Volume 3, Issue 19
June 1, 2018
THIS SUNDAY: June 3, 2018
Second Sunday after Pentecost (B)

Deuteronomy 5:12-15
Psalm 81:1-10
2 Corinthians 4:5-12
Mark 2:23-3:6

Cami Pascua (EM)
Judy Saronitman (U)
Diane Sato (AG)

David Crocker (EM)
David Murray & Chris Wataya (R)
Mario Antonio & Bara Sargent (U)
Jan Hashizumi (AG)
Daileen, Enrico (A)
Every Sunday | 9:00-9:30AM
Adult Bible Study on this Week's Gospel
(Memorial Hall)

Every Sunday after 9:30 Service
Aloha Hour Under the Tree

Sunday, June 3 | 11:00AM -1:00PM
Youth Group Meeting (Youth Room)

Monday, June 4 | 8:00AM
Monday Crew

Wednesday, June 6 | 5:15 PM
Laundry Love (Team B)
(Kapaa Laundrymat)

Thursday, June 7 | 8:00AM
Eucharistic Healing Service

2 nd & 4 th Thursday | 7:00PM
Daughters of the King (Memorial Hall)

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

Every Thursday | 6PM
Choir Practice (Choir Room)
All Saints’ Church Stewardship
All things come of thee, O Lord, and of thine own have we given thee.

With these familiar words we acknowledge that all we have in the way of materials, goods and talents are gifts from God. “Stewardship” is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts that we receive. It is also more than simply contributing money to the church; it’s also about contributing time and talents, and volunteering for ministry and mission. It’s about reaching out to build relationships from a perspective of abundance instead of scarcity.
I am very pleased to announce that Nelson Secretario has volunteered to lead the All Saints’ Stewardship program for this year. Mahalo nui loa Nelson.

David Murray
Senior Warden
For the next four weeks we will explore Hugh Whelchel’s Principles of Biblical Stewardship. Each week we will focus on a different Principle, beginning with The Principle of Ownership. I hope this series will stimulate thought, reflection, and prayer. If you would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact me.

Hugh Whelchel
Every faculty you have, your power of thinking or of moving your limbs from moment to moment, is given you by God. If you devoted every moment of your whole life exclusively to His service, you could not give Him anything that was not in a sense His own already. 
– C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
In a recent blog on  stewardship  we asked the question, “What does stewardship look like in our lives today?” Unfortunately many Christians today only associate the idea of stewardship with sermons they have heard about church budgets and building programs.

But for us at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics , the idea of  biblical stewardship  is about something much more expansive. We believe it is where the concepts of faith, work and economics intersect.

Bill Peel at The High Calling recently wrote an excellent essay entitled Leadership Is Stewardship . His essay can help us build a framework to begin unpacking this biblical idea of stewardship.

Peel suggests that there are four important principles about biblical stewardship we must understand:

The principle of ownership
The psalmist begins the  24 th  psalm  with, The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.
Stewards of Earth
In the beginning of Genesis, God creates everything and puts Adam in the Garden to work it and to take care of it. It is clear that man was created to work and that work is the stewardship of all of the creation that God has given him.

This is the fundamental principle of biblical stewardship. God owns everything, we are simply managers or administrators acting on his behalf.

Therefore, stewardship expresses our obedience regarding the administration of everything God has placed under our control, which is all encompassing. Stewardship is the commitment of one’s self and possessions to God’s service, recognizing that we do not have the right of control over our property or ourselves.    

Echoing  Deuteronomy 8:17 , we might say: “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” But  Deuteronomy 8:18  counsels us to think otherwise:

Remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.
Hugh Whelchel is Executive Director of the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics and author of How Then Should We Work? Rediscovering the Biblical Doctrine of Work . The full text of this article is available HERE .
World Refugee Day 2018
"This not about sharing a burden. It is about sharing a global responsibility, based not only on the broad idea of our common humanity but also on the very specific obligations of international law. The root problems are war and hatred, not people who flee; refugees are among the first victims of terrorism." — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres
On World Refugee Day, held each year on June 20 th , we celebrate the strength, resilience, and courage of refugees worldwide. The Episcopal Church is deeply committed to the work of welcome and refugee resettlement, and stands with families forced to flee.

Every minute, 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. There are currently over 65.6 million refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people worldwide. Of that number, more than 22.5 million are refugees, and more than half are children.
Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) is a living example of the Church’s commitment to aid the stranger in our midst. By working in a public-private partnership with a network of 14 local affiliate partners, congregations, dioceses, and community supporters, EMM offers hope and security to the world’s most vulnerable. It is with the generous support and dedication of all those who stand ready to welcome that EMM is able to offer the vital services of cultural orientation classes, English language classes, employment services, school enrollment, childcare, housing assistance, transportation, and more. The ministry of refugee resettlement provides a strong foundation for families who have been displaced to begin again in safety and peace.

