Volume 5, Issue 10
March 13, 2020
THIS SUNDAY: March 15, 2020
Third Sunday in Lent

Joe Adorno (EM)
Judy Saronitman (U)
Lorna Nishi (AG)

Mario Antonio(EM)
Joan Roughgarden, Linda Crocker (R)
Ginny Martin, Mary Margaret Smith (U)
Janis Wright (AG)
Raiden (A)
Vikki Secretario, Nelson Secretario (HP)
Edith Hashizume Funeral
Saturday, March 14 th
9:30AM - Visitation
10:30AM - Funeral Service
11:30AM - Reception
All Saints' Church and Campus

Lenten Bible Study
"Walking with Jesus through Holy Week"
Monday, March 16 th
6:30 - 8:00PM

Preschool Spring Break
Monday, March 16 th - Friday, March 20 th
7:15AM - 5:15PM
Sloggett Center

Laundry Love - Team B
Wednesday, March 18 th
5:00 - 8:30PM
Kapa`a Laundromat

Ministry Council Meeting
Saturday, March 21 st
9:00 - 11:00AM
Memorial Hall

IWC Meeting
Saturday, March 21 st
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Memorial Hall

One O`hana Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, March 21 st
7:30AM - Carpool from All Saints'
7:45AM - Meet at Jobsite
Holoikalapa St, Anahola

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
All Saints' Response to COVID-19
Aloha ke Akua,
I wanted to write you to clarify the parameters of our response as a church `Ohana to COVID-19, especially as it pertains to how we conduct our worship services. While we should not be unduly fearful, we should be mindful and take all reasonable precautions until we know the extent of the Coronavirus’ impact on life in our country and world. These precautions are my adaptations of those from our Bishop and from the Presiding Bishop.
  1. If you are feeling sick in any way, please stay home and monitor yourself, for the protection of others as well as yourself.
  2. Before coming to church, please take extra time to wash your hands and face, and make sure your keiki are especially vigilant in doing so.
  3. Refrain from touching your face between washes or sterilization. However, when entering the sanctuary, you may still touch the water in the Baptismal Font and make the sign of the cross on your forehead if you wish to do so (this is totally optional). As long as you make the sign on your forehead and not touch eyes, nose, or mouth, you will be fine.
  4. During the Peace and the Aloha Hour, I recommend a change of habit in that we not hug nor shake hands with each other. We can and should warmly greet each other, but do so in other ways: smile and verbally greet each other, bow with prayerful hands toward each other, give a “fist bump,” touch elbows, flash the “V Peace sign,’ etc. While this is no doubt a significant departure from how we like to express ourselves, I would rather err with an overabundance of caution for the time being. Thank you for your kokua.
  5. During Holy Communion, the Altar Group (Eucharistic Ministers, Acolytes, and myself) will cleanse our hands with Purell before administering the bread and the wine.
  6. Receive the Communion elements in the following ways:

  • Consuming the wafer and the wine separately – thus eating the wafer first and then a sip from the chalice. The Eucharistic Minister is trained to wipe off the place sipped on the chalice.
  • Consuming only the wafer and not the wine – in the Anglican tradition, receiving only the bread is as full a way of communing as taking both the bread and the wine.
  • NO AUTO-INTINCTION - that is, no one from the congregation is to take their wafer and dip it themselves into the chalice of wine. If you wish for intinction, give your wafer to the Eucharistic Minister who will then intinct it for you. While most people may be careful with not allowing their fingers to touch the wine in the chalice, some are not and especially young keiki.
  • Finally, if you do not wish for either the bread of wine, come up to the Altar Rail with arms folded across your chest – that will be sign to me that you wish for a blessing instead of receiving the communion elements.
Finally, KEEP PRAYERFUL AND PEACEFUL. We should not give into a spirit of despair or panic, but be calmly watchful and take the necessary precautions.
Thank you for reading this and taking it to heart,
Kahu Kawika+
Edith Hashizume
February 5, 1932 - January 25, 2020

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.
Long time member of All Saints' Edith Hashizume passed away on Saturday, January 25 th , 2020. A celebration of her life will be held at All Saints' on March 14 th .

