Volume 4, Issue 8
February 22, 2019
THIS SUNDAY: February 24, 2019
Seventh Sunday After The Epiphany
Genesis 45:3-11, 15
1 Corinthians 15:35-38,42-50
Luke 6:27-38
Psalm 37:1-12, 41-42

Chris Neumann (EM)
Jeff Albao (U)
Nora Takenouchi (AG)

Dileep G. Bal (EM)
Terry Moses, CeCe Caldwell (R)
Mario Antonio, Mary Smith (U)
Janis Wright (AG)
Braden (A)
Vikki Secretario, Mabel Antonio (HP)
Habitat for Humanity Workday
Saturday, February 23 rd
Carpool from Church

Youth Bible Study
Sunday, February 24 th
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Room

Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, February 26 th
Church Office

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tuesday, March 5 th
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, March 6 th
8:00AM & 6:30PM

Wednesday, March 6 th
9:00AM - 11:00AM
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Sidewalk in front of Church
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
Supporting Worship, Education, Outreach & the Arts
To this day, the influence of the Wilcox family’s generosity can be felt in the institutions they helped to shape. George Norton Wilcox transformed Grove Farm into a thriving sugar plantation and helped to build Nāwiliwili Harbor. Mabel Wilcox, a nurse and commissioner of public health, was a force behind Wilcox Health and the G.N.Wilcox Memorial Hospital. The family’s legacy is also linked to Elsie H. Wilcox Elementary School, Kaua`i Community College, the YWCA of Kaua`i 1 . In 1925, Henry Digby and Lucy Etta Sloggett donated the five acres in Kapaa upon which All Saints’ Episcopal Church was constructed ­— the first Anglican Church on Kaua`i.
Henry Digby Sloggett
“I guess you could say we were all born with the gene,” said Richard “Dick” Sloggett, Jr., about his family’s long tradition of philanthropy in Hawai`i. The 85-year-old is a fifth generation descendant of Abner and Lucy Wilcox, missionary teachers who settled on Kaua`i in 1846 after arriving in Honolulu in 1837. 1  

Dick is the President of the Henry Digby Sloggett Memorial Fund (Sloggett Fund) which was set up in 1984 and is under the direction and control of the Episcopal Church. Income from the Fund is distributed on an annual basis on the approval of the Sloggett Fund committee. The committee is comprised of the following persons:

  • The Bishop
  • The Senior Warden of All Saints' Church
  • The Rector of All Saints' Church
  • Member of the Henry Digby Slogett family resident in Hawaii.

The Committee approves distributions from the fund in the following order of priority:

  • All Saints' Episcopal Church, then
  • Episcopal churches on Kaua`i, and then
  • Episcopal churches in Hawaii.

In general the Fund does not support capital projects - building, maintenance, repairs etc. or ongoing operations of All Saints’ Church and Preschool. Distributions are made as one time grants to "assist or create a special project, program, activity, ministry or similar undertaking.” It is "seed money" to help to get a program or project going. The church is then supposed to fund the program or project on an ongoing basis.

Examples of recent successful Sloggett Fund grant applications include:

  • Music Ministry Growth - Worship
  • Technology Initiative for All Saints' Episcopal Preschool - Education, Ministry
  • Ministry Internship program - Education and Worship
  • Laundry Love - Outreach
  • Free Community Thanksgiving Lunch - Outreach
  • Rebuilding All Saints’ pipe organ - Worship, Education, Outreach, Arts

This year applications to the Sloggett Fund are due to the Bishop’s office by April 15 th so we need to finalize our application by April 1 st . Requests will be framed in terms of our vision for the church - a center for Worship , Education, Outreach, and the Arts . This will provide a framework for us as we think about projects and programs for 2019 and beyond that could be funded through the Sloggett Fund.