Refugees bring gifts, skills, and talents to our communities, enhancing the very fabric of our nation. Join Episcopalians across the country this World Refugee Day in prayer and action in support of our newest neighbors and friends. Get involved in the ministry of refugee resettlement:

Published by the Office of Communication of The Episcopal Church, 815 Second Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017
© 2018 The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. All rights reserved.
Who We Are and What We Do
The “Eucharistic Minister” participates in the church’s most fundamental and communal form of worship known as the Holy Communion or Eucharist. The Holy Communion is one of the sacred rites of the Christian religion and is celebrated every Sunday at All Saints’ Church. It is also celebrated on other Holy Days and special occasions such as weddings and funerals. 

Our Eucharist Ministers serve at the Altar during Holy Eucharist by administering the Chalice. They also lead the Prayers of the People. In the absence of an acolyte, they may also hold the Gospel Book when the Priest proclaims the Gospel and assist the Priest in preparing the Table for the Eucharist. Eucharist Ministers share a unique experience: that of serving in a defined, public lay ministry. Serving at the Altar presents an opportunity to be at the heart of our worship and is an excellent way to become more involved in the spiritual life of the parish.

This ministry provides the opportunity to assist our priest and serve our ‘ohana in one of the most sacred aspects of our faith. All required training is provided and no previous experience is needed. If you are interested in joining this ministry or would just like more information please contact Chris Wataya or any one of the current roster of Eucharist Ministers:

Joe Adorno, Mario Antonio, Dileep Bal, David Crocker, David Murray, Chris Neumann, Dominique “Cami” Pascua, Leslie Simmons, and Mary Margaret Smith.

For the LEM Ministry
David Murray
Another Successful Workday
The monthly work day is generally scheduled for the 4 th  Saturday of the month. This past Saturday, May 26 th , the deck was power-washed in preparation for re-staining – and we’ll do that if we ever get a couple of nice dry days back to back! Our hard working group of volunteers also cleaned the windows in the church and Memorial Hall, cleaned and tidied the gym kitchen, cleaned the gym in preparation for the Pre-School graduation, watered plants out front of the church, watered the Peace Garden, filled pukas in the main driveway, cleaned up trash from behind the container out back of the church, and moved furniture into and out of the Rectory cottage.

Not a bad day’s work! Mahalo nui loa to our volunteer crew - Marge Akana, Mario and Mabel Antonio, William Brown, CeCe Caldwell, David and Linda Crocker, Jean Nakamoto, Sarah Rogers and Chris Wataya.
Blessings and warmest aloha,

For the Buildings and Grounds Ministry
David Murray
Congratulations to our 2018 graduates! Alanna Bauman graduated from California Lutheran University and started a Master of Science in Quantitative Economics at CLU during her senior year. Casey Nakamura graduated from Boston University and is joining the US Army. Reis Nakamura graduated from Kapaa High School and will be attending Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. 
Episcopal Asiamerican Ministries (EAM) Consultation 2018  

The youth of All Saints Church are invited to attend the EAM Consultation at Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu from September 27 to October 1, 2018. This year’s theme is “Piko: Celebrate Christ, Community, and Creation.”

The EAM’s mission is “To enable, equip and empower ministries among Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans and help build bridges to Asia and beyond.” This consultation is an opportunity for youth from around the nation to come together for fellowship, fun, community service, and cultural exchange. Among the many scheduled activities is a presentation by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and an immersion trip to the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Registration is filling up fast! If you are interested, but aren’t 100% certain about committing or still determining if you can make the dates, you are still encouraged to apply. You can always cancel your registration later. Payments will be collected at a later date when logistics are finalized. Please register by June 10th.

To register, please complete their online form HERE and let Aunty Cami know that you signed up so she can get a head count. Be sure to select “Quadruple Occupancy” and pay later by selecting the “check” method.

As a reminder, you do not need to be Asian to attend. This is open to all interested youth.

Thank you to Aunty Carolyn Morinishi for the invitation and assistance. 

To learn more about the event you can contact Cami or Carolyn. 

To learn more about the EAM please CLICK HERE to visit their website.
Kauai Voices ROCKS!
Friday-Saturday, June 15-16; 7:30PM
Sunday, June 17, 3:00PM
Kauai Voices , the Island’s highly popular 40+-member auditioned choral ensemble, celebrates the heart of rock ‘n’ roll with three concerts of iconic songs by such timeless musical greats as The Beach Boys, The Everly Brothers, Queen, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The B-52’s, The Beatles, Elvis Presley and more. We will rock you!

