Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ A Note from Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick
+ Death of Frank Embree
+ Enculturation Day Registration Deadline!
+ 'Iolani School Christmas Concert
+ 2nd Annual Music Conference
+ Learn to Ring the Tower Bells
+ Support the Diocese Through AmazonSmile
+ Making Health Care Whole Conference
+ Advent Observations for 2016
+ Evangelism Matters Videos Now Available
+ ECW: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
+ Seminarians of Color Conference
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ ECW Holiday Luncheon
+ Upcoming Ordination to the Presbyterate
+ EYE17: Path to Peace
+ Hawaiian-Language Gospel Book & BCP
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This issue's header features our own Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick with Ali'i Nui and Grandmaster, Sir William Roback, who conferred upon him Honorary Ali`i Status into the Royal Order of Kamehameha. This special event took place at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Maui as part of its year-long Sesquicentennial Celebration. More photos can be viewed on the Good Shepherd Facebook page HERE. (Photos by Alfredo Evangelista)


Second Sunday of Advent
Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to
preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation:
Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins,
that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our
Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 211

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Joint Meeting of the 
Standing Committee and Diocesan Council
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Mary's Episcopal Church

Commission on Ministry
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cathedral of St.Andrew
Bishop's Reading Room 

Monthly deadline for submission is the last Friday of each month.
 Next due dates: 
December 30
January 27
Diocesan events header
(For Clergy and Waiolaihui'ia Students)
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Epiphany, Honolulu

Save the date!
January 27 & 28, 2017
St. Timothy's, Aiea

Upcoming Safe Church Trainings
Please check under the island listings for a class taking place in your area. 
Parish Happenings

Fall & Winter Evensong at St. Timothy's
Ongoing 2nd & 4th Sundays
5:00 PM
St. Timothy's, Aiea
E-mail:   Diane Koshi

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

Harmony Health & Wellness
Ongoing Mondays, 3:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Davies Hall, Honolulu

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

Aina Haina Farmer's Market
Ongoing Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

Tri-church Bible Study
Ongoing Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 735-5944

Evensong & Benediction 
Ongoing Wednesdays 6:15 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Music Lessons at St. Mary's
Ongoing Wednesday evenings
(Call to schedule an appt.)
St. Mary's, Honolulu
Contact: Dan Werning (808) 388-3121

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
Ongoing Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info:  E-mail

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

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

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

Meal Prep for IHS
Ongoing every second Saturday, 12:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
E-mail:  Melvia Kawashima

ECW Holiday Luncheon
Saturday, December 3, 9:00 AM
St. Luke's, Honolulu

'Iolani School Christmas Concert - Free!
Friday, December 16, 7:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Ordination of Castro to Presbyterate
Saturday, January 14, 10:00 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Narcissus Bulb Carving & Exhibition
January 14 - February 12
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, February 25, 9:00 AM
St. Timothy's Sumida Hall, Aiea


Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM
St. Paul's, Kekaha

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

Saturday Market and Swap Meet
Ongoing every second Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM
All Saints', Kapaʻa
For more info...

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

Holy Listening
Ongoing second Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
St. Michael, Lihue
Call Rev. Dr. Phyllis Meighen (UCC): (808) 647-4346

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

First Fridays Fun & Fellowship
Ongoing first Fridays, 6:30 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

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

All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, December 3, 9:00 AM
All Saints', Kapa'a
(808) 822-4267

St. Paul's Rummage Sale
Saturday, December 10, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Paul's, Kekaha
(808) 335-5533

"They Who Wait" Advent Retreat
Saturday, December 10, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue



Centering Prayer Group
Mondays, 6:15 - 8:00 PM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

Adult Lectionary Study Group
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

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, March 25, 10:30 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei



Teen Tech at St. James'
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

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

Brown Bag Bible Study
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. Augustine's Bible Study
Ongoing Wednesdays, 12:00 PM (Bring a sandwich)
St. Augustine Vicarage, Kapa'au

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
808) 885-4923

The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Thursdays, 12:15 PM
Christ Church, Kealakekua
For more info:   (808) 323-3429





