Volume 1, Issue 33
September 23, 2016
In This Issue
Movie Nights
Blessing of the Animals
Youth Group News
This Week in Sunday School
Holy Sovereigns
Ministry Volunteers Needed
House of Bishops
Photo of the Week
KISS Concert
In Brief
This Sunday
Readings for Sept. 25
Proper 21(C)
Upcoming Dates
Every Wednesday
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
6:00PM -  Church

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room

Sunday, September 25
Heavenly Hike
11:45 Depart All Saints'
Ninini Point Lighthouse

Monday, September 26
Peace Garden Clean Up
8:00AM - 11:00AM

Wednesday, September 28
Vestry Meeting
6:00PM - Eucharist
6:30PM - Meeting

Friday, September 30
Movie Night on the Lawn
"Zootopia and 
Captain America: Civil War" 
Begins at Sunset
Church Lawn

Sunday, October 2
Blessing of the Animals

Monday, October 3
Peace Garden Clean Up
8:00AM - 11:00AM
Wednesday, October 5
Laundry Love (Team A)
5:30 - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Friday, October 7
Movie Night on the Lawn
"The Good Dinosaur and Star Wars: The Force Awakens" 
Church Lawn

Saturday, October 8
Saturday Market 
and Swap Meet
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Church Campus

Sunday, October 9
Holy Sovereigns Service
9:30AM - Church

Thursday, October 13
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Sunday, October 16
Ke Akua Youth Group
Memorial Hall

Wednesday, October 19
Laundry Love (Team B)
5:30 - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Thursday, October 20
Episcopal Church Women
Memorial Hall

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

Thursday, October 27
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

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

Sunday, November 5
All Saints' Sunday and Pledge Ingathering

Thursday, November 24
KIA Thanksgiving Service
and Luncheon
10:00AM - Service
11:00AM - 1:00PM - Luncheon
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Lights, Camera, Action!
It's that time of year! Movies on the Lawn kicks off Friday, September 30 at sunset.The first Movie Night will feature Zootopia and Captain America: Civil War.

The Ke Akua Youth Group will be serving concessions including the ever popular "Dollar Dogs" and 50 cent popcorn. So bring some lawn chairs and the whole family and join us for this FREE community event!

Movies on the Lawn

September 30
Zootopia and Captain America: Civil War

October 7
The Good Dinosaur and Star Wars: The Force Awakens

October 22
Inside Out and Ghostbusters (2016)
October 2: Come Celebrate A ll Creatures of Our God and King
St. Francis was a monk who founded the contemporary order of Franciscans. He was known for his vow of poverty and his special connection to animals. On the Sunday closest to October 4th, the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

All Saints' will gather on Sunday, October 2nd at 9:30AM to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis and to bless our furry, finned, and feathered pets. The will be no Sunday School on the 2nd of October so the keiki of the Church can fully participate in the family and pet friendly service. Photos of your pets and stuffed animals are welcome too.

All who attend will be given an opportunity to contribute to a free-will offering supporting the Kauai Community Cat Project. Kauai Community Cat Project (KCCP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, established in 2008, and dedicated to taking care of community cats-homeless, stray, feral-on the island of Kauai. KCCP is the ONLY NO-KILL organization devoted to helping community cats.

Making a boisterous statement with their closing prayer. Check out the video.

First Youth Meeting of 2016-17 School Year

I've been praying for the youth of our church since before I arrived here. Because I knew that I would be working closely with the future of the Church over this next year I prayed for their excitement and investment in our programming, for their spiritual formation, and that they would like me.

Can you tell that there's eight youth and a ministry intern in there?
So after weeks of praying and planning, I finally got to sit with our youth all together and talk about how our year will look. And like all of my interactions with All Saints', everyone was welcoming and kind. We shared a classic teenager meal of pizza and chips provided by Nadine Nakamura and Dianne Tabura, talked story, and loosely planned our time through Christmas. We also got outside and played with the Lycra Band, a giant piece of Lycra used for team-building and general silliness.

These young people are busy! Their lives are packed and yet they are excited to serve All Saints' and the community with lots of events throughout the year. They are navigating the academic pressures of high school and yet they're willing to engage in study and dialogue about our faith traditions. I let them know how honored I am to get to spend this time investing in them. I'm looking forward to getting to know each group member individually and collaborating with everyone to make this a fantastic year. To discuss ways to support this vital ministry, email me at sierra@allsaintskauai.org.
Sierra Gore
Ministry Intern
Each week, The Epistle will highlight the upcoming Sunday School lesson from "Weaving God's Promises."

September 25th:  Troubles in the Wilderness
After crossing the Red Sea, the people of Israel head toward the Promised Land, going through the Middle Eastern wilderness. There is much grumbling among the people.

The people eventually stop at Mount Sinai, where Moses goes up the mountain to receive the Ten Commandments from the Lord God. When he descends from the mountain, he finds the people worshiping a golden calf, which they had made themselves. Angry, Moses breaks the tablets of the Ten Commandments. Though God punishes the people for their unfaithfulness, God still leads them to the Promised Land.

An important theme that runs through the story of our salvation is the theme of rebelliousness against God. God calls the people "a stiff-necked people"-constantly resisting trusting in God or following God's way. And God still stays with them, as God always stays with us when we  go astray.

