Volume 1, Issue 28
August 12, 2016
In This Issue
Ministry Internship
Meet Sierra Gore
Organ Project
Sunday School News
Close Call
August Saturday Market
Meet and Greet
From the Editors
In Brief
This Sunday
Readings for August 14
Proper 15(C)

Jeremiah 23:23-29
Psalm 82
Hebrews 11:29-12:2
Luke 12:49-56
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Chris Neumann (EM)
Jeff Albao (U)
Masayo Yoshihara  (AG)

David Crocker  (EM)
Mary Margaret Smith (U)
Chris Kostka (U)
Nelson Secretario (R)
Mary Schulz (R)
Braden and Reis  (A)
Edith Hashizume  (AG)
Nelson Secretario (OSL)
Vikki Secretario (OSL)
Upcoming Dates
Every Wednesday
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
6:00PM -  Church

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room

Saturday, August 13
Saturday Market 
and Swap Meet
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Church Campus

Wednesday, August 17
Laundry Love (Team A)
5:30 - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Sunday, August 21
Ke Akua Youth Group
Memorial Hall

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

Thursday, August 25
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Saturday, August 27
Church Work Day
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Church Campus

Saturday, August 28
Heavenly Hikes
11:30AM - Depart Church
Location TBD

September 3-5
'Ohana Retreat
Camp Sloggett

Wednesday, September 7
Laundry Love (Team A)
5:30 - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat
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Sierra Gore Called to be the Inaugural Ministry Intern 
Earlier this summer, All Saints' launched a bold initiative to develop a ministry internship program. Since June, applicants from all over the United States submitted applications to participate in the year long experience.

"I am honored and proud to announce that Sierra Gore has been named the inaugural "Ministry Intern" at All Saints', said Father Ryan.

"First and foremost, Sierra is here to learn about ordained and lay ministries, to discern her own vocational call, and to explore the diversity of ministries offered at All Saints. Sierra is also here to serve-to offer her time, talents, and energy to supporting and growing the ministries of All Saints."

Sierra will join the All Saints' 'Ohana in late August-just in time to attend the 'Ohana Retreat in Kokee. She will serve for a year and will have the option to extend her internship another year pending Vestry approval.

The vision of the Ministry Internship Program is to offer a year of education, service, and discernment to a young adult interested in exploring a vocation in ordained or lay ministry, education, and outreach.

"I am excited about the program and the opportunity to support, mentor, and empower future leaders in the Episcopal Church," said Father Ryan. "Sierra's service and leadership will also provide added people resources to the All Saints' Staff as we look to grow our ministries and increase our outreach to the community. Her extensive background working with and ministering to children and youth will be a vital asset to the 'Ohana."

In her role, Sierra will serve All Saints' approximately 32-40 hours a week. She will be mentored by Father Ryan and will be given every opportunity to explore the ministries of All Saints' and to make a lasting impact on our 'Ohana and the greater Kauai community.

Sierra will have four required "foundational" service responsibilities: (1) Youth Ministry, (2) Elementary Christian Education, (3) Outreach; and, (4) Worship Ministries.  In addition, Sierra will work with Fr. Ryan to identify other areas of interest and service.

When you meet Sierra, please extend your warmest All Saints' aloha welcome! We give thanks for God calling Sierra to All Saints' and we pray for her continuing growth and discernment.
In Her Own Words . . .
Hello All Saints'! I'm Sierra Gore and I am extremely excited to be your new Ministry Intern and I cannot wait to meet and get to know you all. Thank you for welcoming me with open arms. 

Some background on me: I am a 23 year-old Midwest native, I grew up in Belleville, IL with my mom and two younger sisters,  ZoĆ« and Katara. After two years at the University of Missouri I decided to leave school and focus on what truly makes me happy. Namely, I started spending more time outside and back in church, or sometimes blending the two together. I' ve now worked for four different Episcopal camps around the country, most recently as Director of Explorers' Camp for Shrine Mont Camps in Virginia. 

I love being outside hiking or any paddle sports, ice cream, spur of the moment dance parties, and conversations about theology and faith practices. I love seeing God work through people, which is part of the reason I feel called to All Saints'. I'm looking forward to seeing what your ministry looks like already and adding my voice. Like I said, I can't wait to meet you all. I'm very open to getting coffee or ice cream and hearing why you love All Saints' so much. 
Significant Step Forward
This week, the Organ Reconstruction Project hit another milestone: The sacristy was cleared out and relocated to the south side of the Church building (formerly the acolyte area). The former sacristy will be incorporated into the new footprint of the enlarged organ chamber.

"It is an important milestone for the project," said Father Ryan. "It is a win-win situation. Repurposing the old sacristy space is essential to the success of the Organ Reconstruction Project. The new sacristy, on the south side, will be a significant upgrade and will offer much more working and storage space for the worship ministries."

For the now, the new sacristy is a temporary setup. In the coming year, the sacristy will get a complete overhaul--new cabinetry with additional storage, modern energy efficient lighting, a larger sink, expanded vestment closets, added work surface area, and a dedicated area to house modern information technology and audio/visual equipment.

