Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Message from the Bishop: Diocesan Guidelines on Receiving Holy Communion
+ Clergy Transitions: Leatherman, Deacons
+ Commuter Registration Still Available for Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries National Consultation
+ Episcopal Church Days with Habitat for Humanity
+ A Starry Night in Kula Coming Up
+ Cathedral Choral Evensong for St. Mary the Virgin
+ Helping Victims of the Kilauea Eruption
+ Annual Clergy Retreat on Maui
+ Free Social Media Workshop
+ Emmanuel's 16th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
+ St. Michael's "Who Dunnit?"
+ Seeking Support for Indigenous Study in Hawai'i
+ Hawaiian BCP & Gospels Available
+ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Resting After Surgery
+ 2018 National Acolyte Festival
+ Devastation from California Wild Fires
+ Grant Program Being Developed
+ 50th Annual Meeting of Convention: Updates & Reminders
+ Education Day & 50th Anniversary Shirts
+ Continuing Support Needed for Victims of Kilauea Volcanic Eruption
+ Prison Ministry Seeking Support and Donations
+ St. Andrew's Schools Establishes Scholarship for Episcopalians
+ Opportunities Available in the Diocese
+ Episcopal Relief & Development
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This issue's header photo was taken on the Big Island of Hawai'i, where the Rev. Cn. Moki Hino paid respects to fallen Police Officer Bronson Kaliloa, who was killed in the line of duty on July 17.  Kaliloa's funeral was held on August 4 in Hilo, where thousands turned out for the service.  Hino is shown placing flowers from the Cathedral and a lei from Bishop Fitzpatrick at Ka Malu Aloha, a special memorial monument for fallen Big Island officers located at the Hilo Police Station.  (Photo courtesy of the Rev. Moki Hino)


Proper 14
Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always
those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without
you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 232

Upcoming Meetings


Saturday, August 18, 2018
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Commission on Ministry 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Bishop's Reading Room

Standing Committee
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Bishop's Office

Diocesan Council
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Diocesan Conference Room

Strategic Plan Design Teams Meeting #3
Saturday, August 25, 2018
9:00 AM-3:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew


October 26 & 27, 2018
Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i Island

Upcoming deadlines to apply for Diocesan Council Grants:
August 31, 2018
September 28, 2018
Diocesan events header

August 27-29, 2018
Ka'anapali Beach Hotel
Lahaina, Maui

Parish Happenings

Evensong & Benediction
(Followed by Sunday Supper - see next item below)
Ongoing Sundays, 5:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Sunday Supper Nights
Preparing food for homeless
Ongoing Sundays, 6:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Na Himeni Sing Nights
Ongoing every third Sunday, 6:00 PM
St. Stephen's, Wahiawa
For more info: (808) 330-3769

Evensong & Benediction
Ongoing Sundays 7:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Rector's Bible Study  
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Christopher's, Kailua
For more info: (808) 262-8176

Healing Mass at St. Mark's
Ongoing Tuesdays, 12:00 PM 
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Healing Prayer and Bible Study at St. Elizabeth's
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
For more info...

Bible Study & Eucharist at the Cathedral
Ongoing Wednesdays:
Bible Study 10:00-11:00 AM
(Von Holt Room)
Holy Eucharist 11:30 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Healing Prayer Service and Bible Study at St. Luke's
Ongoing Wednesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Luke's, Honolulu

Aina Haina Farmer's Market
Ongoing Wednesdays, 4:00 - 7:30 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

Free Yoga, Zumba & Tai Chi at St. Mary's
Ongoing days as shown:
Yoga - Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
Zumba - Saturdays, 8:30 AM
Tai Chi - Sundays 8:00 AM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 949-4655

Moʻiliʻili Service Center
Free medical & legal services, clothing, food, bus passes
Ongoing every last Thursday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 949-4655

Makiki Farmers Market
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
St. Clement's, Honolulu
(808) 955-7745

Centering Prayer (Honolulu)
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
(808) 373-2139

Centering Prayer (Honolulu)
Ongoing Thursdays, 5:00 PM 
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info:  E-mail

