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June 12, 2015


Memorial Services for Clarence "Gadget" Takashima
There will be a Memorial Service for beloved member Clarence "Gadget" Takashima on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at All Saints' Episcopal Church.  Visitation will begin at 3:00 PM and the service will follow at 4:00 PM. 

Gadget was born on May 30, 1920, in Kapa'a, and was the Kaua'i Union Director with the Hawaii Government Employees Assocation (HGEA). He passed away peacefully at Samuel Mahelona Hospital on May 23, at the age of 94.  He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth, and is survived by his son Dana (Becky) Takashima of Moloka'i, daughter Dee (Larry) Grigsby of Kapa'a, and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

His ties with All Saints' goes way back.  It was here that he married his wife Ruth in 1947.  Daughter Dee fondly remembers how he was always involved with the church, serving as Junior Warden for many years, and with the Monday Morning Clean Up Crew.  "Dad was always the 'go to' guy," said Dee, "people knew they could count on him."  She goes on to say, "When people asked, he always said yes." 

He loved golfing and his family, and when people speak of him, you hear the same words -- "Gadget did so much for me"-- "He was such a generous man."   
All Saints' 'Ohana Beach BBQ this Sunday

All Saints' is having another 'Ohana Beach BBQ at Lydgate Beach Park this Sunday, June 14, at 4:00 PM. Grills will be hot and ready to go!!! Bring a dish to share or just bring yourself! Come on down for an afternoon of food and fellowship! 
Saturday, June 13
This Weekend's Saturday Market: It's a Dad's Life!
This weekend is the monthly Saturday Market and Swap Meet, and we're celebrating sports and our dads!  Along with the regular line up of talented vendors, we've invited vendors to bring out their best sporting items that dad would love, whether it's fishing, football, golf, basketball, or hunting! (Rumor has it there may even be a boat for sale!) The Kalaheo Futsal Club will also be doing a car wash and bake sale, and vendor Wayne will be cooking up a batch of his ono Portuguese Bean Soup!  The Market runs from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Spread the word and come on down! You'll be sure to find something special for the super men in your life!  For more information, visit the webpage HERE.
E-Waste Collection this Saturday at the Market!
Don't forget that the monthly E-Waste collection takes place during the Saturday Markets. Be sure to bring down your old computers, cell phones DVD players, office equipment and other electronics for disposal. Look for a big smile from Cecilia Caldwell and her truck with the banner! She will be transporting collected items to the County's Recycling site. No appliances please... for more information on the County's acceptable E-Waste items, click HERE.
Congratulations to Our Graduates!
All Saints' recognizes and congratulates its college graduates, Martin Antonio, son of Mario and Mabel Antonio, and Christen Wilson, daughter of Colin and Nancy Wilson, and granddaughter of Mary Wilson.

Martin (pictured with mom Mabel) graduated from the University of Hawai'i with a Bachelor of Social Science degree, majoring in Political Science. He plans to continue a post-Bachelor program for Education Certification and acceptance into a Masters program for Education. Martin shared his enthusiasm for a class program he was introduced to called Philosophy for Children Hawaii (P4C), and feels it is a very compelling way to teach. "P4C is an experience that allows students to have more control and input in the education process in the classroom," said Martin, who hopes to return one day to teach at his alma mater, Kapa'a High School.

Christen Wilson graduated from Chapman University in Southern California, College of Educational Studies, with a degree in Integrated Educational Studies (IES). Christen graduated summa cum laude, the highest of honors, and is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education. She is currently undergoing a 6-week training program in Arizona, where she was accepted into the Teach for America organization. After her training, Christen will move to O'ahu where she will begin earning her credentials teaching a third grade Special Education class at Maili Elementary School.

We also congratulate Noah who is pictured here at the Kapa'a High School graduation last month and was featured in an earlier e-news. Noah heads to George Fox University in Oregon in August to begin his college studies.

Congratulations to all our young adults who are on track to make a difference in the lives of our youth and community!


June Special Collections for Hale Ho'omalu
school supplies During the month of June, the ladies of the ECW will be making a special collection of school supplies 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. 
New Ministry to Kick-off on June 17

All Saints' will be doing a "soft launch" of its newest outreach ministry, Laundry Love Kauai, on Wednesday, June 17, at the Kapa'a Laundromat. All Saints' has partnered up with the nationwide nonprofit organization, Laundry Love, to provide laundry services to our community. Volunteers will be ready and waiting with quarters, detergent, dryer sheets and a big smile, as we help folks do their laundry.  Although the ministry is intended to help those who are struggling and need a helping hand, all are welcome!

Twelve 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 across the nation, offering laundry services to the poor and homeless. 

Kapa'a Laundromat is located in the Kapa'a Shopping Center behind the Shell Service Station and next to Ace Hardware.  This service will be offered twice a month, on the first and third Wednesdays of the month during evening hours.  Volunteers will offer to wash, dry and fold laundry to all who come, and spend some time to get to know our neighbors better.  

You can help spread the word by sharing the flyer that can be downloaded HERE.

