Volume 5, Issue 39
October 2, 2020
THIS SUNDAY: October 4, 2020
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

ON-SITE CHURCH SERVICES
with COMMUNION

8:00AM
Chris Neumann (EM)*
Bob Terao (U)
Dee Grigsby (AG)
Muriel Jackson (PP)

9:30AM
Mary Margaret Smith (EM)
Linda Crocker (U)
Muriel Jackson (LR)
Jan Hashizume (AG)
Nelson Secretario, Mabel Antonio (HP)
Carolyn Morinishi (DM)

* EM - Eucharistic Minister; U - Usher; LR - Lay Reader; AG - Altar Guild; HP - Healing Prayers; DM - Digital Ministry
UPCOMING EVENTS
ON-SITE CHURCH SERVICES WITH COMMUNION
8:00AM and 9:30AM
Sanctuary and Side Lanai

Aloha Hour
Every Sunday
10:45AM - 12:00PM
Side Lanai and Tent

Monday Crew
Every Monday
8:00AM
Church Office

Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 4th
9:00 - 9:30AM
and
10:30 - 11:00AM
Labyrinth

ADULT FORMATION SERIES:
"The Book of Common Prayer for All It's Worth"
Tuesday, October 6th
"Praying the Daily Office & the Daily Office Lectionary"
6:30 - 8:00PM
Zoom meeting
Those who are interested in the Adult Formation Class may contact Cami at Cami@allsaintskauai.org for login information.

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

Online Communication Workshop
Saturday, October 17th
and
Saturday, November 14th
8:30AM - 12:30PM
Church
RECURRING EVENTS
ALL RECURRING EVENTS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Sunday School
Every Sunday, 9:30 - 10:15AM
Memorial Hall

Laundry Love
1st & 3rd Wednesday, 5:00PM
Kapa`a Laundromat
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
Every Wednesday, 6:00PM
Church

Choir Practice
Every Thursday, 6:00PM
Choir Room
For the aged and infirm, for the widowed and orphans, and for the sick and the suffering, especially Brad, Ruth, Ron, and those we name silently or aloud, let us pray to the Lord. ​Lord, have mercy. 

For all who have died, especially 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.
The Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 4th After Each Service
Each year, the Sunday closest to St. Francis' Day is when we and other churches do their Blessing of the Animals. This year, the day happens to fall right on a Sunday (October 4th). Adhering to our pandemic safety guidelines, we will have our usual services at both 8AM and 9:30AM, then after each service Kahu Kawika will go out to the middle of the Labyrinth and receive any animals there to give them a blessing. Alternatively, you may also bring a photo of your pet to the middle of the Labyrinth and Kahu is more than happy to bless your pet in that way.
DON'T MISS OUT!
Diocese of Hawai`i Communication Workshop
Registration Deadline Extended to October 5th
An old Episcopal grandmother finally decided to read the Bible. She purchased a large-print edition and read it cover-to-cover. When she finished, she pulled the rector aside at coffee hour and confided, “I really enjoyed reading the Bible, but I was surprised how much it quotes the Book of Common Prayer!”
New Adult Formation Opportunity
The Book of Common Prayer for All It's Worth
The Book of Common Prayer for All It's Worth

In addition to the Bible, our Book of Common Prayer (BCP) is the basis for our faith and practice as Episcopalians and Anglicans. Our usual exposure to it is going straight to our service of Holy Communion on Sundays, with occasional forays into other parts of the BCP on certain holidays or special occasions. However, there are many parts of the BCP designed for personal use as individuals or households. We will look at those parts of the BCP that we can use to strengthen our own individual or family faith and practice, on the first three Tuesday evenings of October from 6:30PM:

Tuesday, October 6th: Praying the Daily Office & the Daily Office Lectionary
Tuesday, October 13th: The Collects, Prayers, and Thanksgivings of the BCP
Tuesday, October 20th: An Outline of the Faith, or Catechism

We have copies of the BCP if you wish to borrow one -- just let Kahu or Cami Baldovino, our Church Office Administrator, know.

Blessings,
-Kahu Kawika+
Altar Flowers from JC's Flowers
Changes Due to COVID-19

Due to the pandemic, JC Flowers will continue to operate on a smaller scale, working from home. For those signed up to donate Altar Flowers through JC’s, payments may be made over the phone with a credit card or mailed to their home address. Dee Grigsby will also be following up with donors as it gets closer to their scheduled dates.

Please contact Dee at dgrigsby57@gmail.com or check the bottom of the monthly Duty Roster for their new information.

Mahalo!

-Cami Baldovino
Church Administrator
Hale Ho`omalu Accepts Donations
All Saints' Restarts Donation Collection
COVID-19 changed our ability to collect donations since on-site church services were canceled. Now that we are open for on-site worship, our Hale Ho`omalu donations will be collected again for delivery to this worthy program. We are grateful to our wonderful Monday Crew that takes the donations to Hale Ho`omalu each week.

