Volume 3, Issue 32
August 31, 2018
THIS SUNDAY: September 2, 2018
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (B)
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9
Psalm 15
James 1:17-27
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

`Ohana Retreat at Camp Sloggett

`Ohana Retreat at Camp Sloggett
Saturday, Sept. 2 nd | 7:00PM
Kiss Concert
All Saints' Gym

Mon, Sept. 3 - Fri, Sept. 7
7:30AM - 6:00PM
Spay/Neuter Clinic
Memorial Hall

Saturday, Sept. 8th
Masayo Yoshihara Funeral


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

Every Sunday | 10:45AM - 12PM
Aloha Hour
Under the big tree
Every Monday | 8:00AM
Monday Crew
Church Office

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

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

1st Thursday | 8:00AM
Eucharistic Healing Service

Every Thursday | 6:00PM
Choir Practice
Choir Room

2nd & 4th Thursday | 7:00-8:00
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall
The regularly scheduled services on Sunday, September 2, 2018 are cancelled due to the `Ohana Retreat.

We will gather at All Saints' at noon on Saturday, September 1 st to caravan up to Camp Sloggett. We strongly encourage carpooling.
For your use you will need to bring the following:

  • Basic bedding items such as sheets, blankets or sleeping bag, pillows & towels;

  • Clothes, hat and rain gear for inclement weather, hiking shoes;

  • Lawn chair, flashlight, sunscreen and insect repellent;

  • Camping equipment if you are camping;

  • Individual water bottles (All Saints’ will provide water). 

All Saints’ will provide breakfasts (pancakes, eggs, bacon), lunches (sandwiches of lunch meat or peanut butter and jelly) and Sunday’s dinner (Hamburger, Hot Dogs, Ribs) 
Also, please bring the following:

  • Pot luck item for Saturday Dinner. Side dish or desert for Sunday’s dinner (refrigeration is available);

  • Your own supply of soda, teas, alcoholic beverages and snack items;

  • You will be asked to assist with meal prep and clean up. Everyone will need to participate;

  • There isn’t any cell phone service at the camp. There is a pay phone so bring quarters if you think you will need to make any phone calls;

  • Several activities have been planned, including a hike and games. Please let me know if you can help with the activities. 
Camp Sloggett rules:

  • NO DOGS or other animals allowed on camp property. If animals are reported we will lose our deposit. If it is a service animal you will have to provide the legal paperwork regarding the type of service;

  • No Firearms - no fireworks - no potentially dangerous equipment such as BB guns, slingshots or archery equipment allowed;

  • No smoking in buildings - smoking allowed in designated areas only;

  • Parking is along the fence line to the right of the gate as you drive in. Unloading and loading is allowed next to the building.

We have been given a check in time for Saturday of 10:00AM / check out on Monday at 11:00AM.

Please bring firewood if you have any. I've been told by Camp Sloggett to bring wood since there isn't much there for the camp fire.

We have a hike planned but don't know what the trail conditions will be like - but I'm sure they will be muddy so be prepared.
If you are driving on your own the directions are as follows:

Upon reaching Koke'e State Park, stay on the main road and take the first right after Koke'e Lodge turn-off, (YWCA sign on road). Follow dirt road 1/2 mile and look for the wooden Camp Sloggett sign. Turn right at the sign and follow the dirt road into the camp grounds.

Looking forward to seeing everyone and having a wonderful weekend together.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please email Mary Margaret Smith .
God Owns Everything
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
This week we continue our examination of the principles of Biblical Stewardship and explore our roles as managers of Godʻs creation. I hope this essay will stimulate thought, reflection, and prayer. If you would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact me.

Nelson Secretario
G od owns everything, and we get to manage it for Him. The responsible management of these God-given resources is called stewardship.
The Bible gives us many verses that talk about the resources we get to manage for God. Here are eleven awesome stewardship Bible verses:

  1. The earth and everything in it, the world and its inhabitants, belong to the Lord. – Psalm 24:1
  2. Riches and honor come from You, and You are the ruler of everything. Power and might are in Your hand, and it is in Your hand to make great and to give strength to all. – 1 Chronicles 29:12
  3. Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning. – James 1:17
  4. Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. You serve the Lord Christ. – Colossians 3:23-24
  5. “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You were faithful over a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Share your master’s joy!’ – Matthew 25:21
  6. Precious treasure and oil are in the dwelling of a wise person, but a foolish man consumes them. – Proverbs 21:20
  7. Honor the Lord with your possessions and with the first produce of your entire harvest. – Proverbs 3:9
  8. For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have more than enough. But from the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. – Matthew 25:29
  9. Based on the gift each one has received, use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God. – 1 Peter 4:10
  10. So if you have not been faithful with the unrighteous money, who will trust you with what is genuine? – Luke 16:11
  11. Remember this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not reluctantly or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. – 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

