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June 7, 2014



This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday... WEAR RED!


What is Pentecost Sunday?

Pentecost is the great festival that marks the birth of the Christian church by the power of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost means "fiftieth day" and is celebrated fifty days after Easter Sunday. 


Oentecost Sunday Ten days after Jesus ascended into heaven, the twelve apostles, Jesus' mother and family, and many other of His disciples gathered together in Jerusalem for the Jewish harvest festival that was celebrated on the fiftieth day after Passover. While they were indoors praying, a sound like that of a rushing wind filled the house and tongues of fire descended and rested over each of their heads. This was the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on human flesh promised by God. The disciples were suddenly empowered to proclaim the gospel of the risen Christ. They went out into the streets of Jerusalem and began preaching to the crowds gathered for the festival. Not only did the disciples preach with boldness and vigor, but by a miracle of the Holy Spirit they spoke in the native languages of the people present, many of whom had come from all corners of the Roman Empire. The apostle Peter seized the moment and addressed the crowd, preaching to them about Jesus' death and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins. The result was that about three thousand converts were baptized that day. The account can be found in the Acts of the Apostles 2:1-41.


Why do we wear red?

Red symbolizes joy and the fire of the Holy Spirit. Priests & choirs wear red vestments, and in modern times, the custom has extended to the lay people of the congregation wearing red clothing in celebration as well.  


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'Aha Mele:  Benefit Concert for the Pipe Organ
This Sunday, June 8, 2014
'Aha Mele , the name for the mini-concert series to raise funds for organ, will begin with its first concert on Sunday, June 8, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., in the church. The first concert will feature the very talented Paul Togioka and Al'i Strings, who are generously donating their time for this effort. 
Although outdoor seating for the concert is free, tickets will be sold for a pre-concert champagne reception beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Sloggett Center, along with reserved indoor seating for $50.00. Our very own youth member, Mason Tabura will be performing on the ukulele during the reception. To purchase tickets contact the church office at 822-4267 or e-mail. To purchase tickets on-line, click HERE. Please note that there is a small fee for this service. 
Our organ expert, Morris Wise, will be donating his gourmet cakes and pastries for the reception, and there will be other refreshments and beverages. Help spread the word!!! Download a copy of the poster and flyer and share it with your friends:  Full-size poster or  Flyer  
Rest In Peace Richard Tom
On the morning of May 29, 2014, Richard Tom died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 93.  Please keep Lillian, Jonathan, Stephanie, Dana and the entire Tom family in your prayers during this difficult time. Details of the Funeral Service will be announced soon.

Prayers from Fr. Ryan:

Almighty God, our Father in heaven, before whom live all who die in the Lord: Receive our brother Richard into the courts of your heavenly dwelling place. Let his heart and soul now ring  out in joy to you, O Lord, the living God, and the God of those who live. This we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Almighty God, look with pity upon the sorrows of your servants, the Tom family, for whom we pray. Remember them, Lord, in your mercy; nourish them with patience; comfort them with a sense of your goodness; lift up your countenance upon them; and give them peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Practice scrimmages begin this Monday, June 9!
Get ready for the first ever All Saints' Indoor Sports (ASIS) Futsal Tournament!  The tournament will be held on Saturday, June 28. There will be both youth and adult age brackets. Exact details and registration will be coming out this week.  

Regular scrimmages will be taking place on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm, in the all Saints' Gym, beginning this Monday, June 9.  Be sure to spread the word and start forming your teams!!!  For more information, e-mail halelani@hawaiiantel.net, and Like our Facebook page for the latest news!
Gather Up Your Electronic Waste!
Next disposal date is June 14!
The Caldwell's will be making their next e-waste dump run run on Saturday, June 14.  Items can be dropped off at the back of the gym on the covered patio area. There will also be a container for dead batteries that that will be disposed of properly.  The Caldwell's, along with Chris Wataya, are also willing to pick up items from members' homes. If you have any questions or would like to arrange a pick up, e-mail Cece or call the church office at 822-4267. Be sure to check the list of acceptable items for disposal on the County's Recycle site HERE.
Fun Summer Sundays: Volunteers Needed
Starting Sunday, June 15

