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November 25, 2015


This Saturday, December 5
The annual All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair & Silent Auction is here!!! Be sure to come on down this Saturday, December 5, from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The fair, which is run by the Ke Akua Youth Group, is one of the largest craft fairs in Kapa'a, with over 70 booths 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 that helps fund their mission and outreach efforts. This year, the youth have chosen Laundry Love Kauai as their charity of choice for the Silent Auction, and with the help of the ECW, food booth proceeds will be going towards the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event that takes place in April 2016.

So come on down, bring your appetites, get a lot of great shopping done and help support some worthy causes!
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! For more information, view the flyer below.
ECW Requests Gift Cards for Hale Ho'omalu
The ECW is asking for your help to make a collection of gift cards ($25 or less) along with a Christmas ornament that will be given to the Hale Hoʻomalu families for Christmas. The families will use the gift cards (with guidance from the Hale Hoʻomalu staff) to help them buy food and necessities. The ECW will be gathering on Sunday, December 13, to assemble and package the cards, so please bring your donation in before then. If you have any questions, please contact April Womack at 245-6413 or 822-3354.
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.
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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.
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 Flower 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.
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.
Aloha Keith and Ann!

The Revs. Keith and Ann McCollim got a taste of turkey at the KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon before heading back home to Australia.  Rev. Keith even took part in the interfaith service. The McCollimʻs visit annually and just finished serving at West Kauaʻi. We wish them a fond aloha and hope they come back real soon! 
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Second Sunday of Advent
Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to
preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation:
Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins,
that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our
Redeemer; 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
Ke Akua Youth Group
Sunday, December 13, 7:00 PM, Yatsko's home
Laundry Love Kauai
Ongoing first and third Wednesday of the month, 5:30 PM, Kapaa Laundromat
NEXT:  December 16
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)
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
Rock & Blues
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
Heavenly Hikes 
Ongoing last Sunday of the month.  
Next: December 27
Trail: TBD
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
Quick Links:
Are you scheduled? Be sure to check the: 
Continuing it's record breaking numbers each year, the Kapa'a Interfaith Association's Thanksgiving Luncheon delivered 390 meals and served up 700 meals in the gym to some very happy (and hungry) patrons! Once again, Mark Oyama and his staff were fully prepared and up for the challenge, cooking up a fabulous turkey lunch with all the trimmings!

Prior to the luncheon, an interfaith service was held with some of the priests of the participating churches. Pictured above, the altar is decorated with a stunning harvest display; priests from the participating churches along with Rev. Keith McCollim from Australia (pictured at far left), who visits and serves on Kauaʻi each year with his wife Ann; and Courtney and Micah at the service.

Of course the event could never happen without the dozens of volunteers who turn out in force. Pictured above, they are greeted with a smile at the check-in table with Robin and Jayden Putnam and April Womack; taking on the challenging task of coordinating deliveries is Scott Sato and Leslie Womack; John Hanaoka has his arms full of packed meals; and Markʻs Place workers churn out hundreds of meals to be delivered.

Back in the gym, Mark Oyama (pictured second from left), takes a quick moment to pose with some of his crew; servers load up plates with delicious turkey and trimmings; the Ke Akua Youth Group was in charge of beverages, making sure everyone had enough juice and water.

Home-style entertainment was provided by several churches featuring musicians of all ages, including our own youth group member, Mason Tabura (second from left), warming up outside with his friend before their turn.  

All Saints' representatives and organizers, Diane Sato (pictured above in lavender talking with Fr. Ryan) and Mary Margaret Smith (in pink at far right) extend their deepest gratitude for the support that was given by all to make this event so successful. The event is truly a community effort, with eight churches involved in the planning, fundraising, implementation and recruitment of the huge amount of volunteers needed to put this on.  We give thanks and praise for such a great event that brings so many from the community together.  Mahalo to Diane and Mary for their role in putting this together! (Photos by Marge Akana)


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All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair & Silent Auction
Saturday, December 5
December 12 - Saturday Market & Swap Meet
Laundry Love Kauai's Next Date:  December 16 - Spread the Word!

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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