Volume 1, Issue 12
March 21, 2016
In This Issue
In Memoriam
Holy Week Schedule
Easter Festival
Photographers Needed
Maundy Thursday Offering
Palm Crosses
From the Bishops of the Church
In Brief
Editors' Note
This Sunday
Readings for March 27

6:00AM @ Baby Beach
Joe Adorno (EM)

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

David Murray  (EM)
Mary Margaret Smith (EM)
Bara Sargent (U)
 David Crocker (U)
Linda Crocker (U)
Chris Kostka  (R)
Chris Wataya (R)
Mason, Eryn,
Braden, and Raiden  (A)
Edith Hashizume  (AG)
Margaret Hosono  (AG)
No OSL this Sunday
Upcoming Dates
Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room 

Monday, March 21
Taizé Eucharist

Tuesday, March 22
Community Labyrinth Walk
5:30PM - 6:30PM

Tuesday, March 22
Learning to Walk in the Dark
Session 4
6:30PM - Memorial Hall

Wednesday, March 23
Heavenly Hikes:
Stations of the Cross
6:00PM - Kealia Beach

Thursday, March 24
Agape Quiet Meal and Maundy Thursday Liturgy
Joint Service @ St. Michael's

Compline and Stripping of the All Saints' Altar

Watch and Pray:
Overnight Vigil
All Night Long 

Friday, March 25
Stations of the Cross

Good Friday Liturgy

Veneration of the Cross
1:00PM - 3:00PM

Private Prayer and  Reconciliation
1:00PM - 3:00PM

When it Was Evening:
A Good Friday Meditation 

Saturday, March 26
Holy Saturday

Church Easter Prep
8:00AM - 12:00PM

The Great Easter Vigil

Sunday, March 27
Easter Sunday
6:00AM (Baby Beach)

7:00AM (Said Eucharist)
9:30AM (Festive Eucharist)
11:00AM Easter Festival
5:45PM Sunset "Sleeping Giant" Hike and Eucharist

Wednesday, April 6
Laundry Love (A)
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Saturday, April 9
Saturday Market
9:00AM - 2:00PM

Rummage Sale for
Relay for Life
9:00AM - 2:00Pm

Thursday, April 14
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Sunday, April 17
Ke Akua Youth Group Meeting
Memorial Hall

Tuesday, April 26
Vestry Executive Session
6:30PM - Rectory

Wednesday, April 20
Laundry Love (A)
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Tuesday, April 26
Vestry Meeting
6:00PM - Eucharist
6:30PM - Meeting

Thursday, April 28
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

April 23 & 24
Relay for Life
Hanapepe Soccer Field
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Recent Sermons
On March 13, 2016, the All Saints' 'Ohana lost a beloved friend and faithful servant of God, Bill Akana. 

Bill was born January 3, 1924 in Kilauea and was baptized March 19, 1924 by the Reverend Marcos Carver--only months before the founding of All Saints' as a mission of the Episcopal Church. Bill was the owner of  Akana Insurance Agency, Inc. and former manager of First Insurance Co. As a member of the Church for nine decades, Bill served in countless roles and leadership positions including multiple stints as Senior Warden. He was instrumental in securing the funds to build the Sloggett Center.

Bill is survived by Marge Akana, their son, Scott Akana, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A celebration of Bill's life will be held Thursday, March 31 at All Saints; 9:00AM visitation and 10:00AM service. Bill will be missed by all! A hui hou kakou.

There is a wonderful article written by Pamela Varma Brown about many of Bill's "adventures." To view the article, click here.
All Saints' invites to experience the drama of our Lord's Passion and Jesus' glorious resurrection!

Labyrinth Walks
Sunrise to Sunset

Church will be open each day at 8:00AM till 5:00PM
for prayer and reflection.
Taize Eucharist

Community Labyrinth Walk
5:30PM - 6:30PM

Heavenly Hikes: Stations of the Cross
6:00PM - Kealia Beach

A Combined Worship Experience: 
All Saints' & St. Michael's and All Angels
Agape Quiet Meal - 7:00PM
Maundy Thursday Eucharist with Foot-washing - 7:30PM
4364 Hardy Street in Lihue

Compline and Stripping of the Altar - 9:15PM
Overnight Prayer Vigil - All Night till 11:00AM on Friday

Stations of the Cross
led by the Ke Akua Youth Group - 11:00AM
Good Friday Liturgy - 12:00PM
Veneration of the Cross: Private Prayer & Reconciliation
1:00PM - 3:00PM
When it Was Evening: A Meditation for Good Friday

Labyrinth Walks by Candlelight
Following 6:30PM Service

Holy Saturday Service - 7:30AM

Church Work Day (Easter Prep) - 8:00AM

The Great Vigil and First Mass of Easter - 7:00PM

Procession of the Cross to Beach - 5:45AM

Sunrise Easter Service at Baby Beach - 6:00AM

Easter Eucharist (Said) - 7:00AM

Festive Easter Eucharist - 9:30AM

Easter Festival - 11:00AM

Sunset Hike and Eucharist at Sleeping Giant - 5:45PM
Depart from the end of Lokelani Road

Capturing Holy Week
Are you a camera nerd? Do you enjoy taking pictures? Have you ever wanted a "backstage pass" to different church services and events?

