Volume 2, Issue 18
June 9, 2017
In This Issue
Roofing Project Begins
In-Choiring Minds
FiF Dogeball 2017
Diocese Convention
This Week in Sunday School
Tropic Care
In Brief
Upcoming Dates
View the Online
Master Calendar

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

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room

Saturday, June 10
Diocese Focus Groups for
Mutual Ministry Review
St. Michael and All Angels

Sunday, June 11
Diocese Focus Groups for
Mutual Ministry Review
Memorial Hall

Thursday, June 15
Episcopal Church Women
Memorial Hall

Saturday, June 17
Church Work Day
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Church Campus

Wednesday, June 21
Laundry Love - Team "C"
2nd Anniversary
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapa'a Laundromat

Thursday, June 22
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Sunday, June 25
Heavenly Hike
11:45AM - Depart Church
Location TBD

Tuesday, June 27
Buildings and
Grounds Meeting
Rector's Office

Wednesday, July 5
Laundry Love - Team "A"
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapa'a Laundromat

Thursday, July 13
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Saturday, July 15
Church Work Day
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Campus Wide

Monday, July 17
Dodgeball Practices Begin
All Saints' Gym
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Wednesday, July 19
Laundry Love - Team "B"
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapa'a Laundromat

Thursday, July 27
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Friday, July 28 &
Saturday, July 29
FiF Dodgeball Tournament
All Saints' Gym

Saturday, July 29
KISS Concert

Sunday, July 30
Heavenly Hike
11:45AM Depart Church
Location TBD

Sunday, August 6
Preschool Orientation
Church & Preschool Campus

Monday, August 7
Orientation/Open House
8:30AM - 11:30AM
Preschool Campus

August 18 - 20
'Ohana Church Retreat
Camp Sloggett
Quick Links
Latest Sermons
Social Media
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Church re-Roofing project begins
On Tuesday, June 6th, the work began to replace the roof on the Church.

"T he roof was well beyond its life expectancy and beginning to show significant signs of deterioration," said Rev. Ryan Newman. "If this major maintenance issue continued to be deferred by our congregation, we could have had a major disaster on our hands. The roof needed be replaced." 

The new roof will feature a state-of-the-art roofing product, Davinci 
Bellaforté. Bellaforté Shake roofing tiles are an engineered product that provides a durable and low maintenance way to achieve a natural hand-split cedar shake look. The product is 100% recyclable, resists mold and moss, retains its color, and has been tested in up to 175 MPH wind speeds. The product carries a 50-year limited warranty. Despite it being an engineered product, the shakes look like real wood. In the past couple of years, the product has been used on structures in the National Register of Historic Places as well as the Hawai'i Register of Historic Places.
The voices of the Spirit

Many members of All Saints' may recall that Pentecost Sunday in years past included members of the congregation reading scripture in various native or acquired languages. This past Sunday, we did things a little differently. The All Saints Choir honed their foreign language skills and proclaimed God's word through song in four different languages! The hymns were sung in English. An invitation for the Holy Spirit to come was sung in Latin ("Veni Sancte Spiritus").  A prayer of confession and pardon was sung in Hawaiian ("Ke Aloha O Ka Haku" also known as "The Queen's Prayer," by Queen Lili'uokalani), and an offertory anthem which describes the beauty of God was sung in Tagalog ("Tanging Yaman," by Manoling Francisco, SJ).

What will choir do next? There is some time to think about that, since the choir has begun its summer recess. Choir practice will resume on Thursday, July 13, and will again be seated for the service on Sunday, July 16.

The All Saints' Choir extends a warm welcome to new members, amateur and professional, alike. Even if you are just visiting Kaua'i and would like join the choir during your stay, you are more than welcome. We are in particular need of additional tenor and bass voices.

Practice occurs each Thursday at 6:00PM in the Music Room (south entrance of the All Saints' Gym). Sunday call times are generally 8:45AM. If you would like to "in-choir" about the All Saints' Choir, please contact Hank Curtis. All Saints' welcomes you!

