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March 30, 2013 



Janet cross hanalei

(Photo by Janet Wilson, Hanalei Bay) 

An Easter Message from Rev. Ryan Newman 
Aloha All Saints' 'Ohana,
Aleluia. Ua ala hou 'o Kristo. Ua ala hou nō ho'i ka Haku. Aleluia.
Alleluia. Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.
When I proposed to Erin during sunrise at Lydgate Park in the summer of 2001, we never imagined that God would provide us with the amazing opportunity to live and work on Kaua'i. Fast forward twelve years later . . . Erin and I find ourselves a few months away from joining the All Saints' community and serving the people of Kaua'i. In this glorious Easter season, one word truly captures our thoughts and feelings: Blessed!
The resurrection of our Lord and Savior is the paramount blessing which unifies the Christian community and empowers the Church's mission and vision to love and serve the people of God. Each year, in preparation for our Easter experience, we have the beautiful opportunity to journey through a season of reflection, prayer, and repentance. Without the Lenten experience, the Easter season would not look as glorious or feel as magnificent. As we retrace Jesus' life and ministry, especially his final footsteps to the Cross, we come to learn that it is the journey which shapes and defines us as children of God. Lent is the time when God shows us who we really are, and Easter is that opportunity when God helps us to become what we are.
For a church community, life without a full-time pastor can feel like a prolonged Lenten experience. However, it is amid that experience where grace shines and All Saints' has discovered "who we really are." Since Father Ben's departure, the All Saints' family has undergone an extensive journey to define its identity, mission, and vision. Heartfelt thanks and gratitude must be given to Galen Nakamura, David Murray, Sybil Nishioka, and Chris Wataya for their leadership and service in the absence of a full-time Rector. Alleluia! Also, we extend our deepest appreciation to David Murray, Jan Hashizume, and Dianne Tabura for their tireless dedication, work, and discernment to call the next Rector. Alleluia! I am biased, but I really like their selection. Thank you to the Vestry, clergy, and lay leaders who have been so instrumental in enriching the mission and ministry of All Saints' amid the transition. Too often, churches regress during a search process; however, All Saints' has continued to thrive. Alleluia! Finally, a profound mahalo must be extended to the All Saints' 'ohana for their love, support, and joyous spirit throughout this journey. The community has been united through this shared experience, and the glory of God shines brighter amongst the All Saints' family. Alleluia!
As we bask in the glory of the Easter season, many wonderful things are on the horizon for All Saints'. With the period of transition behind us, we can further focus our energy and resources building up the Kingdom of God, both in our faith community and beyond into greater Kaua'i. During the next 18 months, the Vestry and I will be working closely to build a strategic plan and vision for the final decade of All Saints' first century of ministry. I believe All Saints' is on the cusp of a renaissance-it is one of the aspects that drew both Erin and me to Kaua'i. All Saints' will continue to be a lively spiritual center focused on nurturing and empowering the family of God to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in thought, word, and action. With God's help, All Saints' will become what we are.
Newman Erin and I share with your family and friends the peace of God during this Easter season. We look forward to joining the All Saints' 'ohana in late June. May God continue to richly bless and empower our community to share the Good News of Christ's triumphant resurrection. In Him we have life and through Him we have a purpose. Happy Easter! Alleluia. Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.
Ke Akua ho'omaika'i 'oukou! A hui hou kakou.
May the blessing of God be with you! Until we meet again.
Faithfully in Christ,
The Reverend Ryan D. Newman
Rector (Elect), All Saints' Episcopal Church and Preschool
Easter Vigil Tonight, Saturday at 7:00 pm
Excerpt from a previous message by Rev. Mary Tudela
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.
Be sure to attend this most important Easter Vigil service tonight, Saturday, March 30, beginning at 7:00 pm, and followed by a reception. 
Sunday Easter Service, 10:00 am
One service only followed by the Easter Festival & Egg Hunts 
Egg hunt
This year, there will be only one Sunday Easter service beginning at 10:00 am, followed by our traditional Easter Festival and & Egg Hunts (yes, "hunts", as folks, 55 and older look forward to their turn at some fun and prizes too!)
Easter Treats for Shut-Ins: Along with lots of food, fun, games and fellowship, there will be a table where you can prepare an Easter goody bag for someone that was unable to come to church. Fruits, colored eggs, snacks and card enclosures made by the Sunday school children, will be available to create a bag that you can take with you to deliver, or see Sybil to make arrangements for delivery.
Photo Directory: Bill Caldwell will be ready and waiting for all those that have not taken a picture for the photo directory. An up-to-date version will be available for viewing, so if you'd like a different picture or need to update your information, please do so!
Cross Art Unveiled
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, and is also featured above Rev. Ryan's Easter message and the Bishop's Easter Message too! Members and visitors have really stepped up and submitted some wonderful shots! Be sure to read about all of the photos being displayed in a pamphlet that will be made available at the church entrance.  
ASIS logo All Saints' Indoor Sports (ASIS)
Futsal every Wednesday evening!

It's official! After this past Wednesday's first futsal gathering in the gym, participants are eagerly looking forward to the next one and the next one!  For now, high school youth and adults are invited to take part in this activity which will run every Wednesay evening from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. There are plans to expand the program to include younger youth in the future, and a tournament this summer. For more information, e-mail Sybil.


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

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.
Easter letter 2013 
Easter Day:
O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and regins with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 
Book of Common Prayer, p222
Saturday Easter Vigil
7:00 p.m.  
Sunday Easter Service
10:00 a.m.
(One service only)

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