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February 6, 2015


A Message from Fr. Ryan

Aloha All Saints' 'Ohana,


As I shared in my annual meeting presentation, All Saints' is poised to "Beautifully Grow" in 2015. This year, there are four areas of growth that the Vestry and I hope our 'Ohana engages in: (1) Outreach, (2) Lay Leadership, (3) Our 'Ohana; and, (4) The Kingdom of God. 


Outreach: We have begun the planning process toward establishing and sponsoring a "Laundry Love" ministry site in Kapa'a. The Laundry Love ministry seeks to provide support to people struggling financially by assisting them with doing their laundry. In addition, the ministry creates opportunities for members of the All Saints' 'Ohana to engage our community as we serve them. Laundry is a daunting chore for many people, but for the working poor, the cost of doing laundry; not to mention the time involved in hauling it to a Laundromat, can be prohibitive. It can also mean going without other basic essentials. The project will be supported by All Saints' operational "outreach funds", private donations, and grants secured by the Church to pay for laundry detergent, dryer sheets, and quarters for laundry machines. Members of the All Saints' community will "minister" to the people by coordinating the patrons; assisting them with loading, transferring, and folding their laundry. There will be ample opportunity to "talk story" and build relationships with community members seeking the assistance of the Laundry Love ministry. To learn more about Laundry Love visit their website HERE.


Lay Leadership: In 2015, we will launch the Ministry Council that will draw together on a quarterly basis leaders from all of the various ministries of the Church. The goal of the Ministry Council will be to cultivate connections and collaboration among the ministries. The Ministry Council will be a place where leaders can engage other leaders, both experienced and emerging leaders, who will be instrumental in guiding our ministries to live out the mission and vision of All Saints'. 


Bishop Bob
This Sunday February 8!
Bishop's Visitation & Potluck
Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will be visiting All Saints' on Sunday, February 8, and will preach and celebrate at both services.  There will be a potluck reception following the 9:30 service. Be sure to come on down this Sunday and welcome the Bishop!
Saturday, February 28
ECW Annual Breakfast Gathering
ECW 2012 luncheon
The Episcopal Church Women announce their annual breakfast gathering on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Courtyard by Marriott, Coconut Beach Hotel, at 8:00 AM.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Diane Sato at 651-6484 (or e-mail), or Dee Grigsby by e-mail, by February 21. 

Come enjoy the morning in fun, fellowship and a delicious breakfast buffet on the lanai, as we relax and feel God's presence amongst us!
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

In observance of Shrove Tuesday, there will be a pancake supper at the Rectory on Tuesday, February 17, at 6:00 PM. With the penitential season of Lent beginning the next day (Ash Wednesday), folks historically tried to use up all of their rich and fatty foods like butter, eggs and milk. Also celebrated as Mardi Gras ("Fat Tuesday" in French), much celebration takes place in many parts of the world. Come on down and enjoy a delicious supper of pancakes and other delectable fare!  
Bring in your old crosses!
Ash Wednesday Services & Ashes-To-Go!
palm crosses Ash Wednesday is coming up on February 18, and we are asking members to bring in their old palm crosses to be used for the preparation of the ashes. Crosses can be left in a basket on the table at the church entrance on the next two Sundays. 

Fr. Ryan will once again be out on the sidewalk offering "Ashes-to-Go" for those that are unable to attend the service (6:30 PM), or may be too busy to fit it into their schedules... or may have just forgotten! 

Ashes-to-Go began in 2010, when three Chicago-area Episcopal churches took ashes to the train stations, bringing them to busy commuters. It was a hit and went viral in 2012, exploding across the nation. Ashes-to-Go is now being offered not only by Episcopal Churches, but many different denominations. 
Special Collections for Hale Ho'omalu
During the month of February, the ladies of the ECW will be making a special collection of toothpaste, toothbrushes and deodorant for Hale Ho'omalu, a family services center located a half-block away from the church.  

Donations of canned and packaged goods are always welcome as well as monetary gifts. All donations can be left in the red wagon at the church entrance every Sunday. 
By Bill Caldwell, Stewardship Chair:
Ke Akua in the Abrahamic Tradition

As we celebrate the beauty that is ke Akua, it is important to remember that we Christians are not alone in our belief in the one true God.  The members of three major world religions worship the same God: Christians, Jews and Muslims.  These religions share the same basic beliefs since all three trace their roots back to Abraham.  


