CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARBULLETIN.COM
Ash Wednesday rites were performed Wednesday at Maryknoll School to kick off Lent. Kelsie Lau, front, and Kylie Storfer were among those receiving ashes on their foreheads administered by teacher Gary Boisclair.
Jazz series tops Lenten events
Riffs and reflections are the fare for lunch Wednesdays at Kawaiaha'o Church's unique "Lenten Celebration and All That Jazz."
The weekly noontime program will feature pianist Betty Loo Taylor and other island jazz musicians. The Revs. Curtis Kekuna and Jon Pak will offer brief reflections about Lent.
People are invited to bring lunch. The miniconcerts will be in the sanctuary rather than the usual lawn venue because of construction under way at the site.
Other Lenten events include:
» Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. The 2000 film "Chocolat" will be shown at Christ Church Uniting, 1300 Kailua Road, Kailua. It's a Lenten story about a French chocolate shop starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche. Free.
» Wednesday, noon. Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd., will hold a Lenten meditation with Scripture and music each Wednesday noon during Lent.
» Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. Good Samaritan Church, 1801 10th Ave., will host the "Journey in Faith" series with a 5:30 p.m. soup and salad supper, a 6:30 p.m. program led by the Rev. Greg Johnson and a 7:30 p.m. worship service.
The series will continue each Wednesday as five East Honolulu Episcopal congregations sponsor joint Lenten observances that are open to the public. The same format will continue on Feb. 20 at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 1041 10th Ave. and Feb. 27 at Holy Nativity Church, 5286 Kalanianaole Highway.
» Friday, 6 p.m. "Friday Nights Live" at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 98-939 Moanalua Road, Aiea, will offer a light supper and a talk and group discussion on "Reading the Sermon on the Mount, Character Formation and Decision Making." The series will continue each Friday through March 14.