Volume 4, Issue 16
April 19, 2019
THIS SUNDAY: April 21, 2019
Easter Day
Acts 10:34-43
1 Corinthians 15:19-26
John 20:1-18
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

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

Dileep G. Bal, Mario Antonio (EM)
Daileen Barton, CeCe Caldwell (R)
Bara Sargent, Geoff Shields (U)
Faith Shiramizu (AG)
Daileen, Paxton, Harper (A)
For Worship Service Times, See Holy Week Schedule below

Easter Festival
Sunday, April 31 st
11:00AM - 2:00PM
Church Lawn

Daughters of the King
Thursday, April 25 th
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
All Saints' Episcopal Church
Easter 2019

Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
Posted Apr 15, 2019

“In the moments of despair, in the moments of the worst darkness, God had done something incredible. God had raised Jesus from the dead.”
Please follow the video link below to hear the Most Reverend Michael Curry’s Easter 2019 Message.
The following is the text of the Presiding Bishop’s Easter 2019 Message:

Easter 2019 Message

The Rt. Reverend Barbara Harris was the first woman ordained and consecrated a bishop in The Episcopal Church and in the Anglican Communion. In her memoir, entitled Hallelujah, Anyhow! [she] quotes an old Gospel hymn that says it this way:

Hallelujah anyhow
Never let your troubles get you down
When your troubles come your way
Hold your hands up high and say
Hallelujah anyhow!

When I get to Heaven, I want to meet one person, and her name is Mary Magdalene. Because if ever there was another Hallelujah, Anyhow sister, it was Mary Magdalene. And her life, and her example, tells us what it means to follow in the way of Jesus, in the Way of Love.

Mary Magdalene showed up when others would not. Mary Magdalene spoke up when others remained silent. Mary Magdalene stood up when others sat down.

John’s Gospel tells us that when many of the disciples fled and abandoned Jesus, Mary Magdalene stood by him at the cross. Hallelujah, Anyhow.

Against the odds, swimming against the current, Mary Magdalene was there.

John’s Gospel says in the 20th chapter, early in the morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene and some of the other women went to the tomb. Hallelujah, Anyhow.

They went to the tomb when it didn’t make any sense. They went to the tomb when the evidence was against them. Jesus was dead. They knew that. The power of the Empire had crushed the hope of love. They knew that. And they got up in the morning and went to the tomb anyhow. Hallelujah, Anyhow.

But more than that, John’s Gospel says it was dark. It was dark. That’s not just the time of day in John’s Gospel. The darkness in John is the domain of evil. In John’s Gospel when Judas leaves the Last Supper to betray Jesus, John inserts a parenthetical remark. When Judas leaves to betray him, John says, “And it was night.” The darkness is the domain of wrong, of hatred, of bigotry, of violence, the domain of sin and death and horror.

And early in the morning while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb, Hallelujah, Anyhow.

The truth is, she didn’t know that Jesus was alive. She was just doing what love does. Caring for her beloved, her Savior, her friend, in his time of death, to give him the last rites of burial. And when she got to the tomb, and the other women with them, they eventually discovered that Jesus was alive, and in the silence of the night, in the moments of despair, in the moments of the worst darkness, God had done something incredible. God had raised Jesus from the dead.

The truth is, nobody saw Jesus rise from the dead, because God had done it secretly and quietly, when nobody was looking.

When I was in high school, I learned a poem composed by James Russell Lowell. He wrote it in the 19th century, in one of the darkest periods in American history, when this country was torn asunder by the existence of chattel slavery in our midst. In this great land of freedom, there were slaves being held in bondage. And this nation literally went to war, tearing itself apart, trying to find the way to do what was right. And James Russell Lowell wrote, in the midst of this darkness, in this dark hour:

Though the cause of evil prosper, yet ‘tis truth alone and strong..

Though her portion be a scaffold, and upon the throne be wrong
Yet that scaffold sways the future, and behind the dim unknown

Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own
Hallelujah, Anyhow.

