Volume 4, Issue 13
March 29, 2019
THIS SUNDAY: March 31, 2019
Fourth Sunday In Lent
Joshua 5:9-12
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Psalm 32

8:00AM
Cami Pascua (EM)
Jeff Albao (U)
Lorna Nishi (AG)

9:30AM
Mary Margaret Smith (EM)
Chris Kostka, Nelson Secretario (R)
Bara Sargent, Ginny Martin (U)
Flora Rubio (AG)
Noah, Joshua (A)
Nelson & Vikki Secretario (HP)
UPCOMING EVENTS
Lenten Bible Study
Saturday, March 30 th
9:30 -10:30AM
Memorial Hall df

BBQ Celebration for
Fr. Ray and Jere
Saturday, March 30 th
4:00PM - ???
Big tent in front of Memorial

Kāhili Workshop
Sunday, March 31 st
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Memorial Hall

Ke Akua Youth Group Bible Study
Sunday, March 31 st
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Youth Room

Laundry Love - Team A
Wednesday, April 3 rd
5:00 - 8:00PM
Kapaa Laundromat
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
“They ate the crops of the land of Canaan that year.”
Joshua 5:12
APPLE LAPTOP COMPUTER DONATED TO MUSIC MINISTRY
Mahalo Nui Loa Bob and Suzi!
Bless, O Lord, thy gifts to our use and us to thy service; for
Christ’s sake. Amen.

(BCP, p835)

All Saints’ `Ohana member Bob Comstock saw our appeal for an Apple laptop computer and remembered that his friend, Suzi Holler, had a computer she wasn’t using. He showed her the Epistle article requesting the donation. After talking it over, Suzi realized it was a worthy cause and decided to donate her brand new Apple MacBook Pro to All Saints’ in support of the Music Ministry.

On behalf of the entire All Saints’ community, I send our heartfelt thanks to Bob Comstock and Suzi Holler. The generosity demonstrated by these two is an example to us all. This wonderful gift demonstrates the love they have for our church and their commitment to its future. They are valued members of the All Saints’ `Ohana and we are proud to be associated with them. 

The computer is just perfect for our needs and I'm sure it will serve us for years to come. 

Please join me in expressing our sincere thanks to Suzi and Bob for their generosity!

Bill Caldwell
WARNING!!!
E-Mail Scam Strikes All Saints'
A number of All Saints' members have received e-mails claiming to be from Reverend Ryan D. Newman with a Subject that reads "GRACE AND PEACE".

THIS IS A SCAM!

Do not respond. If you respond the sender will ask you to buy E-Bay gift cards for a sick friend of Ryan's. Ignore this e-mail and please let others know that it is bogus.
DON'T FORGET
BBQ Celebration for Fr. Ray and Jere
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Saturday, March 30 th
4:00PM - ??
Under the big tent on the lawn in front of Memorial Hall

Donations to help cover the cost are always welcome.
ORDER YOUR EASTER FLOWERS NOW
Deadline is April 15 th
It’s hard to believe but Easter is just around the corner so it’s time to order your Easter Flowers. We will be collecting order forms for Easter flowers Sunday, March 31 st through April 15 th . You can download a copy of the Order Form by clicking on the link below or you can pick up a form at church.
DO YOU HAVE A SPARE QUEEN-SIZE BED?
Buildings and Grounds Ministry Needs Your Help
The Buildings and Grounds Ministry is continuing to make improvements to the rectory and have identified a need for a queen-size bed. We need to furnish the middle bedroom for our next round of supply priests. If you or anyone you know has a spare bed, we would appreciate your donation. Please let me know.

Mahalo.

David Murray
Prayer for the Search Committee
Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly thine, utterly dedicated unto thee; and then use us, we pray thee, as thou wilt, and always to thy glory and the welfare of thy people; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer , p. 832

Mahalo nui loa to the All Saints’ Search Committee

  • Linda Crocker
  • Collin Darrell 
  • Victor Punua Jr. 
  • Diane Sato
  • Vikki Secretario
  • Curtis Shiramizu
  • Dianne Tabura
KĀHILI COMING TO ALL SAINTS'
Acknowledging Hawaiian Culture and History
Kāhili Workshops
Sunday, March 31 st
We will hold two workshops on Sunday, March 31 st . One, especially for early service people, will be at 9:00AM - 10:00AM in the gym. The other will be at 11:00AM - 12:30PM in Memorial Hall. No skills necessary. All are welcome to help!

For more information, please contact Ron or Carolyn .