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December 1, 2016


A Note from Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick
Bishop Fitzpatrick
At this time in the life of our Republic, a President has been elected having lost the popular vote by over two million. There are suggestions of vote tampering and fake news by another nation, there are legal moves demanding recounts in key states and the level of mistrust in the very basis of the democratic system is at an all time high. Some in our nation are hopeful and others very fearful. These are trying and divisive times for the people of the United States. As Episcopalians, we will pray during our public worship services by name for the President after the January inauguration regardless of our personal opinions.  We have offered such prayers for over two hundred years.  We will still be engaged in our communities and nation.  

The Church is called to action and prayer.  The action must be based on the Baptismal Covenant to "strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being." As a Bishop, I must remember my promise to "be merciful to all, show compassion to the poor and strangers, and defend those who have no helper." We must also be humble and forgiving of others.  

Our prayer must be focused.  Perhaps these two prayers from the Book of Common Prayer can be our guide in the days ahead:

O God, you have bound us together in a common life. Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart and especially the hearts of the people of the United States, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Rt. Rev. Robert L. Fitzpatrick, Bishop
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i and
The Episcopal Church in Micronesia
Death of Frank Embree
The Office of the Bishop received notice that Frank Embree, former Diocesan Planned Giving Officer, died Tuesday morning, November 29, 2016.

Notes of condolence may be sent to Frank's widow at: 

Mrs. Caitilin Embree
150 Makua Street
Kailua, HI  96734

Information about services and memorials will be forthcoming.

Please remember Frank in the Prayers of the People this Sunday and keep Caitilin and the family in your prayers.
Enculturation Day 2016
Hurry! Registration deadline is December 2!

All clergy and Waiolaihui'ia students are invited to attend Enculturation Day 2016, that will be held at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Honolulu, on Saturday, December 10, from 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM.  

Don't miss this immersive experience engaging all of the senses, exploring culture, history, and contemporary issues of Hawai'i. It will involve music, chant, hands-on exploration and take-home resources for the congregation! For newcomers, it's a great way to learn about serving Christ in Hawai'i, while long-timers are invited to share and help new clergy to understand the beauty and unique challenges of ministry in the islands.  For all, it is a time of clergy formation and fellowship as we come together to share in the culture of Hawai'i.

Cost is $15 and includes lunch. Airfare will be provided for canonically resident clergy, licensed clergy-in-charge and Waiolaihui'ia students on the Neighbor Islands. To register, click HERE.
'Iolani School Christmas Concert

'Iolani School will be holding its annual Christmas Concert on Friday, December 16, 2016, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, beginning at 7:30 PM. The Chorus and Hokuloa Singers under the direction of John Alexander, will be performing with pianist Joanne Watanabe and organist Kathy Crosier. The concert will feature 108 voices from grades 5-12 in a beautiful candlelit atmosphere of reverence and Christmas joy.  Admission and parking are free!
Save the date!
Second Annual Music Conference in January

The second annual Music Conference will be taking place on Friday and Saturday, January 27 and 28, 2017, at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Aiea. Returning to share his knowledge and passion is Dent Davidson, and joining him will be Sandra Montes.  Stay tuned for more information and the registration link coming soon!
Learn to Ring the Tower Bells
A group of expert bell-ringers will be coming to the Cathedral of St. Andrew for a week in the New Year. They can teach anyone how to ring the great tower bells. Meanwhile come up to the tower this month to see what it's all about! Make a date for some introductory lessons so you can take advantage of the rare visit by ringing teachers afterward.

To arrange for a tour or lesson, e-mail Richard Harris or call him at (808) 321-0747. 
You do NOT have to be strong. You do NOT have to be musical. You do NOT have to belong to the church. You do NOT have to be any particular age (kids should weigh at least 80 lb.). If you can climb 50 steps up to the ringing chamber, try it! You might like it!

