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March 13, 2015


VOTE TODAY!!! March 13!
King Kamehameha IV Up for Battle Again!
Lent madness
King Kamehameha IV won his first round in Lent Madness, a fun online activity that takes place each year during Lent, and is up TODAY, Friday, March 13, against David Oakerhater. Be sure vote for our King and join in the fun and learn about the many Saints on our calendar. A different battle takes place each day, Monday through Friday, during Lent, with winners advancing on until the final battle for the Golden Halo. You can learn more about Lent Madness HERE. 
Tomorrow! Saturday, March 14!
March Saturday Market & Swap Meet: 
Going Green!
It's Saturday Market and Swap Meet time this weekend, and it's all about recycling! Bill and Cece Caldwell will set up their truck and booth on Saturday to collect e-waste that will be taken to the Lihue facility. Along with our regular crafters, vendors that sell craft items made from recycled or repurposed materials are invited to participate for free!

The youth and ECW will also be raising funds for Relay for Life, so come and show your support.

Saturday Markets are a great time to turn your "trash into cash"!  While you're doing some Spring cleaning, why not set up a booth and sell those items you no longer use. Click on the flyer to view a larger image and to share with all your friends and relatives! If you are interested in participating, visit the webpage HERE, or register HERE.  Reminder: Non-profits are always free!
Holy Week Begins on Sunday, March 29
Holy Week is just a couple weeks away, and it will be filled with opportunities for worship and reflection. Be sure to check out the schedule by clicking on the flyer above for a downloadable pdf version.
Sunday, March 22
New & Current Acolyte Training/Refresher

Are you and/or child interested in serving as an acolyte? Does your child and/or you currently serve as an acolyte? If the answer is "YES" to either of these questions, Fr. Ryan would like you to attend a training/refresher course on Sunday, March 22, from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM.


The primary purpose of the acolyte is to serve the Altar and the Priests. Duties include processing the Cross, processing the Gospel, and assisting in setting the Altar for the Eucharist. The commitment involves some initial training, some on-the-job training, and serving approximately once a month at the 9:30AM service. The Acolyte Ministry is open to all parishioners ages 8 and up (including adults),  and is a vital component to the worship experience of our 'Ohana. We invite you to serve as an acolyte and attend this class. 

Sunday, March 22
First Communion: A Conversation with Families

Once we are baptized, regardless of our age, we are welcome to receive Communion in the Episcopal Church, but it is a family's decision as to when their child begins receiving communion. At All Saints', we want to make God's Table accessible to all. It can be a daunting task to discern your child's readiness for Communion. All Saints' wants to help your family in this discernment process. 


On March 22, from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Fr. Ryan will offer a casual conversation and interactive workshop for families (children and adults) about the spiritual and practical practices involved in taking Communion. We hope this opportunity will begin preparing your child's heart and mind for Communion. Also, we hope the conversation will address any questions or concerns you might have. This conversation is open to ALL in the community! If you have questions, please talk to Fr. Ryan.

Confirmation, Reception & Reaffirmation into
The Episcopal Church

On Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 11:00 AM, All Saints' will host the Regional Confirmation Service for Kaua'i. Fr. Ryan will be offering separate multi-session gatherings for both youth confirmands and adults seeking confirmation, reception and reaffirmation. If you or your child would like to participate in the program, please contact Fr. Ryan ASAP at (808) 822-4267, or by e-mail.  Fr. Ryan would like to schedule the gatherings around the participants' schedule.

Confirmation in the Episcopal Church is a sacramental rite in which a baptized person makes a mature and public affirmation of the promises that are usually made at baptism by parents and godparents. It is available to all baptized people (13 and above). At the core, Confirmands are taking on the responsibilities and privileges of being an adult member in good standing in the Church.

Reception recognizes anyone who has made a mature confession of faith in any other denomination and now wishes to continue their spiritual journey in the Episcopal Church. As one being received, you are welcomed into the fellowship of the Episcopal Church.

Reaffirmation is for individuals who have already been confirmed in the Episcopal Church and are seeking to "reaffirm" their Christian vows. These might be individuals who have been away from the church for a period of time and want to make a new beginning, or people who sense that they are at a new stage in their spiritual life and want to reaffirm their commitment to their spiritual journey in ritual.

