Volume 1, Issue 16
April 21, 2016
In This Issue
Live by the Spirit
Relay for Life Sunday
Heavenly Hikes
Episcopal Communicators
Save the Date: Dodgeball
Easter Sermon Series
In Brief
This Sunday
Readings for April 24

Chris Neumann (EM)
Jeff Albao (U)
Masayo Yoshihara  (AG)

Mary Margaret Smith (EM)
Sandi Lademan (U)
Larry Lademan (U)
Faith Shiramizu (R)
Linda Crocker (R)
CeCe Caldwell  (A)
JanHashizume  (AG)
Harold Nelson (OSL)
Mabel Antonio (OSL)
Upcoming Dates
Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room 

Thursday, April 21
Episcopal Church Women
Memorial Hall

April 23 & 24
Relay for Life
Hanapepe Soccer Field

Tuesday, April 26
Vestry Executive Session
with Hale Lani Volunteers
6:30PM - Memorial Hall

Wednesday, April 27
Buildings and Ground
Rectory's Office

Thursday, April 28
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Wednesday, May 4
Laundry Love (C)
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Thursday, May 12
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

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

Ke Akua Youth Group 
Memorial Hall

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

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

Saturday, May 21
Preschool Discohana Fundraiser for Scholarships

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
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Live by the Spirit: Six weeks in Galatians

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.

Paul founded the Church at Galatia. His epistle (letter) to the congregation provides many important and helpful insights into the ways that Paul nurtured the growth and health of the congregation he knew well, and how he taught them, over time, about the daily life of faithfulness and discipleship.

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 either email Fr. Ryan or use the sign-up sheet that is located at the entrance of the Church starting this Sunday. 

Bible Study
May 24
May 29
May 31
June 5
June 7
June 12
June 14
June 19
June 21
June 26
June 28
July 3
Free-will offering to support All Saints' Angels

In Hanapepe this week, the All Saints' Angels, led by the The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) and Ke Akua Youth will be serving up Belgian Waffle donuts  and root beer floats.

This Sunday's "Free-will Offering" will go to the All Saints' Angels' Relay for Life Team. If you are unable to attend services on Sunday, please consider making a donation through the team page .

No Hike This Weekend

All Saints' Heavenly Hikes Ministry is taking April off--there is no hike this weekend. The next hike will be Sunday, May 29.

The goal of "Heavenly Hikes" is to foster fellowship, to support healthy bodies, minds, and spirits, and to appreciate our beautiful Garden Island that God has so richly blessed us with.  Each month (usually the last Sunday), members of All Saints' Church, friends, and guests/visitors explore together our spectacular island home. The hikes are designed to be family-friendly and are open to everyone including guests/visitors.
Hanging with the PB!

All Saints' Sybil Nishioka is in Portland, Oregon this week attending EpisComm16--a conference for Episcopal Communicators.

Episcopal Communicators is a diverse group of individuals whose ministry is devoted to communications within the Episcopal Church. 

Among her various roles and responsibilities, Sybil serves as the Communications Contractor for the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i.

This year at the conference, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry delivered the keynote address.  " Our presiding bishop did not disappoint with an inspirational and motivating speech," said Sybil.
All Saints' FiF Dodgeball Tournament

Save the date: Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 Dodgeball returns to the All Saints' Gym!

Practices will begin the week of July 4. Team registration begins June 1st. If you have questions or would like to join the Dodgeball Planning Committee, please contact Chris Kostka .
Presiding Bishop calls for prayer and unity

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Episcopalians from across the church called for prayer and solidarity with the Episcopal dioceses of Ecuador Litoral and Ecuador Central and the people of Ecuador who still are trying to assess the loss and damaged caused by a devastating earthquake that struck the South American nation Saturday, April 16.

"Please know that your brothers and sisters throughout the Episcopal Church are praying for you. We will be with you during this time and in the days ahead. You are not alone. May the love of God embrace and strengthen you," said Curry in an April 18 call to  prayer  for Ecuador.

For more information, please see the ENS article .
Proclaiming the Risen Lord!

For the first five Sundays after Easter Day, Father Ryan is offering a five-part sermon series, "Proclaiming the Risen Lord: 21st Century Discipleship." 

The sermon series studies how we embody and proclaim the Risen Christ in and to a complex and turbulent world. The sermons seek to offer practical applications for being modern-day disciples of the Easter message; both as individuals and as a community of God's people. 

Upcoming sermon topics in the series: 
April 24 BEING (John 13:31-35)
May 1 PROCLAIMING (John 5:1-9)

Past sermons in the series:
April 3 BELIEVING (John 20:19-31)
April 10 SHARING (John 21:1-19)

April 17 LIVING (John 10:22-30)

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

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.

EYE 2017 and Mission Planning Team
The next Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) will be held at the  University of Central Oklahoma  in Edmond, Oklahoma on July 10-14, 2017. EYE17 is being planned by the Episcopal Church in partnership with the Diocese of Oklah oma Applications to serve on EYE2017 Mission Planning Team are now being accepted through April 30. To be eligible for the Mission Planning Team, youth applicants must be currently enrolled in grades 9 - 11 and must be a communicant of an Episcopal Church congregation. Adult applicants must be at least 25 years old, a communicant of an Episcopal Church, and have experience working with high school-aged youth. Applications are available here. 
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Submissions for consideration are due by Wednesday at noon and can be sent to ryan@allsaintskauai.org.