Volume 3, Issue 18
May 25, 2018
THIS SUNDAY: May 27, 2018
Trinity Sunday (B)

Isaiah 6:1-8
Romans 8:12-17
John 3:1-17
Psalm 29

8:00AM
Chris Neumann (EM)
Jeff Albao (U)
Lorna Nishi (AG)

9:30AM
David Murray ( EM)
Bill Caldwell & David Crocker (R)
Linda & David Crocker (U)
Janis Wright (AG)
Raiden & Reis (A)
UPCOMING DATES
Every Sunday |9:00-9:30:00AM
Adult Bible Study on this Week's Gospel
(Memorial Hall)

Friday, May 25 | 6:00PM
Indonesia Through the Eyes of
Joan Roughgarden (Memorial Hall)

Sunday, May 27|11:00AM-12:30PM
Youth Group Bible Study (Youth Room)

Monday, May 28
 Memorial Day

Thursday, May 31 | 6:30PM
All Saints Preschool Graduation & Potluck (All Saints' Gym)

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

2nd and 4th Thursday monthly| 7:00PM
Daughters of the King (Memorial Hall)

Every Wednesday | 6PM
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert (Church)

Every Thursday | 6PM
Choir Practice (Choir Room)
FROM THE EPISCOPAL NEWS SERVICE
Hawaii Episcopalians Displaced by Volcano as Congregation Organizes Relief Efforts
By David Paulsen
Lava is seen spewing from fissures in the Puna District of Hawaii Island, east of the Kilauea volcano. The eruptions and lava flows have displaced 2,000 residents since they began May 3. Photo: Hawaii County Civil Defense

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in Hawaii have thrown their support behind volcano relief efforts this month as lava, ash and toxic gas from eruptions of Kilauea continue to destroy homes, prompt evacuations and disrupt life in the Puna District of what is known as the Big Island .

The evacuations have displaced about 2,000 people in the island’s southeast corner, including some members of  Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo , which is about a half hour north of the evacuation zone. Of the six Episcopal congregations on Hawaii’s big island, Holy Apostles is closest to the volcano and its line of active fissures.
The Diocese of Hawaii, based in Honolulu on Oahu, has been in regular contact with the Rev. Katlin McCallister, the priest-in-charge at Holy Apostles, as her congregation tends to members affected by the volcano and donates money and supplies to the broader disaster response. The church has  pinned a list to the top of its Facebook page  detailing the man y ways Episcopalians can lend a hand.

Despite the scale of the disaster and the continued threat it poses, McCallister has been encouraged by how people across the community have banded together, especially the interfaith coalition that includes Holy Apostles.

“The way that the faith groups have been able to rise to the occasion and work together is … the kingdom Christ is calling us toward, the unified body,” McCallister told Episcopal News Service. “It’s truly inspiring, and I really think it’s a testament to what we can do. We are stronger together.”

Holy Apostles, with an annual Sunday attendance of about 120, draws members from across a large geographic area, and several members have been directly affected by the disaster. One family lost its home and farm to the lava flows. About five other member families have had to flee the evacuation zone. The spokeswoman for the mayor’s office also is a Holy Apostles member and has been working tirelessly since the eruptions started May 3, McCallister said.
Left - Lava & ground cracking continue in East Rift Zone. Right - New ocean entry.
Click on the link above to see startling new video of the eruption

The Hawaii Army National Guard said May 23 that it had two military helicopters available to assist with new evacuations if necessary. Those Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallions “can basically evacuate a whole subdivision of 500 people within two hours,” said Janet Snyder, the Holy Apostles member who works as spokeswoman for Hawaii Island Mayor Harry Kim.
Authorities have been distributing masks this week to shield from the ash, but the masks don’t protect against gases and vapors. That is why air purifiers are needed in the area, especially in schools, McCallister said, and her congregation is working to raise money to help buy the equipment.

The church is partnering with other faith groups, government agencies, social service agencies and nonprofit organizations to coordinate local relief efforts. McCallister also has been talking with Episcopal Relief & Development about ways the agency can assist.

Holy Apostles created its own Kilauea Relief Fund to collect donations from across the diocese and beyond to pay for a long list of items, including blankets, pillows, clothing, air purifiers and rental assistance. The church offered its parking lot for displaced residents wishing to camp in their cars rather than stay at emergency shelters, though only one family has regularly taken the church up on that offer. Most people are staying with family members or friends, McCallister said.

And McCallister has provided pastoral care for members displaced by the volcano. “It’s an emotional situation for people. We’re talking about homes and lives, cultural heritage. Family heritage is a deep, deep part of life here,” she said, and for families who have lived in the same home for generations, it is hard to suddenly leave that behind.

Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick pledged the support of the diocese early on,  issuing a statement May 4  to say he was coordinating with Holy Apostles to help those most in need. “Though the Puna District of the Big Island is less populated than other areas of the State, the more available affordable housing prices have led to an enormous increase in development in Puna, and have made this district the fastest growing area on that island,” Fitzpatrick said. “It is also an area with fewer resources and support systems. Some of those impacted will include the most vulnerable.”

