Volume 4, Issue 10
March 8, 2019
THIS SUNDAY: March 10, 2019
First Sunday In Lent
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Romans 10:8b-13
Luke 4:1-13
Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16

Joe Adorno (EM)
Jeff Albao (U)
Nora Takenouchi (AG)

David Murray (EM)
Mary Margaret Smith, Chris Wataya (R)
Mary Margaret Smith, CeCe Caldwell (U)
Jan Hashizumi (AG)
Daileen, Harper, Paxton (A)
Vikki Secretario, Mabel Antonio (HP)
Lenten Bible Study
Saturday, March 9 th
9:30 -10:30AM
Memorial Hall df

Kāhili Workshop
Sunday, March 10 th
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Memorial Hall

Youth Group Meeting
Sunday, March 10 th
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Youth Room

Buildings and Grounds Meeting
Tuesday, March 12 th
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Church Office

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
Rt. Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick visited All Saints' last Sunday, March 3 rd . The Bishop presided at both the 8:00AM and 9:30AM services.

The visitation provided opportunities for the members of the congregation to meet with the Bishop to ask questions and share any concerns they may have. We all had a chance to talk story with him in a casual setting.

A special pot luck Aloha Hour following the 9:30AM service was a real highlight. Ono grinds!

The Bishop met with members of the Vestry and the Search Committee after Aloha Hour. It was a good, positive conversation focused mainly - and quite naturally - on our search for a minister.

Mahalo for all who helped make the Bishop's visit a success.
Please click on the link below to see a slideshow of the activities.
David Murray
The Bishop’s “Crozier” at All Saints’ Church
The stylized staff that a bishop carries is referred to as a crozier. In the Western Church the crozier usually takes the form of a shepherd’s crook. On Bishop Fitzpatrick’s recent visit to All Saints’, he requested some form of staff as a substitute crozier and we provided a staff with a little history.

Back in 2004/2005 we took hula with kumu hula Doric Yaris. One hula that we danced required us to use a “pahu” or staff of strawberry guava which we each had to cut down and fashion ourselves. With our hula brothers we went to Sleeping Giant to find suitable trees. We wondered how we would be able to identify a strawberry guava tree – not realizing that it was all around us! We couldn’t see anything OTHER than strawberry guava!

So we cut suitable pieces, took them home and subsequently used them in hula. And they have been with us ever since, unused but bringing back pleasant memories of our time with the halau.

For the Bishop’s visit we sanded and varnished one of our pahu and presented it to the church to be used by the Bishop on his recent visit and all future visits to All Saints’ Church.

The photo above shows Bishop Fitzpatrick with All Saints’ very own substitute crozier – a pahu with a history!

William Brown and David Murray
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Celebration
Shrove Tuesday is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent ), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes . In others, especially those where it is called Mardi Gras or some translation thereof, this is a carnival day, and also the last day of "fat eating" or "gorging" before the fasting period of Lent.

As this is the last day of the liturgical season historically known as Shrovetide , before the penitential season of Lent , related popular practices, such as indulging in food that one gives up for the upcoming forty days, are associated with Shrove Tuesday celebrations. The term Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday .

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

As you can see in the slideshow below, we did our very best!
Continuing the Tradition
It was cool, wet and windy with sunny intervals. I thought I was in England! So nice to take the church out to the highway and we received a lot of compliments. Mahalo to Fr. Ray for his support and mahalo nui loa to Fr. Ryan Newman for starting this All Saints' tradition.

Click the link below to see a slideshow.
Bless Denis Fujimoto of The Garden Island for stopping by to see what All Saints' was up to this time!

David Murray
By Dennis Fujimoto, The Garden Island
Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island  
The Rev. Ray Sheldon of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Preschool in Kapaa administers a prayer and ash cross to the forehead of Joan Binetti as Beth Long watches Wednesday during the Ashes to Go campaign.
David Murray of the All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Preschool said they had their pancake supper Tuesday and on Wednesday were ready for Lent and fasting.

