Volume 2, Issue 7
February 17, 2017
In This Issue
Ash Wednesday
Shrove Tuesday
Old Palm Crosses
Acolyte Training
Colorful Lent
Epiphany Sermon Series
This Week in Sunday School
Hale Ho'omalu Collection
BBQ Highlights
Lenten Education
KISS Concert
In Brief
February 19th
Epiphany 7A
Upcoming Dates
Every Wednesday
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
6:00PM -  Church

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room

Thursday, February 23
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

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

Kauai Island Singers Showcase (KISS)
Presents: Jazz

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

Monday, February 27
Vestry Meeting
6:00PM - Eucharist
6:30PM - Meeting

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

Laundry Love - Team "B"
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Thursday, March 9
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Saturday, March 11
Preschool Golden Discohana
4:30PM - 7:30PM

Sunday, March 12
Acolyte Training
11:00AM - 1:00PM

Tuesday, March 14
Crazy Christians, Session 1
Memorial Hall

Wednesday, March 15
Laundry Love - Team "C"
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Thursday, March 16
Episcopal Church Women
Memorial Hall

Tuesday, March 21
Crazy Christians, Session 2
Memorial Hall

Thursday, March 23
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Sunday, March 26
Bishop Fitzpatrick Visit
to All Saints'
7:00AM & 9:30AM

Tuesday, March 28
Crazy Christians, Session 3
Memorial Hall

Wednesday, April 5
Laundry Love - Team "A"
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat
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Latest Sermons
Social Media
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All you can eat pancakes!
All Saints' 3rd Annual Shrove Tuesday  'Ohana Pancake Supper is  February 28th at  6:00PM in the Rectory. All are invited to attend.  We invite you to a delicious supper of pancakes. There will be loads of bacon, egg dishes, fruits, desserts, and much more. Attendees are encouraged to bring a "breakfast" side dish."

Why a pancake supper the day before Ash Wednesday? With the season of Lent beginning the next day (Ash Wednesday), historically people tried to use up all of their rich and fatty foods like butter, eggs and milk. Also celebrated as Mardi Gras ("Fat Tuesday" in French), the celebration takes place in many parts of the world. It is a fun and festive way to enjoy those final sweets before we turn our hearts, minds, and stomachs to the penitent season of Lent.

An RSVP list is available at the entrance of the Church or email the Church office.
palm crosses Ashes to be made
Ashes used on Ash Wednesday are made from the burned palms from previous Palm Sunday services. 

We are asking our 'Ohana to please bring in their old palm crosses to be used for the preparation of the ashes.  Crosses can be left in a basket on the table at the church entrance during the next two Sundays. 
Upcoming training for acolytes
"Acolytes" were first mentioned in a letter from the pope written to the Bishop of Antioch dated in the year 251 A.D. (CE). At that time, acolytes were members of the clergy-ordained Church leaders-serving alongside bishops, priests, deacons and others. 

Today, acolytes are lay (non-clergy) members of the Church. At All Saints' the Acolyte Ministry is open to all parishioners ages 8 and up (including adults)Acolytes fully participate in the liturgy (worship) of the Church. From the beginning to the end of the service, acolytes function as representatives of the 'Ohana at God's altar. 

Becoming an acolyte is a great way to get involved at All Saints'!   Acolytes function in two ways: First, there are practical jobs that we "do" as part of our service: carrying a torch, cross, Gospel Book, sometimes a banner/flag; giving out and receiving alms basins; closing and opening the altar rail gate and shifting kneeling cushions as we prepare for communion; and helping the clergy ready the table for worship, among other things. Secondly, a colytes  are living symbols of faith--they represent something much larger than ourselves. Serving and leading our 'Ohana in worship is an important ministry and should be undertaken reverently, faithfully, and joyously.

All Saints' will host acolyte training on Sunday, March 12th from 11:00AM-1:00PM. The time will serve as a chance for new children, youth, or adults to learn how to be an acolyte or crucifer as well as a refresher for those who already regularly serve.  Anyone age 8 and up is welcome to attend training and serve as an acolyte. 

To preview the All Saints' Acolyte Customary prior to the training day, please click here .
Families invited to participate in a colorful Lenten journey
Coloring! It's not just for kids anymore. Did you know that coloring can be a meditative/prayerful activity for the whole family?

This Lent, All Saints' Children and Family Ministries wants to offer to All Saints' families an opportunity to experience centering prayer and dialogue through the art of meditative coloring. It is a wonderful and sacred activity for the whole family.  The project's goal is to create a fun and safe space for families to talk about faith during this Lenten Season.

