Volume 2, Issue 22
August 17, 2017
In This Issue
No Services 8/20
'Ohana Retreat
Dick Schulz
National Church News
Bishop's Pastoral Letter
Sunday School News
Ho'omalu August Collection
Randy Duncan
'Aha Mele Concert Series
Upcoming Dates
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Master Calendar

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

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room

August 18 - 20
'Ohana Church Retreat
Camp Sloggett

Sunday, August 20
No Services at All Saints'
Due to 'Ohana Retreat

Tuesday, August 22
Vestry Meeting
6:00PM - Eucharist
6:30PM - Meeting

Thursday, August 24
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Sunday, August 27
Diocese Clergy Retreat
Dinner, Eucharist, and Open Session at All Saints'
Rectory & Gym

Sunday, August 27
Heavenly Hike
11:45AM - Departure
Location TBD

Sunday, September 3
'Ohana Beach BBQ
4:00PM - 6:30PM
Lydgate Beach Park

Wednesday, September 6
Laundry Love (Team B)
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapa'a Laundromat

Sunday, September 10
Ke Akua Youth Group Meeting
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Youth Room

Thursday, September 14
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Wednesday, September 20
Laundry Love (Team C)
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapa'a Laundromat

Thursday, September 28
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Friday, September 29
Movie Night on the Lawn
Sunset to 10:30PM
All Saints' Lawn

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
Holy Sovereigns Service

Saturday, October 21
KISS Concert

Sunday, November 5
All Saints' Day
Celebration and Special Aloha Hour Following
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Due to this weekend's 'Ohana Retreat in Kokee, there are no Sunday services at All Saints' this Sunday, August 20th.

The 'Ohana Retreat Eucharist will be on Saturday, August 19th at 5:00PM at Camp Sloggett. Dinner will follow the Eucharist. All are invited to attend the service at Camp Sloggett.

For directions to Camp Sloggett, click here.
'Ohana head up to Camp Sloggett
Friday, August 18th, participants will gather at All Saints' at noon to leave for Camp Sloggett in Koke'e State Park. This is the inaugural 'Ohana Retreat at All Saints'.  Last year, on Labor Day weekend, the inaugural retreat was scheduled but was cancelled due to the threat of a hurricane. 

The retreat promises to be a great opportunity for fun, fellowship, and spiritual renewal. Saturday will feature a hike along the Awa'awapuhi Trail. Also, on Saturday, a Eucharist service will be held at 5:00PM. All are welcome at the Eucharist service even if you are not registered for the ' Ohana Retreat. Dinner will follow the Eucharist service.

To view the complete retreat schedule, click here.
Richard "Dick" Henry Schulz
Dick Schulz passed at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Aug. 2, at the age of 91. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Jan. 8, 1926.
Dick is survived by his wife, Mary Schulz; daughter, Jody (Tom) Richards; grandchildren; step-sons, Edward Thomas, Geoffrey "Sam" Thomas, Timothy Thomas and Charles Thomas.

A celebration of life will be held at All Saints' on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at 10:00AM. 
O God of grace and glory, we remember before You our brother in Christ Dick Schulz. We thank You for giving him to us to know and to love as a companion on our earthly pilgrimage. In Your boundless compassion, grant consolation to Mary, his family and friends, and to our Church 'Ohana as we mourn. Give us faith to see in death the gate of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence we may continue our course on earth, until, by Your call, we are reunited with those who have gone before; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him. May our brother, Dick, rest in peace. Amen.
Church responds to events in Charlottesville
In his message for those gathering to worship this Sunday, occasioned by recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the readings of Scripture Episcopalians will hear this weekend, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry asks, "Where do we go from here: chaos or community?"

Noting that "the stain of bigotry has once again covered our land" and that "hope, frankly, sometimes seems far away," Curry says the way of Jesus of Nazareth shows the way through the chaos to the Beloved Community of God. Commitment to that way, he says, "is our only hope."

For more information and resources about the Episcopal Church's response to the events in Charlottesville and the Church's commitment  to racial reconciliation , please click here.

A Message to the Church from the Presiding Bishop
Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

In this moment - when the stain of bigotry has once again covered our land, and when hope, frankly, sometimes seems far away, when we must now remember new martyrs of the way of love like young Heather Heyer - it may help to remember the deep wisdom of the martyrs who have gone before.

The year was 1967. It was a time not unlike this one in America. Then there were riots in our streets, poverty and unbridled racism in our midst, and a war far away tearing us apart at home. In that moment, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a book, his last one, with a message that rings poignant today. It was titled, "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?"

