Volume 4, Issue 29
July 19, 2019
THIS SUNDAY: July 21, 2019
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Genesis 18:1-10a
Psalm 15 
Colossians 1:15-28
Luke 10:38-42

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

David Crocker (EM)
Daileen Barton, Terry Moses (R)
Mario Antonio, Mary Margaret Smith (U)
David Crocker (AG)
Raiden, Daileen (A)
Nelson Secretario, Vikki Secretario (HP)
Church Work Day
Saturday, July 20 th
9:00AM - 12PM

Kauai All Island Band Carwash
Saturday, July 20 th
8:00AM - 12PM
Preschool Parking Lot

Youth Group Bible Study
Sunday, July 21 st
11:00AM - 12PM
Youth Room

Daughters of the King
Thursday, July 25 th
7:00 - 8:00PM
Memorial Hall

Youth Sunday
Sunday, August 4 th
8:00 and 9:30AM

Relay for Life
Saturday, August 10 th
3:00 - 11:00PM
Kapa`a Beach Park
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 - 12:00PM
Under the big tree

Monday Crew
Every Monday, 8:00AM
Church Office
Laundry Love
1 st & 3 rd Wednesday, 5:00PM
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
Come Support Our High School Musicians
This Saturday, July 20, come to All Saints' Church and get your car washed in support of the Kauai All Island Band, comprised of high school musicians from across Kauai. They are raising money to perform in Japan next year. They hope to travel to Kauai's sister city of Moriyama, fostering our close relationship with Japan.
On Sunday, August 4 th , the Ke Akua Youth Group will lead the 8:00AM and 9:30AM services. Members of the Youth Group will be reading the scripture lessons, assisting with the liturgy, offering the sermon, and will serve at the Altar. You don’t have to be in the youth group to participate. All keiki are welcome!

-For the Ke Akua Youth
Relay for Life Returns
August 10, 2019
The Ke Akua Youth Group is bringing back Relay for Life! The event will be at Kapa`a Beach Park & Soccer Field on Saturday, Aug. 10 th from 3:00 to 11:00PM.
Here are the different ways you can support our Team:
  • Visit the Ke Akua Youth Group Team Page online to make a donation.
  • Tell any of the youth members you would like to donate. They have a donation sheet and their own set of luminarias for purchase.
  • Visit our table after Sunday Services or drop by the church office to make an in-person donation and decorate or take home luminarias.
  • Visit our booth during the event, purchase some snacks, hang out, or walk with us!
Help us to reach our goal of $1,000 this season. Your support saves lives.
-For the Ke Akua Youth
Workday This Saturday
Just a reminder that our next workday is scheduled for this Saturday.

The main focus will be on the deck. David Crocker has already power washed the deck (mahalo nui loa, David ) and it now needs to be stained and waterproofed.

In addition to the deck, the gym kitchen is always a good candidate for a clean up, plus the church windows will benefit from a little TLC.

If there is the time - and people have the inclination - please also remove green waste next to the trash container.

That should be enough for the day!

Turn up by 9:00AM and we should be pau by noon.

Any and all help will be much appreciated.

Me ke aloha pumehana - with warmest aloha.

-For Buildings and Grounds
David Murry
Invite Welcome Connect is a transformational ministry that equips and empowers clergy and lay leaders to cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and belonging rooted in the Gospel imperative to "Go and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19). It is a ministry of relational evangelism and congregational empowerment allowing churches to become places of genuine connection for inviting the faith journeys and stories of everyone, enabling deeper journeys of Christian discipleship, and enabling the Spirit of Christ to be at the heart of each church's hospitable mission of spreading the Good News. 
All Saint’s is pleased to host the first-ever Invite Welcome Connect Workshop on Kaua`i. The Workshop will be Saturday August 31 st at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kapa`a.

The Workshop runs from 9:00AM - 4:00PM with registration at 8:30AM. Lunch is included.

There is no cost to attend but you must register by August 21 st .

All Members of the All Saints’ `Ohana, especially Members of the Ministry Council, are encouraged to participate.

Once an on-line registration system is enabled, the link will be published in your Epistle . Stay tuned.

I hope you can join us!

