Volume 1, Issue 37
October 21, 2016
In This Issue
Final Movie Night
Compline
All Saints' Day Breakfast
Film on the Holy Sovereigns
Aloha Skylaya
'Aha Mele Preview
Youth Group News
This Week in Sunday School
In Brief
This Sunday
October 23, 2016

Proper 25 (C)
Upcoming Dates
Every Wednesday
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
6:00PM -  Church

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room

Saturday, October 22
Movie Night on the Lawn
"Inside Out and 
Ghostbusters (2016)" 
Sunset
Church Lawn

Sunday, October 23

Ke Akua Youth Group
11:00AM
Memorial Hall
(Rescheduled from 10/16)

Episcopalianism
for the Curious (Part 2)
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Church

Thursday, October 27
Daughters of the King
7:00PM
Memorial Hall

Friday, October 28
Youth Group Beach Bonfire
6:00PM
Lydgate Beach

Sunday, October 30
Family Worship at 9:30AM Service - No Sunday School

Baptism Preparation Class
11:00AM
Memorial Hall

Heavenly Hike
11:45 Depart All Saints'
 Kuilau Trail

Wednesday, November 2
Laundry Love (Team C)
5:30 - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Friday, November 4
'Aha Mele Concert Series:
"The Welch Family"
6:00PM
Church

Saturday, November 5
Saturday Market and
Swap Meet
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Church Lawn

Sunday, November 6
All Saints' Day and Commitment Sunday

Holy Eucharist with  Pledge Ingathering
7:00AM

All Saints' Day Breakfast
8:00AM
Church Lawn under Tent

Holy Eucharist
with Baptisms and
Pledge Ingathering
9:30AM

Thursday, November 10
Daughters of the King
7:00PM
Memorial Hall

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

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

Sunday, December 11
Christmas Caroling
at Mahelona
5:45PM

Youth Group Christmas Party
7:15PM
Rectory

Saturday, December 24
Christmas Eve

Keiki Service
3:30PM

Festive Christmas Mass
5:30PM

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

Carol Prelude and Festive Christmas Mass
10:30PM

Sunday, December 25
Christmas Day

Holy Eucharist
9:30AM
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MOVIE NIGHTS ON THE LAWN



Saturday, October 22
 
Inside Out
&
Ghostbusters (2016)
COMPLINE TO BE OFFERED

Compline to be Offered Friday, October 21

You are invited for Compline on Friday, October 21 at 8:00PM in the Church. All are welcome. The service will last about 20 minutes.

Compline is the last of the four services in the Daily Office (BCP, p. 127). It is descended from the night prayers said before bed at the end of the monastic round of daily prayer. Compline is a simple office including a confession of sins, one or more psalms, a short reading from scripture, versicles and responses, the Lord's Prayer, collects which ask for God's protection during the night to come, and the canticle Nunc dimittis.
A DAY OF CELEBRATION

All Saints' Day Celebration

On 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.

To assist with the planning process, an RSVP is kindly requested by November 1st and can be done below, or on the sign-up sheet at the Church entrance, or on the All Saints' website. Official invitations will be mailed home this week. All are welcome!
FROM THE DIOCESE

Pulama: King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma

This fall, churches around the Diocese will be planning special services for the Feast of the Holy Sovereigns, honoring King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma. The feast day, which is observed on November 28, celebrates the King and Queen who brought the Anglican Church to Hawai'i, and left an enduring legacy of community service that continues to lift the human spirit, mind and body.

The Rev. Moki Hino and Dixie Kaetsu from Holy Apostles in Hilo, produced a wonderful film entitled Pulama, in which people from around the Diocese shared personal thoughts about the royal couple and the impact they had and continue to have throughout the islands. Hino and Kaetsu traveled to each of the main islands to conduct the interviews, which were then beautifully interwoven with prayer and reflections. Funded through a Diocesan grant, the video is created for all to view and share as we pay homage to our King and Queen.

To view the video, click image above.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD SKYLAYA!

Aloha . . . Skylaya Rae Darrell
 
Collin and Kirsten Darrell, and their sons Harper and Paxton, welcomed into the world the newest member of their family, Skylaya Rae Darrell. She was born on October 16, 2016 at 8:25PM, 7 lbs 6 oz and 19 inches. Everyone is healthy and happy.
 

'AHA MELE

'Aha Mele Concert Preview

On Friday, November 4th at 6:00PM, the 'Aha Mele Concert Series 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.

Click on the image above to see a preview of the concert with the Welchs performing, "Irish Washer Women"

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


YOUTH GROUP NEWS

Next Meeting
The Youth Group decided to postpone their October meeting to Sunday, October 23, 11:00AM in Memorial Hall.
 
The Youth have a new website: www.allsaintsyouth.org
The website will be a hub for all things youth--events, weekly meeting recaps, blog posts, acolyte schedule, Confirmation, etc. 

Meeting Schedule
Beginning in November, the Youth Group will start meeting once a week, either on Wednesdays for Come As You Are (CAYA) or on Sundays to sit together at Youth Pew.

