Volume 2, Issue 11
March 24, 2017
In This Issue
Bishop's Vistation
Bishop's Pastoral Fund
Heavenly Hike
Work Day
Holy Week & Easter
This Week in Sunday School
Photo of the Week
Scout Fundraiser
In Brief
THIS SUNDAY
Upcoming Dates
Every Wednesday
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
6:00PM -  Church

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room

Sunday, March 26
Bishop Fitzpatrick Visit 
to All Saints'
7:00AM & 9:30AM

Leadership Luncheon with
Bishop Fitzpatrick
12:00PM
Memorial Hall

Monday, March 27
Heavenly Hike:
Na 'Aina Kai
8:30AM
Na 'Aina Kai Parking Lot

Tuesday, March 28
Crazy Christians, Session 3
6:30PM
Memorial Hall

Wednesday, March 29
Vestry Meeting
6:00PM Eucharist
6:30PM - Meeting
Rectory

Tuesday, April 4
Crazy Christians, Session 4
6:30PM
Memorial Hall

Wednesday, April 5
Laundry Love - Team "A"
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Saturday, April 8
Palm Crosses Making
8:00AM
Sloggett Center

Saturday Market
and Swap Meet
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Church Lawn

Sunday, April 9
Palm Sunday
7:00AM & 9:30AM
Church

'Ohana Beach BBQ
4:00PM - 6:30PM
Lydgate Beach

Monday, April 10
Taizé Eucharist
6:30PM
Church

Tuesday, April 11
Crazy Christians, Session 5
6:30PM
Memorial Hall

Wednesday, April 12
Heavenly Hikes:
Stations of the Cross
6:00PM
Kealia Beach

Thursday, April 13
Maundy Thursday Liturgy
with foot-washing
6:30PM
Church

Compline
8:00PM
Church

Watch and Pray:
Overnight Vigil
All Night Long 
Church

Friday, April 14
Stations of the Cross
11:00AM
Church & Campus

Good Friday Liturgy
12:00PM
Church

Veneration of the Cross
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Church

Private Prayer
and 
Reconciliation
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Columbarium

When it Was Evening:
A Good Friday Meditation 
6:30PM
Church

Saturday, April 15
Holy Saturday
7:30AM
Church

Church Easter Prep
8:00AM
Church

The Great Easter Vigi
7:00PM
Church

Sunday, April 16
Easter Sunday
 
6:00AM (Baby Beach)

7:00AM (Said Eucharist)

9:30AM (Festive Eucharist)

11:00AM Easter Festival

6:15PM Sunset Eucharist
Spalding Monument
Top of Kealia Rd

Thursday, April 20
Episcopal Church Women
(ECW)
7:00PM
Memorial Hall

Thursday, April 27
Daughters of the King
7:00PM
Memorial Hall

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BISHOP'S VISITATION
Bishop Fitzpatrick to visit All Saints' this Sunday

Every other year, The Right Reverend Bob Fitzpatrick, the Bishop of the Diocese of Hawai'i, makes an "official" visit to All Saints'. This Sunday, March 26th, Bishop Fitzpatrick will preach and preside at both the 7:00AM and 9:30AM services. Also during his visit, he will bless the new youth room and have lunch with a joint session of the Vestry and the newly formed Ministry Council.

The canonical purposes of a visitation are for the Bishop to examine the condition of the congregation, oversee the clergy, preach, preside at the Eucharist, and examine parochial records. 
SPECIAL OFFERING SUNDAY
Bishop's Pastoral Fund

This Sunday, during the Bishop's visitation,  a special offering will be taken today to support the "Bishop's Pastoral Fund."

As Chief Pastor of the Diocese of Hawai'i, the Bishop is uniquely aware of special concerns and needs. The Diocese entrusts a special fund, the Bishop's Pastoral  Fund, to him so he can reach out in times of extraordinary need and emergencies to aid others financially (diocesan clergy; individuals in congregations; congregations, schools, and organizations of the Diocese; agencies and ministries in the church, community, and world).

Your financial gift empowers the Bishop to provide a witness of compassion in times of crisis and need on behalf of the  church. 
Please make your check payable to All Saints', memo: "Bishop's Pastoral Fund", and drop it in Sunday's offering. All Saints' will forward the collected funds to the Office of the Bishop as one check.

Alternatively, to send your donation directly to  the  Office of the Bishop, please make your check payable to "The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i, memo: "Bishop's Pastoral Fund" and mail it to: Office of the Bishop, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813.
MARCH'S HEAVENLY HIKE 
Na 'Aina Kai on Monday, March 27th

Due to the Bishop's visitation, there will be no Heavenly Hike this Sunday (the last Sunday of the month). However, there is a Heavenly Hike this month!