Mary Margaret Smith
Prayer for the Search Committee

Loving and life-giving God, we pray for your grace in our discernment for a new rector. Help us as we search for a prayerful priest, a faithful preacher and an attentive minister of your sacraments who will encourage, equip and inspire us with enthusiasm for ministry in this place; and who will grow with us so that as priest and people together we may live into your calling in your mission. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

-Adapted from the Search Committee prayer for  Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Palm Beach, FL https://www.holytrinitywpb.org

If you have any questions or comments for the Search Committee, please contact them by clicking HERE .

All Saints’ Search Committee

  • Linda Crocker
  • Collin Darrell 
  • Victor Punua Jr. 
  • Diane Sato
  • Vikki Secretario
  • Curtis Shiramizu
  • Dianne Tabura
Christ Memorial Church Completes Restoration

From The Garden Island
Photo courtesy Susan D’Elia
This columbarium is a long-time vision of the Kalihiwai Akana family and was consecrated by The Right Reverend Robert Fitzpatrick, Bishop of Hawai`i earlier this year.

KILAUEA — Christ Memorial Episcopal Church on Monday announced the completion of a year-long restoration effort and its commitment to providing a “Sanctuary for the Spirit” in serving the health, wellness and healing needs of the community.

The iconic lava stone sanctuary consecrated in 1941, and its ancient burial grounds, dates back to the 19th century. Across the street is one of island’s most well-known thrift shops, Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings, a ministry of the church.

Church members just completed a beautification of the church sanctuary, burial grounds, parish hall, office complex and thrift shop.

“For us it’s a celebratory rising from the ashes,” said Gae Chalker, priest and pastor of the church.

“We decided we wanted our little church to be a ‘sanctuary for the spirit’ for the local community and for the many tourists who visit Kauai,” said Suzanne Kobayashi, bishop’s committee member in charge of long-term planning. “Everything we were going to undertake would support that mission.”

This year, the sanctuary was repaired and painted inside and out, and is open to the public throughout the week. Tourists on their way to the Kilauea Lighthouse visit the church for prayer, meditation and to stroll the burial grounds. Locals stop by to refresh their spirits.
Three new additions have been added to the sanctuary and burial grounds property:

  • A columbarium for the housing of the cremains of loved ones has been built. This long-time vision of the Kalihiwai Akana family was consecrated by The Right Reverend Robert Fitzpatrick, Bishop of Hawai`i earlier this year.

  • A seven circuit, Chelsea neo-classical labyrinth has also been added to the sanctuary gardens. Created by Kauai labyrinth designer Bob Vlach and constructed by church members under his direction, the labyrinth welcomes all to visit for a meditative walk.

  • A Peace Pole was recently added to the center of the labyrinth. “The Peace Pole Project entails the planting of thousands of poles around the world with the message, May Peace Prevail on Earth,” noted Lea. “Our Peace Pole shares this message in eight languages connecting with the ancestry of those buried on the grounds — Hawaiian, Japanese, Tagalog, Mandarin, Portuguese, German, Scottish Gaelic, and English.”

“Our hope is that our little church will provide the space for that refreshment,” said Pastor Gae. “Come and sit under the beautiful Poinciana tree, walk the labyrinth, or just spend some time in the sanctuary.”

Excerpted from The Garden Island

To read the entire story, please follow this link.

Jun 13 2019
It was an evening thirteen years in the making for the 26 young women who walked up the aisle of The Cathedral of St. Andrew's first as seniors and then back down as high school graduates at their commencement ceremony on June 9. Adorned in beautiful white Hawaiian-style gowns and haku lei, with their families, friends, and teachers in attendance, the Class of 2019 stood side-by-side as a class one final time before parting ways to continue their individual journeys.

The evening began with Kumu Hiwa Vaughan greeting the graduates with an oli. The girls then sang "Eō Ke Kuini" in honor of our school's founder, Queen Emma Kaleleonālani. The graduating class and school community, including Board of Trustees members, then processed to the front of the Cathedral to sing "Hawai'i Pono'i" and "The Queen's Prayer.”

Senior Class President and Outstanding Scholar Natalie Wong gave an emotional speech that emphasized her appreciation for the school and for the gift of a Priory education. Wong noted that her story began in China where she was left on the street a few months after she was born. She was sent to an orphanage and was fortunate to be adopted at the age of two by parents who brought her to the U.S. and enrolled her in The Priory when she was ready to start school.