Christ is risen
The Lord is risen, indeed.

God love you, God bless you, and may God hold us all in those almighty hands of love.

The Episcopal Church invites all to virtually join the congregation of St. Paul’s/San Pablo Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Kansas for their Holy Week services. Beginning with the Maundy Thursday Eucharist and Foot Washing service on April 18, 2019, the Office of Communication will live stream Holy Week services through Easter Sunday’s Festive Eucharist. Available on both the Episcopal Church website and the Episcopal Church on Facebook page , as live streams and later on demand, these digital offerings make Holy Week worship accessible to those not attending a service or program at a local church.

Other Episcopal Churches may be live streaming their Holy Week and/or Easter services. For a list of streamed services in your area, please contact your diocesan office.
Please follow the video link below to hear the Right Reverend Robert Fitzpatrick’s Easter 2019 Message.
As I pray and ruminate about Easter 2019, I am reminded of the great hymn in Paul’s letter to the Philippians (2:5-11, below in the Common English Bible translation):

Adopt the attitude that was in Christ Jesus: Though he was in the form of God,
he did not consider being equal with God something to exploit. But he emptied himself
by taking the form of a slave
and by becoming like human beings. When he found himself in the form of a human,
he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death,
even death on a cross. Therefore, God highly honored him
and gave him a name above all names, so that at the name of Jesus everyone
in heaven, on earth, and under the earth might bow and every tongue confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Those first Christians would have understood this hymn as connecting Jesus with the images of “Wisdom” in the Old Testament and earlier Jewish literature. In the Apocrypha’s “The Wisdom of Solomon” (7:25-26), the author writes:

Wisdom is the warm breath of God’s power. She pours forth from the all-powerfulone’s pure glory. Therefore, nothing impure can enter her. She’s the brightnessthat shines forth from eternal light. She’s a mirror that flawlessly reflects God’s activity. She’s the perfect image of God’s goodness.

They also would have immediately connected it with the “suffering servant” in the Prophet Isaiah (chapters 52:13-53:12). Certainly, Isaiah 52:13-25:

Look, my servant will succeed.
He will be exalted and lifted very high.
Just as many were appalled by you,
he too appeared disfigured, inhuman, his appearance unlike that of mortals.
But he will astonish many nations.
Kings will be silenced because of him,
because they will see what they haven’t seen before; what they haven’t heard before, they will ponder.
would give meaning to the concluding verses of the hymn:
Therefore, God highly honored him
and gave him a name above all names,
so that at the name of Jesus everyone
in heaven, on earth, and under the earth might bow and every tongue confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

They would have also immediately understood the political significance of the passage. The description of one who “did not count equality with God a thing to be exploited” andas one who took “the form of a slave” would stand in contrast to Roman emperors, whowere recognized as “equal to God” and exploited this status. The self-emptying of Jesus Christ is the very antithesis of a Hellenistic ruler, and the model of avarice, greed and self-assertion of the “Great Man” in the Roman Empire.

Easter is the reminder that in Jesus Christ all the world is transformed. We –individually as believers and collectively as the Church – are changed. In those wonderful words from the Prayer Book (in Eucharistic Prayer D, page 374):

Father, you loved the world so much that in the fullness of time you sent your only Son to be our Savior. Incarnate by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, he lived as one of us, yet without sin. To the poor he proclaimed the good news of salvation; to prisoners, freedom; to the sorrowful, joy. To fulfill your purpose he gave himself up to death; and, rising from the grave, destroyed death, and made the whole creation new. And, that we might live no longer for ourselves, but for him who died and rose for us, he sent the Holy Spirit, his own first gift for those who believe, to complete his work in the world, and to bring to fulfillment the sanctification of all.

When Paul calls us to “[a]dopt the attitude that was in Christ Jesus,” he is calling us to an Easter life. We are called to a life that does not fear death, that celebrates sacrifice, that embodies humility, that speaks truth to power, and that denies triumph to greed. He calls us to life transformed.

