Volume 4, Issue 43
October 25, 2019
THIS SUNDAY: October 27, 2019
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Chris Neumann (EM)
Jeff Albao (U)
Marge Akana (AG)

Dileep Bal (EM)
Terry Moses, Chris Wataya (R)
Mario Antonio, Susan Hollar (U)
David Crocker (AG)
Harper, Raiden (A)
Mabel Antonio, Nelson Secretario (HP)
Habitat for Humanity
DHHL Anahola Jobsite
Saturday, October 26 th
Carpool - All Saint's Parking Lot
Jobsite - Anahola

Youth Group Bible Study
Sunday, October 27 th
11:00AM - 12PM
Youth Room

A Romp Through The Bible
Bible Study
Led by Father David Englund
Tuesday, October 29 th
6:30 - 8:00PM

Preschool Halloween Parade
Thursday, October 31 st
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Sloggett Center

Veteran's Parade (Parking Use)
Saturday, November 2 nd
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Church Lawn

Adult Bible Study on Weekly Gospel
Every Sunday, 9:00 - 9:30AM
Under the big tree

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

Daughters of the King
2 nd & 4 th Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00PM
Memorial Hall

Choir Practice
Every Thursday, 6:00PM
Choir Room
Full House, Full Bellies, Full of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Sovereigns' service was a beautiful, spiritual experience for all who attended. Always a special service, this year had many exceptional moments. We had three priests, Father David England, Kahu Keola Patterson, and Kahu Wendall Davis all co-celebrated the service. This year the Pu, Sounding of the Conch Shell, was blown by Nelson Ka`ai. The oli for the Procession of the Hawaiian Societies was chanted by Chucky Boy Chock.

The Hawaiian societies in attendance were:

  • The Royal Order of Kamehameha
  • Na Wahine Hui O Kamehameha Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs
  • Hale O Na Ali`i
  • Daughters of Hawai`i
  • `Iolani Guild
  • Aha Hui O Kaahumanu
  • Queen Liliu`okalani Trust

After the presentation of the Ho`okupu by the societies, our new kāhili were processed in by Keola Maika`i and Kalapawai Drake led by an oli by Lyah Drake. Kahu Wendell Davis chanted an oli and blessed our kāhili with Holy Water before acolytes Noah and Braden installed them in front of the altar.

To see the video of the oli, procession and blessing, please follow the link below.
Ita Rubio, Puni Patrick, and Christine Spath honored the service with beautiful hula. Hank Curtis and choir performed beautifully, and we were treated to Max Richardson as the cantor for the psalm. The post communion hymn was Ku`u Lei Hiwahiwa with lyrics by Chucky Boy Chock and music and choral arrangement by Hank Curtis, a lovely All Saints' `Ohana collaboration.

The celebration of the Holy Sovereigns service in both English and Hawaiian helps honor the saints that invited the Anglican Church to the Kingdom of Hawai`i, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma.

To see a slideshow of the celebration, please follow the link below.
Mahalo Nui Loa!

I would like to thank all the members of our ‘ohana and our extended ‘ohana who worked so hard to make our latest Holy Sovereigns’ service such a success. I have had a lot of totally unsolicited feedback from members of our own congregation and visitors alike – and all of the feedback has been upbeat and positive!
There were so many people involved in so many different aspects of the preparation:
  • Putting up the tent on Friday afternoon for Aloha Hour on Sunday.
  • Cleaning the church windows, carpets etc.
  • Decorating the church with leis and flowers.
  • Setting up two stunning floral decorations out front.
  • Decorating the tent with ti leaves.
  • Setting up chairs on the lanai for overflow seating.
  • Setting up tables and chairs for Aloha Hour.
  • Cleaning and tidying the kitchen.
  • All those who prepared food – lots of it – and beverages!
  • Everyone who helped to clean up following Aloha Hour.

Mahalo also to:

  • Fr. David Englund and our two visiting ministers – Kahu Keola Patterson and Kahu Wendell Davis.
  • The Drake family for their support to our kahili project and for processing the kahili into the church.
  • Our Music Director, Hank Curtis, and the members of the All Saints’ Choir with a special call out to Max for a great performance of the psalm.
  • Mario Antonio, our Eucharist Minister, and Braden Tabura and Noah Kostka, our Acolytes.
  • Ita Rubio, Puni Patrick and Christine Spath for beautiful hula.
  • The members of the Altar Guild.

