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July 30, 2015


Changes in Junior Warden Role


Aloha All Saints' 'Ohana,


Bill Caldwell, All Saints' Junior Warden, will be on the mainland for two months to receive medical treatment and to be present for the birth of his second grandchild. He has decided to a take a leave of absence serving as the Junior Warden, but will continue to serve on the Vestry.  


At the July Vestry meeting this week, the Vestry unanimously elected Linda Crocker to serve as the acting Junior Warden. I want to thank Bill Caldwell for his amazing leadership, service, and guidance. I ask the All Saints' 'Ohana to keep Bill in your prayers, especially for prayers of healing, as he prepares to travel to New York to seek medical treatment. We pray also for Laurel, Bill and CeCe's daughter, who is expecting her second child later this fall. Finally, I want to thank Linda for her willingness to step into the role of Junior Warden.  She assumes the role with our prayers and support.



The Rev. Ryan D. Newman

Saturday, August 8 - SPREAD THE WORD!!!
Saturday Market: Summer Safety & Service
This month's Saturday Market & Swap Meet theme is on Safety, and we are excited to have our first responders come together at the August 8 Saturday Market!

Of course we will have our usual array of talented crafters, but there will also be officers from the Kauai Police, Fire, Ocean Safety and CERT with interactive exhibits and displays. 

There will be classes on CPR and fire extinguishers (ever wonder if you could use one in an emergency?) and information on setting up a Neighborhood Watch program and awareness on scammers!  For keiki, Sparky the firedog's 40-foot trailer home will be here with live action fire simulation and fire safety education!  Learn about ocean safety and emergency preparedness in times of disaster!!!

SPREAD THE WORD!!!  Bring the whole family down for a day of learning, shopping, and yes, relaxation too... our step massagers will be on hand!  While you're at it, bring down your E-WASTE!  Cece Caldwell will be on hand with her truck to collect your E-Waste!

For more information, or if you are interested in becoming a vendor, visit the Saturday Market webpage HERE. 
Saturday, August 8
Safeguarding God's Children Training
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There will be an important Safeguarding God's Children Training on Saturday, August 8, at St. Michael's and All Angels in Lihue. Although this training is open to anyone interested in learning more about safeguarding our children, this training is mandatory for all clergy, Vestry members and those that work with children in both paid and volunteer positions.  These include Sunday school teachers and youth workers. (Please read the Diocesan policy HERE.)

The training class at St. Michael's runs from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, and is limited in size, so register early HERE.
August Special Collections for Hale Ho'omalu
canned goods During the month of August, the ladies of the ECW will be making a special collection of canned goods to include tuna, fruit, vegetables, ravioli and spaghetti, 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. 
Ellie's 1-Year Birthday Party!
Join the Yuʻs for a Kit-Tea Party

Anna and Karl Yu invite the All Saintsʻ ʻOhana to celebrate their daughter Ellieʻs first birthday at a "Kit-Tea" party, on Saturday, August 8, from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. The party is being hosted by the Newmanʻs in the Rectory.

If you have any questions, contact Anna Yu at 949-923-5078, or e-mail her.

Vestry Minutes Now Available Online

With the goal of greater transparency, the All Saints' Vestry will publish the approved "Meeting Minutes of the Vestry" on the All Saints' website, Leadership page.  

To view the approved May meeting minutes, click HERE.


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.
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.

Fr. Ryan captured this shot of Keiki Referee Grace Yatsko, on the first day of the 10th Annual Fun in Fellowship Dodgeball Tournament. Keiki referees must stand in the net cage to assist keiki players and often find themselves dodging balls!  The tournament took place on July 24 & 25, in the All Saintsʻ Gym.
Crocker Named Kauai Hospice Employee of the Year
By Fr. Ryan Newman

David Crocker is a regular and selfless presence on the All Saints' campus fixing things and helping others. When David is not on the Church campus, he is often working on a church member's car or cleaning up the beach at Lydgate. However, it turns out that All Saints' is not the only 'ohana that benefits from David's generosity and service. Recently, David was named the 2014-2015 Kauai Hospice Volunteer of the Year.  The Summer 2015 Kauai Hospice Newsletter had this to say about David: 


"When asked if he has availability for a service or task, he is known for always saying 'Okay' and that means he will and does find a way to get the job done. There are a litany of jobs he has assisted with including the following: patient companionship, caregiver respite, running errands, moving furniture to make room for hospital beds, building a wheelchair ramp, caring for the hospice 'pond', walking a patient's dog and the list goes on and on. In fact, in his quiet and loyal way David has faithfully agreed to virtually anything and everything asked of him."


