Volume 3, Issue 9
March 16, 2018
THIS SUNDAY: March 18, 2018
The Fifth Sunday in Lent (B)

Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 119:9-16
Hebrews 5:5-10
John 12:20-33
Joe Adorno (EM)
Bob Terao (U)
Nora Takenouchi (AG)

Mary Margaret Smith (EM)
Bill Caldwell & CeCe Caldwell (R)
David crocker & Linda Crocker (U)
Edith Hashizume (AG)
Daileen & Enrico (A)
Vikki Secretario & Mabel Antonio (Prayers)
Sunday School Team "B"
Sunday, March 18| 7:45AM - 8:45AM
"Loving God and Our Neighbors"
Lenten Series Session 6 (Memorial Hall)

Sunday, March 18| 8:30AM - 9:15AM
Baptism Preparation Class (Rector's Office)

Sunday, March 18| 11:00AM
Ke Akua Youth Group (Youth Room)

Wednesday, March 21 | 5:00PM - 8:30PM
Laundry Love (Kapa'a Laundromat)

Thursday, March 22 | 7:00PM
Daughters of the King (Memorial Hall)

Saturday, March 24 | 8:00AM
Palm Cross Making (Sloggett Center)

Saturday, March 25 | 4:00PM - 6:30PM
'Ohana Beach BBQ (Lydgate)
In Memoriam
Dominic H. Simmons
It is with profound sadness to share that Dominic H. Simmons died suddenly on Thursday morning at the age of 41. Dominic, his wife Leslie, and their son Cash, started attending All Saints' about two years ago. Prior to that, they attended St. Michael and All Angels in Lihue.

Dominic and Leslie are the owners and operators of Ali'i Cleaning & Aina Property Services. This past fall, Dominic and his team spent a week cleaning and detailing the Church just prior to the congregation moving back into the sanctuary.

Dominic profoundly loved his family and surfing. He was deeply respected for his thoughtful persona, magnanimous spirit, tireless work ethic, and endless passion.

A celebration of Dominic's life is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2018. Confirmation of the date and more details including the time of the service will be announced as soon as possible. 

Please pray for Dominic's family and friends, especially his wife Leslie, their son Cash, and Leslie's daughter Asia.

O God of grace and glory, we remember before you this day our brother in Christ, Dominic. We thank you for giving him to us, his family and friends, to know and to love as a companion on our earthly pilgrimage. In your boundless compassion, console us who mourn. Give us faith to see in death the gate of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence we may continue our course on earth, until, by your call, we are reunited with those who have gone before; we pray in your most Holy Name. Amen.

Most merciful God, whose wisdom is beyond our understanding: Deal graciously with Dominic's family and friends in their grief. Surround them with your love, that they may not be overwhelmed by their loss, but have confidence in your goodness, and strength to meet the days to come. Amen.
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. Annalise Castro attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
The Rev. Annalise Castro Pasalo was selected to be a part of the Presiding Bishop's delegation to attend the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW). The event takes place March 12-23, 2018. Rev. Annalise is the Chaplain at the St. Andrew's Schools in Honolulu. She served as the seminarian at All Saints' in the summer of 2014.

The 17 Episcopal delegates, who represent Curry at the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women , are from places such as Venezuela and Puerto Rico, and from Tennessee to Hawaii. They are diverse in age, culture, geography, race and experience. They are gathering with 20 women from 16 Anglican Communion provinces; the Mothers’ Union sent seven women from five provinces.

The theme of this meeting centers on the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.

In his statement, the Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry said many rural women and girls are leaders in their communities and that “evolving social norms, expanding human rights and increasing numbers of women working outside the home have enhanced their opportunities.” Their leadership is based on “their knowledge of their land, environment, community and culture,” he wrote. However, they still face “challenges, inequalities and beliefs that impede them from further empowering themselves.”

Curry’s statement called on the UN community and civil society to remedy this situation by doing the following:

  • Prioritize resources and programs for marginalized groups of rural women and girls,
  • Extend access to basic resources and services to rural areas,
  • Address environmental concerns and extend land rights, and
  • Promote gender equality education and practices and eradicate gender-based violence.
Flowers for All Saints’ Easter Services are made possible by the generous donations of our ‘Ohana. This is a wonderful way to make the church look festive as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and to dedicate a gift in thanksgiving or in memory of someone.

