Volume 4, Issue 44
November 1, 2019
THIS SUNDAY: November 3, 2019
All Saints' Day (celebrated)
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Psalm 149
Ephesians 1:11-23
Luke 6:20-31

Joe Adorno (EM)
John Hanaoka (U)
Nora Takenouchi (AG)

Mary Margaret Smith (EM)
Daileen Barton, Joan Roughgarden (R)
David Crocker, Alfonso Murillo (U)
Jan Hashizume (AG)
Daileen, Joshua (A)
Mabel Antonio, Vikki Secretario (HP)
A Romp Through The Bible
Bible Study
Led by Father David Englund
Tuesday, November 5 th
7:00 - 8:30PM

Laundry Love - Team C
Wednesday, November 6 th
5:00 - 8:30PM
Kapa`a Laundromat

Veteran's Parade (Parking Use)
Saturday, November 2 nd
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Church Lawn

Veteran's Day
Monday, November 11 th
Church office closed

KIA Thanksgiving Service
Thursday, November 28 th
10:00 - 11:00AM

KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thursday, November 28 th
11:00AM - 1:00PM

Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, November 30 th
9:00AM - 2PM
All Saints' Campus

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 - 12:00PM
Under the big tree

Monday Crew
Every Monday, 8:00AM
Church Office
Laundry Love
1 st & 3 rd Wednesday, 5:00PM
Kapa`a Laundromat

McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
Every Wednesday, 6:00PM

Daughters of the King
2 nd & 4 th Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00PM
Memorial Hall

Choir Practice
Every Thursday, 6:00PM
Choir Room
American Guild of Organists, Hawai`i Chapter:
" The Committee Was Impressed"
Congratulations, Hank Curtis!
On September 30 th , Hank Curtis, Director of Music Ministries at All Saints’, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the American Guild of Organists (AGO, Hawai`i Chapter). This scholarship will be applied to the cost of continuing education, specifically geared to organ playing, that Hank is receiving prior to the arrival of the Rosales organ in February 2020.

Since September 9 th , eminent organist Katherine Crozier, Dean of the Hawai`i Chapter of AGO, has been traveling from Oahu to coach Hank in the finer points of organ playing. Katherine’s instruction was made possible by a grant from the Henry Digby Sloggett Memorial Fund . The scholarship from the AGO is a very welcome supplement to the Sloggett grant, and it is also a testament to Hank’s musical expertise.

As part of the scholarship application, Hank provided music scores and recordings of two of his original sacred compositions, “At Jesus’ Name” and “Jesus is King.” The recordings were made in a cathedral in San Diego, with Hank as organist and conductor, accompanied by classical guitar, soprano soloist, and choir. The choir was Hank’s choir at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Carlsbad, California (North County San Diego) where Hank served as Music Director and organist from 1983-1989. Yes, Hank has over 36 years of experience playing the organ! 

Hank’s music scores and recordings were well received by the AGO review board:
The Committee was impressed by the articulation, legato, and clear entrance on each verse of the pieces. The harmony of the compositions and introductions were powerful, gripping, and easy to follow. (Elizabeth K. L. Wong, AGO-HC Scholarship Committee)
Hank’s goal is to continue working with Katherine in order to further his skill and knowledge of the “King of Instruments.” He looks forward to putting those skills to the Glory of God on the new Rosales organ in 2020. Hank wishes to thank all those who assisted him in the application process, especially Morris Wise for his endorsement and Katherine Crozier, whom he raves about as “a wonderful teacher!”

Hank graciously shared an audio of his composition entitled “ At Jesus’ Name ” with your Epistle staff and that served as the focal point for a slideshow highlighting the art and the artist.

To hear Hank's “ At Jesus’ Name " and see the slideshow, please follow the video link below.
An Easy Way to Make Contributions
Cami Pascua has created a Go Fund Me page to help raise the remaining $50,000 needed for our Pipe Organ Restoration project. Go Fund Me provides an easy way to raise funds from a large audience (crowdfunding). It can be shared on social media or through email to reach all your friends and family who might be interested in contributing. Simply go to gofundme.com and type "Kauai Pipe Organ" in the search window. The fundraiser will open and you can use a credit card or PayPal to make a contribution. The fundraiser has raised $300 since Cami set it up. Your contributions can be made anonymously. Check it out and tell your friends!
Chris Wataya Steps Up to Help Get People to Church

One of the expectations for Episcopalians is church attendance. Despite our best efforts, we can’t always make it to Sunday services. Chris Wataya has chosen to help make that a little easier. Chris is willing to come to your home (Wailua/Kapa`a area only) and give you a ride to and from the 8:00AM or 9:30AM Sunday service. You can call Chris at 808-652-0230 if you need a lift.

