Volume 2, Issue 19
June 16, 2017
In This Issue
Laundry Love Milestone
Heavenly Hikes
Slack Key
This Week in Sunday School
Message from the PB
Photo of the Week
Tropic Care
Note from the Editors
In Brief
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

Wednesday, June 21
Laundry Love - Team "C"
2nd Anniversary
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapa'a Laundromat

Thursday, June 22
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Sunday, June 25
Heavenly Hike
11:45AM - Depart Church
Moalepe Trail

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

Wednesday, July 5
Laundry Love - Team "A"
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapa'a Laundromat

Thursday, July 13
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Saturday, July 15
Church Work Day
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Campus Wide

Monday, July 17
Dodgeball Practices Begin
All Saints' Gym
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Wednesday, July 19
Laundry Love - Team "B"
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapa'a Laundromat

Thursday, July 27
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

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

Saturday, July 29
KISS Concert

Sunday, July 30
Heavenly Hike
11:45AM Depart Church
Location TBD

Sunday, August 6
Preschool Orientation
Church & Preschool Campus

Monday, August 7
Orientation/Open House
8:30AM - 11:30AM
Preschool Campus

August 18 - 20
'Ohana Church Retreat
Camp Sloggett
Quick Links
Latest Sermons
Social Media
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Laundry Love Kaua'i to celebrate 2nd Anniversary
On Wednesday, June 21st, Laundry Love Kaua'i, an outreach ministry of All Saints', will celebrate its 2nd anniversary. For the past two years, every first and third Wednesday of the month at the Kapa'a Laundromat, volunteers have been washing, drying, and folding laundry, free of charge, for the community. Over 35 volunteers are members of one of the three rotating Laundry Love teams. On average, 75-85 loads of laundry are done each session.

"Two years is a significant milestone for this outreach ministry. Love Laundry has provided 4000 loads of free laundry to the community," said The Reverend Ryan D. Newman. "Over the past two years, volunteers have offered over 2000 hours of service and All Saints' has invested nearly $24,000 with the goal to serve the people of Kaua'i, especially our most vulnerable and neglected neighbors."

Laundry Love Kaua'i's efforts have not gone unnoticed. Recently, Laundry Love Kaua'i was selected as one of the Laundry Love national sites to participate in a pilot program that partners Laundry Love chapters with Gain-a leading national brand of laundry care products. Gain recently provided a six-month supply of free laundry detergent and dyer sheets to Laundry Love Kaua'i.

Laundry Love Kauai's impact extends beyond the Island. A year ago, outreach ministry leaders from First Presbyterian Church in Honolulu visited Kaua'i to learn about Laundry Love and to see the ministry in action. Shortly after their visit, First Presbyterian started Oahu's first chapter of Laundry Love in Waimanalo.

"It was a wonderful opportunity to partner with our brothers and sisters from First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu," said Rev. Ryan. "They were passionate about starting a Laundry Love chapter and we were passionate about sharing our ministry and what we had learned. It is a blessing to know that Laundry Love Kaua'i played a role in establishing another chapter of Laundry Love in Hawai'i."

What does year three hold for Laundry Love Kaua'i? Rev. Ryan hopes to see another Laundry Love location on Kaua'i. "I have been in discussion with another church on Kaua'i about starting a Laundry Love session on the second Wednesday of each month. If all goes well, we could see another group of dedicated volunteers washing, drying, and folding laundry for the people of Kaua'i," said Rev. Ryan.

To learn more about Laundry Love Kaua'i and/or to volunteer, please visit: www.laundryaloha.org
Moalepe Trail: Sunday, June 25th
The Moalepe Trail on the East Side of Kauai offers wonderful views of the green jagged ridges of Makaleha and far off ocean views. The trail-head is at the end of the pavement on Olohena Road in the upper Wailua Homesteads.

The fist part of the hike you will enjoy ocean vistas, views of the Anahola Mountains and Kong, and close-up views of the Makaleha Mountain Ridge.  Moalepe Trail enters the Halelea Forest Reserve after about a mile. The Moalepe Trail narrows and becomes dense with foliage and slowly climbs up to the Kuilau Ridge.

The total distance will be about 4.2 miles and does include some uphil grades. This hike is rated as moderately challenging. Those interested in joining the hike can meet at 11:45AM in the Church parking lot to carpool. Be sure to bring water, a hat, and a lunch/snacks. 

Still strumming . . .
Last month marked the one-year anniversary of Doug and Sandy McMaster bringing their popular slack key and guitar concerts to All Saints'.

