July 9, 2020
The Season after Pentecost - Ordinary Time
Featured photo:
This issue's header photo of the ʻōhiʻa lehua was taken by the Rev. Cn. Moki Hino, who is taking time to enjoy the Big Island before his move to Maui.
Proper 10
O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (BCP, page 231)
A Message from the Bishop:
“You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: You must love your neighbor as you love yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.”
Matthew 22:37-40

“Examine your lives and conduct by the rule of God's commandments, that you may perceive wherein you have offended in what you have done or left undone, whether in thought, word, or deed. And acknowledge your sins before Almighty God, with full purpose of amendment of life, being ready to make restitution for all injuries and wrongs done by you to others; and also being ready to forgive those who have offended you, in order that you yourselves may be forgiven. And then, being reconciled with one another, come to the banquet of that most heavenly Food.”
From “An Exhortation,” The Book of Common Prayer (1979), page 317
Aloha my dear Siblings in Christ Jesus,

This passage from the Gospel of Matthew and this paragraph from The Book of Common Prayer come to mind when I get questions about wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and not singing hymns during in-person worship services in the Diocese. I know that for some wearing a mask is uncomfortable. It is only for the short time of the liturgy. If one has a medical condition that precludes them from wearing a mask for the time of worship, I hope that person will stay home and join one of the many virtual worship opportunities that are available. I know folk miss singing and our engagement with one another. This is an unusual time.

Please understand, as your Bishop, I expect everyone present during worship in this Diocese to wear masks, practice social distancing, regularly wash hands, and not sing hymns during in-person worship services in the Diocese. We are doing this as a witness to the Great Commandment (noted above from Matthew’s Gospel). We are trying to love our neighbor as ourselves. Frankly, I would hope that Episcopalians are making these practices part of their daily life even when we are not in worship. It is a basic moral responsibility, and a reflection of our duty to God and neighbor. READ MORE
Be sure to stay informed with the Bishop's latest messages by clicking on the button above left, and his new series of Bible Study videos on the right. All videos also appear on the Dioceseʻs YouTube Channel and Facebook page.
Chronicle Feature Story:
St. John's Kula: Fellowship Dinner
COVID-19 has opened up a world of creative alternatives and ideas for doing things we once never had to think twice about. Worship, meetings, and outreach have taken on a whole new look and feel as social distancing and face masks become the new normal for a while. Like several churches in the Diocese that have shifted to drive-through options for continuing their outreach efforts, St. John's Episcopal Church on Maui tried out their first drive-through Fellowship Dinner on Friday, June 26, 2020. What made this so special was that the inspiration and elbow grease to accomplish it, was done almost entirely by the Mounts family of four... READ MORE
Annual Meeting of Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaiʻi: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans for the Annual Meeting in October have been changed and are being carefully considered to comply with safety guidelines of the CDC, our State, and Counties. It will involve some use of online communication (Zoom) and limited gatherings. As CDC, State and/or County guidelines change, plans for the Annual Meeting may have to change, so keep up to date by visiting the Diocesan Convention 52 webpage HERE, or click on the logo at left.
This Saturday, July 11!
Ordination of Stephen McPeek to the Sacred Order of Priests
Stephen McPeek, a long time member of St. James' Episcopal Church on the Big Island, will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests this Saturday, July 11, at 7:00 AM (HST). Shortly after his ordination to the Transitional Diaconate, Steve, his husband Vinny, and daughter Alexis, moved to Germany, where he has been serving at The Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury in Wiesbaden.

You can view the ordination live on St. Augustine of Canterbury's Facebook page HERE. Folks from the Diocese of Hawai'i will be participating virtually. The presenters from St. James' are the Rev. David Stout, the Rev. Linda Lundgren, and Wilma Oshiro. Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will be delivering the sermon. To view the official invitation, click HERE. Your prayers are requested.
BABIES! Welcoming the Youngest Into the Fold
Lisann Marie Fitzpatrick
Towards the end of May, half-way around the world, the Bishop's granddaughter, Lisann Marie Fitzpatrick, was born. She is the daughter of Edward and Liis and is the Bishop's second grandchild; the first being Marcus.

The Bishop recently shared that before she was born, he had a reoccurring dream about a flower on a mountain. With the help of Fr. John Hau'oli Tomoso, he was able to understand the dream from a traditional Hawaiian perspective, and was given an insight into her name and personality.

