Volume 3, Issue 16
May 11, 2018
THIS SUNDAY: May 13, 2018
The Seventh Sunday of Easter (B)

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
1 John 5:9-13
John 17:6-19
Psalm 1

Joe Adorno (EM)
Jeff Albao (U)
Marge Akana (AG)

Dileep G. Bal( EM)
Mary Margret Smith & David Murray (R)
Bara Sargent & Mary Margaret Smith (U)
Janis Wright (AG)
Paxton & Harper (A)
Every Sunday |9:00-9:30:00 AM
Adult Bible Study on this Sunday's Gospel
Memorial Hall

Monday, May 14 | 8:00AM
 Monday Crew

Wednesday, May 16 | 5:00-8:30PM
Laundry Love Team A (Kapa'a Laundromat)

First Thursday of the Month | 8:00AM
Eucharistic Healing Service

Thursday, May 24| 7:00PM
Daughters of the King (Memorial Hall)

Friday, May 25| 6:00PM
Indonesia Through the Eyes of
Joan Roughgarden (Memorial Hall)

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

Every Thursday | 6PM
Choir Practice (Choir Room)
"A Journey of a Million Steps"  
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Save The Date!
Indonesia Through the Eyes of Joan Roughgarden
SAVE THE DATE! Friday, May 25 th at 6:00 p.m. That is the date when All Saints’ will host a dinner and Indonesia travelogue, presented by Joan Roughgarden. 

Joan has been living on Kaua'i with husband Rick Schmidt (of mac-and-cheese fame) for eight years. She retired from Stanford University where she was a professor of biology (ecology and evolution). Joan attended elementary school in the Philippines (Zamboanga) and Indonesia (Bogor and Djakarta), prior to returning to the mainland US for junior high, high school and university.

This will be the third installment in a series of travelogues presented by Joan. Earlier this year, Joan led large groups of All Saints’ parishioners and friends on journeys through India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Burma and Ethiopia. Using slides and videos that Joan took on her trips to those countries, we were able to see the people and the landscape, and to hear the sounds of the city streets. Our senses of taste and smell were greeted by the potluck dishes representative of these countries and provided by those who attended the travelogues.

This month Joan will take us on a tour of some of the islands that she visited on her trip to Indonesia. One of the highlights will be a visit to Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist monument on the island of Java. Borobudur was built in the eighth and ninth centuries AD. Borobudur eventually became covered in volcanic ash and vegetation; for centuries it was lost to the world. The monument was rediscovered in the nineteenth century, was restored, and is now a UNESCO world heritage site. 
We’ll also see modern-day “dragons.” The Komodo Dragon, also known as the Komodo Monitor is a species of lizard found on the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili, Motang and Padar. It is the largest living species of lizard and grows to a length of 10 feet.
Please plan to attend what promises to be a fascinating journey on Friday, May 25 th , in Memorial Hall, beginning at 6:00PM. We will begin with a potluck dinner. If you are so inclined, please bring an Indonesian food dish to share. Never prepared one or tasted one? Just Google: Indonesian cuisine, or Google some Indonesian specialties, such as Nasi Goreng, Beef Rendang, or Satay.

For more information about this travelogue series, or if you would like to present a travelogue of your own journeys, please contact Bill Brown or David Murray by email .
Successful Spring Campaign Raises Over $9,000 For Scholarship Fund!
The All Saints’ Preschool Annual Fundraiser was held Saturday, April 21 st from 3-5PM. The children collected pledges for their marathon Zumba dancing. We had two fabulous and inspiring instructors and the children had so much fun. We had bubbles, snacks, face painting, & games. The grand prize family winner won a 2-night stay at Kaha Lani Resort and the child won a gift bag of assorted beach/pool items. We had numerous runner-up prizes including a one-night stay at the Cliffs in Princeville, dinner certificates, massage, exercise certificates and the like. We raised over $9,000 which all goes toward our Preschool Scholarship Program. Donation letters were sent out to All Saints' Church members and we send our warmest mahalo to all those who helped make this Spring Campaign a big success!

From Chris Wataya, Ministry Council representative for the Preschool
Christian Formation Opportunity
Adult Bible Study
When: Beginning Sunday, May 13th,9:00-9:30 am (between the two services)
Where: Memorial Hall

Joe Adorno, Eucharistic Minister, Vestry member, Sunday school teacher, and 8:00 o’clock service attendee, will lead our new Bible study class. During each session we will discuss the assigned gospel reading for the day. Joe asks that you bring your Bible to class. We look forward this opportunity to better understand and appreciate the weekly scriptures through group study. 
InChoiring Minds is a periodic feature in your Epistle focused on the Music Ministry at All Saints'
The All Saints’ Choir welcomes you!