All members of the All Saints’ `Ohana are encouraged to submit requests for funding to the Senior Warden, David Murray. Please remember to specify which aspect of our vision (Worship, Education, Outreach, and the Arts) will be supported by your program. Requests are due by April 1 st for submission to the Bishop by April 15 th . If you have any questions, feel free to contact David Murray or a member of the Vestry.


1 Hawaii Community Foundation, Kauai’s Wilcox Family , Published on Feb 23, 2016. https://issuu.com/hcfhawaii/docs/feb_2_tgi-final .
Dive Deep Into the History of the Last Days of Jesus
March 9 th - April 13 th
Although the Bible gives us insights into what Jesus was thinking between the time he entered into Jerusalem and the night he spent in the Garden of Gethsemane, we can’t totally relate. But what if we look at the “ordinary” people who witnessed the Passion events…the women around Jesus and his disciples? Or the “bad” guys…Judas, Pilate, and Caiaphas? If we look closely at the people who were part of Jesus’ life during the last days before the crucifixion—their relationships and roles in the story—how might that deepen our understanding of what happened? 
In her book entitled Entering the Passion of Jesus , Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story to help us fill in the blanks. 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.

Mary Margaret Smith

To learn more, please follow the video link below.
Donations Welcomed by Laundry Love Patrons

Last Wednesday was the first time toiletries donated by the All Saints’ `Ohana were made available to our Laundry Love Patrons. They were gratefully received and much appreciated. Due to the enthusiastic reception, our stock has only a few items left. Please remember to bring any hotel/travel sized toiletries you may have to donate and put them in the basket by the Hale Ho`omalu red wagon on any Sunday.
I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. 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
Prayer for the Search Committee
Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Modified from St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
16 Elsmere Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

Full 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

March 6 th , 9:00 -11:00AM and 3:00 - 5:00PM
Part-time Job Opportunity
St. Michael's in Lihue is seeking a part-time (5-hours/week with opportunity for additional hours) custodial/maintenance position (traditionally known as a Sexton) to support the Priest and the administrative functions of the church. This person will be responsible to keep the church and campus prepared for weekly worship and special events, provide basic janitorial services as needed, and have some basic building maintenance skills (painting, grounds maintenance, changing light bulbs). For more information, click here to see the full job posting.

To complete an application, stop by the church office or call 245-3796 .
What Is Lent?
This Sunday is the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, which brings the season of Epiphany very near to its end. In 10 days, the church will begin observing Lent. Ash Wednesday falls on March 6 this year, and marks the beginning of the season of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter.

The period of 40 days, which traditionally does not include Sundays, commemorates the “40 days and 40 nights” (Matthew 4:2) that Jesus fasted in the desert and then resisted temptations from Satan.

The word “Lent” comes from an Old English word for “spring,” and is derived from the German word “lang,” meaning “long,” because during this season before Easter, the hours of daylight become longer.

The Book of Common Prayer explains Lent in this way: “The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism. It was also a time when those who, because of notorious sins, had been separated from the body of the faithful were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to the fellowship of the Church (Book of Common Prayer, pp. 264-265).

The Episcopal Church invites us to observe Lent “by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 265).
The preceding article came from the Episcopal Church Library and can be found  here .
March 3: World Mission Sunday
Traditionally celebrated on the last Sunday after Epiphany, this year, World Mission Sunday is celebrated on March 3.

On World Mission Sunday, Episcopalians are invited to focus on the global impact of the Baptismal Covenant’s call to “seek and serve Christ in all persons” ( Book of Common Prayer, p. 305 ). It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the many ways in which The Episcopal Church participates in God’s mission around the world.

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry invites the church to observe World Mission Sunday in a video here .

“As Christians, we are called to reach out across borders, across walls, across divides and to always put family first, and our family is the whole of humanity. There are no geographical borders in God’s world, there is only love, and love knows no boundaries,” the Rev. David Copley, Director of Global Partnerships and Mission Personnel said in a sermon posted here .

