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January 27, 2014


Annual Meeting is Hopeful & Inspiring
Three standing ovations!  Have you ever been to an annual church meeting that had one standing ovation?  Well, for those that missed the annual meeting this past Sunday, there were three!!!

Fr. Ryan hit it out of the park at this year's annual meeting, bringing members to their feet. The Rector's Report was not only informative and clear, but hopeful and inspiring! With pledging way up, our future continues to look bright, and with Fr. Ryan leading the flock, All Saints' can look forward to some interesting and innovative new ideas.  A few of the highlights of his report included:
  • Establishing a new church plant on Saturday evenings to be held in Sloggett (to attract "seekers" and those not familiar or comfortable with traditional worship)
  • Expanding the school
  • New Bible formation opportunities
  • Evening office hours
  • Attention to Buildings & Grounds and capital improvements
  • Long term vision to establish senior housing
Also giving reports were Casey Nakamura for the Ke Akua Youth Group, and outgoing wardens, David Murray (Junior Warden) and Galen Nakamura (Senior Warden). Fr. Ryan acknowledged their years of dedicated service, commitment and sacrifice, which were especially crucial during our times of transition without a permanent rector. Both Galen and David have had to wear many hats to run the church, and agreed to stay on longer than they had planned to insure that All Saints' was in good hands!  Both of them garnered well-deserved second and third standing ovations! 
Outgoing Vestry members that were recognized for their dedicated service were Dustin Moises, Dianne Tabura and Janet Wilson. To everyone's delight, we soon learned that Janet Wilson had accepted the Senior Warden role and would be remaining on the Vestry. 
Bill Caldwell was elected Junior Warden, and our new Vestry members are Linda Crocker, Jean Nakamoto and Mary Margaret Smith, all serving 3-year terms.  Joining the Vestry this year, is youth representative, Mason Tabura, who will be serving a one-year term.
Our convention delegates are Cece Caldwell, Chris Neumann, Mary Schulz, and Curtis Shiramizu. David Murray and Mary Wilson offered to be alternates.
The meeting ended with a video that captured all the events and happenings in 2013, followed by a wonderful potluck in the gym.  (The video can be viewed on the All Saints Facebook page, and will be posted on the All Saints' website on Wednesday.)
Church Vision & Leadership Presentation
Friday, January 31
In partnership with the Episcopal Churches on Kaua'i and the Diocese of Hawai'i, a presentation on Church Vision and Leadership will be taking place at St. Michael's, on Friday, January 31. The event will begin with a fellowship hour at 5:30 pm, followed by the program from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.   
Leading this presentation is the Rev. Bill Tully, church visionary and retired rector of St. Bartholomew's in New York City. During his tenure, he transformed St. Bart's from a struggling congregation of a few hundred to over 3,000. He opened a cafe, 10-bed shelter, food pantry and soup kitchen that serves over 80,000 meals to the needy annually.

For more info, visit the event listing HERE. If you have any questions or are interested in attending, please see or e-mail Fr. Ryan.
ECW Annual Breakfast: Saturday, February 15
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The Episcopal Church Women of All Saints' will be holding their Annual Breakfast on Saturday, February 15, at 8:30 am, at the Courtyard at the Marriott. The breakfast is open to all women and the cost is $17.95 plus tax. Any women interested in attending should contact Pam Sokei by Thursday, February 13, at 651-9462 or 822-0360.
  RUMMAGE SALE COMING UP: Saturday, February 22
The Ke Akua Youth Group will be holding a rummage sale on Saturday, February 22, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. They are fundraising for the triennial Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) and Urban Mission taking this July in Philadelphia. 

DO SOME EARLY SPRING CLEANING and bring down your gently used items to sell beginning Sunday, February 16. The youth group is also planning to have a food booth with a bake sale. Proceeds from the bake sale will go towards the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, which they will be participating in along with the ECW in May.  Stay tuned for more info!!!
Special Collections for Hale Ho'omalu 
The ECW has started up their special collections for Hale Ho'omalu again, a family service center located 1/2 block away from All Saints'.  For the month of February, they will be collecting toiletries: toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant.  
All Saints' has been a supporter of Hale Ho'omalu for many years, and the special collections are in addition to packaged and canned goods that are always welcome, as well as monetary donations.  All donations can be left in the red wagon at the church entrance every Sunday. 
All Saints' First Saturday Market
Church members are only $10 all the time!
For more information on First Saturday Market events, click on these links below, or visit our webpage HERE:
(Please note that the $10 promo rate for ALL vendors continues!)
If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 822-4267 or e-mail the church office
What's been happening...

Bishop Bob Fitzpatrick visited with the churches on Kaua'i this past week, and the children at All Saints' Preschool were treated to a history lesson about the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i.  He spoke of Queen Emma, and it must have made quite an impression, as one child was reported talking about Emma and her palace at home.  Thanks Bishop for taking the time to meet our precious ones and for also celebrating our healing service!  (Picture by Fr. Ryan Newman)
Keeping Up & Staying Informed at All Saints'

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 all the links below to and get your dose of spiritual food and news from All Saints'! 

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Janet cross hanalei
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in
heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of
your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through
Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the
Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 
Book of Common Prayer, p215
 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!

ECW (There will be no February meeting due to the breakfast gathering)
Ke Akua Youth Group
Sunday, February 16, 11:00 am,  Memorial Hall
Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, February 18, 6:30 pm, Rectory (6:00 pm Eucharist)

First Saturday Market
Saturday, February 1, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

ECW Breakfast
Saturday, February 15, 8:30 am, Courtyard at the Marriott

Hale Lani Luncheon
Friday, February 21, 11:30 am, Kauai Pasta

Rummage Sale
Saturday, February 22, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Memorial Hall/Lawn tent


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


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


Chrism Mass & Education Day on O'ahu
The annual Chrism Mass of the Diocese will be held on Saturday, April 5, at 9:00 am, followed by an Education Day featuring special guest speaker the Rev. Kevin E. Martin. 

Rev. Martin is the retired Dean of the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Dallas, TX, and current Congregational Development Officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma. He is considered one of the foremost experts on congregational development, and spoke at All Saints' a couple of years ago.

This event is open to all clergy and lay people in the Diocese. Cost for the day is $30 and includes lunch. To register, visit the event webpage HERE.

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

  • February is Theological Education Month
  • Bishop's Scholarship Funds
  • Scholarships for Seminary Students
  • Safe Church Trainings Starting Up
  • Save the Date! EfM Mentor Training
  • Chrism Mass & Education Day
  • Bishop's Reading List 2014


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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