Centering Prayer (Kailua)
Ongoing Thursdays, 5:00 PM
Emmanuel, Kailua
(628) 400-2644

Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's
Ongoing Thursdays, 
6:00 PM (Soup & Salad served after the service)
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Pacific Peace Forums (with Potluck)
Ongoing every first Friday, 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu
Contact: Dr. Haʻaheo Guanson, (808) 330-3771

Centering Prayer (Aiea)
Ongoing Fridays, 6:00 PM
St.Timothy's, Aiea
(808) 224-0349

Breakfast for Houseless
Ongoing Saturdays, 6:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112

Tai Chi at Epiphany
Ongoing Thursdays, 9:00 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu
(808) 734-5706

16th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Saturday, October 13
Emmanuel, Kailua


Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Eleele

Christ Memorial Food Pantry
Ongoing Saturdays, 3:30 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

Saturday Evening Jazz Vespers Communion Service
Ongoing Saturdays, 5:15 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue

ReSource for Christian Spirituality Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 8:00 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Ele'ele

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
Ongoing Wednesdays 8:30 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue

Laundry Love Kauai
Ongoing first & third Wednesdays, 5:30 PM
Kapaa Laundromat, Kapaʻa

Soup Kitchen at St. Paul's
Ongoing last Saturdays, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
St. Paul's (ECWK), Kekaha

Episcopal Church Day: Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, August 11
Saturday, September 8
Ron Morinishi (808) 482-4509

Who Dunnit?
Sunday, October 21, 5:00 PM
Gaylord's, Lihue


Team Outreach Sandwich Making
Ongoing Sundays, 8:30 AM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina

Centering Prayer Group
Mondays, 6:15 - 8:00 PM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei
For more info: E-mail

Morning Prayer & Lectionary Study 
Wednesdays, 9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 PM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina
For more info: E-mail

PBJ Sandwiches for ACCW
Ongoing second Saturdays
9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Lahaina

A Starry Night in Kula
Saturday, August 25, 4:00 PM
St. John's, Kula


Lincoln Park Prayer & Feed the Hungry
Ongoing first Sundays
Lincoln Park, Hilo
Holy Apostles (808)   935-5545

Teen Tech at St. James'
(On Summer Break)
Second & fourth Sundays, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
St. James' (Spencer Building), Kamuela

St. Jude's Free Hot Showers and Soup
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View

Free Community Meal
Ongoing every 4th Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
St. Augustine's, Kapaau

Centering Prayer in Hilo
Ongoing Mondays, 5:30 PM
Holy Apostles, Hilo
(808) 859-3847

St. James' Bible Study
Ongoing Wednesdays, Noon
St. James' Spencer Bldg., Waimea
(808) 885-4923

St. Jude's Women's Bible Study
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM

A Scholarly Exploration of Sunday's Scriptures
Ongoing Wednesdays, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
St. James', Kamuela
(808) 885-4923

Ka'u Food Pantry 
Ongoing last Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View
Call Karen:  (510) 778-5500

St. James' Community Meal
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
St. James' Pavilion, Waimea
For more info:  (808) 885-4923

St. Jude's Men's Bible Study
Ongoing Fridays, 9:00 AM
McKinney Place
For more info:   (808) 939-7000

St. James' Women's Bible Study
Ongoing, First Fridays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. James', Waimea
For more info: (808) 885-4923

The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
Christ Church, Kealakekua
For more info:  Nancee Cline  (808) 324-1192

Kanikapila for Lavacuees
Sunday, August 26, 12:45 PM
Holy Apostles, Hilo



Interim Chaplain, Part-time
'Iolani School, Honolulu

Interim Chaplain, Full-time
'Iolani School, Honolulu

Vicar, Part-time
Christ Church, Kealakekua

Vicar, Full-time
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
For more information, visit the Diocesan website's Transition Ministry page HERE.


The Parish of St. Clement has the following positions open:

Part-time Music Director and/or Organist

Parish Secretary
(30 hr/week, $17 hr, Benefits)
Download info HERE.

