Volume 1, Issue 39
November 4, 2016
In This Issue
'Aha Mele Concert
Upcoming Baptisms
All Saints' Breakfast
Da All Saints' Shadow
Congratulations Bishop!
This Week in Sunday School
National Church News
EYE 2017
Historic Call
Upcoming Concert
Photo of the Week
Church Humor
In Brief
This Sunday
November 6, 2016

All Saints' Day 
Upcoming Dates
Every Wednesday
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
6:00PM -  Church

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room

Friday, November 4
'Aha Mele Concert Series:
"The Welch Family"

Sunday, November 6
All Saints' Day and Commitment Sunday

Holy Eucharist with  Pledge Ingathering

All Saints' Day Breakfast
Church Lawn under Tent

Holy Eucharist
with Baptisms and
Pledge Ingathering

Wednesday, November 9
Youth Group CAYA
"Come as You Are"
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Memorial Hall

Thursday, November 10
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Saturday, November 12
Saturday Market and
Swap Meet
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Church Lawn

Saturday, November 12
Movie Night on the Lawn
"Inside Out and 
Ghostbusters (2016)" 
Church Lawn

Thursday, November 17
Episcopal Church Women
Memorial Hall

Saturday, November 19
Church Work Day
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Church Campus

Tuesday, November 22
Vestry Meeting
6:00PM - Eucharist
6:30PM - Meeting

Wednesday, November 23
Youth Group CAYA
"Come as You Are"
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Memorial Hall

Thursday, November 24
KIA Thanksgiving Service
and Luncheon
10:00AM - Service
11:00AM - 1:00PM - Luncheon

Sunday, November 27
Heavenly Hike
11:45AM - Depart Church
Location TBD

Saturday, December 3
Holiday Craft Fair
9:00AM - 2:00PM
All Saints' Campus

Sunday, December 11
Christmas Caroling
at Mahelona

Youth Group Christmas Party

Saturday, December 24
Christmas Eve

Keiki Service

Festive Christmas Mass

Christmas Open House at the Rectory
7:00PM - 10:15PM

Carol Prelude and Festive Christmas Mass

Sunday, December 25
Christmas Day

Holy Eucharist
Quick Links
Latest Sermons
Social Media
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Friday, November 4 - The Welch Family
The next installment of the 'Aha Mele Benefit Concert is Friday, November 4th at 6:00PM. The concert will feature the young and talented "Welch Family." Taylor, Daniel, Katherine, and Annamarie Welch are up and coming musicians on Kauai who love to share their gift of music. Don't miss this amazing event!

'Aha Mele is a benefit concert series, to raise awareness and funds for the reconstruction of Kaua'i's only pipe organ. The concerts feature local and special guest musicians who have agreed to dedicate their time and talent towards this effort.

To preview the concert, click here.

One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism
This Sunday, during the 9:30AM All Saints' Day Service, we welcome four new members into the household of God through the waters of baptism. We invite you to join us for this wonderful celebration and please keep Violet, Kyler, Hali, and Neleah in your prayers.
Violet Joy Vagnino
Kyler Kamakana Shan Ming Tom
Hali Kaha'ola Bradley Tom
Naleah Pua'ala Ella Tom
Still time to RSVP for Sunday's Breakfast
On this Sunday, November 6, we will celebrate All Saints' Day and Commitment Sunday. The Stewardship Committee invites you to a special event, All Saints' Day Breakfast, featuring great food, live entertainment, and plenty of time to talk story.  The breakfast begins at 8:00AM under the tent on the Church lawn and will be catered by Fresh from the Garden Kauai." Thanks to a generous group of donors, the entire celebration has been underwritten. 

If you are interested in attending and have not RSVP, please call the Church office, (808) 822-4267.
Providing Answers to Your Questions

What is All Saints' Day?
All Saints' Day, celebrated November 1 or the nearest Sunday afterward, is characterized by the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) as a Principal Feast, "taking precedence over any other day or observance" (BCP 15). The day is set aside to remember and commend the saints of God, especially those who are not recognized at other points in the church year.

According to Holy Women, Holy Men, in the tenth century, it became customary to recognize on a single day "that vast body of the faithful who, though no less members of the company of the redeemed, are unknown in the wider fellowship of the Church" (Holy Women, Holy Men, 664). Over time, the day became associated with special remembrances of an individual's family and friends.

While several churches abandoned the commemoration during the Reformation, the Feast of All Saints was retained on the Anglican liturgical calendar. All Saints' Day began to assume the role of general commemoration of the dead: all Christians, past and present; all saints, known and unknown.  
Mahalo Bishop Fitzpatrick!
Following the Opening Eucharist of  48th Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i, a special r eception celebrated the 10th anniversary of the election of our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick. 

After being elected by Hawai'i clergy and laity in October 2006, Bishop Robert L. Fitzpatrick was ordained as the Fifth Bishop of Hawai'i, on March 10, 2007. 