It was a wonderful celebration of our Holy Sovereigns.

We have set a new standard for this service. How do we follow this?!

My grateful thanks to everybody involved.

- David Murray
Senior Warden

A very special thanks to Joan Roughgarden, Marge Akana, and Bill and CeCe Caldwell for contributing photographs and videos of the service and Aloha Hour. Some of the photos are in slide show above. The photos and videos will be compiled into a special Holy Sovereigns presentation that will be available on the website and through a link in a future Epistle.

-The Epistle Staff
"It Takes A Village"
Thank you to the many All Saints' members and friends who helped on this project

  • Wire bending and braising: Ron, David, Bill, Wayne, Alfonso, Ed, Larry
  • Wrapping picks, flowers, branches: Nora, Dee, Diane, Marge, Janis, Victor, Faith, Char, Diane, Mary, Wayne, Beth, Marian, Mabel, Jan, Jean, CeCe, Marian, Carolyn, Kathleen, Oahu friends (Melissa, Alec, Kate, Margie)
  • Assembly: Mike & Lyah Drake, Kamo Drake, David, Bill, CeCe, Jan, Wayne, Carolyn, Ron, Jean, Pammy
  • Skirt and top sewing: Marian
  • Final assembly: David, Bill, David, Wayne, Ron, Carolyn, Marian
Click to see a time lapse video of the assembly of the feather branches onto the wooden standard over the course of two evenings. Six hours of work collapsed into 28 seconds.
An Easy Way to Make Contributions
Cami Pascua has created a Go Fund Me page to help raise the remaining $50,000 needed for our Pipe Organ Restoration project. Go Fund Me provides an easy way to raise funds from a large audience (crowdfunding). It can be shared on social media or through email to reach all your friends and family who might be interested in contributing. Simply go to gofundme.com and type "Kauai Pipe Organ" in the search window. The fundraiser will open and you can use a credit card or PayPal to make a contribution. The fundraiser has raised $300 since Cami set it up. Your contributions can be made anonymously. Check it out and tell your friends!
All Saints’ Is Looking For Someone To Care For Infants and Toddlers During Sunday Morning Services
Recently the Vestry approved hiring an individual to provide childcare for our youngest parishioners in the nursery during our Sunday services. The hours would be 7:45AM - 10:45AM in Memorial Hall. Compensation will be $50 per Sunda y. The actual time with children would be from the beginning of each service until the Passing of the Peace (as described in the weekly service bulletin). If you or anyone you know is interested in the position, please contact Cami at 808-822-4267 or church@allsaintskauai.org .
DHHL Anahola Jobsite
Please join the One Ohana Team in Anahola on Oct 26 th (on Holoikalapa St). We started earlier this year at the very beginning of three homes, and they are now pretty far along. I heard that roofing went on last month, so we should be working inside now with insulation, painting, and maybe outside decking and siding. We will be joined by two new Americorp volunteers, Mitch Myers and Mackenzie Hampton. 

For those that want to carpool, we plan on leaving All Saint’s parking lot at 7:30AM. Otherwise just meet us at the job site at 7:45AM. 

Please let me know if you can join us, so Habitat can plan accordingly.

For a map and directions, please click here .

-Ron Morinishi
 A Service of the All Saints' `Ohana
From time-to-time certain items like furniture, appliances, or other items of value become surplus and we need to repurpose them but we don't have the time, knowledge, or energy to do that work. Fortunately, the All Saints' Virtual Swap Meet is here to help. If you have items you would like to see in a new home or if you need items to repurpose, turn to your Epistle and we will publicize your need. As items are requested from, or contributed to, the Virtual Swap Meet , we will keep you informed.

Please contact us at news@allsaintskauai.org .

This week's entries are displayed below.
Old Rectory Refrigerator Needs a New Home
  • Free LG fridge, about 5 years old, owned by our previous priest. 
  • Needs a new compressor. 
  • Re-assembly required. 
  • 24 cu. ft. French Door Counter-Depth Refrigerator Stainless Steel. 
  • Pick-up only. Serious inquiries only. Please make an appointment.

