Volume 4, Issue 12
March 22, 2019
THIS SUNDAY: March 24, 2019
Third Sunday In Lent
Exodus 3:1-15
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Luke 13:1-9
Psalm 63:1-8

Chris Neumann (EM)
Judy Saronitman (U)
Diane Sato (AG)

Dileep Bal (EM)
Joan Roughgarden, Nelson Secretario (R)
Mario Antonio, Alfonso Murillo (U)
Faith Shiramizu (AG)
Raiden (A)
Vikki Secretario, Mabel Antonio (HP)
Daughters of the King
Thursday, March 2 8 th
7:00 - 8:00PM
Memorial Hall

BBQ Celebration for
Fr. Ray and Jere
Saturday, March 30 th
4:00PM - ???
Big tent in front of Memorial


Lenten Bible Study
Saturday, March 30 th
9:30 -10:30AM
Memorial Hall df

Kāhili Workshop
Sunday, March 31 st
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Memorial Hall
Adult Bible Study on Weekly Gospel
Every Sunday, 9:00 - 9:30AM
Under the big tree

Sunday School
Every Sunday, 9:30 - 10:15AM
Memorial Hall

Aloha Hour
Every Sunday,10:45AM - 12PM
Under the big tree

Monday Crew
Every Monday, 8:00AM
Church Office
Laundry Love
1 st & 3 rd Wednesday, 5:30PM
Kapa`a Laundromat

McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
Every Wednesday, 6:00PM

Choir Practice
Every Thursday, 6:00PM
Choir Room

Daughters of the King
2 nd & 4 th Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00PM
Memorial Hall
"God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!”
Exodus 3:3-4
“Thanks to All for a Beautiful Service”
Hello from Ontario! Recently, my family and I had the privilege of attending Sunday service at your beautiful church. I just wanted, again, to let you know much we enjoyed participating in worship with your great congregation. Everyone was so welcoming, the music was wonderful, and the service very inspiring.

As a member of the choir at my home church ( also named All Saints Anglican in Sarnia, Ontario), I certainly appreciated the wonderful talent of your soloist, choir, and the gentleman that accompanied them. 

Please extend my thanks to all for such a beautiful service, and hope to join you again on our next visit to Kaua`i.

Aloha, and Mahalo!

-Mary Anne Bracewell
All Saints’ Anglican Church in Sarnia, ON is a caring church family that worships God in reverence and wonder. We serve God and our neighbours through music, liturgy, support, and outreach.
Prayer for the Search Committee
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, have mercy upon us. Through the coming months, bless our Search team, and our Vestry, with growth in wisdom and commitment, by the infilling of Your Holy Spirit. So inspire them, we pray, with energy and enthusiasm for the work of this time of discerning your Will. Grant them (and us all) patience with ourselves, one another and the last portions of this search process. Thy will be done. Amen.

From Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd , Hemet, CA

Original text available here .

Mahalo nui loa to the All Saints’ Search Committee

  • Linda Crocker
  • Collin Darrell 
  • Victor Punua Jr. 
  • Diane Sato
  • Vikki Secretario
  • Curtis Shiramizu
  • Dianne Tabura
BBQ Celebration for Fr. Ray and Jere
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Saturday, March 30 th
4:00PM - ??
Under the big tent on the lawn in front of Memorial Hall

A sign-up sheet for condiments, side dishes, and deserts will be available at church on Sunday. The Hospitality Ministry will provide all other food and beverages.

Donations to help cover the cost are always welcome.
Anglican Leaders Recommit to Peace
In the wake of the Christchurch mosque shooting, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archdeacon of Canterbury Jo Kelly-Moore spoke at an interfaith gathering at Regent’s Park Mosque in London.
Taonga News/Lambeth Palace, 19 MAR 2019

The Archbishop of Canterbury praised New Zealanders’ response to the Christchurch tragedy and promised an increase in efforts by the Church of England to build peace and show visible signs of unity between Christians and Muslims in the UK [on Monday].

“The event in New Zealand is a wake-up call to renew civilised discourse in public life and on social media… I say that faith and obedience to God are part of the solution to the challenges of extremism and it is working with faith communities that we will tackle this problem. It’s shown by the fact that people from so many faiths are standing together here in solidarity. The attacker wanted to create a war against Islam; he generated human unity.

Jesus taught his followers to be peacemakers, “for they will be called children of God.” Making peace is an action, it doesn’t just happen. It requires us to be curious, to listen, to move across differences of culture, ethnicity, religion and politics in love. Hate crimes against those who are different have no place before God.

We stand together for you are us, and we are you, together in the hands of the creator and judge of every person. May God protect and strengthen you.”

The full text of the Most Rev. Justin Welby’s address to the assembly gathered at Regent’s Park mosque is available here .

