Volume 6, Issue 11
March 12, 2021
THIS SUNDAY: March 14, 2021
Fourth Sunday in Lent

God afflicts the complaining Israelites with poisonous snakes, but they can save themselves by looking at the image of the bronze serpent on a pole that Moses makes.

Though we were dead in our sins, God showed great kindness to us by sending us Jesus.

Just as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole to save his people, so God will lift up Jesus on the Cross to save us.

Though some of God's people act foolishly and complain against God, God is still good.

Muriel Jackson (EM)*
Judy Saronitman (U)
Norna Nishi (AG)
Carolyn Morinishi (DM)

David Crocker (EM)
Linda Crocker (U)
Rachel Secretario (LR)
Faith Shiramizu (AG)
Nelson Secretario, Vikki Secretario (HP)
Curtis Shiramizu (DM)

Live Stream
9:00AM on our home page, YouTube, or Facebook accounts

* EM - Eucharistic Minister; U - Usher; LR - Lay Reader; AG - Altar Guild; HP - Healing Prayers; DM - Digital Ministry; SS - Sunday School

Sunday, March 7th
8:00AM and 9:30AM

Aloha Hour
Every Sunday 
10:45AM - 12:00PM

Friday/Monday Crew
Every Friday/Monday
Church Office

Adult Formation Series
Revive Lent
5:00PM - 6:00PM

March 16, Session 4: Making space and praying the Lectio and Visio Divina
March 23, Session 5: Praying through the hurt
March 30, Session 6: Death and dying, and praying with Jesus in the garden
Call the church office or email Kahu at rector@allsaintskauai.org to enroll.

Preschool Spring Break
Monday, March 15th - Friday, March 19th
7:30AM - 4:30PM
Sloggett Center

Ministry Council Meeting
Saturday, March 20th
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Contact Jan Hashizume or Linda Crocker for login information.

For the aged and infirm, for the widowed and orphans, and for the sick and the suffering, especially Kellie, Mike, the Fulford 'Ohana, Rosalind, Glen and those we name silently or aloud, let us pray to the Lord. ​Lord, have mercy. 

For all who have died, especially Millie, Donn (Curly), Dr. Haruki, Micheal, Brad, those affected by the COVID-19 virus and those we name silently or aloud, in the hope of the resurrection, and for all the departed, let us pray to the Lord. ​Lord, have mercy. Amen.

Please Consider Contributing to Our Weekly Newsletter
The staff of the Epistle sends our sincere thanks to all of our readers who have submitted ideas, photos, and email messages that have formed the basis for many very interesting articles for our newsletter over the years. Without you we would not be able to publish a quality newsletter on a weekly basis. 

We are asking for your continued help in keeping the Epistle timely and relevant. Please tell us what you want to know. What should we communicate to make the Epistle meaningful for you?

Specifically, we are asking all our readers to consider submitting material you want to share with the entire All Saints’ `Ohana. This may sound scary but it doesn’t have to be. Send us a few sentences in an email or some photos and we will take it from there. Don't worry about file format or size. If your email server can handle it, so can we.


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Please use this address instead of our personal email addresses. 

We are asking for submissions to support these initiatives:

1) Publicizing upcoming events and activities. Worship, Arts, Education, Outreach, Youth Group, Preschool, etc. 

  • If you represent an All Saints’ Ministry, please use the Epistle to publicize your upcoming events. 

  • If you are a member of a community organization whose mission is compatible with All Saints’ we would love to hear from you. 

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  • If you represent a Ministry you should always submit a brief write-up of any activities you have sponsored. 

Your Epistle is as good as you make it. 


-Bill and CeCe Caldwell
Kaua`i Chorale Mele Masters Series
First Event: an Interview with Manuel Rosales, Designer of the All Saints' Pipe Organ
The Kaua`i Chorale with artistic director Morris Wise will present its Mele Masters Series free and open to the public online via Zoom (registration available at kauaichoral.org) this year. Three of the four performances have Hawai`i connections. The first has a special connection to All Saints’. 

