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March 20, 2015


Beloved Kent Frank
The following is a message from Fr. Ryan that was released on Wednesday, March 18:  

Kent Frank died peacefully in his sleep this morning. Joe was at his bedside. Please pray for Kent, who now rests in peace with our Lord, and for Joe who is dealing with the loss of his spouse and best friend.


O God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ destroyed death, and brought life and immortality to light: Grant that your servant Kent, being raised with him, may know the strength of his presence, and rejoice in his eternal glory; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Most merciful God, whose wisdom is beyond our understanding: Deal graciously with Joe, and all of Kent's family and friends in their grief. Surround them with your love, that they may not be overwhelmed by their loss, but have confidence in your goodness, and strength to meet the days to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A memorial service has been set for April 18. More information will be forthcoming soon.

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

In our ongoing study of the nature of ke Akua and the similarities and differences between the three major religions of the Abrahamic Tradition we learned that followers of these religions believe that their sacred texts contain all things necessary for salvation.  As Christians we are very familiar with the teachings of the Old and New Testaments of the Christian Bible.  Through study of the Old Testament, Christians have an understanding of the Hebrew Bible but have no similar point of reference to help understand the Qur'an.


Muslims believe that the Qur'an was revealed to the prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel in a series of divine recitations over a period of twenty years. They believe that Muhammad was God's last and final prophet in the monotheistic tradition of Judaism and Christianity.  In fact, Muhammad praised the teachings of Moses and Jesus and their roles as prophets of God but rejected Jesus' divinity. Ultimately, Muhammad portrayed Jews and Christians as groups that had received God's revelations but failed to obey God and thus deviated from his will.


To help gain a greater understanding of the Islamic view of the nature of God it is worth taking some time to learn a bit more about the Qur'an. I invite you to join me in reading and reflecting on the essay entitled What Is the Qur'an? by Ray Madson HERE.

This 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.

This 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. 

Palm Cross Making Coming Up March 28
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Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, March 29, and our annual palm cross making will be taking place on Saturday, March 28, 8:00 AM, at Sloggett. Beginners are welcome to learn from our experts! Come on down!
March 28 Work Day Postponed Until April 4
Workday 2013
Mark your calendars!!!  Our monthly work day for March has been moved to Saturday, April 4, in preparation for Easter. We will be cleaning, scrubbing and shining up the church for a glorious Easter Celebration!

The work day will begin at 8:00 AM, and will include making the Easter flower cross and decorating the church.

A Call For Easter Flowers
This year, we are asking for donations of white flowers (preferably lilies but any white flowers are welcome) and/or monetary donations to help purchase flowers. For more information, contact Chris Wataya at 822-4267.
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.
April's Saturday Market: Spring Has Sprung!
April's Saturday Market and Swap Meet is all about Spring, and we are inviting vendors with potted plants, cuttings and starter plants ready for the garden, to participate for FREE! The market takes place on the second Saturday of the month on April 11.

It's also a great time for Spring cleaning, so why not turn your "trash into cash" and consider signing up for a swap meet booth!

For more information and to register, click on the flyer at left to be taken to the Saturday Market webpage.  Help spread the word! 
Final class is on Thursday, March 26
Making Sense of the Sabbath Continues Through March
During the month of March, Fr. Ryan has been 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.  The final class will be held on Thursday, March 26, at 7:00 PM in Memorial Hall, and anyone can join in.
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.

New Age Groups Added! Donations Being Accepted
Futsal Tournament: Saturday, March 28
The second All Saints' Futsal Tournament is growing, and 2 new age groups have just been added!

The 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 throughout Hawai'i. 

If you would like to help sponsor prizes for the MVPs in each division, or help defray costs for awards and equipment, please contact Sybil at 651-7773, or e-mail herThe youth group will also be manning a food booth with proceeds going towards their summer mission trip.  

Similar to indoor soccer, futsal requires technical ball handling skills and speed.  For more information and to register, visit the webpage HERE or click on the poster above. To view a large version of the flyer and to share, check under What's Happening in Our Diocese & Community below. 
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. 
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.
Lent madness
King Kamehameha IV won his first two rounds in Lent Madness, a fun online activity that takes place each year during Lent. He battles again in the "Elate Eight" on March 25. 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. 
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.
Boat Blessing
Among the many things that Fr. Ryan is called upon to bless, boats have now been added to his repertoire.  This past weekend, Fr. Ryan blessed Chris and Janis Wright's new boat, which was set to hit the ocean for some serious fishing!  Did it work? We'll leave that for Janis to answer!
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Fifth Sunday of Lent

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly
wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to
love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, 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!


