Volume 3, Issue 20
June 8, 2018
THIS SUNDAY: June 10, 2018
Third Sunday after Pentecost (B)
Genesis 3:8-15
Psalm 130
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
Mark 3:20-35

Joe Adorno (EM)
Geoff Sheilds (U)
Marge Akana (AG)

Dileep Bal (EM)
Nelson Secretario & Joan Roughgarden (R)
Bill & CeCe Caldwell (U)
Janis Wright (AG)
Braden, Joshua (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 10 | 11:00AM
Youth-led Service Prep. (Youth Room)

Monday, June 11 | 8:00AM
Monday Crew

1st & 3rd Wednesday | 5:15 PM
Laundry Love
(Kapa'a Laundromat)

1st Thursday | 8:00AM
Eucharistic Healing Service

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

Wednesday, June 13 | 6:00 - 9:00PM
Slack Key Day Concert (Church)

Every Thursday | 6PM
Choir Practice (Choir Room)
Part Two
Hugh Whelchel
Vestry picture
For the next three weeks we will continue to explore Hugh Whelchel’s Principles of Biblical Stewardship. Each week we will focus on a different Principle. This week we look at The Principle of Responsibility. I hope this series will stimulate thought, reflection, and prayer. If you would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact me.

Nelson Secretario
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 responsibility
In explaining responsibility, Peel  writes , Although God gives us “all things richly to enjoy,” nothing is ours. Nothing really belongs to us. God owns everything; we’re responsible for how we treat it and what we do with it. While we complain about our rights here on earth, the Bible constantly asks, What about your responsibilities? Owners have rights; stewards have responsibilities.

We are called as God’s stewards to manage that which belongs to God. While God has graciously entrusted us with the care, development, and enjoyment of everything he owns as his stewards, we are responsible to manage his holdings well and according to his desires and purposes.
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 .
Asset Map Relaunched
Episcopal Asset Map Unveils Redesigned Site, Invites Full Participation Across Church

Presiding Bishop: “revised, expanded, updated, user-friendly and now includes virtually the entire Episcopal Church.”
May 9, 2018
The Episcopal Asset Map, found at www.episcopalassetmap.org , is an online platform showing the location and ministries of Episcopal churches, schools and other communities. The map has been revamped and refreshed with more-detailed information, easier access and ease of navigation.

A joint project of the Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief & Development, this innovative partnership tracks local ministries and shows the location and the array of ministries and programs offered by Episcopal congregations, schools and institutions throughout the church. Nearly every diocese of the Episcopal Church is represented on the map as well as over 20 networks, such as Jubilee Ministries, the United Thank Offering, Ethnic Ministries, and Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers.

“With the Episcopal Asset Map, you have the opportunity to tell the Church and the world about how your congregation is being called to serve God and neighbor,” explained Tamara Plummer, Asset Map Coordinator for Episcopal Relief & Development. “The Asset Map site will share the many ways you are engaging in the important work that God has called us to. It also helps us assess the gifts of our Church as we prepare to respond to the needs of our vulnerable neighbors after a disaster.”

On the map, Episcopal Church institutions appear as pins, linked to a profile page with additional information about location, hours, facilities, programs, and any photos or videos that have been shared and approved. Because the map is grassroots-populated, local congregations are able to post the most relevant and up-to-date information such as summer worship schedules or special programs that respond to the needs in their communities.

“A website is a tool, but it takes you sharing the stories of our worship communities to make it effective and useful,” said Christopher Sikkema, Coordinator for Digital Evangelism. “We are excited to announce that in the weeks ahead, the Find A Church on  www.episcopalchurch.org  will be updated by the Asset Map. This move strongly demonstrates our focus on evangelism: every Episcopalian taking the responsibility to tell the story of this diverse church of ours.”

Among the many updates to the Episcopal Asset Map are: an updated user interface; enhanced search capabilities; improved abilities for networks across the Episcopal Church to display their data; and dedicated pages for Episcopal dioceses and networks to tell their stories and connect people with important contacts.

“What remains the same is that the map allows us to tell the stories of the whole church, highlight new and exciting ministries, and begin to understand more fully the ways the Holy Spirit is moving through the congregations, dioceses, and networks of the Episcopal Church,” noted Katie Mears, Senior Director of Episcopal Relief & Development’s US Disaster Program. “I’m so excited that this map continues to highlight the presence, ministry and capacity of the church both on normal days, but also after a disaster. We are already seeing diocese and regions use this information as they plan disaster responses.”

