Volume 3, Issue 33
September 7, 2018
THIS SUNDAY: September 9, 2018
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (B)
Isaiah 35:4-7a
Psalm 146
James 2:1-17
Mark 7:24-37

Christine Neumann (EM)
Geoff Shields (U)
Diane Sato (AG)

Dileep G. Bal (EM)
Bill & CeCe Caldwell (R)
Mary Margaret Smith &
Bara Sargent (U)
Janis Wright (AG)
Daileen, Soloman (A)
Saturday, Sept. 8 th | 6:45AM
Habitat for Humanity Work Day
Meet at Church and carpool
Contact Ron Morinishi

Saturday, Sept. 8 th
Masayo Yoshihara Memorial Service
Visitation - 3:00PM, Service - 4:00PM

Sunday, Sept. 9 th | 11:00AM
Ke Akua Youth Group Meeting
Youth Room

Saturday, Sept. 15 th | 9:00AM
Ministry Council Meeting
Memorial Hall


Every Sunday | 9:00-9:30AM
Adult Bible Study on this Week's Gospel
Under the big tree

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

Every Sunday | 10:45AM - 12PM
Aloha Hour
Under the big tree

Every Monday | 8:00AM
Monday Crew
Church Office

1 st & 3 rd Wednesday | 5:30
Laundry Love
Kapa`a Laundromat

Every Wednesday | 6:00PM
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert (Church)

1 st Thursday | 8:00AM
Eucharistic Healing Service

Every Thursday | 6:00PM
Choir Practice
Choir Room

2 nd & 4 th Thursday | 7:00-8:00
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall
The Labor Day weekend `Ohana retreat was a great success. Nineteen adults and eight keiki gathered at Camp Slogett at Koke`e State Park for a weekend of fun, food, and fellowship. Wet weather was not a deterrent to campfires, hiking, and outdoor fun. While indoors games, jigsaw puzzles, and reading kept folks occupied. Everyone pitched in to help in the kitchen with the excellent meals. All of the activities gave those present an opportunity to get to know one another better and realize how blessed we are to be a part of All Saints’. Check out the slideshow of this year’s retreat.
Sterilization Effort Focuses On Community Cats
Animal Balance is hosting spay/neuter clinics in both Kapa`a and Kilauea for community cats and some owned cats September 3 rd - 14 th . Animal Balance set up in Kapa`a at All Saintsʻ Episcopal Church from September 3 rd to 7 th . Next the team will move to Kilauea, where the clinic will be staged at a private residence.

"The goal is to sterilize 70 percent of cats in each of the community colonies, which would trigger an evening out and then eventual shrinking of the population.

It’s part of an ongoing, community-based effort to manage the feral cat, or community cat population — those cats that don’t have owners, and Animal Balance is working with Kauai Community Cat Project to get the job done.

In 2017, Animal Balance and local volunteers sterilized more than 600 animals in a six-day Mobile Animal Sterilization Hospital (MASH) Campaign that was open to both cats and dogs."

Excerpt from The Garden Island . For the complete article, click here: http://www.thegardenisland.com/2018/09/05/hawaii-news/feline-balancing-act/
Jacob and Esau Make Peace, Not War
After Jacob stole Esau’s birthright and then, through deception, stole the blessing that their father Isaac meant for Esau, Jacob ran away to escape his brother’s murderous wrath. 

Now, many years later, Jacob returns home and knows that he must face Esau. The Bible says that “Jacob went on his way and the angels of God met him” (Genesis 32:1). Afraid that Esau will try to attack him and his family, Jacob divides his family strategically and then prepares to meet Esau. Assuming Esau’s wrath toward him, Jacob also sends his servants ahead with portions of his possessions to give to Esau in order to appease his brother and placate him. And he prays to God. 

The night before his encounter with Esau, Jacob wrestles with a mysterious man who, at daybreak, blesses Jacob and gives him a new name — Israel. 

But as Jacob approaches Esau, Esau runs up to Jacob and throws his arms around him and kisses him. Both cry. Esau had forgiven Jacob and the brothers reconcile. But Jacob still is wary of his brother and turns down Esau’s invitation for them to journey together.
Union of Black Episcopalians Sunday
On September 10 th , the Episcopal Church celebrates the life and legacy of a notable saint, the Reverend Alexander Crummell. This day is also designated as Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) Sunday to commemorate the racial justice ministry of this organization which was an outgrowth of Crummell’s advocacy.

The Rev. Alexander Crummell was born March 3, 1819, in New York City to Charity Hicks, a free woman of color, and Boston Crummell, a former slave. Both parents were active abolitionists. The first African-American newspaper, Freedom’s Journal, was published out of their home.

