Volume 4, Issue 4
January 25, 2019
THIS SUNDAY: January 27, 2019
Second Sunday After The Epiphany
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Luke 4:14-21
Psalm 19

8:00AM
NO SERVICE

9:30AM
Mario Antonio (EM)
Joan Roughgarden, David Murray (R)
CeCe Caldwell, Mary Smith (U)
Janis Wright (AG)
Braden (A)
Vikki Secretario, Mabel Antonio (HP)
UPCOMING EVENTS
Annual Meeting
Sunday, Jan. 27 th
Breakfast Potluck, 8:00AM
Meeting, 8:15 - 9:15AM
Church

Church Work Day - MEL Move
Saturday, Feb. 2 nd
8:00 - Noon
Gym



RECURRING EVENTS
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
Church

Choir Practice
Every Thursday, 6:00PM
Choir Room

Daughters of the King
2 nd & 4 th Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00PM
Memorial Hall
KA OHANA `O KE AKUA
All Saints' 2019 Annual Parish Meeting
On Sunday January 27 th  we will gather for our Annual Parish Meeting. There will be only one service that day, at 9:30AM. Breakfast will be potluck. Breakfast will be available at 8:00AM and the meeting is scheduled for 8:15 - 9:15AM.

Download 2019 Annual Parish Meeting Nomination Forms below.
Download 2019 Annual Parish Meeting Agenda and 2018 Annual Parish Meeting Minutes below.
2018 was a year of growth and change. It is time to review the events of last year (so much was accomplished) and to elect new vestry members and convention delegates. We need input from everyone so please come.
ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH NEEDS YOU!
Seeking Sound System Technicians
Do you have a good ear? Do you like fancy toys? Do we have a job for you!

Volunteers are needed to help manage the All Saints’ sound system during Sunday services. This involves running an iPad application that is a “digital sound board”. The sound technician monitors speaker output and makes adjustments to maximize sound quality. No prior experience is required and you will receive plenty of training prior to taking control of the board. While the Church has an iPad, we would appreciate it if you could provide your own.

Please volunteer and join me, Ron Morinishi, and Wayne Doliente in this rewarding ministry.

Mahalo

Bill Caldwell
THE REVEREND CANON MALCOLM NĀEA CHUN
Rest Eternal Grant Him, O Lord
We are sad to inform you that the Reverend Canon Malcolm Nāea Chun died on Sunday, January 20, 2019. Reverand Chun received his formal education at `Iolani School and the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. He attended St. John’s Theological College in Aotearoa (New Zealand) as a Rotary International Fellow and the Vancouver School of Theology in British Columbia as an Inter-Pacific Fellow. He received his PhD from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in Aotearoa, the first international recipient. He was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in Hawai`i, serving as associate priest at the Cathedral of St. Andrew’s in Honolulu and vicar of St. John’s By The Sea in Kahalu`u, O`ahu.

Dr. Chun taught Hawaiian language and folklore in the University of Hawai`i system and worked as a cultural specialist and culture and education officer for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and also as a cultural specialist of the Hawai`i State Department of Health, the Queen Lili`uokalani Children’s Center and the Curriculum Research & Development Group at the College of Education, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa in the Pihana Nā Mamo Native Hawaiian Education program.

As noted by Senior warden David Murray, “ he was just here with us in October and November. What a lovely man. We have Rev. Chun - and others - to thank for the 1985 Hawaiian Bible. He was also the Editor of the 2002 translation of the four Gospels into modern Hawaiian. I have a copy of the Gospels and I was fortunate enough to get Rev. Malcolm to autograph it on his last - and final - service at All Saints’.

ALMIGHTY AND ETERNAL GOD, to whom there is never any prayer made without hope of mercy, be merciful to the soul of your faithful servant, Malcolm, being departed from this world in the confession of your Holy Name that he and all the departed may be welcomed into the company of thy saints, through Christ our Lord. Amen.    
 
Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
MEL ON THE MOVE
Ministry to Move Downstairs for Easier Access
MEL NEEEDS YOU!
The Medical Equipment Loan Ministry (MEL) is here to address the unmet need for affordable durable medical equipment in our community. MEL is serving increasing numbers of patients as our inventory and volunteer base increases. Due to the increasing client base and the need for easier access to the inventory of equipment, MEL is on the move.

