Volume 4, Issue 34
August 23, 2019
THIS SUNDAY: August 25, 2019
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 71:1- 9, 18

Cami Pascua (EM)
Jeff Albao (U)
Nora Takenouchi (AG)

David Murray (EM)
Linda Crocker, Daileen Barton (R)
Bara Sargent, CeCe Caldwell (U)
Jan Hashizumi (AG)
Paxton, Daileen (A)
Vikki Secretario, Mabel Antonio (HP)
Habitat for Humanity
One `Ohana Workday
Saturday, August 24 th
~8:00AM - 1:30PM

Youth Group Bible Study
Sunday, August 25 th
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Youth Room

Healing Day National Bell Ringing
Sunday, August 25 th
9:00 AM
Memorial Hall

Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, August 27 th
6:00 - 9:00PM
Rector's Office

Kāhili Workshop
Tuesday, August 27 th
5:00 - 8:00PM
Choir Room

Invite - Welcome - Connect Conference
Saturday, August 31 st
8:30AM - 4:00PM
Hilton Garden Inn

Kealia Beach Cleanup
Sunday, September 8 th
~11:15AM depart All Saints'
South End Kealia Beach
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 - 12:00PM
Under the big tree

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

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

Daughters of the King
2 nd & 4 th Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00PM
Memorial Hall

Choir Practice
Every Thursday, 6:00PM
Choir Room
Commemorating 400 Years of African American History and Culture

An Invitation to Participate in Healing Day National Bell Ringing

Sunday, August 25 th at 9:00AM HST
All Saints' Episcopal Church
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia Bishop James B. Magness invite Episcopal churches to take part in a national action to remember and honor the first enslaved Africans who landed in English North America in 1619 by tolling their bells for one minute on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at [9:00AM HST].
Watch Presiding Bishop Curry’s video message  here .
“The National Park Service is commissioning, and asking, churches and people from around this country to commemorate and remember that landing and the bringing of those first enslaved Africans to this country by ringing bells. And if possible, by tolling the bells of churches and to do so on August 25,” said Curry. “I’m inviting us as The Episcopal Church to join in this commemoration as part of our continued work of racial healing and reconciliation. At [9:00AM HST] we can join together with people of other Christian faiths and people of all faiths to remember those who came as enslaved, who came to a country that one day would proclaim liberty. And so we remember them and pray for a new future for us all.”
“With bells tolling across America, we pause to lament the centuries of suffering and wrenching grief of slavery and racism in our land,” said Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop diocesan of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. “The first slave trade ship to land 400 years ago planted the seed of sin that spread through the active participation and complicit passivity of nearly every American institution. As we grieve, may we dedicate ourselves to addressing systemic racism and the multi-generational impact of enslavement and discrimination faced by all of the African diaspora.”

Please join us this Sunday at 9:00AM HST at All Saints' Episcopal Church for the "Tolling of the Bells".
Your Generosity Ensures Another Successful Luncheon!
Mahalo nui loa to the generous All Saints' `Ohana who donated close to $800 to keep the Thanksgiving Luncheon and Service on track for another year.

We are just thrilled!!

Mary Margaret Smith and Sarah Rogers
Kaua`i Sea Scouts Honored at Nawiliwili Ceremony
Saturday, August 17, 2019
The Kaua`i Sea Scouts, led by All Saints’ Larry and Max Richardson, were honored for ten years of scouting on Kaua`i in a ceremony at Nawiliwili Harbor on Saturday, August 17 th . Kaua`i Mayor De rek Kawakami prese nted the Richardsons with a certificate commemorating the achievement. Matson Shipping representative Walter Simpson presented the Sea Scouts with a $1000 check, commenting that the Sea Scouts “are part of the ocean family”. 

The Sea Scouts had spent Friday cleaning their boat, The Decisive , and going for a swim. After overnighting on the boat and Saturday morning’s ceremony, the group gave tours of The Decisive , went on tours and rides on two Coast Guard boats, then shared pizza and talked story with the Coast Guard personnel stationed at Nawiliwili. They ended their weekend by cleaning The Decisive and the two Coast Guard boats on which they had been given the opportunity to go out. Mahalo nui loa to the Richardsons for beginning and keeping this program going on Kaua`i for ten years.
To enjoy a slideshow of the event, please follow the video link below.
Read The Garden Island article about the ceremony here: https://www.thegardenisland.com/2019/08/18/hawaii-news/an-ocean-of-lessons/
Search Committee Prayer

Almighty God, giver of every gift we receive:
look graciously on your Church,
and guide those who shall discern
whom God is calling to be rector for this parish.
Grace us with patience, trust, and hope
through the interim times of doubt and uncertainty.
We pray that we may receive a faithful pastor,
who will care for your people and equip us
to continue, improve, expand, and reach out
with our ministries to all whom we can touch;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Trexlertown, PA

If you have any questions or comments for the Search Committee, please contact them by clicking HERE .