The All Saints' Choir extends a warm welcome to those who would like to sing with the choir; new members, visitors, amateurs and professionals. If anyone is visiting Kaua'i and is looking for something unique to do during your stay, consider singing with the choir--we would love to have you join us. Make this number 102 on the list of “101 Things To Do On Kaua’i”!

We are pleased to welcome a new choir member, Larry Richardson. Larry has a theater background and some of you may recognize him from recent local productions of the musical, “A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum,” and the comedy, “Lovers, Wives and Tennis Players.” Commodore Larry also leads the Sea Scouts, which meets regularly in the All Saints’ Gym.

Our invitation to visitors to sing with the All Saints’ Choir has been graciously accepted in recent weeks. This past Sunday, Jeff Nelson, from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada lent his tenor voice to the choir. Thank you, Jeff, for participating and we look forward to seeing you again. A few weeks ago, Susan and Steven from New York practiced with the choir and had planned to sing the following Sunday. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and services were canceled due to severe flooding.              

Familiar faces that are sometimes present in the choir are those of our extended ‘ohana who travel between the mainland and Kaua’i. Eric Slipp from North Carolina joined us during Holy Week, while Geoff and Linda Hirt from Illinois added their voices to the choir for several weeks earlier in the year. Marian Kubota, and Ron and Carolyn Morinishi frequently travel to Kaua’i from California and always find the time to sing. Ron can also be seen playing trumpet with local bands and Carolyn teaches Japanese dance to members of All Saints’. 

Mahalo to (L-R) Carolyn Morinishi, Larry Richardson, Jeff Nelson and Ron Morinishi
All Saints’ is truly blessed to have these dedicated people who enrich our musical experience.

If anyone would like to “in-choir” about the All Saints’ Choir, please contact Hank Curtis , our music director. The Choir practices each Thursday at 6:00PM in the Music Room (south entrance of the All Saints' Gym). Sunday call times are generally 8:45AM.

Blessings from the All Saints' Music Ministry
Bill Brown
Continued Support for Flood Relief Efforts
Aloha to our All Saints' 'Ohana:

I am very pleased to inform you that our recent fundraising effort for Flood Relief was very successful. Our plate offering on April 22 nd amounted to just over $2,000 and since then we have received other donations amounting to approximately $1,500.

As a result of your generosity we have been able to donate a total of $3,500 to Malama Kaua'i in support of their flood relief efforts on the north shore!

Mahalo nui loa to all those who donated to this cause. Together we have helped to make a difference in the lives of some of those affected by the devastating rainfall over the weekend of April 14-16.

Ke Akua pu me Hale Pule All Saints' - God be with All Saints' Church.

David - Senior Warden
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 .

The sacrament of Christ's body and blood, and the principal act of Christian worship. The term is from the Greek, "thanksgiving." Jesus instituted the eucharist "on the night when he was betrayed." At the Last Supper he shared the bread and cup of wine at a sacred meal with his disciples. He identified the bread with his body and the wine with his blood of the new covenant. Jesus commanded his disciples to "do this" in remembrance of him (see 1 Cor 11:23-26; Mk 14:22-25; Mt 26:26-29; Lk 22:14-20). Christ's sacrifice is made present by the eucharist, and in it we are united to his one self-offering (BCP, p. 859). The Last Supper provides the basis for the fourfold eucharistic action of taking, blessing, breaking, and sharing. Christ's body and blood are really present in the sacrament of the eucharist and received by faith. Christ's presence is also known in the gathered eucharistic community.

In the BCP, the whole service is entitled the Holy Eucharist. The first part of the service is designated the Word of God. It usually includes the entrance rite, the lessons and gradual psalm, the gospel, the sermon, the Nicene Creed, the prayers of the people, the confession of sin and absolution, and the peace. The second portion of the service is designated the Holy Communion. It includes the offertory, the consecration of the bread and wine in the Great Thanksgiving, the communion of the people, and the concluding prayers of thanksgiving and dismissal. A blessing may be given prior to the dismissal.

The eucharist is also called the Lord's Supper, Holy Communion, the Divine Liturgy, the Mass, and the Great Offertory (BCP, p. 859). The Hymnal 1982 includes a section with a variety of hymns for the Holy Eucharist (300-347), including "Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest" (305-306), "My God, thy table now is spread" (321), "Now, my tongue, the mystery telling" (329-331), and "I am the bread of life" (335).
This Week In Sunday School
About Mother's Day
Have you ever wondered how Mother's Day got started? People started honoring mothers a very long time ago. When it first started it was called Mothering Sunday because people celebrated it the fourth Sunday in Lent. Lent is the time before Easter when people think about and prepare for the Easter story and what God did for us.