McCallister’s congregation and its community partners have been deliberate in reaching out to all who need help in this difficult time. “While the folks of my congregation are well cared for and we’re making sure that they have everything they need long term, there are people out there that don’t have a community like that,” she said. “What the wider community is trying to do is make sure no one is forgotten and no one falls through he cracks.”

– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at dpaulsen@episcopalchurch.org .
MORE FROM THE EPISCOPAL NEWS SERVICE
Bishop Curry's Sermon Is Royal Wedding Highlight
One of the most discussed aspects of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19 th was the sermon delivered by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. The worldwide press covered his sermon which was followed the next day by an interview of Bishop Curry on NPR's Weekend Edition. The sermon focused on the power of love.

From the Episcopal News Service:
As the buzz grew leading up to the ceremony, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby called Curry a “brilliant pastor.” Afterward, Welby, who officiated at the wedding, told Sky News he had spoken to members of the royal family, whose  reaction to Curry’s sermon was overwhelmingly positive .

“I think what we saw in that is that preaching is not a past art, that the use of language to communicate the good news of Jesus Christ just blew the place open,” Welby said. “It was fantastic. And you could see people just caught up in it, and excited by it.”

To read the entire article click here . For a video and the full text of Bishop Curry's sermon, click here .
LAUNDRY LOVE
Three Years of Clean Laundry, Compassion, and Fellowship!
Even though the letters just went out, Laundry Love has already received several responses to our written request for support from the All Saints’ ‘Ohana. Thank you to those who have responded. If you haven’t had a chance yet, it is not too late. If you are interested in donating you time, talent, or treasure to Laundry Love Kaua'i or would like more information, please go to Laundry Love Kaua’i or contact Geoff Shields at gshields2334@gmail.com or Bill Caldwell at billcaldwell4@me.com .


Erratum
Last week, we erroneously published in the Upcoming Dates section of your Epistle that Laundry Love Team B is responsible for the session on Wednesday, May 30 th , 5:00-8:30PM at the Kapa'a Laundromat. THIS IS WRONG! There is no Laundry Love on May 30 th . Laundry Love sessions are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The Epistle Staff sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience.
KE AKUA NEWS
 Happy Mother’s Day!
On May 13, 2018, the Ke Akua Youth Group distributed wrapped soaps and gift tags they prepared the week before in celebration and thanks to all the mothers that attended both Sunday services. All together, about 60 mothers were recognized and honored.

Special thanks to Aunty Bara Sargent and Aunty Janis Wright for their help in making the soaps and providing the beautiful fabric and decorations.

“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” -- Proverbs 31:29

In Other News… 

We would like to also take the time to say MAHALO to Uncle Steve Sargent for fixing the outlets in the Youth Room and Aunty Cathy Mikula for your donation of plastic eggs for next year’s Easter Egg Hunt.
Episcopal Asiamerican Ministries (EAM) Consultation 2018  

The youth of All Saints Church are invited to attend the EAM Consultation at Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu from September 27 to October 1, 2018. This year’s theme is “Piko: Celebrate Christ, Community, and Creation.”

The EAM’s mission is “To enable, equip and empower ministries among Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans and help build bridges to Asia and beyond.” This consultation is an opportunity for youth from around the nation to come together for fellowship, fun, community service, and cultural exchange. Among the many scheduled activities is a presentation by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and an immersion trip to the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Registration is filling up fast! If you are interested, but aren’t 100% certain about committing or still determining if you can make the dates, you are still encouraged to apply. You can always cancel your registration later. Payments will be collected at a later date when logistics are finalized. Please register by this Sunday, May 27, 2018.

To register, please complete their online form HERE and let Aunty Cami know that you signed up so she can get a head count. Be sure to select “Quadruple Occupancy” and pay later by selecting the “check” method.

As a reminder, you do not need to be Asian to attend. This is open to all interested youth.

Thank you to Aunty Carolyn Morinishi for the invitation and assistance. 

To learn more about the event you can contact Cami or Carolyn. 

To learn more about the EAM please CLICK HERE to visit their website.
Registration Still Open!
HUI PU Diocesan Summer Youth Camp 2018  
June 24-29, 2018
Camp is a great ministry for winning young hearts to God! We hope campers DISCONNECT from WiFi and CONNECT to something GREATER!  

This year's Hui Pu camp will be held June 24-29, 2018, and the theme is "Arise" to remind our youth that they are well equipped to take on this life. Youth will gather in a safe environment for fun faith-filled fellowship. With friends old and new, we hope they will be reminded that they are never alone. 

All three camps will be taking place simultaneously at  Camp Mokule'ia  on O'ahu. Register before April 30, and save! Cost and details are as follows:

  • 'OHA (Ages 9-12) - June 24-27 (3 nights)
  • $350
  • 'Oha is the young shoot that grows from a kalo (taro) plant. The word 'ohana means many shoots from the same root. 'Oha campers will learn social skills through fun games, exploring their sense of wonder while playing in a natural setting, and expressing their creativity.

  • LOKAHI (Ages 13-14) - June 24-28 (4 nights)
  • $400
  • Lokahi means unity or to come to an agreement. Lokahi campers will experience independence in a controlled setting; learn the value of being in Christian community through shared spiritual experience and team building activities, that include jumping down a zip line.