The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Seeking Singers for Choirs

Visit the Diocesan website HERE for information on positions available.

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August 9, 2018


Message from the Bishop

Diocesan Guidelines on Receiving Holy Communion
Following several questions and concerns about the manner parishioners receive Holy Communion in local congregations, I am issuing these guidelines on reception of Holy Communion. 

The Book of Common Prayer directs that opportunity always be given to every communicant to receive the consecrated bread and wine separately. However, the eucharist may be received in both kinds simultaneously, in a manner approved by the bishop (see pp. 407-408). 

As folk move from one congregation to another and as clergy arrive to serve in a congregation, there seems to be little consistency or direction.  Stories abound of bread crumbs floating in the chalice, of fingers dipped into the wine and of other even less pleasant happenings during administration of the Sacrament.  

These "Diocesan Guidelines on Receiving Holy Communion (August 3, 2018)" will, I hope, provide the norm for the Diocese while allowing local congregational variation.  The basic assumption is that the norm of the Episcopal Church is for the communicant to receive the bread in the hand and immediately consume it, and then to receive the wine taking a small sip from a shared chalice.  Other practices are unusual, but acceptable with teaching.  

On the practical side, I note that when intinction or reception of the bread on the tongue is practiced, then the use of a wafer host is preferable.  It will be up to the local clergy to establish norms for practice in the congregation based on these guidelines and to provide appropriate instruction. 
Yours faithfully,
+Bishop Bob

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Diocesan Guidelines on Receiving Holy Communion (August 3, 2018)
In the Episcopal Church, all baptized Christians are invited to receive Holy Communion.  
In our tradition, communion is offered in two kinds:  the bread and the wine.  The bread (either as a wafer host or as a small piece of loaf bread) is offered first and is typically placed in one's open palm and is administered with the words "The Body of Christ, the Bread of Heaven" or "The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ keep you in everlasting life".  The sacrament is then immediately consumed.  The chalice with wine is then offered with the words "The Blood of Christ, the Cup of Salvation" or "The Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ keep you in everlasting life". The sacrament is then consumed taking a small sip of wine from the chalice.  In the Episcopal Church, this is the most typical and generally preferred means of taking the sacrament of Holy Communion.  
Because of personal piety, a few people prefer to receive the host directly on the tongue. Though less common in the Episcopal Church, the practice is part of the Church's tradition.  It is preferable to receive in this manner when a wafer host is used rather than "loaf" bread.  One should extend the tongue when receiving in this manner so the Minister does not have to place the host deep into or touch the inside of the mouth.  
Likewise, a person may choose to receive by intinction. This is particularly true when one is sick and chooses not to take the host alone.  Please note that it is preferable to receive in this manner when a wafer host is used rather than loaf bread to prevent crumbs from accumulating in the bottom of the chalice.  There are two practices of intinction: (A) In some congregations, intinction is when one dips a small corner of the host in the wine and then placing the slightly moistened host into one's own mouth. Please note that if this is practiced, the person needs to be careful not to put fingers into the wine or touch the inside of the chalice, and to only dip a very small portion of the host in the wine.  One should avoid placing the whole host into the wine or allowing the wine to soak the host.  (B) It should be noted that some congregations practice a form of intinction in which the communicant holds the host in the palm of the hand and the Eucharistic Minister takes the host, dips it slightly in the wine and then places it on the person's tongue.  Either (A) or (B) is acceptable in this Diocese and should be determined by the congregation's priest with appropriate direction and teaching.  When young children (under the age of five) receive by intinction, they should have the assistance of an adult and form (B) is often preferable.    For the Bishop and many in the Episcopal Church, intinction is considered to be an exceptional practice and not normative.
While the normative practice in the Episcopal Church is to consume the bread and then to share the wine from a common cup, a person may receive the sacrament in one kind (just the bread or, more rarely, just the wine) when necessary for reasons of personal health or wellbeing, or because of personal piety and practice. Typically, this is practiced by taking the bread alone and then crossing one's arms over the chest when the wine is offered.  
Those who are not baptized, or who though baptized decide not to receive the sacrament for personal or spiritual reasons, are invited and encouraged to come for a blessing, indicated by placing crossed hands over the chest. 