Joining Archbishop Justin was Archdeacon of Canterbury Jo Kelly-Moore, who conveyed a message from the Archbishops of Aotearoa New Zealand condemning the Christchurch terror acts and recommitting Anglicans in Aotearoa New Zealand to combatting racism.
Archbishops Philip Richardson and Don Tamihere, Aotearoa New Zealand.
“Salaam alaikum, peace be upon you.

We are deeply moved and grateful to know that you are gathering to express solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters; those who have been slain so brutally and senselessly, those critically injured, their families and friends and indeed with the whole of our small island nation.

As you gather we will also rise and light a candle and pray with you. We continue to pray for our slain and injured neighbours, members all of the family of Aotearoa New Zealand.

The tragedy that occurred in Christchurch was a despicable and cowardly act that sought to assert the supremacy of one race over others.

It was an act that sought to create fear and division. We utterly reject what the terrorist sought to impose.

We choose to respond with sympathy and compassion for our Muslim brothers and sisters, to express our solidarity with them, and to show that hate will never win and love will never fail. 

We are compelled to look more closely at ourselves, individually and collectively and to acknowledge that we have allowed the rhetoric of intolerance, hatred and fear to exist among us.

We have allowed judgment of our neighbour and discrimination against our neighbour, in our history and today.

Casual racism, the rhetoric of fear, the targeting and scapegoating of individuals and groups is all too present in our society. It provides a seedbed for this kind of violent hatred.

Today we choose to renew our commitment to love our neighbour, no matter who that neighbour is. We choose peace. We choose love.

E te Ariki kia aroha mai, Lord have mercy."

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has received messages of support and assurance of prayer from 20 Anglican primates since the terror attack on two Christchurch mosques on Friday March 15.

Read the full text here .

* Anglican Taonga is t he communications arm of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
Featuring Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
For Our Enemies
O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth; deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Book of Common Prayer (or BCP) is the Episcopal Church’s resource for our life together. Descended from the Church of England’s text of the same name, the book is a hallmark of Anglican worship and spirituality, containing a treasure trove of prayers for groups and individuals, ceremonies, worship services (or rites), psalms, historical documents of the Church, and much more, in both contemporary and traditional language. It is the source of our Sunday worship, our daily prayers, our calendar, and our catechism, all of which point us in unity toward the worship of our loving, liberating, and life-giving God, who has “bound us together in a common life” (BCP, p. 824).

For more information and to read from the Book of Common Prayer, please visit  here .

From time to time your  Epistle  Staff will bring you words from our Book Of Common Prayer as read by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. If you have prayers or topics you would like to see, please send your suggestions to the  Epistle Staff . Lord. Amen.
New Haven Police Chief Speaks on Trauma and Grace

Posted March 18, 2019
Trinity Episcopal Church-on-the-Green in New Haven, Connecticut is hosting a Lenten series titled “Trauma and Grace.” This past Sunday, the featured speaker was Anthony Campbell, soon to retire as the chief of the New Haven Police Department. Campbell urged his listeners to remember that “Where there is trauma, there is the opportunity for grace to flow.” He also shared a story about a serious injury he had suffered some 13 years prior:

The police chief recalled a severe injury he sustained 13 years ago, when a young Bridgeport man ran him over with a car on the street as part of a gang initiation. It looked like Campbell’s law-enforcement career would be over as a result of his grievous injuries — and the young driver was expected to get 20 years in jail.

Campbell requested that the young man get a more lenient sentence — the judge complied with his request and cut the sentence in half — and Campbell eventually recovered and worked again as a police officer. He credited friends and supporters, and his Bible study group, for their help.

Turning to the present, Campbell said each person listening listening to him in the pews had “a grace which lives in each of us.” The police commander said there would come a time for all of them when that kindness could make a big difference.
Campbell is a 2009 graduate of Yale Divinity School, which recently featured an effort he undertook to beat guns into plowshares  following the shooting death of a 14-year-old New Haven resident.

In July 2017, the senseless death of a 14-year-old [boy namedTarik Keys] rocked the New Haven community. For Campbell, it was also the catalyst for a public ritual that continues to this day and has gone a long way toward the healing of emotional and spiritual wounds.

… In its annual gun buyback, the New Haven police department collected 138 guns, including rifles and assault weapons. In exchange for surrendering a gun, citizens received a gift card. No personal information was required of them.

The chief wanted this buyback to be dedicated to Tarik. He also knew that the Newhallville neighborhood where Tarik lived was home to many community gardens.

An idea slowly dawned: What if the community could somehow turn those instruments of death into gardening tools, literally “beating swords into plowshares”?

Through the Newtown Foundation, Campbell learned about  Raw Tools a nonprofit started in 2012 by Mike Martin, a Mennonite blacksmith from Colorado.
The mission of Raw Tools is simple: to convert modern-day “swords”—guns—into farm tools.