March 15th, 6PM: Manuel Rosales, the co-founder of Rosales Pipe Organ Services, is an expert in the restoration of historic organs. He oversaw the recent transformation of the organ at All Saints' Episcopal Church, the only pipe organ on Kaua`i and a gift from Queen Lili`oukalani in 1925.

This exceptional instrument has been reimagined and refitted to include unique features such as both Hawaiian and English nomenclature, and Hawaiian sounds such as conch shell and ‘ukulele. Tune in to learn more about the beauty and significance of this special instrument and about the artistry of organ restoration.

March 22nd, 7PM: Dr. Jace Saplan is not only the director of choral activities and assistant professor of music at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, but also is the artistic director of NaWai, a professional vocal ensemble based in Hawai`i.

Saplan is renowned for his expertise in and passion for Hawaiian choral music, and for multiculturalism in all aspects of choral-music performance….

He will share his deep insights into the extensive library of choral compositions by Hawai`i’s last reigning monarch, Queen Lili`uokalani, and her fascinating musical legacy.

March 29th, 7PM: Doug and Sandy McMaster … have dedicated themselves to keeping “old-style” slack-key alive and loved.

A visit with the McMasters will not only include performances by both on multiple instruments, but also an introduction to slack-key history, and help guide viewers through the intricacies of slack-key song interpretation.

Registration is required for these free Zoom events. Register online at kauaichorale.org.

-excerpted from The Garden Island
Mahalo to Hank and the All Saints' Virtual Choir
Enjoy This Performance By the All Saints' Virtual as You Continue Your Lenten Reflections
New Ministry Begins at All Saints'
Come and Join the Office Angel Ministry
The Office Angel Ministry starts March 1, 2021. The ministry focuses on helping out in the church office. The tasks will include answering the phone, stuffing envelopes, etc. The angels will work in 3 hour shifts: 9AM - 12PM, or 12 - 3PM. You can choose one day a month or weekly, whatever suits your schedule. 

If you’re interested, please give Netta White a call at 808-822-7540, or 619- 249-8471.

Thank you for considering lending a helping hand. This ministry enables our Church and Pre-School Administrator, Cami Baldovino, to focus on those matters that Kahu Kawika has prioritized for our Church, Preschool, and Youth Group. 
Mahalo nui loa,
Netta White
kauai independent food bank

Kaua`i Independent Food Bank Needs Your Help
Please Consider Lenten Donations
Aloha mai kākou,

As we remember our Lord who fasted forty days and nights in the desert in this season of Lent, we also remember those among us who are forced to fast in the form of food deprivation, especially as a fallout of the Pandemic.

During this season, I'm inviting us to join in a partnership with the Kaua`i Independent Food Bank to bring them donations of non-perishable food. Any monetary donations (made out to the Kaua`i Independent Food Bank) will assist the food bank in purchasing supplies in bulk at lower cost. At the Sunday services and other services during Lent and Holy Week, we'll have our Red Food Wagon just outside the Sanctuary entrance while monetary donations can be put in the offering calabash -- feel free to put your food items in or around the Red Food Wagon and we'll make sure to get them to the Kaua`i Independent Food Bank on a regular basis. You can also drop off food items during the week at the Church Office - just let either Cami or me know ahead of time, since we have to limit the number of non-Preschool people on the Preschool grounds.

Mahalo nui loa for your prayerful consideration,

Kahu Kawika+
Lenten Adult Formation Series
The past year has been a very challenging time for all of us. As we make our way through the disruption and turmoil, we will be confronted with questions about how we want to rebuild our lives anew. As Christians, we know that we do not face the future alone or ill-equipped. Jesus promises always to be with us and has gifted the community with the power of the Spirit as a guide, advocate and comforter.

This Lent, I would like to invite you to participate in a six-week small group process called Revive Lent, published by Forward Movement (who also produce the daily devotional guide “Forward Day by Day”). Revive Lent will provide an opportunity to become grounded in foundational spiritual practices that will equip you for a deeper spiritual journey. In this time of uncertainty, Revive Lent helps us to talk with one another, build a deeper relationship with God and prepare to journey with Jesus through Holy Week.

