Volume 3, Issue 34
September 14, 2018
THIS SUNDAY: September 16, 2018
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (B)
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 116:1-8
James 3:1-12
Mark 8:27-38

Joe Adorno (EM)
Judy Saronitman (U)
Nora Takenouchi (AG)

David Murray (EM)
David & Linda Crockerl (R)
Bill & CeCe Caldwell (U)
Jan Hashizume (AG)
Joshua & Noah (A)
Saturday, Sept. 15 th | 9:00:AM
Ministry Council Meeting
Memorial Hall

Saturday, Sept. 22 nd | 4:00-11:00PM
Movie Night on the Lawn

Wednesday, Sept. 19 th | 5:30PM
Laundry Love Team C
Kapa`a Laundromat


Every Sunday | 9:00-9:30AM
Adult Bible Study on this Week's Gospel
Under the big tree

Every Sunday | 9:30-10:15AM
Sunday School
Memorial Hall

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)

1 st Thursday | 8:00AM
Eucharistic Healing Service

Every Thursday | 6:00PM
Choir Practice
Choir Room

2 nd & 4 th Thursday | 7:00-8:00
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall
Join the Ke Akua Youth Group Sept 22 nd
"Peter Rabbit" and "Avengers: Infinity War."
The show will begin at sunset.
Admission is free - donations welcome. There will be a concession stand with food and drinks for sale. Proceeds will go toward the keiki of Ke Akua Youth Group. Invite your friends and family! 

Interested in volunteering?

We have lots of volunteer opportunities such as food donations, food serving, table setup, and breakdown. Contact Cami for more information. 
All Saints' Receives Thank You Note and Donation
Animal Balance hosted spay/neuter clinics at All Saintsʻ Episcopal Church from September 3 rd to 7 th . Their goal was to sterilize 70 percent of cats in the community colonies, which would trigger an evening out and then eventual shrinking of the population. It’s part of an ongoing, community-based effort to manage the feral cat, or community cat population — those cats that don’t have owners, and Animal Balance is working with Kauai Community Cat Project to get the job done.

To learn more about Animal Balance, please click on the link below.
One `Ohana Team Implementing The 2017 Strategic Design Plan
Thanks to the "One 'Ohana" team for a great effort on Saturday, September 8 th ! Once again, the Habitat staff thought you all were awesome. Many thanks to St. John's for providing the delicious food and HMSA for their plate lunches!

Team One 'Ohana volunteers:
We will be holding our October work day on Saturday, Oct 20 th . Habitat is planning a fundraiser for Oct 13 th , called Hammer N'Ales . Please support this event!

To see a slideshow of the Team hard at work, click on the video link below.
Ron Morinishi
Members of the All Saints' Japanese Dance Class taken at the Regency at Puakena outreach program in 2017.
Carolyn Kubota Morinishi - Azuma Japanese dance instructor in Los Angles and All Saints'
The Japanese Dance class will be performing at Matsuri Kaua`i on Saturday, September 22 nd (the exact performance time to be announced). Several All Saints' members will be performing including Jan Hashizume, Wayne Doliente, Mabel Antonio, Carolyn Morinishi, and Marian Kubota while others will be helping with dressing the dancers.

The Japanese dance class will also be performing at Garden Isle Health Care (at Wilcox) on Saturday, October 20 th , at 10:00AM, as part of their continuing outreach efforts. 

Note: If you want to attend the performance and work on the Habitat build in October, that's OK. After dancing at Garden Isle Health Care on October 20 th , a group plans to carpool to 'Ele'ele and join the Habitat crew. Busy day!!
God Frees God’s People
The finger of God “passes over” the specially marked doors of the Israelites while sending the tenth plague into the houses of the Egyptians, killing their firstborn sons. As a result, the Israelites are freed from slavery. 

Under the leadership of Moses, whom God called to free the Israelites from bondage in Egypt, the Israelites find themselves at the shores of the Red Sea, with the Egyptian army behind them. As they cry out in despair and panic, God commands Moses to lift his arms, and the sea parts on both sides. The whole camp of the Israelites—hundreds of thousands of men, women and children walk on dry land to the other side of the sea.

The Egyptian army thunders behind them, ready to overtake the people and to kill them. When the last person has crossed the Red Sea, Moses turns around and again lifts his arms. The sea closes in on the army and drowns them. The people are free.
Celebrating Christ’s Redeeming Death On A Cross
On September 14 th , the church celebrates Holy Cross Day in honor of Christ’s self-offering on the cross for our salvation. This feast day is also known in some churches as the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross. It was one of the 12 great feasts in the Byzantine liturgy and remains a major feast day for the Episcopal Church.

The celebration of the Holy Cross occurs on September 14 th to commemorate the consecration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on that day in 335 by the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. Constantine’s mother, Saint Helena, is said to have discovered the True Cross during a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and Constantine built the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on the site of her discovery. A portion of the Cross is said to have been placed inside the church.

The legend also tells of Persians carrying away that portion of the cross in 614 and that it remained missing until 628, when the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius recaptured it and returned it to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

As “An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church” (Church Publishing, 2000) points out, “Although the authenticity of alleged relics of the cross may be questionable, Holy Cross Day provides an opportunity for a joyous celebration of Christ’s redeeming death on a cross.”

Collect for Holy Cross Day

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Pregnant Mothers Gift Package: Baby Lotion, Shampoo, Washcloths, Baby Wipes
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.
What Does It Mean?
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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 your  Epistle Staff .
Our personal response to God's generosity in the way we share our resources of time, talent, and money. Stewardship reflects our commitment to making God's love known through the realities of human life and our use of all that God has given us. It is also our service to God's world and our care of creation. Parish members are encouraged to make an annual stewardship pledge. This pledge represents their specific Christian commitment to "work, pray, and give for the spread of the kingdom of God" (BCP, p. 856).
Sharing God's Gifts
Every faculty you have, your power of thinking or of moving your limbs from moment to moment, is given you by God. If you devoted every moment of your whole life exclusively to His service, you could not give Him anything that was not in a sense His own already. 
– C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
As we prepare for the Fall, it is a good time to reflect and pray on the many blessings God has bestowed on us. I would like to share the following prayers in the hope that they will be as meaningful to you as they are to me.

Nelson Secretario
Dear Lord,

Teach me to be generous as You have been generous with me. Teach me that all I am and have are gifts from You. And gifts, Lord, are meant to be shared. Show me the joys of generosity. Help me to understand that others, perhaps unknown to me, depend on me for help. Remind me that my world, my parish, need “Good Samaritans” to heal the wounds of our times. Make me a gift to others in Your name. Amen.

Lord Jesus,

You came to show us that the meaning of life consists in giving. You told us that those who cling too tightly to what they have — without thought of You or other — end up losing everything. You offered us new values by which to measure the worth of a person’s life. Help us to realize it is not temporal success or riches or fame that gives life meaning. Rather, it is the service rendered to You and others that brings fulfillment and makes our lives worthwhile. May all our service help build the kingdom of God, and may our obedience bring true freedom, our generosity increase love, our sacrifices bear much fruit, and our death lead to eternal life. Amen.
IN BRIEF . . .
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