Clergy Transitions

The Rev. Daniel Leatherman
After 13 years, the Rev. Daniel Leatherman left 'Iolani School, where he has served as a Chaplain since 2005. Beginning July 1, 2018, Leatherman started his new role as the Priest-in-Charge at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Aiea.  Leatherman will be missed by the many young people he has served over the past 13 years.  He has also been a familiar face around the Diocese, serving as supply clergy during school breaks.  

The Diocese's newest deacons have begun or will soon be serving as Curates in different churches around the Diocese as part of their requirement in becoming a priest. Pictured above, the deacons were ordained into the Transitional Diaconate at the Cathedral of St. Andrew on Saturday, June 9, 2018, followed by a festive reception.   

Pictured from left, Alison Donahue is at Trinity-By-the-Sea in Kihei, Maui; Ha'aheo Guanson is at The Parish of St. Clement in Honolulu; Mark Haworth is at St. Nicholas/St. John the Baptist on West O'ahu; Jasmine Bostock is at St. Peter's in Honolulu; Christopher Bridges is at Holy Nativity in Aina Haina; and Preston Lentz is slated to begin his curacy in October.  
Registration for "Commuters" Still Available for Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries (EAM) National Consultation

This year's Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries National Consultation is taking place in Hawai'i on September 27-October 1, 2018, at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu.  

The theme of the event is  Piko-Celebrate Christ, Community and Creation . Piko is the Hawaiian word for navel. "Jesus Christ is the Piko, the navel or center of our faith," explained the Rev. Winfred Vergara,  Episcopal Church  Missioner for Asiamerica Ministries. 

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preach at the opening Eucharist, celebrated by Diocese of Hawaii Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick.  Banquet speaker will be the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies, and several of our own clergy will be leading sessions.

Registration for the complete package with hotel is filled, but you may still register as a "Commuter". If you are interested in attending, registration is available  HERE, but b ecause the hotel rooms are sold out, you will need a special password to access the form as a commuter. Please email news@episcopalhawaii.org for the password, or for more information,  contact Angeline Cabanban at  acabanban@episcopalchurch.org .
Strategic Plan 2017:
Episcopal Church Days with Habitat for Humanity
As part of the Diocese's 2017 Strategic Plan, "design teams" have been actively formulating ideas for implementation of the plan.  Members of the ''Ohana Design Team on Kaua'i have initiated an Episcopal Church Day working with Habitat for Humanity.  The hope is to combine the resources of all five Episcopal churches on the island to dedicate one day a month to aid in the construction of 17 new homes in Ele'ele. The first workdays are scheduled for August 11 and September 8.  No special skills are necessary.  

For more information or if you are interested in getting involved, contact the following persons:  Ron Morinishi (808) 482-4509, Beth Charlton (808) 347-4461, or Carolyn Morinishi (808) 651-2061.
A Starry Night in Kula Coming Up August 25
Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy the fabulous sunset from Keokea on August 25, 2018, from 4:00 PM to dark at St. John's Episcopal Church in Kula, Maui.  

The evening will begin with the Couture Jazz Duo featuring the talented Toby & Amelia Couture performing jazz standards. There will be expanded, delicious pupus, an entertaining live auction featuring exciting items like a weekend in beautiful Makena, a French dinner, two nights on Oahu, Plein Air Brunch and more. For a more complete list visit the St. John's website HERE and click on Donate, Calendar or Home.  There will be classic rock dance music by the Automatics featuring Lenny Castellanos, with dancing on the grass until 8:30 PM. There will also be a Raise the Paddle event to raise money for the St. John's food pantry.  

Tickets are $45 at the door or call 878-1485 or visit the website shown above. VIP tables are available for $400. The proceeds will be shared with the Pink Paddlers (Mana'olana) which supports those touched by cancer.  