"The Priory has given the Class of 2019 an invaluable education, preparing us to confidently go out and work to be successful," Wong said. "With an all-girls environment, our class learned to collaborate and to support each other. Encouraged each other to speak out. Nurtured each other and looked out for one another. We learned to be gentle yet assertive and be good people. At The Priory, we have grown into strong and independent young women who have been given the tools to succeed in whatever we do. We are the world's next set of teachers, healthcare professionals, astronauts, world leaders, librarians, scientists, and artists.”

A special highlight of commencement was the recognition of each student by the school leadership. Each member of the senior class was asked to stand as Head of School Ruth Fletcher, Ph.D. and Upper School Principal Nicole Field described what was special about her, based on their personal knowledge as well as the fond memories of the faculty.

The 26 seniors sang their class song, "For Good" from the hit Broadway musical, "Wicked." Fletcher was then joined by Patty Foley, chair of the St. Andrew's Board of Trustees, and Bishop Robert L. Fitzpatrick in conferring the diplomas. Each Daughter of The Priory also received a rose, signifying that their journey at St. Andrew's began in kindergarten.
With diplomas in hand, the new graduates emerged from the Cathedral. In a longstanding Priory tradition, they stepped up onto the edge of the fountain to sing one more song together. As they joyfully belted out a verse from Journey's "Don't Stop Believing," their exuberance was shared by all those present for their special moment. Proud family members and friends embraced the girls, adorning them with lei, flowers and other creative decorations symbolizing this last event of their high school careers.

To see the Highlights of The Priory's 2019 commencement ceremony please follow the video link below.
The Rev. Canon Moki Hino
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
The Rev. Cn. Moki Hino with the Rev. Charles Cesaretti

Each year, the Episcopal Preaching Foundation (EPF) hosts a Preaching Excellence Program that brings together hand-picked students from around North American seminaries, Anglican Studies, and diocesan formation programs. They spend a week in intensive workshops to hone their preaching skills under the guidance of distinguished EPF faculty.  

This year, the Rev. Cn. Moki Hino was contacted by EPF to take part in their conference as a preaching mentor. The conference took place at the Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond, VA, May 27-31, 2019.  Canon Moki worked with the Rev. Cn. Charles Cesaretti (pictured at top together) to mentor seminarians whom the EPF believes has promise in preaching for the future of the church. (Cesaretti was close friends with Bishop Richard Chang, and delivered the sermon at his funeral.)
This year's students with mentors and faculty.

56 students were in attendance, and the conference faculty included former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori; Dean of the School of Theology at Sewanee, Bishop J. Neil Alexander, and Rt. Rev. William “Chip” Stokes, Bishop of New Jersey, and Rev. Gary Jones, Rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, VA. From the publishing world Jonathan Merritt, author of the critically acclaimed Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words are Vanishing – and How We Can Revive Them  delivered a challenging keynote on that topic. 

"The preaching conference in Virginia was wonderful and it was a joy to mentor seminary students in preaching," said Canon Moki.

As an added bonus of being in Virginia, Canon Moki was able to visit Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello, and St. John's Church in Richmond, where Patrick Henry said his famous words, "Give me liberty or give me death."

(Photos contributed by the Rev. Cn. Moki Hino.)
Dwell In Me This Day
Posted July 16, 2019
Dwell in me this day, Lord. 
Help me to feel your presence, 
know your love, 
receive your grace, 
and answer your call. 
Dwell in me this day, Lord. 
Help me to seek you in my need,
to soothe my fears, 
calm my anger, 
relieve my pain, 
and heal my broken heart. 
Dwell in me this day, Lord. 
Help me to see you in my neighbor. 
To offer a helping hand, 
a shoulder to cry on, 
and a meal to feed a hungry soul. 
Dwell in me this day, Lord. 
Help me to know your Word. 
To read the stories of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, 
sing songs of hope and faith, 
pray for the sake of the world, 
and trust the immeasurable love given for me. 

Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is an ordained ELCA pastor, mother of two, and spouse of an ELCA pastor. She lives with her family in Cole Camp, MO. You can read more at her website . Or follow her work on Facebook .