All Saints’ Search Committee

  • Linda Crocker
  • Collin Darrell 
  • Victor Punua Jr. 
  • Diane Sato
  • Vikki Secretario
  • Curtis Shiramizu
  • Dianne Tabura
All Saints’ invites Guest Speaker Mary Parmer to Kaua`i for a special presentation on Saturday, August 31 st at Hilton Garden Inn (Kuhio Ballroom) from 8:30AM to 4:00PM.

Lunch will be provided.

This ministry of evangelism and congregational empowerment provides tools for guided discipleship and creating deeper spiritual connections with people, our church, and ourselves.

The event is completely FREE!

To Register, please click on the link below. 

Deadline to register is August 21, 2019.

Mary Margaret Smith
St. Michael and All Angel's ReSource for Christian Spirituality
St. Michael and All Angel's ReSource for Christian Spirituality is getting ready for another service retreat in Kalaupapa, Moloka`i, October 23-27, 2019. Along with learning about the history, culture and the people of Kalaupapa, they will also be volunteering to clean, paint, and tend to the historic buildings and grounds there. For more information, visit their website HERE or contact the Rev. Phyllis Meighen (UCC) at (808) 647-4346 or e-mail spirituality@stmichaels-kauai.org.
A video from The Episcopal Church

 Posted August 16, 2019
[August 16, 2019] The Episcopal Church continues to respond to the complex array of challenges facing immigrants across the United States, including support for children and other people seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border, assisting immigrants who are undocumented, advocating for comprehensive immigration reform, and resettling refugees through Episcopal Migration Ministries.
In a new video, The Episcopal Church: Walking with Immigrants, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry introduces five bishops whose dioceses are actively engaged in immigrant welcome. Each bishop shares ways individuals or groups can support this work. Their intent is to inspire action and to highlight the many ways people can engage with and deepen their understanding of immigration issues.
The video ends with an overview of the advocacy and refugee resettlement work done at the national level. The Rev. Canon Charles K. Robertson, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Beyond the Episcopal Church, speaks to the Church’s 80-year commitment to immigrants and displaced persons; support which continues today through Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations.

“Many Episcopalians have asked, ‘what is The Episcopal Church doing?’ And maybe the deeper question behind that has been the question, ‘what can I do?’” said Curry. “This video is intended to address those questions and to provide some ways that we, as followers of Jesus of Nazareth, can respond to this humanitarian crisis.”
The featured bishops represent the four U.S. dioceses geographically located along the border with Mexico and the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, serving as one example of the many ways other Episcopal dioceses are engaged with people seeking asylum.
Bishops appearing in the video include Rt. Rev. Thomas J. Brown, Episcopal Diocese of Maine; Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook, Episcopal Diocese of San Diego; Rt. Rev. Jennifer A. Reddall, Episcopal Diocese of Arizona; Rt. Rev. Michael Buerkel Hunn, Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande; and Rt. Rev. David Reed, Episcopal Diocese of West Texas.
To see the video, please follow the link below. It will take you to the Episcopal News Service article quoted above. Scroll down to find the video.
The Episcopal Church, through the Office of Government Relations (OGR) and Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM), has compiled a list of resources, bishop statements, and information in response to the ongoing humanitarian situation at the southern border.
For information mentioned in the video and more, visit the EMM website . For resources on advocacy and policy education, visit the OGR website .
Join Partners in Welcome , the online learning and networking community from Episcopal Migration Ministries, and engage with others across the Church who are committed to the work of supporting refugees and asylum-seekers.
To directly support EMM and its life-changing work, visit www.episcopalmigrationministries.org/give or text ‘EMM’ to 41444 (standard messaging and data may rates apply).

The Office of Government Relations represents the policy priorities of The Episcopal Church to the U.S. government in Washington, D.C. This office aims to shape and influence policy and legislation on critical issues, highlighting the voices and experiences of Episcopalians and Anglicans globally. All of its work is grounded in the resolutions of General Convention and Executive Council, the legislative and governing bodies of the church. Connecting Episcopalians to their faith by educating, equipping and engaging them to do the work of advocacy through the Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) is a key aspect of this work.
August 24 th
The Church celebrates the Feast of Saint Bartholomew on August 24.