This is an adult event. St. John's lawn is a beautiful setting for an enchanted evening, and is located at 8992 Kula Highway.
The Cathedral Choral Evensong for St. Mary the Virgin on August 19

The Cathedral Men's Schola, which has been dormant for a couple of years, has been re-activated by Music Director Todd Beckham, and will be featured in our next  Choral Evensong on August 19, 2018, honoring St. Mary the Virgin. St. Mary's official celebration is August 15. The Men's Schola includes male members of the Orvis Choral Scholars and others. As always, the Evensong will be at 5:30 pm. Admission is free, with a calabash offering. The musical setting for the Evensong will be largely based on traditional choral Plainchant. The featured anthem will be  "Sancta Maria" by John Dunstable. Admission is free (calabash offering). For more information, click  HERE.
Helping Victims of the Kilauea Eruption

Holy Apostles in Hilo will be hosting a "Kanikapila for Lavacuees" to raise money for Hale Iki Village, a village of tiny homes, for those displaced by the Kilauea eruption affecting Puna.  

The event will take place on Sunday, August 26, 2018, beginning at 12:45 PM, at Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani Street.  All are invited to attend and to also take part by bringing your instruments and voices!  Admission is $5 with all proceeds going to Hale Iki Village.  For more information, download the flyer HERE.

The Rev. Katlin McCallister of Holy Apostles has been deeply involved in the organization of faith communities and other groups to provide support and relief to victims of the devastating lava flows, and welcomes any and all donations.

Pick up your book!
Annual Clergy Retreat On Maui

The annual clergy retreat will be held from Monday, August 27, through Wednesday, August 29, at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel in Lahaina, Maui. 

The guest speaker for the retreat is Rosa Say, who is a workplace culture coach determined to reinvent our workplaces value by value, making them healthier and more rewarding for us all. As founder of Say Leadership Coaching, Rosa is hired as an expert coach on values-based management, and as a change agent leading business in organizational culture design. She is widely known for her work leading the Managing with Aloha movement within Hawai'i and internationally, work which draws from her 30-year career in the resort hospitality industry and residential resort development. 

To help Cn.Sandy with luggage considerations, attendees who live on O'ahu are encouraged to stop by the Office of the Bishop to pick up their copy of Say's book before the retreat.  Mahalo!
Free Social Media Workshop for Pastors & Church Leaders

Rennie Mau, a media specialist and Community Relations Director at Pacific Rim Christian University and member of the Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center, will be hosting a two-part workshop for pastors, church leaders and administrators, on the latest treasure chest of free or inexpensive software and cloud computing to do ministry in the present.

The workshop is free in conjunction with Logos Bookstore and the Bible Institute of Hawai'i.  The workshops will be held over two consecutive Mondays, August 20 and August 27, from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM at the Pacific Rim Christian University-Ala Moana Extension site at 1500 Kapiolani Boulevard in Honolulu.  For more information download the informational flyer HERE, or contact Rennie Mau at (808) 280-9591, or e-mail renniemau@pacrim.edu.
Tickets on sale now!
Emmanuel's 16th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Emmanuel Episcopal Church's 16th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018, featuring its decadent displays of chocolate treats and sweets to indulge in to your heart's content!  There is also a fabulous silent auction with something for everyone!  Tickets are $25 pre-sale and $35 at the door.  There is also a VIP event.  For more information and tickets, call (808) 262-4548 or visit their website HERE.
Save the date!
St. Michael's Gala: "Who Dunnit?"

Step back into 1936 at the historic mansion, Kilohana Estate in Puhi, while a sumptuous dinner is being served, there's an exciting "Silent Auction" going on when all of a sudden, an intriguing mystery needs to be solved! All of this and more for two great causes: HUGS and St. Michael's community support initiatives.

"Who Dunnit?" St. Michael's Gala, presenting Murder at Kilohana, written by Wil Welsh and directed by Dottie Bekeart, is coming up on Sunday, October 21, 2018, from 5:00-9:00 PM at Gaylord's Restaurant.

