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April 10, 2015


Alleluia, Alleluia, ALLELUIA!!!

Members could barely contain themselves when it came to the final three words of the Easter Sunday services! And yes, All Saints' says THREE Alleluias instead of the prescribed two!  It's just an All Saints' thing.

The joyous Alleluias were a culmination of an incredible line-up of services and events during Holy Week and Easter Sunday that featured our choir (whose long hours of practice really showed!), guest musicians, dramatic readings, a hike, movie, candles, chants, and all sorts of worship experiences! 

To read more about Holy Week and Easter, go to the What's Been Happening at All Saints' section below.
Saturday Market & Swap Meet Tomorrow!!!
Spring Has Sprung!

April's Saturday Market and Swap Meet takes place this Saturday, April 11, from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  This month's theme is all about Spring, and along with our talented crafters, we've invited vendors with plants, cuttings and starter plants ready for the garden, to participate for FREE! Pictured above is Bill Brown's starters ready for the market!

Saturday's market will likely see over 40 vendors! Be sure to visit the youth and ECW's booth that will have baked goods, rummage items and snacks! This is their last fundraiser before the Relay for Life event on April 25 & 26.  (Word's out that there might be some ono hekka!) We're also delighted to share that the booth with deep-fried musubis and Oriental chicken salad will be there!  

It's a great time for Spring cleaning, so why not turn your "trash into cash" and consider signing up for a swap meet booth, or or bring down some items to the youth and ECW's booth!

For more information, check out the flyer below in the Community section, or visit the Saturday Market webpage HERE. Be sure to spread the word and come on down!!!   
2015 Relay for Life - Visit Our Saturday Market Booth
It's our last fundraiser before the big event!

The Ke Akua Youth Group and ECW are holding their final fundraiser of the year for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life this Saturday at the Market and Swap Meet.  Be sure to visit their booth! There will be delicious baked goods, snacks, and rummage items. Luminaria will also be on sale for $5.  

Relay for Life will be taking place on April 25 & 26, at Hanapepe Stadium. Last year they beat their record raising over $4,000, and this year they are hoping to exceed that amount! So far, they have raised 3,000 and hope to make up the difference at the Saturday Market and also food sales on the night of the event.

If you'd like to make a donation but can't make it to the market, you can make an online donation. Visit the Relay for Life website HERE and be sure to donate to the All Saints Angels team!  
E-Waste Collection at the Saturday Market Tomorrow!
By Cecelia Caldwell

All Saints' electronic waste (e-waste) collection program has been a wonderful success!  We have had loads of e-waste to take to the County's recycling center for the past 13 months. 


Last month's event, with the help of Ron Wiley on KONG Radio, resulted in a huge response from the Kapa'a community, and even caught the attention of County officials.  Laura Kelly, head of electronic waste recycling for the County, called to compliment us on our efforts and offered to put our e-waste collection announcement on the County website.  Laura recommended that, to prevent data theft from hard drives and potential wastewater contamination, we should have the e-waste drop off and delivery on the same day. 


For those of you who can't bring your recyclables on the second Saturday, you can still put them behind the gym but please call or e-mail me, CeCe Caldwell or call (336) 749-5414, and we will lock the items up until delivery day.  Remember that Bill and I are willing to come to your home to pick up items if you can't make it to church.  


This has become a great environmental outreach program for both our church 'ohana and the Kapa'a community.  Thank you all for participating!

A message from Fr. Ryan:
Honoring Our Palm Trees

Following the 9:30 AM service this Sunday, April 12, I will be doing a liturgy around the six palm trees that flank Memorial Hall and the Church. These trees are beyond their life expectancy and pose a significant liability and safety issue to the Church. Multiple arborist have highly recommended that we remove the trees for the safety and well-being of the community. 


Obviously, the removal of the six palm trees will be a sad moment, but "for everything there is a season" and the palm trees must be removed for the betterment of our property and safety of all those who come here. The Buildings and Grounds committee will be working on a master plan of the campus, and included in that master plan is the evaluation of future trees to be planted. However, at this time, we will not be replacing the trees. 


The brief liturgy following the 9:30 AM service will honor the legacy that these trees have served, as a symbol of welcome and aloha to all who have visited the All Saints' property. 


The Reverend Ryan D. Newman

All Saints' Episcopal church & Preschool

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For those that attended Easter Sunday services in the Church, you may have noticed three pictures on the wall that used the letters "B, E, A" created with a collage of photos.  This year's Easter Wall Art Project is based on the Stewardship's 2014-2015 campaign entitled "Beautiful", and is being unveiled gradually during the Easter Season.  A new letter will be revealed each Sunday until the final day of the season on May 17, completing the word "BEAUTIFUL". 