“We grew up with the pancake suppers,” Murray said. “It always happened on Shrove Tuesday and prepared us for Lent that is a season of fasting and prayer.”

To facilitate people receiving their ashes and prayers, the All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Preschool took to the sidewalks fronting Kuhio Highway in Kapaa to offer ashen crosses and prayers to passing motorists.
Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island 
Mary Margaret Smith of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Preschool administers an ashen cross and prayers to Lorna Ching Wednesday during the Ashes to Go campaign in Kapaa.
Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island 
David Murray and Mary Margaret Smith of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Preschool administer prayers and ash crosses to a family Wednesday during the Ashes to Go campaign in Kapaa.
The preceding is from The Garden Island, March 7, 2019. To read the full story, click here.
Sierra Gore
"Our first time trying Ashes to Go at Mayo House in downtown Richmond. Sierra's first time imposing ashes. She was a natural! Thanks also to Bishop Goff, Canon Mary Thorpe, and all the Mayo staff who stood in the cold to invite people to reflect in season of Lent."

From The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia on Facebook
Acknowledging Hawaiian Culture and History
All Saints' thanks Mike and Lyah Drake for the loan of two beautiful red kāhili, shown above. These kāhili will help us determine the right size and placement for the soon-to-be-made All Saints' kāhili.
Kāhili Workshops

We will be holding all-church workshops to help make kāhili (feather standards). The workshops will be on Sunday, March 10 th and 17 th , from 11:00AM to 12:30PM. No experience is needed, just a willingness to help!

On March 10 th , there will be a feather workshop in Memorial Hall led by CeCe Caldwell and a wire cutting/brazing workshop led by Ron Morinishi (somewhere outside). For more information, please contact CeCe , Ron or Carolyn .

Carolyn K Morinishi
Prayer for the Search Committee
O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and light riseth up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what thou wouldst have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices, that in thy light we may see light, and in thy straight path may not stumble, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(BCP, p. 832)

Mahalo nui loa to the All Saints’ Search Committee

  • Linda Crocker
  • Collin Darrell 
  • Victor Punua Jr. 
  • Diane Sato
  • Vikki Secretario
  • Curtis Shiramizu
  • Dianne Tabura
The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, selfgiving, and death; then, we rise in hope to life transformed. Drawing on the ancient practice of setting aside Lent as a period of study and preparation for living as a Christian disciple (known as the catechumenate), we are pleased to present weekly teachings from Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent. This resource, which ties the Easter Vigil lessons to the seven practices of the Way of Love, encourages Episcopalians and others to reflect on salvation history; walk toward the empty tomb; and embrace the transforming reality of love, life, and liberation. Learn more at episcopalchurch.org/life-transformed .
READ Romans 6:3-11

For the ancient Church, the Easter Vigil was the night when catechumens (those who had been studying for months in preparation of their baptisms) would enter into the waters of new birth and emerge members of Christ’s body, the Church. 

Our current baptismal practices rarely do justice to the drama that those nights would contain. We have evidence that catechumens would be asked to stand on a hair-shirt (a mark of penitence), confess their sins, and renounce Satan and all the forces of wickedness that drew them from the love of God. As they did so, they would turn toward the West – the direction associated with death, since the sun always sets over the western horizon. Then, they would TURN and face the East – the direction of new life and resurrection. 

As they watched the sun begin to rise, they would make their profession of faith and walk into the large font. Indeed, the fonts would likely have been shaped as crosses or sarcophagi (a larger, more elaborate casket) to call to mind Paul’s words about being buried with Christ in baptism. A jar of oil would be poured over their heads, and they would be dressed in a gleaming white garment. Finally, they would be ushered into another room where all their Christian brothers and sisters would greet them. The room was lit with the new fire of Easter, and they were invited to taste their first Eucharist.

The drama and mystery of the moment are palpable even now, and it is no wonder that this ancient rite has been adopted into our modern Easter practices and every baptism. In our baptism, we have turned from a life of sin and begun to walk the Way of Love back to God. In our baptism, we have turned from death itself and been joined with Christ in his everlasting life. And in our baptism, we have turned from living a life alone and have become one with the whole Church as members of the Body of Christ.

