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May 15, 2015


Work Day This Saturday, May 16!
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It's a work day tomorrow, Saturday May 16!  Due to the Regional Confirmation Service, we have moved up the work day and will be tidying up the Church for the big event and the 'Aha Mele Concert this Sunday. We will also clean and organize Memorial Hall, the gym kitchen, spruce up the Peace Garden, water plants, general cleaning around the property, and raising the tent for Sunday's concert. Come on down anytime between 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon.  Many hands make light work!
All Saints' Preschool Annual Fundraiser this Saturday
Discohana in Outer Space & Silent Auction 

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 an out-of-this-world Discohana in Outer Space theme and online silent auction. The online silent auction is now open and accepting bids until Sunday, May 17, at 6:00 PM.  There are tons of great items up for bid, so check it out HERE! Monetary donations are also welcome and can be made on the silent auction site or by mailing in a check. For more information, contact the preschool office at 822-0122.
This Sunday, May 17!
'Aha Mele Concert 
The next 'Aha Mele Concert will be taking place this Sunday, May 17, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM, in the Church.  This concert will feature the vocals of Morris Wise, and Hank Curtis on the piano. Light refreshments will be served after the concert. 

The concert is part of an awareness campaign about Kauai's only true pipe organ, and what needs to be done in order to renew it. The concert is free, donations to the organ fund will be accepted.  To view a larger version of the poster, click on the image, or download a pdf file HERE.

If you are able to, please share a pupu dish for the post-concert refreshment gathering.  Beverages will be provided. 
Deadline This Sunday for the Prize Drawing!
Have you completed your Church Member Profile Form?
All Saints' is updating its member profiles and this Sunday, May 17, is the deadline to turn in your Church Member Profile Form in order to be entered in the prize drawing being held during both services! If you haven't already turned it in, bring it in this Sunday so your name can be put in the basket!

Forms will continue to be accepted even after the drawing. Be sure to 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 did not receive a form, please let Chris Wataya know by e-mailing her, or call the church office at 822-4267.  Mail or drop them off at the office.
Regional Confirmation Service
Saturday, May 23

On Saturday, May 23, 2015, All Saints' will host the Regional Confirmation Service for the island of Kaua'i, celebrated with Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick. This annual service brings together all the Episcopal Churches on the island that include Christ Memorial, St. Michael and All Angels and the Episcopal Churches of West Kaua'i. Although All Saints' has no candidates this year, be sure to attend this special service that will include great music, worship, fellowship, and the celebration of the newly confirmed, received or reaffirmed. A reception will follow and will be catered.
Get your RED ready!
Pentecost Sunday coming up May 24
Coming up soon is Pentecost Sunday which marks the end of the Easter Season.  The Church will be dressed in red as we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after his Ascension, held on the seventh Sunday after Easter. So get out your red, and get ready to celebrate!
Summer Sunday School Volunteers Needed

Sunday, May 31, will be the last day of regular Sunday school for the church year, and Summer Sundays will begin. If you enjoy working with children, we could use your help! We are looking for a few volunteers to help with Summer Sundays on a rotation basis during the months of June, July and August. Instead of regular Bible lessons, Summer Sundays will involve Christian crafts, games and Bible story-time. No experience necessary. If you are interested, please see Sybil or e-mail her at halelani@hawaiiantel.net. 
New Ministry to Kick-off on June 17

All Saints' newest outreach ministry will be kicking off in June.  12 years ago, the idea for Laundry Love was sparked from a conversation with a homeless man in Ventura County, CA. "If I had clean clothes I think people would treat me like a human being."  From this simple statement, Laundry Love was born and has now spread nationwide, offering laundry services to the poor and homeless. 

All Saints' has partnered up with Laundry Love to provide this service to our community here in Kapa'a, at the laundromat behind the Shell Service Station and next to Ace Hardware.  Twice a month on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, volunteers will offer to wash, dry and fold laundry to all who come, and spend some time to get to know our neighbors who may be struggling, just a little better.  Details are being worked out.  If you would like to volunteer in this ministry, a sign-up sheet will be available at the Church entrance table, or fill out the form on the new webpage HERE
10th Annual FiF Dodgeball Tournament Coming Up!!!
July 24 & 25, 2015
Mark your calendars and save the date for  our 10th annual Fun In Fellowship Dodgeball Tournament, being held on July 24 & 25.   This year, we are ordering up special trophies, shirts, awards and prizes, to commemorate 10 years of fun and fellowship that this event has provided to our community.  We will need lots of volunteers and especially referees and gym supervisors who will get special training sessions. Stay tuned! More info to come!    
June 7, 2015
Kauai Island Singers Showcase
All Saints' will be the site for another Kauai Island Singers Showcase concert on Sunday, June 7, beginning at 5:00 PM.  

