Volume 1, Issue 21
June 3, 2016
In This Issue
FiF Dodgeball 2016
June Saturday Market
Shane Nishioka Graduates
Preschool Graduations
Sunday School Update
June Collection for Ho'omalu
'Ohana Retreat Labor Day Weekend
Taking Flight
Royal Birthday Party
Thursdays at 2
In Brief
This Sunday
Readings for June 5
Proper 5(C)

Chris Neumann (EM)
Bob Terao (U)
Nora Takenouchi  (AG)

David Crocker  (EM)
Mario Antonio (U)
Bara Sargent  (U)
CeCe Caldwell(R)
Denis Orme (R)
Eryn and Raiden  (A)
Edith Hashizume  (AG)
Mary Schulz (OSL)
Mabel Antonio (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) 

Tuesday, June 7
Live by the Spirit, Session 2
6:30PM - 7:30PM

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
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Social Media
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Recent Sermons
FiF Dodgeball 2016

Summer has arrived and so has the annual FiF Dodgeball Tournament 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.

" We look forward to another great tournament and we hope everyone will join in on the fun," says  Tournament Director, Chris Kostka. Chris and the Dodgeball Committee have planned another amazing month-long dodgeball extravaganza culminating with the tournament.

This week, FiF Dodgeball launched a new home on the internet: www.dodgeballkauai.org . The site has a wealth of information about the program including a tournament overview , a practice and tournament calendar , volunteer  and donor  information, and updated tournament rules . For the first time ever, participants and teams can register  directly online.

Player and team priority registration began June 1 and runs through Friday, July 15 at 11:59PM (HST). 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. 

In addition, if you would like to volunteer to serve on the FiF Dodgeball Committee, please attend the committee's next meeting, Thursday, June 9th at 6:00PM in the Rector's Office--all are invited to participate.

FiF Dodgeball is supported 100% by monetary donations, gifts-in-kind, sponsorship, and grants. Participants play for free and no admission fee is charged to fans. We need the community's generous support. To learn more about ways to support FiF Dodgeball, please click here .
Celebrating Dads

Father's Day is on June 19, and we are celebrating our Dads during this month's Saturday Market and Swap Meet on Saturday, June 11th; 9:00AM-2:00PM. 

We have asked vendors to bring things Dad would love along with their usual awesome items. Come check out some creative crafting, exquisite hand-crafted jewelry, clothes, delicious goodies, produce, and a bargain (or two or three) with our swap meet vendors! While you're at it, be sure to relax with an awesome step-massage under the cool shade of our tree deck and enjoy some onolicious grinds served up by #3 Local Girls Grill.

For more information or to sign-up as a vendor, please visit the Saturday Market webpage .
Congratulations Shane!

On May 22, Shane Nishioka graduated from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. Shane has accepted a position as an "Implementation Consultant" for FAST Enterprises headquartered in Denver, Colorado. FAST is a government contracted consulting firm focused on integrating tax, driver and vehicle services, and unemployment insurance software solutions for governmental agencies.

Despite FAST having a large company presence in Hawaii, Shane, as a newbie, will be working in their Oklahoma City office. Shane begins his job June 27th. For now, it looks like Shane will need to trade-in his board shorts and slippers for some cowboy boots and a cowboy hat.

Congratulations to Shane and his proud mother Sybil Nishioka.
Preschool Celebrates Another Great Year

The All Saints' Preschool 'Ohana gathered on Wednesday evening, June 1st, to celebrate the end of the school year and to say "aloha" to the students and their families who are moving on.

Under the musical direction of Warren Dastrup,  the evening began with the students singing a collection of eight songs; All Around Kauai Friends Metamorphosis Puka Road Hawaiian Colors Little Cabin in the Woods Magic Penny, and  We Are The Children.  The evening concluded with a potluck dinner, lots of aloha hugs, and plenty of sharing of leis.

School is on summer break until Monday, August 1st. Until then, Aunty Chris and Father Ryan are working hard to enroll the Class of 2017 and to prepare the campus for next school year.

"Our enrollment numbers are strong for the 2016-2017 school year," said Father Ryan. "Last summer was stressful. We were worried that we might not make our enrollment goal, but we did a few days before school started. However, for this upcoming school year, we are almost fully enrolled and it is only the beginning of June. We anticipate starting an admissions wait-list very soon."

For information about All Saints' Preschool, please visit the school's website .
Summer Reminder

During June and July there will be no Sunday School. This will be a wonderful opportunity to share with our keiki the beauty and reverence of Sunday worship. Invite , embrace , educate , and empower the next generation of the Church to experience the Word and Sacrament of Christ.

The Nursery will be open in Memorial Hall. During the summer, the Nursery will not be staffed by volunteers. An adult family member will need to stay with their child. The audio of the service is broadcast into the Nursery.

For more information about this topic, please click here .
June Collection
school supplies
This month's special collection for Hale Ho'omalu, a family service center located 1/2 block away from All Saints', is
school supplies

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.
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. There will be no charge, but donations to underwrite the retreat are always welcomed. The Church will provide some meals, snacks, and drinks with the remainder being the responsibility of the 'Ohana. Currently, we are exploring transportation options since parking is limited and we do not want to make a larger-than-needed environmental footprint.

Camp Sloggett offers a 15 person lodge, a 15 person bunk house, a 4 person cabin, and plenty of space for outdoor camping amid the grounds. Tentatively, we have set a 50-person enrollment cap. However, the cap may be amended after the organizing committee visits the camp in mid-June.

We will need volunteers to share their gifts, talents, and skills to coordinate activities and oversee responsibilities (ie. hiking, crafts, games, music, prayer and spiritual reflection, cooking, cleaning, etc.).

We hope that you join us for this amazing opportunity for fun, fellowship, and spiritual renewal. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to assist with the planning process, please email Mary Margaret Smith .

Please note: On Sunday, September 4, All Saints' will not offer services at the Church. 
It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a drone!

It is not only Hollywood that can take advantage of the emerging "drone technology." This week, a parish family donated a drone film shoot to All Saints'.

For three hours last Friday,  Hawaii Aerial Video's owner, Adam Orens, flew one of his company's drone all around the All Saints' campus as the High-Definition camera recorded footage. Adam did not only get outdoor footage, he flew the drone into and around the Church sanctuary. Check out a clip of the drone flying in the Church.

"The footage is remarkable and offers a very different and stunning perspective of the All Saints' campus," said Father Ryan Newman. "The video footage will be utilized in a variety of marketing capacities for many years to come. Immediately, our goal is to utilize some of the footage in an organ reconstruction campaign video. Also, as we look to update our website and users demand more video content, the footage will be  invaluable for sharing All Saints' beauty and telling the history of the Church.
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 .
Giving the Episcopal Church a Voice in Washington D.C.

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: "Advocacy: The Office of Government Relations."  Did you know the Episcopal Church has an office in Washington D.C.? Take a look at the work they do.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

Slack Key Music Concerts at All Saints'
In partnership with All Saints', Doug and Sandy McMaster will bring 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, and the history, 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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