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January 27, 2012

Congratulations to three of our youth who are members of this year's KIF Soccer Championship teams.  They will be heading to Oahu for the state tournaments in February!  Jannin Hashizume, a Junior at Kaua'i High School, will be vying for the girl's soccer championship title on February 2 - 4.  Kapa'a High School seniors, Ty Shiramizu and Shane Nishioka-Healy, will be flying over for their tournament taking place on February 16 - 18.  A car wash/recycling fundraiser will be taking place at All Saints' on February 11, to help raise funds for the boy's trip.  Be sure to come by and GET YOUR CAR CLEAN AND GO GREEN!  Bring your recyclable plastics & bottles.  Details to follow!  Above all, keep them in your prayers!
Annual Meeting This Sunday!!!
All Saints' Church's Annual Meeting is this Sunday, January 29, after the 9:30 a.m. service.  There will be two regular services at 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.  Please be sure to attend this very important meeting.

Vestry?  Convention Delegate?  HELP!!! What does it all mean?!

In a nutshell, it means becoming involved.  As a member of the vestry (church board), you help to make decisions regarding the welfare of All Saints' and its operations.  As a convention delegate, you represent All Saints' Church at the annual meeting in the fall, where you help to make decisions regarding the welfare of the Diocese of Hawai'i (all the Episcopal churches in Hawai'i). 
More importantly, choosing to become involved is a deeply personal decision that shouldn't be taken lightly.  Coming forward to be a leader at All Saints' doesn't require a college degree or years of being an Episcopalian.  What it does require is a solid foundation in our faith and a desire to care for our church, its members, and its mission in the community and beyond.       
This year will be an especially important year for All Saints' as we begin the search process for a new rector. It is also an exciting time in the life of the Diocese with the focus on creating more vibrant communities.  The Vestry will help form the new church profile and vision with these changes in mind. 

To learn more about vestry involvement, visit the Episcopal Church Foundation website's ECF Vital Practices.  This section contains a wealth of information regarding leadership and vestry practices, including a Vestry 101 link! 


Vestry selection will take place during the Annual Meeting on January 29.  If you have any questions, please see Fr. Ben, or e-mail the office

Making Ceramic Crosses for Easter - Sign Up Now! 
The beautiful art scolls in the church will be coming down for Lent, and we would like to replace them with hand-crafted ceramic crosses by Easter.  Dates will be determined once a class is set, and will involve a 2-hour Saturday class at Light Wave Pottery Studio located in the Arzadon Industrial Park next to All Saints', plus a half-hour follow-up class to glaze the crosses. Hale Lani Christian Store will be covering all expenses, so this is FREE!  If you would like to take part in this great art project, please see Chris Wataya, or call her at 822-4267.  Space is limited!
 Reminder---Come be a part of the Peace Garden!

Ground breaking on the Peace Garden takes place on Saturday, January 28, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and continues on Sunday, January 29.  The youth group will be planting during the annual meeting, and anyone is invited to join in after the meeting.  More workdays are being planned for Saturday, February 4, with additional prep days inbetween as needed. Donations of plants are welcome and all are invited to take part in this wonderful project that will hopefully bring joy and peace to all in the community.  If you have any questions or would like more information, email Jeff and Lacee

Santos Baby Shower coming up!
There will be a potluck shower on Sunday, February 12, after the 9:30 a.m. service, for Jeff and Lacee who are expecting their first child in March.  The theme is "ducks" and they are pretty certain they are having a girl.  Dessert is being provided by the Church and gifts are optional.  For those interested, they are registered at Amazon.com.   Mark your calendars and plan to join in the fun and games as we celebrate the coming of Baby Santos!
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Almighty and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and in our time grant us thy peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.  Book of Common Prayer, pg 164

Sun., January 29
After the 9:30 am service in the church
Sat., January 28
Working on the Peace Garden, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat., January 28
ECW Luncheon at Wailua Marina, 12:00 pm
Sun., January 29
Working on the Peace Garden, 11:30 am
Sat., February 4
Working on the Peace Garden, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat., February 11
Car Wash  & Recycling Fundraiser for the Kapa'a HS Boys Soccer Team, All Saints' Church,
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun., February 12
Potluck Baby Shower for the Santos' after second service
February 28 - March 9
Tropic Care/New Day Kaua'i, All Saints' Church (Free Health Care Services)
Sat., March 24
Ke Akua Rummage & Bake Sale (Save those Spring cleaning items!)
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Happenings in the Diocese & Beyond...
Be sure to stay abreast of all the happenings and offerings in our Diocese and world-wide Episcopal Church.  Read the latest issue of the Diocesan E-News by clicking HERE.  Highlights include:
  • Bishop's Message on Commemorating Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • St. Michael's on Kaua'i is host to two major events in February
  • Godly Play Core Training (See article below)
  • Got Photos?  New Diocesan website wants to feature your photos!
  • 2012 Budget Revised for New Diocesan Structure
  • Vestry Handbook Third Revised Edition (Recommended by Bishop Ftizpatrick to all clergy, wardens and vestry members)
  • New Website for The Episcopal Church
  • Webinar Sign-ups:  A wealth of information is being offered through FREE webinars, including Basics of Planned Giving, Basics of a Parish Capital Campaign, Vestry Leadership 101, Basics of School or Joint Parish-School Capital Campaign, Basics of Endowment and Making a Planned Gift to Benefit Your Congregation.
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Godly Play Core Training on O'ahu 
There will be a 3-day Godly Play Core Training for church school teachers in our congregations, taking place in Honolulu on the following dates and times:
Friday, March 2, 2012:  4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 3, 2012:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 4, 2012:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Godly Play approach teaches children the art of using Christian language - parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action - helping them become more fully aware of the mystery of God's presence in their lives. 
The Godly Play Foundation Trainer will be Sally Mancini, with host Jenny Wallace, and will take place at The Church of the Epiphany, 1041 Tenth Avenue, in Honolulu.  Scholarships are available. For more information and to download the registration and scholarship application forms, go to the diocesan website HERE, or contact Jenny Wallace at 808-393-1419.   
Happenings  Around Kaua'i...
St. Michael's hosts two huge events in February  
St. Michael's in Lihue is preparing for two big events in February that have drawn national recognition.  Now in its 6th year, the All Angels Jazz Festival will take plae on February 3 - 5, 2012, featuring a wide variety of jazz musicians.  Fr. Bill Miller will also be conducting a workship entitled Net: How Real Churches Really Grow, based in his forthcoming book by the same name, from February 7 - 9.  For more information on these events, visit the St. Michael website HERE.
8th Annual Mayor's Prayer Luncheon 
cordeiroThe Mayor's annual prayer luncheon will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m., at the Kilohana Luau Pavilion.  The luncheon will feature Pastor Wayne Cordeiro, the founding pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, with over 14,500 in weekly attendance.  His topic will be "Leadership Principles". For more information and to RSVP, please call Kaua'i Island Ministries at 246-0774 or 652-2237.  Buffet lunch is $25 per person.
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Sybil Nishioka, Communications

All Saints' Episcopal Church
Fr. Ben Nelson, Rector
P. O. Box 248, 4-1065 Kuhio Highway
Kapa'a, Kaua'i, HI  96746
Church Office:  808-822-4267