Volume 4, Issue 17
April 26, 2019
THIS SUNDAY: April 28, 2019
Second Sunday of Easter
Acts 5:27-32
Revelation 1:4-8
John 20:19-31
Psalm 150

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

David Murray (EM)
Mary Margaret Smith, David Crocker (R)
Mary Margaret Smith, Ginny Martin (U)
Jan Hashizume (AG)
Joshua, Raiden (A)
Nelson & Vikki Secretario (HP)
Ke Akua Youth Group Bible Study
Sunday, April 28 th
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Youth Room

Laundry Love - Team C
Wednesday, May 1 st
5:00 - 8:00PM
Kapaa Laundromat

All Saints' Preschool Fundraiser
Saturday, May 4 th
3:00 - 5:00PM
Sloggett Center
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

Choir Practice
Every Thursday, 6:00PM
Choir Room

Daughters of the King
2 nd & 4 th Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00PM
Memorial Hall
From Passion to Resurrection
Maundy Thursday
To experience the joy of humility, please follow the video link below.
Good Friday
Our Future Is In Good Hands
Good Friday's collection went to support our Anglican sisters and brothers in Jerusalem and the Middle East, funding hospitals, women's programs, youth leadership camps, and so much more.

God Bless

"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." -- Hebrews 12:2
Easter Vigil
Thanks Be to God
Hank Curtis
Easter Sunday
He Is Risen!
You won't believe this! Please follow the video link below.
For a slideshow of the celebration, please follow the video link below.
Music Ministry Raises the Bar
All Saints' is blessed with a talented and motivated choir. They bring a joyous noise to our worship and we all benefit. Director of Music Ministries, Hank Curtis, acknowledged the outstanding service of the Choir in the email copied below. I think Hank said it all.

Mahalo, Mahalo Choir! You sang beautifully for both the Vigil and Easter Day services! I’m giving you a break for one week, no choir rehearsal tomorrow evening and no choir participation in the Sunday service, 4-28-19. Just so y’all can rest and gloat in your amazing performances for Holy Week! I thank you ALL from my heart. Let’s keep raising the bar. See all of you on May 2!
Love and appreciation,

A Heartfelt Mahalo To the Entire Music Ministry!
Many Hands Made Light Work
A heart-felt Mahalo to all who came out to help prepare the church for Easter. Thanks to your support, we were able to accomplish all our goals.

  • 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.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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 .
San Joaquin Pilgrims to Reach Sacramento May 20, Day of the Immigrant

By Pat McCaughan
Posted Apr 23, 2019
S an Joaquin Bishop David Rice, left, the Rev. Anna Carmichael, the diocese’s canon to the ordinary, center, and the Rev. Nancy Key, deacon, right, take part in a Prayer of Vision, Witness and Justice — an offsite event of the 79th General Convention in July 2018 — near the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, a detention facility in Taylor, Texas, housing 500 female migrants and asylum-seekers. Photo: Cindy Smith/Diocese of San Joaquin
[Episcopal News Service] Roberta Murrieta-May intends to walk at least part of the 173 miles from Fresno to Sacramento, California, because more people — especially undocumented immigrants and asylum-seekers — need hope.

The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin’s May 4-20 Pilgrimage of Hope “is a very honorable thing to do, with all the people in our culture today who don’t care about immigrants,” said Murrieta-May.

Murrieta-May, 54, learned of the pilgrimage on April 10 while visiting the food bank at St. James Cathedral in Fresno, across the street from her home.

“All of us are immigrants, or related to immigrants,” she said in a telephone interview with Episcopal News Service. Noting that most people in this country are descended from immigrants, she said, “More people need to care about those who are coming here because of danger, because of fear. We need to raise awareness about them.”

San Joaquin Bishop David Rice said the pilgrimage, a march to raise awareness about the plight of undocumented persons and refugees, will begin May 4 after a celebration of the Eucharist and a blessing at St. James Cathedral in Fresno. From there, pilgrims will walk north approximately 17 miles per day, until they reach Sacramento, the state capital, on May 20, and join with other activists and faith groups in observance of California’s Immigrant Day of Action .

“I’ll be walking every day and every mile,” said Rice. “It’s going to be a lovely outward and visible sign of what we believe. It is not only making a visible statement about what we believe and to whom we belong, but it is also about raising awareness, not only for our larger context, but raising awareness within it, too.”

California’s Central Valley produces over a third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts, attracting undocumented farm labor .

Rice said there are approximately 2.8 million undocumented immigrants in California , more than any other state.

The idea for the pilgrimage began to take shape in 2017, after delegates to the 58th annual diocesan convention passed a resolution to form an immigration task force, which was primarily focused on education and advocacy issues, said the Rev. Anna Carmichael, the diocese’s canon to the ordinary.

“We wanted people in our pews to understand what our neighbors were going through and how we could be a resource for our neighbors,” Carmichael said. “For us, this isn’t political, it’s responding to the call to love your neighbor as yourself.
“We started to build energy around immigration issues in the Central Valley.”

Then came Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s November 2018 revival. Its theme, “Called to Be a Safe Place for All of God’s People,” emphasized a bold, inclusive vision of faith and love.

