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October 4, 2013 


A message from Fr. Ryan...

Aloha All Saints' 'Ohana,


When Erin and I accepted the call to All Saints' we shared with the search committee and the Vestry our genuine desire to "open up" the Rectory to the whole Church 'Ohana. Since arriving in June, we have hosted various small groups at the Rectory including the Vestry and Choir. Throughout the years to come, we will continually open the Church's home for meetings and special events. Opening the Rectory might have not been the practice of previous Rectors, but Erin and I want to share the house with our Church family. It is a beautiful house and Erin and I feel so blessed to call it our Hale.


Since inviting the Church to the "Ocktoberfest" celebrations at the Rectory, I have heard from a few people (and the coconut wireless) that some members are concerned that the gatherings are intended to talk "stewardship", specifically pledging. Pardon my bluntness, but these events at the Church's home are not "stewardship gatherings" focused on pledging.


The three gatherings are entirely a 'Mahalo' to our Church 'Ohana from All Saints' leadership, Erin, and me.  It is being hosted in conjunction with our 'Sharing Our Joy' campaign, as we celebrate and share our joy by thanking members of the Church for their continued support, service, and dedication to the mission and vision of All Saints' Episcopal Church and Preschool. We will gather to enjoy good food and drink and to talk story. There will be no "sales pitch" for pledging ---that is not the purpose of the events. There will be times and places when we will talk about stewardship, and not only financial stewardship ---the "Ocktoberfest" gatherings are not that time or place.


Erin and I hope you will join us for the gatherings on October 6, 16, or 20, at the Rectory. We look forward to Sharing our Joy with you in the newly renovated Rectory and we pray that you allow All Saints' the honor and privilege to thank you for your loving support of the Church's mission and vision.


Faithfully in Christ,



The Reverend Ryan D. Newman

Rector and Preschool Director

All Saints' Episcopal Church and Preschool


E-News Note: If you haven't already called to RSVP, please be sure to do so ASAP so the Newman's will be sure to have plenty of food and beverages for everyone. You can call the Church Office at 822-4267, or e-mail
Aloha 'Oe Masako & Nellie...
It is with great sadness that we announce the deaths of two members, Masako Ishii and Nellie Hiyane. 
Masako Ishii - We recently learned that Masako Ishii passed away on June 27, 2013, while living at a care facility in Honolulu. She was a 103 years old. Masako was born in Kapa'a on April 21, 1910, and the fourth child of Mankichi and Masa Miura. She was very active in the Church and community, including Zonta, and volunteering at Wilcox Hospital. In 2005, when she was 95 years old, she moved into The Plaza on O'ahu where she lived out her life surrounded by family. In a closing paragraph from her eulogy, her niece, Millie Yamaura McAuley shares, "She was brilliant, charming and beautiful, an incredibly loving and wise role model who continues to live in all of us. She will be forever in our hearts. May we all be worthy of her."   
Nellie Hiyane - Nellie Hiyane, the wife of George Hiyane, passed away on September 28, 2013, on O'ahu. There will be a memorial service for Nellie on Wednesday, October 16, at 10:00 am, at All Saints'. More information will be forthcoming.
Blessing of the Animals - October 6
"All Creatures Great & Small"
Join us with "All Creatures Great & Small" for a special service on Sunday, October 6, during the 9:30 am service. All creatures are welcome into the Church. The service will be a "wild-life" and spirited affair, and the free-will offering will be donated to the Kaua'i Humane Society. 

