Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ How can you help to define the future of the Diocese?
+ Ordination to the Presbyterate: Haworth/Guanson
Clergy Transitions: Tanabe
+ ECW Holiday Gathering Cancelled
+ Christmas Craft Fair & Rummage Sale at St. Luke's
+ 50th Anniversary Diocesan Shirts
+ Good Shepherd Holiday Fun'd Fair
+ St. Andrew's Schools Winter Adventure Camp
+ Art of Narcissus Carving
+ 2019 Tasteful Benefit on Maui
+ The Episcopal Church 2018 Annual Appeal
+ Advent Resources
+ Upcoming Ordinations to the Presbyterate
+ Updated Customary and Bishop's Calendar
+ Bishop's Bible Study
+ TENS Education Day
+ Inquirer's Classes Coming to the Cathedral
+ Journeying the Way of Love
+ Hawaiian BCP & Gospels Available
+ St. Andrew's Schools Establishes Scholarship for Episcopalians
+ Opportunities Available in the Diocese
+ Episcopal Relief & Development
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Contact Information
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This issue's header photo was taken at St. James' community meal that was combined with a Thanksgiving feast this year. Volunteers cooked and served over 300 delicious turkey meals with all the fixin's, and tons of joyous entertainment!  (Photo from the St. James' Facebook page)


First Sunday of Advent
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of
darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of
this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit
us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come
again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the
dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him 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


Saturday, December 15, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Commission on Ministry
9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Bishop's Reading Room

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

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

Upcoming deadlines to apply for Diocesan Council Grants:

December 28, 2018
Diocesan events header

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Epiphany, Honolulu

TENS Education Day
Saturday, January 19, 2019
9:30 AM-3:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Von Holt Room

Parish Happenings

Evensong & Benediction
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

Kay's Cafe Free Hot Lunch
(Volunteers welcomed & always needed)
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's Wallyhouse, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112

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 & Sat St. Mary's
Ongoing days as shown:
Yoga - Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
Zumba - Saturdays, 8:30 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

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

Pacific Peace Forums (with Potluck)
Ongoing every first Friday, 6:00 PM (Temporarily on break until 2019)
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu
Contact: Dr. Haʻaheo Guanson, (808) 330-3771

Breakfast for Houseless
(Volunteers welcomed & needed!)
Ongoing Saturdays, 6:30 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112

Free English Classes at St. Peter's
Ongoing Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
St. Peter's, Honolulu

St. Luke's Christmas Craft Fair & Rummage Sale
Saturday, December 8, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
St. Luke's, Honolulu

Ordination to the Presbyterate: Christopher Bridges
Saturday, December 8, 10:00 AM
Holy Nativity, Honolulu

Ordination to the Presbyterate: Jasmine Bostock
Saturday, December 22, 10:00 AM
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Art of Narcissus 2019
Saturdays, January 12-February 2, 8:30AM-11:30 AM
Exhibition February 9 & 10
St.Peter's, Honolulu


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

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


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

West Maui Clothing Swap
Ongoing second Saturdays
9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina

Holiday Fun'd Fair
Saturday, December 15, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku
Louise Aloy (808) 264-9830

Ordination to the Presbyterate: Alison Donahue
Saturday, January 5, 10:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

2019 Tasteful Benefit
Saturday, February 2, 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location & Details TBA


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, 4:30 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
St. Jude's, Ocean View

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



Rector, Full-time
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina, O'ahu

Vicar, Part-time
Emmanuel, Kailua, O'ahu

For status and more information, visit the Diocesan website's Transition Ministry page HERE.

Visit the Diocesan website HERE for information on positions available.

Part-time Music Director and/or Organist
St. Clement, Honolulu

The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Seeking Singers for Choirs


St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
Volunteers needed for their Saturday breakfasts and Tuesday lunches
St. Clement, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112

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November 30, 2018


Message from the Bishop

How can you help to define the future of the Diocese?