Revive Lent comprises 6 sessions:

March 16, Session 4: Making space and praying the Lectio and Visio Divina
March 23, Session 5: Praying through the hurt
March 30, Session 6: Death and dying, and praying with Jesus in the garden

Our sessions will be via Zoom on Tuesdays 5:00PM - 6:00PM, starting on February 23rd and concluding on March 30th. In order to enroll, please either speak with me directly, call the church office, or email me at rector@allsaintskauai.org. I will then send you the Zoom link you will need for each of our sessions.

May God richly bless us as we grow in faith to serve God’s world,

Kahu Kawika+
New "Team" for Our Retired Clergy

Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick has appointed the Rev. Bruce DeGooyer as volunteer Diocesan Chaplain to Retired Clergy.

Back in 2009, the Chuns (the Rev. Frank and Norma) took on the challenge, and for ten years, served our retired clergy near and far. Upon their retirement in 2020, the Rev. Alison Dingley and husband Willis Moore stepped in.

Since then, the ministry has undergone a big change, and will now be handled by a "team" led by Fr. Bruce. Frank and Norma will serve as liaisons for O`ahu and Kaua`i, and special advisors to the Bishop and Fr. Bruce as "Chaplains Emeriti." Willis will remain on board as the liaison for clergy spouses and help with the newsletter. Dee Chang will serve as the liaison for widows of retired clergy, and Heather Mueller will serve as the liaison for Maui and Hawai`i counties. Living far away in Minnesota, the Rev. Carol Arney will be the e-contact liaison for retired clergy outside of Hawai'i, and the newsletter editor.
Applications for YASC Now Being Accepted Through April 9TH

Applications for 2021-2022 placements with the Young Adult Service Corps (YASC), the international missionary program of The Episcopal Church, will now be accepted through Friday, April 9, 2021. YASC offers Episcopalians ages 21-30 the opportunity to follow the Way of Love into deeper relationship with God and the global Anglican Church while spending a year living and working with communities around the world. Learn more and apply HERE.
Good Friday Offering
The Cathedral office in Bahrain with a note now familiar all over the world: “Please note that this office is closed due to social distancing.”
(Photo credit: The Ven. Bill Schwartz)
Words like “unprecedented” seem too small to describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has sorely afflicted the lives of millions of people around the world. It is hard to get one’s mind around the impact of this crisis. And yet, for many Christians in the Middle East, the pandemic is just one more crisis to add to the list.

Reflecting upon the situation at the Ras Morbat Eye Clinic in Yemen, the Ven. Bill Schwartz, Archdeacon for the Gulf in the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, writes: “The COVID crisis is actually only one more difficulty for them in the face of three other ongoing epidemics (cholera, dengue fever, malaria) and all are greatly affected by all of the problems of the ongoing civil war.”

In the Middle East the political instability of neighboring countries faced in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen and elsewhere can overshadow all other concerns. Governments in turmoil continue to create conditions which promote poverty, food insecurity and economic instability which put
a desperate strain on refugees and displaced persons, health care, education and family life in the best of times.

The Good Friday Offering is an opportunity throughout the Episcopal Church to support our Anglican sisters and brothers in their ministry to their neighbors to help meet the needs of innocent people caught in the middle of these realities.

In this time of exceptional circumstances, please make a gift to the Good Friday Offering in one of the following ways: 

1) use your smartphone to text ‘GFO’ to 91999
(messaging and data rates apply),

2) give securely online at bit.ly/goodfridayoffering, or

3) send your check contribution by mail to:
DFMS-Protestant Episcopal Church US P.O. Box 958983
St. Louis, MO 63195-8983
Make your check payable to: The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society with “Good Friday Offering” in the note field. Thank you.

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Episcopalians Will Commemorate Bishop Barbara Harris Virtually One Year After Her Death

By Egan Millard

March 9, 2021
The Rt. Rev. Barbara C. Harris at her historic consecration service on Feb. 11, 1989. Photo: David Zadig/Diocese of Massachusetts

[Episcopal News Service] One year after the death of the Anglican Communion’s first female bishop, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to prevent the kind of in-person memorial service befitting her stature in The Episcopal Church, but celebrations of the life of the Rt. Rev. Barbara C. Harris will be held virtually in the coming days around the church.

