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July 16, 2015


Announcements From Fr. Ryan on Music and Dodgeball


Aloha All Saints' 'Ohana,


Since November 2014, Hank Curtis has been serving All Saints' as our "Interim" Director of Music Ministries. During these nine months, Hank has beautifully begun to transform All Saints' music ministries.


Members and visitors alike often comment on the profound sense of "joy" present in our Sunday worship services, especially through our music program. Hank's leadership and mentorship have been vital in reshaping and growing the All Saints' Choir. Hank's presence at All Saints' and his extraordinary musical gifts are also attracting other musicians and music lovers to the Church through programs like the Kauai Island Singer Showcase (KISS). Hank is a wonderful blessing and addition to the All Saints' 'Ohana.


I am honored to share that we are removing the "interim" label as Hank Curtis is now the All Saints' Director of Music Ministries! On behalf of the whole All Saints' 'Ohana, I can say that we look forward to the continued growth and evolution of the music ministries at All Saints'. Mahalo to Hank for sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ through the gift of music.


This July 24 & 25, the All Saints' FiF Dodgeball Tournament celebrates a major milestone ---10 years! Thousands of youth and those "young-at-heart" have enjoyed the annual dodgeball festivities. The tournament has been successfully led by Sybil Nishioka for the past 10 years. Aunty Sybil and her army of volunteers work tirelessly behind the scenes to make the event so successful.


Aunty Sybil has shared her intentions to step-down from chairing the FiF Dodgeball Tournament after this year's event. We completely understand and support Aunty Sybil's desire to focus on other ministries. 10 years of running a ministry is a long time. We are so grateful for her vision, service, and dedication. Mahalo Aunty Sybil!


This is a wonderful case-study and opportunity for our All Saints' 'Ohana in lay leadership and transition. If our ministries are going to continue thriving, we need to be cultivating and training new leaders. Without leadership, it will be difficult to continue the FiF Dodgeball Tournament beyond this year.


If All Saints' wants to continue the FiF Dodgeball Tournament beyond this year, we (ideally) need two people who are willing to serve as the event's co-chairs for at least the next two years. Aunty Sybil is willing to train the new co-chairs and transitioning them into the role. It would be ideal to have the co-chairs identified before the start of this year's tournament to assist with the transition process.


If you are interested in learning more about the roles and responsibilities, please let Sybil or me know. 



The Rev. Ryan D. Newman

'Ohana Beach BBQ - This Sunday, July 19, 2015

There will be another 'Ohana Beach BBQ at Lydgate Beach Park  on Sunday, July 19, from 4:00 - 6:30 PM.  Come join us for food, fun and fellowship!  Main dishes and beverages will be provided.  If you are able, please bring a side dish (not required).
10th Annual FiF Dodgeball Tournament 
Referee Training/Refreshers Have Begun!
Our 10th annual Fun In Fellowship Dodgeball Tournament is coming up on July 24 & 25, with practices taking place every weekday until the tournament!  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. 

HELP WITH NETS!  If anyone is available after the second service this Sunday, July 19, we will be putting up the nets in the gym. Please come on down!

We still need referees for our Youth and Masters Divisions. Referee training takes place during the regular practice sessions.  Contact Sybil at 651-7773 to set-up a convenient time for you!  For more information about the tournament, visit the dodgeball webpage HERE or visit us on Facebook
Support & Donation Requests for Dodgeball
To help make this 10th year a very special celebration, please consider supporting the tournament in one of the following ways:

ECW HOSPITALITY:  A sign-up sheet will be at the church entrance table with a list of items needed for the official's brown bag lunch and hospitality on Saturday, July 26. If you have questions, please see Diane Sato or Joyce Sato.  

SUPPORTER ADS IN SOUVENIR PROGRAM: Do you have a busines or team you'd like to cheer on?  Consider purchasing an ad in this year's very special Souvenir Program that will include photos from the very first tournament in 2006 through 2014. For more information and to download the form, click HERE.
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GIFT CARDS OR MERCHANDISE: Along with trophies, we have special awards for best effort, best sportsmanship, best uniform and tournament team, that are supplemented with a gift card or gift item. Examples are a Jamba Juice gift card for $5 or Starbucks card for $10. Teams are made up of 6 - 10 persons, so sets of the same item would be most appreciated.  You may turn your donations in to Sybil Nishioka or Faith Shiramizu.

