Volume 1, Issue 27
August 5, 2016
In This Issue
Future of Hale Lani
Sunday School Resumes
Meet and Greet
Hale Ho'omalu
Da Shadow: 'Ohana Retreat
Sermon Archives for Live by the Spirit
Bishop Browning
Thursdays at 2
From the Editors
In Brief
This Sunday
Readings for August 4
Proper 14(C)

Dileep G. Bal (EM)
Geoff Shields (U)
Lorna Nishi  (AG)

David Murray  (EM)
Ron White (U)
Margaret Honoso (U)
Linda Crocker (R)
Daileen Barton (R)
Mason and Joshua  (A)
Janis Wright  (AG)
Mary Schulz (OSL)
Harold Nelson (OSL)
Upcoming Dates
Every Wednesday
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
6:00PM -  Church

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room

Saturday, August 6
Sunday School Teacher  Orientation and Training 
8:00AM - 1:00PM
Memorial Hall

Sunday, August 7
Sunday School Resumes
Memorial Hall

Thursday, August 11
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Saturday, August 13
Saturday Market 
and Swap Meet
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Church Campus

Wednesday, August 17
Laundry Love (Team A)
5:30 - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Thursday, August 18
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
Memorial Hall

Tuesday, August 23
Vestry Meeting
6:00PM - Eucharist
6:30PM - Meeting

Thursday, August 25
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Saturday, August 27
Church Work Day
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Church Campus

September 3-5
'Ohana Retreat
Camp Sloggett
Quick Links
Latest Sermons
Social Media
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Volunteer Opportunities

The operation of the Hale Lani store was suspended in May as members of the existing volunteer group were unable to take care of all of the needs of the store due to travel, family commitments, etc. The closure extended for longer than originally expected; however, it allowed the Vestry the opportunity to review the store's operations and finances. As with all other ministries of the Church, the Hale Lani store will be subject to Vestry oversight. After the review, a clear goal was identified by the Vestry: The necessity to implement improved financial reporting practices and to enhance the store's operating procedures.

Mary Margaret Smith has volunteered to take care of the book-keeping responsibilities for the store.

In discussions with some of the existing volunteers, we came to an agreement on new hours of operation and revised volunteer staffing needs. The proposed new hours are:
  • Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    (2 x 4 hour shifts, 10-2 and 2-6)
  • Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (1 shift)
  • Sunday - during refreshments following the 9:30 service
Before we can re-open, the store we need to get a cadre of volunteers to run the operation. Four people have already volunteered to help staff the store, but we are looking for another 2 to 4 (including a Lead Volunteer - see below) to fully staff the store and also cover vacations and unexpected absences.

In addition, we need a person or number of people to take on the following responsibilities:
  • Selection and purchasing of inventory
  • Advertising - on-line and email/flyers
  • In-store display
  • Lead volunteer (in addition to working in the store):- Coordinates with volunteer pool to ensure that the store is open and staffed during posted hours; and,- Main contact with the Vestry.
For further information or to volunteer please talk to CeCe Caldwell . Mary Margaret Smith or David Murray .
Sunday School Resumes This Sunday, August 7th

All Saints' will offer a training workshop on Saturday, August 6, 8:00AM - 1:00PM in Memorial Hall for individuals interested in teaching Sunday School.

Teaching experience is not needed! A Christian Education background is not required.   We are seeking caring, loving, and passionate people who want to offer to our keiki a great Sunday School experience.

The 9:30AM service this Sunday will feature a special blessing of Sunday School students and Commissioning of Sunday School teachers. We invite all teachers and keiki to participate. Following the blessing and commissioning, students and teachers will process to Memorial Hall to begin Sunday School.

Meet and Greet with KPD

All Saints' will be providing an opportunity for the community to "Meet and Greet" members of the Kaua'i Police Department at our Saturday Market on August 13th. Nothing high profile or stressful - just an opportunity for our police to stop by the market, relax and talk story with the community, and for the community to show their support and express their appreciation for the work that KPD does on our behalf. And what would a social occasion with some of Kaua'i's finest be without coffee and donuts?

If you would like to help out with this event - just generally hanging out or providing coffee, donuts, pastries or healthy alternatives! - please get in touch with David, Jean or Janis, your friendly Hospitality Ministry members and Saturday Market coordinators. We would really appreciate the help and, believe us, no experience is necessary! If we can do this, you can do it too!

David Murray
On behalf of the Hospitality Ministry
September Collection

Food collections continue for Hale Ho'omalu, a family services center located a half-block away from the church.  This month's special collection for Hale Ho'omalu is canned items: Tuna, fruits, vegetables, ravioli, and spaghetti. 

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.
Providing Answers to Your Questions

Can I/we attend the 'Ohana retreat for only part of the time?

To fully benefit from the experience of the retreat; ideally, participants should stay both nights at Camp Sloggett. However, we realize that circumstances may not allow someone to stay both nights or even one night-please still do come. Sunday will be the fullest day of activities, fellowship, and worship. 

Please note the Kauai Marathon is scheduled for that Sunday and will significantly impact traffic through Lawai. In order to properly plan for meals and activities, all retreat participants need to register-whether you are planning to stay the whole time, part of the time, or even for the day.

For more information or to register, please click  here .
Sermon Series Archive Available

Earlier this summer, Fr. Ryan offered a six-week sermon series, "Live by the Spirit," on Paul's Epistle (letter) to the Galatians. Those sermons are now available on the All Saints' website, click here.
Episcopal Church Celebrates Bishop Browning's Life

The Episcopal Church bid farewell to Bishop Edmond Lee Browning, the church's 24th presiding bishop and 2nd Bishop of Hawaii, on July 19 at  Trinity Cathedral  in Portland, Oregon.

The Rt. Rev. Edmond Lee Browning   died on July 11  at the age of 87. He lived in Hood River, Oregon.

A service is also planned at  St. Andrew's Cathedral , Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 13 at 11:00AM.

For more information and tributes, please click here .

Abundant Table

The Episcopal Church recently launched a weekly video series, "Thursdays at 2" that  previews innovative ministries in  The Episcopal Church. Click on image above to view the video.

The Rev. Jimmy Bartz, Founder of Thad's and now rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Jackson Hole Wyoming reflects on what being a missionary means in 2016.
Revised Production Schedule

Life is busy! The ministries of the Church are thriving! So many of us are juggling multiple duties and responsibilities. Thus, sometimes The Epistle has not been sent out on Thursday evening--we apologize for those delays.

The Epistle's Editorial Team feels that it is best to revise slightly our publication schedule. Our goal each week now will be to publish The Epistle by Friday (God-willing). Submissions for consideration will still be due by Wednesday at noon. Mahalo for your support and understanding!
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

'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 are still available   and can still be turned in--please do it ASAP. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to assist with the planning process, please email  Mary Margaret Smith.
"The Epistle" is published weekly by Friday.
Submissions for consideration are due by Wednesday at noon and can be sent to ryan@allsaintskauai.org.