Bishop Fitzpatrick received his Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana; Master of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary, New York City; and Doctor of Ministry in preaching at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. Previously, he served as Canon to the Ordinary and executive assistant to Bishop Richard Chang from 2000, and as Rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana from 1990-2000.

Bishop Fitzpatrick is married to Beatrice Fitzpatrick, and they have two sons, Edward and James. Most recently, the Bishop and Bea became grandparents: Marcus Genaro Fitzpatrick was born on Tuesday, October 25, at Tripler Medical Center.

Photo Credit: Sybil Nishioka
Each week, The Epistle will highlight the upcoming Sunday School lesson from "Weaving God's Promises."

November 6th Lesson: All Saints'
A saint is a person who has found the presence of God in heaven. A saint is the ultimate example of the presence of Christ in human lives. Many saints are well known and are honored with special saints' days in our Church calendar. 

Many more saints are unknown or overlooked, but are still saints of God. On All Saints' Sunday, we remember and honor all of the holy ones of God, those of all ages and ways of life including those whose names are known only to God. 

To learn more about All Saints' Sunday School Program, click here.
500 interfaith clergy and laity answered the call to stand with Standing Rock
In a historic show of interfaith support and solidarity, more than 500 interfaith clergy and laity answered a call to come to North Dakota to stand in peaceful, prayerful and lawful solidarity Nov. 3; and to bear witness with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation as they continue to protect the tribe's sacred land and water supply.

Photo Above: The Rev. Stephanie Spellers, canon to the presiding bishop for evangelism and reconciliation lead the 500 interfaith witnesses in singing "Wade in the Water." Credit: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service
EYE 2017
" Path to Peace" - EYE17
This week, t he EYE17 Mission Planning Team unveiled the upcoming conference theme and logo, Path to Peace, based on Matthew 5:1-12.

Path to Peace as a theme was developed by the EYE17 Mission Planning Team who discerned a call to focus on peacemaking and the ways each member of the Jesus Movement can pursue a path to peace.  The logo was designed by Christoph Herpel, EYE17 Mission Planning Team mentor. 

Drawing hundreds of youth from throughout the  Episcopal Church, EYE17 will be held  July 10-14, 2017 on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK, in partnership with the Diocese of Oklahoma. 

"Path to Peace represents both the inward and outward actions we are called to engage as members of the Jesus Movement," explained Bronwyn Clark Skov, Presiding Bishop's Staff Officer for Youth Ministry. "Embracing this theme, the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event will focus on helping participants identify how they can engage peacemaking and reconciliation in their communities."

The learn more about EYE17, click here.

First African-American woman elected to be a diocesan bishop
The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was elected 11th bishop of the  Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis on the second ballot Oct. 28 at Christ Church Cathedral Indianapolis.

Baskerville-Burrows, 50, is the first African-American woman elected to be a diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church.

To read more, click here.


Mahalo to All Saints' Diocese Convention Delegates: Vikki Secretario, Jean Nakamato, Mary Margaret Smith, Mary Schulz, and Nelson Secretary. 

Last weekend, the delegates served at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i. The Convention was held at The Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu.

To view photos from the Convention, click here.

The Parish Saints'
Cartoon by the Rev. Jay Sidebotham
Click here to see larger version.  
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

2017 Pledge Cards
The All Saints' 'Ohana should have received in the mail a 2017 Pledge Card. Pledge cards are also available at the Church entrance. Please return your pledge card in the coming weeks. The Vestry and the Stewardship Committee have set a goal of receiving 100% of pledge commitments from our All Saints' 'Ohana. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to Bill Caldwell or Fr. Ryan.

Thanksgiving Luncheon
The annual  Kapa'a Interfaith Association's (KIA) Thanksgiving Luncheon is Thursday, November 24, 11:00AM - 1:00PM.  Volunteer sign-up sheets along with flyers and home delivery forms for the elderly and shut-ins, are located on the table at the entrance of the church.  Delivery forms are also available online Donations of boxed juice or Capri Sun for the home delivered meals are being requested. Juices should be dropped at All Saints' off by November 20--please place them in Memorial Hall near the Children's Altar.  If you have any questions, please speak to our All Saints' representatives and organizers,  Mary Margaret Smith  or  Anna Yu

Rescheduled Movie Night on the Lawn
Due to the high winds, the Movie Night on the Lawn originally schedul ed for October 22nd needed to be rescheduled.  The new date is Saturday, November 12th. We will be showing Inside Out and Ghostbusters (2016). The first movie starts at sunset (~6:30PM).

Holiday Craft Fair: Vendor Registration is Now Available
You are invited to participate as a vendor at   the All Saints' Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Annually, the Craft Fair   features 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!  Vendor spaces are filling fast! The All Saints' Annual Holiday Craft Fair is the Ke Akua Youth Group's main fundraiser of the year to help them with their outreach and mission activities. We hope to see you on December 3rd. To register to be a vendor, click here.
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