The official Sunday school year has ended, and normally we take a break until Homecoming Sunday in September. However, there have been requests for some sort of child care during the second service, so we will be offering a fun Summer Sunday class in Memorial Hall where children can enjoy Bible related crafts and games. We are planning to implement this on Sunday, June 15.  If you are interested, please see or e-mail Sybil. Volunteers can choose to serve every Sunday or rotate to serve just a few times--- we are FLEXIBLE!!! 
  Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, June 28 at Christ Memorial
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A Safeguarding God's Children training will be held at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Kilauea, on Saturday, June 28, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. 
Anyone interested is encouraged to attend the workshop, to increase the awareness of how to watch for warning signs of child abuse.  However, Safeguarding God's Children is required of all clergy, Vestry, and anyone (paid or volunteer) who works with children, and must be retaken every year. This includes Sunday school teachers, youth group leaders, and preschool and school teachers. The initial training must be done in a live training session such as this, but subsequent training can be done online. To read about The Episcopal Churches Safe Church Policy, click HERE.  To register for this training, click HERE.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT PREVENTION TRAINING is also being held on Saturday, September 13, from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, at St. Michael's in Lihue. Like Safeguarding God's Children, this is a required course for all clergy, staff, Vestry, those in supervisory positions and Eucharistic Visitors. To register for this training, click HERE.


Acolyte Recruitment & Training
With several of our acolytes graduating and leaving in a couple months, we are actively seeking volunteers to be trained as acolytes.  Youth and adults are welcome.  A training session is being planned for ALL acolytes and any interested persons this summer. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
9th Annual FiF Dodgeball Tournament
July 25 & 26, 2014
Summer's nearly here and that means dodgeball is right around the corner! This year's tournament will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 25 & 26. Practices in the gym will start up on July 1. More information and registration will be coming out soon. Stay tuned and Like our Facebook page for the latest updates, and gather your teams together!!!
Mahalo Rev. Mary!
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Many thank to Rev. Mary Tudela for filling while Fr. Ryan was on a well-deserved vacation on Maui this past week. 

DID YOU KNOW that Rev. Mary has a book that is available in Hale Lani?  Walking My Faith, is her book released in 2011. The following are excertps from Trafford Publishing's overview:

Rev. Mary Tudela challenges the notion that personal values and faith cannot coexist with professional ambition and success in today's society. Rev. Tudela, an Episcopal priest and former executive at a Fortune 500 company, offers practical examples on how the values of love, forgiveness, grace, and acceptance can help anyone succeed in today's challenging and often stressful business environment. While exploring the ways that "faith-full" leadership can strengthen work teams and organizations, enabling individuals to live holistic and authentic lives, Reverend Tudela also shares her personal experiences, the stories of others, and eye-opening insights about what awaits those who want to live and work in accordance with their most cherished faith-based values. For anyone on a continual spiritual journey, Walking My Faith offers support and encouragement for living a "faith-full" and authentic life-even in corporate America.


Picture of the Week
Congratulations Nadine!

At the annual YWCA Kauai Na Wahine Alakai Women's Leadership Award Dinner on Saturday, May 31, our very own Nadine Nakamura was recognized for her contributions to the community. Pictured above with Governor Neil Abercrombie, Nadine, who is currently the Managing Director for the County of Kaua'i, received numerous certificates and awards for her work. Congratulations and thank you Nadine for being a great role model not just for women, but all people!


June's Special Collection for Hale Ho'omalu 
The ECW's special collections for Hale Ho'omalu, a family service center located 1/2 block away from All Saints', continues with new items being requested for the month of June.  They will be collecting dry goods such as pasta, Hamburger Helper, Rice, Bread and Crackers.  All Saints' has been a supporter of Hale Ho'omalu for many years, and the special collections are in addition to any 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. 
Fundraising Opportunities for Non-Profits at All Saints'
Saturday Markets, Car Washes, Food Booths
If you know of any non-profit organizations or groups that need to raise funds or share information about their purpose, be sure to let them know about the opportunities available at All Saints'. Detailed information and an application form for car washes can be found HERE.
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Pentecost  The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday

Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns

with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer, p227
 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!


Ke Akua Youth Group
Sunday, June 15, 11:00 am, Memorial Hall

Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, June 17, 6:30 pm, Rectory (6:00 pm Eucharist)

ECW Meeting
Thursday, June 19, 7:00 pm, Memorial Hall

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

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

'Aha Mele Organ Fundraiser Concert
Sunday, June 8
2:00 - 3:00 pm Reception
3:00 - 4:00 pm

ASIS Futsal Tournament
Saturday, June 28
More info to come

9th Annual FiF Dodgeball Tournament
July 25 & 26
More info to come

Next monthly electronic waste disposal date:
June 14
(Drop off your items before this date at the kitchen patio behind the gym.)

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


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  • Bishop's Bible Study Discontinued
  • Bishop's Message: Canon Liz Beasley
  • ABCD Workshops Coming to kaua'i & O'ahu
  • 'Aha Mele Benefit Concert Series
  • Daughters of the King Announces Two Special Summer Events
  • A Taste of EfM
  • More Safe Church training sessions set 


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