Over time however, the understanding of the nature of God and the practices of each of the Abrahamic religions have taken on their own distinct identities.  Over the next few weeks I invite you to join me in reading and reflecting on a series of short essays chosen to provide an introduction to the beliefs and practices of the religions of the Abrahamic Tradition.  Especially in troubled times, knowledge and understanding of our similarities and differences are essential as we strive to fulfill our Mission: To share and live the Good News of Jesus with members and our community, and to serve others.


This week we start close to home by asking What Do Episcopalians Believe? Click HERE to read this essay from the Diocese of Dallas Fort Worth website.

Saturday, February 14
Saturday Market: Love is in the Air!
It's our first theme market of the year, and we are celebrating Valentine's Day in a big way!  Spread the word!  We are inviting all flower vendors and bakers to have a spot in the market for FREE with special theme offerings!!!  Crafters are also being asked to keep with the theme and create "gifts of love". With many celebrating Valentine's Day later in the day, it's not too late to pick up something special for that special someone!  We're sure to have the freshest and sweetest offerings in town!

Share the flyer, and if you have any questions, visit the website or e-mail halelani@hawaiiantel.net

Bishop's Scholarships and Grants through the Diocese
The Bishop's Scholarship Funds are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year, as well as the 1% Diocesan Council Grants.

The Bishop's Scholarship Fund is for baptized members entering an Episcopal Church-related school in the Diocese of Hawai'i for the first time, limited to kindergarten to grade 12.  The Chang Clergy Children's Scholarship Fund is for children of clergy under the age of 24. To view the complete eligibility criteria, application process and form, click HERE. Deadline to apply is March 26. 

Information and the application on the Diocesan Council Grants can be downloaded HERE. Funding is designated primarily in support of new projects, although consideration will be given to existing projects that have shown continued growth and impact on their communities. Grant requests are reviewed quarterly. Deadlines are the 20th of the month in February, May, August and October.
2015 Relay for Life Fundraising
Once again, the Ke Akua Youth Group and ECW are teaming up to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, and participating in this year's Relay for Life at Hanapepe.  Stay tuned for our upcoming fundraisers including luminaria sales. The event will be taking place on the weekend of April 25-26, and the theme is the 80s! If you'd like to make an online donation, visit the Relay for Life website HERE and donate to the All Saints Angels team!  
Worship Enhancements Available!
Dont' forget to ask for a headset or large-print service bulletin! 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

Bill Brown, Maka and David Murray show off the new view of Sleeping Giant after the clearing of brush behind Memorial Hall.
Janet cross hanalei

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us
the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns
with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and
for ever. Amen.


Book of Common Prayer, p 216

 7:00 AM
Holy Eucharist  
9:30 AM
Holy Eucharist
with Music
Healing Prayers
Sunday School
Nursery Available

8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist
First Wednesdays of the month will be at 7:30 AM

February 18
8:00 AM
Imposition of Ashes
(No Eucharist)
9:00 - 11:00 AM & 4:00 - 6:00 PM
"Ashes to Go"
6:30 PM
Imposition of Ashes Holy Eucharist
Thursday evenings at 6:00pm

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


Vestry Meeting
There will be no regularly scheduled Vestry Meeting due to Shrove Tuesday.

Ke Akua Youth Group
Sunday, February 22, 11:00 AM, Memorial Hall (Note: This is different than the usual 3rd Sunday)

ECW does not have a February meeting. They will be having a breakfast gathering on February 28


Bishop's Visitation
Sunday, February 8, 7:00 AM & 9:30 AM Services

Saturday Market
Ongoing Second Saturdays of the month. Next:
February 14: Love is in the Air!

