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March 7, 2014


Church Work Day this Saturday - March 8!
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Come on down for our monthly work day on Saturday, March 8, from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Help keep our property and buildings clean and sparkling!  Many hands make light work!
Lenten Mediation Books Available
If you haven't already picked up a copy of the Episcopal Relief and Development's Lenten Meditations for 2014, they are available at the church entrance table. This year's meditations focus on creating economic opportunities and strengthening communities, with a particular focus on empowering women. The daily readings are co-authored by a group of leaders from across the Anglican Communion, who bring a range of perspectives as they reflect on Scripture and other sources of spiritual wisdom.
Annual Easter Art Project Announced

It's that time of year to get the creative juices flowing and to begin working on our new art project for the church walls that will be unveiled on Easter. This year's theme will focus on the environment and we are asking interested members to create a cross or cross picture with recycled materials. It can also include green waste and things found on the beach.  

It is hoped that the whole process of creating your piece will be a spiritual journey, from the prayerful gathering of your materials to the design, and finally its assembly. If possible, we would like to have a brief description about the creation of your piece and the inspiration behind it.

Please keep in mind that these pictures or items will need to be hung on the walls with limited space, so it should be no wider than 16". Please also include a hanger or hooks on it so that it can be easily hung. Deadline for submission is Sunday, April 13.   

Last year's pictures that have been taken down for Lent are in the church office, so owners can come and claim them there.  
Reminder: Lenten Programs Starting Up

Beginning on Wednesday, March 12, Fr. Ryan will start up a three-week study and education series on Discipleship entitled "Passion & Purpose". The series will continue on Monday, March 17, and conclude on Tuesday, March 25. Then on Saturday, April 12, there will be a Silent Retreat from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm. Be sure to mark your calendars and take part in these special Lenten offerings. For more information, click HERE.
Eucharistic Minister & Eucharistic Visitor Training
There will be a Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor Training on Saturday, March 29, beginning at 8:30 am at All Saints'. Anyone interested may attend the training, but to become licensed requires the endorsement of your priest. 

The training is open to all Episcopalians. For more information on the training and to register, click HERE.  
Heavenly Hikes Heads North - Sunday, March 30

Heavenly Hikes will be taking their next hike north to Kilauea, on Sunday, March 30. Mark your calendars and remember to bring your shoes, water bottle and lunch for this 2-hour hike on the Wai Koa Loop trail, located behind the Kauai Miniature Golf. Hikers can plan to meet after the second service at church to carpool. For more information, visit the website HERE.
Save the date! Restoration Sunday - April 6

The Stewardship Committee is launching a Spring program entitled "Stewardship of Our 'Aina", beginning with the 9:30 service on Sunday, April 6. Following the service, All Saints' will be sponsoring an 'Ohana Beach Clean-Up.  Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information!
If you are interested in becoming baptized or confirmed, or just learning more about it, please let Fr. Ryan know. Although baptisms can occur throughout the year (with Easter being a popular time), preparation for confirmation usually takes place over the course of several weeks leading up to the annual Regional Confirmation Ceremony with Bishop Fitzpatrick. This year's ceremony will be on Saturday, April 26. Reaffirmations and Receptions also occur at the Confirmation Ceremony.  For a quick rundown on what these different sacraments mean, visit the All Saints' website HERE.
Picture of the Week - Ashes to Go!

Fr. Ryan hit the streets on Ash Wednesday, offering ashes to anyone willing to stop and receive a blessing. The day turned out to be a huge success with dozens of passersby pulling into the driveway to receive their ashes. Even Dennis Fujimoto from the Garden Island Newspaper stopped by to check it out-- you can read his article and view his photos HERE. To learn more about Ashes to Go which began as an Episcopal outreach in 2007, and has now spread across the nation and to other Christian organizations, visit the website HERE. (Photo by Shireen Celebrado)
The Season of Lent Has Begun

Wednesday, March 5, marked the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday services.  Pictured above are Choir Director Curtis Shiramizu and youth member Mason Tabura performing at the evening service.

