Volume 4, Issue 23
June 7, 2019
THIS SUNDAY: June 9, 2019
Day of Pentecost
Scripture Readings
Acts 2:1-11
Psalm 104:25-35, 37
Romans 8:14-17 
John 7:37-39a

8:00AM
Joe Adorno (EM)
Jeff Albao (U)
Diane Sato (AG)

9:30AM
David Murray (EM)
Susan Englund, Joan Roughgarden (R)
Mario Antonio, Alfonso Murillo (U)
Jan Hashizume (AG)
Braden, Paxton (A)
Vikki Secretario, Mabel Antonio (HP)
UPCOMING EVENTS
Pentecost Aloha Hour
Celebrating Father David and Susan Englund
Sunday, June 9 th
10:45AM - 12:00PM
Under the big tree

Youth Group Meeting
Sunday, June 9 th
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Youth Room

Kāhili Workshops
Sunday, June 9 th
9:00 - 10:00AM
Gym
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Memorial Hall

Daughters of the King
Thursday, June 13 th
7:00 - 8:00PM
Memorial Hall

Following the Footsteps of Queen Kapi`olani
Monday, June 24 th
6:00 - 7:00PM
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 - 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
Church

Choir Practice
Every Thursday, 6:00PM
Choir Room

Daughters of the King
2 nd & 4 th Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00PM
Memorial Hall
MAHALO AND A HUI HOU FR. DAVID & SUSAN
BBQ Potluck Celebration
Sunday, June 9, 2019
It’s hard to believe it’s been 3 months since Fr. David and Susan Englund joined our `Ohana. Please join us as we celebrate them and the joy they have brought to All Saints’.

The Hospitality Ministry invites you all to a festive BBQ celebration to say "mahalo and a hui hou" to Fr. David and Susan as they come to the end of their 3-month stay with us. The event will be potluck so please bring your favorite dish to share. The Hospitality folks will be grilling the meat and pouring the drinks. Everything else is up to you.

Sunday, June 30 th
10:45AM - ??
Under the big tent on the lawn in front of Memorial Hall

Donations to help cover the cost are always welcome.

David Murry
for the Hospitality Ministry
HELPING HAND - LISTEN NOW
Hawai`i Public Radio Features Laundry Love Kaua`i
Helping Hand is a weekly feature on Hawai`i Public Radio stations statewide. Each Friday afternoon, Helping Hand features an organization or event in the community that offers assistance to the disabled and other folks in need with All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence. 

Last week Dave featured an interview with Laundry Love Kaua`i Ministry Leader Geoff Shields. If you missed the broadcast, you can stream the program and listen at your convenience by following the link below.
NETWORKING WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
This Sunday is Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit among the apostles and followers of Jesus. How appropriate it is to relate to you a tangible example of the Holy Spirit moving among us this past week.

After the Helping Hand broadcast Dave Lawrence gave us some advice from friends of his who provide services for the homeless on Oahu. Below is a quote from Dave’s email: 

My friends at IHS the big homeless service provider here suggested you guys consider networking a local homeless service provider in to attend these laundry sessions and offer further services, since you have them there in a receptive spot.

I can connect you with them if you need help on what to do, why other services are important to offer them when you have them there, who to call there on Kauai, etc.

Dave then followed up with this:

IHS is not on Kaua`i, but you can ask them about who to try and get over there to join you. I've CCed Kimo Carvalho, my IHS contact, who can possibly suggest a Kaua`i homeless service provider.

After an email exchange between Geoff and Kimo, the following email came in:

Hi everyone,
 
Thank you to Kimo for making the connection, and to David, Bill, and others for your efforts to serve the houseless community on Kauai.
 
I am cc’ing on this e-mail the Kauai County Homeless Coordinator Sharon Graham, as well as Crystal Caday-Bargayo with Catholic Charities Hawaii. Both Sharon and Crystal are members of the Kauai Community Alliance (KCA), which is a local coalition of homeless service providers and other interested stakeholder groups on Kauai that have the common goal of addressing and ending homelessness.
 