How can you help to define the future of the Diocese?  By joining one of the Design Teams (Phase II) or Task Groups - there are a total of six to choose from.  If you're ready to join, the form is live!  Please nominate yourself or forward to someone who you think may be interested in helping define the future of the Diocese.  If you need more information, please read on through to the end. 
The link to the Nomination form to join:

If the "Nominate!" link doesn't work, please copy/paste this URL:  https://episcopalhawaii.formstack.com/forms/design_team

Learn More
There are six options for joining a Team or Group.
1-A.  Spiritual Growth Design Team Phase II
This Design Team will identify, design, and implement opportunistic activities and programs that will enable significant spiritual growth in the lives of our clergy, lay leaders, and members of the congregations. This Design Team will consider questions like:
  • How might we help our leaders and congregations find their connection with God? 
  • How might we encourage a Diocesan-wide spiritual revival that will draw people to joyful faith and the presence of Jesus in our churches?
1-B.  'Ohana Design Team Phase II
This Design Team work will address any operational issues such as clarifying and refining the roles and processes and practices we use to work together, to find ways to make the work both more efficient, and more importantly, more a form of worship in action.  This Design Team will consider questions like:
  • How might we increase cooperative efforts among clergy and lay leaders? 
  • What leads us to care about each other and work together? 
  • How might we invite people to take up key roles and give them the tools they need to be successful? 
  • How might we help people overcome their tendency to be separated by geographic, personal, ethnic, and sociological differences?
1-C.  Communications Design Team Phase II
This Design Team will address the language of the Church that explains our relationship with God that establishes the basis of our relationship with each other and the world, and how our Story as Episcopalians can be best shared with the broader community.  This Design Team will consider questions like:
  • What is our shared identity? 
  • What is our unifying Story (this goal grew out of a realization that all the media tools in the world cannot compensate for a lack of common understanding of the meaning of the Story that defines us as Christians and Episcopalians in Hawaiʻi)?
  • What informs our understanding of God and discipleship? 
2-A.  Worship Task Group
At the 2018 General Convention, Bishops were specifically urged [in Resolution A068 (click HERE to view)] to engage "...worshiping communities in experimentation and the creation of alternative texts to offer to the wider church, and that each diocese be urged to create a liturgical commission to collect, reflect, teach and share these resources with the TFLPBR" (Task Group on Liturgical and Prayer Book Revision).  The same resolution, also, "memorialize[d] the 1979 Book of Common Prayer as a Prayer Book of the church preserving the psalter, liturgies, The Lambeth Quadrilateral, Historic Documents, and Trinitarian Formularies ensuring its continued use" and affirmed that the Church would continue "to engage the deep Baptismal and Eucharistic theology and practice of the 1979 Prayer Book."
The resolution is nuanced and calls the Church to well-ordered and communal liturgical renewal.  It also instructs that any liturgical revision to "utilize the riches of Holy Scripture and our Church's liturgical, cultural, racial, generational, linguistic, gender, physical ability, class and ethnic diversity in order to share common worship."
This Worship Task Group will help the Bishop establish guidelines with limits of use for experimental liturgies and a means for their evaluation.  Liturgical revision happens within a broader community rather than an isolated congregation alone or as designed by an individual.   Such liturgical revision ought never be the work of individuals or a unique creation in an isolated congregation.  This Task Group will have five to seven members and do most of the work electronically.  
2-B.  Reconciliation Task Group
There were several resolutions and presentations of reconciliation in the broadest terms at 2018 General Convention.  There were three keys areas for discussion and reflection: (a) Racial Reconciliation, (b) Sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment, and (c) The Church's historic response and/or non-response to such issues. The intertwining of the three areas are about awareness, power, control, repentance, and amendment of life - as individuals, as a Church, and as a society.  
Recognizing that these concerns are broad and deep, this Task Group will need to help develop a plan for the Diocese to seriously address the issues of reconciliation over the course of the next few years. This work will require sub-groups. This group will require five to seven members to get started and will do most of their initial work electronically. 
2-C.  Creation Care Task Group
In fulfillment of a resolution adopted at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Convention (view resolution HERE), this Task Group will "address the scientific, cultural, theological and ethical realities of climate change, and its impact on our Islands and the world."  The Bishop has stated that "no single issue impacts us more immediately as human beings entrusted by God with the care of creation who have a responsibility to future generations."  To address the reality, however, will require changes in behavior at both societal and individual levels. 
This Task Group will begin with five to seven members and do most of their work electronically.
The submission due date is: Friday, December 14, 2018; 5:00 PM
Ready to nominate?

