Volume 4, Issue 5
February 1, 2019
THIS SUNDAY: February 3, 2019
Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany
Jeremiah 1:4-10
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Luke 4:21-30
Psalm 71:1-6

Joe Adorno (EM)
Jeff Albao (U)
Diane Sato (AG)

David Crocker (EM)
Bill Caldwell, Chris Wataya (R)
Bara Sargent, Ginny Martin (U)
Faith Shiramizu (AG)
Noah (A)
Nelson Secretario, Flora Rubio (HP)
Church Work Day - MEL Move
Saturday, Feb. 2 nd
8:00 - Noon

Laundry Love - Team C
Wednesday, Feb. 6 th
5:00 - 8:30PM
Kapa`a Laundromat

Parish Meeting
Sunday, February 10 th
8:45 - 9:45AM
Church with Canon Sandy
Search Profile & Process

Sunday Worship - Note time change
Sunday, February 10 th

Ke Akua Youth Meeting
Sunday, February 10 th
11:00AM - Noon
Gym - Youth Room

Daughters of the King
Thursday, February 14th
7:00 - 8:00PM
Memorial Hall
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 - 12PM
Under the big tree

Monday Crew
Every Monday, 8:00AM
Church Office
Laundry Love
1 st & 3 rd Wednesday, 5:30PM
Kapa`a Laundromat

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

Choir Practice
Every Thursday, 6:00PM
Choir Room

Daughters of the King
2 nd & 4 th Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00PM
Memorial Hall
All Saints' 2019 Annual Parish Meeting
On Sunday January 27 th  the All Saints' `Ohana gathered for the Annual Parish Meeting. Thanks to your generosity, the potluck breakfast was a real success. Great food and fellowship were the perfect kickoff for a lively and informative Parish Meeting. You can read the Agenda by following the link below.
A highlight of the Parish Meeting was the election of a new vestry member and Junior Warden. We are pleased to report that Ron Morinishi was elected to a three-year term on the Vestry and the incumbent, Mary Margaret Smith, was elected to serve another one-year term as Junior Warden.
We also elected Delegates to represent All Saints' at the 51 st Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i in October, 2019. Congratulations to David Crocker, Linda Crocker, Cami Pascua, Nelson Secretario, and Vikki Secretario on their election as Convention Delegates.
The Senior Warden's Report included updates from a number of prominent Functions and Ministries. To read the updates from Stewardship and Church Attendance , Finance, Ke Akua Youth Ministry, Pipe Organ Project, Laundry Love, Ministry Council, and Search Committee, please click on the appropriate link below.
All You Need Is....
I start this short article for your Epistle by reflecting on the way we all respond to things which happen in the course of our daily lives, the little things.. the chicken somewhere between crowing and cackling, or both, under our bedroom window and the larger things…the things which keep us awake at night…reflecting on the past, worrying about something in the present or future for ourselves, our families, friends and our greater communities. Our reaction to these things can range from passing interest, soon forgotten, to major life challenges or questions, sometimes only answered in the rear-view mirror…ourselves having engaged them and having lived through them in faith at the time.

The second reading for this Sunday is one which is familiar to all of us. Part of it reads: “Love is patient; love is kind.”( I think at least two of our daughters chose this at their wedding.) The reading ends with the words: “ And now faith, hope and love abide; these three; and the greatest of these is love.”

The Monday Crew is here at the church as I write…building up the church, building up each other, affirming each others' interests, wants and needs, responding with love for each other and grateful for the warmth and peace which this church environment brings to those of us who are fortunate enough to be a part of it.

The Beatles have a song on this subject, and it rather sticks in one’s head, whether you like it or not. ‘All You Need Is Love’ is obviously the song.

The words, by themselves, are empty…tie-dyed jeans and a VW bus, until we add what drives the whole thing for us which is our relationship with Christ and the model and guidance he gave us, exercised by holding our Baptisms close and living our lives intentionally and consistently.

Clothed with this, and living in the company of the Holy Spirit, we all have choices about how we respond to the hills and valleys of our life journeys, how we respond when we come to a curve in the road which takes us to an unexpected place. If we see each of them as God’s gift to us and respond to them with love, it can change our lives, and the ripple effect on the lives of others can be dramatic.

Blessings on all of your days as we all go through them in the warmth of God’s love.

