Volume 1, Issue 20
May 26, 2016
In This Issue
Work Day Mahalo
Sunday School News
Heavenly Hikes
Message from Buildings and Grounds
Japanese Dance
Discohana 2016
Shipping Container?
Mission and the Church
National Church Video Series
A Bishop on the Move
In Brief
This Sunday
Readings for May 29
Proper 4(C)

Joe Adorno (EM)
Bob Terao (U)
Nora Takenouchi  (AG)

Mary Margaret Smith  (EM)
Ron White (U)
Margaret Hosono  (U)
Nelson Secretario (R)
Chris Kostka (R)
Reis and Mason  (A)
Janis Wright  (AG)
Mary Schulz (OSL)
Mabel Antonio (OSL)
Upcoming Dates
Every Wednesday
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
6:00PM -  Church

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room 

Thursday, May 26
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Sunday, May 29
Heavenly Hike:
Wai Koa Loop
11:30AM Depart Church

Tuesday, May 31
Live by the Spirit, Session 1
6:30PM - 7:30PM

Wednesday, June 1
Laundry Love (Team B)
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Tuesday, June 7
Live by the Spirit, Session 2
6:30PM - 7:30PM

Thursday, June 9
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Saturday, June 11
Saturday Market
and Swap Meet
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Church Campus

Tuesday, June 14
Live by the Spirit, Session 3
6:30PM - 7:30PM

Wednesday, June 15
Laundry Love (Team C)
and One Year Anniversay of Laundry Love
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Thursday, June 16
Episcopal Church Women
Memorial Hall

Sunday, June 18
Ke Akua Youth Group
Memorial Hall

Tuesday, June 21
Live by the Spirit, Session 4
6:30PM - 7:30PM

Thursday, June 23
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Satuday, June 25
Saturday Work Day
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Church Campus

Tuesday, June 28
Live by the Spirit, Session 5
6:30PM - 7:30PM

July 22-23
Dodgeball Tournament
Quick Links
Social Media
Get the All Saints' Epistle
Recent Sermons
Church Work Day Mahalo!

Mahalo nui loa from the Building and Grounds Ministry to all those wonderful people who helped out at the work day this past Saturday.  

Our goal for the day was to stain the fences between the rectory and the Preschool - a total of 2,000 sq.ft. of fence. It was an ambitious goal but "many hands make light work" and, as you can see from the photograph, we had a good turnout. A total of 15 people - 7:00AM service, 9:30AM service and even visitors - turned out to help.  

Our community of faith at work. We managed to get the whole fence completed in 2 hours and had plenty of time to share breakfast goodies and talk story.

The next Church Work Day is Saturday, June 25, 8:00AM to Noon.
Important Information About Sunday School

This summer (June and July), All Saints' Sunday School will be taking a summer break. The last day of Sunday School will be this Sunday, May 29. 

Why is it important for Sunday School to take a summer recess?
  1. This summer, we want to focus on families worshipping together at the 9:30AM service. Throughout the summer, the 9:30AM liturgy will embrace different family-centered experiences. For example, one Sunday the sermon will be a children's homily. Another Sunday, the hymns might be children's hymns. Another Sunday, we will offer an instructed Eucharist.
  2. Our Sunday School volunteers need an opportunity for sabbath and to be present more regularly in the Sunday services. The Sunday School volunteers have been working very hard throughout the year; but, also have missed a great deal of time in worship. The recess will enable the entire 'Ohana to experience the wholeness of Sunday worship.
  3. This summer we will be reworking the Sunday School experience and volunteerism. Our Keiki are the future of the Church! Offering a quality Sunday School program is essential to our Church's mission and vision. As our Church continues to grow so will our Sunday School . . . As our Sunday School continues to grow, so will our Church. 

On Sunday, August 7, 2016 All Saints' will launch a whole new Sunday School experience and we will need your help! Stay tuned for details--a letter to the whole 'Ohana will be sent out next week and reprinted in The Epistle.

The nursery will be available to all families, but will not be staffed by volunteers--a parent/guardian will be expected to stay with their child in the nursery. Currently, the nursery provides an audio feed of the service and we hope soon to also have a live video feed of the service available in the nursery.

This Sunday: Wai Koa Loop

Heavenly Hikes returns this Sunday, May 29 and will be heading  north to Kilauea to hike the Wai Koa Loop. The trail is located behind Kauai Miniature Golf.  This 5-mile loop is suitable for all hikers--the terrain is flat with only a few very minor elevation changes. 

The hike starts out in the Kilauea Woods, with soaring Albizias and Norfolk Island Pines and winds its way through the United States' largest Mahogany Forest, with approximately 86,000 Honduras Mahogany trees.  Moving along, the group will pass community gardens, guava orchards, a large hydroponic facility, and Kalihiwai Lagoons--the lagoons are home to tilapia, bass, and koi.

The pinnacle of the hike is the historic stone dam lookout and gardens.  Over 130 years old, this dam was constructed as a water source for the sugar plantations. Still providing irrigation to Wai Koa Plantation, this beautiful and hidden treasure holds numerous places of peace and serenity.

The group will depart at 11:30AM from the Church. Please remember to bring your walking/hiking shoes, a water bottle, a hat, sunscreen, and a lunch.
Addressing the Trees Near the Church

The Building and Grounds Ministry is responsible for maintaining the facilities which have been entrusted to our care. As part of our responsibilities we are constantly reviewing the landscaping throughout the grounds. 

We are currently working on the west end of the church where there are trees of different types growing next to the sacristy (Kapaa side) and the chapel (Lihue side). Unfortunately, these trees were planted much too close to the building and we risk significant damage to the structure if these trees remain. The roots extend along the sides of the base of the building and probably extend beneath the slab. On the Lihue side the roots run all the way to the base of Memorial Hall. The branches which hang over the sanctuary roof have accelerated the deterioration of the roof shingles and they require frequent pruning.

