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October 17, 2014


Hurricane Ana's Impact on All Saints' Events
As you will see below, two planned church events for this weekend have been postponed: Movie Nights on the Lawn for Saturday, October 18, and the Stewardship Breakfast Presentation on Sunday, October 19. At the time of this release, regular Sunday services at 7:00 AM and 9:30 AM will continue, however, this depends entirely upon the developments of Hurricane Ana. 

Your safety is of the utmost importance, so in the event of strong winds and heavy rain over the weekend and especially on Sunday, do not put yourselves at risk by traveling on the roads. If power is not affected, you can stay informed about church happenings with postings on our website and Facebook page.  Stay safe and God be with you!

Message from the Bishop on Ana
Bishop Bob




As the Islands prepare for the arrival of Ana (as a hurricane or a tropical storm), I hope you are all personally prepared as best possible with water and batteries at the ready.  I hope you have dusted off your congregation's emergency plan prepared as suggested a couple of years ago by the Disaster Preparedness Task Force of the Diocese.  I'm sure the congregation has checked on the Kupuna.  


I also know that some congregations will be reaching out to the houseless and those who are homebound in this time of need.  Thank you for your ministry of care.  


For a prayer, I have modified a prayer from the 1928 BCP for our time and place:


ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech thee, of thy great goodness, to restrain those immoderate rains and winds, that doth afflict these Islands from time to time. And we pray thee to send us such seasonable weather,  that the earth may, in due time, yield her increase for our use and benefit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Sent with my hope and prayer for the safety of everyone,




The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick

Final Movie Night Postponed

For the first time since movie nights on the lawn started up 5 years ago, we will be postponing the final showing for 2014, due to the approaching storm. We will be discussing a possible future date, but with the wet season approaching, it is unlikely that it will be rescheduled this year... but you just never know!  Stay tuned... 
Stewardship Breakfast Presentation
The Stewardship Ministry's Breakfast Presentation originally scheduled for this Sunday, October 19, has been postponed due to the approaching storm. Stay tuned for the new rescheduled date that will probably take place in early November.  
The 46th Annual Meeting of Convention
Proposed Budget & Resolutions Posted

The annual Meeting of Convention for the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i will be taking place on October 24 & 25, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu. All members are encouraged to review the proposed budget, resolutions, and information on candidates for the diocesan ministries and committees which are available for viewing on the Diocesan Website HERE. Be sure to share your thoughts with our convention delegates who will be representing our church, and/or any Vestry member. This year's delegates are: Cece Caldwell, Chris Neumann, Mary Schulz, and Curtis Shiramizu. David Murray and Mary Wilson are alternates.

This year, two of our youth members will be a part of the meeting and will share their experiences at the Episcopal Youth Event that took place in Philadelphia this past summer. Mason Tabura, who is also the youth representative on the Vestry, and Grace Yatsko, the current President of the Ke Akua Youth Group, will be flying over on Friday night to join a select group of youth in the Diocese for their presentation on Saturday.
November Saturday Market is Cancelled
All Saints' has long been the staging site for the annual Veteran's Day Parade, which usually falls on the second Saturday of November. For this reason, we will be cancelling November's Market.  You can still sign up to participate in the December Market on December 13, and also the Ke Akua Youth Group's Annual Holiday Craft Fair on December 6. Space is still available for the craft fair, but different pricing applies. For more information, click HERE.  
Rattle & Hum Series Continues
Fr. Ryan's three-week class, "Rattle and Hum: Living The Gospel in Everyday Life" got off to a rocking start. The innovative spiritual formation and education program utilizes the music of U2 and Holy Scripture to discuss what it means to be a contemporary pilgrim of the Gospel. The program continues on Wednesday, October 22 and 29, at 7:00 PM in Memorial Hall. All are invited to attend and participate. 
October Collection for Hale Ho'omalu 
For the month of October, the ECW will be collecting paper goods such as toilet paper and paper towels. They will also be collecting disposable diapers, specifically sizes 2T - 4T. 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.
All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair
This year's Holiday Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, December 6, from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Regular contributing church members qualify for one free space in the craft fair, but must utilize a special code to receive the discount. Please e-mail Sybil or call her for the code before registering online. 

With over 70 booth spaces, the craft fair is the youth group's largest fundraiser of the year with proceeds from the food booth and booth spaces going directly to their outreach and mission work. Last year's very successful Silent Auction raised over $900 that went to the Episcopal Relief and Development's fund for victim's of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. This year, the youth have chosen the following charities for their silent auction proceeds:  The Red Cross, River of Life Mission (Honolulu) and the American Cancer Society (Relay for Life).
Worship Enhancements Now Available!
All Saints' now has portions of the service bulletin in large-size print to make reading along with the service easier for those who prefer it. There are also a few headsets available that will help folks hear the service more clearly, or for those in the back rows that might have a hard time understanding or hearing what is being said. Both items are available through our ushers who will be more than happy to set you up!