By Bill Caldwell, Stewardship Chair:
Ke Akua in the Abrahamic Tradition Part IV

In our last installment we learned about the basic beliefs and practices of Judaism, the first recorded monotheistic faith.  Jews, like Christians and Muslims trace their roots to the patriarch Abraham, therefore all three religions have certain beliefs and practices in common.  


I think many Christians are familiar with Jewish beliefs and history since The Hebrew Bible is virtually the same as the Old Testament included in Christian Bibles.  A core teaching of Judaism is that the Jews are God's Chosen People.  Jews do not focus as much on heaven or the afterlife as Christians and Muslims. They are more concerned with how to live life according to God's laws today, in this world.  First and foremost, it is the desire and duty of God's chosen people to worship of the one true God.


As we noted earlier in this series, the understanding of the nature of God and the practices of each of the Abrahamic religions have taken on their own distinct identities over time.  Having reviewed Christianity and Judaism, it is time to turn our attention to the other great monotheistic religion, Islam.  I invite you to join me in reading and reflecting on the essay entitled What Is Islam? by Norton Herbst HERE.

Good Luck and Best Wishes to Kapa'a Middle School Choir & Ukulele Band!

Youth member Braden and his mom Dianne Tabura, are off to California with the Kapa'a Middle School Choir and Ukulele Band, to participate in the annual Heritage Music Festival. For the last 15 years, teacher Mary Lardizabal has taken the group to this event, wowing the judges and capturing gold in nearly all divisions each year! Other youth members, Grace, and Braden's older brother Mason, have also been a part of this winning troop!  Please keep the group in your prayers as they travel and share their aloha across the ocean. Pictured above is Braden in the back row with the ukulele. 
Welcome Baby Luna!

Congratulations to Karla and Danny Bernal, who welcomed their precious baby girl, Luna Kathleen, on Saturday, February 28!  Weighing in at a healthy 8 lbs. 2 oz., Luna joins the family with older brothers Killian and Riley! God bless you all and hope to see you soon! 
Reminder: Next week's class is on Wed., March 18
Making Sense of the Sabbath Continues Through March
During the month of March, Fr. Ryan is leading a series of Lenten classes. The classes are 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. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Final two classes are being held on Wednesday, March 18, and Thursday, March 26, at 7:00 PM in Memorial Hall. Anyone can join in the classes.
2015 Relay for Life Fundraising
Luminarias on Sale After Sunday Services!
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! Luminarias will be on sale after Sunday services for $5.00 each. 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.

March Special Collections for Hale Ho'omalu
During the month of March, the ladies of the ECW will be making a special collection of bar soap and shampoo 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. 
Futsal Tournament: Saturday, March 28
The second All Saints' Futsal Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 28, from 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM. The tournament is free and open to all interested youth and adults. Last year's tournament rallied players from Waimea to Hanalei, and the sport is gaining popularity thoughout Hawai'i. 

Similar to indoor soccer, futsal requires technical ball handling skills and speed.  For more information and to register, visit the webpage HERE. To view a large version of the flyer and to share, check under What's Happening in Our Diocese & Community below. 
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.
All Saints' Video: Year in Review Online
Church soft edge 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.  
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.
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Fourth Sunday of Lent

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world:
Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Book of Common Prayer, p 219

 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!


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

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

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


Making Sense of the Sabbath
Final sessions: March 18 & 26, 7:00 PM, Memorial Hall

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

First Communion: A Conversation with Families
Sunday, March 22, 11:00 AM
In the Church

Acolyte Training/Refresher
Sunday, March 22, 12:00 PM
In the Church

Futsal Tournament
Saturday, March 28, All Saints' Gym

For complete Holy Week Worship & Activity Schedule, click HERE.

Easter Festival
Sunday, April 5
Following the 9:30 service

KeAkua Youth Retreat
April 17-19

Relay for Life
Saturday, April 25
Hanapepe Stadium

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

Please e-mail the church or call 822-4267 with requests for assistance. If you would like help on Sunday afternoons that the youth can tackle, e-mail Sybil
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.)
Church work days take place every fourth Saturday of the month from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Next date:
March 28
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  • 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