Volume 4, Issue 6
February 8, 2019
THIS SUNDAY: February 10, 2019
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany
Isaiah 6:1-8, [9-13]
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Luke 5:1-11
Psalm 138

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

David Murray (EM)
Mary Smith, Chris Kostka (R)
David Crocker, Linda Crocker (U)
Flora Rubio (AG)
Daileen, Paxton, Harper (A)
Vikki Secretario Flora Rubio (HP)
Parish Meeting
Sunday, February 10 th
8:45 - 9:45AM
Church with Canon Sandy
Search Profile & Process

Sunday Worship
Sunday, February 10 th

Ke Akua Youth Meeting
Sunday, February 10 th
11:00AM - Noon
Gym - Youth Room

Daughters of the King
Thursday, February 14th
7:00 - 8:00PM
Memorial Hall
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

We Need You!
We invite the All Saints' `Ohana to join us o n Sunday, Feb. 10 th from 8:45AM to 9:45AM for a question and answer session with Rev. Sandy Graham and the Search Committee. We will be discussing the Search Profile and Process and your input is critical. Please help us develop our parish profile and establish the goals and objectives of the search process.

Breakfast will be served.

Diane Sato
Prayer for the Search Committee
Almighty God, you have given your Holy Spirit to the Church to lead us into all truth: bless with the Spirit's grace and presence the members of the [All Saints’ Search Committee]. Keep them steadfast in faith and united in love, that they may seek your will, manifest your glory and prepare the way of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen. 

Modified from a prayer used for the Church of England Crown Nominations Committee on September 26 th and 27 th , 2012 as they considered the appointment of a new Archbishop of Canterbury.

Full text available here .

Mahalo nui loa to the All Saints’ Search Committee.
  • Linda Crocker
  • Collin Darrell 
  • Victor Punua Jr. 
  • Diane Sato
  • Vikki Secretario
  • Curtis Shiramizu
  • Dianne Tabura
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Hebrews 13:2
“A Wonderful Sunday Service Away From Home”

We often speak of  aloha  and  a welcoming spirit  when describing All Saints' and it is a pleasure to share a letter received by David Murray, our Sr. Warden, from recent visitor Rev. Nita Scott of Long Beach, CA. Her recent visit to All Saints' sparked her to write this heartfelt letter of thanks.
Thank you to you at All Saints' for a wonderful Sunday service away from home. I came as a visitor and received your lovely crocheted lei. A special thanks to David for giving me the lei. Your service was warm and inviting and your new interim priest Ray Sheldon gave a good sermon about Epiphany. Hank Curtis had chosen great music also. He may remember I was the one from Long Beach CA who loved Bill Evans . Such a warm outdoor reception also.  In a separate mailing I am sending a donation for your organ repair and to purchase more yarn for your welcoming lei’s.
Photo is of me serving At St Luke’s, Long Beach with my All Saints' lei.
Nita Scott
From all of us at All Saints' we send a heartfelt Mahalo.

A Hui Hou, Rev. Nita.
Equipment Now in a Handicapped Accessible Space
MEL Storage Room Before
MEL Storage Room After
Many thanks to all the folks who showed up last Saturday to help move all the medical equipment from its upstairs location to its new downstairs room in the gym. The new room was first cleaned as about 70 walkers, shower chairs, wheelchairs, etc. were moved to the gym floor. Recently donated equipment was washed and disinfected before being added to the MEL inventory. The equipment was then all put into order in the new, easily accessible room with a ground level outdoor entrance. Many thanks to David Murray, Mary Margaret Smith, Sarah Rogers, Chris Wataya, David and Linda Crocker, Janis Wright, Ray and Jere Sheldon, Ron Morinishi, CeCe Caldwell, Colin, Harper, and Paxton Darrell, and our visitor Ed, from Thunder Bay, Ontario. Both the volunteers and patrons of the Medical Equipment Loan (MEL) Ministry greatly appreciate the help in making this ministry more accessible to all.

After finishing with the MEL move, the group tackled cleaning the other south side upstairs room. The items stored in this room were relocated to provide a space for working on the kahili standards to be used in the church sanctuary. The Monday Crew followed up with more cleaning Monday morning after finishing their normal duties. Thanks to Nora Takenouchi, Wayne Nishi, John Hanaoka, Janis Wright, and Diane Sato for taking on this cleaning project.