First Fun Sunday at Sunday School!
Sunday school boys
This Sunday, October 6, is the first Sunday of the month, and that means our Ke Akua Youth Group will be leading Sunday school classes for a FUN SUNDAY! Children will participate in Bible-related games & crafts, and get to know the older youth better! Sunday school is held during the 9:30 am service in Memorial Hall. All Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to attend. Pets welcome this Sunday!!!
Pictured above are Cassidy, Grace, Casey, Jacob and Alanna, churning out SPAM musubis, while others prepared hot dogs and popcorn. 
Youth raise over $2,000 from movie night concession!
Another year of movie nights has ended, and record upon record has fallen. Over 400 people were in attendance for the first show at the final movie night held on Friday, September 27. Organizers expected a good turnout because of the films (Despicable Me and Iron Man 3), but no one expected the numbers that turned out, or food to start running out before the movie even started! Even with chili AND Portuguese Bean Soup, the crowd wiped everything out very quickly! Despite super-affordable prices like $1 hot dogs and 50 cent popcorn, the Ke Akua Youth Group raised over $2,000 in food sales over the 3 movie nights. Folks expressed their deep gratitude not just for the free movies, but for the affordable and ono food provided, making a fun family night out possible for many of them! Money raised by the youth will be going towards their trip next summer to EYE and mission.
We are very grateful for the support of our local radio stations and their DJs, especially to Jason Fujinaka and Ron Wiley. Ron even featured our event on his Channel 2 morning news spot that morning!
Special thanks to all the youth and the parents who worked so hard to bring this event to the community, and to all of our members who helped spread the word and turned out to support these community events!
Lots of help needed to prepare!!!
Annual Celebration of the Holy Sovereigns,
Blessing of the Peace Garden & Hawaiian Pot Luck
Sunday, October 13, 2013

Our annual service celebrating the Holy Sovereigns will be taking place on Sunday, October 13, during the 9:30 service. This will be a special celebration as we also bless and dedicate the Peace Garden. Special guests from the 'Iolani Guild will be flying over to be a part of this event, as well as local Hawaiian organizations that have taken part each year. 
In preparation for this special service, we will be cleaning and decorating the Church and grounds on Saturday, October 12, beginning at 8:00 am. Many willing hands will help us to get this done quickly! We will also be cleaning the picnic tables and making preparations for the Hawaiian-themed refreshments following the celebration.

If you have flowers suitable for the outside displays (heliconia, ginger, ti, etc.) please drop them off at the Church on Friday evening or Saturday morning. We will be putting the arrangements together Saturday morning.

The Hospitality crew will be coordinating the local-style pot luck lunch. Please see or contact one of them to see what will be needed. Our Hospitality Committee is David Murray, Jean Nakamoto, Krisit Moises, Janis Wright and Bill Brown. 
First "Official" Saturday Market on November 2!!!
Sign ups are open NOW!!!

With permit in hand, All Saints' first "official" Saturday Market will take place on November 2, and will feature local vendors and their products. Although the annual Holiday Craft Fair falls on a first Saturday (December 7), regular Saturday vendors can still participate as a craft fair vendor. You can help by spreading the word and sharing a flier. Vendor Application Forms and information can be found on our website HERE, and are also available by clicking on the links below:
We are actively seeking a few dedicated volunteers to help oversee and coordinate this community event. If you are interested in becoming a part of this exciting ministry, please see David Murray or call him at 651-2001. A committee meeting will be scheduled in the very near future.
Did you submit your addresses?
ECW Care Packages to our College Students
Deadline is October 15
It's that time of year of when the ladies of the ECW lovingly prepare care packages for our college students and young people across the sea. They will be putting together the packages at their next meeting in October. Be sure to submit the names of your loved one to a member of the ECW by October 15, so they will receive a package and know that their church 'ohana is thinking of them. Please supply the name and mailing address to either one of the following people: Diane Sato 822-3776, Jan Hashizume, or Tracy Bauman
FUTSAL Update:
There will be no Futsal on Thursday, October 10
With public schools on Fall Break, there will be no futsal on Thursday, October 10. Futsal will resume on Thursday, October 17, and continue indefinitely. High school youth and young adults are welcome to participate in casual futsal scrimmages Thursday evenings in the All Saints' Gym, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. It's a great way to stay in shape and improve your ball handling skills. Spread the word and come on down! For more information, call 651-7773.
KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thursday, November 28 - Save the date!
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The 10th Annual KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon is on! Be sure to mark your calendars on November 28, Thanksgiving Day, and be a part of this wonderful community event. Stay tuned for more info and to sign up to volunteer! 
All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair 2013
On-line registation available this year!