For more information about the Episcopal Asset Map, visit  here . Also, please click below to see a short video.
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The Staff of your Epistle encourages you to visit the Episcopal Asset Map at the link above or by clicking on this image.
If you are curious: YES! All Saints' is registered on the Episcopal Asset Map, along with all the other churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i. To see the map of the Diocese click here . Once you are there, search for All Saints' Kapa'a and see our public face. If there is anything missing or that you think is incorrect, please contact the Epistle Staff and we will pass your comments to the appropriate person at All Saints'.

Da All Saints’ Shadow
Providing Answers to Your Questions

Palms for Plumerias?
You may have noticed that some of the plumeria trees along the front wall of the church property have been pruned. Not noticed? Once you see them you will wonder how you ever missed it! This is a “serious” pruning!

At the beginning of this year Kaua'i Nursery and Landscaping Inc. (KNL) approached us and asked if they could take cuttings from our plumeria trees. We agreed to let them take the cuttings and the intention was to do the work early in the year. However, weather-related problems delayed the start of the project. Something to do with rain! As it turns out, that was not a bad thing.

During the early Spring we noticed that two of the manila palms along the path from Kuhio Highway to the front door of the church were dying and would need to be replaced. So we got back in touch with KNL and asked if they would deliver two palms when they finally started pruning the plumerias. Not only did KNL agree to do that, they also offered to donate the palms to us as a mahalo for allowing them to prune the plumerias. A true win/win situation! The new palms were delivered this week and we hope to get them into the ground on Saturday.
The four plumeria trees on either side of the main path were the first to be pruned. Work on the remaining trees fronting the highway will be postponed until later this year or early 2019.

Mahahlo nui loa to Lelan Nishak and KNL for their help with these two landscaping projects. And mahalo also to Marge Akana for coordinating with KNL on behalf of the church.

For Da Shadow Ministry
David Murray
Special Workday This Saturday
Two of our manila palms out front of the church are dying (actually one has already died!) and Kaua'i Nursery and Landscaping has delivered beautiful replacement palms which need to be planted.

We would like to plant the trees this Saturday morning, June 9 th and are looking for some brawn to help on this project. Bill Brown and I will be at Church at 10:00AM and, with some good support, we hope to be finished by noon or maybe 1:00PM.

If you are able to help please let me know by clicking here .

Hope to see you Saturday!

Me ke aloha,

For the Buildings and Grounds Ministry
David Murray
Thomas Cranmer and Friends
The Book of Common Prayer
The men we study Sunday, Thomas Cranmer, Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer, plus many others, gave their lives for the principles of worship and faith embodied in our Prayer Books in the Anglican Communion. Through their perseverance and courage, the Prayer Book and its principles of worship and the beautiful cadences of its language, have remained mostly intact for the past four hundred years. 

Who are we as Episcopalians? John Westerhoff says in A People Called Episcopalians: A Brief Introduction to Our Peculiar Way of Life, “We are what we worship” (Atlanta: St. Luke’s Press, 1994, p. 4). Our beliefs are embedded in the Book of Common Prayer, not in defining or confessing documents of the church. And here Thomas Cranmer and others played central roles in defining who we are in the Anglican Communion and in the Episcopal Church. 

This, the beginning of the English Reformation, is where we begin to build our identity as Anglicans and later as Episcopalians. From Archbishop Cranmer’s courageous beginning and glorious vision, the identifying characteristics of the Anglican church as conceived in the Prayer Book come to fruition. These identifying characteristics are:
  • worship in the language of the people; 
  • greater participation in worship by laypeople;
  • Morning and Evening Prayer as important parts of our daily communal prayer life;
  • Baptism and Eucharist put in the very center of our worship and our faith;
  • recognition of our life cycles (birth, marriage, death) as important parts of our church life. 

Thomas Cranmer wrought these changes. To compile the Prayer Book, Cranmer adapted ancient liturgies and wrote some himself. He also wrote prayers and translated ancient prayers and psalms into English. Because the Prayer Book was in English, it made lay participation possible. Prayer and liturgies which previously had not been accessible to all people now could be read “commonly.” 

