Volume 5, Issue 24
Juneteenth
June 19, 2020
THIS SUNDAY: June 21, 2020
Third Sunday after Pentecost

ON-SITE CHURCH SERVICES RESUME

8:00AM
Jeff Albao (U*)
Diane Sato (AG)

9:30AM
Mario Antonio (EM)
Muriel Jackson, Joan Roughgarden(LR)
Alfonso Murillo (U)
Jan Hashizume (AG)
Vikki Secretario, Nelson Secretario (HP)

* EM - Eucharisitic Minister; U - Usher; LR - Lay Reader; AG - Altar Guild; HP - Healing Prayers
UPCOMING EVENTS
REOPENINGS

ON-SITE CHURCH SERVICES
8:00AM and 9:30AM
Sanctuary and Side Lanai






RECURRING EVENTS
ALL RECURRING EVENTS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Sunday School
Every Sunday, 9:30 - 10:15AM
Memorial Hall

Aloha Hour
Every Sunday, 10:45AM - 12:00PM
Under the big tree

Monday Crew
Every Monday, 8:00AM
Church Office

Laundry Love
1 st & 3 rd Wednesday, 5:00PM
Kapa`a Laundromat
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
Every Wednesday, 6:00PM
Church

Choir Practice
Every Thursday, 6:00PM
Choir Room
We're Open for Business!
Guidelines for In-Person Worship at All Saints'
Aloha mai kakou,

We have begun in-person worship again on Sundays at All Saints'! Therefore, we will follow the guidelines below:

  1. We will still have both services (8:00AM and 9:30AM), but with social distancing and face masks. Households and couples can sit together, though, without social distancing.
  2. Both services will be held in the Sanctuary with overflow seating on the side lanai with additional seating under the big tent on the Church lawn. I would ask all those coming to the 9:30AM service to pack some lawn chairs in your car in case you might need them to sit on the side lanai.
  3. Hank will continue to bless us with his music; however, in accordance with diocesan guidelines, for the time being we will have no in-person choral or congregational singing. We will have instrumental music, and the likelihood of more Virtual Choir musical offerings.
  4. We will have Holy Communion in a few weeks after we receive some special supplies from the Mainland. In the meantime in our first few weeks together, we will have the "Liturgy of the Word," that is, the first portion of our normal service but without the latter Communion element.
  5. In addition, our Healing Ministry leaders are also planning on offering prayer support - more instructions about that on Sunday.
  6. Finally, we will have a modified "Aloha Hour" after the 9:30AM service -- no pupu's, but beverages like coffee, juice, and water in disposable cups.

Much mahalo for your steadfast prayers, service, and support,
Kahu Kawika+
The Recorded 9:30AM Service Will Be Available On-Line
You will be able to view a recording of our 9:30AM service via a link on the All Saints' website. To access it on our website, click here: allsaintskauai.org and look for the link to the service .
Reflection from Kahu Kawika
The Good Father
Ka`u `Ohana i ke Akua,

This Sunday, June 21 st , is the wedding anniversary of Muriel and me. Like this year, it also was both the first day of summer and Father's Day. In part because of that, we had my Dad serve as my Best Man, while Muriel’s Dad walked her down the aisle. They also happened to be best friends with each other for decades – both served in the U.S. Air Force and met while stationed in the U.K., where both Muriel and I were born. Both sets of parents were friends with one another, and we shared some vacations together during the years that Muriel and I were growing up. So Muriel and I felt it both right and exciting that we could honor our fathers at our wedding.

We talk about God as Father a lot in our faith. This picture of God is even more pronounced in the New Testament, thanks to how Jesus would refer to God in Heaven. We are so used to hearing God as Father, that it would be easy for us to miss the startling claim that Jesus made. He used the Aramaic term “Abba,” which was a very intimate title connoting care and protection. Jesus reiterated over and over that our God is not some aloof potentate sitting in judgment in the sky, but the One who lovingly created us, cares for us, and takes the initiative to bring us back home to Heaven.

Jesus’ statement of God as our Father presents us with a freeing and uplifting view of God that, for Jesus’ time, was a very uncommon notion. Jesus even equated Father God to that of the father of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15, who in a show of undignified abandon for that patriarchal culture ran out to welcome back the Prodigal Son with robes flapping in the breeze and dust kicking up.