On Saturday, Feb. 2 nd , the Medical Equipment Loan Ministry and the Sea Scouts will be switching rooms in the gym. We will be moving the MEL equipment downstairs and the Sea Scouts will move upstairs. And do we have a lot of equipment to move. If you don’t want to go up and down stairs, we will also be cleaning and adding new donations to our inventory.

Please consider lending a hand at the All Saints' Gym on Saturday, Feb. 2 nd anytime between 8:00AM and noon.

Your generosity provides support to ease healing, promote independence, and bring comfort to those in need. Please give of your time and talent to lend a hand!

Mahalo

CeCe Caldwell
LIONS CLUB COLLECTING USED EYEGLASSES AND SUNGLASSES
Saturday, Jan. 26 th , 8:00AM - 2:00PM
A Lions Club friend told me years ago he went to Africa with a shipment of donated glasses to aid with distribution. Robin said people lined up to try on glasses until they found a pair that met their needs. An elderly man tried on several pair then burst into tears, fell to his knees, and kissed Robin's feet. He said he hadn't been able to see for years and the Lions Club had returned his sight.

PLEASE DONATE YOUR USED GLASSES TO THIS WORTHY CAUSE.

Special collection boxes will be manned for donations at:

Lihue - Kukui Grove Longs and Walmart
Kapaa - Big Save
Koloa - Sueoka Store
Eleele - Big Save

Mahalo

CeCe Caldwell

To read the story, published in Garden Island , please click here .
Prayer for the Search Committee
Gracious gifting God, we are reminded of your gifts in and for all the children of the church. Call on our gifts now, use us, in service of your whole church. As we work to call a new rector to All Saints’, may your Holy Spirit lead us to discern the gifts we seek and see those gifts clearly in the candidates you are sending to us. In our communications, interviews and meetings with them, may we find ourselves once again who we surely are in Christ Jesus, stewards of your many gifts. Amen.

Modified from the Rev. Ronald Olson, Director of Admissions, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. You can read the full text 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
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!
We invite the All Saints' `Ohana to join us On Sunday, Feb. 10 th from 8:45 to 9:45AM for a question and answer session with Rev. Sandy Graham and the Search Committee. Your input is critical as we develop our parish profile and establish the goals and objectives of the search process.

Diane Sato
No background

AN EPISCOPAL DICTIONARY OF THE CHURCH
What Does It Mean?
Acolyte
In contemporary Anglicanism, acolyte is a general term which covers not only servers, torchbearers, and lighters of candles but also crucifers, thurifers, and banner-bearers. Acolytes are mentioned as a minor order (along with porters, lectors, and exorcists) as early as a letter of Pope Cornelius to Fabius of Antioch in 252. They were also mentioned in Cyprian's writings. They assisted deacons or subdeacons at the preparation of the table. Later they carried candles in processions. In Rome they carried fragments of the bread consecrated at the papal Mass to other churches. In the late middle ages, when candles began to appear upon altars, they lighted the altar candles. Eventually lay servers or sacristans performed duties earlier associated with acolytes, and the order of acolyte was normally conferred upon a candidate for priesthood in the course of his training. The minor orders were not perpetuated in Anglicanism. Some of the duties earlier performed by persons in the minor order of acolyte were taken over by lay clerks. In the later nineteenth century the clerks were suppressed and their duties were largely taken over by lay "acolytes" and sacristans or altar guilds.
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

To see the complete glossary from the Episcopal Church please click here .
ACOLYTES
The Next Generation
At the end of a very tough news week, we decided to focus on a positive story about how old traditions are being passed on to the next generation of Episcopalians, specifically about the work of acolytes. They are not new in the life of the Church, nor is the tradition of having young people assist liturgically in those roles. Each year, a number of gatherings are held around the country to celebrate the work of acolytes. A Google search for “Episcopal acolyte festival” yielded hundreds of results for events taking place at the national and diocesan levels – a sign that not only does the work itself continue to be important within worshiping communities, but also that those engaged in it take it very seriously.

[The following is excerpted from an article by Sheri Trusty, appearing in the Fremont News-Register, Fremont, Ohio, highlighting the service of one faithful teenager.]

Each Sunday when the Rev. Dr. Beverly Collinsworth begins the service at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, the sanctuary has already been prepared. Behind her and before her, candles flicker, lit by the church’s acolyte, 14-year-old Tyler Rodrigue-Hejhal.
Tyler Rodrigue-Hejhal lights candles as part of his acolyte duties at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Port Clinton. (Photo: Sheri Trusty/Correspondent)
… Tyler was just 8 when he first became an acolyte at his church in Arizona, before his family moved to Port Clinton.

