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December 10, 2015


Fr. Ryan's Advent / Christmas Letter

Mele Kalikimaka! Ke Akua ho'omaika'i 'oukou!
Merry Christmas! May the blessing of God be with you!
Fr. Ryan's Advent / Christmas letter is now available for viewing HERE.

Message from the Bishop: 
The Death of The Rev. Charles Crane

Bishop Bob

I received word yesterday evening that the Reverend Charles Tarleton Crane died on December 7th in Sedona, Arizona, where he was living in retirement. Charlie died of liver cancer at the age of 87 and just shy of the 58th anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood (on December 23, 1957, in the Cathedral of St. Andrew, by Bishop Harry Kennedy).  He served on the staff of the Cathedral from 1957 to 1959.  He was Rector of All Saints Church, Kapaʻa, from 1959 to 1966. He then served as the Rector of the Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina, from 1966 until his retirement in 1988.  Services will be held on December 15, 2015, at Christ Lutheran (ELCA) Church, Sedona, Arizona.

He is survived by his wife of 4 years, Ms. Marilyn Snyder.  Notes of condolence may be sent to her at 405 Jacks Canyon Rd, #204; Sedona, AZ 86351.

Almighty God, with whom still live the spirits of those who die in the Lord, and with whom the souls of the faithful are in joy and felicity: We give you heartfelt thanks for the good example of your servant, Charlie, who, having finished his course in faith, now finds rest and refreshment. May we, with all who have died in the true faith of your holy Name, have perfect fulfillment and bliss in your eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
This 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.
This Saturday, December 12
Saturday Market & Swap Meet 
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The December Saturday Market and Swap Meet is this Saturday, and a great time to pick up some wonderful Christmas gifts for loved ones and friends. The theme is Christmas Cheer and our vendors will be putting out their best gift items!  The market will also be a little bigger utilizing the tents from last Saturday's Holiday Craft Fair too!

The market takes place from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. For more information, click on the flyer at left or visit the webpage HERE.  The Kapa'a Boy's Soccer team will be washing cars too, so come on down, get you car cleaned, get some shopping done and relax with a step massage... and don't forget your E-WASTE too!
"Pulpit Exchange":  
Rev. Mary at All Saints' this Sunday, December 13
The Rev. Mary Tudela, who is currently serving as Interim Rector at St. Michael and All Angels, and Fr. Ryan, have organized a "pulpit exchange" during Advent 3. Rev. Mary will be the preacher and celebrant this Sunday at All Saints', and Fr. Ryan will be preaching and celebrating at St. Michael's and All Angels.
The goal of the pulpit exchange is to give both congregations a shared experience during the season of Advent hearing two different preaching voices on the implications of John the Baptist's ministry of preparing the way for our Lord and Savior. The Gospel readings for Advent 2 and Advent 3 have been combined and are being offered together on both Sundays. Collectively, these passages set the prophetic ministry of John the Baptist who preaches repentance to all those who hear his call to baptism, and tells them of the mighty one to come.
This Sunday, December 13
All Saints' & St. Michael's Beach BBQ

Following the "pulpit exchange" this Sunday, December 13, the 'Ohanas of All Saints' and St. Michael's will be gathering at Lydgate Beach Park at 11:30 AM for an afternoon beach BBQ. 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). All are welcome along with family and friends!
Deadline this Sunday, December 13
ECW Requests Gift Cards & Ornaments 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.
This 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.
Extended Shopping Hours & Special Coupons
Hale Lani's Big 9th Anniversary Sale!

It's that time of the year where we celebrate our anniversary, and EVERYTHING in the store IS ON SALE 20% - 75% OFF!  If it's not marked down, it's at least 20% off!  There's lots of great new merchandise arriving daily, plus our clearance table is back up in the foyer with lots of great deals!  To help with your shopping, extended store hours are in effect until December 23!  Check out some of the new merchandise in our latest e-mailer HERE and don't forget to mention the clipless coupon for added savings! Visit the webpage for extended hours HERE. Like our Facebook page to get first notice of new merchandise arriving each day!
Free Japanese Dance Classes Being Offered
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Carolyn Morinishi is offering up FREE Japanese dance classes in the All Saints' Gym beginning in January and running through May. All ages are welcome to learn traditional Japanese dance techniques, proper dressing in kimono, Japanese culture and vocabulary. Students can choose from Monday or Wednesday evening classes beginning at 6:30 PM.  For more information, click on the flyer at left, or contact Carolyn at 808-651-2061, or e-mail her.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Third Sunday of Advent
Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come
among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, 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