Following much discussion in recent meetings of the Building and Grounds Ministry  it has been decided these trees must be removed. This will be done as soon as possible after Memorial Day. 

Once the trees are removed, a decision on future landscaping for that part of the property will be made. The new landscaping will be done as we move forward with the construction required to house the new organ and relocate the sacristy to the Lihue side of the building.

We have asked Father Ryan to offer a brief liturgy for the trees following this Sunday's 9:30AM service.

-Buildings and Grounds Ministry Team
Japanese Dance

Since January, a group of sixteen students studied the art of Japanese dance under the direction of Carolyn Morinish. On Wednesday, May 25, the group performed in the All Saints' Gym. To view a short video excerpt of the program click on the image above or here

Carolyn Morinish will return to Kauai in the Fall and plans to teach another Japanese dance class. Participants also will have an opportunity to be part of a  liturgical  Japanese dance during the season of Advent/Christmas. Stay tuned for more details.

Super Hero FUNraiser

On Saturday, May 21 the All Saints' Preschool 'Ohana and friends gathered for the annual Discohana Fundraiser benefitting the All Saints' Preschool Scholarship Fund. This year, the event raised over $8,000 through the online silent auction, live silent auction, pledges, raffle tickets, and food sales.

"The Discohana was a great success," said Father Ryan Newman. "A group led by Elizabeth Dingus put together a wonderful evening of food, fellowship, fun, and fundraising."

To view the picture gallery from the event, click here
Providing Answers to Your Questions

Why is there a big shipping container located behind the Church?

All Saints' secured the shipping container for the duration of the Organ Reconstruction Project. Since storage is at a premium on the Church Campus, the container was brought on site to provide a dedicated, secure, and easy storage solution for the project.

For example, next week the organ pipes will be removed and packed into large wooden crates to be shipped to Los Angeles. Prior to shipping, the crates will be housed in the shipping container. Next year, when Manuel Rosales and his team begin the organ installation, the container will provide them with needed storage and workshop space. 
Presiding Bishop Shares His Vision for Mission

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry brought his message of the Jesus Movement to the 21st Global Episcopal Mission Network Conference during a May 18 keynote address. Click on video above.
Episcopal Church Launches Weekly Video Series

The Episcopal Church recently launched a weekly video series, "Thursdays at 2" that  previews new, innovative ministries in  The Episcopal Church.

Every Thursday at 2PM Eastern, a new video illustrating the work of congregations and individuals will be posted on the Episcopal Church's Facebook page here and YouTube Channel here .

"The Episcopal Church is a living and breathing thing, bursting with great examples of individuals and congregations serving their communities or creating innovative ministries," noted Mike Collins, Manager of Multimedia.  "We have great stories of personal transformation and reconciliation to tell and we want to share them regularly - hence  Thursdays at 2 ."

Check out a recent installment of Thursday at 2: Spiritual Surfing. Newly ordained, The Reverend Scott Claasan reflects on music helping him find a home in the Episcopal Church and how surfing connects him to his faith.
Bishop Caldwell Named Provisional Bishop of Lexington

The Rt. Rev. Bruce Caldwell will serve the  Episcopal Diocese of Lexington  as its provisional bishop following affirmation from the clergy and laity attending a Special Convention on May 14.

If the name sounds familiar, it should. Bishop Bruce Caldwell is the brother of All Saints' Bill Caldwell. 

Bishop  Caldwell served the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming as bishop for 13 years, ending his tenure in 2010. Since then, Caldwell has served as the interim spiritual leader of St. Mark's Cathedral, Minneapolis, Minnesota, as well as assisting bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

Bishop Caldwell's journey to being a Bishop was a wild and vast journey. His journey was chronicled in a LA Times article titled: "A Ministry That Stretches From the Gulf Coast to the Alaska Frontier." To read the article, click here.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

Slack Key Music Concerts at All Saints'
In partnership with All Saints', Doug and Sandy McMaster will bring their popular slack key and guitar concerts to the Eastside every Wednesday evening at All Saints'. The McMasters are prolific composers and storytellers and have dedicated their lives to perpetuating slack key music. 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 beginning May 25th. Tickets are $15 for Kids and Seniors, $20 Regular Admission (Children 5 and under Free). Part of the proceeds will benefit All Saints' Pipe Organ Reconstruction Project. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit their  website .

Mutual Ministry Review
The Mutual Ministry Reviews have been sent out via US Mail and email.  Parishioners are asked to either fill out the paper copy of the survey and  r eturn it in the enclosed self-addressed stamped envelope or complete the online version via the emailed link. If multiple members of a family want to fill out a survey, please photocopy the paper copy or contact  Chris Wataya for additional copies.  The survey has five questions  asking about the health of our parish and directions that you would like to see our ministry go. Please take a moment to fill out this very important survey.

Hale Ho'omalu - May 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: soups, chili, pork & beans, Spam and Vienna Sausage. 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.

FiF Dodgeball 2016
The 11th installment of All Saints' FiF Dodgeball Tournament will happen this summer Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23. Online registration begins for individuals and teams on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:00PM. Open practices begin in the All Saints' Gym on Tuesday, July 5. More information will be posted soon on the  Dodgeball website As in previous years, the event needs the support of the All Saints' 'Ohana. Volunteers are essential to making the event fun and to run smoothly. I f you would like to volunteer for the Dodgeball Committee or specific role at the Tournament,  please email  Chris Kostka .

Royal Birthday Party
Save the Date: Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II 90th birthday. David Murray and William Brown will be inviting the Church 'Ohana and other friends to their house on Sunday, June 12th to celebrate this event Kaua'i style.
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