“I wanted to help out. That was why I started originally. I wanted to help serve God, and I wanted to give the priests and Eucharistic ministers less work,” he said. “I wanted to continue to help out when I found this church.”

… “Some people are against ritual, but I believe the ritual makes the intangible tangible,” [Tyler’s mother, Sue Hejhal] said. “Ritual takes things that are spiritual and brings them down to a place we can understand them.”

So, as Tyler lights the candles in succession and carries the cross between the rows of pews, he is, to many, bringing the hallowed to the church halls.

[The preceding is from the Episcopal Cafe. ]

You can read the full text of the News-Register story here .
[The following is excerpted from an article by Cody Mello-Klein , appearing in the Alexandria Times , Alexandria Virginia, highlighting the service of another faithful teenager.]

Some of the most powerful people in America, and dignitaries from around the world, gathered in the echoing, awe-inspiring chamber of the Washington National Cathedral on Dec. 5 to honor the life of former president George H.W. Bush. The funeral service was packed with politicians and former presidents — and one young woman from Alexandria.
Shannon Ayres (left) and two fellow acolytes guide the funeral procession for former President George H.W. Bush through the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo Credit: Danielle E. Thomas)
Much of the week Shannon Ayres is just another senior attending the National Cathedral School, but on Sundays and during special national events like the funeral for former President Bush, she dons the white robes and considerable responsibility of an acolyte at the National Cathedral. One of the oldest positions in the church, acolytes are young men and women who carry candles, lead processions and generally help services go off without a hitch.

Ayres has been an acolyte since sixth grade, when she first started carrying candles at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Old Town. What started out as a way to make Sunday service fly by quickly turned into a huge part of Ayres’ life. In eighth grade, Ayres started mentoring younger acolytes. She was already demonstrating traits that would help distinguish her at the National Cathedral, a unique combination of strong leadership, compassion and ebullience.

“You leave an encounter with Shannon happier than when you started the conversation,” the Rev. Oran Warder, St. Paul’s rector, said. “She’s just that kind of infectious, joyous, happy person.”

“I love coming to the cathedral every week,” Ayres said. “It’s a place where you can escape the rest of the world. I just enjoy the ritual part of coming every week and the feeling of serenity it gives me.”

You can read the full text of the Alexandria Times story here .
THE FEAST OF ANDREI RUBLEV
Greatest Medieval Russian Painter of Icons and Frescoes
On January 29, the Episcopal Church celebrates the Feast Day of Andrei Rublev (approx. 1365-1430), a Russian monk and iconographer, generally considered to be the greatest medieval Russian painter of icons and frescoes.

While still very young, Rublev entered Holy Trinity monastery in the town of Sergiyev Posad, near Moscow. Then, according to A Great Cloud of Witnesses, in 1405 he transferred to the Spaso-Andronikov monastery in Moscow, where he began studying iconography.

Holy Women, Holy Men explains that, for Rublev, “writing an icon was a spiritual exercise. It involved the ritual of preparing the surface, applying the painted and precious metal background and then creating the image, first outlining it in red” (p. 196).

And as part of his spiritual discipline, as Rublev worked, he would repeat the Jesus Prayer: “Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me.”

“[Rublev] was creating a window into the Divine which he knew was always before him but which was invisible to the human eye. He knew he was able to create such an image of God because he himself was made in the image of God. His object was to be totally focused on receiving God’s love and loving in return” (A Great Cloud of Witnesses).

Collect for Andrei Rublev

Holy God, we bless you for the gift of your monk and icon writer Andrei Rublev, who, inspired by the Holy Spirit, provided a window into heaven for generations to come, revealing the majesty and mystery of the holy and blessed Trinity; who lives and reigns through ages of ages. Amen.
The preceding article came from the Episcopal Church Library and can be found here .
PRESIDING BISHOP'S VISIT TO HAWAI'I
Mark Your Calendars!
The Most Reverend Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, will be with us in the Diocese of Hawaiʻi on March 22-24, 2019. Please mark your calendars particularly for Friday (March 22), Saturday (March 23) and Sunday (March 24). More information about the visit will be forthcoming.
FROM THE EPISCOPAL NEWS SERVICE

US Churches Raise Money to Buy Ambulance, Save Anglican Hospital in West Bank City
By David Paulsen
St. Luke’s Hospital is a charity hospital in Nablus, West Bank, run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Photo: AFEDJ, from video
[Episcopal News Service] An Episcopal congregation in the Diocese of Washington is rallying its parishioners and other churches to support an Anglican hospital thousands of miles away in the West Bank city of Nablus, where the loss of an ambulance could cost the charity hospital its accreditation, forcing it to close its doors.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish , took a leading role last fall in raising money for St. Luke’s Hospital, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem , and by the end of the year, donors had pledged enough to pay for a new ambulance.

