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Announcements
December 20, 2013 

  

Christmas Message from Fr. Ryan:
 
Dear All Saints' 'Ohana,

Mele Kalikimaka! Ke Akua ho'omaika'i 'oukou!
Merry Christmas! May the blessing of God be with you!

It is hard to believe that at this time, a year ago, Erin and I had just been formally invited to Kauai by the All Saints' Search Committee for a final round of interviews at the Church. A year later, and a half-year into our ministry at All Saints', we continue to be filled with great joy that God has called us into this wonderful 'Ohana.

In only a few days, our community will gather together to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior. The Christmas liturgy, and the entire Christmas season, is a beautiful and moving spiritual experience, which honors the humble and magnificent origin of Jesus Christ. Our worship seeks to connect us to the incarnational transformation that took place over two thousand years ago in a meek stable in Bethlehem where God's very nature and character were gloriously revealed in the world by way of flesh and blood. On that silent and holy night in Bethlehem, God shared in our humanity and opened the pathway to our redemption. In celebrating our Savior's birth, we also have the amazing opportunity to rejoice in our rebirth as children of God. With the same fear and excitement of a child taking their first steps, I pray our faith journeys will continue to embrace the humility, curiosity, and compassion that illuminated from the manger laying at the feet of Mary and Joseph.

Christmas is a wonderful time to invite a family member, friend, colleague, or even a stranger to All Saints'. It is a true gift to share God's love and the celebration of our King with others. Many of our loved ones are seeking a message of hope and a community of love, but are afraid to ask and/or to seek it out. A simple invitation to experience Christmas Eve or Christmas Day at All Saints' could forever change someone's life-just as Christmas has already transformed our lives!

Mahalo for all the love, support, prayers, and time you offer to the All Saints' 'Ohana. It is through your generosity and dedication that All Saints' continues to thrive as a center of spiritual formation, family-centered ministries, social activism, and community outreach.

May God in Christ richly bless you, all those whom you love, and all whom you are called to serve in God's name, in this holy season and always.

Faithfully in the name of our Great Emmanuel,

The Reverend Ryan D. Newman
Rector and Preschool Director
All Saints' Episcopal Church and Preschool
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Christmas Open House & Potluck in the Rectory
Newman's under bannerThe Newman's will be opening the Rectory doors between the two Christmas Eve services for a festive gathering! All are invited to bring a "family favorite" Christmas dish or dessert and enjoy great food and fellowship! The gathering will take place immediately after the 5:30 Christmas Eve service at approximately 7:00 pm, and will end at 10:00 pm. Folks attending the 10:30 pm service should plan to come a bit earlier and join the festivities!
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Preparing the Church for Christmas
Work Day Saturday, Christmas Prep Tuesday
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There will be a church work day on Saturday, December 21, to clean and prepare the church for Christmas. The work day will begin at 8:00 am. Then on Tuesday morning, we will be preparing for the Christmas Eve services beginning at 8:00 am. Come on down! Many hands make light work!
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FINAL SHOPPING DAYS AT HALE LANI!
Extended Holiday Hours through December 23!
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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 have arrived! 
Final Christmas Shopping Days and Hours:
Saturday, December 21: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday, December 22: 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Monday, December 23: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm & 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Our volunteers will be taking their annual break-- Hale Lani will be closed from December 24, 2013 - January 5, 2014.

Mahalo for your support! See you at the Hale--- and remember that Jesus is the reason for the season!
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All Saints' First Saturday Market
Church members are only $10 all the time!
The first official First Saturday Market event will take place on January 4, 2014, and it's not too late to take advantage of the January $10 promo which has been extended.  (Click HERE to register now!) Plus, church members are always only $10! 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. 
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Bishop's Online Bible Study Continues
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/audio readings and reflections. 

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What's been happening...
Christmas Caroling at Mahelona
The All Saints' 'ohana was in full force this past Sunday, December 16, as nearly 30 members showed up for an evening of caroling at Mahelona Hospital. Dressed in red and green, musicians and singers strolled through the hallways singing merrily with ukulele, guitars and even a full-size bass in hand! Many thanks to Mahelona volunteer and church member Molly Koskela who greeted the group and took us around, and to all the members of All Saints' who took the time to share some joy and cheer with the residents at Mahelona! Visit the All Saints' Facebook page to view photos of the evening!

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Ke Akua Youth Group Christmas Party

The KeAkua Youth Group gathered together after Christmas caroling for their annual Christmas party. Lots of laughter, food and fellowship were shared as the youth built snowmen, wracked their brains in Christmas games, and opened their traditional Secret Santa gifts. A couple of past members who returned from college also joined in, and it was a great time to just hang and laugh after a year of hard work and community service. Thank you to Fr. Ryan and Dr. Erin for opening up the Rectory doors and to all the parents who support their youth whole-heartedly! 
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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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Fourth Sunday of Advent
Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find us a mansion prepared for himself: who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 
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SERVICE TIMES:
SUNDAY
SERVICES:
 7:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist  
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9:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
with Music
Healing Prayers
Sunday School
Nursery Available
 
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 CHRISTMAS SERVICES:
 
Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 24
 
5:30 pm
Holy Eucharist

10:30 pm
Carols & Holy Eucharist
 
Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 25
9:30 am
Holy Eucharist
(This replaces the usual Wednesday Healing Service)
 

WEDNESDAY HEALING SERVICE:
8:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
CHOIR PRACTICE
Thursday evenings at 6:00pm

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

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Buildings & Grounds
Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 9:00 am, Office

Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, January 8, 6:30 pm, Rectory (6:00 pm Eucharist)
 
Mark your calendars!
Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 26, Time TBD

UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
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

This Saturday, December 21!

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

COME ON DOWN!

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What's Happening in the Diocese and in our community...

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

  • Bishop's Online Bible Study Continues 
  • Update on the Diocesan Mutual Ministry Review
  • Christmas Service & Concerts at The Cathedral
  • Daughters of the King Installation Assembly
  • Presiding Bishop's Christmas Message
  • Share God's Love with Gifts of Life

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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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ANNIVERSARY SALE EXTRA SAVINGS 
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Save 35% off the regular price of a single item!
(Offer excludes books)
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Sybil Nishioka, Editor
All Saints' Communications

All Saints' Episcopal Church
P. O. Box 248, 4-1065 Kuhio Highway
Kapa'a, Kaua'i, HI  96746
Church Office:  808-822-4267