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

ECW Meeting
Thursday, April 16, 7:00 PM, Memorial Hall

Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, April 21, 6:00 PM Eucharist, 6:30 PM Meeting

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

Making Sense of the Sabbath
Final session: March 26, 7:00 PM, Memorial Hall

Palm Cross Making
Saturday, March 28, 8:00 AM, Sloggett

Futsal Tournament
Saturday, March 28, All Saints' Gym

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

Youth Easter Festival Prep & Annual Lunch
Friday, April 3, 1:00 PM, Memorial Hall

Work Day & Easter Prep
Saturday, April 4, 8:00 AM

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

Saturday Market & Swap Meet
Ongoing Second Saturdays of the month. Next:
April 11: Spring Has Sprung!

KISS Concert
Saturday, April 18, 7:00 PM, All Saints' Church (See flyer in Community section)

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:
April 11
(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:
April 4
This is a special date to get the Church ready for Easter!
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Saturday Market is Growing!
All Saints' Saturday Market & Swap Meet is growing, to the delight of both the community shoppers and vendors! Dennis Fujimoto from the Garden Island Newspaper stopped by at the March market this past Saturday, and featured an article in Sunday's paper that you can read HEREWith the recent reorganization and start of paid radio advertisements, the market has seen an almost 100% increase in vendor participation in just 3 months!  Over a dozen vendors have already signed up for the 6 & 12 month program, with many others opting for the month-to-month program or just showing up. 

Monthly themes have also helped to give each market new interest and energy. March's theme was on recycling, and Stewardship devotee Cece Caldwell left with a truck piled high with e-Waste! There was so much, that not all of it could fit, and will be taken in next month. Ron Wiley of KONG radio made a special pitch during the market which surely helped bring in lots of e-Waste! 
Swap Meet vendors are also turning out and church members are taking advantage of the opportunity to turn their "trash into cash".  Both Wayne Doliente and Mary Margaret Smith had booths this past weekend, donating a portion of their proceeds to the church and Relay for Life.  The youth and ECW also had a booth to raise funds for the upcoming Relay for Life event, with baked goods, rummage items and luminarias for sale.
April's theme is all about Spring, and we are inviting vendors with potted plants, flowers, cuttings and starter plants to participate for FREE!  Along with our regular line-up of talented vendors, we welcome non-profits to participate for free.  If you or someone you know may be interested, please share the flyer (shown in the next section), or refer them to our Saturday Market webpage HERE.   

Coming up in May is the big Mother's Day theme!  We will likely change the layout to be more in line with the youth's Holiday Craft Fair that can accommodate more vendors. Stay tuned!
Registration Open for Hui Pu: Diocesan Summer Youth Camp

Registration is now open for the Diocesan youth summer camp that takes place at Camp Mokule'ia on O'ahu.  The theme for Hui Pu '15 is "Do Something".  There will be emphasis on service, kindness, and standing up for what you believe. There will be components of art, music, and prayer, as well as games, swimming, and amazing unforgettable sunsets on Oahu's north shore.   Hui Pu will be sleeping in the beach cabins and there will be a nightly chapel worship service for all those staying at Camp Mokule'ia.  Come join us!  

Dates for Hui Pu 2015:
  • June 26-28th: Preview weekend for Ahe Camp (completed 3-5 grade)
  • June 28-July 3rd: Lokahi Camp (completed 6-8 grade)
  • July 5-10th: 'Opio Camp (completed 9-12 grade)
Cost is $200 for Ahe camp, and $300 for Lokahi and 'Opio.  Scholarships are available, and travel assistance is also available.  For more information and to register, 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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ASIS Futsal Tournament: March 28!

All are invited to celebrate!!!

April Saturday Market:  Spring Has Sprung!

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All Saints' Communications

All Saints' Episcopal Church
P. O. Box 248, 4-1065 Kuhio Highway
Kapa'a, Kaua'i, HI  96746
Church Office:  808-822-4267