One of the twelve apostles of Jesus, Bartholomew is known to us only by his being listed among them in the Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, and Luke. His name means “Son of Tolmai, and according to Holy Women, Holy Men, “He is sometimes identified with Nathanael, the friend of Philip, the ‘Israelite without guile’ in John’s Gospel, to whom Jesus promised the vision of angels ascending and descending on the Son of Man” (Holy Women, Holy Men, 538).

Unfortunately, this is the only information recorded about Bartholomew across the Gospels; few other historically reliable sources are available. Despite this lack of a reliable historical record, tradition has filled in several details around his travels, ministry, and martyrdom.

This hagiography, or writing of the life of a saint, has come to diverse conclusions. Some sources hold that church historians Jerome and Bede knew of a Gospel of Bartholomew, though such a text is lost to us today. Eusebius of Caesarea writes in the third century that a Hebrew text of Matthew’s Gospel was found in India by a traveling philosopher-theologian, attributed by locals to “Bartholomew, one of the Apostles.”

There is also a tradition that Bartholomew, along with the Apostle Jude Thaddeus, brought the gospel to Armenia. While there, they are reputed to have converted Polymius, the king of Armenia, to Christianity, thus enraging the king’s brother, who ordered Bartholomew’s execution. The story holds that the apostle was flayed alive and crucified at Albanopolis, leading to a common (and sometimes grotesque) depiction of the saint as a man or skeleton holding his own skin.
Detail of St. Bartholomew the Apostle from Michelangelo's The Last Judgment

There are at least 18 Episcopal churches named in honor of the saint, from California and the Dominican Republic to Michigan and Georgia. Perhaps the most famous example is St. Bart’s on Park Avenue in New York City, a rare example of Byzantine Revival architecture from 1916 and a National Historic Landmark.

Collect for St. Bartholomew

Almighty and everlasting God, who gave to your apostle Bartholomew grace truly to believe and to preach your Word: Grant that your Church may love what he believed and preach what he taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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On Pilgrimage for Racial Justice Across Virginia, Episcopalians Confront Horrors of Slavery, Seek Healing

By Egan Millard
Posted Aug 20, 2019
Marchers file out of the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery in Alexandria, Virginia, during the first night of the Pilgrimage for Racial Justice on Aug. 16, 2019. Photo: Egan Millard/Episcopal News Service

[Episcopal News Service – Alexandria, Virginia] In the heavy, humid evening air, dozens of people streamed through the gates of the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery in Alexandria’s Old Town district on Aug. 16 for the first event of the Pilgrimage for Racial Justice . Organized by the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Britain’s North American colonies, the two-day pilgrimage featured a series of memorials, marches and services across the state, from Alexandria (just across the Potomac from Washington, D.C.) to Abingdon (deep in the heart of Appalachia, near the border with Tennessee).
These graves at the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery were once covered over by a gas station. Photo: Egan Millard/Episcopal News Service

This journey of remembrance and healing began where the journeys of many victims of the slave trade ended. As its name suggests, the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery is not a typical graveyard. In fact, until 2007, it was the site of a gas station and office building. But it contains the remains of about 1,800 African Americans who fled to Union-occupied Alexandria during the Civil War to escape slavery. Considered “contraband of war” by the Union, they found freedom in Alexandria but endured squalid living conditions in makeshift refugee camps. Already weak and sick from lives of hard labor, thousands died.

Today, the cemetery is an open field, with some of the graves marked with stones saying simply “GRAVE OF AN ADULT” or “GRAVE OF A CHILD.” A memorial with a statue and a wall containing some of the names of those buried there stand in the center. The recently re-dedicated cemetery embodies the theme of the pilgrimage itself: unearthing a painful history that has lain beneath the surface, and restoring the sacred dignity of those who were dehumanized by a belief system that survives in different forms to this day.

The pilgrimage was organized by the Rev. Melissa Hays-Smith, canon for justice and reconciliation ministries of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, who wanted to commemorate the arrival of the first slaves in Virginia in late August 1619. But the landing site near Jamestown is far outside her diocese.
The Rev. Canon Melissa Hays-Smith speaks at the cemetery. Photo: Egan Millard/Episcopal News Service

“Being in the mountains of Virginia, we don’t have Jamestown, we don’t have a lot of places from the early history” of slavery, Hays-Smith said. “But then we soon realized that the land where we are played a very significant role in this forced migration of African Americans.”