When the campaign first started in October, members were asked to submit photos with images of all things "Beautiful", some of which were used in these first three pictures.  USB flash drives were made available at church for members to upload their photos to, and were blessed at an Ingathering on Sunday, November 2, 2014. If you missed that opportunity, it's not too late!  We are encouraging members to submit photos to be included in this project.  The theme is "Beautiful" and what the beauty of God's Divine Love inspires and means to you... babies, pets, a special place, a lost loved one, an unforgettable moment in time captured in a photograph... You can learn more about the Stewardship's year-long campaign HERE


To submit photos, please be sure they are of good quality.  Most of the photos submitted in the initial campaign were not "usable" for this particular project.  They need to be sharp and of good resolution, at least 1MB in size. E-mail your photos to Sybil Nishioka at halelani@hawaiiantel.net.  The deadline to submit pictures is April 26.

Please come be a part of this year's wall art that will be enjoyed by everyone that steps through the doors of All Saints' over the next year.

Guest Preachers Coming to All Saints

On April 19, we'll be welcoming the Rev. David Stout from the Big Island of Hawai'i. Fr. Ryan will be celebrating, and Fr.  David will preach. Fr. David is the Rector of St. James' Episcopal Church in Kamuela, and St. Columba's in Pa'auilo, and we look forward to welcoming him!

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Then on the following two Sundays, April 26 and May 3, the Rev. Mary Tudela will be preaching.  She will also run the Wednesday Healing services on April 22, 29 and May 6. We look forward to having Rev. Mary in "front" of the pews! 
Organ Committee Seeks Members
All Saints' is officially establishing an Organ Committee to study the feasibility of rebuilding the organ and enhancing our worship space to accommodate first-class church music for decades to come. The committee will shepherd the project's vision, the parameters of the work, and the oversight of the work moving forward (if we proceed). Morris Wise has agreed to serve as the "convener" of the inaugural meeting of the Organ Committee which is scheduled for Sunday, April 26, from 11:30am - 1:00pm. 

Any member of our 'ohana is eligible to attend and serve on the committee. The organ project is not just about rebuilding a musical instrument and enhancing our worship environment, it is an opportunity to cultivate a legacy that will have a profound impact on future generations of our 'ohana. If you have any questions, please speak to Fr. Ryan.


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.
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.
Teaching Our Youngest...

During Holy Week, members got to experience the humbleness of foot washing. Pictured above, Nora Takenouchi enjoys the moment as Robyn Putman shows son Jayden how it's done.

Second Sunday of Easter

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.


Book of Common Prayer, p 224

 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, April 14, 6:00 PM Eucharist, 6:30 PM Meeting

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)


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
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April 26
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The Holy Week & Easter Experience 2015
If you took part in every single event and service during Holy Week at All Saints' (which some did), chances are you were fairly exhausted and emotionally drained by the time Easter rolled around... and that's pretty much what Fr. Ryan intended. Reliving the final week of Jesus' life on earth had to be filled with all the drama and emotion that one could imagine; from Jesus' triumphant arrival into Jerusalem, to the intense and dark hours of the Passion, and finally the joy and jubilation of our Risen Christ! It's been a while since All Saints' has seen a Holy Week like this one. In case you missed any part of it, here's a quick recap:

Holy Week began on Palm Sunday with the traditional waving of the palms out onto the roadside and back into the Church. The only thing missing was the donkey!  

Later that afternoon, members gathered together at a beach BBQ at Lydgate, where everyone could relax, hang out and enjoy some great grinds.

On Monday evening, a beautiful Taizé service featured guest musicians, Peggy Lake (vocalist) and Laine Griffith (saxophone and flute), under the direction of Hank Curtis, our Interim Director of Music Ministries. The choir sang a tender rendition of Pie Jesu, Hank's original arrangement. It was a beautiful service of reflection, meditation and music.

Tuesday evening saw the screening of the critically acclaimed and controversial film "The Passion of the Christ" in Memorial Hall.  About a dozen people were on hand to enjoy dinner before the movie, that was followed by a discussion led by Fr. Ryan. 

On Wednesday, members took to the pavement for the Kealia Stations of the Cross. Folks took turns carrying the wooden Easter cross for the 2-mile trek on the scenic beach path.

On Maundy Thursday, musicians Peggy Lake and Laine Griffith returned for a tender yet powerful service that included foot washing. This is always a very emotional and humbling service with a deep sense of sadness, as the altar is stripped and left bare. An overnight prayer vigil began after the service.

Sunshine greeted Good Friday worshipers just as the prayer vigil ended. The Ke Akua Youth Group held their annual Stations of the Cross, taking people on a journey through the property that ended in the Columbarium.

The Good Friday Liturgy and Veneration of the Cross followed, with private prayer and reconciliation available. New to this year's Holy Week was an evening Meditation that included prayer, Scripture, 
Taizé chant and meditation.

Holy Saturday featured an early morning service followed by preparation of the Church for Easter services and a special choir practice session. The Church was ready and waiting for...  


As the sun began its descent behind Sleeping Giant on Saturday evening, members gathered in front of the Church for the Great Easter Vigil. New acolytes, Cecelia Caldwell, Joshua Rego and Tyler Tanaka, joined veteran Daileen Barton, and waited nervously for the service to begin.

