Volume 1, Issue 23
June 16, 2016
In This Issue
Bishop's Letter
Presiding Bishop Offers Prayers for Orlando
Laundry Love Anniversary
'Ohana Beach BBQ
Future Leaders in Washington D.C.
2016 FiF Dodgeball T-Shirts
Thursdays at 2
In Brief
This Sunday
Readings for June 19
Proper 7(C)

Chris Neumann (EM)
Judy Saronitman (U)
Masayo Yoshihara  (AG)

Mario Antonio  (EM)
David Crocker (U)
Linda Crocker (U)
David Crocker (R)
Vic Punua, Jr. (R)
Raiden & Joshua  (A)
Janis Wright  (AG)
Mary Margaret Smith (OSL)
Mabel Antonio (OSL)
Upcoming Dates
Every Wednesday
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
6:00PM -  Church

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room
(Resumes June 30th) 

Sunday, June 19
Ke Akua Youth Group
Memorial Hall

Tuesday, June 21
Live by the Spirit, Session 4
6:30PM - 7:30PM

Thursday, June 23
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Satuday, June 25
Saturday Work Day
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Church Campus

Sunday, June 26
Heavenly Hike
11:30 Depart Church
Location TBD

Tuesday, June 28
Live by the Spirit, Session 5
6:30PM - 7:30PM

Thursday, June 30
FiF Dodgeball Committee Meeting
Rector's Office

Sunday, July 3
Independence Day
BBQ and Potluck
After 9:30AM Service

Tuesday, July 5
Dodgeball Practices Begin
See Schedule for Times

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

Wednesday, July 20
Laundry Love (Team B)
5:30 - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

July 22-23
Dodgeball Tournament
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Recent Sermons

Thoughts from Bishop Fitzpatrick after the tragedy in Orlando

It has not been easy to write something after the tragedy in Orlando. The emotions of frustration, anger and sadness merge. As I have pondered and prayed through the past couple of days, I come away with a few thoughts.

As a nation today, the United States is violent and frightened. The culture of violence is deep in our soul. Our nation was formed by slavery and expansionism that displaced (and obliterated) the original people of the land. It continues in our obsession with guns and a jingoistic notion of being "the greatest." All of this masks a fear of being marginalized and powerless. This is driven by a fear that there is not "enough" (wealth, power, life) to go around, and the fear of the other and those who are different. Isn't fear often the cause of sin? I think fear drives our collective sin as a nation. Fear drives individual acts of violence. We just now have the means to do great harm. 

To continue reading the Bishop's Letter,
click here .

Prayers for the People of Orlando

In the wake of last Sunday's tragedy, Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry offered prayers for Orlando. To view his remarks, click the above video link.

Summer = Sunday = BBQ

Join us this Sunday, June 19, for another 'Ohana Beach BBQ at Lydgate Beach Park from 4:00PM - 6:30PM.

Yes, it is Father's Day . . . so give Dad a break from grilling and let the All Saints' grill masters cook up some hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, and much more. B everages will be provided. If you are able, please bring a side dish (not required). It is recommended you also bring a beach chair. Come join us for food, fun, and fellowship! All are welcome!
Future Leaders in Washington D.C.

Casey Nakamura and Grace Yatsko had an opportunity to connect last week in Washington D.C.

This summer, Casey is an intern for U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (Hawaii). As an intern, Casey will gain firsthand knowledge of how a Senate office operates, engage with constituents, observe the federal legislative process, and develop research skills related to public policy.

Grace was a member of the Hawaii delegation to the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour of Washington D.C. Participants watch history come alive as they explore Washington D.C.'s museums, memorials and monuments. Each state delegation has the opportunity to meet their state's U.S. Representatives and Senators. Participants also gather for National Youth Day sponsored by The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Youth Day attendees learn about the rich history of electric cooperatives and the important role of being an active participant in our democracy.

Pre-Order 2016 FiF Dodgeball Shirts

This week, the FiF Dodgeball Committee revealed this year's tournament shirt. There are TWO limited-edition versions of the 2016 shirt--both designs will be offered in yellow and pink in adult sizes. The youth yellow shirt features the male figure and the youth pink features the female figure. The designs feature the tournament's new logo and a fun, whimsical look at life on the dodgeball court.

Reserve your shirt(s) today!  Proceeds help to underwrite the tournament's cost and keeps FiF Dodgeball free to the community. To order, click here .

World Refugee Day

The Episcopal Church recently launched a weekly video series, "Thursdays at 2" that  previews innovative ministries in  The Episcopal Church.

Here is this week's installment: "World Refugee Day."  Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry reflects on World Refugee Day 2016.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

FiF Dodgeball at All Saints'
The 11th anniversary of Kauai's premier family-centered sporting event that draws people from around the island, state, and mainland is scheduled for July 22 and July 23, 2016. Team and individual registration is now available, please visit the FiF Dodgeball website. It is recommended that players and teams register early. Participants are NOT required to have a team when they register. Individuals who do not have a team will be placed on a team a week before the tournament starts.

The FiF Dodgeball Tournament is run solely by volunteers. This ministry welcomes the help of our All Saints' 'Ohana to make this year's dodgeball program another huge success. Volunteer roles include referees, tournament staff, gym supervisors, setup and breakdown assistance, and traffic/security oversight. To volunteer, please click here. 

'Ohana Retreat at Camp Sloggett, Kokee
Labor Day Weekend, we invite your family to join All Saints' for our inaugural 'Ohana Retreat hosted this year at YWCA Camp Sloggett in Kokee. The retreat promises to be an enjoyable, family-centered, and spirit-filled weekend. Activities will be offered for all ages and a variety of activity levels. Check in will be Saturday, September 3rd at 3:00PM and check out will be Monday, September 5th at 11:00AM.

Registration forms and additional information will be sent to your mailing address by the middle of June and will be due by Sunday, July 31. There will be also an option to register online. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to assist with the planning process, please email Mary Margaret Smith.

Slack Key Music Concerts at All Saints'
In partnership with All Saints', Doug and Sandy McMaster are now offering their popular slack key and guitar concerts to the Eastside every Wednesday evening at All Saints'. The McMasters are prolific composers and storytellers and have dedicated their lives to perpetuating slack key music. Concertgoers experience slack key music in the real old style while learning about its history, legendary players, culture, and natural resources of old Hawaii.

The McMasters Slack Key and Guitar Concerts are every Wednesday at 6:00PM in the Church beginning May 25th. Tickets are $15 for Kids and Seniors, $20 Regular Admission (Children 5 and under Free). Part of the proceeds will benefit All Saints' Pipe Organ Reconstruction Project. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit their  website .

Mutual Ministry Review
The Mutual Ministry Reviews have been sent out via US Mail and email.  Parishioners are asked to either fill out the paper copy of the survey and  r eturn it in the enclosed self-addressed stamped envelope or complete the online version via the emailed link. If multiple members of a family want to fill out a survey, please photocopy the paper copy or contact  Chris Wataya for additional copies.  The survey has five questions  asking about the health of our parish and directions that you would like to see our ministry go. Please take a moment to fill out this very important survey.
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