Volume 3, Issue 12
April 13, 2018
THIS SUNDAY: April 15, 2018
The Third Sunday of Easter (B)

Acts 3:12-19
Psalm 4
1 John 3:1-7
Luke 24:36b-48

Cami Pascua (EM)
Jeff Albao (U)
Dee Grigsby (AG)

David Murray (EM)
Chris Kostka & CeCe Caldwell (R)
Bara Sargent & Linda Crocker (U)
Edith Hashizumi (AG)
Bradon & Tyler (A)
Every Wednesday | 6PM
McMaster Slack Key Guitar 
and Ukulele Concert (Church)

Every Thursday | 6PM
Choir Practice (Choir Room)

First Thursday of each Month | 8:00AM
Eucharistic Healing Service

First and Third Wednesdays | 5:00-8:30PM
Laundry Love (Kapa'a Laundromat)

Saturday, April 14 | 9AM-2PM
Electronic Waste and Battery Drop-off
(Church lawn by the gym)

Sunday, April 15 | 11:00AM
Ke Akua Youth Group (Youth Room)

Thursday, April 19 | 7:00PM
Daughters of the King (Memorial Hall)

Saturday, April 21 | 9AM-11AM
Ministry Council Meeting (Memorial Hall)

Sunday, April 22 | 12PM
Heavenly Hike Beach Cleanup (Kealia Beach)
Leave All Saints' at noon

Prelude to the Camino?
Rev. Ryan’s pilgrimage has begun 
Sunset over the Adour River in Bayonne, France
April 12, 2018
“A pilgrimage without struggles would just be a vacation.” - Brandon Schantz

Delayed! Cancelled! Pilot Strike! Train Strike! 

How challenging can it be to travel from a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean to an even tinier French town in the foothills of the Pyrenees? The nearly 60 hour journey was not without its hiccups and stresses, but what would a pilgrimage be without any struggles? 

Admittedly, I’m not the most laidback traveler—it is in my DNA. Despite years of extensive domestic and international travel, I still have a gigantic fear of missing my flights and airport security lines feel like purgatory here on Earth. I wish I could confess that my Camino was “free-form;” however, I do have a schedule (of sorts). For those who know my family: Do the Newman’s ever not have a schedule and clear marching orders?

The looming Air France strike forced me to change my flight last minute to Delta. I got the final seat on the plane. The ongoing French Train Strike required that I book a flight on EasyJet to Biarritz/Bayonne (SW France). An unplanned night in Bayonne and a bus trip to St. Jean Pied-de-Port has lead me to the foot of the mountain I am “scheduled” to climb.

Along the way, I have already had a few angels in my journey. The Alaska airline flight attendant (Brandi) who shared her passion and knowledge of Northern Spain. The kind Delta check-in agent who did the Camino in 2016. The French police officer who snuck me back into the secured area of the Paris airport after his colleague, a passport control agent, sent me the wrong way. The thoughtful woman on the EasyJet flight who offered to pay for my drink of water on the plane—my money was tucked in my bag pack in the overhead storage bin. By the way, paying for a cup of water? Jesus might have something to say about that!

Is the trek before my first steps on the Camino a “prelude” or is the initial trek part of my Camino? Something tells me I’m already a pilgrim and my Camino has already started (in Lihue, Hawaii).

Lesson of the Day:  Being a pilgrim means being more flexible and more trusting of the Spirit. Even God can’t stop the French from striking, it is in their DNA!
ECW News
Bibs for Regency at Puakea
Our latest ECW project was to sew adult bibs for the seniors at the Regency at Puakea. The program coordinater was pleased with our offer to create the bibs for them. Carolyn Morinishi and her mom, Marian Kubota, part time residents of LA and Kauai, did a wonderful job of coordinating the project for us. They were able to bring the bib pattern and fabric donated by their women’s group in LA. Before our meeting Marian cut the fabric for the bibs. Several ECW members brought sewing machines and after the 9:30 service women pinned, sewed, and turned the bibs. Some members took bibs home complete and together made a total of 31 bibs for the seniors.
That piece of plastic may be in your next cold drink. Did you know that Americans use 500 million drinking straws every day? That’s enough to wrap around the world  twice and fill over 125 school buses with straws each day.

Americans use these disposable utensils at an average rate of 1.6 straws per person per day. Including visitors, there are an average of approximately 100,000 people on Kauai each day. That means 160,000 straws are thrown away daily on the Garden Island. Although straws are relatively small, that amount of waste really adds up!