As volunteer bell-ringers, we find ringing a challenge and a pleasure, both mental and physical. The more people we have, the better the bells sound, so do join us!
Support the Diocese Through AmazonSmile
Several churches in the Diocese are already hooked up to AmazonSmile, where a percentage of your purchase goes to the organization of your choice. The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i is now also a part of this program! You can shop at AmazonSmile and .5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases will go to the Diocese.  To shop and get your purchase credited to the Diocese's AmazonSmile account, click HERE , or visit the Diocesan website's homepage and click on the AmazonSmile banner to be taken to their site. For more information, e-mail Charmaine Ito.
Making Health Care Whole: Integrating Spirituality and Health Care

Pacific Health Ministry in collaboration with Hospice Hawai'i, will be holding a conference on January 12, 2017, on integrating spirituality with health care. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding on the relevance of spirituality to the overall well-being of patients and their loved ones. The conference will be held in the Queen's Conference Center in Honolulu. For more information and to register, download the flyer HERE.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

World AIDS Day Statement
[December 1, 2016] The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, and the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), have issued the following joint statement on 2016 World AIDS Day.

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, we are reminded of the promise of life that was given to us, unconditionally. Scriptures teach us that God's gift of life extends to all of us, no matter our circumstances. In the words of Apostle Paul, "So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest-time, if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all..." (Galatians 6:9-10).

For many years, Lutherans, Episcopalians and other communities of faith have been engaged in efforts to provide care, treatment, prevention services, and have supported initiatives that fight stigma and discrimination towards those living with HIV.  We mourn the 35 million lives lost to AIDS and, with 36.7 million people still living with HIV worldwide, our churches, our governments, and all other partners need to do more. We encourage Lutherans and Episcopalians near and far to stand in solidarity with all persons living with HIV, and to continue the difficult work of building an AIDS-free generation. We recommit ourselves to a future free of this pandemic.

A challenge of this magnitude requires all our efforts. Inequitable access to the life-saving medications, healthy diet and other vital determinants for breaking the hold of this epidemic, continue to disproportionately impact persons of color. A significant piece of this work is to ensure that antiretroviral medications are available to everyone who needs it. Currently, less than half of people affected by HIV have access to these lifesaving medications.  Studies have shown that when a person who is HIV+ takes antiretroviral medications continuously and correctly, their viral load can be suppressed to the point where they are no longer infectious. In other words, treatment is prevention. And so, we must expand our efforts in this area.

We are called as people of faith actively to eliminate stigma and discrimination within our own faith communities and especially that which affects marginalized vulnerable and key populations (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, sex workers, people who inject drugs, prisoners, migrants, women and girls).  We must be steadfast in our defense of the dignity and human rights of all people living with HIV.

As part of the sustainable development goals, which the United Nations adopted in September of 2015, the international community has committed to end the AIDS epidemic by the year 2030. Further commitments were made in June of this year when 192 countries meeting at the United Nations declared they will accelerate and scale up responses to HIV and AIDS to meet the goal of ending the epidemic by 2030.  A critical pathway to this goal is the 90-90-90 strategy, which aims to ensure that by year 2020, 90% of those living with HIV will receive a diagnosis, 90% of persons living with HIV will receive antiretroviral medication, and 90% of those receiving antiretroviral will have their viral load suppressed.

Lack of funding for HIV and AIDS programs remains a challenge. The goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 will not be achieved if donor countries fail to address this funding gap. We call upon President-elect Donald Trump to make a public commitment to the global fight against HIV. We urge the new Administration and Congress to increase funding for PEPFAR; the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and domestic programs that provide preventive and treatment services in the United States. 

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton
Presiding Bishop
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Advent Observations for 2016:
Make Ready The Feast

[November 17, 2016] The liturgical season of Advent began on Sunday, November 27, and for 2016, the  Episcopal Church is offering resources focusing on  Make Ready The Feast .

Daily from Advent 1 (November 27) through Christmas Day (December 25),  Make Ready The Feast , available  HERE,  will highlight one Scripture citation and one recipe with background information on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and the Episcopal Church  website.

Videos will also be offered on this site The first video,  Two Tables , features young adult Maggy Keet of New York City discussing two tables - one for the Lord's banquet and the other for her family and friends' banquet.

