Volume 3, Issue 30
August 17, 2018
THIS SUNDAY: August 19, 2018
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (B)
Proverbs 9:1-6
Psalm 34:9-14
Ephesians 5:15-20
John 6:51-58

Chris Neumann (EM)
John Hanaoka (U)
Marge Akana (AG)

Mario Antonio (EM)
Mary Margaret Smith, Chris Kostka (R)
Bill & CeCe Caldwell (U)
Janis Wright (AG)
Raiden, Paxton (A)
Saturday, Aug 18 | 10:00-11:00AM
La undry Love Committee Meeting
Memorial Hall

Sunday, Aug 19 | 9:30-10:15AM
Sunday School Team B
Memorial Hall

Sunday, Aug 19 | 10:45AM
Ministry Showcase
Medical Equipment Loan and Environmental
Church Entrance

Sunday, Aug 19 | Before and After 9:30AM Service
E-Waste Collection
Tacoma Pickup Truck by Gym

Thursday Aug 23 | 6:00PM
Vestry Meeting

Thursday Aug 23 | 7:00-8:00PM
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall


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

2nd & 4th Thursday | 7:00-8:00
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall
From Reverend Ryan
August 12, 2018

Dear All Saints’ Ohana,

Since arriving over five years ago to serve as Rector and Head of School at All Saints’, the most significant lesson I have learned is the importance of ‘Ohana. This month, Erin and I will be blessed with a new member of our ‘Ohana—a beautiful daughter. We are overjoyed by all that awaits us in parenthood—and a little nervous. Our daughter’s birth is a life changing event in so many wonderful ways. Her arrival also means our priorities and needs will dramatically shift literally overnight. 

As we prepared for this next chapter in our lives, Erin and I identified that our number one long-term priority is for our daughter to grow up surrounded by her immediate ‘Ohana. We also realized that we will want and need the support of our families. Therefore, we concluded that God’s call for our family could eventually include a return home to California to raise our daughter and continue our careers.
Following a series of conversations this summer with The Right Reverend David Rice, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin (Central California), we recognized that God’s call for us was materializing much sooner than we ever imagined. Bishop Rice has called me to serve as the Dean of St. James Cathedral in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin. This is an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity both professionally and personally. Professionally, this call will allow me to serve a Cathedral and Diocese in a significant leadership role amid a period of unprecedented rebuilding and resurrection. Personally, our new home will be in the Fresno/Clovis area—centrally locating us to most of our family spread throughout the state of California. Thus, Erin and I have embraced the call and opportunity to return to California later this fall. 

We imagine this news will be received with mixed emotions. Erin and I share those same feelings. We have been so blessed by the All Saints’ ‘Ohana—it has been an honor and privilege to serve All Saints’ and the people of Kaua‘i. You have shared so much love and support for which we will always be grateful. Mahalo nui loa! 

We hope you will join Erin and me on Sunday, November 4 th (All Saints’ Day) to celebrate the conclusion of our ministry together. Most importantly, on that day, our daughter will be baptized into the household of God surrounded by her All Saints’ ‘Ohana. Erin and I cannot imagine a more appropriate setting for our daughter to begin her life in Christ. It is by the grace of God and through the love, support, and joy of the All Saints’ ‘Ohana that Erin and I have been able to embark on our journey to parenthood. 

In the coming weeks, the Vestry, with Bishop Bob Fitzpatrick and Canon Sandy Graham, will begin to chart a vision for the transition period and the search process. They are committed to making the whole process collaborative, transparent, and spirit-filled. As one chapter concludes and a new one begins, our call to serve God and those in need is unchanged. May God continue to bless our All Saints’ ‘Ohana. 

Faithfully in Christ,

The Reverend Ryan D. Newman
Rector and Head Of School
One `Ohana Team Implementing The 2017 Strategic Design Plan
Congratulations to all for a very fulfilling Habitat workday. I received accolades from the Habitat staff, who said we accomplished much more than they had planned. The insulation team (David Crocker, Mary Margaret, Mabel, Beth Charlton, Ross Barker, and others) finished an all day job by lunchtime, and were seen wandering around after lunch looking for things to do, like pounding stakes into the ground. The painting crew (Wayne, Jean, Sarah, Alfonso, Father David Englund, Susan Englund and others) finished the entire interior of a house, which was supposed to be a 2 day job! The roofing team (Ron and David Murray) were the stragglers, but finally got the roof completed by the end of the day!

Maybe we are just a bunch of over achievers, but we certainly set the bar high for the next crew on Sept 8 th . BTW, the Habitat staff were overwhelmed by our church commitment; since, they had not had a church group support them for a very long time. They were even more blown away when we said were coming back next month! 

A very big Mahalo,

Ron Morinishi
To see a slideshow of the highlights, click on the link below.
To see a birdʻs-eye-view, click on the link below.
The Epistle  thanks Ron Morinishi for the aerial footage used in this article. .
Introducing homeowner and mother Karen Robinson and her keiki Caleb, age 9, and Iana, who celebrated her 11 th birthday last Saturday
In an informal conversation with the Epistle Staff, Karen said she is looking forward to having a place she can afford for her whole family. Before Habitat came into her life she could not afford her own place so she and her children have been living with her mother in the family home on Kaua`i. Now she is looking forward to living in her own home and reuniting her family. Once the Habitat home is completed, her mother will move in with Karen, Iana, and Caleb. This will enable her brother and his family to return to the family property from Oahu. Through a simple act of compassion, Team One `Ohana is helping to reunite this wonderful family. As Karen put it, “the volunteers are bringing love into my home. We are so grateful for this lasting gift.”