This is not to deny the traditional feminine aspects of God’s character – the Bible is full of such maternal images of God, such as from this past Sunday of God as a Mother Eagle swooping down to pluck her chicks away from potential danger on the ground (Exodus 19:4). Indeed, it is the Spirit of God who gives birth to all life in Genesis 1. But sometimes in our overuse of the imagery of God as Father, we forget the intimate and caring aspects of that nomenclature that Jesus gave us.

If you have or have had a great relationship with your earthly father, thank God for the example he has played in your life for the love of our Heavenly Father. If you were not so blessed with such a good earthly father or have had an uneven relationship with an older male figure in your life, pray that God’s Spirit will help you work through the negative impact of that relationship, and reveal more of Godself as our Good Heavenly Father so that you can experience more of that kind of love and care in your life.

The Collect Prayer for Fathers:

O Lord our God, creator of heaven and earth, through your Son Jesus Christ you have revealed yourself as a Heavenly Father to all your children. Bless, we pray, all earthly fathers. Strengthen them to nurture, protect, and guide the children entrusted to their care. Instill within them the virtues of love and patience. May they be caring in discipline and humble in example. And through the ministrations of your Holy Spirit, may all fathers be strong and steadfast examples of faithfulness, responsibility, and loving-kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen .

I ka mahalo o ke Akua,
Kahu Kawika+
For the aged and infirm, for the widowed and orphans, and for the sick and the suffering, especially Bill, Ann "Tommie", Mike, Nora, Keith, Gwen, Chadd and those we name silently or aloud, let us pray to the Lord. ​Lord, have mercy. 

For all who have died, especially 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.

Preschool Looks Forward to On-Campus Classes in August
Our Preschool, like many others, has had to endure the uncertainties of the market as well as of safety regulations due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We could only offer online remote learning in the months of April and May but the good news is that we are going back to in-person classes for the new school year starting in August. Also, parents were not charged tuition for those two months. Thanks to the lifting of the 10-person per classroom rule from the Department of Health Services, we can also accommodate more students than we thought, so we should achieve a balanced budget for 2020-21 and thus be able to offer a full-day's instruction and child care.

I would like to give my deepest mahalo to two people in our leadership. The first is to Chris Wataya, who had been our Church Administrator and later our Preschool Director. When I started here at All Saints' at the beginning of February, Chris agreed to postpone her retirement and extend her time as Interim Preschool Director until the end of the school year on May 29 th . Little did we know that world events would pose the most significant challenge to the life and livelihood of the Preschool during those few months of the end of Chris' tenure. Her institutional wisdom and leadership skills were indispensable in helping our Preschool stay afloat and still be able to offer much-needed services through distance learning, especially for our keiki who were preparing to graduate to Kindergarten. Chris served with amazing energy and insight right to the end of May -- much mahalo, Chris!

As of June 1 st , Cami Baldovino took over the reins as Preschool Director, in addition to serving as Church Administrator. She has risen to the challenge of shifting governmental safety regulations and decreased revenue to develop a budget that will offer in-person instruction and child care from August that is for the whole workday (7:30-4:30), retain our staff, and balance our budget. Cami had been working well with Chris during our time of transition, and is hitting the ground running in her Preschool leadership. Cami is amazing, and is the right person at the right time in the right place. Mahalo nui loa, Cami!

Praise God for these two Preschool leaders, as well as our high-caliber staff of teachers and aides whose Number One priority is the nurturing and safety of our keiki.

Maluhia i ke Akua,
Kahu Kawika+
News From Buildings and Grounds
Much Needed Improvements Continue
Rectory Walkway Completed
Mahalo to Ron, Wayne, and Raiden
A combination of safety and beauty.
We built a new gravel entrance to the rectory front gate including a short retaining wall. Thanks to Raiden Kurisu who did most of the heavy lifting! We had to remove a tree stump and roots from this area, which was a walking hazard. Paving stones may be added in the future.
Driveway and Parking by Sanctuary Improved
Dry Well Installed to Mitigate Flooding
We recently installed a dry well in order to provide drainage for the driveway and parking areas at the church entrance. In heavy rainstorms, this area was prone to flooding. The well collects the water and disperses it underground.