The Diocese of Southwestern Virginia contains a long stretch of the Slavery Trail of Tears, described as “the great missing migration” by Smithsonian magazine . In the half-century before the Civil War, about 1 million slaves were forcibly moved from Maryland and Virginia, where the tobacco industry was waning, to the Deep South, where they were sold to work on cotton and sugar plantations. The Slavery Trail of Tears was 20 times larger than its namesake, the Native American removal campaign of the 1830s, and the slaves were often forced to walk over 1,000 miles in chains.

Hays-Smith and the clergy of her diocese reached out to African American communities and churches along the route to put together the Pilgrimage for Racial Justice, and the response was enthusiastic. Though the stops on the pilgrimage were geographically linked by the Slavery Trail of Tears, the events they commemorated spanned centuries of racial injustice, from slave trading to lynchings to “urban renewal” projects that destroyed black neighborhoods, highlighting the fact that systemic racism in America did not end with emancipation or the civil rights movement.

To read the entire story of the Pilgrimage, please click here.


Posted August 20, 2019
Look out your window as the yellow busses pass by, 
the stop and start, the opening and closing of the door, 
the welcoming of children back to school. 
Walk with the students, Lord, as they take that first step 
into the unknown of a new school year. 
May they be greeted with smiles, high fives, and lots of words of affirmation. 
Help them to hear that they belong and have gifts to share,
and teach them to open their hearts 
to see new faces as friends still to meet, 
and to always choose kind words to speak. 
Gather round the drop off line and see the cars and vans of parents, 
the sounds of anticipation, 
the goodbyes and waving hands, 
the final kiss and hug before embarking on the start of a new year. 
Wrap your arms around those who are nervous and wondering if they’ll make a friend, 
give confidence to the new students and the ones who struggle with learning. 
May no one feel the loneliness of an empty lunch table or an unkind word, 
and if they should, surround them with friends who see them through the pain. 
Be with the teachers,
guide their lessons and assignments, 
open their hearts to see the whole child in front of them, 
and may they know how holy a work they are doing
teaching young minds to be curious and always willing to learn, 
showing children the world and their place in it. 
As the bell sounds and the backpacks rustle with pens and folders, 
we give thanks for all who work in the school: 
Bus drivers, therapists, counselors, aides, cooks, custodians, lunchroom workers, tutors. 
Bless their hands and hearts as they share your love, 
may they hear words of gratitude, 
and may their smiles shine for others to see. 
And Lord, be with the parents, this day, 
the ones who are dropping their children off for the first time, 
And for those who are sending their children off for their senior year.
Ease their worries and nerves, 
help them to settle into the silence of their home
or focus on the work to be done at their jobs.
May they place their trust in you, Lord, 
the one who walks with them and their children,
going before us all, to love and be loved. 
Thank you for this new school year, 
full of energy and ideas
excitement and joy. 
For the busses and backpacks, bells and pencils, 
teachers and lunchroom workers, custodians and principals, 
we give thanks.
For your wisdom, Lord,
that we continue to seek it, 
and look for signs of your love all around us, 
especially today in the classroom. 

Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is an ordained ELCA pastor, mother of two, and spouse of an ELCA pastor. She lives with her family in Cole Camp, MO. You can read more at her  website . Or follow her work on  Facebook .
Season of Creation 2019: Protecting the Web of Life

19 August 2019
Each year, tens of thousands of Christians around the world celebrate the Season of Creation, which runs from September 1 st , the World Day of Prayer for Creation, to October 4 th , the feast of St Francis of Assisi.

During the Season of Creation, local churches take part in a host of activities, from litter picks and tree planting initiatives to special services and campaigning activities.

This year’s focus of the Season of Creation is “Protecting the Web of Life”. In a joint letter urging Christians to mark the season, church leaders from different faith traditions write, “We are part of a single, wondrously complex web of life that is woven by God… During the Season of Creation, we unite as one family in Christ, celebrating the bonds we share with each other and with ‘every living creature on earth.’ (Genesis 9:10) The Christian family celebrates the season by spending time in prayer, considering ways to more sustainably inhabit our common home, and lifting our voices in the public sphere”. Read the full letter here.

The letter’s signatories include the Anglican bishops Mark Macdonald, Archbishop of National Indigenous Anglican Church of Canada; Marc Andrus, Episcopal Diocese of California; Nick Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury and Chair of Church of England Environment Working Group; and Paulo Ueti, the Anglican Alliance’s Theological Advisor & Latin American Regional Director.

