Volume 3, Issue 10 (Holy Week Edition)
March 29, 2018
The love of God is stronger than anything else
Filmed on Palm Sunday during his visit to the Holy Land, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry delivered his Easter 2018 Message while standing outside of St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem.

“Hatred does not have the last word,” the Presiding Bishop said. “Violence does not have the last word. Bigotry does not have the last word. Sin, evil do not have the last word. The last word is God, and God is love.”

The Presiding Bishop is traveling in the Holy Land during Holy Week. To follow his journey in the Holy Land, click here.
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. And don't forget the egg hunts and games!

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.

Mahalo and Happy Easter!

The Hospitality Committee
Aloha "Baby Shower" Hour on April 8th
Please join us after the 9:30AM service on Sunday, April 8th, in showering parents-to-be Maricel and Kiley Wakuta, who are expecting a baby boy, with our love!

Maricel and Kiley are still in need of essentials such as diapers, diaper cloths, and wipes, as well as clothes for the 6-12 month age range, or anything else you think they may need. They are also registered at amazon.com.

Please come to enjoy cake and conversation and to help them get ready to welcome their first child!

Any questions? Please contact Erin Newman or David Murray.
Starting April 8th, 2018, the early service on Sunday (currently at 7:00AM), will begin at 8:00AM. 

The later start time will position the early service to better serve a greater number of our ‘Ohana and visitors and potentially grow the service’s attendance in the long run. In the interest of safety, it will allow attendees to commute to church throughout the year during daylight hours. During the sabbatical period, the later start will best accommodate Rev. Mary’s schedule. This change will be in effect through the end of the year (2018).
Rev. Ryan plans to hike "The Camino" during his sabbatical
On Sunday, April 15th, Reverend Ryan will begin his 31 day journey on the famed pilgrimage route, The Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James).

The "French Way" of the Camino runs from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port on the French side of the Pyrenees to Roncesvalles on the Spanish side and then another 780km on to Santiago de Compostela through the major cities of Pamplona, Logroño, Burgos and León in Spain. The total route is approximately 500 miles.

Rev. Ryan plans to share pictures, videos, and stories of his journey on his personal website. To follow his journey, click on the button below.
Want to learn more about "The Camino"? This 3-minute video below gives a great overview of the The Way of St. James.
April 1st: Jesus' is Alive!
John 20: After Jesus’ burial in the tomb, Mary Magdalene goes to the tomb, sees the stone rolled away, and runs to Peter and “the other disciple whom Jesus loved” (presumably John himself). Mary tells them that Jesus has been taken out of the tomb.

Peter and the other disciple hurry to the tomb and find it empty, except for the burial cloths, and return home.

Mary stays outside the tomb crying, when two angels meet her. Then she sees Jesus, whom she does not recognize at first. He is evidently different in resurrection, and tells her to tell the disciples that he is ascending to the Father, to God.

With the resurrection, Jesus’ spirit now unites us to him and to each other as brothers and sisters. Thus we are sent out to proclaim this Good News. The Word became flesh in this world so that everyone who receives him will be given power to become “children of God” ( John 1:12). And now we are!

For Christians, life begins here—resurrection life. We died with Jesus, and we are raised with him. He came from heaven—the divine realm—to be with us and to bring us to heaven with him. And so now, the time has come.

If we have followed Christ’s journey— his life and his message—we still follow him, but now we follow him as he goes “to the Father.”

If we have trusted in him as God’s Son and in his word, then we can now rejoice in this “day of resurrection” for Jesus Christ and, through him, for all of us. He brought resurrection to us, and we can now join with him.

And so, at Easter, we can now say “Alleluia!”
Photos from Palm Sunday and Holy Week
Photos courtesy of Bill Caldwell and Ryan Newman