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March 30, 2015



Holy Week, the most important and sacred time for Christians has begun, and All Saints' is offering a full week of worship and special Holy Week events that began with Palm Sunday, and will end with the Easter Festival. Be sure to join us as we journey through the Passion and then celebrate our Risen Lord! Pictured of above, attendees at the 9:30 service yesterday waved their palms in recognition of the triumphal arrival of our Lord into Jerusalem! Listed below are the services and activities being offered. To download a complete listing, click on the Holy Week Schedule at left. 

A can't miss sacred and powerful worship experience of Holy Week! This will be a profound and beautiful service with exceptional music featuring the All Saints' Choir, Hank Curtis, vocalist Peggy Lake, and Laine Griffith on saxophone and flute.  Child care will be provided in Memorial Hall.

Watch the critically acclaimed and controversial film depicting the final 12 hours of Jesus' life. Fr. Ryan will moderate a discussion after the film. A brief service of Compline will then follow. Light dinner served. The film is R-rated.  If you need childcare, please let Chris Wataya or Fr. Ryan know at 822-4267. 

Starting at Kealia Beach, we will be walking north along the beach path and retrace the steps of Christ carrying the Cross to his crucifixion. The total route is 2 miles and the pace is slow and accessible to all ages and abilities.

At 6:30 PM, there will be a Maundy Thursday Eucharist with foot washing (optional) featuring musicians Peggy Lake and Laine Griffith. Then from 8:00 PM, all are invited to participate in Watch & Pray, an overnight vigil in the church, and hold any portion of of the vigil that will last until 11:00 AM Friday. (Childcare will be provided during Eucharist service.)

Good Friday will begin with Stations of the Cross led by the KeAkua Youth Group at 11:00 AM. At 12:00 PM, there will be a Good Friday Liturgy with music by Peggy Lake and Hank Curtis.  Veneration of the Cross: Private Prayer and Reconciliation follows from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. The Church will be open for quiet prayer and reflection as we observe Jesus' final hours on the Cross. Clergy will be available in the Columbarium Chapel to offer the rite of reconciliation for those who desire to make a private confession. At 6:30 PM, in quiet darkness, the Good Friday evening service includes prayer, Scipture, Taizé chant and meditation. 

There will be a short Holy Saturday service at 7:30 AM, and at 8:00 AM, there will be a Church Work Day to prepare the church for Easter Services. 

At 7:00 PM, come celebrate the most ancient Easter liturgy of the Church, which will include Baptisms. This is the night when Christ broke the bonds of death and rose victorious from the grave. Hear the stories of God's redeeming work, moving from darkness to light, from solemnity to joyful song, and celebrate the glorious Resurrection. It will be our first opportunity to proclaim Alleleuia! Christ is Risen!  Music will be led by the All Saints' Choir and Hank Curtis.  The Reverend Mary Tudela will preach. (Childcare will be provided during this service.)

We celebrate the Risen Lord at three different services:
6:00 AM - Sunrise Easter Eucharist at Baby Beach at Panihi and Monakai Roads. Bring a beach chair! (The procession of the cross from All Saints' to Baby Beach will begin at 5:45 AM.)
7:00 AM - Easter Eucharist at All Saints'
9:30 AM - Festive Easter Eucharist at All Saints, featuring Barry Toy (trumpet) and the All Saints' Choir. Arrive early as we anticipate the Church being full.
11:00 AM - Pot luck Easter Festival! We celebrate the Risen Lord with lots of great food, fun, games, and egg hunts for Keiki and Kupuna! All are invited to come join the All Saints' family, and we ask our 'ohana to please bring a favorite dish to share!
All are invited to celebrate!!!

Memorial Service for Kent Frank
 A memorial service for Kent Frank will take place on Saturday, April 18, beginning at 2:00 PM, at All Saints' Church, followed by a reception on the lawn. We are kindly asking members to bring a dish to assist with the reception. Joe Adorno, Kent's partner and spouse, asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to All Saints' in Kent's honor. 
April Special Collections for Hale Ho'omalu

During the month of April, the ladies of the ECW will be making a special collection of instant oatmeal (packets), peanut butter, jelly and crackers, 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. 
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. To learn more about these special Sacraments, click HERE.
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! 
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 Saturday Market on April 11 with luminarias, rummage, and a variety of theme items for sale.
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.
Palm Cross Making!

