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February 20, 2015


Lent Madness is Here!!!
King Kamehameha IV is Up on February 25
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Lent Madness fans are gearing up for another season of... well, madness! Thursday, February 19, marked the first day of voting between Gregory the Illuminator and Brendan the Navigator, as the Saints begin the battle for the Golden Halo. 

Some of you may remember our first introduction to Lent Madness in 2012, when our very own Queen Emma made it all the way to the final round, a feat that left the bloggers busy, and the world a little more familiar with our beloved Queen.

This year, her husband, King Kamehameha IV is on the list. He will be facing William Laud next week, Wednesday, February 25. The winner will advance to the next round until the final battle on Wednesday, April 1. 

Lent Madness is a fun and educational way to learn about the different Saints. In 2010, the Rev. Tim Schenck came up with this engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church's Calendar of Saints during Lent. In 2012, he partnered with the Rev. Scott Gunn who was also the Executive Director of Forward Movement, creating a website and expanding its exposure.  You can learn more about Lent Madness HERE, and don't forget to vote!!! Mark your calendars on Wednesday, February 25, and vote for King Kamehameha IV! 
By Bill Caldwell, Stewardship Chair:
Ke Akua in the Abrahamic Tradition: Part II

Last time we began our reflection on the nature of ke Akua and the similarities and differences between the three major religions of the Abrahamic Tradition by reviewing the beliefs and practices of the Episcopal Church.  Episcopalians are open, affirming and welcoming.  We value diversity and respect the dignity of all people.  We are a progressive church and yet our liturgy has its roots in the earliest known Christian communities.


Episcopalians share the same fundamental beliefs with most every other Christian tradition.  We believe that the Bible contains all things necessary for salvation.  We believe there is one God, who is a Trinity of Persons.  The First Person of the Trinity, traditionally called "Father," created all things at the beginning of time.  Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Second Person of the Trinity, and our Savior.  We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is the Third Person of the Trinity.  This belief in God as a Trinity is unique to the Christian religion.  While all three religions of the Abrahamic Tradition, Christianity, Judaism and Islam, are monotheistic only Christianity is Trinitarian.


Since the Trinity is such a fundamental Christian belief, it is worth exploring this mystical concept more closely.  This week I invite you to join me in asking What Is the Trinity?  Click  HERE to read an article by Norton Herbst that asks this question.

Congratulations to Our Warrior Youth!
Both the girl's and boy's soccer teams at Kapa'a High School took the KIF (Kaua'i Interscholastic Federation) Championship Crown. The girls are currently on O'ahu playing in the State Championships. As of Thursday evening, they won their first game in a nail biter that went into overtime with the final score 1-0. They advance to the semi-finals against Kamehameha on Friday at 3:00 PM. If they win, they play in the finals on Saturday at 5:00 PM. Keep them in your prayers as our own Eryn Yamashiro, a sophomore, is a part of the team.

Good Luck & Congratulations Eryn & Noah!

The boys also recently captured the KIF title and will head to O'ahu next week for their chance at the State Championship title. Their first game in the quarter-finals is on Thursday, February 26, at 5:00 PM. Our own Noah LaMadrid is a Senior and standout on the team. Noah was also nominated for a Cover Player of the Year honors by KHON2 during the football season. The Kapa'a Warrior football team had also captured the KIF title.
2015 Relay for Life Fundraising
Luminarias on Sale Beginning this Sunday!
The Ke Akua Youth Group and ECW are teaming up again to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, and participating in this year's Relay for Life at Hanapepe on April 25-26. Last year, they set a personal team record raising over $4,000! We are once again asking for your support to help raise funds in a variety of ways:

Luminaria Purchase a luminaria! Beginning this Sunday, luminarias will be on sale after the second service for $5.00 each. At the event, luminarias are lit at dusk, lighting up the track that participants walk on all night long. You can choose to decorate your own bag with the name of a loved one that has battled or is battling cancer, or the youth will decorate one for you. 

Make an online donation! Visit the Relay for Life website HERE and be sure to donate to the All Saints Angels team!  

Visit our fundraising booth! We will have a booth at the next two Saturday Markets on March 14 and April 11. We will have luminarias and a variety of theme items for sale.

Saturday, February 28
ECW Annual Breakfast Gathering
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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!
Introducing 'Ohana Outreach
There are times when members need an extra helping hand, and we are introducing 'Ohana Outreach as a way to get the word out and to "rally the troops" to assist our members in need. Pastoral care is especially important in times of sickness and failing health, in grief and when unexpected circumstances arise. Of course some prefer discretion and confidentiality through a priest, and long-term assistance is best left to professionals, but for those that just need a bit of help now and again, please let us know!

We are currently working on creating lay leadership roles, and 'Ohana Outreach will likely fall under the pastoral area. For now, if you have any requests, please e-mail the church, or call 822-4267. 'Ohana Outreach will also be linked to a page on our website soon.  