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.
Another Award Winning Year
Tanner Martiney and All Saintsʻ choir member Commodore Larry Richardson applaud as Quartermaster Tessa Ramsey is congratulated by her parents, Stephanie and James Ramsey, Wednesday during the Bridge of Honor ceremony at the All Saints Gym.
Quartermaster Tessa Ramsey gets a feel of the new headwear of office from Commodore Larry Richardson, Wednesday during the Bridge of Honor ceremony at the All Saints Gym.
To see the entire article by  Dennis Fujimoto The Garden Island  | Tuesday, August 14, 2018 click here .
Sterilization Effort to Focus on Community Cats
Animal Balance will be hosting a spay/neuter clinic in both Kapaa and Kilauea for community cats and some owned cats September 3 rd - 14 th . Clinics will be set up in Kapa`a at All Saints Episcopal Church from September 3 rd to 7 th , and then the team will move to Kilauea, where the clinic will be staged at a private residence.

Excerpt from The Garden Island . For the complete article, click here: http://www.thegardenisland.com/2018/08/10/hawaii-news/sterilization-effort-to-focus-on-community-cats

Photo: http://animalbalance.net
Holy Sovereigns Service
All Saints' will be holding its annual celebration of the Holy Sovereigns on Sunday, October 14 th at the 9:30 service. We hope that you will be able to join us in this annual celebration of the language, culture and history of Hawai'i and, in particular, the lives of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma -- the Holy Sovereigns - and Queen Liliu'okalani, the first and only reigning Hawaiian queen and the last reigning monarch of the independent Kingdom of Hawai'i.

Hawaiian organizations and individuals will have an opportunity once again to present ho'okupu to the King and Queen.

As part of this year's celebrations we will also be dedicating the All Saints' prayer chapel to the memories of Queen Emma and Queen Liliu'okalani. The chapel will be known as " The Queens' Chapel ".

The service will be followed by a pot-luck lunch hosted by the congregation of the church.

David Murray
Senior Warden
Practices for Jesus-Centered Life
“I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

— Ephesians 3:17-19

In the first century Jesus of Nazareth inspired a movement. A community of people whose lives were centered on Jesus Christ and committed to living the way of God’s unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial, and redemptive love. Before they were called “church” or “Christian,” this Jesus Movement was simply called “the way.” Today I believe our vocation is to live as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. But how can we together grow more deeply with Jesus Christ at the center of our lives, so we can bear witness to his way of love in and for the world? The deep roots of our Christian tradition may offer just such a path. For centuries, monastic communities have shaped their lives around rhythms and disciplines for following Jesus together. Such a pattern is known as a “Rule of Life.” The framework below – The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered Life — outlines a Rule for the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.

It is designed to be spare and spacious, so that individuals, ministry groups, congregations, and networks can flesh it out in unique ways and build a church-wide treasure trove of stories and resources. There is no specific order you need to follow. If you already keep a Rule or spiritual disciplines, you might reflect and discover how that path intersects with this one. By entering into reflection, discernment and commitment around the practices of Turn – Learn – Pray – Worship – Bless – Go – Rest, I pray we will grow as communities following the loving, liberating, life-giving way of Jesus. His way has the power to change each of our lives and to change this world.

Your brother in the Way of Jesus,

The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry
Primate and Presiding Bishop
The Episcopal Church
To hear from Bishop Curry, please click on the video link below.
To learn more please visit the Episcopal Church of the USA (ECUSA) website at https://www.episcopalchurch.org/
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)
Sunday, August 12 th
 Another Successful Showcase
Laundry Love and KIA Community Thanksgiving Day Luncheon
Weekly Ministry Showcase Dates:

  • August 19: Medical Equipment Loan, Environmental
  • 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
God Begins a New World With Noah
Seeing the evil that is rampant in the world, God 
decides to destroy the earth and to begin again. But 
God saves a remnant, Noah and his family, who are 
righteous before the Lord and who live in love of 

God commands Noah to build an ark and to place animals of every kind into the ark, and then sends rain down upon the earth. When the flood waters recede, Noah sends a dove to check for dry land. When the dove finally fails to return, Noah knows that it has found a landing place and the flood is over. 

When at last the ark lands upon a mountain, and the inhabitants of the ark leave, Noah offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving to God. God then promises never again to destroy the earth, and sends a rainbow in the sky as reminder for us of God’s covenant that “the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.”
Work on the Organ Façade Continues
What is that strange glow behind the choir pews? Da All Saintsʻ Shadow wants to know.

Morris and CeCe have moved to the next step of embellishing the organ façade. They have begun to add 24k gold leaf to elements of the lower panels. A painstaking but gratifying task, they hope to finish the lower elements this week and begin the upper elements soon.

Click on the link below to learn from our very own Morris Wise how to apply gold leaf.
Canned items
Tuna, fruits, vegetables, ravioli, spaghetti
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.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"