"Hau’oli and I talked and prayed," shared the Bishop in a social media post. "While her beautiful name given in the country of her birth (Estonia) is 'Lisann Marie,' her name from my dream in these Islands is 'Puapiʻiikameakiʻekiʻeloa': Pua (flower) piʻi (ascending) i ka mea (going to) kiʻekiʻe (highest) loa (height or summit)."

The Bishop is grateful to Hau'oli for helping him find his little “Pua.”
Cora Vonne Browning
The Rev. Charles Browning, Rector of St. Mary's in Honolulu, and his wife Cainna, welcomed their baby daughter Cora Vonne Browning, on Thursday, July 2, 2020.

The Brownings, with their two sons, Ford and Charlie, had just moved to the islands from Florida in the midst of stay-at-home orders during this pandemic. We are happy to report that baby and family are all doing well!

Notes of welcome and congratulations can be sent to: St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 2062 South King St., Honolulu, HI 96826
It's Episcopal CCC Week! Support Camp Mokule'ia!
July 6-10 is Episcopal Camp & Conference Center's Camp Week! The week began with a message from the Presiding Bishop, and special Facebook profile frame (still available). Visit the ECCC’s  website Facebook , and  Instagram  pages to see Episcopal camps highlighted and celebrated all week long.

Our own Camp Mokule'ia has opened up on a limited basis, and just announced some great camping opportunities at their tent sites and also their tentalos. Coming soon will be special rates for a Family "Stay-cay" in the fall. For more information, visit their website HERE , and also consider making a donation while you're there! They are very grateful for the outpouring of support on Trinity Sunday, and thank all the donors who have already given so generously.
The Rev. Annalise Pasalo to Moderate Webinars
The Presiding Bishop’s delegation to the 64th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW 64) invites all to join the online study group Beijing +25: Celebrating the Blessing, Realizing the Dream, which will offer a series of webinars, blogs and conversations facilitated by the delegates from July through November 2020. The Rev. Annalise Pasalo from Emmanuel in Kailua will be moderating.

The 64th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW 64) was meant to celebrate this anniversary at UN headquarters in March 2020, but the celebration had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. To download the schedule, click HERE. For more information and to register, click HERE.
eFormation 101: Digital Ministry Introduction & Coaching
Dive into digital ministry! We'll cover Facebook, Zoom, and Video basics in this 4-hour conference and two follow-up group coaching sessions, beginning on July 17, 2020.

Presented by the eFormation Learning Community and Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary, the eFormation 101 conference will give the opportunity for new digital ministry leaders to dive into a few different platforms and then have follow-up opportunities to ask questions and context-specific information. This unique setup will create multiple opportunities to learn and then apply the information within your ministry.

To view the introductory video, click HERE. For more information and to register, click HERE.
Book Co-authored by the Late Rev. Malcolm Nāea Chun Receives High Honor
Kōkua Aku, Kōkua Mai: Chiefs, Missionaries, and Five Transformations of the Hawaiian Islands, co-authored by the late Reverend Canon Malcolm Nāea Chun, has won a major national book award.

Elizabeth Lentz-Hill from the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, informed the Diocese of this high honor: "The American Association for State and Local History Awards of Excellence are the highest recognition for programs, books, exhibits, and people contributing to state and local history. The book awards are particularly prestigious as they are competitive—only one book wins nationally in each category. We are honored that Kōkua Aku, Kōkua Mai received the 'Local History Small Press Publication Award.'” To read the full the Press Release, click HERE.
United Thank Offering 2021 Annual Grants: Two Grant Cycles Offered
Application deadlines: August 14, 2020 and February 26, 2021
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The United Thank Offering (UTO) Board is pleased to announce the availability of their 2021 United Thank Offering Annual Grants. These grants are awarded for projects in The Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion, each year with a different focus. For 2021, the focus is Recovering with Love and Gratitude: An Episcopal Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Local Contexts. READ MORE
More Churches in the Diocese Return to In-Person Worship
In the last Chronicle, we shared a link to the news website with photos and comments from those returning to in-person worship in June.

We've updated that webpage (click HERE) with more photos from St. Clement's, St. Elizabeth's and St. Augustine's, who re-opened their sanctuaries for worship beginning in July.
Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
The Cathedral of St. Andrew: Clergy Transitions
The Cathedral of St. Andrew bid the Rev. Cn. Moki Hino a fond farewell after the 10:00 service on Sunday, June 28. Although he stayed a bit longer than the original 3-year arrangement, Fr. Moki is now heading off to his new call at Good Shepherd on Maui.

In his place, the Revs. Heather Patton-Graham and Malcolm Keleawe Hee will be the Cathedral's "Vicar Team" sharing responsibilities for worship, pastoral care and education.

