Volume 6, Issue 22
May 28, 2021
THIS SUNDAY: May 30, 2021
Trinity Sunday

Isaiah 6:1-8
The call to ministry of the prophet Isaiah, with an oblique reference to the Trinity in the three-fold "Holy, Holy, Holy" declaration of God's glory.

Canticle 13 (aka "The Song of the Three Young Men," in the place of the Psalm this week)
In praise of God's majestic glory, with the Trinity named specifically.

Romans 8:12-17
We are adopted as God's children to become Christ's siblings.

John 3:1-17
We are "born again," that is, adopted, into God's family through the gift of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit.

Joe Adorno (EM)*
John Hanaoka (U)
Dee Grisby (AG)
Mark Cain (DM)

Mary Margaret Smith (EM)
Linda Crocker (U)
Terry Moses (LR)
David Crocker (AG)
Nelson Secretario, Vikki Secretario (HP)
David Crocker, Ron Morinishi (DM)

Live Stream
9:00AM on our home page, YouTube, or Facebook accounts

* EM - Eucharistic Minister; U - Usher; LR - Lay Reader; AG - Altar Guild; HP - Healing Prayers; DM - Digital Ministry; SS - Sunday School

Ke Akua Youth Group Meeting
Wednesday, June 2nd
5:00 - 6:00PM
Zoom meeting
Contact Cami Baldovino for login info.

Ministry Council Meeting
Saturday, June 12th
9:00 - 10:00AM
Zoom meeting
Contact Cami Baldovino for login info.

Camp Mokule`ia Day Camp
Monday - Friday
June 21st - June 25th
8:00AM - 4PM
Church Campus

Recurring Events
Sunday School
First Sunday of the month, 9:30 - 10:15AM
Memorial Hall

Aloha Hour
Every Sunday, 10:45AM - 12:00PM
Under lanai tent

Monday/Friday Crew
Every Monday/Friday, 8:00AM 
Church Office
Ke Akua Youth Group Meeting
1st and 3rd Wednesday, 5:00 - 6:00PM

Laundry Love
1st & 3rd Wednesday, 5:00PM
Kapa`a Laundromat

Daughters of the King
2nd & 4th Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00PM
All Saints Digital Ministry Reaches Out to Our Mainland `Ohana
Social Media Outreach is a Success!
A silver lining to our pandemic-enforced social separation has been the rise in our comfort levels with live streaming, accessing YouTube videos to see distant events, and even attending Zoom meetings. These burgeoning technologies have provided our off-island `Ohana with the opportunity to remain closely connected to All Saints' by attending our services, Bible studies, and, most recently, our wonderful inaugural organ concert weekend.

Our May 16th organ concert had 75 households on the mainland and neighbor islands watch the concert of our live streamed event. Check out the pins on the map and see if you can guess who was tuning in. (Janet Wilson, we're looking at you!)

As of May 27th we have had a remarkable 593 views of the concerts through our All Saints' Facebook page. Many thanks to Muriel Jackson who has worked tirelessly to keep our Facebook page updated and available. It is obviously reaching far beyond the shores of Kaua`i.
"In Brief" Gets a Makeover
Organ Concert Slide Shows Available in the new "In Brief"
The "In Brief" portion of The Epistle, found at the end of each newsletter, will now become the place to find abbreviated versions of articles that merit a second look. To see the slide shows of our organ concert weekend, scroll to the bottom of The Epistle and find them in the "In Brief" section.The pertinent contact information currently in the "In Brief" section will be moved to the "Who Do You Call?" section below the new "In Brief" section.
Those affected by the Pandemic,Those affected by rsending us an email at news @allsaintskauai.org.acial violence, Willy, Donna, Bob, Heather, Glen, Garrett and those we name silently or aloud, let us pray to the Lord. ​Lord, have mercy. 