The link to join in helping to define the future of the Diocese is here:
If the "Nominate!" link doesn't work, please copy/paste this URL:


The Rt. Rev. Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i

Announcement from the Bishop

Ordination to the Presbyterate:
Haworth & Guanson

Having received the consents of the Standing Committee, I hereby inform the Diocese of Hawaiʻi that:

The ordination of the Rev. Mark Haworth, Transitional Deacon, to the Presbyterate will be on Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10:00 AM, at St. John the Baptist, Waianae.
The ordination of the Rev. Ha'aheo Guanson, Transitional Deacon, to the Presbyterate will be on Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:00 AM at The Parish of St. Clement, Honolulu. 
Clergy are invited to vest.  Red stoles.
If you are available, please join us.
Yours faithfully,
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Clergy Transitions: The Rev. Irene Tanabe
The Rev. Irene Tanabe, Rector of Church of the Epiphany in Honolulu, has been called to serve as a Missioner from the Diocese of Hawai'i to serve as Rector of All Soul's Anglican Episcopal Church in Okinawa, Japan.  In a letter to the congregation, Rev. Tanabe shares how All Soul's was originally founded as a mission to Americans by our own Rt. Rev. Edmund Browning when he was a young priest, and is a church that has a long history with the Diocese of Hawai'i.  We wish Rev. Tanabe well and thank her for her faithful service in the Diocese for the past five years.
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Holiday Gathering on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Church of the Epiphany in Honolulu, has been cancelled.  If you have any questions, please  e-mail Louise Aloy or call her at (808) 264-9830.
Annual Christmas Craft Fair & Rummage Sale at St. Luke's
St. Luke's Episcopal Church's Women's Guild will be  holding their annual Christmas Craft Fair and Rummage Sale on Saturday, December 8, 2018, in the church Parish Hall, from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM. Come and get some Christmas shopping done or find some great bargains! Proceeds will go to support St. Luke's ministries. St. Luke's is located at 45 N. Judd Street in Honolulu.
Deadline to Order: December 10!
50th Anniversary Diocesan Shirts: Final chance to purchase (Plus New Women's Style)

It was a sea of red Palaka at this year's Education Day and Annual Meeting on the Big Island of Hawai'i, and those special 50th Anniversary shirts are being made available for purchase one last time before the Presiding Bishop's visit in March 2019.  We will be offering the same men's style with pocket in sizes S-XXXL, but the women's style will be a looser fitting camp-style shirt.  For more information and to place your order, click HERE.  Deadline to order is December 10 and delivery will be the first week of March 2019.
Good Shepherd Holiday Fun'd Fair Coming Up!
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Maui will be holding their annual Holiday Fun'd Fair on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM.  There will be new and used clothing, holiday treats, tons of toys and crafts.  Proceeds from the fair will go towards ECW Missions during the year that include the Church Periodical Club (CPC), Bishop Fitzpatrick's Pastoral Fund, Intervarsity (Naomi Holokai), A Cup of Cold Water, Adopt a Family for the Holidays, and Back-to-School Supplies.  Good Shepherd is located at 2140 Main Street in Wailuku.  For more information, contact Louise Aloy at (808) 264-9830.
Register Now!
St. Andrew's Schools Winter Adventure Camp

Register now for the St. Andrew's Schools Winter Adventure Camp taking place December 26, 2018 through January 4, 2019.  Camp hours are 7:00 AM-5:00 PM, and are open to all children ages 4 and up. For more information, download the flyer  HERE , or go to the webpage HERE where you can also register online.
Register by December 14
St. Peter's Annual Art of Narcissus Carving Classes
It's that time of year to learn the Chinese art of carving a Narcissus bulb and create a traditional symbol to welcome in the Lunar New Year. Classes are available for Beginning, Returning and Advanced students, and will take place on Saturdays, January 12, 19, 26 and February 2, with the exhibition on February 9 and 10. For more information, download the information flyer and registration form HERE, or register online HERE.  You may also contact St. Peter's Episcopal Church at (808) 533-1943, or e-mail  stpetershonolulu@gmail.com.
Save the date!
2019 Tasteful Benefit on Maui

