Volume 3, Issue 31
August 24, 2018
THIS SUNDAY: August 26, 2018
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (B)
Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18
Psalm 34:15-22
Ephesians 6:10-20
John 6:56-69

Cami Pascua (EM)
Jeff Albao (U)
Lorna Nishi (AG)

David Murray (EM)
Joan Roughgarden, Terry Moses (R)
Linda & David Crocker (U)
Jan Hashizume (AG)
Braden, Joshua (A)
Sunday, Aug 26 | 9:30-10:15AM
Sunday School Team C
Memorial Hall


Every Sunday | 9:00-9:30AM
Adult Bible Study on this Week's Gospel
Under the big tree

Every Sunday | 10:45AM - 12PM
Aloha Hour
Under the big tree
Every Monday | 8:00AM
Monday Crew
Church Office

1 st & 3 rd Wednesday | 5:30PM
Laundry Love
Kapa`a Laundromat

Every Wednesday | 6:00PM
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert (Church)

1st Thursday | 8:00AM
Eucharistic Healing Service

Every Thursday | 6:00PM
Choir Practice
Choir Room

2nd & 4th Thursday | 7:00-8:00
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall
Due To Hurricane Lane, All Saintsʻ Episcopal Church and Preschool Issues Revised Schedule
The following changes and closings are effective immediately:

  • The Masayo Yoshihara Memorial Service has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 8th. Visitation - 3:00PM, Service - 4:00PM

  • All Saintsʻ Preschool is closed until further notice.

  • A decision about Sunday services will be made by 2:00PM on Saturday, Aug. 25th. The information will be posted on the All Saints’ Website and Facebook Page and will be communicated by your Epistle

  • Please check the Church phone answering machine at (808) 822-4267‬ for any new information.

For more please see the information provided by the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii:

Below are some links to community resources that you may find useful when thinking about keeping your family safe. 

Mahalo Nui Loa To Our Hānai `Ohana
From regular visitor Eric Slipp who wants us to know he is thinking of us all. Eric joins the choir whenever he is on Kaua`i.
Keeping you, and my Ohana from All Saints', in my prayers as Lane comes your way. Please be careful.

With love and prayers,

From Alaska residents Chris and Wayne Curtis who visit All Saintsʻ several times a year. Chris and Wayne consider All Saints' to be their church.

So worried for our All Saints Ohana with the big hurricane coming your way.

Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. 

-Chris and Wayne in Alaska
From one of our sister chapters of Daughters of the King.

Mary Magdala Chapter of DOK in Allen, TX is lifting the islands in prayer. 

For His Sake,

-Janis Puakeaokalani Roscoe
Alaska Through The Eyes Of Joan Roughgarden
The next Travelogue to be presented by Joan Roughgarden will take place on Friday, October 26 th . The destination for this Travelogue is Alaska. The timing couldnʻt be better as we prepare for another cold winter here on Kaua’i! Stay tuned for more information. Iʻm not sure about you, but Iʻll be Googling caribou recipes for the pot luck.

This travelogue series usually occurs on the last Friday of each month. For more information about the travelogue series, or if you would like to present a travelogue of your own journeys, please contact William Brown or David Murray by email.
Responding To Floods In Kerala, India
Episcopal Relief & Development is responding to the critical needs of people impacted by the worst floods to hit Kerala, India in a century. The devastating floods began with torrential downpours on August 8 in the southern state.

Working with the ACT Alliance through CASA, Episcopal Relief & Development’s support is part of a multi-agency response providing emergency supplies such as food, temporary shelter, hygiene kits, water storage containers, water purifiers and agricultural seeds for 4,000 vulnerable families.

As of August 20, approximately 350 people have died in the rising waters and landslides, and more than 700,000 are displaced in overcrowded relief camps around the region. According to state authorities, Kerala usually receives high rainfall. This year, between August 8 and August 15, the flood-hit state has seen over 250 percent more rain than normal.

“Our hearts go out to all of the people affected by the floods. We will continue to support these communities and keep them in our prayers,” said Nagulan Nesiah, Senior Program Officer, Disaster Response and Risk Reduction for Episcopal Relief & Development.

To support Episcopal Relief & Development’s response to the devastating floods, please  pray   for those impacted or make a donation to the  International Disaster Fund.   

To learn more about the unmet need, please click on the video link below.
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What Does It Mean?

 This glossary is intended to be a handy, quick, general reference for Episcopalians. It will appear occasionally in The Epistle and will include material specific to the Episcopal Church and its history and polity, liturgy and theology, as well as subjects relevant to the whole church. If you have a question, please send it to your  Epistle Staff .
Real Presence

The presence of Christ in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. The 1991 statement of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission notes, "The elements are not mere signs; Christ's body and blood become really present and are really given. But they are really present and given in order that, receiving them, believers may be united in communion with Christ the Lord." A classic Anglican statement attributed to John Donne (or to Queen Elizabeth I) and included in The Hymnal 1982 (Hymn 322) is "He was the Word that spake it, he took the bread and brake it, and what that Word did make it, I do believe and take it." In Eucharistic Prayer A of Rite 2, the celebrant prays that God the Father will sanctify the gifts of bread and wine "by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son, the holy food and drink of new and unending life in him" (BCP, p. 363). The Catechism notes that the inward and spiritual grace in the eucharist is "the Body and Blood of Christ given to his people and received by faith" (BCP, p. 859). Belief in the real presence does not imply a claim to know how Christ is present in the eucharistic elements. Belief in the real presence does not imply belief that the consecrated eucharistic elements cease to be bread and wine.
Saint Michael and All Angels Webcast
Five Luminaries in Contemplative Spirituality
Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life
Early in his ministry, Jesus of Nazareth was surrounded by crowds. He turned and asked, “What do you seek?” (John 1:38). For more than a thousand years, monastics have greeted pilgrims knocking on their doors by asking: “What do you seek?” Today, each of us can pause with the same question. As much as the world has changed, the fundamental human hopes and yearnings that draw us to faith may not be so different.