Game on . . . dodgeball tournament returns this summer

Kauai's premier family-centered sporting event, FiF Dodgeball, returns for the 12th year on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29. The tournament annually draws teams from around the island, state, and even the mainland.

" This year's tournament will be a great event. We we hope everyone will join us for the fun and fellowship," says  Tournament Director, Chris Kostka. The Dodgeball Committee under Chris Kostka's leadership have planned another amazing month-long dodgeball extravaganza culminating with the tournament.

Player and team registration began this week . The priority deadline is Friday, July 21 at 11:59PM. 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 hospitality. 

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 .

For more information about FiF Dodgeball, please visit the website .
Convention XLIX

The 49th Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i will be held on on the grounds of 'Iolani School in Honolulu, beginning with the Convention Eucharist on Friday afternoon, October 20, 2017, and followed by the meeting on Saturday, October 21.

Preparations for the meeting, an education day on Friday, and related events are underway. Up-to-date information will be posted on the Convention webpage  as it is made available. For now:
  • Start working on your resolutions.
  • Consider throwing your hat into the ring for Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, Cathedral Chapter or Secretary of the Convention. Nomination forms will be posted soon.
  • Information regarding the Annual Meeting will be mailed out soon to all delegates.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Rae Costa at (808) 536-7776, ext. 326, or by  email.

Information courtesy of the The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i E-News.
Each week, The Epistle will highlight the upcoming Sunday School lesson from "Weaving God's Promises."

June 11: We are Baptized in Christ

Mark 1:9-11: There are important themes associated with the rite of Baptism. Here is what our baptism does for us:
  • Unites us with Jesus Christ.
  • Brings us into the community of the Church, the Body of Christ.
  • Gives us new birth.
  • Cleanses our sins.
  • Brings the Holy Spirit into our lives.
Through baptism, our spiritual life is irrevocably changed, not
only in our relationship with God through the sense of God's
presence in our life, but also in our relationship with the world in
which we live and how we express God's presence in the world.
Our commitment to a baptismal life is deepened every time
we witness another baptism and hear the words of the rite and
renew our own baptismal vows. Every baptism that we attend,
every Baptismal Covenant that we repeat, every baptismal prayer that we hear reminds us of our commitment to life in Christ that we made in our own baptism.

School School Teachers: Team "B."

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

Strategic Initiatives Focus Groups June 10th and 11th
The Diocese of Hawaiʻi has embarked on an exciting project collectively called The Strategic Initiatives.  The  Strategic Initiatives Group is tasked with the following three projects: (1)  Conducting the Diocese's Mutual Ministry Review (MMR), (2)  Creating a Diocese Strategic Plan; and, (3) Facilitating the Bishopʻs Personal Performance Review  Your are needed to help with the Mutual Ministry Review for the Diocese of Hawaiʻi! You have an exciting opportunity to give your thoughts about where the Church is now and where you think it should go in the next three to five years.  There will be two MMR Focus Group Sessions on Kaua'i. The first session will be at St. Michael and All Angels, Saturday, June 10th at 10:00AM. The second session will be at All Saints', Sunday June 11th at 11:30AM in Memorial Hall. The sessions are open to everyone.  Please come and be a part of the discussion about the future of the Diocese.

June Collection for Hale Ho'omalu
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.

'Ohana Retreat in August at Camp Sloggett
This year, we  invite your family to join All Saints', Friday August 18th - Sunday, August 20th (Statehood Weekend) for the inaugural All Saints' 'Ohana Retreat hosted 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 Friday at 3:00PM and check out will be Sunday at 11:00AM.  Registration forms can be download online  or picked up at the entrance of the Church. Forms are due by Sunday, July 16th. There will be no charge for the retreat, but donations to underwrite the weekend are always welcomed.  For more information and to view pictures of Camp Sloggett,  click here .

Online Master Calendar
All Saints' has launched an Online Master Calendar. The goal is to provide the congregation and the community a centralized, real-time calendar that can be accessed from anywhere and on any device. The program also provides the Church staff with a tool to manage campus facilities bookings. The calendar can be viewed by navigating your internet browser to: www.allsaintskauai.org/calendar.html
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