Volume 2, Issue 9
March 3, 2017
In This Issue
Message from the Bishop
Ashes to Go Highlights
Shrove Tuesday Highlights
Preschool Discohana
This Week in Sunday School
God Dwells in Us
March Saturday Market
Lenten Education
Photo of the Week
In Brief
THIS SUNDAY
March 5th
First Sunday in Lent
 
Mario Antonio (EM)
Geoff Shields (U)
Lorna Nishi (AG)

Upcoming Dates
Every Wednesday
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
6:00PM -  Church

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room

Thursday, March 9
Daughters of the King
7:00PM
Memorial Hall

Saturday, March 11
Saturday Market
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Church Lawn

Preschool Golden Discohana
4:30PM - 7:30PM
Preschool

Sunday, March 12
Acolyte Training
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Church

Tuesday, March 14
Crazy Christians, Session 1
6:30PM
Memorial Hall

Wednesday, March 15
Laundry Love - Team "C"
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Thursday, March 16
Episcopal Church Women
7:00PM
Memorial Hall

Tuesday, March 21
Crazy Christians, Session 2
6:30PM
Memorial Hall

Thursday, March 23
Daughters of the King
7:00PM
Memorial Hall

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

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

Wednesday, April 5
Laundry Love - Team "A"
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat
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FROM THE BISHOP
Bishop's Ash Wednesday Message 
 
I  have just returned from the service of imposition of ashes at the St. Andrew's Schools chapel.  I was reminded of both the innocence of youth and the frail reality of our world.  Looking out beyond the faces of the boys and girls, I could see past them through the great doors of the Cathedral to the houseless person walking by in the rain.  The reality of the simple phrase "[r] emember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return" was incarnated all around me. These young ones, like me, are walking along a path that might drive them far from other people (even to houselessness in the rain), but not from the love of God.   I know too well that I have been "deaf to God's call to serve, as Christ served us" and that I "have not been true to the mind of Christ" (see BCP page 267). Yet here I was in the moment of forgiveness with children made in the very image of God.  Renewal beckons.  Love abounds.  

This Lent I am committing myself to seek that forgiveness and love "by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word." Specifically, I will be reading (and listening closely to the words of) St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) and studying the Gospel of John.  I have much travel in the month of March and that means the quiet of airplanes.  

We live in unusual times.  I pray that this Lent provides a time for your reflection and renewal for the days ahead. I hope you can find the time to pray and welcome God's love.

Your servant in Christ Jesus,
+Bob
ASHES TO GO HIGHLIGHTS

Bringing Ash Wednesday to the Community
 
On Ash Wednesday, Reverend Ryan Newman and Sierra Gore hit Kuhio Highway and the Kapa'a Laundromat (during Laundry Love) to bring ashes to the people. Throughout the day, more than 70 people took the opportunity to receive "Ashes to Go."

Garden Island reporter and photographer, Dennis Fujimoto stopped by in the afternoon and took pictures of the Ashes to Go Ministry. One of the pictures of Sierra offering ashes was featured in Thursday's edition of the Garden Island.

Bottom image courtesy of The Garden Island.
SHROVE TUESDAY HIGHLIGHTS

A pancake feast
 
On Tuesday evening, many of the All Saints' 'Ohana and guests enjoyed an amazing pancake feast at the Rectory. Once again, Geoff and Kim Shields cooked up the pancakes utilizing their "secret Amish" pancake recipe. Mahalo to the Shields! 

There was plenty of other sweet and fatty treats shared by the congregation. One very popular treat was the freshly fried Malasadas prepared by Carl Yu--he could barely get out of the kitchen each time with a freshly made batch because people snatched them up as he took them to the serving table.

Shrove Tuesday is the day before  Ash Wednesday.  Shrove is the past tense of the word shrive, which means to hear a  confession , assign penance, and absolve from sin. Shrove Tuesday is a reminder that Christians are entering a season of penance and was originally a solemn day. But over the centuries, in anticipation of the Lenten fast that would begin the next day, Shrove Tuesday took on a festive nature. Shrove Tuesday is also known as  Fat Tuesday  or  Mardi Gras.
ALL SAINTS' DISCOHANA
50 years of excellence
 
On Saturday, March 11th, All Saints' Preschool will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the school's Annual Discohana Fundraiser--the theme for this year's fundraiser is appropriately "Golden Discohana."