We seek love. We seek freedom. We seek abundant life. We seek Jesus. Come and follow:
Pause, listen and choose to follow Jesus
Like the disciples, we are called by Jesus to follow the Way of Love. With God’s help, we can turn from the powers of sin, hatred, fear, injustice, and oppression toward the way of truth, love, hope, justice, and freedom. In turning, we reorient our lives to Jesus Christ, falling in love again, again, and again.

Reflect on Scripture each day, especially on Jesus’ life and teachings.
By reading and reflecting on Scripture, especially the life and teachings of Jesus, we draw near to God and God’s word dwells in us. When we open our minds and hearts to Scripture, we learn to see God’s story and God’s activity in everyday life.

Dwell intentionally with God daily
Jesus teaches us to come before God with humble hearts, boldly offering our thanksgivings and concerns to God or simply listening for God’s voice in our lives and in the world. Whether in thought, word or deed, individually or corporately, when we pray we invite and dwell in God’s loving presence.

Gather in community weekly to thank, praise, and dwell with God
When we worship, we gather with others before God. We hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, give thanks, confess, and offer the brokenness of the world to God. As we break bread, our eyes are opened to the presence of Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are made one body, the body of Christ sent forth to live the Way of Love.

Share faith and unselfishly give and serve
Jesus called his disciples to give, forgive, teach, and heal in his name. We are empowered by the Spirit to bless everyone we meet, practicing generosity and compassion and proclaiming the Good News of God in Christ with hopeful words and selfless actions. We can share our stories of blessing and invite others to the Way of Love.

Cross boundaries, listen deeply and live like Jesus
As Jesus went to the highways and byways, he sends us beyond our circles and comfort, to witness to the love, justice, and truth of God with our lips and with our lives. We go to listen with humility and to join God in healing a hurting world. We go to become Beloved Community, a people reconciled in love with God and one another.

Receive the gift of God’s grace, peace, and restoration
From the beginning of creation, God has established the sacred pattern of going and returning, labor and rest. Especially today, God invites us to dedicate time for restoration and wholeness – within our bodies, minds, and souls, and within our communities and institutions. By resting we place our trust in God, the primary actor who brings all things to their fullness.  

Learn more about the Way of Love by clicking here .
The Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement
The ministry of the Office of Global Partnerships is to help “build bridges beyond ourselves”. We serve as a bridge for developing and nurturing relationships between the Episcopal Church and our partners around the Anglican Communion, our ecumenical and interreligious partners, and with organizations such as the United Nations and the National Council of Churches. We are a resource for congregations and dioceses as they develop and foster their own relationships around the world. We actively develop resources to strengthen and facilitate the global mission engagement of the Episcopal Church. We highlight issues of international concern and, in cooperation with colleagues on the Presiding Bishop’s staff mobilize engagement in these issues throughout the Episcopal Church. Our ministry is guided by the mission priorities adopted by General Convention, and the mission priorities of the Presiding Bishop of Evangelism, Reconciliation, and Care of Creation. To learn more, please visit https://www.episcopalchurch.org/global-partnerships.
Episcopal Church Mission Relationships
Groups from around the world have formed official links, finding their rewards in new friendships, mutual learning, and an expanded awareness of the world. Together, they share prayers and fight poverty, throughout the Church and abroad. Groups in mission relationships take on responsibility for each other. They have differing customs and histories, and they see the image of Christ reflected in each other.

Partnership in mission is the heartbeat of the church, and is at the heart of relationships in the Anglican Communion and throughout the wider church.

Mission relationships offer opportunities to engage in mission activity with partners in other parts of the world, as part of the process of developing the cross-cultural nature of the Communion.

Help strengthen the Anglican Communion by reaching across cultural and geographic boundaries.

CONTACT: Jenny Grant , Officer for Global Relations and Networking
Abraham Entertains Angels
Sitting at the entrance of his tent, Abraham looks up and unexpectedly sees three men standing there. Abraham offers hospitality, rest and food to the strangers. He begs to be allowed to serve them.

After they eat, one of the men tells Abraham that his wife Sarah will have a son. Sarah, listening from the tent, laughs because she, in her very old age, is unable to bear children. 

The Lord hears Sarah laugh and says to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh? Is anything too hard for the Lord?”

Offering hospitality to strangers is often thought of as a one-way street—we give, and they receive. However, hospitality is much more of a mutual act than is realized. Abraham found this out when he served the three mysterious guests and ended up with the promise of a son, and a private conversation with God.
Canned items:
Tuna, fruits, vegetables, ravioli, spaghetti
Please 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.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"