Harris, who served as suffragan bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts from 1989 to 2002 and assisting bishop in the Diocese of Washington from 2003 to 2007, died at age 89 on March 13, 2020, just as the COVID-19 outbreak began to prompt lockdowns in the United States. Her remains were interred in Pennsylvania in a small, private ceremony. At the time, the diocese announced that public memorial services would be held at Washington National Cathedral and the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston when travel and indoor gathering restrictions were lifted. Those plans are still pending, according to the Diocese of Massachusetts.

The cathedral in Boston will host a compline service, with a reflection from Byron Rushing, vice president of the House of Deputies, from 8 to 9 p.m. EST on March 12. It is accessible by Zoom and free registration is required.

The Union of Black Episcopalians, of which Harris was a member, will hold a remembrance from 4 to 5 p.m. EDT on March 14, with readings of Harris’ writings, personal remembrances and a panel discussion with the Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, and other guests. It is accessible by Zoom and free registration is required.

The Diocese of Western Massachusetts will hold a morning prayer service in Harris’ memory on March 13 at 10 a.m. EST via Facebook Live and YouTube. Planned by the diocese’s Beloved Community Commission, it will include “soul-stirring music and collects created especially for the first female bishop in the Anglican Communion.”

The Diocese of Los Angeles will host a service of lessons and spirituals on March 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. PST. Bishop John Taylor will preside at the service, which will include readings, reflections and music and will be streamed on Facebook Live and YouTube.
Retired Bishop Suffragan Barbara Harris leads the Diocese of Massachusetts in singing hymns during its 2014 electing convention. Photo: Matthew Cavanaugh/Diocese of Massachusetts

Recalling her as “a courageous pioneer, an outspoken prophet, and an indefatigable champion of God’s justice and witness to God’s grace,” Massachusetts Bishop Diocesan Alan Gates and Bishop Suffragan Gayle Harris last month invited Episcopalians to include remembrances of Harris in their prayers and liturgies during March, publishing a collect, sermons, suggested propers and other resources.

“It has ever been the delight of the faithful to recollect with gratitude the lives of those in whom Christ’s love has been manifest,” the bishops said in their invitation. “We commemorate their lives for the inspiration and strength which we derive from their witness. We turn to them also as continuing companions in the Spirit, forebears of whose love and prayers we remain assured.”

– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at emillard@episcopalchurch.org.
Anglican Bishops Call for a Halt to Oil Drilling in Namibia’s Kavango Basin

March 9, 2021
[Green Anglicans] Bishop Luke Pato of Namibia has alerted the Anglican Communion that exploratory drilling for oil has commenced in the Kavango Basin, Namibia, by Canadian company ReConAfrica, and called for a petition to halt the drilling.
“The process has not been an open one, with Namibians waking up to a mining venture that has already been signed and settled. There are many questions to be answered,” Pato said.

Thirty-four bishops and four archbishops from around the world have signed a petition calling on the immediate halt to the drilling. These include the archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Rev. Thabo Cecil Makgoba; the archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Most Rev. Linda Nicholls; Archbishop Julio Murray, chair of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network; Archbishop Mark MacDonald, national Indigenous archbishop in the Anglican Church of Canada; Bishop Kito Pikaahu, chair of the Anglican Indigenous Network; and the bishop of Salisbury, the Rt. Rev. Nicholas Holtam, lead bishop for the environment in the Church of England.

Archbishop of Canterbury Condemns Nigerian Primate’s Anti-gay Language

‘I completely disagree with and condemn this language. It is unacceptable.’

By Ed Thornton 

March 5, 2021
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Photo: Lambeth Conference

[Church Times] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has condemned the “unacceptable” language that Archbishop of Nigeria Henry Ndukuba recently used to describe gay people.

In response to a statement on the pastoral care of gay people issued by the Anglican Church in North America(ACNA) in January, Ndukuba wrote last week: “The deadly ‘virus’ of homosexuality has infiltrated ACNA. This is likened to a Yeast that should be urgently and radically expunged and excised lest it affects the whole dough (Luke 13:20-21; Gal. 5:9).”

In a statement issued on March 5, Welby says: “I completely disagree with and condemn this language. It is unacceptable. It dehumanizes those human beings of whom the statement speaks.

