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November 7, 2014


Aloha All Saints' Community,

Mahalo to our 'Ohana for your beautiful, loving, and generous support of All Saints' with your pledges for 2015. We were also deeply blessed by your "Beautiful Images Offering."

The potluck and fellowship that followed the 9:30 AM service was fun! Both All Saints' Day services were beautiful celebrations of our Church 'Ohana and God's continued glory in our lives and the community.

If you have not had an opportunity to share your 2015 pledge card and/or "Beautiful Images Offering", please either return them to the Church office or simply place them with the Sunday offertory. The beautiful gifts of our members' financial stewardship enables our 'Ohana to live out our mission through the ministries of our Church.

We do hope all of our 'Ohana will participate in the joyous and faithful endeavor of pledging for 2015. If you have any questions or would welcome a visit/conversation from Fr. Ryan and/or Bill Caldwell (Stewardship Chair), please contact the Church Office at 822-4267.

Mahalo nui loa,
Fr. Ryan+

To learn more about the Beautiful campaign, visit the Stewardship webpage HERE.

Baptism of Eleanor Hokulani Yu this Sunday!
This Sunday, November 9, during the 9:30 AM service, we will celebrate the baptism of Eleanor  (Ellie) Hokulani Yu, daughter of Carl and Anna Yu. Come celebrate the beginning of Ellie's life in Christ!
Reminder: Saturday Market is Cancelled
All Saints' has long been the staging site for the annual Veteran's Day Parade, and with it falling on the second Saturday of November, we have cancelled this month's Saturday Market. Vendors can still sign up to participate in the December 13 Saturday Market, and there are also a few spaces left in the Ke Akua Youth Group's Annual Holiday Craft Fair on December 6.  For more information on the fair, click HERE.  

Saturday Market Meeting on Sunday
A meeting about the Saturday Market will be taking place on Sunday, November 9, at 11:00 AM in Memorial Hall. After a year of testing the market for this event, organizers will be discussing its future as well as a permanent pricing structure, logistics, etc. Anyone interested in learning more or taking an active role in this monthly community event, is invited to attend.
A Prayer for Our Veterans


On Tuesday, November 11th, our nation will honor and celebrate the brave men and women who have served our country. We thank all of our Veterans who have served and especially remember those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Mahalo nui loa and God Bless America!


God of compassion, God of dignity and strength, watch over the veterans of the United States in recognition of their loyal service to our nation. Bless them with wholeness and love.Shelter them. Heal their wounds, comfort their hearts. Grant them peace. God of justice and truth, rock of our lives, bless our veterans, these men and women of courage and valor, with a deep and abiding understanding of our profound gratitude. Protect them and their families from loneliness and want. Grant them lives of joy and bounty. May their dedication and honor be remembered as a blessing from generation to generation. Blessed are You, protector and redeemer, our shield and our stronghold. Amen

(-Alden Solovy)

Congratulations Kapa'a Warriors!
Vote for Noah!
The Kapa'a High School football team has had a stellar season, capturing the KIF Championship title! This Saturday, November 8, they will be playing Pearl City, a tough opponent from O'ahu, for a spot in the State Tournament. Be sure to cheer on our own youth member, Noah LaMadrid, who has also been nominated for the KHON Cover2 Player of the Year... be sure to vote for him online under the Chad Owens Special Teams section HERE. Voting ends on November 18!!!  GO NOAH!!! GO WARRIORS!!!
Buildings & Grounds Meeting
Wednesday, November 12
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There will be a Buildings & Grounds meeting on Wednesday, November 12, at 9:00 AM, in the church office. Anyone interested in getting involved in this ministry is invited to attend. For more information, contact Chris at 822-4267. 
E-Waste Recycling Coming Up
Saturday, November 15
The Caldwell's will be doing their next monthly e-Waste collection on Saturday, November 15. (Please note this date has changed from the previously announced date of November 8.) Be sure to bring down your electronic waste to the church before then, and leave them on the patio in the back of the gym. E-waste includes items such as tvs, stereos, computers, printers, etc., but please DO NOT bring appliances such as microwaves and fans. There is a box to dispose of batteries. To view the list of acceptable items for disposal, visit the County's Recycle site HERE.
November Collection for Hale Ho'omalu 
For the month of November, the ECW will be collecting juices and packaged saimin (ramen).  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.
KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon Coming Up!
Donations & Volunteers Needed

The annual KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon is coming up on Thanksgiving Day, November 27!  All Saints' representatives, Diane Sato and Mary Margaret Smith, have been busy meeting with other representatives from the participating churches for this wonderful community event. 

Volunteer sign-up sheets will be on the back table of the Church. They are also seeking donations of the small boxed juices (about 300) for the home delivered lunches, and fresh fruits and vegetables that will be used for decorating the church and tables in the gym.

For more information and to download the promotional flyers, visit the All Saints' website HERE, or see Diane or Mary. Home delivery forms can also be found on the webpage. 
FREE 'Aha Mele Concert Scheduled
Sunday, November 30, 2014
The second 'Aha Mele Concert has been set for Sunday, November 30, from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, in the Church. Once again, we are blessed to have talented musicians donate their time and energy to help raise awareness about our pipe organ that is need of serious repair. 

Alan Van Zee and Friends will be performing, and includes the Kauai Voices, led by Director Randy Leonard. Special guest musicians will feature vocalist Juno Apalla, Larry McCreery on the French Horn and Victoria Aiu on the Violin. 