The letter continues, “We lament that God’s creatures are disappearing from the Earth at a rate we can scarcely comprehend. From humble insects to majestic mammals, from microscopic plankton to towering trees, creatures from across God’s dominion are becoming extinct, and may never be seen again.

“This devastation is, in itself, a tragic loss. Contemplation on this loss and prayers for its stopping is the theme we would want to suggest as a particular focus for this year’s prayers. What we experience is not only the loss. It is also unjust, as the most vulnerable among us suffer most deeply as the web of life begins to unravel. Our faith calls us to respond to this crisis with the urgency born of moral clarity.”

Writing in the Season of Creation resources prepared by Green Anglicans, Rev. Rachel Mash, Environmental Coordinator for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, said: “We were called to be stewards of creation, and we have failed. The younger generation are rising up now and calling for the earth to be healed. Let us join them and work together to protect the web of life which sustains us all.”

Since 2009, the Anglican Consultative Council has called on provinces to include the Season of Creation in their yearly pattern of worship. ACC17, which met this year in Hong Kong, reaffirmed the Anglican Communion’s commitment to marking the Season of Creation, adding a call to member churches to “promote a day during the Season of Creation as a day of public repentance” and “incorporate creation care into liturgical practice” (ACC resolution A17:05)

During the Season of Creation, we will be sharing daily reflections on our Facebook page  and new Instagram account . Please do react to, share and comment on our posts. Interacting with our posts will help them reach more people.

On 16 th September there will be a webinar on biodiversity , moderated by Rachel Mash.


The main Season of Creation website is here. Celebration guides can be found in English ( here ), Portuguese ( here ) and Spanish ( here ).

A liturgy for the season, prepared by Green Anglicans can be downloaded here. This wonderful resource includes sermons for each Sunday of the Season of Creation based on the appointed Revised Common Lectionary readings.

We have a host of visual prayers and reflections in our own Prayer and Worship section.

Of particular relevance is the visual guide to biodiversity . This series of PowerPoints or videos explores what biodiversity is and why Christians should care about it. In eight downloadable parts, it covers:

The Anglican Alliance exists to connect, equip and inspire the worldwide Anglican family to work for a world free of poverty and injustice, and to safeguard creation.

All Saints’ Environmental Stewardship Ministry will celebrate Season of Creation 2019 by sponsoring two events in September. 

September 8 th - Kealia Beach Cleanup. As we did for Heavenly Hikes, we will leave the church around 11:00 - 11:30AM and carpool to Kealia. Come join us as we celebrate the Season of Creation by cleaning the beach and taking a refreshing dip in the Pacific.

September 22 nd - Electronic waste and dead battery pickup at All Saints’. 

Canned Items: tuna, fruits, vegetables, ravioli, spaghetti

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.
Cain and Abel
After Adam and Eve are expelled from the Garden of Eden, Eve bears two sons: Cain and Abel. Both make a sacrifice to God upon the altar. God accepts Abel’s sacrifice but not Cain’s. Angered, Cain kills Abel and then must account to God. God sends Cain away, but puts a mark upon his forehead to protect him from harm by others. 

The sin of Adam and Eve was not a fluke, not a one-time occurrence. We think of this story of Cain and Abel as “the first murder,” but it is really a continuation of the story of Adam and Eve: sin and its consequence. For Adam and Eve, the sin is against God, a breaking of the commandment “to love the Lord your God.” For Cain, the sin is against another—his brother—breaking the commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself.” 
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

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For more information go to Laundry Love Kaua`i or contact Geoff Shields at gshields2334@gmail.com or Bill Caldwell at news@allsaintskauai.org .

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Individuals who want to participate in the Prayer Chain Ministry must re-enroll to continue receiving the email communications . To re-enroll, please visit the newly established   Pastoral Care web page  or contact the Church Office at (808) 822-4267.

Prayer requests will now be   submitted online   or by contacting the Church Office at (808) 822-4267.

Names can be added to the Prayers of the People petitions by using the  Prayer Chain Request form  or by contacting the Church Office at (808) 822-4267. Names will remain in the Prayers of the People for a maximum of four Sundays before a name must be resubmitted.

All Saints' Eucharistic Visitors are available each Sunday (pending availability) to bring Communion to those who are sick or shut-in. Requests for a Eucharistic visitation can be made by calling the Church Office at (808) 822-4267 or emailing homecommunion@allsaintskauai.org .