Volume 2, Issue 5
February 5, 2017
In This Issue
Annual Meeting Elections
Organ Project Update
2016 Financial Report
Epiphany Sermon Series
This Week in Sunday School
Lenten Education
Photo of the Week
Golden Discohana
KISS Concert
Eat Dessert First
In Brief
February 5th
Epiphany 5A
Upcoming Dates
Every Wednesday
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
6:00PM -  Church

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room

Thursday, February 9
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Sunday, February 12
'Ohana Beach BBQ
4:00PM - 6:30PM
Lydgate Beach Park

Wednesday, February 15
Laundry Love - Team "A"
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Thursday, February 16
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
Memorial Hall

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

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

Tuesday, March 14
Crazy Christians, Session 1
Memorial Hall

Sunday, March 26
Bishop Fitzpatrick Visit
to All Saints'
7:00AM & 9:30AM
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New members of the Vestry and Convention Delegates Elected
At last Sunday's Annual Meeting, the Parish elected:

Junior Warden
Mary Margaret Smith

Vestry Class of 2020
Byron Barth
William Brown
Morris Wise

Delegates to Diocese Convention
Bill Caldwell
CeCe Caldwell
David Crocker
Linda Crocker
David Murray

To hear Fr. Ryan's Annual Meeting address, click here.
Organ Project Update
For those who were unable to attend the Annual Meeting, this is a summary of my presentation about the organ project.

It is important for me to emphasize that the Organ Project will be funded entirely from donations. These donations may come from members of our own congregation, outside individuals, charitable organizations, foundations, grants, etc., but our annual church budget will not be affected.

The Organ Project includes a number of sub-projects:
  • Electrical system upgrade;
  • Concrete floor refinishing;
  • Repainting the interior of the church, and finally;
  • Installation of the rebuilt organ.
Why so many sub-projects you may ask. Well, for a start, the base electrical system in the church consists of original "knob and tube" wiring which was in common use from about 1880 until about 1930. There have been many other ad hoc electrical projects over the years which have added to the complexity of the system and it is well past time that the whole electrical system was upgraded with new wiring, new lighting design and new electrical outlets. The organ project is the perfect time to do it.

Refinishing the concrete floors and repainting the interior of the church are intended to return the interior of the church to a more "original" look with polished concrete floor, carpet runner from the entrance to the altar, "board and batten" wall finish, and a color scheme more in keeping with the original.

The immediate project goal is to have the electrical, flooring and painting projects completed during June of this year.  This is an ambitious goal but the feedback we have already received from the various contractors we have contacted tells us that it can be done. In order to meet this schedule we will empty the church and move everything (pews, piano etc.) into the gym. Services will take place in the gym throughout June so that contractors have unimpeded access to the church. Individuals and businesses who rent the gym for activities will be informed that the facility is not available for that month.

Our original goal was to have the newly rebuilt organ installed by Easter of 2018 but, as a result of some unavoidable delays, it is now more likely that the installation will be completed sometime between Easter and Christmas of 2018. Let's all pray for Easter!
In addition to the projects listed above we also have to face the fact that our roof needs to be replaced. We hope that this will also be done in June. This project is a church maintenance responsibility (not a sub-project of the organ project) so funds for this must come from the church. We expect to fund this project with a line of credit established through the Diocese with payback over the next 8-10 years.

If you have questions or want more information on either the organ or roof project please contact any member of the organ project team - Morris Wise, Byron Barth, David Crocker, Bill Caldwell, or me.

Mahalo nui loa,
David Murray
Senior Warden 
2016 Financial Report
Below is the 2016 financial report of the Parish.

Epiphany Sermon Series Continues 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 2:1-16:
When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 3 And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. 4 My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God.

6 Yet among the mature we do speak wisdom, though it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to perish. 7 But we speak God's wisdom, secret and hidden, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But, as it is written, 

"What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him"- 

10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For what human being knows what is truly human except the human spirit that is within? So also no one comprehends what is truly God's except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. 13 And we speak of these things in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual things to those who are spiritual.14 Those who are unspiritual do not receive the gifts of God's Spirit, for they are foolishness to them, and they are unable to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 Those who are spiritual discern all things, and they are themselves subject to no one else's scrutiny.16 "For who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.
Each week, The Epistle will highlight the upcoming Sunday School lesson from "Weaving God's Promises."
F ebruary 5th:  Jesus Heals the Sick

Jesus' healing power does not prove that he is the Son of God. He is not the Son of God because he healed the sick. Rather, his healing is a sign of God's presence in him, God working in him as in no other person. The healings are a sign that God, through Jesus, is healing God's creation, which God promised to do in the fullness of time.
Jesus is God with us. Remember, in the Old Testament, we learned that God stays with us no matter what. Here, Jesus shows himself as the abiding presence of God, making us whole.
And who are those that are healed? In these stories, they are often the outcasts-those who are by Jewish law unclean because of their illnesses. There is the leper, a "demoniac," a woman with a hemorrhage. There is also the servant of a Gentile soldier, a nod to Jesus' reaching out to the whole world. Jesus allows access to salvation to all, including those we consider to be outcasts.
As we follow Jesus, we, too, can offer our hospitality and open our arms to all people.

Last Sunday afternoon, the Heavenly Hike Ministry ventured to Ho'opi'i Falls. The group was joined by visitors from all over the globe. Not pictured is Denis Orme . . . who is the person behind the lens of the picture and who served as the hiking guide for the day. Mahalo Denis! 


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

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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