-Ron Morinishi
Jr. Warden

Daughters of the King Returns to On-Campus Meetings
Linda Crocker, Muriel Jackson, Pammy Chock, Mabel Antonio, Jan Hashizume, Carolyn Morinishi, Cami Baldovino (present on Jan's phone)
The All Saints' DOK Mana`olana chapter met in-person on June 11 th for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown was ordered. We had a mask-wearing and socially-distanced celebration to welcome two new members—Muriel Jackson & Cami Pascua Baldovino (via cellphone)!

If you are interested in joining the DOK, please contact the current president, Jan Hashizume ( janhco@hotmail.com ). You will be invited to join the meetings and go through the National Daughters of the King study guide to become a member and be presented with the cross that is a symbol of the DOK. You can find more information at the National DOK website: doknational.org

-Carolyn Morinishi
for Daughters of the King
This Week In Sunday School
A Perfect Father’s Day
John 3:16
By Nicole VanderMeulen, Children’s Ministry Coordinator at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Renton, Washington.

Learning Objectives:

Children will consider the great sacrifice God made for us, how he loves each of us unconditionally and how we can attempt to love others in this same way after listening to a children’s book about a father who puts his daughter’s pleasure before his own on Father’s Day.

Target Age Group: Children age 3-12 years

Bible Story: John 3:16

Explanation:  On Sunday, June 21, many people will celebrate Father’s Day. Through the use of a children’s picture book, this lesson helps connect the celebration of Father’s Day and the love we may receive from our birth fathers to the unconditional and sacrificial love we all receive from God our father. The use of this delightful story about how a little girl honors her dad on Father’s Day helps children to consider God’s sacrifice of his son for our sins in a very age appropriate and easy to comprehend kind of way.

To access the full lesson plan for the Father’s Day Sunday School Lesson please follow the link below.
Wednesday Bible Study With Bishop Bob
Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick begins a new video series of his Wednesday Bible Study reflections on The Letter of James.

This week's lesson is in two parts. The first video is an introduction and explanation of how and why we read the Bible as sacred Scripture. Part 2 is the actual reading of The Letter of St. James, in preparation for the lessons that will commence next week. To begin viewing, click on the links below, or visit the Diocesan website  HERE .

BISHOP'S MONDAY MESSAGE:
The Common Good
In this week’s message, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick reflects on the meaning of the “Common Good” as Christians, in light of Micah 6:8 and 1 Peter 2:10, and the pitfalls of individualism. 

He also recommends two biographies of 20 th century Episcopalians:  The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins  by Kristen Downey (Anchor Books, 2009) and  A Christian and a Democrat: A Religious Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt  by John F. Woolverton with James D. Bratt (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2019). To watch the video, click on his image or visit the Diocesan website  HERE .

FROM THE EPISCOPAL CAFÉ
A Night Prayer

June 18, 2020

I am back with my mother in Tulsa, here for a month, my vacation time in this time of COVID-19, continuing with my sister to help my mom recover after a stroke that affected her speech and language. Last night, I surprised my mom with two comfortable new outdoor chairs, which we promptly set up in the driveway so that we could enjoy the cooling evening breeze, mosquito-free, and reminisce about the thousands of times my late father would do the very same thing, handing out sticks of Wrigley’s Spearmint to the neighborhood kids, who called him “The Green Gum Grandpa.” This sitting in the driveway on outdoor furniture is a treasured Eastside Tulsa tradition, our Okie version of sitting on your stoop in Brooklyn. 
 
Although my mom often struggles right now for the most commonplace of words in answer to questions, reminiscences flow freely from her, with only slight pauses betraying the recovery she is in the midst of—normally, my mother is a treasure trove of remembrances, and we laughed as we noted that we were only missing a pint bottle of something wrapped in a paper bag and perhaps the company of a semi-feral neighborhood cat to truly be imitating my dad.
 
As darkness fell, long after nine p.m., my mom and I fell silent, listening to and marveling at the variety of birds that whirled overhead or flashed into my mother’s carefully curated but humble garden shrubs, especially cardinals. Cardinals were my dad’s favorite bird, and our family holds tightly to the legend that when a cardinal visits you, it’s a sign of someone you love who has passed away coming to visit you. 
 