Hotel stays, restaurant / items / service gift certificates are welcome as donations for the "Who Dunnit?" Silent Auction. Please e-mail for more information: StMichaelGala@gmail.com.
Seeking Support for Indigenous Study in Hawai'i
The Rev. Cn. Chan Osborn de Anaya of the Episcopal Church in Navajoland, is seeking to do a sabbatical study in Hawai'i.  Two years ago she received a Contemplation and Care of Creation Certificate from studies with the University of the South School of Religion and Environment. 

Anaya would now like to do a study in Hawai'i regarding creation care and "how the indigenous peoples of Navajoland and Hawai'i use their rootedness in the sacred land to inform the way they live, how this knowledge is transferred to the current generation, and how those of us who come into contact with the people might grow from their experiences."

Persons with interest in this subject may contact Anaya at ecncanaya@gmail.com.
Hawaiian Book of Common Prayer & Gospels
The Office of the Bishop is once again m aking available two Hawaiian-language books to enhance your worship experience. Both books make exquisite gifts:  
  • Cloth-bound in red with gold foil stamping, the attractive Hawaiian-Language Book of Common Prayer contains over 400 pages of translated biblical scripture, liturgical prayers, and orders service, including King Kamehameha IV's Preface. King Kamehameha IV translated the Book of Common Prayer into Hawaiian language as an act of personal piety and Christian devotion.  His translation remains a milestone in Hawaiian literature and a valuable resource for anyone studying the language. This limited edition reprint of the prayer book was issued by the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i to celebrate its sesquicentennial that took place in 2012.
  • Na 'Euanelio Hemolele, is a lectionary-size book containing the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, in the Hawaiian-language, complete with diacritical marks.  The book was a project of the Rev. Cn. Malcolm Naea Chun, 20 years in the making, and whose publication was funded by the Diocese's Commission on Native Hawaiian Ministry.  The book was originally released in 2003, and is bound in white hard-cover with gold foil stamping. 
The books are $30.00 each with a special $50 discounted price if purchased as a set.  Shipping within Hawai'i is $6.00 per book (more for U.S. Mainland), but arrangements can be made for pick-up at the Office of the Bishop.  Please contact Rae Costa at rcosta@episcopalhawaii.org, to arrange a time. There is no international shipping at this time. To order, click HERE.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Resting After Surgery
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is resting comfortably following surgery on Tuesday, July 31.  According to the presiding bishop's family and his medical team, the surgery went well, as had been expected. Bishop Curry is resting, and a full recovery continues to be anticipated.

On July 25 Curry shared  news that he had recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer and would be having surgery to remove the prostate gland.

Curry and his family are touched by the outpouring of prayers and well wishes. In their thankfulness, they ask for privacy during his recovery.  Further information will continue to be released by the presiding bishop's office, as needed.
2018 National Acolyte Festival:
Sunday, October 6
Come one, come all! Join acolytes from across the United States for a festival Holy Eucharist with re-dedication of service. Bring your processional crosses, banners, torches, thuribles, flags and streamers for a festive procession of acolytes, clergy and vergers.

Afternoon workshops offer enrichment and instruction, and tours grant up-close views of the magnificent National Cathedral! Enjoy a picnic lunch, mingle with other participants, greet old friends and make new ones. Don't miss this premier event of its kind!

Heartbreaking Devastation from California Wildfires Shows Strength of Church-Community Ties
[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Carren Sheldon's evening on July 26 was supposed to go something like this: Evening Prayer, dinner, compline, sleep. But after dinner, she returned to  All Saints' Episcopal Church in Redding, California, to find the neighborhood on the brink of disaster. Heat, wind and "bizarre weather patterns" fueled the sudden advance of a growing wildfire.

"The sky was orange, and the wind was blowing cinders and ash," Sheldon told Episcopal News Service by phone. "The power was out, and the traffic was gridlocked. It was apparent that it was time to gather the irreplaceable records of the church and flee."