Monday, March 27th, the Heavenly Hikes Ministry will take a special tour of Na 'Aina Kai .

The hike will take the group from the Visitor Center down a flight of steps to the Wild Forest path. As participants descend into the cool, woodsy Kuliha'ili Canyon, they will enjoy the towering trees, fragrant flowers and interesting foliage along a meandering stream. At the bottom of the Canyon the group will savor time to stroll at Kaluakai Beach before boarding the Gardens' bus for a ride to the Formal Gardens. In the this garden, the group will delight in a variety of life-size bronze sculptures, our Hedge Maze and the 3/4 acre Ka'ula Lagoon featuring fountains and a plunging waterfall.

Space is limited. The sign up sheet will be located at the entrance of the Church this Sunday. Due to  Na 'Aina Kai's insurance regulations participants must be older than  13 years old.

Bring water, sunscreen, and snacks and/or lunch. The group will have lunch together after walking the gardens at picnic tables on the grounds.

Participants must meet at 8:30AM in the Na 'Aina Ka parking lot. For more information, please speak to Mary Margaret Smith .
THIS WEEKEND
Work Day Saturday

The fourth Saturday has arrived . . . meaning it is a Saturday Church Work Day. This Saturday,March 25th, 8:00AM - Noon, volunteers are needed to clean and tidy the following: 
  • The Church
  • Memorial Hall
  • The gym kitchen,
  • Storage area behind the gym kitchen
  • The gym
  • Peace Garden
  • Take down the tent in the Rectory yard
Saturday Workdays are vital to the stewardship and preservation of our All Saints' Campus. Our 'Ohana is blessed with a beautiful campus and numerous buildings. However, these amazing resources require a great deal of ongoing maintenance and preventative care. It is our call and duty  to properly care for our Church home--not only for this generation; but, for many generations to come.

There are jobs for all ages and all abilities. Workdays can be a wonderful family-centered activity. Please come and volunteer. Many hands make light work! 
HOLY DAYS
Holy Week & Easter Schedule

We invite you to experience the drama, mystery, and profound love that is Holy Week and Easter. All Saints' will offer 16 worship experiences throughout the week along with other events. Many of the services will feature music, including the All Saints' Choir and guest musicians under the direction of Hank Curtis.

Palm Sunday , April 9th, All Saints' will offer two services; 7:00AM and 9:30AM. That evening, All Saints' will host a 'Ohana Beach BBQ at Lydgate Beach Park, 4:00PM - 6:30PM.

Monday, April 10th (6:30PM), All Saints' popular Taizé Eucharist service will feature a collection of meditative and inspiring music from the Taizé community.

Wednesday, April 12th (6:00PM), the Heavenly Hikes ministry will host its annual Stations of the Cross at Kealia Beach . Starting at Kealia's lifeguard tower, walking north along the beach path, participants will retrace the steps of Christ carrying the Cross to his crucifixion. The total route traveled is two miles. The pace is slow and is accessible to all ages and abilities.

Thursday, April 13th (6:30PM), All Saints' will mark the beginning of the Easter Triduum with the observance of Maundy Thursday . The service will include the liturgies of foot-washing and the stripping of the altar.

Also on Thursday, April 13th, All Saints' will hosts its annual Watch & Pray: An Overnight Prayer Vigil . The vigil will begin with Compline at 8:00PM. All are invited to participate in holding any portion of the vigil. The sign-up sheet is available at the entrance of the Church. The vigil will last until 11AM on Friday.

Good Friday, April 14th begins with Stations of the Cross led by the Ke Akua Youth Group at 11:00AM. The Good Friday Liturgy will be offered at Noon. Following the service until 3:00PM, the Church will be open for Veneration of the Cross , quiet prayer and reflection, as we observe Jesus' final hours on the Cross. Private Prayer and reconciliation will be offered in the Columbarium Chapel and clergy will be available to offer the rite of reconciliation for those who desire to make a private confession. Concluding Good Friday, All Saints will host again When it Was Evening: A Meditation for Good Friday . In quiet darkness, this post Good Friday evening service includes prayer, scripture, Taizé chant, and meditation.

Saturday, April 15th, begins with a Holy Saturday service at 7:30AM. Following the service, the Church Work Day will commence as we prepare the Church for the glory of Easter--many hands make light work!

The celebration of Easter kicks-off with the Easter Vigi l on Saturday, April 15th. The Vigil celebrates is the night when Christ broke the bonds of death and rose victorious from the grave. Hear the ancient stories of God's redeeming work, moving from darkness to light, from solemnity to joyful song, and celebrate the glorious Resurrection of our Lord!