All Saints' definitely knows David's "okay" and commitment to getting the job done. Congratulations to David and thank you for all you do for All Saints' and Kauai Hospice!

Janet cross hanalei  

Proper 13

Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness;
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, 
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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

Ke Akua Youth Group
Sunday, August 16, 11:00 AM, Memorial Hall

ECW Meeting
Thursday, August 20, 7:00 PM, Memorial Hall

Vestry Meeting
No meeting in August
Laundry Love Kauai
Ongoing first and third Wednesday of the month, 5:30 PM, Kapaa Laundromat
NEXT:  August 5

Saturday Market & Swap Meet
Ongoing Second Saturdays of the month, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Lawn
NEXT:  August 8

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, August 8, 9:00 AM, St. Michael's, Lihue

Ellie's First Birthday Party
Saturday, August 8, 2:00 PM, Rectory
For more info...

Heavenly Hikes 
Ongoing last Sunday of the month.  
Next: August 30 (Trail TBD)
Please e-mail the church or call 822-4267 with requests for assistance. 
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:
August 22
Quick Links:
Are you scheduled? Be sure to check the: 
'Ohana BBQ at Lydgate
Another 'Ohana BBQ was held at Lydgate Park on Sunday, July 19, with members from both All Saints' and St. Michael's coming together for an afternoon of food and fellowship.

Rev. Mary Tudela, currently serving as interim at St. Michael's, suggested the outing since her son was visiting from the mainland.  It was another picture perfect day, with lots of food and smiles to go around.  

At left, a rare appearance by our Church Administrator, Chris Wataya, was captured by Fr. Ryan.  Chris, who normally shies away from church social events, turned up to spend time with her dear friend Rev. Mary.
Heavenly Hikes Returns to the Kuilau Trail
Pictured above, members get ready to head out on the scenic Kuilau Trail in Wailua for the monthly Heavenly Hikes outing that took place on Sunday, July 26. The trail boasts beautiful panoramic views and is the second time Heavenly hikers have done this.  Heavenly Hikes takes place on the last Sunday of each month following the second service.  For more information, visit the webpage HERE.  
Dodgeball Aloha & Mahalos!
By Sybil Nishioka, Tournament Director

MAHALO NUI LOA to all the volunteers and participants in the 10th Annual Fun in Fellowship (FiF) Dodgeball Tournament this past weekend.  Although the number of teams was less than usual, there was no shortage of laughter, excitement, fun and action in the gym. Teams with All Saintsʻ members shined including the Game Birds (above) capturing the Masters Kane Championship and Masters Division Best Uniform and coveted Tournament Team trophy. All the players on this team have grown up with FiF Dodgeball that include founding members Shane Nishioka-Healy (second from left) and Ty Shiramizu (far right).  
Shane and Ty were also on a sentimental favorite Masters Coed team, Galenʻs Gang, (above right) that came in third and were awarded the Best Sportsmanship award. Jannin and Joni Hashizume were also on the team, putting the original founding members together one last time! At left, the 17&Under team the Interceptors led by Captain Mason Tabura captured third.

In the Keiki Division, Flaming Dragons in red came in second. Team X (center in pink), a 13&Under team captained by youth member Raiden Kurisu, took the championship trophy and also Best Uniform for their division. Best Team Effort awards for Galenʻs Gang were awarded to the Hashizume girls and Daileen Barton. Joshua Regoʻs 8&Under team Dingbats 8 (below left), swept all the awards in their age bracket, capturing the championship, Best Uniform, Best Sportsmanship and Tournament Team! 

Celebrating our tenth tournament, first-time special MVP Awards were given out to one player in each bracket that embodied Fun in Fellowship, displaying good sportsmanship, skill, and a fun attitude. Several members received that honor: Joshua Rego (above center) in the 8&Under, Raiden Kurisu (above right in pink) in the 13&Under, and Ty Shiramizu in the Masters Coed. 