KCA’s membership includes a broad range of community organizations that can partner with you, and I am asking Sharon and Crystal if they can directly connect with you to see how your group and KCA can discuss the best way to move forward.
 
I hope this information and connection is helpful. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 586-0193.
 
Sincerely,

Scott
 
Scott S. Morishige, MSW
Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness
Office of the Governor
415 S. Beretania St., Rm. 415
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: (808) 586-0193

The Helping Hand broadcast was Friday at 5:48PM and by Wednesday morning at 7:09AM Laundry Love Kaua`i received the support of the Governor’s office. 

By the way, within minutes of the broadcast last Friday, Geoff received a donation of $500 to support Laundry Love Kaua`i.

The Holy Spirit is alive and well and working through All Saints’ Ministries!

Bill Caldwell
The Epistle
UPDATE FROM THE SEARCH COMMITTEE

In mid-May, the Search Committee presented their first draft of the All Saints' Parish Profile to the Vestry for review. It was then returned to the Search committee with the Vestry's  comments and suggestions.

At this time, the Search committee is continuing to create a profile to the best of our ability, from what we have heard and learned from all of you, whether it be from the Vestry, from our Q &A Session, from our ministry gatherings, talking story, email communication or with listening to individuals that are willing to share their viewpoint. We know for sure that many are very passionate about our church and what we hope to do in this profile is to capture the essence of All Saints' as it currently stands.

We are truly grateful for your patience and we thank you all for your continued prayers and to the Epistle staff for providing  prayers which all of you may join in to help with our search process. 

We would like to share with you a Search Committee Prayer from St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Indiana which has supported them for the work they do and we hope will support us as well. Please join us in praying this for our Search Committee: 

Almighty God, look graciously on the people of All Saints' Church and Preschool.
Be with us and lead us as we seek the next rector for our church.
We ask your direction and guidance for those who shall choose our new spiritual leader,
that we may receive an upright and faithful pastor who will care for your people and equip our ministries.

Grant us perception, faithfulness and joy, so that we may hear your voice in all our deliberations.
Grant us also the desire and the ability to truly hear each other and those who have entrusted us with this process.
Give us courage to respond and act as you lead us.
Come Holy Spirit. 

We pray this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

We'd also like to share a passage from the bible that has helped us to remain focused on the search process. Philippians 2:3-4 "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interest of others."

Diane Sato
for the Search Committee

Mahalo nui loa to the All Saints’ Search Committee

  • Linda Crocker
  • Collin Darrell 
  • Victor Punua Jr. 
  • Diane Sato
  • Vikki Secretario
  • Curtis Shiramizu
  • Dianne Tabura
DON'T PANIC!
The Kāhili Have Not Been Stolen
The beautiful red kāhili that have been on loan to All Saints' by Kumu Mike are leaving to be a part of a Kamehameha celebration this Saturday. We are grateful to Kumu Mike for allowing us to have the kāhili to help beautify the sacred space of our altar. While we are not sure when the "loaner kāhili" will return to All Saints', our goal is still to have our very own kāhili finished by the Holy Sovereigns service in October. 

To that end, we will be holding workshops this Sunday from 9:00 - 10:00AM in the Gym and 10:30AM - noon in Memorial Hall to work on All Saints' kāhili. Sunday's focus will be finishing braising wire to create more branches and wrapping the branches with florist's tape.

The remaining project tasks are:

  • Finish braising the rest of the branch wires
  • Finish wrapping the branches with tape
  • Finish assembling the branches
  • Assemble kāhili
  • Celebrate!!

Please stop by to lend a hand, see the work that has been accomplished, or just talk story about kāhili and their place in our sanctuary.

Carolyn Morinishi and CeCe Caldwell
for the Kahili Project
FROM ALL SAINTS' SUNDAY SCHOOL
Upcoming Celebration and Meetings
This month marks the last rotation for Sunday School before summer break! Thank you everyone for your contributions to make Sunday School a wonderful ministry for our keiki.

