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December 11, 2013 


Funeral Services for Peter Nakamura
Saturday, December 14
It is with deep sadness that we share the news of Peter Nakamura's passing. Peter died on Monday, November 25. Funeral services will take place at All Saints' Church this Saturday, December 14. Visitation begins at 9:00 am, with the service commencing at 11:00 am. The family requests no flowers.

Peter was a lifelong member of All Saints', and longtime employee of the county. A lovely article in the Garden Island dated November 27, spoke about his dedication and commitment to this island community, and to the people in his life. You can read it HERE. Our deepest condolences go out to the Nakamura family. 
Christmas Caroling at Mahelona this Sunday!
All Invited! Practice this Thursday at 6:30 pm

All Saints' will be gathering the troops again for another evening of caroling at Mahelona Long-term Care Facility. All are invited to join in on Sunday, December 15, at 6:00 pm. There will be a practice session this Thursday, at 6:30 pm, following the regular choir practice. 
ECW Christmas Family Donations
Bring your donations this Sunday, December 15
This Christmas, the Episcopal Church Women of All Saints will be helping a family of six through Hale Hoomalu. They will be putting together a basket of canned/dry goods along with gifts for the entire family. The family consists of 4 boys, ages 11, 8, 6, and 4, and a 2-year old girl, along with their mother. Bring your donations of canned/dry goods to church this Sunday, December 15, and place them i nthe basket next to the red wagon at the front of the church. The gift basket will be delivered to Hale Hoomalu on Monday, December 16. For more information on gifting and donations, call Pam Sokei at 822-0360 or 651-9462, or Jan Hashizume at 246-9095 or 652-6793.  
Ke Akua Youth Group Christmas Party
Sunday, December 15, 7:00 pm

Ke Akua Youth Group will be holding their annual potluck Christmas party this Sunday, December 15, at 7:00 pm.  Many thanks to Fr. Ryan and Dr. Erin for opening up their doors as teens gather to eat, play games, and fellowship. Parents and siblings are invited too! 
Bishop's Online Bible Study Launched
Bishop Bob Bishop Fitzpatrick has launched an online yearlong Bible Study program, which started on Advent, December 1, 2013, and will continue through November 2014. You can now follow the program through the diocesan website HERE, and view his video readings and reflections. A new video is posted each week. 

In his Opening Address at the recent Annual Meeting of Convention, Bishop Fitzpatrick shared the desire expressed by members for shorter-term adult programs. "What I can offer is an online Bishop's Bible study to begin during the first week of Advent," said the Bishop. "I will post a weekly reflection with questions online. My hope is that as The Episcopal Church in Hawaiʻi we can walk through the Gospel according to Luke and Luke's Acts of the Apostles."

He goes on to say, "I also hope that through this Bible study, relationships will be formed and then leaders - lay and ordained - can be raised up. We have to keep learning about our faith and our communities. We do that together." 


Hale Lani's Anniversary Sale on NOW!
Extended Holiday Hours through December 24!
Hale Lani is celebrating it's 7th Anniversary with its annual EVERYTHING ON SALE SALE 20% - 75% OFF! Yes, if it's not already marked down, take at least 20% OFF... including our newest arrivals! More great items are coming in, so check back often! Plus our Clearance Table in the gym foyer is back... ALL shirts are 75% OFF on this table, and you'll find amazing bargains on gift items.  Save even more by mentioning the clipless coupon at the bottom of this email.  Plus we are opening up on Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 3:30 - 6:00 pm.and longer hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays--- visit the website HERE for hours. See you at the Hale--- and remember that Jesus is the reason for the season!
Christmas Reception in the Rectory with the Newman's
Newman's under bannerThe Newman's will be hosting a reception in the rectory between the two Christmas Eve services. All are invited to attend this special gathering with lots of great food and fellowship!  With the first Christmas Eve service scheduled for 5:30 pm. the reception will follow immediately after at approximately 7:00 pm. Folks attending the 10:30 pm service should plan to come a bit earlier and join the festivities!
All Saints' First Saturday Market
The first official First Saturday Market event will take place on January 4, 2014, If you know someone who may be interested in taking part in Saturday Markets, share the informational links below. We are also offering a limited number of FREE booths at ALL Saturday Markets for non-profit organizations (including schools and youth clubs). For more information on First Saturday Market events, click on these links below, or visit our webpage HERE:
If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 822-4267 or email at allsaintskauai@hawaiiantel.net. 
What's been happening...
Record Meals Served up  at KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon 
The Kapa'a Interfaith's Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon shattered all records this year, serving up nearly 850 turkey meals! Mark Oyama and his crew had their work cut out for them, but volunteers kept up with the steady flow of people.  All of the KIA Churches worked hard to bring this event to the community, but special thanks go to our own members, Mary Margaret Smith and Diane Sato, for representing All Saints' and spearheading the event.

