Volume 4, Issue 35
August 30, 2019
THIS SUNDAY: September 1, 2019
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Chris Neumann (EM)
John Hanaoka (U)
Dee Grigsby (AG)

Mario Antonio (EM)
David Murray, Terry Moses (R)
David Crocker, Susan Hollar (U)
Janis Wright (AG)
Raiden, Harper (A)
Vikki Secretario, Nelson Secretario (HP)
Labor Day Celebration
Sunday, September 1 st
11:00AM - 1:00PM
under the big tree

Invite - Welcome - Connect Conference
Saturday, August 31 st
8:30AM - 4:00PM
Hilton Garden Inn

Animal Balance Spay and Neuter Clinic
Friday, September 6 th - Saturday, September 14 th
All Day
Memorial Hall

Kealia Beach Cleanup
Sunday, September 8 th
~11:15AM depart All Saints'
South End Kealia Beach
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
All Saints' Will Use Trial Litergy in September
Dear Friends,

Several weeks ago, Bishop Fitzpatrick sent an e-mail to all the congregations of the diocese asking them to pick a month between August and December to use a trial liturgy, and then send feedback to the Diocese about the experience. We will be using a trial liturgy starting this Sunday and continue using it through the end of September. For some, this may be a new experience; others will have already experienced new liturgies and the changes our church went through in the transition from the 1928 to the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. And since 1979, more and more liturgies within our church and throughout the Anglican Communion, not to mention sources for songs and hymns, have become easily available. In the end, each diocese will have its own guidelines for liturgy and each congregation will continue with its own traditions and welcome new ones over time. 

The changes you will experience in September are not drastic . The recipe for our Sunday morning breakfast will still be the same---a two course meal we describe as word and sacrament , including the ingredients of scripture, sermon, prayer, confession, bread and wine and, at 9:30AM, songs sprinkled throughout. The usual ingredients already change each week and season of the church year with different readings and hymns and forms for the prayers of the people and the Eucharistic Prayer.

The changes will include what you hear--- "Hear what the Spirit is saying to God's people" instead of "The Word of the Lord" after each reading, for example,   and what you say---there will be a different confession and post-communion prayer. We will be using a contemporary form of the Lord's Prayer and I will be reading a different Eucharistic Prayer which will require my practicing how to pronounce some names (Lili'uokalini) and places (Moloka'i)! For those attending the 9:30AM service, there will be a hymn of praise instead of the Gloria and a communion hymn for all to sing. On page 6 of your parish profile it says under Worship that one of the goals is to learn new songs, and you will!

All this will require all of us to pay closer attention to our beloved liturgy which sometimes, frankly, can become routine. New words and new expressions can touch our minds and hearts and stir our spirits with new insights.

As one who loves planning and leading liturgy, I am looking forward to my final month with you as we use this trial liturgy. This Sunday, I will be connecting Labor Day to the theme of liturgy

Unless you're out of town or, I guess I should say, "off the island" this holiday weekend, I'll see you on Sunday!

-Fr. John
BBQ and Special Pot Luck This Sunday
Party, Party, Party!
Don't forget our Labor Day BBQ taking place after the 9:30AM service on Sunday.

We'll be celebrating this Sunday with a BBQ and special pot luck. This is a great opportunity to celebrate Labor Day and the "official" end of Summer with your church family. 
The Hospitality Ministry will sponsor the BBQ and we will have absolutely the BEST chefs on duty to grill the food!

As usual donations of all types - cash, food or beverages - are graciously and gratefully accepted!

Food? Just bring your favorite dish. This crowd will eat whatever!

Beverage? Just bring your favorite beverage. Some of this crowd will drink whatever!


Love you all and look forward to a wonderful celebration! Blessings and warmest aloha.

-David Murray
for the Hospitality Ministry
Another Great Day Spent in Service to Others
(And Having a Lot of Fun)
Another new home build for our dedicated "One `Ohana" team members ( Mabel Wayne Carolyn , David, Fay & Alfonso) at the monthly Habitat for Humanity workday in Anahola. We worked with the same great homeowners from last month. Thank you Fay,  Mabel  and  Wayne  for lunch. Was so 'ono!!!

- Ron Morinishi
Ke Akua Youth Invite You to Enjoy a Night Out
Saturday, 9/21/19: A Dog’s Way Home and What Men Want

Saturday, 10/5/19 Aladdin and Avengers: End Game
We need your help. Please consider volunteering in support of our keiki. Supporters and parents, please let Cami know if you are able to volunteer at the food stand, kitchen, or donate supplies.

