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June 14, 2013 


Work Day this Saturday, June 15!
Workday 2013
This Saturday, June 15, is our monthly church work day and we'll be preparing for Rev. Ryan's arrival! Many hands make light work, so come on down from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, as we focus on the rectory, cottage and church/rector's office.
A message from Rev. Mary Tudela:

Tudela 2 Aloha!

Dear Ones:
I have held you all in my prayers these last two weeks while I've been back on the mainland. 
I write this to you from about 34,000 feet in the air on my way back home, reflecting upon our time together. What actually transpired was not what either of us had in mind when we agreed that I would serve you beginning on the feast of All Saints 2012. I characterize my serving this ohana as a time of "bridge ministry", and I find myself day dreaming about the meaning of the word "bridge". The London bridge immediately comes to mind in all of its magnificent splendor. Once you have been there and experienced it, you simply cannot forget it. 

Here on Kauai we have our own unique bridges along this lush verdant land. Our single lane bridges suggest a quality of hospitality that can't be found in many other places in our world. People willing and content to wait patiently for one another as we weave our way around the island serve as a wonderful example of what cooperative ministry can become. And it is together in this becoming that we find gifts of the Spirit.

Bridges help us travel from one point to another. If we take the time to stop and stay still for a moment to study the composition of a bridge, we'll experience the manifestation of tangible structures that serve as foundation for transitions. Good interim ministry is much like the physical manifestation of a bridge; strong structures put into place via new relationships that leave a group of people different than when they began. We are all still in the same place, yet we have changed.

It has been my honor to serve as your priest over these last few months. Thank you. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as your spiritual leader. If my leadership has in any way disappointed you, I pray for your gracious forgiveness.

Next week we will welcome Ryan+ as he begins his ministry among you and I will take my leave. And that is as it should be. Healthy churches respect healthy boundaries, and while many of you have graciously shared with me your reluctance to let go of our interim time together, let go we must. It won't be easy for any of us because as Robin+ so beautifully stated when I met her last fall, "It is easy to fall in love with this church family". Amen to that!

Change is constant in our world. When we live into changes we grow as Christians. Sometimes change is painful. Leave taking is one kind of change challenge. I will make myself scarce for a time in order to honor the new relationship that will be forming here with your new rector. Other than a very few agreed upon instances with Ryan+, I will not participate in church activities. Our Episcopal Church tradition of asking leaving clergy to stay away for a while has grown out of experiences that have been less than helpful across our national church. Please trust that we do this for good reason focused on what is best for the whole community.

I have traveled all around the bridge we call All Saints' Church in Kapa'a. For me it was a magnificent ride. I have been there and experienced it... I will not forget! You have been a true blessings in my life as I begin my own personal transition to make this island my new home. With an overflowing grateful heart I send you all my love.

Summer Celebrations Begin this Sunday!
All Saints' members have never needed a reason to gather for fellowship, fun and food, but this June and July brings extra cause for celebration! Be sure to attend all of these special events that will take place after the second service:

Sunday, June 16
Father's Day and Aloha Sunday Potluck for Rev. Mary
This will be Rev. Mary's final Sunday as our "official" priest, as we say "Mahalo & Aloha" for all that she has done for us in the past 8 months. 

Sunday, June 23
Welcome Potluck for Fr. Ryan
Fr. Ryan's first official Sunday with us as our new Rector will be celebrated with a potluck following the second service! 
Be sure to bust out your favorite onolicious recipes!!!

Sunday, July 7
"4th" of July BBQ and Welcome to Dr. Erin & family
Fr. Ryan's wife, Dr. Erin, will finally be arriving on Kaua'i in July, along with the rest of the family, Nisha and Gilbert---their beloved dogs! 
Lots of ono food, fun and games in store! 
ECW Special Food Collections for Hale Ho'omalu 
canned goods For the month of June, the ECW's special food collection for Hale Ho'omalu will be on dry goods, such as pasta, Hamburger Helper, rice, bread, crackers, etc. All Saints' has been a long time supporter of Hale Ho'omalu, a family service center located 1/2 block away from All Saints'. Other packaged and canned goods are always welcome as well as monetary donations, and can be left in the red wagon at the church entrance every Sunday.
SPREAD THE WORD: Practices start July 1, 2013!
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The 8th Annual FiF Dodgeball Tournament will be held on July 26 & 27, with practices beginning on July 1, 2013. For more information and to reserve a spot in the tournament, visit the vent webpage HERE. The first volunteer meeting will take place soon. Stay tuned for details.
KeAkua Youth Group 2013 Mission: O'ahu
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The Ke Akua Youth Group will be heading to O'ahu on June 23, for a week of service with IHS (Institute of Human Services), River of Life Mission, Project Hawaii, Helping Hands Hawaii and Family Promise. They will be cleaning, serving, organizing, fundraising, cooking and playing with children in the homeless camps of Waianae. They will also help out at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Wahiawa, and visit The Cathedral of St. Andrew and the Bishop's Office.  MAHALO to all for your support and generous donations. It is greatly appreciated! Please continue to keep the missioners in your prayers as they make final preparations for their mission this week. 


Thirty-One Supports Youth Mission
Many thanks to Kristi Moises for donating a portion of her sales with a Thirty-One party, to the Ke Akua Youth Group's Mission. A number of church members attended the gathering that was held at Sloggett on June 2. Mahalo to all for your support and generosity!
  Be sure to "like" our pages on Facebook

Like us on FacebookDid you know that All Saints' has several pages on Facebook? Be sure to like the main All Saints' page HERE for up to date info and happenings at church. FiF Dodgeball features tons of photos from tournaments for the past several years, and our newest page, All Saints Indoor Sports will feature announcements for futsal, volleyball, basketball and other sports activities in the gym.  All Saints Saturday Markets and Hale Lani Christian Store have been a little quiet these days, but will start up again soon!

Proper 6
Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and for ever. Amen. 
Book of Common Prayer, p230
 7:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist  
9:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
with Music
Healing Prayers
Sunday School
Nursery Available
8:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist

The choir will be on summer break beginning in June. Special practices may take place for certain services. Please contact Faith for more information.

Ke Akua Youth Group
Sunday, June 16, 11:00 am, Memorial Hall

Monday, June 17, 6:30 pm, Memorial Hall

Thursday, June 20, 7:00 pm, Memorial Hall

Rev. Mary's Aloha Potluck
Sunday, June 16
After 9:30 service
Rev. Ryan Arrives
Tuesday, June 18
(See bulletin insert)
Welcome Potluck
Sunday, June 23
After 9:30 service 
Ke Akua Youth Group Mission Trip to O'ahu
June 23 - 30 
Annual "4th" of July BBQ
Sunday, July 7, 11:00am on the lawn
8th Annual FiF Dodgeball Tournament
July 26 & 27


JUNE 15!!!

Church work days take place every third Saturday of the month from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. 

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The diocesan summer youth camp will be taking place from July 5 - 14 at Camp Mokule'ia on O'ahu. All youth in the diocese are encouraged to attend the newly revamped camp. There will be two sessions, one for high school youth entering grades 9 - 12 from July 5 - 11, and a second camp for youth etnering grades 4 - 8 from July 12 - 14. For more information, visit the diocesan website HERE.

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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