Volume 1, Issue 18
May 5, 2016
In This Issue
The Living Church
Hiki No
May Collection for Hale Ho'Omalu
Saturday Market
Dodgeball 2016
Photography Convergence
Preschool Fundraiser for Scholarships
Editors' Note
In Brief
This Sunday
Readings for May 8

Chris Neumann (EM)
Bob Terao (U)
Lorna Nishi  (AG)

David Crocker  (EM)
Linda Crocker (U)
Bara Sargent (U)
Vic Punua, Jr. (R)
Linda Crocker (R)
Raiden and Reis  (A)
Janis Wright  (AG)
Diane Sato (OSL)
Mary Margaret Smith (OSL)
Next Sunday
Readings for May 15

Joe Adorno (EM)
Judy Saronitman (U)
Masayo Yoshihara  (AG)

David Murray  (EM)
Chris Koskta (U)
Mary Margaret Smith (U)
Nelson Secretario (R)
Mary Schulz (R)
Daileen & Tyler  (A)
Edith Hashizume  (AG)
Nelson Secretario(OSL)
Vikki Secretario (OSL)
Upcoming Dates
Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room 

Thursday, May 12
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Sunday, May 15
Pentecost Day
7:30AM & 9:30AM

Tuesday, May 17
May Vestry Meeting
6:00PM - Eucharist
6:30PM - Meeting

Wednesday, May 18
Laundry Love (A)
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Thursday, May 19
Youth Group Steering Committee
Memorial Hall

Saturday, May 21
Church Work Day
8:00AM - 12:00AM
Church Campus

Preschool Discohana Fundraiser for Scholarships

Sunday, May 22
Ke Akua Youth Group 
Memorial Hall

Tuesday, May 24
Live by the Spirit, Session 1
6:30PM - 7:30PM

Thursday, May 26
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Tuesday, May 31
Live by the Spirit, Session 2
6:30PM - 7:30PM

July 22-23
Dodgeball Tournament
Quick Links
Social Media
Get the All Saints' Epistle
Recent Sermons
All Saints' Organ Project Featured in Church Publication

This week, All Saints' Organ Project was the cover story in "The Living Church" magazine.  The Living Church is a biweekly magazine, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that offers commentary and news information on the Episcopal Church in the United States.

"The Living Church article is amazing exposure for our Church and our organ project," said The Reverend Ryan D. Newman. "Throughout the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, readers will learn of All Saints' goal to restore Kauai's only pipe organ and our vision to be a catherdal for the people of Kauai."

Copies of the article will be available at the entrance of the Church.
Telling the Story of Laundry Love

This past fall, students from Kapaa Middle School, including All Saints' Raiden    Kurisu, created a short documentary film on Laundry Love Kauai. Their feature was selected  to air on Hiki Nō.

Hiki Nō  (which is the Hawaiian phrase for "Can Do") is a PBS Hawaii Learning Initiative that mentors middle and high schoolers from public, charter, and private schools throughout the state of Hawaii as they create PBS-quality video stories about themselves and their communities. Stories that meet PBS standards are compiled into a weekly half-hour program that airs statewide on PBS Hawaii and worldwide on pbshawaii.org.

To view the feature on Laundry Love, click on the video link above or here . Also, check out the postscript feature on  Hiki Nō  which gives a behind-the-scenes look at Raiden and classmates producing their feature. To view the behind-the-scenes piece, click here.
May Collection

Food collections continue for Hale Ho'omalu, a family services center located a half-block away from the church. This month's special collection for Hale Ho'omalu is canned items: soups, chili, pork & beans, Spam and Vienna Sausage. Hale Ho'omalu also needs and appreciates monetary donations as well as gift-in-kind items.  Every Sunday, all gift-in-kind items can be left in the red wagon at the Church's entrance.
Spirit of Celebration

Graduation season is upon us. This month's Saturday Market, Saturday, May 14, 9:00AM - 2:00PM, celebrates our graduates and invites vendors who make leis. As always, the market will also include talented crafters and delicious food vendors for a wonderful day of shopping and eating.

The Saturday Market features Kauai's finest crafters, a large inventory of "Made on Kauai" products, specialty items and services, and locally grown produce. In addition, the swap meet portion of the market allows members of the community to sell their used household items, clothing, tools, sports equipment, and much more. 

For more information about the Saturday Market or to sign up to be a vendor,  click here .
May 15th: Celebrate the Spirit

The Feast of Pentecost is Sunday, May 15th.

Pentecost is a Greek word meaning 'fiftieth day;' for Christians, it corresponds to the fiftieth day after Easter. It is the celebration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the first Apostles as described in the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. 

