Volume 1, Issue 32
September 16, 2016
In This Issue
The Jesus Movement
Movie Nights Dates Announced
Preserving the Peace Garden
Medical Equipment Loan Ministry
Christmas Tree Fundraiser
This Week in Sunday School
Service Programs and the Environment
September Heavenly Hike
Preschool News
KISS Concert
In Brief
This Sunday
Readings for Sept. 18
Proper 20(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 18
Ke Akua Youth Group Meeting
11:00AM - Memorial Hall

Stewardship Committee
Church Office

Monday, September 19

Peace Garden Clean Up
8:00AM - 11:00AM

Medical Equipment Loan Ministry
6:30PM - Church Office

Tuesday, September 20
Vestry Meeting
6:00PM - Eucharist
6:30PM - Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 21
Laundry Love (Team C)
5:30 - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Thursday, September 22
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall  

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

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

Friday, September 30
Movie Night on the Lawn
Begins at Sunset
Church Lawn

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
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

Saturday, October 22
Movie Night on the Lawn
Church Lawn

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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Loving. Liberating. Life Giving.
A must see video!  Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry invites all of us to be part of The Jesus Movement

Someone once said, "When you look at Jesus, you see one who is loving, one who is liberating, and one who is life-giving."  And that is what the way of Jesus is about. And that is the Movement of Jesus. A community of people committed to living the way of Jesus, loving, liberating, and life-giving, and committed to going into the world to help this world become one that is loving, liberating, and life-giving. 

To view the video, click on the image above. 

Movie Nights on the Lawn Dates Announced
Mark your calendars! The dates for All Saints' Annual Movie Nights on the Lawn have been announced:

Friday, September 30
Friday, October 7
Saturday, October 22

Next week, All Saints' will announce the movies being shown. If you would like to cast a vote on which movies the Ke Akua Youth Group selects, visit our Facebook page and vote.

Movie Nights on the Lawn are community outreach events of All Saints' that began in 2009 through private donations and grants. Some of Hollywood's biggest and best movies are shown on a large inflatable 30' screen under the stars on the All Saints' campus during the months of September and October. Each evening offers a double-feature lineup with the first movie geared towards families with young children (often animated) followed by a second show that is usually a block-buster action or drama film geared towards teens and adults.

Movie Nights are FREE to the community. The Ke Akua Youth Group runs the concession stand and the Church underwrites the startup costs of the food and drinks. The goal is to keep concession prices low, enabling families to enjoy a night out with movies and dinner for a fraction of the cost that a regular theater would charge. Concession items include the always popular  "Dollar Dogs" and 50 cent popcorn! 

Funds raised at the movies go towards the youth group's outreach activities, mission work, and their participation in the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE).

For more information and to see the 2016 movie selections, please click here

King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma Peace Garden 

Janis Wright and Nora Takenouchi are looking for a few 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.

The garden was dedicated to King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma as part of our annual celebration of the Holy Sovereigns in 2013.  Janis and Nora have taken on the task of organizing and tidying up the garden in preparation for the next Holy Sovereigns service on Sunday, October 9th.  They will be working on the garden from 8:00AM until 11:00AM the next three Mondays (9/19, 9/26 & 10/3).

Looking to the future, the plan is to maintain the garden with a regularly scheduled "garden day" once per month. If you would like to help with this project please talk with either Janis or Nora. A green thumb is not required!
Mahalo nui loa to Janis and Nora for taking the lead on this important project.
David Murray 
for Buildings and Grounds
(The beautiful white hibiscus above is in the garden and was a gift of 'Iolani Guild.)

All Saints' has a rich tradition of providing outreach ministries for those in need. Our newest ministry under development is to have durable medical equipment available for loan to the community. We hope to have shower chairs, walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, etc. to loan for a small deposit, partially refundable upon the return of the equipment.

Bruce at Gammie Home Care has been a wealth of information on cleaning processes and supply sources for our equipment. Gammie and Kauai Hospice have both said they would be willing to direct possible donations of equipment to our ministry. Several members of our All Saints' Ohana have also offered to donate equipment.

Anyone interested in being a volunteer with the Medical Equipment Loan Ministry is invited to an organizational meeting on Monday, September 19 at 6:30PM at All Saints'.

The meeting agenda will include discussing the acceptance of donations, loan and care of equipment, and roles and responsibilities of volunteers. If you would like more information, please email the Medical Equipment Loan Ministry at mel@allsaintskauai.org or speak to CeCe Caldwell.
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.

Since the trees are currently undecorated, All Saints' is looking for a group of volunteers to decorate the trees. 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.

The gym will be decked out with the sights and sounds of the holiday season for this festive event. In addition, there will be food, drinks and lots of holly, jolly, fun. This is a perfect family friendly event. Please bring your family and friends to decorate the trees.

An RSVP is kindly requested in order to plan for the food and drinks. CLICK HERE TO RSVP!

P.S. For those who "object" to Christmas music, decorations, and holiday cheer before Thanksgiving, we ask for your forgiveness and invite you to embrace the "Holiday Spirit" for two hours in October for a very worthy cause.
Each week, The Epistle will highlight the upcoming Sunday School lesson from "Weaving God's Promises."

September 18th: The Passover and Exodus from Egypt
When Pharaoh refuses to free the Israelite people, God sends a series of plagues upon the Egyptians. Following the last devastating plague, which claims the life of the Egyptian firstborn, the pharaoh finally releases the Israelites. 

The first Passover is observed at this time, during the night of the tenth plague. God promises that death will "pass over" the houses of the Israelites who properly observe the rituals of the Passover. 

The next day, the people, led by Moses, leave Egypt and cross the Red Sea, which miraculously parts to let them pass. The water then washes over the Egyptian army that is pursuing them.

This is the great story of liberation for all oppressed and enslaved peoples of the world. In this story, we see clearly how God cares for those who are poor and oppressed and how God wishes for all to be free.

Sunday School Teachers for 9/18: Team B.

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.). 

"At All Saints' we print the entire service each Sunday in the program as a matter of hospitality, accessibility, and convenience. Without a service program, we would be leafing through as many as five hymnals, the Book of Common Prayer, the Bible, and a spare leaflet with prayers and so on," said Father Ryan Newman. "It would be extremely frustrating and likely impact negatively the overall worship experience."

"However, we must identify and offer ways to minimize our impact on the precious resources of the environment," said Father Ryan. "The  Paperless Service Program is a small step in the right direction."

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
The Heavenly Hike this month, Sunday, September 25th, will take the group to Ninini Point Lighthouse on the south edge of Lihue Airport at the entrance of Nawiliwili Harbor. Originally, this hike was scheduled for August but rainy conditions forced the ministry to reschedule the hike for September.

Ninini Point, which marks the northern entrance to Nawiliwili Bay, was leased by the Hawaiian government from the Lihue Plantation in 1897 as the site for a lighthouse, and several light structures have served on the point over the years. The lighthouse was automated in 1953 and does not require a full time light keeper.

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.

End of Summer Bash

On Friday, September 9th, All Saints' Preschool celebrated the end of summer in style. The morning featured many water-based activities and other fun (and messy) surprises. To view the photos from the day, click here.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

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.