Mahalo nui loa, Chris!

Editor's Note: I know of other parishioners who have expressed an interest in supporting Chris in this ministry. If you want to help out please contact your  Epistle  at news@allsaintskauai.org
All Saints’ Is Looking For Someone To Care For Infants and Toddlers During Sunday Morning Services
Recently the Vestry approved hiring an individual to provide childcare for our youngest parishioners in the nursery during our Sunday services. The hours would be 7:45AM - 10:45AM in Memorial Hall. Compensation will be $50 per Sunda y. The actual time with children would be from the beginning of each service until the Passing of the Peace (as described in the weekly service bulletin). If you or anyone you know is interested in the position, please contact Cami at 808-822-4267 or church@allsaintskauai.org .
  A Service of the All Saints' `Ohana
From time-to-time certain items like furniture, appliances, or other items of value become surplus and we need to repurpose them but we don't have the time, knowledge, or energy to do that work. Fortunately, the All Saints' Virtual Swap Meet is here to help. If you have items you would like to see in a new home or if you need items to repurpose, turn to your Epistle and we will publicize your need. As items are requested from, or contributed to, the Virtual Swap Meet , we will keep you informed.

Please contact us at news@allsaintskauai.org .

This week's entries are displayed below.
Asking For Picnic Table/Bench Donation
All Saints' needs two picnic table/benches similar to the existing ones by the lanai under the big tree by the Gym. If you have benches you'd like to donate, contact Cami at 808-822-4267 or church@allsaintskauai.org .
During the month of October, the Search Committee reviewed the candidates' documents and did video interviews and reference checks on the candidates that applied to become the new Rector of our Parish. With discernment, conversation and discussion, the committee selected the candidates they would recommend to the Vestry.

On Sunday October 20 th , Canon Sandy and the committee met to deliver the Presentation of the Candidates to the Vestry. The Search Committee presented to the Vestry their observations and feelings that supported their recommendation. 

The Vestry will now begin meeting and interviewing these candidates and will decide which candidate they feel called to become our new priest. 

The Search Committee is truly grateful for the prayers given and the respect for confidentiality that you provided through this process. We now wish to modify two very important requests:  first that you hold the Vestry, the candidates, and their families in your prayers, and second that you all continue to be supportive and trustful of the Vestry as they now begin their discernment to call our new Rector. 

We, the Search Committee, thank you all for the trust you have given us and as we feel the Holy Spirit with us, are very excited about the next Rector of All Saints' Church and Preschool. 
Gracious God, we pray for the All Saints' `Ohana at this time of transition. Help us to navigate these coming months in a spirit of hope and love. Bless us with open ears and open hearts and guide the search for our new rector. Amen.

Adapted from St. Annes' Episcopal Church, De Pere, WI

If you have any questions or comments for the Search Committee, please contact them by clicking  HERE .

All Saints’ Search Committee

  • Linda Crocker
  • Collin Darrell 
  • Victor Punua Jr. 
  • Diane Sato
  • Vikki Secretario
  • Curtis Shiramizu
  • Dianne Tabura
Seeking Pictures of Church Fonts
(Baptismal Fonts That Is)
Did you know that our retired clergy and their spouses are remembered and lovingly cared for by the Rev. Cn. Frank and Norma Chun? If you are retired, you know well! On top of organizing gatherings, making home and hospital visits, and sending out a retired clergy newsletter, the Chuns send out birthday greetings and other pastoral notes. The notecards change each year and feature our churches in the Diocese, whether it's their stained glass windows, bells, or crosses. For 2020, Norma came up with the idea of featuring the church fonts! If you would like to submit a photo of your church font and hopefully make it onto the 2020 card, please send your digital file to news@episcopalhawaii.org , by December 1. Happy clicking!
Mark Your Calendars
The All Saints' Annual Holiday Craft Fair takes place on Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 9:00AM - 2:00PM. It will feature over 70 booth spaces in the gym and on the lawn, with a wide range of wonderful crafts and products. Come be a part of one of Kauai`s largest and most anticipated craft fairs!
Zacchaeus: A Model for
Spiritually Motivated Giving
By Cathy Clement
  As the alumni president of my small Christian college, I worked with the vice president who was a part-time pastor.  He told me of a parishioner who came to him for counseling but spent all his time bragging about his love affairs.  When my friend finally asked the man, “How much money did you make last year?”  the man blushed. 
We have a funny relationship with money.