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.
canned goods
All Saints’ has had a long relationship with Hale Ho`omalu, a Child and Family Service program that provides families with the tools and resources they need to create meaningful and lasting change in their lives. Over the years, our `Ohana has collected donations specific to requests provided by Hale Ho`omalu.
The Feast of St. Michael and All Angels
September 29
Every year on September 29 we celebrate the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. The Book of Revelation describes Michael as the leader of the angels in victory over the dragon (identified with Satan) and the dragon's angels. Michael is often portrayed with a sword fighting or standing over a dragon. Observance of a day in honor of Michael dates from the fifth century. The feast of St. Michael the Archangel is traditionally celebrated on Sept. 29. In the 1549 BCP the feast was expanded to include all angels. The feast of St. Michael and All Angels is one of the major feasts of the church year in the Episcopal Church.

From An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, https://episcopalchurch.org/library/glossary/michael
Angels are created spirits that are understood to be sent as messengers of God to human beings. Angels are spiritual beings of a different created order from humanity. They are "spirits in the divine service, sent to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation" (Heb 1:14). Angels are pure spirits because they do not depend on bodiliness or matter for existence. Divine interaction with people is often heralded by angels in the Bible. For example, angels announce Jesus' Incarnation (Lk 1:26-38) and nativity (Lk 2:9-15). Angels minister to Jesus after his temptation in the wilderness (Mk 1:13) and before his arrest and crucifixion (Lk 22:43). An angel rolls back the stone after Jesus' resurrection (Mt 28:2-4). Angels herald Jesus' victory over death (Mt 28:5-7; Jn 20:12-13). Angels serve God's glory and power. Angels are involved in God's judgment by separating the wicked from the righteous (Mt 13:41, 13:49). However, angels are not to be worshiped (Col 2:18).2

From An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, https://episcopalchurch.org/library/glossary/angel
Saint Michael

Michael is an archangel in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran systems of faith, he is called Saint Michael the Archangel and Saint Michael.

Michael is mentioned in the Book of Daniel. The idea that Michael was the advocate of the Jews became so prevalent that, in spite of the rabbinical prohibition against appealing to angels as intermediaries between God and his people, Michael came to occupy a certain place in the Jewish liturgy.

In the New Testament, Michael leads God's armies against Satan's forces in the Book of Revelation, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan. In the Epistle of Jude, Michael is specifically referred to as "the archangel Michael". Sanctuaries to Michael were built by Christians in the 4th century, when he was first seen as a healing angel. Over time his role became one of a protector and the leader of the army of God against the forces of evil.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Scriptural References

Hebrew Bible

Michael is mentioned three times in the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament), all in the Book of Daniel. The prophet Daniel has a vision after having undergone a period of fasting. Daniel 10:13-21 describes Daniel's vision of an angel who identifies Michael as the protector of Israelites. At Daniel 12:1, Daniel is informed that Michael will arise during the "time of the end".

New Testament
The Book of Revelation (12:7-9) describes a war in heaven in which Michael, being stronger, defeats Satan. After the conflict, Satan is thrown to earth along with the fallen angels, where he ("that ancient serpent called the devil") still tries to "lead the whole world astray".

In the Epistle of Jude 1:9, Michael is referred to as an "archangel" when he again confronts Satan.

Quran

Michael is one of the two archangels mentioned in the Quran, alongside Jibrail (Gabriel). In non-Quranic sources, such as Sahih Muslim, "Israfil" (sometimes spelled, "Israfel") is yet another Islamic 'archangel'. In the Quran, Michael is mentioned once only, in Sura 2:98: "Whoever is an enemy to God, and His angels and His messengers, and Jibrail and Mikhail! Then, God (Himself) is an enemy to the disbelievers." Some Muslims believe that the reference in Sura 11:69 is Michael, one of the three angels who visited Abraham.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Michaelmas

Michaelmas, also known as the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, the Feast of the Archangels, or the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels, is a Christian festival observed in some Western liturgical calendars on September 29.
In Christian angelology, the Archangel Michael is the greatest of all the angels and is honored for defeating Lucifer in the war in heaven.

In the fifth century, a basilica near Rome was dedicated in honor of Saint Michael the Archangel on September 30, beginning with celebrations on the eve of that day. September 29 is now kept in honor of Saint Michael and all Angels throughout some western churches. The name Michaelmas comes from a shortening of "Michael's Mass", in the same style as Christmas (Christ's Mass) and Candlemas (Candle Mass, the Mass where traditionally the candles to be used throughout the year would be blessed).

During the Middle Ages, Michaelmas was celebrated as a Holy Day of Obligation, but this tradition was abolished in the 18th century.

