What is a Eucharistic Minister?
Eucharistic Minister is a lay person authorized to administer the consecrated elements at a Celebration of Holy Eucharist. A Eucharistic Minister should normally act under the direction of the Member of the Clergy or other leader exercising oversight of the congregation or other community of faith. Ministers will be licensed in the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii. Licenses are valid for three years.
Licensing Requirements for Eucharistic Ministers.
What is a Eucharistic Visitor?
Eucharistic Visitor is a lay person authorized to take the consecrated elements in a timely manner following a Celebration of Holy Eucharist to congregants who, by reason of illness or infirmity, are unable to be present at the service. A Eucharistic Visitor should normally act under the direction of the Member of the Clergy or other leader exercising oversight of the congregation or other community of faith. Ministers will be licensed in the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii. Licenses are valid for three years.
Licensing Requirements for Eucharistic Visitors.
Last year during Lent, Bob Vlach, who designs and crafts labyrinths in Hawai'i and Oregon, painted a labyrinth on the All Saints' lawn. Throughout the year, members of the wider Kapa'a community have maintained the labyrinth's design--most notably the Rev. Caroline Miura, chaplain at Kaua'i Hospice and the Rev. Barry Mick, pastor at UCC Kapa'a First Hawaiian.
This year, members of the All Saints' 'Ohana have expanded the labyrinth ministry: The entire lines of the labyrinth are now illumined with LED, solar-power, light strings. The labyrinth can be utilized at day or night--and during the night the experience is extremely peaceful and profoundly spiritual.
What is a labyrinth? It is an archetype, a divine imprint, found in all religious traditions in various forms around the world. Walking the labyrinth is an invitation into forgotten mystical tradition.
A labyrinth is not maze. Labyrinths have only one path, no dead ends, and are not designed to confuse or trick their users. The winding path of a labyrinth becomes a mirror for where we are in our lives. The experience is intended to touch our sorrows and releases our joys.
Users are invited to walk the labyrinth with an open mind and an open heart.
Three stages of walking the labyrinth:
1. Purgation (Releasing): A releasing, a letting go of the details of your life. This is the act of shedding thoughts and distractions. A time to open the heart and quiet the mind.
2. Illumination (Receiving): When you reach the center, stay there as long as you like. It is a place of meditation and prayer. Receive what is there for you to receive.
3. Union (Returning): As you leave, following the same path out of the center as you came in, you enter the third stage, which is joining God, your Higher Power, or the healing forces at work in the world. Each time you walk the labyrinth you become more empowered to find and do the work for which you feel your soul is reaching.
Suggested Practices for walking the labyrinth
Quiet your mind and become aware of your breath. Allow yourself to find the pace your body wants to go. The path is two ways. Those going in will meet those coming out. You may "pass" people or let others step around you. Do what feels natural.
We invite you to experience the drama, mystery, and profound love that is Holy Week and Easter. All Saints' will offer 16 worship experiences throughout the week along with other events. Many of the worship services will feature music under the direction of Hank Curtis. All are welcome throughout the Holy Week and Easter services and events.
On Palm Sunday, April 9th, All Saints' will host 'Ohana Beach BBQ at Lydgate Beach Park (4:00PM -6:30PM). On Easter Sunday, April 16th, following the 9:30AM, All Saints' will host its annual Easter Festival featuring Keiki and Kupuna egg hunts, games, tons of food and drinks, fun and fellowship.
To download the schedule, click on the image below.
In-Choiring Minds is a feature column that is published periodically highlighting the happenings of the Music Ministry at All Saints', especially the All Saints' Choir.
During the season of Lent, which begins March 1ST, worshipers at All Saints' will have the opportunity to experience a fuller, richer meaning of the Book of Psalms. During Sunday services throughout Lent, the selected Psalm at the end of the First Reading will be sung at the 9:30AM service, instead of recited.
The choir, under the direction of Hank Curtis, will lead the congregation in the singing of the Psalm. The "cantor," an individual from the choir, will sing each verse of the Psalm in the form of a chant. At the beginning and end of the Psalm, and after selected verses, the choir will guide the congregation in the singing the "antiphon," which is essentially a short refrain. The cantor will raise his/her hand to signal the choir and the congregation to sing the antiphon, which will be printed in the bulletin.
Why, you might ask is it important to sing the psalms. Not only does scripture instruct us to sing, but the psalms were MEANT to be sung; and, the singing of psalms has been a tradition within the Church since its founding nearly 2,000 years ago. In fact, the word psalm is derived from the Greek translation of the word, psalmoi, meaning instrumental music. The psalms themselves tell us make music and to sing to the Lord. Apostle Paul encouraged faithful Christians to sing psalms. Psalms are not only scripture and prayer, they are poems set to music. The texts provide instruction to directors of music; they encourage worshipers to sing to the Lord and they often identify the instruments to be played.
The importance of singing psalms can be summarized by the words of Russell Stutler in very contemporary language, "The book of Psalms is a song book. Try reading through a book of your favorite songs without singing them and see how dry they are, like cornflakes without milk."
Psalm singing was a prominent feature of Church worship for nearly 1,800 years. However, gospel songs and devotional lyrics eclipsed the singing of psalms during the 19th Century. Fortunately, a renaissance of psalm singing has occurred during the past half century. Thanks to the works of noted composer, organist and liturgist, Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) and others, new musical settings for psalms have emerged. The music for the psalms that All Saints' will sing during Lent was composed by Hallock and is presented in his Ionian Psalter, Hallock's largest creative work.
We invite you to join us in this Lenten experience and enjoy the beauty and richness of the psalms as they are sung. Listen to the cantor as he/she evokes a variety of emotions when the words are set to music.
The All Saints' Choir extends a warm welcome to new members, amateur and professional, alike. Even if you are just visiting Kaua'i and would like join the choir during your stay, you are more than welcome. We are in particular need of additional tenor and bass voices.
Practice occurs each Thursday at 6:00PM in the Music Room (south entrance of the All Saints' Gym). Sunday call times are generally 8:55AM. If you would like to "in-choir" about the All Saints' Choir, please contact Hank Curtis . All Saints' welcomes you!
As Christians, we begin our Lenten journey on March 1st with Ash Wednesday. All Saints' will offer two services, Ashes to Go, and our regularly scheduled Laundry Love Outreach Ministry (Ashes will be made available). We invite you to journey with us. We invite you to a holy observance of Lent--All are welcome!
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