Volume 2, Issue 25
September 22, 2017
In This Issue
Movie Nights
Communication Survey
Beach BBQ
Upcoming Work Day
Blessing of the Animals
Game Night
Bishop Chang Remembered
Ho'omalu October Collection
Yarn for Leis
Holy Sovereigns
Heavenly Hikes
This Week in Sunday School
Picture of the Week
Malcolm Miner Lecturer
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

Sunday, September 24
'Ohana Beach BBQ
4:00PM - 6:30PM
Lydgate Beach Park

Tuesday, September 26
Vestry Meeting
6:00PM - Eucharist
6:30PM - Meeting

Thursday, September 28
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

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
Holy Sovereigns Service

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
Quick Links
Latest Sermons
Social Media
Get the All Saints' Epistle
Fun for the whole family
Mark your calendars! The dates for All Saints' Annual Movie Nights on the Lawn have been announced:  Friday, September 29 and  Friday, October 6.

Movie Nights on the Lawn are community outreach events of All Saints' that began in 2009 through private donations and grants. Some of Hollywood's biggest and best movies are shown on a large inflatable 30' screen under the stars on the All Saints' campus during the months of September and October. Each evening offers a double-feature lineup with the first movie geared towards families with young children (often animated) followed by a second show that is usually a block-buster action or drama film geared towards teens and adults.

Movie Nights are FREE to the community. The Ke Akua Youth Group runs the concession stand and the Church underwrites the startup costs of the food and drinks. The goal is to keep concession prices low, enabling families to enjoy a night out with movies and dinner for a fraction of the cost that a regular theater would charge. Concession items include the always popular   "Dollar Dogs" and 50 cent popcorn!

The Youth Group is looking for volunteers to help with concessions by making spam musubis and a pot of chili, aiding in kitchen prep, and providing coolers. Please Sierra Gore know if you lend your time or talents!
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.   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.

Beach BBQ at Lydgate Sunday

Join us on Sunday September 24th for another 'Ohana Beach BBQ at Lydgate Beach Park from 4:00PM - 6:30PM. We will be cooking up some hamburgers, hot dogs, and much more. Beverages will be provided. If you are able, please bring a side dish (not required). It is recommended you also bring a beach chair. 
Next Saturday Work Day: September 30th

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 next 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

All Saints' will gather on Sunday, October 8th at 9:30AM to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis and to bless our furry, finned, and feathered pets.

This year, the service will be held outside on All Saints' Lawn near the deck and Kamani tree. We hope it will be a little cooler than the gym especially for our pets. 
Bring your pets and a beach chair. It will be a low-key, family-friendly, pet-centric service! Photos of your pets and stuffed animals are welcome too.

The will be no Sunday School on the 8th of October so the keiki of the Church can fully participate in the family and pet friendly service.

All who attend will be given an opportunity to contribute to a free-will offering supporting The Kaua'i Animal Welfare Society (KAWS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. In 2014, our always-full Kaua'i Humane Society (KHS) euthanized approximately 600 dogs and 2000 cats. KAWS is working to reduce these staggering numbers.

Currently. KAWS is an added resource to KHS's adoption program by promoting the dogs and seeking out alternative rescues and homes, which are often found off island, especially on the mainland. KAWS commitment is to find homes for all animals, placing special attention to the dogs at KHS who are at risk, i.e. been at the shelter over three months and/or who are starting to show signs of kennel stress.

Also, KAWS aims to provide affordable and accessible spay and neutering programs as well as offering educational programs to promote proper care and treatment of animals. They do not have a facility, though it is their vision to open a sanctuary for both dogs and cats in the future.
'Ohana Game Night: October 13th

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--How can you beat that deal?
Remembering Bishop Chang

Family and friends from around the world came to pay their respects to the Rt. Rev. Richard S. O. Chang, the Fourth Bishop of the Diocese Hawai'i, on Sunday, September 17th, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew. 

It was a glorious day fitting for a much beloved leader of the Episcopal Church. Many of the All Saints' 'Ohana attended the service. Faith Shiramizu served as one of the readers for the service.

Photos of Bishop Chang's Funeral by Sybil Nishioka  have been posted here.

October 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 .
Save the Date: Sunday, October 15th

All Saints' will celebrate our Holy Sovereigns, King Kamehameha IV & Queen Emma, on Sunday, October 15th at 9:30AM.

The Feast of the Holy Sovereigns is celebrated annually in the Episcopal Church on November 28th. However, All Saints' commemorates the Holy Sovereigns on the second Sunday in October to coincide with the Emalani Festival in Kokee. The Emalani Festival celebrates Hawai'i ʻs beloved Queen Emma and recalls her journey to the Koke'e uplands and Kilohana vista in 1871.
The Feast of the Holy Sovereigns is our opportunity to celebrate King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma's legacy of service, compassion, and aloha to the people of Hawai'i.
A special "Aloha Hour" reception will follow the service. We are asking the All Saints' 'Ohana to please bring a Luau-type dish if you are able. Mahalo!
No Hike Sunday, September 24th
FYI: There will be no hike this Sunday. Heavenly Hikes will resume Sunday, October 29.
Each week, The Epistle will highlight the upcoming Sunday School lesson from "Weaving God's Promises."
September 24: Joseph's Story

Genesis 37, 39, 40-41 Joseph has dreams. And he connects them to the plans of God for him and for the world. At first, his
dreams-coupled with his own arrogance-land him in trouble
and lead him into years of hardship away from his family, in prison
and in a strange land. But later, in prison again, his dreams lead
him to become a ruler of Egypt-as predicted by those same early
dreams-and then to use his power to save the lives of many from
death by starvation.

What Joseph does not realize at first is that, though his family bows
down to him, he must bow down to God in his service. It takes
Joseph years to find this out.

Notice that Joseph does not give up hope, even after years in Egypt
and then in prison. We suspect that his dreams, which he probably
knows are from God, carry him through the rough times and the
times of doubt and despair. For God does not talk to us only
when we are conscious but also when we are sleeping. God
speaks to us in unexpected ways.

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 "D."

This week, David Crocker installed the new Cross on the top of the Church. David custom-built the Cross which includes LED lighting. The newly designed Cross will withstand the elements and is a stunning addition to the overall look of the Church. MAHALO NUI LOA DAVID!

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.
"The Epistle" is published weekly by Friday.
Submissions for consideration are due by Wednesday at noon and can be sent to ryan@allsaintskauai.org.