Volume 2, Issue 26
September 29, 2017
In This Issue
Sanctuary Update
Movie Nights
ERD Support for Puerto Rico
Holy Sovereigns Postponed
Communication Survey
Saturday Work Day
Blessing of the Animals
MEL Ministry
This Week in Sunday School
Malcolm Miner Lecturer
In Brief...
Upcoming Dates
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Master Calendar

Every Wednesday
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
6:00PM -  Church

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room

Friday, September 29
Movie Night on the Lawn
Sunset to 10:30PM
All Saints' Lawn

Saturday, September 30
Church Work Day
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Campus Wide

Sunday, October 1
Vestry Communication Workshop
12:00PM - 4:00PM
Memorial Hall

Wednesday, October 4
Laundry Love (Team A)
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapa'a Laundromat

Friday, October 6
Movie Night on the Lawn
Sunset to 10:30PM
All Saints' Lawn

Sunday, October 8
Blessing of the Animals
Lawn & Deck

Thursday, October 12
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Friday, October 13
'Ohana Game Night
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Memorial Hall

Sunday, October 15
Ke Akua Youth Group
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Youth Room

Wednesday, October 18
Laundry Love (Team B)
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapa'a Laundromat

Saturday, October 21
KISS Concert

Thursday, October 26
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Sunday, November 5
All Saints' Day
Celebration and Special Aloha Hour Following
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Aloha All Saints' 'Ohana,

Anyone who has done a home renovation project knows that there is the "ideal" schedule of completion, the "anticipated" schedule of completion, and the "reality" of when the project is really going to be done.

Unfortunately, Phase Two of the Organ/Sanctuary project is taking longer than expected. Our goal was to be back in the Church by the first or second week of October. However, some of our contractors have experienced delays, which has impacted the schedule. We deeply regret and apologize for the delay.

Our revised goal is to be back in the Church by Sunday, November 6th, 2017 when we will celebrate All Saints' Day.

What has been accomplished since we moved out of the Church?
  • Rough-in of the new electrical/lighting system.
  • The interior ceiling has been painted.
  • Demolition and preparation of the space that will house the new sacristy.
  • Preparation of the Organ Chamber: Addressed structural issues and closed up the windows and the doors.
  • Most of the Church has been drywalled.
  • Identified an issue with the Altar wood flooring that will result in the flooring needing to be replaced.
  • Planning and preliminary preparation for the Queen Emma Chapel (side Chapel).
What still needs to be accomplished prior to us moving back into the Church?
  • Carpet removal and concrete floors refinished.
  • Finish painting the interior of the Church.
  • Installation of new hardwood flooring around altar.
  • Finish the electrical installation (lights, electrical plugs, CAT6 cable terminations, and install electrical panel).
  • Installation of the carpet runner.
  • Reinstall the Altar Rail.
  • Temporary sacristy setup.
  • Move furniture and fixtures back into the Church.
It sounds like a lot to be done-and it is, but we are hopeful that these major projects will be completed in the next five weeks. Following Sunday's service (10/1), the Church will be open and members of the Organ Project Committee will be available to give tours and answer any questions.

The space is definitely transforming, but it is messy right now. However, i
n a little over a month, we will walk into a beautiful, vibrant, transfigured worship space. In many ways, we are returning the Church to its original look and feel, but we will also enjoy the benefits of an updated electrical and lighting system. The renewed sanctuary space will significantly improve our worship experiences and support our one-of-a-kind, world-class organ. When Phase Two is completed, our attention turns to 2018 and the final phase: Installation of the Sloggett/Wilcox 'Ohana Organ!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed/pledged to this important project. The project is entirely funded by donations from our 'Ohana and friends separate from the Church's operational funds. If you would like more information about supporting the project to enhance our sanctuary space and reconstruct Kaua'i's only pipe organ, please click here.

We greatly appreciate your patience and continued support.
The Vestry of All Saints'
All Saints' Organ Project Committee 

Sunday's Free-Will Offering for ERD Relief in Puerto Rico

In an effort to support the people and communities in Puerto Rico impacted by the recent hurricanes, today's Free-Will Offering will be given to Episcopal Relief and Development. Your donation will help meet urgent needs after Hurricane Irma and Maria by providing critical supplies such as food, water and other basics and offering long-term assistance as needed.

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Holy Sovereigns service postponed until Sunday, November 26th

All Saints' have made the decisions to postpone the Holy Sovereigns service this year until November 26th (Sunday nearest the actually feast day, November 28th). It will be the day the Holy Sovereigns are celebrated throughout the Diocese.

The major reason for the postponement is due to the ongoing work in the Church's sanctuary. Initially, we had planned to be back in the Church by October 15th.

Historically at All Saints', we celebrate the Holy Sovereigns following the Emalani Festival in Kokee. The Emalani Festival celebrates Hawai'i
ʻ s beloved Queen Emma and recalls her journey to the Koke ' e uplands and Kilohana vista in 1871. Save the date, November 26th, and be sure to attend this beautiful service and the amazing reception afterwards.
Communications survey

On Sunday afternoon, October 1st, the Vestry of All Saints' will gather in a half-day workshop to study the communication practices and standards at All Saints'. 