All Congregations Invited to Observe “Local Commemorations”
As "Ordinary" (the one entrusted with oversight of all liturgical practices) of the Diocese, I want to note two "lesser feasts" (Daniel G.C. Wu and Gregorio Aglipay) that I give permission and encourage all congregations to observe as “local commemorations” on Sundays in this Diocese (and/or with special services on the appointed feast days). In addition, I direct all congregations to observe and offer special “local commemorations” on two days in November [Queen Lili`uokalani and the Holy Sovereigns (King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma)]. 
April 6: Daniel G.C. Wu (1883-1956): Gee Ching Wu was asked by Deaconess Emma Drant (ministering here in Honolulu) to teach her Chinese in exchange for English lessons. According to Bishop Restarick, she is the Deaconess from Cincinnati with ties to the Proctor family and who served at the founding of St. Elizabeth's settlement house and church. At the time, 1902, the Bishop also notes that most of the Chinese at St. Elizabeth's were "Punti" speaking, while at St. Peter's, they were "Haka." Wu converted to Christianity took the baptismal name of Daniel. Deaconess Drant moved to San Francisco in 1905 (exhausted from her work at St. Elizabeth's according to Bishop Restarick). After the 1906 earthquake, she invited Wu to come help in mission work. He studied at CDSP and was ordained a deacon in 1912 (and a priest in 1913). He founded  True Sunshine Chinese Mission  and the  Church of Our Savior , both in the San Francisco area. In this case, I encourage that the collect for the commemoration be used on the Sunday following April 6, in addition to the collect of the day (see http://satucket.com/lectionary/daniel_wu.htm ). 
September 5: Gregorio Aglipay (1860-1940): "Holy Women, Holy Men" (a resource for reflection in the Episcopal Church) commemorates the life of Gregorio Aglipay, Priest and founder of the Philippine Independent Church, on September 5 (See  http://satucket.com/lectionary/gregorio_aglipay.htm  ). Because of the historic ties between many members of this Diocese to the Philippine Independent Church and of the historic connection of Bishop Kennedy to the "regularizing" of the episcopal orders of the Philippine Independent Church to make that Church full communion partners of The Episcopal Church, I encourage that, at least, the collect for the commemoration be used on the Sunday nearest September 5 in addition to the collect of the day.
November 11: Queen Lili`uokalani (1838-1917): The commemoration of Queen Lili`uokalani in the liturgical calendar of The Episcopal Church is noted in a calendar for local commemorations in the 2018 edition of “Lesser Feasts and Fasts”. In keeping with historic Church practice, that commemoration is noted on November 11 (the date of the Queen’s death, and, therefore, when she entered into the greater glory of God and the communion of saints). In Hawaiʻi, the community commemoration usually happen on or around the Queens birthday on September 2nd. In keeping with the historic practice of the Church, I encourage all churches to offer special prayers on the Sunday closest to November 11th to remember Lili`uokalani. Certainly, additional prayers might be offered in September. http://satucket.com/lectionary/Liliuokalani.html
November 28: Kamehameha IV (1834-1863) and Emma (1836-1885): The Feast of the Holy Sovereigns (King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma) is commemorated on November 28. The diocesan wide observance of our patrons' feast is always transferred to the Last Sunday after Pentecost (Christ the King Sunday). All congregations of this Diocese are expected to somehow commemorate the Feast of the Holy Sovereigns on Sunday, November 23, 2014, and November 22, 2015, with the Collect and lessons for the day from "Holy Women, Holy Men"; or congregations may use the lessons appointed for the Sunday (Christ the King) with the collect of the Feast Day ( http://satucket.com/lectionary/Kamehameha&Emma.htm ).

I expect the Feast of the Holy Sovereigns be somehow observed and the Collect for the Feast will be prayed in every congregation of the Diocese on the Last Sunday after Pentecost (Christ the King) every year. In addition, of course, congregations may also have other special observances on the actual Feast Day or on other Sundays, but I hope all our congregations will take special note of our diocesan patrons on that Sunday every year that we might be of one intention together as a Diocese as the Church year ends. The observance of the Feast of the Holy Sovreigns, as the founding patrons of this Diocese, can take presidence over the Sunday [the Last Sunday after Pentecost (Christ the King)], and be observed as a major Feast with white or festal vestments.
We may want to dedicate the entire month of November to commemorate and celebrate our heritage in these Islands.

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan 
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i

“Waste is not Godly” – A View on Waste from Africa

4 June 2019
Women and children sort out maize products at Moruese irrigation scheme in Turkana county.

Nicholas Pande is the Project Officer at the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya. His remit includes food security, health, environmental conservation and climate change adaptation. In this, our third story focusing on waste in different parts of the world, Nicholas talks about two types of waste of particular concern in Kenya and how the country and Anglican Church are tackling them: food waste and – as in our previous two stories from the Pacific  and the Middle East – the seemingly ubiquitous problem of plastic waste.