“Hello, Short,” we breathed, enchanted by our quick-winged visitor. The yearning call of that cardinal, searching for his mate, reminded me of the lyric by the great Karla Bonoff,  voiced achingly by Linda Ronstadt , one of my dad’s favorite singers: 

I’ve made up my mind I would leave today
But you’re keeping me going I know it’s insane
‘Cause I’ll love you and lose again
Well the heart calls
And the mind obeys
Oh it knows better than me…
 
For contrary to Marc Antony’s claim in Shakespeare’s  Julius Caesar , it has been our experience that the bad things men do die with them or loosen their grip upon our hearts, and that the good they did and the gentleness and reverence they produced even within a maelstrom of a life of regret echoes on the edges of our perception. That hoped-for grace tarries behind patchwork of twisted nandina branches in crimson flashes. 
 
In questioning whistles and trills with a bright eye, Dad’s avian shade peered at us, asking for a sign of our tendency toward forgiveness, hopeful we might remember our own yearning for grace, of the need for our stories’ denouement to end upon a major chord despite the long fugue of disappointment that marks so many a life. This is the stuff of forgiveness, forgiveness that has counted the cost and benefit and erred on the side of grace, and we do not take it lightly. We cannot withhold the ebb and flow of compassion in our lives if we also remember the times it has welled up unbidden for us, as well. 
 
It is in this moment of reckoning and releasing that the words of the Rev. John Williamson and the Holy Spirit, in  one of the most beloved prayers  in the Night Prayer service from  A New Zealand Prayer Book He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa:
 
Lord,
it is night.
 
The night is for stillness.
Let us be still in the presence of God.
 
It is night after a long day.
What has been done has been done;
what has not been done has not been done;
let it be.
 
The night is dark.
Let our fears of the darkness of the world and of our own lives
rest in you.
 
The night is quiet.
Let the quietness of your peace enfold us,
all dear to us,
and all who have no peace.
 
The night heralds the dawn.
Let us look expectantly to a new day,
new joys,
new possibilities.
In your name we pray.

Amen.
 
Let the quietness of God’s peace enfold us, and all dear to us, and let that be enough. Let love be enough, and not fade away.
The Rev. Leslie Scoopmire is a writer, musician, and a priest in the Diocese of Missouri. She is priest-in-charge of  St. Martin’s Episcopal Church  in Ellisville, MO. She posts daily prayers at her blog  Abiding In Hope , and collects spiritual writings and images at  Poems, Psalms, and Prayers .  
Building a Better Future:
A Message About Voting for Youth and Young Adults
You can make a difference in your community for your neighbors, your family, your friends and yourself by accepting the responsibility to participate in local, state and federal elections. Voting is a sacred right, a right to lift our voices and determine how the United States’ policies and laws are formed. Voting is a commitment, a commitment to one another to not sit idly by and instead take action to build a better future.

The 2018 mid-term election saw the largest voter turnout for a mid-term election in 100 years, and voter turnout among 18-29 year-olds increased by a larger percentage than any other age group—going from 20% in 2014 to 36% in 2018. The power of your vote only exists if you take time to register to vote, research the candidates for all positions who will appear on your ballot, and cast your vote.

Voting procedures vary by state/territory, and may very well be modified on a regional basis for this election because of the Coronavirus pandemic, so make sure to pay attention to the processes where you live. Here’s how to do it:

  • You must be 18 to vote, but some states allow people to register before they turn 18 if they will be 18 before election day. Find out when you can register at www.usa.gov/voter-registration-age-requirements.
  • Register to vote! Visit www.vote.org/register-to-vote.
  • Double-check registration: unfortunately, instances of voter purging—eliminating lists of people registered to vote—are becoming more common (learn more from the Brennan Center for Justice here: iam.ec/voterpurges). Even if you have registered to vote, it is best to check your voter registration status: www.vote.org/am-i-registered-to-vote.
  • When it is time, research who will be on your ballot for local, state and federal elections. There are a number of ways to do this, but you can get started here: www.vote411.org/ballot.
  • Vote! Election Day is November 3rd. The ways you can cast your vote will vary depending on where you are. Check for in person polling places here: www.vote.org/polling-place-locator. Or you can vote by mail or early voting too! Learn more here: www.usa.gov/absentee-voting.

Special note: Even if you aren’t old enough or are unable to register to vote, you are still able to engage in the election process. You can volunteer to help get out the vote, attend city council meetings, create or join neighborhood associations, and educate and mobilize others on voting. While the nature of these types of engagement will change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you might consider organizing rides to the polls on Election Day for those who otherwise could not get there, or organize child care in your church for those who need time without small children to go vote. You can even sign up to be a poll worker ( www.eac.gov/voters/become-poll-worker ).