Of course, there are a number of other great verses about stewardship in the Bible. And they continue to remind us that God owns everything, and we are to wisely manage any resource that finds its way under our control. Use everything you have to point others to God and to advance His Kingdom. This is stewardship.
Use everything you have to point others to God and to advance His Kingdom.
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
The Martyrs of Memphis
On September 9 th , the Episcopal Church celebrates the witness of Constance and her companions, remembered along with other faithful Christians as the Martyrs of Memphis.

Yellow fever, a mosquito-borne illness that frequently affected the American South during the late 19 th century, had reached an epidemic status in August 1878. Memphis, Tennessee, on the banks of the Mississippi River, had been afflicted by the disease several times before, leading citizens to flee the city en masse at the earliest signs of an outbreak. More than half of the city’s population left, leaving more than 20,000 people behind. According to A Great Cloud of Witnesses , “As cases multiplied, death tolls averaged 200 daily. When the worst was over, ninety percent of the people who remained had contracted the fever; more than 5,000 people had died.”

Faithful Episcopalians and other Christians remained behind in the stifling heat to serve the city in its crisis. Chief among these saints were Constance, the Superior of the Sisters of St. Mary, and several other sisters of the order, who had come to Memphis some years earlier to found a girls’ school at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral. The cathedral was located in the thick of the yellow fever epidemic, which provided ample opportunity to minister to the afflicted. They tended the sick, gave rest to the weary, soothed the suffering, and blessed the dying, making a special effort to find and take care of the numerous orphaned children of Memphis.

Constance and her companions knew well the danger and destruction that the fever represented, but would not be deterred from serving God and neighbor in that place. By the end of September, four of the sisters, along with two Episcopal priests and many unnamed volunteers, had succumbed to the fever: Sister Constance, Sister Thecla, Sister Ruth, Sister Frances, the Rev. Louis Schuyler and the Rev. Charles Parsons. Sister Constance’s last words, uttered when she was no longer physically able to serve, are enshrined in the altar at St. Mary’s Cathedral: “Alleluia! Osanna!”

Collect for Constance and Her Companions

We give you thanks and praise, O God of compassion, for the heroic witness of Constance and her companions, who, in a time of plague and pestilence, were steadfast in their care for the sick and dying, and loved not their own lives, even unto death; Inspire in us a like love and commitment to those in need, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Church ‘cannot, will not walk away’ from reconciling role in global conflict, Archbishop of Canterbury tells UN

Justin Welby calls on Security Council to match its mediation goals with emphasis on reconciliation
[Episcopal News Service] Churches are the on the front line of mediation efforts across the world, Archbishop of Canterbury [ symbolic head of the worldwide  Anglican Communion] Justin Welby told the United Nations Security Council on Aug. 29, in part because they are often “the only functioning institutions in a fragile or pre-conflict situation.”

He said that churches and other faith communities are “intimately present where there are conflicts; we cannot and will not walk away from them.” He cited the role of Sudanese Anglican Primate and Archbishop Justin Badi Arama in  peace efforts in South Sudan .

Welby repeatedly stressed that mediation must take place within the context of reconciliation.

“Where mediation is about resolving conflict, reconciliation is the process of transforming violent conflict into non-violent co-existence where communities have come to terms with history and are learning to disagree well,” he said during a briefing that made him the first archbishop of Canterbury to address the Security Council. “Mediation by itself, however skilled, is like using a garden hose to put out a forest fire, when what you need is rain over the whole area to let new life grow and sustain itself.”

Reconciliation doesn’t come at the end of conflict, the archbishop said. “It must come out of framework that enables us to sustain peace and avoid conflict cycles from repeating in ever-increasing destructive force.”

Saturday, September 1 st  at 7:00PM Kauai Island Singers Showcase (KISS) bring you a Summer Sizzle.

Put on your dancinʻ shoes and join us!

All Saints Church gym
Info: (808) 822-0545;  www.kisskauai.org
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.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"