9:30AM Visitation
10:30AM Funeral Service
11:30AM Reception

If anyone has photos of Edith that could be included in a collage for the funeral, please email them to: Jenanddarrenmok@gmail.com  
Leave Your Legacy
Due to the overwhelming response to All Saints' Labyrinth throughout the community, we will soon be constructing a permanent labyrinth on our grassy field, and we need your help!

Labyrinths have long been used in prayer and meditation. All Saints’ current “painted” labyrinth is already in use by many members of the community, but must constantly be re-painted.

  • The new "permanent" labyrinth will be made of grass block (lattice) pavers and will be wheelchair accessible.
  • The engraved oval "plaques" (see flyer below) will be placed at the turning points of the labyrinth, allowing participants the chance to read inspirational sayings as they walk the labyrinth.
  • There will be a wheelchair-accessible pathway constructed leading up to the entrance of the labyrinth, which will include engraved paving stones.

For more information on this project, please contact Ron Morinishi . Thank you!
Lenten Series 2020
"Walking Through Holy Week With Jesus"
Please Join Kahu Kawika Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00PM in the Rectory

  • Monday 16 March: Holy Tuesday – Jesus Cursing the Fig Tree
  • Monday 23 March: “Spy” Wednesday – Judas Agrees to Hand Over Jesus
  • Monday 30 March: Maundy Thursday – Institution of the Lord’s Supper & Jesus’ Arrest
  • Monday 6 April: Good Friday

Drinks provided
A Service of the Environmental Stewardship Ministry on behalf 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 entry is displayed below.
Asking For iPad Donation
All Saint’s is looking for the donation of an Ipad model 4 (2013) or newer. It is needed to remotely control the mixer on our church sound system. If you have one that is gathering dust in your desk drawer, please contact Ron Morinishi at (808) 482-4509 or

Habitat For Humanity Work Day
DHHL Anahola Jobsite
One `Ohana Team,

Our last workday at the Anahola site will be next Saturday, March 21. Please join us as we put the final touches on the three houses that we started last year.

For those that want to carpool, we plan on leaving All Saints' parking lot at 7:30AM. Otherwise just meet us at the job site at 7:45AM. Please let me know if you can join us, so Habitat can plan accordingly.

-Ron Morinishi
Laundry Love Kaua`i Needs You
After four years of dedicated service to Laundry Love, Chris Wataya is ready to step down from her position as dryer for Team A. The ministry is in search of a permanent replacement for Chris. The opportunity involves only 8 Wednesday evenings per year, about once every six weeks. It involves arriving around 6:00PM and finishing around 7:30PM. Please prayerfully consider if this ministry’s call to serve the needy is a way for you to answer God’s call.
In light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we, as a Diocese, should do everything we can to remain healthy and prevent the potential spread of contagions, that includes heightened hygiene practices and social distancing.

A supplemental e-news issue containing information, ideas, and alternatives for churches to consider, especially those with folk who choose to avoid gatherings and remain at home is available here .

We also include updates about events and activities in the Diocese that have been modified, postponed or cancelled.

It is important to stay informed during this time of uncertainty and breaking news. For the latest updates in the Diocese, we have created a special webpage to address all things Coronavirus-related HERE . Be sure to visit it often as news and changes are being made constantly.
  • POSTPONED: The Rev. Naim Ateek Visit, March 12-23. 2020

  • CANCELLED: St. Peterʻs Choral Concert, March 22, 2020

  • MODIFIED: Diocesan Spring Training 2020, March 28, 2020 - Event will now be online in the morning only; Godly Play session has been postponed; Spice will hold a morning online session exact time TBD; refunds will be processed for all those who paid. All interested are still able to register for the modified online workshops which are free. For those that booked flights through Sharon Billingsley, DO NOT CONTACT HAWAIIAN AIR! Sharon will handle the cancellations. Visit the event page HERE for more information and to register. (Existing registrants were emailed updates 3/10/20.)
Bishop Fitzpatrick's important update on the Coronavirus HERE  (03/06/20).