Setup is at 4:00PM.

Kitchen crew arrives by 3:00PM to start cooking.

Items needed:
Drinks, ice, coolers, food to sell, plates/bowls, napkins, utensils, coffee, creamer/sugar, cocoa, whipped cream
The next triennial Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20) will be taking place at Howard University in Washington, D.C., July 7-11, 2020. 

There are plans for the Hawai`i delegation to participate in mission and community service in the area for a few days following the event. More information will be coming out in the fall, and applications will be accepted at that time. 

The delegation is limited to 24 high school youth plus chaperones, and we anticipate that this EYE event will be more costly than in previous years due to logistics.
2019 Japanese Convocation & Youth Leadership Camp
The All Saints' `Ohana are represented above by Daileen Barton, Cami Pascua, and Carolyn Morinishi.
[August 5, 2019] This past summer, the Diocese of Hawai`i was well represented at two of the Episcopal Church’s Asiamerica Ministries (EAM) events. The Japanese Convocation (JCON) was held July 11-14, 2019, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Seattle, WA, followed by the first EAM Youth & Young Adult Leadership Training Camp held at the St. Columba Retreat Center in Inverness, CA, July 26-28, 2019.

Representing the Diocese of Hawai`i at JCON was the Rev. Malcolm Keleawe Hee, accompanied by his wife Faye, and members from Good Samaritan: Deb Nishihira, Gavin Nishihira and Lori Chun. This was the largest JCON gathering to date, with attendees from St. Peter's (Seattle, WA), Sei Ko Kai (San Francisco, CA), St. Mary's (Los Angeles, CA), Good Samaritan (Honolulu, HI), and Metropolitan Japanese Ministry (New York, NY).

Ron and Carolyn Morinishi have been involved with EAM Youth since 2011, as members of St. Mary's in Los Angeles. Now retired and splitting their time between Los Angeles and Kapa`a, Kaua`i (All Saints'), they were instrumental in coordinating the first EAM Youth & Young Adult Leadership Camp. To learn more, click here .
Volunteers Finish Feather Work for Second Kāhili
Your dedicated All Saints' kāhili artisans have finished the feather work for the second kāhili that will grace the All Saints' sanctuary after their blessing at our annual Holy Sovereigns Service on October 20 th . The caps and bases for the feather portions, and the skirts are the only work left for completion of the kāhili. Pictured above, Jean Nakamoto and Pammy Chock added the finishing rows of feathers to this kāhili.

Mahalo nui loa to Kumu Mike and his `ohana for teaching us and helping us create these beautiful standards that remind us of our connection to the Ali`i who brought the Episcopal Church to Hawaii.

-CeCe Caldwell
Search Committee Prayer

Our Search Committee continues their work of discernment as they consider applications for our Rector Search, please lift them up in prayer and intercede on their behalf with the following prayer:

Guide, O Lord, the work of our Search Committee, your servants Linda, Collin, Victor, Diane, Vikki, Curtis, and Dianne, that they might come to a clear and consensual decision of Your will. And that their discerned proposal, eventually forwarded to the Vestry, may glorify Your Holy Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Adapted from Church of the Good Shepherd, Hemet, CA

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
St. Michael and All Angel's ReSource for Christian Spirituality
St. Michael and All Angel's ReSource for Christian Spirituality is getting ready for another service retreat in Kalaupapa, Moloka`i, October 23-27, 2019. Along with learning about the history, culture and the people of Kalaupapa, they will also be volunteering to clean, paint, and tend to the historic buildings and grounds there. For more information, visit their website HERE or contact the Rev. Phyllis Meighen (UCC) at (808) 647-4346 or e-mail spirituality@stmichaels-kauai.org.
As you may recall, Kahu Kaleo Patterson visited All Saints in July. He spoke of the `Iolani Guild -- a society of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i -- and their mission. Kahu Kaleo is the chaplain of the `Iolani Guild. Carolyn Morinishi contacted him for more information about joining and supporting his organization.

Basically, if someone wants to join `Iolani Guild (open to all Episcopal men and women), they should just fill out the membership form ( click here ) and submit it by mail along with the annual dues, which is  $30

Taken from their website ( https://www.episcopalhawaii.org/iolani-guild.html ), here is some information about the purpose of `Iolani Guild.

