Volume 2, Issue 10
March 17, 2017
In This Issue
Golden Anniversay
Youth Room
Hale Ho'omalu March Collection
Raiden Kurisu Honored
Crazy Quote of the Week
Easter Flower Offering
Palm Crosses
This Week in Sunday School
In Brief
THIS SUNDAY
March 19
Third Sunday in Lent
 
Chris Neumann (EM)
John Hanaoka (U)
Nora Takenouchi (AG)

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

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room

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

Leadership Luncheon with Bishop Fitzpatrick
12:00PM
Memorial Hall

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

Watch and Pray:
Overnight Vigil
All Night Long 
Church

Friday, April 14
Stations of the Cross
11:00AM
Start at Church

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 Vigil
7:00PM
Church

Sunday, April16
Easter Sunday
 
6:00AM (Baby Beach)

7:00AM (Said Eucharist)
 
9:30AM (Festive Eucharist)
 
11:00AM Easter Festival
 
6:00PM Sunset Eucharist
Spalding Monument @ 
Top of Kealia Rd
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MILESTONE CELEBRATION
All Saints' Preschool Celebrates 50th Anniversary
 
Last Saturday, March 11th, All Saints' Preschool celebrated its 50th anniversary during the annual Discohana.  Proceeds from the event support the  All Saints' Preschool Student Scholarship Fund. During the event, students, parents/guardians, alumni, and friends enjoyed dancing, face painting, a scavenger hunt, a photo booth, games, and lots of great food. 

"Fifty years is a significant milestone for All Saints'," say Rev. Ryan Newman. 

"All Saints' Preschool is a tremendous outreach ministry of the Church. Many in the community know All Saints' because of the Preschool. We are so blessed with a team of amazing, talented, and dedicated professional educators who work tirelessly to make the All Saints' Preschool experience exceptional." 

Since its founding, All Saints' Preschool has been  nurturing and inspiring our students to "Realize Their Personal Best." All Saints' Preschool was originally started in 1966 as a preschool for only children of the congregation. It was located in the All Saints' Gym with a staff of two. A few years later, the Preschool expanded to include children from the community and moved into Memorial Hall. Today, the preschool is housed entirely in the Sloggett Center. 

All Saints' Preschool is Kaua'i's premier early childhood education center with the island's most experienced early childhood educators. Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is already full. Applications are still being taken for waiting list positions.

To view more pictures from the event, click here.
 
YOUTH NEWS
Youth Group Room begins to take shape
 
The Ke Akua Youth Group gathered together on Saturday and began the process of personalizing their new home. Under the direction of Ministry Intern, Sierra Gore, the youth spent the morning painting the youth room (the space that formerly housed Hale Lani Christian Store).

" By giving the Ke Akua Youth Group their own space, we, as a church ohana, are showing how important youth ministry is to us. It gives our youth a sense of ownership and it allows for our identity to form in a central location," says Sierra Gore. 

"The room is already looking like a youthful and vibrant space, and we're not even done painting yet! I'm very excited for the opportunities that this room presents for our youth group."

On Sunday, March 26th, Bishop Fitzpatrick will bless the room during the 9:30AM service.
 
HALE HO'OMALU 
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.
BRONZE MEDAL
Raiden Kurisu: Honored Storyteller
 
Raiden Kurisu was honored Saturday at the  2017 Hiki No Awards ceremony at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club. Raiden was part of a team from Kapa'a Middle School that produced a documentary about Laundry Love for the PBS Hawaii show Hiki No. Their documentary received a bronze medal for "Best Writing - Middle School Division."  

Hiki No is sponsored by PBS Hawaii with the goal of recognizing the state's progress and success in digital learning and student news programs. Nominees for this year's awards were chosen from projects done during the 2015-2016 school year and the 2016-17 school year's fall semester.

Congratulations  Raiden!
SPIRITUAL FORMATION AND EDUCATION


"Crazy" Quote of the Week
 
"As Christians, we must live our lives against the backdrop of that which is greater than ourselves. Otherwise we'll spend our lives mired down in the constant micro-management of a mess. But when we live our lives in the greater context of God and God's constant presence, things not only become manageable, they become transformed."   

-The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, 
Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church.
LOOKING TOWARD EASTER
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.
HOSANNA!
Making Palm Crosses: Saturday, April 8th
 
Holy Week begins with the triumphant entry of Jesus into the holy city of Jerusalem. Scripture tells us, "A very large crowd . . . cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, 'Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!'" (Matthew 21:8-9)
 
The crowd cut down palm tree branches and laid a "royal" path for Jesus to enter Jerusalem. The Palm leaf is an important symbol for the beginning of Holy Week-it testifies to Jesus' kingship over the Kingdom of Heaven. His joyous reception into Jerusalem is a stark contrast to Jesus' impending death sentence imposed by the crowd later that week.
 
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. The following Ash Wednesday, the ashes are made from the burned palm crosses from the previous Palm Sunday services.

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!
THIS WEEK IN SUNDAY SCHOOL
Each week, The Epistle will highlight the upcoming Sunday School lesson from "Weaving God's Promises."
Our lesson this Sunday focuses on Matthew 24-25; Signs of the end of the age, Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids, Parable of the Talents, and Parable of the Sheep and the Goats.

God's rule is both in the future and in the present and so is still in the process of being established. We do not know when God will call us, so we need to be ready. We do this by living righteously now, so that God's rule will already be in us when we are called out of this world, either when we die or when the end comes and God arrives in all God's glory. 

In Jesus' coming on earth, we are already forgiven and reconciled with God, but we need to acknowledge our redemption. This we do in how we live our lives. In these stories , Jesus tells us how. In the story of the bridesmaids, Jesus tells us that we do not need to always be awake, only ready. In the parable of the talents, Jesus urges us to be responsible in our use of our master's goods in view of the judgment to come. in the parable of the sheep and goats, Jesus teaches a practical religion of deeds of loving-kindness, mercy and love of neighbor.

Our story is moving toward the coming of God's kingdom on earth and in heaven. Our place in God's kingdom is assured when we live in readiness for God by helping the poor and the needy and by taking care of God's world.

School School Teachers: Team "C."
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

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 .
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