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November 29, 2014


Heavenly Hikes Heads to Ho'opi'i Falls
This 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. 
'Aha Mele Concert & Reception
This Sunday, November 30
The second 'Aha Mele Concert is this Sunday afternoon, November 30, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM. All are invited to attend the free concert and pupu reception afterwards. 

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.

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.
Hale Lani Celebrates 8th Anniversary!

December 5 marks the date when Hale Lani officially opened to the public 8 years ago, so for the month of December (beginning December 1), Hale Lani will be having its annual store-wide Anniversary Sale! Everything in the store is 20% - 75% OFF!  If it's not marked, it's at least 20% OFF... and with more merchandise arriving daily, folks should plan to come by as often as possible!  Like our Facebook page and get first notice of new arrivals and look for the special coupon for extra savings! We also have extended holiday shopping hours, and will be open on Fridays!  Click HERE to download the latest e-mailer with sale items and store hours.

Hale Lani is an all-volunteer outreach ministry of All Saints' with all profits going toward community outreach and youth programs. To learn more, visit the webpage HERE.
Save the Date!
'Ohana Game Night: December 20
By Bill Caldwell, Stewardship Chair

The Stewardship Committee will be sponsoring a number of events throughout the coming program year, all events linked to the overall program theme of Beautiful (see the pamphlet delivered with your pledge card). Each quarter we will focus on a specific aspect of the Beautiful theme. The first quarter of the Program Year (October 2014 - December 2014) is devoted to the Beautiful 'Ohana.  To quote the pamphlet: 

God calls us by name because we are God's children. All Saints' is blessed with a beautiful 'Ohana that comes together for worship, fellowship, education, spiritual growth, and outreach. During our quarterly focus on the 'Ohana, we will celebrate and strengthen the bonds that gather us together as an All Saints' 'Ohana and as the beautiful family of God

The All Saints' 'Ohana Game Night, scheduled for Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM in the gym, is an important opportunity to put the above words into action. Let's have fun! We invite all members of the All Saints' 'Ohana, including Pre-school families, to a two-hour pizza and game party. The Stewardship Committee will provide salad, pizza and non-alcoholic beverages as well as logistical support to make this happen. 

We invite everyone to bring their favorite game to the event. No video games, but board games and card games are welcome. We would like to encourage all members of our church 'ohana, young and young at heart, to come out for a couple of hours of fun and fellowship. (Free fun and food. How can you beat that deal?).
Save the Date!
Christmas Caroling at Mahelona: December 21

All are invited to come and sing through the halls of Mahelona Hospital on Sunday, December 21, at 6:00 PM. We will plan to gather in the Mahelona Hospital parking lot at 5:45 PM. This annual activity is a time to share our joy and Christmas cheer with those in the long term care facility. Be sure to wear your Santa hats and cheery red and green clothing. For more information, e-mail Sybil.
Save the Date!
Ke Akua Youth Group Christmas Party

Immediately following the Mahelona Christmas Caroling, the youth will head back to the Church for their annual potluck Christmas party! All former youth members in college are invited to attend along with any interested youth in middle school and high school. Parents are welcome to stay for dinner. For those staying for the after-dinner fun and games, please be sure to RSVP Aunty Sybil via e-mail, or call 651-7773.
Four Services Lined Up for Christmas

There will be four Christmas services this year beginning with a new "Keiki" service! The Christmas service schedule is as follows and can also be found on the Worship page of our website:
Christmas Eve, December 24:
3:30 PM  Keiki Service
5:30 PM  Festive Choral Eucharist
10:30 PM  Choral Prelude & Festive Choral Eucharist

ChristmasDay, December 25:
9:30 AM  Holy Eucharist
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.
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.
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. 
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.
We Give Thanks!

Along with a record number of meals served, the pre-luncheon Interfaith Service at this year's Thanksgiving luncheon was blessed with six priests from the different KIA Churches, which included (pictured above) Rev. Kazunori Takahashi from Kapa'a Hwonganji, Rev. Anthony Rapozo from St. Catherine's, our own Fr. Ryan Newman, Pastor Douglas Na'a from the Seventh Day Adventist, Rev. Jeannie Thompson of Kapa'a United Church of Christ, and Deacon Manny Pascua from St. Catherine's. What an incredible blessing it was to listen to priests from around the Kapa'a Community share their Thanksgiving thoughts and prayers. AMEN!   
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 First Sunday of Advent

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of

darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of
this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and
for ever. Amen.

  Book of Common Prayer, p 211

 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
Wednesday, December 10, 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

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
'Ohana Family Night
Saturday, December 20, 5:00 PM
In the Gym

Mahelona Christmas Caroling & Youth Group Christmas Party
Sunday, December 21, 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
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Over 900 Meals Served at KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon!

Say whaaat? Yes! You read correctly! Over 900 delicious Thanksgiving turkey meals were served up at All Saints' during the 11th Annual KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon! With a record number 332 meals delivered to homes from Lihue to Anahola, and another 600 served to grateful folks in the gym, last year's record of 850 was far exceeded! Once again, Mark Oyama and his crew from Contemporary Flavors knocked it out of the park with two service lines set up, one in the Sloggett Center for home delivered meals, and one in the gym. There is no doubt that their reputation for cooking up delicious meals helped draw the crowd, but their efficiency and professionalism is unmatched, enabling them to knock out the near one thousand meals quickly! 

But it took an army of volunteers from all seven churches involved to make this event happen, and All Saints' representatives, Mary Margaret Smith and Diane Sato, want to thank everyone for all of their hard work and effort, from the folks that donated items, to the set-up and clean-up crew, the check-in crew, entertainers, drivers, youth servers, and everyone in between! Along with a committee of representatives from the seven churches, Mary and Diane orchestrate the details for this massive community effort, meeting regularly for months in advance. We are so grateful and thankful for all of THEIR hard work and effort! 

To read the article in the Garden Island about the luncheon, click HERE. Pictured at top, folks enjoy good music and good food! Center photos, dishing it up in the gym; at the Sloggett center, drivers wait for their packaged meals for delivery; youth servers pick up plates hot off the line. Photo above, some of the crew from Mark's Place take a well-deserved break. More photos will be posted on the website and All Saints' Facebook page soon---stay tuned! (Photos by Marge Akana)


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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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'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
Church Office:  808-822-4267