In addition, Mother Heather, who has served as the Chaplain at 'Iolani School for the past 4 years, will now be the Chaplain at St. Andrew's Schools.
The Cathedral's Annual School Supply Collection for Kalihi-Waena Begins
Each year, The Cathedral makes sure to support the children and their families of Kalihi-Waena School, and this year, the school supply list has a few "new" items prompted by COVID-19. Isopropyl alcohol, hand sanitizer, and wipes joins the list of the usual items like paper towels, hand soap, dry erase markers, etc. School begins on August 5. To view the complete list, click HERE. The Cathedral will have bins set up in the church for your donations.
The St. Mark Thrift Shop Kicks Off!
Since the last Chronicle, St. Mark's has changed their one-day rummage sale into a regular shopping opportunity that will run through the summer! They opened up the St. Mark Thrift Shop yesterday, July 8, and will continue to open on Thursday and Friday from 2:00-6:00 PM, and on Saturday, July 11, from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. Future sale hours may vary, so it's best to call the church at (808) 732-2333, or visit their website HERE. St. Mark's is located at 539 Kapahulu Avenue in Honolulu.
Mark Your Calendars! The 18th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza is On!
One of the Diocese's most successful annual church fundraisers, the Chocolate Extravaganza at Emmanuel, is not letting the pandemic stop them from sharing decadent desserts! Mark your calendars! October 17 is the date, but it's not the in-person event you're used to... stay tuned for more details from Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua, and get ready for some mouth-watering treats!
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Honolulu: PT Bookkeeper: Click HERE to visit the Diocesan posting page for more information.
Kauaʻi Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Maui Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
The Big Island Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
St. James' Thrift Store Grand Reopening!
With markers and arrows clearly defined on the walkway, St. James' Thrift Store held their grand reopening on Tuesday, June 30. They are open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, with donations being accepted only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 7:30 AM-12:30 PM. Always a leader in tech, their Thrift Store even boasts an online "Bin & Buy Shopping Page!" Sales are to local Big Island shoppers only and must be picked up.
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
BLESS: The Episcopal Church Annual Appeal 2020
The BLESS Annual Appeal invites you to support the broad and vital work of The Episcopal Church. We encourage you to continue to support your local parish and diocese first. If you are able to make a gift to The Episcopal Church, please consider giving online, or by telephone, or by mail to our dedicated bank lockbox. Click HERE for more information or to make a donation.
Female church leaders of color urge more anti-racism action in open letter
As the United States celebrated Independence Day under the clouds of illness and injustice, three influential leaders in The Episcopal Church published an open letter to the church questioning exactly whose freedom the country and the church were celebrating, and pushing for extensive internal and external anti-racist action. READ MORE
Episcopal leaders hail judge’s order to drain Dakota Access Pipeline of oil during environmental review
A federal judge on July 6 ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline to be emptied of oil while the government conducts a more intensive environmental review, handing a temporary but significant victory to the Standing Rock Sioux, who for years have been supported in their advocacy against the pipeline by The Episcopal Church. READ MORE
San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral will host virtual interfaith service for world AIDS conference
Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, the seat of the Diocese of California, will host an online interfaith service as part of AIDS 2020, the 23rd International AIDS Conference. The livestream event will include prayers and addresses from figures including California Bishop Marc Andrus; the Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba, archbishop of Cape Town and primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa; and U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. READ MORE
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IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM OUR CHANCELLOR: LICENSE REQUIRED FOR LIVE STREAMING MUSIC: As you may know, U.S. copyright laws do not apply for the performance or display of copyrighted works during on-site religious services. However, this religious service exemption does NOT apply to livestreaming or retransmission of the service over the Internet. Churches using copyrighted music in a live streamed service must either obtain specific written permission or a streaming license. Please review the article for more information HERE. Please contact me if you have any questions at wayne.yoshigai@jacksonlewis.com or call (808) 282-6088.
PALAKA FACE MASKS FOR SALE: Don't forget to order your palaka face mask from either the ECW or St. Elizabeth's for only $4 each. All sales will benefit their outreach ministries. Be sure to note on your check what it is for. Any extra for postage would be greatly appreciated! To order:

  • ECW Good Shepherd Church: Place your order via email to office@goodshepherdmaui.org, and mail your check to 2140 Main St., Wailuku, HI 96793. Your mask will be mailed first class, but Priority flat rate is also available for an additional fee.
  • St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church: Mail your check to the church at 720 N. King St., Honolulu, HI 96817. First class postage is included or pick up can be arranged by calling the office at (808) 845-2112.
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