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tuesday, February 17, 6:00 PM, Rectory

Ash Wednesday Services & Ashes to Go 
Wednesday, February 18
(See Service Times above)

ECW Breakfast Gathering
Saturday, February 28, 8:00 AM,
Courtyard at the Marriott
Next monthly electronic waste disposal date:
February 14
(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 date:
February 28
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Arrrh Mateys! 'Twas A Whale of a Time!!! (Pirate talk)

On Saturday, January 31, over 30 church members and friends took to the waters off 'Ele'ele, hoping to catch a glimpse of whales breaching and slapping their tails. Danny Bernal, who works with Blue Dolphin boat charters, was able to get a special discounted rate for church members on an afternoon whale watching cruise, and space filled up quickly. 
You couldn't have asked for more perfect weather conditions, or a more perfect crew! The service was awesome and passengers were kept laughing and entertained!  There were a number of whale sightings-- some breaching in the distance, and some closer tail slaps that managed to elude the photographers with their "hubble telescopes" (what the crew called the large camera lenses) most of the time. But it was the laughter, dancing (yes, we got it on video!), and joy that was prevalent throughout the ride that made it so memorable.

As the sun set on the horizon through golden skies, everyone agreed that it was a wonderful time of fellowship and are looking forward to more activities of this nature. Many thanks to David Murray for organizing this gathering, and to Danny Bernal for his great connections that provided an opportunity for our church family to get together outside of church. (Photos by S. Nishioka)
Property Improvements In the Works
Although most of our members make an appearance on property mainly on Sundays, several are at the church nearly every day to make sure things are in check. The Buildings and Grounds Committee meets quarterly, and in their last meeting, plans to go forward with roof repairs and clearing of the brush behind the property got the green light. This past week alone has seen a number of major changes that should bring smiles to members when they arrive on Sunday. Property improvements include:

Roofing Repairs: At times, it seemed like there were more shingles on the ground than on the roof of Memorial Hall after a storm or strong wind. That has now been taken care of, and Memorial Hall looks like a brand new building! Asphalt shingles replace the shake in order to be more solar-panel friendly. (Solar panels are in the long-term capital improvement plans of the church.) The Columbarium roof is being redone with shake to match its original style, but the project hit a bump when dry-rot was discovered. Instead of just replacing the shingles, the entire roof is currently being redone.  

Land Clearing: The vegetation behind the buildings has been a subject of conversation for a while. Not only does it house feral cats and creatures, but over time, has been used as a dumping area and a place where homeless and/or drug addicts have gathered at night.  With the land now cleared, spectacular views of Sleeping Giant have opened up, and the tranquil setting of the stream has imaginations running wild with possibilities! There are still a few trees that need to be removed, and members may be called upon to help remove it during a work day.

Church Cross: The bronze cross at the top of the church broke loose and was dangling precariously from its wooden base. Larry Conklin of Island Crane & Rigging came to the rescue with his gigantic crane, free of charge. Larry gave David Crocker a crash course in "cage behavior" as he was enlisted to ride the metal basket up to the cross. While up in the air making repairs, David also fixed a burnt out light, and now our cross is back in action, just in time for the Bishop's Visitation!

We give thanks and praise to all of our members who take the time to care for the buildings and grounds of the church.  We have the ever faithful Monday Crew, who come weekly to clean the church and do small repairs where needed. We have members who turn out for the monthly work days to tackle bigger projects and general maintenance. And then we have members who are called upon to handle special projects. You know who you are, and so does the Lord... and we are ever grateful for your ministry! AMEN!  (Photos by S. Nishioka)
Hale Lani Annual Luncheon

Our dedicated volunteers of Hale Lani Christian Store enjoyed some time together for great food, games and prizes, at Kauai Pasta on Friday, January 6. The annual luncheon is a thank you from the manager for all of their time manning the store and catering to our community. Pictured above, volunteers pose for a group shot, clockwise from left Lorna Ching, Chris Neumann, Chris Wataya, Kenzie, Diane Sato, Lorna Nishi, Faith Shiramizu, Marge Akana, Fr. Ryan, Sybil Nishioka; Center photo: our youngest "volunteer in training", Kenzie, joins grandma Diane; and members focus on games. If you are interested in volunteering at the store, we always welcome church members and especially need coverage for vacationers. You can e-mail Sybil or leave a message at the store at 822-7257.


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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:

  • Bishop's Scholarship Funds
  • Grant Opportunity Application Announced
  • Bishop's Message on Church's Alcohol Policy
  • TREC Issues a Word to The Episcopal Church
  • Clergy Transitions: Conley, Albinger, Crowe
  • Stewardship University Coming back to Hawai'i
  • Chrism Mass & Education Day
  • Bishop's Calendar & Reading List for 2015


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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