Proceeds from the event supports the All Saints' Preschool Student Scholarship Fund. The All Saints' Church 'Ohana are invited to attend the Discohana. Also, a great and easy way to support the Student Scholarship Fund is to visit and bid on items in the Silent Auction

The Silent Auction opens Saturday, March 4th at 12:00AM and ends Sunday, March 12th at 6:00PM. Please bid often--it is a worthwhile cause. Mahalo nui loa.
THIS WEEK IN SUNDAY SCHOOL
Each week, The Epistle will highlight the upcoming Sunday School lesson from "Weaving God's Promises."
 
March 5th: Season of Lent

Lent is a season of penitence, but it is also a time of anticipation of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and our own redemption through that saving act.
 
In this Sunday's  lesson on the season of Lent we will focus on the meaning of the Lenten season and how we observe it, the liturgical color, the relationship of Lent to the rest of the church year and why the stories of this season are important for us and for our relationship with God.
 
Beginning on Ash Wednesday, the mood of the church changes dramatically from the joy of Epiphany to the spirit of repentance, Ash Wednesday orients us toward Lent, and Lent prepares us as we move toward the most important time of our Church year: Holy Week and Easter, the time of Christ's death and resurrection.
 
Lent is a time to sort out for ourselves what is transitory from what is permanent in our lives. It is a time of preparation and renewal, self-examination, discipline and spiritual growth. It is the time when we can renew for ourselves the vows that we made at our baptism.

School School Teachers: Team "A."
GOD DWELLS IN US
Epiphany Sermon Series on 1 Corinthians

Throughout Epiphany The Reverend Ryan Newman offered a sermon series entitled, "God Dwells In Us." In the series, we explored Paul's belief that our faith is lived in community, which makes our relationships vital to our Christian lives-our relationships with God, our faith community, and the world beyond. Paul contends that if we embrace God's presence in our lives and allow ourselves to be shaped by Christ's love, our lives, our community, and the world are profoundly transformed.

Below is the audio links to each of the six-part series. Click on the image to download the sermon.

January 15, 2017
1 Corinthians 1:1-9

Prelude to an Attitude Adjustment

January 22, 2017
1 Corinthians 1:10-18

A Divided 
Church

January 29, 2017

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

Flip
the Script

February 5, 2017
1 Corinthians 2:1-16

Super Bowl 
and Super Glue

February 12, 2017
1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Growing
Pains
February 19, 2017
1 Corinthians  3:10-11,16-23

Sticks and Stones
of Christ's Church


SATURDAY MARKET COMING MARCH 11TH

LENTEN EDUCATION SERIES

 
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
The newly installed banner hides the construction dust but also offers a glimpse of the future!
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

Upcoming training for acolytes
At All Saints' the Acolyte Ministry is open to all parishioners ages 8 and up (including adults). Acolytes fully participate in the liturgy (worship) of the Church. From the beginning to the end of the service, acolytes function as representatives of the 'Ohana at God's altar.  All Saints' will host acolyte training on Sunday, March 12th from 11:00AM-1:00PM. The time will serve as a chance for new children, youth, or adults to learn how to be an acolyte or crucifer as well as a refresher for those who already regularly serve. For more information or sign-up, please contact Sierra Gore.

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 .

Episcopal Summer Camp at Camp Mokule`ia
Hui Pu 2017 hosted at Camp Mokule`ia - Oahu will be a huge event with all three camps for the different age groups taking place simultaneously. Our theme is "S.W.A.G ( Saved With Amazing Grace)" and will be full of new experiences, re-kindled friendships and most importantly full of praise\ and worship with unconditional love!  Although the camp will begin on the same date (July 2) for all age groups, it will end on different days. Register before May 1 and save!  For more information, download the flyer here, or if you have any questions, contact Seino Lino, Programs Director, at (808) 637-6241, or by email .

Applications for 17/18 Preschool Admission Now Available 
Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year has begun at All Saints' Preschool. Space is limited. Families are encouraged to apply early. Since 1966, All Saints' has been committed to nurturing and inspiring students to "Realize Their Personal Best" amid a loving, innovative, and dynamic early childhood educational environment. All Saints' Preschool serves students age 2 years, 10 months to 6 years old. All Saints' is not a daycare program with elements of a preschool environment. All Saints' is an exceptional early childhood education center and the staff members are educators committed to nurturing, inspiring, and teaching children. All of the classroom programs are innovative and exceptional learning environments that integrate both traditional and contemporary early childhood education practices.

To download an enrollment application and to learn more about All Saints' Preschool, please click here.
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