The nursery has also been hooked up so that the service can be heard through a speaker in that room. Parents with very young children can now sit and relax with them while they play, and are also able to hear the service.
The preschool children had a special visitor this week to learn about safety. (Photo by Fr. Ryan Newman)
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 Proper 23

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and

follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you

and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


 Book of Common Prayer, p234-235

 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, October 16, 7:00 PM, Memorial Hall

Ke Akua Youth Group
Sunday, October 19, 11:00 AM, Memorial Hall

Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, October 21, 6:00 PM Eucharist, 6:30 PM Meeting, Rectory


Saturday Market
Ongoing Second Saturdays of the month: 
November's Market has been cancelled due to the Veteran's Day Parade

Movie Nights on the Lawn
October 18

Stewardship Breakfast Presentation
Sunday, October 19,
More info coming

Rattle & Hum Formation Series
October 22 & 29, 7:00 PM

KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thursday, November 27, 11:00 AM 
(10:00 AM Service)
More info coming!

'Aha Mele Concert Series
Sunday, November 30, 3:00 PM

Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, December 6, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Next monthly electronic waste disposal date:
October 11
(Drop off your items before this date at the kitchen patio behind the gym or bring them to the Saturday Market Recycle booth on October 11!)

Church work days take place every fourth Saturday of the month from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Next work day is:
October 25


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Honoring Our Holy Sovereigns

The annual Hawaiian Service honoring our Holy Sovereigns, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, took place on Sunday, October 12, during the second service. All Saints' is blessed to have so many from the wider community share in this special service. 
Kumu Hula Leilani Rivera-Low, who has participated for several years now, provided a beautiful oli and kahiko dancer. Kumu Nathan Kalama, whose presence always lights up the room, delivered a wonderful homily. Chucky Boy Chock knocked it out of the park again with original compositions for the Gospel anthem and Offertory. Rev. Mokihana Powers returned to celebrate alongside Fr. Ryan, delivering portions of the service in Hawaiian. Returning also was Nelson Ka'ai on the Pu, and Hawaiian language lay reader Julie Malana Lopez.  Of course the service would not be complete without the Hawaiian Civic clubs and organizations, paying respects with Ho'okupu during the Rededication Ceremony. 

A delicious Hawaiian feast provided by members followed, along with lots of fellowship.  Many thanks to David Murray for organizing another fantastic Hawaiian service, fit for a King and Queen! To view a complete slide show of this event be sure to visit the Photo Gallery on our website HERE. (Photos by Bill Caldwell and Marge Akana)
The Future of Our Pipe Organ
On Wednesday evening, October 15, All Saints' welcomed renown organ builder and expert, Manuel Rosales, of Rosales Organ Builders, Inc. in Los Angeles, for an informational gathering to discuss the future of the pipe organ. Morris Wise, who has been actively involved in the rebuilding effort of the organ, was also on hand, and those in attendance included Vestry members and several interested church members.

After examining the organ, Rosales shared his findings and explained the different options available for rebuilding Kauai's only pipe organ. The project involves reusing parts of the current organ (about 20%-30%) and replacing the remaining parts with new and/or refurbished parts. Rebuilding the organ would significantly improve the sound of the organ, offer additional instrument sounds, provide a state-of-the-art technology backbone to the organ, and allow us to reduce the size and footprint of the organ console. The preliminary cost projection for the rebuilt organ is between $150K - $200K and the project would take an estimated 18 months.

With the harsh tropical climate taking its toll, Rosales felt that the functionality and life of the organ would be less than a year. Even with on-going maintenance and costly repairs to the current organ, Rosales believes the organ may only function another 2-5 years. He also fielded questions from concerned members and shared his expertise with placement of the organ and choir which would involve a little change in the layout of the transept, and other minor physical enhancements to the church to better support our music ministries (ie.removing the carpet)..

As a result of this meeting and the significant investment involved in rebuilding the organ, the Vestry will have the difficult task of discerning the future of the organ. The congregation's input will be vital in the decision-making process, as it will take a concerted effort to raise the funding necessary if we proceed with the organ rebuilding project. There are other options the congregation may elect to explore such as not rebuilding the organ at all, continuing with recorded music, bring in a new piano, utilize guest musicians, etc. 

During the next couple of months, members are encouraged to pay special attention to the different music offerings during worship. With a fabulous sound system now in place, Fr. Ryan has been able to program a variety of traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs, as well as Taize and other styles of music that the choir can easily adapt to for the second service. When available, guest musicians will also be utilized. 

The hope is to determine the need, desire and overall direction for the music program of the church. We are blessed with a dedicated choir that has faced many challenges over the past few years since its "resurrection", and are grateful to the choir members, under the direction of Curtis Shiramizu, for sharing their musical gifts in the absence of a music director.  The Vestry will likely utilize a survey to gather input from the whole congregation-- so keep an open mind and ear towards the music of the church!

Pictured above, Rosales shares his expertise. Fr. Ryan videotaped the entire meeting, and will be made available for viewing at a later date. In the meantime, fundraising efforts will continue with the 'Aha Mele Concert series. The next one is coming up on Sunday, November 30. More details and information will be coming out soon!


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  • Message from the Bishop on Ana
  • Christian Education Day - December 6, 2014
  • Proposed Budget & Resolutions for Convention XLVI now posted
  • Cultural Teaching Series at Christ Memorial
  • Observing Lesser Feasts


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P. O. Box 248, 4-1065 Kuhio Highway
Kapa'a, Kaua'i, HI  96746
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