Volume 3, Issue 24
July 6, 2018
THIS SUNDAY: July 8, 2018
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (B)
Ezekiel 2:1-15
Psalm 123
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Mark 6:1-13

Joe Adorno (EM)
Judy Saronitman (U)
Marge Akana (AG)

David Murray (EM)
Nelson Secretario & Terry Moses (R)
Mario Antonio & Mary Margaret Smith (U)
Janis Wright (AG)
Daileen & Soloman(A)
Sunday, July 8 | 9:00-9:30AM
No Adult Bible Study this Week
Returns July 15th

Sunday, July 8 | 11:00AM
Youth Group Meeting
Youth room - Gym

Monday, July 9 | 8:00AM
Monday Crew

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

1st Thursday of the month | 8:00AM
Eucharistic Healing Service

Thursday, July 12 |7:00PM
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall
Reverend Ryan Returns
Welcome Home Walking Vicar!!

On Sunday, July 1 st the All Saints' Ohana pulled out all the stops to welcome Rev. Ryan back to the pulpit and our community. After his amazing experience on the Camino he returns refreshed, energized, and bearded.

We also took the opportunity to celebrate our nation's Independence Day with a good old fashioned BBQ. Ono grindz !
To see a slide show of the celebration, click on the link below.
Service Bulletin Cover Newman Installation


Fifth Anniversary of Reverend Ryan's Installation
July 15 th
Newman installation
Can you believe that Fr. Ryan and Dr. Erin have already been with us for 5 years? Time certainly flies when you are having fun! Our church and the wider community have truly been blessed - and I hope we are blessed for many more years to come!

It has been a long time (more than 30 years) since we have been able to celebrate this particular milestone in our parish life – 5 years with the same minister. You have to go back to Fr. Bob Walden’s time. He was the minister for about 20 years and would have celebrated his 5 th anniversary in the early 1980’s.

So, please join us at the Aloha Hour following the 9:30 service on Sunday, July 15 th as we celebrate this truly special occasion - the 5 th anniversary of Rev. Ryan’s installation as Rector of All Saints’ Church.  

This will be a typical All Saints’ pot luck so please bring a dish to share. The Hospitality Ministry will also be providing some of Rev. Ryan’s favorite dishes. What are his favorite dishes?

Sorry - you have to be there to find out! 

Stay tuned for details of the next extra special event on  July 29 th !

David Murray
On behalf of the Hospitality Ministry
September 1 - 3, 2018
Camp Sloggett, Kokee State Park
Stay tuned for details.

Dear God, Creator of the earth, this sacred home we share;
Give us new eyes to see the beauty all around and to
protect the wonders of creation.
Give us new arms to embrace the strangers among us
and to know them as family.
Give us new ears to hear and understand those who live
off the land
and to hear and understand those who extract its
Give us new hearts to recognize the brokenness in our
and to heal the wounds we have inflicted.
Give us new hands to serve the earth and its people
and to shape beloved community.
For you are the One who seeks the lost,
binds our wounds and sets us free,
and it is in the name of Jesus the Christ we pray.


-A Word to the Church
The House of Bishops
Fairbanks, Alaska, September 26, 2017
Mahalo Morris and CeCe

As you may have noticed the organ case elements at the top and bottom of the towers have the “distressed-look” finish so popular today. Never fear, after Morris and CeCe return from vacation those elements with be first polychromed in the official Pantone Episcopal red and blue colors then the gilding will be added. Stay tuned as we continue to enhance the beauty of our soon-to-be refurbished pipe organ.
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What Do We Believe?

We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the  Anglican Communion  in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.

We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.

We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.

We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.
Mahalo Chris, CeCe, and Bill
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I want to take this opportunity to thank Chris Neumann, CeCe Caldwell, and Bill Caldwell for the amazing job they have done with your Epistle during my sabbatical. They have taken it to new heights and new directions. Three is far better than one!

I am pleased to announce that Chris, CeCe, and Bill will continue to serve as editors and publishers of your Epistle . Please join me in supporting them as they continue this communication ministry.

