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May 1, 2015


Editor's Note: The following letter from Rev. Mary Tudela is being mailed to all members, and follows on the heels of Fr. Bill Miller's departure at St. Michael and All Angels. We will miss her presence at All Saints', but know it is just "temporary", and wish her well. In the meantime, this Sunday, May 3, will be her last Sunday with us until her contract is over with St. Michael's.

Rev. Mary Tudela to Serve as Interim at St. Michael's

Aloha All Saints' 'Ohana

In November of 2012, I left my home behind in Barrington, Illinois to serve as your interim rector. I'm often asked by my friends back on the mainland, Mary, how did you do it? How did you move away from us and become so happy in your new home? The most compelling answer I give to this question is that the people of All Saints' Church welcomed me into their family as if I were one of their own, that's how. From the first evening of abundant grace filled hospitality at the table of Nadine and Galen Nakamura, to serving as your priest, to the special gatherings across the congregation, to the weekly aloha hours that I cherish. All Saints' became my new home. And this 'Ohana is where my spiritual life on Kauai has taken root.

"We plan and God laughs". I love that expression because, as members of the clergy, if we are to really live into God's will, we must be open hearted about how our gifts will be used by our church. When I laid on the floor at my priestly ordination and dedicated my life to serve the church of God, I made that promise without limitations. I gave all of my life to God's service, no strings attached.

For a short while I will leave my spiritual home here at All Saints' to serve the people of St. Michael's in Lihue in the same way I served you. As many of you know, Bill Miller has accepted a call to serve a church in Louisiana beginning this summer. I have accepted Bishop Fitzpatrick's invitation to serve St. Michael's as their interim rector until their search is complete and their new priest arrives on island. We estimate that this will take approximately one year. 

There is a huge blessing in all of this for me and that is that when the new rector for
St. Michaels arrives, I get to return home to All Saints'. The most challenging time I've had since I've been living on island was those six months after Ryan and Erin arrived that I stayed away from All Saints' to allow for our new priest's ministry to launch unimpeded by my presence. That is a healthy way to do church and while not all of you agreed, it was important for me to be away during that time.


Ryan and I will continue to stay closely connected by meeting on weekdays and supporting each other's ministry.


I will miss our regular Sunday contact. I'll participate at non Sunday events as often as my new work schedule will permit me to, so please include me in your list of invitees!


I would ask you please to keep me and the people of St. Michaels in your prayers that I might lead them well and that their lay ministry leaders might work diligently to call their next priest. Please know that I will hold you all in my heart and prayers.


Faithfully in Christ,




(Click HERE to view the actual letter.)

May Special Collections for Hale Ho'omalu
canned goods During the month of May, the ladies of the ECW will be making a special collection of canned goods (soups, chili, pork & beans, Spam and Vienna Sausage) for Hale Ho'omalu, a family services center located a half-block away from the church.  Donations of other 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. 
Preschool Discohana & Silent Auction Coming Up!
The All Saints' Preschool annual fundraiser is coming up on Saturday, May 16, from 4:30 - 7:30 PM, in the Sloggett Center. It will feature a rousing Discohana and online silent auction.  Donations are welcome, and anyone may bid on the silent auction items that will go live in a couple days.  For more information, contact the preschool office at 822-0122.
Spread the Word!
'Aha Mele Concert coming up on Saturday, May 17
The next 'Aha Mele Concert will be taking place on Saturday, May 17, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM, at the Church.  This concert will feature the vocals of Morris Wise, and Hank Curtis on the piano.  The concert is part of an awareness campaign about Kauai's only true pipe organ, and what needs to be done in order to salvage it.  The concert is free, donations to the organ fund will be accepted.  Stay tuned for more details. To view a larger version of the poster, click on the image, or download a pdf file HERE.
Important E-Waste Drop-Off Changes
Our E-Waste Collection program has been so successful, that County officials have stepped in to be sure that we are taking proper precautions. For the safety of those disposing of e-waste and the environment, the County advises that we are not to collect items ahead of time in an open area where hazardous materials could accidentally drain into the ground or personal data taken from hard drives. 

Therefore, the drop-off for e-waste will take place only on the day of recycling, which is during Saturday Markets, the second Saturday of the month.

The Caldwell's, who have spearheaded this wonderful community service, advises that they are still available to pick up e-waste from members who cannot make it to Saturday Market.
E-News Special
Hale Lani Mother's Day Sale!

All E-news readers will be able to take advantage of a special Mother's Day Sale at Hale Lani beginning Saturday and ending on Mother's Day. Take 20% off all items not already marked down including new special gifts for mom, including gift sets with bamboo cutting board and recipe cards, potholders and spatulas, all with that "heavenly touch"!  Come on down and take advantage of this special sale for our e-news readers!
Have you completed your Church Member Profile Form?
Just a reminder that All Saints' will be updating its member profiles over the next few weeks. If you did not pick up your Church Member Profile Form at church last Sunday, it has been mailed. 

Please take a moment to complete the form that will be used to update information we may already have on file, and to fill in other information that we don't have such as your contact information, birthdate, baptism/confirmation dates, etc. If for some reason you do not receive a form, please let Chris Wataya know by e-mailing her, or call the church office at 822-4267. (Note: Chris will be on vacation this coming week, May 4 - 8).  

Completed forms can be dropped off at Sunday services in a specially marked box, or by dropping them off in the office. We are hoping to collect all forms by May 17, and will be holding a drawing during both services on that date from the forms turned in... and yes there will be prizes!!!  
Hurry! Space is filling up!
May Saturday Market: Celebrating Our Moms!
Get ready! May's theme is all about our moms, and vendors have been asked to create wonderful gifts for the special women in our lives!