To wrap up June, I will be holding a Sunday School Meeting for all our teachers (and previous teachers) to formally say thank you for your hard work this past year. Not everyone can make it, but please know that your help has been much appreciated. This meeting will also invite any new teachers who may be interested in joining the ministry. Current teachers will have the opportunity to let our new recruits know how rewarding this ministry is and the basics of how this ministry is run.

Please mark your calendars for June 29, 2019. We will meet in Memorial Hall at 9:30AM.

Please also note that everyone working with our keiki will have to renew our  Safeguarding God’s Children  courses, so we can start doing that over the summer. The good news is this can be done online now at our own leisure! Please email Denise Esposito ( desposito@episcopalhawaii.org ) to set up your login info. Once you have the login you can enter and take the course at any time. I would like all our teachers certified prior to the start of our next school year:

Deadline: July 28, 2019
 
We will then hold our 2019 - 2020 School Year Orientation meeting on  August 3 rd , in Memorial Hall at 9:30AM.  We will be confirming our team schedules (yearly availability) and making sure all Safeguarding requirements have been completed.

Cami Pascua
for the Sunday School Ministry
EPISCOPAL CHURCH GOVERNANCE
"Take Me To Your Leader!"
"Who's That?"
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 we will focus on General Convention, that part of Church Governance that is not very familiar to most of us but has a major impact on our lives as Episcopalians.
General Convention

The General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church. With the exception of the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Constitution and Canons, it is the ultimate authority in the Episcopal Church. Just as the Legislature of the United States is comprised of the House of Representatives and the Senate, the General Convention is comprised of two Houses: the House of Bishops, comprised of nearly 300 active and retired bishops, and the House of Deputies which has more than 900 members. They meet and act separately, and both Houses must concur to adopt legislation.

The Convention meets every three years and has the authority to amend the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church; adopt the budget for the church for the next three years; authorize liturgical texts and amend the Book of Common Prayer; adopt communions and covenants with other churches; set qualifications for orders of ministry and office-holders; elect officers of the General Convention, the Executive Council, and members of boards; and delegate responsibilities to the interim bodies of The Episcopal Church.

House of Bishops

All bishops of The Episcopal Church, active or retired, make up the House of Bishops. The House of Bishops meets twice a year between conventions in a non-legislative capacity. The Presiding Bishop is the president of the House of Bishops. 
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

House of Deputies

Each diocese of The Episcopal Church appoints up to four clergy and four lay leaders as deputies to attend the General Convention. The House of Deputies has over 900 members (including alternates), and at each General Convention, the House of Deputies elects a president to serve a three-year term.

In addition to presiding over the House of Deputies when it is in session, the President of the House of Deputies serves as vice-chair of the Executive Council and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, appoints clergy and lay members to standing committees and commissions and other church-wide bodies, and serves as an ambassador and advocate for work that carries out the resolutions of General Convention. 
President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings
So, what does all this mean for you?  

You have a direct line to Episcopal Church Leadership.

You are encouraged to run for a seat in the House of Delegates. You could be selected to represent our Diocese at General Convention. That will give you a seat right at the table.

Do you know a bishop? I bet you know Bishop Bob. Bend the Bishop's ear about what you want Church Leadership to know. He will listen, pray, and carry all good ideas forward to the House of Bishops.

Please take advantage of the opportunity to be a part of the governance of our church. Volunteer to be a delegate to the Diocesan Convention and consider running for a seat in the House of Delegates.
 
I hope this information is helpful the next time someone says, “Take me to your leader”. 

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

SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, June 22 nd at 6:30PM
Antarctica Through the Eyes of Joan Roughgarden
On Saturday, June 22 nd All Saints' will host a potluck dinner and Antarctica travelogue, presented by our very own Joan Roughgarden.