As always, I encourage you to submit your ideas, announcements, photos, videos, or stories for publication in your Epistle If you would like to have your item included, please email it to epistle@allsaintskauai.org or call Bill at (336) 414-7921.

Faithfully in Christ,

The Reverend Ryan D. Newman
General Convention 2018
Summary of the Major Issues Facing General Convention
Episcopalians are starting to arrive here ahead of the official July 5 th start of the 79 th General Convention at the  Austin Convention Center .

As usual, the agenda facing the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies is so packed that legislative committee meetings are set for the evening of July 3 rd and the morning of July 4 th . The  complete draft convention schedule is here .

For a general guide to convention, see the Episcopal News Service story “ Episcopalians preparing for 79th General Convention in Austin can expect ‘a real Texas welcome .’”

Here are some of the major issues facing General Convention:

  • Marriage equality
  • Revising the Book of Common Prayer?
  • The Episcopal Church and the #MeToo movement
  • A salary for the president of the House of Deputies
  • Following up on the church’s three priorities: evangelism, racial reconciliation and justice, and care of creation
  • Formulating the 2019-2021 triennial budget
  • Middle East peace

For more information on these issues, please see the Episcopal News Service story “ Summary guide to the major issues facing General Convention "
School Supplies
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.
Sunday School Holiday

In the immortal words of Alice Cooper, " School's Out For Summer! " Sunday School summer break begins this Sunday, July 1 st . Sunday School will resume this fall.
Used for Choir summer break
All Saints' Choir Holiday

The All Saints' choir will be taking their summer recess starting July 2 nd and finishing August 2 nd . Practice will resume in the music room on Thursday, August 2 nd at 6:00PM and choir will be seated at the 9:30AM service on August 5 th . If you are interested in singing with the choir (visitors are welcome, too!) or you have any questions, please contact music director, Hank Curtis .
The Feast of Nathan Söderblom
Swedish bishop Nathan Söderblom was the first member of the clergy to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Born Lars Olof Jonathan Söderblom, on January 15, he graduated from Uppsala University in 1883 and was ordained a priest in the Church of Sweden (Lutheran) in 1893. He earned his doctorate in theology at the Sorbonne and taught theology at the University of Uppsala until his appointment as Archbishop of Uppsala in 1914.

During the First World War, Archbishop Söderblom called on Christian leaders to work for peace and justice. He believed that all Christian church communities were called to fight unhealthy nationalism, racism, militarism and the oppression of minorities. At the same time, he proposed that Jesus’ message of love disseminated from pulpits, in newspapers, and in schools to create a powerful body of Christian opinion across national borders in favor of peace.

He famously wrote in his work, The Content of Christian Faith:

“For me everything is absorbed by the one big question – the question of reconciliation and healing [restoration.] Do we see God’s way in the terrible chaos of this world; the way which for the human reason is a source of offense, but remains the only possible way? This way does not avoid the tragedy of human life but goes through the very middle of it.”

Archbishop Söderblom took great interest in the early liturgical renewal movement among Roman Catholics, Anglicans and Lutherans. He saw a profound connection between liturgical worship, personal prayer, and social justice. In 1925 he invited Anglican, Reformed, Lutheran, and Orthodox leaders to Stockholm and together they formed the Universal Christian Council on Life and Work. His ecumenical work led eventually to the formation of the World Council of Churches in 1948.

Söderblom’s advocacy for Church unity as a means toward accomplishing world peace earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1930. After his death in Uppsala, Sweden, in 1931 his body was interred in Uppsala Cathedral. He is commemorated in the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church on July 12.
A prayer written by Nathan Söderblom :

Lord, be before us to guide us,
be behind us to push us,
be beneath us to carry us,
be above us to bless us,
be around us to protect us,
be in us so that in body and soul
we serve you for the glory of your Name.

Who Says There Are No Miracles Left?
After nine days trapped in a cave, 12 young soccer players and their coach have been found alive.

E Hoʻomaikaʻiʻia Ke Akua!
Praise Be To God!