Carolyn K. Morinishi
808-651-2061
PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE iPAD
E-Programs Return to All Saints'
We are very pleased to announce that the technical issues that had prevented us from accessing electronic service bulletins on the All Saints' website have been resolved and e-programs are once again available each week for your convenience.
To access the E-Program each week simply go to the All Saints' website at http://www.allsaintskauai.org and click on the Download E-Programs link.
This service is sponsored by the All Saints' Environmental Stewardship Ministry and All Saints' Administration. If you have questions or comments, please contact Bill Caldwell .
FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION
March 25 th
“The Annunciation” by Leonardo da Vinci (c. 1472)
The Feast of the Annunciation is celebrated each year on March 25, marking nine months before the celebration of Christ’s birth on Christmas Day. The Feast of the Annunciation commemorates the announcement by the angel Gabriel to Mary that she would be the mother of God’s son, Jesus, and Mary’s assent in faith to God’s invitation. 

“In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, ‘Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.’ But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob for ever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.’ Mary said to the angel, ‘How can this be, since I am a virgin?’ The angel said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.’ Then Mary said, ‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.’ Then the angel departed from her.”

(Luke 1:26-38, New Revised Standard Version) 

Collect for the Annunciation 
Pour your grace into our hearts, O Lord, that we who have known the incarnation of your Son Jesus Christ, announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary, may by his cross and passion be brought to the glory of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 

(Book of Common Prayer, p. 240) 

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FROM THE EPISCOPAL CAFÉ
A Prayer for Those in the Midst of Sickness
Dear Lord,
 
It’s a litany of its own: runny noses, tiredness, fever, and coughing. Here we are – not yet spring but not fully finished with winter. The birds are chirping, the grass is growing, and so are the germs.
 
Be with us in our homes as we comfort the sick.

Be with us in our homes as we offer relief from viruses and infections.
 
When we feel alone and unsure, give us confidence.
When we wonder if we’re doing enough, remind us that our love is the balm we have to offer.
When we can’t sleep for worry, give us rest.
 
We pray for gentle hands to surround the tired.
We ask for calm spirits.
We yearn for patience.
We seek moments of rest.
 
We give thanks for doctors and nurses and listening ears.
We praise the wonder of the body to heal.
We marvel at modern medicine providing relief.
We shout for joy at the first glimpse of fevers breaking.
We offer gratitude for increased energy and appetites.
We give thanks for caring family and friends, a text message or phone call, a homemade meal delivered, and flowers and cards.
 
In the midst of our caring and praying, take our offerings of healing and multiply them.
 
And in the quiet of the night as we rock our little ones and say a prayer, may we know, too, that you hold and embrace us.
 
Amen.

Posted March 26, 2019

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: http://kimberlyknowlezeller.com or follow her work on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KimberlyKnowleZeller/
LIFE TRANSFORMED: THE WAY OF LOVE IN LENT
Bless


Drawing on the ancient practice of setting aside Lent as a period of study and preparation for living as a Christian disciple, we are pleased to present weekly teachings from Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent . Learn more at episcopalchurch.org/life-transformed .
READ Ezekiel 36:24-28

In the passage from Ezekiel, we see that God blesses the Israelites through the act of sprinkling them with clean water. This reading reminds us that we, too, are blessed by God through the waters of baptism. Some congregations practice asperging (the sprinkling of holy water on the people) in the Easter Vigil after the renewal of baptismal promises.

As noted, a major element in the ancient rite was turning from sin and renouncing the things that draw us from the love of God. We are called to renounce the idols we worship in place of God. Now, from our modern viewpoint, we might not think we worship idols; however, idols are not simply images of other gods. Rather, an idol is anything to which we assign ultimate value in our lives – those things we spend our time, talent, and treasure serving other than God. Our job, power, money, reputation, certain relationships, or anything that pulls on our heart more than God – these are idols.

While idols seem momentarily satisfying, they eventually harm our relationship with God and limit our capacity or willingness to live for others. Often, we cling to idols out of an attitude of scarcity; we desire what we think we do not have. When our hearts are focused on an idol, they are bound up and clenched shut like a heart of stone. Only when we turn to God will our hearts be opened so that we can, in turn, open our hearts in blessing to others. When we realize that there is enough of God’s love for us, we no longer cling to the idols of old that can never give us that sense of abundance. Once we are secure in that abundance, we will leap to bless others with our stories, our money, our time, and our hearts.

REFLECT: Blessing is necessarily relational, an affirmation of our belovedness as fellow children of God. Take a few minutes to consider what you have spent the most time, money, or worry on in the last week. What amount of attention or time do they take relative to resources spent in direct relationship with God? Did these things keep you from blessing others? Or are they a blessing?

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Video Series

Join the Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, rector of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Gladwyne, Penn., as she introduces weekly lessons from Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent.

Your Epistle will bring you a new installment of this video series each week during Lent.