CeCe Caldwell
Featuring Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
In Times of Conflict
O God, you have bound us together in a common life. Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Book of Common Prayer (or BCP) is the Episcopal Church’s resource for our life together. Descended from the Church of England’s text of the same name, the book is a hallmark of Anglican worship and spirituality, containing a treasure trove of prayers for groups and individuals, ceremonies, worship services (or rites), psalms, historical documents of the Church, and much more, in both contemporary and traditional language. It is the source of our Sunday worship, our daily prayers, our calendar, and our catechism, all of which point us in unity toward the worship of our loving, liberating, and life-giving God, who has “bound us together in a common life” (BCP, p. 824).

For more information and to read from the Book of Common Prayer, please visit  here .

From time to time your  Epistle  Staff will bring you words from our Book Of Common Prayer as read by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. If you have prayers or topics you would like to see, please send your suggestions to the  Epistle Staff .

Centering Prayer Starts Up on the North Shore
Over the years, Centering Prayer groups have formed throughout the Diocese at different venues including Episcopal churches, and is steadily growing. On Kaua'i, there are currently three Centering Prayer groups, and recently, a fourth has been formed.

Christ Memorial Episcopal Church is offering folks an opportunity to experience Centering Prayer twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, at 4:00PM. The gatherings are currently taking place in the Sanctuary. Christ Memorial is located at 2509 Kolo Road in Kilauea.

On the Contemplative Outreach website , it states "Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship."
March 22-24, 2019 at the Blaisdell in Honolulu
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i will be hosting a weekend of spiritual renewal, worship and fellowship, beginning Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24, 2019. 

Renewal 2019 is open to all, but space is limited, and we expect all events to fill up quickly. Limited scholarships are being made available for those that are unable to afford the cost to attend. Child care is being offered on Saturday and Sunday and can be arranged through the registration links for each day.

The full agenda is available here.
The Diocese wants to encourage as many people as possible to attend Renewal 2019 with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, March 22-24, 2019, so the Diocese will cover the inter-island airfare for all neighbor island clergy and up to 15 lay members from our congregation. You should register with Chris Wataya in the Church Office as soon as possible to reserve your airfare. Please contact her for all details concerning this offer from the Diocese.

Event registration and hotel reservations should be made as soon as possible by individuals interested in attending. These are not made by Chris; she is responsible only for sending in the names to the Diocesan Office of people interested in having their airfare covered by the Diocese.
Hawaiian-Language Book of Common Prayer and Na 'Euanelio Hemolele
The Office of the Bishop has made available two Hawaiian-language books to enhance your worship experience. Both books make exquisite gifts: 

  • Cloth-bound in red with gold foil stamping, the attractive Hawaiian-Language Book of Common Prayer contains over 400 pages of translated biblical scripture, liturgical prayers, and orders service, including King Kamehameha IV's Preface. King Kamehameha IV translated the Book of Common Prayer into Hawaiian language as an act of personal piety and Christian devotion. His translation remains a milestone in Hawaiian literature and a valuable resource for anyone studying the language. This limited edition reprint of the prayer book was issued by the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i to celebrate its sesquicentennial that took place in 2012.

  • Na 'Euanelio Hemolele, is a lectionary-size book containing the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, in the Hawaiian-language, complete with diacritical marks. The book was a project of the Rev. Cn. Malcolm Naea Chun, 20 years in the making, and whose publication was funded by the Diocese's Commission on Native Hawaiian Ministry. The book was originally released in 2003, and is bound in white hard-cover with gold foil stamping. 

The books are $30.00 each with a special $50 discounted price if purchased as a set. Shipping costs vary, but arrangements can be made for pick-up at the Office of the Bishop. Please contact Rae Costa at rcosta@episcopalhawaii.org, to arrange a time. We do offer U.S. Mainland shipping but no international shipping at this time. 
Statement on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

Posted Feb 1, 2019
[Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations] On Feb. 1, the U.S. government announced it will suspend its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The INF Treaty was signed more than 30 years ago, and it is the only remaining arms control agreement from the Cold War. The administration’s decision begins the process of withdrawing from the treaty, to take effect in six months, unless the U.S. believes that Russia returns to compliance during this time.

The Episcopal Church opposes this development and is concerned that withdrawing from this treaty, which resulted in a reduction in nuclear stockpiles in the U.S. and Russian Federation, will erode a commitment to nuclear disarmament. While the U.S. government has raised serious concerns about Russian violations of the Treaty, we believe the cause of peace is not furthered by abandoning the agreement all together. We must continue to build upon past efforts to ensure reduction of all nuclear arms and renegotiate the agreement if needed.