Speaking of how we feel about money – who has it, how they got it, what they do with it – I was inspired to view Jesus’ encounter with Zacchaeus as a model for stewardship and was surprised at the depth of the story. 
As a child, I sang “Zacchaeus Was a Wee Little Man.” That’s as far as I took the story.  Later in life as a fund-raiser I came to realize that the story has all the features of spiritually motivated philanthropy.

In development-speak, step one is prospect identification.  What’s the first thing we learn about Zacchaeus? “He wanted to see who Jesus was.” He sought out Jesus. Before he knew anything, Zacchaeus was committed to finding out. We also know that he was rich. He had the capacity to be generous.  He also had a guilty conscience.

Step two is cultivation – Jesus singles him out from the many in the crowd. “Zacchaeus, come down immediately.” In spite of the fact that the people are critical of Jesus’ paying attention to a rich sinner: “They muttered, He has gone to be the guest of a ‘sinner.’” (The Bible seems to use “air quotes.”)  

Step three – Jesus makes a proposal: “I must stay at your home today.” The use of the word “must” implies divine imperative. Then Jesus meets Zacchaeus face-to-face, not in Jesus’ “office” but on Zacchaeus’s turf.

What is Zacchaeus’s response (step four)? He welcomes Jesus gladly. And he takes action: Zacchaeus gives half of his assets to the poor and offers to pay four times the amount if he has cheated anyone – the most extreme repayment required under the law (Ex 22:1; 2 Sam 12:6).

Finally, there’s the follow-up.  As an individual, Zacchaeus receives a spiritual reward.  “Today salvation has come to this house.” The community observers learn that even a rich sinner is part of the family: “This man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” Both the individual and the community are blessed by spiritually motivated giving.
Cathy Clement is the retired Director of Philanthropy at Five Acres, a child-abuse prevention, treatment and education center in Altadena, California. She is a member of All Saints' Church, Pasadena, and the president of the TENS board of directors.

A Case for Slowing Down
Posted October 29, 2019
A few weeks ago I spent a week at a  writing workshop  with author, Robert Benson. Between writing prompts, stories on the craft of writing, the importance of making time to write, and listening to beautiful sentences from other authors, one sentence above all has stayed with me. In describing how to become a better writer, Robert shared a series of tips and tricks. Of course, there was the usual advice to read as much as you can and surround yourself with words and books. But he also shared this advice:  Do not ever hurry again; walk slowly so you don’t miss sounds; observe the world. 
Never hurry anywhere. 

Never hurry anywhere. 

This is why I love to  walk . To move only as fast as my two feet will take me. When I walk I leave my phone at home and take only what I need: water and house keys. My hands are free to push the stroller with the kids. My eyes and ears are open to hear and see the beauty of God’s creation in front of me. My body alert to the breeze, the smell of freshly fallen leaves, and smoke from a fireplace. Walking slows me down and invites me to a non-hurried existence. A chance to breathe deeply. When I walk slowly with my children we can sit and stare at the caterpillar crossing the street and laugh as squirrels chase each other up and down trees. Never hurrying means we can say hello to our neighbors and ask them, “How are you?” And take the time to listen to their answers. 
Walking is one way that I’m learning to slow down. It’s a small start, but it’s a start. And one I’m delighted to learn from every time I put one foot in front of the other. If I can keep practicing slow walking, perhaps I can learn to never hurry in other aspects of my life. 
In this changing of seasons right now, take some time to go outside and walk. Slow down. Listen. Wait. Open your eyes and ears. Breathe deeply. Be inspired by what you see and experience.      
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  or follow her work on  Facebook .
November 3, 2019
All Saints’ Day, celebrated November 1 or the nearest Sunday afterward, is characterized by the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) as a Principal Feast, “taking precedence over any other day or observance” ( BCP,  15). The day is set aside to remember and commend the saints of God, especially those who are not recognized at other points in the church year.