Fr. Ray
Project to Construct Traditional Hawaiian Standards
Artist's rendering showing possible appearance of kāhili in All Saints' Sanctuary.
The  kāhili  has long been a symbol of the Hawaiian ali`i chiefs and the noble houses of the Hawaiian Islands. A  kāhili bearer ( paa-k ā hili  ) is one who carries or bears the standard for the royal subject. The  kāhili  signified power from the divinities. The  Ali`i  surrounded themselves with the standard. It was made using the  long bones  of an enemy king and decorated with the feathers from  birds of prey .  The Royal Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Hawai`i depicts the twin  Kame`eiamoku  holding a feather standard. Among the pieces collected on  Captain Cook 's voyages were numerous feathered artifacts including 7  kāhili  of the normal design before European influence. In 1825 while aboard the visiting ship returning the remains of  Kamehameha II  from England,  Robert Dampier  painted a portrait of Princess  Nāhi`ena`ena  holding the royal feather standard.

The  Bishop Museum in Honolulu , which was founded in 1889, has an extensive collection of feathered standards on display along with portraits of the monarchs of the 19 th century. Their collection is displayed in the "Kāhili Room".

Very soon All Saints' will start an exciting multicultural project to create kāhili for the Sanctuary.

We are fortunate to have the help of some special people to learn the proper methods of construction -- Kumu Michael Drake and his wife Lyah. Thank you also to Pammy Chock for helping us learn about the colors of the feathers on the kahili.

We are looking for some donations to help complete this project. If you can help with the following, it will be greatly appreciated!:
  • Soda boxes (see photo, we need about 20)
  • Dry cleaner wire hangars (we need about 150)
  • Funds (write check to "All Saints" and put "kahili fund" in the memo area)

Soon we will announce workshops so that members of the All Saints' `Ohana can help with the construction of the kāhili.

To turn in donations of these items or for more information, please contact CeCe Caldwell , Ron Morinishi , or Carolyn Morinishi . Thank you!

Carolyn K. Morinishi
March 22-24, 2019 at the Blaisdell in Honolulu
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i will be hosting a weekend of spiritual renewal, worship and fellowship, beginning Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24, 2019. 

We are thrilled and delighted to have our Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry with us for this special event, and to meet the people of the Diocese. We are also excited to have the Rev. Jay Sidebotham, the Director for RenewalWorks, and an impressive line-up of guest speakers to take part in Friday's Education Day and Panel Discussion on Saturday. Click HERE to view information on our guest speakers.

Renewal 2019 is open to all, but space is limited, and we expect all events to fill up quickly. Below is a brief description of the activities taking place each day with links to more detailed information and registration. Friday and Saturday's events will be taking place at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center, and Sunday's worship and Talk Story will be held at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. The Sunday Eucharist and Talk Story will be live-streamed, and churches are encouraged to set up group viewings. 

Limited scholarships are being made available for those that are unable to afford the cost to attend.  

Child care is being offered on Saturday and Sunday and can be arranged through the registration links for each day.

The full agenda is available here.
Act Now, Limited Availability
We want to encourage as many people as possible to attend Renewal 2019 with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, March 22-24, 2019, so the Diocese will cover the inter-island airfare for all neighbor island clergy and 15 lay members from your congregation.
A schedule of events and registration will be posted soon, but I wanted to provide you with some information about inter-island airfare for the events.
All Saints' must send a list of lay members who will be attending the Renewal 2019 events and whose airfare will be covered by the Diocese NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 th . Reservations for air travel cannot be made until Chris has provided the list of authorized lay members to the Diocesan office.
You need to register with Chris in the Church Office as soon as possible. Once the maximum number of attendees statewide have registered, the Diocese will close registration.
Those individuals that have contacted Chris and been notified that they are eligible for the free airfare will need to contact Sharon Billingsley by email ( airtravel@episcopalhawaii.org ) with the following information to make their inter-island air reservations. ( Do not contact Sharon until Chris Wataya has confirmed your reservation .)
  1. Legal name as it appears on your photo identification (first, middle, last name)
  2. Your date of birth
  3. Your gender
  4. Your phone number
  5. Your e-mail address
  6. Date, time of travel, departure city to destination city
  7. Purpose of travel = RENEWAL 2019
  8. Hawaiian Airlines frequent flyer member number, if applicable
  9. Known Traveler Number, if applicable
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
Rae Costa
Business Manager, Diocesan Support Center
229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813
Episcopalhawaii.org | T: 808.536.7776 x326 | F: 808.538.7194
The Search Committee Needs You!
We invite the All Saints' `Ohana to join us o n Sunday, Feb. 10 th from 8:45AM to 9:45AM for a question and answer session with Rev. Sandy Graham and the Search Committee. We will be discussing the Search Profile and Process and your input is critical. Please help us develop our parish profile and establish the goals and objectives of the search process.

