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Last days of Christ subject of sermons at Makawao church

Makawao Union Church will use the Sundays in Lent (Sunday through March 25) at its 10:30 a.m. worship services to follow the last week of Jesus’ life and ministry. Mark’s Gospel notes what happens on each day, from the triumphal entry to Jerusalem on Sunday through the crucifixion on Friday.

“We seldom take the time to focus on the details of the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week,” said Jack Belsom, interim pastor. “By focusing on the content of each day, we discover what Mark was telling his readers long ago and also telling us.”

With a rich tradition of choral music, the church will incorporate music through the journey of the last week. Congregational singing and prayers will be appropriate for each day of that last week.

The church invites everyone to the last-week journey during the season of Lent in its historic building at 1445 Baldwin Ave., 2 miles above Paia.


St. Theresa Church to hold events for Lenten season

As part of the annual observance of Lent, St. Theresa Church in Kihei will hold Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23, March 2, 9, 16 and 23, according to an announcement.

The stations are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ’s last day before his crucifixion.

At 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 and 27, the church will host a parish lenten retreat, guided by the Rev. John Hatcher.

On Wednesday, the church will host a soup and salad ecumenical lenten prayer service at 7 p.m. It will be preceded at 6 p.m. by a soup and salad event in which members of the parish provide soup, bread, drinks, paper products and utensils. Other participating churches provide salad and dressings.

Other soup and salad events will be held Feb. 28 at Kihei Lutheran Church, March 7 at Keolahou Hawaiian Congregational Church, March 14 at St. Theresa and March 21 at Kihei Lutheran.

St. Theresa Church is at 25 W. Lipoa St. The church office can be reached at 879-4844.

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