Volume 3, Issue 2
January 19, 2018
Third Sunday after the Epiphany (B)
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Psalm 62:6-14
1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Mark 1:14-20
Chris Neumann (EM)
Bob Terao (U)
Lorna Nishi (AG)

David Murray (EM)
David Crocker & Chris Watay (R)
Bill Caldwell & Mary Margaret Smith (U)
Edith Hashizume (AG)
Raiden & Paxton (A)
Linda Crocker & Floria Rubio (OSL)
Sunday School Team "B"
Every Wednesday | 6:00PM
McMaster Slack Key Guitar
and Ukulele Concert (Church)

Every Thursday | 6:00PM
Choir Practice (Choir Room)

Sunday, January 21 | Depart 11:45AM
Heavenly Hikes (TBD)

Tuesday, January 23 | 9:00AM
Buildings and Grounds (Rector's Office)

Thursday, January 25 | 7:00PM
Daughters of the King (Memorial Hall) 

Sunday, January 28 | (8:00AM)
Breakfast Potuck & Annual Meeting 
of the Church (Church)

Wednesday, February 7 |5:00PM - 8:30PM
Laundry Love "C" (Kapa'a Laundromat)
Staffing and Sabbatical News: It is "Something About Mary"
Aloha All Saints’ ‘Ohana and Friends,

Happy New Year! I want to take this opportunity to share some important news/information with the congregation. I have invited The Reverend Mary Tudela to join me on the All Saints’ leadership team as the Associate for Lay Formation and Leadership Developmen t . I’m delighted that she has agreed to serve in this capacity.

Reverend Mary is a talented and trusted pastor, colleague, and friend. She brings to the role an extraordinary background and skill-set in executive and church leadership. We are so blessed to have Reverend Mary in our ‘Ohana. I am grateful for her service and look forward to the fruits of her labor.

Beginning in February, Reverend Mary will also begin preaching once a month at All Saints’. She is currently spending her free time designing a Lenten adult study which she intends to publish in both English and Spanish for use in Lent 2019. The series is tentatively titled: “The Summary of the Law - How do I best love God and my neighbors?”  Reverend Mary will lead our Lenten adult education and formation class this coming Lent. More details will be published in The Epistle and The Gold Sheet in the coming weeks. Reverend Mary will continue to serve mainline churches as Clergy and Congregational Care Consultant affiliated with the Samaritan Counseling Center in Barrington, Illinois.

Throughout the past year, the Vestry and I have shared with you my anticipated sabbatical in 2018. Sabbatical allows both the clergy and the congregation an opportunity for reflection, renewal, and reaffirmation. In the Diocese of Hawai‘i, a clergyperson must be in their congregation at least four years before they take a sabbatical. May 2018 will mark the conclusion of my fifth year at All Saints’. I am very excited for the sabbatical opportunity which is scheduled to begin Monday, April 2 nd, 2018. I will return to All Saints’ on August 19 th, 2018. After 16 years in ordained ministry, this will be the first time I take a sabbatical. During my sabbatical, I hope to walk the famed pilgrimage route, The Camino de Santiago. Also, Erin will join me after the Camino for a couple of weeks, so we can travel abroad and on the mainland. I am still finalizing some plans for the last half of my sabbatical.

In anticipation of a smooth transition for my sabbatical leave, The Reverend Mary Tudela has also agreed to cover worship services beginning April 8 th, 2018. By Mary taking on this role, All Saints’ sabbatical expenses will be significantly lower because Mary already resides on Kaua’i. The Vestry, specifically the Senior and Junior Warden with the assistance of Chris Wataya, will be charged with overseeing the daily life of the Church and Preschool. Pastoral care will be covered primarily by a newly formed Lay Pastoral Care Committee.

I am overjoyed to share this wonderful news. May your 2018 be filled with joy, grace, and peace.

Faithfully in Christ,

The Reverend Ryan D. Newman
This year we will elect the following positions: Junior Warden (1-year term)
Youth Rep (1-year term)
Two Vestry members (3-year term)

Applications are due by 8:00PM on Tuesday, January 23th. To learn more about the roles and and responsibilities, click here .
At the Annual Meeting we will elect five delegates (and alternates) to attend the  Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii's Annual Convention October 26 and 27, 2018 at the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Resort, Kailua-Kona. Nomination forms must be submitted no later than Tuesday, January 23 at 8:00PM. 
How can we best live out the Summary of the Law from our Holy Scriptures? Please join us for a facilitated Lenten learning series which will explore how we as faithful Christians can best be in relationship with our God and our neighbors. 

We’ll begin our study by exploring our personal spiritual autography and assessing our relationship with God. We’ll learn about different spiritual practices and set personal goals. Then we’ll explore our behaviors as they relate to the first four commandments of loving God. Followed by exploring commandments 5-10 loving our neighbors. 

Once we have a better understanding as individuals on how to personally improve our behaviors in these areas, we’ll extend our group dialog to the All Saints ‘ohana and then end the series in a group dialog about how to best live this out as global citizens. 

Session One
Tuesday, February 13th
6:30PM - 8PM in Memorial Hall 

Sessions Two - Six
Sundays, February 18th thru Sunday, March 18th
Between worship services immediately after the early service beginning at approximately 7:45AM until 8:45AM

Most of the work done during this learning series will be done independently between classes. Anyone 16 years of age and older are invited to participate. Weekly materials will be provided. Please bring a spiral notebook or journal to document your personal reflections. 