As a young man, Crummell was driven out of an academy in New Hampshire, dismissed as a candidate for Holy Orders in New York, and rejected for admittance to General Seminary because of his race. He was eventually ordained in 1844 as a priest in the Diocese of Massachusetts, but left for England after being excluded from participating in diocesan convention.

Crummell studied at Queens’ College, Cambridge and was the first officially black student recorded as graduating. Soon after, he traveled to Liberia as a missionary to convert native Africans to Christianity and educate them. Crummell lived and worked for 20 years in Liberia. Finally, political opposition, lack of funding, and the potential for life-threatening violence forced him to return to the United States.

Upon return to the U.S., he was called to St. Mary’s Episcopal Mission in Washington, DC. In 1875 he and his congregation founded St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the first independent black Episcopal church in the city. When in 1882 southern bishops proposed that a separate missionary district be created for black congregations, Crummell was a founding leader in establishing a national black convocation to fight the proposal. After retiring from St. Luke’s in 1894, Crummell taught at Howard University until 1897. He died September 10, 1898, at the age of 79.

The Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) is a national faith-based advocacy organization. Visit UBE’s website, www.ube.org , to learn more about their ministry of justice and racial reconciliation.
Talk Story With Ministry Leaders

“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” (1 Peter 4:10)
Weekly Ministry Showcase Dates:

  • September 9: Altar Guild, Acolytes, Ushers
  • September 16: Healing, Pastoral Care, Lay Readers, Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Eucharistic Visitations
  • September 23: Daughters of the King, Spiritual Formation/Sunday School, Stewardship
  • September 30: Music Ministry, Preschool, ECW
  • October 7: Buildings & Grounds, Monday Crew
  • October 14: Hospitality, Heavenly Hikes
St. Michaelʻs and All Angels Episcopal Church will be hosting two special flood relief concerts, featuring all original songs by Kathleen Dahill from her Lovesongs CD, and performances by Deborah Baumung, Liz Hahn and Kamele Woodward. The concerts will be held as follows:

Saturday, September 22 nd , 7:30PM
Sunday, September 23 rd , 3:00PM

The concerts are free with Calabash donations being accepted at the door to help with flood relief from both the April floods and now the flooding caused by Hurricane Lane. Donations of canned goods for St. Michaelʻs Loaves & Fishes food pantry are also being accepted. St. Michaelʻs is located at 4364 Hardy Street in Lihue. For more information, call (808) 431-4560, or download the flyer HERE .
Pregnant Mothers Gift Package: Baby Lotion, Shampoo, Washcloths, Baby Wipes
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.
Join in Vocal Playtime with Jazz Artist Leonard Patton

Kauai Island Singers Showcase presents a rare opportunity to meet and work with renowned jazz artist, singer, songwriter and teacher Leonard Patton, who will be on Kauai headlining the Westin Princeville Wine and Jazz Festival on September 22 nd

At this September 24 th workshop held at All Saintsʻ Church in Kapa`a from 6:30PM to 8:30PM , Leonard will lead the audience through the wonders of singing and blending in a large group. He'll also explore vocal freedom, sounds, colors and vocal layering using various techniques developed by Bobby McFerrin.
With six albums to his credit, Leonard performs regularly and is active in theater and jazz education in the San Diego area. 


Everyone is welcome and invited to participate,
come sing with us!
Serving The All Saintsʻ `Ohana
As we approach the six-month anniversary of our tenure as your Epistle Staff, we thought this was a good time to reflect on our collective ministry of communication. This has been a time of spiritual enrichment, growth, learning, and change. The next few months will be full of news, opinions, and new ideas to understand. We look forward to supporting the All Saintsʻ `Ohana by bringing this, and more, to you each week.

Our Mission:

  • To inform, educate, and entertain the All Saintsʻ Episcopal Church and Preschool community, including Church Members and other interested parties. 

To accomplish this Mission, your Epistle Staff depends on you. We are not investigative journalists, rather we are just members of the `Ohana who are committed to providing timely and relevant information in a pleasing format. If you know of any information concerning upcoming events, Ministry updates, non-confidential “talk story” about other members of our `Ohana, or any other topic you think is of general interest, please contact your Epistle Staff and we will gladly consider your story.  If we donʻt know it, we canʻt report it!  


Bill, CeCe, and Chris
All Invited to Attend Diocesan Education Day
Save! Register & Pay Before Sept. 12 th
All are invited to attend the Diocese's Education Day being held on Friday, October 26 th , at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawai`i.

As in previous years, the Diocese has held an Education Day in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of Convention, hosting special guest speakers and offering workshops and information on a wide range of topics.  

To learn more about this year's Education Day, click HERE . To register for Education Day, click HERE . If you have any logistical questions, e-mail Rae Costa , or call (808) 536-7776, ext. 326.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"