See special Christmas Services posted in the news.
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
ECW Meeting
Saturday, December 13, 11:00 AM (following the second service), Memorial Hall
Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, January 19, 6:30 PM, Rectory (6:00 PM Eucharist)
(No meeting in December)
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
BBQ Picnic with St. Michael's
Sunday, December 13, 11:30 AM, Lydgate Park
Christmas Caroling at Mahelona
Sunday, December 13, 6:00 PM, Mahelona Long-term 
Ke Akua Youth Group Christmas Party
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
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
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All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair a Huge Success!

This year's annual Holiday Craft Fair was the largest ever held at All Saints', with 74 booth spaces featuring some of the finest crafters and bakers on the island! Despite a few sprinkles, customers continued to flow in and out the entire time, to the delight of the vendors. Pictured below, Morris Wise, Mary Margaret Smith and Glenn Sato put the finishing touches on their booths before the start of the fair.

This event is the Ke Akua Youth Group's largest fundraiser of the year, which supports their mission and outreach activities. The Silent Auction, which features donated items from vendors, raised over $700 that will benefit the youth's charity of choice this year--- Laundry Love!!! 

Huge thanks go to the ladies of the ECW, who stepped in to help in the food booth filling in for missing youth members who had previous commitments. Remaining youth members worked up a sweat setting up early, servicing vendors, and breaking down after a long day. Parents, grandparents, uncles and aunties worked hard alongside them to help make the event such a huge success. The food booth raised nearly $1,000 that will be going to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life next Spring.

The booth fees, totaling well over $2,000, goes directly to fund the youth group's mission trips and activities, and they are looking forward to a possible service trip to O'ahu next summer.  
Special thanks to Senior Warden David Murray and Bill Brown for making the last minute run to pick up tables at St. Michael's, and to Fr. Ryan for his expertise with the sound system. Free from crutches for the first time in weeks, he hobbled around to make sure there was music and to assist as best he could.

Thanks to the entire church family for supporting the activities of the youth group. Your support and generosity serves as a valuable example of Jesus' love, that helps to shape our next generation. Mahalo nui loa!
Presiding Bishop and Primate Resting After Surgery
Office of Public Affairs [December 8, 2015]  Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry is resting comfortably following surgery in a Virginia hospital on Tuesday, December 8.   According to the Presiding Bishop, his family, and his medical team, the surgery went well, as had been expected. Bishop Curry is alert and awake, and a full recovery continues to be anticipated.

Presiding Bishop Curry was taken to the hospital Sunday, December 6 after a visitation to Bruton Parish Church in Colonial Williamsburg, VA.  
Presiding Bishop Curry and his family are touched by the outpouring of prayers and well wishes. In their thankfulness, they ask for privacy during his recovery.

During a Eucharist today at the Chapel of Christ Our Lord, 815 Second Ave., New York City, Bishop Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating Officer and the Presiding Bishop's chief of staff, offered the following prayer:  

Precious Lord, take our hands, lead us on, let us stand. Let us stand today that we might better praise you. Let us stand that we might better hear you. Let us stand that we might better see you in the face of our neighbor. Let us stand that we might better embrace those who need you today.  Let us stand that we might better feed those who hunger today. Let us stand that we might better serve the needy today.  Let us stand that we might better clothe the naked today. Let us stand that we might better walk to visit the sick and free the captives and proclaim the good news of salvation to the ends of the earth today and every day. Let us stand today, even though we know you are doing for us better things that we can ask or imagine, to seek your presence with Michael and among us. Strengthen him on this day of his surgery. Guide those who care for him on your behalf in the hospital. And bring us all together again in your way and in your time that we can live lives of gratitude and love from this day onward.  It is in your holy name that we pray. Amen.
(Inspired by Songs My Grandma Sang by Michael B. Curry) 

Bishop Sauls noted that further information will continue to be released by the Presiding Bishop's office, although further updates are not expected until Friday.


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December 12 - Saturday Market & Swap Meet
Laundry Love Kauai's Next Date:  December 16 - Spread the Word!

Free Japanese Dance Classes

Kalaupapa Pilgrimage 

Foster care
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Sybil Nishioka, Editor
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