Volume 1, Issue 22
June 9, 2016
In This Issue
Laundry Love Anniversary
June Saturday Market
'Ohana Beach BBQ
Da All Saints' Shadow Returns
Keiki Assist with Eucharist
Thursdays at 2
Spirituality of Summer
In Brief
This Sunday
Readings for June 12
Proper 6(C)

Joe Adorno (EM)
John Hanaoka (U)
Lorna Nishi  (AG)

Dileep G. Bal  (EM)
Mary Margaret Smith (U)
Chris Kostka  (U)
Mary Margaret Smith (R)
David Crocker (R)
Mason and Tyler  (A)
Jan Hashizume  (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
(Resumes June 30th) 

Thursday, June 9
FiF Dodgeball Committee Meeting
Rector's Office

Thursday, June 9
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Saturday, June 11
Saturday Market
and Swap Meet
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Church Campus

Tuesday, June 14
Live by the Spirit, Session 3
6:30PM - 7:30PM

Wednesday, June 15
Laundry Love (Team C)
and One Year Anniversay of Laundry Love
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Thursday, June 16
Episcopal Church Women
Memorial Hall

Sunday, June 18
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

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

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

Tuesday, July 5
Dodgeball Practices Begin

July 22-23
Dodgeball Tournament
Quick Links
Social Media
Get the All Saints' Epistle
Recent Sermons

A Year of Clean Laundry and Profound Connections

On Wednesday, June 15, Laundry Love will celebrate its one year anniversary.  All Saints' launched Hawaii's first Laundry Love program in June 2015. On the first and third Wednesdays of the month, volunteers wash, dry, and fold patrons' laundry--for free! A typical Laundry Love session is able to handle about 85-90 loads in three hours.

"Laundry Love's first anniversary is a tremendous milestone for All Saints' and our outreach ministries," said Father Ryan Newman. "In the past year, we have done about 2000 loads of free laundry. We also have gotten to know our brothers and sisters in the community, many who are houseless and/or struggling to make ends meet. All Saints' has been able to take the Gospel beyond the walls of the Church by rolling up our sleeves and reaching out to those in need through a simple mission to provide clean, free laundry." 

To celebrate Laundry Love's first Anniversary, during the session on June 15, volunteers will also be serving up cake, beverages, and some fun surprises. The All Saints' 'Ohana are invited to participate and the festivities will begin at 5:15PM. Come celebrate. Come serve. All are welcome!


Summer = Sunday = BBQ

Join us on 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!

Providing Answers to Your Questions

What happened to the organ pipes?

The organ pipes are safe and sound. A wonderful group of "Organ Elves" (Morris Wise, David Crocker, William Brown, David Murray, and Mary Margaret Smith) spent Memorial Day removing and packing most of the organ pipes into specially built (by David Crocker) wooden boxes. The boxes will be shipped back to Manuel Rosales' design studio in Los Angeles, California. The large wooden pipes will not be shipped; instead, they will be safely stored until Manuel's team arrives next year to refurbish the wooden pipes and begin installing the reconstructed organ.


Keiki Assist with Holy Eucharist

Throughout June and July, the keiki will join the congregation for the full service because Sunday School is on summer break. To kick off All Saints' focus on "families worshiping together", Father Ryan asked the keiki to be present at the Table during the celebration of Holy Eucharist. The keiki presented the bread and wine and elevated the elements during the Eucharistic Prayer.

"During these next two months, it is important that we offer to our keiki experiences that draw them even deeper into the wonder and awe of our liturgy," said Father Ryan Newman. "It is marvelous to have families sitting and worshiping together throughout the whole service."
Episcopalians and Lutherans Working Together

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: "Church on the Square." A joint Episcopal and Lutheran church celebrates it's first anniversary in a bustling neighborhood in Baltimore where all are truly welcome.

Spirituality of Summer

The Reverend George Clifford recently wrote a piece for Episcopal Cafe  entitled, "Spirituality of Summer." Rev. Clifford writes that summer invites us to experience our spirituality in new and transformative ways.

Rev. Clifford is an ethicist and designated supply priest for the Church of the Holy Nativity in Honolulu, Hawaii. He served as a Navy chaplain for twenty-four years.

To read  Spirituality of Summer, click here.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

Celebrating the 90th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II
David Murray and William Brown are inviting the Church 'Ohana and other friends on Kaua'i to an "open-house" on Sunday, June 12th from 3:30PM - until whenever! - to celebrate this event Kaua'i style. Arrive early - leave late!  The address is 1667C Kanepoonui Road, Kapaa. For additional information and directions call 821-8083 or  email .

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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