some expanded van routes into evacuee-laden areas, communicated and been endorsed for future and funded Medical Missions by the National Episcopal Church through the Episcopal News Agency, set up a Kauai supplier of ongoing goods for shipment that are needed by A Cup of Cold Water, are keeping an open line and communication link for immediate teams to meet specialized needs for families. It is probable that our team will actively coordinate supply drives on Kauai and link together the various efforts on island that are currently not being coordinated into a network or system of response.
Thank you for your prayers for Maui and please let us know if you would like to serve in any of these capacities in the near future. In Christ, Kahu Kerry+
Many terribly injured and burned animals are still being treated in Lahaina, and many beloved pets are still missing. The Maui Humane Society is doing much of the work caring for the injured animals and doing everything they can to rescue missing pets. We're making this drive to help them as directly as we can. We will be collecting donations on Sundays from Sept. 17th to Oct 8th, our Celebration of St. Francis & Animal Blessing Sunday. Our donations will be blessed on that day and turned over to the Maui Humane Society. If you would like to donate to the Kauai Relief Team for Maui using the Donate button above, please type Maui Pets in the Apt., Ste., Bldg. field once you open the payment information. Mahalo.
We offer Holy Eucharist every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s, Kekaha, and 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s in Eleʻele.
Ilokano language services are every 2nd Sunday of the month.
Pray for the people of Ukraine. Pray for all people undergoing suffering around the world from recent natural disasters.
If you have a pastoral emergency, please call Kahu Kerry+ at 256-679-3854. God's blessings to all.