Read the Bishop's original message with important links HERE  (02/28/20).

Stay informed! Click on the links below for the latest on the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19):

Planning to vote in 2020?  Hawai`i is switching to VOTE BY MAIL (VBM), starting this year. Go to  https://olvr.hawaii.gov/  to register, confirm, or update your voter registration address.
If you did not receive an informational postcard from the Office of Elections in January, chances are you are not on the voter rolls, or have been dropped because they have been unable to deliver to the address on file. If you plan to exercise your right to vote in this extremely consequential year, check your voter registration at  https://olvr.hawaii.gov/  and make sure you get your ballot.

March 6, 2020
Our sixth Teachings by Clergy piece is by the Rev. John Hauʻoli Tomoso, Wailuku, Maui

Filioque Clause (“who proceeds from the Father   and the son ”)

Filioque Clause (“who proceeds from the Father and the son ”)

The “Filioque Clause” in the Nicene Creed, was, and still is, a controversy in the church in relation to the Holy Spirit. Filioque (in Latin pronounced as /filiˈokwe/) is a Latin term added to the original text of the Creed, attributed to the First Council of Constantinople, which convened in the year 381. In the late 6th century, some Churches in the West, namely the Latin (Roman Catholic) Rite, added the words "and from the Son" or Filioque. After the later Ecumenical Councils of Ephesus and the First Council of Nicaea, some Churches in the East (Orthodox), argued that the Filioque was then a violation, since the words were not included in the text by either the First Council of Constantinople or the First Council of Nicaea. It has been an enduring issue of great controversy between us, “The Church of the West” and “The Church of the East,” the Orthodox.

So, the clause is an addition to the original text, which says that the Holy Spirit "proceeds from the Father," “Filioque” is an addition, meaning “and the son.”  This enduring issue of great controversy comes down to the question, “From whom did the Holy Spirit proceed, the Father, or the Father and the Son?” The addition of the Filioque seems to answer this question, indicating that the Holy Spirit proceeded from the Father “and Son.” Ah, but the East did not (and still does not) see this answer as universally definitive for the Church. There was so much contention over the Filioque, that it soon became an issue, between East and West, which eventually led, among other issues, to the split between them in the year 1054. READ MORE
Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent - LEARN

March 15, 2020 – Lent 3
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 Proverbs 8:1-8; 19-21; 9:4b-6

Lent has always been the traditional time of study and growth for those who seek to follow Jesus’ way and  learn  his life and teachings. As Christians, we are invited to continue to grow in our knowledge and love of God. Remember, Episcopal tradition holds that we never really “arrive” in our journey with God.

This passage from the Book of Proverbs echoes the blessing we pray over every newly baptized Christian that the person might have an “inquiring and discerning heart” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 308). In this passage, wisdom is personified as a woman crying out for people at the crossroads of the city to hear the gift of life she offers. In the Bible, wisdom is an active and powerful force present even at the beginning of the world. She does not want anyone to be left without knowledge of God and refuses to deny God’s love to anyone who is willing to learn. However, gaining wisdom is not simply studying a book or memorizing a few facts. Wisdom goes beyond mere knowledge into action. We cannot be considered wise if we do not act in accordance with what we have learned. Wisdom demands integrity. Wisdom calls us to “lay aside immaturity, and live, and walk in the way of insight” (Proverbs 9:6).

The baptismal blessing over the water notes that “the Holy Spirit moved over the waters at creation” (Genesis 1:2). Wisdom is often equated with the Holy Spirit herself. In other words, every part of this earth is created with some element of the powerful gift of wisdom. One method for us to practice learning is to sit at the feet of Jesus, our great teacher in wisdom, and learn his way through regular meditation on the Scriptures. Through him, we can access the wisdom that fills all of creation and already lives in each one of us.

REFLECT: When we are dedicated to learning more about God’s wisdom through relationship with Jesus and with others, we open ourselves up to God’s holy word made manifest in all with whom we come in contact. How often do you spend time reading the Bible? What wisdom have you gleaned from its pages?


