Sunday Worship: “Pono Like Jesus – John 3.”

Our worship together this Sunday is inspired, in part, by Pastor Chris and Dave’s recent vacation in Hawaii! The jet lag is passing and we thank the congregation sending us off and receiving us again with beautiful blessings.


The reflection is titled “Pono Like Jesus – John 3.” The seed was a window decal featured on a sleek little, lime green SUV in a grocery store parking lot. And, as God would have it, one of the lectionary texts for this week – the 2nd week of the season of Lent – just happens to be John 3:1-17. Do you catch the God-wink?


So, what does pono mean?
What does a plumeria blossom lei smell like?
Is paradise real?
Does aloha mean hello or goodbye?
And what does any of that have to do with LENT?! 

The choir sings, “What a Wonderful World.”
We will talk and pray and sing together. “Behold how good and pleasant it is….”