For those saints who have gone before us in the Grander Life, especially those affected by the COVID-19 virus, Paul, Donald, Uncle Fran, Donna B., Yumi and those we name silently or aloud, in the hope of the resurrection, and for all the departed, let us pray to the Lord. ​Lord, have mercy. Amen.

Sloggett Center Solar and Roofing Project
An Environmental Initiative
All Saints’ Church and Preschool is beginning an exciting new project that will improve our current physical plant and provide for All Saints’ future in an environmentally sustainable way. The Sloggett Center will be getting a long needed new roof and a solar panel system will be installed to meet a good deal of our church’s electrical needs. The entire solar panel system has been funded by a private donation from a church `Ohana family. The fundraising effort for the new roof is off to a good start. 

A gift of stock was made to All Saints’ by the private donor for the solar project, the sale of which netted $161,758. The solar panel project, to be executed by Nathan Wood’s Renewable Energy Technologies, will cost $150,591 leaving a balance of $11,167 to use toward the cost of the roof replacement.

Ohana Construction will be replacing the current tile roof on the Sloggett Center with an asphalt shingle roof at a cost of $123,657. This project will include reroofing the entire Sloggett Center, prepping and painting the high part of the exterior wall of Sloggett, and fascia and gutter repair and replacement. The roofing tiles will be removed and crushed for use on the church campus where gravel type fill is needed thereby keeping the construction rubble from Kaua`i’s landfill. 

By providing solar energy for All Saints’, this project fulfills the donor’s wish to help All Saints’ become a more conscientious steward of God’s creation. The reuse of the roofing tile is another way All Saints’ is able to be environmentally responsible. 

Now is the time for everyone to step up and make a contribution toward completing the funding for the roofing project. There will be a donation link on the All Saints’ website for the roofing project. Follow the funding goal thermometer to see how our fundraising efforts are going.
To date we have raised over $160,00!! Only $118,242 to go. Mahalo to all our donors.
office angel logo

Office Angels to the Rescue
New Ministry Helps with a Variety of Tasks
The Office Angels Ministry has swollen in ranks and stepped up to help Cami work through the many tasks that cross her desk on a daily basis. For the environmental sustainability project, their latest endeavor, was to create a thermometer on which to chart the fundraising progress of the Sloggett Center Solar and Roof Project. Netta White, Marge Akana, and Diane Sato spent a morning putting together the thermometer which can be updated as we progress toward our goal. It will be displayed outside the sanctuary on Sundays so the congregation can follow our progress.
Diane and Netta work on assembling the different elements of the thermometer display. Marge takes a moment to photograph their work.
Netta, Marge, and Diane, with the Thermometer.
These Angels have helped Cami focus on her jobs as administrator for both the church and preschool. Please read her note of gratitude to those who have helped her:

Our angels helped put together our thermometer for the roof project. One of the many things these ladies (and men!) have been doing behind the scenes to help me keep my sanity (not joking). 
They are taking a "vacation" over the summer but will return during the new school year in August. 
They really are angels and I thank them so much for their loving and tireless support. 
To Netta, their fearless leader. 
To Diane (and Faith) for their accounting and poster skills. 
To Carolyn for her techy skills. 
To Ron for his audio skills. 
To Sarah for her organizational skills. 
To Ginny, Pam, Lorna, Cathy, and Muktha for their patience with long errand runs and tedious filing tasks and skills.  
To all of them for their flexibility, willingness to learn and try new things, calmness under pressure, and understanding the importance of how a few small tasks done by many can accomplish so much. 
With Love,
All Saints' Memorial Day Commemoration
Monday, May 31st, 3:00PM
A reminder that we will be commemorating Memorial day at All Saint's on Monday at 3 o'clock. Ron will be playing taps on trumpet and Wayne will ring the church bell seven times as a reminder of the seven core values of our military servicemen. Please join us to honor all those who have served our county in all branches of our military.
updated day camp flyer
The Cathedral Celebrates Prince Albert's Birthday
Celebrating Our Heritage
On Sunday, May 16, 2021, the Cathedral of St. Andrew celebrated the birthday of Prince Albert in an annual tradition that features beautiful music and guests from the Royal Societies. Due to pandemic restrictions, attendance was limited but the tradition continued. To view the special service which was livestreamed, click HERE.
The Gift of Sacrifice
What would you give up to make someone happy? What money or possession would you trade in to provide something meaningful or necessary to someone else? How much would you risk your own security or plans or happiness for the sake of serving your community? Your neighbor? A stranger?