The resources of  Make Ready The Feast are ideal for personal, congregational and community planning and scheduling of Advent observances.

"Advent calls us to a time of preparation and hope as we await the birth of the Christ Child," commented Mary Brennan, Episcopal Church Mission Communication Officer.  "One tangible expression of this call is planning, cooking, and sharing a meal or special dish that brings sustenance and comfort to others and to ourselves. The importance of providing food for both body and soul is found throughout the Bible. Coming to the table - in whatever condition or station of life - is essential to our faith."

The recipes represent diverse cultures and traditions, demonstrating the strong relationships that cross borders and oceans in The Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion. Among the variety of recipes included in Make Ready The Feast are:
  • Roast buffalo from First Nations Kitchen, a ministry of All Saints' Episcopal Indian Mission in Minneapolis
  • Turkey bone gumbo from Louisiana
  • Boiled pork with green vegetables, an original Hmong family recipe
  • Soup Joumou and Black Rice from Haiti
  • Christmas pudding from the Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps (YASCers) in the United Kingdom
  • Southern pralines from Georgia
  • Buckeye candy from Ohio
For more information contact Brennan.
Evangelism Matters Videos Now Available
[November 30, 2016] Videos of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, workshops and plenary sessions from  Evangelism Matters , along with handouts and additional resources, are now available on-demand at no charge  HERE.

Evangelism Matters, an  Episcopal Church Evangelism Conference on November 18-19 in Dallas, TX, was designed for anyone who would like to learn more about evangelism and available resources to share our faith. More than 400 people attended the landmark event, which was co-sponsored by  Forward Movement and the Presiding Bishop's Office for  Evangelism Initiatives, and was hosted by the Diocese of  Dallas and Church of the  Transfiguration, Dallas, TX  where the activities were held.
ECW: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence began on November 25 and continues through December 10, 2016. For more about the worldwide campaign visit their website HERE.  

This year, each member of the National ECW Board is offering a prayer, meditation, poem or piece of prose about psychological and/or physical violence based on the theme of the Campaign.
Seminarians of Color Conference
Seminarians of color are invited to an important gathering, the Seminarians of Color Conference, on February 8 to 11, 2017.  Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Ethnic Ministries Offices, the Conference will be held at the  Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center , in Oviedo, FL 

According to the Ethnic Missioners, this event is designed to bring together Episcopal seminarians of color who are part of the Ethnic Ministries (Asiamerica, Black, Indigenous, and Latino/Hispanic) and enrolled in a Diocesan theological school or traditional seminary from around the country to share common visions and dreams, concerns, and issues experienced in seminary settings; to network; and to nurture cross-cultural friendships in a safe environment.

Participants will hear from experienced clergy of color as they share their wisdom and expertise on theology in context, praxis of ministry, intercultural and ecumenical collaborations, best practices, and theological excellence, as well as new and emergent models in ministry and church development.

Registration  is  HERE. The conference registration fee is $50 per person which includes lodging, meals and local transportation from the airport.  Registration deadline is January 13.  For more information contact  Angeline Cabanban
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UPDATED: Safe Church Training Dates
The Church's Safe Church Policies require church leadership and those working with children to attend special training classes. The following classes have been set up with more to come. Please read the Safe Church Policies to note the differences between Safeguarding God's Children and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training, and to see if you are required to attend a class. Classes listed are open to the diocese. Churches arranging their own closed classes are not listed here.
  • Saturday, February 25 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (St. Timothy's, Aiea, O'ahu) - For more information and to register click HERE.
  • Saturday, March 25 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei, Maui) - For more information and to register, click HERE.
ECW Holiday Luncheon Focuses on Outreach: Seeking Donations for Gift Baskets

The Episcopal Church Women's (ECW) annual holiday luncheon will be taking place on Saturday, December 3, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Honolulu, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

This year they will be assembling gift baskets for seniors and less fortunate families that could use some holiday cheer. The baskets will be distributed at three of O'ahu's Episcopal churches located on the far reaches of the island: St. John's By-the-Sea in Kaneohe, St. Matthew's in Waimanalo, and St. John the Baptist in Waianae.