Diane Sato

Prayer for the Search Committee
Almighty God, look graciously on the people of All Saint’s. Be with us and lead us as we seek the next rector for our church. We ask your direction and guidance for those who shall choose our new spiritual leader, that we may receive an upright and faithful pastor who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries. Grant us perception, faithfulness and joy, so that we may hear your voice in all our deliberations. Grant us also the desire and the ability to truly hear each other and those who have entrusted us with this process. Give us courage to respond and act as you lead us. Come Holy Spirit. We pray this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Modified from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Terre Haute, Indiana.

Full text available here .

Mahalo nui loa to the All Saints’ Search Committee.
  • Linda Crocker
  • Collin Darrell 
  • Victor Punua Jr. 
  • Diane Sato
  • Vikki Secretario
  • Curtis Shiramizu
  • Dianne Tabura

One 'Ohana Team Implementing the 2017 Strategic Design Plan
Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 16 th for our next Habitat work day. We had a wonderful crew of nine in January, representing four of our island churches. They worked hard at caulking and rough carpentry on a house that will be used by future Americorp volunteers. It is important for Habitat to get this house completed quickly. Please let me know if you can join us in February. 


Ron Morinishi

Rest Eternal Grant Him, O Lord
As you may have previously heard, the Reverend Canon Malcolm Nāea Chun died unexpectedly on Sunday, January 20, 2019. I was away on pilgrimage to the Holy Land at the time. The Cathedral clergy, the Rev. Cn. Moki Hino and the Rev. Keleawe Hee, provided immediate pastoral response. The Rev. Nahoa Lucas took up the task of coordinating with Malcolm’s brother in Chicago. I deeply appreciate their care while I was away. 

The funeral is now scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 10:00 AM, in the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu.  

On Pentecost Sunday (May 20, 2018), I installed Malcolm as an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral of St. Andrew filling “The Right Reverend Edwin Lani Hanchett” Chair. This Chair was named in honor of the first Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai‘i and the first person of Native Hawaiian ancestry to be called to the episcopacy in the Church. The person filling the Hanchett canonship must have faithfully served the Diocese of Hawaiʻi and the broader community, giving special care to Native Hawaiians. It had been previously held by the Reverend Canon Darrow Kanakanui Aiona from May 11, 2008 until his death on December 20, 2012.
Canon Moki Hino read the following citation before the formal installation:
The Reverend Malcolm Nāea Chun was born on July 26, 1954, in Honolulu. He was baptized on July 26, 1954, in St. Alban’s Chapel, ʻIolani School, Honolulu, and confirmed in the same chapel on May 18, 1967. Malcolm was ordained to the transitional Diaconate on October 28, 2011, by Bishop Fitzpatrick here in the Cathedral of St. Andrew, and to the Priesthood, again by Bishop Fitzpatrick, here on June 10, 2012. 
Malcolm has had a rich and productive career and ministry. As a scholar, he is a graduate of `Iolani School, and of the University of Hawai`i with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. His studies have taken him to St. John’s Theological College, Auckland, New Zealand; and the Vancouver School of Theology in Canada. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, Whakatane, Aotearoa (New Zealand), in May 2012. He has been a teacher and scholar throughout the world, including Vancouver School of Theology, and with various schools and programs here in Hawai`i. He is the author of several books and articles including Makahiki, Land Carver Series; Kāhuna, Traditions of Hawaiian Medicinal Priests and Healing Practitioners; Ka Na`i Aupuni: Kamehameha and his Feather Gods; Tahitian Colonies and Sorcery; and No Na Mamo: Traditional and Contemporary Hawaiian Beliefs and Practices. 
Within the Diocese, his ministry has included service as a Priest at St. John’s by-the-Sea, Kahulu`u; Holy Nativity, Aina Haina; and here at the Cathedral. He has also served as the Chair of the Commission on Native Hawaiian Ministries. For the Episcopal Church and the international Anglican Communion, Malcolm has served on the Council on Indigenous Ministry, the Indigenous Theological Training Institute Board, and the Anglican Indigenous Network, including serving as Secretary General of that body.  
Lastly, among his many accomplishments and awards, Malcolm was presented the Bishop’s Award as a graduating senior from `Iolani School in June 1972. Bishop Lani Hanchett was the Bishop who gave him the award. It is now only fitting that Malcolm be called upon to fill the honorary canonship named for Bishop Hanchett. 
Bishop Fitzpatrick, on behalf of the Chapter of the Cathedral of St. Andrew, I commend Malcolm Nāea Chun to you.