According to the Kauai Emergency Management Agency ( KEMA ) April is Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawaii. What do straws have to do with tsunamis? Once thrown away on Kauai, straws end up in the Kauai Landfill in Kekaha. As you can see in the Tsunami Evacuation Zone map from KEMA, the landfill is in the middle of prime tsunami territory.
Think about Hilo in 1946 and 1960 or Fukushima in 2011 and then ask what would become of years worth of indestructible plastic straws in the event a major tsunami struck the landfill on Kauai? They would find their way into the ocean and end up in the stomachs of sea birds including shearwater and albatross, as well as other sea life. In fact as you can see in the video below, plastics are already a major issue in Hawaiian waters even in the absence of a tsunami.
So what can you do? Simply stop using disposable straws! Remember to tell your waiter, “no straws please”. The restaurant may even thank you since 50 to 80 percent of customers choose not to take a straw when offered. Also please consider reusable straws made from bamboo or metal. These simple steps can have a major impact and keep that camel safe.

Organ Project Update, Part 2
Decorative elements to be added
We are finally getting to the beautiful and fun parts of the organ project. We are going to be polychroming and gilding the organ case. Polychroming is an ancient art of adding color to art objects from ancient clay sculptures and pots to wood icons in early churches. It has evolved into an art used to decorate architectural elements to highlight them. For the organ case, we are going to be using the red and blue of the episcopal shield as well as REAL 24 KARAT GOLD LEAF gilded onto several case elements. The gold leaf is going to make the case look exotic, sumptuous, ecclesiastical, and will say “HEY! Listen to me!” when it is all done. Due to unforeseen wood issues, the case will not look exactly like the rendering. It will still look gorgeous and I am excited to get this part of the project going with Cece Caldwell backing me up. 
The gothic curves and wings in light wood for the case screens will be added when the pipes go in place to be sure they line up correctly. I will make cardboard mockups to make sure the arcs are correct and then samples will be made from Beech, the material we will use for that feature.

I hope you have enjoyed this update. If you would like to chat about this organ façade, please feel free to email me or seek me out at a service. 

In Christ,

S. Morris Wise
" The Risen Jesus Comes to Dinner"
Notice that it is the crucified Lord who comes to dinner. Jesus is the risen Lord who does not leave behind or deny his humanity, even as he claims his divinity. As we relate to Jesus as God, he relates to us through his experience of suffering-with-us. And what does Jesus say? “Peace be with you,” to a group of frightened men. We in the church are so familiar with that greeting—which we take from this passage—that we may not see its power. These are the words spoken by God-in-Jesus in a time of great fearfulness and danger. They are healing words uttered to friends sick with grief and sorrow. And the peace which Jesus brings is true peace—the peace of the Kingdom which he himself has ushered in, a peace that “the world cannot give.” This is the peace of the reign of God, breaking in on earth through the life and mission of Jesus. And then Jesus pronounces further blessings for those who will come after his immediate disciples— for us. “Blessed are they who have not seen and yet have come to believe” (v. 29). Jesus blesses faith. Thomas’ confession, “My Lord and my God!” is an astounding leap of faith. We see Thomas as “the Doubter,” but we must remember that he was a Jew, the cornerstone of whose faith is the belief in one and only one God. So for him to call Jesus “my God” was a powerful leap in how he saw Jesus and Jesus’ relation to God. Can we make such a moving heartfelt confession?
A Message from Bishop Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Dated: April 12, 2018
"Reclaiming Jesus" Affirmed by Clergy and Lay Leaders of the Diocese of Hawai'i
At my special request, a statement entitled "Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis" was distributed throughout the Diocese of Hawai'i in Easter Sunday bulletins and in many congregational newsletters. This 'Confession' is signed by the Presiding Bishop and leading church leaders and theologians from across the United States and denominations. As Bishop, I fully affirm it and encourage its careful study. The text of the 'Confession' is reprinted below and can also be viewed and downloaded at  http://reclaimingjesus.org .
April 14   Electronic Waste and Battery Recycling Collection
We are bringing back the the Electronic Waste and Battery Recycling Collection for this Saturday. Drop off your recycling at All Saints’ by the gym for recycling. Drop off times are 9am till 2pm.
On Sunday, April 8th, the All Saints’ ‘ohana showered parents-to-be Maricel and Kiley Wakuta, who are expecting a baby boy, with our love and blessings. Mahalo nui loa to all who contributed to this wonderful event. 

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 .
During Rev. Ryan's sabbatical Chris Neumann, Bill Caldwell, and CeCe Caldwell will be publishing The Epistle . If you have an announcement, article, photo, etc. you would like to have included, please email it to epistle@allsaintskauai.org .