Sunday Bible Class: 8:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.m.

Saturday Evening Worship Service: 6:00 p.m.

If you can't make it to church on Sunday morning but would still like to attend our worship service, please check out our streamed version here.

A Member Church of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Friday, August 18, 2017

Riddles and Parables

What talks, burns a hole in your pocket, doesn’t grow on trees, and can’t buy you love?

That’s right – money. The stuff we love to have more of and hate to talk about. What’s interesting is Jesus loved to talk about money. Here are some shocking statistics:

• Sixteen of the thirty-eight parables were concerned with how to handle money and possessions.
• In the Gospels, an amazing one out of ten verses (288 in all) deal directly with the subject of money.

Why did Jesus talk about a subject we detest bringing up? Because he knows what a powerful influence money has on us. Sure, we say money can’t buy happiness, but our behavior often indicates we agree with the quotes below from folks who were a little bit more honest about their attraction to the green stuff.

"I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position." Mark Twain, American author and humorist (1835-1910)

"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know that it is." Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and writer (1854-1900)

"It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money." Albert Camus, philosopher (1913-1960)

Human beings can do incredibly wonderful things with money. But, we are also capable of self-destructing if we don’t use money properly. Jesus told a story about a guy who was living the American dream. You know what the title of the story is? The Rich Fool.

Join us for one of our weekend worship services. You may not enjoy what Jesus has to say, but it might just be the best investment you ever made.

Saturday evening service: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning service: 10:00 am

Friday, August 11, 2017

Dirt Stories at the Beach

Jesus got his hands dirty. For thirty years he built houses, fixed furniture and worked on roofs. He knew what daily life is like. And that’s why his stories are still so relevant today. They speak to us in ways we can understand and yet at the same time communicate spiritual truths so necessary for us to grow in our relationship with him.

This Sunday we’re going to study the most famous dirt story of all time – the parable of the sower and the seed. You know it. You probably are thinking, “I’ve heard this story so many times what more could I learn from it?” No, the plot isn’t very complicated. It’s about four types of dirt. Of course, the dirt represents our hearts and the searching question Jesus is getting us to ask ourselves is, “What kind of dirt are we?” Do we have a heart that ignores him, forgets him in times of trouble or prosperity, or do we have a heart in which he can grow and take over?

We’re going to talk about dirt at the beach. That’s kind of weird. But it’s also going to be fun! Our service Sunday at 11:00 am is going to be at at Foster Point Pavilion on Hickam Air Force Base, one of the most beautiful locations on all of Oahu. Because we’re going to be in a special place, we’re going to have a special activities based service that both you and your kids will enjoy. After, join us for a great potluck lunch. Hot dogs, hamburgers and other grilled meats will be provided. Please bring a side dish to pass.

After lunch we’ll have games and of course Hickam Beach is a whole 100 yards down the street, so bring your swim suit! Don’t forget, the service starts at 11:00 am at Foster Point, that’s one hour earlier than usual.

One more thing, please bring a lawn chair(s) if you would like to sit on something a little more comfortable than a picnic table.

Saturday evening service: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning service at church: 9:00 am
Sunday morning service at Foster Point: 11:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.