The McMasters are prolific composers and storytellers. Inspired by traditional and contemporary greats, the McMasters have dedicated their lives to perpetuating slack key music. Their show has been voted "Best Live Show in Hawaii" in the Hawaii Magazine Readers' Choice Awards. The show is the longest running concert of its kind.

Concertgoers experience slack key music in the real old style while learning about its history, legendary players, and the history, culture, and natural resources of old Hawaii.

The McMasters Slack Key and Guitar Concerts are every Wednesday at 6:00PM in the Church. Tickets are $15 for Kids and Seniors, $20 Regular Admission (Children 5 and under Free). A portion of the proceeds benefit All Saints' Pipe Organ Reconstruction Project.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here. To hear from Doug and Sandy, click on the image above for a video.
Each week, The Epistle will highlight the upcoming Sunday School lesson from "Weaving God's Promises."

June 11: Father's Day

The Sunday School teachers have prepared a special lesson dedicated to Father's Day.

School School Teachers: Team "C."

Presiding Bishop's World Refugee Day message
"In the name of Mary, Joseph and the Lord Jesus, aid all refugees today, for most of the refugees like the Holy Family themselves, are families, and most are children," commented  Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry in his 2017 World Refugee Day Message. "I invite you to observe June 20 as World Refugee Day to learn more about the crisis and to find ways that you can both pray and help in other ways."

In 2000, the United Nations named June 20 as World Refugee Day, deeming it an annual opportunity to celebrate the resilience and success of the former refugees who bless our communities with their wisdom and irrepressible spirit and to examine the root causes of violence and persecution that force people to flee at an alarming rate.

Episcopal Migration Ministries is a ministry of the Episcopal Church, and is one of nine national agencies that work in partnership with the government to resettle refugees in the United States. Episcopal Migration Ministries currently has 31 affiliate offices in 23 states.

To view the Presiding Bishop's video message, click on the image above.

Information courtesy of the Episcopal Digital Network.
Wedding Bells
The Reverends Ernesto (JAr) Pasalo and Annalise Castro were married on Wednesday, June 14 at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Honolulu. Annalise served as Seminarian Intern at All Saints'.

Currently, Rev. JAr serves as the vicar of St. Nick's in Kapolei and Rev. Annalise is the Chaplain at St. Andrew's Priory School.

Photo courtesy of Shana Ikeda.

The Epistle will not publish an issue next week, Friday June 23rd. The next issue will be published by Saturday, July 1st. Mahalo.

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

FiF Dodgeball Returns
Kauai's premier family-centered sporting event returns for the 12th year on Friday, July 28th and Saturday, July 29th. The tournament annually draws teams from around the island, state, and even the mainland.   Player and team registration is open and online. The priority deadline is Friday, July 21 at 11:59PM. It is recommended that players and teams register early. Participants are NOT required to have a team when they register. Individuals who do not have a team will be placed on a team a week before the tournament starts.
The FiF Dodgeball Tournament is run solely by volunteers. This ministry welcomes the help of our All Saints' 'Ohana to make this year's dodgeball program another huge success. Volunteer roles include referees, tournament staff, gym supervisors, setup and breakdown assistance, and hospitality. FiF Dodgeball is supported 100% by monetary donations, gifts-in-kind, sponsorship, and grants. Participants play for free and no admission fee is charged to fans. We need the community's generous support.  For more information about FiF Dodgeball, please visit the  website .

June Collection 
for Hale Ho'omalu
This month's special collection for Hale Ho'omalu, a family service center located 1/2 block away from All Saints', is  school supplies 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.

'Ohana Retreat in August at Camp Sloggett
This year, we  invite your family to join All Saints', Friday August 18th - Sunday, August 20th (Statehood Weekend) for the inaugural All Saints' 'Ohana Retreat hosted 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 Friday at 3:00PM and check out will be Sunday at 11:00AM.  Registration forms can be download online  or picked up at the entrance of the Church. Forms are due by Sunday, July 16th. There will be no charge for the retreat, but donations to underwrite the weekend are always welcomed.  For more information and to view pictures of Camp Sloggett,  click here .

Online Master Calendar
All Saints' has launched an Online Master Calendar. The goal is to provide the congregation and the community a centralized, real-time calendar that can be accessed from anywhere and on any device. The program also provides the Church staff with a tool to manage campus facilities bookings. The calendar can be viewed by navigating your internet browser to: www.allsaintskauai.org/calendar.html
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