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March 21, 2013 


Wendy Hustad 
Funeral Services this Saturday for
Preschool Director Wendy Hustad
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved prechool director, Wendy Hustad (Dastrup), who died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Please keep her family, husband Warren Dastrup and daughter Kara, in your prayers, as well as the staff and children of the preschool during this difficult time. 
A celebration of her life will be held this Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 3:00 pm, at All Saints' Church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made that will be used to establish a scholarship fund to benefit students of art.  More details of the fund will be forthcoming.
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Prepping for Holy Week/Easter
It's that time of year --- the most important time for Christians -- and that means preparing for Holy Week and Easter celebrations. Palm Cross making will take place on Saturday, March 23, at 8:30 am. Then on Saturday, March 30, church decorating will begin at 8:00 am. All are welcome to come and join in the preparations!  For more information, call Chris at 822-4267.
A message from Rev. Mary Tudela
The Divine Mystery...
Tudela 2When my boys were young children they used to give me a lot of resistance about going to all the Holy Week services at our church. "Why do we have four or five services in eight days," they would ask me. And here's essentially what I would try to convey to them... because we hear and relive the whole wonderful story of the trial, death and resurrection of Jesus.

As Christians, our participation in the dying and rising again of Jesus Christ is the core of the gospel. Our Holy Week worship celebrations are the central event of the church year.  We focus our worship attention on telling the whole great story during Holy Week and the fifty days that follow. Our Episcopal traditions are based on the Roman model of worship which became normative for us. In that model, Friday and Saturday were observed as days of fasting and the celebration of the Easter Eucharist occurred either Saturday night after sun down or at dawn on Sunday. This year we will celebrate this service at sundown on Saturday. It is called the Easter Vigil.  We begin at sundown because in the Jewish world, service always occurred on the first day of the week and sundown was the beginning of their new day.  Their festival rejoicing continued for fifty days until Pentecost.

It was in the fourth century that the week before Easter came to be filled by celebrations that were tied to the historical commemoration of the resurrection on Sunday. The Friday, already a fast day, became Good Friday, the commemoration of the passion and crucifixion; the Last Supper "on the night in which he was betrayed" was commemorated as a Thursday evening Eucharist later called Maundy Thursday, derived from the Latin mandatum referring to the new commandment novum mandatum in John 13:34 which became "Maundy" in medieval England. This service begins the Triduum a Latin word meaning three days. Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and ends on Saturday at sundown with the Vigil.

So it is then that we began by celebrating the Eucharist commemorating the Lord's Supper, with its remembrance of the institution of the sacrament and the washing of the feet. This celebration is tied to the Good Friday service so that the origins of the Eucharist are directly related to Christ's death on the cross and both are related to the celebration of the resurrection at the great Vigil and the services on Easter day.   We do not dismiss the congregation with the usual, "go forth into the world" on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday in order to help us remember that the services are more like one continual service of three parts than three separate services. This is the period in which we passover with Christ from death to life, celebrating each event in the drama of salvation and entering into the mystery of dying and rising again with the Lord of life. It is in these reenactments in many different levels the people of God are caught up into the divine mystery. We die, and live and reign with Christ.
I pray you will all consider fully participating in the Holy Week services so that your heart can be swept up into the mystery of believing in our lord and savior!

See you in church.
Rev. Mary+
Sunday March 24 - Palm Sunday
7:00 am & 9:30 am
(Outdoor Procession & Gospel narration)
(There will be no Wednesday Healing Service)
Thursday, March 28 - Maundy Thursday
6:00 pm
(Foot Washing & Taize Chants)
Friday, March 29 - Good Friday
11:00 am
(Stations of the Cross led by youth)
12:00 pm
(Communion from Reserved Sacrament)
Saturday, March 30 - Easter Vigil
7:00 pm
(With Baptisms and/or Renewal of Vows ~
Reception to follow)
Sunday, March 31 - EASTER SUNDAY
10:00 am
11:30 pm
(Easter Festival - Potluck, fun and games!)