Members gathered together on Saturday morning to make palm crosses for Sunday's service. "Experts" were on hand to teach newbies the art of making the palm crosses with lots of fellowship being shared inbetween. Pictured above, coss-makers are shown with the results of their hard work! (Photo contributed by Diane Sato.)
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O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten
Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection
delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die
daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of
his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and for ever. 


Book of Common Prayer, p 222

 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!


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

KeAkua Youth Group Meeting
Friday, April 17,3:00 PM, Memorial Hall (This is in place of the regular meeting normally held on the 3rd Sunday)

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

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)

Relay for Life
Saturday, April 25
Hanapepe Stadium

KeAkua Youth Retreat
May 1 - 3

'Aha Mele Concert
Sunday, May 17
More info to come

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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Acolyte Training & Refresher Class

On Sunday, March 22, Fr. Ryan held an acolyte training/refresher class for both current and new acolytes. Three new acolytes were trained and members will get to see the new faces during Holy Week. New acolytes are Cecelia Caldwell, Joshua Rego and Tyler Tanaka. A couple of new procedures were put into place by Fr. Ryan, which will help the flow of the service. Veteran acolytes also learned a lot of technical information that was very helpful in understanding this very important role that they play in the worship service. Pictured above left, Fr. Ryan shows Joshua what to do when the priest washes his hands. At right, all three trainees walk up the aisle to take their places for the Gospel reading.

Futsal Tournament is a Hit!
On Saturday, March 28, All Saints' held its second futsal tournament in the gym. Despite the last minute push to put the tournament on in a little over 3 weeks, over 30 teams signed up with some being turned away because of full brackets. Last year's tournament featured 3 age groups, but just 10 days before this year's tournament, requests for younger divisions were made. A U10 and U12 were added to make 5 divisions, and both filled up with 8 teams each, plus a waitlist. 
Futsal is a form of indoor soccer that requires great ball handling skill and quickness. Because of the confined area and boundaries, control and accuracy is crucial. Tournament organizer, Sybil Nishioka, was surprised at the turnout and enthusiasm that both youth and adults have for this sport. Futsal at All Saints' initially started in 2012, and with a grant from the Vidinha Trust for some equipment, friendly scrimmages in the gym were held periodically during the week. At that time, many of the Ke Akua Youth Group members were active soccer players, and took on the responsibility to promote and help run the practices. It was mostly to keep players in shape during the off-seasons of soccer, but when Sybil's son, Shane, returned from college for the summer in 2014, the idea of a tournament was born. Last year's tournament was the first of its kind on the island. With the success of that tournament, the Kalaheo program decided to put on a tournament a couple months later.

This year's tournament was not twice as big and action packed, but featured players as young as 8 years old with skills that are astounding! Youth group member Noah LaMadrid's U17 team took first place and the adult team that he and Shane were on captured a hard fought 2nd! They both served as the main referees for most of the tournament until their matches came up. 
Youth group members that weren't playing ran a food booth to help raise funds for their mission trip in June. With only a skeleton crew available, Eryn ran the check-in table like a pro, and Raiden, Reis, Braden, Mason and Selena took care of the food booth and other duties. Many thanks to superwomen Nadine Nakamura and Janece Yatsko who slaved behind the scenes to make sure everything and everyone was taken care of, and to Fr. Ryan for the great sound system and his support.

Brad Celebrado, one of the coaches whose team came in 3rd in the U10 division this year, was grateful for the tournament and competition. "Everyone had an awesome time," said Celebrado in an e-mail, "The kids and coaches said it was a blast! My 9-year old didn't take off his 3rd place medal til shower time!"

With the popularity of soccer around the country, futsal is quickly joining the ranks. For most club teams on Kauai, the opportunity for competition can be a challenge as money has to be raised to travel. Local tournaments offer a great alternative for our athletes, and with responses like Celebrado's, perhaps futsal at All Saints' may have a bright future ahead!  Next up----  our 10th Annual DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT!!!  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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All Saints' Episcopal Church
P. O. Box 248, 4-1065 Kuhio Highway
Kapa'a, Kaua'i, HI  96746
Church Office:  808-822-4267