One of the Christmas stories that my mother read to me as a boy was O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi. She never got through the story without shedding a tear, and now I find it the same. My annual reading of the story, now a part of my personal prayer for the feast of The Epiphany, reminds me of the sacrificial nature of giving. For Della and Jim, the gift they wanted to make was to please each other for Christmas, to give each other the one thing they imagined would make them happy. Della and Jim wanted to indulge the child-like joy of gift-giving so much, that they sold the possession most dear to them to buy it. We readers come to understand that the gifts they gave each other with the proceeds of their pawn were meant to adorn the very things with which they parted.

The author finishes his story with a lesson. The Magi gave great gifts from their wealth and status – their privilege. By contrast, our storied couple give each other gifts out of their poverty, making sacrifices to do so. And that, says O. Henry, “makes them the wisest of all, they are the Magi.”

Before we get caught up in the gift-giving of this story, let’s explore the underlying point; what makes the gifts special to begin with. Our modern use of the word sacrifice has unpleasant connotations of loss. Even if the result of the sacrifice is a greater good, the cost to the one who sacrifices is real, and it is hard. But the root of this word is something far more profound – it comes from the same place as the word sacred. To make something sacred, we set it apart, we give it meaning beyond its purpose or craftmanship or place. To make something sacred, we view it and treat it with Love.

In the end, the size of the gift, or its shininess, or its desirability may make an impact on mission or capacity but are of no less importance than the act of giving itself. Sacrificial giving, giving made through love, this makes the giver the wisest of all. When we give through love, we are the Magi. 
Trinity Sunday
Explore the Way of Love: Learn

May 30, 2021
As humans, we often think of our lives in terms of stories. So much of the input of our senses, what we hear and what we read – and even what we feel – is processed in terms of story. We are the protagonist, the heroine or hero on a journey, pursuing our goal, facing conflict along the way, and each day is another chapter in our story.

When we look to the example of Jesus, we see a life in which God was incorporated in a very real way as part of that story. As we embark on the Way of Love, the practice that leads us in the footsteps of Jesus and those who have followed him for generations, we can invite God into our own stories.

The Way of Love calls us to the practice of learning. As the Psalmist prays, “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths."

By reading the scriptures, taking time to study, listen, and absorb what they say, we are entering into the long, deep, stream of humankind’s experiences with God. By taking time daily to engage with the Scriptures, particularly the stories of the life of Jesus, we move beyond pop culture interpretations and quick one-line verses and immerse ourselves into the character, will, and story of God. And by internalizing what we read—meditating and allowing even the most mysterious words to flow over us and work inside of us—we are allowing God to work in our story, too.

Diving into the Scriptures can be daunting for some. The Bible is not a rulebook or instruction manual to be easily digested and applied on first reading. Instead, it is a library of different experiences with God, written or told by many different people in different places for different reasons over generations of time.

Beginning to understand and know the Scriptures is a lifelong practice, and calls for patience, openness, and a willingness not to know every answer. But as we continually study, and discuss with other people who accompany us on our journey, and reflect upon the ideas on the page, sometimes wrestling with them, and sometimes just letting them flow by like a spring breeze, we will grow in understanding, and we will get to know God better, as God becomes more and more intertwined with our own story.

Are you willing to commit to the practice of learning? Are there those around you who can support and join you as you learn?