Joan has been living on Kaua` with husband Rick Schmidt (of mac-and-cheese fame) for nine years. She retired from Stanford University where she was a professor of biology (ecology and evolution).
Joan’s slide show will feature scenes from her recent trip to the distant and chilly continent of Antarctica. Her stunning photographs and commentary crafted from first hand experience are sure to make this a fun-filled and educational experience for all.
Please plan to attend this next installment of the All Saints’ travelogue and potluck dinner Saturday, June 22 nd in Memorial Hall. Dinner will start at 6:30PM with the slideshow starting at 7:00PM. The food theme will be Argentinean , in honor of the departure and return country for the cruise to Antarctica. If you prefer to experience life through the stomach of a penguin, please feel free to bring any dish involving shrimp and/or squid, in honor of the penguin diet .
NEWS FROM ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS
Annual Ti Leaf Lei Making Workshop
St. Michael and All Angels' ReSource for Christian Spirituality will be holding their annual ti leaf lei making workshop on Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 9:00AM - 12:00PM, at Lihue Christian Church, 2943 Kress Street in Lihue. The leis will be placed on gravesites at Kalaupapa, Moloka'i, by Lei Halia volunteers. Lots of ti leaves are needed and should be boned and put in baggies. They can be dropped off on Sundays at St. Michael's, where they will be placed in the freezer until the workshop. For more information, contact Phyllis Meighen at (808) 647-4346, or e-mail spirituality@stmichaels-kauai.org .
The Way of Love: Bishop Michael Curry
New Podcast Coming June 2019

Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
Posted Jun 3, 2019
“The way of Jesus is the Way of Love. And the Way of Love can change the world.”
“The way of Jesus is the Way of Love. And the Way of Love can change the world,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says in his new podcast, The Way of Love: with Bishop Michael Curry , which launches on Pentecost [June 9]. These weekly conversations, featuring Bishop Curry along with podcast hosts Kyle Oliver and Sandy Milien, explore living a life committed to living the way of God’s unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial and redemptive love.
Each week in Season 1, Bishop Curry introduces one of the seven Way of Love, Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest. Listeners are invited into deeper engagement with each practice as Kyle and Sandy share their insights and offer questions for reflection or small group discussion.

New episodes air Tuesdays through July 30.

The Way of Love: with Bishop Michael Curry , is available on all podcast apps and at episcopalchurch.org . Visit the Way of Love podcast webpage to subscribe to the podcast through Apple iTunes, Google Play or Spotify and to sign up for notifications of new seasons as well as additional featured content.

AN EPISCOPAL DICTIONARY OF THE CHURCH
What Does It Mean?
Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. In the Old Testament, "spirit" was primarily used to express God's power in the world. In the New Testament, Jesus is called the Christ because he is the one anointed by the Spirit. The gift of the Spirit to Jesus' disciples after the crucifixion is associated with the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus in John 20:19-23 and with the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2. The Catechism states that the church is holy "because the Holy Spirit dwells in it, consecrates its members, and guides them to do God's will" (Book of Common Prayer, p. 854). The Council of Constantinople in 381 stated that the Holy Spirit is as truly God as the Son, both being of "one substance" with the Father. The Nicene Creed states belief "in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the prophets" (Book of Common Prayer, p. 359). In the relations of the persons of the Trinity, the Spirit is said to proceed from the Father by the mode of "spiration" or "breathing," while the Son is said to proceed from the Father by the mode of "generation." Western theology came to speak of the Spirit proceeding "from the Father and the Son." The Episcopal theologian William Porcher DuBose stated in The Soteriology of the New Testament (1892) that "all God's operations in us as spiritual beings are by the word through the spirit" (p. 56). Pneumatology is the theological study of the Holy Spirit. The Hymnal 1982 provides a section of hymns on the Holy Spirit (Hymns 500-516), including "Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire" (Hymns 503-504) and "Breathe on me, Breath of God" (Hymn 508).

The preceding definition came from an  Episcopal Dictionary of the Church  and can be found  here .
THE DAY OF PENTECOST
June 9, 2019
This week we mark Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit among the apostles and followers of Jesus. Celebrated 50 days after Easter (including the day of Easter itself), the name of the holiday comes from the Greek Pentēkostē, which literally means “the 50 th day.”

The events of the day are foretold by Jesus in the first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, just before his Ascension. While his followers were with the risen Christ, he tells them, “John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now” (Acts 1:5, New Revised Standard Version ). He goes on to say to them, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

The followers would not wait long for the promised Spirit. The author of Acts, traditionally believed to be Luke, recounts:

“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each” (Acts 2:1-6).

