Volume 4, Issue 11
March 15, 2019
THIS SUNDAY: March 17, 2019
Second Sunday In Lent
Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Philippians 3:17-4:1
Luke 13:31-35
Psalm 27

Cami Pascua (EM)
John Hanaoka (U)
Dee Grigsby (AG)

Mario Antonio (EM)
David Murray, Terry Moses (R)
Bara Sargent, Ginny Martin (U)
Janis Wright (AG)
Braden (A)
Nelson Secretario, Flora Rubio (HP)
Lenten Bible Study
Saturday, March 16 th
9:30 -10:30AM
Memorial Hall df

Kāhili Workshop
Sunday, March 17 th
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Memorial Hall

Laundry Love-Team C
Wednesday, March 20 th
5:00 - 8:00PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Daughters of the King
Thursday, March 28 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
BBQ Celebration
Saturday, March 30, 2019
It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 3 months since Fr. Ray and Jere Sheldon joined our `Ohana. Please join us as we celebrate them and the joy they have brought to All Saints’.

The Hospitality Ministry invites you all to a festive BBQ celebration to say "mahalo and a hui hou" to Fr. Ray and Jere as they come to the end of their 3-month stay with us.

Saturday, March 30 th
4:00PM - ??
Under the big tent on the lawn in front of Memorial Hall

A sign-up sheet for condiments, side dishes, and deserts will be available at church on Sunday. The Hospitality Ministry will provide all other food and beverages.

Donations to help cover the cost are always welcome.
One 'Ohana Team Implementing the 2017 Strategic Design Plan
One `Ohana Team,

We are getting close to Habitat's goal of completing 17 homes in Ele'ele. I think we only have four more to complete. Congratulations!

Please let Ron know if you can join the Team this Saturday. As usual, the carpool leaves All Saint's at 6:45AM, arrives at St. John's by 7:30AM to drop off lunches, and proceeds to the job site by 7:45.

Mahalo for your support.

Ron Morinishi
E-Programs Return to All Saints'
We are very pleased to announce that the technical issues that had prevented us from accessing electronic service bulletins on the All Saints' website have been resolved and e-programs are once again available each week for your convenience.
Please thank Cami for correcting this problem. Her technical expertise and willingness to get in there and solve problems are a great asset to All Saints'.

To access the E-Program each week simply go to the All Saints' website at http://www.allsaintskauai.org and click on the Download E-Programs link.
This service is sponsored by the All Saints' Environmental Stewardship Ministry and All Saints' Administration. If you have questions or comments, please contact Bill Caldwell .
Environment Network Calls on Anglicans Around the World to Use Less Plastic
Single-use plastic items such as straws, stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton swabs have a significant impact on our environment, both on land and in our seas and rivers.
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion’s Environment Network (ACEN) is encouraging Anglicans to reduce their use of plastic in Lent. Organizers hope that those taking part in the “plastic fast” will learn to use less plastic in the longer term in order to protect the earth’s environment.

The Environmental Co-ordinator for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, Canon Rachel Mash, said that that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. “Plastic is already entering into our drinking water”, she said. “Plastic clogs our rivers, leaches into our soil and is one of the greatest challenges the planet faces.”

Read the entire article here .
Acknowledging Hawaiian Culture and History
Kāhili Workshops

Please come to the next workshop on Sunday, March 17 th , from 11:00AM to 12:30PM in Memorial Hall. No experience is needed, just a willingness to help!
For more information, please contact CeCe , Ron or Carolyn .

Carolyn K Morinishi
All Saints' thanks Mike and Lyah Drake for the loan of two beautiful red kāhili, shown above. These kāhili will help us determine the right size and placement for the soon-to-be-made All Saints' kāhili.
Prayer for the Search Committee
Eternal Light, shine in our hearts.
Eternal Power, be our strength.
Eternal Wisdom, guide us as we serve you.
Eternal Goodness, you have drawn us to your heart
And united us in the Sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood. 
Now grant that with all our heart, and mind, and strength,
We all may evermore seek your face.
And finally, by your infinite love, grant us wisdom as we seek to discern Your will for this Parish of [All Saints'].
Help us to keep the needs of every member and of the greater community in our minds and hearts through every step of this discernment process.
In Jesus’ name we pray. AMEN.

Adapted from St. James' Episcopal Church, Arlington, VT.

Original 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
The Music Ministry Needs Your Help
The church sound system is in need of a laptop computer. This machine will be used to stream music for events such as Japanese Dance performances and "diva in a box" when Hank is taking a much deserved vacation from his weekly duties.

