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Announcements
December 19, 2014

  

Lots happening at All Saints' this weekend! 
Come on down!
'Ohana Game Night, Saturday, December 20
By Bill Caldwell, Stewardship Chair
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! The Stewardship Committee invites 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?).
Christmas Caroling at Mahelona, Sunday, 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.
Ke Akua Youth Group Christmas Party
Sunday, December 21

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 their parents and any interested youth in middle school and high school. For those staying for the after-dinner fun and games, please be sure to RSVP Aunty Sybil via e-mail, or call 651-7773.
Final 5 Days of Shopping for 2014
We are open Friday!!!


It's the final days of shopping at Hale Lani until we close for the year and all of our volunteers take their annual two week break. If you're reading this on Friday, we are open today! Yes, it's extended holiday hours in December: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM & 3:30 - 6:00PM. Come on down!!! Tuesday, December 23, will be our last day open in 2014, open from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM for last minute shopping. We will re-open on Monday, January 5, 2015. 

Remember, Hale Lani is 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! Lots of great merchandise, all with that "heavenly touch" is waiting for your special someones. Be sure to "like" our Facebook page and download the $5 coupon for extra savings.

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.
 CHRISTMAS SERVICES: 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
There will be four Christmas services this year beginning with a new "Keiki" service at 3:30 PM on Christmas Eve. Rev. Mary Tudela will be assisting Fr. Ryan at most of the services this year. The service descriptions are as follows and can also be found on the Worship page of our website:

 

CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER 24

3:30 PM  Keiki Service

All Saints' is excited to announce its new "Keiki Christmas Eve Service". The service is being offered to support our families with young children. The Keiki service will be simple, relaxed, family-friendly, and will run about 35 minutes. Eucharist will be celebrated at the service. Rev. Ryan will offer a Keiki-focused message and serve as the celebrant at the service.

 

5:30 PM  Festive Choral Eucharist

The service will feature the All Saints' Choir under the direction of Hank Curtis. Special musicians include Barry Toy on trumpet and Hope Atz as a vocal soloist. Rev. Ryan will preach and serve as the celebrant at the service.

 

10:30 PM  Choral Prelude & Festive Choral Eucharist

The "midnight mass" service will feature the All Saints' Choir under the direction of Hank Curtis. Special musicians include Barry Toy on trumpet and Hope Atz as a vocal soloist. The service begins with the congregation singing a collection of favorite Christmas carols. Rev. Ryan will preach and Rev. Mary will serve as the celebrant at the service.

 

There will be an Open House and potluck in the Rectory from 
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM.  All are invited to bring a favorite family dish to share and drop by anytime during the Open House.

CHRISTMAS DAY, DECEMBER 25

9:30 AM  Holy Eucharist

Music will be offered by Hank Curtis. Rev. Mary will preach and Rev. Ryan will serve as the celebrant at the service.

 

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Christmas Prep & Volunteers Needed

Preparation of the Church will take place on Christmas Eve morning at 8:00 AM. We'll be straightening, cleaning and decorating the Church for our very festive Christmas services.

We are also still looking for a few volunteers for the following roles. Please contact Fr. Ryan or Chris if you are available at 822-4267.
  • Usher at 3:30 PM Keiki Service
  • Usher at 9:30 AM Christmas Day Service
  • Second Reader at 9:30 AM Christmas Day Service
ONGOING REMINDERS:
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.
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glory, now and for ever. Amen.
 

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SERVICE TIMES:
See the Special Christmas Services hours posted in this e-news.

SUNDAY
SERVICES:
 7:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist  
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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
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

'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:
January 10
(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'?: 
Episcopal Church Women: Sharing Aloha & Christmas Cheer!

This past Sunday, December 14, the ECW gathered after the second service to put together Christmas gifts for the families of Hale Ho'omalu. Instead of their usual gift baskets this year, they decided to give gift cards from local retailers, so that recipients could purchase items they really need for the holidays. The cards were collected after the Sunday service and then wrapped and decorated with a cheerful ornament, all donated by members.

The ECW would like to thank the All Saints' 'Ohana for their generous donations. "The families will appreciate it as they go shopping with the good people of Hale Ho'omalu," said Dee Grigsby, ECW member and one of the organizers for this activity. "This is another step in them learning the responsibilities of a joyful and successful life!" 

Pictured above are the women with their "stash" of gifts: Seated from left, Diane Sato, Janis Wright, Marge Akana; standing, Lorna Nishi, Mabel Antonio, April Womack, Cece Caldwell, Dee Grigsby, Natalie Konishi, Pam Sokei.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE DIOCESE & OUR COMMUNITY: 
Editors Note: Please take the time to read this insightful report that tackles the hard questions about the future of The Episcopal Church. It's long but very informative; a little hard to swallow, yet hopeful too. The challenges that our Diocese faces is a mirror of what is happening throughout The Episcopal Church. If you've been following the diocesan news, you would know that for the past two years, clergy and leaders have been addressing these challenges, taking surveys, and hosting open forums. The report is a result of that effort. 

The Episcopal Church Releases the TREC Report
The Task force for Re-Imagining the Episcopal Church (TREC) has issued A Word To The Episcopal Church concerning the release of the final report HERE.

The members of TREC commend our report to the whole church, and specifically to the 78th General Convention. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the church in this way. While we have consulted widely, listened deeply, and debated vigorously over the past two years, we also understand that our proposals are a first step in the ongoing process of re-imagining the church. The conversation that takes place at many levels of the church between now and the 78th General Convention will inevitably challenge, enhance, supplement, and change our proposals. We trust the Holy Spirit will be present in this ongoing process, and will help us all to follow Jesus most faithfully in our own day. READ MORE

 

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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:

  • Presiding Bishop's Christmas Message 2014
  • TREC Issues a Word to The Episcopal Church
  • Clergy Transitions: Conley, Albinger, Crowe
  • Episcopal Service Corps now accepting applications
  • Stewardship University Coming back to Hawai'i
  • Chrism Mass & Education Day
  • 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

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