Since that time, the New Haven community has worked together to make this happen in the Elm City. The police department collects and houses the weapons, and Yale-New Haven Hospital provides the gift cards.

But it was the Department of Corrections that came forward and added the final piece to this symbolic ritual of healing.

Now, on any given morning, you can see soon-to-be released inmates from the New Haven Correctional Center standing outside police headquarters, literally beating swords into plowshares.

They’re inserting pieces of handguns, rifles, and assault weapons into a red-hot forge, hammering them on an anvil atop a tree stump, and fashioning them into spades, hoes, and other farm tools.

A video of Campbell’s talk at Trinity Church can be found here .

Drawing on the ancient practice of setting aside Lent as a period of study and preparation for living as a Christian disciple, we are pleased to present weekly teachings from Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent . Learn more at episcopalchurch.org/life-transformed .
READ Proverbs 8:1-8; 19-21; 9:4b-6

Lent has always been the traditional time of study and growth for those who seek to follow Jesus’ way and learn his life and teachings. As Christians, we are invited to continue to grow in our knowledge and love of God. Remember, Episcopal tradition holds that we never really “arrive” in our journey with God. 

This passage from the Book of Proverbs echoes the blessing we pray over every newly baptized Christian that the person might have an “inquiring and discerning heart” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 308). In this passage, wisdom is personified as a woman crying out for people at the crossroads of the city to hear the gift of life she offers. In the Bible, wisdom is an active and powerful force present even at the beginning of the world. She does not want anyone to be left without knowledge of God and refuses to deny God’s love to anyone who is willing to learn. However, gaining wisdom is not simply studying a book or memorizing a few facts. Wisdom goes beyond mere knowledge into action. We cannot be considered wise if we do not act in accordance with what we have learned. Wisdom demands integrity. Wisdom calls us to “lay aside immaturity, and live, and walk in the way of insight” (Proverbs 9:6). 

The baptismal blessing over the water notes that “the Holy Spirit moved over the waters at creation” (Genesis 1:2). Wisdom is often equated with the Holy Spirit herself. In other words, every part of this earth is created with some element of the powerful gift of wisdom. One method for us to practice learning is to sit at the feet of Jesus, our great teacher in wisdom, and learn his way through regular meditation on the Scriptures. Through him, we can access the wisdom that fills all of creation and already lives in each one of us.

REFLECT: When we are dedicated to learning more about God’s wisdom through relationship with Jesus and with others, we open ourselves up to God’s holy word made manifest in all with whom we come in contact. How often do you spend time reading the Bible? What wisdom have you gleaned from its pages?

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Video Series

Join the Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, rector of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Gladwyne, Penn., as she introduces weekly lessons from Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent.

Your Epistle will bring you a new installment of this video series each week during Lent.

Video: Life Transformed – The Way of Love in Lent - Pray
The Way of Love in Lent Calendar
To download your own copy of the Way of Love in Lent Calendar , please follow the link below.
E-Programs Return to All Saints'
We are very pleased to announce that the technical issues that had prevented us from accessing electronic service bulletins on the All Saints' website have been resolved and e-programs are once again available each week for your convenience.
To access the E-Program each week simply go to the All Saints' website at http://www.allsaintskauai.org and click on the Download E-Programs link.
This service is sponsored by the All Saints' Environmental Stewardship Ministry and All Saints' Administration. If you have questions or comments, please contact Bill Caldwell .
Acknowledging Hawaiian Culture and History
Note Date Change!
Kāhili Workshops
Sunday, March 31 st
No workshop this Sunday, March 24 th

We will hold two workshops on Sunday, March 31 st . One, especially for early service people, will be at 9:00AM - 10:00AM in the gym. The other will be at 11:00AM - 12:30PM in Memorial Hall. No skills necessary. All are welcome to help!

For more information, please contact CeCe , Ron or Carolyn .

Carolyn K Morinishi
[March 14, 2019] The Reverend Vincent O'Neill and his wife, Maria, were in a serious car accident in Las Vegas. Vince was injured and Maria, sadly, killed. Vince retired as the Rector of St. Timothy’s Church, Aiea. He and Maria moved to Las Vegas in retirement. 

Notes may be mailed to Vince at his home: 2296 Aztec Ruin Way Henderson, NV 89044-4512

O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of your servant Maria, and grant her an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Most merciful God, whose wisdom is beyond our understanding: Deal graciously with Vince, in his grief. Surround him with your love, that he may not be overwhelmed by his loss, but have confidence in your goodness, and strength to meet the days to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers: Mercifully accept our prayers, and grant to your servant Vince the help of your power, that from his injury he may be returned to health, and his sorrow into joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Yours faithfully,


The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan 
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
Anglican, Episcopal UNCSW Delegates Open Second Week with Evensong at St. John the Divine

By Lynette Wilson
Posted Mar 18, 2019
Episcopal UNCSW delegates Chiseche Mibenge, Diocese of El Camino Real, left, and Michele Roberts, Diocese of Delaware, stand together March 17 during a tour of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York. The 63rd Annual United Nations Conference on the Status of Women is underway at U.N. headquarters. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service
[Episcopal News Service] The annual United Nations Conference on the Status of Women (UNCSW) draws 9,000 women and men from all the regions of the world to the U.N.’s New York headquarters.

