Volume 2, Issue 4
January 27, 2017
In This Issue
Annual Meeting
Women's March
Preschool 17/18 Enrollment
Lenten Education
Epiphany Sermon Series
This Week in Sunday School
From PB Curry
Photo of the Week
In Brief
January 29nd
Epiphany 4A

Mario Antonio (EM)
Judy Saronitman (U)
Nora Takenouchi (AG)

David Crocker (EM)
Nelson Secretario (R)
Chris Wataya (R)   
Mason & Reis (A)
Nelson Secretario (OSL)
Vikki  Secretario (OSL)

No Sunday School:
5th Sunday - Family Worship
Upcoming Dates
Every Wednesday
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
6:00PM -  Church

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room

Saturday, January 28
Church Work Day
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Hale Lani & Gym

Sunday, January 29
Annual Parish Meeting
8:00AM - 9:15AM

Heavenly Hikes
11:45AM - Depart Church
Ho'opi'i Falls

Wednesday, February 1
Laundry Love - Team "C"
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Thursday, February 9
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Sunday, February 12
'Ohana Beach BBQ
4:00PM - 6:30PM
Lydgate Beach Park

Wednesday, February 15
Laundry Love - Team "A"
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Thursday, February 23
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Saturday, February 25
Church Work Day
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Gym Kitchen

Sunday, February 26
New Vestry Members' Orientation
Rector's Office

Tuesday, February 28
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Wednesday, March 1
Ash Wednesday Services

Imposition of Ashes

Imposition of Ashes with Eucharist

9:00AM - 11:00AM
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Ashes to Go

Tuesday, March 14
Crazy Christians, Session 1
Memorial Hall

Sunday, March 26
Bishop Fitzpatrick Visit
to All Saints'
7:00AM & 9:30AM
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Annual Meeting This Sunday
This Sunday, January 29th, is the Annual Meeting of the Parish. The breakfast potluck begins at 8:00AM and the meeting will begin promptly at 8:15AM. This year, the theme for the meeting is "Growing with God."

To preview the Annual Meeting Packet, please click here.

Candidate for Junior Warden
(One person, 1-year term)

Mary Margaret Smith

Candidates for Vestry
(Three people, 3-year term)

Byron Barth
William Brown
Morris Wise

Youth Representative to Vestry 
(One person, 1-year term)

At this time, the Youth have not put a name forward

Candidates for the 49th Annual Meeting of the Convention 
of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
(Five people and up to five alternates)

David Crocker
Mary Schulz
*Three additional candidates will be needed from the floor.*
Women's March
All Saints' was represented on Kaua'i and on the mainland at last weekend's Saturday's Women's March. The event was  the largest peaceful protest in the nation's history. Sister marches were held across the country and around the world, on all seven continents including  Antarctica !

Grace and Janece Yatsko joined hundreds of protesters in Lihue. Despite cold and snowy conditions, Cassidy Yatsko joined thousands in Boise, Idaho. Other members of the All Saints' 'Ohana and extended 'Ohana joined the Women's March in Honolulu, Boston, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, and other cities throughout the world.

During the worldwide protests, participants voiced support for women's rights and other important causes including immigration reform, health care reform, environmental stewardship, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, freedom of religion, and workers' rights. Over 400 marches occurred in the United States and 168 in 81 other countries.

Following the march, the organizers of the Women's March on Washington posted the "10 Actions for the first 100 Days" campaign for joint activism to keep up the momentum from the march.

Applications for 17/18 Admission Now Available 
Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year has begun at All Saints' Preschool. Space is limited. Families are encouraged to apply early. 
Since 1966, All Saints' has been committed to nurturing and inspiring students to "Realize Their Personal Best" amid a loving, innovative, and dynamic early childhood educational environment. All Saints' Preschool serves students age 2 years, 10 months to 6 years old.

The Preschool's goal is to provide the foundation necessary for our students to thrive emotionally, physically, intellectually, socially, and spiritually. With each child entrusted to their care, All Saints' Preschool is devoted to building students' self-esteem, instilling a passion for learning, and fostering their ethical and moral development.

All Saints' is committed to providing an exceptional, community-based preschool experience with Kauai's most experienced early childhood educators. The staff members, from the lead teachers to the support-staff, are all seasoned educators and professionals, most who have served at All Saints' for many years. All Saints' is not a daycare program with elements of a preschool environment. All Saints' is an exceptional early childhood education center and the staff members are educators committed to nurturing, inspiring, and teaching children. All of the classroom programs are innovative and exceptional learning environments that integrate both traditional and contemporary early childhood education practices.

To download an enrollment application, click here.

For more information about All Saints' Preschool, click here.