The Reverend Mary Tudela will lead our Lenten Education Series.
Annual Parish Meeting & Breakfast Potluck
This year's Annual Meeting will be held between the two services on Sunday, January 28th from 8:00AM - 9:15AM.

There will be a breakfast  potluck. A potluck sign-up will be located at the entrance of the Church this Sunday. 

The Annual Meeting of the Parish is important to the mission and ministries of All Saints'. During the annual meeting, we will be electing new Vestry members and delegates to the Diocese's Convention. Please plan to attend.
December 31, 2017 (Year-End)
2018 Pledges YTD
As of today, we have received 55 pledges totaling $160,464 for 2018.

In 2017, we received a total of 77 pledges in the amount of $180,368.

To date, 33 individuals/families who pledged in 2017 have not pledged in 2018. In 2017, those 33 pledges totaled $47,026.

Please return your pledge cards ASAP.

In addition to a financial pledge, we are asking our 'Ohana to pledge their time and talents for 2018. We hope we are able to rely on your generosity once again as we continue our journey together in support of our church, our 'Ohana, and our community. 

Pledge cards are available at the entrance of the Church or can be downloaded on the link below.
2018-2019 Preschool Applications Available
Since 1966, All Saints’ has been committed to nurturing and inspiring our 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 5 years old.

All Saints’ is committed to providing an exceptional, community-based preschool experience with Kauai’s most experienced early childhood educators. To download an application, click here.
This Sunday, January 21: Ho'opi'i Falls
This Sunday, the Heavenly Hikes Ministry will venture to Ho'opi'i Falls (pending weather conditions). The group will venture to one of Kaua'i's remote hidden gems. All are welcome to participate. 

The short, moderately difficult 2.2 mile hike along the Kapa'a Stream will take the group up close to two waterfalls, both known as Ho'opi'i Falls. 

Those interested in joining the hike can meet at 11:45AM in the Church parking lot to carpool. We will leave sharply at 11:45AM, please do not be late. Be sure to bring water, a hat, a light lunch or snack, and a swimsuit (if you want to swim).
January 21: The Woman at the Well Spreads the Word
John 4. As Jesus was passing through Samaria on the way to Galilee, he stops at a well to rest. There he meets a woman who comes by to draw water from the well. Jesus asks her for water and she, amazed that he, a Jew, has addressed her, a Samaritan and a woman, asks Jesus how he comes to ask her for a drink.

Jesus then talks to her about the water he gives—living water, by which he means himself. At first the woman does not understand, but as the conversation moves on, she comes to see Jesus as the Messiah. Excited, she goes back to her town to tell everyone, who then begin to believe in him.

The Samaritan woman that Jesus meets at the well is the exact opposite of Nicodemus. He is an Israelite; she a despised Samaritan. He has a noble heritage; she has a shameful past. He is a respected teacher of the ruling class, she a common woman with a bad reputation. He is highly educated; she is simple. He comes to Jesus intentionally; she meets him by accident. He has seen signs and knows that Jesus is “from God”; she meets him as a complete stranger. He is skeptical; she is open. He comes in secret; she goes out to evangelize. 

But look how the woman opens herself up to Jesus’ words! Each response shows a little more understanding and openness to Jesus. “Sir, give me this water.” “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.” “Come see a man...the Christ!” By stages she opens up to Jesus and his message. 

We can look at the woman as a model of a disciple, though she never is counted as one of Jesus’ disciples. In a way, she is the first Christian evangelist and missionary, as she runs back to her town to proclaim Jesus as Messiah. 
2018 Lent and Holy Week Schedule
Tuesday, February 13
Session One: Loving God & Our Neighbors
6:30PM, Memorial Hall

Wednesday, February 14
Imposition of Ashes
8:00AM, Church

Ashes to Go
9:00AM – 11:00AM, Kuhio Highway
Ashes to Go
4:00PM – 6:00PM, Kuhio Highway

Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes
6:30PM, Church
Sundays, February 18, 25
& March 4, 11, 18
Loving God & Our Neighbors
7:45AM, Memorial Hall
Sunday, March 25
Palm Sunday
7:00AM & 9:30AM Church
Monday, March 26
Taize Eucharist
6:00PM, Church

Tuesday, March 27
Educatrional Opportunity (TBD)
6:30PM, Memorial Hall

Wednesday, March 28
Stations of the Cross
6:00PM, Kealia Beach

Thursday, March 29
Maundy Thursday
6:30PM, Church
Watch and Pray: Overnight Prayer Vigil
Begins at 7:30PM, Church
Friday, March 30
Good Friday
12:00PM, Church
Saturday, March 31
Holy Saturday
8:00AM, Church

The Great Vigil of Easter
7:00PM, Church

Sunday, April 1
Sunrise Easter Service
6:00AM, Baby Beach

Easter Eucharist
7:00AM, Church

Festive Easter Service
9:30AM, Church

Easter Festival
11:00AM, All Saints’ Lawn
Photo of the Week
Last week, the Organ Facade was set into place. Manuel Rosales and his team will be on Kaua'i at the end of the month to taker final measurements of the Organ Chamber and to finalize the organ specifications and plans.