Learn more about the Way of Love at episcopalchurch.org/wayoflove. You can find suggestions on getting started and going deeper with Learning at iam.ec/explore.

Published by the Office of Formation of The Episcopal Church, 815 Second Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017
© 2020 The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. All rights reserved.
Pentecost Presents an Opportunity to Heal Divisions, Presiding Bishop Says During Weekend Revival

Egan Millard
May 24,2021
[Episcopal News Service] The celebration of Pentecost – a feast marking the birth of the Christian church and spiritual renewal – rippled across The Episcopal Church in music and worship during the “One in the Spirit: Pentecost Way of Love Revival Weekend” from May 21 to 23. As many churches resumed in-person worship after a year of loss and hardship, the virtual revival gathered Episcopalians together online for inspiration and celebration, while also offering space for grief.

On Pentecost Sunday, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached during Washington National Cathedral’s morning Eucharist, his first time preaching live at a Sunday service since the start of the pandemic. Curry said the unifying spirit of Pentecost isn’t always obvious, but it is revolutionary – drawing on Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.”
“Pentecost is about a revolution. It is not about mere moral reform. It is not about tinkering at the edges. It is about transforming an old order into a new order, but do not despair. I know the evidence is not in yet; it looks like the old order is still around, but do not despair,” Curry said.

The weekend began with Washington National Cathedral’s Vigil of Hope, a more somber and subdued liturgy that offered an opportunity “to acknowledge the sorrow of this past year and to turn our collective gaze toward the hope rooted deeply in our faith.”
The vigil gave attendees the chance to pause and reflect on the devastation caused by COVID-19 and racist violence over the past year, through music, prayer and readings, including an excerpt from “If the Trees Can Keep Dancing, So Can I,” a crowdsourced poem written by National Public Radio listeners in the early days of the pandemic.

The weekend continued with the Concert for the Human Family on May 22, the first in a series sponsored by The Episcopal Church, bringing together musicians from different backgrounds and genres with the theme of connecting across difference. Kory Caudill, a pianist from Nashville, Tennessee, who has partnered with The Episcopal Church to design the series, performed with featured artist Wordsmith, a rapper from Baltimore, Maryland, in a concert filmed in April at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.

About 700 people watched the concert stream, and it will be broadcast again on The Episcopal Church’s Facebook page at 8:30 p.m. EDT on May 27. In addition to the music, the performers started off with a conversation based on the church’s From Many, One project that fosters communication across differences through a series of discussion prompts. After the concert, Curry invited attendees to have their own conversations on Zoom.

Curry also preached during the virtual Pentecost Way of Love Revival worship service on May 23, which featured the testimonies, songs and voices of Episcopalians in cathedrals and communities across the church, including St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, Washington; Indigenous churches in Navajoland and South Dakota; Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral; Washington National Cathedral; and Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, Missouri. In keeping with the spirit of Pentecost, the service was multilingual and the New Testament account of the apostles preaching to crowds in many languages simultaneously was read in English, Spanish, Lakota, Dinka, Hindi, Tamil, Gujarat, Kannada, Telugu and Hmong.
Expounding on the theme of diversity in his sermon, Curry told listeners that the Way of Love the apostles spoke of on Pentecost transcends all societal boundaries and unifies people across cultures.

“This Way of Love, this is not the province of any religion in particular,” he said. “There’s no copyright on love. Love is completely ecumenical. Love is completely interfaith. Love is bipartisan. Love is diverse. Love is multiethnic.”

Noting the intense polarization in the United States and other nations, Curry urged listeners to take Pentecost as an opportunity to start rebuilding trusting, loving relationships.

“Unless we work to heal the relationships between us, both in this country and around the world, catastrophe will continue to be upon us,” Curry said. “[The] way of unselfish, sacrificial love is the way to heal our land and to heal our world.”
To see the dynamic videos associated with this story, please click HERE to view the entire article.

– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at emillard@episcopalchurch.org.
Ethics: The Moral Issues of Aging
Philip Turner
May 27, 2021
Death is a fact of life that plays a significant role in the ideation of elderly people. I have in mind the moral probity of advance directives and refusal of treatment. These issues are of particular importance for Christians because in each case social thought and practice are moving in directions that, from a Christian perspective, appear problematic. In discussing these issues I shall use as a point of reference Gilbert Meilaender’s Bioethics: A Primer for Christians, which ought to be in the library of every priest or pastor.

I begin with what are known as advance directives. Ideally, decisions about treatment are made between doctor and patient after full consultation. There are occasions, however, when consultation is not possible. Who then decides on the right course of action? Ours is a society that treasures autonomous choice. There are powerful social pressures to do all we can to preserve that freedom. Advance directives, which spell out treatment or non-treatment preferences ideally before the need arises, are an increasingly popular way to honor and preserve this arena of free choice when free choice in situ is no longer a possibility.

There are two forms of advance directive — a living will and a medical power of attorney. Both provide a way to extend the arena of choice into circumstances where free choices cannot be made in situ. A living will seeks to describe the sorts of conditions that might present themselves at the end of life and dictate the way in which a patient wishes to be treated should these circumstances arise. A medical power of attorney, on the other hand, makes no attempt to anticipate the details of a future state. Rather, it appoints a trusted agent to act on behalf of the patient if for some reason the patient is incapacitated.

In different ways these proposals attempt to project sovereign choice into circumstances wherein free choice lies beyond reach of the patient. Meilaender is right to insist that there is no clear Christian choice to be made in respect to these two options. Indeed, many people make both arrangements.

Nevertheless, there are moral questions that, from a Christian perspective, arise in respect to the living will that do not arise in respect to a medical power of attorney. The living will comes close to self-deception in that it projects the autonomy of the patient into a future state the patient cannot anticipate, fully understand, or control.

An extension of autonomy into circumstances in which the patient will no longer be autonomous immediately sounds a warning in a conscience formed by Christian belief and practice. Both insist that we are born dependent and remain dependent, especially in the hours of birth and death. Both insist that this dependence is an aspect of our created nature and both insist that our dependence on God and one another throughout the course of our lives is a good thing.

In short, vulnerability provides an arena in which we learn, through interdependence, to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. These considerations suggest that a medical power of attorney is a less problematic course of action than a living will. It signals trust in our friends and family. It does not project our freedom beyond our limits to choose. It recognizes the limits of our autonomy and it signals clearly that we recognize our dependence on God and our friends and neighbors, particularly at life’s extremities.

Another issue involving the moral limits of autonomy arises when, in the course of an illness, a person’s family or designated agent might decide to cease seeking a cure and allow a disease simply to take its inevitable course. On what moral grounds might it be right to refuse or stop treatment?

In response to this question, there are some important distinctions to be made. In respect to dying, Christians ought never to act as if the continuation of life is the only and highest good. Neither should they take direct action to bring life to an end. Euthanasia and assisted suicide suggest that we are the owners of our lives rather than recipients of them as a gift from God. We are, in short, stewards rather than owners of our lives.

Nevertheless, there is a limited area of freedom that a right understanding of stewardship opens when death is near and inevitable. When treatment has become not a means to cure but an action that simply prolongs the last stages of dying, from a Christian perspective, it is morally permissible, with full confidence, to give up attempts to cure and switch to protocols designed to provide palliative care.

For Christians, this stage of life is one in which we are free to cease the struggle to find a cure. Even here, at life’s edges, our friends and family are called upon to care for, rather than cure, us. In this last stage of our life we are not alone. Further, we are accompanied by Christ who has made this journey on our behalf and has overcome both sin and death. He has experienced death’s pain and he waits for us on its other side. Along with Christ, we the living can accompany the dying with both love and hope. In so doing we exercise free judgment not by exercising control over life and death but by providing appropriate care in respect to both.