“The exciting thing wasn’t so much how much money. It was more the enthusiasm of the response from people around this,” said the Rev. Sari Ateek, rector at St. John’s Norwood in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Ateek, a Palestinian Christian and son of an Episcopal priest, grew up in Jerusalem and moved to the United States at age 19 to attend college. He doesn’t return often to his native land, though in 2014, he led his congregation on its first Holy Land pilgrimage. Afterward, St. John’s Norwood began supporting the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem though contributions to American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem , or AFEDJ, and the congregation now pays part of a nurse’s salary at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Last year, St. Luke’s was in a bind after the breakdown of its 15-year-old ambulance, which had been making more than 2,000 emergency trips a year. Not only did the hospital lose use of the vehicle, but the Palestinian Ministry of Health said at least one working ambulance was required to maintain the hospital’s accreditation. The Ministry of Health gave the hospital a February 2019 deadline to comply, and the hospital estimated it would cost $110,000 for a new ambulance, equipment, licensing and insurance.

“At first, I was amazed that the hospital only had one ambulance,” Ateek said. “It just became very clear that this was something we needed to do.”

After AFEDJ launched a fundraising campaign , Ateek wrote a letter in late November in his church’s newsletter detailing the hospital’s plight. He refrained from making a direct appeal to his parishioners for money, but several came forward with large donations, including one for $20,000. Those, combined with smaller donations, brought the total from St. John’s Norwood to $37,000.

Ateek obtained a list of churches of all denominations in the Washington, D.C. area that had given to AFEDJ in the past. He went down that list and reached out by email with personalized messages asking for contributions to pay for the ambulance. Among them, Washington National Cathedral pledged $10,000, and Grace Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Virginia, raised $13,000, bringing the total from Ateek’s ecumenical efforts to about $75,000.

With an additional $27,000 from the U.K.-based Anglican Communion Fund, AFEDJ had nearly met its goal for the ambulance campaign.

“People are hungry to do good work like this,” said the Rev. Anne Derse, a deacon at St. John’s Norwood, who served for six years as a U.S. ambassador, first to Azerbaijan and then to Lithuania.

Even with a new ambulance, AFEDJ emphasizes that financial struggles are an ongoing challenge at the Diocese of Jerusalem’s medical facilities, which face uphill battles to remain open for everyone who needs care, regardless of their ability to pay for that care.

The Episcopal Church has supported and remains closely engaged with the Anglican diocese’s work in Israel and the Palestinian territories for many years. The diocese is among the recipients of grants from the Episcopal Church’s Good Friday Offering, which collected a record $414,310 in 2017 to support ministries in the Middle East.

AFEDJ, an independent and nonpartisan nonprofit, is the recommend partner organization for Americans interested in supporting the work of the Diocese of Jerusalem, which covers Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. Donations can be made at afedj.org/give .

– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at dpaulsen@episcopalchurch.org .

Excerpted from the Episcopal News Service. To read the full story, please click here .  

To learn more about St. Luke's Hospital, Nablus, please follow the video link below.
HALE HO`OMALU JANUARY COLLECTION  

TOILETRIES
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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL THIS WEEK
LOVED AND FORGIVEN, FORGIVEN AND LOVED
Jesus is invited to dinner at the home of Simon, a Pharisee. In the middle of dinner, a woman comes in and begins to weep over Jesus, bathing his feet with her tears. She then dries the tears with her hair. 

Simon protests that this woman is “a sinner.” But Jesus responds to Simon that Simon provided no open and affectionate hospitality to Jesus, whereas the woman did all that a host should do, and more, because she gave her love to him. “Therefore, ...her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love.”
KAUAI ISLAND SINGER SHOWCASE PRESENTS
Matt Lemmler's JAZZ SINGER NIGHT 2
The show starts at 7:00PM at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 4364 Hardy Street in Lihue. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Visit kisskauai.org or buy tickets here.
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.