St. Michael’s Church, 4364 Hardy Street, Lihue

Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
$25 VIP Early Seating

Info:  800-838-3006 ; www.KauaiVoices.org
From Chris Wataya
Graduation 2018

All Saints' Preschool graduation was held in the All Saints' gym at 6:30PM on May 31 st . Fifty eight keiki participated in the ceremony. Twenty eight of those will leave our preschool for their next step in education - kindergarten! They all sang songs led by Music Director Warren Dastrup. After the performance all in attendance shared a potluck dinner.
William Tyndale, Translator of the Bible Into English
Sunday’s lesson continues our study of some of the men and women to be specially commemorated in the Church calendar as saints. This week we tell the story of William Tyndale who was born about 1495 at Slymbridge near the Welsh border. He received degrees from Magdalen College of Oxford University, and also studied at Cambridge. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1521 and soon began to speak of his ambition to translate the Bible into English. King Henry VIII was absolutely against any English version of the Scriptures, so Tyndale fled to Germany. In 1525 he visited Martin Luther who had translated the New Testament into German. The exiled Tyndale was forced to travel from city to city in poverty, persecution, and constant danger. He completed his translation of the New Testament in 1525. It was printed in Worms, Germany and smuggled into England. Of 18,000 copies only two survive. In 1534 he produced a revised version and began work on the Old Testament. In the next two years he completed and published the first 5 books of the Old Testament and Jonah. He then translated the books from Joshua through 2 Chronicles. He was betrayed to the King’s men by a friend, captured, tried for heresy and burned at the stake near Brussels, Belgium. He died a martyr’s death.

William Tyndale went through life-threatening trials in order to give us a Bible that can be read by anyone who knows English. He was one of the pioneers in advocating worship and the Word of God “in the language of the people.” In understanding the Bible, we come to understand our part in God’s—and our own—salvation history, and as a result we can connect more easily and more faithfully to God and God’s Word. Knowing the challenges Tyndale overcame in order to give us an English Bible, we read the words of our Bible a little differently. We might read with greater appreciation for the love that went into it, for the love that is the heart of the Word of God. The love story that is our Bible was translated into English, the accomplishment of which is a “love story” of its own—between Tyndale and the Bible. Having the Bible in our own “tongue” is a fundamental belief of Anglicanism: that the common person possesses the intelligence and reason necessary to read and understand the Word of God without an intermediary such as a priest or scholar to help us comprehend its meaning. This is part of the Anglican three-legged stool of Scripture, Tradition and Reason.
To learn more, please follow our Sunday School curriculum. Click on the link here and get the full story.  Our Keiki, Our Future!
Dry Goods: Pastas, Hamburger Helper, Rice, Bread, Crackers

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.

What Does It Mean??

This glossary is intended to be a handy, quick, general reference for Episcopalians. It will appear occasionally in The Epistle and will include material specific to the Episcopal Church and its history and polity, liturgy and theology, as well as subjects relevant to the whole church. If you have a question, please send it to the   Epistle Staff .
The Sabbath is the seventh day of the Jewish week, our Saturday. It was marked by a total prohibition of work (Ex 23:12). In Christian liturgical usage, Holy Saturday is called the Great or Holy Sabbath, the day when Christ rested in the tomb. Early Christians rejected the celebration of the Jewish Sabbath and the restrictions on activity associated with it in the OT. It was considered as part of the ceremonial law which was abolished in Christ. Instead they kept the Lord's Day, the first day of the week, the day of the Resurrection, as their day of worship. Seventh Day Adventists and a few other Christian groups continue to worship on the sabbath. Sabbatarians are those Christians, usually Scottish or English Calvinists, who apply the OT prohibitions against work on Sunday, deeming it the Christian sabbath. This was a point of conflict between Anglicans and Puritans in the seventeenth century. The "blue laws" in many localities forbidding various activities on Sunday are inherited from Puritan sabbath-keeping. Some Christian groups also forbid various forms of recreation on Sunday in order to keep the sabbath.

During Rev. Ryan's sabbatical Chris Neumann, CeCe Caldwell and Bill Caldwell will be publishing the Epistle . We encourage you to submit your ideas, announcements, photos, videos, articles, or stories for publication in the Epistle . We will work with you to craft your story. You give us the idea, we have a brief chat with you to outline the story, and you give us a quote if that is comfortable for you. It should only take five or ten minutes at your convenience. We take it from there! If you would like to have your item included, please email it to epistle@allsaintskauai.org or call Bill at (336) 414-7921.