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October 16, 2015


Movie Nights on the Lawn: October 17, 24 & 30
October 17:  Home & Pitch Perfect 2
It's HERE!!! Get ready for 3 Saturdays of movies on the lawn! Now in its 7th year, Movie Nights on the Lawn continues to serve the community by offering free double-feature movies and a concession that can feed a family of 4 for under $10! Yup! Dollar dogs, 50 cent popcorn, chili, SPAM musubi and loaded hot chocolate are just some of the ono grinds being served up by the Ke Akua Youth Group.  The movies are a little late this year due to vendor availability, but great movies are in store! Click on the flyer to view the full-size version, and visit the webpage HERE for more info. 
Rector's Forum: Stewardship
Fr. Ryan, with the help of members of the Stewardship Committee, will host three 30-minute informal conversations on Sunday, October 25, in Memorial Hall. 

The focus of the forum will be All Saints' upcoming year-long stewardship campaign. Specifically, Fr. Ryan and the Stewardship Committee hope to have a conversation about what it means to be faithful stewards of our time, talents, and treasure. Each session will also include an opportunity to review the preliminary 2016 budget and a discussion about All Saints' financial stewardship goals. 

Next week, the annual stewardship information packet will be mailed to church members. We invite everyone of our 'ohana to be a part of these important conversations. 

Sunday, October 25 - Rector's Forum (Memorial Hall)
  • 7:45AM - 8:15AM (Following the 7:00 AM service)
  • 8:45AM - 9:15AM (Prior to the 9:30 AM service)
  • 11:00AM - 11:30AM (Following the 9:30 AM service, and before Heavenly Hikes goes out)
Seeking Service Volunteers!
Ushers, Altar Guild, Lay Readers

If you would like to assist in our Sunday services, we are currently seeking ushers and Altar Guild volunteers for the 7:00 service, and lay readers for the 9:30 service. Please call the church office at 822-4267, or e-mail Chris Wataya. For more information on the different worship ministry roles, visit our website HERE.
All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair Registration Open!

The annual All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair & Silent Auction will be taking place on Saturday, December 5, from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The fair, which is run by the Ke Akua Youth Group, has grown to one of the largest craft fairs in Kapa'a, with over 70 booth spaces featuring a variety of incredible crafts, art, clothes, toys, jewelry, quilts, gourmet items and much more, perfect for Christmas gift giving!  

This is the youth group's biggest fundraiser of the year. Booth fees go towards their mission and outreach activities, and proceeds from the Silent Auction go towards charities they select each year. Money raised from the food booth is directed towards the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event that takes place in the Spring in Hanapepe.

Registration for a spot in the fair is now open to the general public... early bird pricing is closed. The youth group appreciates the ongoing support from its members, and invites church members to participate for free! If you would like to have a booth in this year's fair, contact Sybil via e-mail to get the special member code, and then register online HERE. Hurry!  Space does sell out!  For more information, view the flyer below, or visit the webpage HERE.
ECW October Special Collections for for Hale Ho'omalu
For the month of October, the ECW is requesting paper goods, paper towels and disposable baby diapers as part of their monthly special collection for Hale Ho'omalu, a family services center located a half-block away from the church.  Of course canned and packaged foods are always welcome. Monetary donations can also be made. All donations can be left in the red wagon at the church entrance. 
Vestry Report Released

A few weeks ago, the Vestry participated in a retreat at Koke'e State Park, providing the opportunity, time, and space to prayerfully discern and discuss the future of All Saints'. A report has been compiled about the different ministries, activities and programs that were discussed, and will be explored and implemented over the next 16 months. Members are invited to join in the conversation and share your thoughts with the Vestry. Copies of the report have been mailed out to members and are also available to download HERE. Copies are also available in the Church and Church office. 
Nursery & Sunday School Volunteers Needed
No Experience Necessary!

The Sunday school program year has begun, and we are still in need of a few more volunteers who are willing to assist our new program leaders in each of the three areas: Nursery (PreK & under), grades K-2, and grades 3-5. Volunteers can choose to participate regularly or on a rotation/on-call basis one Sunday a month. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!  If you like working with children and would like to nurture their faith and knowledge of Jesus and the Bible, please consider joining this wonderful ministry!  Please see Sybil or e-mail her.
All Saintsʻ Preschool Annual Fund Campaign
We invite all to participate in the All Saints' Preschool Annual Fund Campaign for 2015-2016; Beautiful Faces.
The Annual Fund allows the school to enrich the learning environment without increasing its operating budget, thus keeping tuition down. As in most independent schools, All Saints' Preschool's tuition alone does not cover the full cost of providing an exceptional education experience. 

All Saints' relies on your annual support to augment our yearly operating budget, and to provide capital enhancements of the school's program and physical plant. 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes directly toward supporting the school's needs and vision. Among the campaign's goals is to cultivate broad support from the All Saints' Church 'Ohana. 

Donations can be sent to the Church/Preschool Office or made online. For more information, visit the Annual Fund Website where you can also download a brochure or make a donation. 
On-line Volunteer Sign-Ups Available Now!

Laundry Love Kauai (LLK) takes place every first and third Wednesday of the month and is in constant need of volunteers. If you'd like to volunteer, you can now sign-up on-line through the LLK webpage HERE.  Under Volunteer Service Schedules, select a service date and complete the login information that requires an e-mail address.  Not sure what role to sign up for? You can view the different responsibilities in the Operating Manual HERE. Better yet, come on down and take part as a Love Ambassador to help in different areas and see what suits you best!  
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.
Sooooo cute!