My prayer for all of us is that we can dare to have the “attitude that was in Christ Jesus”and live into our Easter life:

O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Yours faithfully, +Bob
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan,
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
The Episcopal Church in Micronesia
The Episcopal Church Offers Digital Access to Holy Week Services
Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
Posted Apr 8, 2019
[April 8, 2019] The Episcopal Church invites all to virtually join the congregation of St. Paul’s/San Pablo Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Kansas for their Holy Week services. The Office of Communication will live stream Holy Week services through Easter Sunday’s Festive Eucharist. Available on both the Episcopal Church website and the Episcopal Church on Facebook page, as live streams and later on demand, these digital offerings make Holy Week worship accessible to those not attending a service or program at a local church.

Program offerings

April 19 – Good Friday: Live Stations of the Cross
St. Paul’s/San Pablo Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Kansas
A walk with the immigrant Jesus in the community.
7:00pm EDT | 6:00pm CDT | 5:00pm MDT | 4:00pm PDT

April 20 – Holy Saturday: @ Breakfast at St. Paul’s
St. Paul’s/San Pablo Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Kansas
9:30am EDT | 8:30am CDT | 7:30am MDT | 6:30am PDT

April 21 – Easter Sunday: Festive Holy Eucharist
St. Paul’s/San Pablo Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Kansas
12:00pm EDT | 11:00am CDT | 10:00am MDT | 9:00am PDT

People choosing to participate on the Episcopal Church Facebook page are invited to select each service’s Facebook Event option to receive a reminder shortly before the program airs. Facebook Event attendees will be able to comment and share their viewing experience with others around the world.

Facebook Event links for each service are available on both the Episcopal Church website and the Episcopal Church on Facebook page.

Services from St. Paul’s/San Pablo Episcopal Church will be bilingual in English and Spanish.

All services will be live-streamed and available on the same sites, for on-demand viewing immediately following the live streams.
What to Expect This Season
The Church gathers in darkness on the eve of Easter for the Great Vigil of Easter, to begin the celebration of the resurrection.

Traditionally, at the Easter Vigil we kindle a new fire and light the large paschal candle as a sign of new life, we sing the Easter Exsultet (“Rejoice now, heavenly hosts and choirs of angels, and let your trumpets shout Salvation for the victory of our mighty King.”), we read several lessons from Scripture that tell “the record of God’s saving deeds in history, how he saved his people in ages past,” and we often perform baptisms and confirmation. As we move from darkness to light, from chaos to order, from death to light in this beautiful service, we then celebrate the Easter Eucharist—the first since Maundy Thursday.

In this grand and powerful worship is the culmination of what the Church preaches—that Christ died and lives again, and a new creation is begun.

On Easter Day, the celebration of Easter begins and continues for what we call a “week of weeks,” which is the great Fifty Days until the day of Pentecost. The Easter celebration itself is sometimes called “the queen of feasts.” In the liturgy, we put together our grandest and most glorious ceremony as the Church dresses up for the return of her King. Our readings are words of gladness, joy, life and hope, and our Sundays become the eighth day, the sign of the New Creation already begun in us. For on Easter we exult in the fullness of life that God intended for us, and we worship with awe and gratitude the One who paid the price so that we can have that life. And so for all eight Sundays of the Easter season, we begin with the acclamation “Alleluia! Christ is risen!”

And so the Easter season begins and ends with the absence of Jesus. On Easter Day, we see only the empty tomb. “He is not here, for he has been raised,” said the angel. And from Ascension Day on, we see him no more. But he is not gone from us; he is with us and beyond us. And he has sent the third Person of the Trinitarian God, the Holy Spirit, to be with us and guide us after he left. 

The feast of Pentecost, which occurs on the fiftieth day of Easter, concludes the paschal celebration, and ends this great Week of weeks. At Pentecost, we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit to guide us after Jesus has departed from our sight and gone to God his Father in heaven. 

