Volume 1, Issue 15
April 14, 2016
In This Issue
All Saints' Angels
Green Gift
KISS Returns
Caring for the 'Aina
Safeguarding Training
EYE 2017
Sermon Series
In Brief
This Sunday
Readings for April 17

7:00AM
Joe Adorno (EM)
Judy Saronitman (U)
Diane Sato  (AG)

9:30AM
David Crocker  (EM)
Chris Kostka (U)
Mary Margaret Smith (U)
David Murray (R)
Linda Crocker (R)
Eryn and Braden  (A)
Edith Hashizume (AG)
Nelson Secretario (OSL)
Vikki Secretario (OSL)
Upcoming Dates
Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room 

Thursday, April 14
Daughters of the King
7:00PM
Memorial Hall

Saturday, April 16
K.I.S.S Concert:
Jazz and Pop
6:00PM - Church

Sunday, April 17
Ke Akua Youth Group Meeting
11:00AM
Memorial Hall

Tuesday, April 19
Vestry Meeting
6:00PM - Eucharist
6:30PM - Meeting

Wednesday, April 20
Laundry Love (B)
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Thursday, April 21
Episcopal Church Women
7:00PM 
Memorial Hall

April 23 & 24
Relay for Life
Hanapepe Soccer Field

Tuesday, April 26
Vestry Executive Session
with Hale Lani Volunteers
6:30PM - Memorial Hall

Wednesday, April 27
Buildings and Ground
9:00AM
Rectory's Office

Thursday, April 28
Daughters of the King
7:00PM
Memorial Hall

Wednesday, May 4
Laundry Love (C)
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Sunday, May 15
Pentecost Day
7:30AM & 9:30AM

Saturday, May 21
Preschool Discohana Fundraiser for Scholarships
6:00PM
Preschool 
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CALLING ALL ANGELS
Record Setting Relay for Life

The All Saints' Angels have set new fundraising records each year for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event, and this year is no exception.

This past Saturday's rummage and bake sale raised over $1,800, bringing this year's total to $5,500, and breaking last year's record of $5,420... and it's not over yet!

This year's event takes place on April 23 and 24, at the Hanapepe Stadium, and everyone is invited to come out and take part in the island's most festive event. Hundreds gather together for a night of remembrance, hope, and celebration! This year's theme has an international twist with a "Paint Our World Purple" slogan. Each team was assigned a different country, and the All Saints' Angels have Belgium! Be sure to stop by their booth where they will be selling Belgian Waffle donuts and rootbeer floats (to represent the beer made by Belgium's Trappist Monks). With that night's sales, they hope to hit $6,000!

Many thanks to the hard work of the ECW and Ke Akua Youth Group for their efforts to battle cancer, a disease that has touched all of us. Mahalo to everyone who donated items, who purchased items and lumiarias, and for all of your support! Special thanks to Victor Punua, Jr., who slaved over a hot wok, churning out dozens of ono plate lunches for the cause!
IMPERIAL PLANT
A Growing Green Gift

Last Saturday, Liz Ronaldson, who owned and operated Growing Greens Nursery for more than 20 years, generously donated a 15 gallon Imperial Bromeliad (Vriesea Imperalis). The plant produces a broad rosette of tongue-like, light blue-green leaves that eventually bears a towering red flower stalk lined with clusters of ivory flowers.

"It is a wonderful and generous gift," said Father Ryan Newman. "It will welcome many people to All Saints' and serve as proud reminder of Growing Greens' lasting impact on the community. Mahalo to Liz for this beautiful gift."
 
David Murray and William Brown re-potted the bromeliad and placed it at the highway end of the path that leads to the church. The planter that was originally at that location has now found a new home in front of the church with the gardenias
KISS RETURNS
KISS Offers Free Concert at All Saints' This Saturday

The 2016 KISS season begins Saturday, April 16 at 6:00PM with a concert featuring jazz and pop selections. All Saints' is the official home venue of KISS. 

The concert features a scintillating blend of truly wonderful jazz standards and pop songs sung by eight remarkable vocalists: Mary Ellen Kopitzke, Diana Leone, Christine Melamed, Melissa Mojo, Fran Nestel, Trishana Star, Stanley Wolshin and Trudy Vella.
The backing musicians will be Hank Curtis (All Saints' Director of Music Ministries) on piano, Edd Cook on bass and Jim Fiore on drums.

