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November 25, 2015


KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon This Thursday!
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It's finally here!!! All are invited to attend the annual Kapa'a Interfaith Association's (KIA) Thanksgiving Luncheon on Thanksgiving Day in the All Saints' Gym, beginning at 11:00 AM. Be sure to attend the Interfaith Service in the Church at 10:00 AM, with priests from several of the participating churches sharing a special Thanksgiving message.

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Mark Oyama and his staff will be cooking up a delicious turkey meal with all the trimmings, so don't miss out on the island's best community Thanksgiving  meal! SERIOUSLY!

We are grateful to all of the volunteers from the different churches who turn out in force to help set up, break down, serve, deliver and entertain, and especially to our representatives, Diane Sato and Mary Margaret Smith who have worked so hard all these years.

Come be a part of this wonderful community event for some great food, down-home entertainment and lots of fellowship! For more information, visit the webpage HERE
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December Saturday Market & Swap Meet : Registration Open!
The December Saturday Market and Swap Meet is coming up on December 12, and there will still be time to pick up some wonderful Christmas gifts for loved ones and friends. 

The market takes place every second Saturday of the month from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, (not to be confused with the All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair on December 5). Single month vendors can register online now! For more information and to register, visit the webpage HERE.
Helping Hands Needed on Sunday

Not only is the Bernal family (Karla, Danny and children Riley, Kilian and Luna) growing, but their business as well! Garden Island Gymnastics originally started off in the All Saints Gym a few years ago, before they moved into a space in Kapahi. They are on the move again to a space over double the size of their current location just a few doors down from where they are now.
If you are able, they would love some helping hands to help them with the move. They will be meeting this Saturday, November 28 at 9:00 AM at  5611 Kawaihau Rd., Unit #9, Hawaiian Fruit Packers building. Anyone not attending the 9:30 service that can help would be greatly appreciated.
Tuesday, December 1
Laundry Love Volunteer Meeting

There will be an important Laundry Love meeting for all volunteers on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. We will be discussing the formation of volunteer teams and fine-tune procedures to implement any changes and update our Operations Manual. We will also discuss our hope and vision for 2016. 
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, and this year they will be donating all money to Laundry Love Kauai. 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.

A few more lawn spots are available. Register online HERE
Holiday KISS Concert - December 6

Kauai Island Singers Showcase (KISS) celebrates their third year with another concert at All Saints' on Sunday, December 6, at 5:00 PM.  KISS presents an entertaining and eclectic mix of rock and blues music with some holiday songs, featuring 11 gifted singers, Hank Curtis on piano, Edd Cook on bass and Jim Fiore on drums. Concert is free!
Saturday, December 12
Usher Orientation and Training Workshop

All Saints' will be holding an Usher Orientation and Training Workshop on Saturday, December 12, from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, for all current ushers and those interested in serving in this vital ministry. All ushers are urged to attend the workshop.

The ministry of welcome and connection is the lifeblood of growing our Church. Ushering is far more than handing out service programs and leis. When visitors arrive at All Saints' an usher is typically the first person to greet them. Ushers play an essential role in orienting visitors to All Saints', our worship services, our rich history and our beautiful island.

Ushers also support the worship experience and serve as an ambassador and liaison for the Vestry and Clergy on Sunday morning. Please consider this ministry. Anyone can be an usher and all are encouraged to attend the workshop. If you have any questions, please see Fr. Ryan or Mary Margaret Smith.
Sunday, December 13
Annual Christmas Caroling at Mahelona 

All are invited to come and sing in the halls of Mahelona's Long-term Care Unit for our annual Christmas Caroling. We will be gathering on Sunday, December 13, in the main parking lot at 5:45 PM, and begin our stroll at 6:00 PM. Singing usually lasts about a half-hour. Be sure to dress in some bright holiday colors like red or green... Santa hats and reindeer antlers are always welcome, and so are any musical instruments to enhance our singing! If you have any questions, e-mail Sybil or call 651-7773.
Christmas Flowering Offering

Would you like to make an offering for Christmas poinsettias? This is a wonderful way to make the church look festive for Christmas and to make a dedication in thanksgiving or in memory of someone. Download the offering form HERE or pick one up at the entrance of the Church. Please make checks payable to All Saints' Church with "Christmas flowers" on the memo line. To be included in the Christmas program listing, please submit your donation by Tuesday, December 15. If you have any questions, contact Chris Wataya at 822-4267.
ECW November Special Collections for for Hale Ho'omalu
For the month of November, the ECW is requesting saimin and juice 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 other packaged foods are always welcome. Monetary donations can also be made. All donations can be left in the red wagon at the church entrance. 
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.
Christmas Service Hours are as follows:

December 24
3:30 PM Keiki Service
5:30 PM Festive Eucharist
10:30 PM Carol Prelude & Festive Eucharist

December 25
9:30 AM Holy Eucharist

There will be a Christmas Eve Open House and potluck in the rectory from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. All are invited to bring a favorite family dish to share and drop by anytime during the Open House.
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.
Giving Thanks...
The picture of the week is shown at the top of the page featuring the Sunday School class. They hold up their special turkey craft filled with gratitude and blessings. Mahalo to Janece for taking this awesome picture and leading the class with daughter Grace.
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First Sunday of Advent
Advent begins on November 29
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of
darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of
this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him 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: December 10, 7:00 PM, Memorial Hall
Laundry Love Volunteers
Tuesday, December 1, 6:30 - 7:30 PM, Location TBA
Ke Akua Youth Group
Sunday, December 13, 7:00 PM, Yatsko's home
ECW Meeting
Thursday, December 17, 7:00 PM, Memorial Hall
Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, January 19, 6:30 PM, Rectory (6:00 PM Eucharist)
(No meeting in December)
FREE KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon 
Thursday, November 26, 11:00 AM, Gym
(Interfaith Service at 10:00 AM)
Heavenly Hikes 
Ongoing last Sunday of the month.  
Next: November 29
Trail: TBD
Laundry Love Kauai
Ongoing first and third Wednesday of the month, 5:30 PM, Kapaa Laundromat
NEXT:  December 2
All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair & Silent Auction
Saturday, December 5, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
In the Gym/Lawn
KISS Concert
Sunday, December 6, 5:00 PM, Church
More details to come...
Usher Orientation & Training
Saturday, December 12, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Church
Saturday Market & Swap Meet
Ongoing Second Saturdays of the month, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Lawn
NEXT: December 12
Ke Akua Youth Group Christmas Party
Sunday, December 13, 7:00 PM, Yatsko's Home
Christmas Eve Open House & Potluck
Thursday, December 24, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Rectory
Next monthly electronic waste disposal date:
December 12
(Reminder, early drop off is no longer allowed. Please bring items to the Saturday market or call the Caldwell's for pick-up.)
Come help keep our buildings and property sparkling and ship shape!
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Next date:
December 19
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Preparing for Thanksgiving

Despite soggy conditions, a few diehards turned out for this month's work day to help prep thechurch for the upcoming Thanksgiving luncheon.  Pictured above Chris Wataya and Linda Crocker make sure the windows are squeaky clean, while John Hanaoka and David Crocker lug tables into the gym for the Thanksgiving luncheon. Mahalo to our dedicated diehards and to Marge Akana who took the pictures between cleaning! 


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Happy Thanksgiving! Everyone is invited!!!

Laundry Love Kauai's Next Date:  December 2 - Spread the Word!

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

All Saints' Episcopal Church
P. O. Box 248, 4-1065 Kuhio Highway
Kapa'a, Kaua'i, HI  96746
Church Office:  808-822-4267