© 2011 By Joanna Leiserson. Published by Morehouse Education Resources, www.MorehouseEducation.org. All rights reserved. 
Many Hands Made Light Work
On Saturday, April 13 th , a group of dedicated volunteers gathered to make more than 300 palm crosses. Thanks to their efforts, everyone in attendance at last Sunday's services received a hand-made palm cross.
Mahalo nui loa to all who participated.
Procession Kicks Off Holy Week
To enjoy the celebration, please follow the video link below.
Join Us This Sunday for Fellowship and "Talk Story"
Can you believe Sunday is Easter Day? I thought we just had Christmas!

Anyway, Easter Day at All Saints' includes the best Aloha Hour on the island! A great opportunity to talk story and catch up with old friends, make new friends and just generally have a good time.

The menu is true pot-luck so, if you feel inclined, bring your favorite dish or beverage to share with your church family, friends and visitors.

Looking forward to a wonderful climax to this Holy Week. Hope to see you there!

Mau loa me ke maluhia aloha - always with loving peace.

David Murray
for the Hospitality Ministry

The Ke Akua Youth bring you a fun-filled Easter Festival. Eggs, people doing silly things... We'll have it all.

Bring an Easter Bonnet and a sense of humor.
Friendly Competition Allowed!!
Help Needed for Easter set-up
Easter prep church
Calling for volunteers to help with set up on Saturday morning - any time from 8:00AM. The earlier you get here, the earlier we can leave!

Tasks include:

  • Decorating the church;
  • Flower arrangements in front of the church;
  • Setting up tent off Memorial Hall lanai;
  • Moving chairs over to church and setting up on both sides;
  • Clean and tidy the kitchen in prep for Sunday Aloha Hour.

Don't be shy - come and help!

Hope to see you there.

David Murray
for Buildings and Grounds
Join Us for the Fun!
All Saints’ Preschool invites the All Saints’ congregation and preschool friends and families to join us for our May Day Program on May 15, 2019. It’s at 10:00AM on the All Saints’ Church Front Lawn.
For questions, please email preschool@allsaintskauai.org .
Agency on Elderly Affairs Visits All Saints’ April 27 th
On Saturday April 27, 2019 at 8:30AM an information exchange will be held in Memorial Hall organized by the Agency on Elderly Affairs. They will be speaking about all the services they provide (many of them free of charge) for our kupuna. Notable services include Grandparent counseling, Adult Day Care Services, Kupuna Care Transportation, Legal Assistance, Nutrition Services, Fitness Classes, and Meals on Wheels food home deliveries in partnership with Kaua`i Economic Opportunity.
Everyone is invited and we encourage kupuna and families who want to learn more about these services to attend.   
To learn more, visit their website: https://www.kauaiadrc.org/
"Ask and It Will Be Given to You"
Your Epistle will continue to publish the All Saints’ Wish List. As needs are identified, they will be publicized.


If you have any items to add to the Wish List, please contact  Bill Caldwell
O God of unchangeable power and light: Look favorably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred mystery; by the effectual working of your providence, carry out in tranquility the plan of salvation; let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection by him through whom all things are made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer , p. 528

Mahalo nui loa to the All Saints’ Search Committee

  • Linda Crocker
  • Collin Darrell 
  • Victor Punua Jr. 
  • Diane Sato
  • Vikki Secretario
  • Curtis Shiramizu
  • Dianne Tabura
This year's All Saints' Preschool Scholarship Fundraiser is "SUPER DUPER ZUMBATON". All donation proceeds go to qualifying families of All Saints' Preschool so their children may afford quality education and care. Preschool families have a chance to win prizes for collecting the most donations, so if you have a student you’d like to sponsor, please be sure to write their name in your donation. All preschool families and friends are welcome to join us for the Zumbathon event.  
If you would like to make a donation to the Scholarship Fund, you can visit the preschool website and donate online at http://www.allsaintskauaipreschool.org/giving.html .
Easter: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
St. Augustine said, “We are Easter people, and Alleluia is our song.” 