  • 'OPIO (Ages 15-18) - June 24-29 (5 nights)
  • $450
  • 'Opio means youth. 'Opio campers will have an opportunity to hike and swim at Ka'ena Point and participate in the high ropes challenge course. The responsibilities and challenges will encourage personal growth and enhance self-confidence, in a setting of fellowship and spiritual awareness.

For more information and to register, visit the Hui Pu Camp webpage  HERE  or  e-mail Seini Lino  or call (808) 637-6241 .
We invite you to join us...

Preschool
GRADUATION
Thursday, May 31 st
6:30PM
All Saints' Gym

Music, Food, and Fellowship 
THIS WEEK IN SUNDAY SCHOOL
Five Medieval Women
Sunday’s lesson continues our study of a number of men and women to be specially commemorated in the Church calendar. Sunday we tell the stories of five women who lived in Europe (England, Scotland, Germany, Hungary, and Italy) during the Middle Ages. These women are models of Christian living, as Jesus lived and taught and preached. Look for these special qualities in the lives of the people that we are studying this Sunday.

Margaret : peacemaker
Hildegard : creativity, joy in the Lord’s creation
Elizabeth : service to the poor
Catherine : pure devotion to God
Julian : openness to see God’s love

They are very different women who served God in very different ways. What a varied group! One was a recluse who stayed in her room her whole life. One gave advice to kings. Some had great visions of God which are great gifts to us even now, as we read about these visions in their writings. One made great music for us to enjoy. Some did much work for the poor, giving themselves or their possessions. All of them teach us something about God and God’s love.

One quality all of these women had in common was a wholehearted devotion to God, a devotion that gave them life and energy. They seem to have been tireless, never stopping their work for the Kingdom of God. And they went beyond the boundaries that the world normally sets for people, even for a devotional life. Margaret, Hildegard, Elizabeth, Catherine, Julian— they are People of God writ large, true people of the Beatitudes. Jesus says, blessed are the poor in spirit, the merciful, the meek, those that mourn, the pure in heart. These women embody the qualities that open to them the blessedness of the Kingdom.

To learn more, please follow our Sunday School curriculum. Click on the link here and get the full story.  Our Keiki, Our Future!
MAY COLLECTION FOR HALE HO'OMALU

Please 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.
Canned Items - Soups, Chili, Pork & Beans, Spam, Vienna Sausage
AN EPISCOPAL DICTIONARY OF THE CHURCH
What Does It Mean??

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 the  Epistle Staff .

Liturgy

The church's public worship of God. The term is derived from Greek words for "people" and "work." The church's public worship of God is the work of the Christian people. The life of Christ active in the church by the Spirit is expressed through liturgy.
In ancient Greece, liturgy indicated work done for the public at private expense. Such public works were not necessarily religious in nature. The Septuagint uses the term for divine worship. In the NT, the term is identified with an act of service or ministry (Phil 2:30).

The unity of the members of the church in Christ is expressed most fully in liturgy. Liturgy expresses the church's identity and mission, including the church's calling to invite others and to serve with concern for the needs of the world. Whether the liturgy is done by many or few, it is the corporate liturgy of the whole church. Liturgy does not include private devotions or acts of piety by individuals and groups. For example, saying the Rosary is not a liturgy.

Liturgy is sacramental. Outward and visible realities are used to express the inward and spiritual realities of God's presence in our lives. Liturgy reflects the belief of incarnational theology that tangible and finite things may reveal divine grace and glory. By the Spirit, through liturgy, the church manifests the love of God and the unity we share in Christ. This loving unity was shared by the Father and the Son, and it is offered to all Christian believers. Liturgy is a public and social event. It engages our lives and faith, our thoughts, feelings, hopes, and needs-especially our need for salvation in Christ. Liturgy includes actions and words, symbols and ritual, scriptures and liturgical texts, gestures and vestments, prayers that are spoken or sung. It is also shaped by the seasons, feasts, and fasts of the calendar of the church year and the lectionaries for the Holy Eucharist and the Daily Office (BCP, pp. 15-33, 888-1001). Liturgy is to involve the various members and ministries of the church so that all are drawn together into one living expression of divine worship. It expresses what we believe and know about God, including belief and knowledge that cannot be completely stated in words.

The term "liturgy" may refer to the rites or texts that order the church's worship. It may indicate in particular the eucharist, which is also known as the Divine Liturgy (BCP, p. 859). In eastern Christianity, the term is applied more narrowly to the eucharist and not to other rites of divine worship. In the west, it includes all public rites and offices of the church.
During Rev. Ryan's sabbatical Chris Neumann, CeCe Caldwell and Bill Caldwell will be publishing the Epistle . We encourage you to submit your ideas, announcements, photos, videos, articles, or stories for publication in the Epistle . We will work with you to craft your story. You give us the idea, we have a brief chat with you to outline the story, and you give us a quote if that is comfortable for you. It should only take five or ten minutes at your convenience. We take it from there! If you would like to have your item included, please email it to epistle@allsaintskauai.org or call Bill at (336) 414-7921.
MAHALO!