Because it falls near the equinox, this holy day is associated in the northern hemisphere with the beginning of autumn and the shortening of days.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Isi Langi, the son of the Reverend Deacon Viliami Langi (St. Elizabeth’s Church), died this week of the COVID-19 virus. In his early 40’s, he had been hospitalized in the ICU and was recovering. He then relapsed. Please remember Isi in your prayers, and, especially, hold in prayer his wife and children, parents, and their entire family. 

O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of your servant Isi, and grant him an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with all who mourn; that, casting all their care on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Bob+

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan 
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i

Bishop-in-Charge
The Episcopal Church in Micronesia

FROM THE EPISCOPAL CAFÉ

Stay Here

September 29, 2020


I haven’t reached the door of my daughter’s bedroom before her voice calls me back, “Stay here.” 
 
Standing next to the light switch, I reassure her, “I’m not going anywhere.” 
 
“Stay here, mama.” 
 
I flick the switch bringing darkness into the room. “I love you. I’m not going anywhere.” 
 
We do this every night. 
 
I wonder if she’s picking up on my worries about the world, or perhaps it’s due to her being away all day at kindergarten. Every night, back and forth, she wants me to stay and I assure I will. 
 
Later when I’m ready for bed, sitting in my chair with my Bible, I offer my own prayers to God, and they’re not much different than my daughter’s. 
 
“Stay here, God. Be with me. Be with our world.”  
 
I listen to the chorus of insects outside my window, I see the moon’s light, and in the stillness, I hear God’s response: I love you. I’m not going anywhere.
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.
10th Annual Desmond Tutu Peace Lecture Will Focus on Climate Justice

Posted Sep 9, 2020
[World Council of Churches] The 10th Annual Desmond Tutu Peace Lecture, titled “Climate Justice Globally: Now and for the Future,” will take place on Oct. 7 online. Featured speakers will include 23-year-old Vanessa Nakate, a climate activist from Uganda who has been leading a drive for justice related to race, media representation and climate justice; and internationally known Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

The Rev. Edwin Arrison, organizer of the peace lecture, shared his reflections on the upcoming event.

Have the two young speakers already brought an exciting energy as the lecture draws closer?

Arrison: Yes! Being able to connect with these two young people — and having them both say yes — has been very exciting. We have been able to have two full conversations with Vanessa, and her knowledge and her grace are quite phenomenal. Seeing and hearing the joy from so many people when they hear that it is Greta and Vanessa who will speak is also very rewarding, especially in this year of depressing news. Archbishop Emeritus Tutu is also very excited that the two young women will receive the baton from him to take the struggles forward.

How can the ecumenical family help the Desmond Tutu Foundation continue a legacy of uniting people in peace and in rejecting corruption?

Arrison: First, continue to pray for us. Second, register for this event and if you can, make a donation so that the work can continue unimpeded. Third, let us continue to reflect together and learn from one another, encourage and inspire each other so that the work of Christ, of the Word, of the Light may continue.

As this landmark lecture will take place toward the end of Season of Creation, do you think it will help people of faith deepen their commitment to the Earth?

Arrison: That is the hope. From the southernmost point of Africa, a word will go out to the global family to unite and to care for our mother, the Earth. In doing so, we will also bring healing to ourselves and fully embrace our interconnectedness.

EPISCOPALIANS

Adapted from an essay by Garrison Keillor
We make fun of Episcopalians for their blandness, their excessive calm, their fear of giving offense, their lack of speed and also for their secret fondness for macaroni and cheese. But nobody sings like them. If you were to ask an audience in Des Moines, a relatively Episcopalianless place, to sing along on the chorus of "Michael Row the Boat Ashore," they will look daggers at you as if you had asked them to strip to their underwear. But if you do this among Episcopalians, they'd smile and row that boat ashore and up on the beach!... And down the road!

Many Episcopalians are bred from childhood to sing in four-part harmony, a talent that comes from sitting on the lap of someone singing alto or tenor or bass and hearing the harmonic intervals by putting your little head against that person's rib cage. It's natural for Episcopalians to sing in harmony. We are too modest to be soloists, too worldly to sing in unison. When you're singing in the key of C and you slide into the A7th and D7th chords, all two hundred of you, it's an emotionally fulfilling moment. By our joining in harmony, we somehow promise that we will not forsake each other.

I do believe this, people: Episcopalians, who love to sing in four-part harmony are the sort of people you could call up when you're in deep distress. If you are dying, they will comfort you. If you are lonely, they'll talk to you. And if you are hungry, they'll give you tuna salad!
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.
KUPUNA SHOPPING ASSISTANCE MINISTRY
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.

ALL SAINTS' VIRTUAL SWAP MEET
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.

PASTORAL CARE CONTACT INFORMATION
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PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRY
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.

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

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
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.