Specifically, we need an Apple MacBook laptop computer. It doesn't need to be new or fancy. All we need is a machine that has WiFi, a hard drive, and can run iTunes.

If you have an Apple laptop you would like to donate, please contact Bill Caldwel l.
What Does It Mean?
"Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” Genesis 9:13-17
A Covenant is a binding agreement that is freely entered into by two or more parties. The parties to this solemn agreement may be individuals or groups of people. They may be of equal or unequal status. A covenant also typically includes terms, oaths, and a ritual enactment (possibly a sacrifice, a meal, an exchange, or even a handshake). A covenant with God is a relationship initiated by God for salvation and responded to in faith. The old covenant was given by God to the Hebrew people. The story of this covenant is revealed in the Old Testament (see BCP, pp. 846-847). It was by covenant that the Hebrew people entered into special relationship with God and became the people of God.

The Old Testament tells many stories of God's covenant with the people of Israel. God made a covenant with Noah and his descendants that there will never again be a flood to destroy the earth. Noah serves as mediator of this covenant between God and all that lives on the earth. God's bow in the clouds was the sign of this covenant (Genesis 9: 8-17). God also made a covenant with Abraham, in which God promised Abraham that his posterity would be as numerous as the stars and that Abraham's descendants would have the promised land (Genesis 15: 1-21). God made a covenant with Moses that the people of Israel would be God's people, and God would be their God. God also promised to free them from the burdens of the Egyptians and to bring them to the land that God covenanted to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Exodus 6: 2-8). God's covenant with Moses and the people of Israel was to be lived out by them in terms of the Ten Commandments (see Exodus 20: 1-17, Exodus 34, Deuteronomy 5: 6-21).

The new covenant is the new relationship with God given by Jesus to the apostles and through them to all who believe in Jesus (see BCP, pp. 850-851). At the Last Supper, Jesus shared the cup of wine with the apostles, saying, "This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood" (Luke 22:20). We share in the new covenant as participants in Christ's life, death, and resurrection. Jesus' Summary of the Law was that we are to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind; and we are to love our neighbor as we love ourselves (Mathew 22:37-40; see BCP, p. 851). We live out our participation in the new covenant in terms of the new commandment that we love one another as Christ loved us (John 13: 34-35; see BCP, p. 851). The new covenant is a life of love that we share with Christ and with each other in Christ's name. Christian initiation takes place in terms of the baptismal covenant (BCP, pp. 304-305), which is renewed at Confirmation (BCP, pp. 416-417).

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 Exodus 14:10-15:1

The story of the Exodus is one of the most important baptismal stories in the whole Bible. In the blessing over the water, which we PRAY at every baptism, we remember that the Hebrews were liberated from bondage in Egypt through water. Exodus is also the only reading that is specifically required in the Easter Vigil because of the way God delivered Israel through the Red Sea and the pillar of fire that lit the way for God’s people. That pillar is echoed in the Easter fire, which shines in our darkness at the vigil. The Exodus event holds a seminal place in the recitation of God’s liberating action – the common thread woven throughout the vigil and the Bible itself. 

One of the most intriguing aspects of this powerful story is the way prayer has been woven through every step the Israelites took in their path to liberation. When they were afraid and even doubted, their prayer was heard by God who told them that he would not abandon them. When they were about to be overtaken by the Egyptians, their prayer for deliverance was answered. Moses was given the power to part the sea, and they crossed on dry land. Finally, when they were safe, the prophet Miriam led a prayer of rejoicing and thanksgiving with song and dancing. Each of these prayers is important to the story and to the relationship built between God and God’s people. 

In the early Church, Lent was a time for catechumens (those who were preparing to be baptized) to learn about the Christian life. The outline of the faith that they would follow was called a catechism, and we still have a similar form in our Book of Common Prayer today (pp. 845-862). In particular, our catechism describes the role of prayer in Christian life, including the seven types of prayer:

  • Adoration: We lift up our hearts and minds to God, asking nothing but to enjoy God’s presence. 
  • Praise: We praise God, not to obtain anything, but because God’s Being draws praise from us. 
  • Thanksgiving: We offer gratitude to God for all the blessings of this life, for our redemption, and for whatever draws us closer to God. 
  • Penitence: In penitence, we say we are sorry, confess our sins, and make amends and life change wherever possible. 
  • Oblation: We offer ourselves, our lives and labors, in union with Christ, for God’s purposes. 
  • Intercession: We bring before God the needs of others. 
  • Petition: We present our own needs, that God’s will may be done. 