“I have written privately to His Grace The Archbishop to make clear that this language is incompatible with the agreed teaching of the Anglican Communion (expressed most clearly, albeit in unsuitable language for today, in paragraphs c and d of resolution I.10 of the Lambeth Conference 1998).

“This resolution both restated a traditional view of Christian marriage and was clear in its condemnation of homophobic actions or words. It affirmed that ‘all baptized, believing and faithful persons, regardless of sexual orientation, are full members of the Body of Christ.’”

Read the full story in Church Times here.

Slow Sunrise

March 9, 2021

Kimberly Knowle-Zeller
This past month my son, Isaac, received a new bed. It was time for him to move out of his crib and into a big boy bed. We’ve had some short nights, lots of trips to the bathroom, and a few thumps as he’s fallen to the floor. One morning at 4 am (I’m not sure this even counts as morning) I hear Isaac talking to himself. I find him awake and alert playing with his stuffed animals and blankets. “I’m playing library, mommy. My workers are busy.” 

Even at 4 am, it’s hard not to smile at his imagination. “I know buddy, but it’s still time for sleep.” 

“But I’m not tired.” He tells me. 

I’m determined to get a few more hours of sleep, so I hop in his bed and tell him to come sleep with me. We lay together for a few minutes, he keeps telling me about his library and workers and what needs to get done, he also repeats that he’s not tired. Finally, as he rubs his eyes, he tells me, “Leave.” 

The next morning over breakfast, I ask Isaac why he got up so early. He lifts his arms up and with exasperation says, “The sun is taking so long to come up.” 

I know what he means. Perhaps you do, too. 

Maybe you’re waiting for the chance to safely see your family and give a hug. Maybe you’re looking forward to being in person again for worship. Maybe you’re excited for the day your kids will be back in school. Maybe you simply want a break, or relief, or a moment alone. Maybe you’re wondering how your mental health will survive more tension and uncertainty. 

“The sun is taking so long to come up.” 

It feels like the sun may never come up. And if it does, we wonder if we’ll have the strength to see it. 

As we enter a new month, I invite you to sit with your feelings. The waiting. The lament. Let them wash over you. It’s holy and necessary. It’s a faithful response to this world and our place in it. It allows us to know the power of light once we’ve settled in the darkness. 

Maybe for you in this darkness you’re like Isaac and inviting someone to be with you. Maybe you feel even more lonely. Wherever you are, however you feel, you’re not alone. God is with you. God is holding you. God is sitting with you in the darkness. 

God is bringing forth the light. 

By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

(Luke 1:78 NRSV). 
Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is an ordained ELCA pastor, mother of two, and spouse of an ELCA pastor. She lives with her family in Cole Camp, MO. You can read more at her website, follow her work on Facebookor sign up for her monthly newsletter.
IN BRIEF . . .

These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

Please submit your story ideas to the Epistle Staff at news@allsaintskauai.org.
There is an on-going need for travel sized toiletries and canned goods so these items will be accepted every week. As always, monetary donations are gratefully accepted. Leave them in the red wagon outside the sanctuary

Any of our All Saints' kupuna who need assistance with grocery shopping can contact Carolyn Morinishi at church@allsaintskauai.org to set up a delivery.

If any ministry has an unmet need, reach out to put it in the All Saints' Virtual Swap Meet and it will be published in the Epistle. Contact Bill Caldwell at news@allsaintskauai.org.

Whenever you have a need for support, please call (650) 691-8104 and leave a voice mail. The system will immediately forward the information to the Pastoral Care Committee who will respond to each request. If you prefer, you may send an electronic pastoral care request via email to pastoralcare@allsaintskauai.org.

Individuals who want to participate in the Prayer Chain Ministry must re-enroll to continue receiving the email communications. To re-enroll, please visit the newly established Pastoral Care web page or contact the Church Office at (808) 822-4267.

Prayer requests will now be submitted online or by contacting the Church Office at (808) 822-4267.

Names can be added to the Prayers of the People petitions by using the Prayer Chain Request form or by contacting the Church Office at (808) 822-4267. Names will remain in the Prayers of the People for a maximum of four Sundays before a name must be resubmitted.