“It (the Commission on the Status of Women) is one of the largest feminist gatherings in the world,” said first-time UNCSW Episcopal delegate the Rev. Martha Korienek, interim rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Still, as impressive as the attendance figure is, more important, she added, is that the delegates advocate for an estimated 3.7 billion women and girls worldwide.

The 63rd UNCSW , meeting March 11-22, is focused on social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

“Ensuring equal access, and gender equality, is good not just for women and girls, but for everyone,” said Lynnaia Main, who represents The Episcopal Church at the United Nations and coordinates and leads the Episcopal delegation.

“As we prepare for the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action next year, we are aware that no country has yet achieved gender equality,” she said. “We have heard from the U.N. secretary general that, at the current rate, it will take 217 years to achieve gender equality. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry reminded us that Jesus believed that women and men are equal and honored women by his example. We need to follow Jesus’ example and, at the same time, step it up for gender equality.”
Anglican and Episcopal delegates to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women gather at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Manhattan for a tour led by Tom Fedorek, a docent for 35 years, of the Gothic and Romanesque cathedral before a March 17 evensong. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service
On March 17, Anglican and Episcopal delegates gathered at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, first for a tour of the Gothic and Romanesque cathedral, and then for an evensong and welcome from the cathedral and from New York Bishop Andrew Dietsche and the Global Women’s Fund of New York.

“There’s an old saying, ‘the sun never sets on the British Empire,’” said Dietsche, adding the sun never sets on the Anglican presence. “Anglican and Episcopal women, our sisters, since the beginning of the UNCSW, have had a strong presence and have made a difference in the lives of women and girls everywhere.”

Established in 1946, the UNCSW is the foremost intergovernmental agency dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. Although The Episcopal Church has had a presence at the UNCSW since 2000, it has sent a delegation to official UNCSW proceedings only since 2014, when it gained consultative status with the U.N. Economic and Social Council.

For a list of Episcopal delegates and staff representing Presiding Bishop Michael Curry click here , and click here for the Anglican Communion delegation.

For the full text and a video of Bishop Curry, please click here .
Camp Mokule`ia and the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i is excited to announce the first inaugural YOUTH DAY on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10:00AM - 5:00PM (registration begins at 9:00AM).

Youth day is for students in grades 6-12, and will feature guest speaker and worship leader, Easton Davis . Youth will enjoy a full day of worship, lunch, zipline, games, kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming in the pool! Cost is only $10. For more information, download the flyer HERE , or visit their website HERE and register today!

Bar Soap and Shampoo

Place your donations in the red wagon by the door to the sanctuary on Sundays. Hale Ho`omalu also needs and appreciates monetary donations as well as gift-in-kind items.
Please note, we do not accept food items that are not mentioned on the monthly list and we do not accept clothing, toys or similar items unless a specific plea for such items is published in the Epistle. Your Epistle Staff will inform you of any special requests for donations.
Next Class Set for March 30 th
Beginning Saturday, March 9 th we will spend six weeks studying and be discussing Entering the Passion of Jesus as we seek to develop a greater understanding of the events surrounding Holy Week. If you are interested in attending the study, please sign up at church on Sunday or let Mary Margaret Smith know by email mms6210@yahoo.com or phone 821-2878. We want to make sure we have enough books for everyone.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday mornings at 9:30 in Memorial Hall.
A Son and His Father: The Parable of the Prodigal Son
The parable of the prodigal son is a response to the question: Who deserves God’s love? 

A man’s younger son takes his half of the inheritance and whittles it away in “riotous living,” then returns to his father in shame and embarrassment. He hopes to be treated like one of the servants, not any better; he just wants to return to the home and be given shelter and food. But the father welcomes him generously and lovingly. 

Meanwhile, the older son is jealous, resentful that the younger son’s bad behavior has been ignored, if not forgiven, by the father. Doesn’t he , the younger son who has been obedient and faithful, deserve that treatment more? 

Jesus’ tale shows clearly that God’s expansive and unconditional love is given even to the one who deserts him. This love Jesus contrasts with the resentment that the elder brother shows upon seeing the father welcome the prodigal back home.

So to the question “Who deserves God’s love?” Jesus answers, “All of us.” 
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

Please submit your story ideas to the Epistle Staff at epistle@allsaintskauai.org.