Volume 2, Issue 15
May 19, 2017
In This Issue
Congratulations Grads!
BSU Grad
Preschool Graduation
Church Work Day
EM/EV Training
This Week in Sunday School
Tropic Care
National Church News
In Brief
Upcoming Dates
Every Wednesday
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
6:00PM -  Church

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room

Wednesday, May 17
Morning Eucharist

Saturday, May 20
Church Work Day
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Church Campus

Tuesday, May 23
Vestry Meeting
6:00PM - Eucharist
6:30PM - Meeting

Thursday, May 25
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Friday, May 26
Preschool Graduation
All Saints' Gym

Sunday, May 28
Heavenly Hike
Location TBD
11:45AM - Depart Church

Saturday, June 3
Eucharistic Ministers &
Eucharistic Visitors
Training Workshop
Memorial Hall

Sunday, June 4
Feast of Pentecost Day
7:00AM & 9:30AM

Wednesday, June 7
Laundry Love - Team "B"
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapa'a Laundromat

Thursday, June 8
Daughters of the King
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 "A"
2nd Anniversary
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapa'a Laundromat

Thursday, June 22
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

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

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

Saturday, July 29
KISS Concert
Quick Links
Latest Sermons
Social Media
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Graduation day has arrived
Four of our All Saints' youth, Mason Tabura, Asia Vito, Eryn Yamashiro, and Grace Yatsko, graduate from Kapa'a High School on Friday, May 19th.

Graduates, we are so proud of you not only for your academic accomplishments and reaching this milestone, but for the thoughtful, kind and generous energetic young people you are. You are great examples of poise, service, and grit and already have so much potential to brighten and change the world.

We are committed to supporting you and your needs whether it's a conversation, discernment or just a good meal. As you venture into the next phase of your life please remember that you have a home at All Saints' and in this 'ohana.
May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you,
wherever he may send you.
May he guide you through the wilderness,
protect you through the storm;
May he bring you home rejoicing,
at the wonders he has shown you;
may he bring you home rejoicing,
once again into our doors.
Wiki wiki graduation
Congratulations to Cassidy Yatsko!  Cassidy graduated on May 6th from Boise State University . . . in three years!

Cassidy graduated with a double-major in psychology and sociology with a minor in American Sign Language and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution.

Recently, Cassidy was featured in the Garden Island Newspaper, click here to see the article about her three year journey at Boise.

She told the Garden Island Newspaper, "When I went into my first semester, I definitely expected to be there for four years and to be a usual college kid. But when I was looking at the curriculum and my major to obtain my degree, it became a running joke with my dad that where I would say 'well, I can beat out these other kids' and graduate in three years rather than four."



Next work day is this Saturday, May 20th

May's Saturday Work Day is here--this Saturday, May 20!    The work day will begin at  8:00AM and conclude no later than 12:00PM. Volunteers are not required to stay the whole time, but it is always helpful.

For this Saturday, volunteers will focus on the gym, which needs to be cleaned in preparation for the Preschool graduation next Friday. There is always plenty of other work for willing hands: Clean and tidy the gym kitchen (a regular monthly feature of the work day!), clean the church windows, clean and organize Memorial Hall. For those with a love of gardening, the Peace Garden would benefit from some TLC including weeding and pruning.

Saturday Workdays are vital to the stewardship and preservation of our All Saints' Campus. Our 'Ohana is blessed with a beautiful campus and numerous buildings. However, these amazing resources require a great deal of ongoing maintenance and preventative care.  It is our call  and duty  to properly care for our Church home--not only for this generation; but, for many generations to come.

There are jobs for all ages and all abilities. Workdays can be a wonderful family-centered activity. We need the "power of our 'Ohana" to tackle the many vital jobs to make All Saints' shine for and in service to the Glory of God!

All Saints' to host training for Kaua'i congregations

On Saturday, June 3rd, All Saints' will host a training workshop for current and new Eucharistic Ministers and Eucharistic Visitors. Current EMs/EVs are required to renew their license every three years and our last training at All Saints' was in 2014.

The workshop will begin at 9:00AM. The Eucharistic Minister portion will conclude at 11:00AM. Eucharistic Visitors will be required to stay till 12:00PM for additional training.