Food waste

“Waste is a real issue on many farms – especially post-harvest loss. So, we have food production, but between the farm and the kitchen a lot of food is lost. It’s a massive problem: every year, Kenya loses about a third of the food it produces through post-harvest losses and food wastage by consumers who buy more than they need. According to Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, growers lost over 1.9 million tonnes of food in 2017 – worth KSh150 billion (roughly US$1.5 billion). We want to address that kind of waste. It’s an aspect of waste that isn’t taken seriously but it’s important because some parts of the country have been having gluts while other parts are grappling with scarcity – and even famine.”

What are the drivers for this food waste?

“First, there are factors to do with individual producers – such as their low capacity for post-harvest management. So the producers produce but have problems due to poor storage and handling, transport, and fungal attack. Some producers simply lack knowledge; some lack proper facilities.

“Maize, Kenya’s staple food, has been the hardest hit, with farmers losing Sh29.6 billion (US$290 million) in 2017 to post-harvest wastage. Rodents and poor handling contributed to this loss and the harvest was also affected by aflatoxin, a toxin produced by fungi due to exposure to moisture.
Maize dried on bare ground is at risk of being infected by aflatoxin

“There are issues to do with knowing the right temperature to dry maize before storing it and how to do it properly. The same is true for rice: how do you do it? What are the right temperatures? Do producers actually have the capacity to measure the temperature before taking it to the storage facility? Some of them don’t; they have neither the knowledge nor the facilities. So they produce, but it isn’t stored properly and it ends up going to waste.

“Then there are issues to do with the co-ordination and management of food stocks by national bodies. Last year the government had to dispose of 750,000 bags of maize from its silos because it hadn’t been preserved properly. Each bag weighs 90kg, enough to feed one person for a whole year. Then this year there has been famine in Turkana county and 17 other counties had to appeal for food aid. So those 750,000 bags could have fed 750,000 people for a year with what was wasted.”

Is the Church involved in tackling food waste?
Training on preserving fish by smoking, conducted by Anglican Development Services North Rift

“Yes. The Church is involved in issues of food security, and is trying to build the capacity of communities, training them in post-harvest management and storage. For example, the Church has been promoting the use of a particular type of storage bag that is recommended for the storage of maize, so it doesn’t get affected by aflatoxin. The Anglican Church of Kenya does this work through its development wing, Anglican Development Services (ADS), sending workers into the field and using its platforms. In a bid to establish sustainable food systems, ADS trains farmers on sustainable agronomic practices as well as food preservation and optimum utilization. It builds capacities of producers on produce harvesting, processing, preservation and utilization.”

Plastic waste

“Another area of waste getting attention nationally is plastic waste. As a country we felt that discarded plastic was really hurting the environment – so much so that in 2017 the Government of Kenya banned plastic bags. It is currently illegal to hold a plastic bag in Kenya. But other waste remains a huge problem. In Nairobi, Dandora is the place where rubbish is put into landfill. It’s an eye-sore. There is lots of waste there; it’s not recycled. It’s suffocating everyone around that area and there is very poor public health there.

“There is also the problem of plastic waste getting into the Indian Ocean and that is having an effect on the marine life and tourism sceneries along the coastal beaches. It’s been environmentally devastating. That’s what led to the government’s ban on plastic bags, but plastic bottles are still in production and plastic packaging is still in circulation.”
Ignoring the signs. Street waste, Mombasa

What impact is the plastic bag ban having?

“Gradually the effect is picking up. Things have improved significantly. We used to have plastic everywhere. In urban areas plastic that had not been properly disposed of blocked drains, causing flash floods. Now we don’t have that so much as the drainage has improved. The waste in the oceans and lakes is also going down.

“The government is now implementing a ban on non-woven bags, effected in April 2019, phasing out the reusable carrier bags that replaced the plastic ones, in an ongoing attempt to get on top of the problems caused by bags. Non-woven carrier bags were a stop-gap measure to help in the absence of plastic bags in a 2-year transition period after which they have now been replaced with carrier bags made from reed, cotton, sisal, recycled plastic material, recycled paper, papyrus, woven plastic bags, hyacinth, and hard plastic.