Their target is 75-100 baskets, filled with non-perishable food items (granola and energy bars, Spam, sardines, Vienna sausage, fruit cups, pudding, crackers/cheese, treats, etc.) as well as toiletries and accessories (lotions, conditioning shampoos, tissues, Q-tips, brush/combs, nail clippers, socks, wash cloths, body wash/soap, toothbrush/toothpaste, etc.). Donations can be dropped off at St. Luke's with Fr. Ray Woo, or arrangements can be made for pick-up.

They will also enjoy a festive lunch (bring a salad or dessert to share) with games (please bring a $5 grab bag gift) and lots of fellowship. For more information download the flyer HERE. If you have questions or to RSVP, contact Louise Aloy, President, at (808) 264-9830, or by e-mail.   
Save the date!  
Upcoming Ordination to the Presbyterate
Having received the consent of the Standing Committee, God and the People willing, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will ordain Annalise Marie Castro, to the Presbyterate in the Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 10:00 AM Clergy are invited to vest.  White stoles.  If you are available, please join us.  Please remember to keep Annalise in your prayers.  
EYE17: Path to Peace
The 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) will focus on the theme  Path to Peace , based on Matthew 5:1-12. The  theme was developed by the EYE17 Mission Planning Team who discerned a call to focus on peacemaking and the ways each member of the Jesus Movement can pursue a path to peace.

Drawing hundreds of high school youth from throughout the Episcopal Church, EYE17 will be held on July 10-14, 2017, on the campus of the  University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK, in partnership with the  Diocese of Oklahoma

"Path to Peace represents both the inward and outward actions we are called to engage as members of the Jesus Movement," explained Bronwyn Clark Skov, Presiding Bishop's Staff Officer for Youth Ministry. "Embracing this theme, the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event will focus on helping participants identify how they can engage peacemaking and reconciliation in their communities."

The Diocese of Hawai'i is planning to take a delegation of high school youth to this event. Details on how to apply to be a part of this experience will be coming out shortly. Parishes should begin to identify interest with their high school youth and encourage them to apply.  As in the past, a small portion of the cost will be covered by the Diocese, but individuals will be responsible for most of the travel arrangements. Stay tuned!
Hawaiian-Language Gospel Book (Na 'Euanelio Hemolele) & Book of  Common Prayer Available for Purchase
The Office of the Bishop is offering for purchase, Na 'Euanelio Hemolele, the Holy Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and the Hawaiian-language Book of Common Prayer.

Both of these books are now available for purchase through the Office of the Bishop and can be ordered online HERE. The books are $30.00 each.  Shipping is $6.00 per book, but arrangements can be made for pick-up. Special pricing applies to purchases of both books as a set. If you have any questions,  e-mail Charmaine Ito.  For more information and to order your book now, click HERE .

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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 

A Thanksgiving Reflection from Bishop Bob 

Video from the Presiding Bishop

Convention XLVIII

EYE17: Path to Peace

ECW Holiday Luncheon  December 3

Young Adult Service Corps Accepting Applications

Advent Devotions Offered

Upcoming Ordination to the Presbyterate:  Castro January 14

Presiding Bishop's Opening Remarks at Executive Council Meeting

Bishop's Appeal for the Hurricane Matthew Response

Pulama 2016 Feast Day

Presiding Bishop on the Passing of Shimon Peres

Episcopal Congregations Research Info Available

House of Bishops Issues A Word to the Church

Church Pension Group Conference in Honolulu

Registration now open - Enculturation Day

Presiding Bishop's New Video

Evangelism Matters Conference

The Rev. Carl Wright Elected Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries

Diocesan Customary Updated

Resources for the New Church Calendar Year

Applications being accepted for Episcopal Church Indigenous Missioner

Save the date! Enculturation Day 2016!  December 10

Presiding Bishop in support of Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

Presiding Bishop offers election message



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

Office of the Bishop
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776