Trinity Episcopal Church By-the Sea on Maui will be holding their annual Tasteful Benefit on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 5:00 PM-8:30 PM.  Proceeds from this event will benefit A Cup of Cold Water and the David Malo Fund. More information to come.  If you have questions,  e-mail Chuck Spence.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

The Episcopal Church 2018 Annual Appeal

We share with you some of the ways we, together as the Episcopal Church, witness to the loving, liberating, and life-giving way of Jesus Christ. We ask for your financial support, through this first Annual Appeal, that will directly impact our life and witness as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. To view the annual appeal booklet describing the many ministries you can support, click  HERE or visit the online annual appeal webpage HERE for more information and to make your online donation.

Previously Announced Event Reminders 

Advent Resources: Journeying the Way of Love and Preparing to Become the Beloved Community

[November 2, 2018] This Advent, the Episcopal Church invites congregations, dioceses, and communities of faith to await the coming of Christ by moving through the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke.  Luke's gospel provides a pattern for understanding how to live the way of love as individuals, as families and friends, as a community, and out in the world.
Advent curriculum:  Journeying the Way of Love

Journeying the Way of Love is a new, four-week Advent curriculum pegged to readings and themes from the Sunday lectionary. Sessions are designed for use during the Christian formation hour offerings at churches and ministries exploring the Way of Love.

Participants are encouraged to read and reflect on the passages in Luke throughout Advent and "try on" the spiritual practices of the Way of Love. The Journey of Love Advent Calendar offers daily suggestions for engaging in the seven practices that encompass the Way of Love.
The curriculum and advent calendar can be downloaded HERE.

Advent is a season of preparation; a time to prepare our hearts and communities for the coming of Christ, the Almighty God who came among us poor and homeless, a stranger and a child. There may be no better time to reflect on how we, as the Episcopal Church, embrace the Holy One who continues to draw near in the neighbor, the stranger, the refugee, or the one who seems the most "other" to you. It is the ideal season to commit to becoming the Beloved Community and growing loving, liberating, life-giving relationships across the human family of God.
The journey is framed around the four quadrants of the labyrinth: Telling the truth about our churches and race; proclaiming the dream of the beloved community; practicing the way of love in the pattern of Jesus; and repairing the breach in institutions and society. Groups are invited to "walk" sections of the labyrinth each week in Advent, engaging in scripture, reflections, and activities.
The curriculum may be downloaded  HERE .
Announcement from the Bishop

Mark Your Calendars!
Upcoming Ordinations to the Presbyterate
Having received the consents of the Standing Committee, I hereby inform the Diocese of Hawaiʻi that:

The ordination of the Rev. Christopher Mark Bridges, Transitional Deacon, to the Presbyterate will be on Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10:00 AM in the Church of the Holy Nativity, Honolulu.

The ordination of the Rev. Jasmine Hanakaulani Bostock, Transitional Deacon, to the Presbyterate will be on Saturday, December 22, 2018, 10:00 AM in the Parish of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Honolulu.

The ordination of the Rev. Alison Donahue, Transitional Deacon, to the Presbyterate will be on Saturday, January 5, 2019, 10:00 AM in Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei, Maui. 

Clergy are invited to vest.  Red stoles.
If you are available, please join us.
Yours faithfully,
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Updated Diocesan Customary & Bishop's Calendar

In a letter addressed to all Clergy, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick has updated the Diocesan Customary, dated October 27, 2018.  To view the document, click HERE, or visit the diocesan website's Resources > Forms page HERE , under Customary.

In addition, the Bishop's 2019 Calendar has been posted HERE. Please note the following from Irina Martikainen, who can be reached by e-mail:
  • Sunday Visitations: If you're scheduled for a Sunday visitation in 2019, please look over the schedule to ensure you agree with the date assigned.  If you wish to change the date, please contact me.
  • Non-Sunday Visits: For those churches not scheduled for a Sunday visitation in 2019, if you'd like to arrange a date/time for the Bishop to attend a non-Sunday morning meeting, event, function, talk story, education time, etc, please contact me.
  • 2019 Annual Meeting: Note the date for the 2019 Annual Meeting:  October 25-26 on O'ahu.
  • Subject to change: The calendar is subject to change.
Please let Irina know if you have any questions. 
From Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick:

Diocesan Bible Study to Prepare for the Presiding Bishop's Visit to the Diocese in March 2019
The Most Reverend Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, will be with us in the Diocese of Hawaiʻi on March 22-24, 2019. Please mark your calendars particularly for Friday (March 22), Saturday (March 23) and Sunday (March 24). More information about the visit will be forthcoming. I pray this will be a time of renewal in the Diocese.  