March 12, 2020
This Sunday, we hear two stories about thirst.
In the first reading from  Exodus 17:1-7 , the Israelites are stricken with thirst in the wilderness and complain violently to Moses, blaming God (and Moses, as God’s spokesman) for their plight. God responds by providing water from a rock that Moses strikes with his staff. In the gospel, from  John 4:5-42 , we hear a story that starts with Jesus admitting his thirst, and asking for a drink from a Samaritan woman he encounters at Jacob’s Well. This request initiates a conversation that leads to a multitude from an entire Samaritan town to believe in Jesus as Messiah. In doing so, these Samaritans thereby have their thirst quenched with living water, even as Jesus’s own people have trouble recognizing him as the fulfillment of prophecy.
The reading from Exodus this week is one of an Old Testament genre called “murmuring stories.” These are stories in which the people “murmur”—in our text, it is rendered as “quarreled,” but it seems that misses the flavor. “Murmuring against” someone is so much more suggestive of that tendency we all have to mutter just audibly enough to be heard, that passive-aggressive tactic that allows one to later deny that one has said anything at all. 
Murmuring of this type is filled with negativity, ingratitude, a simmering resentment and discontent. Here are the Israelites, freed from slavery in Egypt, moaning about how their every need isn’t being taken care of while they are traveling back to their homeland. And rather than take steps to care for each other, the people dare to blame God for their predicament, rather than remember that God is alongside them and all of us in our trials in the wilderness. 
Last week we heard the magnificent, sweeping promise of John 3:16-17

“For God so loved the world that God gave God’s only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him may not perish
but may have eternal life. 
Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world 
to condemn the world, 
but in order that the world might be saved
through him.”
In going from talking to the powerful and respected Nicodemus in the dead of the night to talking to an outcast, unnamed woman, cast aside by at least five husbands, Jesus proves that he is sent to bring his good news to the entire world, indeed, without respect to barriers of race, ethnicity, privilege, gender, or status.
And as fears of the COVID-19 pandemic spread in our own time, we hear stories right now of people hoarding supplies and in some infamous cases, refusing to self-quarantine. We see churches determined to remain beacons of faith while taking pro-active steps to keep parishioners safe. Should we cancel worship services? Should we discontinue the use of the common cup at the Eucharist?
Buried within our readings for this coming Sunday are stories that can lead us to re-examine the power of faith in each other, and the power of community to open our hearts to receive testimony to the truth, to the hope that is fed and watered by caring for one another, rather than the panic spread by rumors. What a different story it would have been in Exodus if the people had remembered how far they had come, and seen the strength that came from being molded as a people even during times of trial and searching. What a different story it would have been in John’s gospel if the woman would have shunned Jesus’s request rather than be awed and amazed by Jesus’s openness to bringing the gospel to her, and his admission that he needed something from her?
As our readings this Sunday remind us, this is also a time for us to come together—to check on our neighbors, to show consideration for those who are vulnerable, to make sure people who become ill or who are at risk are supported rather than viewed with fear or suspicion. For too long, our hearts and the hearts of those around us have been waiting to be satisfied with the water of compassion, generosity, and true community. Our witness to the love of Christ begins here.
The Rev. Leslie Scoopmire is a writer, musician, and a priest in the Diocese of Missouri. She is priest-in-charge of  St. Martin’s Episcopal Church  in Ellisville, MO. She posts daily prayers at her blog  Abiding In Hope , and collects spiritual writings and images at  Poems, Psalms, and Prayers.

‘Traveling the Way of Love’ season one guides available

Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
Posted Mar 5, 2020
A compilation of Season 1 resources for the  Traveling the Way of Love  video series from The Episcopal Church Office of Communication, is now available on The Episcopal Church  website .

Hosted by Chris Sikkema, the Office of Communication’s manager for special projects,  Traveling the Way of Love  shares stories of the ways people across The Episcopal Church practice the Way of Love with each episode highlighting one of the seven Way of Love practices: turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, and rest.