According to Holy Women, Holy Men, in the tenth century, it became customary to recognize on a single day “that vast body of the faithful who, though no less members of the company of the redeemed, are unknown in the wider fellowship of the Church” ( Holy Women, Holy Men , 664). Over time, the day became associated with special remembrances of an individual’s family and friends.

While several churches abandoned the commemoration during the Reformation, the Feast of All Saints was retained on the Anglican liturgical calendar. All Saints’ Day began to assume the role of general commemoration of the dead: all Christians, past and present; all saints, known and unknown.

Because of the day’s association with the remembrance for the dead, many churches publish a necrology. This reading of the names of the congregation’s faithful departed may include prayers on their behalf. Such prayers are appropriate, as the Catechism reminds us, “because we still hold [our departed] in our love, and because we trust that in God’s presence those who have chosen to serve him will grow in his love, until they see him as he is” ( BCP,  862).

The day is often characterized by joyful hymns, including such favorites as “For All the Saints,” “Who Are These Like Stars Appearing,” and “I Sing a Song of the Saints of God.” These hymns share motifs of rest, fellowship, and continued, joyful service to God—salient indeed on this day, as we remember “those of dazzling brightness, those in God’s own truth arrayed, clad in robes of purest whiteness, robes whose luster ne’er shall fade”!

Collect for All Saints’ Day

Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

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With Nationals’ World Series Victory, Washington National Cathedral Wins Bet

By Egan Millard
Published October 31, 2019
[Episcopal News Service] The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson, dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Texas, did some dressing up on Halloween – but it wasn’t the costume he’d been hoping to wear. That’s because he lost the World Series bet he made with his counterpart at Washington National Cathedral when the Washington Nationals  beat the Houston Astros on Oct. 30  to win the World Series.

According to  the terms of the wager Thompson made  with the Very Rev. Randy Hollerith, dean of the National Cathedral, whoever’s home team loses the World Series has to wear the winning team’s colors during a Sunday service. So, in a video posted on Oct. 31, Thompson took off his blue-and-orange Astros stole and modeled the Nationals-red one he’ll wear on Sunday.

“It was a spectacular and hard-fought seven-game World Series,” Thompson said, “and unbelievably, it did not turn out as we in Houston and at Christ Church Cathedral had hoped.”
With an expression of anguish on his face, he spoke the words he never expected would leave his lips: “Go Nationals.”

The National Cathedral, meanwhile, was going all out in its celebration of the home team, projecting the Nationals logo onto the façade, inviting mascots up to the pulpit and ringing the bells for a full hour.

But of course, at the end of the day, it wasn’t a real rivalry at all. Instead, as Thompson said, it was “a friendly wager … that demonstrated to the world how friends can disagree with respect and in love.”

“We don’t give thanks for winning a ball game," the National Cathedral tweeted . “We give thanks for the Nationals bringing joy and unity to a city in desperate need of both.”

Christ Church Cathedral tweeted, " What a game, and what a series! 

While the Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals MLB World Series didn’t go the way we hoped here at Christ Church Cathedral, we still have so much to be thankful for. Dean Barkley Thompson’s wager with Dean Randy Hollerith and the Washington National Cathedral has demonstrated how friends can disagree with respect and love. We couldn’t have asked for more fun and gracious opponents. 

And now.... go Nats?!?  #wscathedralchallenge   #cccathedraltx "

To witness The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson fulfilling the obligations of the bet, please follow the video link below.

Saimin and Juice

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.
Go Outside and Play!!
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 .
If any ministry has an unmet need, reach out to put it on the All Saints' Wish List and it will be published in the Epistle . Contact Bill Caldwell at news@allsaintskauai.org .

For more information go to Laundry Love Kaua`i or contact Geoff Shields at gshields2334@gmail.com or 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.

All Saints' Eucharistic Visitors are available each Sunday (pending availability) to bring Communion to those who are sick or shut-in. Requests for a Eucharistic visitation can be made by calling the Church Office at (808) 822-4267 or emailing homecommunion@allsaintskauai.org .