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Announcements
December 5, 2014

  

COME ON DOWN!!!
PLUS A BAKE SALE, SILENT AUCTION & RAGING FOOD BOOTH!
This year's Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, December 6, promises to be our best yet with over 70 booths and some of the best crafted products you'll see on this island! The fair runs from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The Kapa'a Girl's Soccer Team is also holding a car wash at Sloggett, so shop, eat and get your car clean at the same time!

The craft fair, which is the Ke Akua Youth Group's biggest fund raiser of the year, 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 ALS Association. Proceeds from the bake sale and food booth will be going towards 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.
December Collections for Hale Ho'omalu
ECW Seeking Gift Cards
The ECW is asking for donations of gift cards for their Christmas outreach to Hale Ho'omalu. Although the group normally makes 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.

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.
E-Waste Collection Coming Up
Saturday, December 13
The Caldwell's will be doing their next monthly e-Waste run on Saturday, December 13. 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.

IF YOU'RE COMING TO THE CRAFT FAIR, LOOK FOR THE CALDWELL'S TRUCK! THEY'LL BE COLLECTING E-WASTE!

In a recent article in the Garden Island, the importance of e-waste recycling was explained, and how toxic it is to our the land. It is vital to avoid putting the heavy metals and other hazardous components out of our landfills to prevent further contamination. You can read the article HERE.
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
ONGOING REMINDERS:
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?).

REMINDER:  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. 
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!
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.
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:
Advent is HERE!

This past Sunday, the Sunday school children learned about the meaning of Advent and the lighting of the candles. Pictured above, Triton gets a helping hand from Braden to light the first candle on the Advent Wreath. (Photo by Dianne Tabura)
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 Second Sunday of Advent

Merciful God, 

who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation:
Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins,
that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our
Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
  

  Book of Common Prayer, 

p 211

SERVICE TIMES:
SUNDAY
SERVICES:
 7:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist  
+
9:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
with Music
Healing Prayers
Sunday School
Nursery Available
 
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WEDNESDAY HEALING SERVICE:
7:30 a.m.
We are trying out a new earlier time.
Holy Eucharist
CHOIR PRACTICE
Thursday evenings at 6:00pm

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

UPCOMING MEETINGS

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
UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

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

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
GOING GREEN
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
There will be no work day in December.
Church work days take place every fourth Saturday of the month from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING AT ALL SAINTS'?: 
'Aha Mele Concert Fills the Church!

The second 'Aha Mele Concert took place this past Sunday, November 30, to a packed house! Folks were treated to a very special free concert, put on to raise awareness about Kaua'i's only "true" pipe organ housed at All Saints'.  It is hoped that as more people learn about the organ and the extensive repairs needed to keep it running, they will consider supporting our efforts to preserve it. 

Donating their time and talent were Alan Van Zee and Friends. Alan not only performed on the organ but sang and played the ukulele as well. "Friends" included the Kaua'i Voices led by Randy Leonard, and with nearly 20 singers, the church had to be rearranged to accommodate them. Beautiful and moving solo performances included vocalist Juno Apalla, Larry McCreery on the French horn, and Victoria Aiu on the violin. Morris Wise, who has been instrumental in organizing these concerts, once again gave a brief history and explanation of the pipe organ and what the repairs would entail.

Following the concert was a pupu reception originally planned for the lawn, but Mother Nature insisted on bringing everyone close together again in Memorial Hall. Although the rain may have dampened the afternoon, it didn't dampen anyone's spirits, as pupus and beverages flowed freely, including Bill Brown's famous warm spiced cider, perfect for the chilly evening breeze! Ke Akua Youth Group member, Mason Tabura, provided wonderful music on his ukulele as folks indulged in goodies and socialized! Another concert is being planned for April 2015.
(Photos by Marge Akana and Bill Caldwell.)
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  • Bishop's Calendar & Reading List for 2015
  • Christmas at Camp for Middle Schoolers
  • Official Youth Presence at General Convention 2015
  • St. Michael's Offers Spirituality Center
  • Presiding Bishop Calls for Prayer for Liberia
  • UTO Provides Special Anniversary Grans for Young Adults

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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