Then 150 years ago a woman named Anna Jarvis organized a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions in her community; something she thought mothers believed in doing. She called it "Mother's Work Day. After Anna Jarvis died, her daughter (also named Anna) wanted to honor all that her mother did. Anna had heard her mother say that one day she hoped someone would make a special day just for mothers. So Anna worked very hard and even talked to presidents and other leaders to try to create a special day just to honor mothers. By 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill recognizing Mother's Day as a national holiday.

It just so happens that Anna's mother's favorite flower was the white carnation and that's why mothers often receive carnations on Mother's Day. The funny thing is, Anna ended up disliking Mother's Day. She didn't want Mother's Day to be all about expensive gifts and fancy flowers but just a day to tell your mom that you love and appreciate her. So remember, moms don't need all that fancy stuff. Make her a nice card and treat her very special today (and everyday) and she won't need anything else.
Mothers are very special, so special that they are mentioned in the Bible. Since the Bible is like an instruction manual for us, it gives us instructions on how to treat our mothers. The Ten Commandments are rules that God gave to Moses for all of us to follow. Each commandment is very important and God gave each commandment for a reason. One of the commandments says, "Honor your father and you mother, so that all may go well for you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."

What does honor mean anyway? Honor can mean many things. When we listen, obey, love, appreciate, and forgive our mom that is how we honor her. That means when she asks you to do something you should do it right away without complaining.

When you show you love your mom by hugging her and telling her that you love her that's another way to honor. You can also appreciate your mom by thanking her when she does things for you (cleaning the house and your clothes, making supper, helping you, etc.).

Our moms won't be perfect all the time, we all make mistakes. So we should forgive our moms when they make mistakes because God asks us to.
Another verse in the Bible asks us to bless our mom. It says, "Her children arise and call her blessed." Some words that describe blessed are that your mom belongs to God and we need to treat her like she's God's child. Your mom used to be a child too and she's just trying her best to help you grow and learn things. So treat her nicely!

Another way to describe blessed is to be happy. Do you make your mom happy? I'm sure you do a lot of the time and moms can be sad because of different things sometimes too, but I don't think your mom would be happy if you didn't listen to her or disobeyed her.

The last verse we're going to discuss during this week's lesson says, "Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord." I know that sometimes you don't always want to obey your parents but it's important that you obey them because it makes God happy! 
One last thing. No matter how old you get your mom is your mom. Sometimes you might think that you can talk back to our parents or that you know more than them, but you don't. The Bible says to obey your parents always, not just when you're a kid. Your parents want the best for you and know what they're talking about.

Don't forget that we also have a heavenly father that cares and loves us no matter what. So if you don't have a mother around all the time (or even if you do) God is always there.  He is there when our mother can't be.
From the All Saints' Sunday School Teachers
House of Bishops Invites Reflections on #MeToo
Confidential responses will help inform bishops' General Convention listening session.

The House of Bishops’ Pastoral Response to #MeToo will focus on listening, liturgy, and steps for healing. In an open letter to the Episcopal Church, an invitation is extended to share reflections on sexual harassment, abuse, and exploitation. A selection of the reflections will be read at a special listening session during General Convention 2018. The House of Bishop’s Pastoral Response will be a sacred space for listening and further reconciliation on Wednesday, July 4 th , 5:15PM to 7:00PM Central Time. Those at General Convention 2018 in Austin, TX, are welcome to attend; those not in Austin will be able to participate remotely via a live webcast.

“Over past months, the #MeToo movement has brought the prevalence and depth of pain caused by sexual harassment, abuse, and exploitation out of the darkness, creating a platform of courage and support for women to share their personal stories,” states the letter, signed by Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves of El Camino Real, Vice-President of the House of Bishops.

The deadline for submitting reflections is Friday, May 25 th .
KISS Concert
Saturday, May 19 th at 7 PM Kauai Island Singers Showcase (KISS) presents a concert of Latin Rhythms and The Blues.

Enjoy the juxtaposition of these two synergistic genres as nine inspired vocalists present 20 iconic songs.

Featuring Lee Miller, Mary Ellen Kopitzke, Dhyana Dunville, Melissa Mojo, Siri Shabad, Diana Leone, Augusto Leal, Phil Zeidner and Susan Higgins. Hank Curtis on piano, Mary Leonard on drums and Laine Griffith on sax.

All Saints Church gym
Info: (808) 822-0545; www.kisskauai.org

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.
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