Yes, two weeks in a row of cuteness--- we couldn't just limit it to one again! Above, Shealee and Kenzie giggle with delight at one of Fr. Ryan and Erin's kitties that were up for adoption at the Market, and below, the kittens with that "please take me home" look! (Photos by Marge Akana)
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Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your
Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and 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!

Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 PM, Rectory (6:00 PM Eucharist)
Ke Akua Youth Group
There will be no meeting in October.
Buildings & Grounds
Tuesday, October 20, 9:00 AM, Church Office
Daughters of the King
2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month; 
Next: October 22, 7:00 PM, Memorial Hall
Rector's Forum: Stewardship
Sunday, October 25 at 7:45 AM, 8:45 AM & 11:00 AM, Memorial Hall
ECW Meeting
Thursday, November 19, 7:00 PM, Memorial Hall
Movie Nights on the Lawn
October 17, 24, 30
Double feature begins at sundown
Laundry Love Kauai
Ongoing first and third Wednesday of the month, 5:30 PM, Kapaa Laundromat
NEXT:  October 21
Heavenly Hikes 
Ongoing last Sunday of the month.  
Next: October 25
Trail TBD
Saturday Market & Swap Meet
Ongoing Second Saturdays of the month, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Lawn
NEXT: November 14
FREE KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon 
Thursday, November 26, 11:00 AM, Gym
(Interfaith Service at 10:00 AM)
All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair & Silent Auction
Saturday, December 5, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
In the Gym/Lawn
Next monthly electronic waste disposal date:
November 14
(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:
November 21
This is a special date to prepare for the KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon
Quick Links:
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Saturday Market Moments...

This month's Saturday Market and Swap Meet on October 10, was filled with bittersweet moments as Fr. Ryan said good-bye to some of the kittens that have called the Rectory home for the past several weeks. Pictured above, Fr. Ryan with the women from the Kauai Community Cat Project who shared information about the organization and displayed the kitties up for adoption; Fr. Ryan in a tender moment with one of the kittens, and a fond good-bye to one of the kitties who found a fur-ever home.

In total, the Newman's have taken care of 9 kittens who were found near the road. Three cats were adopted and 6 remain. If you would like to provide a fur-ever home for one (or more) of these cuties, please see Fr. Ryan. Above, Marge Akana and Robyn Putman were "cleaning house" with great bargains in the swap meet portion of the market, and at right, Faith and Curtis Shiramizu listen intently to the masseuse who was working on mom Elaine Tamura.  (Photos by Marge Akana)
Celebrating Our Holy Sovereigns
It was another glorious celebration of our Holy Sovereigns, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, on Sunday, October 11. The Feast day, which is normally celebrated in November, has become an All Saints' tradition to celebrate on the second Sunday in October. Pictured above, arriving members look through the bulletin; Kumu Hula Puna Kalama Dawson and her halau, Ka Ipu Ha'a o' Kekau'ilani, gather before the service; Music Director Hank Curtis plays prelude music while folks arrive.

Over the years, the event has brought together Hawaiian Civic Organizations from around the island that include the Royal Order of Kamehameha, Na Wahine Hui o Kamehameha, Aha Hui O Ka'ahumanu, Hale O Na Ali'i, Daughters of Hawai'i, 'Iolani Guild and others. Pictured above center, former Mayor Maryanne Kusaka and Victor Punua, Sr.; Acolytes Reis, Raiden and Tyler get ready to process in.

Above, Nelson Ka'ai signals the start of the service with the Pu, sounding of the conch shell; Hawaiian groups processed in and presented ho'okupu to the King and Queen; and Puna Kalama Dawson, who delivered the oli, also performed a hula kahiko number with her halau. In previous years, the ho'okupu was presented in a separate ceremony after the service, but the change to incorporate it into the service worked well, and will likely continue.

Veteran guest lay reader, Julie Malana Lopez, read the lessons in Hawaiian to a packed house, and Kanoe Woodward performs a beautiful hula during the offertory, Kawailehua`a`alakahonua, sung by Laralei Woodward.

Pictured above, the choir took on the daunting task of singing The Lord's Prayer in Hawaiian under the direction of Victor Punua, Jr.; the offerings displayed at the portraits of the Royal Family; Rev. Mokihana Powers, Senior Warden and organizer David Murray, and Fr. Ryan take a moment to pose right after the service. Powers has been a gracious presence at this service for many years, reciting the Hawaiian portions of the service.

After the service, everyone gathered for a Hawaiian feast on the lawn. Pictured above, Micah, Enrico, Elaine Tamura, Chris Neumann, and Richard and Mary Schulz enjoy the delicious fare. Mahalo to everyone who brought food, and to all those involved in the service to make it such a memorable event!  A special mahalo to David Murray who first envisioned this special service many years ago and has been organizing it ever since.  God bless you!  (Photos by Marge Akana.)
Sending Love to Our College Students
The ECW ladies met this past Thursday to prepare their annual Love/Care packages to our college students away from home. Gift cards and notes of well wishes and prayers were put together, with prayers and blessings being said as each one was put together. Pictured above are the ladies with the packages that will surely be well received! From left, Diane Sato shows off a sample with Dee Grigsby, Marge Akana and Mary Margaret Smith; at right, Mary Wilson, Marge Akana, Mary Margaret Smith, Lorna Nishi, April Womack, Pam Sokei, Diane Sato and Dee Grigsby. Mahalo ladies!


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All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair & Silent Auction
Saturday, December 5
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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