And finally, there is the quality that marks our way of approaching our faith: the Middle Way (Via Media), the way of moderation and balance and reconciliation, held together by the three-legged stool of Scripture, Tradition and Reason. Though this way was formulated later by Richard Hooker, it began with these three men of the Prayer Book.
To learn more, please follow our Sunday School curriculum. Click on the link here and get the full story.  Our Keiki, Our Future!
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
This concert will ‘TUNE YOUR WORLD TO ALOHA'!

Your hosts for this evening are Doug and Sandy McMaster, award winning slack key guitar and ukulele artists, are your hosts for this wonderful evening of family music.
Doug & Sandy McMaster have 11 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family music tradition of slack key music. Since 2014, they’ve been voted by Hawai'i Magazine Readers as #1 Best Live Show and received the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.

Cactus & Krista Harris join the McMasters this evening with their family music on piano and flute. They hail from Paso Robles, California. Cactus lives the cowboy life owning Harris Stage Lines with his parents, teaching and preserving the wild west traditions. He was taught by rodeo stars like Monty Montana and the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls. Cactus and Krista are accomplished musicians. He specializes in organ. He and Krista were married last year.

Family Friendly Ticket Prices: $25; Teens & Over 50 $20; 6-12yrs $10; Under 5 Free

To purchase tickets:  Call (808) 826-1469 or visit www.SlackKeyMusicCenter.org .  Tickets can be purchased on the 2018 Events page. 

Proceeds support this event, Slack Key Music Center programs and the All Saints' Pipe Organ Restoration Project. The pipe organ is Kaua'i's only pipe organ and was generously donated in 1925 by Mrs. S. W. Wilcox. Click to learn more about the Pipe Organ project .

Summer Slack Key Day Benefit Concert is sponsored by All Saints’ Church, Slack Key Music Center and Doug & Sandy McMaster.

SLACK KEY MUSIC CENTER: A 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to preserve and perpetuate traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele music through transformative concert experiences, collecting and sharing of historical information and recordings, and fostering its future through new works, artists, and audiences.
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 .
Original Sin
Snake and apple
Original Sin is the shared sinful condition of all humanity. This Christian doctrine is drawn from the Pauline writings, such as Rom 5:12-19 and 1 Cor 15:21-22, which suggest that humanity shares by nature in the fall of Adam described in Gn 3. Paul likewise urges that the consequences for humanity of Adam's fall are to be reversed through saving participation in Christ's victory over sin and death.

Original sin has been described as "hereditary sin." Augustine understood original sin to be transmitted through sexual intercourse leading to conception. This understanding contributed to negative attitudes concerning human sexuality on the part of some Christians.

Luther's understanding of original sin led him to emphasize humanity's utter dependence on God's grace and the need for faith. Calvinism came to emphasize humanity's total depravity relative to original sin. Although the consequences of original sin have not been emphasized as strongly in Anglicanism as in other Protestant traditions, Article IX of the Articles of Religion, "Of Original or Birth-Sin," states that "man is very far gone from original righteousness, and is of his own nature inclined to evil" (BCP, p. 869). Roman Catholics likewise identify the consequence of original sin as a fall from grace or a wounded human nature rather than a corrupt nature.

Original sin may be understood as humanity's innate self-centeredness. A consequence of this condition is human weakness and fallibility relative to sin. Another consequence is the influence of human sinfulness in our history and environment, to which we are subjected from birth. These influences all serve to restrict the actual freedom of moral choices, requiring us to look to God for hope and salvation.
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.

Holiday Cancelation July 4, 2018
Due to the Independence Day Holiday, the Laundry Love session scheduled for July 4 th has been cancelled. Laundry Love will return on July 18 th .

Please consider spending the Holiday at the 28 th Annual Concert in the Sky in Lihue from 4PM to 9:30PM with fireworks at 8:30PM. Kaua'i Hospice  hosts their annual fundraiser at the Vidinha Soccer Field featuring popular Hawai'i music artists. Events include keiki games, food, and entertainment as well as Kaua'i’s largest 3-D fireworks show. Enjoy musical performances including headliner Kapena and Shar Carillo.

As always if you are interested in donating you time, talent, or treasure to Laundry Love Kaua'i or would like more information, please go to Laundry Love Kaua’i or contact Geoff Shields at gshields2334@gmail.com or Bill Caldwell at billcaldwell4@me.com .
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.