Appropriate care is the right Christian course, but it is accompanied by questions. The primary form of appropriate care for the dying requires pain management. Pain management sometimes involves use of drugs that depress respiration and may lead to death. Is use of these powerful drugs as a means of pain management simply a form of gradual euthanasia? It would be if their use aims directly at the death of the patient. But there is a difference between an action that aims at death and one that mitigates pain without intending death. In this case, one’s direct intent is not to kill but to alleviate pain. Death is a foreknown but unintended outcome. This form of care is not a direct attack upon life.

The moral issues that accompany death invite Christians to consider the way in which we live toward death in a world filled with death and suffering. Death and its attendant issues invite Christians to take note that Christ suffered death for our redemption. Faith that we have been set free from the power of death leads us to the firm belief that our first duty is not to contend relentlessly against the powers of death, but to accompany and care for the sick and dying in ways that are appropriate to their condition.
The Very Rev. Dr. Philip Turner has served the Episcopal Church as a missionary, rector, and seminary professor and dean. He is the author of a number of books including Sex, Money, and PowerChristian Ethics and the Church; and, most recently, Christian Socialism: The Promise of an Almost Forgotten Tradition.
Scientists and Theologians Join Forces for New Anglican Communion Science Commission

May 21, 2021
The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion has announced the formation of a new Anglican Communion Science Commission (ACSC) to “resource the whole Anglican Communion for courageous and confident spiritual leadership in issues involving science.”

The Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town, will co-chair the Commission, alongside the Church of England’s Bishop of Oxford, the Right Revd Stephen Croft.

The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, the Most Revd Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, is inviting scientists, theologians, and bishops from around the globe to serve as Commissioners; and the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, has asked his fellow Anglican Communion Primates to nominate a Bishop from their Church to serve as their provincial representative at conferences of the Commission.

The Anglican Communion Science Commission will formally launch at the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops, which will take place at the University of Kent in Canterbury in July and August 2022. It will hold its first conference shortly afterwards.
Science will be a significant feature at the 2022 Lambeth Conference. Today, a series of videos exploring the relationship between science and faith were published on the Lambeth Conference website: lambethconference.org/resources/talking-about-faith-and-science.

“It is scientific advance that has lifted so many people out of poverty. It is scientific advance that has enabled the world to feed itself”, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said in the introductory video.

“It is widespread science that has enabled us to produce vaccines at a speed that even five years ago – a year ago – would have been thought unimaginable. It is science that has begun to give us a big picture of our place in the world. It is science that has driven our consciousness of the danger to the world from climate change – and what we can do about it in the future.

“In all these things, it is science which has been a gift to human beings.”

He continued: “But the reaction of the Church has, for many years – and many centuries one might say, been very cautious about science and remains so today. Or there is fear.

“We talk about human beings playing at being God, we talk about loss of control; of changes to DNA. We talk about all kinds of things that lead to people being frightened. And particularly as we move and look forward over the next 10 or 20 years, if we think it has been quick so far, as President Reagan used to say: ‘you ain’t seen nothing yet.’

“That is a reason why Christians need to be both knowledgeable and able to ask questions and think about science.”

Among the scientists who have signed up so far as Commission members are Dr Derrick Aarons, the Chief Executive Officer at the Health Professions Authority in the Turks and Caicos Islands; Professor Kwamena Sagoe, Head of Virology at the University of Ghana’s Department of Medical Microbiology and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Virology; and Dr Heather Payne, a consultant paediatrician and Senior Medical Officer for the Welsh Government.

Theologians who have agreed to serve on the Commission include the Revd Professor Joseph Galgalo, former Vice Chancellor and Associate Professor of Theology at Saint Paul’s University in Limuru, Kenya; the Revd Canon Professor Jennifer Strawbridge, Associate Professor in New Testament Studies at the University of Oxford in the UK; and Professor Andrew Briggs, Professor of Nanomaterials at the University of Oxford, an expert in acoustic microscopy and materials for quantum technologies.