“We focused on immigration issues and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals),” she said, adding that the revival included a prayer walk around the cathedral’s Fresno neighborhood.

Once the pilgrims arrive in Sacramento, Rice said they aim to engage with legislators and lawmakers concerning a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and asylum-seekers.

“This is about addressing a system that needs to be reformed,” added Rice, who in 2015 led a bicycle Tour Against Trafficking to raise awareness about human trafficking.

“We are painfully aware that it is easy for politicians and for the faith community to say we’re praying for them and to let those simply be words. We need this. God needs this to be more than words. We are endeavoring to ensure that those words are about action.”

— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service.

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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.
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What Does It Mean?
Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. In the Old Testament, "spirit" was primarily used to express God's power in the world. In the New Testament, Jesus is called the Christ because he is the one anointed by the Spirit. The gift of the Spirit to Jesus' disciples after the crucifixion is associated with the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus in Jn 20:19-23 and with the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2. The Catechism states that the church is holy "because the Holy Spirit dwells in it, consecrates its members, and guides them to do God's will" (Book of Common Prayer, p. 854). The Council of Constantinople in 381 stated that the Holy Spirit is as truly God as the Son, both being of "one substance" with the Father. The Nicene Creed states belief "in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the prophets" (Book of Common Prayer, p. 359). In the relations of the persons of the Trinity, the Spirit is said to proceed from the Father by the mode of "spiration" or "breathing," while the Son is said to proceed from the Father by the mode of "generation." Western theology came to speak of the Spirit proceeding "from the Father and the Son." The Episcopal theologian William Porcher DuBose stated in The Soteriology of the New Testament (1892) that "all God's operations in us as spiritual beings are by the word through the spirit" (p. 56). Pneumatology is the theological study of the Holy Spirit. The Hymnal 1982 provides a section of hymns on the Holy Spirit (Hymns 500-516), including "Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire" (Hymns 503-504) and "Breathe on me, Breath of God" (Hymn 508).
This glossary is intended to be a handy, quick, general reference for Episcopalians. It will appear occasionally in  The Epistle  and will include material specific to the Episcopal Church and its history and polity, liturgy and theology, as well as subjects relevant to the whole church. If you have a question, please send it to your  Epistle Staff .
"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

The Search committee completed the first draft of the Parish Profile and submitted it to the Vestry and Office of the Bishop for review. After receiving feedback on this first Draft, the committee will prepare a final Draft for approval. Once approved, this Parish Profile will be the guiding document for our Search and will be made public for all to see.
The Parish profile is a narrative document with pictures that covered the answers to the questions presented to our congregation: Who is All Saints', What do we seek in a rector? and What our 5-10 year vision is? as well as information received from the Preschool and other ministries of the church.
The profile also includes pertinent facts like the history & property of our church, a financial overview, our ministries (worship, education, outreach & the arts) and congregational information.
If you have any questions or comments, we would love to hear from you. To submit your thoughts and concerns please click on the link below.

The Search Committee
Prayer for the Search Committee
Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy most gracious favor, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally, by the mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Book of Common Prayer , p. 832

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 .
Family Worship Sunday
14 th Century Mystic and Spiritual Writer
This coming Monday the church celebrates the Feast of Catherine of Siena, a fourteenth-century mystic and spiritual writer.

Caterina Benincasa was born in Siena, Italy, in 1347 and experienced her first religious vision when she was only 6 years old. Holy Women, Holy Men describes how, as she was walking along the road one day, Catherine looked up and “beheld our Lord seated in glory with St. Peter, St. Paul, and St. John” and in her vision “the Savior smiled on her and blessed her.”

Despite her family’s objections, at the age of 16 she joined the Third Order of the Dominicans and spent her early life serving the poor and converting sinners, according to An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church: A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians , edited by Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum.

Catherine worked courageously to help the ill during the black plague and visited prisoners condemned to death. She also arbitrated feuds and attempted to help restore the schism in the church at that time between the popes in Rome and Avignon by writing letters to political leaders and traveling to plead for unification in person.

Holy Women, Holy Men explains that, in Siena, opinion about Catherine was sharply divided as to whether she was a saint or a fanatic (p. 350), but she eventually won the full support from the Dominican Mother House.

In 1377-1378 Catherine wrote her famous, mystical Dialogue , which she dictated to her secretaries while in an ecstatic state. Here is one of its better-known passages:

“You are rewarded not according to time or work, but according to the measure of your love. Many are placed in their childhood to work in the vineyard; some enter later in life, and others in old age; sometimes these latter labor with such fire of love, seeing the shortness of the time, that they rejoin those who entered in their childhood, because they have advanced but slowly. By love of obedience, then, does the soul receive her merit, filling the vessel of her heart.”

Catherine died in Rome on April 29, 1380, at the age of 33, and became a saint in 1461, canonized by Pope Pius II.