The church was filled to capacity for the Interfaith service that began at 10:00 am. Garden Island newspaper photographer, Dennis Fujimoto, was moved by the "coming together" of the different religious organizations and remarked about how this was truly a joyful community event! After the service, folks headed over to the gym for the delicious feast!  Several people raved about the superb quality of the meal, saying that this was definitely the best free meal being served up! (Would we expect any less of Kauai's premiere catering chef?)

There was a great line-up of home-style entertainment as usual, but this year's crowd favorite was the dueling ukulele duo featuring our own Ke Akua Youth Group member Mason Tabura and his friend!  We give thanks to all of our members who helped with delivery, check-in, set-up and break down, and to our youth who flooded the gym with their purple shirts, as they served and waited on hungry folks.  This is truly a wonderful community event, and the growing numbers each year prove it! We give thanks and praise to our Lord for enabling us to host this each year.
Holiday Craft Fair is a Huge Success!
Silent Auction raises over $900 for ERD

This year's annual Holiday Craft fair on December 7, was blessed with beautiful weather, gracious vendors and happy customers, making it the most successful fair yet for our youth. This event is the Ke Akua Youth Group's biggest fundraiser, and this year was the largest craft fair to date with 65 vendors and 70 booth spaces of awesome products! Vendors have returned not only for the great location, but for the booth service that the youth provide. They assist vendors with their items, take and deliver lunch orders, and collect trash, all with a smile!

It is probably because of this relationship, that vendors had no problem donating items to the youth's first ever Silent Auction, proceeds of which are going to their Christmas charity of choice. Although they have usually done the Angel Tree, this year they decided that money raised from the Silent Auction would go to the Episcopal Relief and Development fund for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. They raised over $900 from the Silent Auction!!! WOW!

Youth and parents worked hard (no slaved!) beginning the night before to set up, cook, and prepare for Saturday's event, and their hard work was certainly not in vain. The youth are blessed with parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles and a church family who work hard to support them. There is no truer saying "it takes a village to raise a child", and so it is true for the youth of our Church. Mahalo to all who worked so hard to bring this event to the community, and to all who supported them with donations and purchases!!!  
Keeping Up & Staying Informed at All Saints'

Along with our established website and Facebook pages, visit Fr. Ryan's "Now What" blog, where he reflects on the past Sunday's sermon, and "Preaching from Paradise" that 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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Third Sunday of Advent
Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let our bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen. 
Book of Common Prayer, p212
 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!


Special practice for Mahelona caroling this Thursday at 6:30 pm

No Ke Akua Youth Group Meeting or ECW Meeting this month.

Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, December 17, 6:30 pm, Rectory
(6:00 pm Eucharist)
Christmas Caroling at Mahelona
Sunday, December 15, 6:00 pm

Ke Akua Youth Group Christmas Party
Sunday, December 15, 7:00 pm

Christmas Reception in the Rectory
Tuesday, December 24, 7:00 pm

First Saturday Market
Saturday, January 4, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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 
Regular 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. 
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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