What is a Eucharistic Minister?
Eucharistic Minister is a lay person authorized to administer the consecrated elements at a Celebration of Holy Eucharist. A Eucharistic Minister should normally act under the direction of the Member of the Clergy or other leader exercising oversight of the congregation or other community of faith. Ministers will be licensed in the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii. Licenses are valid for three years.

What is a Eucharistic Visitor?
Eucharistic Visitor is a lay person authorized to take the consecrated elements in a timely manner following a Celebration of Holy Eucharist to congregants who, by reason of illness or infirmity, are unable to be present at the service. A Eucharistic Visitor should normally act under the direction of the Member of the Clergy or other leader exercising oversight of the congregation or other community of faith. Ministers will be licensed in the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii. Licenses are valid for three years.

If you are interested in serving in either of these vital ministries and/or have any questions, please speak to Fr. Ryan. Current and new ministers, please register to participate.

Each week, The Epistle will highlight the upcoming Sunday School lesson from "Weaving God's Promises."

May 21: Going to Church

Luke 2:41-51; Philippians 4:4-7. We come to church to worship God. In large part, we think of worship in terms of the word of God and the Eucharist. But our worship of the Lord includes not only the words but also the whole experience of the liturgy: the ritual and music, the gathered community of the faithful, and the giving of ourselves in love and praise to God. Worship is not limited to the words that we hear; it encompasses the whole experience of being with God.

Worship is an experience of being with God in an environment that engages all our senses: we see the stained glass, we hear the music and the word, we sing and say our responses to God, we feel the passed offering plate, we taste the bread and wine of communion.

And worship is the experience of being the people of God gathered together for an hour to focus on God and God alone. This is the time that we are allowed to spend not thinking about how our friends treated us, or meals, or homework, but on renewing our relationship with God, talking to God, listening to God, getting to know God better.

School School Teachers: Team "C."

Helping the community

The Department of Health's Kauai District Health Office, under the direction of Dr. Dileep Ball brought Tropic Care to Kauai in 2012. Through the Pentagon's Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) medical deployments to Kaua'i have been arranged in 2012, 2014, and 2016.

Many Kauai residents cannot afford to be seen by a doctor, dentist, optometrist, or behavioral health professional unless there is an acute health issue. Through the provision of more than 50,000 medical, dental, optometric and behavioral health services at no cost to participants, prior Tropic Care missions have addressed a range of unmet health care needs on Kauai.

Tropic Care 2017 will build upon previous efforts to address non-acute health care needs among Kauai residents. Clinics will take place from June 12-21 at three main sites: Eleele Elementary School, Kauai Community College and Kapaa Middle School. There will also be two mobile sites at Kilauea Elementary School from June 12-15 and Waimea Easter Seals from June 17-21. Services are expected to include: physical exams, eye exams, eyeglasses, and dental services.

If you need more information, an ASL interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid support, please contact the Department of Health at (808)241-3555 or email at least (7) days before the event.
Episcopalians, Methodists propose full-communion agreement
A group of Episcopalians and Methodists has released its proposal for full communion between the two denominations.

Full implementation of the proposal will take at least three years. The Episcopal Church General Convention and the United Methodist Church General Conference must approve the agreement, which culminates 15 years of exploration and more than 50 years of formal dialogue between the two churches. General Convention next meets in July 2018 in Austin, Texas. The General Conference's next meeting is in 2020.

For more information, please see the ENS news article, click here .

Photo courtesy of The Episcopal News Service. 
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle."

2017 Dodgeball Tournament
The 12th edition of the FiF (Fun in Fellowship) Dodgeball Tournament is scheduled for Friday, July 28th and Saturday, July 29th. Team and volunteer registration will begin June 1st.  If you would like to serve on the FiF Dodgeball Committee, please attend the committee's next meeting, Tuesday, June 6th at 6:00PM in the Rector's Office-all are invited to participate.  For updates and more information, please visit the FiF Dodgeball website  and Facebook page.

Hale Ho'omalu May Collection
This month's special collection for Hale Ho'omalu, a family service center located 1/2 block away from All Saints', is Canned items: (i.e. Soups, Chili, Pork & Beans, Spam and Vienna Sausage).  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.
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