One of his insights then was that a moment of crisis is always a moment of decision. It was true then and is true now. Where do we go from here? Chaos? Indifference? Avoidance? Business as usual? Or Beloved Community?

I'm a follower of Jesus of Nazareth because I believe the teachings, the Spirit, the Person, the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus have shown us the way through the chaos to true community as God has intended from the beginning.

Through the way of love, he has shown us the way to be right and reconciled with the God and Creator of us all. Through his way of love, he has shown us the way to be right and reconciled with each other as children of God, and as brothers and sisters. In so doing, Jesus has shown us the way to become the Beloved Community of God. St. Paul said it this way: "In Christ God was reconciling the world to himself" and now he has entrusted us with "the message of reconciliation" (2 Corinthians 5:19).

I know too well that talk of Beloved Community, which Jesus was describing when he spoke of the kingdom of God in our midst, can be dismissed as nice but naive, idealistic yet unrealistic. I know that.

But I also know this. The way of Beloved Community is our only hope. In this most recent unveiling of hatred, bigotry, and cruelty, as Neo-Nazis marched and chanted, "The Jews will not replace us," we have seen the alternative to God's Beloved Community. And that alternative is simply unthinkable. It is nothing short of the nightmare of human self-destruction and the destruction of God's creation. And that is unthinkable, too.

We who follow Jesus have made a choice to walk a different way: the way of disciplined, intentional, passionate, compassionate, mobilized, organized love intent on creating God's Beloved Community on earth.

Maybe it is not an accident that the Bible readings for the Holy Eucharist this Sunday (Genesis 45:1-15; Isaiah 56:1,6-8; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; and Matthew 15:21-28) all point toward and bear a message of God's passionate desire and dream to create the Beloved Community in the human family and all of the creation.

This Sunday and in the days and weeks to come, as we gather in community to worship God and then move about in our homes, neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, social circles and more, we will be faced with a choice. I ask and invite us as congregations and individuals who are together the Episcopal Church of the Jesus Movement to intentionally, purposely, and liturgically rededicate ourselves to the way of Jesus, the work of racial reconciliation, the work of healing and dismantling everything that wounds and divides us, the work of becoming God's Beloved Community. Resources that can assist us in doing this work are included with this message, including an adapted version of the Becoming Beloved Community vision that our church's key leaders shared this spring. I urge you to spend time reflecting with them individually and in your churches.

Where do we go from here? Maybe the venerable slave songs from our American past can help us. In the midst of their suffering, they used to sing... 

Walk together children
And don't you get weary.
Cause there's a great camp meeting
In the promised land.

We will walk there... together. We will make this soil on which we live more and more like God's own Promised Land. So God love you. God bless you. And let's all keep the faith!

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church

Story and image courtesy of the Episcopal News Service.
Clergy and laity pack St. Paul's Memorial Church, an Episcopal church across the street from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, for a prayer service on the evening of Aug. 11. The service was planned in anticipation of the "United the Right" demonstration the next morning and was a call for a peaceful presence.  Photo: Steven D. Martin/National Council of Churches

The following is a special message from Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick who just recently returned from Guam. This message was written August 13th, 2017.

News of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, arrived here on Guam as people continued to process the threat of missiles pointed at their island home. It has been difficult to fathom that the evils of the 20th century have again invaded our world. The grave destruction of the atomic bomb was launched from a nearby island.
The great fear of nuclear annihilation has returned to our daily lives. Jackbooted thugs dare to wave the Nazi flag with the swastika and initiate violence with hate-filled rhetoric. Racism is again publicly joined to violence in the streets of our nation.  

It seems that human beings have not learned the lessons of the past. We have short memories.  Once again, the followers of Jesus Christ are to take up the cause of peace and justice. As Christians, I think we begin with the admonition in the Letter of James [3:13-18 (Common English Bible)]:

"Are any of you wise and understanding? Show that your actions are good with a humble lifestyle that comes from wisdom. However, if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, then stop bragging and living in ways that deny the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above. Instead, it is from the earth, natural and demonic. Wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there is disorder and everything that is evil. What of the wisdom from above? First, it is pure, and then peaceful, gentle, obedient, filled with mercy and good actions, fair, and genuine. Those who make peace sow the seeds of justice by their peaceful acts." 

With such an attitude, we prepare ourselves for the days ahead.

When Jesus sets the standard of true happiness [in Matthew 5:3-12 (Common English Bible)], it is measured by care, mercy and righteousness: 

"Happy are people who are hopeless, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Happy are people who grieve, because they will be made glad. Happy are people who are humble, because they will inherit the earth. Happy are people who are hungry and thirsty for righteousness, because they will be fed until they are full. Happy are people who show mercy, because they will receive mercy. Happy are people who have pure hearts, because they will see God. Happy are people who make peace, because they will be called God's children. Happy are people whose lives are harassed because they are righteous, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Happy are you when people insult you and harass you and speak all kinds of bad and false things about you, all because of me. Be full of joy and be glad, because you have a great reward in heaven. In the same way, people harassed the prophets who came before you." 