Longstanding  Episcopal Church policy  recognizes the danger nuclear weapons pose and acknowledges their devastating consequences. We call for nuclear disarmament, a ban on testing, and express our hope that nuclear power will be used exclusively for  peaceful purposes. We urge the administration to work diplomatically with Russia and partners around the world to reduce proliferation of nuclear arms and not only promote, but actively engage in, multilateral disarmament.

One of the Cold War nuclear arms control treaties, the INF treaty was signed by President Reagan and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987. The agreement prohibited the United States and the Soviet Union from fielding ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles that could fly between 500 and 5500 kilometers (approximately 310 and 3,420 miles). More background about the INF Treaty from the  Council on Foreign Relations.

To learn more about the INF Treaty, please click HERE .
Around and About With Jesus
In this week's stories we enter the world of first-century Palestine with Jesus, and follow him around, perhaps a typical day or week. See what his day looks like: 

Jesus works hard. He summons a crowd of people (70 meaning “a lot of people”), trains them in ministry, and then sends them off as missionaries to other towns and cities. He knows what they need to do, and he knows what to tell them. He has prepared for their departure, and he knows how they need best to spread the news of the kingdom of God.

Jesus opens up his—and others’—horizons. He has thought about the extent of the mission that God had sent him to complete. Now he takes a huge step in commissioning others to carry out that vastly extended mission—outward to cities and towns all over their land. He puts his sense of mission into practice, as risky as it is.

He then teaches others about this salvation open to all, and about God’s world to which we all are part—even Samaritans. 

And then Jesus takes time to enjoy the company of friends, to relax. He does not neglect his own needs and his close relationships.
Registration is Open!
Camp Mokule‘ia started offering summer camp opportunities in 1947. Since then, thousands of children and youth have participated and had their lives changed as a result. At camp, children and youth can make new friends, learn new skills, become more independent, experience living in Christian community, and discover God’s abundant love.

We are already excited about our 2019 Summer Camp season! In addition to 3 weeks of camp at Camp Mokule‘ia on Oahu we are offering two weeks of camp on outer islands (one on Maui and one on the Big Island). We are expanding the activities we offer at Camp Mokule‘ia to include paddle boarding and outrigger canoeing. We are hiring 8 summer camp counselors that will be here all summer and will spend a whole week in training before campers arrive. 

We hope to see your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighborhood children, or anyone else you think would benefit from a week of fun on the North Shore at Camp Mokule‘ia in 2019! 

Registration is open so don’t hesitate to go ahead and register to secure your spot!  Download a flyer HERE .

If you have any questions about summer camp please call the camp office at (808) 637-6241or visit our website at https://www.campmokuleia.org
Project to Construct Traditional Hawaiian Standards
Artist's rendering showing possible appearance of kāhili in All Saints' Sanctuary.
Very soon All Saints' will start an exciting multicultural project to create kāhili for the Sanctuary.

We are fortunate to have the help of some special people to learn the proper methods of construction -- Kumu Michael Drake and his wife Lyah. Thank you also to Pammy Chock for helping us learn about the colors of the feathers on the kahili.

We are looking for some donations to help complete this project. If you can help with the following, it will be greatly appreciated!:
  • Soda boxes (see photo, we need about 20)
  • Dry cleaner wire hangars (we need about 150)
  • Funds (write check to "All Saints" and put "kahili fund" in the memo area)

Soon we will announce workshops so that members of the All Saints' `Ohana can help with the construction of the kāhili.

To turn in donations of these items or for more information, please contact CeCe Caldwell , Ron Morinishi , or Carolyn Morinishi . Thank you!

Carolyn K. Morinishi
Toiletries Now Available to Patrons
Laundry Love is beginning a new service for our patrons. During each session a basket of toiletries will be made available for those who drop off their laundry.

Please consider donating any small bottles or bars of soap, shampoo, creme rinse, body wash, etc. you may have collected while on vacation stays in facilities that provide them. This is another way our All Saints’ `Ohana can serve our community. Please place your donations in the basket by the front door of the church.

Mahalo nui loa,

The Laundry Love Ministry

One 'Ohana Team Implementing the 2017 Strategic Design Plan
Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 16 th for our next Habitat work day.

Ron Morinishi

Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Deodorant
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.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

Please submit your story ideas to the Epistle Staff at epistle@allsaintskauai.org.