Be sure to read Bishop Fitzpatrick's Lent reflection HERE and the Presiding Bishop's message for Lent HERE

But what does the season mean for you? Consider attending two special offerings that Fr. Ryan has lined up during this season: Passion and Purpose, a three-week study series beginning on March12, and Calming the Storm, a silent retreat on Saturday April 12. See the Lent & Holy Week schedule below. For more information, e-mail Fr. Ryan.
Parent Power!

With five of our youth group members graduating this year, their parents are making sure that their Project Grad night will be awesome. Pictured above are Nadine Nakamura (Casey's mom), Nancy Wilson (Cassie's mom) and Jack and Janece Yatsko (Cassidy's parents) helping raise funds at a McNite event at the Lihue McDonald's Thursday evening. With the temporary closure of the Kapa'a McDonald's, folks had to travel a little further, but that didn't stop Fr. Ryan who snapped this picture while the hard-working parents took a quick break.
Luminaria Sales Continue After the 9:30 Service
Support the battle against cancer!
LuminariaThe Ke Akua Youth Group and ECW are teaming up again to battle cancer! Beginning March 1, at the First Saturday Market and after the 9:30 Sunday services, luminarias in support of the American Cancer Society will be available for purchase. The bags are $5 each and are set up at the event with a candle that is lit at sundown. You can either decorate them yourself, or have our youth decorate it for you along with the name of someone that has battled or is battling cancer. You can also donate online to our team (All Saints Angels) or an individual team member HERE.  
This year's Relay for Life will be taking place on Saturday May 3-4 in Hanapepe. Last year, the team raised over $3,500 for the American Cancer Society, and won the "Lap Dance" trophy for their choreographed number! 
Futsal - NEW DAY! Friday Evenings
Futsal has taken off with lots of new faces! The new schedule will be on Friday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Check out the Facebook page HERE to stay informed, or e-mail Sybil.  All high school youth (or daring middle-schoolers) and young adults are welcome.
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 March, they will be collecting bar soap and shampoo.  
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, visit the 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
Keeping Up & Staying Informed at All Saints'

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First Sunday in Lent
Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be
tempted by Satan; Come quickly to help us who are assaulted
by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of
each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through
Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever..
Book of Common Prayer, p218
 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

Please see Lenten & Holy Week Schedule HERE
Thursday evenings at 6:00pm

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

Ke Akua Youth Group
March Meeting TBA
ECW Meeting
Thursday, March 20, 7:00 pm, Memorial Hall

First Saturday Market
Ongoing every first Saturday of the month, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Futsal has moved to Fridays! 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Passion & Purpose
March 12, 17, 25
Memorial Hall, 6:00 pm

Vestry Retreat
March 14-15

Eucharistic Minster-Visitor Training
Saturday, March 29, 8:30 am

Heavenly Hikes
Sunday, March 30, 11:45 am
Wai Koa Loop Trail

Restoration Sunday
Sunday, April 6, 9:30 am

Calming the Storm
Saturday, April 12, Memorial Hall, 8:30 am

Relay for Life
May 3-4, 6:00 pm Hanapepe Stadium

The Next Christians
Thursdays, May 8 - June 12, 7:00 pm, Memorial Hall

Next Work Day is March 8!

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


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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

  • An Ash Wednesday Reflection - Bishop Fitzpatrick
  • Presiding Bishop's Lent Message 2014
  • Bishop's Scholarship Funds
  • EYE'14 Fundraisers in progres
  • More Safe Church Training Sessions Announced
  • Church Websites in the Diocese Get a Facelift!
  • Chrism Mass & Education Day


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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.
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. 


 Saturday, March 15, 2014 ~ Kilohana Luau Pavilion
Registration: 8:00 a.m., Program: 9:30 a.m.

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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