The  Traveling the Way of Love: Season 1 Guides  includes the following resources: episode guides with summaries; suggested practices; additional resources; and meditation guides for  small groups  to foster discussion and deeper thought about each episode’s lessons. Find the compilation  here .

Watch for Season 2 of Traveling the Way of Love, with guides and other curriculum resources, later this year.

Want to be notified when a new episode is released? Sign up on The Episcopal Church website  here  and  here , and on Episcopal Cinema/YouTube  here .
Episcopal Relief & Development Receives $600,000 Grant from Islamic Relief USA to Expand Work to Combat Violence Against Women and Girls in Liberia

Episcopal Relief & Development
Posted Mar 9, 2020
Episcopal Relief & Development has received a second, three-year, $600,000 grant from  Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA)  to expand a ground-breaking partnership with the humanitarian arm of the Episcopal Church of Liberia (ECL-RD) to combat gender-based violence in  Liberia . This program, which equips faith and community leaders to transform harmful cultural and religious attitudes towards women, is also supported by a grant from the  UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women , The Laura Ellen & Robert Muglia Family Foundation, and other generous donations.

Liberia is considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world for women and children. More than 50% of Liberians live in poverty and the country has some of the highest rates globally of violence against women and girls. Violence takes many forms, including female genital cutting, child marriage and economic violence such as the denial of education. According to the United Nations, 39% of women experience physical or sexual intimate partner violence at least once in their lifetime. Faith and community leaders play a critical role in helping shape positive cultural views on gender equality.

“Women have been crucial in peacebuilding and development in Liberia, and this International Women’s Day we celebrate their economic, cultural and political achievements,” said Chiseche Mibenge, Director of Gender Initiatives for Episcopal Relief & Development. “Islamic Relief USA’s generous support for ECL-RD’s work with faith leaders to attain gender equality is an affirmation of Liberian women’s dignity and the transformative impact that the program has had on communities.”

Launched in 2015, the initial phase of the project worked to engage faith leaders in two counties, developing a gender-based violence prevention toolkit and training 84 Christian and Muslim faith leaders to speak out against violence against women and girls in their communities. The program also equipped faith leaders to more effectively support survivors of violence. Through trainings and organized events, this core group of leaders then reached out to 679 imams and priests. This second phase of the project, Scaling Up Faith Leaders Engagement to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG Liberia), continues the work in the initial two counties, and expands to two additional ones in order to train and equip 237 faith leaders and 360 youth leaders across 54 townships. The overall goal of VAWG Liberia is for over 28,000 women and girls to experience less intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence, and to have increased access to support services.
“Islamic Relief USA’s partnership in this program has been instrumental in shifting harmful attitudes and behaviors towards women and girls,” said Annette Musu Kiawu, the National Director for Episcopal Church of Liberia Relief & Development. “They have inspired a spirit of reconciliation in our multi-faith society and helped us to recognize the value of engaging both Christian and Muslim faith leaders to transform communities.

“Islamic Relief USA is proud of its partnership with Episcopal Relief & Development that has focused on tackling one of the most pressing issues impacting women and girls in Liberia,” said Sharif Aly, CEO of Islamic Relief USA. “Through a comprehensive, faith grounded approach, we have been able to build trust throughout communities and make significant progress towards combating gender-based violence in an oftentimes highly volatile environment.”

To learn more about Episcopal Relief & Development’s work to empower and promote the rights of women in Liberia, visit  www.episcopalrelief.org .

For over 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working together with supporters and partners for lasting change around the world. Each year the organization facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for more than 3 million people struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25, Episcopal Relief & Development leverages the expertise and resources of Anglican and other partners to deliver measurable and sustainable change in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate.
Toiletries: bar soap/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.
Family Worship Sunday
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 .
Go to allsaintskauai.org, the last time under "Worship Services" is "Download E-Programs". Click on that link to download the current service bulletin.

If you need a ride to and from church call Chris Wataya at 808-652-0230.

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 .