REFLECT: In his letter to the Romans, Paul lays out his theological belief that baptism is the turning point in our new life with Christ. It is the time that we leave the life of sin and death behind us to be born to life that is eternal. What are the places in your life that need to be turned back to God so that new life can break forth?
Video Series

The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, self-giving, and death; then, we rise in hope to life transformed. This Lent, communities are invited to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life. Together, we will reflect anew on the loving actions of God as recounted in the Easter Vigil readings. Together, we will walk through the depths of salvation history into the fullness of redemption.

Join the Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, rector of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Gladwyne, Penn., as she introduces weekly lessons from Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent.

Your Epistle will bring you a new installment of this video series each week during Lent.

Video: Life Transformed – The Way of Love in Lent (Introduction)
The Way of Love in Lent Calendar
To download your own copy of the Way of Love in Lent Calendar , please follow the link below.
Please join me in welcoming a new staff member to the Diocesan Support Center. Denise Esposito joins our office as “Executive Assistant to the Bishop”. As you know, Irina will be leaving our office at the end of the month – she has been busy training Denise and bringing her up to speed on the work, files, and documents related to her work during this monthlong transition.
Denise joins us with 12 years of experience in the non-profit world. She lives in Hawai‘i Kai with her husband Michael and has 2 daughters named Alyssa and Anna. In her free time she loves indoor cycling and crossword puzzles.
Denise may be reached at desposito@episcopalhawaii.org  and 808.536.7776 ext. 302.
Please let me know if you have any questions. 
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The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan 
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
Trinity Church Wall Street and Church Divinity School of the Pacific Announce Alliance

March 4, 2019
Church Divinity School of the Pacific’s Berkeley, California, campus fills an entire block and is a mix of buildings from two centuries. Photo: Church Divinity School of the Pacific
Trinity Church Wall Street, New York, NY. Photo: https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/about/press/images/trinity-wall-street-exterior
NEW YORK and BERKELEY, CA, March 4, 2019 – The Rev. Dr. William Lupfer, rector of Trinity Church Wall Street, and the Very Rev. W. Mark Richardson, PhD, president and dean of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), an Episcopal seminary in Berkeley, CA, today announced an agreement to foster CDSP’s growth, deepen its impact, and promote the development of future leaders of the church. 

Under the agreement, Trinity will provide support to help build on CDSP’s historic strength as a seminary, and its Vestry will become the members of CDSP’s governing body. CDSP will continue to be dedicated to rigorous academic and spiritual preparation for people who will lead the global church. Over time, Trinity and CDSP expect to enhance CDSP’s curriculum and student life with substantial content and perspectives from other disciplines, including practical, managerial, and business skills that will help prepare ordained and lay people to lead and resource the church in a changing world.

“We’re excited to welcome CDSP to the Trinity family,” said Dr. Lupfer. “CDSP’s curriculum, which focuses on mission, discipleship, and evangelism, along with community organizing and core leadership skills, shows a clear understanding that the church needs to prepare leaders in a substantially different manner than we have in the past.

“Trinity is committed to a strategic focus on leadership development and to growing our global partnerships – commitments that align with CDSP’s mission,” he said. “Together, we look forward to building on CDSP’s historic success as a seminary and as a site for Anglican formation. We are also eager to become a part of the Berkeley community.”

Dean Richardson said, “After more than a year of extensive conversations, CDSP and Trinity have come to a deep appreciation of each other’s strengths and an admiration of each other’s values and mission priorities. Today’s announcement reflects our confidence that through this new relationship, CDSP students will be even better prepared to become forward-thinking, expansive leaders in our faith communities.”

The Rev. Phillip A. Jackson, vicar of Trinity Church Wall Street, said: “As an alumnus of CDSP, I’m excited by the possibilities created by bringing together these two bodies. CDSP’s history of progressive seminary education and Trinity’s vision for leadership development are a powerful combination that will serve future leaders well.”