Sunday School Teachers for 9/25: Team C.
Mark your Calendars: Feast of the Holy Sovereigns
On Sunday, October 9 at 9:30AM, All Saints' will celebrate our Holy Sovereigns,King Kamehameha IV & Queen Emma. 

The  Feast of the Holy Sovereigns  is celebrated annually in the Episcopal Church on November 28. However, All Saints' commemorates the Holy Sovereigns on the second Sunday in October to coincide the Emalani Festival in Kokee. The Emalani Festival celebrates Hawai'iʻs beloved Queen Emma and recalls her journey to the Koke'e uplands and Kilohana vista in 1871.

"The  Feast of the Holy Sovereigns  is our opportunity to celebrate King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma's legacy of service, compassion, and aloha to the people of Hawai ' i," says Father Ryan.

Save the date and be sure to attend this beautiful service and the amazing reception afterwards.

Supporting Our Services
Two important ministries within our Sunday Worship experience are needing additional volunteers: Ushers and lay readers. To volunteer or request more information, please email Chris.

The ministry of welcome and connection is the lifeblood of growing our Church. Ushering is far more than handing out service programs and leis. Ushers are called to share Aloha and the All Saints' spirit with everyone who walks through our doors to worship with us.

Ushers also play an essential role in orienting visitors to All Saints', our worship services, our rich history, and our beautiful island. Ushers support the worship experience and serve as a vital link between the Church's leadership and those visiting All Saints'.  Our ministries of hospitality directly impact the Church's ability to grow and thrive.

A Lay Reader (Lector) is a person in the congregation who is charged to read the lessons or lead the Prayers of the People. The are expected to reverently and clearly share the beauty of God's Holy Scripture. The role is open to anyone who is able to read including keiki. We are currently looking for Lay Readers for both the 7AM and 9:30AM services. 

At the 7:00AM service, we would like to once again share the reading responsibilities between a lay reader and the assigned Eucharistic Minister. Currently, the Eucharistic Minister is tasked with reading all of the scripture readings and the prayers of the people.

At the 9:30AM service, All Saints' has  two Lay Readers: one to read the Old Testament lesson and the Psalm and one to read the New Testament lesson.
Setting Our Sights Beyond Ourselves
During the House of Bishops meeting in Detroit, Michigan (September 15-20), the bishops called on the entire Episcopal Church to "set our sights beyond ourselves and to minister to the several nations where we serve and the wider world." 

Please click on the image above to view the video message from the House of Bishops.
Passover Feast

Last Sunday, during Sunday School, students had the opportunity to learn about and experience the first Passover meal. The sedar meal featured all of the traditional elements.

IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

Heavenly Hike: Ninini Point Lighthouse in Lihue (Redux)
Sunday's Heavenly Hike, September 25th, will take the group to Ninini Point Lighthouse on the south edge of Lihue Airport at the entrance of Nawiliwili Harbor. All are welcome on the hike! Those interested in joining the hike can meet after the second service at 11:45AM in the Church parking lot to carpool or participants can meet the group at the Lihue Marriott Parking Lot (nearest the golf course) at 12:15PM. However, parking is limited, so we are encouraging the group to carpool. Be sure to bring water, a hat, a light lunch or snack.
Christmas Tree Outreach Fundraiser
Recently, All Saints' was given 40 table top Christmas trees, including lights and ornaments. The goal is to decorate and sell the trees during the upcoming October and November Saturday Markets and the Christmas Craft Fair in December. The proceeds from the Christmas tree sales will support the Outreach Ministries of the Church. The All Saints' 'Ohana and friends are invited to a "Christmas Tree Decorating Party" on Saturday, October 1st, 4:00PM - 6:00PM in the All Saints' Gym. An RSVP is kindly requested in order to plan for the food and drinks. CLICK HERE TO RSVP!
Volunteer Opportunity: Peace Garden
A group of headed by Janis Wright and Nora Takenouchi are seeking volunteers to help maintain the King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma Peace Garden which is located just inside the south (Lihue side) entrance to the church campus. Volunteers are tidying up the garden in preparation for the next Holy Sovereigns service on Sunday, October 9th. The next two Mondays, September 26 and October 3, are scheduled work days. Please join the group--no green thumb is not required.
Medical Equipment Ministry Startup
A new ministry developing to provide durable medical equipment available for loan to the community. The ministry hopes to offer shower chairs, walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, etc. to loan for a small deposit, partially refundable upon the return of the equipment. Anyone interested in being a volunteer or would like more information, please email the Medical Equipment Loan Ministry at mel@allsaintskauai.org or email CeCe Caldwell.
Environmentally Friendly Answer to Service Programs
In an effort to minimize our environmental footprint upon the 'Aina, All Saints' has launched a "Paperless Service Program" initiative. The program's goal is to encourage parishioners to download the Sunday service program onto their mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Kindle, etc.). A download link will be available each week in The Epistle under the "This Sunday" section. In addition, the Sunday program can be downloaded by visiting: www.allsaintskauai.org/serviceprograms

Hale Ho'omalu September Collection
This month's special collection for Hale Ho'omalu,  a family services center located a half-block away from the church,  is disposable diapers. In addition, we have learned that Hale Ho'omalu is currently experiencing a shortage of toiletries.  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.

Youth Formation: Fellowship, Fun, & Foundations for the Future
Ministry Intern Sierra Gore offered a wonderful and insightful article in last week's Epistle on "youth formation." It is a must read for our entire 'Ohana. To view the article, click here.

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.