The former sacristy will be rebuilt into an air-tight, state-of-the-art, organ chamber and will house hundreds of organ pipes. The room essentially becomes a large speaker box that will disperse the stunning sounds of the new Wilcox/Sloggett Family Organ at All Saints'.
Sunday School Launches New Program Year

The Sunday School program year launched with a new curriculum, Weaving God's Promise, a new website, and a new approach--19 Sunday School teachers have divided into four teams and will rotate each week teaching Sunday School.

"After two months of sharing our vision and talking up the new approach, we got a great group of volunteers to help oversee our Sunday School experience," said Father Ryan. "Our 'Ohana has embraced the idea that it is our call to  support, nurture, and empower the future of the Church--our keiki. Furthermore, they understand it is a responsibility that needs to be shared by the whole congregation, not just by a few individuals and not just by the parents/guardians of our current keiki."

The Sunday School year began a blessing and commissioning service at the beginning of the 9:30AM service.

"Will you, the people of this community, support the ministries to our keiki, and will you help our children and youth feel welcome as they grow in their life in Christ and in their participation in the life and worship of this Church," asked Father Ryan to the whole congregation.

The congregation responded enthusiastically, "We will with God's help!"

The Sunday School Program has launched an expanded presence on the All Saints' website. The new Sunday School site features a program and curriculum overview, an outline of the curriculum's scope and sequence, a vision statement, and detailed information about the program year. To view the new Sunday School website, click here .
Fire Erupts Just Behind the Rectory's Cottage
The Newmans got quite a scare on Wednesday evening when a neighbor's shed just behind the Rectory's Cottage caught fire.

"I was walking back from the Church Office, entered the Rectory's front yard, and suddenly saw the sky glowing," said Father Ryan. "It looked like the Cottage was on fire--flames were shooting into the air and embers were flying through the sky. I ran into the house and told Erin to get the animals, put them in the car, and pull the car around the Church."

Father Ryan and neighbors attempted to douse the flames with garden hoses until the fire department arrived. KFD arrived just minutes after the 911 call and began to suppress the fire. After about 20 minutes, the fire had been completely put down and the cottage and rectory were safe. The neighbor's storage shed, its contents, and a portion of the neighbor's fence were a charred mess.

"It was definitely a heart-pounding experience," said Father Ryan. "The Fire Department arrived so quickly and did such an amazing job to minimize the damage and to protect the Cottage."
Market Saturday

We invite you to join us for August's Saturday Market and Swap Meet, August 13th, 9:00AM to 2:00PM. C ome check out some creative crafting, exquisite hand-crafted jewelry, clothes, delicious goodies, produce, and a bargain (or two or three) with our swap meet vendors! While you're at it, be sure to relax with an awesome step-massage under the cool shade of our tree deck and enjoy some onolicious grinds. 

Meet and Greet with KPD

All Saints' will be providing an opportunity for the community to "Meet and Greet" members of the Kaua'i Police Department at our Saturday Market on August 13th. Nothing high profile or stressful - just an opportunity for our police to stop by the market, relax and talk story with the community, and for the community to show their support and express their appreciation for the work that KPD does on our behalf. And what would a social occasion with some of Kaua'i's finest be without coffee and donuts?

If you would like to help out with this event - just generally hanging out or providing coffee, donuts, pastries or healthy alternatives! - please get in touch with David, Jean or Janis, your friendly Hospitality Ministry members and Saturday Market coordinators. We would really appreciate the help and, believe us, no experience is necessary! If we can do this, you can do it too!

David Murray
On behalf of the Hospitality Ministry
There will be no issue of The Epistle next week. The next issue will be published on August 26, 2016.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

Hale Lani Future Needs to Move Forward
As the Vestry looks to restart the Hale Lani ministry, 
the store needs to get a cadre of volunteers to run the operation. Four people have already volunteered to help staff the store, but we are looking for another 2 to 4  (including a Lead Volunteer - see below)  to fully staff the store and also cover vacations and unexpected absences. In addition, Hale Lani needs an individual(s) to assist with inventory management, advertising, merchandise presentation, volunteer coordination, and communication with Vestry.  For further information or to volunteer please talk to  CeCe Caldwell Mary Margaret Smith  or  David Murray.

Hale Ho'omalu September Collection
Food collections continue for Hale Ho'omalu, a family services center located a half-block away from the church.  This month's special collection for Hale Ho'omalu is canned items: Tuna, fruits, vegetables, ravioli, and spaghetti.  Hale Ho'omalu also needs and appreciates monetary donations as well as gift-in-kind items.    Every Sunday, all gift-in-kind items can be left in the red wagon at the Church's entrance.

Sermon Series Archive Available
Earlier this summer, Fr. Ryan offered a six-week sermon series, "Live by the Spirit," on Paul's Epistle (letter) to the Galatians. Those sermons are now available on the All Saints' website, 
click here .

'Ohana Retreat at Camp Sloggett, Kokee
Labor Day Weekend, we invite your family to join All Saints' for our inaugural 'Ohana Retreat hosted this year 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 Saturday, September 3rd at 3:00PM and check out will be Monday, September 5th at 11:00AM.

Registration forms are still available   and can still be turned in--please do it ASAP. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to assist with the planning process, please email  Mary Margaret Smith.
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