Volume 1, Issue 34
September 30, 2016
In This Issue
Weekend Happenings
Article Headline
Holiday Craft Fair
Volunteers Needed
Article Headline
Holy Sovereigns
This Week in Sunday School
Photo of the Week
In Brief
This Sunday
October 2

Proper 22(C)
7:00AM
Upcoming Dates
Every Wednesday
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
6:00PM -  Church

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room

Friday, September 30
Movie Night on the Lawn
"Zootopia and 
Captain America: Civil War" 
Begins at Sunset
Church Lawn

Saturday, October 1
Christmas Tree Outreach Fundraiser
4:00PM - 6:00PM
All Saints' Gym

Kauai Island Singers Showcase (KISS)
Swing and Soul
6:00PM
Church

Sunday, October 2
Blessing of the Animals
9:30AM
Church 

Monday, October 3
Peace Garden Clean Up
8:00AM - 11:00AM
 
Wednesday, October 5
Laundry Love (Team A)
5:30 - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Friday, October 7
Movie Night on the Lawn
"The Good Dinosaur and Star Wars: The Force Awakens" 
Sunset
Church Lawn

Saturday, October 8
Saturday Market 
and Swap Meet
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Church Campus

Sunday, October 9
Holy Sovereigns Service
9:30AM - Church

Thursday, October 13
Daughters of the King
7:00PM
Memorial Hall

Sunday, October 16
Ke Akua Youth Group
11:00AM
Memorial Hall

Wednesday, October 19
Laundry Love (Team B)
5:30 - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Thursday, October 20
Episcopal Church Women
7:00PM
Memorial Hall

Saturday, October 22
Movie Night on the Lawn
"Inside Out and 
Ghostbusters (2016)" 
Sunset
Church Lawn

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

Sunday, October 30
Family Worship at 9:30AM Service - No Sunday School

Baptism Preparation Class
11:00AM
Memorial Hall

Heavenly Hike
11:45 Depart All Saints'
TBD

Sunday, November 5
All Saints' Sunday
Baptisms, Pledge Ingathering, and Special Aloha Hour

Thursday, November 24
KIA Thanksgiving Service
and Luncheon
10:00AM - Service
11:00AM - 1:00PM - Luncheon

Saturday, December 3
Holiday Craft Fair
9:00AM - 2:00PM
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WEEKEND HAPPENINGS
A Flurry of Activity
 
It will be a busy and exciting weekend at All Saints'. We invite you to join us for any or all of the events.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH


Zootopia and Captain America: Civil War

First Movie (Zootopia) begins at Sundown.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST


Christmas Tree Outreach Fundraiser

 The All Saints' 'Ohana and friends are invited to a "Christmas Tree Decorating Party" from 4:00PM to 6:00PM in the All Saints' Gym.
An RSVP is kindly requested in order to plan for the food and drinks.


Kauai Island Singers Showcase (KISS)
6:00PM - Church

Free Concert!
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2ND


Blessing of the Animals

All Saints' will gather at 9:30AM to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis and to bless our furry, finned, and feathered pets.  

The will be no Sunday School on the 2nd of October so the keiki of the Church can fully participate in the family and pet friendly service.

Photos of your pets and stuffed animals are welcome too. 

All who attend will be given an opportunity to contribute to a free-will offering supporting the Kauai Community Cat Project. 
JOINING THE BODY OF CHRIST


Interested in Baptism?
 
"Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's body, the Church. The bond which God establishes at Baptism is indissoluble" (BCP 298).

Whether this sacrament is performed early in life or as an adult, baptism in the Episcopal Church is the foundation for a commitment to new life through Christ.

The Episcopal Church teaches that infants, children and adults may be baptized. In baptism we receive a precious gift, God's gift of eternal love. Baptismal vows are made on behalf of infants or young children by their parents and sponsors (Godparents). Older children and adults make their own promises.

Baptism is a corporate act appropriately celebrated within the liturgy of a Sunday Eucharist or a major feast of the Church Year (For example, The Great Easter Vigil). During the service, the 'Ohana of God join in welcoming a new member into the body of Christ.

The next date for Baptisms will be Sunday, November 6th at 9:30AM during the celebration of All Saints' Day.

Parents/Guardians who are interested in their child being baptized or adults seeking baptism are asked to attend a Baptism Preparation Class on Sunday, October 30th at 11:00AM - 12:00PM in Memorial Hall.

The class allows parents/guardians an opportunity to reflect on their own faith journey and their hopes for their child's life of faith. For adults seeking baptism, the class invites participants into a deep conversation about the significance of being baptized into the Body of Christ.

If you have any questions, need more information, or would like to enroll yourself/someone else in the baptismal process, please contact Father Ryan Newman .
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR


Vendor Registration is Now Available
 
You are invited to participate as a vendor at  the All Saints' Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Annually, the Craft Fair  features over 70 booth spaces in the gym and on the lawn, with a wide range of wonderful crafts and products. Come be a part of one of Kauai's largest and most anticipated craft fairs!

Vendor spaces are filling fast! If you register to be a vendor by October 30th you will receive a 10% registration discount using the promo code "ALOHAEARLY".
 