Professor Briggs is also acting as convenor of the ACSC as it begins its work ahead of its formal launch at next year’s Lambeth Conference.

Information about the work of the Anglican Communion Science Commission will be published on the Anglican Communion website: anglicancommunion.org/acsc.

A Body of Water

Rosalind Hughes
May 26, 2021
One of the joys of spring for me is re-entering the lake. Lake Erie is relatively shallow, and warms up surprisingly quickly once the winter weather is safely past. Sometime in May, the surface smooths out, the herons return, and the deeps beckon. There is something profoundly healing in the cold shock of the first swim, forcing breath to reckon with its elements, buoying body and spirit with flat waves.

When Jesus called himself living water, speaking with the woman at the well, it was in the context of thirst and satisfaction, work and rest, heat and the cooling balm of a cup of cold water. Yet there are other ways that water brings me to life. (I wouldn’t want to drink the lake!)

Swimming for only the third time so far this year, I wondered what it would be like to find Jesus in the living water surrounding me: an environment, an element. If that physical shock, the compression of air that accompanies the first plunge into cold water, and the slow and deliberate accommodation of it into regular breathing were something akin to prayer. If the way that, with practice, patience, and repeated exposure my body becomes acclimatized to the lake has something to say about discipleship.

We call it a “body” of water. Recently, such bodies have received novel protection in law and are even suing for their rights. Lakes are creatures, created, embodied …

As well as thirst and satisfaction, work and rest, heat and cooling, Jesus’ conversation with the woman of Samaria was about history and belonging, relationships, restoration, and the deep well of God’s love and faithfulness. Such things the lake brings to mind as the breeze moves across the waters, rippling away my reflection and replacing it with its own face.

We pray together.
The Revd Rosalind C Hughes is the Rector of the Church of the Epiphany, Euclid, Ohio, and author of Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent questions for Christians in an age of violence (July 2021), and A Family Like Mine: biblical stories of love, loss, and longing. Read more from Rosalind at rosalindchughes.com
IN BRIEF . . .

These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"
Slide Shows from the Organ Concert Weekend
Sloggett/Wilcox `Ohana Organ Commissioning
Celebrate the Moment!
First Services with Rosales Opus 41 Pipe Organ
Confirmation, Reception, and Joyous Noice
Potluck Celebration New Pipe Organ
May 16, 2021
Who Do You Call?

Contact information for All Saints' Ministries and Outreach

Please submit your story ideas to the Epistle Staff at news@allsaintskauai.org.
There is an on-going need for travel sized toiletries and canned goods so these items will be accepted every week. As always, monetary donations are gratefully accepted. Leave them in the red wagon outside the sanctuary

Any of our All Saints' kupuna who need assistance with grocery shopping can contact Carolyn Morinishi at church@allsaintskauai.org to set up a delivery.

If any ministry has an unmet need, reach out to put it in the All Saints' Virtual Swap Meet and it will be published in the Epistle. Contact Bill Caldwell at news@allsaintskauai.org.

Whenever you have a need for support, please call (650) 691-8104 and leave a voice mail. The system will immediately forward the information to the Pastoral Care Committee who will respond to each request. If you prefer, you may send an electronic pastoral care request via email to pastoralcare@allsaintskauai.org.

Individuals who want to participate in the Prayer Chain Ministry must re-enroll to continue receiving the email communications. To re-enroll, please visit the newly established Pastoral Care web page or contact the Church Office at (808) 822-4267.

Prayer requests will now be submitted online or by contacting the Church Office at (808) 822-4267.

Names can be added to the Prayers of the People petitions by using the Prayer Chain Request form or by contacting the Church Office at (808) 822-4267. Names will remain in the Prayers of the People for a maximum of four Sundays before a name must be resubmitted.