I counted Malcolm as a friend and a teacher. His service to the Cathedral, to the Diocese, to the Church, and to me will be warmly remembered.

ALMIGHTY AND ETERNAL GOD, to whom there is never any prayer made without hope of mercy, be merciful to the soul of your faithful servant, Malcolm, being departed from this world in the confession of your Holy Name that he and all the departed may be welcomed into the company of your saints, through Christ our Lord. Amen.    

Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

Aloha ma o Iesu Kristo, ko mākou Haku,

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
“My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation”
Each year on February 2 nd , the church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, also known as the Feast of the Purification, and Candlemas. This feast commemorates the 40 th day after Jesus’ birth, when he was presented in the Jerusalem Temple and Mary was purified in accordance with Jewish Law.

The Book of Leviticus mandates that, after childbirth, a woman must go to the temple to offer “two turtle-doves or two pigeons, one for a burnt-offering and the other for a sin-offering; and the priest shall make atonement on her behalf, and she shall be clean” (Leviticus 12:8).

The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple is chronicled in the Gospel of Luke, when St. Simeon the Righteous saw Jesus in the temple and “took him in his arms and praised God,” saying, “My eyes have seen your salvation” (Luke 2:30).

This blessing by Simeon is the basis for the canticle Nunc dimittis or “The Song of Simeon”:

Lord, you now have set your servant free
to go in peace as you have promised;
For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior,
whom you have prepared for all the world to see:
A Light to enlighten the nations,
and the glory of your people Israel.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen
(Luke 2:29-32; Book of Common Prayer, p. 120)

An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, edited by Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, explains that when the celebration of the Presentation was first introduced in Rome in the seventh century, it included a procession with candles and the singing of the Nunc dimittis, which is why this feast also became known as “Candlemas.”

Collect for the Presentation
Almighty and everliving God, we humbly pray that, as your only-begotten Son was this day presented in the temple, so we may be presented to you with pure and clean hearts by Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The preceding article came from the Episcopal Church Library and can be found here .
What Does It Mean?
Agape is selfless Christian love. Agape reflects the love of God, and it is the kind of love that Christians are called to share with one another. The term is also used for a common meal or "Love Feast" of the early church, from which the eucharist developed as a separate rite.

From An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church
Agape ( Ancient Greek γάπη , agapē ) is a Greco - Christian term referring to love, "the highest form of love, charity" and "the love of God for man and of man for God”. The word is not to be confused with philia , brotherly love , as it embraces a universal, unconditional love that transcends and persists regardless of circumstance. The noun form first occurs in the Septuagint , but the verb form goes as far back as Homer , translated literally as affection , as in "greet with affection" and "show affection for the dead". Other ancient authors have used forms of the word to denote love of a spouse or family, or affection for a particular activity, in contrast to eros (an affection of a sexual nature).

Within Christianity, agape is considered to be the love originating from God or Christ for mankind. In the New Testament , it refers to the covenant love of God for humans, as well as the human reciprocal love for God; the term necessarily extends to the love of one's fellow man. Some contemporary writers have sought to extend the use of agape into non-religious contexts.

From Wikipedia
Jesus Makes People Well
A man named Jairus begs Jesus to come to his house to see his dying 12-year-old daughter.

On his way, in the midst of the crowds around him, Jesus realizes that someone has touched him. A woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for 12 years comes forward, now healed. Jesus says to her, “Your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”

Meanwhile, Jairus’ daughter has just died. But Jesus nevertheless enters the house and restores her to life.

Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Deodorant
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.
Matt Lemmler's JAZZ SINGER NIGHT 2
The show starts at 7:00PM at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 4364 Hardy Street in Lihue. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Visit kisskauai.org or buy tickets here.
Toiletries Now Available to Patrons
Laundry Love is beginning a new service for our patrons. During each session a basket of toiletries will be made available for those who drop off their laundry. Please consider donating any small bottles or bars of soap, shampoo, creme rinse, body wash, etc. you may have collected while on vacation stays in facilities that provide them. This is another way our All Saints’ `Ohana can serve our community. Please place your donations in the basket by the front door of the church.

Mahalo nui loa,

The Laundry Love Ministry
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

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