It is such happiness that changes lives, heals the broken and transforms the world.  There is no room for war and hate in God's world.

So, to prepare for the days ahead, I call upon all Episcopalians in Hawai'i and Micronesia to say these two prayers aloud everyday from now until November 30:
  1. Prayer for Peace Among the Nations (BCP page 816): "Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen."
  2. Prayer for Social Justice (BCP page 823): "Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart and especially the hearts of the people of the United States, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
In addition, I ask that these two prayers both be said at the conclusion of the Prayers of the People as the "Concluding Collects" at Sunday celebrations of the Holy Eucharist through the Last Sunday after Pentecost (Christ the King Sunday).

We must be prepared to face hate with love and war with peace. The effort will be to love.  As Dorthy Day urged: 

"LOVE AND EVER MORE LOVE is the only solution to every problem that comes up. If we love each other enough, we will bear with each other's faults and burdens. If we love enough, we are going to light that fire in the hearts of others. And it is love that will burn out the sins and hatreds that sadden us. It is love that will make us want to do great things for each other. No sacrifice and no suffering will then seem too much. Yes, I see only too clearly how bad people are. I wish I did not see it so. It is my own sins that give me such clarity. If I did not bear the scars of so many sins to dim my sight and dull my capacity for love and joy, then I would see Christ more clearly in you all. I cannot worry much about your sins and miseries when I have so many of my own. I can only love you all, poor fellow travelers, fellow sufferers. I do not want to add one least straw to the burden you already carry. My prayer from day to day is that God will so enlarge my heart that I will see you all, and live with you all, in his love" 

(Quote from   The Reckless Way of Love: Notes on Following Jesus   excerpts from the writing Jesus excerpts from the writing of Dorothy Day as edited by Carolyn Kurtz and published by Plough Publishing House Walden, NY, 2017).

Your brother in Christ Jesus,


The Rt. Rev. Robert L. Fitzpatrick, Bishop
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i and
The Episcopal Church in Micronesia
Preparing for the new school year
Sunday School resumes August 27th (REVISED START DATE). It will be the second year of All Saints' utilizing the Weaving God's Promise curriculum. Would you be interested in joining our Sunday School teaching team?

There are four teaching teams (with a minimum of 4 teachers on each team)-meaning each team is only responsible for about nine Sundays in the school year.

Teachers are asked to arrive at 9:15AM. Sunday School begins roughly at 9:40AM (teachers and students follow the Keiki Cross from the Church to Memorial Hall during the hymn of praise). Sunday School concludes just before the congregation exchanges the peace. Teachers and students join the congregation for the celebration of Holy Eucharist.

Teaching experience is not needed! A Christian Education background is not required! We are seeking caring, loving, and passionate people who want to offer to our keiki a great Sunday School experience. If you are interested, please contact Rev. Ryan.
August 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:( Tuna, Fruits, Vegetables, Ravioli, and Spaghetti)

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.
Requiescant: Rudy Duncan
The Reverend Rudolph "Rudy" Atherton Duncan, age 91, died on Monday evening, August 14, 2017.  He was Vicar at St. Mary's (1968-1970), then its Rector (1970-1979).  He was an Assistant Priest at St. Peter's (1979-1980) and the Treasurer for the Diocese of Hawai'i (1979-1991) after Henry Budd and prior to Peter Pereira. Father Rudy retired from active priesthood in 1991. 

Before Rudy was a priest, he and his family were very active members of All Saints' until they moved to Oahu in the 60's . Fr. Rudy used to come to Kauai for years to audit All Saints' financials.

Information about services and memorials will be forthcoming.

Notes of condolence may be sent to his widow:
Mrs. Ulu Duncan
46-082 Puulena St, #1221
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Almighty God, with whom still live the spirits of those who die in the Lord, and with whom the souls of the faithful are in joy and felicity: We give you heartfelt thanks for the good example of your servant, Rudy, who, having finished his course in faith, now finds rest and refreshment. May we, with all who have died in the true faith of your holy Name, have perfect fulfillment and bliss in your eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Images from the most recent 'Aha Mele Concert Series on August 3rd.  The event was in partnership with Kaua'i Slack Keys Days and hosted at St. Michael and All Angels due to the ongoing renovation in the All Saints' Sanctuary. 
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