Deadline is Monday, March 26th by noon to be included in the Easter Program. Forms are available online and at the entrance of the Church.

New sacristy near completion.
The restored and enlarged Wilcox/Sloggett Organ at All Saints' will require additional space, which meant that the Church needed to relocate the Sacristy from the north side of the Church to the south side.

Since October, piece-by-piece, a new, larger sacristy has been built. The space features greater storage for both the Altar Guild and worship ministers. The "brain" of the Church's new network and audio/visual center is also housed in the room.

"It is a blessing to have the new sacristy. It will allow the Altar Guild the needed space to carry out their vital ministry," said Rev. Ryan Newman.

"Also, the additional storage space and designated workflow areas will better support those who oversee the worship life of the congregation."
For the past three years, All Saints' has hosted a Beach BBQ at Lydgate Beach Park on Palm Sunday evening, 4:00PM – 6:30PM to kick-off Holy Week. We will do it again this year: Sunday, March 25 th .

Beverages will be provided. If you are able, please bring a side dish (not required). It is recommended you also bring a beach chair. Come join us for food, fun, and fellowship!
March 18th: Jesus' Hour Has Come
John 1212-13:38: As Jesus enters Jerusalem before the Passover, a great crowd comes out to give Jesus a royal welcome, meeting him with branches of palm trees. At the beginning of Chapter 13, Jesus leads his disciples into the upper room for what we now call the “Last Supper.”

Before supper, Jesus begins to wash his disciples’ feet, as a slave would do. Peter resists, but Jesus insists, showing his disciples that this act of humility and servanthood must also be done by them for others.

Then Jesus gives notice that one of the disciples will betray him to the authorities, and then Judas leaves to do just that. Left with the remaining faithful disciples, Jesus begins to say his farewell to them, his friends. For children, the most important is his “New Commandment” in 13:31-35 “that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.”

Peter evidently perceives that Jesus is going away and insists that he will follow his Lord and will lay down his life for Jesus. Jesus then foretells that Peter will deny knowing Jesus before morning comes.

“Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another” ( John 13:34). In these simple words, Jesus tells us the way to union with the Divine—with the Father. In the Gospel of John, Jesus doesn’t talk much about “the kingdom of heaven” or “the kingdom of God.” What Jesus does talk about is being with the Father and going to the Father.

How can we be with Jesus’ Father? Through Jesus himself. In his dialogue with the disciples, he makes clear that the way to the Father is through himself, and it is by being, or abiding, in Jesus that we can be in God. As Jesus says, “I am in the Father, and the Father is in me.” (13:10)

So the place where Jesus is leading us is not a “place” like “heaven” but an “abiding” in the Godhead, who is Jesus, his Father, and the Holy Spirit. And how do we abide in God? By loving the way Jesus loves us. So this is our new commandment, given by Christ himself, to be the call for the new family of God: Love one another as he loves us.
2018 Lent and Holy Week Schedule
Sundays, March 18
Loving God & Our Neighbors
7:45AM, Memorial Hall
Sunday, March 25
Palm Sunday
7:00AM & 9:30AM Church
Monday, March 26
Taize Eucharist
6:00PM, Church

Tuesday, March 27
Georgian Chant Labyrinth Walks
7:00 - 10:00PM, Labyrinth

Wednesday, March 28
Stations of the Cross
6:00PM, Kealia Beach

Thursday, March 29
Maundy Thursday
6:30PM, Church
Watch and Pray: Overnight Prayer Vigil
Begins at 7:30PM, Church

Friday, March 30
Stations of the Cross
11:00AM, Church Grounds

Good Friday
12:00PM, Church
Saturday, March 31
Holy Saturday
8:00AM, Church

The Great Vigil of Easter
7:00PM, Church

Sunday, April 1
Sunrise Easter Service
6:00AM, Baby Beach

Easter Eucharist
7:00AM, Church

Festive Easter Service
9:30AM, Church

Easter Festival
11:00AM, All Saints’ Lawn