In preparation for this workshop, the Vestry would like to invite the entire All Saints' Community to fill out a brief survey  by Saturday, September 30th - one day left!  The survey should take no longer than 5-10 minutes.

The goal of the workshop is to:  
  1. Review the feedback from this survey, 
  2. Talk about the key issues and concerns regarding our communication practices and standards; and, 
  3. To develop a "Communication Plan" for All Saints' with the vision to enhance "how" and "what" we communicate with the All Saints' Community. 
Survey responses will be confidential. No personally identifiable information will be reported back to the congregation. Additionally, your written responses are combined with those of many others and summarized in a report to further protect your anonymity.


Church Work Day this Saturday

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.  Among the projects this Saturday, September 30th, we will focus on staining the deck, cleaning and repairing items in the gym, and kitchen clean-up.  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!

Blessing of the Animals: Sunday, October 8th

The annual Blessing of the Animals (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi) service will be held Sunday, October 8th at 9:30AM. We will bless our furry, finned, and feathered pets. The service will be held outdoors on the lawn and the deck. The will be no Sunday School on October 8th so the keiki of the Church can fully participate in the family and pet friendly service. Photos of your pets and stuffed animals are welcome too. All who attend will be given an opportunity to contribute to a free-will offering supporting    The Kaua'i Animal Welfare Society (KAWS).  Bring your pets and beach chair!

MEL Ministry up and running

The 'Ohana of All Saints' has a rich history of providing outreach ministries for those in need. One of our new ministries is the Medical Equipment Loan (MEL) Ministry. The ministry now has enough equipment to officially start the loan program. The equipment is available to our church 'Ohana, the local community, and visitors to Kaua'i. 

MEL has a small stock of shower chairs, walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, canes, etc. for loan for a $20 deposit, $15 of which is refundable upon the return of the equipment. Kyle at Gammie Home Care has been a wealth of information on cleaning processes and supply sources for our equipment. Kaua'i Hospice has been instrumental in directing donations of equipment to our ministry.  The Wilcox Thrift Shop donated five sets of crutches.  Several members of our All Saints' 'Ohana have also donated equipment. 

The borrowing procedure is simple.  Call or email the MEL ministry with your request and the MEL ministers will set up a time for the equipment pickup at All Saints'. The paperwork required includes basic contact information and a liability release form.

If you are interested in being involved in the MEL Ministry or making a donation, please contact the MEL ministry by email address ( mel@allsaintskauai.org ) or by phone (808) 431-1306.
Each week, The Epistle will highlight the upcoming Sunday School lesson from "Weaving God's Promises."
October 1: Moses

EXODUS 3:1-4:17 Notice that when people-like Moses-are called by God, the word is always "Go and..." We saw this in the story of Abraham and will see this in stories about Gideon, Jeremiah and the prophets. Jesus himself tells us to "Go and...baptize and preach." Our call as people of God is not only to meditate on and love God. Our call is also to act. We are called by God to carry out love in the world by working, as Moses did, toward the healing of our broken world and the elimination of injustice and oppression in our society and our community.
We may feel that we are leading our own separate lives unaffected by outside issues and problems. But our lives are as intertwined with the story of God's people as Moses' life was. Our decisions-our excuses not to follow God-affect not just our own lives but also the lives and the world of others. As the people of God- in our love, understandings, decisions, and ethical choices- we are foremost a people of relationships. We too are called to freedom, for ourselves and for others in this world who are slaves to oppression and injustice.

provides parents/guardians with a weekly recap of the Sunday School themes and lesson, as well as multiple suggestions for household activities and prayer. We encourage families to use  Threads  to continue each child's classroom experience at home throughout the week. 

This week's Sunday School Team is "A."

Malcolm Miner Lecturer at SMAA

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church invites the community to hear Fr. William Petrie, who will be our Malcolm Miner Lecturer on Friday, October 13th at 7:00PM. The event is free.

Fr. Bill will draw from his experience serving in ministry with St. Teresa of Calcutta and the residents of Kalaupapa Settlement on Molokai. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Phyllis Meighen (UCC) at 647-4346 or email her.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle." 

'Ohana Game Night
The next All Saints' 'Ohana Game Night is scheduled for Friday, October 13th from 6:00PM - 9:00 PM in Memorial Hall.  We invite all members of the All Saints' 'Ohana, including Pre-school families, to a three-hour pizza and game party.    Organizers will provide salad, pizza, and beverages. It will be a fun and family-orientated evening.
We invite everyone to bring their favorite game to the event. No video games, but board games and card games are welcome. We would like to encourage all members of our church 'Ohana, young and young at heart, to come out for a couple of hours of fun and fellowship. Free fun, food, and fellowship.

October Hale Ho'omalu Collection
October's special collection for Hale Ho'omalu, a family service center located 1/2 block away from All Saints', is   Paper goods (ie. Toilet Paper/Paper Towels, Disposable Diapers).  Every Sunday, all gift-in-kind donations can be left in the red wagon at the Church's entrance. Hale Ho'omalu also needs and appreciates monetary donations as well as gift-in-kind items.

Yarn donations needed
The Women of All Saints' who make our very appreciated welcome leis are in need of more yarn. Please donate what you can to this very worthy newcomer ministry. You can give yarn or monetary donations to Edith Hashizume or  Chris Wataya .
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