Special music is planned for the 9:30AM service. We invite everyone to wear red to Church on Pentecost Day.
Preparing to Rock Dodgeball

The 11th installment of All Saints' FiF Dodgeball Tournament will happen this summer Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23. Online registration begins for individuals and teams on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:00PM. Open practices begin in the All Saints' Gym on Tuesday, July 5. More information will be posted soon on the Dodgeball website .

As in previous years, the event needs the support of the All Saints' 'Ohana. Volunteers are essential to making the event fun and to run smoothly. In addition this year, a Dodgeball Planning Committee will help oversee the weekend festivities.  Additional information about volunteer roles and responsibilities will be published soon.

In the meantime, if you would like to get a jump start and volunteer for the Dodgeball Committee or specific role at the Tournament, please email  Chris Kostka .
Through the Lens of Janece Yatsko

Congratulations to Janece Yatsko who recently won a photography contest at Kauai Community College. Janece has worked really hard developing her passion and talent for photography. Her recent accomplishments testify to her hard work and dedication.

Janece's  photo will be exhibited in a "Best Photo in Show" contest in which the general public are invited to vote. The photos will be exhibited at the Pi'ikoi Building after May 15th. The building is directly across the street from the Post Office on Rice Street. Please go and take a look and if you like this photo, please vote for it! Online voting is not available. The winner will be announced at the end of the year.

If you are interested in ordering a print, please contact Janece by phone ( 808) 651-1722 or by email.
Summer Spiritual Education and Formation Program

At the beginning of Pentecost, All Saints' will host a six-part Bible Study and Sermon Series, "Live by the Spirit", based on Paul's Epistle to the Galatians.  Beginning on Tuesday, May 24, Father Ryan will facilitate a Bible study that will study the upcoming Sunday's reading from the Epistle. In addition, the group will consider the overall themes and  messages    of Paul's letter to the Church at Galatia. The group will also help to shape the sermon for Sunday. 

The Bible study will be hosted at the Rectory from 6:30PM - 7:30PM in a comfortable, informal setting.  We are asking individuals to sign-up for the Bible study and (ideally) commit to attending  all   six of the studies and Sundays in the series. The Bible study will have a 12 person limit. 

To sign-up, please click here   or use the sign-up sheet that is located at the entrance of the Church starting this Sunday. 
Auction Supports Scholarships

It is that time of year again! All Saint's Preschool Online Auction Scholarship Fundraiser is about to go live!

From May 15th to May 22nd, you can get some amazing deals on gift certificates, gift baskets and handmade items while supporting our preschool. To participate, just follow these easy steps:
  1. After May 15th, visit the Preschool Auction Website
  2. Create an account
  3. Login and view all the wonderful items
  4. BID! SUPPORT a worthy cause! Have Fun!
The Epistle will not be published next week, May 12th. The next edition will be published May 19th.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

Saturday Work Days
The Buildings and Grounds Committee announced the next three months' Saturday workdays; May 21, June 25, and July 16. Saturday work days begin at 8:00AM and conclude no later than 12:00PM. Volunteers are not required to stay the whole time, but it is always helpful. For May 21st, volunteers will pressure wash and refinish the Rectory's fence. In addition, there will be numerous tasks focused on cleaning, organizing, and beautifying the Church. Saturday Workdays are vital to the stewardship and preservation of our All Saints' Campus. There are jobs for all ages and all abilities. Workdays can be a wonderful family-centered activity. We need the "power of our 'Ohana" to tackle the many vital jobs to make All Saints' shine for and in service to the Glory of God!

Kaua'i Sacred Day Walk
The ReSource for Christian Spirituality will host a week-long Christian formation retreat for adults of all ages. Kaua'i Sacred Day Walk will be held June 11th-15th at the Waineke Cabins, Koke'e State Park The program is limited to 10 participants. The program is open to all Christian denominations and includes post-event spiritual direction opportunities.  The cost of the program is only $100. The registration due date is May 7. For more information and to download a registration form, please click here . Also, you can contact directly The Reverend Phyllis Meighen by phone (808) 647-4346 or by email .

Safeguarding God's Children Training
There will be Safeguarding Training on Kauai on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Kilauea. This training is mandatory for all clergy, church leaders, employees and volunteers who work with children. If you volunteer in Sunday School, the Nursery, and/or Youth Activities, you must be certified Safeguarding God's Children. The training will run from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, and lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, click here.

Royal Birthday Party
Save the Date: Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II 90th birthday. David Murray and William Brown will be inviting the Church 'Ohana and other friends to their house on Saturday, June 12th to celebrate this event Kaua'i style.

Easter Sermon Series
For the first five Sundays after Easter Day, Father Ryan offered a five-part sermon series, "Proclaiming the Risen Lord: 21st Century Discipleship." The sermon series studied how we embody and proclaim the Risen Christ in and to a complex and turbulent world. The sermons offered practical applications for being modern-day disciples of the Easter message, both as individuals and as a community of God's people. To listen to the sermons, click here.
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