Volume 5, Issue 35
September 4, 2020
THIS SUNDAY: September 6, 2020
Fourteen Sunday after Pentecost


Chris Neumann (EM)*
John Hanaoka (U)
Dee Grigsby (AG)

David Crocker (EM)
Mary Margaret Smith (U)
Nelson Secretario (LR)
Faith Shiramizu (AG)
Mabel Antonio, Vikki Secretario (HP)

* EM - Eucharisitic Minister; U - Usher; LR - Lay Reader; AG - Altar Guild; HP - Healing Prayers
8:00AM and 9:30AM
Sanctuary and Side Lanai

Aloha Hour
Every Sunday
10:45AM - 12:00PM
Side Lanai and Tent

Monday Crew
Every Monday
Church Office

Daughters of the King
Thursday, September 10th
7:00 - 8:00PM
Memorial Hall

Youth Group Relay for Life
Labyrinth Walk
Saturday, September 12th
5:00 - 7:30PM
Front Lawn
Click here allsaintskauai.org for details.

Sunday School
Every Sunday, 9:30 - 10:15AM
Memorial Hall

Laundry Love
1st & 3rd 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

The editor-in-chief of your Epistle will be taking a few weeks off for another surgery on Oahu. In the mean time, we will be publishing a very abbreviated issue each week. These issues will detail the weekly scripture readings, service schedules, duty rosters, upcoming and recurring events. Once recovered, the editor-in-chief will resume his duties.

Mahalo for your support.
For the aged and infirm, for the widowed and orphans, and for the sick and the suffering, especially Destry, Laragh, The Hiyane Family, Fr. Ryan and Family, The Hoffman Family, The Hiyane Family, Bob, Keith, Bill, those affected by Hurricane Laura and the Beirut blast, Gemi, Mike & Barbara, Susan, and those we name silently or aloud, let us pray to the Lord. ​Lord, have mercy. 

For all who have died, especially Jonathan, George, those affected by the COVID-19 virus, and those we name silently or aloud, in the hope of the resurrection, and for all the departed, let us pray to the Lord. ​Lord, have mercy. Amen.
E Komo Mai to Our New Senior Warden!
Linda Crocker Chosen and Has Accepted the Position of Senior Warden
As I announced at our Sunday services on August 2nd, I am thrilled that we have a new Senior Warden -- Linda Crocker! Linda has been serving on our Vestry, and I have noticed both there and in other areas that she is a Spirit-filled person who is wise, has a concern for the whole church and surrounding community, has the pulse of the various parts of our church 'ohana, and is not afraid to give me truthful and candid counsel for the sake of God's glory and our blessing. She also has a pastoral heart, proactively concerned for both individuals and groups within our church and wider community. She has agreed to serve at least until our next Annual Meeting in late January. If you have not already done so, please extend to Linda your best wishes and blessings upon her. Mahalo nui loa, Linda, for stepping up to serve God and our church 'ohana in this vital area of ministry!

-Kahu Kawika
Chickens, Chickens, and more Chickens
Please Don't Feed the Fowl!
As you may have noticed, we have had an uptick in the number of chickens on the All Saints' campus. There were so many around the rectory that they were chasing the cats away from their food when Kahu+ and Muriel fed them. So many chickens create an unsanitary and unsafe environment. Through the concerted efforts of the Jackson family and CeCe Caldwell, many of the chickens were trapped and released far away from All Saints' and any neighborhoods. Twenty nine chickens were removed from the rectory side of the campus and eighteen were removed from the gym side (with a few yet to go). Yes, chickens will return and we will go through the process again. But let's not encourage their presence by feeding them.

-CeCe Caldwell
Hale Ho`omalu Accepts Donations
All Saints' Restarts Donation Collection
All Saints’ has had a long relationship with Hale Ho`omalu, a Child and Family Service program that provides families with the tools and resources they need to create meaningful and lasting change in their lives. Over the years, our `Ohana has collected donations specific to monthly-need requests provided by Hale Ho`omalu.

COVID-19 changed our ability to collect donations since on-site church services were canceled. Now that we are open for on-site worship, our Hale Ho`omalu donations will be collected again for delivery to this worthy program. We are grateful to our wonderful Monday Crew that takes the donations to Hale Ho`omalu each week.

Hale Ho`omalu is requesting donations of school supplies. There is an on-going need for travel sized toiletries and canned goods so these items will be accepted every week. As always, monetary donations are gratefully accepted.
Special Request from Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick
August 21, 2020

Aloha my dear Siblings in Christ Jesus,

I have a request for all lay members of Episcopal churches in Hawaiʻi and Micronesia: Please tell your priest thank you. Drop them a note or an email. The pandemic has been complicated and harmful for all of us. Most clergy really do love people. We like to talk and be with people. The pandemic has pushed is into virtual worship and endless Zoom gatherings. I’m not sure some clergy are really taking their day off. Many have certainly decided to forgo vacations. A note of thanks would be appreciated.

To the Wardens and members of Vestries/Bishop’s Committees, please ensure that your clergy are taking their day off each week without answering emails or text messages. It would be wise for them to take some vacation time (even a staycation without calls and email).

I deeply appreciate that the clergy of this Diocese (and the Convocation in Micronesia) have stepped up during a difficult time. As the pandemic ebbs and flows, we have had to be all the more adaptable. We all look forward to 2021 with a vaccine and/or effective treatments making COVID-19 inconsequential. Until then, we must care for one another. Please tell your priests and deacons how much you care for them.

Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts, in your divine providence you have appointed various orders in your Church: Give your grace, we humbly pray, to all who are called to any office and ministry for your people, and especially the priests and deacons of the Diocese of Hawaiʻi and the Episcopal Church in Micronesia; and so fill them with the truth of your doctrine and clothe them with holiness of life, that they may faithfully serve before you, to the glory of your great Name and for the benefit of your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Aloha ma o Iesu Kristo, ko makou Haku,


The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick,
Bishop Diocesan of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
Bishop-in-Charge of the Episcopal Church in Micronesia
IN BRIEF . . .

These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

Please submit your story ideas to the Epistle Staff at news@allsaintskauai.org.
Any of our All Saints' kupuna who need assistance with grocery shopping can contact Carolyn Morinishi (808-651-2061) to set up a delivery.

If any ministry has an unmet need, reach out to put it in the All Saints' Virtual Swap Meet and it will be published in the Epistle. Contact 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.