Stay updated on election matters and much more, including opportunities to advocate to Congress, by following The Episcopal Public Policy Network on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @TheEPPN.

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Episcopal leaders hail Supreme Court ruling barring LGBTQ workplace discrimination

By David Paulsen and Egan Millard
Posted June 16, 2020
Joseph Fons, holding a pride flag, runs in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building June 15 after the court ruled that a federal law banning workplace discrimination also covers sexual orientation. Photo: Reuters

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians and church leaders are cheering the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 15 ruling that protects gay and transgender Americans from workplace discrimination, a groundbreaking decision that follows decades of church advocacy for greater LGBTQ rights.

“The Supreme Court has spoken again for the equality of all God’s children,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said on June 16, praising the court’s 6-3 decision in remarks to church employees at the start of their two-day annual staff meeting.

In July 2019, Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies,  signed a friend of the court brief  supporting the plaintiffs in the case.

Speaking to employees via Zoom, Curry put yesterday’s ruling in the context of the court’s June 2015 ruling that  upheld same-sex marriage nationwide . That earlier decision was handed down just as The Episcopal Church’s General Convention was getting underway in Salt Lake City, Utah, spurring bishops and deputies to  approve trial-use marriage rites for same-sex couples .

Jennings posted the news on Facebook, quoting from a July 2019 statement she made  when she and Curry filed their legal brief  on behalf of more than 700 interfaith leaders.

“As Christians, we bear a particular responsibility to speak out, because attempts to deny LGBTQ people their dignity and humanity as children of God are too often made in the name of God,” Jennings said. “This way of fear is not the way of Jesus Christ, who teaches us to cast out fear.”

To read the entire, please click here .

– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service . He can be reached at dpaulsen@episcopalchurch.org . Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at  emillard@episcopalchurch.org .
As Supreme Court lets DACA stand for now, Episcopal leaders push for permanent protections

By David Paulsen
Posted June 18, 2020
DACA recipients and their supporters celebrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 18 after the court ruled, 5-4, that President Donald Trump’s 2017 move to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was unlawful. Photo: Reu ters

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal leaders on June 18 welcomed the  U.S. Supreme Court’s surprise decision  preserving protections for about 700,000 immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children. Even so, The Episcopal Church remains focused on advocating for legislation that will offer them permanent protection from deportation and, eventually, U.S. citizenship.

The court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that the Trump administration’s actions were “arbitrary and capricious” in attempting to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program known as DACA that was created in 2012 by the Obama administration. DACA, though not a path to citizenship, allowed recipients to work in the United States if they met certain criteria.

The Episcopal Church, acting on  resolutions passed by its General Convention , has long advocated for protecting those immigrants. They often are referred to as DREAMers, based on the  pending DREAM Act legislation , first introduced in Congress in 2001 but never passed.

“While today’s Supreme Court decision provides reprieve for DACA recipients, the DACA program remains in peril,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said in a written statement to Episcopal News Service. “The Episcopal Church calls on Congress to pass the DREAM Act to provide permanent certainty for undocumented people brought to the United States as youth.”

Episcopal leaders and other supporters of DACA recipients note that they are contributing members of their communities in the United States and often have no memory of life in their native countries.

“DACA recipients are a vital part of our common life, both in the church and in society as a whole,” Curry said. “They are part of God’s family. We must give them the peace of mind to know they also belong to the American family.”

The Episcopal Church’s Washington-based  Office of Government Relations , working with  Episcopal Migration Ministries,  has stepped up its advocacy on the issue this year, in anticipation of the Supreme Court’s ruling. The Office of Government Relations issued an action alert in April to its  Episcopal Public Policy Network , and since January it has met with staff members in the offices of more than a dozen U.S. senators, said Rushad Thomas, a policy adviser with the Episcopal agency.

The church has urged senators to support DREAM Act legislation already passed by the House of Representatives or to consider compromise measures that would preserve protections for DACA recipients. Such efforts will continue, even after the Supreme Court’s ruling, Thomas told ENS.

“Our position is still and will continue to be that Congress needs to enact permanent protection for DACA recipients,” Thomas said. “This issue is a major focus for us, and we will continue to stand with DACA recipients and press for the DREAM Act that will give them permanent relief.”