After ten years, this was my final tournament as Director.  It has been a privilege and joy to be able to serve our community and to see both children and adults grow up in the program not just physically, but personally, as the focus has always been on fun and sportsmanship over winning. Back in 2005, when one of our Sunday school children (Jannin Hashizume) suggested the activity, no one anticipated that it would end up bringing hundreds of people together for fun and fellowship every summer for ten years. It has also been the largest and longest running community outreach program funded and wholly run by the church.

But this event would never exist without the dozens of volunteers that turn out each year (and yes, many with twisted arms) to serve as officials. Although there are too many to name individually, I especially want to thank Faith Shiramizu, who has served as Co-chair in the early years, and officially returned this year as Co-chair (although sheʻs ALWAYS done what she does)!  She has been instrumental in rounding up volunteers and helping this program get off the ground. I could never imagine a tournament without her by my side. In the process, Faithʻs husband Curtis discovered a new calling (well, at least once a year) as an announcer and play-by-play sportscaster!

I also want to thank Nadine Nakamura who has been invaluable to the program-- whether itʻs ordering meals for the refs, securing grants, rounding up County officials, presenting awards, or bringing a cup of cold water to the announcerʻs table, sheʻs been there to take care of literally anything!  Nadine and our ever faithful tournament clerks, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Tabura, Jan Hashizume and Tracy Bauman, keep the tournament running smoothly. Thanks also to Christen Wilson and Laurie Kelekoma who couldnʻt be here this year, but have volunteered alongside these women at nearly every single tournament, and always with a smile!  This year we were also blessed with visitor, Carolyn Morinishi, who helped man the check-in booth.

We give thanks and praise to the refs who have the thankless job of keeping the game in order. With each match requiring up to 6 referees, the list is long! Mahalo to this yearʻs head refs Ty Shiramizu and Cliff Arruda, and the cadre of referees that have hung in there.  Along with a number of adult church members, our youth serve as referees for the Keiki Tournament and also help run practices. Our returning youth, now young adults in college, ref the Youth and Masters Divisions...and many also play in the tournament!  My sister Susie has flown in from Oʻahu for nearly every tournament to help ref, for which I am so grateful.

Running the hospitality booth from the very beginning is Diane Sato and the women of the ECW, serving up refreshments and lunches to volunteers during the Saturday portion of the event. All the food is donated or funded by the ECW, and prepared Friday evening and early Saturday morning. Through the years, their husbands have a big part of the event, helping to set up, grill and fry up ono food. We have been so blessed to have the "helping hands of the church" at every tournament!
Special thanks to photographer Marge Akana, for capturing dodgeball in awesome pictures every year.  Itʻs a very long day for her, and quite a job to gather the teams together to get a picture. This year, Fr. Ryan took a ton of great action shots from the sidelines, posting them on Facebook almost as soon as they happened!  We are also grateful to Janece Yatsko for stepping in for Bill Caldwell who is dealing with health issues.  We missed him and hope he feels better soon. We thank all our photo enthusiasts for their time, talent and unwavering support!

Brightening up the tournament each year is our wonderful face painter, Mary Margaret Smith, who donates her time and materials to "decorate" the players and spectators!  From pirates and scary ghouls to butterflies and fairy princesses, Maryʻs artistic talents are evident on the faces and bodies of happy patrons, who look forward to seeing her each year!
Finally I want to thank the youth who have been my inspiration and motivation to run this program, and especially to my son Shane, who urged me on each year to continue dodgeball.  Through 9 of the 10 seasons (this summer he was interning on Oʻahu), he was with me at every practice to help set up, break down, lug and fill up coolers, run practices, stay at the gym past midnight on many occasions, and put up with a tired mom and lots of fast food. 

To the entire ʻohana and community, I have been blessed beyond measure for all of your love and support, and for allowing me to serve you...YOU ROCK!!!
Me ke aloha pumehana, "Aunty" Sybil

(For complete tournament results, read the Garden Island article HERE. For more photos, visit our FiF Dodgeball Facebook page. The complete set of tournament photos will be posted soon on Facebook and the All Saintsʻ website!)


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