Epiphany Sermon Series Continues this Sunday
Throughout Epiphany All Saints' is offering a sermon series entitled, "God Dwells In Us."  In this series, we explore Paul's belief that our faith is lived in community, which makes our relationships vital to our Christian lives-our relationships with God, our faith community, and the world beyond. Paul contends that if we embrace God's presence in our lives and allow ourselves to be shaped by Christ's love, our lives, our community, and the world are profoundly transformed.
The reading for this Sunday is 1 Corinthians 1:18-31:
18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, 

"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart." 

20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, 23 but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength. 

26 Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, 29 so that no one might boast in the presence of God. 30 He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 in order that, as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord."
Each week, The Epistle will highlight the upcoming Sunday School lesson from "Weaving God's Promises."

January 29th: No Sunday School (Family Worship Sunday)

On the 5th Sunday of a month, the entire 'Ohana comes together for both The Word and Sacrament. This Sunday, January 29th, there will be no Sunday School at the 9:30AM service. 

The Keiki are invited to fully participate in the service. God blessed keiki with the ability to wiggle. The joyous sounds, movements, and curiosity of keiki are gifts from God. We want God's keiki to be comfortable. During the celebration of Eucharist, keiki will be invited to move closer to the altar or to stand on the pew to see what is going on. The nursery will be open in Memorial Hall.
Statement from Presiding Bishop Curry

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has released the following statement:
Mark 12:31: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

Leviticus 19:34: "The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt."

Numbers 15:15:  One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the Lord."

Deuteronomy 10:19: "Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt."
On Saturday, the Washington National Cathedral hosted the National Prayer Service for the President, Vice-President, their families, and those who will be taking on the grave responsibility nominated to cabinet posts. Religious leaders from many traditions joined their voices in prayer and song, and while we shared our most sacred scriptures, we prayed for wisdom for all those who serve our nation. I affirm those prayers, and ask that our leaders listen to the powerful call to serve those who are most vulnerable in continuing to welcome refugees from around the world.

As Christians, we are asked to pray: for our leaders, for our loved ones, for our enemies, and for those who are suffering. Our work does not end with prayer: we also offer assistance to those who are fleeing persecution. We find homes for those who have been forced out of their homes. We feed those who are hungry. The refugees who enter the United States do so after experiencing violence and persecution undeserved of any human being, and they come to the U.S. with hopes to build new lives. 

Refugee resettlement is a form of ministry, and one that we, and many other churches and faith-based organizations, cherish. The work of Episcopal Migration Ministries is God's work, and we show the face of God through the care and compassion in that work. I ask President Trump to continue the powerful work of our refugee resettlement program without interruption, recognizing the long wait and screening process that means refugees wait months and sometimes years to enter the country. We ask that we continue to accept as many refugees as we have in the past, recognizing the need is greater than ever. We ask that refugees from all countries receive consideration to come to the U.S. and not to ban those who come from countries most in need of our assistance.

Our Book of Common Prayer asks for God to "look with compassion on the whole human family;" to "break down the walls that separate us and unite us in bonds of love." On Saturday, we prayed for God our Father to look with compassion upon the widowed and orphans, outcasts and refugees, prisoners, and all who are in danger. We pray to love one another as God loves us. I echo that prayer now, and ask that we may work together to build a more grace and compassion-filled world. 

Top photo courtesy of Episcopal Cafe.

Congratulations to Nadine Nakamura! On January 18th, Nadine began her first term as a member of the Hawai'i 
House of Representatives. Nadine represents District 14. The District covers the area between the Coco Palms Resort and Wailua Houselots and extends to Kee Beach. It excludes Wailua Homesteads.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

Church Work Days
The Buildings and Grounds Committee is pleased to announce the next four work days:  January 28th (Hale Lani clean out and preparation for the new youth room), February 25th (Clear, clean, and reorganize the storage area under the gym stage and clean the gym kitchen),  March 25th (Campus beautification and landscaping project), and  April 15th (Easter preparations).  Saturday Workdays are vital to the stewardship and preservation of our All Saints' Campus.  Work days begin at 8:00AM and typically last a couple hours.  There are jobs for all ages and all abilities. Workdays can be a wonderful family-centered activity. Please come and volunteer. Many hands make light work! 

Heavenly Hike This Sunday, January 29th: Ho'opi'i Falls
The Heavenly Hike Ministry will venture to Ho'opi'i Falls (pending weather conditions).   Denis Orme will lead the group to one of Kaua'i's remote hidden gems. All are welcome to participate.  The short, moderately difficult 2.2 mile hike along the Kapa'a Stream will take the group up close to two waterfalls, both known as Ho'opi'i Falls.  Those interested in joining the hike can meet at 11:45AM in the Church parking lot to carpool. Be sure to bring water, a hat, a light lunch or snack, and a swimsuit (if you want to swim).
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