“And the government is also trying to increase the amount of plastic that gets recycled; the country’s first recycling plant for plastic is currently under construction, the government working in partnership with companies like Unilever and Coca Cola. The aim is to increase the amount of plastic that gets recycled from the current level of 5% to a target of 70% by the year 2025.”

How have people reacted to the ban?

“Initially people had some anxiety about how they would manage without plastic bags and when the plastic bag ban first came into effect there were jokes and memes about people having to carry things in their hands when the supply of the new bags didn’t match demand. But now it’s appreciated that there are no plastic bags and it’s not a big issue.”

What has the role of the Church been in tackling waste?

“The Church has been involved locally, sensitising people to managing waste and disposing it with sensitivity to the environment. The Church has always approached it from the angle that we have the responsibility to steward the environment, so don’t dispose waste irresponsibly; don’t waste food because there are people who need that food and it’s a privilege for us to have food. So the Church has had the messaging across the congregations that waste is not godly.”

The Anglican Alliance connects and equips the worldwide Anglican family to work for a world free of poverty and injustice and to safeguard creation.

This piece is the third in a short series focusing on the problem of waste in different parts of the world, as seen through the eyes of people who live there. The series coincides with the launch of Renew Our World ‘s new campaign on waste. The Anglican Alliance is a founder member of Renew Our World and is mandated to connect and equip Anglicans across the Communion to safeguard the integrity of creation, the fifth Anglican mark of mission.

Take action by getting involved in Renew Our World’s waste campaign: details here .

And see our prayer and worship resources on creation care here.
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Please Listen for the Holy Spirit Calling You to Serve and Respond with Your Whole Heart
Recently, I was engaged in a lively discussion of the Episcopal Church and its Leadership. You know the conversation. 

“Did you hear what they are going to do?”
“Don’t worry about them . I think they are doing fine.”
“Yah well, they don’t get it.”
“Do you ever talk to them ?”
“Who are they ?”

This last question really got me thinking. Who are “ They ”?
This week I would like to conclude our discussion of Episcopal Church Governance by focusing on YOU . By now you may be asking, "How can I make a difference? What can I do? Who do you call?"

The answer is simple.


The governance structure of the Episcopal Church offers you many opportunities to become involved.

Start with our Parish. Run for a seat on the Vestry at the next Annual Meeting. Governance starts at home and we definitely need you to step up.

Please consider serving as a delegate to the Annual Diocesan Convention. This is the foundation that gives you a chance for even more involvement through the Diocesan Council and the Standing Committee

In fact, short of being consecrated Bishop, you are eligible to serve any role you desire. How often are you told "you can do anything you want?"

Please listen for the Holy Spirit calling you to serve and respond with your whole heart.
If you have any questions about Leadership at our Parish, please feel free to contact Bill Caldwell , David Murray , Mary Margaret Smith , or any member of the Vestry.

Bill Caldwell
The Epistle
Presiding Bishop Issues Video Message on Immigration: ‘Who is My Neighbor?’

Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
Posted Jul 15, 2019
“Deeply embedded in the Christian faith, indeed deeply embedded in the Jewish tradition, which is the mother of the Christian faith, and deeply embedded in the faith and traditions and values of many of the world’s great religions, is a profound conviction in a sure and certain value and virtue that care for the stranger, the alien, the visitor, is a sacred duty, a sacred vow.”

The Presiding Bishop’s video message can be found here:
I’m Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. It goes without saying that there is a humanitarian crisis at the southern border of the United States. It is a human crisis, a crisis that has deep and complex roots, sources, and origins. But it is a crisis, a crisis of the human children of God.

There is suffering and there is hardship.

There is complexity and difficulty.

But it is a crisis that we as nation, that we as a global community, must face and find a way forward for the sake of our brothers and our sisters, for the sake of us all.

Deeply embedded in the Christian faith, indeed deeply embedded in the Jewish tradition, which is the mother of the Christian faith, and deeply embedded in the faith and traditions and values of many of the world’s great religions, is a profound conviction in a sure and certain value and virtue that care for the stranger, the alien, the visitor, is a sacred duty, a sacred vow.

In the Hebrew scriptures in the book of Deuteronomy, the book writes and says you shall love the stranger, for remember you were once strangers in the land of Egypt.

