Volume 3, Issue 29
August 10, 2018
THIS SUNDAY: August 12, 2018
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (B)
1 Kings 19:4-8
Psalm 34:1-8
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
John 6:35, 41-51

Joe Adorno (EM)
Judy Saronitman(U)
Dee Grigsby (AG)

Dileep G. Bal (EM)
Nelson Secretario, Chris Wataya (R)
Mario Antonio, Mary Smith (U)
Jan Hashizume (AG)
Daileen, Noah (A)
Saturday, Aug. 11 | 6:30AM
Habitat for Humanity Work Day
Meet at Church and carpool
Contact Ron Morinishi

Sunday, Aug. 12 | 9:30AM
Sunday School Team A
Memorial Hall

Wednesday Aug. 15 | 5:30-8:30PM
Laundry Love Team A
Kapa`a Laundromat


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
The Future Is In Good Hands
On Sunday, August 5 th the All Saintsʻ congregation witnessed a tremendous demonstration of dedication and enthusiasm as the eucharist was led by the Ke Akua Youth Group under the guidance of Rev. Ryan and Cami Pascua , our youth leader. The Youth helped plan the services and Daileen , Braden , and Raiden all wrote their own sermons. Due to other commitments that Sunday, Raiden couldnʻt attend but he still made sure Daileen could present his sermon to the congregation. Daileen and Braden were on hand to participate in the service by reading the lessons, delivering the sermons, and administering the eucharist. It was a moving experience for the congregation to have our worship led by such spiritual youth. 
All Saintʻs Youth Sunday 2018 “was one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences in my 16 years of ordained ministry,” said Rev. Ryan. “The sermon offered by Daileen, Braden, and Raiden was tremendous!!! Personally, it was so powerful to guide the youth as they set the table for Eucharist and to have them serve communion. They worked so hard to plan, prep, and execute a beautiful Sunday of worship for our ‘Ohana.”
The future of the Episcopal Church appears to be in good hands. Mahalo nui loa to our youth and the adults who helped them prepare to lead us in worship.

Please enjoy a slideshow of the event by clicking on the link below.
Ke Akua Youth Group Sets The Standard
On August 5, 2018, the Ke Akua Youth Group kicked-off the weekly “Ministry Showcase” after the 9:30AM service by presenting, distributing handouts, and answering questions about the ministry. Appropriately, this presentation occurred right after the All Saintsʻ Youth Sunday 2018 youth-led service.
Visitors to the booth were encouraged to take a participation card and have it initialed to get a surprise gift once the card is filled. The card has 9 slots to fill, and 21 ministries will be showcased throughout the coming weeks.
“A congregation member commented he was surprised we have so many ministries,” said Youth Minister Cami. “I was surprised when I first found out too. It’s one of the reasons why our Ministry Council decided to try this out -- to let everyone know we are here, who we are, what we do, and who can join if they’re interested.”
Cami received a lot of encouraging feedback and comments from church members. Many said they hope their kids will join the ministry when their time comes.
“I want to remind everyone that as long as the youth is in Middle School or High School they can join our ministry. They don’t need to be a part of this church or even be Episcopalian. Our youth are always encouraged to bring their friends to any of our events. Some kids just come when we have fun events. Some are curious about the bible or are excited about serving their community. I try to have a different flavor for everyone because they are all unique and at different levels of spiritual awareness," said Cami.
Any adults who may be interested in assisting future youth events are encouraged to join the Youth Support Group email where they’ll receive announcements of upcoming events, youth meeting updates, and volunteer opportunities.
Announcements and a calendar of events are also regularly updated on the Ke Akua Website . Please contact Cami for more information.
On behalf of the Leadership of All Saintsʻ Church, your Epistle Staff sends a heartfelt Aloha and Mahalo Nui Loa to Cami Pascua. Cami personifies enthusiasm, spirituality, and dedication. Her commitment to our youth and the entire `Ohana is contagious and we are so fortunate to have her on staff. As Senior Warden David Murray put it "she is such a role model as leader of the [Ke Aku Youth] group. She attends Church regularly, volunteers as a lay reader and Eucharistic Minister, and is an active member of the All Saintsʻ Ministry Council. It’s great to have someone that dedicated working on our behalf.”

God Made The World and Loves It
In Sunday’s story (Genesis 1:1–2:3), out of nothing, God creates the universe, ending with the creation of humanity in his own image. When He had finished with the work of creation, God rested on the seventh day. God, who is Love, created the world around us. Love permeates the whole universe, because its creator is Love.

Here, in the first story in the Bible, we see God the creator and us as creatures. We are created for our creator, and that is the relationship in which we stand with God. Our place in the universe, and in relationship to God, lies in our acceptance of our humanness. We are also enjoined to accept and appreciate the diversity of all of God’s creatures.