Our first listing is for a member who needs help moving in the Lihue area on Friday, February 27. Diane Sato has been coordinating this effort on the member's behalf and is seeking trucks and strong arms to assist in the move. Lots of helping hands will make the job lighter and faster for everyone! If you are interested and available, please contact Diane at 651-6484, or e-mail her.
Save the Dates!
Making Sense of the Sabbath Coming in March
A Four-Week Spiritual Formation and Education Series

During the month of March, Fr. Ryan will lead a class on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM, in Memorial Hall. The class will be using the books, 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life by Matthew Sleeth, and Simplify: Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul by Bill Hybels. Be sure to mark your calendars and save the dates for this Lenten Journey class!
All Saints' Video: Year in Review Available for Viewing

The annual Year in Review video that is usually shown at the Annual Meeting made a belated debut at the recent Shrove Tuesday gathering in the Rectory on February 17. The 20-minute video features highlights of the activities of All Saints and its members in chronological order from January through December, and is now available for viewing on the website HERE, or go directly to the VIMEO site HERE.  
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. 
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.
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.
Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick's Visitation

On Sunday, February 8, 2015, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick visited All Saints', celebrating at both services. His wife Bea was also on island, as he spent the week working on the Garden Island and visiting the different Episcopal Churches. (Photo by Marge Akana)
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First Sunday of Lent

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan; Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of
each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through
Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Book of Common Prayer, p 218

 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

Thursday evenings at 6:00pm

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


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

Building & Grounds Meeting
Thursday, March 5, 9:00 AM, Rector's Office

Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, March 17, 6:00 PM Eucharist, 6:30 PM Meeting

ECW Meeting
Thursday, March 19, 7:00 PM, Memorial Hall


ECW Breakfast Gathering
Saturday, February 28, 8:00 AM,
Courtyard at the Marriott

Making Sense of the Sabbath
Thursdays during March, 6:30 PM, Memorial Hall

Saturday Market
Ongoing Second Saturdays of the month. Next:
March 14: Going Green!

Regional Confirmation Service
Saturday, May 23, 11:00 AM, All Saints' Church

Next monthly electronic waste disposal date:
March 14
(Drop off your items before this date at the kitchen patio behind the gym, or visit our special site at the Saturday Market.)
A member needs help with moving within the Lihue area on Friday, February 27. Trucks and lots of hands are welcome. For more information, please contact Diane Sato who is coordinating this effort at 651-6484, or e-mail her.
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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Saturday Market & Swap Meet Reorganizes

David Murray and Sybil Nishioka are now the Co-chairs of Saturday Markets that has recently gone through reorganization. After a full year of trial and error, permit changes, competing venues and no official leader at the helm, Saturday Markets was floundering and members were faced with either letting it go or putting their best foot forward one last time to try to make it work. Church Administrator, Chris Wataya, really kept it afloat all through 2014, with very little support, and we are so grateful for all of her hard work and efforts.

With vendor support, the market reorganized with the introduction of monthly themes, paid radio ads, a new pricing structure and online registration. February was the first month that this was implemented and the results were highly encouraging, energizing the volunteers. A number of vendors have already signed up for the 6 and 12 month program!

February's theme was Valentine's Day, and vendors with flowers and Valentine edibles were invited to participate at no charge. Morris Wise of Ko Bakery, sold out all his cakes at $7.00 a slice! There were also several  booths with swap meet items, and member Bill Brown (pictured at top left) made $125 selling gently used shoes, donating it all to the organ fund! Way to go Bill!  Adding to its success was the girl's soccer team that was holding a car wash in the Sloggett driveway. We are encouraging non-profits to hold car washes during a market which will help to attract customers for both events.

Coming up in March will be a "Going Green" theme!  We will feature E-Waste Collection by the Caldwell's, and vendors with products made from recycled material will get free booth space. Flyers and online registration for the March market will be active in a couple days.

Please help us to spread the word, and if you have rummage items you've been wanting to get rid of, why not set up a booth and turn your "trash" into cash! If you are interested in volunteering, please see David or Sybil.  For more information, visit the Saturday Market webpage HERE.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

All Saint's celebrated Shrove Tuesday (aka Fat Tuesday) in the Rectory, over a feast of pancakes, bacon, sausage, quiche, fruit, pastries and other delectable fare. Geoff and Kim Shields were hard at work in the kitchen turning out stacks of their secret recipe pancakes that members raved over, and it wouldn't be a proper potluck without a dish from Victor Punua, who shared his onolicious chicken hekka. It was a wonderful and fitting evening of feasting, fellowship and laughter as we enter into the penitential season of Lent.

Pictured above, David Murray digs into the pancakes while Marge tops hers with syrup; the Crockers and Robin Putnam fill up their plates with bacon (5 types!) and other delicious  goodies! Below, the Shields take a quick break from the griddles to pose for the camera, while members enjoy the company and food.
Ashes to Go!

Fr. Ryan hit the streets, well curbside anyway, to offer ashes to passersby. It's estimated that he shared ashes with nearly 80 people during the 6 hours he was out there, grateful for the company of members like Kimo Kimokeo and Wayne Doliente who helped pass the time. Pictured above, Fr. Ryan greets passing cars while Wayne keeps him company; still smiling after a long day on the road; talking story with a passerby who received ashes. You can read an article by Dennis Fujimoto that appeared in the Garden Island on February 19, HERE.  To learn more about Ashes to Go, click HERE 


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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 Lenten Message
  • News from Camp Mokule'ia
  • Bishop's Scholarship Funds
  • Grant Opportunity Application Announced
  • Bishop's Message on Church's Alcohol Policy
  • TREC Issues a Word to The Episcopal Church
  • Stewardship University 
  • 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