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August 20, 2014


Aloha & Mahalo Annalise!

After nearly three months on the Garden Island, our intern, Annalise Castro, heads back to Virginia Theological Seminary to resume her studies. This past Sunday was her last Sunday with us (for now--- and hopefully not really her last). In the few short months she spent at All Saints', Annalise took part in a number of activities and events including a baptism, Fr. Ryan's special anniversary service and our Senior Sunday service, our first 'Aha Mele concert, dodgeball, futsal, a number of potlucks including our 4th of July BBQ, a baby shower she helped plan, and tons more!  She also got to see the sights of Kaua'i and relax on its golden beaches.

We are deeply grateful for her gentle yet powerful presence, the insight she brought to our members through her sermons, and the hope she represents as a young adult and woman discerning her call into the priesthood.  Aloha, mahalo nui loa, and God be with you always Annalise... come back again soon! 
At this past Sunday's services, it was announced that Senior Warden Janet Wilson will be leaving us soon. We are so grateful for her gracious presence and years of service to the church.  We wish her well in her new job and home in Florida:
A Message From Our Senior Warden


Aloha All,


I deliver this news with mixed emotions and a heavy heart. I have accepted a promotion with my company that means I'll be leaving this beautiful island and my beloved All Saints' ohana.  I will be relocating to Orlando, FL at the end of September for my new job.  I would have liked to have told each and every one of you personally, however in order to expedite the news to everyone, I was unable to do so.    


I cannot begin to describe the difficulty in making this decision and hope you all realize that the primary reason for that difficulty was because of my All Saints' family.  Some of the factors that led me to accept the promotion were that I would be closer to my other family - brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.  I also am ready for new challenges in my career, which this position will bring.  I hope that you all understand this decision and ask for your prayers as this transition unfolds.  My love for God and my ever growing faith are because of All Saints and you all will forever be in my heart.  As you know, I love to travel so I'm already planning my return trip to Kauai to see you.


With love and sadness,

Janet Wilson


Episcopal Church Women Features 
Guest Speaker Bridget Arumi
Thursday, August 21
All are invited to attend the Episcopal Church Women's (ECW) next meeting being held on Thursday, August 21, at 7:00 PM in Memorial Hall. The guest speaker will be Bridget Arumi who will be talking about suicide prevention. (And yes, men are invited too!)  For more information or if you have questions, e-mail Diane Sato.
Work Day this Saturday, August 23
Now moved to "Fourth" Saturdays!
Workday 2013
Now that Saturday Markets have moved to second Saturdays of the month, church work days have moved to the fourth Saturday of the month! Be sure to come by this Saturday, August 23, from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. We'll be cleaning the church windows, reorganizing the gym rooms for storage above Hale Lani, prepping the Sunday school classrooms for the new school year, and other general cleaning and straightening. 
Our super "Davids": David Murray in
center and David Crocker at far right.
A big shout out to our Buildings & Grounds leader, David Crocker, who just returned from a month-long mainland visit. David, who took over most of the B&G responsibilities from another superhuman "David" (Murray), works tirelessly to keep our buildings maintained, doing both small and large repair and renovation work. We are so blessed to have this "Jack-of-all-trades" in our midst! 

We give endless thanks to all of the many regulars (a few pictured above) who show up each month to keep the church in ship shape! Kudos also to Nadine Nakamura who recently reorganized and labeled the entire gym kitchen! What an awesome job!!!  Hope to see you all on Saturday!
ABCD Workshop at St. Michael's
September 5 & 6
The Diocese is sponsoring an Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Workshop at St. Michael's in Lihue, on September 5 & 6. Led by Mike Green, Consultant and Trainer for the ABCD Institute, the workshop will help you organize and put your community building ideas into action. For more information and to register, click HERE.
August's Collection for Hale Ho'omalu 
canned goods For the month of August, the ECW will be doing special collections of canned items such as tuna, fruit, vegetables, ravioli and spaghetti. Members can continue to donate other canned and packaged goods as well as monetary gifts. All donations can be left in the red wagon at the church entrance every Sunday. Hale Ho'omalu is a family services center located a half-block away from the church.
Fun Summer Sundays Continue
Fun Summer Sunday classes are taking place in Memorial Hall during the second service. Children enjoy Bible related activities, crafts and games. Fun Summer Sundays will continue until Homecoming Sunday in September.
EYE'14 Presentation & Senior Sunday

The youth were up bright and early on Sunday, August 10, whipping up eggs, sausages, hash browns and other ono fare for their breakfast presentation to the congregation.  Breakfast was served between the two services, and it was a small gesture to thank their All Saints' 'ohana for their incredible support of their activities, and to share in two special occasions. 

The youth that attended the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) and Urban Mission in Philadelphia last month, put on a presentation about their trip. A video recapped this event and each shared a reflection about their experience. Although one participant, Cassie Wilson, had just left for college the night before, she was well-represented and her reflection shared with everyone. Pictured above are Cassidy, Casey, Grace, Mason, Noah, Alanna and Casey on behalf of Cassie. The video about EYE and mission is available for viewing on both the church website HERE or Vimeo, and full article with photos on the Diocesan website.

It was also Senior Sunday, when recent high school graduates are recognized and blessed before they head off to college. It's always a bittersweet time as we say good-bye to these bright young adults who leave the nest and spread their wings. Fr. Ryan put together a beautiful service that included Liturgy and music centered around this occasion. Pictured above are some of the seniors: Alanna Bauman, Cassidy Yatsko and Casey Nakamura, being blessed by Fr. Ryan. Cassie Wilson just headed off to college in Indiana, and Joni Hashizume was on a family cruise, but they were definitely there in spirit (and "paper"). We learned just that morning that Ahlexis Vicente had also left for Arizona.

Special Note from Sybil Nishioka: As the Family Ministries leader, I especially want to thank the parents (and uncles and aunties) who are right there alongside these youth, working so hard to support them in all of their endeavors. Many of the community events we put on could not be done without that support. More importantly, it is a wonderful display of unconditional love that sets an example for them as they continue to grow and have families of their own. It is said that it "takes a village to raise a child" but at the heart of it is the family. A heartfelt mahalo to all the parents and the All Saints' 'ohana for raising up our youth and lifting them to the power and glory of God. (Photos by Janece Yatsko)
Picture of the Week
Congratulations to the Yu Family!

Eleanor Hokulani Yu was born at 12:18AM on August 13, 2014!
(Photo by Fr. Ryan Newman)
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 Proper 16

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered

together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your
power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name;

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, p232-233

 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 Meeting
Thursday, August 21, 7:00 PM, Memorial Hall

Ke Akua Youth Group
Sunday, August 24, 11:00 AM, Memorial Hall:

Vestry Meeting
No meeting his month


Saturday Market
Ongoing Second Saturdays of the month: Next Market: September 11, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Movie Nights on the Lawn
Coming in September & October! Stay tuned!  

Hawaiian Service
Sunday, October 12, 9:30 AM
More info coming!

KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thursday, November 27
More info coming!

Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, December 6, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
More info coming!

Next monthly electronic waste disposal date:
September 13
(Drop off your items before this date at the kitchen patio behind the gym.)

This Saturday!
August 23
Church work days take place every fourth Saturday of the month from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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