The church was evacuated along with most of that section of Redding, a town of about 92,000 people in Northern California. The blaze,  known as the Carr Fire, has consumed more than 100,000 acres, destroyed more than 1,000 homes and killed at least six people as of Aug. 1. And this fire is just one of  more than a dozen major wildfires that California authorities are working to contain and extinguish, from the Oregon state line to San Diego County.   READ MORE
Grant Program to be Developed to Support Congregations' Grassroots Work on Racial Healing
[Episcopal News Service] One of the biggest developments at the 79th General Convention related to the Episcopal Church's work on racial reconciliation was the approval of a new grant program to support grassroots efforts, building on the progress made under the church's new Becoming Beloved Community framework.

The grant program outlined in  Resolution D002 marks the first time a churchwide grant program will be dedicated specifically to providing financial support for Episcopalians working toward racial healing and justice in their congregations and communities. The 2019-2021 church budget includes $750,000 for the grants, much less than the $5 million recommended by D002, but these initiatives - such as forums, workshops and informal gatherings - often don't need a lot of money to become viable and thrive.

"It is exciting to think about how $750,000 over three years could really seed some powerful work," said Heidi Kim, the church's staff officer for racial reconciliation, and she is hopeful that the grant process will shine a brighter light on existing efforts already making a difference. "I think people all over the church are doing amazing things that we just don't know about."  READ MORE

Previously Announced Event Reminders 

50th Annual Meeting of Convention
Updates & Reminders
The 50th Annual Meeting of Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i, taking place on the Big Island, is rapidly approaching. Here are updates and reminders:

The 2019 draft budget is now posted on the convention webpage and is available for viewing HERE.

RELATED EVENTS: In conjunction with the Annual Meeting, all are invited to attend the Education Day, Opening Eucharist and Aloha Reception on Friday, October 26, 2018, but you must register  HERE.  For information on Education Day, click HERE.

Clergy and delegates to Convention must also register through the link above. 

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS:  All authorized travelers should make necessary travel arrangements as soon as possible.  Sharon Billingsley, the diocesan air travel coordinator, will be gone for two weeks in September and will not be able to book flights.  Air travel booked on your own will NOT BE REIMBURSED.  The Diocese has arranged for a block of hotel rooms at a discounted price, but those are limited.  The hotel does not have shuttle service, so ground transportation must also be arranged.  Information and instructions for travel can be found HERE

For more information, visit the Convention webpage HERE. If you have any questions, e-mail Rae Costa.
IMPORTANT:   Flight arrangements being booked through Sharon Billingsgley, our diocesan travel coordinator, should be made before September 6, as she will be on vacation during the month of September. Contact her with all pertinent booking information at airtravel@episcopalhawaii.org .  

In conjunction with the Annual Meeting, an  Education Day will take place on Friday, October 26, 2018.  All are invited to attend.  The Design Teams will report on their work in 2018, moving toward the implementation of the Strategic Plan for the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i.  To register for Education Day, click HERE.   Register before September 12 and SAVE!
Continuing Support Needed for Victims of Kilauea Volcanic Eruption

The Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo has been actively coordinating relief efforts for the victims, some of whom are members of the church.  Priest-in-Charge, the Rev. Katlin McCallister shared how Holy Apostles created its own Kilauea Relief Fund to collect donations from across the diocese to help pay for items such as blankets, pillows, clothing, air purifiers, and rental assistance. 

To assist with volcano relief efforts, checks can be mailed to:
The Church of the Holy Apostles
Attn:  Kilauea Relief Fund
1407 Kapi'olani Street
Hilo, HI  96720

Volunteers from the St. James' Community Meal Ministry discovered that more and more evacuees from Puna are camping there, and are making sure to bring back additional meals. They are also partnering with others in Puna to supply much needed items.  That list can be viewed in their e-news HERE