In the second story of creation, Genesis 2–3, Adam and Eve are tempted to “be like gods.” This is indeed a temptation, because we are never meant to “be like gods” or to be like God. We are meant to be as fully human as we can be, which means that we stand before our God as creatures to creator, and never as equals. As we look at the universe around us, it is good also to remember that God pronounced not only humans but all of creation to be “good.”

As Christians, we do not observe the Friday sunset to Saturday sunset Sabbath. Instead, we celebrate the Lord’s Day, the day of Christ’s resurrection, each Sunday. This day is set aside, as was the traditional Sabbath, for prayer and worship to God and for thanksgiving to God for the gifts of creation. Though we ought to honor and worship God every day of our lives, we set aside our Sundays as a special day of special worship.

Thus we keep the same emphasis as the Jewish Sabbath, of worship and praise to God at this time. Though we may have lost much of our sense of worshipfulness in our busy Sundays, by mowing the lawn, shopping for groceries or rushing off to children’s soccer games, we still acknowledge our original intention by continuing to call Sundays a “day of rest.” And the command by God is a dual one: rest and worship. For, as the prayer goes, we have no peace until we find our rest in God.
‘Heartbreaking’ Devastation from California Wildfires Shows Strength of Church-Community Ties
From The Episcopal News Service
The Rev. Carren Sheldon took this photo July 26 of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Redding, California, just before she closed the church amid an evacuation of the neighborhood to escape the Carr Fire. Sheldon took 125 years’ worth of church records with her and brought them to diocesan offices in Sacramento to protect them from the fire.
[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Carren Sheldon’s evening on July 26 was supposed to go something like this: Evening Prayer, dinner, compline, sleep. But after dinner, she returned to All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Redding, California, to find the neighborhood on the brink of disaster. Heat, wind and “bizarre weather patterns” fueled the sudden advance of a growing wildfire.

“The sky was orange, and the wind was blowing cinders and ash,” Sheldon told Episcopal News Service by phone. “The power was out, and the traffic was gridlocked. It was apparent that it was time to gather the irreplaceable records of the church and flee.”

The church was evacuated along with most of that section of Redding, a town of about 92,000 people in Northern California. The blaze, known as the Carr Fire , has consumed more than 100,000 acres, destroyed more than 1,000 homes and killed at least six people as of Aug. 1. And this fire is just one of more than a dozen major wildfires that California authorities are working to contain and extinguish, from the Oregon state line to San Diego County.

Sheldon also has been in regular contact with the Diocese of Northern California’s Disaster Response Team, which is supporting All Saints’ and the smaller congregations south of Redding that are affected by two large fires near the Mendocino National Forest. Members of those congregations, too, have been displaced or are helping with the emergency response.

Look for the Caldwell's silver Tacaoma pickup truck parked near the gym. Please place your old computers, printers, phones, etc. in the truck bed. No appliances please. Email CeCe Caldwell or give her a call at ( 336-749-5414 ) with any questions.
Talk Story With Ministry Leaders

“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” (1 Peter 4:10)

Weekly Ministry Presentation Dates:
  • August 12: Laundry Love, Community Thanksgiving Day Luncheon
  • August 19: Medical Equipment Loan, Environmental/Sustainability
  • August 26: Altar Guild, Acolytes, Ushers, Lay Eucharistic Ministers & Lay Readers
  • September 9: Healing, Pastoral Care, Eucharistic Visitations
  • September 16: Daughters of the King, Spiritual Formation/Sunday School, Stewardship
  • September 23: Music Ministry, Preschool, ECW
  • September 30: Buildings & Grounds, Monday Crew
  • October 7: Hospitality, Heavenly Hikes
Magnificat Anima Mea Dominum
On August 15, the church celebrates the Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin. Mary, the mother of Christ, has been celebrated since the earliest days of the Christian church.

The Gospel of Luke contains a “Song of Praise” that was sung by Mary when her cousin Elizabeth recognized her as the mother of the Lord (Luke 1:43). Elizabeth was pregnant with John the Baptist when her cousin Mary, who was pregnant with Jesus, came to see her:

“When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leapt for joy’” (Luke 1:41-44).

“Mary’s Song of Praise” is also called “The Magnificat” because its opening line in Latin is: “Magnificat anima mea Dominum,” “My soul magnifies the Lord.”

Mary’s Song of Praise (The Magnificat)

My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
His mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
to Abraham and to his descendants for ever.

Luke 1:46-55
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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 the   Epistle Staff .
Thanksgiving (Prayer)
The Catechism identifies thanksgiving as one of the seven principal kinds of prayer (BCP, p. 856). We offer thanksgiving to God "for all the blessings of this life, for our redemption, and for whatever draws us closer to God" (p. 857). The eucharistic prayer, from the Sursum corda through the people's Amen, is known as the Great Thanksgiving (see BCP, p. 361). The BCP provides a variety of thanksgivings, including general thanksgivings, and thanksgivings for the church, national life, the social order, the natural order, and for family and personal life (pp. 836-841).
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"