VOLUNTEERS WELCOME: If you would like to volunteer in this ministry, visit the 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!    
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.
Preschool Graduation

The All Saints' Preschool Class of 2015 held their graduation ceremony in the gym Wednesday evening, June 3.  Openings are still available for the 2015-2016 school year.  For more information, go to the All Saints' Preschool website HERE.
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Proper 6

Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer, p230

 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!

Daughters of the King
2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month; Next: June 11, 7:00 PM, Memorial Hall

Building & Grounds Meeting
Thursday, June 18, 9:00 AM, Rector's Office (Note: This is a recent change in date.)

Ke Akua Youth Group
(June's meeting TBA)

ECW Meeting
Thursday June 18, 7:00 PM, Memorial Hall

Vestry Meeting & Dinner
Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 PM (7:00 PM dinner), Rectory

Laundry Love Volunteer Meeting
Wednesday, June 24, 6:00 PM, Memorial Hall

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

Takashima Service
Saturday, June 13, 4:00 PM (3:00 PM Visitation)

'Ohana BBQ
Sunday, June 14, 4:00PM,Lydgate Beach Park

Laundry Love Kick-off
Wednesday, June 17, 5:30 PM
Kapa'a Laundromat

10th Annual FiF Dodgeball Tournament
July 24 & 25
All Saints' Gym
More info to come...
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
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June 27
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Lots of Enthusiasm & Support at Laundry Love Orientation

Nearly three dozen members showed up for the orientation meeting at the Kapaa Laundromat this past Wednesday evening, for All Saints' newest outreach program, Laundry Love Kaua'i. The Kapaa Laundromat owner and his son, Norman and Reid Hashisaka, welcomed everyone and gave a brief history of the family business.  Reid gave an orientation of the facility followed by lessons and helpful advice on how to operate the machines. Afterwards, Fr. Ryan went over the operational procedures of the program which will "soft launch" next Wednesday evening, June 17, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM, and will continue every first and third Wednesdays of the month thereafter. 

Volunteers will be on site to help patrons with their laundry, providing quarters, detergent and dryer sheets, and are preassigned certain operational roles such as team leader, greeter, and washing/drying "ambassadors", etc.  Volunteers will rotate roles for each event, but one of the most important roles are that of the "Laundry Love Ambassadors".  The Love Ambassadors are the face of this ministry, there to offer up a smile, a helping hand, water, conversation and even a game of checkers or cards! There are no set limits for the number of Love Ambassadors at each event, and members are encouraged to come be a part of this ministry through any of the roles being offered. 

For more information and/or if you are interested in volunteering, visit the website HERE where current volunteer schedules and descriptions can also be found. If you have further questions, see Fr. Ryan or Sybil Nishioka, or e-mail them through the Laundry Love webpage contact form.
Summer Sundays Are Here!
Summer Sundays began this past Sunday, June 7, and the newly formatted summer program is a big hit with children and volunteers. The two classrooms have been designed to provide different stations of activities that include the Disciples Reading Nook, Coloring for Christ, Christian Crafts, the Lord's Lego Station, Sacred Storytime Felts and Jesus' Activity Station.  The middle room is left open in the center for prayer circles and group activities, with the different stations set up along the walls. Twelve adult volunteers join core teachers Sybil Nishioka, Dianne Tabura, Grace Yatsko and young assistants from the Ke Akua Youth Group. Volunteers rotate each week, giving the children a chance to meet and get to know more adults in our congregation. 

Pictured above from left, on the last day of "regular" Sunday school, the children help rearrange the furniture for the new "Disciples Reading Nook"; on the first Summer Sunday, Solomon enjoys a book in the new Reading Nook with youth group volunteer Reis; avid reader Hannah is immersed in a Bible story; fresh volunteer recruits Courtney Kostka and Erin Newman lead the first Summer Sunday on June 7. 

The Lego station was popular as children tried their hand at creating Bible-themed pieces; Tyler builds a prayer boat box in the craft station with youth helper Mason; and Enrico and visitor Sage show their artistic talents at the coloring station.

Grace serves up snacks to the children doing Bible-themed word activities from Jesus' Activity Station; Jayden holds up the beautiful rainbow he made out of Legos; Noah shows off some crazy "fish" glasses made in the craft station and his awesome Noah's Ark creation with a whale (Jonah) made out of Legos.

Summer Sundays continue through August with regular Sunday school resuming on Homecoming Sunday after Labor Day. If this new format continues to be successful, it will be incorporated into the new school year program along with some much needed new furniture.  If you are interested in learning more about or volunteering for this Family Ministries program, see Sybil Nishioka or e-mail her.
KISS Concert Goes Broadway!
All Saints' hosted a second Kauai Island Singers Showcase (KISS) concert on Sunday, June 7, that featured our own Stanley Wolshin who sings in the choir!  The theme for this concert was Songs of the Great White Way - The Magic of Broadway, and Wolshin performed "If I Were A Rich Man" from the musical Fiddler on the Roof. All Saints' Music Director, Hank Curtis, accompanied on the piano. You can view a video clip of Wolshin's performance on the All Saints' website Facebook page HERE. The concerts are free and as its name implies, showcases the talents of local singers. The organization was founded in 2012 by Melissa Mojo and Mary MacDermott and is singer-supported, meaning that the singers pay for the professional musicians and keep the concert free to the public. Stay tuned for more KISS concerts coming up at All Saints'!  


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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