This concert is free (although donations are being accepted) and will include a pupu reception on the lawn following the concert. Members are being asked to help by bringing a pupu to share at the reception.  For more information, visit the webpage HERE, or click on the poster shown to view a larger version.
This year's Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, December 6, promises to be our best yet with over 70 vendors and a wide variety of products! The early bird deadline of October 15 has passed, and early sign-ups broke all records! 

At the moment, we have a wait list for most of the areas that have filled up but there are still open lawn spaces available. Spaces do open up, especially as the date draws nearer and folks switch out or do not get their payments in, so if you haven't signed up yet, be sure to register and get on a wait list HERE.

The craft fair, which is run by the Ke Akua Youth Group, will also be holding a Silent Auction to raise funds for 3 different charities. Last year, they raised over $900 for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. This year, they are raising funds for The Red Cross, River of Life Mission (Honolulu) and the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.  

If you would like to donate to the Silent Auction, e-mail Sybil. For more information about the craft fair, visit the webpage HERE.
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.
Picture of the Week

This week's Picture of the Week features... (YES, that IS) Fr. Ryan in a 70's "do"! He waits to be dunked at the All Saints' Day potluck celebration this past Sunday. You can read more below.
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 Proper 27

 O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God
and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his
eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

  Book of Common Prayer, p 236

 7:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist  
9:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
with Music
Healing Prayers
Sunday School
Nursery Available

7:30 a.m.
We are trying out a new earlier time.
Holy Eucharist
Thursday evenings at 6:00pm

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


Saturday Market Meeting
Sunday, November 9, 11:00 AM, Memorial Hall

Buildings & Grounds Meeting
Wednesday, November 12, 9:00 AM, Church Office

Ke Akua Youth Group
Sunday, November 16, 11:00 AM, Memorial Hall

Vestry Meeting
Monday, November 17, 6:00 PM Eucharist, 6:30 PM Meeting, Rectory

ECW Meeting
Thursday, November 20, 7:00 PM, Memorial Hall


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

KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thursday, November 27, 11:00 AM 
(10:00 AM Service)

'Aha Mele Concert Series
Sunday, November 30, 4:00 PM

Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, December 6, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Next monthly electronic waste disposal date:
November 15
(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:
November 22


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ECW Outreach is Filled with Love!

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) continues to spread their love and prayers to members and strangers in the community. In September, they prepared baskets for pregnant mothers for Hale Ho'omalu. The baskets were filled with all sorts of goodies including donated lotions, shampoo, diapers and lots of love! They were beautifully gift-wrapped and delivered to Dory Farias, pictured above right in black, with ECW member Lorna Nishi and a Hale Ho'omalu staff member.

Then in October, the women prepared their annual care packages for our students overseas. The packages featured a special student's prayer written by Mary Wilson, special treats and a gift card. A prayer was said for each of the students as the women prepared the packages. 

The women normally meet on the third Thursday of the month, and along with outreach projects, they bring in guest speakers, play games, learn a new craft and of course, fellowship over delicious snacks that they take turns bringing. All are welcome to come by (yes, including men)! If you'd like
to join or learn more about the ECW, visit the webpage
HERE. Mahalo to our angels of All Saints'!
Celebrating All Saints' Day!

It's OUR DAY!!! All Saints' members were in for a treat on All Saints' Day this past Sunday. A Festive Eucharist was held at both services, and along with the Ingathering of pledges, folks at the 9:30 service were treated to the music of Henry (Hank) Adam Curtis, a candidate for the Director of Music Ministries position. Following the second service, there was a potluck and games for everyone that included guessing games, Bingo, and yes, a dunk tank to "Dunk the Rector"... (see the "Picture of the Week" above) with a looooong line!  Lots laughter and food was shared!

Pictured at top, Tyler and Eryn try to dunk Fr. Ryan--- even Parish Administrator Chris Wataya gets ready to dunk her "boss"! Above, winners from the Bingo game and guessing games, Anna Yu, Fr. Ryan, Rev. Mary Tudela, Bill Caldwell, Robyn Putnam, Sybil Nishioka, Dianne Tabura, Joshua Rego, Mason Tabura and Fr. Ryan. Photos by Marge Akana.
Greetings from Janet Wilson!

Our former Senior Warden now turned Floridian, Janet Wilson, sends greetings and aloha from far away Florida! It's been a little over a month since her departure, and she is finally getting settled in.  
"I will be living in Celebration," says Janet, "a beautiful community planned by Walt Disney himself. I can walk into downtown Celebration where there are shops, restaurants, many parks and lots of recreation." She also enjoys working with a team of people, in stark contrast to her one-man show in Princeville for the past 8 years. "I miss my All Saints' family and pray for you all!" 

Pictured above is Janet with her 10-year service award she just received and at far right with Fr. Ryan on her last day at All Saints. God bless you Janet! We miss you too!!!


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  • Convention XLVI is Over!
  • Registgation Now Open for Christian Education Day - December 6, 2014
  • Young Adult Gathering on Kauai
  • Cultural Teaching Series at Christ Memorial
  • UTO Grants now being accepted
  • Task Force on the Study of Marriage
  • A Pastoral Message on Climate Change 
  • Observing Lesser Feasts


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Kapa'a, Kaua'i, HI  96746
Church Office:  808-822-4267