With last year's Mother's Day craft fair success by the Ke Akua Youth Group, we are expecting a record turnout for May's Saturday Market and Swap Meet! Although this year's event is under the market and not the youth group, the set-up will be similar.

Registration for vendors is now open and is quickly booking up. The special layout for this market will include limited space under the church's tent and covered lanai areas.  We expect to book up with 50+ vendors, so register early!  For more information, click on the flyer shown, or visit the webpage HERE.
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.
Mahalo Fr. David

Okay--- so it's a picture from the week before!  Sorry, but there were technical difficulties (exploding computers) that prevented us from getting a full issue out last week. We are so grateful to the Rev.David Stout from St. James' in Kamuela, who joined us on Sunday, April 19.  He delivered a heartfelt and moving sermon!  Hope you had a great time on the Garden Island! 

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer, p225

 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, May 17, 11:00 AM, Memorial Hall

Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, May 19, 6:00 PM Eucharist, 6:30 PM Meeting

ECW Meeting
(No meeting in May)


KeAkua Youth Retreat
May 1 - 3

Saturday Market & Swap Meet
Ongoing Second Saturdays of the month. Next: May 9 - Celebrating Our Moms

Preschool Fundraiser
Saturday, May 16, 4:30 PM, Sloggett

'Aha Mele Concert
Sunday, May 17, 4:00 PM, Church

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:
May 9
(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:
May 16
Due to the Regional Confirmation Service on May 23, the work day for May has been rescheduled.
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Mahalo for your support!
All Saints' Angels Sets New Fund Raising Record for Relay for Life!

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event took place this past weekend, April 25-26, at Hanapepe Stadium. The All Saints' Angels were out in force to support the battle against cancer, setting a new record in funds raised! The All Saints' Angels are comprised of members of the KeAkua Youth Group and ECW, who began their fundraising efforts last fall. 
Going into the event, they had already raised $4,350 through sales from event food booths, rummage & bake sales, and luminaria sales (nearly 200), and raised an additional $1,070 on the night of the event, for a grand total of $5,420!!! Many thanks to our church family who generously donated and supported all of the fundraising events, and also to those who made the drive to Hanapepe to cheer us on.
The theme of this year's event was "the '80s", celebrating it's 30th anniversary that started in 1985. 59 teams participated and selected a theme from the '80s. The All Saints' Angels chose the comedy film, Ghostbusters, dressing up as "Cancerbusters" and ghoulish characters from the hit movie. 

Food sold at the event included "Ghostly Gruel" (Wayne's onolicious Portuguese Bean Soup), "Slimer's Green Slime Delight" (Lime Jell-O topped with marshmallows and whipped cream), and an out-of this world "Zuul's Zombie Loaves" (lip-smacking cornbread). 
The Angel's serve up a potluck feast that feeds members and visitors who walked and ate their way through the night. A member must be on the track at all times during the 12-hours of the relay that represents the darkness that those battling cancer face, and then emerge from the darkness to the bright light of hope of the morning hours. The ECW ladies took the 6:00 to 10:00 PM walking shifts, and the youth covered the wee hours until 6:00 AM. 
Relay for life is a time of remembrance, honor, and fellowship, and the lighting of the luminaria is a highly emotional time, as participants remember loved ones that have passed and those that have fought or are fighting the tough battle with cancer. We are honored to be a part of such a wonderful event.  Stay tuned for next year!!!
Organ Committee Holds First Meeting
All Saints' has established 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. Their first meeting was held this past Sunday after the second service. The following is a report from David Murray:


The first meeting of the Organ Project Committee took place on Sunday, April 25, following the 9:30 service. The attendees were:  Morris Wise, David Murray, Dileep Bal, Mary Wilson, Lorna Ching, Janis Wright, Linda Crocker, Bruce Hogue, Curtis Shiramizu, Faith Shiramizu; Absent: Mary Schulz, Bill Caldwell, Joyce Anglemeyer

Morris Wise has 30+ years of experience as an organ builder, organ player, singer and musician and has been asked by Fr. Ryan to spearhead this project.

Initially the committee is looking at the feasibility of doing an organ project which would possibly include a renovation of both the organ and the worship space.  We were encouraged to not think about money at this point, but rather what legacy would we like to leave future generations of worshipers and the greater Kaua'i community as well as the community of the Saints' in Christ. To this end 2 requests for information are being issued for cost estimates:

(1)    Nathan Wood General Contractor has been asked to provide an estimate of the cost of remodeling the total space currently dedicated to the existing instrument and the Sacristy - including a possible extension to the existing Sacristy - and renovating the interior of the church including removing the carpet, refinishing the concrete floors, removing the sugar cane bagasse-based wall covering and returning the walls to their original style; and

    Rosales Organ Builders have been asked to provide an estimate of the cost of upgrading and enhancing the current organ.  Morris and Manuel have already been in discussions concerning the scale of the upgrade based on the size of the church and the future direction of our music program.

In addition the committee will be looking at the possibility of obtaining grants to support/cover the costs of the project.  A meeting with Oihana Grant Writers, the Project Committee, and the Vestry has been sch
eduled for 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 12.  This meeting is open to any other members of the congregation who may be interested in learning more about the project and the potential for financial support through grants.



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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.
May Saturday Market:  Celebrating Our Moms!
Diana Butler Bass Coming to Kaua'i!

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Sybil Nishioka, Editor
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