`Iolani Guild is a devotional and philanthropic Society of the Episcopal Church in Hawai`i committed to: 
  1. daily personal prayer and Bible study, encouraging all members to do as much as personally able to in the Hawaiian language;
  2. regular attendance in Sunday worship in our home churches and encouraging use of the Hawaiian language in our local churches in the liturgy;
  3. personally honoring and actively encouraging the commemoration of Ali`i members and supporters of the Guild and the Diocese in our home parishes;
  4. supporting the `Iolani Guild scholarship program currently for students of native Hawaiian and other Polynesian heritage at St. Andrew’s Priory School;
  5. supporting an annually designated out-reach ministry of the Guild.

Kahu Kaleo was very happy that All Saint's is already doing a lot towards the Guild's mission!

Mahalo nui loa to Carolyn for gathering this information. David Murray is a member of the `Iolani Guild and would welcome any questions you may have about this organization.
Surprising Connection to Royalty and the Episcopal Church in Hawai`i

By Willis Moore
Aug 28, 2019
The H.M.S. Terror and Erebus were state-of-the-art naval vessels in 1845, when the Franklin expedition embarked from Britain. © Photograph by Illustrated London News, Getty

Sir John Franklin died on an expedition in northern Canada in 1847 while searching for the Northwest Passage. We only learned of the final days of the expedition recently with the discovery of one of his ships, H.M.S. Terror

Not knowing what might have happened to him, his second wife, Lady Jane Franklin, searched around the world for some word. Lady Jane came to Honolulu in 1861, and was presented an ahu'ula (Bishop Museum) by King Kamehameha IV.

She was interested in the King's "project" of bringing an English Bishop to Honolulu to found the Anglican Church in Hawai`i. The King and Emma's plan was to baptize their son, Prince Albert Edward Leopapa a Kamehameha, as the bishop's first official duty.

Lady Franklin commissioned a baptismal font for this occasion which stands today at the entrance of St Andrew's Cathedral. Next time you are there, read the plaque and inscription around the base.

By Willis Moore
...reporting to:
The Diocese of Hawai'i,
The Diocese of Eastern Oregon

To learn more about the discovery of H.M.S. Terror, please refer to this MSN article: 

Arctic shipwreck frozen in time astounds archaeologists. 

Posted August 29, 2019
For it is the God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness’, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. – 2 Corinthians 4:6
Marcus Borg describes the light of Christ as a change of consciousness, a new understanding of the world and the place of humans within it. In other words the light of Christ illuminates anew our relationship with God. What are we here for? What is important? The light of Christ shines into the darkest corners of our understanding and lights our way home to the knowledge of the glory of God.
Standing in the light of Christ is not often something we do with our heads. Instead we live out this perspective through our natural impulse to love God and one another. We might say from the point of view of our minds, “I don’t believe in God, and I certainly don’t know what to do to get closer to this elusive construct.” But our hearts already rest in God, God the living Presence who defies definition.  
Our hearts are just waiting for the rest of us to catch up. “Oh, who cares about what you think,” they tell us. “Don’t you feel awe? And don’t you feel compassion? Let the beauty of this planet catch you up in wonder. Act towards others out of love; walk with them. Let people teach you. Let your own Soul teach you. Relax into awareness. God is right here.”
The light of Christ is love. As we move into love we move into God. As you go out into the world today, remember to listen to where you are drawn through your compassion. Let Jesus Christ be alive within you, shining from your heart into the dark places of the world.

Laurie Gudim is a writer, religious iconographer, and spiritual director living in Ft. Collins, CO. To get to know her a little better visit everydaymysteries.com.
Protecting the Web of Life
All Saints’ Environmental Stewardship Ministry will celebrate Season of Creation 2019 by sponsoring two events in September. 

September 8 th - Kealia Beach Cleanup. As we did for Heavenly Hikes, we will leave the church around 11:00 - 11:30AM and carpool to Kealia. Come join us as we celebrate the Season of Creation by cleaning the beach and taking a refreshing dip in the Pacific.

September 22 nd - Electronic waste and dead battery pickup at All Saints’. 
Mother's gift package: baby lotion, shampoo, wash cloths, baby wipes

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.
Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend
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 .
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 .

Donations to purchase materials for the kāhili can be to the church office. Contact Carolyn Morinishi , Ron Morinishi or CeCe Caldwell for more information.

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 .