To prepare for the Presiding Bishop's visit, I invite all members of the Diocese to prepare for a time of prayer and study of Scripture.  I specifically want us to study and pray through the Gospel of Matthew from Monday, October 15, 2018, through Thursday, March 21, 2019.  

Click HERE to read the view the schedule and the Bishop's message in its entirety.
Save the Date!
TENS Education Day Coming Up

The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) will be holding a special workshop on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in the Von Holt Room.

Leading this session is Richard Felton, Executive Director for TENS, and the theme is Transforming Generosity.  TENS is an association of church leaders who understand, practice and proclaim God's call to generosity.  On the TENS website ( https://www.tens.org/ ) their stated purpose is "Helping People Live Generously."  Their vision is to provide training and resources for stewardship leaders across the Episcopal Church, around the following core competencies:

This special event is open to all in the Diocese, and those involved or interested in Stewardship are encouraged to attend.  The cost is only $15 and includes lunch. 

Airfare will be covered for clergy, treasurers and stewardship chairs on the neighbor islands.  Those approved for travel may make their reservations through Sharon Billingsley.  For more information and t o register, click HERE.  
Mark your Calendars!
Inquirer's Classes Coming to The Cathedral in 2019
cathedral front
Mark your calendars and save the dates for Inquirer's Classes coming to the Cathedral of St. Andrew.  Wondering what the Episcopal Church is all about?  Come to the Inquirer's Classes that will be led by Fr. Keleawe Hee, Mondays beginning January 7, 2019, through February 11.  The classes will be held from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Vesting Room.   For more information, contact Fr. Hee by e-mail .
Journeying the Way of Love:
New Advent Curriculum and Resources for
Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered Living
Recognizing that Episcopalians have been hunting for resources to support our journeys on The Way of Love, the Office of the Presiding Bishop offers this update on what's available and what's coming soon at   www.episcopalchurch.org/wayoflove and around the church.

Coming soon: Formation resources
  • Following the Way of Love: 9-session Small Group Guide for groups that seek to reshape their lives around Jesus and his Way of Love. The guide details best practices for organizing small groups and discipleship groups, and then moves participants through reflection, discernment, action and deep commitment around the seven practices. Excellent for small groups, vestries, ministry leadership groups. Available for download on October 12.   
  • Journeying the Way of Love: 4-week Advent Curriculum pegged to readings and themes from the Sunday lectionary. Ideal for Christian formation hour offerings at churches and ministries exploring the Way of Love. Available for download on November 2.
Downloadable, print-ready resources available from the Episcopal Church website (free):
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. 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 options vary. There is no international shipping at this time. To order, click HERE.
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 

The Rev. Thomas Van Culin

Clergy Transitions:  Johnson/Rodriguez

Ordination to the Presbyterate: Alison Donahue

Updated Customary & Bishop's Calendar

50th Anniversary Diocesan Shirts

Inside the Episcopal Church

Presiding Bishop Releases The Power of Love

November 7, 2018:  Special Announcement: Death of The Rev. Thomas Meyers Van Culin

October 29, 2018:  Special Message from the Bishop on the Murders in Louisville and Pittsburgh

Bishop's Bible Study

Clergy Transitions: Newman

Free English Classes at St. Peter's

Grants Available for Young Adult and Campus Ministry

Episcopal Youth Event 2010 Seeking Mentors

Journeying the Way of Love: New Advent Curriculum and Resources

Upcoming Ordinations to the Presbyterate (Bridges, ( December 8  Bostock, December 22

Support for Storm Victims

TENS Education Day  January 19

Presiding Bishop/Church Responds to Refugee Resettlement Cuts



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

Communications Contractor, News

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i

Office of the Bishop
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Honolulu, HI 96813
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