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November 21, 2014


This Saturday, November 22
Important Church Work Day!

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Be sure to come on down to the Church work day this Saturday, November 22. This is an especially important work day as we clean and prepare the gym for the annual Thanksgiving Luncheon on November 27. We will be scrubbing down the gym kitchen in preparation for Mark's Place and Contemporary Flavors to set up "shop", along with general cleaning of the gym. We will also be polishing up the church as we welcome the community for the interfaith service. Come on down between 8:00 AM - Noon. Many hands make light work!
KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon!
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. 
ECW Seeking Gift Cards for Hale Ho'omalu
The ECW is asking for donations of gift cards for their Christmas outreach to Hale Ho'omalu. Although the group normally makes lovely gift baskets, this year they will be supplying gift cards so that families in need can shop for food and items they need for the holidays.  

The suggested donation amount is at least $25 each, from retailers such as Foodland, Safeway, Times/Big Save, Walmart, etc. Gift cards will be put together with a Christmas ornament, so ornament donations are also welcome. There will be a specially marked box in the red food wagon in front of the church for these donations. Deadline is Sunday, December 14.
Heavenly Hikes Heads to Ho'opi'i Falls
Sunday, November 30
The next Heavenly Hikes heads to Ho'opi'i Falls in Kapahi. The 2.2 mile trail (4.4 roundtrip) is rated "moderate", and follows along the Kapa'a Stream. Those interested can plan to meet after the second service at 11:30 AM to carpool or caravan over, or meet at the trailhead on Kapahi Road off of Kawaihau Road at 11:45 AM. Be sure to bring a light lunch or snack. 
Sign Up to Bring Pupus for 
'Aha Mele Concert & Reception
Sunday, November 30, 2014
The second 'Aha Mele Concert is just around the corner, and members are being asked to sign up to bring pupus and beverages for the post-concert reception. There will be a sign-up sheet at church beginning this Sunday, or please let Chris or David Murray know.

The concert takes place on 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. Our own talented youth, Mason Tabura, will be playing during the reception.

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.
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.
Get your Pledge Cards and Pictures In

The Beautiful stewardship campaign has begun, and if you haven't turned in your pledge card or photos yet, it's never too late! You can place your pledge cards and pictures in the offering plate on Sunday, or mail or drop it off at the office. For more information on the Beautiful campaign, visit the Stewardship webpage HERE. 
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! There are a few more open lawn spaces available, but all other areas are being wait listed. Spaces do open up, especially as the date draws nearer and folks switch out or do not get their payments in, so if you are interested in a space, be sure to register and get on a wait list HERE.  Remember that active church members get one free space! 

Seeking Silent Auction Items
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.
Pueo's Shine!

The Pueo class of the All Saints' Preschool honored Mother Earth today with two Hawaiian chants performed on the tree deck. Kanani Furugen, the class aide and former Kamehameha student, taught them the chants. Photo by Lauren Yamamoto.  
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 Proper 29

 Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of
lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together
under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for 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!


Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, December 16, 6:00 PM Eucharist, 6:30 PM Meeting, Rectory

ECW Meeting
Thursday, December 18, 7:00 PM, Memorial Hall

Ke Akua Youth Group
Sunday, December 21, 11:00 AM, Memorial Hall

Saturday Market
Ongoing Second Saturdays of the month. Next:
December 13

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

Heavenly Hikes
Sunday, November 30, 11:45 AM
Ho'opi'i Falls

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

Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, December 6, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Mahelona Christmas Caroling
Sunday, December 14 or 21 (TBA), 6:00 PM

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

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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Thanksgiving Blessings on Placemats

The Sunday school class put aside their regular lessons to work on pictures for the upcoming Thanksgiving luncheon. At the annual Kapa'a Interfaith Association's free Thanksgiving luncheon held in the All Saints' Gym, volunteers also deliver the delicious turkey meals to homes of the elderly, shut-ins and handicapped. Last year, about 300 meals were delivered to those who couldn't make it to the gym. The delivered meals are packed and placed on top of a cheerful placemat. The placemats used are the pictures made by children from some of the churches involved, which is then laminated and ready to bring a smile to someone.
Birthday Blessings Everywhere!

Lots of birthday wishes were going around this past Sunday after the second service. David Murray had orchestrated a surprise Aloha Hour for Bill Brown's birthday, that included a scrumptious carrot cake made by Ko Bakery and free flowing Mimosas!

Meanwhile, during the Ke Akua Youth Group's regular meeting, members indulged in yummy desserts to celebrate their annual All Birthday gathering. It's been a youth tradition to recognize all of their birthdays together in the Fall. The youth group saw five members graduate this past year, but younger members have stepped up to the plate to fill in officer duties. Pictured above are L-R: Raiden (Secretary), Eryn, Noah, Reis (Vice President), Braden (Treasurer), Mason (Vestry Representative), and President Grace. Daileen was off island.

All youth in middle-school and high school are invited to participate in the activities of the youth group. Regular meetings are held on the third Sunday of the month with involvement in numerous church and community events, outreach activities, and time for fellowship that takes place throughout the year. For more information, visit the youth webpage HERE, or e-mail Sybil Nishioka.


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Be sure to stay abreast of all the happenings and offerings in our Diocese and world-wide Episcopal Church. Check out the Diocesan newspaper, the E-Chronicle for coverage of events with special feature articles, or learn about upcoming events and announcements in the Diocesan E-News HERE, Recent highlights include:

  • 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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'Aha Mele Concert - Sunday, November 30
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All Saints' Episcopal Church
P. O. Box 248, 4-1065 Kuhio Highway
Kapa'a, Kaua'i, HI  96746
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