If you answered "YES" to any of the questions above, All Saints' needs your help! We are looking for people who are able and willing to take pictures during Holy Week of the various services and events. If you are interested, please contact Fr. Ryan by phone (808) 822-4267 or by email.
Bring Canned Food
On Thursday, March 24, All Saints' and St. Michael's gather at St. Michael's and All Angels at 7:00PM for an Agape Quiet Meal followed by the Maundy Thursday liturgy with foot-washing beginning at 7:30PM. 

Maundy Thursday's offering will go to support the cornerstone outreach ministries of both congregations; All Saints' Laundry Love and St. Michael's Loaves and Fishes.

Additionally, the All Saints' 'Ohana are encouraged to bring canned food items for Loaves and Fishes.
A Labor of Love
On Saturday, March 19, a hardy group of volunteers patiently labored to make over 400 palm crosses to be handed out during the Palm Sunday Service.

Christians take their palm crosses from the Palm Sunday Service and place them for a year in a prominent location (i.e. home, car, work) as a reminder of Jesus' journey to and into Jerusalem, which also serves as a reminder of Christ's presence in our own spiritual journeys. Each year for Ash Wednesday, the ashes are made from from the previous Palm Sunday services.
Episcopal Bishops Issue 
A Word to the Church  
The House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church, meeting in retreat, unanimously approved the following Word To The Church.

Holy Week 2016

"We reject the idolatrous notion that we can ensure the safety of some by sacrificing the hopes of others."

On Good Friday the ruling political forces of the day tortured and executed an innocent man. They sacrificed the weak and the blameless to protect their own status and power. On the third day Jesus was raised from the dead, revealing not only their injustice but also unmasking the lie that might makes right.

In a country still living under the shadow of the lynching tree, we are troubled by the violent forces being released by this season's political rhetoric. Americans are turning against their neighbors, particularly those on the margins of society. They seek to secure their own safety and security at the expense of others. There is legitimate reason to fear where this rhetoric and the actions arising from it might take us.

In this moment, we resemble God's children wandering in the wilderness. We, like they, are struggling to find our way. They turned from following God and worshiped a golden calf constructed from their own wealth. The current rhetoric is leading us to construct a modern false idol out of power and privilege. We reject the idolatrous notion that we can ensure the safety of some by sacrificing the hopes of others. No matter where we fall on the political spectrum, we must respect the dignity of every human being and we must seek the common good above all else.

We call for prayer for our country that a spirit of reconciliation will prevail and we will not betray our true selves.

The Episcopal Church House of Bishops met in retreat March 11 - 15 at Camp Allen Conference Center in Navasota, TX.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

2016 Sanctuary Art Installation Project
We are asking individuals and/or families (of all ages!) to design and make a cross representing a living/thriving cross. The crosses will be hung in the same location as the previous "beautiful" photographic images. Any materials may be used. The dimensions should not be larger than 16" x 20".  Those who are interested or have questions, please contact either  Mary Margaret Smith  by phone at  821-2878 or by email or  Chris Wataya  at 822-4267 or by email.

March Collection for Hale Ho'omalu
This month's special collections for Hale Ho'omalu, a family service center located 1/2 block away from All Saints', is canned and packaged goods. Every Sunday, all gift-in-kind donations can be left in the red wagon at the Church's entrance. Hale Ho'omalu also needs and appreciates monetary donations as well as gift-in-kind items.

Relay for Life - April 23 and 24 
Join the All Saints' Angels in their annual support of the  American Cancer Society's Relay for Life April 23 and 24 at the Hanapepe Soccer Stadium. Ways to support: (1) Visit the fundraising booth at the Saturday Market, (2) Purchase luminarias after church services; and, (3) D onate directly to the All Saints' Angels by visiting the All Saints' Team Page and click the "Donate" button. For more information, please email Sybil Nishioka
The next Epistle will be published on Thursday, March 31, 2016.
"The Epistle" is published weekly on Thursday.
Submissions for consideration are due by Wednesday at noon and can be sent to ryan@allsaintskauai.org.