OFFICIALS & VOLUNTEER GIFTS / OTHER: To recognize our long-time officials and volunteers, we would like to honor them with a special gift.  You can make a monetary donation to All Saints' Church with a memo to "Dodgeball Volunteers" or for a non-specific area, just put "dodgeball". We will make sure it is put it to good use.

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Heavenly Hikes Returns to the Kuilau Trail

July's Heavenly Hike will take the group up into the mountains of Wailua near the Keahua Arboretum on the well-maintained Kuilau Ridge Trail. The hike will offer some gorgeous views of Mount Waialeale and the Makaleha Mountain Range. The wide dirt trail gradually ascends above the forest to a grassy plateau and picnic area about 1.7 miles into the hike--- a wonderful location to enjoy lunch! The total trip will be approximately 4.5 - 5 miles round trip (Rating: Moderately easy with some elevation gain). If time allows, afterwards, individuals can wander to the nearby Keahua Arboretum to check out the amazing rainbow eucalyptus trees and jump in the mountain spring waterhole.

All are welcome! Those interested in joining the hike can meet after the second service at 11:45 AM in the Church parking lot to carpool or can meet the group at the trail head at noon. However, parking is very limited, so we encourage participants to carpool. 
Volunteer Sign Up Sheets at Sunday Services!

If you'd like to volunteer for Laundry Love Kauai that takes place every first and third Wednesdays of the month, sign-up in the Laundry Love Manual that will be on the entrance table during Sunday services. Folks can sign up to volunteer for specific dates and roles on the volunteer sign-up sheets, and also peruse the operating instructions that contain the responsibilities for each role.  

A few volunteers have already decided which roles they like best, and others are still trying out different areas. Even if all roles are taken on a specific date you are interested in helping at, please show up and help as a Love Ambassador. (There is no limit to the number of Love Ambassadors at any session.) These are our all-around workers who not only interact with patrons, but are key to the smooth flow of the operation, transferring laundry from one area to another.  Love Ambassadors are especially needed to help with folding and bagging when a load is done. 

All are welcome to take part in this rewarding outreach ministry. For more information, visit the LLK webpage HERE.
July Special Collections for Hale Ho'omalu
During the month of June, the ladies of the ECW will be making a special collection of dry goods such as pastas, Hamburger Helper, rice, bread and crackers, 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.
Welcome Home!

A number of our college young adults are home for the summer, and it's so wonderful to see their smiling faces at church! Welcome Home!  You were deeply missed!  
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O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who
call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and
power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ
our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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 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: July 9, 7:00 PM, Memorial Hall

No meeting in July - School supplies due July 19, Dodgeball Hospitality July 25

Ke Akua Youth Group
Sunday, July 19, after net set-up, Memorial Hall

Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, July 21, 6:30 PM, Rectory (6:00 PM Eucharist)

'Ohana Beach BBQ
Sunday, July 19,4:00 PM,Lydgate Beah Park

10th Annual FiF Dodgeball Tournament
July 24 & 25
All Saints' Gym

Heavenly Hikes 
Ongoing last Sunday of the month. Next: July 26, Kuilau Trail, Wailua

Saturday Market & Swap Meet
Ongoing Second Saturdays of the month. Next: 
August 8

Laundry Love Kauai
Ongoing first and third Wednesday of the month. Next:
August 55:30 PM, Kapaa Laundromat

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:
August 8
(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:
There will be no work day in July due to dodgeball.
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July Saturday Market Goes to the Dogs!

July's Saturday Market theme was all about pets, but dogs clearly took over the show! The Humane Society was on hand with pets for adoption, and vendors with pet related services and products were invited to attend for free. Although the less than perfect weather affected attendance, "Rain" the KHS dog of the week was ready and waiting for a loving home, along with Seina and a couple other cuties. Customers brought their own pups to our pet-friendly market to check things out too.
Pictured above, the Sandy Dog brought their own sign-holding dog, and at right, offered up grooming services.  Even Seina got her toenails painted to look her very pretty best!