The All Saints' Annual Holiday Craft Fair is the Ke Akua Youth Group's main fundraiser of the year to help them with their outreach and mission activities. We hope to see you on December 3rd.

LAUNDRY LOVE


More Volunteers Needed
 
Laundry Love is an outreach ministry of All Saints'. The  ministry is scheduled for the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 5:30PM - 8:30PM at the Kapaa Laundromat  in the Kapaa Shopping Center.

Laundry Love is looking for additional volunteers, especially volunteers who might be new to the ministry. Volunteers do not need to be members of the All Saints' 'Ohana--please share this opportunity with your family, friends, and colleagues.

Below are the next three sessions of Laundry Love--all sessions need volunteers. Take a bold step and come volunteer in this amazing ministry filled with aloha!

October 5th
Team "A" Volunteers

October 19
Team "B" Volunteers

November 2
Team "C" Volunteers
EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN (ECW) NEWS
Care/Love Packages for College Students
 
It is that time of year again: The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will be putting together Care/Love packages for college students in October. The packages are a wonderful way to say "we love and miss you" and offer to our college students a little piece of home.

If any of our 'Ohana would like the ECW to send a package to their child, please contact Diane Sato.

For those interested, the next meeting of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is Thursday, October 20th at 7:00PM in Memorial Hall.
SAVE THE DATE
Mark your Calendars: Feast of the Holy Sovereigns
 
On Sunday, October 9 at 9:30AM, All Saints' will celebrate our Holy Sovereigns,King Kamehameha IV & Queen Emma. 

The  Feast of the Holy Sovereigns  is celebrated annually in the Episcopal Church on November 28. However, All Saints' commemorates the Holy Sovereigns on the second Sunday in October to coincide the Emalani Festival in Kokee. The Emalani Festival celebrates Hawai'iʻs beloved Queen Emma and recalls her journey to the Koke'e uplands and Kilohana vista in 1871.

"The  Feast of the Holy Sovereigns  is our opportunity to celebrate King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma's legacy of service, compassion, and aloha to the people of Hawai ' i," says Father Ryan.

Save the date and be sure to attend this beautiful service and the amazing reception afterwards.
THIS WEEK IN SUNDAY SCHOOL
Each week, The Epistle will highlight the upcoming Sunday School lesson from "Weaving God's Promises."

October 2:  No Sunday School due to The Blessing of the Animals.
 
The will be no Sunday School on the 2nd of October so the keiki of the Church can fully participate in the Blessing of the Animals. 
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
 
All Saints' Preschool students and staff gather for the annual all-school photo. Sleeping Giant provides a stunning backdrop for the photo.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"
 
Volunteer Opportunity: Peace Garden
A group of headed by Janis Wright and Nora Takenouchi are seeking volunteers to help maintain the King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma Peace Garden which is located just inside the south (Lihue side) entrance to the church campus. Volunteers are tidying up the garden in preparation for the next Holy Sovereigns service on Sunday, October 9th. The final Monday is October 3. Please join the group--no green thumb is not required.

Ushers and Readers Needed
Two important ministries within our Sunday Worship experience are needing additional volunteers: Ushers and lay readers. To volunteer or request more information, please email Chris Wataya.

The ministry of welcome and connection is the lifeblood of growing our Church. Ushering is far more than handing out service programs and leis. Ushers are called to share Aloha and the All Saints' spirit with everyone who walks through our doors to worship with us.

A Lay Reader (Lector) is a person in the congregation who is charged to read the lessons or lead the Prayers of the People. The are expected to reverently and clearly share the beauty of God's Holy Scripture. The role is open to anyone who is able to read including keiki. We are currently looking for Lay Readers for both the 7AM and 9:30AM services. 
 
Medical Equipment Ministry Startup
A new ministry developing to provide durable medical equipment available for loan to the community. The ministry hopes to offer shower chairs, walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, etc. to loan for a small deposit, partially refundable upon the return of the equipment. Anyone interested in being a volunteer or would like more information, please email the Medical Equipment Loan Ministry at mel@allsaintskauai.org or email CeCe Caldwell.
 
Environmentally Friendly Answer to Service Programs
In an effort to minimize our environmental footprint upon the 'Aina, All Saints' has launched a "Paperless Service Program" initiative. The program's goal is to encourage parishioners to download the Sunday service program onto their mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Kindle, etc.). A download link will be available each week in The Epistle under the "This Sunday" section. In addition, the Sunday program can be downloaded by visiting: www.allsaintskauai.org/serviceprograms

Interested in Discernment?
All Saints' is exploring the idea of forming a "discernment group." The exact configuration and life of the group will be largely guided by the needs of the individuals who elect to participate. At the core, we hope a group of people would gather regularly for conversation, study, and prayer specifically around each other's call. The fundamental question could be: "How can we listen for our vocation, for God's calling in our lives, and listen for it in community, in the Body of Christ?" If you might be interested in this endeavor, please either email or speak to Fr. Ryan.
"The Epistle" is published weekly by Friday.
Submissions for consideration are due by Wednesday at noon and can be sent to ryan@allsaintskauai.org.