Trinity and CDSP expect to maintain the current management, faculty, and staff at CDSP for the near future. In subsequent years, Trinity will work with CDSP and Trinity’s global partners to discuss options to expand CDSP’s offerings, student body, scholarships, and other opportunities for growth, including international outreach. The current curriculum also will be maintained in the near term. Based on dialogue with stakeholders, Trinity and the CDSP faculty may seek to expand and revise the curriculum in future years.
The Association of Theological Schools has affirmed the continuation of CDSP’s accreditation status under the new governance structure. 

About Trinity Church Wall Street

Trinity Church Wall Street has been an integral part New York City for more than 300 years. Throughout its history, Trinity has supported local and global ministries, ranging from the founding of a Charity School in 1709, to support for Desmond Tutu in Apartheid-era South Africa, to myriad programs built to meet the spiritual and material needs of a changing world. Today, Trinity is a growing and inclusive Episcopal parish of more than 1,200 members that seeks to serve and heal the world by building neighborhoods that live Gospel truths, generations of faithful leaders, and sustainable communities. The parish is guided by its core values: faith, integrity, inclusiveness, compassion, social justice, and stewardship. Members come from the five boroughs of New York City and surrounding areas to form a racially, ethnically, and economically diverse congregation. More than 20 worship services are offered every week at its historic sanctuaries, Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel, the cornerstones of the parish’s community life, worship, and mission, and online at trinitywallstreet.org . The parish welcomes approximately 2.5 million visitors per year. 

About Church Divinity School of the Pacific

Church Divinity School of the Pacific is a graduate theological seminary and center of theological study of the Episcopal Church, and is a founding member of the ecumenical Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Responding to the challenges of contemporary society with the good news of Jesus Christ, CDSP is rooted in our Anglican identity and tradition, and provides quality theological education that integrates scholarship, reflection, worship, spirituality, and the practice of ministry.


Trinity Church Wall Street
Patti Walsh

Church Divinity School of the Pacific
Rebecca Wilson, Canticle Communications

From Church Divinity School of the Pacific

For more information, please go to the Episcopal News Service by clicking here .
Dive Deep Into the History of the Last Days of Jesus
March 9 th - April 13 th
Beginning Saturday, March 9 th we will spend six weeks studying and be discussing Entering the Passion of Jesus as we seek to develop a greater understanding of the events surrounding Holy Week. If you are interested in attending the study, please sign up at church on Sunday or let Mary Margaret Smith know by email mms6210@yahoo.com or phone 821-2878. We want to make sure we have enough books for everyone.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday mornings at 9:30 in Memorial Hall.

Bar Soap and Shampoo

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.
What Does It Mean?
The term is from the Greek for "something placed by the side of something else." New Testament parables are sayings of Jesus in which he uses metaphors or similes, brief or extended, to challenge people to a decision about his message. The parables of Jesus are "word events" in which the Kingdom of God breaks through in power. Parables may be understood as elaborated comparisons. For example, the Gospel of Matthew (20:1-16) records Jesus' parable that likens the kingdom of heaven to a householder who hired workers for his vineyard at different hours in the day, and then paid all the workers the full day's wage that he promised to the workers who were hired in the early morning.
Fables vs. Parables

  • A brief story illustrating a moral or revealing general truths about human nature

  • Often include talking animals or animated objects as the principal characters

  • A short story designed to allegorically teach some religious principle, moral lesson, or general truth

  • Includes real or literal occurrences to which anyone can relate
Come to God's Table: Parables of Invitation and Welcome
In Luke 14:7-11, which is the first part of today’s lesson, Jesus uses the protocol of place-seating at banquets to teach about humility and how humility can give greater rewards than the arrogance of exalting oneself over others.

He then advises his dinner hosts to invite not friends or family or rich neighbors to dinner, but the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame - those who cannot repay the host or return the invitation.

Jesus then tells a parable of someone giving a great dinner. Those invited begin to give excuses for not attending, whereupon the owner of the house fills his party with the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

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