Video: Life Transformed – The Way of Love in Lent - Learn
The Way of Love in Lent Calendar
To download your own copy of the Way of Love in Lent Calendar , please follow the link below.
The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, was on O`ahu, March 22-24, 2019, for the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i’s Renewal 2019 event, held at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center and the Cathedral of St. Andrew.
Renewal 2019 was a weekend of spiritual renewal, worship and fellowship, with a focus on reconciliation and revival. Presiding Bishop Curry delivered the Keynote Address and participated in several activities during the weekend, including a panel discussion, Talk Story Interview, and preaching at the Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sunday.

Mary Margaret Smith, Sarah Rogers, Ron Morinishi, Carolyn Morinishi, CeCe Caldwell, and Bill Caldwell attended the event on behalf of All Saints’. Please feel free to contact one of them for more information.
To watch the pageantry of the eucharist celebrated by Bishop Fitzpatrick with a sermon by Presiding Bishop Curry, follow the video link below.
To watch the Talk Story Interview with Presiding Bishop Curry, follow the video link below.
FROM THE EPISCOPAL NEWS SERVICE
Sacred Ground Race Dialogue Series Offers Informational Webinars

Posted Mar 26, 2019
Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.

The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.

Sacred Ground is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society. This series is open to all, and especially designed to help white people talk with other white people. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.
Individuals or groups interested in learning more about Sacred Ground: a film-based dialogue series on race and faith , are invited to an introductory webinar hosted by Katrina Browne, Sacred Ground curriculum developer, and producer/director of the acclaimed documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North

Built around a curriculum of powerful documentary films, videos, and readings, Sacred Ground is a 10-part series that considers some of the major chapters of the United States of America’s history of race and racism. It focuses on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian American histories as they intersect with European American histories. It also invites participants to weave in the threads of personal and family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.

In this webinar, Katrina Browne shares the “why and how” of the Sacred Ground series. She also walks participants through the online Sacred Ground curriculum and resources, including the password-protected pages, to provide participants with an overview of all the elements of this resource. There will also be time for questions.

This free one-hour webinar is offered:

  • Monday, April 8, 1pm Eastern (noon Central/11am Mountain/10am Pacific/9am Alaska/7am Hawaii); Register here.
  • Monday, May 6, 4pm Eastern (3pm Central/2pm Mountain/1pm Pacific/noon Alaska/10am Hawaii); Register here.
  • Tuesday June 11, 1pm Eastern (noon Central/11am Mountain/10am Pacific/9am Alaska/7am Hawaii); Register here.

Space is limited and registration is required.

“More than a teaching tool, Sacred Ground calls us into intentional, sustained circles in which we can pray, watch, share our own stories, reflect, wonder, reckon, heal, and commit to action. Think of it as a pilgrimage in place,” notes the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers.

Click here to begin to explore the Sacred Ground webpages, and to sign up to receive additional resources. The press release for the series is here .

For questions, please contact Katrina Browne at consultantbbc@episcopalchurch.org .

Webinar support graciously provided by Episcopal Migration Ministries.
ANNOUNCING THE FIRST INAUGURAL YOUTH DAY AT CAMP MOKULE'IA
Camp Mokule`ia and the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i is excited to announce the first inaugural YOUTH DAY on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10:00AM - 5:00PM (registration begins at 9:00AM).

Youth day is for students in grades 6-12, and will feature guest speaker and worship leader, Easton Davis . Youth will enjoy a full day of worship, lunch, zipline, games, kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming in the pool! Cost is only $10. For more information, download the flyer HERE , or visit their website HERE and register today!
HALE HO`OMALU MARCH COLLECTION 

Instant Oatmeal (in packets), Peanut Butter, Jelly, 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.
NO SUNDAY SCHOOL THIS WEEK
Family Worship Sunday
ANIMAL BALANCE
Spay Pod Relocating to New Home
Since December, Animal Balance has been operating a "spay pod" on site at All Saints' providing sterilization services to help control the feral cat population in our community. With the support of All Saints', Animal Balance has established itself on Kaua`i and has recently found an even better location for the spay pod. They will be moving the pod from our campus this weekend.

Emma Clifford of Animal Balance took the time to write a very kind thank you to All Saints'.

"I just wanted to echo Elsa's words of thanks to you and everyone at All Saints Church. Your kindness and generosity meant that we could launch the Spay Pod in a very visible way and successfully sterilize over 600 cats. Cats generally have 3 litters of around 4 to 6 kittens each year, so you can quickly relate as to how effective this program truly is. Please do let your Vestry know how impactful this 3 month placement was for the community of Kapa`a and beyond. Your Church has done a very kind service to ALL species on Kaua`i, we are incredibly grateful to you all."

We wish the best for Animal Balance and thank them for the work they do for our community.

David Murray
Senior Warden
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.