Currently, Episcopal Church missionaries serve in many international locales, including Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, England, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel/Palestine, Panama, the Philippines, Qatar, Romania, South Africa, and Tanzania.

Additional resources on global mission can be found here .
Current Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corp members here .
More information about Episcopal Volunteers in Mission here .
For more information, contact Jenny Grant, Officer for Global Relations and Networking, jgrant@episcopalchurch.org .

-from Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
Posted Feb 18, 2019

Two Congregations, Two Faiths, Six Years of Muslim-Episcopal Friendship
Posted February 20, 2019 by Cara Modisett

In the Diocese of Long Island, a lease agreement has grown into friendship between Muslim and Episcopal congregations.

From Newsday :

The Muslims needed a place to pray until the dental office that they had bought in Deer Park was renovated.

No one, it seemed, wanted to rent to them, leaders of the group said. Then, after a year of searching for a temporary home, they found an Episcopal church not far from the dental office that was willing to let them use the basement once a week. The room was big and open, ideal for them to lay down their prayer rugs.

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church and its then rector, the Reverend William Mahoney, offering space began the relationship.

…the two communities have come together for picnics and luncheons and to celebrate the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with a feast in the basement.

When Mahoney was hospitalized in 2016, the center’s members visited him in the hospital, said Valerie Mahoney, his wife. The pastor retired a year ago, and the couple now are in Iowa.

“My husband would call me up at night and say, ‘I woke up and the Muslims were praying at my bedside,’” said Valerie Mahoney, who added that her husband is ill again and couldn’t comment.

For Bishop Lawrence Provenzano, who leads the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island , the cooperation between the Islamic Center and St. Patrick’s is a model for interfaith understanding.

“I think it is a great relationship,” the bishop said. “I really think if people of faith could spend more time together, breaking down barriers, the world would be a better place.”

After the Muslim congregation moved into its new space, the Islamic Center of Deer Park , also welcoming to all faiths, the friendship has continued, sometimes in the face of opposition:

There were times when some neighbors screamed profanities at the Muslims as they were leaving the church, the pastor said in the video. And one person accused Mahoney over the phone of “turning the church into a mosque,” he recalled.

The Muslims didn’t give in to the taunts, Mahoney said.

“Even with the best of resolve, how long can you hear people hurling abuse at you and not have a negative feeling?” he said. “But they’ve never been negative and they sustain themselves.”

The congregations’ friendship has sustained itself as well.

“How they arrived at our rectory door, I don’t know, but I like to think it was the hand of God that brought us together,” the Rev. William Mahoney, who spearheaded the agreement, said in a 2017 video produced by the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island [see below].

When St. Patrick’s opened its doors, the Muslim congregation was beyond touched, said Hesham Khafaga, one of the center’s leaders.

“The tears came out of our eyes,” Khafaga said. “It was a very emotional situation. It’s a wonderful feeling. You feel God is paving the road for you.”

View the text here .

Follow the video link below to " Celebrating Interfaith Friendships at St. Patrick’s, Deer Park " from  Episcopal Diocese of Long Island on  Vimeo .
Never Give Up: Stories of Unceasing Prayer
The Lord's Prayer
Jesus’ disciples ask him to teach them how to pray, and he teaches them what we now know as the Lord’s Prayer or the Our Father. Then Jesus talks about how God will give what is asked in prayer, as a father gives to his child, if the plea is for good. But sometimes persistence in prayer is needed. 

The Lord’s Prayer is the prayer common to Christ’s Church, the prayer shared by all denominations. When ecumenical groups gather, they often pray the Lord’s Prayer. We notice variations in wording and translation, and additions or subtractions from our known version of the prayer—especially at the end of the prayer—but it is a shared prayer for people of a shared faith. 

Although we are now many denominations, we are still one Church, and we are all part of God’s one Story—the story of our salvation through Jesus Christ, the one who taught us to pray. 

Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Deodorant
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.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

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