Easter Sunday, April 16th, begins with the Sunrise Eucharist
at 6:00AM at Baby Beach. The Procession of the Cross  to the beach will begin at 5:45AM from the Church parking lot. A simple and beautiful Said Easter Eucharist will be offered at 7:00AM. At 9:30AM, celebrate the glory of Easter with all the pageantry, song, and joy during our Festive Eucharist Service. The All Saints' Easter Festival will follow the service--join us for food, games, fun, and of course, egg hunts!

Our Easter Day services conclude with a Sunset Eucharist at Spalding Monument . We will gather at the small park at the top of Kealia Rd. As the sun descends behind Mt. Waialeale, Eucharist will be celebrated. The Easter Evening service is very different from the Easter Day service. We find ourselves that evening on the road to  Emmaus.

Download the complete Holy Week & Easter Schedule, click here .

 
THIS WEEK IN SUNDAY SCHOOL
Each week, The Epistle will highlight the upcoming Sunday School lesson from "Weaving God's Promises."
March 26th: Jesus' Last Supper

Jesus' last supper is no ordinary meal. After he says the words that we now repeat every Sunday, he then says, "I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom." 

Jesus looked to the future. His supper anticipated the coming of the kingdom of God that God promised us. And Jesus used this event of the supper to establish a new covenant between God and humanity, which would come about through his death. He gives the bread and the wine to us as signs of this covenant-everyday objects become holy.

And now, each Sunday, the sacrament of bread and wine is given for us to remember and to renew this covenant. We also have a share in the kingdom when we partake of this holy food and drink.

That is what God promised us, and here Jesus offers it to us and shows us the way to that kingdom. God's promise to us is fulfilled. The story of our salvation, which began with the disobedience and faithlessness of Adam and Eve, ends with the perfect obedience and faith of God's own Son.

School School Teachers: Team "D."
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Participants of the " Crazy Christians" Lenten Education Series walk the All Saints' Labyrinth during this week's class.
CUB SCOUT NEWS
Supporting the Keiki Scouts

Cub Pack 133 (Kapaa) calls All Saints' home. E very Thursday (5:30PM - 6:30PM) the Pack meets in Memorial Hall. Some our All Saints' keiki are members of Cub Pack 133.

Over the next couple of weeks,  Cub Pack 133 will be selling the Makahiki Card (powered by Hawaii Perks). The cards will be available for purchase during the Aloha Hour. The Makahiki Card offers over $500 of savings in coupons. The Makahiki Card is the largest and most important fundraiser for  the Boy Scouts of Hawai'i.

By supporting your Scouts, you are helping finance their outdoor activities and leadership programs throughout the year!  100% of the proceeds from the sale goes to Hawai'i Scouts. For more information, please speak to Nelson Secretario
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

Flowers Offering
Flowers for All Saints' Easter Services are made possible by the generous donations of our 'Ohana. This is a wonderful way to make the church look festive as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and to dedicate a gift in thanksgiving or in memory of someone. Deadline is Monday, April 3rd to be included in the Easter Program. Forms can be downloaded here.

Bringing alive Lent for the family
This Lent,  All Saints' Children and Family Ministries wants to offer to All Saints' families an opportunity to experience centering prayer and dialogue through the art of meditative coloring. It is a wonderful and sacred activity for the whole family.  We have eight beautiful, blank posters from Illustrated Children's Ministry that go through the Scriptural Way of the Cross, and we need your help to bring them to life!    Families will have the opportunity to take a poster home for a few days to color in a station as a centering, prayerful family practice. We will provide each family coloring supplies and a simple devotional guide containing  starting points for meditation/prayer and conversation. To participate, please email  Sierra Gore .

Making Palm Crosses
One long-standing tradition in many congregations is to make crosses from palm leaves. Christians take their palm crosses from the Palm Sunday Service and place them for a year in a prominent location (i.e. home, car, work) as a reminder of Jesus' journey to and into Jerusalem, which also serves as a reminder of Christ's presence in our own spiritual journeys. There is an art to making palm crosses. It is a fun and family-friendly opportunity to begin preparing for Holy Week. Annually, All Saints' makes over 400 palm crosses. All Saints' invites you to join us to make palm crosses on Saturday, April 8th, 8:00AM, in the Sloggett Center Courtyard. All are welcome!

Hale Ho'omalu March Collection
This month's special collection for Hale Ho'omalu, a family service center located 1/2 block away from All Saints', is Toiletries (Bar Soap and Shampoo).  Hale Ho'omalu also needs and appreciates monetary donations as well as gifts-in-kind items. Every Sunday, all gift-in-kind donations can be left in the red wagon at the Church's entrance.
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