Sneak Peek into Cross Art 
Easter letter 2013For those of you that recently received the Easter Letter from Rev. Ryan, you got a sneak peek into one of the photos that will be unveiled in the church on Easter. The picture in the letter was taken from a photo that Janet Wilson took of the cross at her favorite beach at Hanalei! Members and visitors have really stepped up and submitted some wonderful shots! Stay tuned!  
Lenten Reflections from Rev. Ryan
Have you been getting your daily dose?
Ryan Lent pic Get your daily Lenten Reflection by Rev. Ryan on the All Saints Facebook page! Accompanied by one of his beautiful photos, Rev. Ryan shares bits of wisdom, perfect for this Lenten journey.
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Volleyball & Futsal starting up!

With the installation of the new gym lights, more types of sports can now be offered in the gym!  Two new offerings are kicking off in March:



Wayne Doliente has started up a youth volleyball league that will be playing on Saturday afternoons from 3:00 pm.  The first season begins this Saturday, and ends on May 25. There is no fee to participate and is open to youth in U12 through U18 age groups. For more information, download information HERE, or e-mail Wayne.



The long anticipated start up of Futsal is now a reality!  Beginning on Wednesday, March 27, Futsal will take place in the gym on Wednesday evenings, from 6:00 pm. Initial informal scrimmages are being offered to high school youth and adults, with plans to expand to younger youth.  For more information, e-mail Sybil.


(Note: The new ASIS logo was designed by youth group member, Jannin Hashizume.)

Congratulations to the KMS Choir & Ukulele Band!
KMS Choir 2013 
Ke Akua Youth Group member, Grace Yatsko, took part in the annual Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim, California, from March 14 - 20, with the Kapa'a Middle School Choir & 'Ukulele Band.  They captured two gold medals, continuing the winning tradition of this dedicated and talented group! Congratulations to teacher Mary Lardizabal and all of the students that took part.
All Saints' Photo Directory is shaping up!
Are you included?
Many thanks to Marge Akana and Bill Caldwell who have been offering their photographic services at both services for the new church directory! A draft copy of the directory is available at the church entrance for your review. We are including e-mail addresses in the directory and you can choose to show as little or as much information as you want published. A fully updated draft with all the pictures and information we have received thus far will be available on Easter.
We also welcome our overseas 'ohana to submit info and photos that will appear in a special section of the directory!


Our goal is to get all information and photos gathered by mid-April, and then compiled and printed in time for Fr. Ryan's arrival! If you would like to submit your own picture, please e-mail a digital file to halelani@hawaiiantel.net.


Support the All Saints Angels at Relay for Life!
Luminarias on sale each Sunday
LuminariaThe KeAkua Youth Group and ECW will be selling Luminaria bags for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event coming up in April. The bags are $5 and purchased in remembrance of a loved one lost to cancer, or who is battling cancer. The bags are lit in a special ceremony during the walk. You can choose to decorate a bag at church (markers will be relay for life logoavailable) or take it home and return it before the event so that we can be sure to light it for you...or better yet, come on down and take part in this incredible event!
Relay for life will be taking place on April 27 & 28 at Hanapepe Stadium. For more information or if you have questions, see Diane Sato or Sybil Nishioka.
Palm Sunday  
Sunday of the Passion:
Palm Sunday
Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering and also share in his resurrection; 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, p219
7:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
9:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
with Music
Healing Prayers
Sunday School
Nursery Available
Click HERE for Holy Week Schedule

Choir practice takes place in the church every Thursday evening at 6:00 pm.  All are invited to join including visitors coming to Kaua'i!


B&G Meeting

Tuesday, April 9, 9:00 am, Church Office


Vestry Meeting

Monday, April 15, 6:30 pm, Memorial Hall


ECW Meeting

Thursday, April 18, 7:00 pm, Memorial Hall


Ke Akua Youth Group Meeting

Sunday, April 21, 11:00 am, Memorial Hall


Annual Easter Festival!!!
Sunday, March 31,
Following the 9:30 service
Regional Confirmation Ceremony
Saturday, April 27, St. Michael's
American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Kaua'i
April 27-28
Hanapepe Stadium
Ke Akua Youth Group Mission Trip to O'ahu
June 23 - 30 
  Church work days take place every third Saturday of the month from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. 
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All Saints' Episcopal Church
P. O. Box 248, 4-1065 Kuhio Highway
Kapa'a, Kaua'i, HI  96746
Church Office:  808-822-4267