Popular opinion  has generally sided with such efforts , which occasionally have drawn  bipartisan support in Congress  and sometimes  even from President Donald Trump . The president otherwise has sought to reduce  both illegal and legal immigration  to the United States, and in September 2017, his administration ordered an end to DACA, arguing that these immigrants’ legal residency status needs to be addressed by legislation, not executive action.

During oral arguments in November 2019, members of the Supreme Court’s conservative majority  appeared willing to agree with the Trump administration  that it was justified in ending the protections, but on June 18, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberal bloc in ruling the administration had  not followed proper federal procedures for doing so . The court did not rule on the legality of the DACA program itself.

“While we celebrate the news that protections for DREAMers will remain in place, The Episcopal Church continues to stand with DACA recipients in calling on Congress to enact a legislative solution that provides permanent protections for undocumented youth,” the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond The Episcopal Church, said in a written statement.

“The Office of Government Relations and the Episcopal Migration Ministries Engagement Unit have put this issue at the top of the agenda in recent months. We will continue to make the case to lawmakers that DACA recipients must be protected.”

To read the entire, please click here .

– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service . He can be reached at dpaulsen@episcopalchurch.org .
Morning Prayer
In many times and places, daybreak has been a time of prayer. Jews prayed in their synagogues at sunrise as well as at other times each day. This Jewish pattern of prayer formed the basis of the Christian monastic Daily Office, with its prayers or "hours" at seven times in each day. Thomas Cranmer's revision of the Daily Office for the first English Prayer Book (1549) reduced the number of services to two-one for morning (Matins) and one for evening (Evensong or vespers). In the Second English Prayer Book (1552), the morning service was given its present name, Morning Prayer.

Many elements of Morning Prayer come from the monastic hours of matins (e.g., Venite and Te Deum), lauds (e.g., Benedicte, omnia opera Domini, a "chapter" of scripture, Benedictus Dominus Deus, collect of the day), and Prime (e.g., a second "chapter" of scripture and the Apostles' Creed). Psalms were recited at every one of the offices, with the whole Psalter recited once a week. In the 1549 BCP, psalms were read at both Morning and Evening Prayer, with the whole Psalter read "in course" once each month. In subsequent Prayer Book revisions, psalms have come to be used more selectively, although a monthly cycle of psalms read "in course" is still provided as an option. In the 1549 Prayer Book, the very short monastic "chapters" were lengthened to full chapters of both the OT and NT at both Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer. In the 1979 BCP, only one lesson must be read, and the appointed lessons are not so long.

Morning Prayer once was the chief Sunday service in most Anglican churches on three out of four Sundays, the First Sunday usually being a celebration of Holy Communion. This practice has not continued because the eucharist has been recognized as the "principal act of Christian worship on the Lord's Day" in most parishes (see BCP, p. 13), However, Morning Pray er is clearly designated as a daily service for the worship of the church. This usage reflects the ancient tradition of the Daily Office.

Source: An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, https://episcopalchurch.org/library/glossary/morning-prayer
Archbishops of Canterbury, Westminster warn against West Bank annexation

Posted June 17, 2020
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Gerard Nichols have written to Israeli Ambassador to the U.K. Mark Regev and Prime Minister Boris Johnson to express their opposition to any move by the Government of Israel to annex West Bank territory after July 1.

These letters followed the recent warning from the leaders of churches in the Holy Land that the Government of Israel’s proposed annexation of West Bank territory would “bring about the loss of any remaining hope for the success of the peace process” ( see  ACNS  Weekly Summary on 12 May 2020 ).

In each letter they made clear they “unambiguously support the fundamental right of Israel’s citizens to live in peace and safety but these prospects can only be secured through negotiation rather than annexation.”

It is essential that both Israelis and Palestinians may live without violence or the threat of violence from each other or other armed groups, the cardinal and archbishop emphasized.
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 .
KUPUNA SHOPPING ASSISTANCE MINISTRY
Any of our All Saints' kupuna who need assistance with grocery shopping can contact Carolyn Morinishi (808-651-2061) to set up a delivery.

ALL SAINTS' VIRTUAL SWAP MEET
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 .

PASTORAL CARE CONTACT INFORMATION
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 .

PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRY
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.

SUBMITTING A PRAYER REQUEST
Prayer requests will now be   submitted online   or by contacting the Church Office at (808) 822-4267.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
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.