The theme for this concert is Broadway, and will once again feature our own Hank Curtis on the piano.

Spread the word and come on down for this FREE concert that showcases the talents of local singers.
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. 
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.
We Love You Mom!

Showing our moms love on Mother's Day at All Saints'!

Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday After Ascension Day

O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, 

in glory everlasting. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer, p226

 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)

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

Vestry Retreat
June 5-8

Kauai Island Singer Showcase (KISS) Concert
Sunday, June 7, 5:00 PM, Church

Saturday Market & Swap Meet
Ongoing Second Saturdays of the month. Next: 
June 13

Laundry Love Kick-off
Wednesday, June 17
Kapa'a Laundromat
More info to come...

10th Annual FiF Dodgeball Tournament
July 24 & 25
All Saints; Gym
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:
June 13
(Reminder, early drop off is no longer allowed. Please bring items to the Saturday market or call the Caldwell's for pick-up.)
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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Youth Retreat: Having Fun and Preparing for Service

The KeAkua Youth Group spent the first weekend of May in Kalihiwai Valley at the home of Sybil Nishioka, the Family Ministries leader. For over 10 years, Kalihiwai has been a place for many youth retreats both for fun and relaxation, and in more recent years, to prepare for mission and debriefing upon their return. "Aunty" Jan Hashizume, pictured in the kayak at right, has been a chaperone on numerous youth events, and was also at the retreat.

Although the youth were originally scheduled to perform mission work on O'ahu this summer, that trip has been postponed so that this young group can better prepare and equip themselves for the challenges that mission can present. Proper training, group bonding and a better understanding of the people they are serving are crucial. In the meantime, they will take an active role in the new Laundry Love program, and plan to partner up with another local ministry to feed the homeless in our community. Both of these programs will help them to "get their feet wet" in really ministering to those in need, and to be able to offer conversation, a smile, and helping hand.

With Hawai'i recently presented with the unflattering statistic of having the most homeless per capita in the nation, the need for service to the needy and marginalized is greater than ever. Back in 2012, the youth group served in Los Angeles Skid Row, where it was known as the homeless capitol of America. In 2013, they served on O'ahu in various shelters and soup kitchens, but the most troubling site was tending to the families with very young children on the Waianae Coast. The problem of homelessness appears to be growing with no end in sight. This young group of youth are committed to continuing their mission by serving the needy, and to be able to make a difference in someone's life, if even for a day.  

If you know of any youth in middle school and high school that may be interested in joining the group, e-mail Sybil at halelani@hawaiiantel.net.
Mother's Day Saturday Market Attracts New Vendors

Our monthly Saturday Market and Swap Meet continues to grow, with more and more long-term vendors signing up for this event. Last Saturday's market on May 9, saw its largest numbers yet, thanks to the Mother's Day theme and special set-up that allowed vendors without tents to set up on the lanai and under the church tent. Although the morning started off blustery, it soon turned into a picture perfect day! Our Step-Massage Vendor was back offering folks a chance to relax under the shade on the tree deck (David Murray is pictured above center), and all sorts of creative and beautiful crafts, orchids, jewelry, and accessories were on display. The Lihue Pinto All-Stars, a baseball team with young member Joshua Rego and the Arruda boys, were kept busy washing cars and feeding hungry shoppers. 

Next month, June 13, the theme will be all about sports and our dads, and will return to the regular Saturday Market layout!  We are inviting vendors selling sports-related items to participate for free! Stay tuned for more info, or visit our Saturday Market webpage HERE.  
Happy Mothers' Day!

There was a lot to celebrate on Sunday, May 10th--- Fr. Ryan and Dr. Erin were back from vacation, and of course, it was Mother's Day! The Ke Akua Youth Group presented goody bags they made during their retreat, to all the moms at both services, but it was during the 9:30 service that brought tears to many moms in the pews. Each of the youth shared their love and appreciation to their moms and to those that were like moms to them.

Following the second service, a potluck buffet (that was supposed to be prepared by the men-folk) was served up.  Lots of food, laughter and love were shared! (See the picture of the week collage of moms with their kids!)



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  • Quarterly deadline for Diocesan Grants coming up
  • Trinity Sunday Offeringorro Camp Mokule'ia
  • A Weekend with Diana Butler Bass on Kauai
  • Four chosen as nominees for 27th Presiding Bishop
  • Applications now being accepted for 2015 Jubilee Ministry Grants
  • TREC Issues a Word to The Episcopal Church


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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.
Sacred Stroll this Saturday

'Aha Mele Concert this Sunday!

KISS Concert Coming Soon

Foster care
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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