We have eight beautiful, blank posters from Illustrated Children's Ministry that go through the Scriptural Way of the Cross, and we need your help to bring them to life!  We will use these posters for the Stations of the Cross service led by the Youth Group on Good Friday, April 14th. 

Families will have the opportunity to take a poster home for a few days to color in a station as a centering, prayerful family practice. We will provide each family coloring supplies and a simple devotional guide containing  starting points for meditation/prayer and conversation. To participate in the project, please contact Sierra .
In addition, our larger All Saints'  ĽOhana will also have the opportunity to color the posters during Aloha Hour after the 9:30AM services during Lent. 

Whether young or young at heart, all are welcome to join this colorful Lenten journey.
Epiphany sermon series concludes 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 3:10-11, 16-23
10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it.

11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ.

16 Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy that person. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.

18 Do not deceive yourselves. If you think that you are wise in this age, you should become fools so that you may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their craftiness," 20 and again, "The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile."

21 So let no one boast about human leaders. For all things are yours,22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future-all belong to you, 23 and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.
Each week, The Epistle will highlight the upcoming Sunday School lesson from "Weaving God's Promises."
Matthew 13 is the foundation of the lesson. We are all invited to God's kingdom. Here, in Matthew, Jesus describes this kingdom in everyday images. Perhaps his disciples asked him what this kingdom is like. Perhaps they expressed discouragement that the coming of the Messiah in Jesus did not come about the way they expected, with universal acclaim and acceptance. Perhaps they wondered why more people do not hear the word of God and act on it. Jesus' stories tell us about the coming of the kingdom of heaven on earth and give us hope and encouragement about how the reign of God will come about. 

It's very much a question of seeing God present and active in everyday life and ordinary things if we look at them with wonder. That is the Good News. God has come to us and dwells with us. God has come in Jesus, who shows us God's presence every day. Look around! God is with us and stays with us, no matter what! 

We can see God's kingdom now if we look. Remember from the Beatitudes that the kingdom of heaven is here! It has already been inaugurated by Jesus' death and resurrection. It is God with us, who is Jesus himself. That is Good News!

School School Teachers: Team "C."
February Collection: Toiletries
This month's special collection for Hale Ho'omalu, a family service center located 1/2 block away from All Saints', is  Toiletries (i.e. Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Deodorant, Bar Soap, Shampoo). 

Hale Ho'omalu also needs and appreciates monetary donations as well as gifts-in-kind items.  Every Sunday, all gift-in-kind donations can be left in the red wagon at the Church's entrance.

About 50 people got together on Sunday, February 12th for the first Beach BBQ of 2017 at Lydgate Beach Park.

Our Grillmasters: Wayne Doliente and Ryan Newman

A new grill was blessed . . . then blessed us with great food.


IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

Volunteers Needed
All Saints' offers the   Laundry Love  ministry the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 5:30PM - 8:30PM at the Kapaa Laundromat  in the Kapaa Shopping Center.  The ministry needs more volunteers especially for Team A and Team B. Volunteers do not need to members of the Church. Volunteers wash, dry, and fold patrons' laundry. Each session, All Saints' 70-90 loads of free laundry for the community. No laundry experience required! For more information,  visit here.  Please consider volunteering one of the following dates:  March 1st (Team B),  March 15th (Team C),  April 5th (Team A),  April 19th (Team B), and  May 3rd (Team C).  If you are interested in volunteering for any of the above dates, please email  Fr. Ryan.

Episcopal Summer Camp at Camp Mokule`ia
Hui Pu 2017 hosted at Camp Mokule`ia - Oahu will be a huge event with all three camps for the different age groups taking place simultaneously. Our theme is "S.W.A.G ( Saved With Amazing Grace)" and will be full of new experiences, re-kindled friendships and most importantly full of praise\ and worship with unconditional love!  Although the camp will begin on the same date (July 2) for all age groups, it will end on different days. Register before May 1 and save!  For more information, download the flyer here, or if you have any questions, contact Seino Lino, Programs Director, at (808) 637-6241, or by email .

Eat Dessert First
The Zonta Club of Kaua'i celebrates its 24rd annual "Eat Dessert First" on Friday, February 24, 20167, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, at the Aqua Kaua'i Beach Resort Hotel. Pre-sale tickets are $30 and $35 at the door. For more information and to order tickets, please visit the  Eat Dessert First website.

Applications for 17/18 Preschool 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. 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 and to learn more about All Saints' Preschool, please click here.
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