Come As You Are (CAYA)
CAYA Wednesdays are just that--youth are invited to come just as they are, whether it is sweaty after practice or just plain groggy. It'll be a chance to spend time together, play games, talk about their faith journey, and prep for Episcopal Youth Event (EYE). The first CAYA is Wednesday is November 9.
  
Youth Pew
Youth Pew will happen on alternate weeks from CAYA. The Youth Group will sit together in church then talk about what they heard, liked, or to address questions.  Some Youth Pew weeks the group will have a traditional meeting after church to address upcoming events and outreach opportunities.

Beach Bonfire
Friday, October 28, 6:00 - 9:00PM.  The youth will come together and have fun--barbecuing, playing games, and will end the evening with Compline.

For more information about All Saints' Youth Group, please contact Sierra Gore
THIS WEEK IN SUNDAY SCHOOL
Each week, The Epistle will highlight the upcoming Sunday School lesson from "Weaving God's Promises."

**Editorial Note: In last week's Epistle, we incorrectly stated the lesson was the "Stories of Elijah." This week is the "Stories of Elijah." We apologize for the error**

October 23: Stories of Elijah
 
This Sunday, students will have an opportunity to hear a series of stories from the life of Elijah, one of Israel's greatest prophets. He lived during the time that Israel was falling apart and abandoning God.

Elijah, a prophet in the northern kingdom of the divided monarchy (in the years 873-843 B.C.) was a very holy man, who was called to bring the faithless people back to God. Sometimes he was all alone in his faithfulness to God, but he never gave up. The many miracles that he accomplished were proof of his goodness and his favor with God.

The Elijah stories record the battle in the northern kingdom for the survival of the rule of God against the many other gods in the region. Elijah was what we call an ethical prophet, and he ushers in of a full and rich era of ethical prophecy in Israel's history. It is the prophets of this era who help the people stay faithful to God in what will be devastating times in their history.
 
Elijah's time is a very sad time in Israel's history, a time when her people continue, over and over again, to turn away from God. It reminds us of our own times of faithlessness, when we choose popularity or material things or hatred and resentments instead of following the commandments to "love the Lord your God with all your heart, and your neighbor as yourself." It is so easy to go in the wrong direction-this is our own Fall, continued. Later, though we cannot seem to help ourselves, we will find that God both forgives us for our faithlessness and gives us the way to remain God's chosen people by sending us God's only Son to reconcile us with God.

Sunday School Team (10/23): Team B.

Please note: Next Sunday, October 30th, is "Family Worship Sunday." Sunday School will not be offered so families can worship together for the whole service.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"
 
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! If you register to be a vendor by October 30th you will receive a 10% registration discount using the promo code "ALOHAEARLY".  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.

Focus on Formation: What is this Episcopal Thing?
Join us, S unday October 23rd (11:00AM to 12:00PM - Church) for the second session of our family-friendly, education series on called "Episcopalianism for the Curious." Whether you are new to the Church or born-and-raised in the Church, this education series is for you!  This is a great opportunity to acquire a greater understanding of what it means to be an Episcopalian, what grounds our Christian identity, and the challenges confronting our Church. It is open to all ages! If you have questions, speak to Fr. Ryan.

Baptism Preparation
The next date for Baptisms will be Sunday, November 6th at 9:30AM during the celebration of All Saints' Day. Parents/Guardians who are interested in their child being baptized or adults seeking baptism are asked to attend a Baptism Preparation Class on Sunday, October 30th at 11:00AM - 12:00PM in Memorial Hall. The class allows parents/guardians an opportunity to reflect on their own faith journey and their hopes for their child's life of faith. For older keiki and adults seeking baptism, the class invites participants into a deep conversation about the significance of being baptized into the Body of Christ. For more information or to register for baptism, please contact Father Ryan.

National Make a Difference Day
The Friends of Kamalani & Lydgate Park are coordinating the 12th annual park improvement effort as part of "National Make a Difference Day" on Saturday, October 22nd, 7:30AM to Noon.  This year volunteers will help give the bridge a fresh coat of paint. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. For more information and to register to volunteer, visit   www.kamalani.org.

Care/Love Packages for College Students
It is that time of year again: The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will be putting together Care/Love packages for college students in October. The packages are a wonderful way to say "we love and miss you" and offer to our college students a little piece of home.  If any of our 'Ohana would like the ECW to send a package to their child, please contact  Diane Sato .

Interested in Discernment?
All Saints' is exploring the idea of forming a "discernment group." The exact configuration and life of the group will be largely guided by the needs of the individuals who elect to participate. At the core, we hope a group of people would gather regularly for conversation, study, and prayer specifically around each other's call. The fundamental question could be: "How can we listen for our vocation, for God's calling in our lives, and listen for it in community, in the Body of Christ?" If you might be interested in this endeavor, please either email or speak to Fr. Ryan.
"The Epistle" is published weekly by Friday.
Submissions for consideration are due by Wednesday at noon and can be sent to ryan@allsaintskauai.org.