KISS Concerts are free and open to the community. For more information, please visit KISS' Facebook page,  click here .
CARING FOR THE 'AINA
Environmental Issues and the Anglican Communion
Communion Releases Video Leading Up To Earth Day
 
April 22 is Earth Day. The Earth Day movement, started in the 1970's by John McConnell, has since seen millions of people take part in planting trees, cleaning up local neighborhoods, and pushing government officials to enact more environmental laws.

The United States and China recently announced that both countries plan to sign the historic "Paris Climate Agreement." On Earth Day, President Barak Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City to officially sign the agreement that ultimately requires 55 countries accounting for a minimum of 55% of global emissions for passage. 

Negotiated in 2015, the goal of the Paris Climate Agreement is to keep global temperatures from rising more than 2°C compared to pre-industrial temperatures. The agreement asks for specific and scaling contributions from each country to lower emission targets in the coming years to decades.

This week, the Anglican Communion released a video addressing "environmental issues." The Communion is calling upon both lay and ordained leaders in the Church to become more engaged in caring and advocating for God's creation. 

"We really all are called into thinking what our faith tells us about the care of the earth; but also, what kind of Earth are we leaving for our children and our grandchildren," said Bishop Jane Alexander, Anglican Diocese of Edmonton, Canada.

To view the video, please click on the image above.
SAFEGUARDING GOD'S CHILDREN
Training Session on Kauai

There will be Safeguarding God's Children Training on Kauai on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Kilauea. The training will run from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, and lunch will be provided.  For more information and to register, click here .

This training is mandatory for all clergy, church leaders, employees and volunteers who work with children. If you volunteer in Sunday School, the Nursery, and/or Youth Activities, you must be certified Safeguarding God's Children. For more information on the Church's policy and requirements, visit the Diocesan webpage
EPISCOPAL YOUTH EVENT 2017
eye14 planning team EYE2017 Headed to Oklahoma

The next Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) will be held at the  University of Central Oklahoma  in Edmond, Oklahoma on July 10-14, 2017. EYE17 is being planned by the Episcopal Church in partnership with the Diocese of Oklah oma .

"EYE is always a great event for both our youth and for our adults," Presiding Bishop Michael Curry commented. "I have attended many of the Episcopal Youth Events and I have fond memories of joining our youth in celebration, learning and fun. EYE17 is a strong component of the Jesus Movement."

EYE traditionally draws hundreds of youth from throughout the Episcopal Church. EYE 2017 marks the 13th EYE and remains a popular and well-attended event. EYE 2017 is geared for youth in grades 9-12 during the 2016-2017 academic year and their adult leaders.

Applications to serve on EYE2017 Mission Planning Team are now being accepted through April 30. Last EYE (2014), All Saints' own Casey Nakamura was a member of the Planning Team. Applications are available  here.  

To be eligible for the Mission Planning Team, youth applicants must be currently enrolled in grades 9 - 11 and must be a communicant of an Episcopal Church congregation. Adult applicants must be at least 25 years old, a communicant of an Episcopal Church, and have experience working with high school-aged youth.
EASTER SERMON SERIES
Proclaiming the Risen Lord!

For the first five Sundays after Easter Day, Father Ryan is offering a five-part sermon series, "Proclaiming the Risen Lord: 21st Century Discipleship." 

The sermon series studies how we embody and proclaim the Risen Christ in and to a complex and turbulent world. The sermons seek to offer practical applications for being modern-day disciples of the Easter message; both as individuals and as a community of God's people. 

Upcoming sermon topics in the series: 
April 17 LIVING (John 10:22-30)
April 24 BEING (John 13:31-35)
May 1 PROCLAIMING (John 5:1-9)

Past sermons in the series:
April 3 BELIEVING (John 20:19-31)
April 10 SHARING (John 21:1-19)

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

Kaua'i Sacred Day Walk
The ReSource for Christian Spirituality will host a week-long Christian formation retreat for adults of all ages. Kaua'i Sacred Day Walk will be held June 11th-15th at the Waineke Cabins, Koke'e State Park The program is limited to 10 participants. The program is open to all Christian denominations and includes post-event spiritual direction opportunities.  The cost of the program is only $100. The registration due date is May 7. For more information and to download a registration form, please click here . Also, you can contact directly The Reverend Phyllis Meighen by phone (808) 647-4346 or by email .
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