Collect for Catherine of Siena

Everlasting God, you so kindled the flame of holy love in the heart of blessed Catherine of Siena, as she meditated on the passion of your Son our Savior, that she devoted her life to the poor and the sick, and to the peace and unity of the Church: Grant that we also may share in the mystery of Christ’s death, and rejoice in the revelation of his glory; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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© 2019 The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. All rights reserved.
Help Spread the Word
On Monday, May 6 th , OUT OF STATE will air across the country on PBS Independent Lens at 10PM/9PM Centra l. ANYONE in the U.S. can see this film for FREE, whether you're in New York, Oregon, Las Vegas, Arizona or Hawaii, including members of our community who are currently incarcerated.

Shipped thousands of miles away from the tropical islands of Hawaii to a private prison in the Arizona desert, two native Hawaiians discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence. It's from this unlikely setting that David and Hale finish their terms and return to Hawaii, hoping for a fresh start. Eager to prove to themselves and to their families that this experience has changed them forever, David and Hale struggle with the hurdles of life as formerly incarcerated men, asking the question: can you really go home again?

To learn more, please follow the link below.
Houston Ministry Offers Free Haircuts, Healing Touch

By Richelle Thompson
Posted Apr 24, 2019
Barbara Goodson, far right, a member of Christ the King Episcopal Church in Humble, Texas, created a mobile hair salon to offer free haircuts to people who need them. Photo courtesy of Barbara Goodson
[Episcopal News Service] With a comb, a pair of scissors, and commitment to love and serve, Barbara Goodson and her team offer a modern-day type of foot washing to thousands of the homeless and dying, those just out of prison and others moving through recovery.

Goodson’s ministry, Have Shears Will Travel , offers free haircuts to folks in need throughout Houston, Texas. What began as a dream in 2015 with 100 haircuts has grown to a goal of 8,000 cuts this year.

“I believe we’re supposed to bring the kingdom of God to everyone we meet. I believe that’s our mission: reconciliation,” said Goodson, a member of Christ the King Episcopal Church in Humble, Texas. “My gift is giving a haircut. Our ministry has been called a modern-day foot washing. Just as Jesus washed the disciples’ feet, we perform our kind of foot washing. … We’re not giving a sermon, we’re not preaching. We don’t have a medical center, and we’re not doctors. But I think we offer a healing touch and restoration of dignity.”
Prior to the mobile hair salon, Barbara Goodson carried all the tools of the trade in her trunk. Photo courtesy of Barbara Goodson

The value of a haircut

For many of Goodson’s clients, the service is far more than a trim and a new hairdo.

“We touch the untouchables. Many of these people haven’t been touched with kindness in a long time,” said Goodson. “There aren’t many ministries that actually touch people in the way we do.”

As the ministry has grown, Goodson has brought on four stylists, two full time. They visit more than 40 different ministries with their mobile hair salon, a converted RV. For some of their clients, the haircut is the first in years.

Goodson recalled a visit to Angela House , a transitional home for women coming out of incarceration. A woman named Glenda sat behind her, wearing a huge bonnet and watching as Goodson worked on several other clients. Finally, she mustered the courage to ask if Goodson could do something with her hair.

“You could tell Glenda was nervous,” Goodson said. “Her dreadlocks had grown out — it had been years since she had her hair cut, and it was so knotted that I couldn’t get clippers through it. But we kept working and shaping it. When we finished, [one of the staff members] walked in, took one look at Glenda, and said, ‘Praise Jesus!’”

Goodson continued to cut Glenda’s hair and gave her a last haircut before her death from cancer.

The women of Angela House “love this ministry,” said Allison Cleveland, the home’s office manager. When the women get out of prison, they arrive at the home with very few belongings. Angela House provides the necessities, but hair care doesn’t make the cut.

The ministry “is so much more than just a haircut,” Cleveland said. “The stylists that Barbara chooses are always very kind. They’re like mini-therapists, listening to the women, boosting their confidence, telling them they look beautiful.”

Most people take for granted the ability to jump in their cars, run to a beauty salon, and then continue on their day, Cleveland said. “But for some of these women, it’s been a long time since they’ve experienced such a kindness. When they come in here, their spirits are broken. This moment of kindness is one of the first steps in mending that broken spirit.”

“Getting a new haircut can make me feel like I’m taking a new step, and hopefully that’s the same for our clients. They see this physical change — they see a new person in the mirror — and hopefully it helps empower them to be the person they want to be. Maybe it’s to find a job, or take the next step in a recovery program, to heal from PTSD, or to help remove the shame of being trafficked,” Goodson said.

“When we say our Baptismal Covenant, we say we will respect the dignity of every person. People who are sitting in our chairs don’t believe they have much dignity; what we’re doing is imparting a sense of dignity, reminding them of their worth as a child of God.”

— Richelle Thompson serves as deputy director and managing editor of Forward Movement, a ministry of The Episcopal Church that seeks to inspire disciples and empower evangelists.

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Together We Finished 17 Homes!
One `Ohana Team,

Congratulations on your contribution to this significant accomplishment. On May 17 th , we will be celebrating the passing of the keys to 17 new homeowners, many of whom we have worked with shoulder to shoulder. Please RSVP directly to development@kauaihabitat.org if you can join in the celebration. We will have a carpool leaving from All Saint’s at 3:00PM, so let me know if you want a ride.


Ron Morinishi
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.