Despite two other large craft fairs taking place on December 7, the All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair is already filling up. With over 60 vendors and 70 booth spaces last year, it was one of Kapa'a's largest craft fairs! This year's event will take place on Saturday, December 7, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, and is the Ke Akua Youth Group's largest fundraiser of the year. For more information and to register, visit the event webpage HERE, and take advantage of the Early Bird discount that ends on October 15.
Keeping Up & Staying Informed at All Saints'

Along with our established website and Facebook pages, Fr. Ryan has now made available two offerings. On his "Now What" blog, he reflects on the past Sunday's sermon, and "Preaching from Paradise" features his Sunday sermons on iTunes. Click on the links below to visit these different sites and get your dose of spiritual food and news from All Saints'! 


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Proper 22
Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen. 
Book of Common Prayer, p234
 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

Thursday evenings at 6:00pm

All are invited to join in, including visitors who are vacationing on Kaua'i!

Monday, October 7, 7:00 pm, Memorial Hall

ECW Meeting
Thursday, October 17, 7:00 pm, Memorial Hall

Ke Akua Youth Group
TBA- Possible retreat instead

Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, October 15, 6:30 pm, Rectory
ASIS Futsal
Ongoing every Thursday through October, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, In the Gym

Blessing of the Animals Service
Sunday, October 6, during the 9:30 service

Gathering #1
Sunday, October 6, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Rectory

Annual Celebration of the Holy Sovereigns & Blessing of the Peace Garden
Sunday, October 13, 9:30 am

Ocktoberfest Gathering #2
Wednesday, October 16, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Rectory

Ocktoberfest Gathering #3
Sunday, October 27, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Rectory

First Saturday Market
November 2, 9:00 am on the lawn!
More info to come

KIA Interfaith Service & Free Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thursday, November 28, 10:00am
All Saints' Church & Gym

All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, December 7, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Gym & Lawn


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


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Collections for Hale Ho'omalu 
canned goodsRegular collections continue for Hale Ho'omalu, a family service center located 1/2 block away from All Saints'. 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. The ECW will be providing specialty bags for the rest of the year as part of their outreach service to Hale Ho'omalu, and will not have special collections for the remainder of the year.  
Diocesan Education Day 2013
In conjunction with the 45th Annual Meeting of the Convention, the Diocese of Hawai'i will be holding an Education Day on Friday, October 25, 2013. Education Day is open to everyone in the Diocese and is not limited to Convention Delegates. The day begins at 8:30 am with social time of coffee, pastries, and registration. At 10:00 am, Education Day kicks off with a Keynote Address by the Rev. Bill Miller from St. Michael and All Angels on Kaua'i, followed by "Ask the Bishop" open mic time, and a full slate of workshops in the afternoon.

For more information and to view the schedule and complete listing of workshops, visit the event webpage HERE. Cost for the day is $25.00. Lunch is included if you register ahead of time online.

Be sure to stay abreast of all the happenings and offerings in our Diocese and world-wide Episcopal Church. Read the latest issues of the Diocesan E-News by clicking HERE. Recent highlights include:Ses logo

  • Clergy Transitions (Lukens, Loughren, Foltz, Tinnons) 
  • Confirmation Standards Established
  • The Cursillo Movement
  • He Lei, He Aloha - Legacies of Queen Lili'uokalani 
  • Reminder: Monthly Diocean Youth Event on O'ahu
  • Epiphany Chocolate Extravaganza
  • Presiding Bishop Calls for Prayers in Pakistan
  • Who's Got Talent for EYE?


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Christian Youth Rally - Be A Light In The World
...with Jesse Manibusan! All youth in grades 9 - 12 are invited to an all-day Christian Youth Rally on Sunday, November 10, from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, at the Kaua'i Convention Center in Lihue. Jesse is a storyteller, singer, songwriter, humorist, evangelizer and co-founder of "2 by 2 Ministries". He continues to travel the world bringing the message and mission of Jesus to all audiences. Registration is required. Check with your youth minister or leader if you are interested in spending a day with Jesse! 
This event is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Church, Kauai Vicariate Youth Ministry.
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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