An impressive set-up for the fire that would light the symbolic Paschal Candle was set before the wooden Easter Cross. It took several men to get it going, but it soon turned into a splendid fire befitting the occasion! 

As worshipers entered the darkened church, each lit their hand-held candle from the Paschal Candle, and settled in for a deeply moving service. The choir put on a great performance under the direction of Hank Curtis, and featured a lovely solo from Victor Punua, Jr.

The service also saw four baptisms. We "officially" welcomed the Kotska children, Micah, Noah and Hannah, and Anna Yu, into the family of Christ, committing to support and lead them on their spiritual journey. Congratulations to our newly baptized!!! 

Rev. Mary Tudela gave Fr. Ryan a break from preparing sermons, and delivered the evening's Homily to a rapt audience. The stained glass above the altar of Jesus at Gethsemane, made a grand reappearance when Jesus rose from the tomb. The window, which had been shuttered and dark all during Lent, lit up in celebration of Christ's return!   Alleluia! Christ has Risen!


All too soon, it was Easter Sunday! The sunrise could not have been more perfectly choreographed during the early morning Sunrise Service at Baby Beach! Joe Adorno served as the Eucharistic Minister on a glorious and picture perfect morning to nearly two dozen early risers, most making the trek from the Church to the beach, and some who had driven.  

The 7:00 AM service followed with a Said Eucharist, but it was the 9:30 Festive Eucharist that drew a huge crowd! Families arrived early to be sure to get a seat, with others found a shady spot under the tent that was set up next to the Church.

Worshipers were greeted with sunny smiles and a church dressed in flowers and sunshine! The Sunday school welcomed record numbers of children and toddlers who took advantage of the crafts and games available in Memorial Hall.

What a magnificent service it was as we went through the joyful discovery of the Risen Lord!  Our choir was in top form, and music featured guest musician Barry Toy on Trumpet. 

The annual Easter Festival was celebrated in grand fashion with tons of laughter, food and EGGS! 

Yes, there were hundreds of eggs to be found during three different egg hunts; one for keiki, kupuna and a special one at the end just for the youth group who worked so hard to put the festival together.
The potluck buffet was a smorgasbord of many different mouth-watering ethnic foods, desserts, and good ole BBQ burgers and hotdogs!  Victor Punua, Jr. had his trusty wok, dishing up hot noodles, and folks couldn't wait to slurp into those Holy Cows!!! (Rootbeer floats with chocolate sauce)!
There were games, guessing contests, relays, crafts, tons of prizes and fabulous fellowship with no shortage of laughs!  It was a very special celebration indeed!

Alleluia! Alleluia! ALLELUIA!!!
Christ has risen indeed!

A video slideshow will be posted on the All Saints' website Photo Gallery soon, but be sure to check out the photos now on Facebook that cover the entire Holy Week and Easter experience.
Behind the Scenes Mahalo...

Holy Week and Easter, the most sacred time for Christians, is observed in a variety of ways around the globe.  This year's Holy Week and Easter events at All Saints' took an army of volunteers and lots of planning, time and effort, that began with palm cross making and ended with the celebratory Easter Festival.  
There are too many to name individually, but you know who you are-- our devoted and humble members dedicated to serving in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You, who work tirelessly and with the love of God in your hearts, never seeking attention or applause, but going about your service as true disciples who help spread the Word of God through your actions and selflessness.
Thank you to all who helped scrub, clean, polish, decorate, set-up and breakdown at each of the events... it was a mammoth undertaking!

Thank you to the Acolytes, Altar Guild, Eucharistic Ministers, Lay Readers and Ushers who make our worship experience possible.  

Thank you to our choir and our interim Director of Music Ministries, Hank Curtis, who put so much thought and effort into the music for each service. The music was superb and inspiring, taking the worship experience to another level!

Thank you to the Ke Akua Youth Group for planning and organizing a fabulous Easter Festival, and to the Hospitality Committee for making sure we were "well fed and watered".  Thank you to Chris Wataya, our Parish Administrator for keeping things in order and for making sure the programs and materials were ready and waiting!

But special thanks must be given to the shepherd who leads the flock. Fr. Ryan took members on a journey that will stick with us for a while--- at least until next year's Holy Week!  He orchestrated a week of worship with offerings so varied and diverse, that each experience was unto its own. His enthusiasm and vision for each service was carefully thought out and brought to fruition, eliciting grateful responses from members.  From jubilation to deep drama, quiet meditation to bone-chilling hymns, each song, each sermon, and every candle placed had special intention.
We are so blessed to have Fr. Ryan leading us, but we are also blessed to have Rev. Mary Tudela available to support and collaborate with him as well.  Rev. Mary celebrated and preached at several of the services, giving Fr. Ryan a much needed break inbetween a full schedule. 

We are truly blessed and we praise God for blessing us with all of the wonderful people of God who make up our 'ohana.  AMEN! 
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