Each of these forms of prayer will help you grow and bring you into a closer relationship with God. In fact, Scripture tells us that even when we don’t know how to pray, “the Holy Spirit will intercede for us” and teach our heart how to pray in “sighs too deep for words” (Romans 8:26).

REFLECT: Prayer is one of the essential components of walking the Way of Love. Yet, some people can find it intimidating, frustrating, or hard to practice. Which of the prayer styles from the catechism speak to you? Is there one that comes naturally?

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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.

Your Epistle will bring you a new installment of this video series each week during Lent.

Video: Life Transformed – The Way of Love in Lent - Turn
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.

We have recently learned that the Right Rev. Don Hart (third Bishop of Hawai'i, 1986-1994) is recovering from double bypass surgery this week. The surgery was successful and he is recovering well. At Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick's request, please hold him and his family in your prayers during this time.
Home Sought for Buffalo Hide Symbolizing Church’s Commitment to Indigenous Ministries

By David Paulsen
Posted Feb 22, 2019
This buffalo hide was painted by the Rev. Robert Two Bulls Jr. to replicate the design of Powhatan’s Mantle, a 400-year-old relic made from deer skins and shell beadwork. Photo: Geoffrey Smith
[Episcopal News Service] The buffalo hide once on display at the Episcopal Church Center in New York is an imposing artifact, expansive enough to encompass native culture, artistic symbolism, bonds of faith, 400 years of American history and a decade-old connection between a presiding bishop and a Hawaiian Episcopal leader.
The hide also is in need of a new home, displaced by construction to accommodate a new tenant in part of the Episcopal Church Center.

“The concern is that it not end up in a place where it would [be] forgotten,” said the Rev. Brad Hauff, The Episcopal Church’s missioner for indigenous ministries. He’s “pursuing a number of possibilities” for relocating the painted buffalo hide.

That search for a new home comes as Episcopalians mourn the January death of the Rev. Malcolm Chun , the native Hawaiian who offered the hide as a gift to then-Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in 2008, when Chun was secretary general of the Anglican Indigenous Network. Chun, whose funeral was Feb. 23, saw the hide as a symbol of the early English settlers’ colonial-era commitment to bringing Christianity to America’s native tribes, the Rev. Robert Two Bulls Jr. told Episcopal News Service.

“Malcolm … was really just a big supporter of the Jamestown Covenant,” said Two Bulls, who serves the Episcopal Church in Minnesota as missioner for the Department of Indian Work. He also is the artist who painted the buffalo hide at Chun’s request.

Chun’s vision was to replicate Powhatan’s Mantle, said to have belonged to the chief who first welcomed the Jamestown settlers in 1607 in what today is Virginia. “I think this was his way of still keeping that connection alive,” Two Bulls said.

The original Powhatan’s Mantle is on display at the University of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in England. Although it once was thought to be a cloak, it more likely was a wall hanging, according to the museum .

It was made from four deer hides sewn together and decorated with white shell beadwork depicting a human figure flanked by two animals, likely a deer and a mountain lion or wolf. The more than 30 beaded circles may represent settlements and tribes, the museum says. Powhatan may have given it as a gift for King James I, according to one theory. It later ended up in possession of the 17th-century Englishman whose collection became the founding collection of the museum.

Read the entire article here .
Dive Deep Into the History of the Last Days of Jesus
March 9 th - April 13 th
Beginning Saturday, March 9 th we will spend six weeks studying and be discussing Entering the Passion of Jesus as we seek to develop a greater understanding of the events surrounding Holy Week. If you are interested in attending the study, please sign up at church on Sunday or let Mary Margaret Smith know by email mms6210@yahoo.com or phone 821-2878. We want to make sure we have enough books for everyone.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday mornings at 9:30 in Memorial Hall.

Bar Soap and 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.
Lost and Found: Parables of Invitation and Welcome
The parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin tell how God rejoices when even one person turns his or her life around ( “repents” ) and is returned to God’s fold.

Many of the parables in Luke - which are found only in Luke - focus on these attributes of God’s salvation and our response as we appropriate these attributes into our own life and identity. For example, the stories of the lost sheep and lost coin, the prodigal son, the tax collector (contrasted with the Pharisee) and the good Samaritan together give us a sense of the universal scope of divine mercy and our own place in the world of divine Love.

Today’s parables are about a sheep that was lost and a coin that was lost, and about the shepherd who found the sheep and the woman who found the coin. Jesus tells us that the shepherd and the woman are like God who searches for us when we get lost. And we are like the sheep and the coin—not a very flattering picture of us! Neither sheep nor coins seek out God; in these stories, it is God who is the searcher for the lost ones.
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.