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March 9, 2012
We say Aloha to the Nelson Family...  
Nelson's farewellThe rain and change in venue did not dampen this past Sunday's service and farewell party for Fr. Ben.  All Saints' members gathered together in the gym for Sunday services on March 4, while Tropic Care continued servicing the community with free health care in the other parts of the property, including the church. The miitary personnel with Tropic Care did the heavy work setting up the gym for Sunday services, giving members a nice change of "scenery".
Gym worship
With no organ or piano available, folks at the 9:30 service were still able to enjoy wonderful and uplifting music provided by Jeremy Hartshorn, co-owner of Small Town Coffee in Kapa'a, and youth band leader for Kaua'i Christian Fellowship. 7am group shotGroup photos were taken at both services, and after the second service, members headed to the Sloggett Hall for a farewell potluck for the Nelsons. 
930 group shot
Behind the scenes, the group photos were quickly printed, beautifully mounted in a frame and then presented to Fr. Ben before the potluck was over. Many thanks to Marge Akana for her wonderful photography, Jonathan Tom for the frame and matting, and to wardens David Murray and Galen Nakamura for organizing the party and special presentation for Fr. Ben. More photos and complete story will be in the next issue of the Kauaian.
Sunday March 11, will be Fr. Ben's final Sunday service with us. There will be no Sunday school so that everyone can enjoy his final sermon. Thank you Fr. Ben, Linda and Cooper, for blessing us with your energy and vitality these past few years.  God bless you and keep you safe.  You will always remain a part of our ohana forever.

Don't forget to bring your blue UTO boxes with you to church on Sunday, March 11! 
Familiar faces return to All Saints'
Although we must bid a fond aloha to Fr. Ben and his family, All Saints' members will still be in good hands with familiar faces filling in at the pulpit.

LizOn March 18, Canon Liz Beasley from the Bishop's office will be with us. "Pastor" Liz, as she was known to us eight years ago, served at All Saints' as the interim pastor for over three years.  She has since been named Canon to the Ordinary as part of the Bishop's staff, and will once again, be assisting All Saints' in the search process. Canon Liz will be meeting with the Vestry after the second service. 

On March 25, Fr. Malcolm Miner will be at All Saints'.  As most "old-timers" know, Fr. Miner was the interim at All Saints' in 1997-98.  Although he has been retired for many years, he is still a beloved preacher and remains active at St. Michael and All Angels in Lihue as an Associate Priest.

Coming in April, Fr. Tom Yoshida will be filling in, leading the Palm Sunday and Easter services.  Fr. Tom was also with All Saints' many years ago, and is now retired but still remains active as a supply priest.  

We are delighted to welcome these wonderful clergy back to All Saints'! 
ECW Meeting will help prepare for Haiti Trip
This month's Episcopal Church Women meeting will be held on Thursday, March 15, at 7:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall.  They will be working on making chaplets and bags for school supplies, for Mary Margaret Smith and Janet Wilson, who will be traveling to Haiti in April.  Anyone interested in helping out is welcome to join the meeting.
All Saints' receives nearly $25K towards youth and community programs
In a surprising outcome, the Antone and Edene Vidinha Trust has once again awarded All Saints' Church a huge grant that will go towards funding several youth and community programs.  

In 2011, All Saints' received $10,000 towards the annual dodgeball tournament, movie nights on the lawn and Friday Night Sports Nights. All of these same programs will once again be funded in 2012, along with the addition of two teen dances and the replacement of the gym lights to more energy efficient and protected fixtures.  This not only opens up the possibilities for more types of sports programs in the gym, but will help the church cut back on energy costs.  
FIF Galen's Gang

Many thanks to Nadine Nakamura and the Ke Akua Youth Group for putting forth a great grant request.  Most of all, we are grateful to the Antone and Edene Vidinha Trust for enabling All Saints' to provide these wonderful family acitivites to the community.

Family Ministries Coordinator, Sybil Nishioka, will once again be in charge of implementing the programs, but not without the army of volunteers and support of our wonderful members to make it happen. If you would like to get involved and help with any of these community activities, please email Sybil.
Items being accepted now!



The Ke Akua Youth Group's Rummage & Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, March 31.  The youth are seeking your unwanted (but saleable) items for the rummage sale, including clothing, appliances, books, toys, shoes, furniture and anything else that's just collecting dust at your home.  


During the next two Sundays, the youth will be collecting items. Early service members may leave items on the Memorial Hall Lanai.  9:30 service members, please see a youth member to help you unload and retrieve your items. If Sundays are not convenient, please contact Sybil at 828-1593, or Chris at 822-4267, to make alternate arrangements. 


The youth are also seeking donations of plants and baked goods that can be dropped off the evening of March 30th, or early on the day of the sale.


Funds raised will help send our youth to Los Angeles this summer to do mission work in Skid Row.  Please keep them in your prayers as they discern and prepare for their trip.  

Thank you to our military personnel & church members
Tropic CareAs Tropic Care departs our rain-soaked island, they leave in their wake hundreds of grateful residents who patiently waited for the free health care being provided.  Through wind and rain, the military personnel maintained the highest degree of professionalism, courtesy and grace, during one of the worst storm systems to hit our island in a long time.  

Although there are many to thank for this incredible event, special thanks go to Dileep Bal who was key to bringing this operation to Kaua'i.  Junior Warden, David Murray, had his hands full making sure the facilities were adequate, and was instrumental in getting the deck plans drawn up and ready for construction. As always, Chris Wataya was the go-to person for anything that needed taking are of, and of course, Fr. Ben was there to spread the aloha to all Tropic Care personnel.

Most of all, thank you to all the men and women in uniform for the wonderful service they provided to the people of Kaua'i!  Aloooooha! 
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Third Sunday in Lent
Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. 
Book of Common Prayer,
pg 167

Thu., March 15

Vestry Fundraising Meeting, 6:30 pm, TBA


Thu., March 15

ECW Meeting, 7:00 pm, Memorial Hall


Sun., March 18

Vestry meets with Cn. Liz Beasley

11:00 am, Memorial Hall


Sun., March 18

Ke Akua Youth Group Meeting

11:00 am, Sloggett



Sun. March 11
UTO Ingathering
Bring in your blue boxes!
Sat., March 31
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:
  • Dr, Timothy Cottrell named next 'Iolani Headmaster 
  • Tropic Care Kaua'i offers free health services at All Saints' on Kaua'i
  • Reminder: UTO Spring Ingathering  March 11, 2012
  • Author Diana Butler Bass to speak at St. Clement's
  • Hathaway resigns from St. Mary's
  • Episcopal Church offers important Webinars in March
  • Episcopal Church launches new iPad app: Wayfarer
  • Episcopal Church sponsor major tropical forum
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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