Our regular vendors were on hand with all sorts of things to sell, and the Kawaihau Little League team held a car wash to help fund their trip to the Regionals in Arizona.  They also had lau lau, fried icream (yes) and all sorts of goodies for sale. The next market will be held on August 8 and will feature all of our First Responders for a very special Safe & Secure theme.  Save the date!!!
Laundry Love Continues to Grow!

This past Wednesday, July 15, Laundry Love Kauai saw 81 loads of laundry washed, dried and folded, setting another record! Our goal of 90 loads is nearly there, as the community continues to embrace this outreach program.  Pictured above, Dee Grigsby is ready to greet patrons with a smile; Team Leader Geoff Shields, Hannah and Chris Kostka and Mary Smith gather for a quick pre-meeting and prayer before starting; Fr. Ryan sorts out the magnetic laundry numbers.  

We are also deeply blessed with an outpouring of support from the community for this program. Mike and Jenny Nishida-Llanes, a regular vendor at our Saturday Market, are committed to supplying detergent and dryer sheets each month. Pictured at left is Jenny with a friend helping her bring over the supplies during Saturday Market. Mahalo Jenny and Mike!  

If you would like to volunteer for one or more dates, be sure to sign-up! The sign-up sheets and operating manual will be at all Sunday Services. Come be a part of this rewarding ministry!  For more information, visit the Laundry Love Kauai webpage HERE. 
Dodgeball Fever Continues!!!

Dodgeball fever has hit the All Saints' Gym with keiki and adults gearing up for the big day! With balls and laughter flying freely, this program truly lives up to its Fun in Fellowship name. Pictured above, keiki await their turn to get back into the game; the Shiramizu's take a moment to pose during a practice session; Joshua discerns his next move; and after ten years, we got our first serious injury. Aunty Sybil spent an hour in ER with a player who was accidentally elbowed by his brother during practice... 7 stitches later he was back at the gym--- no playing for a week, but he's determined to play in the tournament!
Meet Our New Presiding Bishop: The Right Reverend Michael Curry


"I love this Church, I love our Lord, and God is not finished with us yet," shared Bishop Curry in his first sermon as the new Presiding-Elect Bishop of the Episcopal Church.


Bishop Michael Curry was elected the 27th Presiding Bishop at the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church on June 27, 2015.


Born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 13, 1953, Bishop Curry attended public schools in Buffalo, New York, and graduated with high honors from Hobart College in Geneva, New York, in 1975. He received a Master of Divinity degree in 1978 from Yale University Divinity School. Bishop Curry was ordained to the diaconate in June 1978 and to the priesthood in December 1978.


Bishop has served congregations in North Carolina, Ohio, and Maryland. Curry was elected 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina on February 11, 2000.


Bishop Curry is well known for his dynamic preaching. Last summer, the Diocese's Youth attending EYE, got to the opportunity to hear Bishop Curry preach, and received numerous standing ovations with his effusive style, message and humor. 


In addition, Bishop Curry is deeply committed to evangelism, public service, and social justice.


"Everybody knows I really do take evangelism seriously and discipleship and witness and service and social advocacy, the gospel principles that we hold," says Bishop Curry. "Those three things are critical and needed in this time. I think The Episcopal Church has something to offer in the public square. We have a way of looking at the Gospel that makes known the love of God in Jesus."


To hear more about Bishop Curry and his vision of the Episcopal Church, we invite you to watch these videos:


Video: Interview with Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry


Video: Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry preaches at General Convention Closing Eucharist


Video: EYE14 Closing Eucharist: Sermon by the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry


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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:

  • The Bishop on General Convention Commences
  • Important Deadline for the Annual Meeting of Convention
  • Presiding Bishop on the Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decision
  • 47th Annual Meeting of Convention Online Registration and forms available now
  • ECF New Vestry Resource Guide Now Available
  • Clergy Retreat in August


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