We celebrate Pentecost as the inauguration of the Church’s mission in the world. Empowered by the gift of the Holy Spirit, we are to go out into our neighborhoods and the wider world—to Jerusalem, to Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth—witnessing to the risen Christ.

The Day of Pentecost is identified by the Book of Common Prayer as one of the feast days “especially appropriate” for baptism (Book of Common Prayer, p. 312). Because of this, Pentecost is also known as “Whitsun” or “Whitsunday” (“White Sunday”), a term used to describe the white baptismal garments worn by those who were baptized at the Vigil of Pentecost and then worn to church on the Day of Pentecost.

Collect for Pentecost

Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen (Book of Common Prayer, p. 227).

FROM THE EPISCOPAL CAFÉ
 Being a Neighbor
Posted June 6, 2019
I am a very lucky gal. I notice this every time I drive across town and see people at street corners begging. It seems like someone with a cardboard sign has staked out every single place where cars stop to wait for traffic lights. Me, I don’t have to beg. Not today, anyway.
 
I’ll bet it’s pretty awful to have to stand there day after day asking for money. Over time it must really erode a person’s self esteem. Imagine having to grovel for dollars, then having to put up with all the different reactions to your ask: the condescending well-wisher, the repulsed and angry with-holder, the curious and naive conversationalist, the skittish avoider. Imagine having to interact with one stranger after another, every one of them sitting in judgment. I’m an introvert; it sounds horrid. It must be so tempting to just check out using cheap alcohol or drugs. I can easily imagine that. There is probably so much else I cannot imagine.
 
I have a colleague who just got back from a stint on the streets in Washington, D.C., in which she lived as a homeless beggar for a couple of weeks in order to experience what it is really like. I am looking forward to her report from the field.
 
A well-known Gospel story is about how Jesus tells a lawyer who has asked him, “who is our neighbor?” a famous parable, the one about The Good Samaritan. Because so many charities carry that name these days, I like to re-title the story “The Beneficent Alien” or even “The Merciful Terrorist”.
 
Here’s how it goes. A man is robbed and beaten and left in the gutter. Two religious people come by, and for various reasons they leave him where he lies and go on their way. A loathsome, foreign merchant comes along and picks the man out of the gutter, giving him medical care and paying for lodging until he can get back on his feet.
 
After telling the story, Jesus asks the lawyer, “Which of the three people who came by was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” The lawyer says, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus says, “Go and do likewise.”
 
“Christ, have mercy on me,” is a mantra I sometimes use when I’m writing icons. I grew up thinking that mercy was the act of setting aside just recompense for bad behavior. “Have mercy,” meant “let me off the hook.” What a misunderstanding!
 
Mercy is the very essence of God. It is the glue that holds planets in their courses and that also binds us people one to another and each of us to God. It is covenantal and sacrificial love.
 
There are dozens of ways to help people deal with homelessness and poverty, but for a Christian the central, most important attribute of any choice is mercy. We can never let the other person be less than human to us. We must always be open, vulnerable, willing to be changed by him or her. We must not walk by unseeing and unaffected. We must live into being neighbors!

Laurie Gudim is an iconographer, writer and spiritual director living in Fort Collins, Colorado. Visit her website , or drop her a note at roseanlaurie@gmail.com.
SUNDAY SCHOOL THIS WEEK
Overview Of The Church Season And Lessons
The Day of Pentecost occurs fifty days after Easter and celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit. We also anticipate the fulfillment of all things when Christ comes in glory as King of creation at the end of all time. 

On the very day of Pentecost, we celebrate the birthday of the Church, for this is the day when the Holy Spirit enabled the disciples to spread the Good News of Christ to people of other lands. 

On each Sunday in Pentecost, we explore some aspect of the new life that we are called to live as a result of the Easter message. The season thus signals the long interim of the new covenant church, as we wait for Christ to come again in glory. 
HALE HO`OMALU
JUNE COLLECTION  

Dry Goods: pastas, hamburger helper, rice, bread, crackers


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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