Other local organizations actively involved with relief efforts and are seeking assistance, are listed on the Holy Apostles' Facebook page and also shown below:
  1. Pahoa Red Cross Shelter - See wish list HERE. Items should be dropped off at the Pahoa Gym (pet friendly shelter).
  2. Kea'au Red Cross Shelter - See wish list HERE. Items should be dropped off at the Kea'au Shelter.
  3. Pu'uhonua O Puna (Grass roots distribution center on corner of Hwy 130 and Pahoa High School) Please note that unlike the Red Cross, Pu'uhonua O Puna WILL take gently used items.
  4. Pahoa High School is looking for air purifiers, preferably ones that cover 800 sq. feet. 50 are needed to cover the whole school. The link to sign up to donate air purifiers is HERE.  
  5. Salvation Army is in charge of meal service for both the Pahoa and Kea'au Red Cross Shelter. They are in need of help with hot meals. If you have a certified kitchen and would like to provide a hot meal(s) or if you are willing to purchase hot meals from a restaurant and donate it to the shelter please call (808) 756-0306, or signup to do hands-on volunteer service HERE
  6. Hawaii Community Foundation (Monetary donations to be used locally by any proposing non-profit for direct relief services) Their link is HERE.
  7. Food Basket - Help the food bank sort and package donations for distribution! Contact the Hawaii Food Basket at (808) 933-6030 to volunteer.
  8. Aloha Kokua - To offer or seek housing, click HERE.  
Prison Ministry Seeking Support and Donations for Hawaiian Bible Study Program

In recent years, the Diocese of Hawai'i has become heavily engaged in a Prison Ministry at our correctional centers that has grown and continues to flourish. The program, which involves a deep connection to Hawaiian cultural practices, is interwoven with a Hawaiian Bible (Baibala) Study Program.  

The Rev. Kaleo Patterson, who has been instrumental in building this ministry, is seeking to obtain Hawaiian Bibles for the Baibala Bible Study Project at the Halawa and Waiawa Community Correctional Centers.  "These Bibles are very popular in prisons and encourage the study of God's Word," said Patterson in an e-mail. "It is a bright light and a lamp to the path and the feet."

These Bibles normally retail for $45 but are being provided to the program by Mutual Publishing on O'ahu for only $13.75. His goal is to provide 100 Bibles in 2018.  If you would like to help with the purchase of a Baibala, checks may be made out directly to Mutual Publishing, and mailed to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1679 California Avenue, Wahiawa, HI 96786
St. Andrew's Schools Establishes Scholarship for Episcopalians

In the spirit of our common royal and Episcopal heritage, St. Andrew's Schools would like to offer a $1,500 scholarship to The Priory or The Prep, to children of members in good standing of any Episcopal Church in Hawai'i. Members must obtain a reference letter/form with signature from the priest of the church, or if moving to Hawai'i, a letter from the church they left most recently.  This letter/form must be provided at the time the student applies for admission to St. Andrew's Schools.  Download the informational flyer HERE.
Opportunities Available in the Diocese
If your church is looking to fill a staff position, consider posting it in the E-News and the diocesan website.  Current openings are posted in the left-hand column under "Opportunities/Lay Position Postings" and are also posted on the diocesan website HERE.  Please provide as much description as possible, and be sure to let us know when to remove any job postings.  Postings may be sent to news@episcopalhawaii.org.
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In case you missed it, click on the images above to read

the latest April/June 2018 issue of the E-Chronicle.


Did you miss an edition of the E-News? Listed below are the titles of some recently published announcements. To see the complete article, click on the linked issues below or visit the Diocesan website's 

Clergy Transitions: Simopoulos/Golding

Centering Prayer Groups Across the Diocese

Opportunities Available in the Diocese

General Convention Wrap Up

Nationwide Rallies: #FamiliesBelongTogether

'Iolani School Seeking Interim Chaplains

Education Day & 50th Anniversary Shirts

Register for Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries(EAM) National Consultation  September 27-October 1

St. Andrew's Schools Establishes Scholarship for Espicopalians

Presiding Bishop Joins Other Faith Leaders in a Statement on Family Separation at Our Borders

Continuing Support Needed for Victims of Volcanic Eruption

50th Annual Meeting of Convention Updates

Prison Ministry Seeking Donations

Presiding Bishop's Royal Wedding Sermon

Bishop's Reflection on a Volcano and a Flood

Update: Strategic Plan 2017

Annual Clergy Retreat on Maui

House of Bishops' Pastoral Response to #MeToo

Episcopal Asset Map Unveiled



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

Communications Contractor, News

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i

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