Please contact Cami at 808-822-4267 or church@allsaintskauai.org .
Asking For Picnic Table/Bench Donation
All Saints' needs two picnic table/benches similar to the existing ones by the lanai under the big tree by the Gym. If you have benches you'd like to donate, contact Cami at 808-822-4267 or church@allsaintskauai.org .
Chris Wataya Steps Up to Help Get People to Church

One of the expectations for Episcopalians is church attendance. Despite our best efforts, we can’t always make it to Sunday services. Chris Wataya has chosen to help make that a little easier. Chris is willing to come to your home (Wailua/Kapa`a area only) and give you a ride to and from the 8:00AM or 9:30AM Sunday service. You can call Chris at 808-652-0230 if you need a lift.

Mahalo nui loa, Chris!

Editor's Note: I know of other parishioners who have expressed an interest in supporting Chris in this ministry. If you want to help out please contact your  Epistle  at news@allsaintskauai.org

Search Committee Prayer
Gracious sanctifying God, thank you for drawing us ever anew into the ministry of the Word. In the community of faith, we are empowered for witness and service even as we are ministered to with forgiveness, reconciliation, and healing. As we work to call a new [rector] to our congregation, show us our neediness – what we need and what needs doing for our life together in Christ. Amen.

Adapted from the Rev. Ronald Olson, Director of Admissions, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota

If you have any questions or comments for the Search Committee, please contact them by clicking  HERE .

All Saints’ Search Committee

  • Linda Crocker
  • Collin Darrell 
  • Victor Punua Jr. 
  • Diane Sato
  • Vikki Secretario
  • Curtis Shiramizu
  • Dianne Tabura
Mark Your Calendars
The All Saints' Annual Holiday Craft Fair takes place on Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 9:00AM - 2:00PM. It will feature over 70 booth spaces in the gym and on the lawn, with a wide range of wonderful crafts and products. Come be a part of one of Kauai`s largest and most anticipated craft fairs!
Hosted by the Episcopal Church on West Kaua`i
The Episcopal Church on West Kaua`i (ECWK) will be hosting a Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor Training on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ele`ele. Training will be done by Archdeacon Steve Costa. Rae Costa, Diocesan Business Manager, will also be here to help with any business related questions you may have on HR, property and insurance issues, etc.

The training starts at 9:30AM with Eucharistic Minister training done by noon. Eucharistic Visitor training will continue until 3:00PM with lunch provided. Please RSVP by Thursday, October 31, by e-mail to ecwk@hawaiiantel.net , or contact Greg Williams at (808) 645-1603.

Posted October 24, 2019
I once was struggling with the formatting for a blog post, and it was making me batty. In the type-setting world, being “justified” means adjusting the spaces between the words in each line so that both the left and right margins are even. For some reason, even though I was choosing “align left,” the text ended up being justified, and the columns were too narrow for that to look anything but weird. Sometimes text looks great when the words stretch evenly from the left edge of a column to the right. But other times, it looks artificial, phony.
And so it was here. The gaps in some sentences yawned. The density of words per line was completely out of balance. Finally, I looked behind to the hypertext code to see that I had brought some formatting code along with me when I had copied a phrase typed elsewhere, and that had caused the entire paragraph to change alignment. I know just enough about blog coding to know that I do not know much of anything about hypertext code, but I could spot what was amiss. Once the pesky hidden code was removed, the paragraph returned to the formatting I desired.
Later, I thought about how much our own concerns about being justified, about how we can see the fault in others without seeing our own imbalances and flaws can overshadow our ability to deal kindly with each other. There seems to be a shocking lack of humility at the root of so many relationships in our common life together. There is too often a concern about our own salvation, rather than how the way we live our lives and align ourselves alongside our neighbors affects them. We praise ourselves for our self-righteousness, and decry other people’s perceived flaws, congratulating ourselves for not being “like them.” Yet this lack of empathy undercuts claims of being righteous in the first place. One of the wisest pieces of advice I was ever given was a reminder that we never know the hidden battles other people are fighting, so to always try to be kind. 
In this coming Sunday’s gospel, we hear the familiar story of the “Pharisee” and the tax collector praying in the temple. One of them prides himself on living a blameless life—apparently blameless so that he can blame others for their failings. The tax collector acknowledges his sin. Yet it goes further: the righteous one’s focus in his prayer is himself, not God. The tax collector acknowledges his sin, and prays to God for mercy. 
Our own efforts to deny our own ragged edges and claim justification without a heaping dose of God’s grace are mere delusion. The self-righteous one thanks God that he is not a notorious sinner like that tax collector, and the minute that prayer is formed, he is condemned by it. When we look at another person, one very much different from us, and immediately make a snap judgment about them even though knowing nothing about them, we make the same mistake that that self-righteous man makes when seeing the tax collector.
It’s when we change our focus from ourselves that we can realize that we rely not on ourselves, but on God’s abundant mercy and forgiveness. This doesn’t mean we have to shame ourselves, but at least be open to realizing that we can always improve our relationships with our fellow-beings, attempting to acknowledge our common journey toward being called to a humble spirit of repentance. What if we started with encouraging others in their particular struggles, aided in no small part by acknowledging our own? Our challenge begins with letting go of being justified.