The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead has been central in the life and faith of the Church since the earliest times. So the celebration of Easter, the feast of the resurrection, is the center of Christian worship. 

Our Lord’s resurrection is commemorated by a day each week—Sunday; by a festival each year—Easter Day; and by an entire season—the Easter season. So each week and each year in our life of worship, we relive the Easter mystery. 

Drawing on the ancient practice of setting aside Lent as a period of study and preparation for living as a Christian disciple, we are pleased to present weekly teachings from Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent . Learn more at episcopalchurch.org/life-transformed .
READ Luke 24:1-12

Easter! What an amazing moment it must have been to be one of the women who went down to the tomb that first Easter morning. They came expecting death and sorrow. Their messiah and friend had been killed, and now the best they could hope for was to give him a proper burial. Instead, they find an empty tomb, two angelic figures proclaiming Jesus’ resurrection, and an invitation to new life. Their expectations were blown away.

This encounter with Jesus changed them so much that they were compelled to GO back to their fellow followers and proclaim the good news. Their testimony would eventually spread to every corner of the earth so that wherever we go, the love of God will meet us there.

In this journey, you have been called to engage with the mystery of death and resurrection as mirrored in the Easter Vigil. We have been called from darkness into light. From fear into joy. From sin into restoration. From death into life. Our job now is to follow the examples of those women and go into the world proclaiming the resurrection of Jesus. Let this be the season that you go and live the full gift of the resurrection.

REFLECT: Easter is not just one day. It is a season of 50 days, significantly longer than the 40 days in Lent. Our Church’s calendar is designed this way to help us remember that we are called to GO and live a life that is centered more on resurrection joy than on fear. During this Eastertide, find ways to live into the Way of Love you have walked this Lent.

The end of our Lent journey is only the beginning, as we take all the transformation we have experienced and imagined and use it to join God in healing and reconciling the world. How will you GO and tell the story of the empty tomb out loud? How have you been changed and how might you change others?

Published by the Office of Communication of The Episcopal Church, 815 Second Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017

© 2019 The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. All rights reserved.
Video Series

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.
Video: Life Transformed – The Way of Love in Lent - Go!
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.
All Saints' Scholarships Cover ALL Expenses
All Saints' Vestry encourages all youth to take advantage of this opportunity to attend the Inaugural YOUTH DAY at Camp Mokule`ia on the North Shore of O`ahu. All members of the Ke Akua Youth Group are eligible for these scholarships which will not only cover the registration but also roundtrip airfare from Lihue to Honolulu . If you are interested, contact Cami to make arrangements.

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i is excited to announce the first inaugural YOUTH DAY on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10:00AM - 5:00PM (registration begins at 9:00AM).

Youth day is for students in grades 6-12, and will feature guest speaker and worship leader, Easton Davis . Youth will enjoy a full day of worship, lunch, zipline, games, kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming in the pool! Cost is only $10. For more information, download the flyer HERE , or visit their website HERE and register today!

Instant Oatmeal (in packets), Peanut Butter, Jelly, Crackers

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.
Implementing The 2017 Strategic Design Plan
Episcopal One ‘Ohana team,

We are nearing the completion of the first phase of Habitat Homes in Ele’ele. But we have some work to do to help them get to the finish line! Sometime over the next month we will be invited to a dedication ceremony/party to hand over the keys to the new homeowners. That will be a wonderful celebration of our hard work! 

This Saturday, April 20 th , we will work only half-day, have lunch at St. Johns, and return to All Saints’ by 1:45PM. Please let me know if you can make it and if you want to carpool at 6:45AM from All Saint’s.


Ron Morinishi
Zonta Club Now Accepting Applications
Scholarships for young women graduates of high schools and for a woman returning to the work force and planning to attend KCC.

Deadline for Applications is April 30 th
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.