In the 25th chapter of Matthew in the New Testament, Jesus in the parable of the last judgment says that when you welcomed the stranger, when you did it to these who are members of my family, you have done it to me.

When you welcome the stranger, you welcome Jesus. The book of Hebrews in the New Testament says those who have welcomed the strangers have sometimes welcomed angels unawares.

Welcoming the stranger, or as some translations call the alien, welcoming those who are visiting among us is a cardinal virtue and value in our Christian faith.

Jesus was talking to a lawyer once; the story is told in Luke’s gospel. And, when he was talking to the lawyer, the lawyer asked him what he must do to inherit eternal life. And Jesus said, what did Moses teach in the Hebrew scriptures? The lawyer said, well, Moses said you shall love the Lord your God and love your neighbor as yourself.

And Jesus said do that and you will find life.

But the lawyer went on and he asked, well, can we define neighbor more precisely? Who is my neighbor? And that’s when Jesus told what we now know as the Parable of the Good Samaritan where one person helped another person, a person who was completely unlike them, someone that person considered other, not my tribe, not my nationality, not my religion, not even my friend. And Jesus at the end of the parable said, who was the neighbor to the man who was in need? And the lawyer said, well the one who actually showed compassion.

And Jesus said, now go and do that likewise.

That parable of the Good Samaritan invites us, calls us, challenges us, to be neighbor to the neighbor.

Some of our neighbors are at the border and some of our neighbors are those who have immigrated to this country and are living right in our neighborhood or in our city or in our community, or our state. To show compassion to them is to obey Jesus. Go and do likewise.

Show compassion. Show mercy. Help the neighbor. Help the stranger. Love the Lord your God. And love your neighbor as yourself.

Find migration, refugee, and immigration information and ways you can take action on your own here ( OGR/EPPN ) and here ( EMM ).
Featuring Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

For the Human Family
O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Book of Common Prayer (or BCP) is the Episcopal Church’s resource for our life together. Descended from the Church of England’s text of the same name, the book is a hallmark of Anglican worship and spirituality, containing a treasure trove of prayers for groups and individuals, ceremonies, worship services (or rites), psalms, historical documents of the Church, and much more, in both contemporary and traditional language. It is the source of our Sunday worship, our daily prayers, our calendar, and our catechism, all of which point us in unity toward the worship of our loving, liberating, and life-giving God, who has “bound us together in a common life” (BCP, p. 824).

For more information and to read from the Book of Common Prayer, please visit  here .

From time to time your  Epistle  Staff will bring you words from our Book Of Common Prayer as read by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. If you have prayers or topics you would like to see, please send your suggestions to the  Epistle Staff .

School Supplies
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 Holiday

In the immortal words of Alice Cooper, " School's Out For Summer! " Sunday School summer break begins this Sunday, June 30 th . Sunday School will resume this fall.
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 .
HPR's Helping Hand interview about All Saints' Laundry Love
Listen to the interview here:
If any ministry has an unmet need, reach out to put it on the All Saints' Wish List and it will be published in the Epistle . Contact Bill Caldwell at news@allsaintskauai.org .

Donations to purchase materials for the kāhili can be to the church office. Contact Carolyn Morinishi , Ron Morinishi or CeCe Caldwell for more information.

For more information go to Laundry Love Kaua`i or contact Geoff Shields at gshields2334@gmail.com or Bill Caldwell at news@allsaintskauai.org .

Whenever you have a need for support, please call (650) 691-8104 and leave a voice mail. The system will immediately forward the information to the Pastoral Care Committee who will respond to each request. If you prefer, you may send an electronic pastoral care request via email to pastoralcare@allsaintskauai.org .

Individuals who want to participate in the Prayer Chain Ministry must re-enroll to continue receiving the email communications . To re-enroll, please visit the newly established   Pastoral Care web page  or contact the Church Office at (808) 822-4267.

Prayer requests will now be   submitted online   or by contacting the Church Office at (808) 822-4267.

Names can be added to the Prayers of the People petitions by using the  Prayer Chain Request form  or by contacting the Church Office at (808) 822-4267. Names will remain in the Prayers of the People for a maximum of four Sundays before a name must be resubmitted.

All Saints' Eucharistic Visitors are available each Sunday (pending availability) to bring Communion to those who are sick or shut-in. Requests for a Eucharistic visitation can be made by calling the Church Office at (808) 822-4267 or emailing homecommunion@allsaintskauai.org .