The Rev. Leslie Scoopmire is a retired teacher 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 .
Discerning Your Giving Ministry
  The Rev. Cn. Timothy Dombek

Although it didn’t occur to me as a youngster, looking back now with the perspective and wisdom of age I can honestly say that one of the great privileges of my life had to be growing up in a household where our parents practiced tithing. They saw it as what we would call today a “spiritual discipline.” In the church I grew up in — not Episcopal — they would say it was being obedient to God. No matter. They tithed, and the five of us boys saw it firsthand. These days I like to say, “My parents tithed out loud,” meaning we knew they gave to God first, and we lived on the rest. I can tell you we never were without anything we truly needed. 
Years passed, and in 1985 I joined the Episcopal Church, got confirmed, and received my first pledge card at the Cathedral of St. James, in South Bend, Indiana. It just so happened that at the same time I became an Episcopalian I also changed career paths, going from a steady-paying job into the then-new field of financial planning, as a self-employed person. 

My journey into the Episcopal Church meant so much to me — saved my life in many ways — that I wanted to give back in gratitude for all I had received. Single, starting a new job with no guaranteed income, I felt now was as good a time as any to tithe. So very naively I wrote on my pledge card, “I pledge 10% of all my income for the coming year,” and turned it in. And I did give 10% of every paycheck I received that year, mainly because I wrote my check to the church first before spending any other money. Not surprisingly, I never went without anything I truly needed.

The surprising thing about the “giving ministry” that my spouse, Beth, and I now practice is that giving generously causes the light of Christ to shine in our hearts in a new way. Giving away money is so much fun. We still give to other organizations, too, but that is over and above our tithe that we give to God through the life, work, and ministry of our church, first and foremost. And we still never go without anything we truly need. 

Thanks be to God for all of God’s generous gifts, which enables each one of us to give generously, as well.
The Rev. Canon Timothy Dombek is rector of Church of the Advent in Sun City West, Arizona. He also serves, very part time, as Canon for Stewardship and Planned Giving for the Diocese of Arizona. He is a member of the TENS board of directors.

Seeking Pictures of Church Fonts
(Baptismal Fonts That Is)
Did you know that our retired clergy and their spouses are remembered and lovingly cared for by the Rev. Cn. Frank and Norma Chun? If you are retired, you know well! On top of organizing gatherings, making home and hospital visits, and sending out a retired clergy newsletter, the Chuns send out birthday greetings and other pastoral notes. The notecards change each year and feature our churches in the Diocese, whether it's their stained glass windows, bells, or crosses. For 2020, Norma came up with the idea of featuring the church fonts! If you would like to submit a photo of your church font and hopefully make it onto the 2020 card, please send your digital file to news@episcopalhawaii.org , by December 1. Happy clicking!

Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
Published October 21, 2019
[October 21, 2019] At their fall meeting in Montgomery, Ala. the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church adopted and implemented a human rights investment screen to respond to a 2018 General Convention resolution, which directs The Episcopal Church to “join with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America’s action, CA 16.06.31, “Justice for the Holy Land Through Responsible Investment.”” The screen draws from the actions of General Convention and Executive Council over the past seventy years and directs the Church not to invest in companies that support or benefit from human rights violations. Establishing a human rights investment screen adds to the list of screens the Episcopal Church uses for other issues such as tobacco, fossil fuels and certain military contractors.
At the recommendation of Council's Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility, three companies were identified for removal from the Church's investment portfolio and placement on its No Buy List: Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and the Israel Discount Bank. Further, Council asks CCSR “to pursue continued engagement with Facebook,  Booking.com , and TripAdvisor, urging them to address human rights violations through complicity in the occupation of the OPT, and seeking to assure that the companies take all necessary steps to end their complicity in the occupation.” 
"This is a stewardship issue," said the Rev. Canon C.K. Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond The Episcopal Church. "The Church does not want to make profits from companies that contribute to the suffering of others." The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church, the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ have all previously taken similar actions.
The decision to address human rights violations in the 52-year-old occupation of the Gaza Strip and West Bank (including East Jerusalem) is an important step in addressing longstanding human rights violations. “The Church does not support the global boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign, but we do take seriously the rights of human beings to live free of human rights violations. We have engaged companies about the occupation since we first filed a shareholder resolution with Motorola in 1994," said Bishop Doug Fisher, chair of the committee on corporate social responsibility.
Several Jewish organizations distinguish economic campaigns against companies involved in the occupation from the BDS campaign which targets Israel itself, including J Street and Americans for Peace Now (APN). J Street notes on its website “We do not oppose boycott, divestment, or sanctions initiatives that explicitly support a two-state solution, recognize Israel’s right to exist, and focus only on occupied territory beyond the Green Line.” APN calls for “recognizing the legitimacy and potential value of activism and boycotts that squarely target settlements and the occupation.”
The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies, said, “"I appreciate the hard work done for so many decades by so many to promote the Church's commitment to justice for all the peoples of the Holy Land."
In calling for the screen at the 2018 General Convention, the Church also called for safeguarding the rights of Palestinian children in detention, pursuing justice in Gaza, reaffirmed Jerusalem as the shared capital of Israel and a future Palestinian State, called for renewed aid to Palestinian refugees and renewed negotiations for a just peace.

On the web/En la web:
Saints and Apostles

October 28 th
Very little is known about these two apostles. Simon is known as Simon the Canaanaean and Simon the Zealot. He was probably a member of the political sect known as the Zealots, which was violently opposed to the domination of Palestine by Rome. Tradition claims that he carried the Christian faith to Egypt, Cyrene, Mauritania, Armenia, and Persia, and that he died in Persia by being sawed in half. Jude, also known as Thaddeus and Lebbaeus, was probably the author of the epistle of Jude. By the twentieth century Jude had become popular as the "patron of hopeless causes." According to tradition, Simon and Jude labored and died together. They are commemorated in the Episcopal calendar of the church year on Oct. 28.

From An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Prayer for Saint Simon and Saint Jude

O God, we thank you for the glorious company of the apostles, And especially on this day for Simon and Jude; and we pray that, as they were faithful and zealous in their mission, so we may with ardent devotion make known the love and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
Paper goods: toilet paper, paper towels, disposable diapers

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.
Please note, we do not accept food items that are not mentioned on the monthly list and we do not accept clothing, toys or similar items unless a specific plea for such items is published in the Epistle . Your Epistle Staff will inform you of any special requests for donations.
Building Israel, Building the Temple of God
The people settle in Israel, the 12 tribes of Israel living on the assigned parts of
the Promised Land. The people are given judges to watch over them, because God does not want them to have a king like the other peoples’ kings. God is to be their only sovereign.

(The stories of the judges like Gideon, Deborah and Samuel will be covered in the second year of this curriculum, under the theme of  Weaving Together the Family of God .)
Eventually, the people clamor for a king. Saul becomes their first king, followed by David and then David’s son, Solomon.

The long process of building a Temple begins under David, but it is Solomon who is credited with the actual construction of the Temple. In Deuteronomy it is commanded that the Lord should reside in— and be worshiped in—one place. That place will be the Temple in Jerusalem on the mount called Zion.

The Temple is the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant, where the tablets of the Ten Commandments are kept. So it is the Temple that will be the center of worship for Israel and the center of their religious life. Synagogues later spring up as places for religious teaching and some worship, but the center is the Temple in Jerusalem.
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 .
If any ministry has an unmet need, reach out to put it on the All Saints' Wish List and it will be published in the Epistle . Contact Bill Caldwell at news@allsaintskauai.org .

For more information go to Laundry Love Kaua`i or contact Geoff Shields at gshields2334@gmail.com or Bill Caldwell at news@allsaintskauai.org .

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 .

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.

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

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.

All Saints' Eucharistic Visitors are available each Sunday (pending availability) to bring Communion to those who are sick or shut-in. Requests for a Eucharistic visitation can be made by calling the Church Office at (808) 822-4267 or emailing homecommunion@allsaintskauai.org .